Jan 17, 2017

What’s in Your Typhoon Survival Kit

Typhoons are a normal occurrence in the Philippines and it’s always advisable for families and households to prepare and be ready for when the time comes. Before you go through the list of drugstores in the Philippines to know where you should go to get your supplies you should know what those supplies are and what is essential. You don’t want to end up packing stuff that you won’t even use.


This is essential because, one your body cannot function properly if you are dehydrated and two in case of a devastating typhoon this could be one resource that will not come easy. You will need clean water to drink as well as hygienic purposes. There could be a lot of water around but you wouldn’t know what is reliable or not. A good estimate of how much water you should be storing with your kit, at least a gallon per person should be allotted. This gallon will cover the person’s nutritional and hygienic needs per day.


You will need to keep yourself nourished in case a disaster occurs and you are unable to access any electricity or gas to cook your own food. You would want to prepare a 3-day supply, to be safe, of non-perishable food. This could be different canned food, cereals, cracker, anything you can eat straight from the packaging and will not spoil easily. You could also try cooking the canned food if you have some charcoal and fire starters in hand.
First-Aid Kit

You never know what could happen during a storm, but at the worst case that someone could get injured. A fully stocked first-aid kit, antibiotic ointments, burn ointments and bandages are a few things that should be in this kit. Especially if you have prescription medicine you should be taking regularly be sure to keep some of that medicine in the kit. Some nonprescription drugs will also come in handy in case of common ailments.

Light and Batteries

One thing that could happen when there is a typhoon is that the electricity goes out and all the lights with it. One thing you could do is invest in flashlights and lamps. Invest in a good long lasting flash light, candles and a strong lamp. Some companies have different designs and models, others also have built in radios which can come in useful to keep up with updates on the storm. Also, make sure to have batteries on hand for these lights.


The moment you can go outside of your shelter you want to be able to purchase any additional medication or supplies. In this event, some ATMs may not be operational or credit card machines may not be working. Having some cash in hand will come in handy in case you’re in dire need of some supplies. 
Be sure to prepare your typhoon survival kit beforehand and keep yourself updated with the status of the typhoon. Remember to hope for the best and prepare for the worst, make sure that you are prepared for the worst case scenario.

About the Author: 

Laurel Santos is a 24 year old grown up woman whose kid at heart. She lives in the city and works as a freelance photographer. She also manages a small pet shop inside their village. She loves traveling so much because she believes that one should not just die staying in without exploring the world.  She got a big heart for animals especially those stray dogs. Despite her busy schedule she always finds time to do one thing that she is very passionate about which is writing.

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