Obligatory List of SHTF Supplies

Well, since Civil War, economic collapse, pandemic, Nuclear/chemical/biological/cyber terrorism, blackout, major earthquake, asteroid, and/or xenomorph ovipositor in anal cavity are just around the corner, now might be a good time to scare each other into spending wads of money on last minute supplies.

Once the sheeple start to panic, it’s too late. We’re ALL guaranteed to have forgotten at least something that we’ll kick ourselves about during the crisis. So, what will your wife and/or kids hate you for not having? What will you have to put everyone in danger by bartering for? What will you be forced to risk snipers, gangs, druggies, road blocks, starving dogs, etc. to gather (that you can have delivered to your door today)? What will you run out of first?

List of possible items to get started:

Universal gun cleaning kit
AM/FM/Weather radios
sand bags
Binoculars
Forest axe, hatchet
Lanterns, oil/wicks
Bulk emergency candles
Light stick shields, light sticks
headlamps
crank light
large stockpile of batteries
cook stove with cookware
Fire extinguishers
Bear spray canister
wool blankets
hygiene kit, wet wipes, no rinse wash
“Solar” shower bag
Bath soap
Antibacterial hand wipes
Toothbrushes, toothpaste, flossing picks
Antifungal and baby powder
Shaving cream, razors
Laundry detergent
Dish detergent
Camp toilet, bucket with toilet chemicals/supplies
disinfecting wipes, hair/body soap, liquid hand soap, alcohol sanitizer
contractor bags (42 gal., 3 mil)
contractor bags, woven (7 mil)
5 gallon buckets with laundry supplies
Electrostatic carpet/floor sweeper
Camouflage kit ( 3D camo hooded jacket with pants, camo sniper veil, green bush rag, face paint, mirror, gloves, balaclava, green rifle ghillie, zip ties, multicam stretch wrap; white sniper veil, snow poncho, Tyvek coverall, white gloves, white balaclava, white rifle ghillie, white stretch wrap; green, brown, black, white spray paint)
Gas Mask and extra filters in canvas bag
sleeping bag system, bag liner, inflatable pillow. inflatable sleeping pad, mosquito netting.
Large role of barbed wire with puncture resistant gloves and fencing staples.

Ballistic Helmet and goggles
Plate Carrier with Level III or above plates.
Double pistol mag pouch with flashlight and multitool
Walker’s Silencer or similar electronic ear plugs (#10 hearing aid batteries)
Blowout kit:
rip away medical pouch
CAT tourniquet in pouch
Celox blood clotting granules and plunger
Quick Clot Combat Gauze, Z-fold (3" X 4yds.)
6" Israeli hemorrhage control bandage w 2nd mobile pad
SWAT-T (Stretch-Wrap-And-Tuck) Tourniquet
Crimped gauze roll (4.5" X 4yd.)
Gorilla brand duct tape
Trauma shears
Large tweezers
Hemostat
Surgical Gloves
Small flashlight
Chest seals
Instruction sheet
Basic Tool Bag:
large multitool
folding bolt cutter
fence pliers/hammer
compact hacksaw
hand crank drill
drill bits
rivet gun and assorted rivets
standard and metric sockets with handle
adaptable screwdriver
large assortment of driver bits, including security bits
plastic cable/zip ties
stainless steel zip ties (12”)
heavy-duty staple gun
box of ½" staples
35 yds Gorilla duct tape
fiberglass and electrical tape
self-fusing repair tape
box cutter
can of WD40
tube of Shoe Goo
tube of Gorilla brand HD construction adhesive
files
rasp
chisel
measuring tape
regular pliers
plumber’s pliers
needle nose pliers
adjustable crescent wrench
utility shears
25’ braided wire
paracord
twine
J-B Weld SteelStik and KwikWeld epoxy
small led work light
assorted nails and screws
1 lb. 6D galvanized nails
1 lb. 4D galvanized nails
leather and nylon work gloves
pencils
small pry bar
rags

