Over 19 states in America experience the effects of hurricane season. Unpredictable and often severely damaging, it is extremely important to be prepared for the worst so that if it does happen, you will be as prepared as you can.
Having a hurricane go-bag is extremely vital when facing the season. Here at Tactical, we want all of you to be as safe as you can, so we have compiled a list of hurricane go-back must-haves that will keep you safe.
The Main Components
Keep your documents such as any insurance policies, passports, social security cards, bank account numbers, and your ID in a waterproof, easily carried container or in a waterproof bug-out bag.
- Flashlight and batteries, cell phone batteries. Consider a hand-cranked or solar charger and radio or weather radio, too.
- Can opener
- Pliers and a wrench
- Waterproof matches or matches in a waterproof container.
- Waterproof containers to store clothing, papers, and supplies.
Clothing and Personal Hygiene
Make sure to pack at minimum one change of clothing. Next, you will want to common hygiene items such as soap, toilet paper, dust or face mask, your toughest shoes or boots, a waterproof coat, and a blanket or sleeping bag. Optimally, you will want a weatherproof blanket or sleeping bag.
Nonperishable food is key. Canned meat, fruits, and vegetables as well as canned juice. The highest protein foods are highly recommended. Foods like:
- Canned salmon or chicken
- Kidney, black, garbanzo, lima, pinto, and other canned beans.
• Unsalted nuts: peanuts, almonds, sunflower seeds.
- Peanut butter
- Energy bars and chocolate bars
- Beef/pork/chicken jerky.
Last and very much not least, you should always have a first aid kit in your hurricane-go bag.
- Adhesive bandages
- Non-latex gloves
- Cold pack
- Antibacterial cream
- Pain reliever
- Bandage shears
- CPR card
- First aid booklet
- A Smart bandage
- Safety pins
- Wound closures
Do not get caught unprepared for this hurricane season. Make sure your hurricane-go bag has these must-haves so that you will never have to face the worst situation without life-saving tools.