Or you can build your own. 33. This will be a great item to use in bartering if you have small bottles. Rechargeable batteries – Some tools eat batteries like candy! of meat, which could feed a whole family of 4 for almost a month! Get the facts on antenna setup. Having some unbreakable dishware around especially if you have children will be prudent. Durable cooking utensils (including pots, pans, etc.). 146. Pet care needs, special medications, toys, etc for 90+ days. 184. Three recommended books are: Next on the list comes safety and security measures. #1 – Canned Goods: This a staple on every prepper’s list for obvious reasons. Your preparedness plan will change as your knowledge and skills develop. Gathering trash or other items, trash bags cannot be beat. IF you’re not a doctor/nurse and dont have access to such medicine, there are some alternatives. Creating a saferoom requires 6 mil plastic, some duct tape and proper ventilation. My suggestion is dont be a chain smoker for many reasons, but maybe having some cartons for bartering may not be a bad idea. Nitrile gloves – when dealing with blood, infections, etc… high quality disposable exam gloves can be very useful. Also, if someone is in your home, and they hear the pump of a shotgun, it will scare any would-be intruder and for close range encounters. Then multiply this number by 52. Fire extinguisher – Prepping is about preparing for the unknown. 133. Potassium Iodine (KI) tablets, enough for a minimum of 14 days for each person. Especially if you have kids, keep these handy. Butter & cooking go hand-in-hand, give it a try be sure to have some stocked. Nails/screws – Building up a nice supply of mixed nails and screws will be a smart choice when you can no longer buy them. 112. Do not do this. Current designs allow siphoning with just a few shakes! Wheat – Another must-have in your long term food plan. Just make sure you have properly seasoned it. The beans & rice combo will be much more important for survival. Whenever I go to the grocery store, I tend to buy a few items for the long term storage or food pantry. The ammo is plentiful and extremely cheap and could always double as a barter item, so stock up! A “last minute checklist” is generally a bad thing to have to implement. Whether it is jiu jitsu, muay thai, tae kwon do, or krav maga, getting trained in a martial art brings confidence, discipline, and improved self defense. 86. 141. Additional 90 days of non-critical and “maintenance” medications. Epsom salt – Epsom salt is a cheap medical alternative to treat sprains, soak in, cramping, athlete’s foot, general laxative, and to relax and destress. Firewood & matches – For those that live in colder climates, preparing and storing firewood should be an ongoing prep. Non-food items like trash bags, nitrile gloves, batteries and toilet paper are game changers and you can get them at game changing prices at Costco. HAM license – To operate a HAM radio you need to be certified. Soap / hygiene – Soap bars & deodorant are not useful in just cleaning things but also the body as well. Quick alcohol pads – another first-aid antiseptic. The advanced checklist , when implemented, allows for survival over longer periods and/or increases the capacity of your prepper group. Stock up on your favorite soap, you’re eventually going to use them anyway . Cigarettes – Another item where demand will stay constant regardless of supply. 83. Grab some next time your at the grocery store. Bleach can be used for purifying water, disinfect supplies & tools, as well as general purpose cleaning. Tarps – Tarps can collect rain water, provide cover from the elements as emergency shelter, hide tools and equipment, and the list goes on! However, if storing grains or beans you can grind that into flour using a simple grain mill. Actually fairly cheap for $9. Here is a list of radio frequencies for preppers and survivalists. Flatware means plates, bowls, cups, spoons, forks, survival knives / kukri knife, napkins, etc. Bungee Cords – Another all-around multi-purpose tool. Notes: Warning on transfusions: you can kill people easily if you do this wrong. Have a good quality mountain bike with spare tires and tools to make repairs to keep it running. If there is one verse I would share with you it is Romans 6:23. Also, remember don’t be overwhelmed with prepping for your future, but start slow and take it a day at a time! This Prepper Checklist accomplishes both. Head lamps – Head lamps are extremely useful when working, exploring, camping or whatever and you need your hands free with a bright light. 82. #2 – Corn: Dried corn is of course a vegetable but also a grain #3 – Sugar: You can buy canned sugar and it’s cheap to stock up on. Make sure you get the gasket lids or go for the Gamma Seal Lids. 30 days of life saving prescription medications. Mechanic, vehicle repair – Keeping your car going with simple tune-ups and basic auto work will be a handy skill. The Prepper’s Ultimate Survival Gear Checklist. Cooking skills – Cooking is an art form. 182. Security cams/alarms – Strategically placing security cams or alarms around your home can notify you of danger in advance. 