No matter where you live, disasters can and will strike sometime during your lifetime. The severity of a disaster will vary greatly; a common disaster you probably will encounter is a blackout. It may be good to take a look at some blackout survival kits. These kits will have the essentials you need to make life easier during times of a power outage; including important items like lighting, food and water.
A bug-out bag is usually used synonymously with the term survival kit. To bug out is retreat or quickly leave an area. Bug out bags are typically created with the intent to escape an impeding or occurring emergency such as a natural disaster, economic collapse or man-made disaster such as a war. As not being specific to any certain type of event, the common denominator in these kits is that they are easily transportable and accessible.
Water is the most important consumable, period. You can survive much longer without food than you can without water. Even though water may be all around us, it is not always potable (drinkable) and can make you sick if you drink it. We rely heavily on man-made water supply systems these days and most people do not have the knowledge or tools to create access to clean drinking water in the cases where the water supply system is not available.
Access to power is also another luxury that most people take for granted. Electricity and fuel provide many key functions in providing warmth, food preparation/refrigeration, lighting and emergency communications.
Knowledge is probably the most important part of survival. While most of the kits we sell are easy to use and require little to no instruction; the broader scope of long term survival requires learning and using certain skills. As the old Chinese proverb says "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime".
There are numerous other survival tools that can be useful to you in a disaster situation. From flashlights, to radios and battery packs, we've got a couple items that you may want to pick up.
An emergency car kit is a must have for every vehicle. One of the last places you want to be is stranded away from your home, family and survival gear. Most car survival kits come with the basic necessities such as jumper cables and lighting.
In some disaster situations it would be wiser to stay put and wait for rescue. Sometimes these situations may occur when you are at your office or school. When waiting for rescue is the best option, a bucket survival kit will help increase the chances of survival for your and others around you. Most of these kits from with some basic water, first aid items and a bucket for bodily waste.
First aid kits are a must have for any situation. This goes for every activity and every location. The smallest of cuts can cause a serious infection in some circumstances. Several of the survival kits we carry already contain first aid items; others can always be supplemented with more comprehensive first aid kits. Whether it's a camping first aid kit or cabinet first aid kit; it's always a good idea to have one wherever you are.
Community Emergency Response Team kits are designed to help in the search and rescue of people during disaster situations; especially earthquakes. Trauma medical units are very large first aid units that can be used to help address initial injuries and circumstances of large scale disasters that leave many people in shock or worse. These are recommended for anyone who considers themselves up to the challenge of helping out their community in a disaster scenario.
Our food supply is incredibly interdependent and complex; with almost all of it being imported from locations that are outside of the reasonable travel range for an ordinary person. In simple terms: We are very far away and far removed from where our food is grown. It is estimated that in the event of a catastrophic or major supply chain disaster the local grocery stores would only have enough food stocked for 3 days. When you take into account panic buying and looting you'll be hard pressed to find food in a disaster situation.
When you're far away from urban centres, having a contingency plan is crucial. Extra factors come into play that have to be mitigated when you're camping such as: distance and accessibility to hospitals, poor communication, fewer people around who may help, lack of low-risk ready meals, exposure to environmental circumstances and animals.
Many of us have animals that we love and care about, in case of a disaster situation we cannot forget about their wellbeing. There are several kits and instructional materials that will be useful in keeping your pet alive during an emergency situation. These kits include essentials like collars, leashes, food, waste bags and even first aid kits for pets.
When you want to make that perfect kit just for yourself; customize it just how you like it! We have a variety of military surplus and survival items including backpacks, gas masks, torch lights, knives, fire starting tools and portable water purifiers and much more. We may also be able to further customize your order outside of the options available on the website, just email us and we'll see if we can make it happen!