Tuesday, June 26, 2012

100 Survival Items to Buy for Less Than $10

Even though times are tough for many people now, financially speaking, with just $10 or less you can still start to stockpile the things that can be useful--if not vital--during a disaster.  Here's some things you may want to consider buying with that $10 bill in your pocket:

  1. Boxes of matches.
  2. A smoke alarm for your home.
  3. Candles.
  4. A big bundle of toilet paper.
  5. Three gallons of gas to store for future use.
  6. A can of coffee or two.
  7. A box of large, sturdy trash bags.
  8. Boxes of ziploc bags.
  9. Boxes of 13 gallon trash bags.
  10. Fuel for your barbecue grill or camp stove.
  11. Buckets. 
  12. Water containers with caps.
  13. Bandaids and antibacterial ointment.
  14. Rubbing alcohol and peroxide.
  15. Slingshot and BBs.
  16. A knife.
  17. Kitchen tools (large spoons, whisks, manual can opener, etc).
  18. Food stuff: cooking oil.
  19. Food stuff: spices (salt, pepper, garlic powder, etc)
  20. Food stuff: canned meat, tuna fish, sardines, etc.
  21. Food stuff: sugar, honey.
  22. Food stuff: powdered milk
  23. Food stuff: grains such as wheat, rice, oats, etc.
  24. Food stuff: dried beans, lentils, peas, etc.
  25. Food stuff: baking supplies (yeast, baking soda, baking powder, etc).
  26. Food stuff: protein foods (nuts, peanut butter, jerky, etc)
  27. Food stuff: canned goods (vegies, fruit, etc).
  28. Food stuff: tea, juice mix, instant coffee, etc.
  29. Food stuff: candy, cookies, comfort foods.
  30. Bottles of bleach.
  31. Coffee filters.
  32. Towels, wash clothes, rags.
  33. Medicine: aspirin, non-aspirin pain reliever.
  34. Vitamins.
  35. Garden seeds.
  36. Gasoline container.
  37. Work gloves.
  38. Face masks.
  39. Duct tape.
  40. Rain ponchos.
  41. Plastic sheeting.
  42. Aluminum foil.
  43. Plastic wrap.
  44. Baseball bat.
  45. Saw/saw blades.
  46. Rope/para-cord.
  47. Sewing supplies (pins, needles, thread, fabric, buttons, etc).
  48. Batteries of all sizes.
  49. Flashlights.
  50. Glo-sticks.
  51. Clothing: socks, hats, long underwear, pants, shirts, etc.
  52. Hygiene supplies: soap, shampoo, toothpaste, toothbrushes, etc.
  53. Maps.
  54. Books (survival, back to basics, etc).
  55. Fishing supplies: pole, line, hooks, etc.
  56. Garden tools.
  57. Tarps.
  58. Cookware (particularly cast iron pans).
  59. Canning supplies: jars, lids, etc.
  60. Entertainment items: board games, puzzles, playing cards, etc.
  61. Baby wipes.
  62. Bicycle repair supplies.
  63. Small, useful stuff: nails, wire, glue, screws, nuts, bolts, paper clips, rubber bands, etc.
  64. First aid kit items: gauze, medical tape, tweezers, cotton balls, etc.
  65. Bandannas (varying colors, cotton).
  66. Paper and pens/pencils.
  67. Tools: screwdrivers, hammer, wrench, shovel, utility knife, etc.
  68. Whistles.
  69. Magnifying glass.
  70. Disposable plates, bowls, cups, eating utensils.
  71. Compass.
  72. Scissors.
  73. Razor blades.
  74. Blankets.
  75. Tow chain.
  76. Transistor radio.
  77. Feminine hygiene items.
  78. Baby items. 
  79. Supplies for the elderly (hearing aid batteries, etc).
  80. Wood (everything from 4x4s to block a door to wood for making spears to firewood).
  81. Bags and backpacks for carrying things.
  82. A siphon (for water, gas, etc).
  83. Sponges and scrubbers for cleaning.
  84. Eye goggles.
  85. Pry bar.
  86. Nitrile gloves.
  87. Pocket knife/multi-function knife
  88. Pepper spray.
  89. Padlocks.
  90. Ammo.
  91. Knife sharpening stone.
  92. Firearm cleaning supplies.
  93. Zipties.
  94. Hatchet/ax
  95. Disposable lighters.
  96. Bottle of whiskey.
  97. Canteen/water bottle.
  98. Plastic containers (all sizes, with lids).
  99. Mirror.
  100. Emergency blankets.
And a side note, if you want to stretch your $10 even further, consider purchasing these items at a thrift store, $1 store, Walmart, garage sale, or other discount place.

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