A survival kit is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in an emergency. Military aircraft, lifeboats, and spacecraft are equipped with survival kits.

Survival kits, in a variety of sizes, contain supplies and tools to provide a person with basic shelter against the elements, help them keep warm, meet their health and first aid needs, provide food and water, signal to rescuers, and assist them in finding their way back to help. Supplies in a survival kit normally contain a knife (often a Swiss army knife or a multi-tool), matches, tinder, first aid kit, bandana, fish hooks, sewing kit, and an LED flashlight and laser pointer with long shelf-life batteries (usually lithium type).
• Store survival kits in a convenient place known to all family members.
• Keep a smaller version of your supplies kit in the trunk of your car, at work, and at school.
• Keep them in airtight plastic bags, if possible.
• Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh.
• Replace your stored food every six months.
• Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
• Rethink your kit and family needs at least once a year