Mini Emergency Kits for Any Disaster

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Life can be full of emergencies, both big and small. Whether it’s an earthquake, hurricane, a little wound, or a wardrobe malfunction, you’ll need some tiny items in your purse or drawer to treat them! Pack a mini emergency kit for you and your whole family to carry in the purse, car, backpack, luggage, or anywhere else to be ready for life’s inevitable emergencies Here are a few mini-kit ideas you can fit in a small bag!Β 

First Aid

No matter where you roam, you might have a wound or a blister. This is where a first aid comes in handy. Keeping this kit with you will help you handle minor aches and injuries, from headaches to scrapes.

  • Organic bug balm to keep mosquitoes and other pests away while you enjoy a hike on the trail
  • Sunblock means you’re always ready to enjoy a sunny day without fear of a sunburn
  • Insect repellent towelettes
  • Band-aids
  • Moleskin patches
  • Butterfly closures
  • Ibuprofen
  • Gauze pads
  • Alcohol wipes


Bathroom emergency? We got you. We know everyone’s had those times when they walk in a gas station and are afraid to touch anything! Put these things in your mini kit to get out of a bad situation:

  • Toilet seat covers for a barrier between yourself and the facilities
  • Deodorizer for when you do number two
  • Disinfecting wipes to set your purse down on a clean surface
  • Flushable wipes to stay fresh
  • Toilet paper
  • Purse-sized hand sanitizer

Sewing Kit

Wardrobe malfunctions happen too! And it’s annoying how they happen before important events like business meetings and first dates. Check out these items you can put in your mini emergency kit.

  • Seam ripper
  • Needle threader
  • Thimble
  • Scissors
  • Needles
  • Safety pins
  • threads

Laundry Emergency Kit

Everyone’s had that struggle of leaving the house looking good and then a static cling, a breakfast drip, or other things happen on your shirt. This kit will get you looking great on the go

  • Shout wipes for those little spills. This packet wipe is easy to carry and have available for those little emergencies.
  • StaticGuad to solve that static cling problem
  • Downy Wrinkle Release for when you skipped the iron
  • Laundry pods and a roll of quartersΒ 

Emergency Candle

Having a candle around can be useful, especially if you’re stranded overnight in your car, home, or office with no power. This little candle will burn for several hours, providing light and heat when you need it most.

  • Candle
  • Matches
  • Match strikers

Wilderness Survival Kit

Keeping a mini wilderness survival kit makes good sense for when you spontaneously go on running, mountain biking, and hiking activities with your friends. These basic items can help you navigate your way, signal for help, and keep you warm.

  • Water purification tablets
  • Flashlight
  • Whistle
  • Swiss Army knife
  • Compass
  • Firestarter
  • Dryer lint
  • Rubber bands

Urban Kit

This is the most practical kit yet. It will help you navigate the day-to-day life! Here are some of them:

  • Quarters
  • Ibuprofen
  • Lens cleaning wipe
  • Chapstick
  • USB drive
  • Safety pins
  • Cash

Final Thoughts

None of us wants to carry around a big old emergency kit al of the time since it is inconvenient and unrealistic for some. We hope these mini emergency kit ideas will help you become more prepared for mini emergencies that may happen anytime.Β 

Put your mini emergency kits together and put them where you’ll have them and when you need them. For instance, you can put a bathroom kit in your purse, a laundry kit in your office desk or car, and the first aid kit in all important places.Β Β 

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