The point of prepping is because you never know when something will go wrong. It could be a natural disaster like hurricane Katrina or a blackout. You should always keep a few items on yourself to ensure you’ll be ready for any disaster or storm that comes your way.
It’s always smart to have some sort of fire starter on hand. Example: Lighter, matches, flint… I personally prefer to always carry some flint on my person. Lighters are my second best choice as, unlike matches, they will still work if they get wet.
Paracord Survival Bracelet
What I love about a paracord bracelet is its many uses and that it can fit snug on your wrist. You can use a paracord bracelet as a replacement shoe string, fishing line, belt and for making snares and other traps or shelters. Paracords are one of the most versatile tool on this list.
Swiss Army Knife
A classic survival/multi tool that has been trusted by many people for many years the Swiss Army Knife is one of the best things to have on yourself at all times because of its multifunctional nature. From knife to bottle opener, screwdriver and more. The Swiss Army Knife has everything.
It’s always a good idea to have some cash on you in the case of a massive power outage like what happens in severe storms. Credit cards and credit card processors can’t be trusted to work in the midst or the aftermath of a natural disaster.
Water is one of the most crucial items to have in any extreme scenario where things have turned for the worst. Dehydration is a process that can happen very fast and once it begins, is when things get dangerous. The human body can only go about 3 days without water before you die. So always make sure that you carry a water bottle on yourself and stay hydrated, especially when headed out for long walks or hikes. And should you find yourself in a disaster scenario or one where you have become stranded, make sure that you put priority on locating and purifying water. You can last much longer without food than water.
I suggest having a light source, such as a flashlight. You shouldn’t use your fire source as your light source because you don’t want to run out of whatever is fueling your fires. Unlike matches or a lighter, flashlights are specifically designed for navigation in the dark. I recommend buying one of those small LED keychain lights that you can buy at almost any convenient store or other retail store. They are small but effect