In Case of an Emergency…

Ominous clouds

…here’s what I’d want.

Everything should be in waterproof bags or containers. Clothing should be wool or synthetic. Check local laws and regulations for potential firearm and blade restrictions. Adjust quantities as necessary depending on the size of your party, physical ability to carry, and if you’re sheltering in place or travelling. Add/delete items depending on your local climate; I’m a Northwest gal so I have to be prepared for cold rain, snow, and mountains so it skews that way.

Core paperwork kit A – For moving through urban environments, crossing borders, or applying for aid or asylum.

* Corrected driver’s license
* Corrected birth certificate
* Corrected passport
* Corrected credit/debit cards
* Cash; mix of bills but tilt towards lower denominations
* Dollar and quarter coins

Core paperwork kit B – For proof of identity when original documents aren’t needed.

* Hard copy of corrected birth certificate
* Hard copy of corrected driver’s license
* Hard copy of corrected passport
* Hard copies of health/auto/home insurance cards
* Hard copies of checking/savings/retirement account numbers
* Hard copies of debit/credit card numbers
* Hard copies of passwords
* Electronic copies of all of the above

Alternate paperwork kit A – You’ve been saving your old, uncorrected documents in case you need to temporarily present as your old self in an emergency to deal with a hostile bureaucracy or get across a border, right?

* Uncorrected driver’s license
* Uncorrected birth certificate
* Uncorrected passport
* Uncorrected credit/debit cards
* Cash; mix of bills but tilt towards lower denominations
* Dollar and quarter coins

Alternate paperwork kit B – Just in case you need to leave a copy with someone.

* Hard copy of uncorrected birth certificate
* Hard copy of uncorrected driver’s license
* Hard copy of uncorrected passport
* Electronic copies of all of the above

Core Supplies – Useful for short-term natural and man-made emergencies for sheltering in place, or travelling short-to-medium distances or through moderate terrain.

* 2-3 changes street clothes (1 set androgynous)
* Androgynous wallet
* Map and compass
* Headlamp and extra batteries
* Sunglasses, sunscreen, and brimmed hat
* First aid kit
* Insect repellant
* Moleskin
* Small knife
* 5′ – 550 paracord
* Lighter and tinder
* Emergency shelter/bivvy/space blanket
* Extra food
* Water filter and purification tablets
* Rain/snow jacket
* Rain/snow pants
* Fleece jacket
* Warm hat/beanie
* Extra clothes (wool or GoreTex)
* Hiking boots
* Hiking pole
* Folding shovel
* Toilet paper
* Hand sanitizer
* Prescription medicine
* Extra prescription medicine
* Over the counter painkillers (ibuprofen and acetaminophen)
* Prescription strength painkillers
* Topical painkiller
* Spork
* Water bottle
* Backpack
* Solar-powered light source
* Burner phone w/extra battery
* Pepper spray
* Pencils, pens, sharpies, paper
* Extra Ziplock bags
* 2 XL, heavy-duty garbage bags
* Signal mirror
* Whistle
* Hand warmers
* Dry bag
* Toothbrush
* Toothpaste
* Safety razors
* Bungee cord
* Makeup
* Jewelry (if fine jewelry, also useful for bribes)
* Contact lenses and solution
* Glasses
* Paper towels
* Bar soap
* Sewing kit
* Running shoes
* Hand-crank radio
* Crescent wrench
* Pliers
* Needle nose pliers
* Feminine hygiene products
* Books, cards, dice, games
* Edible plant guide
* Fishing kit

Advanced Supplies – Useful for extended natural and man-made emergencies for sheltering in place, or travelling long distances or through extreme terrain.

* Tent
* Mountaineering stove and fuel
* Cooking pot
* Plate
* Camp soap
* 4 regular carabiners
* 2 locking carabiners
* Descender
* Climbing pulley
* Climbing harness
* 100′ climbing rope
* Crampons
* Gaiters
* Snow goggles, clear
* Ice axe
* Leather gloves
* Ski gloves
* Large tarp
* Gun and loose ammo
* Solar device charger
* Hatchet/hammer
* Hack saw
* Machete
* 5 gallon collapsible water jug
* 100′ green 550 paracord
* 100′ black 550 paracord
* 100′ tan 550 paracord
* 100′ dun earth 550 paracord
* 1 case MREs
* Washcloth
* Hand towels
* Bath towel
* 2 road flares
* Bolt cutters
* Manual can opener
* 2 dust masks
* Zip ties, various sizes/colors
* 1 gallon bleach
* Sleeping bag
* Wool blanket
* Sharpening stone
* Tools of a trade
* Scissors
* Inflatable raft
* Tree saw
* Binoculars

Advanced Medical Supplies – With this stuff you’ll be prepared to patch yourself or someone else up after a mega-quake, a colossal hurricane, civil unrest, or alien invasion.

* Tactical trauma kit
* Surgical tool set
* Survival suture kit
* Disposable skin stapler
* Clotting kit
* Burn gel
* 200 pcs 3″ gauze
* 200 pcs 2″ gauze
* 20 rolls 2″ gauze
* 20 rolls 4″ gauze
* 200 steri strips
* 6 rolls surgical tape
* 9 ace bandages (various width/lengths)
* Bacitracin
* Coban (self-adhering) first aid tape
* 24 abdominal trauma pads
* 4 – 1qt hydrogen peroxide
* 1qt providine iodine
* 90% isopropyl alcohol
* 500 alcohol prep pads
* Saline solution
* 2 eye patches
* 4 arm slings
* Sling w/shoulder immobilizer
* 2 knee braces
* 2 elbow braces
* Ankle brace
* Padded leg splint
* Padded arm splint
* 3″ webbed tourniquet
* 1″ cloth tourniquet
* 200 antibacterial wipes
* 1 box nitrile exam gloves
* 4 IV kits w/PICC-line butterflies and extension tubes
* 50′ medical fishnet sock
* 100 sterile saline IV flush syringes
* 6 ice packs
* 6 heat compresses
* Anti-diarrheal
* Laxatives


©Heather Coldstream

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1 Response to In Case of an Emergency…

  1. Willa Patryn says:

    Perhaps a 14′ van, or 3-4 sturdy pack mules to help you carry it all.
    Wish you well always
    😇

    Liked by 1 person

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