Originally Posted by improvised_prepper
What's in your hurricane kit? And any info or tips you bring to us are going to be invaluable with your real life experience
My hurricane kit list probably won't help you much. We plan to bug out from one area of civilization to a dryer, less windy area of civilization. I have my list of pet friendly hotels located near hospitals that are in towns of 50,000 people or more. I don't carry first aid supplies, but I do carry food and foil for manifold cooking. I also carry water. Lots of water. Then I add more water and some Kool-Aid packages. Water gets really boring after a day or two.
For a good first aid kit you have to know where you might be going and adapt the kit to that. You can break a leg anywhere, but a decent first aid kit will also be stocked for environmental emergencies. There is no sense packing a snake bite kit if being lost at sea is possible, and cold packs are kind of useless during winter in Alaska. If you're sitting on an island in the middle of a fresh water lake you need water purification tools, but in the desert you need water.
Prepare for the things that will take you out of the survival game. Eyes, hands, feet. These are all critical for survival. How do you treat them? How do you protect them? Temperature. You have to maintain your core body temperature. Too high or too low will take you out of the game.
Many people go to great lengths to prepare a kit and some food items, but what do you do if an injury takes you beyond your food prep? Do you know what you can eat in your area? Where and how do you find water? What plants can you eat, and what will kill you or make you sick? What does a brown recluse look like? Is that a coral snake or a king snake?
Your best first aid kit and your best survival tool is located between your ears. If you're making a bug out bag and intend to stay local get with your county extension agent and get the plants and wildlife books for your area ahead of time. If it's a hiking vacation contact that local agent.
Now this one is my personal opinion. I doubt a lot of people are this adamant about it. Every single first aid kit for outdoor use should have something in it that is used for starting wet wood fires. Magnesium shaving kits, fire tabs, fire paste, whatever. If you can't maintain your core temperature you probably won't survive.
Did I see blister dressings in your initial kit?