The short answer is, store approximately 6,000 calories (3-days) of food for each person who would most likely be traveling in the vehicle. My concern with a survival kit in the car is that, in the summer the heat will destroy the food and water. Survival blog topics for a life of preparedness and risk awareness; emergency and disaster or threats thereof.
The most basic emergency preparedness plans should include a 72 hour survival kit containing the most important items necessary for survival. Critical items needed in emergency survival kits are food, water, sanitary supplies and medicines.
Household emergency preparedness kits should inlcude like tents, portable toilet facilities, tools and bulk water storage. The individual emergency preparedness kits should be packed in a backpack if possible, for those who can carry one. One family member’s pack should be stocked with a camping saw, a collapsible shovel, several flares and a traveling first aid kit. Include the following items in a pre-packed box that you can throw in the car if a quick escape is necessary. Remember to also add emergency communications and lighting supplies to an earthquake disaster kit for the car.


Keep extra family supplies at the house in addition to the bug out backpack emergency kits. Because if you unexpectedly have to evacuate or get away for any reason, or if you are unable to return home, your 72-hour emergency kit will provide you with the essentials that you might need to survive for up to 3 days.
In addition, store 1.5 gallons of water (the minimum requirement) per person for the 3-day period, which is about 12 typical size water bottles. I carry my Scout Bag with me whenever I leave the house because I have been stranded on the side of the road for a long period of time and learned the hard way what was needed. Prepping for unplanned events by creating home earthquake preparedness kits, survival backpacks, and 72 hour survival kits for each family member will give you the opportunity to deal with shock and get your thoughts together immediately after a disaster.
Examine the following suggestions for ideas to help create earthquake emergency kits or general 72 hour survival kits. Be decisive when packing including only the most important disaster survival items for each family member. When storing items in general household survival kits, do so in plastic containers; and make a test run by placing them in the trunk of the car beforehand to be sure they fit.
In fact, many who do have such a kit will often readjust it from time to time for the season or changing circumstances. In my Scout Bag (actually two bags) I carry most of what is on the list but I also have some other survival items that I myself find most useful these are: A heavy blanket, a tarp for emergency shelter, saw saw for cutting wood, three different ways to make fire, flares, emergency road signs, a can of gas (one gallon), tools for mechanical, one pistol with a box of shells and a survival 22 rifle that stores inside the stock and a box of shells, one of my compound bows and arrows, a peculator to heat water and a Army style cooking pan that has a food tray on top ( I can cook with this also), emergency radio, head lamp and regular flashlight, Army Style Jungle Hammock, medical kit, a emergency fishing kit, a pay for minutes phone as a backup, some carpentry tools like a chisel and small hammer, nails, heavy garbage bags, a pint of pure grain alcohol, dietary supplements that gives me everything my body needs for one day as well as herbal, and last but not least my CB Radio.


Keep your survival backpack in the car or in a covered area where you park for easy accessibility. Designate a closet or a section of the garage or basement for general survival supplies pertaining to the house. Store beans, rice, grains and other storable emergency preparedness foods in sealed plastic 5 gallon containers. But I do carry other things but really not worth mentioning as it would be a very long list. Even if you don’t plan to leave your home, or are unable to do so, taking steps toward emergency preparedness could save your life. I use to think having a 72 hour kit that included just food was the only emergency kit I needed. Anyways, figure out what emergency kits are most important and work on those first!I really do like how Boltwell made it simple and made a kit for each natural disaster or scenario. This is what happens when you make fun of your husband for having to wear a scout shirt each week.



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