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Thursday, September 8, 2011

List Of Survival Item's I found On Line Years Ago

                 SURVIVAL LIST                   



* MRE (Meal, Ready to Eat)'s - enough to last 60 days

* 3 months of food in the pantry

   - Canned veggies

   - Corn, potatoes, peas, canned

   - Canned fruit -

   - Canned tuna

   - Beans, canned

   - Beef stew, canned

   - Chicken, canned white meat

   - Chili, canned

   - Milk, canned

   - Granola bars

   - Peanut butter and jelly

   - Crackers

   - Dried beans, rice, pasta

   - Warm drinks

   - Pudding, canned

   - Juices

   - Cereals

   - Nuts, raisins, candy, soups

   - Dried fruit

   - Extras - catsup, honey, jam/jelly, salt/pepper

   - Date the cans and rotate stock

   - Store non-perishable foods in empty coffee cans

* 2 Can openers (non-electric)

* Also about 3-9 months worth of freeze dried & nitrogen packed #10 can food

* High caloric items to keep up your strength

* Add a supply of good single malt scotch to your stash.  (This is no joke.)

  Aside from the fact that it makes good trading material, and *maybe* an OK

  field expedient pain killer or disinfectant (don't take my word on the

  latter), it's a great way of calming shot nerves.  Keep in mind that even

  though it may feel like it warms you, it really does the opposite, which

  can be bad in cold weather. 



* 1/2 - 1 gallon/day per person in your group or family

   - Heavy 5 gallon storage containers

   - 15, 30 and 55 gallon storage containers

   - Hand water filter/pump (They can be purchased at Big 5 and will filter

    almost any dirty water into clean).  It will also kill bacteria. 




* Good solid footwear (with ankle support)

   - Combat boots

   - Running and/ or walking shoes

   - Work boots

   - Water shoes

* Work gloves

* Extra clothing (At least 14 days worth)

   - Underwear

   - Shirts

   - Work pants

   - Wool & cotton blend socks

   - Cotton socks

   - Goose-down or Dacron II backpacking clothing

* Layered clothing

   - Windbreaker outerwear (Gore-Tex if possible)

   - Wool medium layer - It stays warm even when wet (Don't forget mothballs)

   - Cotton or polypropylene inner layer



* Flashlight and batteries (LED’s are great)

   - Don't keep batteries in the flashlight; store in freezer

   - Extra bulbs

* Watch or clock - battery or spring wound

* Radio and batteries (don't keep batteries in the radio)

* Hand crank Radio is a must

* Toilet paper (100-200 rolls for sanitation as well as for bargaining)

* Toothbrush and toothpaste

* Soap

* Deodorant

* Liquid detergent

* Shampoo

* Household bleach with zero additives

* Powdered chlorinated lime - add to sewage to deodorize, disinfect, and keep

  away insects

* Large, plastic trash bags (Thick mill)

* Towels

* Paper towels

* Paper plates, napkins/paper towels, plastic eating utensils, plastic cups

* Blankets

* Sleeping bags

* 4-8 pack of replacement batteries (rotate your stock; keep in freezer)

* Knife & razor blades

* Garden hose, for siphoning and firefighting

* Condoms

* Money (at least $100.00 all in small bills & plenty of change)

* Scissors

* Tweezers

* Rubbing alcohol

* Sponges

* Wipes Like the bath wipes you get at the hospital

* Ground cloth

* Candles

* Matches - dipped in wax and kept in waterproof container

* Newspaper, to wrap garbage and waste in

* Large trash cans

* Coleman lanterns

* Stoves

   - White Gas stove with 50 gallons of white gas

   - Propane stove with an 48 one lb propane tanks and 4-5 5 lb tanks

   - Charcoal Grill with 20 10 lb bags of charcoal, sterno stove with 48 cans     of sterno.

