Survival List -
For Disaster
and Emergency Preparedness

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A detailed survival list will help you and your family prepare essential emergency items that...
you may NOT have remembered or thought of, without having a check-list. 

The survival stuff listed here includes many things that will be hard, or impossible, to find and will disappear very quickly from stores when a major disaster or emergency does happen.


You should do your best to prepare as many of them as possible, especially before a large scale or long term emergency.

You may not be able to acquire all of the items below, but something is always better than nothing... start now, even if it's a little at a time, so you will be more prepared!


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WATER
(Urgent - Items)
  • Emergency Water: (Urgent - keep stored)
  • Water Containers: (food grade if for drinking)
  • Hand Pumps & Siphons (for water storage containers and for fuels)
  • Emergency Water Filters and Purifiers
Purchasing For This Section:

Drinking Water - Packaged Water
Water Storage Containers - Variety of Water Containers
Emergency Water Filters - Portable, Lightweight, Emergency Filters
Purifiers - Purification methods for emergency drinking & storage
Berkey Filters - The most advanced passive water filter available
Flojack - Well water hand pump, get water from your well with no electricity
55 Gallon Water Barrel - Emergency Essentials.com

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EMERGENCY SURVIVAL FOODS LIST
(Urgent - Disaster List Items)

1. Grocery Store & Bulk Foods
2. LONG TERM Emergency Foods (MRE's, FREEZE-DRIED, DEHYDRATED)
3. LONG TERM Vegetarian MRE Foods (vegetarian protein foods)

Grocery Store & Bulk Foods

  • Rice - Wheat
  • Legumes: Pinto Beans, Black Beans, etc.
  • Oatmeal, Cornmeal
  • Canned Fruits - Canned Vegetables - Soups - Stews, etc.
  • Milk - Canned/Evaporated, Powdered, Sweetened/Condensed
  • Eggs - Powdered (dried)
  • Peanut Butter - Nuts - Popcorn
  • Dehydrated Fruits & Vegetables - learn how to dehydrate your own
  • Jerky - Trail Mix
  • Graham Crackers - Saltines - Pretzels
  • Chocolate - Cocoa - Tang - Punch
  • Honey - Syrups - White Sugar - Brown Sugar
  • Garlic - Spices - Baking Supplies
  • Soy Sauce - Vinegar - Bouillon Soup-base
  • Tuna Fish (packed in oil has more protein)
  • Canned Meats
  • Cooking Oil
  • Flour - Yeast - Salt
  • Coffee - Teas
  • Bulk Herbs (used for seasoning),
    (Herbs can also be used for first aid, or treating minor medical issues)
  • Vitamins - Minerals - Supplements
Purchasing For This Section:

MRE's, Dehydrated, and Freeze Dried Foods - Excellent variety of long-term foods
Grab-N-Go Food Buckets - 25 Year Shelf Life Emergency Food Supply In Convenient Buckets
Bulk Foods - Nitrogen Packed - Check their large selection of dried foods:
Wheat
Rice
Oatmeal
Pinto Beans
Dried Potatoes
Many other dried emergency foods, shelf-life up to 20 years.

Bulk Herbs - Huge Variety of Bulk Herbs for Seasoning Foods, Health, and Healing.
Vitamins and Suppliments - Large Selection of Vitamins & Supplements. Important for Everyday Health & Building A Strong Immune System.

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EMERGENCY POWER
(Important to Urgent - Items)
  • Power Generators: (fuel, solar or wind)
  • Portable Fuel Generators
  • Portable Solar Generators
  • Wind Generators
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Solar Generators - Highly Recomended Solar Generators
Gas Generators - A Large Selection of Gas Generators

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COOKING & HEATING
(Important to Urgent - Disaster Items)
  • Emergency Cook Stove
  • Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Emergency Heater
  • Gasoline Containers with Extra Fuel (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Seasoned Firewood (those that heat with wood)
  • Heating Oil or Propane Users (Urgent/Shortages: keep tanks full as possible)
Purchasing For This Section:

Emergency Cook Stoves - Good Choice of Emergency Cook Stoves
Fuel & Fire-starters - Cook Stove Fuel & Fire-starters

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SAFETY ITEMS
(Important to Urgent)
  • Emergency Weather Alert Radios (NOAA weather radio)
  • 72-hour Kit (portable- in you have to evacuate your home)
  • Emergency Car Kits (first aid & road-side kits)
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  • Smoke Alarms (battery powered)
  • Fire Extinguishers (or Baking Soda in every room)
  • Self Defense Items: Guns, Ammo, Pepper Spray, Non-Lethal Tools
  • Survival Guide Book
  • Take a basic course in CPR and First-Aid

Purchasing For This Section:

