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survival kits for camping and disasters

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  • I don't sell any of these nor do I receive any remuneration if you buy them, and I have not personally reviewed all of them, they are listed here to give you perspective
  • If lost, you DON'T NEED FOOD as a priority (you can last weeks without food, although after 10 days you may risk re-feeding syndrome) - you need potable water and warmth
    • Most Australian plants are toxic if eaten - only eat what you KNOW is NON-TOXIC, and if you don't know then don't eat!
    • in particular, AVOID wild mushrooms and toadstools as they are likely to be toxic and have very few calories - the risk is just not worth it!
      • also AVOID leaves, large seeds, wild beans and peas
    • potential food sources in the Australian bush (see also
      • roasted rhizomes of some plants can provide starch eg. bracken ferns
      • all rushes and sedges have tubers that can be eaten raw
      • taproots of wild parsnip (Trachymene incisa) are tasty and can be eaten raw or baked in campfire coals
      • roasted wattle seeds (Acacia)
      • nectar from blossoms of banksias or grass trees (Xanthorrhoea resinosa)

Survival kits for disasters

  • as a minimum each home should have a kit consisting of:
    • potable water 10L per person to provide for 3 days (if possible have 2 weeks worth)
    • water filtration system
    • paper and pencils
    • deck of playing cards to keep you sane
    • whistle
    • a reasonable amount of cash in small denominations as credit cards and ATMs are not likely to be functional for sometime if there is a widespread power/internet outage
    • torches/headlamps + extra batteries + omnidirectional solar-charged lantern
    • battery powered or hand-crank radio + extra batteries for weather updates etc
    • first aid kit mainly to keep cuts and wounds clean
    • medication supply for at least 7 days plus analgesics/asthma meds/etc
    • sanitation items - extra toothbrush/toilet paper/etc
    • multipurpose tool
    • wool blanket for bushfire survival and warmth
    • space blankets
    • non-perishable food to last at least 3 days (preferably 2 weeks worth)
      • eg. freeze-dried with long shelf-life; canned foods;
    • copies of important documents and family/friends contact information and map (consider storing in waterproof fire proof box)
    • smartphone chargers
    • gas cartridge stove system with pots
  • advanced options
      • 12V LiFePO4 battery preferably at least 100Ah
      • cables and plugs to allow cigarette lighter accessories such as USB-C ports to run your laptop briefly and normal USB ports to charge your smartphone and LED headlamps, etc
      • solar panels (probably wont be useful in severe weather but may be useful for prolonged power outages of more than a few days)
      • car fridge to keep your milk and meat cold until power is back on
    • portable gas heater and gas cylinder

Survival kit to take hiking

australia/survival.txt · Last modified: 2023/08/15 12:15 by gary1

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