If you are a responsible adult, you know how important it is to have an emergency survival kit ready in the home or any place where you frequently go. If you want to keep you and your family safe during an emergency situation, you are going to have to make sure that you have everything in the kit that can be helpful for you to go through the situation without receiving any harm.
What you have in the kit is quite important. You can read lists of those items and maintain the kit. Survival clothes are among the most important items that you need to keep in the kit.
What makes the clothes the survival clothes?
The problem with most of the lists is that they do not tell what kind of clothes you are going to need during a disaster or emergency situation. Not many lists tell about the survival clothes. Most of the lists mention them as ‘extra clothes’. Looking at those lists, the mention about clothes is going to sound like something ‘unnecessary’ or optional being recommended.
When you are stuck in your home or car during a snowstorm, you will have a better understanding about the survival clothing. And you will certainly feel the importance of survival clothes when you are forced to walk miles in a desert after the car failure.
Survival clothes are helpful in the harsh weather conditions in which the temperature can rise or drop substantially. And this drastic change in temperature can hurt you quite badly. Now, we are going to discuss what survival clothes can be helpful for you in specific weather conditions.
During winters, your goal is to stay warm. For this purpose, you can use clothing items such as sweaters, coats, socks and warm footwear. Remember, small items like socks, hat, and gloves can be quite lifesaving.
During summer, you need to protect yourself from harsh rays of sun. For this purpose, you need to have items such as sunscreen, hats, scarves, and protective eyewear. The shirts that you need to have should be lightweight, light colored, and long sleeved. The main purpose is to stay cool; and so, your clothing needs to help you in this regard.
Spring is a milder season but that doesn’t mean that you can lower your guard. The sun rays can still be harmful if you are exposed to them for too long. The weather in the spring season can be quite unpredictable at times, i.e. too high in the day and too cold in the night.
Just like spring, the fall season can have quite unpredictable temperature fluctuations. The temperature at nights can reach the freezing point. During day time, you still need to protect yourself from over-exposure to the sunlight. This is the reason that you need to have proper clothing to deal with these steep temperature fluctuations.