Disaster Survival Kits

    

  

Survival Backpack info  For those afternoon hiking trips, play days & picnic outing
       adult backpack  age 10 and older
       child backpack  age 6-10
       toddler minipack  under age 6
       parent fannypack  or double pack supplement for infants & toddlers
Family Emergency Go bags  
Home Survival Pantry  
Vehicle Emergency Kits Vehicle emergency repair items
Camping Survival kits Similar to back pack
Nuclear survival kit additional items to Home Survival Pantry
Bio-chem Survival kit additional items to Home Survival Pantry
Family Medical kit  
Private plane survival kit additional items to Home Survival Pantry
Disaster Planning & Supplies  

 

Survival Backpacks                                                                                Return to top
No one ever intends to get lost on a one day outing but it happens all the time. Road accidents; a child or elderly parent wanders off; a rock slide; an injury; etc.  Every family member must agree to wear the survival backpack at all times when on such an outing.  No exceptions except infants. There are many types of packs to choose. Backpacks are usually the least burdensome.  This survival kit must be a requirement. Zero tolerance for tantrums. Their lives may depend on their Packs. This is the survival pack you should take with you when hiking, taking a drive in the desert, a play day in the mountain snow or an outing anywhere that is rural even though you only intend to spend a few hours or just an afternoon picnic or family play day. There are too many instances of these innocent afternoon trips which  go awry & result in a lost child, a lost parent or an entire family. Keep these packs ready in a closet so you only have to grab & go. 

However, always be sure to include extra presorted baggies of fresh batteries to add at the last moment. Insert fresh batteries for children & toddlers before leaving. Pin these reminders on outside of packs. Place small items in Ziploc bags. Modify food items for allergies. Fresh snacks can be added prior to trip. These are omitted from pack list 

