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Prepping 101: What to Include in Your Emergency Survival Kit

Updated: Mar 20

Are you prepared for an emergency or disaster? While it's impossible to predict exactly when a crisis may occur, having an emergency survival kit can help you be better prepared for whatever comes your way. But what exactly should you include in your survival kit? Here are some essential items to consider:

Water - The most important item to have in your kit is water. Aim for at least one gallon of water per person per day. You can store water in plastic containers or purchase pre-packaged water pouches.

Food - Non-perishable food items are ideal for emergency situations. Consider foods that are easy to prepare and don't require cooking, such as energy bars, nuts, and canned goods.

First aid supplies - A basic first aid kit should include items like bandages, antiseptic wipes, gauze, and scissors. If you have any specific medical needs, be sure to include any necessary medications or medical equipment.

Shelter - In case you need to evacuate your home, having a portable shelter like a tent or tarp can provide protection from the elements.

Communication devices - A fully charged phone and a portable charger can be a lifesaver in emergency situations. Consider including a battery-powered radio as well to stay informed about news and updates.

Tools - Basic tools like a knife, flashlight, and multi-tool can come in handy in a variety of situations. You may also want to include items like duct tape, a whistle, and a can opener.

Personal hygiene items - In an emergency situation, maintaining personal hygiene is important for preventing illness. Include items like hand sanitizer, soap, and toilet paper.

By including these essential items in your emergency survival kit, you'll be better prepared to handle unexpected situations. Be sure to regularly check and update your kit to ensure that your supplies are up-to-date and ready to use.

This is a list to start with and can be more expansive in this areas and include many other topics. This is meant to only give you a starting point. You should always consult professional emergency service organizations such as and

Remember, being prepared can make all the difference in an emergency situation. Don't wait until it's too late to start prepping. Take action today to ensure that you and your loved ones are ready for whatever comes your way.

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