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Home Emergency Preparedness Item List

This list is not the gospel, as my grandmother would say. Instead, they are a starting point and a way to get you thinking about your needs, and your plans and kits will reflect your knowledge, ability, and moral compass.

 

  • A Plan for Bugging In or Hunkering down P.A.C.E PLAN

  • Emergency Weather Radio

  • IFAK for each person

  • Large Trauma first aid kit

  • Large Boo Boo Kit 

  • One gallon of water per person and per pet per day. Minimum three-day supply

  • A way to collect and treat water if the municipal supply fails

  • Three-week supply of TP. Paper Towels and Toiletries (Can be a rotation stock)

  • 30 Days' worth of food in the house

  • Charcoal grill or outdoor fire pit with grill top

  • Charcoal and or Firewood

  • 3-4 extra large, heavy-duty tarps. To cover the roof from storm damage, MAINTAIN YOUR SHELTER

  • Two burner camp stove with extra fuel or 20lb propane adapter

  • Small kerosene or Propane heater with CO detector for one room (get comfy. We are shacking up) 

  • Household and yard tools for clean up

  • Chain Saw (know how to use safely) 

  • Empty sandbags that can be filled

  • Fire Extinguisher at least two

  • Battery Banks for phones etc

  • Extra batteries of all sizes

  • Solar Charger for Phones and Battery Banks

  • Tents and Air Beds

  • Additional Bedding and Blankets I suggest Wool Blankets

  • Pocket Ref Great even just to have for home repairs etc

  • Gorilla Brand Duct Tape

  • Emergency Tarp ORANGE AND SILVER FOR SIGNALING

  • Arial Signaling Reference guide

  • Cash

  • A way to barricade first-floor entry

  • Copies of all Vital Documents I recommend hard copies in safe and digital copies on your phone and or flash drive.

  • Home Defensive weapons Bear/Pepper Spray/Pepper Gun/Firearms this is your choice.

  • Body wipes or baby wipes for hygiene

  • Whole House or essential equipment generator or Solar backup

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Car Emergency Kit

This list is not the gospel, as my grandmother would say. Instead, they are a starting point and a way to get you thinking about your needs, and your plans and kits will reflect your knowledge, ability, and moral compass.


 

  • Keep the Fuel tank at ½ locally and ¾ on Highways.

  • All insurance and ID information

  • A properly inflated spare tire, wheel wrench, and working jack

  • Paper Maps of your area or the area you are traveling

  • Empty one-gallon gas can 

  • Jumper cables/Jumper Box ( that is also a battery pack for the phone)

  • Tool kit and/or a multipurpose utility tool 

  • Tire Gauge

  • Can of tire Fix a flat 

  • GLOVES

  • Pruning Saw*

  • Flashlight and extra batteries (Solar or mechanical charge)

  • Real Road Flares ( these can be used as fire starters in a pinch)

  • Reflective triangles and brightly colored cloth make your vehicle more visible

  • Compass*

  • Emergency Weather Radio (solar or manual charge) *

  • IFAK with Trauma Bandage, Tourniquet Chest Seal Hemostatic Agent BLEED STOP 

  • BOO BOO First aid kit with gauze, tape, bandages, antibiotic ointment, aspirin, a blanket, non-latex gloves, scissors, hydrocortisone, thermometer, tweezers, and instant cold compress

  • Nonperishable, high-energy foods, such as unsalted nuts, dried fruits, and hard candy

  • Drinking water ONE Gallon

  • Reflective vest in case you need to walk to get help

  • Car charger for your cell phone

  • Fire extinguisher

  • Duct tape Gorilla Brand

  • Multiple sizes of ZIP Ties 

  • Rain poncho Recommend Military style with Poncho liner or Woobie. It makes a great sleeping bag.

  • Additional items for cold weather include a snow brush, Mini shovel, windshield washer fluid, warm clothing, cat litter for traction, and Wool blankets.

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GET HOME BAG/ BUG OUT BAG One and the same for me

 

This list is not the gospel, as my grandmother would say. Instead, they are a starting point and a way to get you thinking about your needs, and your plans and kits will reflect your knowledge, ability, and moral compass.

My G.H.B and B.O,B are basically the same kit because they contain mainly the same items and because our plans are to get home and Bug In. If the time to Bug Out comes 99% chance, I will NOT be doing it on foot. I will be using my vehicle, so the Truck becomes my B.O.B

 

 

What is a Get Home Bag?