Emergency Weather Radio - Selection of Emergency Weather Radios
72 Hour Kits - 72 Hour and Larger Size Kits
Emergency Car Kits - Ultimate Auto Emergency Kit Selection
Self Defense Products - Self Defense Items To Protect Yourself

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KITCHEN & HOUSEHOLD
(General to Important - List Items)
  • Cookware (pots, pans, etc)
  • Paper Plates, Cups, Utensils, Paper Towels (stock up plenty of these)
  • Hand Can Openers
  • Insulated Ice Chests (to keep foods from extreme temperature ranges; such as not thawing or to keep from freezing)
  • Garbage Cans Plastic (great for storage, water transporting/cans with wheels)
  • Plastic Storage Containers (keep items dry and pest-free)
  • Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many)
  • Plastic Zip-Lock Bags (stock up on these)
  • Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Cooking and Barter Item)
  • Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypo chlorite)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  • Clothes Pins, Line, Hangers
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Books (Bible and Favorite Reading)
  • Writing Paper, Pads, Pencils
  • Solar Calculators
  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
  • Board Games, Cards, Dice
  • Scissors, Fabrics & Sewing Supplies
  • Duct Tape (must have item)
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Bibles & Inspirational Books - Selection of Bibles, Books & Inspirational Materials

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WATER
(Urgent - Items)
  • Emergency Water: (Urgent - keep stored)
  • Water Containers: (food grade if for drinking)
  • Hand Pumps & Siphons (for water storage containers and for fuels)
  • Emergency Water Filters and Purifiers
Purchasing For This Section:

Drinking Water - Packaged Water
Water Storage Containers - Variety of Water Containers
Emergency Water Filters - Portable, Lightweight, Emergency Filters
Purifiers - Purification methods for emergency drinking & storage
Berkey Filters - The most advanced passive water filter available
Flojack - Well water hand pump, get water from your well with no electricity
55 Gallon Water Barrel - Emergency Essentials.com

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EMERGENCY SURVIVAL FOODS LIST
(Urgent - Disaster List Items)

1. Grocery Store & Bulk Foods
2. LONG TERM Emergency Foods (MRE's, FREEZE-DRIED, DEHYDRATED)
3. LONG TERM Vegetarian MRE Foods (vegetarian protein foods)

Grocery Store & Bulk Foods

  • Rice - Wheat
  • Legumes: Pinto Beans, Black Beans, etc.
  • Oatmeal, Cornmeal
  • Canned Fruits - Canned Vegetables - Soups - Stews, etc.
  • Milk - Canned/Evaporated, Powdered, Sweetened/Condensed
  • Eggs - Powdered (dried)
  • Peanut Butter - Nuts - Popcorn
  • Dehydrated Fruits & Vegetables - learn how to dehydrate your own
  • Jerky - Trail Mix
  • Graham Crackers - Saltines - Pretzels
  • Chocolate - Cocoa - Tang - Punch
  • Honey - Syrups - White Sugar - Brown Sugar
  • Garlic - Spices - Baking Supplies
  • Soy Sauce - Vinegar - Bouillon Soup-base
  • Tuna Fish (packed in oil has more protein)
  • Canned Meats
  • Cooking Oil
  • Flour - Yeast - Salt
  • Coffee - Teas
  • Bulk Herbs (used for seasoning),
    (Herbs can also be used for first aid, or treating minor medical issues)
  • Vitamins - Minerals - Supplements
Purchasing For This Section:

MRE's, Dehydrated, and Freeze Dried Foods - Excellent variety of long-term foods
Grab-N-Go Food Buckets - 25 Year Shelf Life Emergency Food Supply In Convenient Buckets
Bulk Foods - Nitrogen Packed - Check their large selection of dried foods:
Wheat
Rice
Oatmeal
Pinto Beans
Dried Potatoes
Many other dried emergency foods, shelf-life up to 20 years.

Bulk Herbs - Huge Variety of Bulk Herbs for Seasoning Foods, Health, and Healing.
Vitamins and Suppliments - Large Selection of Vitamins & Supplements. Important for Everyday Health & Building A Strong Immune System.

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EMERGENCY POWER
(Important to Urgent - Items)
  • Power Generators: (fuel, solar or wind)
  • Portable Fuel Generators
  • Portable Solar Generators
  • Wind Generators
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Solar Generators - Highly Recomended Solar Generators
Gas Generators - A Large Selection of Gas Generators

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COOKING & HEATING
(Important to Urgent - Disaster Items)
  • Emergency Cook Stove
  • Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Emergency Heater
  • Gasoline Containers with Extra Fuel (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  • Seasoned Firewood (those that heat with wood)
  • Heating Oil or Propane Users (Urgent/Shortages: keep tanks full as possible)
Purchasing For This Section:

Emergency Cook Stoves - Good Choice of Emergency Cook Stoves
Fuel & Fire-starters - Cook Stove Fuel & Fire-starters

