There are so many survival gadgets being created to help people get prepared. There are containers that create power from any form of liquid, clothes that repel bugs just based on the materials they’re made from, and solar backpacks that have a solar panel soaking up the sun while you trek around so that you can use the energy it absorbs later. You always want to make sure that all of your basic needs are met and prepared for before you begin investing in cool gadgets. It’s much better to have a 6-month supply of MREs for the family than to own the latest bug out gear. But once you have the necessities met, it’s perfectly fine to begin upgrading your efforts with items that contribute to your convenience. Having to be in survival mode is hard enough – so anything that makes the experience less traumatic will help you get through it. What Goes Into an Emergency Preparedness Kit for Short Term Disasters? Emergencies can be classified as either short or long term. You may deal with short-term emergencies – such as losing power for a day or having a health emergency.