Survival 101

Survival 101
Posted on May 10th, 2021

When disasters strike, and after they pass, under-served communities usually suffer the most.

Lower income communities are typically overlooked, under-prepared, and often located in areas that expose them to the most risks. Land in active flood areas and industrial zones is often used to store toxic and hazardous materials. During a disaster, your home may be the safest place so it's important that you are ready.

As we saw some years ago when Hurricane Sandy ripped through the East Coast, the price for being unprepared for disasters is too great. Ten years later, many have still not fully recovered. This is why we must begin to prepare ourselves for future disasters now.

You can begin by having effective and inexpensive supplies in your home or car that can help you survive a disaster, and recover rapidly when it is over.


Having ready-to-eat meals and fresh drinking water available is super important in a disaster. If you're single, a simple 3-day survival pack might be all you need. Family supplies are also available, and fancier food rations in handy reusable buckets are also on the market.  Like these or these. 

TopSS also has freeze-dried fruit and veggies conveniently packaged as 120 servings in stackable buckets with an easy Grab-N-Go handle. These great-tasting freeze-dried and dehydrated foods are ready in minutes when you just add water.

Alternatively, this Life+Gear LG329 Life Essential 72-Hour Food & Water Kit is Designed for 1 person; US Coast Guard approved, contains a 3-day supply of food & water, 5-year shelf life; Instant portability; Includes a thermal blanket which captures 80% of body heat, 6 water packets & 9 food bars


No one wants to be in the dark when a disaster strikes. Flashlights can also help you be found in an emergency and used as a communication device. Give consideration to whether you want your flashlight to be solar powered, battery powered or rechargeable.

S15-T 1100 Lumens Ultra Bright Focus Flashlight $44.20

The S15-T Ultra Bright Focus Flashlight uses an LED rated at 1100 lumens that works in conjunction with a TIR lens to create a usable beam distance of 72 meters. This compact flashlight features both momentary and constant-on functionality and has a rotating bezel ring that allows the user to adjust the focus of the beam. The housing and tail-cap are made from aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum and have a Type III hard anodized finish. Power comes from a single AA battery.

Vehicle Readiness

What if you are away from your home when disaster strikes? It's not uncommon to be in your vehicle during emergencies. Try to think of what basic things you woul want to have in a worst case scenario. Then Get a sturdy bag and start to fill it up. Or you could start with our custom Auto survival kit and go from there, adding what you'd like. Just add a wrench set and a jumpstart tool.

Emergency Auto Kit $40.65

Stay prepared on the road with this Vehicle Emergency Kit featuring useful tools to keep you safe in an emergency. Kit includes: jumper cables, LED headlamp, working gloves, rain poncho, tire pressure gauge and a mini first aid kit with bandages, alcohol pads, sterile pads and tweezers in a durable red nylon zippered case with interior mesh pockets. Case measures approximately 10" x 3" x 5.5". Comes packaged with a wrap around.
Colors: black, grey, white, yellow, red, silver

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