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DIY Emergency Survival Kit | Disaster Preparedness | soothingsista

(upbeat music) – What’s up y’all, it’s
your girl Stephanie. Today, I am showing you my
basic disaster supplies kit. I just put it together and I
thought I would show it to you in a video, so perhaps you
can make one for yourself. The other day, I was
speaking to a girlfriend who lived through the
Northridge Earthquake, which was in 1994. It was 6.7 earthquake and even though she was really young, she said it really affected her back then and it still currently affects her now and that she just wants
to be as safe as possible and she was telling me
about her emergency kit. My Mom has always had one for the family in my childhood house
and as a single woman, living in Los Angeles, I feel like I should have one. So, I put it together, I did a lot of research online. There’s so many sites you can go to that’ll tell you all different
things you need to get and I kind of grabbed from each site and try to see what were the basics were. I definitely have more than I need, but perhaps this is good example of things you might want
to get for yourself. If you want to see more videos like this, or if you have any suggestions for me, for videos like these, please make sure to subscribe below. Come join the sistahood, we’d love to have ya. Alright, let’s get into this. I kinda tried to categorize it a bit, but I feel like a lot of these things kind of go in together. So, first of, let’s talk
about this right here. This is an iRonsnow,
that’s just the brand. This is an energy solar, hand cranked, self powered AM FM NOAA Weather Radio. This singular little
item, actually checks off a lot of the boxes that a lot
of sites say you need to have. An AM FM radio, a weather radio, there is an LED flashlight. It’s solar powered which is awesome. So, you can stick it out in the sun or like it said, you can hand crank it and really charge it up. You can already see when I do that, there’s a little light that comes on, and I feel like the
flashlight would come on too. See, I don’t think you can see (laughs), but the flashlight comes
on just by doing that, which is awesome. And it’s also very unique in that, it has the little plug area, so you can plug in your phone. Not sure if during a disaster, if you know, your phone
service would work. Of course, I will link everything in the description box below, but ya, this one like I said, checks a lot of boxes. I wanted to get more
flashlights than this one, because I didn’t know how
powerful this one was gonna be. So, I have these three
flashlights, right here. They’re LED flashlights
and I tried them out, they’re very powerful and I
have a bunch of extra batteries which is what they say online to do. Obviously makes sense, you want to bring a bunch of extra batteries. This pack actually comes
with four flashlights but I took one out to put
next to my nightstand. It might be a little excessive to have four flashlights total, but better safe than sorry I guess. Let’s talk about this thing that’s actually on my wrist, right here. This is a paracord, this cord
in itself when unraveled, is 10 feet long and can
hold up to 550 pounds. A very strong cord and
every kind of kit or list that I found, they said
you need some sort of cord. It makes sense, you know, something to be able to tie things up. So yeah, this bracelet
is not just cord though, it had a whistle right here. I’ll see if I can use it right now. (whistling) very effective whistle, sorry for everyone who’s
wearing headphones right now. And then also, very handy, had a fire starter. This flint thing, right here, so you can strike it. So again, this is kind of
like a survivalist item that is multi-functional. We have the cord, the
whistle, and the fire starter all in one, right here. Some sort of multi kit I
think is very necessary in any kind of survival kit. This one itself has these pliers, when you bring them down like this. We have a serrated knife right here, we have this thing right here, I don’t know what it’s necessarily called, but it’s to loosen bolts and can opener. A regular knife is on this side, a little file and a
screwdriver, little guy here. So, yeah, this thing is very, very useful. You don’t necessarily need
one that’s this intense. I think that as long as you have like some sort of knife or
something, that is totally fine. But yeah, I found this one online. I got it on sale actually a long time ago, I’m gonna see if I can find it, but I got it online for like five bucks, so I just grabbed it. Of course, in any kit, you