  • One backpack for every family member; appropriately sized.  
  • A special pack for infant needs which is easiest. A fanny belt pack, for instance.
  • Toddler wears harness & double leash (better option than child lost or injured wandering)
  • Life jackets worn by all children on boats or near any water (river, lake)
  • bright orange vests worn by all children & elderly or challenged which might become lost in woods or every family member if in woods with hunters
  • Teach children how to use 2 way radios to communicate with family. 
  • How to mark trail with rocks & twig direction arrows, tree cut marks, 
  • sharpies for trail of marked rocks & message.
  • Teach Child to stay in one place & blow whistle for help
  • Usually; a human can eat what you see the animals eat
  • Snow can be used to create shelter like igloo.
  • Create large message for air rescue to see
  • Bright colored clothes & cloth for air rescue to see
  • Flashlight &  knife hatchet & sharpie for marking trail
  • Use attended secured leash & harness on toddlers to prevent wandering
  • Night campfires for rescue & keeping animals away
  • Keep foods & trash sealed & hands clean to avoid attracting animals & bears who can smell food odors
  • Use urine to Mark perimeter of nearby trees & bushes to deter large animals
  • Use small shovel to bury stools
  • Carry extra food, water, beverages & blue ice in ice chest in car in case vehicle becomes stranded. 4 add'l days of family meals & blankets
  • Portable CB Radio with fresh batteries is essential for help.  Channels 9, 17 & 19
  • Cell phones may not work but can be used for tracing by rescuers 
  • Clean backpack of trash & add replacements upon return home
  • Adult backpack  (adults & Children 10 and older)               Return to top
    •  Pack items for 4 days min
    •  4 bottles water 8oz
    •  4 meals MRE's easy instant meals
    •  4 bags trailmix , dried fruit, dehydrated ice cream, crackers, etc
    •  Fresh snacks can be added before Trip
    •  Sunglasses
    •  compass
    •  bowie knife
    •  2 compressed rescue blankets (these are tiny boxes)
    •  Portable CB radio  (include batteries separate)
    •  Fresh Batteries all devices
    •  Package tissues
    •  2 pr heavy socks
    •  small hatchet
    •  mini am FM radio  (include battery separate)
    •  medical kit (bandages, antiseptic, scissors, gauze, ointment, aspirin, benadryl)
    •  snake bite med & poison ivy cream, alcohol wipes, bandaids, silk tape
    •  2 ace bandages (self stick adhering)
    •  ski hat, baseball cap, gloves
    •  rope & 10 plastic tywraps, wire cutter
    •  flashlight (include batteries separate)
    •  8 glowsticks
    •  2 lighters & box wood matches (damp proof)
    •  2 way radios (family walkie talkies) one each person (include batteries separate)
    •  Police whistle (loud) on lanyard to help locate lost person
    •  small hand shovel
    •  2 Sets plastic forks spoons
    •  packets salt & sugar
    •  powdered Gatorade
    •  rubber bands & safety pins
    •  mini soap bar, mini toothpaste kits
    •  small screwdriver to remove battery covers
    •  dry pants & shirt
    •  cell phone
    •  packaged hand wipes
    •  large black sharpie
    •  Extra set batteries for all devices in Ziploc
    •  paperback book on survival in woods, snow or desert& plants
    •  Clean backpack of trash & add replacements upon return home
  • child backpack  (age 6-10)                                       Return to top
    • (no food which could choke child. No Nuts or large dried fruit)
    •  Pack items for 4 days min
    •  4 bottles water 8oz
    •  4 meals MRE's easy instant meals
    •  4 bags dry cereal,  small pieces or processed sheet rolled dried fruit, 
    •  dehydrated ice cream, crackers, etc 
    •  snack items which are packaged to remain fresh for long storage
    •  short term snacks added just prior to trip
    •  sunglasses & baseball cap
    •  compass
    •  knife size & type appropriate with age
    •  2 compressed rescue blankets (these are tiny boxes)
    •  Fresh Batteries all devices
    •  Package tissues
    •  2 pr heavy socks
    •  mini am FM radio  (insert fresh battery)
    •  medical kit (bandages, antiseptic, scissors, gauze, ointment)
    •  poison ivy cream, alcohol wipes, bandaids, silk tape
    •  2 ace bandages (self stick adhering)
    •  ski hat, baseball cap, gloves
    •  rope & 10 plastic tywraps, wire cutter
    •  flashlight (insert fresh battery)
    •  8 glowsticks
    •  powdered Gatorade
    •  2 lighters & box wood matches (damp proof)  (age appropriate)
    •  2 way radios (family walkie talkies) one each person (insert fresh battery)
    •  Police whistle (loud) on lanyard  (child should wear whistle with usage instructions)
    •  small hand shovel
    •  2 Sets plastic forks spoons
    •  packets salt & sugar
    •  rubber bands & safety pins
    •  mini soap bar, mini toothpaste kits
    •  small screwdriver to remove battery covers
    •  cell phone (age appropriate)
    •  Dry pants & shirt
    •  packaged hand wipes
    •  large black sharpie
    •  Extra set batteries for all devices in Ziploc
    •  Clean backpack of trash & add replacements upon return home
  • Toddler & Infant packs  
    • (usually parent fanny pack, double backpack or stroller pack)
  • Minipac for toddler to wear in case child is lost (items in yellow)  instruct child
    • Toddler should wear large police whistle on lanyard with usage instructions
    •  Recommend toddler wearing harness & double leash regardless of critics
    •  2 baby bottles of sweet Gatorade
    •  2 bags dry cereal, pressed fruit roll sheets, dehydrated ice cream, 
    •  packaged peanut butter or cheese crackers (allergy appropriate)
    •  Package tissues 
    •  packaged hand wipes
    •  2 compressed rescue blankets (these are tiny boxes)
    •  mittens, warm ski cap, baseball cap, plastic sunglasses
    •  Extra pants & shirt (for lost child in wet clothes)
    •  2 glowsticks (instruct child)
    •  1 pr warm socks
    •  bandaids
    •  small flashlight (fresh batteries inserted)
    •  2 way radio (family set) insert fresh batteries, instruct child
    •  Clean backpack of trash & add replacements upon return home

     

  • Parent fanny pack or double pack supplement for toddlers & infants 
    • (per child)
    •  Pack items for 4 days min in parent pack
    •  4 bottles water 8oz  in parent pack & powdered Gatorade 
    •  powdered or canned formula mix as needed
    •  4 meals sealed baby food
    •  4 bags dry cereal, dried fruit, dehydrated ice cream, crackers, etc
    •  Fresh Batteries in all devices
    •  package of wet wipes for diaper changes
    •  plastic bags for dirty diapers & trash
    •  tissues  & paper towels
    •  2 pr heavy socks
    •  2 extra sets clothes for wet toddler or infant
    •  Pampers, diapers, plastic pants as required
    •  2 Sets plastic forks spoons
    •  packets salt & sugar
    •  packaged hand wipes
    •  Extra set batteries for all devices in Ziploc
    •  Clean backpack of trash & add replacements upon return home

