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March 20, 2010

Emergency Kit Buying or acquiring Emergency Kits from various online portals is easy if you can invest at least a small amount. However, choosing the ideal one while trying to prepare yourself for an impending disaster is the trickiest part pf the procedure. There are several types of emergency kits available, and making the right choice can often draw the line between survival and death.  Listed below are some types of emergency preparedness supply kits:

Pocket Survival Kit – A pocket survival kit is small enough to be fit into the pocket of an individual. It is extensively used by people who spend their time outdoors, either pursuing adventure sports or camping. Hikers, campers, hunters, cyclists on a cross-country race, etc are best suited to use such a kit. It contains all the basic tools required to survive and nothing more – rescue whistles, flashlights, fishing cords, duct tape, knife, compass, etc.

  • Fanny Pack Survival Kit – The adventure freaks mentioned above can also carry a fanny pack survival kit if it is presumed that they would be left without help or back-up for at least a maximum of 3outdoors. It is larger than a pocket survival kit but smaller than a backpack full of emergency supplies. It generally comprises a basic form of shelter, canned food and water, compass, rescue signal equipment, flint stones and others.

    • Backpack Survival Kit – A backpack emergency supply kit is for those who fear a possibility of getting lost or missing for three days or more in the wilderness. It contains the usual basic survival supplies that a fanny pack survival kit contains and more. This includes first aid, proper shelter equipment, compass, emergency food supplies, etc. The backpack emergency preparedness supplies can also double up as a disaster kit while trying to withstand a natural disaster such as a hurricane or earthquake.


    • Water Survival Kit – A lot of situations may force you to survive over water or in conditions where water (or rains) is a major interruptive factor. These are usually carried by pilots, people who live on houseboats, fishermen, as well as people living in hurricane-prone areas. The contents usually include emergency food and water supplies, water canteen, blankets, compass, strobe lights, glares, bandannas or handkerchiefs, sunscreen, waterproof fire starter equipment, fishing kit, floats and similar items.

     NOTE:  While different types of medical emergency kits or disaster supplies may vary from a vendor to vendor, the basic contents and equipment are almost alike.

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