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
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.
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
Shea Butter (thank you, Janet)
Cotton balls and Q-tips
Medical Handbook-a hard copy Medical Handbook
Bars of handsoap
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.
Diaper rash ointment
Cloth diaper holders (rubber pants)
Kitchen sink soap
Cast iron frying pan
Cast iron Dutch oven
Matches (waterproof or regular)
Briquettes, please store your briquettes without lighter fluid in air-tight containers, they will last indefinitely.
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.
Large black garbage bags
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
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.
CASH, small bills, if we lose power cash talks and credit or debit cards will not work if the ATM’s are shut down.
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.
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