Pocket Emergency Kit for those Unknown Situations
You never know what life is going to throw at you. But, it’s much better to be prepared. I really dislike carrying around a big purse filled with everything, so I condensed things down into a single pill bottle, so everything is all together and I’m ready for what life may bring. A Pocket Emergency Kit is perfect to toss in your purse and forget about it until you need it. Part first aid kit, part survival kit, a Pocket Emergency Kit is there when life throws you a curveball.
Things to Put in Your Pocket Emergency Kit
I started off with a large prescription bottle that I had saved from some long forgotten cold. If you don’t have one, stop by your favorite pharmacy. They might charge you a little bit, or they might just give you one for free, depending on their policies. If it’s one that you had laying around, make sure it’s clean and dry before adding your supplies. To my Pocket Emergency Kit, I’ve added a small candle, in case I need light or heat. If you melt a bit of the wax and turn the lid to your kit over, you can put a puddle of hot wax on it and place the candle in the middle to make it a candle holder! For the candle, I also placed a small lighter in the container. It’s great for starting fires as well as lighting that candle. The first aid portion of my Pocket Emergency Kit contains a packet of ointment, antiseptic wipe, alcohol wipe, and some various bandages. I swiped these from a well stocked first aid kit I keep in the house. I added a square of heavy duty aluminum foil, folded neatly. Foil has a thousand uses, and it is easy to carry in the Pocket Emergency Kit. I took another smaller piece of foil and used to to hold a fine sewing needle with some white cotton thread. You can use it in an emergency for stitches, or just to fix a tear in clothing until you can get to a sewing machine. Lastly, I added some Gorilla Tape that I had folded over on itself, as it won’t stick to the previous layer. I folded over the very end so that I had an easy starting point. What can’t be sewn can be taped!
Keeping Your Pocket Emergency Kit Handy
While you might think it is a good idea to put your Pocket Emergency Kit in the glove compartment of your car, hold up! You’ve got a candle and a lighter in there, as well as ointment! In the heat of the summer, the candle will melt and the lighter can pressurize to a dangerous level. The ointment can go bad and be useless too. Toss the Pocket Emergency Kit in your purse or travel bag so that you don’t leave it in the car. A melted candle isn’t going to do you any good in an emergency. It doesn’t take much space to have the essentials handy when an emergency strikes. Make up a Pocket Emergency Kit and you’ll never have to worry!