10 Most needed Items of a Preppers Survival pack. 1. Water Treatment
Having a means to purify water in a survival situation will help keep you hydrated, your brain functioning properly and your focus on survival. We simply cannot survive without water. Your survival kit should contain water purification tablets or a personal water filter bottle that removes impurities, bacteria, viruses, chemicals, metals and odor.
It is essential to know which direction you are headed and where you need to be. Make sure you include a compass in your survival kit and know how to use it.
3. Fire Starter
You must have a way to start a fire to stay warm or cook your food. Include a lighter, matches, or a flint bar in your kit.
4. First Aid Kit
You do not want to be in a disaster or survival situation without a first aid kit. It is also a good idea for everyone to know basic first aid. Check within your local community to find out where you can take a basic first aid class. In most communities local fire departments will offer these classes.
Having a mirror in your kit can be used for signaling for help, to start a fire, or check your face or back for wounds that might need to be treated.
Paracord has hundreds if not thousands of uses. These are just a few of the practical and potentially lifesaving uses of paracord. Paracord can be used to create a makeshift shelter which is crucial for protection from the elements. It can be used to build snares and traps. The inner strands of the paracord can be used to make traps for catching small game. You can create a fishing line or gill net to catch fish. You can also use paracord to make a tourniquet, secure a splint, and make a sling for your arm.
7. Survival/Emergency Blanket
A Survival or an Emergency Blanket can be used as a makeshift shelter, as a groundsheet, heat reflector, water collector, signaling device, sun shade, and a poncho.
8. Multi Tool
The idea of incorporating several tools in one small portable unit is very old, dating back at least as far as Middle Roman times. There are many different versions of multi tools that might include a knife blade, a reamer, a bottle opener, screwdriver, wire stripper, pliers, a can opener, nail file, tweezers, folding scissors, a saw, a tooth pick, and a magnifying glass.
Flashlight, headlamp, light sticks, and candles can help assist you in the dark, should you need to gather firewood.
10. Survival Knife
Survival knives can be used for trapping, skinning, gutting, and cutting meat and food, wood cutting, shelter building, defense and protection, digging, hunting, carving a container for food or water, and used as a mini machete. Your survival knife should be made from good quality steel and be strong enough for rough field use.