A city or wilderness emergency can happen any time. The person who is prepared and of strong character is able to overcome all sorts of challenges, beat incredible odds, and finally, emerge as a survivor.
Survival, wherever you find yourself, is about fighting to stay alive. Survival depends on your ability to make use of what you have to make it through a catastrophe. These catastrophes can be what we are seeing – the intensification of terrorism, as well as the rise of natural catastrophes, such as floods, earthquakes and heatwaves.
Tools Intended for Disasters
Apart from being mentally tough to tolerate the upheaval you find yourself in, there are tools and equipment intended for these disasters. A good pocket survival kit is made up of basic supplies and tools, and is something you can immediately turn to, to make the situation more bearable.
The Red Cross may well supply you with food, water and shelter for a few days in the city, but in an outdoor, wilderness setting, you’ll need far more than that to save your life. Contained in small, compact cases, a small survival kit is ideal for carrying in a jacket pocket.
Packed with quality items, the idea is to know which one is best. Here, we look at several, some of which have received high ratings for their sheer versatility and quality:
1. Pocket Pro Survival Kit
It’s difficult to fathom how many useful items can fit into this small, waterproof, plastic case. The case dimensions are 75’’ x 4’’ x 2’’ and it weighs just 10.7 ounces. There’s also a carabiner on the container which means the case can be attached to a belt loop. Small in size, the container is jam-packed with some 28 quality items of which we will mention just a few. There is fishing gear, a Swiss army knife, a button compass, water purification tables, a flashlight, waterproof survival matches, a fire starter and much more. This product is made in the USA.
2. Teaker Survival Kit
This is a 10 in 1 professional Emergency Survival Kit. It is an excellent kit to have when you’re hiking,camping or find yourself in an emergency situation. It’s small size, 4.1 x 1.8 x 6.3 inches in dimension and weighing just 0.65 pounds, makes it lightweight and easy to carry in your pocket.
Within the waterproof ABS plastic container, you’ll find a Tungsten steel pen, flashlight, whistle, scraper, fire starter, multi-function knife, compass and a portable mini light, among others, in the shockproof case.
3. Whistle Creek Survival Kit
Measuring 3″ x 41/4″ x 7/8″, this small pocket emergency kit is in a sardine tin. The product has been made in the United States and is the perfect kit for hikers and campers. If, during a river crossing, it comes out of your pocket, it floats. It is lightweight and compact and contains medical supplies, as well.
It’s perfect for keeping it in your coat pocket, in your car or in a drawer at home. The waterproof tin is amazing in that it holds a whistle, matches, a compass, first aid instructions, razor blade, pencil, pain tablets, cube, fire-starter, bandage, fishing equipment, tea, sugar and much more.
4. Makhry Emergency Kit
This 6-in-1 multi-functional pocket outdoor survival kit is available in a mini, portable size of 5.1 x 3.4 x 1.4” and can be carried in your pocket. It’s lightweight and shockproof, weighing a mere 7.7 ounces. This is the essential kit for all outdoor activities. Inside the container are pliers, flint fire starter, survival whistle, hand saw wire, mini compass and multi-function card tool.
Each of the items comes with its own merits, and the magnesium fire starter, for instance,worked in any conditions – even rain and snow. All of this pocket emergency kit’s items fit comfortably into its plastic case and is designed to help you out after a disaster.
5. Best Glide ASE Be Prepared
This pocket survival kit has a number of genuine U.S. Military and NATO approved items which have been made in the USA. This particular survival kit is suited for one person and will last them 3 days. Since 2002, Best Glide ASE has been designing survival kits for the United States military and government.
Just some of the very valuable, useful items in this kit include a weather resistant tin container, a compass, all weather matches, sewing kit, razor knife, water purification tablets, survival whistle, fishing kit, signal mirror and much, much more. It’s worthwhile knowing that Best Glide ASE is an official licensee of the Boy Scouts of America.
6. WOTSON Survival Kit
This emergency kit is referred to as your companion for hiking, hunting and camping. Its got a host of items that you will want to call upon when faced with an emergency. Some of the multi-functional tools you’ll find in the kit are flashlight with AA battery, fire starter, knife, tactical pen, compass, bottle opener, can opener, saw blade, foldable mini knife and more. The knife can be attached to your belt or pocket because it comes with a metal clip. Easy to carry and lightweight, weighing only 360gr, the kit can be placed in any bag.
7. ER Emergency Ready Survival Kit
Suited for one person, this survival kit will last for 3 days and provide the survivor with food, water and shelter. Ideal for keeping at home, in your car and at work. This survival kit has been approved by the US Coast Guard to store safely for 5 years. The survival kit is packaged in a robust tuck-top box. The first 72 hours after a disaster are the critical hours, and you may find that water and food is non-existent, electricity and cell phones are down, and that rescue teams can’t reach you. Included in the kit are food bars, water pouches and a thermal blanket. ER – Emergency Ready Brand is by Quake Kare who are a leading manufacturer and supplier of sought after emergency preparedness kits in the U.S.
8. Survival Resources Survival Kit
This pocket tin survival kit designed by Survival Resources can easily be kept in your pocket. It has been created for just one person. The mini kit has been packaged to fit into a sturdy tin. It comes with 10′ of parachute cord. You’ll find instructions on how to wrap it around the tin. It is unbelievable that Survival Resources have even left space in the tin for you to include some of your own items. They’re thinking specifically of things such as water purification tablets. The kit comes with an orange Spark-Lite fire starter as well as 6 enclosed Tinder-Quick fire tabs which can start a fire even when wet.
A pocket survival kit is handy in that it is lightweight and compact. These nifty little kits contain all the things essential for surviving. The decision of which survival kit suits your style will depend on your survival skills as well as other factors.
Each kit depends on the environment as well as the situation you find yourself in, and there isn’t a one-size-fits-all kit. We’ve just mentioned a few kits that contain some of the many items you’ll need. It is best to keep your survival kit simple and practical ─ one that have been tried and tested and which won’t fail you.
Choose your kit carefully as it will be your companion in helping you survive a host of setbacks.