should have a first aid kit and this one is really awesome. It has a lot of stuff in here. We have a bunch of
gauze, this one even has an emergency blanket. It’s one of those blankets
that really retain heat, which is crazy, I didn’t even, I was like thinking about
getting one of those just on its own, but this kit included it. It also has a pair of scissors, it has the normal bandages and this one even comes with
a light up stick, right here, and it has a compass, some more cord, and your basic kind of compresses and other bandages and stuff. This one in itself is really cool because I didn’t expect it to
have so many of the items that I wanted to have. Yeah, it’s all very neatly put together in this pack right here. Even though this has a bunch
of alcohol wipes in it too, I purchased these extra Purell hand wipes, for sanitary reasons. I have more items in
here that are purely for more like sanitary things, but I thought I would
just purchase some more because I think there’s
maybe 20 wipes in there and I don’t exactly know
what I’m buying for, we can’t really predict
any kind of disaster but who knows, if there’s
a lot of time that passes that maybe I’m stuck in this building, or I have to go some place
and I have no way of washing, so that’s why I kinda
went for more of these. This is actually an item
that I saw a lot of online and it really wasn’t in any survival pack guides that I found, but I just wanted to get it, just to have it too. This is the LifeStraw, it’s
a personal water filter. It removes 99.99% of bacteria, filters 1000 liters or
264 gallons of water. I’ve seen a lot of
people online actually do gross challenges with this LifeStraw. I think it’s okay for me
to open it before using it, I’m gonna go ahead and use the scissors to open up the bag. The scissors work (laughs). Alright, here is the LifeStraw. Drink out of this end, and you put this end in the water. We let it sit for a few seconds and then you go ahead and sip. Like I said, there’s
a bunch of interesting challenges online if you want
to see people drink stuff. I know that Good Mythical Warning, that was the first one I saw, where it was Rhett and Link, they drank their own pee, I think, and they also drank like
water that had cat poo in it, anyways, pretty gross. But also, in a situation
where you have no clean water, this is an actual, actual
life saver, the LifeStraw. I wanted to go ahead and get that. Moving forward, I have
these 3M five dust masks. You know, there’s some sort of situation where there’s a lot of stuff in the air, you need to protect your throat, you need to protect your face, this is the kind of mask
that they recommend you use. Pretty straight forward, so yeah, I have five of them right here. This was something that
I thought that maybe was a little extra, but then I really thought about it and I was like okay, I’m
gonna go ahead and buy this. This is weather all plastic sheeting. This one is 10 feet by 25 feet. It’s a moisture barrier, insulator, it’s really, really strong,
plastic sheeting, pretty much, and I bought some duct
tape to go along with it. Duct tape is definitely
something smart to have in an emergency pack. Sometimes you need to seal some stuff up. In all the kits I read about, you need this if you need to go out and create a shelter for yourself. This duo, right here. I was like really, am I gonna go out and make a shelter for myself? Like, am I really gonna do that by myself? But then I was thinking, what if there was an earthquake and all my windows got blown out or some sort of crazy natural disaster and all my windows got blown out, and I need to be able to protect myself, and seal off the windows, well this is the exact stuff that you need in order to seal off the windows and you know, make sure
nothings coming in. That’s why I decided to go ahead and purchase this big old
thing of plastic, right here, and also, of course, I think in any case,
having duct tape in the kit is a good idea. I have a couple of just normal things, extra trash bags. I should have probably
have more than this. I just bought a new box of trash bags, so I’ll put a few more. They say I should have
this for sanitary reasons, and they also said I should
have some little twist ties, so maybe they’re talking
about little bags. I don’t know if you’ve gotta go to the bathroom or
something, I don’t know, I’m really not sure. I didn’t see any specifications
in any of the lists I saw, so yeah, maybe get more
trash bags than this few, and then I have just some
paper towels in the kit, to easily grab. It just makes sense to have
