General Discussions for North Carolina Preppers
I thought this was very interesting. What else can you think of?
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(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
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)
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
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
8. Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)
New P38's are available on e-bay. I keep a stash and one on the keyring.
This is a good list that I have used before to get ideas of things to add to my preps. Here are some things I don't think I saw on the list:
Crank/Solar Radio and flashlight
Back to Basic/Prep/DIY Books
Books, I would add Navy Blue Jacket Manual, Guide Book for Marines, US Army guide, Air Force guide, and Coast Guard. The Boy Scout handbooks I have are copyright 1959, 1948, 1940, each one has different thing in them. The most is 1940 and 1959 little less. Not a lot unless you want to build a bow and arrows its in the 1940 but not the 1959. First aid is in all of them. All the FM manual they are traing manual for the services. Manals that are use for the traing of Hospital Corpsman. Have not see one of them for a long time.
I would add Horses and cattle, if there is no or little fuel and you can find horse drawn equipment can farm. Plant more than just what you have in the garden, and plough your garden. Rabbits is not on the list.
The means to make alcohol which can be use as fuel or...
Setting here watching, Aftermath: world without oil. Something to think about that is for sure. But I don't think it would be as peacefull as they are showing.
Whisper, that's a good list! Ammo should be right up there too!
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A pretty good list. First aid kits enhanced, should also be added. I have a hand crank blender that is really nice in the kitchen, not a necessity, but handy iof anyone needs a liquid or semi-liquid diet or making baby food. They are sold at outdoor stores. I also have a hot pot on the wood stove for running hot water, LOL. It has a spigot on the side to pour water.
About the milk, condensed milk is the sweetened milk, evaporated milk is the whole milk needing only water added to use as regular milk.
Pouches of tobacco and rolling papers work well for a trade item, also. Place in a ziplock or seal in a vaccum pouch to keep as fresh as possible.
If you have a generator, you need to be sure and have a good supply of oil and fuel stored, too, plus any filters.
Danny62...why the Blue Jacket Manual? I was issued one in boot camp but tossed it when readying for a new duty station between PO3 and PO2. I can't remember anything useful in it besides some Navy history and uniform wear...and most of it was repeated in the BMR and such. However, I still have my "blue jacket." I think that it is the only uniform item that I still have and 11 years latter I still think it looks spiffy.
As for the hospital corpsman training manuals, you can get them online at the virtual naval hospital: vnh.org They have the basic manuals, the dental manual, and the field medical service school manuals there...along with a lot of other manuals like preventive med.
WJG: There is a tremendous wealth of information on the vnh.org site! I'm going to be busy copying and linking from there. Thanks for a great reference. -k
For the signal flags, now the coast guard manaul may havie it to. could use the flags to "talk" to people without everyone reading your mail or raido.
Any of them for the ranks. Know most would not beleive and Sargent Major that was waring a sargent chevrons and a Major leaf. But some might.
Toss my blue jacket manual also and then my Guide book for Marines. Marine had the M1, carbine, M14, and the M16. Had the brake down for the crew servied weapons, and how to set up a mortor tube.
It's great to know all you vets are here. For all the vets here, I'd like to give you all a virtual hand shake for your services.
My dad served, as well as many of my relatives. My family has fought in every war that country has been in since it's beginning, with the exception of what's going on presently. I joined the Marines at 17 with my parents signature. Unfortunately, My father passed away before I shipped out and got out on a hardship to take care of my mom. So all you guys and Gals, I have a special spot in my heart for all of you. I salute you all!
I don't know how smart I am sometimes. Spent 3 years in the Sea Bees (Jan66 to Jan69) got out and then into the Marine Corps for 6,( Dec 73 to Nov 79) but trying. To do better, one of these days will have the thing I want stored.
I think you are right. Add to that Doritos and Coke. Well, they are welcome to it. Some of them will eventually figure it out, but it will be too late. I guess that is why it is important to get the items on this list now. I wish more people were "aware" now.
I wish more were aware, also. I am making up buckets that I will try to hand out to folks in need, when it becomes a problem. I am trying to put some basic items in it, that will sustain them for about a month. Beans, rice, salt, a kettle, matches, toilet paper, since most haven't a clue, and a printed handout sheet on how to use the stuff and maybe get by. Oh yes, also a towel. (Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy)
Rose, won't that be dangerous by making you a target?
Hey Todd! Look that gal over there is giving away free food. She must be loaded with the stuff. We'll have to see what else she has and come back when everyone is gone.
All that I am saying is, please be extremely careful. And keep saying, this is all I have left... I split it in half.
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