When preparing for an emergency kit, the first items that come to mind are food and clothing. There are other tools that you must put in your bug-out bag.
Luzon recently experienced consecutive earthquakes before the Holy Week that sparked rumors that "The Big One" is bound to happen making a bug-out bag pretty essential.
There are things that will not immediately pop up in your mind but you will all find them useful in an emergency situation. Here are some tools that you need in order to ensure you survive a disaster.
Match or lighter – A fire is essential to keeping yourself warm, preparing food, and sending an SOS signal.
Knife – Bring a knife for cutting things, hunting, or even self-defense.
Swiss army knife – A Swiss army knife is now a popular everyday carry (EDC) item due to its usefulness. It has a knife, a can opener, a scissor, a small saw, and a screwdriver.
Map – Before "The Big One" strikes, buy a map and plan your escape strategy. Encircle evacuation places nearest to you. Also, set a meeting place with your family in case a disaster hits.
Flashlight – A flashlight is an EDC item that should be in your purse or backpack. Aside from lighting your path and allowing you to see in the dark, it will also give you comfort.
Hand crank radio – When a typhoon or earthquake strikes, anticipate that there will be no internet services. A mechanically-operated radio will be your only source of information to know the status of your surroundings.
Paracord belt or rope – The rope has many uses. You can tie your poncho or a tarpaulin to make an improvise shelter. You also use it to secure things in your backpack.
Check your bags! Are these in your survival kit?
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