Things To Get While The Getting Is Good

Sunday, April 21, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Practical Tactical
Saturday, April 20, 2013

What are some of the things you might need in a long (or short) term disaster / emergency situation? To start, here’s a list of things you might want to get while the getting is good (in no particular order). This is by no means a fully comprehensive list and I have not tried to make it one. This is merely a list I’ve thrown together quickly that hits most of the high points that I hope will serve as a nice jumping off point for the preparedness novice. Feel free add your suggestions to this list in the comments or better yet, tweet me so we can talk about your ideas. Please share and help circulate this list with the hope that we might help someone along their preparedness journey!

Water Filters/Purifiers
Portable Toilets
Five gallon plastic buckets
Seasoned Firewood (6 – 12 months to become dried)
Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (CLEAR)
Mole skin
Coleman Fuels
Guns & Ammunition
Cleaning kits (for weapons)
Pepper Spray
Knives (fighting, hunting, utility)
Machete (quality)
Slingshots & ammunition
Hand-can openers
Hand egg beaters
Potato masher
White, brown sugar
Dry Beans
Wheat (hard red)
Vegetable Oil (for cooking)
Charcoal & Lighter Fluid
Water Containers (food grade if for drinking)
Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
Large Propane Cylinders (grill cooking, other)
Hard copy resources: Build a Survival Library for reference (woodcraft, gardening techniques, first aid instruction, food procurement)
Hard copy resources: Build an entertainment library (to read for enjoyment)
Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc.
Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc.
Camping stoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
Bar Soap (body/washing)
Petroleum jelly
Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (honing oil)
Basic construction tools….hammers, screw drivers
Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
Gasoline Containers (Plastic)
Garbage Bags – various sizes (Impossible To Have Too Many)
Toilet Paper (you can never have enough)
Medicated body powder
Paper Towels
Milk – Powdered & Condensed
Heirloom Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
Clothes pins/line/hangers
Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
Tuna Fish (in water)
Fire Extinguishers (alt: large box of Baking Soda in every room)
First aid kits
Batteries (Stadardize gear whenever possible, but obtain all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
Baking supplies (pans)
Dog food
Matches (wooden)
Writing paper/pads/pencils
Solar calculators
Insulated ice chests
Work boots
Durable pants and shirts
Lanterns (globes)
Fishing gear: poles, reels, line, hooks, floats, nets, etc.
Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
Garbage cans – Plastic
Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc.
Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
Fishing supplies/tools
Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
Duct Tape
Plastic sheeting
Laundry Detergent (liquid)
Backpacks, Duffel Bags
Garden tools & supplies
Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
Canned Fruits
Canned Veggies
Canned Soups, stews, etc.
Bleach (plain, NOT scented)
Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
Bicycles: Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
Board Games, Cards, Dice
Rat poisons and Roach Killer
Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
Soy sauce
Bullion/gravy/soup bases
Reading glasses
Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
Boy Scout Handbook
Roll-on Window Insulation Kit
Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels
Trail mix/Jerky
Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
Underwear, T-shirts, etc.
Lumber (all types and sizes)
Wagons & carts
Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
Lantern Hangers
Screen Patches
Nuts & bolts
Wine/Liquors (barter, medicinal, etc.)
Paraffin wax
Chewing gum/candies
Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
Large zip ties
Head dressing/scarves/wraps
Motor oil
All purpose grease
Chainsaw (chains/sharpeners)
2-cycle oil


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