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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!!!!!

Have a Happy New Year and may God Bless you and your family in the coming New Year!

Friday, December 30, 2011

How To Make A New Years Resolutions!!!!

Tradition dictates that every 365 days, you should try to kick bad habits and start your life anew. So sit down with a cup of coffee, a paper and a pen, and reflect: What kinds of New Years Resolutions will you make for yourself this January 1st? Will it include preps? Will it include skills to use to survive the coming collapse?

#1 Be realistic by setting achievable goals. Winning the lottery, for example, is out of your grasp so stick with down to earth ideas.

#2 Describe your resolutions in specific terms. Instead of "I don't want to be lazy," opt for "I want to exercise regularly" or "I will cut down on my television watching."

#3 Break down large goals into smaller ones. For instance, commit to losing weight by resolving to join a gym and improve your eating habits

#4 Find alternatives to a behavior that you want to change, and make this part of your resolution plan. So you want to quit smoking but you smoked to relax yourself? What other forms of relaxation are available to you?

#5 Above all, aim for things that are truly important to you, not what you think you ought to do or what others expect of you.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


I hope you all have a very Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Countdown T-Minus 24 Hours Till Dooms Day

OK, you now have the inside info on the collapse. You now know that it is going to happen in 24 hours and you have got this news for a good friend that works inside the Government and has given you very good info before so you trust him and the info. The collapse is going to be the dollar and stock market and it's going to hit hard at this same time tomorrow. What do you do first? What is your first steps to get ready to survive the doom that is about to raise it's crazy head. Who would you call and who would you tell and what would be your plan of action? The count down has started you now have T-Minus 23:59:59 till doom hits!

Monday, December 12, 2011

How Do We Use Our Time That Is Left?

I know that the collapse is coming and so do a lot of people, but how are we using our time that is left? What are we working on and what plans do or will we have for survival? I have been a survivalist for many years and feel that I have a very good base for my survival supplies, but talk to some people who know me and they say I am more than ready. I don't see it that way and the reason is because what if the collapse is ten times worse than I plan for, or what if it's just as bad as I planned for but I end up with a few more people in my group than I planned for. I don't think I will ever be 100% done with my prep's and will always be working on then some way or another. And as I plan my survival from time to time I update my plan and make a few changes and add new items to my list and from time to time I even remove a item from my list.
So how do we use our time that is left?
What plans do we make for our own survival?
What can we do to become better prepared?
What are you going to do next?

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Back To Basics Book Give Away!!!!!

How to win-------->>>>>> Just post a comment and tell me what is the first thing you will be working on in the New Year, what project, prep item or any of your New Year's Plans to get ready for the coming collapse.
Only thing is you have to post your comment with a name, because "Anonymous" will not be accepted. You are more than welcome to post a comment under Anonymous but you will not get your name in the hat to win the book.
Good Luck and Thanks For Reading My Blog........... 

Friday, December 9, 2011

Planning For Survival (Re-post But Good Info)

Reprinted from:
American Survival Guide 11/91

                      Planning For Survival

                          By C.E. Teal

In light of recent events, such as the Persian Gulf War,  terror 
ism, and economic instability, many individuals and families  are 
taking a fresh look at the dreaded "S-word," survivalism.

  As with any beginners, these people need some sort of plan  for 
these  uncharted waters. I hope that this article can  give  some 
useful  guidance to those new to the field, and perhaps some  new 
insights  to  others who have been left to their own  devices  in 
coming to grips with this virtually all-inclusive field.

   This plan consists of nine major points: 1. Determination;  1. 
Becoming/staying  healthy;   3. Allocating your Budget;   4.  De 
veloping plans of action;  5. Have a "bug-out" kit;  6. Plan  for 
duration;  7. Get training;  8. Practice;  9. Don't advertise.

    The first requirement to insuring  your  (and your  family's)  
longevity  is  DETERMINATION. You must want to  survive.  Contact 
others upon whom you might rely  (and whom may likewise rely upon 
you)  in a crisis. This is not a game,  although games can play a 
part in the training aspect. If we are to survive as individuals,  
as  families,  as a society,  we cannot approach this as  a  one-
person  show. It will take cooperation of the highest order.  The 
stakes are literally life and death.

