Do you sometimes wonder if you’re ready for the worst? You should always make sure that you have all of the items listed in the checklist below. Most of them are pretty easy to get, and don’t cost all that much, and some of them are so small that they could save your neck.
There are a few things that you should definitely get, but
also, if you have pets, or even older people and families, then you’ll
definitely want to make sure that you have everything on hand for any
You also need to make sure that you pack for at least
several days, and you should have supplies, including water and food, that last
up to 72 hours too. Disaster supplies kit is a lot of basic items that you may
need in the event that emergencies happen, and that’s something you should
What Supplies do you need.
Well, you should first and foremost make sure that you have
airtight plastic bags that are filled with disaster supplies in a couple of
containers, or in a duffel bag.
Water is your first thing that you need. Have a gallon per
person per day for up to three days, not just for drinking, but sanitation too.
The same goes for food, you need at least three days of
non-perishable food. You also should
have some sort of radio, whether batter powered or hand-cranked, and you can
get it with some alerts and such for the worst.
Flashlights or signals such as a whistle or mirror, are
great to have as well in the event of an emergency.
The worst does happen, so you should also make sure that you
do have various first aid kit supplies, along with extra batteries that are
there for you to have on hand.
A dust mask or a filter is also good because it will help
with filtering contaminated air and plastic especially if you know you’re in an
area with compromised air.
Moist towelettes, plastic ties, and various garbage bags are
also good things to have on hand especially if you know that you want to take
care of your personal sanitation.
Wrenches and pliers are good for turning off utilities. You
don’t know how bad it’s going to be, and the last thing you need is a gas leak
on top of everything else, right?
Maps of not just the local area, but other places as well
are definitely worth checking out, and you should try to at least have some of
the local area, since that’s usually where people get into emergency
Cell phones are important too, since usually the reason why
people struggle with survival is, they don’t have enough juice. But, don’t
fully rely on this, because usually, if you a=rely too much on this, it can end
up being a problem since the towers do go out.
To maintain your kit, you should keep the food that’s canned
in a place that’s dry and cooled. Store any food that’s boxes in a tight,
closed plastic or a metal container. You
should replace items that expire as needed. You should also look at the needs
you have each year, updating your kit as the needs change, such as maybe for
kids you have to pack extra stuff for them.
You should always check for the water and the canned
perishables too, since those do end up going bad over time, and it’s better to
ensure that you’re taking care of this, and you’re doing what you feel is
High winds, heavy rainfall, massive flooding, and rip
currents make up only a part of destruction that hurricanes can make. These
violent storms are formed over water and they move towards the land, posing
serious threat to the waterfront homes and businesses.
Thus, it is quite important to ensure proper preparedness
for hurricanes so that the structures and families could remain safe before the
storm strikes. There are a few measures that need to be taken into
consideration in this regard. Some of those measures include the following.
Protecting your family
First, you are going to have to stock up the
supplies which you may need during a disaster situation. Those items mainly
include non-perishable foods, water, clothing, flashlights, batteries, and
other beneficial items which may be required during the time of emergency.
Power outage is a logical consequence that tends
to happen in cause of a weather emergency. Therefore, you have to make sure
that you have access to the battery powered radio. This way, you will be able
to get updates about weather emergency in the area.
Make sure that you have your important
documents, maps, and medications with you in case of emergency.
Learn if there is an emergency evacuation plan.
You can get this information from local emergency management office.
Protecting your pets
Your emergency survival kit should include any
carrier or crate with emergency pet supplies such as blanket, pet food, and
food serving dishes. If your pet requires any medication, make sure that you
have it in the kit.
You need to secure the pet. Make sure that they
are wearing their ID collars. You are going to have to keep their information
Protecting your home
You will need to bring in the home the outdoor
furniture, decorations and everything which may be at the risk of being carried
away by strong winds.
It is very important to clean the gutters and
downspouts to prevent flooding and overflowing.
If you have got enough time to secure your home,
you need to secure the windows with the help of storm shutters or plywood. You
can cut the wooden board right according to the size of your windows and use
those boards for window protection.
Broken branches and debris can be quite damaging
for the exterior of your home. Therefore, you need to trim the trees and shrubs
around your home.
You need to have an electric generator to
produce power in case of the power outage.
Your vehicles need to be fully fueled. This way,
you will be able to get out of the area quickly after the weather emergency is
Make sure that you are fully familiar with the
hurricane evacuation routes.
Evacuations are happening during most hurricanes, and you
should always understand that with all of the different natural disasters in
place, it’s never too early to talk to your family about the emergency
plans. The emergency go-bag should
always be one of the primary focuses of this discussion of course.
Now, depending on the area you live in, some of the natural
disasters include tornadoes, wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, earthquakes, even
terrorist attacks are all things to consider.
