Survival Gear Information
Here's a bit of information you can use in determining what kind of survival kit you need.
Considerations of a Bug Out Bag - If you have a need to grab your bug out bag, you are immediately thrust into a leadership position. You need to assess the situation, and plan for all contingencies.
Backpack Bug Out Bag - A backpack bug out bag can hold more survival gear and the overall weight of the backpack bug out bag is spread out over your center of balance making it easy to transport a large number of items.
Survival Items - These items are suggestions and do not necessarily represent everything you should have for any particular survival situation. Consider this list a good start in putting together a survival kit for yourself.
Conduct an Inventory - When you get your survival kit, the first thing you should do is conduct an inventory. You need to be aware of what you have and what uses they possess.
Wilderness Survival Kit - An unexpected stay in the woods could be due to an injury or just becoming disoriented. Whatever the reason, you should be prepared to take care of yourself in the wild.
How to make your own Tinder - You can make your own tinder with some cotton balls and some regular petroleum jelly.
Basic 3 Day Bug-Out Car Kit - A story of an actual survival event along with suggestions and pointers on what you should have with you in case of an unexpected event.
Daypack - A daypack is something you take with you when you are only going to be out for a day trip and do not expect to spend the night out in the wild. You only need to take the bare minimum of survival items but you should nonetheless include the basics.
The military Survival Manual, FM 21-76, has some very informative chapters on survival.
Everyone ought to have a survival kit in their home and vehicle.
In a real emergency you and your family can have food and water for three days in an easy to carry backpack.
Your prior planning puts you in control of the situation.