General Equipment

There are many variations but this is some of the most common gear i have found. Only really of interest if you want an idea to look for something or need to think outside the box.

Signaling, navigation and referenceWhistle.
Signal mirror.
High power LED light (able to have batteries replaced, and carry an extra battery), white lens, with signaling capabilities
Flare – Three fires in a triangle is the international distress signal
Surveyor’s tape – orange or chartreuse for marking location for rescuers
Pen/pencil and paper for leaving notes to rescuers about direction of travel
Compass
Trail maps/charts (if location is known in advance)
Survival manual for technique reference
Multipurpose tools or materialsFixed-blade knife, or multitool knife such as Swiss Army knife or multitool
Heavy-duty needle and thread for repairing clothing and equipment
Plastic bag(s) or trash bags
Sturdy cord or “550” parachute cord for setting up a tarpaulin and snaring small animals
Hatchet with sheath
Candles for warmth, light, and signaling

Communications and navigationCompass
Distress beacons (EPIRBs)
Red flare, rocket parachute flare, and/or smoke signal flare
Radar reflector (to help rescuers locate the raft)
Lantern and fuel and/or searchlight
Radio transceiver, standard VHF marine and a optional amateur radio if a licensed radio amateur (see Ham Radio) or an AM/FM/Weather/Shortwave radio receiver
GPS
(lighter)
A first aid kit18
Fire starting tool (e.g., matches, ferrocerium rod, lighter, etc.)
A disaster plan including location of emergency centers, rallying points, possible evacuation routes etc
Professional emergency literature explaining what to do in various types of disaster, studied and understood before the actual disaster but kept for reference
Maps and travel information19
Standard camping equipment, including sanitation supplies20
Weather appropriate clothing (e.g., poncho, headwear, gloves, etc.)
Bedding items such as sleeping bags and blankets21
Enough medicine to last an extended evacuation period
Pet, child, and elderly care needs22
Battery or crank operated Radio.23
Lighting (battery or crank operated flashlight, glow sticks).24
Firearms and appropriate ammunition
Cash and change, as electronic banking transactions may not be available during the initial period following an emergency or evacuation
Positive Identification, such as drivers license, state I.D. card, or social security card
Fixed-blade and folding knife
Duct Tape and rope/para-cord
Plastic tarps for shelter and water collection
Slingshot, pellet gun, blowgun or other small game hunting equipment
Wire for binding and animal traps

Other tools and boating itemsHatchet and knife
Waterproof flashlight
Heaving line
Ladder
Sea anchor (also called a “sea drogue”)
Bailer
Bilge pump
Boat hook
Bucket
(any knife)

General Equipment

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