Survival Checklist

Survival Checklist

Below is a more detailed checklist for survival and can save lives if the items below are ready. Don't wait until an emergency or a disaster before running to get these items. By then, it might be too late and the only thing you might find is empty shelves or closed stores. These items are necessary in many situations, whether the emergency is limited to you and your family, or wide spead such as national emergencies. Some of the items below are very essential in short term emergencies (up to 72 hours), and some are good for long term emergencies. It helps to be prepared for both. Good luck!

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Survival Checklist

The list below is categorized to make it easy for you to start gathering what you need from the same place, or same store ... please note that this list doesn't focus on every personal need. It's up to you to determine other special needs that you might focus on, which can be determined based on climate (very cold or hot weather) or based on medical condition and so on.


Survival Checklist
Food & Food Procurement Items:
  Food (at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food)
  Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days)
  Canned food (fruits, veggies, soups, stews, etc.)
  Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  Milk (powdered & condensed, shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
  Flour, yeast & salt
  Rice, beans, wheat
  Honey, syrup and white or brown sugar
  Crackers, saltines, pretzels
  Goats, chickens
  Paraffin wax
  Pet food and extra water for your pet
  Popcorn, peanut butter, nuts
  Soysauce, vinegar, boullions, gravy, soup base
  Tea & Coffee
  Tuna fish (in oil)
  Vegetable oil (for cooking) (without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
  Vitamins
  Water containers
  Water filters & purifiers
  Aluminum foil (thick type)
  Canning supplies (jars, lids, wax)
  Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
  Cookstoves (propane, coleman fuel & kerosene)
  Grain grinder (non-electric)
  Hand-can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks
  Paper plates, cups, utensils
  Fishing supplies and tools (fish and snare line, fishhooks)
  Garden seeds (non-hybrid)
  Garden tools & supplies
  Snare wire
Health & Hygene:
  Baby kit (formula, diapers, wipes, ointments, aspirin, etc)
  Butterfly sutures
  Chap Stick
  Dust mask (to help filter contaminated air)
  Feminine hygiene, haircare, skin products
  First aid kits
  Men's hygiene (shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, floss, nail clippers)
  Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
  Moist towelettes
  Oxytetracycline tablets (diarrhea or infection)
  Prescription medications
  Surgical blades
  Toilet paper, kleenex, paper towels
  Clothes pins, line, hangers
  Gloves (work, warming, gardening, etc.)
  Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
  Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  Sleeping bags & blankets, pillows, mats
  Socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
  Woolen clothing, scarves, ear-muffs, mittens
  Workboots, belts, levis & durable shirts
  Reading glasses
  Bleach (plain, not scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite, can be used to purify water)
  Laundry detergent (liquid)
  Washboards, mop bucket w/wringer (for laundry)
  Mosquito coils, repellent sprays, creams
  Mousetraps, ant traps & cockroach magnets
Multipurpose Tools & Items
  Bow saws, axes, hatchets & wedges (also, honing oil)
  Duct tape
  Garbage bags
  Garbage cans plastic (great for storage, water transporting - if with wheels)
  Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
  Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in wintertime)
  Knife
  Knives & sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  Needle and thread
  Paper and pencil
  Tarps, stakes, twine, nails, rope, spikes
  Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  Lumber (all types)
Power & Heating:
  Batteries (all sizes... Buy furthest-out for expiration dates)
  Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  Candles
  Cell phone with chargers
  Charcoal & lighter fluid
  Flashlight ligiitsticks & torches and extra batteries
  Gasoline (for your car, generator ...)
  Gasoline containers (plastic or metal)
  Generators (helpful when there is a power outage)
  Lamp oil, wicks, lamps (clear oil preferred)
  Lantern hangers
  Mantles: aladdin, coleman, etc. (without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
  Matches ("strike anywhere" preferred)
  Mini heater head (propane) (without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
  Propane cylinder handle-holder (small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
  Propane cylinders
  Seasoned firewood
  Small hand lens (to light a fire from concentrated sunlight)
  Solar blanket
  Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms)
Security & Safety:
  Carbon monoxide alarm (battery powered)
  Emergency reference material such as a first aid book
  Fire extinguishers (or a large box of baking soda in every room...)
  Guns, ammunition, pepper spray, knives, clubs, bats & slingshots
  Rat poison
  Signaling mirror
  Watch dogs (and their food)
  Whistle to signal for help
  Wrist compass
Transportation & Cargo:
  Backpacks and duffle bags (allow mobility to transport items)
  Bicycles (with extra tires, tubes, pumps, chains, etc.)
  Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open flea markets)
  Local maps
Miscelleneous Items:
  Atomizers (they save water when used for cooling/bathing)
  Cash or traveler's checks and change
  Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies,
identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container
  Roll-on window insulation kit
  Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  Screen patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
Information & Entertainment:
  Journals, diaries & scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experiences)
  Writing paper pads, pencils, solar calculators
  Board games & cards (can relieve the stress in emergencies)
  Books, puzzles (activities for children)

Below is a page where you can write down your survival checklist, or any item you might be missing for your reference only, anything you write on this notepad will be saved for future visits.

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