I’ve been thinking about putting a list together for you of 100 items you should store for survival. We can all use a reminder, right? You may have a few of these, or some of you may have all of them. Hopefully, some of these items you can pick up at a dollar-type store.
I just started a Food Storage Moms FaceBook Group if you are interested in a private group setting. My idea is for people to be able to ask questions and post good sales or ideas they have for preparedness. This is different than the regular Food Storage Mom Facebook.
Here’s the link, you just have to ask to join it. It’s easy, I promise. Food Storage Moms FaceBook Group
It’s all about buying smart and with the least amount of money. Sometimes you can pick up some of these on clearance tables on super sales days at your local grocery stores. One Can At a Time or Canned Food I Recommend
Stores Can Close Without Warning
Either way, start gathering some of these items slowly and you can check them off as you go. My biggest fear is having the stores close at the last minute and me being out of something I need, like aspirin.
I tend to get really bad headaches and the only thing that cuts the pain is good old aspirin. So you can probably picture, I have three bottles stored at all times. I own it.
I’m not a doomsday prepper, but I am an expert preparedness chick. In other words, I’m prepared for the unexpected. It’s a way of life for me, and I’m sure for many of you. I tip my hat to you for learning the skills as you go along.
By the way, when I pick up extra bottles of anything I always look at the expiration date. I’m not here to talk about the legitimacy of expiration dates. I only buy what I can use during that period of time. If it goes a little over that date I’m fine with it.
We know we need fuel, cooking pans and ways to cook food outside. These are simple items we can pick up throughout the year.
100 Items To Store For Survival
1. Water is number one, my suggestion is four gallons of water per person per day.
2. Rice How to Cook Rice
3. Pasta (you can stretch any meal with a little extra macaroni). Your family’s favorite grain could be a great substitute.
4. Beans, canned or bags of dry beans.
5. Snack Ramen noodles (these are filling, and you can add your own spices).
6. Canned vegetables, be sure and buy the ones your family will eat.
7. Canned fruits, and be sure to choose your favorite ones so the family will eat them.
8. Pancake mix, yes you can make them from scratch, but it’s nice to have some that you just add water. Don’t forget the syrup, but jam will do.
9. Biscuit Mixes, yes they are processed, but if we have an emergency I can just add water and bake.
10. Cold Cereal, be sure and choose the ones you will eat.
11. Instant milk
12. Peanut butter and jam (Peanut butter powder, thanks, Arthur).
13. Crackers, if you can’t make bread, you can eat crackers with peanut butter and jam or tuna with mayo on crackers.
14. Kool-Aid mixes or Tang (just add water).
15. Salt and Pepper
16. Spaghetti Sauce
18. Canned meats (mayo and Miracle Whip)
19. Canned Soups (if you have instant milk and water, soup can be made in no time).
20. Mac and Cheese (what child doesn’t like this).
21. Flour (if you have the basics you can make bread, biscuits, pancakes, crackers, and tortillas).
22. Yeast (Saf Instant is my favorite)
23. Sugar or honey
24 Cinnamon, chili powder and your favorite spices.
25. Oatmeal, who loves cooked oatmeal, raise your hand!
First Aid Supplies
26. Bandages or Band-aids
29. Fever reducer for children and adults, and thermometers.
30. Cough syrup
32. Cotton balls/Q-Tips
33. Vaseline, you can use this for so many things.
34. Bag Balm or Shea Butter
35. Essential Oils
36. Silver, drops or gel
37. Cough Lozenges
38. Vicks VapoRub
39. Epsom Salts Linda’s post on Uses of Epsom Salts
40. Apple Cider Vinegar Linda’s Apple Cider Vinegar Ideas
41. Phone chargers (preferably solar).
42. Flashlights (store batteries or buy solar).
44. Paracord, twine or rope
46. Multi-task knife
47. N-95 masks (various sizes)
48. Matches (waterproof or regular)
49. Garbage bags
51. Duct tape
52. Shovels (large and small)
53. Garden gloves
54. Soil amendments
55. Garden Seeds, be sure and buy only organic non-GMO ones.
56. Toilet paper
57. Paper towels
58. Plastic silverware
59. Paper bowls
60. Paper cups
Personal Hygiene Necessities
63. Menstrual Pads
67. Shaving cream
70. Disposable diapers (babies and adults)
71. Baby wipes
72. Hand sanitizer
73. Made up bags for unexpected roomies Bags with Hygiene Items
74. Bars of soap
75. Wash bucket
78. Clothespin Holder
79. Laundry Detergent (be sure and keep your laundry done, and store at least a years worth of soap).
81. Chapstick, if it has an SPF number it will protect your lips in the sun, hopefully.
82. Rags, I like to keep clean rags in a drawer to use for emergencies of any kind.
83. Clorox, if your sewer backs up, you will need bleach to kill the bacteria.
84. 409 Spray
85. Febreze Spray
86. Linda’s Book Prepare Your Family For Survival
87. Emergency medical handbook to use when the emergency room is not available Medical Handbook .
88. Headlamps like they use in mines.
89. Chocolate, dark or light works for me.
90. Books that are in hard form, if we lose power we may not be able to use e-books.
91. Playing Cards
92. Children’s books, if we are cooped up in a school, or even our house, having some colored pencils and coloring books or tablets would keep the young ones distracted from most disasters.
93. Bible or book you study as part of your religion.
95. Chainsaw, that neighbor down the street with a chainsaw may be your new best friend.
96. Emergency Colored Tape, I talked about this in another post, red means needs immediate help, yellow means delay/not immediate, green means they are ok to wait for assistance, black means death.
97. Tents or tarps
98. Extra Socks/Shoes
99. Coats, hats, gloves in case of inclement weather.
100. Blankets/Sleeping Bags
101. Coffee filters (they can be used for so many things)
I believe the more we see items we need to store for survival the more we will get started adding the items we need now, not next year. Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world, Linda