What do you need in a Survival Kit?

December 16, 2018 2 min read


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Fires, Flooding, Power outages, Storms, Heatwaves, Cyclones, Earthquakes... Australia is not immune to natural disasters and for to many  these events happen and they are not prepared. Why? Because they often put it off or think that it wont happen to them. For a little bit of time, and spending a little bit of money you can be prepared.

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.

At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

  1. Water: 4 Litres per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)
  2. Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).
  3. Flashlight - Check out our Flashlights and Lighting products
  4. Battery-powered or hand-crank radio
  5. Extra batteries
  6. First aid kit - Check out our First Aid and Medical products
  7. Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
  8. Multi-purpose tool - Check out our Multi Tools
  9. Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  10. Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  11. Cell phone with chargers
  12. Family and emergency contact information
  13. Extra cash
  14. Emergency blanket

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Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit:

  • Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Games and activities for children
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Two-way radios
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

  • Whistle
  • N95 or surgical masks
  • Matches
  • Rain gear
  • Towels
  • Work gloves
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Duct tape
  • Scissors
  • Household liquid bleach
  • Entertainment items
  • Blankets or sleeping bags

What's in your survival kit? What other recommendations do you have or experience? Comment Below.


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2 Responses


November 18, 2019

Thanks for sharing the blog with informative content. Keep sharing more ideas.

Chris B
Chris B

December 16, 2018

Picked up a PowerTraveller solar charging kit. Keeps phones charged when the power is out. Highly recommended!

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