Backpack for Emergencies & Natural Disasters
Like Hurricanes, Fires, Evacuations, any time you need to get out of the house or have in your vehicle.
These are the Perfect Backpacks for an Emergency Kit
You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water, and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least three days. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours, or it might take days. In addition, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment, and telephones may be cut off for days, or even a week or longer.
These are the perfect backpacks size where you can include all Emergency Kit items according to your personal needs to survive an eartquake, flood, fire, tornado, hurricane, evacuation, etc.
You can buy a preassembled medical kit from your favorite outdoor retailer, but you’ll usually want to add something to it, and inevitably the supplies will dwindle, forcing you to replace them.
The smarter option: build your own, making sure you understand the uses for each item before you add it to your kit. A do-it-yourself approach allows you to easily adjust what you pack based on the location, the number of participants, the duration of the trip, and how much weight you wish to carry.
Keep your stuff safe from the elements (particularly moisture) by packing it in ziplock bags, and make sure all members of the expedition know where the medical supplies are stored and how each item should be used before departure.
Finally, try to choose multipurpose supplies, like medical-grade adhesive tape, which can both secure a bandage and, in a pinch, close a wound. The more versatile your tools, the fewer you need to bring.
These are the recommended Items to Include in your Basic Emergency Supply Kit, our backpacks have the perfect space to fit all these items, our Emergency Backpacks are shipped empty but you can fit all the Emergency Kit items that you need according to your personal needs.
- Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Whistle to signal for help
- Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
- Local maps
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
Two-Person Weekend Medical Kit Checklist:
• EMT shears
• Duct tape
• Safety pins (for fashioning a sling)
• Needle and thread for stitching
• A Copy of Medicine for the Outdoors—surprisingly effective at reassuring people
• Ibuprofen (ten) for pain, inflammation, and fever
• Antihistamine pills (two) forallergic reactions
CPR and bleeding
• Trauma pad
• Nitrile gloves
• Antimicrobial hand wipe
• 20cc irrigation syringe for cleaning wounds
• Povidone-iodine (one ounce) for creating disinfectant solution
• Wound-closure strips (five)
• Tincture of benzoin
• Antiseptic ointment
• Three-inch-square gauze pads (four) for cleaning and covering wounds
• Adhesive strips (five) for covering wounds
Burn and blister care
• GlacierGel blister pad
• Moleskin (ten precut pieces)
Fracture and sprain care
• Elastic bandage to reduce swelling and provide support
Additional items to consider including in an Emergency Supply Kit
- Prescription medications and glasses
- Infant formula and diapers
- Pet food and extra water for your pet
- Cash or traveler's checks and change
- Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container. You can use the Emergency Financial First Aid Kit (EFFAK) - PDF, 277Kb) developed by Operation Hope, FEMA and Citizen Corps to help you organize your information.
- Emergency reference material such as a first aid book or information from www.ready.gov.
- Sleeping bag or warm blanket for each person. Consider additional bedding if you live in a cold-weather climate.
- Complete change of clothing including a long sleeved shirt, long pants and sturdy shoes. Consider additional clothing if you live in a cold-weather climate.
- Household chlorine bleach and medicine dropper – When diluted nine parts water to one part bleach, bleach can be used as a disinfectant. Or in an emergency, you can use it to treat water by using 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with addedcleaners.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Matches in a waterproof container
- Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items
- Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels
- Paper and pencil
- Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children
You can fit all you need in the packs that we have above.