some paper towels in the kit. So before moving on to clothes and food, I have here, a map of Los Angeles. This is a local map that has downtown, I mean it has all of Los Angeles in it, and it just makes sense because if things happen
and you don’t have service, you can’t look at your
phone for your maps, you should just have
an actual map to read, wow you cannot see this at all. Also, a really good idea,
which I haven’t done yet, I’m gonna do it on this map, is to figure out where
the emergency centers are. So if I need to, just be aware of where to go, if there’s ever an emergency
with no service or anything, like where I can go to
find shelter and safety. So, definitely a good idea to
have a local map in your pack. Here I have a Ziploc
bag that has an envelope with some personal information that I would want to have
in case of emergency. Along with emergency contacts, friends, family, hospital,
those kind of numbers, that are all in here. And then I have in life
see envelope right here, some money in small bills, and you want to do small bills because if you go to a corner store and you need to get yourself
some food or some water a lot of times obviously, these stores aren’t gonna
be able to give you change if they’ve been doing
a lot of transactions. So yeah, you want to do
small bills of money in here. I’m not really sure, I
didn’t get any information about an exact amount, but a good amount of money in here, in case there’s an emergency. I kinda want to get,
not just a plastic bag, ’cause they say you want to put it in a waterproof case. So, this is what I have for now. So, if I see something
online, maybe I’ll get that. So we’re gonna do a few clothing items before moving on to food. So, in terms of shoes, in my bed I actually have
drawers right underneath and I put a pair of shoes
right in the drawer, just in case something were to happen, there’s glass on the
floor, something like that, you want to have access to shoes right away, out of your bed. My friend who went through the earthquake, what she has, I think
she has a cast iron bed, so she has a pair of shoes
tied up underneath the bed, in an easy knot, so I think what she says, it’s a knot you can just pull
and she can get her shoes out. You don’t want to be stepping
on glass with your bare feet if something happens when you’re in bed. Also, I didn’t feel it necessary
to put shoes in my pack in that I have a ton of shoes that are right next to my door, so that’s why I didn’t
include shoes inside the pack. But in terms of clothing, first of all, I have a
pair of spare glasses. This was huge on any list, to bring something like spare
glasses or spare medication. Obviously, if you have
medication or a baby, baby food, like that kind of stuff. So, I have a pair of
my spare older glasses, that I’m gonna put in this pack. And then they said just
to have one outfit, pretty much to put in the pack. So here I have a t-shirt, a longer sleeved t-shirt. This is a Travis Scott
Siamond Supply collection, so very fancy emergency kit long tee. This is another Diamond Supply sweatshirt, so I have a sweatshirt in there. And then a pair of jeans. They say you want to do jeans, that’s a little bit sturdier. This are kinda stretch jeans, but they’re pretty sturdy stretch jeans. So, that’s pretty much
it in terms of clothing and we’re moving on to the last category, which is food. Oh my God, I need to get
up and get something, but both my legs are asleep,
holy crap, oh my God. Okay, I’m just showing you some water now. Here I have two 2.5
gallon things of water. Wow, I’m really weak. Rule of thumb for an emergency kit, is that you want one gallon of water per person for three days. So three gallons of water per person. Here I have five gallons
of water for myself and if somebody’s with me. I also actually have water
delivery for my house, I live in Los Angeles, so I
have a water delivery service. I have at least five more
gallons of water in my house at all times, so pretty
good on water, I think, for if I’m gonna be like
staying inside my house, so these are the waters I have and they say you want to replace it, let me look it up. Pretty much, they say
observe the expiration date and replace your water
whenever that happens or maybe you can see when
the expiration date is, set an alarm for yourself and go ahead and buy new water and drink this water before that date. Where’s the expiration date on this one? Oh my God. I need to replace this
