Watch The Weather Channel for any length of time and it becomes apparent that emergency situations can arise day or night, sometimes with little warning. Although it is impossible to prepare for every situation having some specific supplies on hand can make a huge difference.
If you are giving a gift to a family member or friends, why not make it one that could be life saving. Talk about putting your money to smart use. Here are 35 ideas for budget-conscious things to put in emergency essentials gift baskets.
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Automatic Lighter-Either the type that is classically known as a cigarette lighter or a long handled lighter with adjustable nozzle
Collapsible Water Bottle-The Sportszu Flexible Collapsible Foldable Hiking Reusable Water Bottles, Set of 3 offer easy storage, BPA-Free options for water bottles.
First Aid Kit-When it comes to kits that can be carried easily and are useful for a variety of situations, the Compact First Aid Medical Kit – Small and Lightweight First Aid Bag is a winner.
Hand-Held Flashlight-Having a waterproof and shock resistant versus such as the Captink T6 Tactical Flashlight is so important.
Hand Warmers-Keep your hands toasty with these HotHands Hand Warmers 2 Pack Bundle.
LED Headlamp-The LED Headlight,Water and Shock Resistant with Red Strobe, is highly rated and is battery powered and water resistant.
Multi-Tool-For example, the Stanley Multi Tool contains a bottle opener, file, pliers, screwdriver, and wire cutter.
Nonperishable Food Items (Food items that will at least stay fresh for a good period of time)-Such as beef or turkey jerky, canned beans, canned chicken and tuna, canned fruits and vegetables, canned pasta, dried fruit, evaporated milk, honey, nuts, peanut butter, protein bars, ready to eat canned soup, and trail mix.
Notepad with Pen
Pack of Kleenex
Paracord-These cords can be used for a variety of things including as tow ropes, part of shelters, as improvised hammocks, and signaling devices (SurvivorGeek).
Space Blanket-This Grabber Outdoors Emergency Survival Blanketwill be much appreciated. Check out these 50 uses for an emergency blanket from Seattle Backpackers Magazine.
Water Purifier-The LifeStraw Personal Water Filter is well-known for its quality and is used worldwide.
Waterproof Container to Hold Vital Records
Weather Radio--The iRonsnow Emergency Solar Hand Crank Self Powered AM/FM/NOAA Weather Radio, LED Flashlight, Smart Phone Charger Power Bank with Cables can meet a variety of needs.
Great containers for these gifts would be backpacks, draw-string bags or duffels in which these emergency supplies can easily be stored in a closet or cabinet for quick access.
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This is an excellent list! I agree with so many of them and keep much of this in my “go bag.” The Life Straw water filter was new to me. I may need to check that one out. Visiting from TGI Saturday.
My husband always does a lot of research on things before purchasing and the Life Straw came highly rated and is used by so many around the world.
What a great list! I actually haven’t seen the Life Straw but I have just started putting together our own emergency kit.
This is soooo smart – great ideas. Pinning!
Thanks so much for the kind words.
Mrs. AOK says
This is brilliant!! I need to do this. I had a first aid kit, but over the years we have used it up. I should probably restock.
Thanks for sharing with us at Mommy Monday!
I love the idea of packaging these items together as a gift. I never would have thought of it!
Love it when a gift can be used over and over.
Shirley Wood says
Great list! We are so glad you shared with us at Merry Monday! I’m looking forward to your newest additions to the party next week!
Always enjoy linking up at Merry Monday.
Lou Lou Girls says
Hello Gorgeous! Great ideas! Thank you so much for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm, so we can party with you! Lou Lou Girls
don’t forget tampons. For the obvious but they also have many other survival purposes
bandages if opened and spread apart
nose bleed plugs
wick for a candle
many more . Just search tampon uses
Great additions. Thanks for sharing.