When most people think about preparedness, they tend to think long-term and include items in any survival kit that are great to have, but not really necessary in many survival situations.
The purpose of any survival kit is to make it through the immediate crisis and aftermath – assuming that the vast majority of survival situations are over in a few hours to a few days.
That means having an immediate, 72-hour survival kit is a must.
This kit should be geared to helping you get through the crisis in front of you; a separate, longer-term survival cache is preferable, but not mandatory for most survival settings.
To see a list of the items you should have on you as an emergency, 72-hour survival kit, check out the next page.