Introduction: Family Survival Pack

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This instructable is how to make a survival pack for your whole family in case of an emergency.
This pack can be used for
- Evacuation
- Blizzard
- Alien invasion
- Zombie infestation
- War survival
- Any other emergency where you may need to leave your home in a hurry or if resources are limited.

Step 1: Basic Nessesities

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First you will need to get every one in you family a duffel bag and a back pack children under 9 can have just a back pack. Also every one needs a sleeping bag. When geting a sleeping bag it is better to get a rectangle shaped bag.

THESE KITS SHOULD BE PACKED RIGHT NOW SO THEY CAN BE READY FOR AN EMERGENCY

Step 2: Adult Bag 18+

Since everyone will have their own bags every one needs to pack differently.This is what adults need to pack. Remember you may want to waterproof this stuff. Also if you feel i missed something please comment .

WHAT TO PACK IN DUFFEL BAG

Sleeping bag wrapped in 2 garbage bags
small dynamo radio/flashlight
walkie talkie (everybody should have a 2 mile radius walkie talkie+batteries)
2 sweatshirts
5 cotton t shirts (cotton can burn cleanly unlike synthetics)
at least 3 pairs of pants (jeans work best)
10 pairs of socks (you don't want to have soggy feet)
15 pairs of underwear
plastic sun glasses
2 rolls of duck tape
plastic tarp (8x6, 8x10)
various batteries in a sealed plastic zip lock
small sowing kit
8 oz plastic water bottle filled with lighter fluid (be sure to label it lighter fluid looks like water but is poisonous)
2 film canisters filled with matches
5 plastic lighters
hat
2 padlocks
small but durable chain
small fordable chair
small disposable propane stove
50 birthday candles in a zip lock
50 1 gallon zip lock bags
10 garbage bags
screw driver with interchangeble ends
small hammer
pack of nails
100 feet of rope
50 feet of twine
50 feet of fishing twine
30 fishing hooks (best to put them in an Altoids tin or other small container
empty thermos (note that thermos can be used a waterproof container
first aid kit

WHAT TO PUT IN BACK PACK

Small empty thermos
$300 in small currency
prepaid cellphone (note some prepaid cellphones require you to top up every 90 days)
Canned food: soups, meat, fish. (don't get vegetables)
can opener
flash light
water bottle
small notebook with emergency numbers (have a contact at least 100 miles away if the phone lines are down)
pocketknife
spare keys
maps
Shaving kit
copies of passport, deed, insurance and other important documents

Optional

Handgun
machete
iPod
Portable DVD player
laptop





Step 3: Teen Bag 13-17

This is what teens need to have in their bags

WHAT TO PACK IN DUFFEL BAG

Sleeping bag wrapped in 2 garbage bags
small dynamo radio/flashlight
walkie talkie (everybody should have a 2 mile radius walkie talkie+batteries)
2 sweatshirts
5 cotton t shirts (cotton can burn cleanly unlike synthetics)
at least 3 pairs of pants (jeans work best)
10 pairs of socks (you don't want to have soggy feet)
15 pairs of underwear
plastic sun glasses
2 rolls of duck tape
plastic tarp (8x6, 8x10)
various batteries in a sealed plastic zip lock
small sowing kit
8 oz plastic water bottle filled with lighter fluid (be sure to label it lighter fluid looks like water but is poisonous)
2 film canisters filled with matches
5 plastic lighters
hat
50 birthday candles in a zip lock
50 1 gallon zip lock bags
10 garbage bags
100 feet of rope
50 feet of twine
50 feet of fishing twine
30 fishing hooks (best to put them in an Altoids tin or other small container
empty thermos (note that thermos can be used a waterproof container
first aid kit

WHAT TO PUT IN BACK PACK

Small empty thermos
$50 in small currency
prepaid cellphone (note some prepaid cellphones require you to top up every 90 days)
Canned food: soups, meat, fish. (don't get vegetables)
can opener
flash light
water bottle
small notebook with emergency numbers (have a contact at least 100 miles away if the phone lines are down)
pocketknife
spare keys
maps
deck of cards

Step 4: Kid Bag 9-12

This is what kids need to have in their bags

WHAT TO PACK IN DUFFEL BAG

Sleeping bag wrapped in 2 garbage bags
small dynamo radio/flashlight
walkie talkie (everybody should have a 2 mile radius walkie talkie+batteries)
2 sweatshirts
5 cotton t shirts (cotton can burn cleanly unlike synthetics)
at least 3 pairs of pants (jeans work best)
10 pairs of socks (you don't want to have soggy feet)
15 pairs of underwear
plastic sun glasses
2 rolls of duck tape
plastic tarp (8x6, 8x10)
various batteries in a sealed plastic zip lock
hat
50 birthday candles in a zip lock
50 1 gallon zip lock bags
10 garbage bags
100 feet of rope
50 feet of twine
50 feet of fishing twine
30 fishing hooks (best to put them in an Altoids tin or other small container
empty thermos (note that thermos can be used a waterproof container
Canned food: soups, meat, fish. (don't get vegetables)
can opener
flash light
water bottle
small notebook with emergency numbers (have a contact at least 100 miles away if the phone lines are down)
maps
deck of cards

Step 5: Small Kids Bag (6) 7-8

You will need to first think if you want a small child to carry something.

WHAT TO PACK IN BACK PACK

Sleeping bag wrapped in 2 garbage bags
small dynamo radio/flashlight
walkie talkie (everybody should have a 2 mile radius walkie talkie+batteries)
2 sweatshirts
5 cotton t shirts (cotton can burn cleanly unlike synthetics)
at least 3 pairs of pants (jeans work best)
10 pairs of socks (you don't want to have soggy feet)
15 pairs of underwear
plastic sun glasses
2 rolls of duck tape
plastic tarp (8x6, 8x10)
various batteries in a sealed plastic zip lock
hat
flash light
water bottle
small notebook with emergency numbers (have a contact at least 100 miles away if the phone lines are down)
maps
deck of cards

Step 6: Preparing Your Home

This kit is suposed to help your family survive when leaving the home.
You should also prepare your home by keeping supplies in the basement and attic.

Remember these kits should be packed right now and be prepared for an emergency not packed at the time of the emergency

COMMENT

Comments

uglymike (author)2009-08-06

One important thing missing is a water purifier. Also you may want some soap and a towel Additionally when picking food you want to focus on calorie dense foods (no lite or lo-cal soups). I'd add some hard candy with a long shelf life. In an emergency situation your focus on food is not on nutrition but rather on making sure your caloric needs are being met. As with any food products (even in cans) you need to keep an eye on the experation date. Checking the pack periodically (every 6 months or before tornado, hurricane, whatever season) and replacing any perishable goods needs to be mentioned. Finally, if you're going to carry a gun (and I don't think it's a bad idea), you need to make sure your carrying it within local and state laws (Does the gun need tto be locked in a case? Does the ammo need to be in a seaperate container?). In an emergency situation the authorities are on high alert and the chances you could be confronted by cops, national guard or who ever is greatly increased. Mike

HarveyH44 (author)2009-08-05

Noticed this item: small sowing kit and was wonder why you didn't mention what sort of seeds you plan to sow? small sewing kit, perhaps? 15 pair of underwear seems excessive for survival, unless they have other uses... Water is very important, ground water is often contaminated during flooding. You should also include some quick-energy food items, for hauling around all that crap, plus if the temperature is low, you'll be burning up a lot of calories maintaining body heat. Pocket knife might be good to keep the kids amused, but you should pack at least one real knife. Might help protect your underwear from those who didn't pack enough, and might be useful for acquiring supplies you didn't think to pack.

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