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What to include in your homemade Survival Kit?

Submitted by on August 1, 2013 – 7:49 pm | 4,151 views

A Survival Kit can either be purchased over the counter, via the internet or you can make your own kit at home. The major difference between assembling your own kit versus purchasing one is the fact that you’ll know exactly what has been added to the kit and you can prepare a kit based on an assessment of what you could face. For instance, your home made kit can include a life jacket and a lifeboat if you’re going out on a canoeing expedition. However, you will not need both these items if you were going out on a camping trip. That being said people who work as bush pilots, surveyors or forestry workers will need a whole different type of kit. People living on earthquake belts or places that experience natural calamities fairly regularly will need to tailor their kit differently.

The intent and purpose every homemade Survival Kit we are going to discuss here is to be prepared for emergency situations. These kits will contain supplies like communication devices, clothing, medical supplies, tools and food etc.

A kit designed for shelter and warmth should include:

  • Reflective aluminum space blanket
  • Tube tent
  • Mosquito net
  • A poncho for the rain
  • Lighter
  • Kerosene or Butane
  • A pocket chain saw which can be used to cut wood, making it easy to build a shelter.

Homemade kit for first aid and health should include:

Insect repellent

  • Bandages, pads, sterile gauze, first aid tape, oxytetracycline, aspirin and disinfectant
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap
  • Needed prescription medication
  • Lip Balm
  • Epinephrine
  • Hydropen peroxide
  • Sunscreen which is 30 SPF if not more
  • A pair of scissors

A homemade kit for food and water

  • Around 3 day supply of food and water
  • Canned food
  • Empty containers and water bags
  • Edible salts which can be used to cook food and brush teeth with
  • Iodine tablets which are used to purify water
  • Fishing tools
  • Tea, hard candy gum etc.

A kit with tools and supplies

The Pocket Chainsaw

The Pocket Chainsaw

  • Plastic bags
  • Sharpening stone
  • Stainless steel knife / blade
  • Strong cord
  • Signaling mirror

The above homemade survival kits and supplies have been designed for specific emergency purposes. These kits contain everything you will need in the event of a natural disaster, war, or any other emergency situation. These kits will help you survive through pretty much anything. However, always make sure that you use a high quality bag in which you pack everything. The water containers you chose to use should be durable especially because they may be dropped a couple of times. In addition the tools you choose to pack along in your kit should be durable. The pocket chain saw for instance is a multipurpose saw which is durable but you need to make sure that it is manufactured by a reputed survival tool manufacturer. This will ensure that it will continue to work for as long as you need it to without breaking or becoming blunt.

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