water before August of 2018. It’ll last a while, I’ll go ahead and set an alarm on my phone for myself to replace this water. So for food, I didn’t go too crazy, in that my place is all one level, I can get to my kitchen from my bed, in like 15 steps. And I do have canned
food and stuff in there, so yeah, I didn’t go too nuts. I didn’t go too crazy
when it comes to the food, but I did, you know, get some stuff here. I have these saltine
crackers, really large box. Actually I just read that you’re supposed to get crackers that don’t have salt, ’cause obviously that dehydrates you, but I already bought this
huge box of crackers, so, I don’t know, tell
me if that’s really bad, but I’m gonna put this
in my emergency kit. Then I have these Clif bars, they said you should have
some nice protein bars, that will keep, so I have these here. Some peanut butter, some
nice fat up in there, to eat with the crackers. Very important to keep your calories up, if you’re running out of food. Also, some mixed nuts that
have some dried cranberries and stuff in there, just another food that is good for energy. And finally, I have these
StarKist Chunk Light Tuna. Just something else to
eat with the crackers, that also can store for
a good amount of time. Best by September of 2020. So yeah, I think these are
great for an emergency kit, ’cause it will last for a long time and again, I can just set an
alarm or something for myself for 2020 when I need to replace these. And obviously with the food and with that, I have a nice can opener. I think it’s also just good, it’s another tool that maybe
you should have in your kit, a can opener, ’cause it’s most likely that if there’s an emergency,
we’re gonna be eating a lot of canned foods. Okay, I think I covered everything. I think I have it, I know
it’s kinda all unorganized over here, but I’ll also show you this is the duffle bag
that everything fits into, which is great. It’s just a really big duffle bag. Honestly though, when it
comes to me picking it up with everything in it, very difficult, I think I
would be able to just drag it. I’m kind thinking about
getting of those duffle bags that has wheels as well, because yeah, it got
really heavy, real fast, especially with like this stuff in it. So maybe, I don’t know, would I put it in there? I’m not sure. In any case, I’m just happy
that I put this kit together, because I think it’s important for, I don’t know, my own piece of mind, for my Mom’s piece of mind, that I have all of this organized. Again, very, very important to know where your emergency centers are, to have a map and mark it. I think that’s so key to have prepared. All this stuff is in a closet, that’s right next to my door. I know, I’m telling
y’all where I have like petty cash next to my
door in my apartment, but I’m just really putting
out there in the internet, I trust y’all, please don’t
steal from my emergency kit. Okay, I know this is totally a side note, when I was talking to
Sugano about getting a dog, and I was talking about how
I wanted to get a big dog, he kinda brought up a
really interesting point. He was like, what if an emergency happens and your dog gets injured and it’s a really big dog and
you can’t pick up that dog? I was just like, I never,
ever thought of that before. I think he was trying to talk
me into getting a smaller dog in general, but yeah, I never
even thought about that. If I had a big dog, I’m not a strong person and my dog got injured in an emergency, I would not be able to
like pick up a big dog and like run with it somewhere. Yeah, definitely something to think about when I got out and try and adopt a doggie. But anyways, if you have any suggestions for things that I need
to add to this pack, please let me know in
the comments down below. But honestly, I feel like I covered it. I did a lot of research on
a bunch of different sites, and I grabbed things
that were repeatedly said in many of the lists. You absolutely do not
need to have all these things in your emergency pack. To be honest, it did add up. I think everything total
that I purchased all at once, kinda came out to like $150. So, if you don’t have that
kind of money to spend, all of a sudden, all at once. Maybe you could start building
your emergency pack slowly. Yeah, I just wanted,
maybe, this video to be a bit of a guideline for you, to maybe even just start thinking about something like this, ’cause it certainly wasn’t really something
I was thinking about, until I spoke to my friend who
went through an earthquake. If you like this video, please make sure to subscribe. Come join the sistahood below. I love y’all and I’ll see
you in the next one, bye. (upbeat music)