Breaching tools:
halligan tool (w shoulder strap, aluminum wedge, wooden block, 4 lb hammer)
6 lb firefighter’s axe (w 5” edge and pick spike)
12 lb sledgehammer
4 lb hammer
42” bolt cutters
welding gloves and glasses; Firepens, road flares, thermite, magnesium ribbon/sparklers, mini-torch.
Lockpick tools, combination and padlock bypass tools, padlock shims, door latch bypass tool/shove knife
pry bar, Fubar tool

Faraday Cage(s)
40 channel CB handheld radio w pouch, antenna, batteries, charger, earplugs
two-way radios w batteries
Solar/Crank radio w chargers
solar panel charger
Rechargeable batteries
SteriPen
Night vision
Flash drives, etc.

Basic Food supplies:
sugar
salt
vitamin C crystals
baking soda
white distilled vinegar
raw honey
lentils, rice, pinto beans, TVP, etc.
palm oil, virgin/unrefined coconut oil
#10 cans fruit, eggs, vegetables, milk, etc.
cans Red Feather butter
cans Bega brand cheese
cans Pilot bread crackers
General purpose seasoning, crushed red pepper, onion powder, chili powder, ground cumin, ground black pepper, dried basil
canned coffee
instant coffee
bottled liquors
Paper napkins, bowls, plates, cups, knife/fork/spoon
Folding camp grill
rolls paper towels, toilet paper, boxes facial tissues
Stainless bucket with rope for hoisting well water
Large bottle dish detergent
1-gallon storage bags
Heavy duty aluminum foil
Water filters, purifiers
Granulated chlorine and/or water purification tablets

Basic Hunting/fishing pack:
game snares
conibear traps w setting tool
slingshots and steel ammo
5-tine frog spear
minnow seine
yo-yo fishing reels
pocket fisherman (compact spin fishing outfit)
hooks, weights, snap-hooks, braided line, tarred twine, stringer
lures/packaged bait
.22lr carbine and .22lr ammunition

Generators with covers, 30 to 20 amp adapters, 50 to 20 amp adapters, 50’ and 100’ 10/3 extension cords, surge protector/power strips, 5-outlet power hubs, liquid transfer pumps, funnels, manual air pump, air gauge, Slime tire sealant, braided security cables, padlocks.
Propane and electric heaters
gas cans, with spouts/funnel, fuel preservative

Tarps, etc.:
1 X 7’ tarp zippers
grommet kit
tarp clips
bungee cords
heavy duty duct tape
Gorilla waterproof patch/seal tape (4” X 10’)
T-Rex waterproof (wet/rough surface) tape (4” X 5’)
3/8” poly rope (300 lb working load)
poly rope (310 lb. working load)
1,000 ft. roll paracord
500 lb. carabiners
Screw-type ground anchors
16 ga dark annealed wire
4-strand 20 ga galvanized wire
steel tent stakes

Go for tablets (not liquids) whenever possible. Remember that most medications will last long after their expiration date. You’ll also need WAY more bandages and gauze than you think to properly treat just a single wound.
Antibiotics
Pain medications (ask for prescription):
Personal meds (prescription):
Gauze pads (2X2)
Gauze pads (3X4)
Non-adherent pads (3X4)
Gauze pads (4X4)
Gauze roll (4.5"X4yds)
Gauze rolls (4”X4yds)
Conforming stretch gauze (3"X4 yds)
Israeli bandage, 6"
tourniquets
Quick Clot
Band-Aids, assorted
Cloth medical tape
Waterproof tape
Assorted safety pins
Cotton swabs
Finger cots
6" Tweezers
Hemostat
Tissue forceps
Surgical scissors
Trauma sheers
Lost filling and loose cap repair kit
Instant heat packs
Instant cold packs
Irrigation syringes
Basal thermometer, non-mercury
Jar petrolum jelly (7.5 oz.)
Glycerin
Elastic support bandage (3" X 54")
Self-adhesive bandage
Povidine ointment (iodine 10%) tubes
Multivitamin tablets
Expectorant (Guaifenesin 400mg; tablets)
Nasal decongestant (phenylephrine HCI 10mg)
Stool softener with laxative (docusate sodium 50mg, sennosides 8.6 mg)
Laxative (bisacodyl, 5mg)
Antacid (tablets)
Stomach upset/ diarrhea (Bismuth subsalicylate 102mg; chewable tablets)
Anti-diarrheal (loperamide HCI, 2mg)
Acetaminophen (Tylenol/500mg)
Ibuprofen (Advil/200mg)
Naproxen sodium (220mg)
Lidocaine Plus cream (lidocaine 4%)
Lanacane cream (benzocaine 20%)
Oral pain relief gel (benzocaine 20%)
Hydrocortisone ointment (1%)
Poison ivy (oak, sumac) wash
Isopropyl alcohol (70%; 16 oz.)
Hand sanitizer
Moleskin
Potassium permanganate (antifungal)
Masks, N95
Surgical gloves
Potassium Iodide (130mg: radiation emergency)
Meclazine (25mg)
Mylar blankets
Cotton balls
Super glue tubes
Sunblock, Insect repellant
Cast supplies (stockinet, cast liner, casting tape)
SAM splint
Preloaded skin stapler, staple remover
Emesis bags

