Nobody can’t help but be alarmed with the increasing number of deaths resulting from various natural calamities every year. There’s no way we could prevent these disasters from coming but there’s something we can do about it. We can substantially decrease the figures if we equip ourselves with home survival kits that will provide our basic needs during emergencies.
While it is true that the government will not be held accountable for the numbers of people that die each year due to natural calamities such as flood, tsunami, typhoon and earthquake, they have started several campaigns and programs that help increase the awareness in every community of the possible hazards of being caught unprepared during these unexpected situations. Both government agencies and NGOs have been working on seminars and emergency preparedness drills to help the citizens become prepared and trained as to what safety precautions to take and as to what items to prepare in case the calamities would strike.
Home survival kits are necessary for every family to survive during emergencies. There are various kinds of survival varying mainly on the need they will be serving. Some keep a personal survival kits, emergency, wilderness, outdoors and most importantly, home survival kits.
They say that proper training and awareness should start at home. Once a child is aware of the importance of keeping a survival kit with him, he would better chances of surviving and maybe even save others lives.
Just as there are various kinds of kits, the contents thereof also depend on its usage. No matter what and where it should be used, there are certain items in common to all these home survival kits.
The size also may take different forms from pocket size up to a large backpack. In general, it should contain the most basic needs of every individual to survive such as food, water, medicine, first-aid kit, clothes, fuel, flashlight, important documents and other survival gears. The kit should not be limited to these items only and feel free to prepare additional items you think you need for your area. Get all the family members familiar with the emergency entrance and exit points in the house in order to avoid panicking during the calamity.
Orient the whole family on an evacuation plan or any emergency plan that you will execute during the disaster. Plan carefully ahead as to what items to include in your home survival kits so you and your family will prepared and have more chances of surviving whatever natural disasters that may come.