  Many people take the attitude that "If it happens,  I  wouldn't 
want  to live anyway, " This is an attitude which almost  guaran 
tees defeat or death. A husband,  father,  or single mother  with 
this  attitude  is virtually condemning his or her  family  to  a 
similar fate.

  BECOME/STAY  HEALTHY. Every-one in the family or  group  should 
get  a  complete medical,  dental and vision checkup.  Find  your 
weaknesses  and  limitations so you may cope with  them,   before 
they take you by surprise Get caught up on immunizations such  as 
tetanus,  hepatitis,  and measles. If eyeglasses or contacts  are 
needed,   get at least one spare pair,  or save old ones.   Stock 
up on cleaning solution if you wear contacts. Work to bring  your 
teeth  up to the healthiest level possible. A toothache can be  a 
major  problem even in normal times when a dentist is  available. 
Imagine trying to make critical decisions while suffering with  a 
toothache when there may be few,  if any,  dentists in operation.

  Make sure your feet are in good condition. They may someday  be 
your only mode of transportation. Begin and maintain an  exercise 
program  which balances strength with endurance and  flexibility. 
Running,  swimming,  and stair climbing are all excellent  condi 

 ALLOCATE  PART OF YOUR BUDGET. Acquire supplies as  your  budget 
allows. Be practical;  set priorities. For example: set aside $10 
per  month for weaponry  (including ammunition and cleaning  sup 
plies,    ($10  per month for clothing  (if you  don't  have  the 
proper  clothing  already on hand. Three-piece  suits  or  tennis 
outfits have very limited survival applications) ,  another $10 a 
month for reserve food and medical supplies,  and so on. If money 
is tight, you can alternate purchases from month to month.

 The  important  thing  is to make some  sort  of  survival-based 
acquisition  regularly,  or at every opportunity. In making  sur 
vival investments,  you should consider the following points:  a)  
Might you actually need it  (Does it serve a legitimate  survival 
need,  such as food) ? b)  Do you have the skill to use it  prop 
erly,   and  would you be able to repair it  when  it  inevitably 
breaks down? c)  Will it need something else,  such as electrici 
ty,  gas,  heat,  or water to operate? d)  How many/much will you 
need,   and  how  long do you expect it to last   (see  Plan  For 
Duration)  : e)  Is it practical for the conditions  you  antici 
pate,  such as proper clothing for the climate?

  DEVELOP PLANS OF ACTION. You should discuss with your family or 
group  the  conditions under which you would  run   (Where?)   or 
stay;  whether to hide  (For how long?)  or fight  (Whom? How?) . 
Every  member  of the group must be in agreement with  the  final 
plan.  One  dissident  could destroy all  your  intentions;   for 
instance by "setting-out" the group to an adversary.

    You  should  also  develop "backup" plans  to  cover  various 
contingencies  such as those mentioned. Plan for  the  worst-case 
scenario and work down from there.

   HAVE  A  "BUG-OUT" KIT. Keep a short-term  (up  to  one  week)  
survival  kit  handy in case you must leave  NOW.   Remember  the 
priorities: shelter,  water,  food,  medical supplies,   weapons,  
communications. Ideally,  you should have several kits;  one  for 
each member of the family and group,  another one in each vehicle 
in case a crisis occurs at an unexpected moment  (as they usually 
do)  .  and a large cache of supplies away from the home,   in  a 
place  safe  from discovery or disaster;  in the event  you  must 
evacuate  your home quickly, as in the case of fire,   earthquake 
or war. Each of these kits or caches should be planned to supple 
ment and extend the capabilities of the next smallest kit.

  Avoid  making your personal bug-out kit too heavy to run  with;  
you may have to carry it long distances,  quickly.

 PLAN FOR DURATION. Try to realistically anticipate how long  you 
expect  your  scenario may last,  and add a little  more  to  the 
estimate as a buffer against shortsightedness.

   Do  you expect your disaster scenario to last for days   (such 
as  waiting for disaster relief after a major storm,   fire,   or 
earth  quake) ,  months  (i.e.,  a major strike by  unions;   re 
building after a disaster) ,  or years  (such as being caught  in 
the  clutches of a dictatorship,  foreign invasion,  or  persecu 
tion) ?

