#1 Determination- You must have the will to survive, the tools and the know how to survive.
#2 Have a Short and a Long Term Survival Plan- You have to be ready for any disaster or emergency and for any length of time. From a day to a year or more.
#3 Be and Stay Healthy- You have to be in good health to be strong, and being strong will increase you chance of survival.
#4 Practicing Your Skills- You need to use the skills you have to keep them strong and as you learn new skills you need to keep them fresh in your mind.
#5 Training- Going with number 4 you have to learn new skills, like rope making, soap making, how to grow a garden and woodworking. Having skills after a SHTF event is going to be a very important part of life.
#6 Don’t Show Off You Preparedness Items- Don’t tell, don’t talk and never show anyone your preps. If you show a friend and then he never stocks an item the second a SHTF event happens the first place he will show up is your place because what you have is part his because you have so much. When the chips are down you have no friends.
#7 You must have or Start a garden- If you don’t know how to start one then find out. Go to garden centers and see if they have a class on starting a garden. If we hope to return to prosperity, America must return to a time when families grew much of their own food. Moreover, if we find ourselves in the midst of an economic disaster, we can persevere by growing our own food in the back yard. Heirloom seeds will provide you food forever because unlike hybrid and genetically modified seeds, you can save the next generation of seeds and replant next year. Hybrids are usually sterile and their offspring are worthless. Whether by design or accident, it appears that the world is headed towards a worldwide economic and agricultural collapse you need to get some seeds now and start a garden and store some of the seeds.
#8 Guns and Ammo- First if you don’t have a gun you need one, but first take a gun safety class to learn how to use and clean a firearm. Then buy as much ammo as you can. And remember you can own more that one gun.
#9 Food and water- You have to have both and you need to store at least three months of it. The government said you need three days, hell it took them 4-5 days just to get bottled water to the flood victims in N.O. Me I have a year of food and water but to start off with go for the three months and work up. Mountain House freeze-dried foods are packed in airtight NITROGEN PACKED #10 cans and have a 25+ years of shelf-life. With a little money you can get your three months all at once.
Water is a hard one you need at least two ways to get water. One could be to store it you can get stabilized oxygen to store your water for long term.
This is one of the most important uses of our Stabilized Oxygen.
To keep you water safe, and inhibit the growth of harmful bacteria (while in proper storage containers like 55 gallon drums), we recommend the following:
First, make sure your container is properly disinfected and clean.
If you're storing filtered water - 10 drops per gallon.
If you're using normal tap water - 20 drops per gallon.
And you need a 2nd so get a water filter system like backpacker use and have a lot of extra filters.
#10 Household Items- You will need lots of household items for your survival.
HOUSEHOLD ITEMS and MEDICAL SUPPLIES
AM/FM Radio / Solar Powered
Stitching Kit (for serious cuts)
First Aid Kit
Booze & Beer
Snake Bite Kit
Pain Killer (Tylenol, Advil etc)
Canned Foods / all kinds
Decks of Cards
Garden Hose /Garden Supplies
Backpacks, Knives, Battery Charger, Light Bulbs, Binoculars, Lighter Fluid, Canteen, Matches / Lighters, CB Radio, Needles & Thread, Camp stove / Fuel, Notebooks, Chain Saws, Pens/Pencils, Coleman Lantern / Fuel, Plastic Bags / Garbage Sacks, Electrical Wire, Pots / Pans / Silverware, Fishing Gear, Rags (cloth), Gasoline / 5 Gallon Plastic Cans, Gun Oil, Scissors, Soap / Shampoo, Inflatable Raft, Spam and other canned meats, Lamps - 12V, Spices, Suntan Lotion, Magnesium Fire Starter, Tang & Vitamin C, Maps, Tape / Duct & Electrical, Thermos, Rope, Toilet Paper, Tools, Seeds - All kinds, Water pump/purifying filters, Tent & sleeping bag(s), WD-40, Water Purifier Tablets.