What’s in your emergency kit? Part 3


As Big Bertha spins in the Atlantic, the onset of the hurricane season is bringing up some uneasy memories for me of late August 2005. At a time that I believed I was fairly well prepared (and we were much better prepared than most), the fact remains that most of us are simply not ready for anything more than a temporary disruption of normality.

With that in mind, I ran across this post from a Georgia blogger named Darlene…

Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 – 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY – note – food grade if for drinking.
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
17. Survival Guide Book.
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. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit
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 & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & 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. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, “No. 76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; 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, Duffel Bags
58. Garden tools & supplies
59. Scissors, fabrics & 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 & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
65. Sleeping Bags & 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 & cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
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, / also Leaders 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 & carts (for transport to and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & 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 & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Livestock

linkage: Equipped to Survive

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41 Responses

  1. WHAT? T. Boone Pickens is gonna have us all using windmill-generated electricity. What’s to worry about?

  2. Yeah, that’s a great idea. Click on the Live Leak Video

  3. A good pellet gun pistol and rifle should be included.
    Great for varmints, and knocking down a squirrel for dumplings, without scaring all the other tree rats, or letting too many others know what you are up too.

  4. Robert D, while the wind always blows in the area he is putting in the windmill farm, it don’t blow quite like the North Sea…not quite.
    I saw yesterday that the Mt Shasta glacier is growing. Bet that gorebal warming is driving y’all nutz out there.

  5. Well, I believe ol’ T. Boone is just rustlin’ up some bidness.

    /And if he can mandate it, he’ll be happier than a tick at a bloodbank.

  6. Maybe, Swampie, but T. Boone has been right about more things than I can count, over the years, and he is putting his money where his mouth is.
    One thing is certain, he is right about the huge daily cash transfers the U.S. makes to the foreign countries we buy oil from.

  7. Yep, that is true. I druther the cash be within the USA or at least on the same continent.

  8. I’d be happy to cut Venezuela free of being a supplier.

  9. Goin’ back to topic, here’s something no serious survivalist should be without.

  10. Unless, of course, they live in the desert. Then the survivalists are screwed.

  11. how much does that thingy cost?

  12. Cool water maker.
    I repeat, you gotta have sumpin’ like this or this.
    Or a shotgun.

  13. Yep, I want a good pellet gun.

    Yeah n2l, that ole mountain has been full of ice and mystery forever. Here’s my take on it.

  14. Then go get’chu one.
    They are fun, lethal, and don’t upset the neighbors too much.

    Did you listen to Rush today? He featured Dr. Roy Spencer, the official EIB climate expert.
    Here’s his most recent report, with this graph.
    /ruh-roh

  15. I’m gonna get one, but there’s a cash flow problem for toys just now. (and I already own 14 assorted guns)

    Yeah, that old nasty global cooling is rearing it’s ugly head isn’t it? Bet the gloworms aren’t going to change their tune though, no matter how bad it can hurt us.

  16. No, that tune represents a whole lotta loot, as long as they can continue to fool enough dolts, and bribe enough politicians.

  17. Dang…just dang!
    I got to step away from the keyboard after reading that.

  18. I dunno n2l, I think he lived a good long life and died happy.

    “He told me it was the perfect day,” Slone said. “He felt honored to be there.”

  19. I know, just couldn’t see the screen. The harmonious events.

  20. o.k. got it……

  21. God Bless Him.
    He got to pay his respects, so he could rest in peace.

  22. Did you see THIS?

  23. No, didn’t see that.
    I guess that is an outstanding achievement, just never heard of it. I would have thought you would have to kill the enemy to be considered an ace.
    I notice they didn’t mention anything about the F-15 going against the F-22, though. That bird makes all others look like parakeets.

  24. No, I didn’t listen to Rush today as my day was spent with cartoons and a sick grandboy.

  25. That sounds like more fun than running around in a heat index of 105.

  26. Oh. I guess I didn’t read far enough. I think you’re right, you have to kill an enemy pilot or two to make ace.

    After reading further, she didn’t get to be an ace. She got the American Fighter Aces Award. Still, it’s quite an accomplishment to beat all the guys.

  27. I’d also like to comment on that “warming” graph. The previous temperatures that have been recorded are being “adjusted” constantly. Many of the the temperature data stations that are being used to show global warming are very badly located. The adjustments are kept secret.

    Previous temperatures are being adjusted multiple times years after they were taken. Amazing.

    In other words, the data stinks.

  28. Nuke, that water thingy costs over $2,000. It’s a little beyond my budget (okay, a lot beyond my budget). If I had that much spare cash lying around, I’d get something liposuctioned, botoxed, or lifted.

  29. Night all y’all.

  30. Uhh…one last thing, then I’m gone.
    The Great Escape.
    Amazing.

  31. $2400? Woo Hoo!
    Think I’ll just stick to my $150 filter kit
    Link

  32. G’night, N2L.

    Yeah, Nuke, I figure I’ll be able to boil up some water outta puddles if I gotta.

  33. nite y’all

  34. G’night, Nuke.

    Interesting link, n2l.

  35. By now you’ve all probably heard that the videos and photos of the Iran missile launches were from several years ago, and not recent.
    I don’t fear Iran, like some, which doesn’t mean I don’t care about preventing them from acquiring nukes, because they would surely use them, or transfer them to terrorists who would. I just don’t worry about Iran militarily, or that have the leadership adequate to pose a serious military threat. I don’t fear they will be able to close the Straits of Hormuz, or attack our troops in Iraq.
    Why do I think this? It’s because of the way the IRI has structured itself, and that the best jobs go to family, friends, and other devout supporters of the IRI. As a result, you get engineering and funding by government for capital projects like this.

  36. DAMN! I used to have a bumper on my 3/4-ton truck that was made out of a thick steel tube of about 8″ inside diameter which was then filled with concrete and welded to the frame.

    I believe the people driving that bridge need something like that.

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  38. I’ve just added a link to your post in our newest “Cast Iron Around the Web” entry at http://www.cookingincastiron.com

    The link was added because of #50, of course.

  39. thanks Rick!

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