Long-Term Emergency Survival Kit

You can pack two different kinds of survival kits in case of an emergency. A long-term survival kit, suitable for a lockdown in the shelter for up to 72 hours, and a short-term survival kit, to meet your needs for 24 hours each. Check out this article for our suggestions for a short-term survival kit.

So, is it difficult to prepare a long-term survival kit? It’s simple to accomplish with all the numerous articles and recommendations and you can either make your own or purchase one that has already been brought together.

The choice of the items to include in 3-day kits is based on previous experiences. Survival skills are often needed for three days in most cases. After that, assistance arrives, and things start to get back to normal. Of course, sometimes things can get worse, and the results of the disaster can influence your area for a month. If so, you should act according to the situation, taking into account numerous factors.


  • Emergency plans and numbers
  • Medical Releases
  • Maps

Digital copies of any critical papers,  images, or anything you would wish to save should be included. Keep checking papers from time to time to make sure they are relevant.

Food and Water

  • Four liters of water for each person in your group or family daily.
  • Long-term food supply
  • Food for infants and elderly
  • Kitchen utensils

Choose food that will not spoil easily and needs no preparation.  Always check the dates on food and substitute as necessary. If you keep canned food on hand, remember to include a conventional can opener. If you have pets, don’t forget to keep some food for them as well.

First Aid 

First Aid kits should be easily accessible and should generally include the standard set of gloves bandages, some antiseptics, and some tools like scissors and syringes if needed.

​Also, you have to include any prescription medication that is necessary for your group or family.


  • Diapers, wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Trash bags
  • Antiseptic

Safety and comfort

  • Whistle
  • Flashlight 
  • Pair of work gloves
  • Emergency money in small banknotes
  • Power banks
  • Set of warm clothes
  • Matches
  • Protective masks​
  • Card games, toys, and books


  • Radio with extra batteries or crank radio
  • Mobile Phone
  • Spot locator

Another suggestion is to get ready for the course of two weeks’ emergencies. Although there is no official suggestion for these two weeks, several calamities had an extended local impact. That’s when things truly start to be challenging because of the long duration of the crisis.

Unfortunately, there does not seem to be a consensus on what constitutes a long-term disaster. After 72 hours, experts typically say that each disaster is different and recommend long-term community plans rather than short-term individual preparation.

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