Camping & Survival

You May be More Prepared than You Think

It might surprise you that the every day items you carry will help in a survival situation.

Don’t consider yourself a prepper? You might just be more prepared than you think. Quite a while ago in CheaperThanDirt.com’s Survival and Preparedness forum, we started a topic about everyday items that could possibly save your life. I suspect surprise from readers by Survivalist Bear Grylls’ suggestions of typical items found in a women’s purse that could come in handy during an emergency. The following list includes some common items women carry in their purses, including a few extra odds and ends from my own purse that will come in handy during an emergency.

It might surprise you that the every day items you carry will help in a survival situation.
It might surprise you that the every day items you carry will help in a survival situation.

Tampons

Condom

  • Hold and gather water
  • Crude water filter

Lipstick

Mint Tin

Mirror

  • Signaling

Dental Floss

  • Fishing line
  • String for making shelter or fixing things

Paper Clip

  • Fishing hook
  • Splint for fingers and toes
  • Threading tool

Bandana

Elastic Hair Tie

  • Sling shot cord
  • Secure and tie things together
  • Tourniquet

Gum

  • Patch tires
  • Fish bait

Tea Tree Oil Stick

  • Antiseptic
  • Rub on chest for cough
  • Alleviate bug bites

Can Koozie

  • Splint cushion
  • Wound cover
  • Makeshift glove

Pen

String Doll

  • String

Other Miscellaneous Items that will Come in Handy During an Emergency

What do you have in your purse that you can use in a pinch during an emergency?

[suzanne]

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