Build A Survival Kit BEFORE The Next Emergency or Disaster!!!

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Tryin was proudly made possible by Subaru. Welcome to DIY Tryin. Earthquake! I'm Patrick Norton. I'm Michael Hand. And was perhaps the single
worst dramatic reenactment of an earthquake will
ever see on DIY Tryin. We'll put an earthquake
affect on there. It will look very convincing. Fix it and post. This is a weird but
fun episode– kind of. This is a planning episode. This is a preparing episode. This is an episode about
building your own emergency kit. I recently got partnered up with
Subaru to drive a 2015 legacy and put to some pretty extreme
challenges involving– well, kind of like the elements.

You were facing off
against the elements, and that's what we're
doing this episode. Yeah, because as our
friend Anthony used to say, nature hates you. If you go to Home Depot or
Lowe's or and search for emergency kit, it will
be like a little backpack. I've seen emergency supplies
for a family of four being sold for $130
and it's a $3 backpack that's going to fall apart
if you put any weight in it. Or maybe the backpack
is completely full with six packs of water,
a pair of fricking latex gloves, a
couple of dust masks, two ponchos and a
mylar space blanket. You can do better
for your family. And probably for your
individual self, and possibly for less money. So has a really good
resource of the basic supplies that you need. We kind of went off of that
and we made a list of 10 things that you need in your
next emergency bag.

Basically– water, food,
shelter, communications, first aid, tools. You need something
to store it in. You need somewhere
safe to store it. You need somewhere
to carry or some way to carry it if you have to leave
home– if you get evacuated and you have to abandon
ship, as it were. So I'm a one person family. So I have this military– Party of one! Yes. That's not sad at all. So I have this
military duffel bag that I think is kind
of perfect for it.

Because it's a duffel bag,
it also his shoulder straps, and it's big enough to hold
everything that I need. Yeah. You could actually throw
a sleeping bag in there. You could throw spare
clothes in there. If you have garbage
bags, you can put the sleeping bag
in a garbage bag, zip tie that thing shut
or tie a knot in the top and keep it dry. And being dry is a big deal
if you are in a hurricane and you want to stay warm.

Because a lot of what
we're dealing with here is hypothermia or hyperthermia. Water, food, shelter, comms,
tools to get into your house, if your house is
partially damaged, or get out of your house if
your house is partially damaged. So FEMA suggests
that you be ready for three days
worth of disasters– 72 hours. Three days worth of
water, food, all that. Do us a favor– practice and
prepare– like number zero. Zero. Zero. We're getting to the list, now. Yes. Practice and prepare now. Have first aid. Know first aid. Staring at somebody who's
bleeding and unconscious and not breathing is
not the time to think, I can go to
and learn about this.

So number one, we kind of
mentioned this– water. So you want to have one gallon
of water, per person, per day. That can stack up. Yes. So four bottles of water,
which is 64 ounces, which is half of your daily
supply– weighs four pounds. So three gallons of
water is 24 pounds per person, which for
my family would quickly add up to 96 pounds. You're probably not going
to carry all of that. What you can do is carry
bottles– bottles of water. Have a couple of flats of like
a bunch of bottles of water. Each flat is worth a
five gallons– each flat is five gallons of water.

I've got 5 or 10 flats. And just store it
in the basement. So I can do that
when I get home. Food– super meal spec massively
ready coast guard food. Full on tactical recon rations,
comma, FOOD in capital letters. Like it's usually
like this brick of food in the
emergency kit box. I guess you break off a piece
and you gnaw it like hard tack, if you're on a British
ship in the 19th centruy. Sounds appetizing. Look, in my get home
bag, I almost always have a jar of peanut
butter and a spoon. Yes. So that's an important
thing to note. Have canned or non
perishable foods, but have stuff that you're
going to eat– your family's going to eat.

Because you're not going to
enjoy the emergency at all, it's just gross stuff. Just because you can choke
just about anything down with enough hot sauce,
doesn't mean you should be in that situation. So in my bag, I have
actual Indian food. Is that vacuum packed? It's vacuum packed. And it's already cooked? Yes. That's awesome. You can just eat it. I don't know if
it's the best thing, but I enjoy it at
home so– why not? Awesome. So number 3– maybe they
should be number 2– shelter. So it depends a lot on
what region you're in. If you're in Palm
Dale in August, are you going to
burn in the sun? Yeah. If you're in the
Montana in January, are you going to freeze? So be prepared on
what your region has. Space blankets, I
think they're cool. But they can feel–
they're very noisy. If you're large, there don't
really cover a lot of you.

