Saturday, February 12, 2011


1. Generators - Good ones cost dearly; diesel generators are the best - more run time per fuel volume. Fuel storage is risky; and a generator's noise attracts thieves.

2. Water Filters/Purifiers

3. Portable Toilets

4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)

6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.

7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.

8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.

9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar

10. Rice - Beans - Wheat

11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)

12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)

13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.

14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)

15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)

16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)

17. Survival Guide Book.

18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)

19. Baby Supplies: Diapers / formula. ointments / aspirin, etc.

20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)

21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)

22. Vitamins

23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)

24. Feminine Hygiene / Haircare / Skin products.

25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)

26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)

27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)

28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)

29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).

30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels

31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)

32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)

33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)

34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit

35. Tuna Fish (in oil)

36. Fire Extinguishers (or a large box of Baking Soda in every room)

37. First aid kits

38. Batteries (all sizes . . . buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)

39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies

40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)

41. Flour, yeast & salt

42. Matches. {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first

43. Writing paper / pads / pencils, solar calculators

44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime.)

45. Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts

46. Flashlights, chemical lightsticks ("chemlites"), Lanterns

47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)

48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)

49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush & paste, Mouthwash & floss, nail clippers, etc

50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)

51. Fishing supplies / tools

52. Mosquito coils / repellent, sprays / creams

53. Duct Tape

54. Tarps / stakes / twine / nails / rope / spikes

55. Candles

56. Laundry Detergent (liquid)

57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags

58. Garden tools & supplies

59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies

60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.

61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)

62. Canning supplies (Jars / lids / wax)

63. Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel

64. Bicycle tires / tubes / pumps / chains, etc

65. Sleeping Bags & blankets / pillows / mats

66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)

67. Board Games, Cards, Dice

68. Rat poison, Mouse traps

69. Ant traps, cockroach killer & "roach motels"

70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)

71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)

72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.

73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)

74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)

75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions / gravy / soup base

76. Reading glasses

77. Chocolate / Cocoa / Tang / Punch (water enhancers)

78. "Survival-in-a-Can"

79. Woolen clothing, scarves / ear-muffs / mittens

80. Boy Scout Handbook

81. Window Insulation Kit

82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix / Jerky

83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts

84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)

85. Lumber (all types)

86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)

87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's

88. Gloves: Work / warming / gardening, etc.

89. Lantern Hangers

90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts

91. Teas

92. Coffee

93. Cigarettes

94. Booze (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)

95. Paraffin wax

96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

97. Chewing gum / candies

98. Atomizers (for cooling / bathing)

99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs

100. Goats / chickens

From a Sarajevo War Survivor:

Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate near renewable food sources.

Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.

After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.

If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to do without.

Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in bulk.

Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll have a lot of time on your hands.

The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.

Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches

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  1. Thanks for the run down....but I'm kinda confused...why?

    Do you foresee something coming down the pike?


  2. Train like you fight; fight like you train. Good list.

  3. Good list- I have most of it. I steered away from the generator, as the damned thing is a beacon to anyone less prepared- and I don't like digging big deep holes...

  4. Great list, covers a lot. I would add a bible and some Spam.

  5. A must-have is Brunton Solaris panels and extra rechargeable batteries of various sizes

    also - under guns/ammo add parts replacement/rebuild kits

  6. 94. Booze (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)

    Now if hubby would quit drinking it, we would have a stockpile :)

  7. Here is a big seller on AMAZON:

    Contingency Cannibalism: Superhardcore Survivalism's Dirty Little Secret

    Scary thought that many people own this book.

  8. Every time I see one of these list I cringe because it seems to simplify life after the apocalypse. Nothing on this list is going to do a thing for you and your family unless you have it stored in an impregnable place, have an almost endless supply of guns and ammo and most important of all, a large group of like minded people around you. Thinking you will be safe in your home is a joke. Thinking you’ll hunt game is a joke. Thinking you can live off your garden or your herd of cows is a joke.
    All around you there will be people who haven’t planned at all as well as the usual assortment of thugs and slim balls. All of them will zero in on your well stocked larder, on your unprotected garden, your flocks and herds and will take anything and everything they want. Anarchy and lawlessness will be the rule and the strong will take from the weak just as they always have.
    Your only hope is to be part of the strong. You will not be able to do it alone, the police will not be available to help nor will the military. It will be up to you, your family and hopefully your group to provide your own defense. Anything less and you and yours will be doomed.

  9. Wranglers not Levis. Wranglers supports Pro Rodeo, Levis supports PETA….a no brainer for me.

  10. It is foolish to waste your money and space for toilet paper!
    Many years ago, a doctor pointed out that if you got poop on your arm, you would NOT wipe it off with dry toilet paper.
    Wash your butt

  11. The continuing march of controlled markets, hyper-regulation, higher than high tax rates, rolling back free-market reforms, sewing despair and nihilism everywhere will bring this about, inevitably. Go with the siren song of the Democrats and America's failure is assured, and far worse will follow ...