Survival plan template, make one for your family

A Survival plan is a list of information to be carried with you. This basic plan is broken up into seven sections: communications, bug-out, transportation, documents, bug-in kits, and education.

If you would like to make one, copy and past this plan into your word processor and modify it to fit your needs.

Family Survival Plan


A disaster can cause all types of communication problems, plan for them and have multiple communication options.

Family contacts: 

Mom: cell 000-000-0000   work 000-000-0000



Ham radio

Dad:  cell 000-000-0000   work 000-000-0000



Ham radio

Kid:    cell 000-000-0000   school 000-000-0000



Ham radio

Kid:    cell 000-000-0000  school 000-000-0000



Ham radio

Out of town contacts:

Person: cell 000-000-0000 work 000-000-0000



Ham radio 

Person: cell 000-000-0000 work 000-000-0000



Ham radio



A disaster may force you to leave your home, plan for it by having different meet-up locations. 

At home meeting place:        Pick a place close to your home

In town meeting place:         Pick a place in your town

Out of town meeting place:  Pick a place out of town  



A disaster can cause all types of travel problems, plan for them and have multiple evacuation routes. You should have a survival kit and routes for each type of transportation mode.

Bug-out vehicle

Vehicle kit

Route 1

Route 2 

Cache locations 

Bug-out bike

Bike kit

Route 1

Route 2

Cache locations 

Bug-out watercraft

Watercraft kit

Route 1

Route 2   

Cache locations 

Bug-out hike

Bug-out bag

Route 1

Route 2

Cache locations


These items should be in each person’s bug-out bag. Hide them in secret compartments.


Driver license or other ID

Copy of Birth Certificate

Medical information

Insurance information

Other notes:


Bugging in will require you to think about your home differently. The first thing you need to do is determine the threat level.

Level 1 – No danger – utilities are out – people are getting along

OPSEC is low –  neighbors working together.

Level 2 – Some danger – utilities are out –  people are getting very worried.

OPSEC is medium – you should try to ban with neighbors to block off your street.

Level 3 – Dangerous – utilities are out – people are desperate and looking for supplies.

OPSEC is high – You should bug out or hide in place. Make your home look as if no one is there and be ready to defend your family and supplies. A safe room or bunker will add to your protection.


A survival kit is a package of basic tools and supplies prepared in advance as an aid to survival in an emergency. 

Kits come in a variety of sizes: 

●      Survival kit: small, can be carried with you.

●      Backpack (BOB), limited only by the weight you can carry.

●      Vehicle Kit: survival/auto repair kit.

●      Location kit: large, used at home or bug-out-location.

To make your kits, start by building your basic survival kit, then start on your BOB and so on. Create kits that you like by looking at each item and deciding on the ones that will work best for you. Increase the number of supplies for larger kits.

Basic Survival Kit 


Fire Steel

Fish Hook




First aid kit 

Basic Bug-Out-Bag

Basic survival kit +


Purification tablets or microfilter




Sleeping bag

Cooking kit

Hygiene kit

Rain gear




Medical kit

Self Defense Weapon

GPS + Paper Maps

Solar/Dynamo radio

Dynamo Flashlight

Two-way radios

Also Recommended – Portable ham radio

Basic vehicle Kit

Basic bug-out-bag +

Flat tire kit

Tools + Electrical kit

Jumper Cables

Extra clothing 

Basic Location Kit 

Components of all three of the previous kits +

Small generator

Small solar panels



Cast Iron cooking kit

Construction tools


Cleaning supplies

Note: These are the basics, add what you need and always duplicate items when you can. You should always plan as if a third of your supplies might fail.



This is the most critical part of your survival plan, and it’s the only part that you can be sure to have with you at all times.

You need to learn how all of the different types of disasters may affect you and find ways to protect yourself from them. After you have done that, the basic rules of survival are all the same. 

3 minutes without air:

If you are able to get oxygen, you are good to go; if not, you have around three minutes to find some.

3 hours without shelter:

This depends on the weather, but I can assure you that shelter will be your next priority if you are out in any kind of precipitation, or you are in extreme heat or cold.

3 days without water:

Try to go without water for a day, and you will know why this rule is so important.

3 weeks without food:

Same for food, you are going to need some.

A disaster survival plan can save your families life.

As always, this is just my opinion.