Recently I have really been enjoying my survival kit building project, not only because it keeps me busy but also because it provides me with an interesting challenge to keep me on my toes. I update my kit about once a month, with a budget of only $25 dollars to find a short list of items that I compose at the beginning of each month.
Summary of Hand Tools in My Emergency Survival Kit
My monthly process and budget of $25 to grow my emergency survival kit is working very well – and it’s fun. This routine gives me the sense of contribution and doing the right thing for my family and I know that my efforts to build a survival kit are valuable and will help if/when SHTF. It’s never too late to get started – make a survival kit list, set a budget and get working on your own emergency survival kit.
Hurricane season is here and if there was an earthquake season, it would probably be here as well – time to put some detailed focus into building and improving my hurricane and earthquake survival kit. Where I live, we don’t have any earthquakes but we do have regular hurricanes. I think the personal impact is quite similar such that any well thought out and built disaster survival kit will suffice. Building and property damage is one of the greatest impacts of an earthquake or hurricane. Because of that, I think it is very important to be able to clear damaged property and get yourself out of a jam – good tools are essential for building a earthquake or hurricane survival kit. I added a very nice and well reviewed hatchet to help clear debris or get me out of a jam if I’m trapped in a building. It’s possible that I already have a hatchet in my survival kit – I’m not sure. I’ll double check that the next time I inventory my survival kit supplies against my disaster survival kit list. Knowing it’s there gives me confidence in my hurricane and earthquake survival kit as we head into hurricane season.
Hatchet in an Earthquake Survival Kit
The picture (left) is of the hatchet in my hurricane and earthquake survival kit, and it is one of the best hatchets I have ever used. The reiews on this hatchet were excellent and I see why; I also purchased one for my other projects around my house and on our ranch. The weight is magnificent and I do believe the company claim of cutting 3 times as deep. My wife believes that I already had a hatchet in my earthquake and hurricane survival kit, (hence the need for quarterly inventory and survival kit list checks) but I’m still very pleased with this addition to my hurricane and earthquake survival kit.
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Summary of Hurricane and Earthquake Survival Kit Building
Hurricane season is here and it’s time for some additions to my hurricane and earthquake survival kit.
One of the key aspects that has me successfully build an emergency survival kit is the fact that I make regular, steady acquisitions and improvements every month – without fail. Sometimes, the items on my list to build a survival kit look a bit silly and working through the list isn’t very glamorous. Sometimes, you just have to do the dishes and get the emergency survival kit built.
Buckets for an Emergency Survival Kit
This month’s addition to my emergency survival kit is simple – plastic 5 gallon buckets. They have a multitude of great uses including the ability to store and transport other items. While I do have larger 18 gallon containers, they would be too heavy to carry when filled with water. Five gallons weighs about 42 pounds. Why four buckets? Because that’s how many I could buy and stay within my $25/month budget. This system for building an emergency preparedness kit is pretty easy!
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Summary of Minor Update to my Emergency Survival Kit
I make updates to my emergency survival kit every month. This month was a very unglamorous set of white, five gallon plastic buckets. Their usefulness and utility in an emergency preparedness kit is very high – think about how many you already have scattered around your house. The system to build my survival kit progresses each month.