6 Essential Survival Items Every Woman Should Have
Most survival experts usually gear their articles towards men, but girls: you will love this article! Truth is women already have an edge when we talk about survival, mainly when we talk about carrying survival devices with you anywhere you go.Check this out: we always hold a full purse at our disposal that can be used to keep any survival devices we want. We are going to consider how to astutely turn your bag into a daily carrying kit which can improve your chances of survival in any dangerous situation for, let’s say, several days.
Here are five indispensable survival devices all of you should hold in the purse.
The 1st thing that we want for our daily carrying kit is a larger bag. However, discretion is fundamental, so I am not saying that you should carry around a duffel bag. It is necessary to understand that a larger purse is better than a smaller one. Moreover, it is especially great if you can get hold of one with easily accessible exterior pockets. They will enable you to store self-defense weapons that you can reach instantly.
1 Everyday Carry Small KeychainIt is amazing the number of teeny survival gizmos that you can save on your keychain and out of sight. The Everstryke Pro is the perfect produt, it can hold on your belt and it has a waterproof storage capsule, a USB with Protective Case, a can & bottle opener, a multi-use carabiner and a small LED Flashlight.
Some of other gizmos that you may want to include in your survival keychain are:
- Mini Multi-tool
The only unfortunate part regarding this mini EDCK (Every Day Carry Keychain) is that you will need to pick up all of these devices every time you’ll have your set of keys with you.
2 ShelterCarrying a tent or a tarp into your purse may seem impossible, but there are some good options for shelter that could fit. For instance, you can get a poncho or a smaller tarp that’s about 5 foot by 7 foot. A space blanket is also a great option.
The emergency Tube Tent is a great option sporting events, emergencies, camping: it is Water & Fire Retardant. This is the perfect little emergency tent to take on a day, hike, or outdoor backpacking adventure, its easy to set up and provides a lengthy protection from the weather.
Check here to find an easy-to-set-up and very affordable tent.
3 Self-defense weapons
Your preferences determine the first item. I know some women who prefer to conceal carry in their purses, for example. However, everyone is different and at finally, it is really up to you to determine what kind of weapons you would want to carry.
If you are not the kinda girl to carry a loaded gun with you, here are other options:
It does not matter which ones you choose, but I recommend you to carry at least 2 of these small self-defense weapons, just if your attackers neutralize you the 1st time.
4 Mini first aid kit
Most of us carry some different types of medicine in our purses already (aspirin, for instance). So having a mini first aid kit is not that much of a stretch. There are a lot of these kits available for purchase but if you want to have something that’s customized to your specific needs and save some money, designing your own is even better.
Most ailments in a mini first aid kit include:
- Essential Oils
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn & Trauma dressing
- Finger splints
- Alcohol wipes
Keep all these things in a Ziplock bag to hold them safe and then store them in an airtight plastic container to assure that the items do not get punctured.
Click here if you want to know more how essential oils can help you with your survival 1st aid kit.
5 Water purifier
When you need to drink, and the only source of water is dirty or contaminated, you can only die of thirst. However, if you could carry a small water purifier in your purse (sometimes called an AquaStick), then you are ready to go.
You can now find small water purifiers for under $20. Those have been tested in Africa for several years now, where the quality of water is way below the quality we have in the US.
Check here if you want to know more about the AquaStick.
You should also think about adding and a couple of water purification tablets and a small bottle of water to give you a head start, but remember that you will have to carry it everywhere you go, so, the smaller, the better.
6 Feminine Hygiene
The Menstrual Cup is a reusable, bell-shaped menstrual silicone cup that is worn internally. It sits on the lower base of the vaginal canal, collecting rather than absorbing your menstrual fluids. Menstrual cups have been in existence since the 30’s, when women were looking for an alternative to the poor choices they had at that time. However, its breakthrough into the feminine hygiene industry is much more recent.
The Menstrual Cup enables women to connect with their bodies and menstrual cycles like never before. Excellent for any activity (air, land or sea), its easy use and care is made for a better period experience. The big plus is that you can wear it for up to 12 hours without leaks or worry.
Check here if you want to know more about the menstrual cup
Portable urinating devices have recently been liberating all kinds of women from the battlefield (urinating devices are widely used by female army soldiers) to the camping ground and even in extreme conditions like abject toilets, so they do not have to “pop a squat.” They have a place for everyday moms too — no more worrying about the unsanitary nature of common restrooms. Here’s what you need to know about these fascinating urination devices.
Snacks with many calories such as hard candy, raisins and energy bars should be in your purse at all times. Other items to consider carrying in your bag include:
- Hair pins
- Optical Fire Starter
- A pack of salt (can be used as a weapon by throwing the open pack into your attacker’s face)
- Manicure scissors
- Chewing gum
- Credit card Multitool (ninja wallet)
- An extra phone battery
- Waterproof matches
- Extra phone charger
- Spare batteries
- Paper and pen
- Lip balm
Even if your purse is not yet a replacement for a good bug out bag, it can still help you with survival necessities for a few days. This is sufficient time for you to pick-up your real bug out bag or, at the very least, secure you some time to come up with your Plan B.
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