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DIY – How to MAKE Your Home Disaster / Survival Kit : Best Emergency / Survival Gear – PART 1

DIY – How to MAKE Your Home Disaster / Survival Kit :  Best Emergency / Survival Gear – PART 1

hey guys welcome to ultimate survival tips I'm David thanks for joining me I'll hear it all the time through the Survival Show podcast social media in YouTube David what gear and supplies do I need to make it safely through an extended power outage or disaster event at home well you came to the right place today if that's your question we are going to blitz through the first 5 of 10 vital home disaster categories you need to think about to comfortably survive a multiple day power outage or disaster event at home then next time we're gonna cover the other five categories in my list okay in the next two videos these are the ten essential categories of gear and supplies we're gonna cover in this series power water first aid heating lighting communications home defense food hygiene and maintenance but today we're going to be focusing on power water first aid heating and light stay tuned until the end to get my free 72-hour prepper home emergency disaster checklist but before we get into this I want to thank our new sponsor is a sportsman's guide yes guys we do have sponsors now which is a good thing it's a win-win for everyone you win because our sponsors help us fund videos like this one so I can get you more great free video content on a more regular basis you and again when you use the link in the description or above to check out the outdoor survival military surplus and home emergency gear that they have over there you will be amazed at all the cool stuff that the sportsmen guide has plus you save money with our famous Lowe's price guarantee and a lot more at Sportsman's guide for your convenience I've placed a link in the video description and at the top of the screen so you can check out the sportsmen guide ok let's get into this emergency checklist first up is power cut the power and things go from bad to worse fast lights heat cooling communications computers water pumps refrigerators freezers and a lot more our useless guys without power and will disrupt your life so one of the best things you can do to prepare for a grid down event is to have three tiers of reliable backup power so here's a few alternative power options that will breeze through right now but I'll cover in depth in a future video so start you want some triple-a and double-a batteries I recommend a solar charging station with rechargeable batteries to do that you're gonna need a solar charging panel like this one and a couple this with a battery brick and you've got a lot of power to keep your cell phones charged which are the number one item that you want to keep going in a disaster event because one of the first things that goes back on because emergency services needs it to our cell phones a solar power generator this is a small one from goal zero and the power panel but there's a lot larger ones that you can get also a small portable or medium gas generator there's whole house generators powered by natural gas or liquid propane a power inverter this is a small power inverter for a vehicle there's larger ones that connect directly to the battery of your car or your truck and the really big thing to consider don't forget to stockpile emergency fuel treated with stabilizer get this guys treated with stabilizer for long-term storage all right guys so up next is water if your home water supply in any way depends on electricity or public utility services you need an emergency water stockpile and the means to acquire purify and store additional water is needed at a minimum for a three day power outage you need one gallon of clean water per person per day first to store water you can clean and fill milk jugs bpa-free containers or even glass bottles with water I would also recommend getting some five gallon water containers with a spout at your retail store and make sure that you have a high-quality hand pump water filter that can crank out about one liter per minute and even one step better than a hand pump water filter is a gravity-fed filtration system they can service a lot of people water purification tablet in most instances one tablet can treat one quart of water and make sure that you boil all questionable water and for a really quick reference and read on water purification procurement and water safety a tiny survival guide is a great thing to pick up which are available right now next up is first aid so regardless of the situation if you or anyone else in your group is injured you need to be able to fix yourself and them until you can receive proper medical care a good first aid kit will help but more important guys here this more important than a kit you need to get trained or refreshed and basic first aid and know how to stop severe bleeding so we'll cover building a first aid kit and a trauma kit in a future video however there's two ways you can get started today check out our just release two-part podcast series on first aid over a D Survival show podcast also you can pick up the tiny survival guide in Section G I cover injury prevention and care and give you three solid first aid checklists all right let's talk about heat when the power goes out electric heat and most oil and gas furnaces will not function properly so you need a reliable alternate non electric heat source there's a couple of good solutions for emergency heat one would be a wood stove or a wood fireplace the next one would be a kerosene heater and you could get away with a non electric natural gas heater provided there's still pressure in your gas line now if a wood stove or gas heat is not an option kerosene wins the day next up is light for safety security utility and general convenience light is an important consideration when the grid goes down alright you should consider having a headlamp could be double-a triple-a or even better yet in my opinion is was a USB rechargeable light and an extra full battery brick that will get you through several several days a camping lantern that's solar powered is a really handy tool to have around a tactical flashlight like this one this is bright it's dim and it can actually act as a self-defense weapon over here we have candles and oil or kerosene lantern and don't forget extra batteries extra fuel and some matches and a lighter alrighty that's it there you have it the first 5 of 10 categories of items you need to become a boss prepper and be ready for almost any power outage or disaster at home next time we'll cover communication home and personal defense food hygiene and maintenance now to get my free Preppers essential gear guide checklist click the link on your screen or in the video description subscribe to this channel now so you don't miss out on future videos in this series and click the little bell icon to get notified when I post sweet new videos and please please please check out our sponsor sportsmen guide join famous author woodland ninja and all-around great guy Craig Caudill and I over at the survival show podcast and make sure you grab your copy of the tiny survival guide that includes 24 outdoor and survival gear checklists and a whole lot more for your convenience I put links to the sportsmen guide my new podcast a tiny survival guide and my free survival emag in the video description alright guys I'm David I hope to see you on the other side and remember be prepared because you never know

