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Emergency Packing List | Everything You Need To Prep for Vacation

May 12, 2021 4 min read

emergency packing list checklist

Summer is right around the corner, and with it comes vacations. As you know, emergencies do not just strike when you are at home.

They can happen anywhere at any time.

If you are thinking about taking a road trip with your family, you are probably venturing into unknown territory, which can be helped with a vacation checklist. There is nothing worse than being in the middle of nowhere with nothing.

There are several ways you can be prepared for anything this summer with a little bit of planning, and with summer vacations just around the corner, now is the time to make sure you are ready.

So with that in mind, I’ve put together an emergency packing list of things you need before going on a vacation!

Car Emergency Packing List Kit

car emergency packing list

A small, portable emergency kit is the first thing you need to have on your emergency packing list.

Make sure you find one that fits the area you will travel through and where your destination stops.

Because the country is so vast and different, you will need to do a little planning before packing your kit. I didn’t always do this. I felt that we would be fine for a week or so, but then I was rudely awoken when I read about the couple that lost their lives hiking in the desert.

All I could think about is what if that was my family? Sure, we wouldn’t be in the desert, but who knows what could happen when you’re away from home.

This is an example of what might happen if you are not prepared with the right equipment and supplies.

Kits can differ from destination to destination, but the basics apply, make sure to get a gear that covers your bases no matter where your compass is set.

Our 350 serving kit will help you in the case of an emergency with food, while our one-month or three-month options will keep you ready for much longer; just make sure you bring plenty of water!

Long Term Emergency Food Kits

long term emergency food kit

These are great kits for traveling and a must for your emergency packing list. They will offer you an excellent balance of portability and gear to make sure you can last until help arrives.

These kits will usually come in a sealed bucket and contain enough food for everyone with you for a couple of days.

Our Long Term Emergency Food Kits are is an excellent option for your emergency packing list and comes packed and ready to be stashed in your car.

These kits have everything you need when it comes to food for your whole family.

Each kit has around 27,000 total calories with a wide variety of breakfast, lunch, and dinner options with freeze dried protein, freeze dried fruit, and freeze dried vegetables.

Leave one in your camper, boat, cabin, or anywhere else you may be headed for a vacation.

There is no telling what kind of situation you may encounter on the road or in the woods, but you can always be prepared with one of our kits.

Click here to check out our Long Term Emergency Food kit now!

An emergency food bucket is an excellent option for a vacation emergency packing list because of the easy packaging and clean food.

On top of that, you’ll need to throw the following items in the back of your vehicle before you leave as well.

  • Fire Starters
  • Emergency Blanket
  • Duct Tape
  • Rescue Whistle
  • Medical Supplies
  • Water Purifier Bottle

When packing all of these things and checking them off from your emergency packing list, it’s essential to pack as many as you need for all your passengers.

The more people you bring on vacation, the longer your emergency packing list will be, so keep that in mind when packing it away and carrying luggage as well.

Camping Trip - Emergency Packing List

camping emergency packing list

If you plan a hiking trip or a backpacking adventure this summer, this can bring on an entirely new set of challenges.

At the same time, we love to escape into the more rural areas while on vacation it means that help can be much further away.

The good news is that you can have a little insurance. Using your training and a good emergency packing list, you can turn a would-be disaster into a slight inconvenience.

The question is, what do you need?

We can help you out with that; our camping food is ready to go and packs easily in a backpack.

You can add a week’s worth of food to your backpack with very little weight, unlike traditional supplies.

Our natural ingredients will ensure that you are eating healthy while getting back to nature.

We have sample packs available, or you can pick and choose from our list of available breakfast, lunch, and dinner foods that are sure to please everyone who is coming with you.

Here is a list of other supplies you’ll need in your emergency packing list for camping:

  • BIC Lighter
  • Brunton 15TDCL compass
  • EDC Knife
  • CamelBak Omega Reservoir
  • Cell Phone
  • Emergency Tinder
  • Aspirin, Ibuprofen
  • Medical Tape
  • Standard Gauze Roll
  • Berkey Water Bottle BPA-free durable plastic water bottle
  • Wristwatch preferably one with an altimeter, barometer, and compass
  • Windbreaker
  • Potable Aqua Iodine Tablets
  • Small Tea Light Candle to speed up wet wood drying
  • Extra Heavy Crew Socks
  • Heatsheets Emergency Bivvy

Conclusion - Emergency Packing List for Summer

With summer around the corner, it’s time to start getting ready for vacations, camping trips, and just spur-of-the-moment trips.

That’s why now is the best time to start preparing for all of your summer trips with an emergency packing list.

The previously mentioned lists are the two that I follow to a T in my own private life. I’ve had to bust out the emergency food and tools on more than one occasion with my family.

While you’re getting all of your materials together for your emergency packing list, let us help you check one of those things off your list without excellent emergency food.

Valley Food Storage is here to help you with all of your emergency food needs, and our best option is our long term emergency food kits.

These kits come packed with over 27,000 calories and enough food for the entire family. These are a must for anyone’s emergency packing list.

Click here to check out our long term food kits now and start your emergency packing list off right!