Disaster Survival Guide
Is your family prepared for survival in a disaster. Having a survival kit containing important documents and supplies could go a real long way to making life easer for you and your family and help them survive a disaster.


If stranded, you may not want to run your vehicle heater for very long so you can conserve gasoline. But if you do run your car engine to operate the car heater, be sure you aren't breathing in carbon monoxide fumes from the exhaust. In a snow emergency, you must make certain that the car's exhaust pipe is not clogged with snow or mud, and be sure the exhaust is not being sucked into the car through an open window at the rear of the vehicle. Opening a front window a bit will help admit fresh air into the passenger compartment. You can't smell carbon monoxide, so don't rely on your nose.

Warmth, of course, is a major concern in cold climate and snow emergencies. Since you'll be with your car, you'll have that as protection against the elements. but extra clothing, some blankets, and a sleeping bag will keep you warm if you are stranded for several days. Store these items in a plastic trash bag in your boot or behind the seat of your ute. It's no fun being stranded and cold, and hypothermia is a real danger in cold weather.
Waterproof bag to store supplies.
First aid kit
Energy bars - Bottled water
Spare tire and jack - Flat tire inflation canister - Jumper leads - Tow rope - Car escape tool
Small tool kit - Spare car fuses - folding shovel - Fire extinguisher -
Torch - Road maps - Roll of duct tape - Spare fuel
Paper towels - rags - toilet paper- pen and paper
Blankets - sleeping bags - extra warm clothing- hygien supplies
Seasonal supplies (rain gear, umbrella, ice scraper etc.)

You can get creative on what food items you keep in your kit, BUT remember that in most areas, food items will be subjected to temperature extremes when left in a boot of a car, so stick to dry food items. Even canned food will be damaged when repeatedly frozen and heated. Some other dry food items to consider are individually wrapped dry (not chewy) muesli bars. Also think about instant coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and other powdered beverage mixes (provide quick energy and/or heat.

Car electricity runs on direct current, but almost everything else is alternating current. What you need: an inverter. Some cars have them built in, but you can get one at a store for less than $40. Plug into your ciggarette lighter or if it the clamp type use the clamps to attach the inverter directly to the terminals on your car battery. Let the car run at idle and you have 230-volt AC power for as long as you have fuel. With a 300-watt inverter, you'll have enough amps to run a laptop or even a television.


Bugging out by bike is always an option if you're prepared. With a few modifications you can turn an ordinary mountain bike into a bugout bike, or you can buy a collapsible bike to get you home if a catastrophe happens while you're at work and you can't bugout by car. If you're older or need more stability in a bicycle, then you can bugout by tricycle.

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