Reader Comments

  1. Be sure to read honest and real reviews of Get Emergency Gear on my blog before you buy. Go to gohonestreviews. com/get-emergency-gear-review/ Thanks, Ev.

  2. Coming from a Nurse:
    A basic first aid course saves lives. If you can also do a Paramedic or combat style life saving course, better again. Paramedics keep you alive until they get you to Drs & nurses, who keep you alive in a longer term situation

  3. I'm not tech addict .
    I've solar and hand crank items for this scenario.
    But'' a lot of very helpful info"

  4. 'Tactical' torch with a strike bezel,….. I'm not a fan, if some crackhead is trying to mug you, do you want their blood on you?

  5. If you have advance warning of a natural disaster that presents the real possibility of the power grid or water main going down, fill your bathtub with water (and do ALL of your laundry while you still can – don't underestimate the hygienic and psychological consequences of running out of clean underwear!). Other household sources of emergency water people might not think of are the 3-5 gallons in your toilet tank and the 40 or so gallons in the typical household hot water heater. Water from those sources might require treatment to make it potable, but even untreated it's available for basic sanitation needs, allowing you to conserve bottled or other potable water stores.

  6. Being on well and septic, having 2 wood stoves in the house(with plenty of available fuel), my biggest issue is actual electricity needs. Water filters are great and all but, if I can, I'd rather just pull water from the ground.

    When I first bought the house, I wired in a transfer switch and second breaker box to allow a small(7KW) generator to power only the essentials(fridges/electric stove/well/water heater). After an almost week long power outage the second year here, having to constantly refuel the little gas guzzler and being careful about what I could and could not use at the same time, I began upgrading.

    All the house lights are now LED or fluorescent and the second fridge in the garage has been replaced with a SunDanzer 24v chest freezer. The chest freezer runs directly off of a bank of 12(4s/3p) 6v AGM 'golf cart' batteries which also, through an inverter and transfer switch, power the small electrical loads(lights/TV/satellite box/select outlets) during outages. The generator, now an 11KW propane unit connected to a 250 gallon LPG tank, handles the heavy loads(well/stove/water heater). Between my latitude, the orientation of the house and lots of trees, solar was out of the question. The batteries, charged by grid power normally or the generator during outages, act as a giant 'uninterrupted power supply'.

    While my system may sound expensive, only the batteries cost me a significant amount(still cheaper than solar). The 11KW generator was used, salvaged from a house that burned down. The LPG tank came from a house demo'd by a friend(new house was going on gas service). The wiring was done in trade by an electrician I know.

    If I were to do it again I'd likely go with 2 or 3 Tesla battery modules for longer life than the golf cart units and more capacity. I'm now looking to replace the E-stove with an LPG unit and adding a wood furnace for radiant heating. I had a 4 day black-out this winter, and running the genny 4-6 hours per day barely put a dent in my tank. Without black-outs, the tank would easily run just the stove/oven for over 3 years.

    Now I just need to sort out my food storage…

  7. Can I get your opinion on the P&G water purification packet?. Iv been thinking of buying a few but I don't know how well they work. Thanks.

  8. Great video👍👍. I grew up in California. Earthquake preparations were a daily thing. Now I live in Arizona, we get hit with a lot of monsoons storms every year. We often get blackouts because of them. Longest blackout lasted 6 hrs. I have a good amount of food and water stocked up for those occasions. Many ways to cook the food and flashlights in every room.

    For first aid, my wife is a nurse with many years taking care of people. I've taking a few medical courses too. We are not the most prepared but I'm ready for minor emergencies.

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