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SAFETY ITEMS
(Important to Urgent)
  • Emergency Weather Alert Radios (NOAA weather radio)
  • 72-hour Kit (portable- in you have to evacuate your home)
  • Emergency Car Kits (first aid & road-side kits)
  • Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  • Smoke Alarms (battery powered)
  • Fire Extinguishers (or Baking Soda in every room)
  • Self Defense Items: Guns, Ammo, Pepper Spray, Non-Lethal Tools
  • Survival Guide Book
  • Take a basic course in CPR and First-Aid

Purchasing For This Section:

Emergency Weather Radio - Selection of Emergency Weather Radios
72 Hour Kits - 72 Hour and Larger Size Kits
Emergency Car Kits - Ultimate Auto Emergency Kit Selection
Self Defense Products - Self Defense Items To Protect Yourself

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KITCHEN & HOUSEHOLD
(General to Important - List Items)
  • Cookware (pots, pans, etc)
  • Paper Plates, Cups, Utensils, Paper Towels (stock up plenty of these)
  • Hand Can Openers
  • Insulated Ice Chests (to keep foods from extreme temperature ranges; such as not thawing or to keep from freezing)
  • Garbage Cans Plastic (great for storage, water transporting/cans with wheels)
  • Plastic Storage Containers (keep items dry and pest-free)
  • Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many)
  • Plastic Zip-Lock Bags (stock up on these)
  • Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Cooking and Barter Item)
  • Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypo chlorite)
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Dish Soap
  • Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  • Clothes Pins, Line, Hangers
  • Paraffin Wax
  • Books (Bible and Favorite Reading)
  • Writing Paper, Pads, Pencils
  • Solar Calculators
  • Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
  • Board Games, Cards, Dice
  • Scissors, Fabrics & Sewing Supplies
  • Duct Tape (must have item)
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Bibles & Inspirational Books - Selection of Bibles, Books & Inspirational Materials

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PERSONAL CARE/HYGIENE
(Important to Urgent - Items)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Reading Glasses
  • Medicine: Prescriptions, Aspirin, Cold & Flu, etc.
  • Hygiene: Feminine Products, Hair Care, Deodorant, Floss, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Toothbrush & Paste
  • Bath: Lotions, Shampoo, Soap, Waterless & Antibacterial Soaps - (save water)
  • Shaving Supplies: Razors, Creams, Talc, Aftershave
  • Baby Supplies: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Ointments, Aspirin, etc.
  • Portable Toilets & Sanitation
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency First Aid Kits - Discount First Aid Kits & Supplies

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PET SUPPLIES
(Urgent - Survival List Items If You Own A Pet)
  • Extra Water for Pets (approx. 1 gallon/day)
  • Pet Food: Extra Dry or Canned Food
  • Pet Food Storage Containers
  • Pet Emergency Kits
  • Portable Pet Crates (a MUST have for pet emergencies)
  • Learn Pet CPR and Basic First Aid - Learn More On Our Page Here

Purchasing Items From This Section:

Dog Emergency Evacuation Kit - Dog Preparedness Items
Cat Emergency Evacuation Kit - Cat Preparedness Items

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LIGHTING
(Important Needed - Disaster List Items)
  • Flashlights, Light-sticks, Torches
  • Batteries (all sizes...buy latest Expiration Dates)
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Lanterns
  • Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency Lighting - Discount Emergency Lighting Supplies

Solar Powered Lantern/Flashlight
Solar-powered rechargeable or crank powered lantern

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TOOLS
(General Needed - Items)
  • Basic Tool Kit: Hammer, Screw Drivers, etc.
  • Shovels: Regular and Snow
  • Knives & Sharpening Tools: Files, Stones, Steel
  • Bow Saws, Axes and Hatchets. Wedges (also, honing oil)
  • Tire Repair Kits
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency Tools - Discount Emergency Tools & Supplies

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CLOTHING
(General Needed - Survival Items)
  • Sweatshirts/Pants
  • Hats & Beanies
  • Gloves: Work/Warming/Gardening, etc.
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  • Woolen Clothing, Scarves, Ear-muffs, Mittens
  • Work Boots, Belts, Levis & Durable Shirts
  • Thermal Underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
  • Rain Gear, Rubber Boots, etc.