So a sleeping bag would be best,
but that's also very bulky. So this is kind of
an in between thing. It's a thermal– I don't know– A thermal bivouac–
a thermal bivvy. So this is something that
you can Velcro around you, but it also is very warm. And it's very compact. So it's a good in between. And it's waterproof,
in case you're in a watery part of the world. You know, a pop up
shelter, or even a tarp to hide underneath if
you're in Phoenix00 that could be a really
big deal. if you've burned out your house. Number 4– How are you going to poop? Everybody does it. Everybody does it. We were just look at that book. So this is a luggable loo,
or more accurately– well, I can even pop up. This is a luggable loo, and
this is a five gallon can, five gallon bucket with a
garbage can liner inside of it.

And you put the
luggable loo lid on top. And this– throw in some
cat poop– Cat poop! Don't pup the cat poop in. Throw some cat litter in
on top of your business. Put the lid down. And if you have a family,
especially with teenagers– don't turn it upside
down like that. All right — number
5– a crank radio. So there's a lot of combo
things that are very useful. One, you don't have
to rely on batteries. But also, they have
AM/FM radio, so that you can know what's
going on around you. Weather radio. And they have sirens so
you can signal people. Like I said, these
are really cool. And a lot of them have
built-in chargers. So you can charge your
phone, your devices, or any– this one
does 12v things. This is an Eton one
that you really like. Yeah, they do one that's
about half this size. Cost $15 off of at Amazon. Cost $30, $35 at your
local big box store. Have an external
charger for your phone, that's an even better step.

Yeah this is like 12,000
mil amp batteries. This is like four, six,
full charges for my phone. But having some kind of a
crank charger for your phone, is an even better idea. And even better than
that, is knowing how long you have to crank this
to make your phone like talk for 10 minutes. Be prepared, and test
out all your equipment. Flashlights, headlamps are good. They have crank
flashlights as well. Just make sure they you have
something that you can see, because electricity
might be out. Yeah, and lots and
lots of batteries for your battery
powered devices. I think headlamps are much
more useful than flashlights. Ljusa– Ikea has hand
cranked flashlight.

Those are brilliant
for kids, because they have to crack it
to use it and then they won't waste your batteries. Everybody says you need to
have a whistle for signalling. (WHISTLE) That one works,
the other one in the package didn't. So again, check things
before you try to use them. Waterproof matches and
waterproof container. I've got a BioLite
stove, and we're going to cook water
and have warm food, and it's going to charge
my phone at the same time. Not if you can't light it. And everybody thinks,
I've got a fire starter. I'm going to be totally safe. I've got a fire starter.

I've got a fire starter. Look, this looks amazing,
and it's awesome, and it's really
entertaining at night. But until you've
actually started a fire with one of these things,
you haven't actually started a fire with
one of these things. It takes practice. Practice everything
before the emergency. Also, kind of thrown
into this is dust masks, because it can get dusty. There could be lots of debris. Just keep your
lungs safe, as well. I have a pair of mechanics
gloves– these 4x liners. And these are amazing, they
make them last forever. Pretty much everywhere I go. For $2, you can have an awesome
pair of traditional suede work gloves, which will keep your
hands from being torn to shreds while you're clearing debris
after horrible things have happened. Number 9– baby wipes. Love baby wipes! These are amazing,
basically for sanitation. You can use them in
all aspects of life.

And not just for babies. And actually, baby
wipes and a toothbrush can make you feel 1,000%
better if you're covered with scum and feeling
really, really awful. Clean socks and underwear
in a sealed Ziploc bag can be amazing. By the way, 10–
make it personal. Yeah, these are all
very general things, but you know what your
family needs to survive. So if you need to have
specific prescriptions, prescription glasses– In the bag. Pet food– Can you see without
your glasses? Not very well. Spare pair of
glasses– in the bag. Do you have a dog? No. You don't need dog
food in the bag. I got a dog, I need
dog food– in the bag. So that's kind of the overview
of everything that you need. Check the website,
they have a very good thing. And once you have
all these things, make sure that you store
it in a good place.

Because you don't have want
to have these in a place that you can't access
during the disaster. Don't store the emergency
kit in the house in earthquake country. Don't store the emergency kit
in the basement in country. Figure out what
you need to carry, and how you can carry it if
you need to abandon the house.

That's a big deal. And I think the last thing–
just, you're not Rambo. So just make sure that
you have all these things, because you need
them to survive. You're not special forces,
you're not a Navy SEAL, you're probably not even
a recon Marine or somebody who's experienced in
wilderness survival. And if you are experienced
in wilderness survival and you're in a city, it may
be an entirely more complicated situation to deal with. So hopefully our list
is helpful to you. Again, this is
all stuff that you need to do before the disaster. Yeah. So please do go out and
do make these things. Because no matter
where you are, you're going to need something because
disasters happen everywhere. And even if they
don't, they'll probably happen just because watched this
video and didn't get prepared. Do us a favor–
comment down below or tweet @DIYTyin if you
have some suggestions for your emergency bag,
go bag, emergency kit or get home bag that you
think we should have. We'll make sure to watch the
comments on that, because I'm sure there's something
that we missed.

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