An emergency kit can come in handy in many situations. They can help save precious lives during medical emergencies, keep you from starving if you’re stranded, and help you survive in tough of condition. So how do you make your own and what should be in it? We’re here to help.
Choosing the Bag
The first major decision in building an emergency kit is choosing a storage unit that’s going to store all the components. We recommend a survival backpack. They’re easily available, spacious, easy to carry, and durable. Once you’ve chosen a bag, these are the things you should include in it.
The emergency supplies in your kit should provide assistance in case of medical emergencies, food and water shortages, and other tough conditions. These are the things you should include in the kit.
First Aid Kit and Medical Supplies
First aid kits enable you to respond to medical emergencies and are very effective in dealing with minor injuries and stopping the spread of viral diseases. Most first aid kits are not designed to deal with major trauma, however. Check out this link to get an idea of what to include in your first aid kit.
It’s also wise to include some common medications. Basic pain killers like Ibuprofen, antibiotics, insect relief and sunscreen etc. will do the trick.
Food and Water
Food and water are necessary for survival. There are emergency food bars available all over the country. These food bars are nutritious and can help you survive when other food is not available. They can have up to 400 calories per bar and a shelf live of 5+ years. For water, it’s advisable to store emergency water pouches and some purification tablets.
Shelter and Warmth
Shelter and warmth supplies are also necessary for survival in case you get stranded somewhere. These supplies include survival sleeping bags, relief blankets, tube tents and body warmers. You’d be surprised to find how small and compact the emergency variants of these items are. Make sure to include them in your emergency bag.
Fuel and Light Sources
Fuel sources like fire starters, torches, and a bottle of gas will come in handy in case you need to light a fire at night or want to get a motorbike running. You never know what situation you might get yourself into. It’s best to be prepared for every cirucumstance.
Personal hygiene items vary from person to person, so you can include whatever you prefer to use on a daily basis.
Multipurpose tools are really versatile. They have knives, hatchets, mini shovels, and a bunch of other tools that help you in daily activities like cooking, building shelters, and making other tools from the natural resources around you.
Finally, you should include a portable stove in your emergency kit. A portable kit is one of the most useful items in case of a survival emergency. Our body accepts most foods in cooked form, which makes having a stove a must.
So include all these items in your emergency kit and you’ll be well-equipped for any kind of emergency.
Metro Safety First Aid Courses
Take Metro Safety’s first aid courses to make yourself better able to use the first aid equipment in your emergency kit.