A survival kit is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in an emergency. Survival kits come in a variety of sizes and typically contain emergency supplies and tools to provide basic shelter against the elements, help keep warm, meet health and first aid needs, provide food and water, send signal to rescuer, assist in finding help.
What do the packages usually contain?
Supplies in a survival kit usually include: A knife (often a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool), Matches, Tinder, A first aid kit, A bandanna, Fish hooks, A sewing pack, An LED flashlight with batteries. The packages are designed by experts who determine the most likely products and tools one would need in life-threatening situations.
Civilians such as forestry workers, surveyors, or bush pilots, who work in remote locations or in regions with extreme climate conditions may also be equipped with supply packages. Disaster supplies are also kept on hand by those who live in areas prone to earthquakes or other natural disasters. For the average citizen to practice disaster preparedness, some towns will have specialty stores to keep emergency supplies in stock.
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Survival Kits Available at Amazon.com
70280 Grab-n-Go Emergency Kit, 2-Person 3-Day Back Pack
This emergency supply kit contains enough supplies to sustain two people for three days, as recommended by the American Red Cross. This emergency pack includes food, water and blankets, dust masks, a First Aid kit, two 12-hour safety light sticks, gloves, ponchos and an emergency whistle. The entire pack is stored in a backpack for easy carrying.
Deluxe 2 Person Kit for Emergency Disaster Preparedness
This excellent disaster kit packs an amazing amount of necessary items into a hikers backpack. The pack includes: 12 water boxes, 24 food bars, 20 water purification tablets that purify one liter of water each, An Am/Fm radio with headphones and batteries, rechargeable squeeze flashlight – contains lithium batteries which last up to 30 hours & also is able to generate power through squeezing, a 30-hour candle – can also be used as a stove, 5-in-1 Whistle, compass, Signal mirror, Flint starter, Waterproof container, Lanyard & shrill whistle. Green Glow sticks that last for 24 hours, Box of 50 Waterproof Matches, Bic Style Lighter, Sleeping Bag, two 16 Hour Body Warmer 1, 2 Person Tube Tent with Rope, 2 – Rain Poncho with Hood Tools, 16 Function Knife, Leather Palm Working Gloves, 2 – N95 Respirator Dust Mask.
In addition, the survival kit includes 60 feet of nylon rope, 2 – Hygiene packs – Includes soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, & 9 wet wipes 6 – Tempo Pocket Tissue Packs, First Aid: 42 Piece Pocket First Aid container Contains: 10 spot bandages, 10 sheer junior, 5 sheer medium, 5 sheer strips, 2 antibacterial, 3 clear strips, 2 fabric strips, 1 extra large, 2 alcohol pads, & 2 gauze pads. 32 Piece First Aid Essentials Contains: Trauma Dressing Sunscreen Lotion Sting Relief Pads Pre Pads for Insect Bites Burn Cream Non-Aspirin Antacid Ibuprofen Lip Ointment Antibiotic Ointment First Aid Guide 1 Vinyl Gloves Finger Splint Cotton Tip Applicators Gauze Roll First Aid Tape, Deck of playing cards for entertainment, Infectious Waste Bag
Super Ark Emergency Food Bar and Kit
This package can support one person for three days with over 30 items including: food and water that has up to a five-year shelf life, a first aid kit, hand warmer, light stick, safety matches, candle, and blanket. Complete Inventory: six 4-1/4 oz. water packets in durable, heat and cold-resistant foil pockets handle temperatures from -40-210ºF and have a five year shelf life. 3600 calories of food broken into nine pre-measured 400 calorie bars and packed to withstand temperatures from -40-300ºF with a five year shelf life, the blanket is made of a flexible, space-age material that retains up to 90% of body heat in cold conditions, reflects heat in hot weather.
In addition, the kit includes a first aid container that includes three alcohol prep. pads, five band-aids, two sterile gauze pads, four aspirin, two antibiotic ointment packets, four moist towelettes, one instant heat hand-warmer packet, one chemical light stick that provides up to 12 hours of illumination, one box of 50 waterproof safety matches, 4 candles.
Mountain House 72-Hour Emergency Meal Kit
Ideal for keeping on hand in the event of emergencies, power failures, hurricanes, floods, and other unexpected events, this 72-hour Meal package from Mountain House provides hearty meals that are easy to prepare under challenging circumstances. The meal includes three breakfasts, three side vegetables, and six 10-ounce packets of lunch or dinner entrees. This meal supply has a seven-year shelf life, all of the meals can be easily prepared by adding water.
Swedish Firesteel – Army Model
This tool was originally developed for the Swedish Department of Defense. The primary purpose of the Swedish FireSteel is to create sparks to make it easy to start a fire. It generates a 3,000°C spark to make fire building easy in any weather, at any altitude. The FireSteel is used by a number of armies around the world, and is a favorite of outdoor experts, hunters, fishermen and campers. It is also as a fool-proof way to light stoves and gas-barbecues.