Top 10 Home Survival Items

When you are faced with an emergency, make sure you have the following items with you. These items will help you through a dire situation until it is resolved.

 

1. Non-Perishable Foods:

These are items that do not waste or decay. They also last a long time, in case of emergencies. The foods may include canned good items, pasta, sugar, flour, and spices. Dried goods also are helpful and needed.

 

2. Water:

You need to be kept hydrated at all times. Without water, you may not make it through the emergency past 3 days. Any fluids could work, but water is the most important.

 

3. First Aid Kit:

This is also important to have when faced with an emergency. You may need it to prevent infects and scuts that may cause infections. Every home should have at least the basics from the First Aid kit.

 

4. Swiss Army Kit/Can Opener:

You will need to have one of the following in order to open some of the food items you have prepared. You may not be able to utilize the Non-Perishable items without this item.

 

5. Candles:

These are important in case there is a blackout, like the one we experienced in 2003 in North America. You may need candles to see where you are going. Otherwise, you may find yourself in the dark until the lights are back on.

 

6. Alcohol:

This is not for the purposes you think. Alcohol cleans infections and wounds. If you do not have any rubbing alcohol, vodka could work. Have at least one bottle in the house; two if you are a drinker.

 

7. Flashlight:

When experiencing a blackout, you may need flashlights. Candles and flashlights could go a long way to help you move around. Otherwise you are immobile.

 

8. Batteries:

You may need to run things on battery as there is no electricity. Batteries are essential for a number of items such as radio.

 

9. Portable Radio:

You need some kind of communication with the outside world in case of emergencies. Portable radios which are powered by batteries will work wonders. You may understand what you will have to do sooner rather than later.

 

10. Clothes:

Obviously, you need clothes wherever you go. You may find yourself limited without them. Pack clothes into a suitcase, if you are warned ahead of time about the emergency.

 

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