To survive any
disaster, you must do your homework
first, not after a disaster!.
|First aid kits are
very important in any disaster, to
maintain your body to keep from
getting an infection. An infection can
kill you if you cant get to a doctor,
and during a disaster, you may not be
able to go to the hospital, so it's
very important to keep any wounds
||Having a supply of
lighters, will give you the ability to
start a fire if and when needed,
depending on if a disaster is during
the winter. Even in the summer, some
nights you may want a fire. You will
need a fire for cooking also. You can
get matches, or fire starter. Matches
may get wet, so lighters will be the
||You will need a
sleeping bag for every family member
that is in your group, so everyone can
sleep warmer at night. Most sleeping
bags can be rolled up to a small
bundle, so storing them will be
easier. Everyone should take care of
their own sleeping bag, and all their
||Depending on how many
family members you have, you should
have a large enough tent to sleep you
all, or at least a couple of tents to
make sure everyone can sleep in a tent
instead of outside. When a disaster
hits, depending on what kind of a
disaster. If all power is off, and
it's been off more than two weeks,
than I suggest you leave your home for
the woods. After a couple of weeks
without power, it could be dangerous.
||Learn how to make a
quick shelter, just incase you don't
have a tent, or you could not bring
one with you due to running away from
trouble. Knowledge of making outdoor
shelters can be a great survival tool,
especially if the weather is below
freezing. You must learn how to make a
shelter now, and not after a disaster.
||You can buy a large
roll of plastic tarp. The picture at
the left is a blue tarp, and I suggest
getting a black plastic roll of tarp.
this will be a great tool for covering
a homemade shelter. This will keep you
dry. You can use it on the floor of
your shelter, so you wont have to be
on the grass or dirt.
||You should have a few
bundles of rope, for making a shelter.
Rope is a must have for many different
task while living outdoors. You may
have some ideas of what you would use
the rope for. Rope is great for tying
the branches together, and for tying
on the tarp for the roof.
||You will need cooking
utensils, like pots with cover and
handles. You will be cooking over an
open fire, so I suggest you cook a few
meals over an open fire to know how to
do it. Learning this after a disaster
can be trying. There are plenty of
camping pots and pans that will work
fine. A two burner camp stove would be
great for cooking.
||Have a plastic bottle
with a lid for every family member,
with their name on them. Everyone must
take care of their water bottle. You
should have at least one water jug
that will hold a few gallons of water.
When you run out of clean water, you
can get water out of any pond or
stream. You can buy some water
purifying pills to clean the water,
than fill up every ones water bottle.
Always keep the large water jug full
of clean water.