SURVIVAL KITS

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A Fire Starter Kit List

A Fire Starter Kit List

I keep a fire starter kit in a Ziploc bag for each of my various packs (hiking, any outdoor excursion), 72 hour kit, and other emergency kits that I have: - 72-hour kit - emergency kit in your vehicle - bugout, evacuation bag - get home bag (one at work?) - day pack...

Survival Kit Paracord | What it’s Used For | How Much You Need

Survival Kit Paracord | What it’s Used For | How Much You Need

Paracord is a popular item for an emergency survival kit. There are lots of practical uses for paracord and it's pretty much mandatory to have a length of it in a emergency kit. The questions are: "What are the uses for paracord?" "How much paracord do I need for a...

10 Items For Your Pet’s Emergency Kit

10 Items For Your Pet’s Emergency Kit

Just as you hopefully have at least a minimal emergency kit for yourself (e.g. a 72-hour kit in your vehicle, a bug-out-bag or get-home-bag), do you have one for your pet dog? There are two situations to consider. One is sudden evacuation from your home. The other is...

Emergency Survival Kit For At Work

Emergency Survival Kit For At Work

Most people spend much of their day away from home, 'at work'. A typical full time job puts you 'at work' about 1/3 of your available time. When planning for preparedness, odds are that you might be at work during a given emergency situation. While you might have a 72...

Emergency Food Kits – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Emergency Food Kits – The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly

Guest article, by ‘NRP’ First let’s start by knowing that I’m not here to “Bash or Trash” the Emergency Food Kit industry, nor am I attempting to discourage ANYONE from storing a supply of foods, among other preparedness needs. I am going to point out some ideas on...

How To Make A Survival Kit

How To Make A Survival Kit

I've written quite a number of articles on the topic of a survival kit. Many of them are referenced here as a 72 hour kit. I was thinking about how we label them or refer to them in different ways. - survival kit - 72 hour kit - bug out bag - get home bag The thing...

Food In Your Vehicle – What’s Best For 72 Hour Survival Kit?

Food In Your Vehicle – What’s Best For 72 Hour Survival Kit?

Do you keep any 'survival' food in your vehicle? Is it more than just a few snacks for while on the road? I've posted a number of articles on 72-hour kits to be kept in one's vehicle along with suggestions for items that you might include. One important item is food....

Paraffin Candle & Standard Road Flare for Fire Starter Kit

Paraffin Candle & Standard Road Flare for Fire Starter Kit

Excerpts from a comment by 'Mountainmanrick': I am a very practical outdoors man with 50 years experience. I have lived outside everywhere from the deserts of Baja Mexico to the High Sierras to the soaking tundra of Alaska. I chime in here because of this: Emergency...

Signal Mirror for your Survival Kit

Signal Mirror for your Survival Kit

A 'real' signal mirror is a mirror with a built-in way to precisely aim it's reflection (from the sun), and is intended to alert others of your location. While an ordinary reflective mirror can also be used as a signaling device, it cannot be precisely aimed and...

Survival Kit List Of 10 Essential Items

Survival Kit List Of 10 Essential Items

Looking for a survival kit list? Here are 10 essential items which you might choose as a minimum to start any survival kit. Then build up the list and tailor the kit from there depending on the specific purpose for the kit, your personal preferences, needs, methods of...

Pack Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit In Organized Categories

Pack Your 72-Hour Emergency Kit In Organized Categories

Found this online - couldn't resist - world's biggest 72-hour emergency kit?   While it can be fun to pack your own 72-hour emergency kit (and to modify it now and again), don't lose sight of the various categories for 'the stuff' inside...so that you 'cover all...

The CLIF Bar Might Be The Best Energy Food Bar For Survival Kit

The CLIF Bar Might Be The Best Energy Food Bar For Survival Kit

Recently I shopped around for some additional food bars to add with other foods in my 72-hour survival (emergency) kit that I keep in the truck. The CLIF Bar looks (and tastes) to be one of the best energy bars to consider, and here's why:     The calories...

72-Hour Emergency Kit

72-Hour Emergency Kit

EVERYONE should keep a 72-hour emergency survival kit in their vehicle. No excuses. Why? Because if you unexpectedly have to evacuate or get away for any reason, or if you are unable to return home, your 72-hour emergency kit will provide you with the essentials that...

A Ziploc Bag First Aid Kit

A Ziploc Bag First Aid Kit

I keep a 'do-it-yourself' First Aid Kit in a quart size Ziploc bag to fit nicely into any number of my various 'bags' (backpack, my Versipack's, etc..). Why do I do keep a First Aid Kit in a Ziploc? While I do have a few other more substantial First Aid Kits, the...

