As far as emergency preparedness is concerned, a personally prepared and well planned survival kit is among the most crucial things you can take with you. But, notice that it doesn’t refer to a kit you can purchase from stores and instead, it is should be something you put together and prepare yourself.
According to Robert Richardson, a one size fits all survival kit doesn’t exist and it is up to you what you should be putting in yours.
Having your own survival kit helps make your life so much easier, not to mention safer, if you ever find yourself in a survival situation.
Although no kit can replace training and knowledge, having one is a critical aspect of preparedness equation.
Many survivalists suggest having several types of survival kits.
EDC or Every Day Carry is the first type. This is something you keep with you all the time. This is often small enough to easily fit inside your pocket and contains only important survival items.
The Bug Out Bag is the second type. This is inspired by the EDC concept but improves it for longer term survival situations. This is a bigger version of EDC and contains more items required for survival after a disaster strikes. Bug Out Bags have been designed for easy grabbing.
You should always keep it somewhere with easy access during evacuation.
When choosing gear to include in your survival kit, it is important to consider the specific types of disasters you are preparing for as well as the environments you are going to encounter once disaster strikes.
The 3 Gallon Ideas shares info on survival kit ideas you can easily fit inside a 5-gallon bucket.
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