I am not a doomsday thinker, but I do like to be prepared for unexpected scenarios. A large part of that is because I like making a list of things to prepare and then checking them off as I get them. The other part is that I have a desire to survive. I don’t give up or quit when things get difficult, so I would like to have something in place to help me out if that happens.
About a year ago, my mom and I discussed making some multi-function survival bags which are intended to contain enough supplies to keep you alive for at least 72 hours. We are still in the process of testing and perfecting our design idea, and an update will be coming when it is ready.
In the meantime, I have been putting together of list of survival items for our bags and also a larger emergency supply kit designed to stay in our house in case of a natural disaster type emergency…or a zombie apocalypse.
Neither of my lists are exhaustive. They are simply what I think would be a good place for us to start. If you start looking into different survival lists, you will see that you could create an entire book on different items to include. If you are interested in starting a survival kit, I recommend starting small because all of the options can very quickly get overwhelming.
Don’t worry about packing everything you could possibly need. You will forget something. The most important part of any situation (emergency or not) is being ready to make adjustments on the fly. Don’t get too serious when putting together your kits. Have fun with it and make sure to pack something that you enjoy. If you do end up needing to use the kit, you will want to have something familiar and comforting with you.
Download 72 Hour Survival Bag list.
Download Emergency Supply Kit list.