99 thoughts on “DIY Emergency Survival Kit | Disaster Preparedness | soothingsista”

  1. i live right on the great rift valley and just now watching this video i realized there could be an earthquake at any moment and i dont have anything prepared! kinda scary when u think abt it

  2. I once read an article written by a guy who went through war (in eastern europe I think) and he insisted so much on having little items like lighters, cigarettes, petrol, medication and weapons because not only do they save you when something terrible happens, but they also become very valuable and easy to trade against necessities like food and all. Sounds extreme but hey, this is a video about survival lol

    I would also add water purifying tabs, army boots, a tiny sewing kit, and rubbing alcohol !

  3. Cushy socks are important too! Even if you're in a hot area, an extra pair of socks comes in handy. I love bug out bag stuff 👍🏻

  4. This video was really educational! I do feel the need, but I just find it not that easy to go out and spend a lot of money for such survival objects that you never know when or will ever use it.

  5. I've always been thinking about putting together an emergency kit like this!! So helpful. I have the same first aid kit and have found that the items inside are really cheap quality FYI. But at least it's a good place to start! 🙂

  6. Thank you Steph, this is a super useful video! I think it's important to have a safety consciousness regarding natural disasters in general. I will definitely start preparing for my emergency kit after this video 🙂

  7. I would put a rain cover incase your stuck in a situation where your stuck outside to keep your clothes dry and your body warm

  8. I would put a rain cover incase your stuck in a situation where your stuck outside to keep your clothes dry and your body warm

  9. So glad you have this video up! I've been thinking about putting something like this together however didn't want to forget anything. Appreciate it, Stephanie.

  10. I really appreciate this video! This is something I've never thought about especially seeing as I live in Ontario and there aren't many earthquakes but sometimes we do have really bad ice storms and snow storms

  11. underwear (panties and a sports bra)! irritation with your more sensitive parts is a thing, and for people with bigger chests a sports bra can definitely help with comfort. also, socks! i know you live in LA but if it gets cold at night, protecting your feet would be crucial too

  12. Nice video. You may also want to checkout the review of survival kit on my blog at alfredreviews. com/survival-kit-review/ Thanks, Barbabas.

  13. I do geoscience and this vid isn't paranoid on any level, LA has a BIIIIIIIG earthquake coming. Could be tomorrow could be in 50 years, but you're sitting on the world's most prominent transform fault & just chilling out there. Before someone comments about earthquake proof buildings, the biggest danger is from what I understand the fires and the road blockage that results, not actual falling structures.

  14. You should check lumenaid. its a solar powered lantern that can also power your phone and is waterproof!

  15. such a brilliant idea! I've not seen very many videos like this one! I'm from the UK and we don't have very many natural disasters but it makes me want to make one just incase! 🙏🏼

  16. Nice video. You may also want to checkout the review of survival kit on my blog at alfredreviews. com/survival-kit-review/ Thanks, Barbabas.

  17. 1 gallon of water, per person, per day. No less. Also, the Lifestraw is incredibly difficult to drink through. It's like trying to suck cake through a rolled up napkin. The Sawyer mini is far easier to utilize, and can be used to fill vessels. Either way, it's you've got a decent start on a comprehensive kit. Consider adding emergency 72 hour candles, maybe an MSR Pocket Rocket, and some dehydrated foods. There are tons of hiking foods that have ridiculously long shelf-lives, and don't require any heat. Would also recommend a pair of thick work gloves to protect your hands when moving debris (especially useful in a bad earthquake).

  18. Be sure to read survival kit review on my blog before you buy. Go to alfredreviews. com/survival-kit-review/ Thanks, Barbabas.

