No one expects to be in a serious survival situation but sometimes the right survival gear can make the difference between comfort and security and genuine traumatic problems. Even for those families who are interested in the idea of societal collapse or simply roughing it for several days, survival gear becomes more important as they understand they will need to use it to stay alive and healthy for the duration.
Choosing the right survival gear for your family depends on many factors. First of all, how many people are in your family and what are their ages? Of course, an infant will need diapers instead of MREs. Although the list can change dramatically based on a myriad of factors, there are several basic pieces of survival gear that should go in every pack.
Survival Gear Basics
Begin packing your survival gear pack with tools that can help in many situations. This can include a multitool, a survival knife, a small fishing kit, a hatchet, a sewing kit, and flashlights or lanterns. Bring batteries or choose a light source that can be wound up to use.
Next, bring comfort items such as rain ponchos, warm clothing for layers, fire starters, hand warmers, and even a deck of playing cards. Your survival gear pack should also include nonperishable food, water purification tablets or filter, all necessary medications your family needs, and a survival or wilderness guide book. There are many other things to put in a survival gear pack. What you include depends upon your family and whether you will have a vehicle to transport it or not.