   Try  to be realistic in your preparations. Plan for  the  con 
sumption of food (calories per person per day,  plus other essen 
tial  nutrients)  ,   water  (gallons per person  per  day,   for 
drinking,  cooking and sanitation) ,  ammunition  (as much as can 
be obtained,  with a suggested minimum of 500 rounds per  weapon) 
,  air  quality   (while in shelter,  or  masks  for  outside)  ,  
medical  supplies  (including prescription medicines) ,   and  so 

 Some  of  your  scenarios may look unlikely in  the  context  of 
present  conditions,  but it only takes an open-eyed look at  the 
world,   the nation,  or the neighborhood,  to see the  potential 
for  frightening  situations to rapidly develop which  would  not 
allow  time for preparation after the fact. For  instance,   note 
that many people reacting to a disaster often converge on all the 
nearest  stores for provisions such as food,   candles,   bottled 
water,  batteries,  and so on. Frequently,  the crowd gets  impa 
tient,  not wanting or waiting to be left without essentials  for 
themselves  or their families. Occasionally, rioting and  looting 
begin,  feeding upon itself as the unprepared start to panic.

  Your  aim must be to store adequate supplies for  all  intended 
members  of your group for the longest time that you will  likely 
be  on  your  own,  with self-sufficiency being  your  goal.  The 
federal government recommends having at least three to five  days 
supplies  on hand,  to sustain you until relief agencies can  get 
into  action.  The more serious the crisis,  the longer  you  may 
have to wait for outside help.

  If  you are able,  lay in extra supplies for a  few  additional 
persons who will, most likely,  show up either on their own,   or 
with members of the group ("My mother was visiting at the time; I 
couldn't  just  leave her") . As pragmatic as you must  be,   you 
must also not surrender your humanity completely. Otherwise,  you 
are no better than the predators you may be fleeing.  Of  course,  
there  is  a practical limit to how much you can be  expected  to 
cope with. Examine your own conscience on this issue.

 A  plan  must also be drawn up to deal  with  waste  management. 
Essential  "luxuries"  such as toilet paper,  soap,   and  proper 
means  of disposing of human waste and garbage with become  major 
issues  during a survival situation. Goods and services  we  have 
always taken for granted may no longer be available.

  You must also plan to cope with your people's emotional surviv 
al. The abrupt change in lifestyle,  the day to day fight to stay 
alive,  will take its toll psychologically if not treated quickly 
and  continuously.  Find things to alleviate  boredom,   such  as 
games  or  projects.  Give every able person in the group  a  job 
they will be responsible for. Even children can be instructed  to 
secure trash,  act as lookouts,  or help with food preparation or 
gathering  supplies.  Also attempt to continue with their  educa 
tion,   albeit with a different emphasis. Find duties  which  re 
quire  a person to study the situation and come up with  a  solu 
tion. Hold meetings to keep everyone current on what's happening,  
and conduct frequent and regular classes for everyone in survival 
arts. Keep your people,  and yourself,  busy. Despair may be your 
worst enemy.

 GET TRAINING. Your group should learn how to use weapons  effec 
tively.   Safety,   maintenance,   handling  malfunctions,    and 
marksmanship  are all of equal importance in a survival  context.  
Because this is an area where mistakes can be fatal,  instruction 
should  be sought from qualified professionals, such as  the  Na 
tional  Rifle Association.  Also,  everyone should study  unarmed 
self-defense  under  a  qualified instructor;   one  who  teaches 
combative,  not tournament techniques.

  Tactics are another important area of study. Learn how best  to 
utilize  your weapons under various conditions and  environments,  
such  as snow,  rain,  or at night. There are  several  reputedly 
good  schools for this type of study.  There are also many  books 
such as military manuals which can be of help, if accompanied  by 
lots of practice.

  Study first aid diligently,  as this is one of the most  essen 
tial areas of self help study. The American Red Cross has  excel 
lent,   inexpensive courses on CPR and basic and  advanced  first 
aid.   Everyone  should  be encouraged to take and  pass  such  a 
course.  A study of improvised medicines and first-aid  equipment 
would  also be useful. Some community colleges  offer  non-credit 
courses  in  herbology,  folk medicine, and edible  wild  plants. 
There are many very good reference books on the subject.  Another 
variation on this theme would be the study of medicinal minerals. 
You might seriously consider taking an Emergency Medical  Techni 
cian  course   (or  a Paramedic course if already  an  EMT)   and 
joining  a volunteer ambulance corps. Not only would you be  con 
tributing  to  a  vital community function,  you  would  also  be 
gaining  practical,   real-life,  hands-on  experience  which  no 
course  can  give by itself. Remember,  in a crisis,   your  body 
does  what is has been trained to do. The untrained  reaction  to 
crisis is usually panic Practical experience aids tremendously in 
overcoming the panic which accompanies disaster.