  19. U should get some Gatorade because it will help u keep blood sugar levels up and it will hydrated u just and idea also tin foil

  20. this is a great video. good on you for thinking ahead 🙂 I have some tips. Firstly ask yourself what kind of emergencies are you likely to face. In my area bushfires, flooding, severe weather, blackouts lasting days and heatwaves have all happened and continue to be worth preparing for. I'm in the country however disease outbreaks are also worth preparing for as well as terrorist attacks. The best thing for your preparedness kit is knowledge and practice. Walk to local services and imagine what might happen. Hospital. etc. Which paths are best suited to which situations. If you have to stay at home: do you shop in a regular way which keeps your food and water, toiletries etc overstocked? two, three weeks of toilet paper, food, water, etc on the day your cupboards are "empty" ( before shopping) is good. If your toilet is not working what will you do? camp toilets are handy, some diy ideas are available online. what if garbage is not being collected for several weeks. metal garbage tins are useful and can double as storage. (rodents love natural disasters.) Bug repellent, sunscreen, antiseptic, antiinflammatory cream, pain killers, antihistamines, wet wipes (for "showers"), extra socks and underwear. Feet care is important. Garden gloves. Now think about what you keep in your car. Think about what you keep in your handbag. I never leave home without my handbag. It has pain killers, antiseptic cream, burn aid, Band-Aids, sunscreen, bug repellent, hair ties, wet wipes, germ kill gel, " emergency " cash. A rechargeable power bank for my phone. some throat lollies (useful emergency energy source.) a water bottle. a lighter (great for birthday candles and emergencies) do you wear that handy bracelet? could it be attached to your everyday handbag? Your multitool has a can opener, do you know how to use it? practice 🙂 a poncho, garbage bag or waterproof jacket can double as emergency shelter. Keep your grab and go bag handy, light and easy to access. Have a mini kit in your car and handbag. The kit grows, shrinks (gets lighter) and evolves as the years go by and you use it. The more you use it, the better you understand your own personal needs. Keep your petrol tank at least 1/2 full. When it's 1/2 full think of it as empty. pumps run on electricity, if the power goes out, you may not be able to refill. This has happened to friends of mine. There are some great apps to keep you informed about traffic and weather hazards in your area. Keep evolving and practicing using your kit 🙂

  21. oh, also find out your emergency broadcast radio station and write it on your radio with a permanent marker 🙂

  22. Do you have a basic tool box at home? screwdriver set, hammer, screws, nails, duct tape, pliers, WD40, toilet/sink plunger, zip lock bags (when furniture comes with spare bolts, note details on zip lock bag), Alan keys (often free with flat pack furniture), zip ties, scissors, cord, sewing kit (the mini ones often have really lousy thread…ask a sewing friend to help you put together a basic repair kit. keep spare buttons that come with outfits in the kit too.) Does your first aid kit have something for splinter removal eg tweezers? Does it have an eye bath? a medicine cup can also be used as an emergency eye bath 🙂

  23. Don't forget a go bag if you actually had to leave the house you have a kit for you incase you cannot go home.

  24. excellent pack and also kudos for preparing. a few opinions if I may. 1 ( yes put all your provisions in that bag so They are all together when you need them. 2) a canteen or water bottle is good to have . 3) you should have a couple ways to make fire, just in case. 4) the most expensive item in your pack should be your knife and or multitool. it may be the one tool you have to trust your life with, so don't cheap out on it. All in all you've put together a very good bag. always remember" fortune favors the well prepared ".

  25. Nice video…
    You might consider marking a separate bag or pack for travel. One for home and then another for travel.

  26. An interesting talk is price comment. I believe that you should write extra on this subject, it wont be a taboo topic but typically people are not sufficient to talk on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  27. Finally, I find a usefulvid for an ACTUAL emergency kit. When I search it up it's just about girls like…."OMG. You like ALWAYS need perfume with you, because, you NEVER want to be smelly….EW!"
    Yes I know it's for school and stuff but come on. People these days people are really not aware or even care about what is happening around the world, they realize once it actually happens.

