The 5 Day Survival Kit

This survival kit should be ready in the event that it is needed. Place it in a safe spot away from the house in a shed and have a 72 hour kit in the trunk of a vehicle. It contains the essential things that you will need to live for 5 days. You can design it to fit your needs but it should contain the following as a minimum:
 

  • • Bottled water (5 gallons per person)
  • • Water filter and purification tablets
  • • Food (non-perishable) little or no cooking required
  • • Camping plates and utensils
  • • Vitamins and energy food bars, salt, honey
  • • Backpacker’s cooking stove and fuel
  • • Flashlight, spare batteries and spare bulb
  • • Candles and matches
  • • First aid kit, drugs, extra eyeglasses
  • • Emergency medical book
  • • Seasonal clothing (rain gear, jacket, boots, etc.)
  • • Tool box, pry bar, pliers, screwdriver, hatchet, etc.
  • • Folding camp shovel (for latrine and garbage)
  • • Pocket knife/leather man (multipurpose, sharp)
  • • ABC fire extinguisher
  • • Road flares
  • • Local area maps
  • • Tissues, toilet paper, sanitary napkins
  • • Soap, toothbrushes, personal care kit
  • • Plastic, foil, emergency space/wool blanket
  • • Sleeping bag
  • • Battery or solar powered radio
  • • Cash
  • • Plastic tubing for siphoning gasoline
  • • Keep all in a plastic container with a tight lid