Randomly checking emails today I came across a link that stated there were 37 thing I should hoard in case of emergency. We may have one or two snow storms this season so I clicked the link.
Sadly, there was nothing there. Apparently the author did not think the domain was worth hoarding…
I did a google search and found that the 37 things I wanted to look at was not a list, but a book. Although sales are obviously down I realized that there are a few things in case of emergency I don’t have.
IE – Are you stocked up when it come’s to your pet?
It had honestly never occurred to me to stock up on cat food… (maybe in part because I buy his food by tens of pounds)
They had some good points with the list though.
(Urgent – Survival List Items If You Own A Pet)
So, in lieu of politics at this time (I have numerous posts that I keep meaning to write and somehow hours slip away from me) and since it’s almost snowy season time – check out some lists of things you should hoard:
Check out the particulars of this list here – as the lists are long and include some of their own shopping links.
This list includes things like water containers, tarps, it’s pretty extensive. If you’re prepping for Zombie Apocalypse totally. If you’re just trying for a blizzard prep kit probably not.
Their food list is quite good however:
(Urgent – Survival List Items)
|1. Grocery Store & Bulk Foods
2. LONG TERM Emergency Foods (MRE’s, FREEZE-DRIED, DEHYDRATED)
3. LONG TERM Vegetarian MRE Foods (vegetarian protein foods)
Grocery Store & Bulk Foods List
Also, what are the first 100 things to disappear in a disaster?
On more than one occasion in the last decade, Stan and I witnessed generators virtually evaporate. Ditto for portable toilets. It’s been at least a decade since this list was compiled; prices noted below will have increased.
- 1. Generators(Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance, etc.)
- 2. Water Filters/Purifiers
- 3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)
- 4. Seasoned Firewood(About $250 per cord; wood takes 6 – 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)
- 5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps(First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
- 6. Coleman Fuel(URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)
- 7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots
- 8. Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)
- 9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars
- 10. Rice – Beans – Wheat(White rice is now $12.95 – 50# bag. Sam’s Club, stock depleted often.)
- 11. Vegetable oil (for cooking)(Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
- 12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly.)
- 13. Water containers(Urgent Item to obtain. Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY)
- 14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
- 15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
- 16. Propane Cylinders
- 17. Michael Hyatt’s Y2K Survival Guide(BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)
- 18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc.(Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
- 19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc
- 20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
- 21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman and Kerosene)
- 22. Vitamins (Critical, due to Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)
- 23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder(Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
- 24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
- 25. Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)
- 26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)
- 27. Aluminum foil (Reg. and Heavy Duty)(Great Cooking and Barter item)
- 28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
- 29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)
- 30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels
- 31. Milk – Powdered and Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
- 32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)
- 33. Clothespins/line/hangers (A MUST)
- 34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278
- 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 and vinegar, baking supplies
- 40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)
- 41. Flour, yeast and salt
- 42. Matches (“Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)
- 43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
- 44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
- 45. Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
- 46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
- 47. Journals, Diaries and Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)
- 48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
- 49. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
- 50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
- 51. Fishing supplies/tools
- 52. Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams
- 53. Duct tape
- 54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
- 55. Candles
- 56. Laundry detergent (Liquid)
- 57. Backpacks and Duffle bags
- 58. Garden tools and supplies
- 59. Scissors, fabrics and 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 and Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
- 64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.
- 65. Sleeping bags and 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 and cockroach magnets
- 70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks…)
- 71. Baby Wipes, oils, waterless and Anti-bacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
- 72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
- 73. Shaving supplies (razors and creams, talc, after shave)
- 74. Hand pumps and siphons (for water and for fuels)
- 75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillons/gravy/soup base
- 76. Reading glasses
- 77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
- 78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
- 79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
- 80. Boy Scout Handbook – 12th Edition(also, Leader’s 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 and carts (for transport to and from open Flea markets)
- 87. Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)
- 88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
- 89. Lantern Hangers
- 90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts and bolts
- 91. Teas
- 92. Coffee
- 93. Cigarettes
- 94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
- 95. Paraffin wax
- 96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
- 97. Chewing gum/candies
- 98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
- 99. Hats and cotton neckerchiefs
- 100. Goats/chickens
- http://standeyo.com/News_Files/INFO_Files/100.items.html H/T Cal
One thing that many people talk about is a 72-hour kit. If you have to run out of the house (fire, etc) what will you need for that 72 hours?
Modern Survival Blog talks about the lists – IE paper information you should have on you in case of emergency. Just remember that another emergency is identity theft…
In addition to your 72 hour kit, keep a written list of information including family and important contacts, emergency bug-out-plan, and encrypted information of your insurance and financial accounts. Record this information in a small spiral notepad that you can keep dry in a zip lock bag.
Many times when people are prepping for a 72 hour kit they forget important documents.
Also, a list of 55 items you should hoard – which DID NOT include pet supplies…
1. Toilet Paper, and other sanitation items such as feminine hygiene products, diapers for infants, etc. These are items that should be mass stored if possible.
2. Paper Towels. Too many uses to mention, store as many as you can.
3. Coffee Filters. For those drinkers of coffee of course, but these are excellent filters for many other purposes.
4. Trash Bags. All sizes. You can also store many free plastic grocery bags from the store every time you get them after shopping. Important for bagging up refuse and preventing disease.