132. Equipment for cooking over a fire pit (grates, tripods, hooks, etc.). Copies of Personal Data – Think about having copies of your driver’s license, passport, birth certificate, & marriage license or other personal ID’s. Blacksmithing – Making metal tools in a collapse scenario will be a critical skill to master. Chocolate – Everyone loves chocolate. Hand Processor – If you use an electric food processor or blender often, consider grabbing a hand or manual food processor as backup. 5. 81. Backyard beekeeping is on the rise and may be a great skill & hobby to learn. Legal – Documents that could fall under here are will and trusts or any corporate & business documents. This is why some many cultures eat rice & beans at meals. Land mobile – more durable and mobile sheltering system (e.g., camping trailer). Finding water/purification – The skill of sourcing water and purification of water can be a life-saver if the supplies get cut or distribution stops. Investing in silver and prepping for an economic collapse somewhat go hand in hand. Specific supplements that you may need based on your health and current needs should also be well stocked. The following 3 all caught our eyes: 45. Chewing gum – Another comfort item which is also a great stress reliever especially for kids. Solar power watt kitt – A solar power watt kitt allows you to power your RV, home, cabin, boat, etc… all from the power of the sun. He has an incredibly friendly and open personality and loves helping others, which is exactly where he finds constant inspiration and passion for learning more and providing people with tips and tricks for all things survival. 104. 109. Oats – Another staple, that is super cheap & easy 30 year storage option. This list by necessity is very basic, and I am not claiming to cover every contingency or even a specific common threat in your area. 97. Here is the shopping list of 37 foods to store before crisis divulges all. 110. Powdered Cheese – Who doesn’t like cheese? Guard dog – Man’s best friend can prove indispensable in an end-time collapse. 91. This warehouse, bulk packaging style of shopping has great appeal to the stockpiling prepper. Butchering Kit. Preparing game – Field dressing, butchering, and preparing your game after a hunt is another skill that few people have under their belt. Forms of entertainment (games, books, music, DVDs, CDs, MP3 players drawing, coloring, cards, football, frisbee, baseball/throwing ball, soccer ball, etc.). WaterBob – The Waterbob, is a nifty way to fill up 100 gallons of water in an emergency situation. Notes: You can’t have too many fire extinguishers. Long-term however there is debate at how viable generators can benefit as you will need a constant supply of fuel as well as fuel storage. Precious metals – you could write a whole article on preparing yourself financially for an economic doomsday scenario. If a doomsday scenario really does play out there is much more you can do to prepare for yourself and your family than just buying silver. for each member. Dan Stevenson 199. Unbreakable Dishes – If an economic collapse really does happen and chaos ensues, fine china won’t last long. Here is a list of radio frequencies for preppers and survivalists. Remember, a prepper’s checklist is always evolving. I would also suggest that you fix the following in your mind. You will want to buy some gas stabilizers additives for storing gas extended periods of time. Hard copies (printouts) of all critical information contained in computer files. Investing in precious metals is one of them. He also knows quite a lot about preparing for emergency situations in the concrete jungle when one would need either self-defense or other survival skills in various cases of crisis, such as a natural disaster. Screwdriver/wrench set – It’s best to stock up on everyday tools now, especially if you don’t have any. And I personally suggest having and reading a Bible. Three magazines or 30 clips for every firearm that uses one. We rely so much on the internet, that if the grid went down, the only information you would have are the books on your shelf. Best info on this will most likely be found in books, if you have an interest, you can check out Guide to Trapping. Bicycle – Bicycles could become very popular again if gas prices skyrocket or energy shortages appear. Stash these away and bring it out when to lift your spirits! The main concern is keeping the water bacteria/chemical free, especially if you are harvesting it off your roof or gutters. Power/Energy bars – While probably not the best for long-term storage, they make great for bug-out bags and short term food plans. Backup ability to (conveniently) transfer water out of bulk containers. 66. Kids love these as well! Several extra scrubber pads and steel pot scrubbers can help ease the pain of doing the dishes. 11. Read this on the importance of cash. Rolled gauze – Clean & sterlie gauze are a must for dressing woods and stopping bleeding to keep infection at bay. 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