Skip to comments.The ULTIMATE checklist for emergency preparedness supplies
Posted on 11/05/2011 9:22:53 PM PDT by Kartographer
Survival guides, check lists, things to get at the store. It seems like everyone has a checklist, for your 72 hour kit for your car for your food. But all these checklists are all over the internet. I wanted to create a concise list in one place, for a long time I have been reading everyone elses lists and, With all this information I have compiled a master list..
I used my own lists + lists from other websites..
I am going to present this list a little different than most lists..
With a multimedia experience. When are thinking about our emergency supplies for the first time, often we look at our camping supplies as a place to start, emergencies may force us to leave our homes or to live with out modern convinces for a long duration of time. It makes sense that we start with our camping gear. What will make your emergency list different from your camping list will be decided by what kind of emergencies or events you are preparing for and how those events will affect you in their duration. Also I think that my perspective on emergency preparedness is very much more about long term sustainability then it is just dealing with the short term event. So many of my long term preparations would really be considered homesteading and my short term skills may be more considered bushcraft When you make you plan there are some really important things to think about..
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Those racks are a waste of space, imo but what do I know. To each his own. A no cost and no wasted space solution is to designate two areas be it two shelves or two cabinets or two whatevers. Area 1 is for current use and older dated items and Area 2 is for later use. Add new purchases to Area 1 when it starts getting low but remember not to use new stuff now. When the original older dated items in Area 1 are used up switch your current use to the Area 2 stash. Finish restocking 1. Rinse and repeat. It sure beats having to rotate every few months.
Not around here. I’m looking for the ones that hold hundreds of cans.
You don’t know much. I was able to more than double what my pantry space holds when I went to the horizontal racks. Most flat-shelf pantries are >50% empty space to allow you to reach into the back. Storing cans horizontally means you can more than double what a shelf can hold and food rotation is automatic.
Dont forget a 22LR the most useful weapon of all. You can buy years worth of ammo now for a small investment. They are accurate, and will bring down all small game, wild and domestic (If the SHTF there wont be much big game to be found after a few weeks). Though they are not the best choice for home defense after the SHTF, the bad guys will be unable to get bullets in a short time, while you have thousands. And if it makes you feel better have a big bore around for that purpose. Nuff said on that.
And if you have to flee, the report does not carry far, giving away your position. And all members of the family can use it.
Thanks. Marking as a great prepper source.
>>...Though they are not the best choice for home defense ...<<
Prob more accurate to say, “for first-shot stops, rimfire isn’t the best choice.” Even with that in mind, I think the most “deadly” calibers (admittedly dated info) from FBI stats back in the 80’s was .22/.25, which accounted for more homicides nationwide. Though, that may not hold true today.
Point being, I don’t know anyone who likes being shot, even just a “little bit”. From a .22 up to .50 BMG, folks tend to alter priorities when bullets are hitting any part of them (think more than CQB range).
But, I wouldn’t discount the ability of a .22 to keep a bad-guy(s) from getting too close. Generally speaking, even dirt-bags don’t want to get gut-shot with a .22. It’s a “problem” no-one wants to have, especially in a post SHTF environment when med-care is not just a phone-call away.
Rimfire is (relatively) dirt-cheap. I’d recommend it as the first gun to get. The cheapest marlin semi-auto rifle is plenty accurate and seems to shoot just as accurate whether they are dirty or clean. You can get that marlin model-60 rifle and 1000 rounds with 2 hundred-dollar bills and have about $10 left over -and- you can tote all those rounds in your jeans pockets if you *have* to. What’s not to like?
check Walmut online.
I have seen them in the store in Utah , but not back east
In addition to defense in a SHTF scenario the .22 will be the everyday rifle for bringing in small game.
When looking for a .22 rifle don't overlook the local pawn shops.
Good, functional used Marlin model 60 semi-autos can be found almost everywhere and they go at prices from $40- $60 and up. They are so common and inexpensive you can buy an extra one just for a spare or to cannibalize for parts.
The model 60 is probably the most popular .22 of its type in the world and for good reasons.
They are priced right, reliable and parts are plentiful.
Over the years there have been some changes to the design so it pays to know a little bit about them if you look for an older model.
Ammunition is about $20 for 500 rounds at Walmart. At that price you can afford to lay in enough for your own use and some to barter.
You can obtain the Mossberg Plinkster for around $120, and you can order extra magazines and even 25 round magazines for that little rifle, which has an action based upon the same system in the Marlin Model 60. The value of the plinkster is the reloadable speed over the Marlin Model sixty tubular feed system. Of course, there is a tubular sotrage/reload system for the Marlin tube-fed rifle, which makes it possible to keep 120 rounds at the ready and nearly as quick to reload as a separate magazing system.
Yep, the Plinklster is a fine little rifle as well.
Dick's Sporting Goods usually has them on sale in the winter. I picked a up Model 702 for my boy two years ago for $89.
Spare 10 round magazines (made by Mossberg) are still only about $13 at Cheaper Than Dirt:
The Half-Pint Plinkster model 801 is a good looking great starter rifle for a youngster.
As NavyCanDo and jaydee770 point out, while a .22 might not be the first choice for defense it is still a deadly firearm. It can easi;ly disable an antagonist and even kill him/her with a well placed shot.
To me one of the best things about a .22 rifle is that you can target practice all day when cartridges are only 4 cents instead of 50 cents. Another is that they are just pure fun to shoot.
My mom got some, I think she ordered them from Amazon. I’ll have to ask.
“In addition to defense in a SHTF scenario the .22 will be the everyday rifle for bringing in small game. “
And like I said, if the SHTF small game wild and domestic will be all that will be left after a very short time.
Thank you for posting this.
Ah yes... Jack Spirko. ...a good guy to listen to!
We just ordered a standby generator after losing power here for several days. Thought I was prepared......last week was a wakeup call.
I dunno....that storage unit looks like alot of wasted space...too much “air” and not enough cans.
I want to get ahold of the food storage container that I saw in our grocery store....black plastic, and held was very space/can efficient.
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