Disaster Planning & Survival                                                                 Return to top
Family Survival go bags
  • Bags should be ready to go in closet near exit.
  • Everything should be sealed in water proof ziplock bags.
  • Bags should be able to float where you can access it if you wake up in a flood.
  • Flood prep of your gear should be made even if you are not in a flood zone. A global catastrophic shift could flood entire continents.
  • Critical needs are food, water, map, camping gear, communication, protection
  • Include a multichamber, inflatable raft & oars, large enough to hold your family and your supplies. Use 2 or more rafts if needed to handle your family and supplies.
  • Use large duffel or gym type bags with handles. At least 4 bags. More if children.
  • Include food & water bag for pets
  • Better if you also prepared Individual backpacks as well
  • Everything must be ready in advance you wont have time during emergency evacuations.
  • a CB radio will only work outside of the FEMA dampening area about 100 miles but will become a critical link rurally when cell phones don't work.
  • Food, Water & beverages can only realistically be stored for travel for 2 weeks worth for each family  member. Therefore, you should have a safe final destination in mind, chosen in advance if possible.  
  • Destination should be as far away from disaster centers as possible with available food & lodging.
  • keep detailed gazetteer road maps & US state road map book in every vehicle. You can get one from your car insurance, bookstore or truck stop in advance. Do not plan on Tom Tom's, cell or internet. They will not be working. 
  • If you live near the disaster, then you must leave the area within one hour or you will become trapped by deployed troops & law enforcement who will block all exits from the area. This plan is already in place nationwide.
  • Have an advance family plan to coordinate your departures & where to meet Spouse & kids. Check school policies for their disaster plans. They may bus your kids elsewhere. 
  • Do not depend on any mass transit to return from work. Spouse may need to ride with coworkers for quick escape. 
  • Your cell phones & land lines will all be shut off & unusable by order of FEMA. All emergency agencies have these plans prearranged. I know. I worked for one. Do not base your plans on cell phone contact
  • Have advance plans ready for fastest departures.  
  • You  do not have time to fetch everyone. Other relatives can either drive themselves or ride with neighbors. 
  • Choose a meeting place for relatives & friends at least 200 miles from ground zero which is rural and not on a major highway or near a major metro area so you don't become trapped by enforcement, traffic or crowds. 
  • The selected location must be accessible by 2 different back road routes. Mark this spot on maps to always be kept in the vehicle of each person you are meeting. 
  • Choose a second backup meeting spot in case the first is in the damage zone. 
  • Choose a site which is farthest away from oceans, beaches, major cities, military bases & traffic arteries or bottlenecks. 
  • Higher ground locations preferably 300ft above sea level. 
  • Use google earth to advance plan routes, meeting places and final destinations. 
  • Do not try to cross border check points.
  • I recommend a visit to an army surplus store as well as a camping supply like academy. I recommend a set of khaki camouflage uniforms for each adult in case you need to pass through blockades to escape. Also helpful in dealing with counties where you travel. 
  • Also purchase Bio Chem suits & camp enamel cookware at army surplus.
  • Include vehicle repair kit
  • Boil all drinking water which isn't bottled
  • Include ice chest with blue ice
Family evacuation Go bag supplies:                                                  Return to top
  • include medicine required by family
  • Everything should be sealed in water proof ziplock bags.
  • Bags should be able to float where you can access it if you wake up in a flood.
  • Flood prep of your gear should be made even if you are not in a flood zone. A global catastrophic shift could flood entire continents.
  • Critical needs are food, water, map, camping gear, communication, protection
  • Include a multichamber, inflatable raft & oars, large enough to hold your family and your supplies. Use 2 or more rafts if needed to handle your family and supplies.
  • 2 years food for every family member. MRE's, emergency rations, baby food
  • snacks (adults) trail mix (adults), dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, beef jerky
  • snacks (children) dry cereal,  processed fruit roll sheets, Cookies, dried ice cream
  • cracker snacks, salt, sugar, peanut butter, paper plates, bowls, cups
  • 2 years every member Bottled water, powdered Gatorade, powdered milk
  • Infant powdered or canned formula, pampers, diapers
  • Organic seeds to plant gardens to provide food crops before food supplies run out.
  • Wet Wipes, handwipes, paper Towels, tissues, toilet paper
  • portable CB radio & fresh batteries 
  • solar & crank & battery powered am fm radio
  • camping toilet, plastic disposal bags, glowsticks
  • camping shower, towels, campfire cookware & utensils, can opener, plates
  • Swiss army knife, bowie knife, screwdrivers, pliers, hammer, basic toolkit, 
  • hygiene kits, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo
  • Camping clothes for each family member, 2 weeks, heavy sox, sneakers & boots
  • Sleeping bag each person, tents, long lighters, box long wood matches
  • plastic sheeting, duct tape, Box cutter, lanterns, propane, Candles
  • flashlights, fresh spare batteries
  • medical kit, bandages, bandaids, antiseptic, ointment, peroxide, ace bandages self adhering
  • scissors, alcohol wipes, benadryl, aspirin, Imodium, poison ivy cream, sunblock 
  • snake bite kit, burn ointment, aleve, Tums
  • Binoculars, cell phones, coats, gloves, hats, sunglasses
  • protection & ammunition should be based on your own needs, secured from children& stored or transported in accordance with laws
  • 4 new 5 gallon cans. 2 water & 2 gasoline. Only carry Extra gas if you have open pickup truck bed & can secure cans safely with ropes or tie downs
  • Ropes, tie down straps, plastic tywraps, wire cutters, bungee cords
  • portable grill, blankets, bedding, wash cloths, Towels
  • Compass, safety pins, rubber bands, sewing kit,
  • fishing poles & tackle box, hatchet, branch saw (curved, large, double row teeth, folding)
  • rescue blankets (tiny boxes 2 each), fishing net & paraphernalia
  • spare trash bags, zip locks,
  • Baby bottles, baby items needed, Toys
  • survival books, plant identification, natural medicines
  • Gazetteer & US Road map book
  • Spare fresh batteries for all devices
  • If emergency due to attacks include Biochem or Demron suits, gas masks or filtered hoods
  • night vision goggles are also nice if you have them

