Survival Kit and Disaster Supply Kit
A survival kit/disaster kit contains the items necessary to survive for an unplanned night in the woods, desert, or at sea. If you are trapped by a natural disaster or if you are in an unplanned area, it may be all that keeps you alive. It won’t keep you safe, however, unless you have remembered to take it with you. Also, a survival kit doesn’t substitute for a first aid kit; for your safety, bring both of them along with you.
Items contain in survival Kit
• Aluminum foil (heavy duty): A 24 × 24-inch (61 x 61 cm) piece can fold to 3 × 3 inches (7.6 × 7.6 cm) and is ideal for boiling water, cooking food, making a reflector for fire, and using as a signal mirror in a survival situation.
• Blanket (emergency space blanket): Strong and lightweight, about the size of your shirt pocket. It is coated on both sides with a heat-reflective metallic surface and offers basic protection from wind, cold, and rain.
• Bottled water: Enough to keep hydrated you during with a hike or survival situation.
• Butane lighter: That contains lighter fluid in different dynamics.
• Compass: Used for guidelines for directions in survival situations. The arrow of the compass will always point in the north direction. It can help you to guide the north, south, east, and west directions.
• Flint: A durable form of quartz. When struck against steel (the back of a locked knife blade), flint generates sparks. Use it to ignite a survival fire.
• Flashlight and extra batteries.
• Firestarter (magnesium): A small, flat bar made of soft magnesium with a hard flint running along the edge. It is effectively proved to start a fire even in wet conditions. The magnesium is rubbed on the bar with a knife for dry kindling of scraped. A scrape on the flint side sends a shower of sparks that ignite the magnesium.
• Food: Power Bar or other nonperishable energy food.
• Global positioning system (GPS): An electronic mapping system that shows your exact position on the Earth no matter where you are. Make sure you have spare batteries.
• Insect repellent: Protection from biting insects such as mosquitoes, ticks, and chiggers.
• Knife: A survival knife (with a 3–5 inch [7.6–12.7 cm] blade) is a good cutting tool for preparing food, spearing wild game, and using with a flint to spark a flame for a fire.
• Multifunction tool: In this pocket-sized item these contain a straight-edged knife, a serrated knife, and needle-nose pliers (good for fixing survival gear or removing a hook from a fish or your finger). Also, included the screwdriver bits, a bottle opener, a scissors, a small saw, and two files. One file is for the wood and softer metals, other for the diamond-coated that can be used on harder metals.
• Map: Keep it in a plastic bag or laminate it to protect it from water and dust.
• Matches (waterproof): Kept in a weather-tight plastic match safe.
Replace them every six months because matches have a short life period for use.
• A plastic bag that seals shut (gallon or liter size): Holds water while you treat it with purification tablets.
• Radio: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather-band radio (United States).
• Signal mirror: It is a highly accurate mirror that reflects sunlight to help rescuers pinpoint your accurate position.
• Tube tent: These are lightweight emergency shelter in that two persons can sleep in it. These are small in size after folding and put into a bag easily.
• Water purification tablets: These are kills microbes in water to produce safe drinking water.
• Whistle: It used as the sound for signal in distances areas for help.
Medications of survival kit-
- Acetaminophen (Tylenol): Relieves pain and reduces fever
- Antacid tablets (Rolaids, Tums): Relieve stomach indigestion
- Antihistamine (diphenhydramine [Benadryl]): Relieves sneezing, itchy and watery eyes from an allergy; also relieves itchiness from insect bites and stings and from poison ivy, oak, and sumac
- Antifungal cream or ointment
- Aspirin: Relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation (redness and swelling)
- Calamine lotion: an anti-itching lotion that used for treats mild sunburn, insect bites and stings, and rashes from poison ivy, oak, and sumac
- Cough suppressant
- Decongestant tablets
- EpiPen: Prescription medication (epinephrine) in an injectable form counteracts life-threatening allergic reactions
- Hydrocortisone (1%) cream or packet: Relieves minor skin irritations, itches, and rashes
- Ibuprofen (Motrin, Advil): Relieves pain and reduces fever and inflammation (redness and swelling)
- Laxative: Relieves constipation
- Loperamide (Imodium): Relieves diarrhea
- Motion sickness tablets (dimenhydrinate [Dramamine]): Relieve nausea, vomiting, or dizziness associated with motion sickness.
- Nasal spray: Relieves symptoms of colds, stuffy nose, or blocked sinuses
- Prescription medications: Especially for asthma, heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure
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Disaster supply kit
A disaster supply kit is the collection of essential items for household needs in an event of a disaster for the members of the house. If any disaster cut off you from basic services such as electricity, gas, water or phones for many days, then in advance keep enough supplies in your home kit to your needs for at least three days. In your disaster supply kit, keep those items that are essential in the evacuation.
A disaster supply kit is not a substitute for your first aid and survival kits. With the disaster kit, you must keep your First aid kit and survival kit for their proper use in any conditions.
Store all your items in sturdy containers such as waterproof backpacks,
duffle bags, or plastic bins to save your important items from water, dust, and other environmental disasters. keep adjusting your kit to meet your own family or group needs and check it every 3 or 6 months to update supplies.
Items in disaster kit-
kitchen or related items: –
Collect long term food items like sugar, tea leaves, spices, cookies, nuts, soft drinks, Long term vegetables, pickles, packed milk, packed juice, etc. Store three days’ supply of clean water because each person needs 1 gallon (4 liters) of water per day, the half to drink and a half to use for cooking and other for sanitation.
To wear and others: –
In a lightweight or waterproof bag keep two sets of clothing and footwear per person and one blanket or sleeping bag per person and also credit cards, cash or traveler’s checks, and extra vehicle keys.
- Make photocopies of health insurance cards
- inventory of valuable household goods
- homeowner’s insurance policy
- Property wills
- birth certificates
- bank account numbers
- credit card information
- account numbers
- Social Security cards
- driver’s licenses
- immunization records
- pet vaccination records
Hygiene items: –
Closable plastic container (approx. 6.5 x 5 x 4).
- sewing kit (minimum thread and needle)
- Breath strips
- Mouth wash
- body wash
- Hand sanitizer
- Lip balm.
- Items for infants: –
- Formula, diapers, bottles, and pacifiers.
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