You can never be too prepared. Having a variety of survival kits is one way to do this. Keeping one in your home, vehicle, at work and other locations provide a peace of mind you’re prepared to encounter any emergency or crisis.
Most people try to be as prepared as possible by storing generators, supplies of survival food, water purifiers and a whole slew of clothing and other essential items in that stash. But the problem is these take up space and are not easy to transport.
But what if you had a kit that fit in a pill bottle? They fit in your pocket, purse or bug-out-bag and are also easy and quick to make.
This type of “survival kit” would obviously not carry you through a serious, long-lasting emergency. But it might be just what you need for an “anytime emergency.” And is a fun activity for the family to make.
What to Include in the Bottle
Start with a prescription bottle and cap. You can include anything like you’d like, but we created ours with the idea it will hold a little bit of everything and be helpful anywhere. We also wrapped the exterior of the bottle in paracord and used hot glue to attach the ends. This way it is easily removed and does not damage the exterior of the bottle.
- Matches and a strike strip. Cut the strike strip off a box of matches and place it in the bottle with the matches. Wrap in aluminum foil to make them waterproof.
- Safety pins. They can temporarily repair tears, and can be sterilized if you need a splinter removed.
- Cotton balls. They can act as blood clotting agents or as tinder for starting a fire.
- Alcohol wipes. Use for cleaning wounds or eliminate unwanted germs.
- Band-Aids. You should be able to fit two or three of them. They will bend to conform with the bottle.
- Allergy medication. A sting or bite could have you looking for a Benadryl to keep swelling down.
- Aspirin. If you’re in an emergency, a headache is likely to follow. Not to mention pain and/or inflammation.
- Sewing needle and thread. This one is pretty self-explanatory.
- Dental floss. In addition to practicing hygiene, you can use this as fishing line or to sew a tear.
- Piece of hard candy. This could give you just the sugar rush you need in an emergency.
- Aluminum foil. Fold a piece of tin foil and slide it in. It could be used as a mirror to send a signal, or as a wind break for your fire or a heat reflector.
- Index card. Cut one into quarters and include one or two of them. You can use them as kindling or to write a note to let someone know where you were.
- Wire twist tie. Use it to reinforce, hang or fasten a variety of items.
Now you have a complete survival kit that takes up very little room. It’s the perfect fit for your purse, backpack, pocket, or glove compartment. These kits can be make for every day use, first aid, or even fishing. And make a great rainy day activity for the family.