In certain emergency situations, you might be asked by authorities to Shelter-in-place. Sometimes the best way to stay safe means that you should get inside and stay put. Get inside as soon as possible and bring your loved ones, emergency supplies and your pets if possible. You should stay until local officials say it is safe to leave. Remember that shelter-in-place is used as a means of protection for usually only a short time and not for days or weeks.
If you are at home when the emergency occurs, you will need to lock all doors and windows, close the fireplace damper and turn off all fans and any HVAC systems. Collect containers filled with fresh water, your family survival kit and a working radio with fresh batteries and move to a small room above ground level with few windows or doors. Your family survival kit should include emergency food, water and emergency lighting. Close all window shades, blinds or curtains if an explosion is a possibility. If you decide to bring your pets along, be sure to take your dog survival kit (or cat survival kit) with you. A good pet survival kit should include medical supplies, a feeding bowl, pet waste bags, emergency food, water pouches and a survival blanket. Be prepared to seal off the room from outside air with duct tape and plastic sheeting if there is the possibility of outside air contaminants.
If you are caught out in your vehicle and too far away to get back home or to a public building, it is safer to pull over and stay in your car than to keep driving. Stop your vehicle in the safest place possible and turn off your engine. If it is warm outside, try to stop under a bridge or shady spot so you don’t get overheated. Listen to your radio and wait until officials say it is safe to get back on the road. A roadside emergency kit such as the Family Auto Survival kit is equipped with an emergency survival blanket, 16-hour body warmer, flashlight and enough food and water for 72 hours. The purchase of a good roadside emergency kit is an absolute must and should be kept inside your vehicle at all times.
Keep Your Home Prepared For Anything.
Have a Quality Survival Kit Ready
Save Your Life:
All items are packed securely in our Large Wheel Bag. This large duffle bag features multiple pockets and wheel functionality for easy mobility. Each item is hand assembled in the USA into waterproof bags and neatly organized in the bag for easy access.
Food and Water: The food and water in this kit will provide the nutrition necessary to survive for up to three days. The food in this kit has a shelf life of 5 years. To add additional survival days to the kit, refer to the Food and Water Section of this website to purchase supplementary food and drinking water. The essential nutritional intake of 1,200 calories and one gallon of drinking water per day/per person is recommended.
27 – 400 Calorie Food Bars (a great shortbread cookie flavor, a 5-year shelf life and approved by U.S. Coast Guard)
12 – 4 Ounce Water Pouches (4.25 fluid oz. of filtered water, 5-year shelf life and approved by U.S. Coast Guard)
40 – EPA Registered Water Purification Tablets (each tablet purifies 1 liter of water)
Shelter and Warmth: The extreme conditions of winter and summer can produce inhospitable and unforgiving environments. These items will help provide protection against harsh temperatures, rain and snow.
1 – Box of Waterproof Matches (matches that work when wet)
3 – Emergency Survival Blanket (retains 90% of body heat in cold conditions, also protects against rain and wind)
3 – Emergency Poncho with Hood (one size fits all, protection against the rain and wind)
2 – Emergency Tube Tent (provides shelter for up to two people)
3 – Body Warmers (heats up to 150 degrees for many hours)
Light and Communication: If stranded away from home or caught in a situation without power, these items will prove extremely useful. The ability to see and communicate are two of the most basic factors needed in an emergency or disaster.
1 – LED Rechargeable Flashlight (never needs batteries, just squeezing the handle generates power)
1 – 5-in-1 Survival Whistle (the whistle has a compass, signal mirror, flint starter and a waterproof container with a lanyard. The whistle sound travels over a mile)
3 – 12 Hour Bright Stick (small and lightweight emergency lighting)
1 – Emergency Dynamo Solar Powered Lantern with Radio (LED lantern never needs batteries, can also be
charged by using the 6V external adapter and has a DC port for charging cell phones)
Medical and First Aid: A good first aid kit is one of the most critical components of any survival kit. Unfortunately, most survival kit suppliers overlook this and provide little more than gauze and a few band aids. Please pay close attention to the first aid contents of any survival kit and compare them to our kits; you’ll be surprised at the difference.
