100 Non-Food Survival Items To Store Now

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Do you sometimes wonder what non-food survival items to store? I’m trying to put lists together for you that you can print off and check off the ones you have or the ones you need to purchase.

Sometimes it’s a bit overwhelming to think about all the emergency stuff we need to have stockpiled. Well, let’s make this easy for you.I’m not going to address water or food because today it’s only about non-food survival items.

Here’s the deal, if you have an unforeseen emergency hit your community, lose income or become sick, you can walk into your pantry and fix any meal you want to prepare if you’ve planned ahead and set aside the foods you know your family will eat.

You will have the toilet paper you need, the pasta or beans to stretch your budget. The key here is to be prepared before you need these items.

Everyone has different budgets, so I want you to realize you don’t have to go out and buy all of this today. No, you pick up a few extra items every time you go to the store.

My motto is “one can at a time” or one package of toilet paper each shopping day. If you haven’t purchased my book you may want to have it in your hands to be prepared for the next disaster. “Prepare Your Family For Survival” by Linda Loosli

Non-Food Survival Items

Emergency Binder

Here is my emergency binder FREE printable post. Linda’s Emergency Binder Contents

Binder with important documents that you’ll need if you can’t get to your safety deposit box or home safe.

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Pictures of family and pets (you need at least two pictures in case you need to post one picture on a “Missing Board”)

First Aid Supplies


Bag Balm

Shea Butter (thank you, Janet)


Isopropyl alcohol

Hydrogen Peroxide



Fever reducers

Cough syrup

Anti-diarrhea medicine

Medical scissors

Cotton balls and Q-tips




Non-latex gloves


N-95 masks

Burn Salve

Cough lozenges


Essential Oils

Medical Handbook-a hard copy  Medical Handbook

Personal Hygiene

Shaving cream


Tweezers, with a pointed edge for splinters

Hand sanitizer

Bars of handsoap






Toilet paper

Menstrual pads



Adult diapers

Please note: you may want to put some baggies together with some personal hygiene products that are ready to barter with or share with people in the shelters. Trust me, they don’t have all the frills for people in the shelters, I have readers telling me this.

100 Non-Food Survival Items To Store Now

Baby-Toddler Items

Baby wipes

Diaper rash ointment

Disposable diapers

Cloth diapers

Diaper pins

Cloth diaper holders (rubber pants)

Kitchen Supplies

Paper towels


Paper plates

Paper cups

Plastic silverware

Kitchen sink soap



Hot pads

Soup Pot


Cast iron frying pan

Cast iron Dutch oven

Matches (waterproof or regular)


Lump Charcoal

Briquettes, please store your briquettes without lighter fluid in air-tight containers, they will last indefinitely.

Propane fuel

Butane Stove

Butane fuel

Pet Supplies

Put your pet vaccination printout in a folder, you will need to show proof of vaccinations in order to go to some shelters. Keep in mind, most shelters will not accept animals, so make a plan you can live with. Yes, they may accept support animals. Most pet boarding places require proof of all state-required vaccinations.

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Pet dishes

Poop bags



Miscellaneous Items

Large black garbage bags

Kitty litter

Emergency washing machine-Linda’s Emergency Washing Machines

Emergency toilet-Linda’s Emergency Toilet Article



I put together a portable kitchen in case I have to evacuate. Linda’s Portable Emergency Kitchen





Multi-task knives

Hand Tools


Garden Tools



Sewing Machine and/or sewing supplies such as thread, needles, and scissors.

Colored Tape, red means needs immediate help, yellow means delay/not immediate, green means they are ok to wait for assistance, black means death.


Fire Extinguisher



Phone Charger



CASH, small bills, if we lose power cash talks and credit or debit cards will not work if the ATM’s are shut down.

Final Word

Sometimes we have to see these non-food survival items many times before it clicks in our head that oh, I need this or that. I want you to think of the many things you may use every day, or just occasionally.

What if you can’t leave your home for days, weeks or maybe even months. Do you have some fever-reducing medication if you need it today?

What about a bad headache, do you have what you need in your home this very minute to get rid of the pain? Thanks for being prepared for the unexpected. May God bless this world.

Copyright pictures:

Emergency Items: AdobeStock_183207327 by Alexander

12 thoughts on “100 Non-Food Survival Items To Store Now

  • September 18, 2018 at 9:28 am

    Great list, I don’t like bag balm (though it works great) I have shea butter instead.

    • September 18, 2018 at 12:59 pm

      Hi Janet, I’m so glad you mentioned shea butter. A friend sent some to me and I didn’t know what to do with it. I’m going to add this to today’s list, thank you!! Linda

      • September 18, 2018 at 3:41 pm

        I melt it and put in avocado oil, then use a stick blender on it after it starts to harden in the refrigerator

        • September 19, 2018 at 10:04 am

          Hi Janet, I need to look into how to using shea butter, thanks for your tip! Linda

  • September 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

    Add black pepper or black pepper essential oil to stop bleeding. Works right away! Also tea tree (maleluca oil) works on many bacterial infections that neosporin does not. I also keep temperin, for temporary tooth filing or cap glue, along with clove oil for toothache pain. Nice binder! Great advice!

    • September 18, 2018 at 7:38 pm

      Hi Jeni, I love your comment! I have never purchased black pepper essential oil, I will now! Thank you for the tips! I have Tea Tree Oil, but will look for Temperin! Thank you so much! Linda

  • September 22, 2018 at 4:34 pm

    When I first started prepping my concern for family was utmost on my mind. One of the first things I did was prepare an emergency health bag for each family. It was an extra large ziplock bag and each bag took care of a family of four. Some of the items included… toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, razor, deodorant, aspirin, floss, cortaid, Neosporin, bandaids, playing cards, note paper and pens. So much more but I have forgotten. Yes, made a bag for hubby and me. If the kids needed to leave immediately and land here, I could hand them the bag. It would be a nice for them to have new items.

    • September 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm

      Hi Marcia, you had a great idea when you put those bags together. I have about ten bags filled with similar items in my hall closet in case people have to move here after a disaster. Great idea, Marcia!! I have just personal hygiene stuff but I want to add cards, Neosporin, band-aids, note cards, and pens. Awesome comment, thanks for sharing!! Linda

  • March 22, 2019 at 4:04 pm

    I have a question about something else will putting tuna pouches in Mylar bags extend their shelf life thank you

    • March 22, 2019 at 7:50 pm

      Hi Peter, no they will not extend the shelf-life of tuna pouches. Linda

  • April 17, 2020 at 8:20 am

    Tweezers, esp with pointed edge for splinters


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