Trusted Provider
RTO: 40407

6 Must-Have Items in Your Winter Survival Kit


Table of Contents

It is officially winter in some parts of Australia.

That’s right. It is another season of snow, cold, and darkness. If you cannot escape winter by flying south, get into the season by making sure you are fully prepared.

We have put together a list of 6 must-have items in your winter survival kit. Whether you prefer a pre-made kit or to make your own, make sure to have these items ready for whatever the weather throws your way.

  • Food and Water

These should be on top priority. Having these items is important if your home or car is snowed in.

When stocking food, keep items that do not require electricity or gas to eat. You can buy canned goods or prepare gourmet survival foods. Remember that you need food to give you strength and water to keep you hydrated during emergencies.

  • Blankets

On top of being hydrated, you will need to stay warm. Keep warm and layered clothes at home and in your car. Prepare warm blankets too.

  • Flashlights

Flashlights will come in handy if your area has frequent power outages during winter. Make sure to check batteries regularly. Or, if you can, consider a hand-powered flashlight or solar charging.

Flashlights are safer than candles, too.

  • Shovel

A shovel is every household’s best friend in winter. When buying a shovel, make sure it is in comfortable length and light enough to use without exerting much effort.

Keep one at home and in your car to dig your way out in case you encounter a snowpocalypse.

  • Tools and Supplies

Some tools and supplies can help manage the worst-case weather brought by winter weather. For example, a tarp with some sturdy duct tape can cover a hole from heavy snow or a falling tree. Knives, ladders, and other tools can help make simple repairs when help can’t get to you.

  • First Aid Kit

A first aid kit should be a staple for every card and household. If you do not have one yet, now is the time to make that investment.

A well-stocked first-aid kit will give you peace of mind when a winter storm is on its way. Consider your and your family’s needs when buying supplies for your kit.


Staying warm and safe can be a challenge in times of extreme weather and winter storms.  The winter season can bring cold temperatures, power interruptions, icy roads, and loss of connectivity. Preparation is the key to keeping everyone safe before a winter storm hits.

Your winter first aid kit would be greatly enhanced if you do a Provide First Aid Course. Learn how to use items in your kit and use them in any type of emergency.

Be prepared before a winter storm hits by creating an emergency plan. If you are in an area prone to winter weather, be sure to have your first aid kit and learn first aid ahead of time.

Popular Posts
Recent Posts
Mental Health First Aid for People with Eating Disorders

Having eating disorders may mean that someone has problems with their attitudes to food, weight, body size, or image. All these can lead to change in their eating and exercise behavior which sometimes interfere with life and relationships.

First Aid Tips to Prevent Teen Suicide

Depression is a main cause of suicide amongst teenagers in Australia. Depression a complex mental illness that can cloud a person’s judgment. Pressure from family, friends, teachers and studies can also cause depression. Check with your teens regularly as they may be dealing with negative events in their life.

What to Do if Your Baby Has Fever?

Fever is a common childhood illness. It accounts for about 20% of pediatric cases in local emergency departments in Australia. According to a study, the months of June, July, and August are the worst time of year for flu in children.

What is DRSABCD in First Aid

Learning the DRSABCD can help you cope with various types of emergencies. You may be able to keep a person breathing, reduce pain levels, and minimise the consequences of an injury until emergency services arrive. First aid could mean the difference between life and death for them.

First Aid Guide to Making Arm Slings

A sling is used to immobilise and protect against an arm injury. Although broken arms are the most common reason for wearing a sling, you do not necessarily need to have a broken bone to wear one. Other injuries such as contusions, sprains, and dislocations may also require a sling.

Available Locations: Perth CBD, Gosnell, Joondalup, Innalloo, Welshpool, Fremantle, Rockingham