10 Important Things You Must Include in Your Emergency Kit

10 Important Things You Must Include in Your Emergency Kit

Posted by Krista Eickmann on 19th Oct 2023

What’s in your emergency kit? Emergencies like severe storms, earthquakes, or urgent life events, could land you in unexpected circumstances or unfamiliar places far from home. How and where you’re going to pee is the last thing you should worry about.

First Aid Kit

A basic first aid kit is a lifesaver — literally. Bandages and antiseptics can prevent much worse medical problems from developing. Other basic items, like pain relievers, are helpful for stress-related aches and pains that are common in emergencies.

Food: Enough for Three Days

Don’t forget the can opener! Emergency kits are designed to make your life easier when life is extremely stressful. Plan ahead with nonperishable foods and the tools you’ll need to prepare them. Simplicity is key. Remember, a “go bag” isn’t meant to sustain you for years, just a few rough days.

Water: Enough for Three Days

Staying hydrated is a top priority. Bottled water is easily transportable and reliably safe to drink. Consider including a portable water filter, too. In the outdoors, a handheld filter significantly extends your supply and can filter tap water under a boil-water advisory. Your emergency survival kit needs to meet your basic needs, including staying hydrated.


Our emergency list wouldn’t be complete without it, of course. Heck, we wouldn’t leave the house for a fall-colors hike without the pStyle, much less face the next big earthquake or pipes-freezing winter storm.

The plumbing might go out in a big emergency, or you could get stranded far from flush toilets, even in the big city. You might find a toilet and not want to sit on it. A stand-to-pee device ensures that you can meet your needs in any situation without worry.


You won't need it until you do. It's small, simple, and the perfect tool for its job.

Power Pack for Your Phone

Interruptions in grid electricity are a common feature of winter storms, hurricanes, earthquakes, wildfires, and other emergencies. Cell phones are the irreplaceable link to family members, first responders' maps, and essential how-to information. Keep your phone running with pocket-size battery packs or large charging devices.

Emergency Blanket

If you keep an emergency car kit, consider your options for staying warm. A wool blanket or sleeping bag stashed in the trunk can make a huge difference if you’re stranded all night on the road.

So-called “space blankets,” made of ultra-thin mylar, can help to retain body heat and repel moisture but are first-aid tools, not true blankets.


Another small, simple tool that is indispensable. Headlamp-style flashlights are especially useful if you have to crawl under the house to drain the pipes. Even the cheapest flashlights and headlamps provide significantly brighter light than most cell phone flashlights.


Bring your meds. Many daily pharmaceuticals are integral to your emergency survival kit, whether they’re for your mental health or chronic conditions like diabetes. If you use herbal medicines, pack those in your kit too.

Hand-Crank Radio

Besides your pStyle, this might be the most useful gadget you pack! It’s a solid source of information, and it doesn’t depend on cell towers, WiFi, or the electrical grid. Some models even have flashlights and USB ports to charge your devices.

Be Prepared for Disasters or

Storms and earthquakes happen, but sensible planning goes a long way. The emergency kit you pack in your car will come in handy whether you are dealing with the worst or find yourself taking an impromptu hike in the mountains.

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Wanna know more? Contact us. Just because it’s a disaster out there doesn’t mean you have to be one, too.