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Midvalley 7th Personal survival kits.

These are not 72 hour kits or food storage kits. These are designed to go into your car for emergency use. A regular size backpack works great.

This 6 part kit is designed to go into one back pack with each part in a separate section so you can get to whatever you need without emptying the complete contents. Example: Put your first aid items into one pocket and your food in another. The backpack goes in your car trunk. That means you will need two kits if you have two cars.

For August 2016 we will focus on First Aid.

Basic First Aid check list

The following list has key components that are critical. Care should be taken to not yield to the temptation to enlarge these since weight and room pose major limitations.

The basic first aid kit is not intended to be a full medical kit. Space and weight require the most important commonly needed items to be included in our kit.

1)     Personal medications and copies of prescriptions need to be in the kit at all times. Enough for at least 3 days – if not 2 weeks. Most doctors understand the importance of this and generally will help with prescriptions.

2)     Bandaids are still the most commonly needed item. Assorted sizes, shapes, and blister bandaids should be included.

3)     Elastic wraps are critical for sprains which are all too common.

4)     Gauze rolls and gauze pads are for larger wounds. (Sanitary napkins are one of the best dressings).

5)     Medical tape is helpful although split gauze rolls are normally tied around an extremity.

6)     Needles are needed for lancing and removing splinters.

7)     Tweezers are the best extractors of small impaled items.

8)     Scissors are multiple use.

9)     Single-edge razor blades can be used as a scalpel.

10) Safety pins are multiple use.

11)  Include pain relievers that are most effective on a personal basis.

12) Allergy medicines.

13) Cayenne pepper for treating shock.

The 6 basic kits form a basis for the personal survival kit. This pack forms a progression that is logical and do-able over the next few months and using limited resources.

Click here for PDF. We have found that as you look for some items you come across stuff for one of the other packs that you could put in and check off.

Comments or Questions: “Julie”  mv7prep@gmail.com  In the subject line put “prep”.

6 BASIC  PREPAREDNESS KITS   name  ______________________________________________

First Aid



Personal Care

Water and Food


10 Band-Aids


Summer hat

Sun glasses

2 liters water


Gauze Pads

Vice grips

Winter hat


Dried fruit


Gauze roll

Combo flat head/ Philips screwdriver

Work gloves Winter gloves


toothbrush (for sense of well being)

Dehydrated soup/bouillon cubes

Magnifying glass

Ace bandage


Two pair socks


Granola bar


Adhesive tape

Duct tape

Neck scarf



Electrical tape

Windbreaker jacket






Pit Boss,

(or other starter fluid)

2 Needles

Bailing wire



Trail mix

Cigarette lighter


or Swiss Army knife

Insect repellent




Sewing kit



Small towel or chamois

Single edge razor blade

Compact toilet paper

5 safety pins

Sanitary napkins

Pain reliever

Allergy meds

12 Q tips

5 alcohol wipes

4 throat lozenges

Cayenne pepper (to treat shock)

prescription for glasses or contacts

Dust mask

Latex gloves

Personal Meds

*Use plenty of Zip-lock bags. They separate items and are useful later on.

**Include a checked copy of this list in pack

For June and July 2016 we will focus on water and food.

Basic Water & Food check list

Water and Food

2 liters water

Dried fruit

Dehydrated soup/bouillon cubes

Granola bar




Trail mix



Two liters of water or approximately 2 quarts per day is a good rule of thumb for daily consumption. This may not fit in your pack but a 16 oz will. I would store a separate 2 liter pop bottle (with water) with your pack. Our bodies shut down very quickly from a lack of hydration. This is especially true in the functions of:

1)     Keeping our body                         temperature at its needed level

2)     Thinking process of the brain

3)     Elimination of toxins

4)     Proper digestion

5)     Heart and circulatory   


If water is needed to be rationed, the more restricted amount should be during the first 24 hours since most liquids will be eliminated as urine. Thereafter, the body becomes much more efficient in its usage.

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FOOD  p2

The emphasis of food for short-term emergency or survival purposes is caloric and psychological.

Look for:                    

1)     High caloric content

2)     Weight

3)     Volume

4)     Storability

5)     Ability to withstand cold and hot temperatures

For up to 3 days we are not thinking in terms of meals (3 meals per day). We are not going to starve to death in 3 days. With infants, food is more important, but even then, death is not a probability.

The 6 basic kits form a basis for the personal survival kit. This pack forms a progression that is logical and do-able over the next few months and using limited resources.