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5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit List

By on October 16, 2014

A wall designed survival kit can make the difference in a survival situation. Being able to have access to it quickly and be relatively easy to move in case you have to bug out can be hard to do. Here is a great survival kit that makes use of a 5 gallon bucket. Below is a list of some important emergency gear so that you can build your own 5 Gallon Bucket Emergency Kit.

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Organizing your 5 gallon bucket into sections can make it easier to not forget anything. Here are 3 main sections that pretty much cover everything.

First Aid Supplies

General Supplies

Hygiene Supplies

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First Aid Supplies

These items are all recommended by the Red Cross to have in your first aid kit.

  • 2 absorbent compress dressings (5 x 9 inches)
  • 25 adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)
  • 1 adhesive cloth tape (10 yards x 1 inch)
  • 5 antibiotic ointment packets (approximately 1 gram)
  • 5 antiseptic wipe packets
  • 2 packets of aspirin (81 mg each)
  • 1 blanket (space blanket)
  • 1 breathing barrier (with one-way valve)
  • 1 instant cold compress
  • 2 pair of nonlatex gloves (size: large)
  • 2 hydrocortisone ointment packets (approximately 1 gram each)
  • Scissors
  • 1 roller bandage (3 inches wide)
  • 1 roller bandage (4 inches wide)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (3 x 3 inches)
  • 5 sterile gauze pads (4 x 4 inches)
  • Oral thermometer (non-mercury/nonglass)
  • 2 triangular bandages
  • Tweezers
  • First aid instruction booklet

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General Supplies

  • glow sticks (12 hrs)
  • flashlight
  • liquid candle
  • matchbooks
  • mylar thermal blankets 
  • hand warmers 
  • AM/FM radio
  • whistle and lanyard
  • sewing kit
  • blank notebook
  • pencils
  • extra batteries (for flashlight and radio)
  • zip ties
  • P-38 can opener
  • trash bags
  • N95 dust masks
  • duct tape
  • small tarp
  • paracord 
  • safety goggles
  • split leather gloves

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Hygiene Supplies

  • bar soap
  • kleenex
  • floss
  • baby shampoo
  • hand lotion
  • sunscreen
  • toothpaste
  • toothbrushes
  • feminine hygiene pads
  • comb
  • toilet paper
  • washcloths

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