I have one already since we're pretty Earthquake prone and our 2nd biggest city was almost levelled by one just over a year ago.
1. Survival blankets 2. Water. Lots of water. 3. Non-perishable food 4. Portable kerosene cooker with spare canisters 5. Tent 6. Lighter & water proof matches 7. Flashlight/Torch 8. Jandals/Flip flops (you might not be able to grab your shoes) 9. First aid kit. 10. Face/Dust masks 11. Toilet Paper. Never forget this one.
There's probably a few things I've missed off my list. It's a pretty big kit and its not stored in the house so it'll be accessible too.
Isn't the whole point of a survival kit to carry as little (and effective) items as possible?
Hm, same thing as saurabhfzd, only a few additions.
1. Survival Knife.
2. A relatively sturdy bowl. (To make food)
3. A LIGHTER! (Yes, it runs out but it may be used for more than lighting campfires. xD)
i think the point of a survival kit is to survive a disaster >_>
while it is true that traveling light will let you go further and faster, most people's little bug out bags wont last more than 72 hours....so when im putting together my system im thinking about what's more important to me, traveling lighter, or [increasing my chances of]living longer.
Well, of course, that's in the name. xD
That was kind of what I meant, yes. 'Though I also thought you meant survival kits for being far away from civilization, and not neccesarily disaster.