Must Have Survival Supplies

  1. Water: Water is essential for survival, and you should aim to have at least one gallon of water per person per day. This can be stored in water bottles, jugs, or a water filtration system.

  2. Food: You should have a supply of non-perishable food that will last for at least three days. This can include canned goods, dried fruits and vegetables, granola bars, and energy bars.

  3. First Aid Kit: A first aid kit is essential for treating minor injuries and illnesses. Make sure it contains bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, and other basic medical supplies.

  4. Flashlight and Batteries: A flashlight is essential for finding your way around in the dark. Make sure you have extra batteries as well.

  5. Radio: A radio can be used to stay informed about the situation and to receive emergency broadcasts. Make sure it has fresh batteries.

  6. Cell Phone and Charger: A cell phone can be used to call for help or to stay in touch with loved ones. Make sure you have a charger and a portable battery pack.

  7. Cash: Cash can be used to purchase supplies or services in the event that electronic payment systems are down.

  8. Multi-Tool: A multi-tool can be used for a variety of tasks, such as cutting, prying, and unscrewing.

  9. Knife: A knife is a versatile tool that can be used for cutting, preparing food, or self-defense.

  10. Fire Starter: A fire starter can be used to start a fire for cooking or warmth. This can include matches, a lighter, or fire starter sticks.

  11. Map and Compass: A map and compass can help you navigate in the event that you are lost.

  12. Whistle: A whistle can be used to signal for help.

  13. Personal Hygiene Items: Personal hygiene items, such as soap, toothpaste, and deodorant, can help you stay clean and healthy.

  14. Clothing and Footwear: Pack clothing and footwear that is appropriate for the climate and conditions you will be facing.

  15. Duct Tape: Duct tape can be used for a variety of repairs and purposes.

  16. Garbage Bags: Garbage bags can be used to collect trash and debris, or to create a makeshift shelter.

  17. Tarp: A tarp can be used to create a shelter, or to protect yourself from the sun or rain.

  18. Sleeping Bag: A sleeping bag will keep you warm at night.

  19. Pillow: A pillow will help you sleep more comfortably.

  20. Sunglasses: Sunglasses can protect your eyes from the sun.

Sunday afternoon marks the pinnacle of my weekend orchid routine – the time to repot and rejuvenate.