Prepping for an emergency is vital to your health and well-being. We do not have to be told that not having the proper supplies in an emergency can put our lives in danger. The most effective way to prepare is by maintaining a supply of basic items, which are a must when an emergency strikes. You never know when you might need to survive in a survival situation.
The first step in prepping for an emergency is to compile a supply list. This list should include all of the necessary supplies you will need to survive for three days if an emergency occurs. This list should also include anything that you will use to kill insects and bugs. Many people will choose to cook, but insect repellents are also essential.
Most people underestimate the value of having a survival kit. The two basic essentials that everyone should have been a sleeping bag and water. You may also need a flashlight, a battery-operated radio, a first aid kit, flashlights and more. The important thing to remember is to start early in building your survival kit. You may need to travel for a couple of hours to find the supplies you need, so be prepared and be on time.
To start off, it’s important to first determine what the need is that you need to get. Is it a shelter, food or a water source? Be sure to pick items that will be useful when an emergency comes along. You may want to consider the need for shelter at the time you make your plan.
Another critical element is having a place to sleep. You can use your own home, a tent or even a car depending on how far you are traveling. When deciding where to sleep, consider the weather outside and if there is any potential for rain or snow. You don’t want to spend the night in the woods after you’ve experienced an unpleasant camping trip.
Food will be the next item to consider. Remember to always buy only pre-prepared, dehydrated foods. If there is enough room in your vehicle, you can always store canned food, but this is not really a great idea unless you are a fan of canned food. You may also consider packing your own canned foods.
Other items you can include in your kit are things like flashlights, batteries, candles, matches, hiking clothes, insect repellent, a first aid kit, whistles, flashlights, a fire starter and more. Again, keep in mind the importance of creating a survival kit and be on time. Don’t wait until an emergency happens to get everything you need, instead, plan ahead and be prepared.
In conclusion, having an emergency survival kit is essential for your well-being. The list above is a simple guideline of the supplies that are important and must have in order to survive an emergency. Whether you choose to take a trip out to the store and buy a kit, or you plan to build a kit, keeping your survival kit handy is the key to your survival.