It’s time to curate a home survival kit! When we’re at home, we tend to feel safer than in any other place. This is because we have the utmost control over our environment, and can enact security measures at our own pace. For instance, implementing motion-sensitive floodlights at the front and back of our property can prevent trespassers from approaching without being lit up perfectly, while adding locks to our doors and windows can prevent anyone from getting in uninvited.
While it’s great that we feel safe and secure enough to raise children in our homes and retire there after a busy day, it’s important to plan for when things don’t go according to plan. Home safety, after all, does not render us invincible, nor does it prevent the fixtures in our home from failing time to time.
In this post, we’ll discuss the virtue of curating a small ‘home survival kit,’ one you can call on when the power goes out, when weather conditions are bad, or when you need immediate access to tools to help you evacuate. We hope you never ever have to use the advice in this post, but as they say, it’s better safe than sorry:
From time to time, a power cut can leave us out in the cold and without the lightning we need. To avoid stumbling or bumping around the house in the dark or dead of night, a great flashlight with durable 18650 flashlight batteries can be key. A strong flashlight can also serve as a self-defence tool if necessary, and the durability can be reliable both inside and outside. Flashlights can also serve as a great signalling beacon if necessary.
A First-Aid Kit
A first-aid kit is important for obvious reasons. If you already have one, it’s good to have one more that you only touch in case of emergencies. With gauze, bandages, disinfectant cream, a tourniquet, and a range of other fixtures that can help you apply an immediate solution as you wait for an ambulance or call for help could quite literally save lives all throughout your household. To us, it sounds like caring for yourself in this way is worth its weight in gold. Perhaps you’ll never need it, but it’s best to have an item like this on hand no matter what.
Worthwhile Utility Tools
Utility tools can help you out of a pickle, while also providing you the means by which to contact help. A pair of cheap short-wave walkie-talkies can help you keep in contact with another person in your house, while a utility swiss army knife could help you more easily unscrew objects, open a tin if necessary, and more. Utility tools could also help you more easily enter and exit the home, such as a handy portable shovel you can use to dig snow out of your door frame if it’s sealed up.
With this advice, curating a home ‘survival kit’ is sure to be a good use of your time. Even if you never need to use it, simply having one on hand could give you peace of mind and allow you to know your first course of action should an emergency arise.