If you don’t physically have it in your possession you don’t own it!

Two is One and One is None = REDUNDANCY

We can live for three hours in the cold. Have a back up shelter plan with a heat source.We can live for three minutes without air. Have a first aid kit and EMT book for reference.

We can live for three days without water. Get a water filter system and store water.

We can live for three weeks without food. Stock your pantries.

The 101 Items That You Will Wish You Had in the Very Near Future

(but not necessarily in the order of their disappearance)
  • Generators

Good ones cost dearly; Gas storage is Risky; Noisy; Target of Thieves; Maintenance, etc. Honda EU2000i is the best choice!)

  • Water Filters/Purifiers

Katadyne Pocket Water Microfilter for portability or backpacking, Big Berkey for Gravity Fed at Home, Berkey Light for Camping Filtration is a must! Don’t forget extra Black Berkey Filters and PWGazette Siphon/Gravity Filter. Coffee filters make excellent pre-filtering of water that is dirty or has sediment in it. The most practical commercial iodine products is iodine crystals/saturated iodine-water solution by Polar Pure Water Disinfectant, Katadyn MicroPur Purification Tablets The US military has selected Micropur tablets to replace iodine tablets in soldiers first aid kits.

  • Portable Toilets

Humanure Style, Outhouse, Porti-Potti, Reliance Luggable Loo, plus supplies Doodie Waste Bags or plastic kitchen bags for waste. Remember a cup of sawdust thrown on after each use will keep odor down! Baby Wipes from Costco – you can’t have enough of these! Waterless hand sanitizer.

  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels

You can never have too much TP 23% increase in less than a year

  • Wood Burning Stove

Plenty of seasoned firewood and old newspapers. Cylinder Stoves for great tent/freestanding stove.

  • Lamp/Lanterns/Candles

Coleman trusted for camping, Aladdin Mantle Lamps for table, Dietz No. 76 for hurricane style. Plenty of mantles, wicks, unscented lamp oil or kerosene, Rayovac SE3DLN Sportsman Extreme 3D LED Lantern

  • Fuel All Types

Coleman Fuel, Impossible to stockpile too much, Pure lamp oil unscented, Gasoline, Kerosene, Propane and Diesel. Store it safely and NOT in your home.

  • Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Baseball Bats & Slingshots (your choice)

Louisville Slugger MLB225YB Wood Baseball Bat, Crosman Firestorm Slingshot, Ruger 10/22 Rifle, Ruger MKIII Pistol or Browning Buckmark Pistol, Shotgun Remington 870/Mossberg 500, 1-Rifle .308 or 30.06 1000 rds per gun) Ammunition is drying up and getting very expensive 00Buck & Duck & Pheasant loads for shotguns, .22 Bricks at Walmart are cheap!

  • Hand Can Openers, Hand Egg Beaters and Whisks.

Lots of quality (commercial grade) can openers, Swing-A-Way 6090, Swing-A-Way Wall, just like Grandma had or KitchenAid

  • Honey, Syrups, White/Brown Sugar
  • Rice, Beans, Wheat, Oats

Packaged properly will last for 30 years, Home Storage: Build on Basics, Food Storage Calculator

Grains (wheat, rice, corn, rolled oats, spaghetti) 400 lbs. or 72 – #10 cans (wheat)
Legumes (dry pinto,red,great northern or black beans, peas, lentils) 60 lbs. or 12 – #10 cans (beans)

Powdered Milk 16 lbs. or 4 – #10 cans
Sugar or Honey 60 lbs. or 10 – #10 cans
Cooking Oil (includes shortening, olive oil, etc.) 10 quarts or (9 liters)

Salt 8 pounds
Water** (2 weeks minimum reserve) 14 gallons
“When members have stored enough of these essentials to meet the needs of their family, for one year, they may decide to add other items that they are accustomed to using day to day” (The First Presidency Letter, January 20, 2002)

  • Vegetable Oil

For cooking, Without it food burns/must be boiled etc. Extra Virgin Coconut Oil or Extra Virgin Olive. Oil cannot be beat!

