The folks in NYC would probably LOVE to
have such a kit, now.
Christopher A. Young
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Survival Kit Made From the Dollar Tree Store
Survival kits can be fabricated from assortment of
materials inexpensively purchased from your local
Dollar Tree store.
These items can be packed in the car, in a pack that
can be carried. These will make your life a LOT
easier and safer in an emergency. They may even
save your life. All these items can be purchased at
your local "Dollar Tree" store. Of course, if you
possibly can, buy and carry good quality items.
Trash bags. The large bags that are used for the
weekly garbage pick-up can make emergency
poncho. To use them cut out an round hole to
see out. Cut the side of the bag, near the bottom.
Then slice the sides for your arms. This makes a
hooded poncho. Garb bags are also useful for
waterproofing your backpack or sleeping bag.
Produce bags or diaper bags can be used as gloves,
they should have gloves for sale. A hat to keep your
head warm. They can be useful to gather food in or
to carry berries back to the tent. Of course, Dollar
Tree also sells gloves, socks, bandannas.
Now the all-versatile duct tape. To mend a hole in
your clothing. It is also a very strong tape for holding
several items together.
Matches or lighters. Both are available, and also the long
Aim N Flames. These of course are used for making
fires to keep warm, cooking your food or smoky fires
to signal passing aircraft for help.
Q-Tips and Cotton balls can be coated with petroleum
jelly for use as fire starters. As well as for cleaning ears
or wounds. They should be a part of every first aid kit.
Petroleum jelly. Plastic snap top jars tend to leak
when tipped. The "creamy petroleum jelly" is about
70% water, and does not burn. When put on cotton
balls, pet jelly burns long, and also a hot flame. Also
for dry skin.
A mirror serves several purposes. It can help you
to see and locate something embedded on your
face as well as a signal mirror for notify others
as to where you are.
Safety pins are useful in your survival kit. They
are great for holding clothes together or in the
event you have a busted zipper. A few in your
first aid kit can act as a means of removing splinters
or popping blisters.
Band-aids of assorted sizes, and several over the
counter drugs that can help you stay safe and
comfortable. Pain pills, anti diarrheal, hand sanitizer
(which will burn) and antacids, and more.
For no cook food, there are many items including
some meats. Cookies, candies and mints store well,
and provide fast energy.
Many of these emergency items can readily be
stored in a quart or gallon size Zip lock plastic
bags, within a backpack. Use a water proof
marker and list the items which are in the bag.
Drinking straws are useful when you need to drink
water from homemade devices such as rock bowls,
etc. Tin foil can be used not only to cook your food
in but also to hold extra medical pills.
You might find a metal cook pot, though very poor
quality. Perhaps a metal food can, you can use the
can for a cook pot after the food is eaten. You can
buy a knife, either a folder or a kitchen knife.
It is important that you always take plenty of water
with you. Which you can get at DT, as well as 3 liter
soda pop. The soda pop can provide sugar and