Unlike most other survival guides, ours is tailored towards retailers who are interested in expanding their product offering to include survival gear and emergency kits. It is also relevant to anyone getting started with preparedness, whether it be for wilderness survival, natural disasters or anything in-between. In our guide we’ll go provide you with all of the information you need regarding our products and their many uses.
Most Important Aspects of Survival
There are many different areas you should become familiar with when it comes to survival and disaster preparedness. Each area covers a different basic human need, from nourishment and hydration to warmth, sanitation, personal hygiene and first aid. Each aspect of survival is important in its own way, and will each address a different basic need. By understanding the reasoning behind each category as well as how to deal with basic human needs, you will better understand the industry as a whole as well as your customers’ needs.
Some of the most important aspects of survival, whether it be in the wilderness or after a natural disaster, include personal hygiene, nourishment, hydration, sanitation, warmth and first aid. By having supplies that cover each of these needs, you become much better equipped to both survive and to thrive in most environments.
Types of Survival Gear
As mentioned briefly above, the same basic needs have to be addressed in most all survival scenarios. Because most survival scenarios occur in areas that do not have, or otherwise have lost, modern conveniences such as running water, the first area we will go over is hydration.
Hydration Related Supplies
Staying hydrated, especially during a survival scenario, is key to making it out of the situation safely. Unlike food, the body cannot go more than a few days without water. This puts it atop most peoples priority list when they begin to prepare for emergencies. These types of supplies are available in the form of purification tablets, water filters and drinking water pouches.
Food and Nourishment
Though not as crucial as water, food is still a very important part of being prepared for disasters. Many times, food stores become packed before a natural disaster, while other times electricity may get knocked out spoiling most store-bought foods. Food is available in the form of freeze dried meals and food bars. Food bars range from 400 calories to 3,600 calories depending on their intended uses.
Keeping Warm & Dry
When someone is subjected to a situation that requires survival skills, another key area is staying warm and dry. This can help prevent everything from blisters to hypothermia. Aside from having a good set of survival skills, you can also carry with you items like ponchos, fire starting tools, matches, heat pads and a simple tube tent. These supplies will help you start fires and keep warm & dry by sheltering you from the elements.
Treating Injuries with First Aid
Another crucial element of survival is being able to treat any injuries incurred on your journey. Having a simple first aid kit can go a long way in caring for small injuries and prevent them from becoming much larger issues. A proper first aid kit should include some basic medicines like aspirin as well as bandages, wound dressings and ointments.
Supplies in Our Survival Kits
As mentioned in the sections above, each of these categories are essential for survival when faced with a disaster. All of our survival kits include these types of items in one form or another to ensure you have the supplies needed to make it through at least the first 72 hours of a disaster. Many of our kits, especially the Ultimate series, offer freeze dried meals with non-GMO ingredients to ensure you get all the nutrition needed.