While a zombie apocalypse is not exactly likely, you never know when you’ll find yourself in an emergency situation, particularly while on the road during winter trips, camping, not to mention pandemics, extreme weather situations, and emergency evacuations. There are a lot of pre-made emergency kits available out there, but you can easily make your own and then add any items you think you might need. Here’s what you absolutely must have in there.
One of the most critical aspects of your emergency kit is the vessel that will hold everything together. Make sure you get a strong and sturdy bag that will withstand different types of weather. You can opt for a backpack, as it will be easy to throw on your bag and will keep you hands free in case you need them.
These are an absolute game changer for cold and frigid winter temperatures. Once these are activated, they will stay warm for 10 hours. In addition to being useful in emergency extreme cold weather, these are also great to have on hand (literally!) during ski trips, hikes, camping, and even winter walks.
Portable Emergency First Aid Kit
There are many of these out there you can buy, but the Johnson & Johnson pack is great, as it includes 160 essentials including Band-aids, gauze, Neosporin, Tylenol, cleansing wipes, Bengay, and plenty more. The case is refillable, so if you do end up having to use any of the items inside, you can easily replaces them and fill it up once again.
FosPower Emergency Radio, Portable Power Bank, and Flashlight
This solar-powered emergency radio, portable power bank, and flashlight is key, since it includes three crucial things in one compact box. You do not need any electricity, which is truly helpful. A lot of people have used this during hurricanes in Florida, and it made getting through the chaotic weather a whole lot better.
Personal Water Filter
Making sure you have clean drinking water is absolutely critical, especially in an emergency situation. This water filter is extremely useful to have one hand as it can filter out 99% of parasites and bacteria from water that comes from streams, lakes, rivers, or anywhere else, meaning you can get yourself clean drinking water anytime using this filter. This is also useful to have during camping or hiking trips. A good brand is LifeStraw.