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SURVIVAL/PREPARATION LISTS
« on: October 12, 2014, 08:59:59 PM »
Several of us started a conversation on this subject in another thread but I believe it might belong here. Any way I felt it should have a thread of it's own so here goes.

This list is not all inclusive, you may have to modify this list according to whether you will bug-out or stand in place or whatever else your needs may be. A person would need a deuce and a half to move all this! Mylar bags are a great way to store food, putting the bagged items in buckets that can be sealed. Lots of sealed containers and desiccants, same as you would use with your ammo.

Gasoline/diesel of course will be out of the supply chain if the grid goes down so be thinking of alternatives to the generator or four-wheeler!

I hope this will help you and your families, time seems short but it's never too late to start getting ready. Do what you can as often as you can.

At the suggestion of Loose}{Cannon here is a revised list with the food items separated, makes things a little easier! Doesn't seem like much when broken down this way.


FOOD ITEMS

Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
Rice – Beans – Wheat
Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled)
Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
Vitamins
Milk – Powdered & Condensed
Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
Tuna Fish (in oil)
Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
Flour, yeast & salt
Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soup base
Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
Teas
Coffee
Chewing gum/candies
Goats/chickens

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These shelf life estimates apply to foods that are properly packaged and stored unopened in a cool, dark, dry environment.

1-3 Years Yeast at room temperature Peanut butter Nuts

3-5 Years Vegetable oil and shortening Drink mixes Hot cocoa Coffee Brown rice Peanut butter powder Home or commercially canned fruits, vegetables, and meats

5-7 Years Powdered eggs Butter powder Bullion Yeast stored in a freezer Brown sugar Barley

10 Years White flour Sour cream powder Textured vegetable protein (TVP) products Shortening powder Cheese powder 20 Years Dehydrated fruits and vegetables Freeze-dried cheeses Powdered milk Dehydrated carrots Quinoa Rye

25 Years Freeze-dried fruits, vegetables, and meats Instant beans

30+ Years Dry beans Lentils Rolled or whole oats Pearled barley Pasta Potato flakes Cocoa powder White rice Corn Wheat Indefinite Sugar Honey Salt Baking powder Baking soda Cornstarch

Copyright © 2014 - Food Storage and Survival - Read more at: Food Storage Shelf Life (plus printable chart!) - Food Storage and Survival

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OTHER SUPPLIES/TOOLS

Generators
Water Filters/Purifiers
Portable Toilets
Seasoned Firewood.
Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps, Lanterns
Camp Stove Fuel – Impossible to stockpile too much.
Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
Water Containers
Mini Heater head (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
Survival Guide Book.
Lantern Mantles
Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
Propane Cookstoves
Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
Thermal underwear / Polypropylene
Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty
Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
Garbage Bags
Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
Clothes pins/line/hangers
Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
First aid kits
Batteries
Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
Matches
Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
Insulated ice chests
Workboots, belts, jeans & durable shirts
Flashlights, Lightsticks, torches, Lanterns
Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
Garbage cans Plastic
Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash, floss
Cast iron cookware
Fishing supplies/tools
Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
Duct Tape
Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
Candles
Laundry Detergent (liquid)
Backpacks, Duffel Bags
Garden tools & supplies
Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
Bleach
Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
Knives & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
Board Games, Cards, Dice
d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap
Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
Shaving supplies
Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
Boy Scout Handbook
“Survival-in-a-Can” (http://www.walmart.com/ip/Coghlan-s-Survival-Kit-in-a-Can/8586949
Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
Reading glasses
Window Insulation Kit
Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
Lumber (all types)
Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
Lantern Hangers
Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
Cigarettes
Paraffin wax
Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
Hats & cotton neckerchiefs


Some other sites that may be of interest and certainly helpful:

http://readynutrition.com/resources/essential-prepping-calculators_13022010/


One of the best sites on the web for medical supplies/suggestions. Set up by a Doctor & Nurse (husband & wife team). Great info found here, pay special attention to the fish antibiotics, they will work and are safe to use on humans!! Mary and I used this site as a guide in our medical supply preps.

http://www.doomandbloom.net/survival-medical-supplies/


« Last Edit: October 19, 2014, 12:49:52 AM by Dannyboy53 »

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Re: SURVIVAL/PREPARATION LISTS
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2014, 09:13:19 PM »
Nice...  this is a good reference list.     Good stuff.

