Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Survival Kit

Emergency Survival Kit

Of course, you can have all the emergency supplies under the sun, but you’ll need to have a portable emergency survival kit handy in case you need to evacuate in a hurry.

An emergency survival kit should cover your basic survival needs: food, water, and shelter. It should also contain essential disaster management tools such as a first-aid kit, a source of light, and methods to survive for up to two weeks.

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people who travel for over a week will become ill (some studies show even higher) due to contaminated water?

Contents of First Aid Kit
The lightest, most portable way to store food in your emergency survival kit is to use dehydrated foods. Dehydrated foods are light, compact, and non-perishable, making them perfect for emergencies. If you’re likely to be near water, it could be a good idea to keep a fishing line, hook, and sinker in your emergency survival kit. That way, you can sustain yourself in an emergency.

Access to clean drinking water is essential to any emergency survival kit. The water supply can often become polluted or be cut off during an emergency, so it’s essential to make sure you have a reliable method of water purification to ensure good disaster management. The most portable, reliable method of water purification is the Sure Aqua Survival Straw. The Sure Aqua Survival Straw is light and only slightly larger than a regular straw, making it a perfect, portable option for an emergency survival kit. Should you have sufficient space, the Sure Aqua Survival Jerrycan can provide bacteria and virus free water for a group of people.

The shelter can be tricky when you’re trying to make sure your emergency survival kit remains compact and portable. A good strategy is to store an aluminum blanket in your emergency survival kit.

These blankets are compact, heat resistant can be used to make shelter, and are highly reflective, making it easy for rescuers to spot you.

Try to avoid taking shelter underneath tall trees as branches can fall any time, especially during emergency conditions. The best method of disaster management if you cannot seek shelter in a safe man-made dwelling is to take cover in a natural shelter such as a dip in the land or a rocky underpass.

Naturally, a first-aid kit makes for good disaster management and is essential in any emergency survival kit. As a minimum, a good emergency first-aid kit should contain:

  • Bandages
  • Iodine
  • Steri strips
  • Band-aids
  • Scalpel
  • Rubber gloves
  • Antibiotic cream
  • Antihistamines
  • Painkillers
  • Insect repellent
Survival Kit Sign

Of course, you will need to adapt your disaster management strategy to your personal requirements. For example, make sure your first-aid kit contains an adequate supply of any prescriptive medications you may need, and be careful to keep these inside your emergency survival kit in case you need to evacuate in a hurry. If you live in a particularly hot area, make sure to include sunscreen as well.

 Light is another vital part of any emergency survival kit. A medium-sized wind-up torch is an ideal option. However, if you cannot find a wind-up torch, opt for a regular torch and keep some spare batteries inside your emergency survival kit. A lighter and some matches are also essential as they’ll help you to light a fire, which can attract rescuers, provide warmth, and cook food.

Survival in Tornado area

 What should you store your emergency survival kit in? Don’t go for anything that could burn, fall apart, or be difficult to carry. A small backpack is the best option for most people. Consider investing in a small backpack. The SureAquaPak is a smart option like a container for an emergency survival kit: it’s portable, strong and contains a method of water purification for good disaster management.

Final Say

You never know when you may be impacted by a natural disaster.  It is essential and smart to be prepared,

Why wait..


Access to Clean Safe Water after a Natural Disaster Incident

Access to Clean Safe Water after a Natural Disaster Incident

Access to Clean Safe Water after a Natural Disaster incident

We can add one more thing to what we are going to experience in life other than death and taxes. It’s a natural disaster.

It is has been stated by the UN that 300 million people each year around the world will be impacted severely by some form of a natural disaster. Of that, some 50 million people will be displaced. With more and more information being available, it can be safely predicted, increasingly more areas and people will be severely impacted by a natural disaster. For example, countries, where monsoons are prevalent, are also at high risk of landslides and/or flooding.

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people who travel for over a week will become ill (some studies show even higher) due to contaminated water?  

So much water not able to drink a drop

Knowing this, we must prepare ourselves to be equipped to manage natural disaster situations more vigilantly and effectively when they occur.

Access to Water during Disaster and Emergency Situations

Generally, within disaster situations, there is abundant water. This water, however, is undrinkable due to contamination. Natural disasters, whether in the form of flooding, earthquakes, tsunami, or landslides, have a dramatic impact on the quality of water available.

