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Every single household should have an emergency survival pack in case of natural disaster such as a hurricane, flood, tornado or fire. Your survival pack should be placed in a convenient location, in a sturdy box that is easy to carry. Your survival pack should be readily accessible in a hurry.

Do not just think that you will never need a survival pack. Disaster can strike at any time, in any place. If you love your family, have an emergency pack put aside and have an escape plan prepared and practiced. Also set up an emergency meeting point in case you get separated from your family. Practice your plan regularly, so it is ingrained into everyone’s minds.

The following is a list of the minimum required survival supplies for one person for a week. If you are a family of four, then get 4x as much as is listed below.

  • 7 gallons of water. One gallon of water per person, per day.
  • 7 days of food. 3 meals per day x 7 days = 21 meals.
  • Can opener if your cans need one.
  • Various juices for vitamins.
  • At least 2x flashlights, plus batteries.
  • First aid kit.
  • Cooking pot, camp stove and fuel.
  • Eating utensils.
  • Matches and cigarette lighters for fire starting.
  • Emergency candles for light and warmth.
  • Blanket or sleeping bag.
  • Spare clothing. For winter have hat and gloves as well.

These other items are recommended by FEMA:

  • Dust mask for protection from contaminated air.
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
  • Extra pet food and extra water for pets.
  • Local maps.
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off gas and water.
  • Signal whistle.
  • Medications and glasses if required.
  • Infant formula and diapers.
  • Important documents, cash, checks and change.
  • Bleach for water purification.
  • Feminine supplies if needed.
  • Personal hygiene items.
  • Paper and pencil.
  • Books, games and activities.

Keep all food and water rotated out and fresh. Rotate out your batteries for the flashlights or have hand crank flashlights.

Here is a download link for the FEMA disaster supplies kit referred to above:
FEMA Disaster Supply List

See the video of my survival kit here:

Be prepared.

by Troy Reid

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2 Responses to “Hurricane and Disaster Survival Pack”

  • Dawn Britt says:

    Hi Troy,

    I have been trying to contact you for over a year to let you know how much I enjoy your YouTube video’s. I could not find a way as YouTube does not have a way for me to click on anyone”s site to comment. I always click like on your video’s, but there is no other like on the page but mine. So, I feel like I am either doing something wrong or YouTube is not allowing me to be involved in your channel. I can tell from some of your video’s that you are frustrated with them, but please don’t give up, we, the American Christian people need you! I can’t even remember what type video I was searching for when I stumbled onto your site. It doesn’t really matter because I did!

    I have learned so much from watching your video’s. Thank you for the bottom of my heart for posting them and helping those who don’t have a clue about self sustainability. I live in North Louisiana, but was born in Detroit, MI. I kept watching your daily video’s and knew ther had to be a reason besides the obvious survival techniques. Then, one day, on one of your video’s you mentioned that you don’t work on Sunday and you go to church. There was THE OTHER REASON! God had sent me to watch your video’s not just for the information, but because you are a Christian. Your hard work, dedication, determination in the face of all adversity and your continued faith has kept me coming back every day. I purchased one of your T-shirts for the chicken fence. I wish I could do more. My husband and I are retired and pretty much have a limited income. But, please know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. I hate that people on the Internet have caused you so much stress and difficulties. It makes me sick. I loved seeing your “mail” video’s with “baby cat” and her boxes. It’s such a shame that jealous people can do so much harm. But, you are have the best protection against those people. The Lord will bring you through all this and you will be victorious over all those trolls.

    Please keep making your video’s, I so look forward to them each day and the info you put out is so helpful. I can’t tell you how much I love your “pallet picket fence”!!! Oh my goodness, I am so going to make one! You’re a genius. You also got me interested in making my own soap!( but not in an iron skillet :) I’ve put back some food and water, etc., But now I’m in search of a BOB and supplies for it. Oh, your bathroom video’s were great, love your gardens and can’t wait to see the shingles when they get dry enough to put up. I do hope you get your porch done before winter sets in, it will be such a help to keep your wood close by and dry as well as offer you much protection from the harsh winter’s y’all have. Please show pics of Felix, Baby Cat and Sqeeky Cat when you can! Your “girl” viewers love your pets! Oh, I also loved your fishing trip, it looked like y’all had a great time. You certainly deserved a happy outing, as hard as you work.

    Thank you Troy, thank you. You are a God send to many people, please don’t let the “haters” of this world get you down. You’re a hero and a huge blessing to so many people.

    God Bless and keep you always.

    Warm regards from the South,
    Dawn Britt

  • Lux88 says:

    How about a flashlight that will last longer than a week:


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