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Making Survival Kits the Right Way

Posted 10/17/2013 4:21 am by

Survival kit done right

During a disaster or emergency, being prepared to survive on your own may just save your life. There are many ways to prepare yourself for an emergency, and having survival kits is crucial to keeping you alive. Everyone’s needs are different, so it’s best to create your own survival kits, although they can be purchased premade featuring basic survival necessities.


You may be required to remain in a safe room in your house (Sheltering In Place) during an emergency, or you may be evacuated. If disaster strikes suddenly you may need to take shelter in a basement, office, or car for hours, even several days. It is important to have everything you need to survive for at least three days. Cater this list to your needs, as they may differ depending on location and lifestyle.


A survival kit can be made without spending an arm and a leg; you probably have many of the items in your home already. The benefit of having these items together, in a survival kit, is that you can grab the kit and move it wherever you need it, like evacuating or taking refuge somewhere. Disasters and emergencies are often unpredictable or underestimated. I strongly recommend you make your survival kit well in advance of an emergency. Now is a great time to start!

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