You can have all sorts of survival items but the following are 9 suggested items you’ll need in case of emergency and to survive the crisis:
- Battery Operated Radio
A battery operated radio can be your ears to hear weather reports and get the situational awareness you need to know what you’ll need to do next. For example, it would be helpful to know if the emergency is local or more widespread. It can also help you locate resources you’ll need to recover.
- Alternative Source of Heat
This will be most important if you find yourself in crisis during winter time. It will also be necessary to keep you warm during nighttime hours when temperatures generally drop.
- Alternative Source of Water
You absolutely need water to live. Besides bottled water, you should have some way to filter a water supply. This will become more important as a crisis lingers longer term.
- Back-Up Generator
A gasoline or solar powered generator will ensure you can keep some lights on and to recharge batteries and other devices.
- Short Term and Long Term Food Items
Dehydrated foods and other food items will keep you and your family fed until your emergency is resolved.
- First Aid Kit
If an emergency occurs, there will likely not be any doctors or medical help immediately available. A good basic first aid kit can help with minor injuries you might incur and keep you healthier until more advanced help can be reached.
- High Quality Non-GMO Seeds
Having a supply of seeds and the ability to grow your own food will be helpful in a longer-term crisis.
- Battery Operated Light Source
Electrical power is likely to be limited or non-existent in a major crisis. A battery operated light source will keep your immediate living space more habitable and improve your overall attitude. There is something about darkness that is pretty depressing… and scary for some.
Besides keeping your radio and lights powered, you might consider a solar power system for recharging your batteries.