We believe that the list below contains items that should be on every preppers list.
Most people start their journey to becoming better prepared but then they get overwhelmed with it all and pull out again. It doesn’t have to be expensive but there are must-have essentials.
The problem is that there are many different lists available online and they all give different answers. So it isn’t always easy.
The more clean water that you can stockpile the better but in all fairness, not many people have the space to be stockpiling large amounts of water. It’s bulky, and it’s heavy! It is recommended that you store at least 3 gallons per person so you can see, if you have a family of 4, it could soon add up.
The human body can go a relatively long time without food but that doesn’t mean that it should. It wouldn’t be easy, it wouldn’t be pleasant. This is as simple as grabbing an extra can or two when you’re at the grocery store. Always make sure that you rotate your supplies using the FIFO method.
3. Portable Stove
These are cheap and very effective but you do need to make sure that you carry enough gas with you.
It’s all good learning how to use a flint to get a fire going but when you are miserable and the weather is terrible, you want a fire, and you want it now! Buy lighters in bulk and you’ll never run out.
It doesn’t matter whether you plan on surviving in the home or in the woods, lighting is essential. A small LED torch works perfectly fine and a headlamp for when the use of both hands is required. You could also consider a battery-powered or solar-powered lamp.
6. Crank Radio
When you are in a crisis and cut off from everything else, communication of some form is vital to survival. Crank radios are a good option as you can keep up to date with the latest happenings and they don’t require batteries.
7. Multi-Tool or Knife
The pride of any survival kit is the knife. Multi-Tools do all the work, the knife takes all the credit. The. Multi-tool will probably get a lot of use around camp when doing tasks such as building a shelter whereas the knife will have lots of uses away from camp.
8. Sleeping Bags
Cold nights are not nice! Trying to shiver your way through a night is an absolute nightmare. Your easiest line of defence against the cold nights is a simple sleeping bag. There are a lot of bad quality sleeping bags around so remember that you pay for quality.
9. Fire Extinguisher
I remember about 9 years ago my girlfriend looked at me like I had lost my mind when I said that I needed fire extinguishers. The thing is, fire extinguishers are common-sense prep items that should be in EVERY home.
10. Duct Tape
This miracle stuff has literally hundreds of uses. You are only limited to your imagination.
12. Apple Cider Vinegar
13. Isopropyl alcohol
14. Zip ties
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