Build a Basic Survival Kit for the trunk of your car

 Build a Basic Survival Kit for the trunk of your car

Basic Survival Kit for disaster preparedness.

A basic survival kit should have enough food, water, and emergency supplies for at least 72 hours.

Don’t make this more complicated than it is, and don’t mistake niceties for necessities. All that goes in this kit is tools that you’ll need to survive until help arrives if hurt, or items you can carry to get to a place where you can get help. Make sure before any trip that you map out any possible scenarios that may happens so that you are one step ahead.

What goes in it depends upon your individual needs, but think in terms of  emergency kit  if your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and miles from any civilization,Here’s a list of must-haves:

  • Prescription medicine and eyeglasses
  • Flashlights and extra batteries, at least one should be an LED flashlight with extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • At least 1 gallon of water per person, per day (ideally, 2 gallons per person per day).
  • Enough cash to get you through at least 3 days, assuming you may need to travel on foot or have to barter to use a phone at the nearest house you come to if your cell is out of service range
  • Enough nutritious nonperishable food such as power bars, ready to eat meals and canned foods to last for 3 days
  • Enough pet food and water if applicable to last for 3 days
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Maps of local area
  • Metal Can – store your matches, whistle, and other small items in it to keep them dry and to save space. You can also use it to drink out of or to catch water. You can use the can for water collection or sanitizing
  • Pocket Knife, preferably a Swiss-Army type one with pliers, knife, can opener, etc.
  • Matches and striker sealed in waterproof container; Fire starters such as Vaseline dipped cotton balls, toilet paper tubes with lint, etc.
  • A whistle to call out to rescue workers
  • 2 changes of weather-appropriate clothing per person, including underwear and socks.
  • Water purification tabs or a small bottle of bleach with a dropper
  • A weather radio with fresh batteries
  • A list of relevant phone numbers including family members, emergency disposable cellphone in case yours gets damaged
  • Mylar blankets for warmth and a doc box with important information you need such as medical conditions, insurance information ect
  • Duct tape
  • Wet wipes or baby wipes for cleaning
  • Hygiene products -“ toothbrush, tooth paste, deodorant, feminine products
  • Plastic utensils and paper plates
  • Just for kicks, throw in a deck of cards or something to help pass the time if you’re stuck

This is just a basic kit but it will get you through for a few days. Depending upon your particular situation and preferences, you may choose to add or replace some items. Keep it manageable, though. You need to be able to carry it, if you need to leave your car.

You can also buy pre-made 72 Hour kits you’d rather. Remember to rotate the stock in your kit and keep the doc box up to date.


This is not a bug out bag this is a emergency kit for your car

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