Survival Products

How to Plan for Home Emergencies

Information on Survival Products

Emergencies can happen at any time and they leave in their wake disaster and destruction. To mitigate some of their negative effects, it helps to be well prepared for their occurrence. Survival products are an essential part of any emergency preparedness plan. Survival products can be used in homes, offices, outdoors, in aircrafts and in vehicles.

There are different types of survival products. Listed are a few you may want to keep in mind when preparing for a disaster situation.

Long life foods – These are foods that will not go bad for a long period of time. To prolong its shelf life, food is dried, or canned or put in preservatives. The food should contain the necessary nutrients and is packed ready for long term storage. There is a wide variety of long life foods with different brands. Some brands carry a gourmet range of foods with numerous recipes. Falling under this category of long life foods are emergency food bars and food tablets. Food bars are food rations made with all the necessary nutritional requirements. Food tablets are also survival products. They are emergency food rations in a handy, very portable pill form.

First aid kits – This is arguably one of the most important survival products. These are indispensable in a medical emergency which almost always occur when disasters happen. There are different types of first aid kits from a basic kit to a more sophisticated medical kit with many different pieces. Contents will include band aids, gauze, painkillers, allergy medicine, scissors, a suture kit and other medical equipment.

First aid kits – This is arguably one of the most important survival products. These are indispensable in a medical emergency which almost always occur when disasters happen. There are different types of first aid kits from a basic kit to a more sophisticated medical kit with many different pieces. Contents will include band aids, gauze, painkillers, allergy medicine, scissors, a suture kit and other medical equipment.

Emergency survival kit – This is a package packed with things you may need in the event of an emergency. Typical contents in an emergency kit will include food rations, drinking water, first aid kit and flash light. The contents in the survival kit will vary depending on the price. The higher the price, the more pieces of useful stuff there will be in the emergency kit.

Emergency water purification – Any survival kit will comprise clean, safe drinking water. However, in the event that people run out of bottled water, it may be necessary to purify water from rain, rivers or lakes. A water purification system then becomes an essential survival product. The water purification system may have a water filter, a water distiller and storage for the purified water. The system should be able to get rid of organic and non-organic pollutants.

Emergency radios – Communication in the after math of an emergence is crucial. Having a radio helps with keeping up with the news. The radio should be battery powered and have spare batteries in case of power outages.

Emergency lighting – This can be in the way of battery powered flashlights or self-powered lanterns. Being able to see in the dark can be important for survival during an emergency.

Other survival products are portable toilets, tents, mattresses, floats, cooking stoves and back packs.

There is a wide range of survival products on the market sold by different companies. The products are not only useful in emergency situations but can also be useful in situations during electricity black outs or on camping trips.