   - Big kitchen matches in a water-tight container

* Heavy duty aluminum foil

* 10,000 btu heater that runs on propane

* 12 volt battery backup system

* Medium sized generator to maintain the refrig, provide minimal lighting, and for power tools and have 20 gallons of gas with stab-all fuel additive (what you can do is use the older gas and refill the gas cans to keep fuel up to date and fresh)

* Tents - Four-man dome tent, or regular 9X9 tent

* Set up for at least a week.  That's my minimum time

* Two 5 gallon toilet’s with the seat.  (Sure beats squatting.)and have lots of plastic bags



* Fire extinguisher (A-B-C type)

* Shovels, pick, axe, other 'round-the-house tools

* Broom

* Crescent wrench, screw driver, pliers, hammers

* Coil of 1/2" rope

* Coil of bailing wire

* Plastic tape

* Small and large crowbar (18") to help with jammed doors


* Small, high quality, tomahawk or hatchet (useful for opening car roofs, house doors, and for clearing rubble)

* Knifes

   - A big one (like 8-10" fixed blade) to cut, hack, and to a limited amount,


   - A little one (either 4" fixed blade/locking folder, or a large swiss army knife) to do yet more surgery, as well as more mundane things such as peel veggies, cut rope, open boxes

   - New designs of serrated edges that will cut through anything more quickly than a straight edged knife

   - Paramedic rescue knife (has an edge and a little bolt which enables it to be opened with one hand)

   - Sharpening device

* Trauma shears and pouch (20 times more useful than any knife I've ever had.

* Leatherman (TM) Pocket Multi-Tool

* A cold chisel

* Bolt cutter

* Guns

   - .22 LR semi-auto hand gun is nice for small game hunting,

     shooting feral dogs (practice!), and for self-defense (practice!)

   - Larger caliber handgun, primarily useful for self-defense only

   - "High-powered" rifle, in semi-auto or bolt action

   - 12 gauge pump action, or semi-auto, shotgun

   - Battle rifle for fights, AR-15, Mini-14, M1-SoCom

   - Reloading equipment




* Sterile eye wash

* Any long-term medications for family or pets (make sure they are current)

* Large cold packs (disposable) - Kwik-Cold is the best brand I've used.

* 1 space blanket

* Bandages - store in Zip Lock bags

   - 2 4-inch wide roller bandages (Bulk non-sterile)

   - Not all roller bandages are conforming, or stretch ( plain gauze won't

     adhere well)

   - J&J SOF, and the Kendall Conform are the best; both are sold at Med Choice

   - Can pour Betadine on the dressing before applying it (they do this in ER's)

   - 2 4-inch wide Kerlix rolls (bulky roller bandages)

   - 6 4X4 12 ply gauze dressings

   - 1 Blood Stopper (a VERY multi-use telfa compress dressing)

   - 1 multi-trauma dressing (10X30 heavy duty dressing)

   - Several packages of vasoline gauze (for sealing sucking chest wounds)

   - Adaptec dressings (fine mesh dressings for burns and abbrasions)

   - 2 triangular bandages

   - Band-Aids in there somewhere I think, (not real important)

* Betadine

* Hydrogen peroxide

* Hibicleanse antiseptic soap

* Safety pins

* Pad and pen

* Squirt bulbs (for irrigating wounds)

* 1 unit instant glucose

* Air splints or 1 wire splint (just in case I can't find cardboard)

* Large selection of antibiotics and pain killers (check expiration dates)

* Scalpels, suture kits, and other items to perform minor surgery

* Stethoscope

* BP cuff

   - Pediatric cuff (sized BP cuff for kids and little old women)

* Latex exam gloves (several pairs, disposable)

* CPR rescue mask (a mask you place on a victim to perform rescue breathing)

* Tape (I hardly ever use tape)

* Steri-Strips or butterfly closures

   - Large open wounds are only to be covered with a sterile dressing and left to heal/close by themselves.  This way, drainage takes place as the dressing is replaced daily.

* Book called "Emergency War Surgery" that outlines the steps to perform

  Appendectomies, amputations, etc.

* Backpack to carry it all in

* 1 set of 5 oral airways (see explanation below)

   - Airways are meant to be used primarily in conjunction with ventilation

     Equipment, rescue masks, bag valve masks etc. If used improperly, or with the wrong size, a patient's airway could be blocked. This especially can happen if they're not inserted using the correct technique.

* 1 oxygen equipment tubing (connect my mask to supplemental O2,VERY important)

* Surgical scrub brushes (Med Choice has) packaged in betadine or hibicleanse

* Trauma Shears (actually, I carry those on my belt)

* 'Extractor' venom pump kit

* Book called "Emergency War Surgery" that outlines the steps to perform

  Appendectomies, amputations, etc.

