5 Crucial Items You Need in Case of a National Emergency

A national emergency isn’t something anyone wants to contemplate, but it is something every responsible head of the household or parent should consider before it occurs.  

With the growing civil unrest in the country, it only makes sense to be prepared for anything.

Now I'm not saying to go full-on prepper, although there is nothing wrong with that, but it would be wise to at least have these 5 items on hand.

5. First Aid Supplies

First aid supplies are, appropriately, first on the agenda.

When putting together a kit that’ll serve you well in the event of a national emergency, make sure that it includes plenty of first-aid supplies.

Specifically, look for things like:

  • Bandages 
  • Gauze wrapping
  • Alcohol pads
  • Painkillers 

Having enough first-aid supplies to go around will help you take care of your family if hospitals or emergency services aren’t available, or if you can’t reach medical attention in the foreseeable future.

4. Water Purification & Storage

Water is next, even before food. 

After all, we can’t survive very long without it! Make sure that you have at least a few clean gallon-sized bottles to store water in, especially if you need to survive on your own for a few days.

You'll also want to look into water purification tools. Some water bottles can purify the water you collect by themselves, or you can look into larger purifiers, purifying tablets, and more.

You'll also want to look into water purification tools. Some water bottles can purify the water you collect by themselves, or you can look into larger purifiers, purifying tablets, and more.

The bottom line: make sure that you can purify your water repeatedly for at least a few days.

3. Emergency Blankets and Insulation

It can get cold outside, and even inside your home if the power goes out during a national emergency.

Because of this, make sure that you have at least a few emergency blankets or other insulating materials on hand.   

You can use these to stay warm and relatively protected from some of the elements, whether you have to spend time outside or stay somewhere during the winter that isn’t heated properly. 

2. Food Storage for Long Term Stability

It goes without saying food storage is a crucial necessity. 

You’ll need containers or bins in which you can carry stored food relatively easily as you might need to move from place to place to either be rescued, or to find a safer spot to wait out the rest of whatever disaster has occurred.

It’s a good idea to procure some emergency meal kits ahead of time.

The 2A4Life Month Food Storage Kit is the perfect choice for a national emergency that lasts for a few days. The meals contained within vary in variety, are delicious, and stay fresh for up to 25 years. 

Month Food Storage Kit

Every time you eat one of these meals you can rest-assured you are eating healthy, delicious food and saving a lot of money. 

This is best combined with a storage shed or underground safe house. It’ll keep you and your family fed for quite a while in case an emergency drags on for longer than you expect.

1. Firearms

Lastly, be sure to have at least one firearm on you in case of a national emergency. 

You should be properly trained with that firearm so you can effectively use it for either hunting or self-defense.

For this dual-purpose, we'd recommend a rifle or carbine of some kind, rather than a handgun.

If you're already armed, it's wise to optimize your firearms with various 2A4Life Attachments & Concealment solutions.

We recommend the following items for emergency preparedness:

Ankle Holster


Shoulder Holster


Quick Draw Tactical Magnet


The Wrap Up

Ultimately, collecting all these things will go a long way toward ensuring you’re well-prepared for any national emergency.

There’s no such thing as being too prepared, and if push ever comes to shove, you’ll be glad you were so proactive early on.

Thank you for reading, United We Stand.

Justin | 2A4Life

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