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The 6 Best Survival Kits That Contain Food, Medical Supplies And Tools

The best survival kits are like insurance policies you hope you'll never need, but when disaster strikes, they can make all the difference. Packed with essentials like food, water, first aid supplies and more, these kits offer a lifeline in times of crisis. Our selection of the best survival kits considers durability, functionality and versatility, as well as specific contents for specific scenarios, ensuring you're prepared for whatever comes your way. After evaluating a series of survival kits, Uncharted Supply Co’s Seventy2 Pro 2-Person Survival System stands out as the top pick for its thorough assortment of supplies, and the Ready America 72 Hour Deluxe Emergency Kit Backpack comes in as the best budget option. Four other survival kits also caught my eye.

Many of the best survival kits are pre-packed emergency kits with enough supplies to last for 72 hours. Before investing in one of these so-called “go bags” or “bug out bags,” consider how many people the kit needs to support and if its contents meet your needs. Even the best one-person survival kit won’t be enough to support a family of four in the event of a hurricane, flood or earthquake.

According to FEMA, you can also personalize your kit with additional items like medications you might require, local maps and a cell phone with a backup charger and batteries. Because not all survival kits come with a large supply of food, consider stocking up on emergency food supplies, which have impressively long shelf lives and live in your basement almost indefinitely.

Continue learning about the best survival kits, written by Cassandra Brooklyn here.

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February 19, 2024

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