In many common disaster scenarios, it doesn’t make sense to evacuate your home. It will generally be safer to stay on your home turf, in your home in your ready-made shelter with all your basic needs at arms reach. Or there may not have been adequate warning of the disaster, so it is too dangerous to leave.

Even if you plan to evacuate, your P.A.C.E / Preparedness might include regrouping with family members at home first. THE FACT IS, you must ensure you can get home during a disaster!

A Get Home Bag (GHB) is meant to help you make your way home during or in the aftermath of a disaster. 

This list is not the gospel, as my grandmother would say. Instead, they are a starting point and a way to get you thinking about your needs, and your plans and kits will reflect your knowledge, ability, and moral compass.

My GHB Philosophy

​My G.H.B and B.O.B are basically the same kit because they contain mainly the same items and because our plans are to get home and Bug In. If the time to Bug Out comes 99% chance, I will NOT be doing it on foot. I will be using my vehicle, so the Truck becomes my B.O.B

On that note, if I am out and about, my E.D.C Every Day Carry is meant to do one thing get me to my vehicle, be it just avoiding a disaster or a mob scene or having to fight my way to the vehicle to escape!

 

Your Get Home Bag should also look like a standard backpack, messenger bag, or similar. You don’t want any backpacker-style packs or camo bags as these would draw attention to yourself. Read about the best survival backpacks to buy

How Hard Is It to Get Home in an Emergency?

Before we talk about what to pack, let’s go over some of the scenarios which might make it hard to get home.

These scenarios can help you better plan what to pack in your get-home bag.

Natural Disasters

Your first priority should be to seek shelter.  Only after the disaster is over should you try to get home.

Once the immediate threat is over, you face the challenge of getting home. This may be easy or not, and this is where having a good plan, multiple routes, home paper maps, Compass GPS, Land navigation skills, and listening to local radio reports will be key!

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What to Pack?

We hope you will find our checklist helpful. But please remember that this checklist is only meant as a guideline to get you thinking.

Checklist:

*Keep a GHB in your vehicle, at work, at school, ETC. 

  • Respirator mask: Disasters can mean toxic debris or chemicals get into the air. Respirator masks (N95 rating) are small yet very effective at filtering out airborne hazards.

  • All Leather Work gloves: 

  • Boots: Heavy Duty work boots, Military or Hiking boots

  • First aid kit: IFAK and Boo Boo Kit EXAMPLE 

  • You will want to ensure you have basic medication in your boo boo kit Asprin. Tylenol, Ibuprofen, etc, as well as at least a seven-day supply of any prescriptions you need.                   My IFAK and Boo Boo Kit contents list Here    

  • Multi-tool Fixed Blade Knife and or Breaching Tools based on your moral compass

  • Water + water purification tools filter,tablets etc. Sillcock Key for water from buildings etc. (ALL water should be treated and Purified) 

  • Flashlight/Headlamp

  • Military Poncho and Poncho Liner AKA Woobie

  • Fire Starter Kit What in my Fire Starter Kit Here

  • Emergency Whistle

  • Gorilla tape 1’ and 2’ wide Various Zip Ties

  • Glow Sticks RED and Green

  • Emergency radio

  • Emergency food MRE or high calorie easy to prep food

  • Back Packers Stove for cooking in nonpermissive environments

  • Cash and your Credit Cards

  • Identification of two Forms Copies of vital documents, hard copies as well as copies on a thumb drive and on your phone

  • Shelter Think something to sleep on, sleep in, and sleep under 

  • Nylon or Gortex waterproof Bivy sack

  • Sleeping bag: 

  • Hand warmers: Good for winter GHBs. These electric hand warmers are awesome!

  • Two-way radio: Don’t count on your cell phone working during an emergency. Some people recommend carrying a pre-paid phone card in their GHB.  I would rather have a two-way radio for contacting loved ones.  These are regulated by the FCC in the United States but in a true emergency, All bets are off. This is not legal advice just my opinion you should get an amateur radio license if you plan to use these regularly

  • Toilet paper/baby wipes are what I prefer

  • Basic Hygiene Toothbrush Floss ETC

  • Sewing Kit

  • Personal Defense: Besides a firearm, you might consider pepper spray or a taser.

  • Pen Pencil Write in the rain notepad

  • Bible or other Moral boosting reading material

  • Pocket Ref 

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