Everyone should have emergency supplies prepared for survival, to be safe and alive until your situation improves.

Disaster responses and rescue searches generally take up to 3 days but depending on your situation, 3 days may not be enough. This means you must have enough food and water to last up to 7 days.

All of your emergency supplies along with some survival essentials should be kept in one place for easy, quick access in case of an emergency.

Your survival kit should include a GO bag that will be fairly light and compact to enable you to carry it around for extended periods of time if need be. Prioritize emergency necessities for each member of your family, especially for the elderly and children.

Maintain a checklist of items. Batteries need to be periodically replaced, check food regularly and replace anything that will soon expire.


You should also keep at least a 7-day dosage of prescribed medicines like diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, etc. If you have any allergies, make sure to have your usual medication in the survival kit. If you wear contact lenses, include your glasses.

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In an emergency, people are abnormally stressed and often can’t recall their own address or family’s phone numbers. Have important contacts written down. If you have an illness, have a photocopy of your prescription with your doctor’s contact information, the name of illness and your blood typewritten, so the rescuers and emergency personnel can refer to it.

Emergency Food

Prepare canned and instant food that can be easily cooked. Pack enough for a minimum of 3 days’ worth of meals, as well as lightweight food items that do not need to be cooked such as nuts and energy bars. Honey has an infinite shelf life. Rich in calories and nutrition, honey can be an excellent source of energy during food supply shortage.


A person consumes at least 2 liters of water a day. At home, store 14 liters of water per person for 7 days. Have two to three bottles of water prepared in each portable survival kit.


You need lighting for navigating during nighttime and in dark places. Also, you can send rescue request signals by flashing the light.


Regularly check and replenish batteries used in the flashlights.