Gutsy people who brave the wild outdoors require the best survival kit to accompany them in their journeys. Survival gear may be categorized in two. There are those falling into small/pocket-sized, such as survival knife, compass, pinch lights, watch with GPS, matches in waterproof case, metal cup, mini flashlight, first aid kit, food bars, safety eyewear, water purification tablets, and whistle with lanyard. Then there are items that may be classified as bulky gear – tents, sleeping bags, thermal blankets, windbreaker, long rope (which must be foldable in compact form notwithstanding their bulkiness).
On top of all the modern survival gizmos, you’d need to have an alert brain to figure out how to emerge unscathed from unexpected scrapes or untoward incidents. The best survival kits are those that serve their purpose well and are complete. All items that’re part of a survival kit must be stored in a well-constructed bag like a quality backpack. Surviving outdoors also requires wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.
As we know, a disaster can strike at any time, no matter where you are. Businesses would be wise to have an emergency preparedness plan, including an office survival kit. In order to ready your office/business, develop a plan to ensure the safety of your people. Here are a few ideas to bring to work for your disaster planning as part of your urban survival supplies.
Ready.gov has an excellent section on business emergency planning:
Business continuity planning must account for all hazards (both man-made and natural disasters). You should plan in advance to manage any emergency situation. Assess the situation, use common sense and available resources to take care of yourself, your co-workers and your business’s recovery.
Know what kinds of emergencies might affect your company.
* Continuity Planning
Carefully assess how your company functions, both internally and externally.
* Emergency Planning
Your employees and co-workers are your business’s most important and valuable asset.
* Emergency Supplies
Think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Develop an office survival kit.
* Deciding to Stay or Go
Shelter-in-place or evacuate, plan for both possibilities.
* Fire Safety
Fire is the most common of all business disasters.
* Medical Emergencies
Take steps that give you the upper hand in responding to medical emergencies.