Maybe separate the food items into a its own list?     
      
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« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2014, 09:21:18 PM »
Yes sir, and if the space is available categorize the items as they are  on the shelves in the store. We keep an inventory list with our supplies so we know what we have on hand and what we need to focus on.

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« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2014, 10:07:48 PM »
Wow thanks a bunch Danny!  :) This is a great reference to get me started  thumb1

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« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2014, 10:11:33 PM »
You're welcome sir!

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« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2014, 10:13:38 PM »
If you guys ever hit Walmart or the like, they have in little plastic zippers these travel toothbrushes & toothpaste for $0.99 each. I usually grab a couple of them when I need a cheap toothbrush for cleaning gun parts or for other projects, and just keep piling up the toothpaste, so I kill two birds with well, $0.99.

Just thought I'd add.

This list is very nice. I may be printing a couple out for the fam so they can collect here & there.

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« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2014, 10:18:45 PM »
If you guys ever hit Walmart or the like, they have in little plastic zippers these travel toothbrushes & toothpaste for $0.99 each. I usually grab a couple of them when I need a cheap toothbrush for cleaning gun parts or for other projects, and just keep piling up the toothpaste, so I kill two birds with well, $0.99.

Just thought I'd add.

This list is very nice. I may be printing a couple out for the fam so they can collect here & there.

Good idea Worm, I'll have to check that out. Thanks!

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« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2014, 10:49:36 PM »
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Re: SURVIVAL/PREPARATION LISTS
« Reply #8 on: October 13, 2014, 03:32:16 PM »
Thanks for posting this up man. Food preps/storage is one of my favorite subjects.

I'd like to add, if you don't mind, For milk, Besides powdered and condensed, some great options are also...

Evaporated milk ( canned and not sweetened. Milk with 60% of water removed, 1 part evaporated + 1 part water = a close equivalent to fresh milk except for a slightly caramelized flavor . Has a 1 year+ shelf life. Can be found with the baking products in stores. I prefer it when making white gravy, so i use it at least once a week.
1 can+ 1can water with 2 table spoons flour + a lil oil/grease or wild game pan drippings, makes a fantastic gravy for biscuits or rice, meat, etc. )


Shelf stable "box" milk ( High temp pasteurized milk that has been hermetically sealed [ air tight like a juice box]  for a no refrigeration needed until opened, up to a year shelf life. Cost is not much above regular milk prices per gallon but is a lil harder to find in my area. Comes in quart and smaller boxes. I keep quite a bit on hand and my daughter prefers the taste even though i can't tell a difference. No additives or preservatives and will rotate easily because its great to have on hand for camping or when you just can't make it out to the store.

I'd like to add that rotation is key in food preps, so finding  bulk/shelf stable foods that you will use in your daily life as well as for food preps, will help with rotation.

I like how you added water enhancers to your food list. This is usually forgotten about. Just because a lot of food preps are bulk in nature, like that 50lb bag of rice that has people looking at me funny  :o ( perhaps they didn't see the 25lb bag of salt to season it with  :P ) Doesn't mean they can't be flavorful.

   
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« Reply #9 on: October 13, 2014, 04:20:24 PM »
Exactly right armedhippie, and feel free to add items or ideas. You have practical experience in this area and it can benefit us all.

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« Reply #10 on: October 19, 2014, 12:48:33 AM »
In the list of foods above I added a guide as to how long different foods can be stored as long as they are properly packaged and protected from the elements.

There is also a printable chart with this information in the link to their web site.

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« Reply #11 on: October 19, 2014, 02:06:24 AM »
This looks really great Danny....  very nice.
      
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« Reply #12 on: October 19, 2014, 04:02:02 PM »
This looks really great Danny....  very nice.

Thank you Sir.

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« Reply #13 on: October 19, 2014, 04:31:19 PM »
Exactly right armedhippie, and feel free to add items or ideas. You have practical experience in this area and it can benefit us all.

Appreciate it Danny. I've been food prepping for a long time now, It just becomes second hand after a while.

 Your doing a fantastic job man. This will help a lot of people out. Thank you for your time.