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MISCELLANEOUS
(General Needed - Items)
  • Tarps, Stakes, Twine, Rope, Spikes
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows, Mats
  • Cots & Inflatable Mattresses
  • Backpacks, Duffel Bags
  • Fishing Supplies/Tools
  • Mosquito Repellent, Sprays, Creams
  • Mousetraps, Ant & Cockroach Traps
  • Rat & Mouse Poison, Roach Killer
  • Glue, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, etc.
  • Plastic Window Insulation Kits (or sheeting with extra duct tape)
  • Lumber (all types)
  • Wagons & Carts (good for transporting many items)
  • Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc

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SELF SUFFICIENCY SUPPLIES
(Several Important - Survival Items)
  • Food Dehydrator (dry available extra fruits and vegetables)
  • Canning Supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
  • Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid A MUST)
  • Garden Tools & Supplies
  • Green House (a small green house could be a life-saver)
  • Goats, Chickens (milk and eggs)
  • Extra Rolls of Fencing (keep wanted animals in, unwanted out)
  • Chicken coop: your own eggs & meat
  • Solar and/or Hand Well Water Pump
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Excalibur Food Dehydrators One of the Best Food Dehydrator's Available
Non-Hybrid Seed Packs - Non-Hybrid Seed Products and Information.

TOP OF PAGE

PERSONAL CARE/HYGIENE
(Important to Urgent - Items)
  • First Aid Kits
  • Reading Glasses
  • Medicine: Prescriptions, Aspirin, Cold & Flu, etc.
  • Hygiene: Feminine Products, Hair Care, Deodorant, Floss, Nail Clippers, Tweezers, Toothbrush & Paste
  • Bath: Lotions, Shampoo, Soap, Waterless & Antibacterial Soaps - (save water)
  • Shaving Supplies: Razors, Creams, Talc, Aftershave
  • Baby Supplies: Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Ointments, Aspirin, etc.
  • Portable Toilets & Sanitation
  • Toilet Paper, Kleenex
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency First Aid Kits - Discount First Aid Kits & Supplies

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PET SUPPLIES
(Urgent - Survival List Items If You Own A Pet)
  • Extra Water for Pets (approx. 1 gallon/day)
  • Pet Food: Extra Dry or Canned Food
  • Pet Food Storage Containers
  • Pet Emergency Kits
  • Portable Pet Crates (a MUST have for pet emergencies)
  • Learn Pet CPR and Basic First Aid - Learn More On Our Page Here

Purchasing Items From This Section:

Dog Emergency Evacuation Kit - Dog Preparedness Items
Cat Emergency Evacuation Kit - Cat Preparedness Items

TOP OF PAGE

LIGHTING
(Important Needed - Disaster List Items)
  • Flashlights, Light-sticks, Torches
  • Batteries (all sizes...buy latest Expiration Dates)
  • Candles
  • Matches
  • Lanterns
  • Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
  • Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency Lighting - Discount Emergency Lighting Supplies

Solar Powered Lantern/Flashlight
Solar-powered rechargeable or crank powered lantern

TOP OF PAGE

TOOLS
(General Needed - Items)
  • Basic Tool Kit: Hammer, Screw Drivers, etc.
  • Shovels: Regular and Snow
  • Knives & Sharpening Tools: Files, Stones, Steel
  • Bow Saws, Axes and Hatchets. Wedges (also, honing oil)
  • Tire Repair Kits
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Emergency Tools - Discount Emergency Tools & Supplies

TOP OF PAGE

CLOTHING
(General Needed - Survival Items)
  • Sweatshirts/Pants
  • Hats & Beanies
  • Gloves: Work/Warming/Gardening, etc.
  • Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  • Woolen Clothing, Scarves, Ear-muffs, Mittens
  • Work Boots, Belts, Levis & Durable Shirts
  • Thermal Underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
  • Rain Gear, Rubber Boots, etc.

TOP OF PAGE

MISCELLANEOUS
(General Needed - Items)
  • Tarps, Stakes, Twine, Rope, Spikes
  • Sleeping Bags, Blankets, Pillows, Mats
  • Cots & Inflatable Mattresses
  • Backpacks, Duffel Bags
  • Fishing Supplies/Tools
  • Mosquito Repellent, Sprays, Creams
  • Mousetraps, Ant & Cockroach Traps
  • Rat & Mouse Poison, Roach Killer
  • Glue, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, etc.
  • Plastic Window Insulation Kits (or sheeting with extra duct tape)
  • Lumber (all types)
  • Wagons & Carts (good for transporting many items)
  • Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc

TOP OF PAGE

SELF SUFFICIENCY SUPPLIES
(Several Important - Survival Items)
  • Food Dehydrator (dry available extra fruits and vegetables)
  • Canning Supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
  • Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid A MUST)
  • Garden Tools & Supplies
  • Green House (a small green house could be a life-saver)
  • Goats, Chickens (milk and eggs)
  • Extra Rolls of Fencing (keep wanted animals in, unwanted out)
  • Chicken coop: your own eggs & meat
  • Solar and/or Hand Well Water Pump
Purchasing Items From This Section:

Excalibur Food Dehydrators One of the Best Food Dehydrator's Available
Non-Hybrid Seed Packs - Non-Hybrid Seed Products and Information.

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