Vast numbers of people become extremely ill after a natural disaster incident because of the need to drink contaminated water out of necessity.

Resulting from our poor environmental management even our underground water supplies are contaminated making it also undrinkable

Look at the recent natural disaster event’s in Haiti, Samoa, India & Philippines all these places have access and ample water, but it is undrinkable because it cannot be treated due to damage to the infrastructure, including water filtration plants, or no power is available to run the plants or access to spare parts to repair the plant. 

the only water to drink

All countries treat town water to various degrees taking out deadly bacteria’s of the like E. coli, Salmonella, and Shigella, protozoa’s such as giardia, cryptosporidium, and virus of the like Hepatitis A. However, as stated, it is not possible during the effects of a disaster to maintain this service.

Sure Aqua Products provide a means of drinking water that is at hand in disaster situations, turning this contaminated water into filtered safe water immediately.

Access to Clean Safe Water

It is well documented and recognized that almost 70% of the global drinking supply is contaminated to some degree, making it extremely risky of becoming infected by some bacteria, protozoa, or viral contamination. It is not advisable for anyone to drink directly from any water catchment area.

Increasing high risk of people being affected by a natural disaster is increasing rapidly

As a direct consequence of the growing population, the impact of natural disasters is becoming rapidly, worse. This is because the less wealthy are forced to live on hillsides that are susceptible to landslides, low lying areas prone to flooding, build housing that is fragile or unstable, close to active volcanic areas, next to river dykes and dam walls and or live in extremely high-density areas which are significantly impacted with any size of a natural disaster.

Research has shown that countries, where there has been a greater environmental degradation, such as land clearing, deforestation, erosion, over grazing, incorrect agricultural practices, amplify any natural disaster!

No Suppliers in refugee camps

Distribution of Aid

In natural disaster relief, one of the most significant issues is the delivery and distribution of aid. In natural disasters situations, the local infrastructure is devastated with roadblocks, train lines broken, airports runways damaged, ports wharfs destroyed, telecommunications infrastructure ruined, making it hard to distribute by normal means. Often airdrops are initially required to distribute in essential supplies.

The cost of distribution of aid is very expensive. Much aid is very voluminous and heavy, especially water. Imagine if the distribution of water, equating to many thousands of tones and cubic metres is no longer required. Imagine if food and shelter are distributed along with a lightweight, portable water solution.

Difficulty in distribution of Aid

Loss of Life can be prevented

The range of SureAqua products is ideal for use in natural disaster situations. These products can be stored for many years and quickly easily transported and delivered to remote, inaccessible disaster-stricken locations; by airdrop; and without being damaged.

The SureAqua products have some unique features, being extremely small and lightweight, chemical-free filtration, removes bacteria, protozoa’s and virus (product dependent) hence making it safe for all people to use, has an inbuilt designed safety shut off mechanism, SafeAqua Products have a long shelf life and are not temperature sensitive (allowing ease of storage) and is very affordable.

Final Say

It makes so much sense to be prepare and purchase a lifesaving device in readiness of the potential disaster that potentially happen tomorrow.


Emergency Survival in Life Threatening Incidents

Emergency Survival in Life Threatening Incidents

Emergency Survival

Emergencies can be complete chaos. An Emergency Survival Plan is a critical

The first few minutes are complete mayhem.  It can be disorientating.  It can be confusing.  Panic normally happens.  So much depends on the first few minutes and actions that you take.  It could be the difference in life and death.  For this reason alone, everyone should have an Emergency Survival Response plan.However prepared you are, it will always be a shock, and many people lose their composure, clouding their judgment, and affecting their ability to take responsibility, considered actions. When it comes to emergency survival, it’s just as essential to be mentally and emotionally prepared as it is to have all the right supplies.

Did you know almost 90% of all declared natural disasters are floods?

child see home destroyed
Of course, every emergency is different, and so there is no absolute formula for what to do. However, some things are universal to all emergencies.

