In the event of an emergency or disaster, which can happen at any time, you need an emergency preparedness kit to protect yourself and your family.
The best emergency preparedness kits won’t just come in handy in uncomfortable situations but will also ensure your survival.
There is one truth about any emergency: we never pray for them but they happen anyway.
Whether it’s nature-based like hurricane, earthquake, forest fire, and flood or man-made catastrophes like war, civil unrest and nuclear fallout, staying alive means being well-equipped and well-prepared.
Picking the best emergency preparedness kit
Choosing the best kit means understanding the situations you’re most likely to face and the primary threats in your area.
The best kits are either designed for home use or outdoor expeditions—like camping, hiking, boating, fishing or even a family road trip—where a prolonged emergency is possible.
Asides being budget-friendly, the best emergency preparedness kits should contain every essential item suitable for the size of people in that situation.
Disaster relief organization American Red Cross recommend stocking a three-day supply of water, food, and emergency medical supplies—which is enough sustenance until you’re rescued by emergency services.
Our top picks for the best emergency preparedness kits are:
1. Essential 2-Person Survival Kit
If you’re someone like me who likes going on adventures in twos, Essential 2-Person Survival Kit is specially designed for you.
Packed with the essentials to sustain two people for three days, this kit is a lifesaver whether you’re exploring the wild together or making a quick evacuation during a storm.
Specially crafted for the outdoors and harsh elements, this emergency preparedness kit comes with a two-man tube tent, two emergency Mylar blankets and two plastic emergency rain ponchos for warmth and shelter.
A rubber flashlight (with batteries) and two eight-hour light sticks for visibility.
A five-in-one survival whistle that serves also as a compass, flint, and signal mirror.
An AM/FM radio to stay updated.
A box of waterproof matches.
Twelve emergency drinking water pouches to overcome dehydration.
A deck of playing cards to pass the time.
The kit also comes with a pair of heavy-duty work gloves, a multi-tool survival knife, a roll of duct tape, a 50 ft. all-purpose utility rope, a GI can opener and much more.
Its 53-piece Red Cross-approved first aid kit contains bandages, sterile sponge dressing, antiseptic towelettes, two breathing masks, butterfly closures, cotton tip applicators, and safety pins.
All these are stored in one lightweight, portable and durable backpack.
2. Deluxe 2-Person Survival kit
Want to survive any emergency situation and enjoy some luxuries while at it?
Deluxe 2-Person Survival kit is a monster of an emergency preparedness kit.
Crafted with sufficient supplies to last two people for three days, what I admire most about this kit is the impressive portability and the addition of a hygiene kit.
I love how the supplies are impressively and thoughtfully arranged in a durable, waterproof backpack.
The contents of the Deluxe Survival Kit includes a two-man tube tent, two emergency Mylar blankets, two emergency reflective sleeping bags, eight-hour hand warmers, and two plastic emergency rain ponchos for warmth and shelter.
Two eight-hour light sticks for visibility.
A five-in-one survival whistle that serves as a compass, flint and signal mirror. In case of a prolonged power outage, a dynamo radio that also serves as a flashlight and charger.
For continuous hydration, twelve emergency drinking water pouches, one Seychelle flip-top water filtration bottle, a one-liter folding water container, and five water purification tablets.
Playing cards to pass the time.
The Deluxe kit also comes with a pair of heavy-duty work gloves, a multi-tool survival knife, and pliers, a roll of duct tape, a 50 ft. all-purpose utility rope, a GI can opener and much more.
Its 60-piece first aid includes the contents in the first aid kit in Essential 2-Person Survival Kit and an impressive addition of alcohol pads, one iodine pad, self-stick bandage wrap, tweezers, trauma scissors, one instant ice pack, and a pair of nitrile gloves. Basically, an upgrade.
Finally, this kit’s hygiene pack (with two toothbrushes, two feminine pads, one toothpaste tube, comb, razor, soap bar, shampoo, shaving cream, washcloth, small sewing kit, hand sanitizer, toilet paper roll) will keep you feeling fresh even in the direst situation.
3. Premium Family Survival Kit
Premium Family Survival Kit is a family-friendly necessity if you have a big family to protect.
This emergency preparedness kit contains all the basic supplies, essential tools, hydration and a first aid kit your family needs for the initial three days after a disaster.
There are 24 pouches of emergency drinking water for instant hydration.
And if you’re caught in a disaster that lasts longer than three days, there are ten water purification tablets—each tablet capable of purifying one liter of water—two foldable (one liter) water containers to store water in, and 24 oz. Seychelle flip top water filtration bottle.
Loaded with important survival gear, this kit offers four emergency reflective sleeping bags, four plastic emergency rain ponchos, four two-person tube tents, and eight-hour hand warmers to protect your family from freezing temperatures and retain body heat.
To illuminate the darkness, a dynamo radio that also serves as a flashlight and charger.
For extra lighting along the trail or around the campfire, there are two light sticks.
To negotiate your way through the wilderness, there is multi-function waterproof survival whistle (equipped with a compass, flint, and signal mirror)
To cut wood for a fire or to leverage for personal protection, there is a multi-tool knife and a hand chain saw.
There is a weatherproof zip bag to keep important documents.
The Family kit also comes with a pair of heavy-duty work gloves, a roll of duct tape, a 50 ft. all-purpose utility rope, a GI can opener, and many more.
Its 53-piece Red Cross-approved first aid kit contains bandages, sterile sponge dressing, antiseptic towelettes, two breathing masks, butterfly closures, cotton tip applicators, safety pins, four n95 breathing mask self-stick bandages, tweezers, trauma scissors, one instant ice pack, and a pair of nitrite gloves
The Premium Family Survival Kit offers an important hygiene pack (with four toothbrushes, four feminine pads, two toothpaste tube, two toilet paper rolls, comb, razor, soap bar, two bottles of shampoo, two containers of shaving cream, two washcloths, two small sewing kits, two bottles of hand sanitizer, two poly carrying bags) to keep your family clean throughout the ordeal.
To secure these essential emergency tools, they come neatly packed in two large, durable red backpacks.
Bonus: Stormbag Flood Protection Kit
Protecting your home and property during a flood is always a daunting task.
Nothing stops the onslaught of floodwater better than using this portable and easy-to-use Stormbag Flood Protection Kit for your doors.
This kit contains Rapidly Expanding Stormbags (five to 25), as well as a box cutter, plastic sheet and duct tape to set the Stormbags up.
Within three to five minutes of water submersion, the Stormbag absorbs water and expands, keeping your doors dry and protected.
Whether you’re getting the Single Door Protection Kit or the Double Garage Door Protection Kit, these innovative sandbags will save you the trouble of shoveling sand into sandbags and hauling them to your door
These kits are designed to help you through disasters whether they are natural or manmade. We offer the tools you need to protect your family and if you have more than 4 to protect, just get additional sets of what you need.
If you ever need a hand or have a question, feel free to leave them below and I will be more than happy to help you out.
All the best,