Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald have a page up with a list of things that you should trying to keep by the door to ready in case of emergency. It has a list of things for First aid kit, Wilderness bag, and Urban bag, along with some tips for survival. A snippet:

Jell-O is the perfect food for hypothermia. Make the liquid, drink it.
Plumber’s candles contain more stearic acid than the regular kind. Very hard, burn a long time. Get ‘em at a hardware store.
Rule of thumb: Two sources of light; two sources of fire.
In a survival situation you live as long as your feet do.
In an ambush the killing zone is narrow. Get out of it.
If you don’t understand what’s going on, back off until you do understand.
You can live to be ninety without a Rambo knife but hypothermia or dehydration will kill you deader’n dirt by this time tomorrow.
A terrorist attack is just a badly-placarded HAZMAT incident.

Jump kits (Go bags) – [Debra Doyle and James D. Macdonald]

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