  28. Here I found a complete list about the needed items in case of any kind of natural disaster!

  29. Just a quick reminder: when you live in coastal areas and prone of tsunami like me, this survival kit might be too much. We have one in our backpacks and we should keep it light and waterproof in case the water caught up to us. So i'm talking everything you had on smaller size, maybe cut a thing or two and add life jacket

  30. the bags you wanted I think

  31. In case of emergency and you’re inside: fill up your bathtub(s). It’s pretty fast and simple if you’re stuck inside your house for a while. You won’t know when your water supply will be cut off. You can boil it to cook food with too, or boil it to drink if the tap water isn’t super clean. You’ll have somewhat drinkable water for a few weeks. Keep a stock of mid to high-calorie food, water, vitamins, pain/fever/diarrhea meds, first aid, a rope, gatorade/pedialyte (something to keep your electrolyte levels balanced), batteries/radio/flashlight, spare phone, candles/matches, lighter/flint/firestarter, cans/opener, toilet paper, blanket, heat packs, waterproof bags with ID/passport photocopies.

  32. the plastic sheeting and duct tape combination is not only useful for "making a shelter" but the reason why i have those two is for the event of a nuclear disaster and/or pandemic. if you have these two first step is two seal all the dry wall all the windows all the doors and the most important other than windows cracks, corners, and edges. then, you want to isolate a SMALL room (not something like a closet unless it is a big closet) with multiple layers sealing up the entrance (should resemble an air-lock) set up camp there for a while and DO NOT LEAVE UNTIL EITHER CIVIL DEFENSE TELLS YOU TO (i would probably want to avoid them because they are probably going to take you to a forced labor camp) OR YOUR LIFE IS BEING THREATENED BY SOMETHING ELSE. also you should have another room similarly setup so you can throw your dookie and or dead bodies in there.

  33. Plastic & duct tape is a great idea. Personalize your first aid kit. (i.e. preferred antibiotic cream, travel toothpaste and brush, etc). Purell wipes (alcohol based I noticed) will burn. Useful if needed in that way. Bic lighter (cheap and small) for fire lighting backup. With the Lifestraw, water expiration dates can be ignored. And lastly, keep the food rotated. Eat as normal and then replace when half empty. Dogs are good in case the food runs out (tastes like chicken).

  34. 550 It can not hold 550 lbs its just called 550 the limit is 150 lbs but all and all great video really liked it thank you

  35. There are a lot of factors in survival.
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  36. At least you are being self Reliance that you are thinking ahead of time that's like paying each month for automotive insurance that you may never use but it's there just in case. 👍 for your video

  37. Very well organized presentation. You covered all the basic essentials and then some. The very best to you dear. Be safe.

  38. I have spent months researching into prepping and discovered a great website at Survivor Crusher System (check it out on google)

  39. WARNING, avoid Jif, skippy and other peanut butter with hydrogenated oils, not a good idea for your health. True, those products will last darn near forever while an old-fashioned peanut butter with the peanut oil floating on top will go rancid. The best plan for economy sake is to stock what you would normally use and rotate it out on a regular basis. Also, if you can learn to use and like hardtack, that will last a very long time. You can even make your own once you nail down a recipe that works for you and store it. Thank you for a fun video.

  40. You can live in fear your whole life but is that a life truly worth living, also this is more of a survive for a day kit

  41. All you really need to survive an earthquake is to get away from a building, but if you do make an earthquake kit, all you need is some matches, smokes, a water canteen, a granola bar or two and your set.

  42. Not bad. Ditch that roll of plastic sheeting, or at least cut off a 10'x10' piece for your bag. Save the rest for covering your windows if there's dust or chemicals in the air and you shelter in place. Also get another hank(40'-50') of either poly rope or paracord. Other things: toilet paper, tampons/pads, toothbrush and paste, better water containers(those jugs from the store will leak eventually.Keep in a cool, dark place. Use blue containers or cover in a blue tarp. Sunlight is stored water's worst enemy), baby wipes, some kind of hat/head covering. Vacuum seal those crackers or they'll get rancid and stale real quick. If they have a kind of bleach/chemical smell, they're bad. Get some freeze-dried foods that take little water to rehydrate, pastas, canned soups, vegetables, chili, or stew. Canned food is all pre-cooked and is still edible a decade after the expiration date. Since Commiefornia won't let you have a gun, get something like an aluminum tee-ball bat for self defense.
    Hope this is helpful.

