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10 Day Emergency Survival Pack Contents

May 15th, 2007 · No Comments

Wow, this is exactly the kind of thing that crosses my mind occassionaly but I never get around to doing. The process of learning what to do, what to buy, where to by it, and deciding which of the options in each case is better is in itself enough to keep from doing it.

Jeffrey Yago simplifies things a LOT in his very detailed article about how to assemble a 10-day survival pack of emergency supplies for your vehicle for only $25. You may need to replace and replenish the supplies, but all said and done, this is some information I definitely could use.

The two biggest complaints I hear from people when it comes to buying emergency supplies are the high cost for items they may never actually use and the need to replace out-of-date food that was never eaten. Yes, those tasty freeze-dried, ready-to-eat meals from most camping stores are expensive, and yes, many may never actually be used. But that is also true of buying a fire extinguisher, as you don’t intend to ever actually use it either, but it’s a real life saver if you do.

To address these high-cost concerns and the difficulty to locate camping stores that stock hard-to-find survival equipment, I decided to assemble a 10-day emergency food supply by shopping only in a typical chain grocery store, and I kept the total cost under $25. This is very cheap insurance if you travel through areas where you would not want to be stranded, and you will not be out that much if you have to occasionally replace items that have reached their expiration date.

Read 10 day survival pack for your vehicle for just $25 by Jeffrey Yago, P.E., CEM Issue #104 for excellent tips on what to get and keep in the trunk of your car to help you survive out in the wild for 10 days.