Preparing for potential emergencies and disasters is an important step in ensuring your safety and well-being. A DIY
Step 1: Build Your Kit
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The image below for the All-In-One 4 Person kit for survival prepping tips is an example of what you need in your kit.
ALL YOU NEED FOR FOUR: Includes food and water rations for four, an 85-piece first-aid kit, and plenty of materials to help provide shelter and warmth.
For example, if you live in an area prone to hurricanes (like I do), you’ll want to make sure your kit includes items that can withstand high winds and flooding. Alternatively, if you live in an area that experiences frequent power outages (again, like I do), you’ll want to make sure your kit includes items that can keep you warm and provide light during an outage.
Step 2: Create a Checklist
Once you’ve determined your needs, create a checklist of the items you’ll need to include in your kit. Your checklist should include essential items such as food, water, shelter, and medical supplies. It’s important to be thorough when creating your checklist, as you don’t want to overlook any essential items.
I love clothes, so I have to admit, that’s one of the first things I plan for. I hate to be too hot or too cold, so I will have a variety of clothes that match our current outdoor temperature, which unless it’s mid-summer, the weather can vary here in North Central Florida.
A couple of books to help you plan for your prepping are 52 Prepper Projects: A Project a Week to Help You Prepare for the Unpredictable and Prepper’s Long-Term Survival Guide.
These pocket Tiny DYI Survival Guide Bundles are so cool. I got 2 sets – one for me and one for my husband when we are on the go.
The Bundle includes: a Pocket 45: Tiny Survival Kit (with 45 vital, hard to improvise survival tools), plus a Tiny Survival Guide, and Survival Tin Kit (tin, closure band, waterproof, write-on, “Survival Kit” sticker) – Assemble this bundle and pack it into any pocket to carry it with you EVERYWHERE – ALL the TIME!
Step 3: Stockpile Food and Water
One of the most important components of any
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It’s been said that, “The best survival kit is the one you have on you when you need it.”
When it comes to water, you should aim to stockpile at least one gallon of water per person per day. You can store water in large containers or purchase pre-packaged water bottles. You should also consider investing in a water filtration system or purification tablets in case your water supply becomes contaminated.
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And, I’m sure you have seen the Personal Water Filter Straw.
Always be prepared in emergency supplies will help you reduce fear, anxiety, and losses during water shortage and other emergency circumstances.
We have an above-ground pool. It has a two-fold usage as a swimming pool in the summer and as a container for water during hurricane electrical outages to use to flush toilets, etc. When I had a horse, we could use it for my horse to drink, if absolutely necessary. It’s a salt-water pool, so the lack of pool chlorine makes it more palatable.
Step 4: Prepare for Shelter
In the event of a disaster or emergency, you may need to shelter in place or evacuate your home. It’s important to be prepared for both scenarios. You should include items such as a tent, sleeping bags, and blankets in your kit in case you need to shelter in place.
A good example to use/get is the Gear Life Tent Emergency Survival Shelter. It is a 2 Person emergency tent to use as survival tent, emergency shelter, tube tent (click on the link to see), and/or a survival tarp. The tent kit includes a survival whistle and paracord.
If you need to evacuate, you’ll want to include items such as a lightweight and durable backpack, a change of clothes, and sturdy shoes.
Step 5: Stockpile Medical Supplies
Medical supplies are another crucial component of any
Of course, there is a ready-made kit here First Aid Kit Hard Red Case 326 Pieces Exceeds OSHA and ANSI Guidelines . Usage for up to 100 people.
Step 6: Include Tools and Equipment
In addition to food, water, shelter, and medical supplies, you’ll also want to include a variety of tools and equipment in your
Here is a 19-in-1 Emergency Survival Gear and Equipment Kit: This all-in-one survival kit contains everything any survivalist or outdoor enthusiast needs. 19-in-1 includes a 5-in-1 parachute cord bracelet, built-in compass, whistle, compass, and a thermal blanket to prevent hypothermia. It can help you quickly solve the needs of multiple scenarios.
Step 7: Store Your Kit Safely
Once you’ve assembled your kit, it’s important to store it in a safe and easily accessible location. You’ll want to choose a location that is dry, cool, and out of direct sunlight. Make sure to inform all members of your household where the kit is located and how to access it.
It’s important to regularly check your kit and replace any expired or damaged items. Consider setting a reminder on your calendar to check your kit every six months to ensure it remains up-to-date.
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Another important consideration when storing your kit is to ensure that it is secure from potential theft. You may want to consider investing in a lockable storage container or storing your kit in a safe room or closet with a lock.
It’s also a good idea to have a smaller, portable kit like the Survival First Aid Kit IFAK EMT Molle Pouch Survival Kit seen below that you can grab quickly in case you need to evacuate your home. This kit should contain essential items such as food, water, and medical supplies, as well as important documents such as identification and insurance papers.
In addition to storing your kit at home, you may also want to consider keeping a smaller kit in your car. This kit should include items such as a first aid kit, water, non-perishable food, and warm blankets in case you become stranded or unable to return home.
Building a DIY
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
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