  Fieldcraft is another valuable area of study. Learn the differ 
ence between, and uses of,  cover and concealment.  Learn how  to 
survive  in rural or urban wilderness,  how to find or  construct 
proper shelter,  how to gather food and collect and purify water,  
the use of correct sanitation procedures,  basic land navigation,  
and much more.

  PRACTICE. Conduct realistic simulations with your equipment and 
your  people to gain valuable experience and  confidence  working 
together.  Get  the bugs out while it's relatively  easy.   Learn 
what works and what doesn't.

  Go  to  the firing range often,  preferably when  you  or  your
group  can  use it without onlookers.  Practice  on  human-shaped 
targets,   using  tactics.  Train in firing techniques  for  real 
world  situations  (such as varying weather  conditions,   target 
distance  and  size. Learn different firing  positions,  practice 
in-house techniques,  etc.) .  Always rigidly enforce appropriate 
safety procedures while training with weapons.

  As  an EMT,  you can work on an ambulance or in  the  emergency 
room  to  practice and to accustom yourself to the  suffering  of 
others.  It's certainly not pleasant,  but it is crucial in  over 
coming the shock of seeing something happen suddenly,  perhaps to 
someone  you  love. This allows you to get on with  treating  the 
patient rather than wasting valuable seconds in panic. With prac 
tice,   reaction  becomes almost automatic,   and  confidence  is 
gained. Without practice, hard-earned skills are gradually lost.

  You should try to incorporate your survival skills into  every 
day life,  making it a normal part of your existence.

Don't,  however,  carry it to extremes, such as walking around in 
public wearing cammies with a 10-inch knife on your belt. Be dis 
creet.  Shooting  and  hand-to-hand  practice,   ambulance  duty, 
making  your own clothes,  and canning your own food;  all  these 
skills  and more will not only add to your  survival  repertoire,  
they  will enhance the quality of your life,  as you become  less 
dependent  on "the system" and more confident in your own  abili 

  Learn  the  strengths and weaknesses of your  equipment,   your 
people,   and yourself. Without practice and effort you are  just 
wasting time and money, and someone close to you could die  need 

  DON'T  ADVERTISE. Keep your actions and intentions as  low-pro 
file as possible. You could risk discovery and the loss of every 
thing you have been working for,  or wind up with a lot of people 
on  YOUR doorstep in a crisis;  people whom you  cannot  support,  
and  who  may have no positive survival value. If you  intend  to 
support dependents,  prepare for them with your supplies.

  One  last  thought.  Because predatory people  are  out  there,  
firearms are an essential element of survival planning.  Unfortu 
nately,   they  have been abused frequently enough  to  give  the 
whole  survival  movement  a bad reputation in the  eyes  of  the 
general media,  who too often seem to be looking to discredit and 
ridicule  the movement. Survivalists should respect firearms  and 
view  them  as  tools to protect what  they  have:  their  lives,  
families,   homes,  and provisions;  not as weapons of  conquest. 
The  more  you  prepare,  the more ready you must  be  to  defend 
against those who don't.


Thursday, December 8, 2011


New Giveaway for the Back To Basics Book!!!

How to win-------->>>>>> Just post a comment and tell me what is the first thing you will be working on in the New Year, what project, prep item or any of your New Year's Plans to get ready for the coming collapse.
Only thing is you have to post your comment with a name, because "Anonymous" will not be accepted. You are more than welcome to post a comment under Anonymous  but you will not get your name in the hat to win the book.
Good Luck and Thanks For Reading My Blog........... 

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Christmas Is Getting Near..........What Is On Your List?

