Emergency Survival Supplies You Need to Have

Natural disasters or other emergency situations cause fear and anxiety for many people, there is no need to feel this way if you are prepared. There are essential items that every household needs to have in order to get through the rough times. No matter where you live, disasters such as wildfires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, even a terrorist attack can happen. It is crucial to be prepared no matter where you are. No one can truly predict when and where a disaster may strike. So, here are the tools you will need to be self-sufficient during an emergency situation.

Emergency Kit Supplies

– Weather-resistant, lightweight backpack

– At least a one-week supply of food that will feed each person 3-meals per day

– A heat source that is reusable, such as a camping stove or portable grill

– Fuel pallets that can be heated quickly

– Refillable lighters with extra butane of waterproof matches

– Pans designed for cooking over a fire

– Large supply of emergency water and a water filter that can treat at least 50 gallons of water

– Fully equipped first aid kit

– Pocket knife, and spoons and forks to serve and eat food

– Non-electric can opener

– Battery operated or crank operated radio

– Flashlights

– Extra batteries for all battery operated items

– Masks to block out dust and other pollutants

Emergency First Aid Kit Supplies

Every home and vehicle should have a first aid kit stored in a safe place. You may want to consider having two first aid kit in your home. First aid kits allow you to treat minor injuries that can happen at any time. Over time, as injuries around the home occure, your first aid supplies will dwindle. Having a separate emergency first aid kit set aside for a serious emergency or natural disaster will insure that you won’t be caught unprepared. These are the items that should be in your first aid kit:

– First aid instruction guide

– Adhesive bandages, such as Band-Aids

– First aid dressing

– Adhesive tape for the dressing

– Gauze pads

– Elastic bandages

– Scissors for elastic bandages

– Instant cold packs that are disposable

– Emergency blankets

– Sterilized tweezers

– Sterilized eye packs

– Alcohol and pads or alcohol prep pads

– A box of PVC gloves

– Cotton pads

Have a Plan in Place

Be prepared by having an emergency plan in place for your entire family. Have talks regularly to ensure that everyone has emergency phone numbers, knows where the first aid kits are located and how to get to the emergency food storage. You also need to designate a place where everyone will meet up in the event of an emergency. Being prepared could save your lives while keeping you healthy during a disaster.

13 Replies to “Emergency Survival Supplies You Need to Have”

  1. I have several questions:

    Is there an assortment of entrees within each box?

    Is there an assortment of entrees within each can?

    Is the food contained in containers, such as pouches, or is it “loose” in the can?

    Can the cans be resealed? OR Are there only 1-6 weeks of shelf life after opening?

    How are the fruits and desserts reconstituted?

    Thank you for your time,
    Jo Sain


    Hi Jo,

    All of our meal plans have a variety of entrees, there is a list of included meals on all of the description pages.

    All of the cans include a plastic lid for resealing them. The food is loose in the can, and if kept at room temperature, the shelf-life once opened ranges from 1 to 6 weeks. This can be extended by keeping the food cool and away from moisture.

    The fruits and desserts only require water to reconstitute, like the entrees. But, keep in mind, all of the fruits and desserts like ice cream sandwiches can be eaten without being reconstituted.

    If you have any additional questions, please contact us at contact@foodinsurance.com, or 1-866-946-8366.

    -Food Insurance

  2. 1. If the food is loose in the can, then will you need to open 3 cans for a meal, ie: 1 can for a meat, and 2 cans for 2 vegies ?
    2. Can you add nitrogen back into the can if you had a bottle of nitrogen ? Adapter needed ?
    3. Are scoops provided in the cans to measure the correct portions used per adult or child ?

  3. Don’t forget pain medication in first aid kit – narcotic (codeine etc,) if you have it – Alleve (Naprosen), Advil (Ibuprophen), aspirin ,to relieve pain that can be severe in the case of burns or trauma. Also, include a tongue blade or just a smooth stick to twist a strip of gauze into a tournequet to stop life threatening arterial(pulsing) or other major bleeding.

  4. I’ve learn some excellent stuff here. Certainly price bookmarking for revisiting. I surprise how much attempt you put to make any such wonderful informative website.

    1. Joyce,

      That is a great question. The general recommendation is 1 gallon per person per day. For one year you would be looking at a minimum of 365 gallons of water.
      We don’t sell water, but we do have water storage containers and water filters. Both can be found here.

      If you have any additional questions, please call our support team at 1-866-946-8366, or email us at contact@foodinsurance.com

      -Food Insurance

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