Emergency Survival Strategy

  1. Remain calm: This may sound the most infuriating advice for a stressful situation, but emergency survival relies heavily on your ability to remain calm and make considered decisions. If you can stay calm, it is likely your family will feel calmer too.
  2. Work out your choices: You should quickly consider how extreme the emergency is and whether or not it is necessary to evacuate. Be emotionally prepared to leave your home if it is the safer option: your possessions are not worth your life.
  3. Alert emergency services: Call 911 if in the United States or 000 if in Australia to request the police, fire brigade or an ambulance. Try to communicate slowly and clearly. Alert emergency services as soon as possible, as they can often take some time to get to you.
  4. Treat the injured: Make sure you have adequate emergency supplies to hand, and work quickly to make sure all injured people are in a stable condition for adequate emergency survival. To be mentally and emotionally prepared to treat others, it’s a good idea to do a basic first-aid course.
Emergency Survival

Of course, each different type of emergency requires a different emergency survival plan.

In case of a fire, make sure you have several unobstructed escape routes. Keeping a fire ladder nearby is also a good idea. Make sure your family knows where the escape routes are and have a pre-determined meeting point away from the house if there in case of a fire. If you have children, teach them that smoke rises, so the ‘get down low and go, go, go!’ motto can be quite useful. Of course, have an emergency survival kit[ready in case you need to evacuate quickly.

Emergency survival in an earthquake is a different matter altogether. Most injuries that occur in earthquakes happen as the result of falling furniture, fire, or gas leaks. To prepare your house, attach shelves, cupboards, fridges, and televisions as securely as possible to the floor or walls. Also, make sure any gaseous items (stoves, water boilers, air conditioners, gas bottles, etc.) are safe and secure.  When the earthquake strikes, be emotionally prepared to gather your family in a central room that has been optimized for harm minimization.


Final Say

Emergency survival relies not only on emergency supplies but also on being emotionally prepared for a disaster to occur and having a good knowledge of what to do in a dangerous situation.


Preparing for an Emergency – Survive

Preparing for an Emergency – Survive

Preparing for an Emergency as One Could Strike at Any Time can impact your Survival

When you get up each morning, you never know what the day will bring. A natural disaster can happen at any time, and the same is true of a terrorist attack.  These are two examples of emergencies you need to be prepared for. What can you do to ensure your survival? What is your Emergency Response Plan? There are three major things every person should do, so if the worst does happen, surviving is easier.

Did you know that less than 28% of American’s have not evene a basic emergency kit at home!

The first thing you need to do is be informed. A disaster can strike in many ways. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and earthquakes are the first three that may come to mind. What about a pandemic, though, or a chemical spill that requires you to evacuate or hide in your house? This will require different resources. The same is true of a terrorist attack, which may come in many forms. Know what to do in each situation, and your chances of survival will increase.

Make your own personal Emergency Plan

Once you have learned about the different threats to your survival, you need to prepare for them.  A plan needs to be made based on your risks as they may be different from others. This emergency  plan should be tailored to meet your needs, and it should be designed to protect yourself and your family. The more you are prepared, the easier it will be to get through these difficult times.

The one thing you should ensure is part of your preparedness plan is a way to access clean drinking water.

A minimum of one basic disaster supplies survival kit should be built.

This kit should be assembled before the threat of an emergency, as you may not have time to grab anything when disaster strikes. In this kit, you will need water, food, and other supplies.

Make sure you have enough for a 72 hour period. As you may need to change locations due to the emergency, you don’t want to have to carry water with you.

For this reason, you should look into purchasing a portable water filter.

SUrvival Kit

How much water do you need in an emergency?

Water is essential for human survival, but, during a disaster, clean drinking water may be in short supply.  As experts recommend that you have a minimum of one gallon of water per person in your family per day and a three-day supply, you can see how much storage room this will take.

Certain people, such as the elderly and infants, will need more, and the same is true of you if you live in a warm climate.

Often, you will hear that you should purchase commercially bottled water for this situation (Read our article “Is all water Equal?”) . This water should be stored in the container it came in and should not be opened until you need to use it. If you go this route, you will need to store it in a cool, dry, dark place.

Many find it is easier to make use of a portable water filter. This type of filter will allow you to take water on hand and clean it, so it is safe for drinking. It takes up less space and yet accomplishes the same purpose. In addition, if you buy replacement filters, you will have a water source for longer than three days.


Final Say

Emergencies will occur, no matter how much we prepare.   Make sure you have a survival kit so you can get through this difficult time as easily as possible.   This is one thing you should never leave to chance.


