Survival Supplies

How to Plan for Home Emergencies

Survival supplies are contained in kits that have basic tools you may need to aid you in surviving an emergency. Spacecrafts, lifeboats and military aircrafts all contain kits for survival. Survial kits are available in different sizes, tools and supplies according to what type of suvival situation you are wanting to prepare for.

These days, almost every home has an emergency supply kit for survival even if they live in a relatively safe, calm area that seldom has natural disasters. This is because with global issues that include terrorism, nuclear developments and virus threats, most families feel it is better to be safe than sorry.

People who work in locations that are remote and have climates that have extreme weather are advised to have a survival kit full of supplies with them. This includes surveyors, bush pilots, forestry workers and a host of other proffessions.

Supplies for disasters are usually kept in homes and offices in locations that are prone to natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes. Towns that are located in areas like these do have readymade kits available in their community stores.

Kits generally include items for helping you to keep warm, providing you with water and food, meeting your health needs, assisting you in finding help and signaling rescuers. Basic survival supplies include a multi tool or a Swiss army knife, tinder, matches, fish hooks, a first aid kit, a bandana, LED flashlights with batteries and a sewing kit.

Supplies for survival also tend to be specialized depending on what you need it for. For example, a first aid kit will contain bandages, rubbing alcohol, gauze pads, suture kits, tweezers, disinfectant pads, surgical razors or scalpels and aspirin. Some other items that should be included is antibiotic cream, latex gloves, antihistamines for allergies to mosquitoes and other insects, epinephrine and an extra pair of contacts or prescription eyewear.

Surviving in a remote area will require you to put together emergency survival supplies that include emergency fishing gill nets, snare wires, canned food, high energy bars, heavy duty foil to be used as a distilling tube for the removal of salt from water and water purifying tablets.

Reference, navigation and signaling devices are also a good idea to include in your set of supplies. These include a signal mirror, whistles, orange surveyor’s tape, flares, paper and pens, a compass, survival manuals and maps.

Multipurpose materials are also essential and these include plastic or trash bags, Swiss army knives, hatchets, candles, parachute cords and heavy duty threads and needles.

If you are frequently in the water, you will need survival supplies aboard lifeboats that include fire extinguishers, first aid kits and life jackets. Communication and navigation equipment might also come in handy including a GPS, lighters, searchlights, beacons for distress, compasses and ladders.

As much as possible, make sure the tools you include in your lifeboat are waterproof. In addition to a regular lifeboat survival kit, make sure you include food and water supplies.

You may also want to include rainwater collection tools as well as a kit for seawater desalination. If you are unsure how much water to bring, a good rule of thumb would be about three liters per day for every person aboard.

This article on survival supplies has given you an overall look at things you may need during an emergency situation. However, every area has different needs and those buying or preparing emergency items should be certain they are targeting their survival supplies for the type of disaster they are most likely to encounter.