It has finally happened.
Doomsday is upon us.
But you are ready.
You peer out the window at the mass hysteria
of the local populace and shake your head.
Although you are not a doomsday prepper, or
conspiracy nut, you are practical and ready
You know how important it is to be prepared
for any scenario, which is why you created
a survival kit.
What goes into the survival kit was a difficult
decision to make, but you did a lot of research
Now you are ready for almost anything, except
for giant Kaiju, can anyone really be ready
for giant monsters from a different dimension?
You are no stranger to different ways our
society could fall apart, or scenarios that
could cause the world as we know it to come
to an end.
You’ve watched all of The Infographic Show’s
videos because they are super interesting,
fun, and educational.
You know it’s true!
You’ve come across videos about how to survive
a homeland invasion, a zombie apocalypse,
and nuclear winter.
You are ready.
But one thing that’s needed in all crisis
scenarios is a survival kit.
You did a lot of research into what goes into
a survival kit, just to make sure you are
prepared for anything.
The first thing you realized while gathering
data was that you need the correct container.
Something secure and easy to carry.
You settle on a hiking backpack, but a duffle
bag could work just as well.
Your backpack is durable, waterproof, and
easy to carry around with you wherever you
You also make sure that each item in your
survival kit is in an airtight plastic bag.
This is to reduce the risk of anything getting
wet or contaminated.
The last thing you want in an emergency is
soggy food or wet medicine.
You’ve given a lot of thought to what is
the most likely doomsday scenario.
But you decide that the world we live in is
a crazy place, so you must be ready for anything,
at all times.
You make sure to maintain your kit and check
on it’s contents at regular intervals.
You keep it easily accessible, in a cool dry
place to ensure your canned food and other
supplies are in optimal condition.
When checking your kit you always make sure
to replace expired items.
In an emergency it would be a real bummer
to need pain killers and come to realize that
they expired and aren’t effective anymore.
You also know that as new products become
available, technology advances, and your family
changes you may need to update your kit.
This is to ensure you have the supplies that
are right for you.
Everyone is different, but there are definitely
items that every survival kit must include.
At your house you keep the survival kit in
an easily accessible location and make sure
everyone in the family knows where it is.
You won’t always be around and you still
want the people you care about to be safe.
You also keep a mini-survival kit at work.
You never know when a disaster will strike,
that’s kind of a part of being a disaster.
Also, you make sure to keep a backup survival
kit in your car, just in case you are driving
and need to get the hell out of dodge right
at that moment.
It is time for one of your regularly scheduled
survival kit check ups.
You pull the kit out of its easily accessible,
but safe, spot and check the contents.
You make sure to carefully zip and unzip all
plastic bags that contain each item.
You know it is imperative to maintain the
integrity and cleanliness of the survival
Nothing gets in and nothing gets out without
your say so.
You first check your water supply.
This is potentially the most vital item in
the survival kit.
A human can go for more than three weeks with
no food, but can only last three to four days
It is important to have one gallon of water,
per person, per day, for at least three days.
Yes, you know that this will make your survival
kit heavy, but it’s better than dying of dehydration
You also make sure you have water purification
If your water supply runs out you need to
make sure you can clean any water you locate
to keep from getting sick.
Unfortunately, harmful microbes love living
and hiding in water.
You go with iodine tablets because they are
cheap and easy to find.
You take out the water and place it to the
Next you take inventory of your food.
You have three days worth of food, but in
an emergency that could last you much longer.
The food doesn’t take up quite as much space
as the water.
You only have non-perishable food, the bulk
of which is rice, pasta, beans, and oats.
These foods are full of nutrients that your
body will need when in survival mode.
They also won’t go bad any time soon.
The rest of your sustenance is made up of
canned foods that contain liquid, such as:
tomatoes, beans, and tuna.
The leftover liquids in the cans can always
be used to cook your other foods like rice
This will help keep your water available for
drinking and will give some flavor to what
It’s a win win scenario.
Just make sure you pack a can opener.
No one wants to be seen bashing in a can of
tomatoes with a rock.
It would be a little embarrassing to say the
You know that you will need a radio to stay
up to date on information and the weather.
