7 Things You Need To Have In Case Of A Survival Situation

In our world’s mysterious nature, we never know what could happen next as many unexpected events may occur including disasters and calamities both brought about by nature itself and man-made. That’s why it is best to be always prepared, whether you are out in the wild enjoying the wilderness, at work keeping yourself busy on a regular day, stuck in traffic, or simply at home making yourself comfortable and spending time with your loved ones.

With the right emergency supplies, you will lessen the effects of any grave situation and it will greatly help you get through it, if not save your own or someone else’s life. It is essential that you have what will be of great use to use when the need arises.

Here are the 7 Things You Need To Have In Case Of A Survival Situation:

1. Water

Humans can survive for weeks and even last for months without food, but without water life can end drastically in just 3-5 days. Water makes up two thirds of the human body and the body constantly loses it through sweating and urinating. During emergency situations, you would definitely need water to survive. Here are some innovative products that will help keep you hydrated until you have ample supply of water again.

The Datrex Water Pouch provides you with emergency purified water and conveniently comes in sachet form with a 5 year shelf life.

Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch

Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch

The waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage can hold up to 1000 gallons fresh drinking water, which will also supply water for your cooking and sanitation needs for around 12 weeks time. It fits any bathtub and will keep your water clean rather than storing water anywhere else where it can get contaminated.

waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage

waterBOB Emergency Drinking Water Storage

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter. This is an award-winning product that can remove 99.9 percent waterborne bacteria which makes it perfect for emergencies, giving you clean and safe drinking water in a matter of just a few seconds anywhere you may be.

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

LifeStraw Personal Water Filter

2. Emergency Food

You’ll be looking into stocking up on non-perishable goods and with today’s technology, you won’t be limited to canned goods. There are various dried foods sold nowadays that have incredibly long shelf life and though when disaster come syou may have to survive with dried food, you can rest assured that it has the nutrition you would need to stay healthy. Most pouches or packages are already set to be eaten as a whole meal. It is best to have appropriate storage containers and this usually comes with it. Here are some delicious and nutritious emergency food:

Food Survival Kits by Emergency Preparedness Variety. This has a 20 year shelf life that includes meals throughout the day and even treats and drinks.

Emergency Preparedness Variety Food Survival Kits Help You Ration and Be Prepared for Disasters Guaranteed

Emergency Food Supply

All-purpose Readiness Kit by Chef’s Banquet. This is good for a 1 month supply of food made with only the finest ingredients that give its quality taste along with adequate 2100 calories per day for adults.

Chef's Banquet All-purpose Readiness Kit 1 Month Food Storage Supply

Chef’s Banquet All-purpose Readiness Kit 1 Month Food Storage Supply

The Classic Bucket by Mountain House. This features a lightweight, portable bucket filled with 29 servings and has a 10-year shelf life.

Mountain House, Just In Case... Classic Bucket

Mountain House, Just In Case… Classic Bucket

3. Fishing Gear

We never know when we may run out of emergency food so it’s best to have backup tools such as fish hooks and line. It is also ideal for people who live near bodies of water where emergency situations could lead to the need for hunting food or when you get caught in a disaster or stuck in an emergency when you are outdoors. This Emergency Survival 15-Pc Fishing Kit is compact and can be easily kept for future use.

Best Glide Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

Best Glide Emergency Survival Fishing Kit

4. Knife Set

A knife set is an exceptional tool to have because you will surely find many uses for it. All the tools you may need in your kitchen, workspace, for fishing and any other activity is all packed in one little, versatile tool. Have a Victorinox Swiss Army Knife handy wherever you are.

Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman II Knife

Victorinox Swiss Army Huntsman II Knife

5. Blanket

A blanket arrives as a necessity for keeping you safe and warm from any weather condition during the time of disaster. It would be handy as well in certain circumstances that call for evacuation.

The Mylar Thermal Blanket is a rescue blanket that can be made small enough to fit in your survival kit, lightweight and is disposable. This allows you to preserve body heat right when you need it.

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

Emergency Mylar Thermal Blankets

The Mylar Thermal Sleeping Bag is a blanket turned into a sleeping bag, suited for all weather conditions. It gives you much need protection since it not only gives you emergency shelter but keeps you warm, safe from wind and water, and also greatly helps minimize shock due to injury.

Emergency Survival Mylar Thermal Sleeping Bag

Emergency Survival Mylar Thermal Sleeping Bag

6. First Aid Kit

It’s important to have bandages and plasters, better yet a first aid kit, since disasters could bring about ruins and you could get hurt and cut. Now we would not want to worsen the situation as it already is by getting sick with bacteria seeping into your wound and infecting it. Bandages would cover it up well and protect you.

The Lifeline First Aid Kit comes in 30 pieces in a compact hard shell case which keeps all items inside secure. It is ideal for individuals to bring along wherever you go. It can be clipped on a backpack or on your belt and would easily fit inside your bag.

Lifeline 30-Piece First Aid Kit

Lifeline 30-Piece First Aid Kit

For large groups, the Coleman Expedition 205-Piece First Aid Kit is ideal not only during long treks or outdoor activities but good to have in your home, car or RV. It comes in a semi-hard durable case that will keep everything organized and protected if disaster comes.

Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit

Coleman Expedition First Aid Kit

7. Important Little Things

A whistle is necessary in cases such as earthquakes. A compass will be your ultimate guide when everythng else has been ruined from all directions or if you get stuck in nature. Matches would give you light and set fire when you need it. The signaling mirror and sparking rod will aid in your rescue if you have been unfortunately trapped someplace. These little things could make a big difference once it saves your life.

VAS 6 N 1 ORANGE SURVIVAL Kit includes everything you may need – a safety whistle, compass, flint sparking rod, signaling mirror, and a waterproof storage container, and matches.

VAS 6 N 1 ORANGE (SA30) SURVIVAL WHISTLE, UCO "Strike Anywhere" Wood MATCHES, COMPASS, SIGNAL MIRROR & MORE -UCO WORLDS BEST MATCHES

VAS 6 N 1 ORANGE (SA30) SURVIVAL WHISTLE, UCO “Strike Anywhere” Wood MATCHES, COMPASS, SIGNAL MIRROR & MORE -UCO WORLDS BEST MATCHES

Featured Photo Credit: Quinn Dombrowski via flickr.com

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