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Friday, November 19, 2010

Uncommon Survival Items

Here are a few things that you may not think about when it comes to survival & preparedness. Although not commonly looked at as “survival” items – these could serve you well under the right – or maybe I should say – wrong conditions.
  • Rain-X:Rain-X is fantastic and I am shocked every time I talk to someone and they tell me they have never tried it. Rain-X is basically a clear barrier that you rub onto your windshield or your car. The purpose of this barrier is to “bead up” rain/moisture that comes in contact with the glass. This allows for very easy removal of the water by the windshield wipers and also much better vision through the windshield even with the wipers off.
See the picture below as an example:
 

  • Eyeglass Strap: Eyeglass strapsare often forgotten – and remembered when really needed. Whether for sun glasses, safety glasses, or prescription glass – it often does not take much off a jolt to causes them to go flying. In the case of prescription glasses – loosing them could be fatal under the right conditions.

  • Ziploc Bags:These small bags with a “zip” at the top to seal it can serve numerous purposes. One of the most obvious is protecting just about anything from moisture. These bags can hold small amounts of just about anything  – change, snacks, trail-mix, matches. They are also very useful at organizing – such as putting all toiletries together (tooth brush, toothpaste, deodorant) or a kids entertainment bag (crayons/markers/paper).
  • Athletes Foot Spray:Maybe not the most pleasant thing to talk about – but jock itch and athletes foot can be a serious distraction in a TSHTF situation. If you have ever had a serious case – you know what I am talking about. There are many creams and sprays available – and many actually treat both situations. A couple cans of spray with different active ingredients would be a worthy addition to your supplies.
How about you? Any items that you know of that we normally do not think about when it comes to survival?
Rourke
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