5. Zip type Freezer Bags. Lot of uses.
6. Coolers, various sizes. If you have room, can be used to keep things cool or cold, but also used to keep items from freezing in very cold weather.
7. Shovels. All sizes from small garden type to those used for digging. Very important to have after a disaster.
9. Cotton Rounds. First aid uses, Excellent Fire-starter (mixed with Vaseline).
10. Paper to write on. This includes note pads, index cards.
12. Rubber bands. This also includes hair bands. Used to keep items organized and from flying apart.
13. Tape. All kinds from duct, masking, electric, to scotch. Many uses.
14. Sewing Kits. Threads, needles, buttons, zippers, you are going to need them.
15. Matches. Keep them dry and store lots of them.
16. Salt. You won’t believe in certain areas how hard it is to get this necessary mineral for survival. Store as much as you can.
17. Aluminum Foil Wrap. Good for cooking and many other uses.
18. Candles. All sizes. Not only for light at night, but can be used to heat small items up in small cookware.
19. Can Opener. Without many of these you will have a bad time trying to get your canned food out.
20. Basic Tools. This includes hammers, screwdrivers, saws, axes, utility knives, scissors. Anything extra that you can store from your
21. Small hardware. Nails, screws, hooks, wires, etc. Store in clear jars with lids or in original packages.
22. 5 or 6 gallon plastic gas containers. Can be used for gas or other fuels as well as for water that are durable.
23. Magnifying glasses. Use to see small items, main use to start fire if matches are wet or out of them.
24. Envelopes. All sizes for storage. Smaller for seeds you can get from the wild as one example. Tough postal envelopes are also good for storage after a disaster.
25. Empty boxes. You are really going to need this if you have to suddenly move somewhere quick for clothes and other items. Many grocery stores will give you free fruit boxes that are sturdy and have lids. Also large plastic boxes with lids. Try to store empty boxes within the empty spaces of each other.
26. Shoe laces. Many people have shoes that are still wearable and need shoe laces. Shoe laces are also good for tying off material with other purposes.
27. Paper plates, plastic eating utensils, disposaable drinking glasses and cups. IF you can store enough, excellent way to save your soap supplies by not having to wash the dishes.
28. Bedding. Blankets, sheets, pillows, pillow cases. Just because you are in emergency does not mean you have to live like a refuge.
29. Bathroom towels. All sizes from hand to bath. You will be very grateful to be able to dry yourself off with something you are use to.
30. Fishing line and string. Lots of uses.
31. Nylon rope, cord, clothes lines. Do not be without.
32. Dental needs. Toothbrushes, dental floss. Even without toothpaste you can still keep your teeth healthy.
33. Q-tips. Not only personal use, but uses for fine detailed work.
34. Honey. Lasts practically forever and a good sweetener for many foods.
35. Spray bottles. Use to disperse insect repellent as one of many uses.
36. First aid kit. Most items such as bandages, gauze, tweezers, nail clippers, scissors, wrapping tape, etc. can be stored without rotating.
37. Newspaper. Yes, newspaper for starting fires, wrapping delicate items, insulation. Keep dry and preferably in sealed boxes.
38. Safety pins. Fastening of almost anything that has broken. Bobby pins also good.
39. Cheap plastic sunglasses. You will really need to protect your eyes after an emergency, glare is something that people forget about
if they have to be outdoors for extended periods of time.
40. Hats. One size fits all baseball type caps, scarfs, ski caps. A lot of heat is lost through an uncovered head, also sunburn.
41. Gloves. So important from keeping hands warm to protection of your hands from hazards such as broken glass.
42. Extra clothes that you will not wear other than after a disaster. Don’t forget the extra comfortable shoes, socks, underwear, warm
43. Small hand held mirrors. For signaling but also for personal grooming and seeing what your eyes can’t without a mirror.
44. Cloth grocery bags with handles. A very good way of collecting usable things such as food from the wild.
45. Stapler with plenty of staples. Also paper clips to seal off small items and fastening paper. Your package of survival seeds as for
46. Electric extension cords. You may actually still have electricity from some source such as a generator. Can be used as a substitute for light duty style rope also.
47. Brushes. From nail, paint, to hair brushes. One good use for a hair brush is removal of ticks, fleas, burrs, from clothing.
48. Measurement devices. Tape measurers, rulers, very important to know distances, how big, how small something is rather than guessing.
49. Games. Boredom is awful, and a simple deck of cards, boardgames, something to take up time if confined after an emergency.
50. Books, Books. Anything that will give you information and instructions on survival, cooking, plant identification, map books. Your bookcase may not be around after a disaster, store information you will need someday.
51. Wind up clocks and watches. Your battery operate clocks and watches or other time telling instruments are someday not going to
work. Wind up clock better than using a sundial.
52. Snap top plastic containers. Ziploc, Tupperware, anything that can air seal something. All sizes.
53. Stick on notes. Use to label what you have after the disaster. Secure it better with scotch tape if you want.
54. Money. If you can store it somewhere and forget about it and not spend it other then in emergency. Cash money may be the only way to buy anything after a disaster that has not taken out the monetary system.
55. Plastic tarps. Many sizes and inexpensive. Cannot emphasize how many uses these have, and can be folded up and stored in smaller spaces.