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Survival list...recommended basics

Basic Survival Items Checklist

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You can think of more items than are on this list depending on where you live and your personal situation.



Stock up on large quantities of basic foods plus:



Rice

Beans

Pasta

Salt

Sugar

Flour

Baking Soda

Baking Powder

Powdered Milk

Coffee

Canned meats such as Spam and canned hams etc. to flavor beans

Spices

Toilet paper

Seeds for the garden

A 2 year supply of dehydrated food (I have a friend that sells it at a discount if you're interested and will ship)

Beaucoup ammo of all calibers w/weapons of same (military and hunting)

Reloading bench with dies, powder and bullets etc.

First aid supplies and manuals

Camping gear (lanterns, cookstoves, Coleman fuel, oil lamps and oil, tentage, sleeping bags, tarps etc.)

Fishing gear

Water filtration equipment, with extra water cans to carry water

A 4 wheel drive pickup

Hunting and utility knives

Razors

Alcohol

Anti-biotic ointment

Hydrogen peroxide

Maps and compasses (local areas)

Binoculars

Walkie talkie radios

Rain gear

Good boots and heavy socks

Work jeans

Work gloves

Winter gloves

Long johns

Heavy winter coats

Matches and heat tabs or fire starter to start cooking fires

A portable generator that will also recharge car batteries and run radios (1KW)

Sewing kits

Manual can openers

Tarps and tent pegs

Bungie Cords

Fishing gear

A cooking grill for a campfire

Supply of extra pots, pans, skillets, kettle, utensils

Towells and toiletries (male and female)

Bar soap

Washing soap powder

Unscented bleach (to purify drinking water)

A gravity water filtration system (Berkfield/Berkey)

Extra cots for friends and family if any show up

Fresh batteries of all sizes for portable radios and flashlights

Solar cell to recharge 12Vcar batteries

Rope and twine of various lengths

Duct tape

Tools (Garden and mechanic)

Chain saw with supply of 2 cycle oil and gas

Hand tree saw and axes/hatchets (for firewood)

Large water cans to store water

Matches in water proof containers

AM/FM portable radio

Solar powered flashlights



As for firearms, a minimum of a rifle with scope, small semi-auto rifle or carbine, two pistols (semi-auto and revolver), a .22 rifle, and a shotgun. I prefer a pump 12 gauge since it is reliable. A .45 1911 and a .357 magnum are good pistol choices. For the rifle, a good all around caliber is .308, but .30-08 is good too. Ammo for all the above is plentiful. My small semi-auto carbine is a Ruger Ranch Thirty (7.62x39 Russian ammo).

I don't keep many canned goods as they don't store well and are heavy.

A list of friends locally who are like minded and will work together, and an "alert roster" of phone numbers for same.

I keep the rice and beans in plastic drums with diatmaceous earth scattered inside to stop insect problems. I keep the pasta in sealed vacuum packed bags. I also vacuum pack coffee, Tang, dried mixes, oatmeal, spices etc.

I don't think you can have too much, and there's always something else you wish you had, but you have to work with what you can obtain and afford. Any preparation is better than nothing, and "you fight wars with what you have, not what you wish you had," to quote a Marine officer.

Keep your supply in more than one place. Stash caches away from your main residence so you can move to those locations with the minimum and still be equipped.
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Uh....do you something the rest of us need to know?


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Re: Survival list...recommended basics

Chan...........

I see where your heads at..........funny thing is I have quite a few of those items in the cache myself.................Oh yeah..............6" PVC and some cosmoline...........grease up a piece, stick it in the PVC, throw in a few boxes of the appropriate caliber of ammo........ and glue on some end caps............store 'em anywhere.........
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Uh....do you something the rest of us need to know?

Yeah.. I need a bigger bike or a TRAILER!!!

Which reminds me... I need to add "spare tires" and "tire patch" kit to the list..

Thanks!!!
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Chan...........