This year I made a Christmas List with survival items on it. I have asked for a water filter, a knife, ammo, backpack and a few other survival items. I think that asking for survival items is OK for Christmas, what do you think? Do you think family can or will get upset over asking for survival items? I think that with the way the world is going asking for a item that could save your life is a good idea.
So post a comment and tell me what you think.
And tell me a few of the items you would or do have on your list.
And keep an eye on my blog because in the next few days I will be having a new giveaway and it's with a good book(Hint) so check back.
And Thank You to everyone who takes the time to read my blog.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

10 Step Survival Plan

#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.
AM/FM Radio / Solar Powered
Hydrogen Peroxide
Baking Soda
Multi-vitamins/Amino/Vitamin C
Stitching Kit (for serious cuts)
Beef Jerky
First Aid Kit
Blankets Booze & Beer
Snake Bite Kit
Bottled Water
Pain Killer (Tylenol, Advil etc)
Bullion Cubes
Canned Foods / all kinds
Decks of Cards
Hiking Boots
Feminine Pads
Rain Gear
Garden Hose /Garden Supplies
Ice Chests
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.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Food Storage For $10-$15 a Week For 52 Weeks

Here’s the list of what to buy each week:

•Week 1: 6 lbs salt.
•Week 2: 5 cans cream of chicken soup.
•Week 3: 20 lbs of sugar.
•Week 4: 8 cans tomato soup.
•Week 5: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 6: 6 lbs macaroni.
•Week 7: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 8: 8 cans tuna.
•Week 9: 6 lbs yeast.
•Week 10: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 11: 8 cans tomato soup.
•Week 12: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 13: 10 lbs powdered milk.
•Week 14: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese.
•Week 15: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 16: 5 cans cream of chicken soup .
•Week 17: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins.
•Week 18: 10 lbs powdered milk.
•Week 19: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup.
•Week 20: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 21: 8 cans tomato soup.
•Week 22: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 23: 8 cans tuna.
•Week 24: 6 lbs shortening.
•Week 25: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 26: 5 lbs honey.
•Week 27: 10 lbs powdered milk.
•Week 28: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 29: 5 lbs peanut butter.
•Week 30: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 31: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese.
•Week 32: 10 lbs powdered milk.
•Week 33: 1 bottle 500 aspirin.
•Week 34: 5 cans cream of chicken soup.
•Week 35: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 36: 7 boxes macaroni & cheese.
•Week 37: 6 lbs salt.
•Week 38: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 39: 8 cans tomato soup.
•Week 40: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 41: 5 cans cream of chicken soup.
•Week 42: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 43: 1 bottle 500 multi-vitamins.
•Week 44: 8 cans tuna.
•Week 45: 50 lbs wheat.
•Week 46: 6 lbs macaroni.
•Week 47: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 48: 5 cans cream of mushroom soup.
•Week 49: 5 lbs honey.
•Week 50: 20 lbs sugar.
•Week 51: 8 cans tomato soup.
•Week 52: 50 lbs wheat.

Some weeks you will have leftover change. Instead of spending it, put aside the change each week to be used for the weeks you may need more than $10-$15 (like for wheat, milk, etc). Also be sure to lookout for sales. This way you can jump ahead and cross items off the list where there are great bargains. And use coupons to get good deals and outlet stores.

After you have completed this list, you will end up with:
•500 lbs of wheat.
•180 lbs of sugar.
•40 lbs of powdered milk.
•12 lbs of salt.
•10 lbs of honey.
•5 lbs of peanut butter.
•45 cans of tomato soup.
•15 cans of cream of mushroom soup.
•15 cans of cream of chicken soup.
•24 cans of tuna.
•21 boxes of macaroni & cheese.
•500 aspirin.
•1000 multi-vitamins.
•6 lbs of yeast.
•6 lbs of shortening.
•12 lbs of macaroni.
I calculated that this amount of food has around 1,249,329 calories which based on a 2000 calorie a day diet will provide enough food for two people for 312 days! That’s almost one whole year for two people on $5 a week! Even if the price was double that, at $10-$15 a week you’re only paying around $40-$60/month in grocery bills. Try to beat that…

Thursday, December 1, 2011

100 Items To Have Before The Crap Hits The Fan

This was posted in 2008 in a fourm I go to off and on, I have posted this before but I think it needs to be seen again.

A list I give folks who show an interest in getting prepared... Now mind you nothing is in specific order of importance. Its the shock value of the list I try to get. After they've looked at it for a couple days you weed out the ones that are going to waste your time... The folks that ask questions are the ones that get it...

