You can buy bulk supplies of MREs (meals ready to eat) that can feed an entire family for a year or longer. Have communication sources like a cell phone and a battery operated CB radio. You’ll want to get LED flashlights and lanterns, waterproof bags for clothing and you’ll want to have a way to clean your clothes. Store a laundry board and a five gallon bucket with some laundry soap and bleach. Because stress can build quickly in a long-term survival event, store games and other stress busters with your supplies, especially if you have children. Knowing When It’s Time to Bug Out Those who are prepared for survival situations know that a bug out may come. A bug out is exactly how it sounds. It means it’s time to get out of dodge. Bugging out may mean you’ll have to get where you’re going by walking. If this is the case, then you need to make sure that you have sturdy shoes or boots – and the means to have food and shelter if it’s going to be a long trek.
US Army Survival Manual: FM 21-76 (Paperback)