Been battling a very serious cellulitis infection in my leg, that has downed me for almost a week now. NONE of my preps would have helped me in keeping my leg or my life. Been in and out of the ER on IV antibiotics.

While i also prep a lot of some med supplies...antibiotics are definitly my weak point and it sucks that this had to happen for me to realize this. Will most certainitly be checking out the link about fish antibiotics ( Goes to show no matter what you think you know...you can always know more. Knowledge is power)

I get scratched/cut/jabbed by metal, wood, briars and just about anything else that can break the skin everyday. Sometimes I'm diligent about keeping it clean and bandaged...other times not so much.

While i had no cuts or sites of infection on my leg, it could have come from any number of cuts/scratches/bite that I had had before, that had already healed.

You always hear how a little scratch can bring even the strongest down...count on it and prep for it. I have a hard time preping "small". Could someone maybe do a write up on a small carry with ( like maybe even pocket size) first aid kit. I would be most thankful.

Any 1 out there have any good info on natural meds? Don't get me wrong here, I'm the first to run for rubbing alcohol and peroxide. You can put stove top pressure canners to good use making an "appalachian cure all" that works great as a disinfectant. Got a few gallons of wild grape wine brewing now as well. ( Purely for the health benefits   ;) )

To make a long story longer... I will most certainly be adding crutches and a walker to my med preps ( my 1 cane has been stressed to say the least)
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« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2014, 05:12:24 PM »
Holy Cow armedhippie. First I have to ask, are you a diabetic? I am a Type II and I have to keep a look out for small wounds/bites as they become infected easily and take much longer to heal. I would recommend, aside from seeing a Doctor, drinking a tablespoon of pure honey mixed with a teaspoon of ground cinnamon 2 or 3 times a day, it's a very good way of dealing with inflammation. Because i am a diabetic I use coconut oil instead of honey, it works great hippie...I have seen results in 48 hours.

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« Reply #15 on: October 19, 2014, 05:39:11 PM »
Mrs.Cannon says....


"Go to Tractor Supply. They carry injectable penicillin for animals, all you have to do is the math to figure your weight to units you will need. The last I purchased had to be kept refrigerated.

They also carry a wide array of scaples, syringes, powders, and liquids that are used for treating various animal medical issues, that can treat humans as well.
Local feed stores have a lot as well, maybe more just look around."
      
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« Reply #16 on: October 19, 2014, 05:52:43 PM »
No, But Adult onset diabetes most certainly runs in my family and is something I need to keep a watch on.

Good to know about the honey and cinnamon ( have both on hand always). My leg and foot have been so swollen, I couldn't move my toes and it felt like my skin was going to burst open ( way down now)

Just in case, Is there any Diabetic oriented preps you would advise? My mother has Type II as well as others in my family.

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"Go to Tractor Supply. They carry injectable penicillin for animals, all you have to do is the math to figure your weight to units you will need. The last I purchased had to be kept refrigerated.

They also carry a wide array of scaples, syringes, powders, and liquids that are used for treating various animal medical issues, that can treat humans as well.
Local feed stores have a lot as well, maybe more just look around."

Great to know man. While I'm allergic to penicillin myself, this is good to know stuff. I'm on a small cattle farm myself and this had not occurred to me. Definitely gonna do a lil research.
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« Reply #17 on: October 19, 2014, 05:53:41 PM »
Mrs.Cannon would like to also add.... 

A BASIC MEDICAL KIT FOR A 10-20 PERSON SHELTER

      
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« Reply #18 on: October 19, 2014, 06:09:55 PM »
Mrs.Cannon would like to also add.... 

A BASIC MEDICAL KIT FOR A 10-20 PERSON SHELTER



Absolutely, a great addition...my thanks to Mrs Loose}{Cannon.

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« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2014, 06:20:10 PM »
Mrs,Cannon says,
As far as the diabetic supplies, I would just start storing the usual stuff you use.
I had a diabetic dog and bought syringes and insulin at CVS for her. I did not need a prescription or anything. I would by stuff rather frequently so I never ran out. As far as I can recall the insulin had  a shelf life of 1 or 2 years.  Not for certain.
Ketone test strips, always came in handy
Karo syrup, the clear kind and honey helped her when blood sugar would severely drop.
Hope some of that helps out
      
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