Your Home Kit
Your home kit is your mid to long term kit. In addition to the items mentioned above, your home kit should contain 5 components: The best pack you can afford, items that protect you from the elements, a water kit, a food kit, and a field manual. Here are items I have used in the past.
1. Large, weather resistant pack. I have gone through a lot of packs in my day. Here is a piece of advice: spend as much as you can on the highest quality pack that you can find.
2. Shelter. Shelter starts with the clothing on your body and extends all the way out to the tools and material that you have to protect you from the elements.
Clothing – You have these already. Throw some old dark colored jeans and a long sleeve heavy button up shirt in your pack. Just make sure the material is durable. You will also need a hat, socks, and long underwear in your pack. Do not pack bright colors or items with logos all over them. You may need to blend in with your surroundings.
Poncho (you can also make shelters out of these)
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A fire kit – Your fire kit should include two ways to make fire along with tinder to start fire in wet or dry conditions.
Items to make shelter – These include items to lash and cut small branches. You already have a tarp if you bought a poncho above.
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3. A water kit – This kit needs to contain something to carry water in, and multiple ways to purify water.
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4. A food kit
5. A field manual. Keep yourself and your group busy by practicing the skills in this book until your situation passes.
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Putting it all together
While this list may be long, all of these items are lightweight and easy to pack.
Remember, the most important tool you have at your disposal is your mindset. Spend a little money periodically to buy the necessities that will give you the confidence to come out of any disaster alive.
A bonus of having these kits is they give you a reason to get outdoors and practice with the family or alone.
Did we miss any equipment? Do you have a kit? If so, whats in it? Leave the family a comment below!