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Road Survival Kit Basic Provisions

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 1

Natural element is an unpredictable force. Everything and anything can alter your carefully made plans. Wherever the road takes you, it should be an unconscious habit to always bring along with you a road survival kit. It would be more beneficial to tailor your survival kit to the environment you are located, but it not, make sure your disaster kit addresses the following basic needs.

If you carry enough water in your emergency kit, the less incline to stress of finding a water source. Carry at least a gallon of water for each person per day. If not enough, make sure you have previsions to disinfect and purify water found in wilderness. Chlorine or iodine tablets can improve and clean water to a degree.

Your emergency kit should have enough provisions to last two to three days worth of non-perishable food in case of an emergency. The food rations should be lightweight and small in size to not add extra bulk and space inside the kit. Granola bars, sealed freeze-dried foods and military MRE (Meals Ready to Eat) are food rations that works well in emergency that should help provide short-term energy boost.

First Aid
A survival kit is not a survival kit without a first-aid kit being a part of it. Alcohol and antibiotic pads, assorted bandages and pain reliever pills are just some of the supplies that should be inside the first aid kit. If prescription medications are taken, it too should be prepared ahead of time for enough supply. Pelican camera cases store more than just cameras, they can also function as your first aid storage to keep all your sterile supplies free from contamination from the elements.

Shelter and Storage
Emergency blankets are needed to preserve body heat. Make sure blankets are lightweight and resistant to moisture. Take along parachute cords that consists a sheath of four or more yarns that can be useful in the makeshift construction of a shelter in case there is a need to.

Fire and Light
Carry small disposable lighter or hurricane matches in a waterproof container with a striker in your survival kit. Flint/steel and magnesium is another alternative to build a fire. Penlight or small flashlight with extra batteries can provide additional light sources as needed.

Signaling and Navigation
One visual and one aural signaling device should be included at least in your road survival kit, such as a signal mirror and a whistle. Small compass can help you navigate and a whistle signals search and rescuers to pinpoint your locations with its sound range.



Jul 16, 2010 12:53pm
Food is definitely one thing that people neglect. You never know what your circumstances will be, so it is definitely best to be prepared! A very thorough list of things required for adequate survival.
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