Build a Hurricane Survival Kit: 18 Must-Have Items and How To
There are some regions of the world that experience hurricanes regularly. Hurricanes are massive storms that bring torrential rainfall, damaging winds, and flooding.
One of the best ways that you can be prepared is to create a hurricane survival kit. But what should go into the kit? And where should you keep it? To answer that, let’s jump right into the article.
Where to store your Hurricane Survival Kit?
When it comes to survival supplies the old saying, “you shouldn’t keep all of your eggs in one basket,” always comes to mind.
This is especially true as it relates to the topic of this article as well as dealing with other natural disasters.
When a hurricane happens, it can cause widespread damage. It would be helpful if supplies could be spread out between different locations, such as in the home, a garage, a vehicle, and a secondary location.
However, this doesn’t mean that the kit itself should be split up. For example, do no put all of your water supply in one location and all of your tools in another location. Make as complete a kit as possible for each location.
One problem with hurricanes is flooding. Having a kit in your vehicle and the lower level of your home may not be ideal if flooding comes on quickly. This doesn’t mean having multiple kits isn’t a bad idea but remember to take flooding into account when placing your kits. For this reason, there should be a kit situated at the highest level of your home. For example, on the second level or in an attic.
Finish reading Bryan Lynch's article on hurricane survival kits here.
May 6, 2022
Outdoor Life: Do You Really Need a Water Filter for Backpacking and Mountain Hunting?
My only complaint is that eventually, backflushing won’t be enough. These can clog up after some time and no amount of back flushing will fix its low flow. I went through 2 on the AT. However, it will attach to Smart Water Bottles and most bladders!
Built for backcountry reliability and portability, the Sawyer Squeeze filter is our pick for the best portable water purifier.
The Sawyer Squeeze was (by far) the most common Pacific Crest Trail water filter this year – for the fifth year in a row. It’s a $39, 3 oz / 85 g hollow fiber filter that rids your drinking water of protozoa and bacteria (and floaties). It can be used with Sawyer bags (included with the filter) or with compatible water bottles (Smartwater is the bottle of choice for many hikers).