1. Generators: Good ones cost dearly. Diesel ones are the best. Gasoline storage can be a bit risky, Noisy... They will also be a target of thieves; maintenance etc. Permanent mounted propane units really are the best for stationary usage.

2. Water Filters/Purifiers: Berkley and Brookfield outback units have been used in Africa, Asia, and Central and South America for years.

3. Portable Toilets, buckets with lids, chamber pots. Something to remove wastes.. An Outhouse is probably best but a pain to move.

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

5. Lamps, lamp Oil, Wicks, spare globes and glass chimneys (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) Kerosene works in most cloth wicked lamps.

6. Coleman Fuel: It is impossible to stockpile too much.

7. Guns, Ammunition, reloading equipment, casting equipment, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots. I also suggest a compound bow or crossbow with plenty of bolts and arrow shafts for taking larger game.

8. Hand operated can openers, egg beaters, whisks, grater, and other manually operated kitchen tools and accessories.

9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar. Again, something you cannot store too much of. Makes a great trade/barter item.

10. Rice - Beans – Wheat (If bought whole be sure to have a mill/grinder)

11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food easily burns and must be boiled etc. Three gallons of oil per person per year is about right.

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

13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade poly barrels if for drinking water. 2 and 3 liter soda bottles are best. Store at least 20 gallons per person per week. Don’t forget your pets either.

16. Propane Cylinders 20# and 30# (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur. If you have empties get them filled or exchanged.)

17. Survival Guide Book. Mostly for entertainment purposes..

18. Mantles for Aladdin lamps, Coleman lamps, and replacement cotton wicks for liquid/oil lamps (Without these items, longer-term lighting is difficult.)

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

20. Washboards, Mop, mop Bucket w/wringer (for laundry and cleaning)

21. Cook stoves and lots of spares.(Propane, Coleman fuel & Kerosene)

22. Vitamins, trace minerals, stock up on vitamin C, Zinc, and Calcium.

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

24. Feminine Hygiene, Hair care items, Skin products.

25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)

26. Bow saws and extra blades, axes, hatchets, wedges, hack saws and extra blades. (also, whetstone and 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, and paper napkins. Toilet paper is cheap now but becomes very, very valuable when nobody can get any.

31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed. Follow rotational standards set forth by the expiration dates on the product. (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)

32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid and/or Heirloom) (AN ABSOLUTE MUST)

33. Clothes pins clothes line, clothes hangers (AN ABSOLUTE MUST)

34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit Get several along with cork filler seals.

35. Tuna Fish (in Oil and in Spring Water) Tuna in oil has higher density of nutrition.

36. Fire Extinguishers or a large box of Baking Soda in every room. Buckets of children’s play sand also.

37. First aid kits (Commercial or home-made) Include manuals if necessary. Nitrile gloves since some are allergic to latex.

38. Batteries (all furthest-out for Expiration Dates) You can never have too many batteries. Great trade and barter item.

39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies.

40. Have Dogs? Big Dogs require plenty of dog food both canned and dry, mostly dry. Great security so feed them well and keep treats if budget allows. Keep medications like flea treatments and heartworm pills for at least a year.

41. Bulk flour, yeast, beans, rice, sugar, pepper, & salt by the bag or box. Freeze the flour, beans, and rice for 48 hours before putting into final storage. It kills any bugs that might have gotten in to the bags. (Vacuum sealer is a good investment)

42. Matches {"Strike Anywhere" preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first. Old chain Grocery stores are best source. BIC lighters, Zippo’s, and refillable butane lighters and an ample supply of butane and Ronsol/Zippo lighter fluid. You can use the “flint” from a BIC brand lighter after it runs out of fuel in your Zippo’s. Or use them in a 22lr HP projectile against hard targets with flammables around.

43. Writing paper, pads, pens and pencils, solar calculators, erasers,

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

45. Work boots, belts, Levies & durable shirts. Good stuff not cheap.

46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns, Oil Lamps, LED head lamps and flashlights.

47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Write down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times) Keep dry with heavy duty Ziploc freezer bags.

48. Garbage cans Metal or Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels) Appropriate sized trash bags as well. Steel drum for burning trash is also a recommended item as well.

49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail
Clippers, razors, shaving cream, etc

50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient) Cast iron Dutch ovens too.

