What to put in a modern day survival kit?
March 16, 2008 7:07 AM Subscribe
What to put in a modern day emergency kit in the event of Katrina like situation? I realize there are lists that cover this, but I'm looking for what people who have been through this situation have personally found useful.
Yeah, I've looked through previous similar questions
posted by Brandon Blatcher to Home & Garden (20 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
Ok, we lost power throughout the entire city last night, due to storms and it illustrated a couple of points to me. Namely that beyond having the basics, having an extra cellphone or ipod battery might be a good idea in the event that the power outage lasts for days, which isn't hard to imagine with hurricane season approaching for the region.
So, if you were redoing an emergency kit for the Southeast region of the United States, what would you suggest to put it?
Obviously there's the handcrankable flashlights and weather radio, a couple change of clothes, canned food (suggestions for protein rich goods especially), first aid kit, extra batteries, but what else? How much water person per day? What exactly should one put in a first aid kit? What are some good extra batteries for cellphones or ipod/iphone? What to use to store vital documents and accounts info in? etc etc...