Hello everyone, Rob Raskin of Las Vegas here again, and today I’d like to talk to you about surviving a plane crash. I don’t know about you, but I love to travel, and whether or not you’d be able to survive a crash is something we all think about once in a while when we are flying, isn’t it? If you are a survivalist or homesteader in a remote location, however, you may need to fly for more than simple travel. Whether you fly for work, for play, or for survival, read my list for things you’ll need to pack in your airplane survival emergency kit.


After a plane crash, your first concerns are going to be the three S’s:

  • Shelter
  • Sustenance
  • Safety


If you have any injuries, you are going to need to treat them, and you will also need to immediately evaluate the weather, the terrain, and what you will need to do to survive. At a minimum, you will need a shelter that will allow you to withstand any inclement weather conditions, you’ll need clean drinking water, you’ll need dry clothing, and if you aren’t rescued right away you will also eventually need food.


These are the items I carry in my emergency bag when I fly:

  • Mylar blanket
  • Waterproof tarp
  • Water purification tablets
  • Protein bars
  • My multi-tool knife
  • Bug spray
  • A flashlight
  • Sunscreen
  • First aid kit


Unless you have a lighter or other Firestarter, one skill you are going to need to master if you want to survive a crash is building a fire when you don’t have any supplies. If you don’t know how to build a fire out of nothing, the time to brush-up on your skills is before a flight and not after.


Do you carry an emergency bag when you fly? What are your essentials? Let me, Rob Raskin, known in the comments!