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19 DIY Survival Kits For All The Worst-Case Scenarios

It never hurts to emergency-proof your life.

1. This college kit to help you brave the germ-filled shitshow that is campus life.

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Items include:

-Gas-X and Pepto

-Cold medicine


-Ice pack

-Antibiotic ointment

-And more! Find it here on One Hundred Dollars a Month.

You'll need those digestive aids for your dining-hall diet, and plenty of cold meds to help you survive the nasty dorm flu. This kit won't replace mom's chicken noodle soup, but it'll do until winter break.

2. This bathroom first aid kit that'll make you seem responsible and prepared AF.

Items include:




-Hydrogen peroxide

-Antiseptic wipes

-And more! Find the full list on Mom Advice.

3. This car safety kit that you need in case of an emergency.

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Items include:

-Bungee cords


-First aid essentials


-Car games

-And more! Find the full list on Popsugar.

4. And this heavy-duty version for when winter is coming.

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Items include:

-Non-clumping kitty litter (for when tires meet ice)

-Heated emergency blanket

-Hand warmers

-Fix-a-Flat kit

-And more! Find the full kit on Hoosier Homemade.

5. This road trip survival pack for antsy passengers.

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Items include:

-Road atlas


-Car air freshener

-Portable brush

-Pictures of family and friends

-And more! Find the list on Pocketful of Pretty.

6. This camping kit that will calm down even the least outdoorsy people on the trip.

Items include:

-Duct tape

-Wet Wipes

-Dish soap

-Fly swatter

-SPF Chapstick

-And more! Find the full list on The Benson Street.

7. Or there's this extreme wilderness backpacking kit.

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Items include:

-Propane burner stove

-Tools and cooking utensils


-Film camera

-Literally one or two AXES (depending your lumbersexual level)

-And more! Found via

You know, for channeling your inner Bear Grylls.

8. But this simple kit is best if you're only going for a day hike.

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Items include:



-Gauze and bandagas

-Swiss Army knife

-Moleskin patches for blisters

-And more! Find the full list on Food Storage Moms.

9. And this teeny-tiny kit to keep with you always...just in case.

Items include:


-SPF Chapstick


-Anything you can fit in there! Find out more on Chasing Green.

10. This first aid beach bag will prepare you for everything but the sharks.

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Items include:

-Aloe vera gel

-Extra water bottle

-Dramamine for boat or car sickness

-Baby powder (to get that tricky sand off your skin)

-And more! Find the full list of items on Hello Natural.

11. This pack for surviving a music festival with more memories than injuries.

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Items include:

-Ear plugs

-Reusable, flexible water bottle


-Electrolyte packets

-Condoms (because you never know where the music will take you!)

-And more! Find out what else to bring to the festies on Consequence of Sound.

12. This travel-proof kit that will save a trip to the drugstore during your trip.

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Items include:

-Personal prescription meds

-Cold medicine (day and night)

-Anti-itch creams

-Stool softener for when traveling royally screws up your stomach.

-And more! Find out on C'est Christine.

Just make sure all the creams and liquids are under 3.4 ounces so they'll pass through security!

13. And this emergency pack for anyone traveling with a severe allergy.

14. This kit full of TLC for any ~sensitive travelers~.

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Items include:

-Cooling migraine patches

-Nausea medicine

-Rosebud salve for chapped skin

-Hot water bottle

-And more! Find out on Her Packing List.

15. This emergency kit to help the bride stay chill AF on her wedding day.

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Items include:

-Safety pins

-Mini sewing kit

-Hair spray

-Stain remover

-Pressed powder

-And more! Find out on Kiss My Tulle.

The maid of honor can easily prep this kit ahead of time and have it ready to go the morning of.

16. And this one that'll make sure the groom is prepared, too.

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Items include:

-Extra cufflinks

-Hair gel

-Shoe polish

-Shaving tools

-Eye drops for all the happy tears.

-And more! Find out on Kiss My Tulle.

17. This baby first aid kit with the essentials: / Via

Items include:

-Gentle antiseptic skin cleanser

-Baby aspirin

-Infant thermometer

-Nasal aspirator

-And more! Find the full list on The Wise Baby.

You'll be prepared for all the accidents, because babies are basically just tiny drunk adults.

18. And this pet emergency kit, because they're basically your children, too.

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Items include:

-Tick and flea combs

-Spare collar


-Splint-making supplies

-And more! Find the full list on Ammo the Dachshund.

19. And this first aid kit that your hungover self will thank you for later.

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Items include:

-Electrolyte or sports drink

-Pain reliever

-Eye drops


-Or anything you need to become a normal human being again.

Inspired by The Welcome Bag Shoppe on Etsy.