73 – list includes:
Depends, Prune Juice, Apple sauce, and – oh yah… you are 73 – either get with some young bucks that don’t mind having you around for stories and good-ole day tales… or get ready to be a casualty.
Yes that was a very unnecessary statement. I think one big part of survival is the capacity to stay friendly. having support of anyone is always good in emergency situations.
Sorry to Mrs. Hall who was rudely disrespected just because she asked a simple, yet, substantial question. We all know how this economy has changed and I forsee it to only get worse. I’m 30 and I’m seriously planning on making a survival kit myself. I want to be prepared for anything. I think it’s great Mrs. Hall, that you are thinking the same way. There’s nothing wrong with wanting to be prepared. Good for you! I just wish I could help you with some ideas….I’m still figuring out my list for me and 2 little ones – 2 and 6 years of age. Good luck to you!
Give the guy named Frank a pass. We need people around like him……. When the game are all gone, our stores of supplies are gone, and we are all in a position that we are starving, he can serve a purpose. The pygmies call us long pork for a reason. and aside from eating politicians and homeless, people like him can serve one of the most important services. He can supply us with that much needed sustenance that we are all going to need to continue the fight. So you see, even an ignorant f*** like Frank has value and a good reason to keep him around. And by the way, I am a vet and wan USAF Specops embedded in Honduras and Panama and am almost a senior citizen. We seniors have a lot more to fight for because we see a lot more that has been taken away from us. I also grew up with a Grandfather that was Seneca-Iroquois and learned at a very young age what plant life you could eat and not as well as what makes the best medicines, but don’t think for a minute, that , if that was all gone, and I was starving, that I would eat Frank. I have the commitment to fight for freedom liken to the Islamic Extremist suicide bomber. And because of my age NOT NEAR AS MUCH TO LOSE AS Frank. Paul III
My parents are in there 80’s and have taught me a few very good tricks that they used in the depression, you’d be wise to listen. Probably unlike most people we have a plan that includes my parents and they in turn have been prepping themselves and boxing up food items, Do not underestimate the elderly they have plenty to offer.
Bullets!!!even for guns you may not have. Salt, Bleach, spam, can foods, MULTIVITAMINS!, tampons, listerine, LOTS OF Cheap Vodka. propane, aspirin, toothpaste, rubbing alcohol, peroxide, did I say BULLETS!!!?, INDUSTRIAL WORK BOOTS! (ALSO SAVE OLD SHOES), salted whole hams, PEANUT BUTTER!!! A S–T LOAD OF IT!, vaccum sealed coffee, lysol, Ensure, pedialyte, gatoraid, cheap used bullet proof vest, Railroad 10 min flares, sewing kit, IODINE,rain barrel, washtub, laying hens, DOGFOOD, parachute cord (trust me on this), duct tape, several good knives all kinds, more bullets, vodka, and bleach!!! and an untrusting open mind! people go crazy when when the grid is off.
The list should say: salt, salt, salt, salt, and more salt. Salt, in addition to making food taste good, is very useful in preserving food. With salt you can preserve meat and make pickles. An additional item to include, if you consider storing and growing flint corn is lime. Processing corn with lime or another alkaline is essential for releasing nutrients, otherwise, get acquainted with the word “pellagra.”
I can think of better choices of survival foods with good long term storage in varying climates. If cost vs quantity is driving your decision, there are things to consider if your going to rely on dog food for survival. Primarily, make sure its fit for human consumption. Most big namebrand dog foods (Iams, Beneful, Purina, Eukanuba, etc.) are not only bad for humans (I guess you could survive on it for a while), but they’re bad for your dog, too. However, there are some human grade dog foods available that might be a better choice. Check around the web and see what works for you. There’s even dehydrated natural, organic dog foods. Sorry to get off on a tangent. So I guess, to put it into a prepping perspective, when we’re prepping for our own survival, don’t forget about our best friends!
Another way to save on water is to create a greywater system in your household. Most of the time grey water is used for irrigaton, but it is also good for toilets, pre-rinsing, and some outdoor cleaning.
And one very important thing is exersice NOW, get into shape. Because if you have to hit the road out of shape you will not make it far.. Also get your friends & family in good physical shape.. Start walking everwhere.
looking over this list. You need to pick up toothpaste, alcohol and matches.
Also google Solar Generators. Wagan has a good one. I bought a little refrig, stove top, and a fan.
I do not understand how all this is happening. Why as Americans have we let this get so far? Maybe it is time all the states need to leave the Union and each state govern themselves. This would be the end of the federal government. The Government is supposed to protect us. They have not done so. The bad people are getting protected and the good people are suffering. .
larie, what you need in a survival list is very dependent upon the local resources,and the area you live in. example, if you live in a desert, water is more important than if you have a creek in your back yard. urban survival and rural survival are not the same. becoming as self sufficient as possible is usually a good rule of thumb.. finding ways to become less dependent on anyone is also a good move. the facebook page listed in this post are mostly links to articles, tips, lists like you want… please have a look.. use what makes sense to you in your circumstances.
Ms Hall, I am 70. I am storing rice, pasta, tomatoes, broth,canned vegetables, canned potatoes, tuna and chicken in the can. anything I could make soup with. canned baked beans, pinto beans any kind of beans for protein. dry beans lentils, barley, instant potatoes needing only water to make., lipton rice and noodles, spices you like and use often, mac and cheese, spaghetti O’s, ravioli,canned beef stew..you can add vegetables like carrots to stretch it. I store dry goods in clean jars like spaghetti sauce jars, clean empty soda pop bottles. canned soups can be used as a base that you can add to stretch a can into multiple meals. spaghetti sauce, canned and powdered milk, coffee mate, tea bags, instant coffee, white and brown sugar, canned gravies, canned fruit, pudding, jello, applesauce, peanut butter, jelly, flour, yeast to make bread etc. many items can be bought at the dollar store. only buy on sale. you would also be surprised how fast you could build a pantry just by getting a couple extra things each time you go to the store. only buy on sale. get some seeds at the dollar store to plant a garden. if the s h the fan hide everything…not all in the same place tho. eg some in the closet, some under the bed or sofa, behind and under dressers etc you would be surprised at the many different places you could hide some food. tape some pkgs behind bureaus. buy the basics first, then keep adding to them. before you know it, you will have a weeks supply, then 2 weeks, then a month etc. good luck honey, you can do it.