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Well hell, i’m gonna die.

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While food can be rotated, and other items can sit indefinitely, its the meds I have a problem with. I don’t normally use any meds, creams or ointments. I have most of what is on the list, all of which have expired. How do you get around this issue? I know many are good after expiration, but how do I go about keeping things fresh when I never use any of this stuff, without simply throwing it all out and buying it all again?

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:laughing: Of course not! You’ll just be REALLLLY uncomfortable for a while.

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I store stuff in the coolest and darkest place possible. If it’s in tablet form, it’s probably good for well over a decade. If it’s a cream or ointment, it will go bad or stop working sooner. But, it’s not terribly expensive (relatively) to replace those items every so many years, depending on conditions/budget/threat-level. You can find stuff on the web about the Federal Shelf Life Extension Program.

If you store items that are most in need of rotation in one place or container, that will make it easier later. Also good to put tape on things with date purchased written on it.

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Impressive! As for medications, see


Also good is a nurse’s guide, such as

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Also, for anyone needing food grade buckets for free, ask the people at the deli/bakery at your local grocery store. All their frostings for cakes and other foods come in these buckets, they are usually 3 or 5 gallons. They usually throw them out and will give them to you if asked. I use these for a lot of food storage (even if they don’t need to be food grade buckets) and seal things in mylar bags and keep in these buckets.

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GREAT advice. Cheap is good!

Also, if somebody has beat you to it, then wait for them to show up for the next batch of buckets. Then, follow them home. Now, you know who has stockpiles of goods when SHTF.
:smirk:

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coffee filters - used to make coffee and filter water
prepper had granulated chlorine but you should also in include liquid (containers are reusable)
didn’t notice cheesecloth (or linen like cloth) - once you have purified the water in a open container you cover and the chlorine will off gas and the water will just taste better.

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you can do the same with a little bit of “work”, cotton cord, newspaper and paraffin.
place a length of cord in newspaper and start rolling the paper around it tight (the tighter the better), you can roll it to what ever size you want (candle to huge log depending on the amount of news paper.
Tie the “log” together and than soak it in hot paraffin. Remove when it will not soak any more and allow to cool. Cut into chunks or leave as a “log” and you have a waterproof fuel / fire starter. Can also be done with individual paper egg cartons (than cut up, you just put the kindling in the “cup”).

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I’m going to try that.

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tighter the better

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I plan on enslaving people , maybe open a bar & brothel that is kind of the center of my town. Every 3 months there will be a gladiator slave fights and the winner gets freed and a place in my militia ,if they want. This will be known as the Republic of Joe.

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Sounds more like Bartertown

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I am Neagan …we are all Neagan.

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I’ve never seen that show
But I thought your plan was to lift a smart car and get the hell out of dodge?

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White cotton rope will work for the center?

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Plans changed, I feel shtf is an entrepreneur’s game, tbh.

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Holy crap, I didnt think anyone here would get that.

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