Home Survival Pantry & supplies                                                         Return to top
  • This supply pantry is for long term survival at home when services & global infrastructure has broken down
  •  spare medicine
  • Everything should be sealed in water proof ziplock bags.
  • Bags should be able to float where you can access it if you wake up in a flood.
  • Flood prep of your gear should be made even if you are not in a flood zone. A global catastrophic shift could flood entire continents.
  • Critical needs are food, water, map, camping gear, communication, protection
  • Include a multichamber, inflatable raft & oars, large enough to hold your family and your supplies. Use 2 or more rafts if needed to handle your family and supplies.
  • 3 years food for every family member. MRE's, emergency rations, baby food
  •  snacks (adults) trail mix (adults), dried fruit, nuts, granola bars, beef jerky
  •  snacks (children) dry cereal,  processed fruit roll sheets, Cookies, dried ice cream
  •  cracker snacks, salt, sugar, peanut butter, paper plates, bowls, cups
  •  3 years every member Bottled water, powdered Gatorade, powdered milk
  •  canned meats, meals, foods, fruits
  •  Infant powdered or canned formula, pampers, diapers
  •  Wet Wipes, hand wipes, paper Towels, tissues, toilet paper
  •  portable CB radio & fresh batteries
  •  20 buckets organic non-gmo seeds for garden to plant food crops to replace supplies
  •  solar & crank & battery powered am fm radio
  •  If no septic system, buy portapotty & ample chemicals from RV supply
  •  plastic disposal bags, 
  •  camping shower, campfire cookware, paper plates  & bowls & utensils
  •  Sleeping bag each person, 
  •  long lighters, box long wood matches
  •  plastic sheeting, duct tape, Box cutter, lanterns, propane, Candles
  •  flashlights, fresh spare batteries
  •  medical kit, bandages, bandaids, antiseptic, ointment, ace bandages self adhering
  •  alcohol wipes, benadryl, aspirin, Imodium, poison ivy cream, sunblock, peroxide
  •  snake bite kit, burn ointment, aleve, Tums
  • protection & ammunition should be based on your own needs, secured from children &     stored or transported in accordance with laws
  • 10 new 5 gallon cans for water & 2 for gas
  • Outdoor portable grill, propane tanks
  • fishing poles & tackle box, hatchet, branch saw (curved, large, double row teeth, folding)
  • fishing net & paraphernalia
  • spare trash bags, zip locks,
  • Baby bottles, long term baby items needed, 
  • survival books, plant identification, natural medicines
  • Spare fresh batteries for all devices for 1 year or solar rechargeable batteries
  • Long term disaster home survival & protection items
  • If emergency due to attacks include Biochem or Demron suits, gas masks or filtered hoods
  • If possible, it is better to remain home for survival
  • Traveling is dangerous & requires many supplies water & fuel
  • Thieves & Bandits will rob & kill anyone traveling & camping
  • night vision goggles are also nice if you have them
  • Generator for power
  • Solar panel power system
  • cistern & water catch & storage system 
  • Plant orchard trees, fruit nuts
  • Everything should be sealed in water proof ziplock bags.
  • Bags should be able to float where you can access it if you wake up in a flood.
  • Flood prep of your gear should be made even if you are not in a flood zone. A global catastrophic shift could flood entire continents.
  • Critical needs are food, water, map, camping gear, communication, protection
  • Include a multichamber, inflatable raft & oars, large enough to hold your family and your supplies. Use 2 or more rafts if needed to handle your family and supplies.

