With advanced technologies at work, detection is easier; the government can notify the public with warnings immediately. But, what do you have to do after a warning? Prepare essential items for your survival kit.
This article provides you with the basic goods you must include in your kit.
Packing food and water in your survival kit is your best weapon to fight hunger and dehydration.
Make sure that you prepare food that will be good for at least 72 hours. Canned fruits, meats, and soup are the best survival kit food. It’s easy and convenient to prepare. You must also include drinking water. If you can, the standard water supply in an emergency is one gallon per person per day for three days.
Personal Items, Emergency and Communication Tools
A survival kit should also include toiletries such as soap, toothbrushes, and other personal hygiene products.
Emergency tools like a flashlight, whistle, and swiss knife are essential in calamities. The first two emergency items mentioned are accessories to seek help.
Cellphones, battery-operated radios, and other lines of communication can help you reach others and stay updated on new developments.
The items included in your first aid should treat injured people and amend possible infections. The kit should contain scissors, a band-aid for slight wounds, tape, gauze rolls, cotton swab, and alcohol for sanitizing. If you have maintenance medication, pack for at least three days.
Since things are uncertain during a hurricane, packing important documents like birth certificates, social security cards, and IDs is also needed. Ensure these papers are sealed in a water-proof case to avoid damage. Also, don’t forget to include cash.
If you have documents for your windstorm insurance, bring them as well. This special type of insurance will help you rebuild the possible aftermath of the calamity.
Yes, it has been mentioned that preparedness is key to survival tons of times. But, even if it's repetitive, you must always practice and take notes. It is crucial to preserve your life in a crisis like a hurricane.
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