- Cash. Amount varies but keep it locked up and secured and only use it for an emergency.
- Food. Enough to last for a month of not going to the grocery store.
- Water. Enough to last for a week or two (longer if practical).
- Home security system. Everything from deadbolt locks and fences to a video system and panic alarm. You need to be able to keep the casual invader out of your abode.
- Alternate sources for lighting, heating, and cooking (in case of a long-term power outage).
- Sources of information and knowledge. That means books. How-to books, books about survival and old time skills, etc.
- Weapons. Gun if you have/like them, pepper spray, a baseball bat, etc.
- Bug out gear. In case you absolutely must leave your home.
- Medical supplies. In case you can't leave your home, EMS isn't available, and/or pharmacies are closed.
- Alternate communication devices. In case cell towers are down. HAM radio anyone?
- Animals. For food, protection, and companionship.
- Alternate modes of transport. Car? Bicycle? Motorcycle? Shoes for long distance walking?
- Entertainment. What would you do for hours/days on end if your electronic devices didn't work?
- Fix it materials. For everything from making a plumbing or carpentry repair to sewing up ripped clothing.
- Good friends and neighbors. No man is an island.
- A reasonable ability to procure your own food. Guns and ammo for hunting, experience fishing and trapping, experience foraging, experience gardening.
- A stockpile (month's worth) of items you regularly use (toilet paper, baby formula, cleaning supplies, etc).
- Specialized gear for the area in which you live (rain gear, parka/hat/gloves, boots, etc).
- Documentary materials. Pens, pencils, paper, markers, etc. For making notes, writing details and lessons learned, documenting the situation, etc.
- Treats. Whisky, chocolate, candy, cigars...little things that can be put aside and brought out to improve morale.
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Saturday, July 9, 2016
20 Things Every Household Should Have
In this age of uncertainty (and riots and chronic economic issues and a contentious presidential race and a contentious Soviet Union, etc), EVERY household should have the following items, whether you live in a tent or a mansion:
Posted by Code Name Insight at 3:40 PM
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#13 really resonates with me now. The first week after I broke my leg, my tablet pooped out and my TV was intermittent. The need for non-electronic entertainment capacity is real!ReplyDelete