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Best Items To Have In A Survival Kit

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Rated 4 points - posted 8 years ago by mail4gigi in category Home.
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Water Report Abuse
We cannot live without it, and you never know if the supply will be contaminated.
42 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 2 comments
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A couple of gallon water jugs would be good for a large family or a small family. A water purifier would work if you can't boil it.
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We boil and/or filter water to purify it. We treat water with water purification tablets (iodine; etc.) and plain bleach (2 drops per quart). We distill water.
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Knife Report Abuse
27 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 3 comments
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A machete is a very useful survival tool as well as protection.
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good throwing knife
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A good long knife (with a sheath) is sturdy - and good protection. Better to have two knives than simply one. A pocketknife helps as well.
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Lighter or matches Report Abuse
To start fires which ultimately can cook food, purify water and keep you warm.
24 points - added 7 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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A flintrock or magnesium firestarter - or a magnifying glass - also help.
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Food Report Abuse
Canned, or any food that will not spoil.
21 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 3 comments
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None Perishable foods are the best because they stay fresh/good the longest.
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doughnuts
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Good to have a can opener (or to use a knife to open cans with) - and to have a fishing kit and snare wire - with a cookpot or cooking cup.
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Small Firearme Report Abuse
14 points - added 5 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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It isa good idea to have a .22 caliber rifle its good for all small to medium size game i.e. rabbit,deer,squirell,groundhogs, and birds. Note it is illegal in most states to hunt deer with a .22 for survival situation only!!!!!
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Tools Report Abuse
You may want a wrench or pliers if you need to turn off utilities.
14 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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A MULTI-TOOL is compact and easy to carry - and can provide a variety of tools to help you. A folding shovel or hatchet (tomahawk) come in very handy at times.
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Flashlight Report Abuse
13 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Spare batteries help: You can sometimes find them in packages of 4 or 8 for only a dollar or so at Dollar Stores.
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Band Aids and Ointment Report Abuse
11 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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First Aid Kits should include triple antibiotic ointments, cleansing wipes, hydrogen peroxide, burn gel ointments and the like. Rarely found in commercial kits: sometimes better to make your own kits. Then, you KNOW they have what you need in them!
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Candles and Matches Report Abuse
9 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Unscented candles and waterproofed matches are good - along with lighters (even when lighters run out of fuel, they may produce sparks which can start fires).
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Garbage Bags Report Abuse
8 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 2 comments
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A black garbage bag is a good choice because if you get in it your body heat wil be amplified, causing you to be much warmer... I've done it before... It works! :)
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Can be used to hold and carry items. Can waterproof backpacks. Can serve as protection against rain (ponchos). Can serve as sleeping bags. AND MORE!
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Whistle Report Abuse
May be helpful if you are trapped.
8 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Also to have a good signalling mirror, or to make 3 separate campfires or to write out SOS with logs or stones, etc..
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Backpack Report Abuse
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Helpful for carrying all the things. You can use a drawstring, but a backpack or duffle bag is bigger with more space.
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Pencil and paper Report Abuse
6 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Good sources of wood for firestarters. Along with cotton and lint. Vaseline and cotton. Cardboard works GREAT starting fires!
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Radio Report Abuse
Battery operated, in case you lose power.
6 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 3 comments
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A solar or magneto crank operated radio is ideal.
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A wind up radio and flashlight are always good batteries are not
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Try to make your radio one that uses the same type batteries as your flashlight. AA batteries work very well in both (my LED flashlight works very well - and lasts a long time.
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Extra Batteries Report Abuse
5 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Can leave items in original packages - or place into ziplock bags to waterproof and protect.
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Prescription Medications Report Abuse
Including glasses or contacts.
4 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Also: aspirin; acetominophen/Tylenol XS; ibuprofen; benadryl tablets (for allergies); pepto-bismol tablets (mult-purpose); and the like.
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Books Report Abuse
Can be used for 1.Use pages as a fire starter (paper) 2. Pastime 3. Can calm younger kids down
3 points - added 3 years ago by guest - 1 comment
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Good for "unstressing". If you are in some safe place. In case of emergency you can use paper as firestarter...
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Canteen Report Abuse
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Poncho (lightweight; waterproof) and/or Thermal Blanket Report Abuse
Shelter items; protect against the elements. Reusable - or can be cut into pieces to use as needed. Can reflect heat and retain it when needed. Can treat for shock.
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Cell Phone Report Abuse
3 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Ensure cell phone is FULLY charged BEFORE you go into the woods. REMEMBER: in disasters, cell towers may collapse (may not work); use it while you can and if you must.
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Kid Essentials (if you have kids) Report Abuse
Such as diapers, bottles, a toy or book, blankets and a change of clothes.
2 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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When I was a kid, I had my own canteen, flashlight, binoculars, pocket knife and compass.
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Flare Report Abuse
It can be used to signal aircraft of
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Freundin Report Abuse
Du sollest immer davon ausgehen, das in der Zeit wo du weg bist sich alles ändert und du vielleicht die neu Welt bevölkern musst. Ich hoffe du weißt was als nächstes zu tun ist....
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compass Report Abuse
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GPS Aviation Report Abuse
Personal locator
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water proof bags Report Abuse
to put all your syupplys in it because f you are in a plane you might crash in the water and your things will get destoyed
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sorry for my spelling i was in a rush
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Dust Mask Report Abuse
0 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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Consider using handerchiefs/bandanas if no dust masks are available - as filters. You can insert a second dust mask inside a first one for additional protection.
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Pet Essentials (if you have pets) Report Abuse
Food and water, and a leash or kennel.
0 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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And a pet bowl and toys come in handy, as well!
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rope Report Abuse
In case you are stuck in a hole.
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Moist Towelettes Report Abuse
-1 point - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 2 comments
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Toilet paper is great for fires,first aid,and of course wiping
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Cleansing wipes in your first aid kit come in handy, as do tissue packs and napkins and paper towels.
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Purse or wallet Report Abuse
In case you need to leave, you will need ID and money.
-1 point - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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A good waistpack and backpack also come in handy. As do pockets of shirts, trousers and coats and jackets.
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Car keys Report Abuse
If you are able to leave, you don't want to be without the keys.
-4 points - added 8 years ago by mail4gigi - 1 comment
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House and garage keys, as well. Keys to work/offices, storage sheds, etc.. Gun cabinets and gun locks, as well.
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