The illusion of security can collapse at any time. In a world where weapons are growing and improving and relations between countries deteriorate, it is better to prepare oneself for anything in advance. Here is a list of things that in case of an emergency will help you survive and hold out before you get into a safe zone.
In this article, you will see an expanded list with categorized items. The essential things you can keep in a backpack and bags at home or in the car if you put it near the house. Besides, the car needs its own set of “in case of emergency.”
Natural disasters, human-made disasters, military operations – emergency dialing is useful in any situation and will help to hold out for a while until you reach the safe zone.
You should store this set in an easily accessible place, things in it should be periodically replaced with new ones and never be in use in everyday life.
Clothes and shoes
It is clear that if an emergency happens in winter, then you will go on a journey in winter clothes – a sheepskin coat or a lighter down jacket. However, other things that may come in handy:
- Water-proof and wind-resistant jacket with a hood
- Thermal underwear
- T-shirt with long sleeves
- T shirt short in sleeves
- A sweatshirt with a high collar
- Light track pants
- Ski gloves and a pair of light gloves
- A hat and a cap covering ears
- A scarf
- Thick socks
- Camping shoes made of solid leather
- An additional set of shoe-strings
- A collection of long and thick needles and stitching
Bags, tares, materials
- Travel backpacks and bags made of nylon
- A bivy-bag
- A Tent
- A polyethylene shed 2 × 3 meters (in case you lose a tent)
- Lifesaving emergency mylar blanket
- Plastic jugs for water (it is better to take folding pitchers: they will not make much room when in the stowed position)
- Light sticks
- A first-aid box
- A compass and a watch
- A binocular, a night-vision device
- Dynamo rechargeable flashlight
- A small whistle
- Multi-tool set with a knife, scissors, a screwdriver, and a bottle opener
- A fish line, hooks, and weight leads for fishing
- A saw made of a thin metal wire
- A chip-ax
- A knife grinder
- A small folding shovel
- A paracord 5 meters long (you can take 13 meters long of paracord, braided in the form of a bag; you can put the most important things into it too)
- Climbing rope — 30 meters
- A thin nylon line — 50 meters
- A fly-net
- Sunglasses and ski goggles (eye protection from ultraviolet, radiation)
- Rubber gloves
- Custom rubber for clothes airtight
- Masks and half-masks with filters for protection from gases and steams
- Geiger counter
- Solar powered mini radio
Means for fire starting
- Magnesium flint or other types of stone (for example, laces with ferrite rods inside)
- Two lighters
- Waterproof wax coated matches
- Gas burner for cooking, kindling snow, boiling water
- High resin fire sticks
- Food and drinks
- Dried fruits
- Instant rice
- Saucepan with Lid
- small kettle
- Wide, deep dish
- Cutlery in the road set
- Water bottle
- Personalized bottle with purifying filter
- A shower pouf
- A towel
- A shaving kit
- A toothpaste
- A dental floss
- A little mirror
- Little scissors
- Eye drops
- Cure for poisoning
- Pills or iodine solution to protect the thyroid gland in case of an atomic disaster
- Purifying water pills
- Instruction on survival in hellish conditions
- Guide on eatable plants and mushrooms
- A map of your and nearby locations
Get a car ready
If you have a chance to drive away and not go on foot, this is great. However, you will have to take care of the car in advance so that if something happens, you will have your ride.
After all, what could be sadder than to pierce a wheel on a highway between cities and realize that there is an old TV instead of a spare wheel in the trunk?
To this and other sad stories did not happen, here is a list of things that should always remain in your car:
- A spare wheel in excellent condition, lifting screw and wheel wrench.
- Tubeless tire repair kit. Such sets include rubber glue and rubber stoppers, which allow repairing the damage on the spot without removing the tire. This repair should be enough to get to the nearest place where you can buy a spare tire.
- Battery cables for battery or a spare battery.
- Your car’s manual (it should be in the glove compartment anyway).
- Tire pressure sensor (undue pressure increases fuel consumption and tire wear, which can damage them).
- Adhesive tape and WD-40. With these things, you can repair any damage and get to your destination.
- A cable with a lifting capacity of at least 5 tons in case you have to pull you out of the dirt or snowdrift.
- Ice scraper.
- Glass breaker (put it in the glove compartment, not in the trunk)
- Maps of the area. Of course, paper ones – do not hope for gadgets.
About the author: Melisa Marzett likes to be ready for anything that might happen, which is why she enjoys traveling, survival tv-shows and cooking. Writing is what she does for a living. She has always wanted to be a writer, and now she works as a freelance author for royalediting.com combining her work with her hobby. There is a lot of work she plans to go ahead let alone many places she would want to visit.