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Comprehensive Survival kit

Emergency planning links updated June 2020 – please advise if links are not working.

Note :

  • We do not sell or make any commission on the products listed.  Prices are an indication only and are likely to change over time.

  • The apps and equipment are a personal preference.

  • Products have been tested in adverse conditions

  • They are robust and fit for purpose.

  • Trade Me or eBay supply great used items - particularly expensive items like Gore-Tex

  • Contact us with questions or suggestions 

  • Prices are a rough guide


  • Avoid cotton clothing for emergency use.  You are very likely to get hypothermia if is gets wet.

  • Do not use dynamo crank torch/radio combos.  They are unreliable.

  • Avoid muesli bars or snack bars.  They do not have a long shelf life or have been eaten by the kids.

Products and equipment used by Disaster Prepare team 

Everyday carry items 

Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 – 900 lumen - see more under torches below

Car rescue tool - 3 in 1 Glass breaker - cutter and whistle - $23

Survival heat reflective jacket - $13.80

Compact portable smoke hood – $55 

Leatherman Sidekick - $145

Kevlar gloves 

Face Shield $20 - depending where you get them

Emergency whistle  $23 - remove paper scroll - ideal to store small tablets / cash 

Emergency walk home bag


  • This is designed to be a compact lightweight bag for rapid evacuation (running) from Tsunami Zones accordingly it does not include much water, but including the water filter allows safe water to be obtained from other sources.

  • I have extensively tested these items in all weather conditions including heavy rain and gales. 

Basic items to survive the first 12 - 24 hours accounting for adverse weather

Miscellaneous items

Escape tools 

The tools listed below are specialist items and can be replaced with a cheap pry bar or other items that suit your specific needs

Emergency equipment in our vehicles to stay warm in bad weather or delayed getting home

Survival reflect tent - $28.76

SOL escape bivvy - $120 - mini waterproof breathable sleeping bag.  Great kit works well - reusable

Compact inflatable mattress - $100 including shipping - Compact - light weight - comfortable

Panasonic radio - under $50

Powerall Deluxe - Portable power bank for recharging smart phones or jump starting your car $220

Hard hat 

Heavy jacket

Change of clothes

Additional food and water 

Fire extinguisher

First aid


Water purification and storage - my pick would be the 10 l containers - large mouth - stack-able  

Trusted suppliers

Survive-It Ltd supply a full range of emergency equipment and flood protection

First Aid Training – Life Care Consultants

Top gear - Quality knives and axes

Gearshop - Quality camping accessories


Here are 2 torches I recommend and use on a daily basis. I have used these for the past 18 months - they have had hard use -  been dropped and gone through the washing machine and still work flawlessly

Top pick - Info and buy here. Olight SR 1 Baton – 0.5 to 900 lumen Run time 15 days on 0.5 lumen down to 50 minutes on max setting. Although not a head torch it can easily clip onto a cap to be used as a head torch

Info and buy here Olight H1R Nova - 2 – 600 Lumen (head torch and hand held) Run time 6 days on 2 lumen down to 80 minutes on 600 Lumen

Great features

  • Compact – rugged - waterproof

  • 4 brightness settings

  • Massive run time on low settings

  • Very bright setting if needed

  • Strobe function

  • Flat tail cap allows then to stand upright

  • Magnetic base very useful

  • USB recharging

  • Belt clip and lanyard


The S1 Baton and H1 Nova are not rechargeable – make sure you select the SR1 Baton or HR1 Nova for rechargeable versions.

They function with the supplied CR123R (rechargeable) and the standard CR123A disposable batteries.  These batteries are not cheap so would recommend extra cost to buy the rechargeable torches.


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