Skip to comments.Top 50 Preparedness Items (and why)
Posted on 10/12/2012 1:43:44 PM PDT by Kartographer
1. Water Purifier 2. Water Containers 3. Wood Matches 4. Buckets 5. Bleach 6. Flashlights 7. Toilet Paper 8. Alternative Cooking Source 9. Dutch Oven 10. Solar Oven 11. Manual Wheat Grinder 12. Heavy-Duty Pull Cart 13. Hatchet, Ax, and Maul 14. Tree-Felling Ax 15. Rope 16. Tarps 17. Manual Can Opener(s 18. Heirloom Garden Seed 19. Garden Tools 20. Wheelbarrow 21. Canning Supplies 22. Wash Tub, Clothes Pens, Hand Agitator & Wringer Mop Bucket 23. Emergency Candles 24. Oil Lamps 25. ABC Fire Extinguisher26. Board Games & Cards 27. Childrens Crafts & Activities 28. Camp Toilet 29. Alternative Heat Source 30. Fuel 31. Heavy-Mil Plastic Sheeting 32. Basic Tools & Misc 33. Basic Auto-Repair Tools 34. Wood sheeting & 2 X 4s 35. Snake Bite Kit 36. Wind-Up or Solar Powered Radio 37. Two-Way Radios 38. Batteries 39. Swiss Army Knife 40. Hunting Knife 41. Binoculars 42. Weapons 43. Ammo 44. Fishing Gear 45. Topographical Maps 46. Compass 47. Backpack 48. Camp Gear 49. Reference Books 50. Alternative Transportation
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I Think that 34. Wood Sheeting and 2X4's is a often overlooked items and 12. Heavy Pull Cart is one that I haven't seen on such list, but would be a big plus in a shtf situation.
For your consideration, discussion and critique.
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Make ammo #1 and you have all the tools you need to acquire the rest of the stuff later.
..i’m sure that is the plan of the “entitlement” crowd..
There are three precious metals when it comes to being prepared.
Gold, silver and lead.
Well, I’m getting there...Every paycheck we get a few more things. We have a good well and live on a lake, but I know I should get a portable water purifier in case we have to be on the run. I suppose I should purchase that next. I always thought we would just boil water if necessary, but I can see how that wouldn’t always be feasible.
I have stuff and guns and ammo. Come to my place for stuff and I may have more guns and ammo.........and fertilizer.
For the long run, just got a 175# crossbow and 80# crossbow pistol to go along with my old 50# xbow pistol. The 175# will bring down a deer and hogs, the two pistols are good enough for varmints around here. Still need to lay in a large enough supply of broadheads, shafts and fletches. For the most part, would be reusable.
I personally think the number one thing one should do if there is an economic collapse is to live in a rural area. I don’t mean in an area so remote you have to live off the land.
I mean an area where you have neighbors within a mile or two who you can get to know and depend on. They should also be able to depend on you.
Other than that, have a lot of stuff which everyone wants so you can trade.
WRT the heavy pull cart, you can find some interesting items along those lines when looking at game hauling carts. They’re lightweight, have good tires and are specifically designed to allow a reasonably fit individual to haul 200+ pounds of animal carcass through variable terrain.
Looking at the list, we’re in pretty good shape. BTW, I’ve just converted from Swiss Alpenflage to Bundeswehr flecktarn. Newer gear, better fit and a nice Goretex suit for $40! Yuo can even find flectarn knee and elbow pads.
I wouldn’t call this a list of “items”. It contains too many categories such as “camp gear”. lol
A few notes:
1. Water filters. Learn to recognize limestone rock, which can filter water almost as well.
2. Containers are lovely. Remember that they can often be ‘nested’, so for example, a 5 gallon container can have a 4, 3, 2, 1, .5, and .25 gallon containers inside it, taking much less area. Remember lids.
3. Wood matches? Why not 3/$1 disposable lighters? (And a Zippo, for when it is really windy out.)
4. Can be redundant with 2. above.
5. Bleach is good, but it is liquid and messy. Instead get a small box of dry sodium hypochlorite at a hardware store, and make your own bleach with water. 1 box = many gallons.
6. I like flashlights. In addition to battery powered, they now sell cheap hand powered in some dollar stores.
7. TP. Get an enema bag with hose and pre-wash your bottom. This will save a lot of TP.
11. Manual wheat grinder. Don’t forget your manual meat grinder, as eating anything solid when you have dental, oral or throat problems is a major pain.
12. Pull cart. Only take the parts you cannot fab, saving a lot of space and weight. This means axle, wheels and bearings.
Innovation Factory IF-221 Trucker’s Friend All-Purpose and Rescue Tool
Stanley FatMax Xtreme Fubar
Generic bolt cutters
37. Two-Way Radios. This is tricky, because while they have the range, you have to be careful about power supply. And everyone who uses them must use radio discipline. That is, communicating only at certain predesignated times, just before moving to a new location, and using just a few alphanumeric words.
38. Batteries. Consider rechargeable, with a charger, and also 12VDC-120VAC converter, and transformers for odd electronic equipment.
And I would shell out about $150 for a 100 yard night vision monocular. That is, if you are far enough away, and don’t particularly want unannounced company late at night.
Do you know if Dave Caterberry is the same Dave on Dual Survival with Cody Lungren (sp?) If so, I may download his video series. Seems to be a deal for the cost.
“Snake bite kit” must be as full of a first aid kit as possible!
Shelter can be as simple as a tarp but this has to be on your list.
Learn to use a compass with a map (aka orienteering). You may think it’s just a matter of pointing it N, but that’s not going to get you to your destination.
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