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A Survival Kit For At Work

September 4, 2015, by Ken Jorgustin

You spend much of your day away from home while ‘at work’. Do you keep a survival kit of sorts at work? Some people keep a ’72 hour kit’ in their vehicle (highly recommended) which could serve as a survival kit for ‘at work’, however it may be a good idea to tailor a specific emergency kit to be kept at work – in a drawer, in your desk, wherever you have a bit of personal space…

Why? Because you never know when you might be temporarily stranded there.

Here are a number of ideas (suggestions) for what you might keep at work to comprise a ‘survival kit’ or ’emergency kit’.


List Of Things To Keep At Work For Emergency – Survival Kit

Ready-to-eat foods that do not require cooking.
Canned foods can be eaten without cooking. Consider pull-top cans.
Keep a manually operated hand can-opener.
Canned meats such as Beef, Chicken.
Dried ‘Jerky’.
Peanut Butter (very calorie dense), stores well.
Energy food bars.
Quarters and dollar bills for the snack (vending) machine.
Fork, Spoon, and Knife (be civilized).
Bottled water.
Small water filter.
Chocolate bars (energy food).
LED flashlight.
Glow-sticks (several).
A local street (and regional) map, and a planned route to get out, or home.
First Aid supplies (basic – bandages, antibacterial ointment, etc..).
Medicine kit (a few extra prescription meds if applicable, pain relievers, etc..)
A blanket, in case you have to sleep there.
Toothbrush and toothpaste.
Comfortable walking shoes (as opposed to ‘dress’ shoes).
A change of clothes and underwear (comfortable).
Portable battery powered radio (news and info.)
Backpack (in case you have to walk out).
Knife (endless practicality).
Fire-starter (lighter, or other).

Lets hear your thoughts and suggestions on this ‘at work’ topic…