Last-Minute Survival Gear Checklist

Last-Minute Survival Gear Checklist

The most difficult thing about emergencies is that they come out of nowhere. Obviously, this makes preparing and planning almost impossible. If you’ve found yourself wondering what you can do to be as prepared as possible, you aren’t alone. So many people want to ensure they can keep themselves and their families safe from harm’s way. Due to the nature of emergencies, such as natural disasters and power outages, you might be wondering what you can do. 

Well, the great news is, there’s actually quite a lot you can do to be prepared and help prevent anything bad from happening during an emergency. The most important thing to stay focused on is... survival. You want to make sure you and your family will make it out of this situation unharmed. To do this, you should start by making a checklist of everything you might need in the case of an emergency. This list will help you get organized before you actually put together your survival gear and supplies.

If you don’t know where to start or what to include, don’t stress. We are here to help and make things easy for you. In this article, we will talk about the last-minute survival gear you should put together to keep you and your family safe. Keep in mind these are suggestions and your needs might vary depending on factors such as the size of your household and the climate where you live. Below is a list of the six survival gear items we think you should add to your checklist! 

1. Phone Charger

The Patriot Power Cell phone charger is one of the best things you can have on hand for emergencies. If you can’t communicate during an emergency, that could be a huge problem. Especially if you are trying to organize moving to a new shelter or need to contact a hospital, local authorities, etc., communication is vital. This power cell gets its charge through solar power, which means you don’t have to worry if you don’t have electricity. It has 2 USB ports so you can charge 2 devices at once. 

2. Survival Kit

Having a survival kit, even a basic one, is extremely important. A survival kit is designed to get you through any emergency situation including treating injuries, providing food and water, and tools for various situations. Basically, as long as it’s not as serious as going to the hospital, a survival kit should be able to help you get through it. In your kit, you should include tools such as a sharp knife, a lighter, first aid supplies, food and water, and blankets or warm clothes. As we mentioned, everyone’s situation is different, so you might also need to store things like an inhaler or insulin, depending on your needs. 

3. Survival Food

When we talk about survival food, we are talking about food that is non-perishable and has a very long shelf-life. It is important to get food that is the most high-quality you can find, such as our survival food kits at 4Patriots. Our food is built to last for 25 years due to the fact that it is freeze-dried. When you freeze dry food, it gives it an amazing shelf-life and makes it non-perishable! For the next two decades, you will be prepared for any emergency just by having our survival food in your home. 

When you buy survival food from 4Patriots, you will find that it comes in all sorts of variations and quantities. Once you buy it, you will have years and years before you have to worry about buying more. When you are buying your survival food, consider how many people live in your household because the portions will vary depending on that number. All of our kits are designed to last one individual for the number of days listed on the packaging. For this reason, it is not recommended that you divide the kits between family members. If you have more than one person living in your home, then the best option is to buy one kit per person. These are four of your best options:

  1. 4-Week Survival Food Kit: This kit is the best bang for your buck and one of the most popular food kits we offer. It will provide you with a month’s worth of food, meaning you will be prepared and covered for a longer emergency. 
  2. 72-Hour Survival Food Kit: The 72-hour kit will give you three days’ worth of all the essentials to help you survive. It’s portioned for one person to eat breakfast, lunch, and dinner over three days. 
  3. Grab-N-Go Survival Food Kit: This makes a great kit to keep in your car for road trips or just to have for everyday driving. It comes with 28 servings of food, so it will be enough to get you through a few days if you find yourself in an emergency. 
  4. 3-Month Survival Food Kit: If you want to be prepared for anything, this 3-month supply of survival food is your absolute best bet. It contains a whopping 600 servings of food, which means you won’t ever have to worry about going hungry. 

4. First-Aid Kit

It is imperative that you have first aid supplies ready for emergencies. Our first-aid kit has everything you need to tend to minor cuts, wounds, and other ailments. It contains 129 items ranging from gauze to bandaids, to scissors, cold packs, and more. Everything comes zipped up in a 1.5-pound bag, making it easy to store in your survival kit or stash in your car. Not only is this great to have for emergencies, but this first-aid kit is also great just to have for everyday use. 

5. Water Filter

Clean water is, by far, the single most important thing you need to survive. It is even more important than food, which is a close second when it comes to necessities. During many types of emergencies, it can be hard to acquire clean drinking water. One of the best things you can do is have a water filtration system on hand, such as the Patriot Pure Personal Water Filter. This device helps to filter out 99.9% of pathogenic bacteria along with dirt and chemicals.  

6. Flashlight

Believe it or not, a flashlight is actually one of the more important items to include on your survival gear checklist. Being in the dark can make dangerous situations even riskier. This is especially true for power outages when you will need to see how to unplug things around your house or make it to your fuse box. Our Tactical Flashlight will help to keep you safe thanks to its solar-powered charging system. This means you’ll never have to worry about batteries or chargers to power your flashlight again.  

Conclusion

Emergency situations and natural disasters are, unfortunately, a part of life. You never know when you might find yourself in one of these situations. If you are prepared with survival gear, food, and water, you will avoid unnecessary stress and danger no matter what the situation might be. Use our list as a starting point to make your checklist and get your supplies organized.  4Patriots has all of the gear you need to be prepared and to keep you and your family safe. 

Sources:

https://www.aarp.org/home-family/friends-family/info-2020/emergency-go-bag.html 

https://www.ready.gov/ 

https://www.ors.od.nih.gov/ser/dem/emergencyPrep/Pages/Disaster-Preparedness-Tips.aspx 

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