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Posted on 05/18/2010 2:09:04 PM PDT by goodwithagun
I posted a similar message a couple of months ago, and we generated quite a few great ideas for stocking up on certain things in case of a major emergency. We have been stocking up on non-perishables and medical supplies. Next will be emergency equipment: flashlights, batteries, candles, soap, tp, trash bags. Any suggestions?
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There was a good Survivalist thread going on earlier today.
But the mods nuked it. Who knows why.
Add dentures to your emergency list. And spare glasses.
I don't know if vacuum sealing the seeds would help, hurt or totally destroy the seeds, but seeds stored in extremely dry conditions have germinated after thousands of years. There will be some reduction in germination rates, but as long as you keep the seeds reasonably dry, cool and away from vermin they should be OK for any length of time you would be worried about.
I’m a prepper (I like threads like this)
I like the handcrank radio and flashlights (in case you run out of batteries). We have a solar lantern we camp with that has come in very handy when the power goes out.
I have planted seeds that were two years old that I sealed with silicon packets
Have you stocked up on ammo? Also some sort of fire making material and water purification.
a bottle or two (or more) of good cognac/armagnac, akavit or kirschwasser for medicinal purposes only ;-)
some strong waxed cord, for setting rabbit snares,
cooking oil, pepper, salt, a field guide to edible plants,
a dutch oven, and plastic sheet.
Without guns and ammo to defend yourself and your supplies you’re just going to provision the first armed predator that comes along.
Here’s what’s in my Bug-Out Bag:
Large Heavy Duty Duffel
Soft hat / ballcap
Spare Rx glasses/sunglasses
50ft para cord
2x Chem lights
4x D cells
4x AA cells
4x AAA cells
Candle lantern /candles
Collapsible 5gal water container
1 gallon water
5x MRE w/heaters
Water purification tabs
Basic bath kit
Change of clothes
2x change of socks
10x $20 cash
First Aid Kit:
4x Quik Clot
2x 10in battle dressing
4x 6in battle dressing
5x 4in Dressing sponge
5x 4in Dressing gauze
4x Compressed bandage
2x Ace bandage
4x surgical mask
4x latex gloves
X-Acto knife /blades
Must of mentioned Sarah Palin!!!
Can I put this on my Freerepublic survival group.
When the SHTF it would be a good thing to have a ready supply of .22, .45acp., 9mm, .223 and 7.62X39, Even if you don’t have a firearm chambered for one of those calibers, they will trade well for other goods.
You appear to already have the most important element of any survival situation; situational awareness.
Make your own candles. http://www.peakcandle.com/
Only those that require spare dentures and glasses should include them in their GOOD pack. Place them next to the common sense.
and a some humor would help!
I recently went on a camping on the boat week. I took one and set it up up to charge in the day and had plenty of light in the boat at night. Something to consider.
Baking Soda - check out the many uses of it on the net - amazing stuff that can replace soap, deodorant, antacids,etc.
I have only one more thing I intend to add to our survival prep, that’s a HAM radio capability.
In any crisis, the first failure is almost always.... communications.
Now, I have read many very good lists of what to have. but there is one important item that is all too often left off the list...... toilet paper.
Sure, you can laugh at me now, but when you run out of it, the very next day, you are going to remember this post. LOL Worse yet, imagine how absolutely horrible of a mood your wife is going to be in, at about the second or 3rd day without TP.... guns will not protect you from her wrath over this. Buy the darn TP.
If you have what you need to take care of your feet and your butt, at least you will be able to march to a better location. ;>)
Was it removed or just halted. Please provide the link.
I have planted garden seeds kept in a freezer for 5 years or more and had > 50% germination.
Seems to me that the guy who collects the most firearms can leave collecting all the other stuff to his subjects.
Whenever possible look for tools that multi-task.
They may look goofy but toss a couple of those head mounted flashlights, preferably the LED type that have red output, too. You can use those and keep your hands free. The red light won't wreck your night vision.
Get a QUALITY multi-tool. I know the owner of Leatherman is a huge lib, but he makes good stuff. Buy one.
If you wear glasses, get a spare pare. Those could save your life.
Think about packing a small "Go Bag" in a Camelback type pack. You can fill that with water and go. You'd be surprised at how much water you'll got through if you have to boogie out of someplace.
I keep some beef jerky and trail mix in mine. A quick meal and some fresh water will keep you moving. Toss in some of those chem-lights. They go stale after a year or so so be sure you keep them fresh. But they're light and can be used for a lot of things.
Have you got a compass and a map of the local area? Toss one of each in there. Keep a spare pair of socks and some comfortable walking shoes in there.
Grab one or two of those cheap makeup mirrors and toss them in there. You can signal with those as well as look around corners.
One day soon I'll itemize and post the contents of mine for review and comment.
Hope it helps.
I put in a few of those cheap, light emergency blankets, a handful of clothespins and some hunter orange yarn. You can make a quick shelter, hudle in the blankets, use them for signaling, collecting dew, etc. The yarn not only makes lightweight shelter ties, snares, alarms, etc., but my husband and I have an agreement that cutting 1/2” pieces of yarn and dropping them on the ground marks our trail if we get separated. Plus, lots of sour candy for quick energy and thirst suppression.
Any recommendations for water purification tabs? Any particular brand people like?
Everything you need right here:
Really well thought out kits although some of the items provided are pretty cheap they would all do their function fine in a short-term situation.
This site has a lot of really good products. The Mountain House dehydrated foods are excellent and in a food shortage situation if you had their products you would be eating like a king.
If you plan on being anywhere near the sunshine belt, a couple big bottles of generic sunscreen would help out - assuming that if the SHTF you’d be outside alot more than normal.
Chewing gum would be good for those long stretches of boredom.
1. Rifle + ammo
2. Clean water
Everything else you can GET if you have the above ^
I just forgot to check
so if you could just spare me some
no I’m sorry
no I’m sorry, I can’t spare it
you can’t spare it??
no there’s not enough to spare
well I don’t need much, just 3 squares will do it
I’m sorry I don’t have a square to spare, now if you don’t mind
3 squares? you can’t spare 3 squares??
no I don’t have a square to spare, I can’t spare a square
oh is it two-ply? cause it it’s two-ply I’ll take one ply, one ply, one, one
puny little ply, I’ll take one measly ply
look, I don’t have a square and I don’t have a ply (flushing and leaving)
no no, no no, don’t don’t, I beg you
If the SHTF don’t worry about oral cancer or bad teeth.
*pulls out AR-15*
I just found 3 spare squares!
Come onto my property with a rifle in a SHTF scenario, and you are toast.
If your plan is simply to roam, taking the preparations of others, then good luck with that plan. God knows you will need it.
Rain barrels also serve as an emergency stash of water for you. Get the kind with the screens and the tap.
You should also be getting the land that you may be using ready for planting. For example the soil in our area is mostly clay. We have brought in several truck loads of sand and worked it into the garden area that is currently in use and the area into which the garden would expand if necessary.
Black pepper in sealed metal cans
Other spices (keep in mind most have a maybe 2 yr shelf life)
Soap and shampoo - the small ‘motel’ sized ones - great for barter is nothing else. Easy to buy in bulk and store well.
You might want to consider a couple sets of extra stones or burrs for your wheat grinder.
ANy orthodics - get some extra, you might be walking a whole lot more
Extra bicycle tires and tubes, repair kits. We have purchased several older bikes just in case and they also make for great barter items.
Stove top oven for bread
Extra Bibles (2 or 3) once you start to shre, they wear much quicker
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