51. Fishing supplies, rods and reels, lures, and tools. Worm bed in your yard is best source for bait.

52. Mosquito coils, repellent, sprays and creams

53. Duct Tape, Electrical tape, masking tape and lots of it.

54. Tarps, stakes, twine, nails, rope, spikes, ratchet straps

55. Candles Emergency type, not just fancy ones from the Hallmark store.

56. Laundry Detergent. Liquid and powder both have their uses.

57. Backpacks, Duffel Bags, Military Surplus Alice packs w/frames

58. Garden tools & supplies- Shovels, rakes, hoes, 10-10-10 fertilizer, powdered lime, etc.

59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies and a book if necessary.

60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, Stews, gravy, olives, pickles, etc.

61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite) Pool “Shock” treatment will make gallons upon gallons of bleach.

62. Canning supplies- Jars, lids and bands, wax, pectin, pressure canning pot, hot jar clamp, canning thermometer, and a canning book or two. Pectin and paraffin wax also.

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

64. Bicycles...Extra tires, tubes, pumps, chains, etc

65. Sleeping Bags & blankets, pillows, mats, inflatable mattresses, extra sheet sets,

66. Carbon Monoxide detectors and smoke alarms. (Battery powered)

67. Boredom busting- Board Games, Cards, Dice, etc. But nothing that requires batteries like a Game Boy or Nintendo.

68. D-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer, or 22lr shot shells and a 22 pistol to take out mice and rats. Poison has other uses too..

69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets.

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

71. Baby wipes, bulk paper towels, essential oils, waterless & antibacterial soap. (saves a lot of water)

72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, ponchos, rain suits, etc.

73. FRS, GMRS, or CB radios for communication. A shortwave is best for long range communication.

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

75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions, gravy, dry soup bases,

76. Reading glasses

77. Chocolate, Cocoa, Tang, Punch, Root beer extract, and coolaid. (Water enhancers)

78. V-8 Juice "Survival-in-a-Can"

79. Woolen clothing, scarves, ear-muffs, mittens, watch caps, baklavas’

80. Boy Scout Handbook also Scout Leaders Catalog

81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO) or window film like tint.

82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix, Beef Jerky, Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts, chips, dried potato fries, candy bars, any of your favorite candies or treats. Comfort foods.

83. A year’s supply of any medications you or a family member is on.

84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. A two week supply, at minimum, before having to wash.

85. Lumber of all types including plywood. Don’t forget nails, screws, bolts, glue, and exterior grade earth tone paints.

86. Wagons & carts. (For transport big, bulky, or heavy items to and from)

87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses for guests and family that pop in…

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

89. Lantern Hangers, wall hooks, free standing Coleman style

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

91. Teas (Any and all you like plus bulk up on sale branded teas for trade)

92. Coffee will be more valuable than gold in this Starbucks overly caffeinated world we live in. If you have to buy ground coffee in sealed cans that’s fine but I highly recommend whole beans vacuum sealed and a hand operated grinder. Be sure to have an old style coffee pot you can use over a fire.

93. Cigarettes (Your brands if you smoke, Generics or what ever is cheap at the time) See #97 also!

94. Wine, Liquors, and beer. (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)

95. Paraffin wax and bee’s wax

96. Toilet plunger, toilet repair kits, flapper valves

97. Chewing gum, hard candies, and pretzels if you have to quit smoking..

98. Atomizers and spray bottles are great for cooling off with and for bathing when water becomes scarce.

99. Hats, cotton neckerchiefs, gloves, and hand towels.

100. Goats/chickens- IMHO Chickens are best rapid feed to food conversion and the benefit of fresh eggs is so, so appealing. Imagine the trade values of fresh eggs.. Be sure to store up plenty of food for your animals.


There are many horrible things that can happen during a war or complete shutdown of America’s infrastructure - Death of Parents, siblings, and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold or boiling heat, fear, theft, direct attacks by people homeless and starving, and possibly sniper attacks.

1. Stockpiling helps. But you never no how long trouble will last, so locate nearby or develop your own renewable food sources.

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

3. 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.

4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to do without (Especially if you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)

5. 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’ve stocked to eat during a crisis somewhat edible. Only needs enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in bulk.

6. Have lots of books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more valuable as an event 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.

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

8. Slow burning candles, oil lamps, oil candles, and matches, matches, matches