Emergency Preparedness

Remember Hurricane Katrina!!!
They didn't listen and they also were not ready.

How To Be Prepared:
In order to get through any major catastrophe you need to think in terms of
survival, protection, food, water, clothing and shelter. Now I'm not Ewell
Gibbons but, I don't need to be. Here is one person's opinion on what you
will need in the event of a "financial collapse" or other disaster.


Don't try and store a water supply that's too big to take with you. Buy
water filters instead. Portable ones. Also Bleach (chlorine Bleach can
"sterilize" water: 1 teaspoon for every 50 gallons.). There are tiny
pills you add to suspicious water. Vioenteroforma. Buy a tube of them.
Recommended we use a mild chlorine solution called sterilo,
which is an sterilising solution designed for babies bottles and such.
Mineral water to rinse vegies. Iodine, peroxide in water.
Backpackers carry a water filter or water purifier.
A water filter removes most particulates and pathogens from the water,
such as Giardia and Cryptosporidium. It does not protect against
water borne diseases or viruses. Fortunately, in most North American
Wilderness waters, these are rare. Water filters should remove
particulates as small as .2 microns - the size of the smallest element in the filter.
Filters come in many sizes and price ranges. Check Rei.com or Campmor.com
to see the range of water filter products.

2. FOOD:

Think about "high value" and compact nutrition. AND STOREABILITY as all food 'goes' -------whole grain works if you have a mill. Vita Mix. That works if you have a generator. Think it through. Dried fruit keeps a long time in the freezer if air tight.


RV's Are great, but I doubt you will get very far without any available
fuel. Think in terms of a high quality tent, camp stove, camp light, battery or kerosene? Propane?


Pepper Spray is good to start with.   The goal is to protect ourselves from
hungry and thirsty criminals that are tired of sleeping on the cold, cold
ground and want your tent.

The dollar is heading towards worthless...so SILVER coins!

100 Things You Will Wish You had bought or Stored:

1. A Generator. Start now trying out various kinds
  One Scientist built a home made 24 KW Magnetic Generator for his home
   A Small version is only $100 to build . Google those search terms

2. Water Filters/Purifiers , portable types, though you can dismantle one in your home.
  if you have to hit the road.

3. Portable Toilets. Useful even in your home, if there is no water pressure.

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

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, candle wax, 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. Boys can
 supply family with quail easily with a sling shot. Fishing rods, tackle, tackle box.
 Hawaiian sling for surf fishing. Again boys become food providers. Turkey shot.

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

9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar

10. Rice - Beans - Wheat  Quinoa. Garbanzos Sesame

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.

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

17. Survival Guide Books, start reading them now. Check out of library or find online.

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

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

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

21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)

22. Vitamins. (Animal livers a full b complex so forget about B.)
 A & C come from eating greens in the wild. Forget about that one.
 YOu need the other ones. Supplements and herbs for sleep, pain, viruses.
  Read "HOW TO HEAL ANY DISEASE" without a doctor.

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) For every family member.
   2 pairs would be optimum as one has to be washed, hung to dry?

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 (No terminators or 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..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  Flour only  keeps a year. Grain, food mill.

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

43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators

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

45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts two sets for every fam member.

46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, " # 76 Dietz" Lanterns

47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience;
Historic Times) every ball pt pen you can scrounge cheaply now.

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

49. Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail
clippers, etc

50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)

51. Fishing supplies/tools for gutting.  Fishing rods, tackle, tackle box.
 Hawaiian sling for surf fishing. Boys become superb food providers.

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. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc

65. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats

66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)

67. Board Games, Cards, Dice

68. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer

69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets

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

71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (sav es 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. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase

76. Reading glasses, epoxy for fixing them. Cases!

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

78. "Survival-in-a-Can" (google to see what it is)

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

80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog

81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)

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 or tobacco/ rolling papers

94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal rum, etc,)
   chocolate bars, excellent bribes. Sorry yankee soldier. Not nylons.

95. Paraffin wax, can't seal jars, sterilize without it.

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

97. Chewing gum/candies, mints.

98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)

99. Hats & 100. cotton neckerchiefs and handkerchiefs, easy to wash
why buy kleenex? Old fashioned way best. HANKIES!
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