Vehicle Emergency kits                                                                           Return to top
  •  10 ty wraps & wire cutter
  •  Swiss army knife, screw drivers, tool kit, pliers, box cutter
  •  Jumper cables (long)
  •  1 gallon water, 1 bottle windex
  •  hose clamps, valve caps, tire gauge, qt oil
  •  Duct tape, tire sealant
  •  8 emergency blankets (tiny boxes)
  •  fire extinguisher
  •  portable CB radio with batteries separate
  •  cell phone

Camping Survival kit                                                                               Return to top
  •  Backpack same as adult or child backpack  (see  survival backpacks)
  •  most important items are loud police whistle, CB Radio, 2 way radios, 4 days food, 4 days water, rescue blankets, knife, warm socks, spare clothes, medical kit, ace bandages,  gloves, flashlight, matches, lighter, glowsticks , hand shovel, hatchet, compass, rope, tywraps, wire cutter, pliers, branch saw or bowie knife with saw, Swiss army knife, 
  • Lantern, propane tank or battery type

Nuclear Survival kit                                                                                  Return to top
  •  In addition to Family survival pantry or Survival backpack
  •  Iodine tablets (2 per person)
  •  Demron or lead suit per person
  •  Outer paper coverall suit disposable one dozen
  •  positive Air pressure, filtered lab hood like CDC or gas mask
  •  spare filters & batteries for hood
  •  heavy gloves & rubber boots per person
  •  6 rolls duct tape per person (tape wrists & ankles)
  •  Heavy gauge plastic sheeting 2 large rolls (seal windows & doors duct tape) particles
  •  plastic trash bags for disposal
  •  Geiger counter
  •  Dosimeter card
  •  digital dosimeter Rad counter

Bio-Chem survival kit                                                                                Return to top
  •  In addition to Family survival pantry or Survival backpack
  •  Bio-Chem suit per person
  •  Outer paper coverall suit disposable one dozen
  •  positive Air pressure, filtered lab hood like CDC or gas mask
  •  spare filters & batteries for hood
  •  heavy gloves & rubber boots per person
  •  6 rolls duct tape per person (tape wrists & ankles)
  •  Heavy gauge plastic sheeting 2 large rolls (seal windows & doors duct tape) particles
  •  plastic trash bags for disposal

Family Medical kit                                                                                     Return to top
  • fabric bandaids
  • bandages, gauze, silk medical tape
  • peroxide, alcohol, alcohol wipes
  • antiseptic, antibacterial ointment, burn ointment, 
  • burn kit, snake bite kit, poison ivy cream, hydrocortisone, aloe Vera
  • Ace bandages self adhering, knee brace, wrist brace, 
  • thermometer, blood pressure wrist cuff, monitor, styptic pen, ekg monitor
  • Calamine, benadryl, aspirin, sublingual nitro spray, Benadryl lotion
  • suture strips, liquid skin, Qtips, rescue blankets, tegaderm patches, skin type bandages
  • ipecac, tums, Aleve, Imodium, iodine tablets, mosquito repellant, sunblock
  • oxygen, defibrillator, eye wash, eye drops,
  • toothache medicine, cavity filler

Private Plane Survival kit                                                                         Return to top
  • same as survival backpack plus:
  • parachute for each person
  • Radio headsets
  • inflatable leg & arm cast
  • burn ointment, 4 chemical ice packs
  • portable CB radio & separate fresh batteries
  • cell phone (rescuers can track location by cell gps even without tower signal)
  • medical kit bandages, Antiseptic, paper sutures, silk tape, scissors, 

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