5 Things to Pack in an Emergency Kit

You have the latest car model and have insured it against any possible accidents. You might be heading out for a hike and have the most experienced guide on your side. Such situations give a sense of security, and you let your guard down. The truth, however, is that there will always be unexpected breakdowns, accidents, or hitches in our plans. At times you will be quite unlucky and have a night, maybe snow and no cell phone reception added onto the situation. An emergency kit will help you survive this situation till help arrives. It thus has to have these five critical tools at every time.

Food and water rations

These two items are the core of our being. You should avoid perishable foods as they will not survive for long. The food supply should be protein based so that it serves your body longest. Also, carry rations enough for three days in the least. Water is necessary for body hydration and sanitation. Have at least one gallon of water daily, i.e., have three gallons rations.

Multipurpose tool

A multi purpose utility tool will be one object with different tools integrated into it. The convenient design can include up to ten handy tools in mini-designs. Examples are a swiss army knife, or a leather man tool, etc. The tools can aid in food can opening, pliers, or even a whistle to signal for help.

Flashlights and batteries

When mending a tire or fixing a fractured bone, you will need to know where exactly you are working on in the dark. A flashlight will come in handy for such situations in the night. Ensure you get a waterproof flashlight, in case you are stuck in the rain.

First aid kit

A first aid kit comes endorsed in the necessary treatment options for healthcare. For instance; gauze pads, antiseptic cream, adhesive tape, aspirin, etc. Ensure that, before you set off, your first aid kit is refilled by your medic. Also, keep the first aid kit far from children.

Cell phone charger

Usually, people carry phone chargers on them. The first precaution is to ensure you have charged your phone at the start of the journey. Your emergency can have a spare battery charger on full capacity. As for your charger, ensure you have a solar charger and inverter for maximum security. Remember, it's better to have something and not need it than to need it and not have it.

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