Many people just pack a standard battery powered
radio, but you have opted for the hand cranked
NOAA weather radio with tone alert.
Sure it isn’t very sophisticated, but less
batteries means less weight, and that’s
You just crank and go.
This way you can keep your batteries for your
You never know when the power is going to
go out and you’ll need to find your way
in the dark.
You put all the inventoried content to the
side and take out the first aid kit.
You want to make sure that this vital piece
of equipment is fully stocked.
When on the road or just around the house
When health services are limited during an
emergency you know your survival kit must
have a basic supply of first-aid materials.
You check to make sure it has antibiotic ointment
packs, gauze, bandages, scissors, and tweezers.
You also feel that an emergency blanket would
It could be used on cold nights or if someone
falls into cold water while crossing a river.
You never know what the world will throw at
you, and you want to be prepared.
You look at your list.
Radio and first-aid: check.
You unzip a side pocket and pull out a whistle
on a lanyard.
When needing to get the attention of someone
far away there is nothing like the shrill
screech of a whistle.
It can be used as a signal or a warning.
Maybe you will use it to get the attention
of first responders or rescue personnel.
You swing the whistle around your fingers
and then safely secure it back in your survival
You unzip another pocket where you have stored
sanitation and personal hygiene items.
You have moist towelettes for your bathroom
and cleaning needs.
You also have packed a roll of garbage bags,
which can be used for disposal of used materials,
or cut in ways that allow you to use the durable
plastic in unconventional ways.
In the worst situations you could always use
the garbage bags as a makeshift pancho to
keep your core dry.
You think about how each item in your survival
kit has multiple functions.
They may not be the function that the item
was designed for, but in an emergency you
do what you have to.
You pull a swiss army knife from your pocket.
You’ve decided that this multipurpose tool
could be useful in many scenarios, so you
add it to the survival kit.
It has many tools all in one compact device.
Including the all important can opener.
Do not forget it!
You also pack local maps.
Sure you have Google Maps on your smartphone,
but in a prolonged emergency your phone could
Yes, you bring backup batteries and chargers
for your phone, but all of the batteries and
chargers in the world won’t matter if the
cell phone towers lose power or aren’t sending
out a signal.
Paper maps will never lose their signal, so
you can always count on them to get you to
where you’re going.
You place everything back into your survival
It is like a game of Tetris making sure every
possible space is filled in the most efficient
You unzip the front pocket and check to make
sure the folded papers are in order.
You have made copies of personal documents,
including medication lists and up to date
You have your passport, birth certificate,
and license all copied and ready to go.
The survival kit goes back into its safe storage
location and you think about the other necessities
that you need.
Your prescribed medication and dietary needs
are taken into consideration.
Everyone is different and has different needs.
You need to make sure that your survival kit
is tailored to your needs.
You fill your prescriptions.
After a long day of walking, pain relievers
will be vital.
After a long day of eating canned food, anti-diarrhea
medication might be necessary to ensure you
don’t lose all of your liquids.
Especially if you eat something that’s expired
or gone bad by accident.
Again when trying to survive there is nothing
more important than water, both inside and
outside of your body.
The last things you need to add to your survival
kit is a book and a deck of cards.
This might not seem entirely necessary, but
mental health can mean the difference between
life and death.
It is important to keep the brain active and
engaged, so you can make good decisions.
Mental health in any situation is important,
but when fighting for survival it is a non-negotiable.
You take a deep breath and let it out slowly.
You feel more relaxed knowing that your survival
kit is in order.
If something extreme happens you know that
everything you need to survive is in a secure
easy to access location.
If you need to stay quarantined in your house,
everything you need is in your survival kit.
If you need to leave your home and seek refuge
elsewhere, everything you need to make it
is in your survival kit.
Knowing that you will have everything you
need in an emergency is the first step of
Let’s just hope the reason you need to grab
your survival kit isn’t due to a giant Kaijou
invading your city.
Have you gone through your survival kit recently
to make sure you have everything?
Did we forget to list anything that everyone
should have in their survival kit?
Let us know in the comments!
The best way to survive is to be prepared!
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It has finally happened.