Survival Bag

How to put together
a survival bag.


In the event of an emergency
you must be prepared to move
quickly with very little notice.

When a major disaster strikes,
services such as running
water, electricity, and gas
cease to be.

You and your family must
be self sufficient for at least
three days.

Every person in the household
will need a survival bag.

The survival bag is filled
with necessary items that
you can take with you in
the event of an emergency.

These items are to keep
your family self-sufficient
when all services are
cut off.

If a quick evacuation is
necessary, emergency
items need to be packed
and ready to go.

Each bag should contain
some clothing, underwear
socks, jacket, a lightweight
blanket and personal items.

When it is time to evacuate
each person grabs his bag
or backpack and gets out.

Store these go bags, in
an easily accessible location.

Wheeled luggage, suit
cases, duffel bags, makes
an excellent emergency

Add a backpack that will
hold all personal health
items for the family such
as toilet paper,
prescriptions, toothbrushes,
toothpaste, matches,
flashlight, and a list of
allergies and drug

You should be prepared
to be away for 72 hours
from you home.

In a larger container, place
some food and a minimum
of one gallon of water per

Any copies of personal
documents such as photo
I.D., emergency phone
numbers, social security
numbers, and insurance
cards should be sealed
in zip-type plastic bags.

Add a flashlight, battery
powered radio, paper
and pencil, first aid kit,
garbage bags, duct tape,
jack knife, plastic bucket,
whistle, dust masks,
local map, candles
and matches, to this box.

This larger family box
should fit into the trunk
of the car.

Have some sort of weapon
to protect yourself, and
family, bear spray, or
hornet spray is a good
choice, it will spray a stinging
solution into eyes, up to
thirty feet.

Grab your wallets, keys,
purses with at least 50
dollars in cash and coins
for phone calls, and get

Be ready, keep your
vehicle's gas tank at least
half-full at all times.

Any food should be of
the basic non-perishable
food types such as
dried fruit, granola bars,
canned tuna, canned pork,
beans, and dried milk.

Bottled water and juice
is good, each person
requires one gallon of
water per day.

Take along paper towel,
disposable cups, spoons
and plates.

A bottle of household
liquid bleach (food safe),
and an eyedropper, to
purify water with.

If you have a pet, provide
for them too.

This may sound like a lot
and a little overwhelming
to put together, but
anything you can round
up now, is better than
having nothing later.

Take it one step at a
time and get every
member of the family

As in any emergency,
use common sense and
try to remain calm.

Rotate stored ready to
go food items and water
in the home at least every
three months.

Distilled water stores
longer and is great for
washing cuts.

Teach even the youngest
children which Bag/Backpack
is theirs, why it is necessary
and what to do when the
time comes to go.


When the power goes off
every thing electric in the
house and outside stops.

Lights, fans, appliances,
air conditioner, and pumps.

If your water is delivered by
pump, no water will
eventually come out of the
taps, toilets will not fill.

In an emergency the water
in the upper tank of the toilet
can be used for human
consumption, the lower
bowl water for pets.

Your electric, or gas hot
water tank holds about
40 US gallons of water,
this can also be used
in an emergency


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