  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid(Will become scarce suddenly)
  • Water Containers(Urgent Item to obtain, Food Grade Only)

Lots of water containers, different sizes 5, 10, 25 and 55 gallon, filled with water now.

  • Heater Portable (Propane)

Mr. Heater MRHF273400 Buddy Portable LP Gas Heater, Mr Heater MH18B Portable “Big Buddy” Heater, Tank Hose w/Reg Assembly for Mr Heater, Mr. Heater MH12T Single Tank-Top Propane Heater, Coleman BlackCat Portable Catalytic Heater. Don’t forget extra propane tanks and cylinders. Costco is the cheapest on 20# Propane Tanks

  • Grain Grinder (Without a grain mill for all that wheat you’ll be using a hammer!)

Non Electric–Country Living Mill, (The best) Electric – Bosch Nutrimill, Purchasing the right grinder for you. Blandtec honorable mention grain mills

  • Propane Cylinder/Tanks (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Survival Guide Book

Some Good ones — Encyclopedia of Country Living, Self Sufficient Life and How to Live It, Where There is no Doctor, Where There is no Dentist, SAS Survival Handbook, Emergency Food Storage and Survival Handbook, Five Acres And Independence[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG], Crisis Preparedness Handbook[IMG]file:///C:/DOCUME%7E1/HP_Owner/LOCALS%7E1/Temp/msohtml1/01/clip_image001.gif[/IMG]

  • Mantles Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.) 
  • Baby Supplies

Diaper cloth/disposable, Formula, Baby Wipes-Lots, Ointments, cloths and medicine.

  • Laundry Supplies

Columbus Washboards, Windtrax Wringer, Mop Bucket, Toilet Plunger, Borax, Fels Naptha, Mobile Washer (Hand Operated Washing Machine) , Soap, Brushes, Pine-sol, Large buckets/tubs

  • Cookstoves (Propane, Wood, Alcohol)

Coleman, Camp Chef Propane, Camp Chef Outdoor Oven, Coleman, Volcano II, Stovetec (The Best Rocket Stove).

  • Vitamins Herbs and Sprouts
  • Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products
  • Thermal Underwear(Tops & Bottoms) Polypropylene
  • Bow Saws, Axes, Hatchets, Wedges

Sharpening Stone, Honing Oil) Spyderco Sharpmaker, Shun Combination Whetstone

  • Aluminum Foil Heavy Duty & Plastic Food Wrap Costco Bulk HD
  • Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal) Jeep Metal or Blitz
  • Garbage Bags (All Size and thickness’, Impossible To Have Too Many) Ziploc Bags
  • Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 months) Morning Moo’s the best
  • Garden Seeds (A Wide Variety of Non-Hybrid & Heirloom) (A MUST)
  • Clothes Pins/Line/Hangers
  • Coleman’s Hand Pump & Repair Kit
  • Tuna Fish (in oil)
  • Fire Extinguishers or Large Box of Baking Soda (in every room)
  • Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates) Focus on one size for everything
  • Spices, Garlic, Baking Supplies and Ingredients (dehydrated specifically for flavor)
  • Big Dogs (plenty of dog food)
  • Matches (Plenty of Strike Anywhere Type)

Boxed, wooden matches will go first, Zippo Manufacturing Company , BIC Classic Lighter , Strike Anywhere Matches –don’t forget the extra Flints and Lighter Fluid

  • Writing Paper, Pads, Pencils, Solar Calculators

When the power is out everything will be done by hand, no computers, cash registers, etc.

