Every survival situation is different. But the bare necessities needed to survive them vary little. Food, water, fire and shelter must be considered first. Then ancillary items including tools and communications/signaling devices should be included. Consider the above group of basics to be your starting point when preparing for nearly any emergency or natural disaster that could come your way.

This article was originally published in “Personal & Home Defense” issue #204. To order a copy and subscribe to that magazine, visit

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