Did you know that more people end up in a worse situation in an emergency when they are not prepared than those that are prepared? You might think this is so simple, but did you realize whenever there is something big or crazy that might happen people wait until last minute or until it has already happened to become prepared. You could honestly research how many people are in the lines during this time of thing.
Here might be a great idea if you are reading this. Get paper and pen, and start writing down your emergency survival gear list. First, you will want to know if you plan on staying at home during this emergency or if you have to travel for whatever reason. I recommend you be prepared for both.
The stay at home survival can be easier because you have everything you need for emergencies, like bed, blanket, couch, toilet. Also some people buy complete solar base camp kits to stay powered up in their homes and even if they can, at their camp sites, but if not, having a survival pack would be a good idea. In a survival pack, you have to think about many more issues and that is what we will cover. The things that would be a good idea to have when you need survival emergency gear.
When you are looking to pack your bag, think lightweight and portable. Also, think about the weather, food, water, protection, and endurance.
I recommend you also start getting into shape. Really get into shape. You will have to consider that having power in your body is just as smart as having power on the go.
Okay, so you got your pen and paper, let's get hot. First, water is essential to your living. Start buying it up and buy it in bulks. Bottles, jugs and filers. If you are standing up for your home, then purchase as many as you can afford if not buy 1 Jug, remember this is for the on on the survival. Buy or use a water bottle that you already have. And pour that jug of water into that container. Now, some people say get a new bottle of water, you can do that as well. But you want to have water that you immediately drink and a jug to mouth is not smart. So get 1 jug of water, distilled is the best for this survival. Then a bottle of water, new or old bottle. But have one, this is your drinking supply for when you are traveling.
Second, when you have the water issue figured out, start thinking of food. Crackers, granola bars, mints, bread, and caned soups. I can fit all that, one of each into a sized sized backpack and it is still light weight. Having food can help you with energy and staying powered up in case of other issues on the trip.
Third, protection is vital to your survival from animals to other people. Now do not just assume that during a crazy time that every person you encounter has lost their minds and desires to kill you, but it is a good idea to stay away from others if at all possible, if not, ask them couple questions and see if they try anything slick. You do want to cause an issue if they are harmless. Ask them questions like where their from, their names, if they have any other survivors with them. You are asking these questions in order to gauge their responses. You may as well ask them if they are intending on harmful you because if they are, leave right away from them as soon as possible. But you also want to know about them and their backgrounds. Also, if they have seen other people where they came from and if they have anything to trade like medical supply, food, water, shelter, protection, etc. Having a knife would be a good idea for when you need to skin an animal for food or for protection.
Fourth, clothing is of course a much needed thing in any condition for protection from the elements and to staying decent. Having dark colored clothing during the night time is the smart way to go because you can travel at night and not be seen. Also, having a light colored shirt in the day time because it will reduce your body of absorbing sunlight that, making you hot and sweaty. You should have both types of socks, long and short. Long for cold temperatures and short for hot. Also, having underwear is smart, but here is something you might not know. You can make one pair of underwear last about 3 days or longer. How? After about the first day, you can turn the boxers around, and the third day, you can turn them inside out. And then around again. This might seem crazy but here it is about survival and using all the knowledge possible. You will want to have a jacket as well so you can use it for a blanket night. You might as well have a small blanket if you can fit it into your bad, take it with.
Fifth, power is also a needed thing nowdays with all the technology that is happening. And even in bad conditions, you never know what satellites and such will still be operational and work for consumers. You could be able to contact others with your cell phone, iPhone, walkie talkie, GPS and laptop. But in order to get power for those devices, you will need power and you can get that with a portable solar charger. There are many on the market, but having one that can power many devices and recharge with a strong solar panel can some-times be hard. Not to mention that when you are shopping for solar panels you are never told about real field testing like some other companies do. Some of the companies just put the solar panels together and sell and never have actually field tested the panels in bad and good conditions. Having some portable solar chargers like the Sherpa 120 Adventure Kit can be useful because it is lightweight and will fit in your backpack and comes with a foldable solar panel. Also, having some batteries will not hurt as way to get power as well. Plus batteries can help you start fires for warmth.
Sixth, lighting is also critical for nighttime living. If you have everything else in place and not a flashlight you will be really hurting. Think about it if all the electricity is down. That means no street lamps though some now have solar power on them but for those hid out places, you will not want light like that. You will be in the right place to have light but without a flashlight you are hurting. In other words, when you are surviving and hiding out, you will want a flashlight to move around your hid out spot. You could purchase the k light solar lantern or the solar hybrid flashlight. Also having a flashlight ran by battery power is a good idea because of the need to use the batteries to start a fire would come in handy. But it is not needed just advised.
These are just the basics for emergency survival gear. To recap, we learned about packing water, organizing what clothes to bring, having a food ration. Also we went over about protection, portable solar power, and we finished with lighting.