You’ll need this for a week of survival

Here’s a list of items that could be useful to have on hand for a week-long survival situation with no access to electricity, food or water supply, and communication:

  1. Water – At least 7 gallons of water per person for a one-week supply (1 gallon per day for drinking and sanitation purposes).
  2. Non-perishable food items – Canned foods (7-10 cans per person), dried fruits and nuts (1 pound per person), energy bars (3-4 bars per person), and other non-perishable food items that do not require refrigeration.
  3. Portable stove or grill – 1 portable camping stove or grill.
  4. Fuel – Enough fuel for your stove or grill, such as 2-3 propane or butane canisters.
  5. Cooking utensils – 1 pot, 1 pan, and utensils for cooking and eating.
  6. Water filter or purification tablets – 1 water filter or a pack of water purification tablets.
  7. First aid kit – Basic first aid supplies like bandages, antiseptics, and medications.
  8. Flashlight or lantern – 1 flashlight or lantern and extra batteries (2-3 sets of batteries).
  9. Radio – 1 battery-powered or hand-crank radio for emergency updates and news.
  10. Warm clothing and blankets – 1 set of warm clothing and 1-2 blankets per person to keep you warm in cold weather.
  11. Personal hygiene items – Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, and other personal hygiene items.
  12. Cash – At least $100 in small bills in case ATMs are down, it’s good to have cash on hand for purchases.
  13. Portable charger – 1 portable charger for your mobile phone or other electronic devices.

Remember that these quantities are just suggestions and may vary depending on your individual needs and situation. It’s always better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.

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