You should pack for all of these. You should build an emergency supply kit
not just for temporary means, but also something you can grab right away when
you need it.
Minimally, you should always have food, water, a battery or
a hand-cranked radio, batteries, a flashlight, and a first aid kit. From there, you should also build it based on
how many people you have in your home, or pets as well.
Water is your first thing you should have on hand. Stock
away, and purchase pouches of water or potable water in the event of an
emergency. It’s best to carry you the
filtration system, and you should make sure that you minimally have a filer as
long as you have access to water that runs.
If you’re someone who wants to stash gallons of water, then great, but
the thing is, I’s so much easier with a basic water filtration system.
Water purification tablets are a weightless alternative, but
again, you will need a lot of these, whereas the filtration system might be
good if you already have everything.
You should make sure that you have three days’ worth of
food, whether it be survival food bars that contain your daily calorie limit,
or just a few cliff bars or other energy bars if you want something that’s a
little more palatable.
Lighting and a Whistle
Like they always
say, let there be light, and tea candles and flashlights are probably the best
for a home or dwelling if you need t a lot of light in places.
However, fi the
space is compact, and you need your hands, you should minimally get a headlamp.
Some people don’t
even realize how important lights are, but at night, even small problems will
become bigger problems if you don’t know what you’re doing. Flashlights are
handy, but headlamps are your best. You can get about 200 hours of light on
You also should
minimally have a whistle. This is more important for those survival situations
where you’re lost, especially if you can’t get cellular service, or the battery
poops out. Signal whistles are great for alerting others of your location, and
are wonderful for locating other people if the situation becomes a hazard.
Dust Mark and Solar Chargers
Two things that
people don’t usually remember are these. But, in events where you’re working
with structures, the debris, the fumes, or even gas leaks can cause respiratory
issues. In the event of a fire, it can also affect your ability to breathe. Surgical
or painter’s masks usually work well if you’re on a budget, but there are also
other models that are a bit pricier that will filter out a lot of the little particulates,
and they tend to last longer. Look at what you need to filter out the air best,
and then buy the mask that you’ll use.
Solar chargers are
another one that you should use, and oftentimes, they can charge your devices
such as phones and tablets with a days’ worthof fun. Rechargeable battery packs
are your best option, and it’s a good thing to have on hand. But, one of the
downsides to these types of chargers s that you may have outdated and old
batteries, so you can definitely make it so that you have the right batteries
on hand in the event that you might lose power.
There are also other
items that you might need too, especially medications and prescriptions, especially
those that are used to keep you alive, along with medical items that might be
necessary, such as blood pressure monitors and glucose monitors that you might
need. Diabetes especially will need this too, and if you have glasses, pack a
spare if you can, have sanitary napkins and towelettes, paper maps of your
locale, tweezers, scissors, some duct tape, watches that are wind resistant,
change, cash, and traveler’s checks in the event shat you may have to travel a
little bit in order to stay safe.
What about for One
For those of us who
are alone, you have to be prepared. The goal for the singular person is to find
friends and family, and you should have both evacuation and communication plan,
and you should sit down with the family and discuss it out, and also share with
colleagues and friends what you need in the event that something was to happen,
such as someone outside your immediately family is a able to track you down.
Along with the
basics, there are a few things that those who are alone needed to have on hand.
First, you need a
multi-tool, and they can do everything from help you with first aid to even
making fires and repairing your electronics.
You can get one that comes with a sharp knife, a pair of pliers, and
some tweezers or even a can opener in many cases. You should look for one that you can use for
pretty much any situation. The immense power of these is amazing to behold, and
you should realize what it is that you’re using in each case.
You should also have
extra clothing. Pack for the climate with the weather you experience the most. From
another coat and gloves to even more walking shoes. You’ll want to make sure that you have a base
layer, insulation layers such as puffy jackets or a fleece hooded sweatshirt or
vest, and then finally the wind and rain-resistant, but along with that breathable,
layers as well. Have all of this on hand, especially if you live in a place
that’s susceptible to these types of emergencies.
discussed this before, but you need a weather or emergency radio that can tune
to both AM and FM signals along with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric
Administration channel. In the event of emergencies, especially those with
weather related concerns, the radio is your best one for weather partners,
orders of evacuation, or even news from your local authorities. Portable,
powered radios are great for keeping yourself connected with the world outside,
even if you’re in a shelter or stuck in a cellar. There are so many different
types, and they can work based off a battery, hand crank, solar energy, or even
No matter what you
get though, this is the basics that you should have on hand. For families, you
might want to consider other items such as mylar blankets for everyone, bleach
to help keep everything that’s in your home and to treat waters, and waterproof
containers for everyone’s valuable documents. This is all very important.
Have all this on
hand, and you’ll be ready for everything.