Emergency Water Filter

Emergency Water Filter

Be Prepared for a Disaster or Emergency

With regular monotonous occurrences, natural disasters are happening in every continent of the world every single day, from typhoons to tornadoes to earthquakes to floods to bushfires that disrupt, injury, damage infrastructures like roads, hospitals, communication systems, and water treatments plants.

Did you know that approximately 1 in 4 people who travel for over a week will become ill (some studies show even higher) due to contaminated water?  

You get house insurance, have Emergency kits, First Aid kits, and Disaster kits for your home, car, and or camper.

So doesn’t it make sense to include a chemical-free water filtration device to allow you to have access to clean, safe water?

The SureAquaCorp product range can help support yours through your hour of need.

An Emergency may not be of the same scale as a natural disaster; it may as small but not less critical of going on a 2-hour walk that lasts 10 hours. At that time, you become dehydrated because you ran out of clean water and didn’t want to risk getting diarrhea or gastroenteritis.

Emergency and Disaster Situations

One of the main infrastructure items that are susceptible to an Emergency or Disaster situation is water supply. In floods, raw sewage can leak into the waterways; In earthquakes water-carrying pipes may break, letting in bacteria and the like into the water system. In tornadoes, city breakwaters break flooding cities.

So why not prepare your family and yourself for in a Disaster or Emergency Situation?

In any Emergency or Disaster kit, you should never ignore one of the essential items, the ability to have access to clean drinking water for up to several months. Imagine how many bottles of water would equate for an average household.

It is estimated that anything up to 280 x ½ litre bottles of water for an 2-week period would be required. I just hope it doesn’t go longer, and all the infrastructure is repaired in that time.

To makes things more complicated, should you have no bottled water, you would have to wait, for how long, for a State Emergency Officer to attend to you firstly than organize adequate supplies if they have it hand Depending on the size of the disaster the volume of bottled water may not be available.

The SureAqua Survival Jerrycan can provide a small compact, lightweight, long term (long shelf life), the product that can be stored easily at home or in the camper in the camper.

The SureAqua will last for many months of use as it filters 40,000 litre (132 gallons), making it an essential element of Disaster or Emergency Kit. The SureAqua products can support you in providing one of the essential elements to keeping healthy after a natural disaster. The provision of safe, healthy drinking water. All our products remove 99.9999% of unwanted bacteria, protozoa’s cysts, like Giardia and Cryptosporidium as well as removing 99.99% Viruses.
Water can be taken from virtually any source, municipal tap water, bottled water, freshwater lake, and creek water filter, and be drunk with confidence that the water is free from waterborne bacteria, parasites, and cysts (oocysts).

It is commonly known that water purification chemicals are not able to kill off the potentially deadly Giardia and Cryptosporidium. Chemicals are not able to penetrate the hard shells of the cysts. Besides the water tasting dreadful, it is ineffective.

Care must be taken, in not too believe that the water is free of bacteria. Giardia and Cryptosporidium cysts when the water is clear and turbid free. These bacteria, cysts, oocysts, and viruses are not able to be seen by the naked eye. They range from 3-15 microns in size, that’s 3-15 millionths of a meter, some 100 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair.

Are you willing to take the risk? You would agree for a very small investment to avoid gastroenteritis, Giardiasis, or Cryptosporidiosis is well worthwhile.

How Can Survival Jerrycan increase access to water in an emergency or disaster situation and reduce Carbon Footprint?

When a person uses SureAqua Survival Jerrycan, this will replace the need to have the energy required to produce and transport 40,000 bottles of water.  

In a major disaster situation, there may require many large air freight cargo planes just to transport the water to the disaster zone.   

If using the SureAqua products, this is almost negligible.

In most disaster situations, access to water is not an issue. Instead, access to clean, safe water is the issue.


Due to the size and weight of the SureAqua products, it makes for easy and fast transportation and distribution.  This directly results in faster access to water for those in disaster situations. 

 Another differentiator is the green aspect. Assuming you required 100 bottles of water during the period, each plastic bottle creates approximately 1,000 grams of carbon gas, equating to 100 kg of carbon gas compared to 2,50 kg to make each SureAquaCorp product.  A massive differential! 
This is not even mentioning the requirement to dispose of the bottle rubbish generated.

The SureAquaCorp product range makes sense at all levels.  Why wait?

Final Say

It makes so much sense to be prepare and purchase a lifesaving device in readiness of the potential disaster than potentially happen tomorrow.


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