A blog by Mel Riser about LifeBoat Permaculture and Solar Villages

Thursday, July 30, 2009

100 things....

so I joined a new Survival Retreat Group today... ( like I NEED another email list to keep up with )

good information here...

take it to heart...


This list is based upon the "Top 100 Things that Dissapear First in a Crisis"
list which has been circulating in various forms for several years.

Members of Survivalretreat and JerichoCBS on yahoo groups added to this and catagorized them to make them easier to follow as an outline and shopping list to check against your preparations. Please refer to it every now and then, as it serves as a good reminder that you have considered at least these things.

Water Filters/Purifier, Water containers, Bottled Water
pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)

Sanitation, Laundry, Cleaning:
Portable Toilets, TP, related supplies
Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite), Vinegar
Laundry detergent, soaps, cleaning products
Clothes pins/line/hangers

Generators, Solar Panels, Windmill generator
Gasoline containers, Stabil (or other additive for fuel storage)
Mini Heater head & Propane Cylinders
Seasoned Firewood (or fuel you use that can be stored)
Cook stove (Charcoal, Propane, Coleman & Kerosene) & Lighter fluid,
Matches (thousands)

Food Production/Gardening
Garden seeds (Non-hybrid preferred)
Garden tools & supplies, orchard pickers, etc.
Goats/chickens/rabbits (easiest animals to raise on small farm)
Fencing, chicken wire, animal feed in bulk, salt licks
Beer, wine making, syrup making (ie. maple syrup)

Pantry & Kitchen:
Milk - Powdered & Condensed
Rice - Beans – Wheat -Vegetable oil , Flour, yeast & salt
Tuna Fish (in oil)
Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.)
Honey (stores well) / Syrups / white, brown sugars
Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies, Baking soda, powder
Soysauce, vinegar, boullions/gravy/soup base, cooking oils
Teas, Coffee, Cigarettes, Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
Chewing gum/candies
Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks
Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
Reusable Plastic food containers air tight
Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty
Kitchen utensils, pots, pans, necessary for cooking from scratch
Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
Knife set and sharpener, butcher set, fish fillet knife

Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Archery, Bats &

Pharmacy, Health & Hygiene:
Stock up on your prescriptions as much as you can….
First aid kits and more supplies, cold and flu medicine, aspirin,
Tylenol, etc.
Vitamins, Food Supplements (such as fiber)
Alcohol (IsoPro), Hydro C, Iodine, witch hazel, etc.
Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, Baby Wipes
Soap (bar and other), shampoo, tooth paste and brushes, floss,
waterless & Anti-bacterial soap
Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products, tampons, oils, creams
Men's Hygiene: Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
Mouthwash, nail clippers, hair clippers and hair cutting products
Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels
Reading glasses

Insulated ice chests
Flashlights/LIGIITSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns underwear
Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges
Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams
Fishing supplies/tools
Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
Backpacks & Duffle bags
Sleeping bags & blankets/pillows/mats, misquote netting
Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks...)
Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
Lantern Hangers
Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lampsm, Coleman Fuel
Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman

Clothing and Linens (appropriate for your region, esp. for winter):
Winter coats, boots, gloves/mits, hats, appropriate for your winters
or worse
Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc., hats, scarf
Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
Thermal underwear/sweat shirts and pants
Wool blankets, down blankets,
Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
Sunglasses/eye protection

Books and Reading:
Journals, Diaries & Scrapbook
Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
Home Schooling basics, books, etc.
Board Games Cards, Dice

Bicycles... Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, oil etc.
Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)
Compass, good maps (Gazettes, topo, showing great detail and
Tools, parts, supplies to keep what you have working as long as

Misc. Household and Supplies:
Batteries, Strike anywhere Matches (thousands of them), Long Burning
Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water transporting - if with
Big plastic storage bins, as air and water tight as possible
Garbage bags; Duct tape
Fire extinguishers
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
Lumber (all types)
Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
Paraffin wax
Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.

Chain saws, Wood saw, axe, wood splitter
Basic tool kit, and auto tool kit
Bolt cutter, crow bar, jack, winch


Buy in Bulk – Sam's, Costco, Big Box Stores
Shop Discount Stores
Watch for sales, coupons, clearance
Be a pack rat – save your old stuff that may not look perfect but is
still useful

Good Will Stores
Local Garage and rummage sales
Auctions and Estate sales
Ebay.com (or similar)
And finally, other's people's trash…..


Blogger outer_space said...

Some guy from argentina (country that already collapsed) said that guns and ammo were cheap and plentiful, but bullet proof vests were rare and expensive.

7:57 PM


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