Survival kit, how to make one for your family



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

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They come in a variety of sizes

●      An everyday carry kit is small and can be carried with you.

●      A daypack (GHB) kit is small, meant to get you home.

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

●      A Vehicle Kit is a survival/auto repair kit combination.

●      A Location kit is large and used at home or a bug-out-location.

To make your kits, start by building your everyday carry kit first, then start on your (GHB) kit 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 Every Day Carry

Knife

Fire Steel

Fish Hook

Paracord

Compass

Whistle

First aid kit


Basic Get-Home-Bag

Basic everyday carry plus:

Purification tablets or microfilter

Water

Food

Tube tent

Emergency blanket

Small medical kit

Cooking Kit

Hygiene kit

Rain gear

Cash

Solar/Dynamo radio

Self Defense Weapon

Flashlight


Basic Bug-Out-Bag

Basic get-home-bag  plus:

Backpacking tent

Sleeping bag

Documents

Binoculars

Large medical kit

GPS + Paper Maps

Flashlight

Two-way radios

Also Recommended – Portable ham radio


Basic vehicle Kit

Basic get-home-bag  plus:

Flat tire kit

Tools + Electrical kit

Jumper Cables

Extra clothing


Basic Location Kit 

Components of all three of the previous kits plus:

Small generator

Small solar panels

Lanterns/Candles

Fuel

Cast Iron cooking kit

Construction tools

Tarps

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.



As always, this is just my opinion.

Timothy Scott