When a disaster strikes, emergency supplies
and disaster survival equipment vanish from stores. Remember, when the time
comes that you DO NEED to be prepared, the time for preparation is over..If
people are asked why they procrastinate when it comes to purchasing disaster
survival equipment, the usual answer is...they didn't know what they needed or
where to obtain preparedness supplies.
What Equipment Do I Need?
The answer to what equipment or supplies you may need can vary, depending on where you live and the types of emergencies that you may face.
In general, the product categories below cover most of what you will need, they are ideal for emergency situations.
You may not need every product in all categories, so when planning be practical and sensible for your specific situation and lifestyle.
Disaster Survival Equipment List - 10 Basic Categories :
1. Power Generators and Fuel
- Portable Fuel Generators
- Portable Solar Generators
- Wind Generators
- Fuel Containers - Keep Full. Rotate and keep fuel containers full,
fuel is always one of the first items to disappear in an emergency or disaster
2. Warmth and Shelter Equipment
- Emergency Heaters/Stoves
- Survival Blankets
- Fire-starters, Firewood, etc
3. Water Supplies
- Hand Well-Water Pump (Hard to find item for self-sufficient
4. First-Aid Supplies and Emergency Kits
- 72 Hr Kits, Grab-n-Go Kits, Survival Kits
- First Aid Kits - Keep one in your Emergency Survival Kits, House & Car
- Auto Emergency Kits
- Pet First Aid & Emergency Kits
5. Cooking Supplies
- Emergency Stoves
- Fuel Canisters
6. Lighting Products
7. Sanitation & Hygiene
- Portable Toilets
- Cleaning and Disinfectants
8. Emergency Weather Radios
An emergency weather radio is a radio receiver designed to broadcast a service which airs special weather-related emergency broadcasts and announcements. Weather radio services may also broadcast non-weather related emergency information, such as in the event of a natural disaster, an AMBER alert or a terrorist attack.
9. Preparedness Guides
A Disaster can strike quickly and without warning. It can force you to evacuate your neighborhood or confine you to your home. What would you do if your basic services: water, gas, electricity or telephones were cut off? After a disaster it is NOT always possible for officials and relief workers to reach everyone right away.
Planning is the key to setting up structure, so that people will do something sensible when things go wrong. People can-and-do-cope with disaster by preparing in advance, and by working together as a team.
Sit down together and begin your emergency planning by deciding how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go, and what you will do.
10. Self Defense Items
Many people are not comfortable with this topic, but the fact is, the threat of violent activity escalates during emergency and disaster situations.