Decide whether you want a ‘one time use kit’ with disposable items, or a kit that can be reused. Keep a list of doctors and family contacts in your kit, along with your personal information. Only use the materials in your kit for those people for whom you have prepared if it cannot be immediately replaced. Tiny, light and infinitely transportable, this affordable little kit might save your life in an emergency. You can go fancier and build a kit in a small Otterbox waterproof case, but the whole idea here is to create something small enough that you have no excuse not to carry it and cheap enough that you have no excuse not to make one.
The items in this kit aren't the kind of stuff you're going to want to rely on through hard, frequent use.
If you want to include one of those Mylar survival blankets, wrap it around the outside of the tin after the kit is complete. A Loksak makes a great waterproof case for the kit and can double as that clear water container. Food: Packing fishing line as your cordage give you a multi-use capability, making the most of your limited space. You can also use your little cable saw, knife blade and cordage to create a spear to catch small game and fish.
First Aid: You've got duct tape and the ability to tear or cut your clothing, so you have the capability to close wounds and make Band-Aids, slings, splints or cover blisters. Some people do not care and prepare a kit like this article after the disaster has happened, also known as too late. This becomes quite important for two reasons, the first being that a one time use kit will only get used when death is on the line, the second is one time use kits generally fall into the “just survive - with or without my limbs attached” definition of survive.


These provide light, info, especially about what caused the emergency, and batteries will not be available in an emergency situation. If there is an emergency that causes the banks to close or the ATM's aren't available, you may find that you will need it. Others who are irresponsible should have prepared one for themselves and will drain the resources from what you have responsibly prepared for you and yours. They're small, light, works-in-a-pinch stuff, intended to give you a diverse level of extra capability should you find yourself stuck somewhere with nothing else to rely on. These remain the same no matter where you find yourself, desert, mountains, forest, whatever. Two unlubricated, plain condoms can each hold a gallon of water, while taking up very little space in your tin. In a survival situation, small prey should be your focus, it's easier to catch, much more abundant and, cumulatively, can actually add up to a lot of food for not much work. A flat whistle is also a great idea, it's much louder than even the loudest shout and you can blow on a whistle long after you'd have lost your voice hollering.
With this article quickly create your own emergency disaster kit that should keep you alive and comfortable for 3 days, come what may. A reusable kit can become part of a lifestyle, turning many “disasters” into inconveniences or even adventures. Dry bags, duffels, day packs, etc are all viable options depending on your budget and location.
Arizona State Emergency Management Agency recommends 1-2 gallons (4-8 liters) per person per day. Shelter can be a tent or tarp, a trash bag or tube tent (if you just want to survive), or a Winnebago.


You’ll have to make your own band aids from gauze and tape, but you’ll be able to cover most other minor injuries. Additional ‘might need’ items are: fire starting kit, multi-use pliers, firearms, small rope, hand crank radio, duct tape, and a folding saw. Safer than candles, especially if that emergency is a tornado, quake that ripped up gas lines, you detect gas.
If you don't want to or can't carry a large length of steel on your hip and want a knife you can pack alongside this kit (but outside it, won't fit), we recommend the ESEE Izula, which will be just the thing for wood processing, fire making and shelter building in a real pinch.
Likely, your kit will become that place where you always go when the lights go out, when you can’t get that bag of chips open in the car with your teeth, when you are stuck on the side of the road, when you can’t find a flashlight anywhere else, and of course when that 3 feet (0.9 m) of snow pins you down on a desolate stretch of Iowa highway. Some of these devices are designed to charge cell phones, thus only a downed cell phone tower will be why your cell phone doesn't work, unless you broke the cell phone yourself.
These are very versatile, they are lightweight, very tough, they do double or triple duty (a must if your kit is to be light enough to carry), and some of these can be used together to make a larger tent if you are with others. Zip top freezer bags (these are heavier than "storage" bags) can keep like items grouped together within your pack and keep them dry, too. Small recycled containers, like pill bottles and Altoids boxes can be used to house kits for sewing, fishing, personal hygiene, and an ID pack.
Persons in very cold climates might investigate buying a down sleeping bag for all of your camping and storing it in your 72-hour kit.



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