1 – Snake Bite Kit
-3 Pliable Suction Cups
-Easy-to-Use One Hand Lymph Constrictor
1 – Adventure Medical Quick Clot Advanced Clotting Sponge (speeds coagulation of blood, resulting in a stable clot that helps stop bleeding). The First Aid Sponge uses QuickClot Sport Zeolite Beads that are contained in a sterile, non-adherent mesh bag so that it can be easily applied and cleanly removed from the wound. Each package contains one 3.5″x3.5″ (25g) bag of the QuickClot Sport 25g Advanced Clotting Sponge.
9 – Burn Cream Packets (provides temporary relief for minor burns and protects against bacteria)
1 – Adventure Medical First Family Kit: While most family kits are designed to be kid-friendly, it is important not to forget the people who will be caring for their little ones in the outdoors, from picnics at the park to hikes in the wilderness. The centerpiece of the Adventure First Aid Family Kit is the fully-updated new edition of Caring for Children in the Outdoors, a comprehensive guide to first-aid for children, covering topics such as how to treat sprains, fractures, and dislocations, plus handy guides on how to administer medications and how to dress more serious wounds. A wide range of first aid supplies provides piece of mind for the whole family, and as an added bonus, the kit includes a handy kit-within-a-kit that can be pulled out and stashed in a pocket or diaper bag.
(16) Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 1″ x 3″
(1) Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, 2″ x 4.5″
(4) Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle
(12) Bandage, Adhesive, Plastic, 3/8″ x 1 1/2″
(4) Bandage, Butterfly Closure
(4) Dressing, Gauze, Sterile, 4″ x 4″, Pkg./2
(2) Dressing, Non-Adherent, Sterile, 2″ x 3″
(1) Gloves, Nitrile (Pair), Hand Wipe
Blister / Burn:
(1) Moleskin, Pre-Cut & Shaped (11 pieces)
Fracture / Sprain:
(1) Bandage, Elastic with Clips, 2″
(1) Cold Pack
(2) Safety Pins
(1) Scissors, Bandage with Blunt Tip
(1) Splinter Picker/Tick Remover Forceps
(2) Thermometer, Disposable
(1) Caring for Children in the Outdoors Manual
(3) Acetaminophen (500 mg), Pkg./2
(3) Antihistamine (Diphenhydramine 25 mg)
(3) Ibuprofen (200 mg), Pkg./2
(1) After Bite Kids, Tube
(2) Natrapel 8 hour Tick & Insect Repellent Wipe
(12) After Cuts & Scrapes Antiseptic Wipe
(1) Cotton Tip Applicator, Pkg./2
(1) Tape, 1/2″ x 10 Yards
(4) Triple Antibiotic Ointment, Single Use
Hygiene and Sanitation: These items will help you take the proper steps toward good hygiene and sanitation in a crisis situation. Good hygiene and proper sanitation practices will help prevent the spread of disease and protect against infections.
3 – Pocket Tissue Packs (some of the best tissue packs available, very thick and durable 2-ply)
36 – Wet Naps (alcohol-free, biodegradable)
18 – Infectious Waste Bags (disposal of hazardous or infectious items)
3 – Hygiene Kit (staying clean can help against infection, disease and depression)
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Tools and Gear: The items, devices and gadgets listed here will come in handy when you need help with all the little things that make a big difference. These are the things you should never leave home without.
1 – Paracord (50 feet of 550 paracord)
3 – NIOSH N95 Respirator Dust Mask (NIOSH-approved particulate respirators, not your basic dust mask)
1 – Multi-Function Pocket Knife (knife, saw, hook disgorger, fish scaler, bottle opener, can opener, scissors, nail file, nail cleaner, cork screw and sturdy reamer)
1 – Deck of Playing Cards (provides entertainment in an emergency situation)