SURVIVAL KIT Hagana Ezrahit is a common sense
resources guide about
Civilian Defense and Emergency Preparedness
Survival Kit is just what it sounds like. In
the event of a disaster, this kit could mean
the difference between life and death.
emergency occurs, you have to assume that you
will not have access to any of the normal
resources or supplies that you will need in
order to survive, for at least 72 hours. This
is the amount of time it may take for relief
workers to get to you.
Survival Kit should be prepared for each
member of the family. It should be easily
accessible and ready to be moved quickly in
the event that you must evacuate your home.
Basic Minimum Contents of your
Emergency Survival Kit
liters of bottled water per person per day.
– canned and freeze dried are best, they
keep the longest and need no refrigeration
eating utensils and dishes
items such as toothbrush/ toothpaste,
waterless hand cleaner, sanitary napkins,
toilet paper, baby wipes, etc.
supplies if needed, such as diapers, etc.
medications, extra eyeglasses, hearing aid
(alkaline have the longest shelf life, NOT
aid kit and supplies
knife or multi-tool such as a Swiss Army
Knife or Leatherman
and duct tape
least one complete set of clothing for each
member of the family, including extra
underwear, socks and hats. Wool is better
than cotton, it dries faster and provides
or sleeping bag
– at least NIS
200 in cash for each person
of important documents such as Teudat Zehut,
passports, insurance policies, etc.
written list of important phone numbers. How
many of us can remember all the numbers in
our cell phone speed dial list?
Pointers about your Emergency
kit should be stored where it can be
accessed quickly near an exit to your home,
NOT in the back of a closet behind heavy
objects, or in the attic.
kit should be packed in a wheeled shopping
cart or day pack/back pack or duffle bag
that can be grabbed quickly when you have to
your kit at least twice a year and refresh
food, water, medicines and batteries.
the kits for each member of the family to
include special items needed for handicapped
family members, etc.
items – don’t rely on gathering your
tefillin, tallit, siddur, etc. at the last
moment. YOU MAY NOT HAVE TIME!
Keep an old pair of tefillin, an extra
tallit and siddur, etc. in your emergency
kit should also be prepared and kept in your
car(s). If you happen to be driving when an
emergency occurs, your car could be your
only shelter. Keep in mind that it can get
quite hot in you car in the summertime, so
the contents of this emergency survival kit
should be customized so there is nothing in
it that can get ruined by the heat, or the
cold in the wintertime.
stranded in your home or where ever you may
be when disaster strikes can be incredibly
boring while waiting for help to arrive. In
addition to first aid items, and so on, you
need to pay attention to your mental health.
Have a book and some games for the kids!
While the hope is that this
Emergency Survival Kit is never needed,
keep in mind that having it updated and
ready to go could very well save your