Skip to comments.55 Preparedness Items
Posted on 06/21/2011 1:14:26 PM PDT by Kartographer
There are many survival preparedness items that you can store now, and forget about, which you may need later during varying degrees of an emergency. The following are 55 suggested items that you can store and have ready.
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treadle sewing machine, spinning wheel, knitting needles, sheep.
Heavens to Betsy. Thank God we won't need spellcheck or auto-correct.
Just kidding. Just having a little fun.
They left off a host of must needs. Starting with .22 and ending with the most you can handle. Not to mention cold weather gear etc. Looks like a list for apt dwellers.
"A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value - you can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a mini raft down the slow heavy river Moth; wet it for use in hand-to- hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or to avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (a mindboggingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you - daft as a bush, but very ravenous); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough."
seems like a dumb list. most of it you dont really need imho. nice to have, yes. need to have in the apocalypse? hmm... no
Seems like Common Sense should be at the top of the list to figure out the uses part.
Land for the sheep to graze on and shears for the wool.
Don’t need a pencil sharpener if you have a knife.
I waste more pencil than I sharpen when I use a knife. ;-)
In lieu of candles, I would recommend oil lamps/lanterns and stocking up on lamp oil.
Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy!
Right now I could survive for over a year and I’m adding things every so often. The most important thing is spiritual preparation, especially in these times. Don’t be caught scrambling when tshtf, be in a position where you can lead.
Got em all. I’m ready...
Apocalypse? Let’s rock..
My beloved grandfather taught me to cut *upwards* when using a knife to sharpen a pencil. Never seemed to work for me....
Ping for later
Dumb. They would take more space than the soap to wash dishes. More likely you would be conserving water.
LEFT OFF...BLEACH, which is in my top 5.
I prefer Calcium hypochlorite much much longer shelf life than liquid bleach and a small amount goes a very long way.
actually better than lamps that use oil and smoke like a blaze, I’d recommend lanterns that are hand cranked.
Absolutely. Calcium hypochlorite is the first thing any prepper should acquire in my book.
Also, I recommend Googling 'bleach +"white vinegar" '
(For the newbie, you can make your own bleach by adding a tiny amount of calcium hypochlorite to water)
CAUTION: Calcium hypochlorite should be stored and handled with care. Anyone obtaining it should research it thoroughly.
If you havent already its time to prepare. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
If you are just starting or an old hand at prepping I like to recomend that you look over my Preparedness Manual which you can down load at:
I think that we are at the very least in for a collapse much like that of Argentinas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index), but as a armed society with a very large entitlement minded population our collapse will be much more violent and I see many many small business wiped out by flash mob looting, and large scale violence (look at what happened just this past Memorial Day weekend)and then there is this is going on in Chicago:Emanuel said he spoke with McCarthy over the weekend and again this morning about the situation. The mayor said the citys reputation as a safe place to work and shop downtown is being endangered by the thuggery. Many of the attacks are happening near the biggest tourist and shopping attractions in the city.
But, CBS 2s Jim Williams reports, the problem of mob attacks downtown is much bigger than the weekend beatings, according to beat cops who wanted to remain anonymous.
And its not just Chicago most major big Blue cities are increasingly reporting such flash mobs and gang muggings.
I see what I call Pocket Pogroms taking place in many big Blue cities and if you arent a 0bamamites yute its going to get Reginald Denny bad for you very quickly.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
And a little something for those who do not believe:
Chance favors the prepared mind.-Louis Pasteur
I don’t worry about shelf life, because I use it. I just keep extra on hand, and it’s only a dollar a gallon anyway. And at 1-2 drops per pint you can purify a lot of water with a gallon.
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