  • Insulated Ice Chests(Good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)

Coleman 6-Day 82 Qt. Ultimate Xtreme Wheeled Cooler, Moeller Ice-Station Zero Marine Ice Chest 94-Quart

  • Clothing and Wookboots

Quality Shirts, Levis, Carhartt up to 52%or equal coats, jackets, sweatshirts, caps. Think Winter Quality Gear

  • Flashlights (LED Preferred with LONG runtime)

A Pocket AA like Gerber Infinity Ultra is a must)Consider Streamlight ProPolymer 4AA LED Flashlight, Streamlight ProPolymer 4AA LUXEON LED Flashlight,Mini MagLite 2 AA w/Nite Ize LED Module Get these @ Walmart, Headlamp Princeton Tec EOS, Pocket Keychain Light Fenix E01 Compact LED Flashlight Plus Batteries, Batteries and More Batteries

  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks(Record ideas, feelings, experience, etc.)
  • Garbage Cans Plastic/Galvanized(great for storage, transporting – if with wheels)
  • Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  • Cast Iron Cookware

(Lodge Logic 12-Inch Pre-Seasoned Skillet, Lodge Logic Pre-Seasoned 5-Quart Dutch Oven with Loop Handles, several sizes and styles)

  • Fishing Supplies/Tools
  • Mosquito Repellant, Coils, Sprays and Creams (Deet as an ingredient
  • Duct Tape
  • Tarps, Stakes, Nylon Rope, Spikes, Nails & Wire
  • Candles (A variety of small and large)
  • Laundry Detergent (liquid)
  • Backpacks, Duffle Bags, Fanny Packs and Day Packs
  • Garden Tools, Supplies, Fertilizers, Pest Control
  • Scissors, Fabrics, Needles, Safety Pins, etc.
  • Canned Fruits, Vegetables, Soups, Stews, Chili
  • Bleach(Plain, NOT Scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypo chlorite)
  • Canning Supplies (Jars, Lids, Wax, Pectin)
  • Knives, Leathermen or Gerber Tools, Sharpening Stones/Files (Quality is Important)
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets/Pillows/Mats Foam or Air (Quality is Important)
  • Board Games, Cards, Dice (Adult and Children Type)
  • Paper Plates, Plastic Cups, Plastic Utensils & Napkins(Stock Up) Bulk
  • Baby Wipes, Oils, Waterless & Antibacterial Soaps(Saves a lot of Water)
  • Rain Gear, Rubberized Boots (Galoshes), Gloves, etc.
  • Shaving Supplies (Razors, Creams, Talc, After Shave)
  • Hand Pumps & Siphons(For Water and for Fuels)
  • Soy sauce, Vinegar, Bouillons, Gravy and Soup base
  • Reading Glasses Several progressive pairs
  • Chocolate, Cocoa, Tang, Punch (Water Enhancers)
  • Woolen Clothing, Scarves, Ear-Muffs, Mittens
  • Boy Scout Handbook
  • Graham Crackers, Saltines, Pretzels, Trail Mix, Jerky
  • Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts (Comfort Food)
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, Handkerchiefs, etc.(Lots of extras) Winter Merino Wool
  • Lumber (All Types, OSB Sheeting, Plywood, Dimensional Lumber, etc.)
  • Wagons and Carts(For Transport To and From)
  • Cots, Inflatable Mattress’, Foam PadsThermarest or 4” Form
  • Gloves (Work, Warming, Gardening, Winter, etc.)
  • Screen for Patches, Glue, Silicone, Nails, Screws, Nuts & Bolts
  • Bottled Water, Teas, Soft Drinks, Gatorade
  • Pharmaceutical Supplies, Prescription Medications, Pain Relievers
  • Medical Supplies, Band-Aids, Neosporin, Gauze, Trauma Items, Burn Gel
  • Rubbing Alcohol, Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Chewing Gum, Candies and Comfort Food
  • Hats, Cotton Neckerchiefs, Bandannas (Winter and Summer Styles)
  • Chickens, Goats and Rabbits
  • WD-40
  • Alcohol, Wines, Liquors (Bartering and Medicinal Uses)
  • Automotive Supplies (Oil, Oil Filters, Batteries, Tires, etc.)
  • Knowledge of Homesteading, Survival, Medicine and Do-It-Yourself Projects

Now IF I can just figure out how to get it ALL in my backpack.

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