  43. I live in Central OH, we have like no threat of Earth quakes. But we have tornadoes or tornado warning in the Spring, and in the winter we can be stuck inside if there is too much ice or too cold to get out (I don't drive). So if it's too cold I will be stuck inside (actually that happened last week, and I was glad we were able to get out on Thursday, and my uncle took me to get my medication). Friday was worse than Wednesday because ODOT didn't do anything for the roads over night. I always have extra food in the Winter. And I store almond milk because it will last a long time on the counter (I usually have at least 3). It's good in oatmeal.

  44. I was about to be 4 but I remember random stuff from the Northridge earthquake. Subscribed to your channel, I'm in the valley!

  45. Great video! Thank you for posting these tips! I really need to get started on my own emergency kit. RE: the dog… I'm a tall lady and I've always had big dogs growing up but it would be heartbreaking if something happened and I had to run around looking for someone to help me get my "baby" in the car for an emergency vet visit. Also, I live in apartments and I want to be able to live upstairs so I made sure the breeds I considered this time around had an adult size of 40 pounds or less. For me 25 pounds was ideal. Think about what the most is you could carry down three flights of stairs is and look into breeds that mature to that size or smaller. If you're cutting it close, choose a female they tend to be a little smaller. My male spaniel actually matured to 35 pounds even though the breed standard is 28. And yes, I lived on the 3rd floor when he had to have surgery and carried him up and down those stairs for weeks while he recuperated. Our emergency happened on a freezing, rainy February night at about 2am. Thank god I didn't have a 60 pound German Shepard!

  46. I like your bubbly attitude. And I like the fact that you are prepared. But… in case of a really big earthquake, your supplies would most probably end up buried under the collapsed house. So don't get a duffle bag on wheels. It would be of no use since there would be too much rubbish and debris on the ground for you to use the wheels. Rather get a backpack and put one piece of each of your supplies in it. You can always have that duffle bag with necessary supplies to keep you going in case you end up alive and unable to leave your apartment or house. But use it only as storage tucked away somewhere inside of your home rather than something to take with you. It is too big and putting in on just one shoulder could make you unable to move properly and fast enough. It is not a good type of luggage for evacuation. But have a backpack too, in case you need to leave. Backpacks are much more practical. You can carry them much more easily and you still have both hands to hold when climbing over debris etc.

  47. Hello from 2019 Anyways I thought I would be the only Asian prepper… Good to know that there are hot Asian females are out there who loves prepping too 😀 By the way, isn't LA is now a shithole just like Seattle and California best to keep on prepping.

  48. Get a head light. More practical in an emergency. Try a coast brand from Walmart. The handhelds are great for use even as lanterns in a room, but headlights are priceless when cooking in the dark.

    I use a single burner butane stove and a Coleman folding oven on it. Nothing says comfort in a blackout than cinnamon rolls and fresh coffee. Lol

    Do get a pump thermos to hold hot water for cleaning, cooking etc. just some comfy stuff. The best thing to do is turn off your electric for a weekend to see how you'd do in a blackout.

    Get a 5 gallon bucket for bathing Japanese style. 1 gallon of boiling water in a couple gallons of cold and you have enough for a Japanese style bath. Store lots of water in heavy duty containers.

    Get a cheap 2 person tent. You'll want the privacy if you have to shelter in a gym. Basic camping gear is super handy. Sleeping bag, sleeping pad, water storage container, the single burner butane stove, small $5 battery lantern, headlight and some datrex 3600 calorie bars, dollar store safety glasses, heavy duty gloves, a hard hat from a thrift store.

  49. It affected my mom and my older sister (she was pregnant in 94) and I was born 95, but her trauma affected me and I’ve been anxious going through some of the recent Cali shakes. It opened my eyes and I’m preparing now just to calm my anxiety 🙁

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