Food · Car Safety · Water · Prepare Your Pets for Disasters. Whichever first aid child you choose, Mike Glover, a crisis management and response expert and host of the popular FieldCraft Survival podcast, recommends that you always keep a 30-day supply of over-the-counter medications (such as pain relievers, colds, allergies, anti-diarrheal medications), as well as any prescriptions medicines. If you want more variety and are thinking of supplementing your stock with freeze-dried foods, Survival Mom, Prepper Potpourri and David from Preppers Survive as Mountainhouse. Coyne only uses Energizer, and Ramey won't move from his Panasonic Enloops “because they last a long time sitting on a shelf, and Survival Mom loves the ones from Survival Frog (unrelated).
Jim Cobb, editor-in-chief of Prepper Survival Guide and Backwoods Survival Guide, likes the 5.11 Tactical RUSH24 bag, saying it's “robust without being ridiculously huge”. While there's no way of knowing how long you'll need to survive on your own after a natural disaster or other emergency, planning for a minimum of three days of survival is a good place to start.