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Things To Pack In A Survival Bag That Could Be The Difference Between Life And Death

Even if you're not a hardcore 'doomsday prepper,' it still might pay to keep a survival bag packed. After all, you never know when an emergency could strike. A well-packed bag might be the difference between life and death.

One of your top priorities will be water, but unfortunately a couple of plastic bottles isn't going to get you very far. It's important to remember that you'll need to seek out a source of water, which means you'll need to have a container for it so you can bring it with you. Lightweight metal containers are better than plastic bottles, because you can boil unsanitary water in them. You can also cook in them if need be.

Candy is actually ideal for survival, especially to help get you through a short-term disaster. It doesn't require cooking, it packs a lot of instant energy and it isn't perishable. Keeping a few bags of candy or some candy-bars in your bag to hold you over until you are settled and can find a better source of food.

Light is something you will inevitably need and don't want to be caught without. Emergency candles are good, however candles in some situations can be dangerous. Flashlights are better, especially if they're solar-powered. In a pinch, glow sticks work really well too; they're lightweight and easy to pack.

The ability to start fire is so essential, as anyone who has ever watched survivalist reality shows can tell you. Keep a lighter in your bag, as well as water-proof matches. To keep them from failing you at a crucial moment, pack them in a water-proof container.

Finally, consider first aid needs. Bandages, gauze, tape, antiseptic, antibiotic cream and a needle and nylon thread can be packed into a relatively small pouch. These will help you treat minor injuries to prevent the risk of infection.

Being prepared is never a bad thing. It’s better to have a survival bag and not need it than it is to need it and not have it.

Source: Little Things
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