An Emergency Kit For My ATV

An Emergency Kit For My ATV

Not long ago I spent all day (and into the night) riding my ATV (All Terrain Vehicle) on various Snowmobile trails through the woods and National Forest regions of the White Mountains here in New Hampshire as I helped out one of the clubs with fallen tree removal,...

Bug-Out-Bag Papers and Documents

Bug-Out-Bag Papers and Documents

A 'Bug Out Bag' (or BOB) containing some food & water provisions and various supplies is purposed for an evacuation of sorts... a time when you need to get out or 'bug out', for whatever reason or circumstance. One consideration is to include important papers and...

10 First Aid Kit Ad-on Items

10 First Aid Kit Ad-on Items

A First Aid Kit comes in a wide variety of assortments from the most basic to well stocked EMT packs. EVERYONE should have a first aid kit in the home. A second kit should be in your car. A third kit should be in your GHB, BOB, and/or any other place of significance....

Preparedness Items To Bring When Traveling In Your Car Or Truck

Preparedness Items To Bring When Traveling In Your Car Or Truck

Recently having traveled several hundred miles to visit some friends and family for a number of overnight's, I thought that I would reflect back upon the preparedness 'prep' items that I took along in the truck. While I did not take 'the kitchen sink', I did bring...

BASIC Disaster Supplies – Emergency Survival Kit

BASIC Disaster Supplies – Emergency Survival Kit

Putting together a so called basic emergency kit (and/or being sure that you have the essentials) is a simple and responsible thing to do. What goes into a 'basic' survival kit for home? Items that are purposed towards the most common or likely disaster that could...

Preparedness Items To Carry While Casually Hiking

Preparedness Items To Carry While Casually Hiking

I was thinking about the variety of items or things that we might decide to carry with us or put in our pockets or backpack while out on an ordinary short casual hike. There has to be a limit as to what one might carry for preparedness of sorts during a relatively...

Earthquake Survival Kit 101

Earthquake Survival Kit 101

What should you have in an Earthquake Survival Kit? Not dissimilar from a 72-hour kit, an earthquake survival kit in the context of this post is geared towards keeping in one's vehicle. While it is also wise to keep supplies at home, this particular kit (in your car)...

Food Storage Food (Datrex Food Bar)

Food Storage Food (Datrex Food Bar)

Food storage food comprises many different categories, one of which is the practical 'food bar'. They are not only good for storage at home, but they're perfect for an emergency kit designed to travel (or your 72-hour kit in your vehicle, at work, etc..). One such...

An Emergency Dental Kit

An Emergency Dental Kit

Most of us at one time or another have experienced a dental emergency - and it's something that's hard to forget because of the associated discomfort and pain! Dental pain can be caused by a variety of emergency conditions ranging from toothaches, a loose crown, a...

Things To Keep In Your Car Kit

Things To Keep In Your Car Kit

What's in your car kit? If you are like most other people, you probably spend a fair amount of time driving in your car. While it may seem like you could easily and quickly get help if you broke down or became stranded, please do not assume that this will always be...

Bug Out Bag – Water, Food, and More

Bug Out Bag – Water, Food, and More

Most in the prepper community know that a bug out bag is a kit designed to keep you alive for 72-hours while 'bugging out' from a disaster situation. A bug out bag is intended for the relatively short duration of evacuation rather than long-term survival, and is...

Emergency Documentation To Keep In 72 Hour Kit

Emergency Documentation To Keep In 72 Hour Kit

In addition to the items you keep in your 72-hour kit, bug-out-bag, or any survival kit, do not discount the value of keeping a hard copy written list of information including important contacts, and even account numbers and passwords with simple encryption......

How To Choose The Best Foods For A 72-Hour Survival Kit

How To Choose The Best Foods For A 72-Hour Survival Kit

A 72-hour emergency survival kit is just that - a kit with a 3-day supply of food (and other useful items). A 72-hour kit is generally designed to help as you evacuate a disaster (bug out) or for any other emergency reason. I keep one in my vehicle at all times. The...

FEMA says, Get a Survival Kit

FEMA says, Get a Survival Kit

This is a 're-post', reminder that FEMA served up a public service announcement suggesting that we all get a survival kit, in case our 'world is turned upside down'. I wonder if they know something... Get a Kit Make a Plan Stay Informed   The following is a...