Prepper Guide: In Home Survival Kit

  • Posted on: 6 November 2016
  • By: Jim jones
in home survival kit

If you have a survival kit for the wilderness, you should know how important it is to also have an in-home survival kit. You want to be prepared for any scenario resulting in a life-threatening situation. If you don’t already have an in-home survival kit, start assembling one straight away.

Here is a short list of essential items you should have in an emergency kit for your home.



A supply of drinkable water is a must for any in-home survival kit. A good start would be to have one gallon of water per person, per day. So, if your kit is built for three days, you need to have three gallons of water per person.

In addition to your storable water, you will want some type of water purification device in your survival kit. You and your family will not survive very long in any emergency or disaster situation without a source of drinkable water.


Another essential item for your in-home survival kit is food. Buy non-perishable food items that are easy to prepare.

Canned food is a good start, but there are also certain kinds of food designed specifically for disaster or emergency situations. Check out Preppers Market for high quality, non-GMO, organic storable food options.


You will want to stay up to date and informed of any changes to the current situation, so you need a radio. It is usually best to get a hand-crank radio, so as to not have to worry about keeping up with batteries. Information is key in a survival situation.


No home of a prepper, or otherwise should go without a proper first aid kit. When assembling your first aid kit, make sure to include adequate bandages and antibiotic ointment.

Items such as gauze, absorbent compress dressings, cloth medical tape, instant cold compresses, and triangular bandages should all be included in the first aid kit.

More than likely the wounds you will be dealing with will be worse than a splinter or bloody nose.

Keep in mind also, any daily medications you may need. If a family member has asthma or diabetes, pack an extra inhaler or extra medications. If they can’t go a week without medication, it should be included in your in-home survival kit.


No survival kit is complete without the proper tools. While building your in-home survival kit, think about what tools you may need. Include a survival knife and multi-tool, a hammer and pry bar, nails, duct tape, and an old school manual opener for starters.

Unlike wilderness survival kits, where you are packing for light loads, home survival kits can have a few extra items because you will not be carrying these items with you.

Having a few extra tools in your kit is not going to be a problem.


Creating a survival kit for your home is a must. You never know when a disaster or emergency situation will strike. Preparing yourself for what could happen, will mean an easier time when it does happen.

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