* Fanny pack to carry it all in



10      4x4 Dressings*

3       Kling gauze rolls*

1       8x10 surgi-pad

1       roll wet proof adhesive tape

10      band aids assorted sizes

1       scissors

10      antiseptic wipes*

1       sterile water

1       pocket mask*

1       large trauma dressing

1       instant glucose

1       burn sheet


2       kerlix rolls

2       triangle bandages*

1       rescue or space blanket

1       roll hypo allegenic tape

1       tweezers

1       kwick cold

2       eye patches

2       pair sterile latex gloves

2       erg or gatoade packs

1       pen light

        pen and paper

1       syrup of ipecac



* Outdoor shed

* Sturdy, decorative footlocker or plastic tote (keep it near the front door or patio)

   - Keep it filled with as much of the above-mentioned stuff as you can

   - Water and food being the most important considerations

* Rubbermaid Rough-Neck Totes - food in one tote, blankets in another, etc.

* Enclosed utility trailer - ready to go should I have to leave the area

   - Compartments for food storage

   - One large area for bulkier items such as my generator

   - 5 gallon water jugs

   - 2 5-gallon gas cans on the front

   - 12 VDC battery that can be charged from the vehicle

   - Fold down shelf on one side for setting up a propane stove for cooking

   - Ham antennas and lights

   - 1000 lb capacity - built small chassis available from Sears or auto stores



* Keep gas tank full (refill at 1/2 tank)

* 1 gallon water

* High energy protein bars

   - Keep the food out of direct sunlight, so it lasts longer.

* First aid kit

* Fire extinguisher - CO2

* Metallic blankets

* Flashlight/siren/radio combination

* Sun logo emergency kit, in the SunWear catalogue

* Swiss-army knife, or better yet a good folding blade knife with a 3-4" blade

* A big knife

* Maps of the area

* Couple of MRE's (MEALS, ready to eat)

* Small backpack to carry it all in

* 4-5 D-cell Mag-lite with krypton bulb or 2 AA cells mini-mag-lite

  - Extra bulbs

* Road flares

* Sealable plastic bags

* Critical medication

* Tissues

* Pre-moistened towelettes

* Tools - screwdriver, pliers, wire, knife

* Spare Clothing

   - Poncho

   - Warm, all weather jackets (A mil-surplus field jacket is great because it's

     Windproof, has 4 big pockets, a built-in hood, removable insulating liner)

   - Long sleeve wool sweater

   - Warm pants

   - Warm shoes

   - Rugged gloves (cheap mil-surplus leather gloves and removeable wool liners are great.  For upscale folks, a set of deerskin black leather gloves with wool liners from Eddie Bauers.)

   - The nice thing about military clothes and stuff is a) its rugged and b)

     it often is inter-designed to work with other components (Ex: the M-65

     field jacket has fold out wrist liners to be cinched down by the   military gloves).

   - Knit wool cap

* Money (small bills/change)

* Toilet paper

* Tissues

* Tampons or pads (useful for first aid, also)

* A few large black plastic bags (environmentally incorrect, but very useful)

* Vitamins (at least C since fresh food may be scarce for a while)

* Spare glasses (if you wear them)

* Gas siphon - or short rubber hose

* Tow chains, tire chains (4)

* Tent

* Shovel

* Chemical lights

* Walkman/batteries



* Don't rely on hot water heater for a source of water

   - Check immediately if the water main has broken

   - Listen to see if you can hear water leaving the water tank

   - Close main off to preserve the water in the HW tank

   - Shut-off valve on the tank

* Evaluate home and work-area for their strengths and weaknesses in the event

  of an emergency---ie, where are the safest--and not-so-safe--places, know

  where the exits are, the location of first aid equipment, best place/s to

  store equipment, etc....



* Knowledge of how to use the equipment

* American Survival Guide, monthly magazine

* Backpacking books

* Firearms training



* Plan how to contact spouses, SOs, children, pets, etc.

* Handheld transmitter (i.e. "walkie-talkie")

* CB radio

* Get involved with a community neighborhood preparedness

   - Start by inviting your neighbors over some evening. Tell them that you

     are concerned about Preparedness and would like to discuss how.


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