While we firmly believe that Emergency Preparedness should be a top priority, sometimes when the sun’s out and life seems too happy to include disasters, making the choice to start an emergency kit can be a tough decision. We get it.
And while we also believe that it’s a good idea to bite the bullet and get preparing anyway, we understand why you might want to do it on a budget!
Thankfully, you’re not alone. A lot of people have created DIY emergency kits by growing, harvesting, drying and packaging their own foods. Some people make a schedule to collect the most necessary items, in order to spread out the cost. And some people have probably even made their own backpacks, so let this get your creative juices flowing! Just ensure that your items will actually work to get you through an emergency.
Below are a few DIY emergency kit guides from people living all over the world!
Below are a few tips from people, that could help you save some money and be prepared at the same time!
- Southern Plate — DIY survival food bucket
- BC Wilderness Survival: Food & Water — some tips on finding free food and water in the wilderness, before cracking open your own supplies
- This Ingenious Mini Kit — probably best to use it as a kit within a kit
- 103 Survival Food Preppers Should Check In Their List – great suggestions of foods you can store long term, especially when placed in mylar bags with oxygen absorbers
Of course, even if you’re creating your own, DIY emergency kit, you may want to browse our Quick Picks list for some odds and ends that you can’t find second hand, or make yourself.
If you have any ideas to add or DIY kit guides that you’d like to tell us about, please feel free to share them in the comment section below!
-Content created by Sophie Wooding – Writer, gardener, cyclist and emergency preparedness enthusiast!