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We recommend reading our robust guide to emergency kits before choosing a checklist.
We wish we there was a one-size-fits-all emergency kit. While we recommend our complete survival system, we realize everyone has a unique household, lifestyle, budget, location, climate, etc. Below we discuss the various emergency kit types so you can choose the best one for your situation.
We hear all sorts of terms thrown around for emergency kits. So, what's the difference between an emergency kit, survival kit, 72 hour kit, bug out bag, house kit, etc? Do they have different purposes? Do they contain different gear? Or, are they all the same thing with different names?
The way you intend to use your kit will determine the type of gear it has. Some kits are generic and some are very specialized. Each household should have the right kits and gear on hand. In fact, each household member should be ready with gear specific to their needs.
This page introduces each kit type. Clicking below will take you to a page with the topic discussed in full detail along with the equipment/supply list if you are building your own kit. Let's explore each type of kit.
|Essential Gear||General use (personal)|
|Every Day Carry (EDC)||Checklist||Items you have with you every day|
|Emergency Essentials Kit||Checklist||Essential survival gear|
|Go Bags||Leave home indefinitely (personal)|
|Bug Out Bags (BOB)||Checklist||Ultimate survival kit with gear for long term survival away from home|
|72 Hour Kit||Checklist||Emergency kit with gear for short term survival away from home|
|Basic Emergency Kit||Checklist||Basic kit for general emergencies|
|Survival Kits||Get back home safe (personal)|
|Day Pack||Checklist||Survival gear for regular outings|
|Survival Kit||Checklist||Survival kit for the outdoors|
|Home Emergency Kits||Shelter in place (household)|
|House Kit||Checklist||Emergency kit for home use|
|Bulk Supplies and Equipment||Checklist||Emergency supplies and equipment for home use|
|Specialty Emergency Kits||Special location (communal)|
|Office/Work Place||Checklist||Emergency kit dedicated to the office/work place|
|School||Checklist||Emergency kit dedicated to schools|
|Vehicle and Travel Kits||Checklist||Emergency kit dedicated to auto emergencies and trips|
|Boat Kits||Checklist||Emergency kit dedicated to aquatic emergencies and trips|
|Pet Kits||Checklist||Emergency kit dedicated to specific pets|
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