I see where your heads at..........funny thing is I have quite a few of those items in the cache myself.................Oh yeah..............6" PVC and some cosmoline...........grease up a piece, stick it in the PVC, throw in a few boxes of the appropriate caliber of ammo........ and glue on some end caps............store 'em anywhere.........
I don't have a CLUE what you are talking about! These are all for my grandkiddos.. when they grow up.. God willing!
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Beer

Water

Ice Maker

Generater

Fuel

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I don't have a CLUE what you are talking about! These are all for my grandkiddos.. when they grow up.. God willing!
Chan;.............so berry a 'piece' and leave them the map to the treasure...........?
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Chan;.............so berry a 'piece' and leave them the map to the treasure...........?
Whatever works, pard.. whatever works.... remember, tho, luck favors the prepared.

Which reminds me (beer recipes and ingredients need to be added to the list).. hahaha
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Obviously we're preparing for 2012.

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WOndering if it would be useful to do a GPS system. IN the case of a Solar storm of such magnatude which we have never seen in this lifetime, or generations before... I would surmise GPS be ruled out as the possibility of it rendered useless a huge possibility..

good list so far.

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I've got Kruggerands buried inside pvc pipe.

Oh yeah, I've got scrap iron buried ABOVE my gold, so if you want to have fun with a metal detector be my guest.

That's all I need. Well, that and my 12 gauge pump with 200 rounds of 00 buck shot.


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"The List" started a long time ago... basic was the principal.. and maturing to your own particular tastes in caliber, volume and mass.

In light of the troubles the poor folks over in Haiti are having, I have to wonder...

Also, in light of how well the Gov. reacted in Katrina Dome... wow.. I was impressed...

So, come on 2012...circle them wagons!
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........a Solar storm of such magnatude which we have never seen in this lifetime, or generations before...
Just looked this up on the internet as you are the second person to talk about this, in as many days. (the first time I kind of ignored the guy in the pub!)

Turns out that if we had a solar storm as bad as 1859, we could loose ALL computers (non-repairably!), all modern banking systems and virtually all electronic gadgets.
In 1859 "Telegraph wires in both the United States and Europe experienced induced emf, in some cases even shocking telegraph operators and causing fires." - our modern electrics just couldn't put up with this at all.
It used to be said that countries were just a few missed meals away from anarchy or revolution - how about now? A few weeks without a banking system and all that relies on it?

Grow your own food!

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Don´t worry. Apple are working on the iStorm right now !.
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Chan you've got a good list there and like you said may need a large trailer to carry all of it but I think one important thing you left out is a family evacuation plan. What does you and and your family do when you gotta get out, Where would the rally point be or rally points be as several routes out should be considered. Some plans can be found online. Plus if you use the 5 gal plastic buckets with some kind of food in them you can find someone who has bottled nitrogen and have nitrogen blown into the bucket starting at the bottom and moving up slowly closing the lid to seal. Bugs cannot survive in the nitrogen atmosphere.

I have noticed that Costco in my area has been selling a bucket with 200 meals inside. Of course there are lots of LDS that live where I do and speaking of LDS ask them what is suggested as storage of food and supplies for the long hall. I have a large electric grinding mill that also has a hand crank in case there is no electricity. I also have a Bosch mixer that can be turned with a handle and will mix whole wheat flour. Lots of things you can do with cast iron cook wear and it cleans with fine sand if needed.

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Chan you've got a good list there and like you said may need a large trailer to carry all of it but I think one important thing you left out is a family evacuation plan. ... Lots of things you can do with cast iron cook wear and it cleans with fine sand if needed.
Good point.. we already have one.. so guess I was on a different page...

I aint skeered... just trying to be practical... speaking of which, great lead on the Nitrogen.. !!
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If the world is coming to an end. My plan is to stand outside and be among the first to die.

I don't think I want to live after the "poppyclipse." Althought it would be fun to get in a few kills before I went. I do have a list you know...

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Fail to prepare, prepare to fail?

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... I don't think I want to live after the "poppyclipse." Althought it would be fun to get in a few kills before I went. I do have a list you know...
Allllllrighty then... so that side-trip to Jones, OK is now scratched off my list!

"Hey honey, we, uh... won't be stopping by to see John and Lindy after all!"

But seriously, I think I understand the sentiment. Depending on the type of calamity (nuclear?), would I really want to die a slow, lingering death, or a really fast one?

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