August 12, 2013

LONG TERM SURVIVAL ITEMS



Everyone's survival supplies are going to be different depending on the scenario.  Here's my scenario for this list:

Complete, long-term collapse of society.  Bug out to mountains.  5 - 6,000 ft elevation.  Temperate climate.  Not super cold.  Some snow in the winter, but not much.  This list is for 1 person, but it is also assuming that this person may add numbers to his group.  So for more people, just multiply the items or get larger items when necessary.  Doesn't take into account the needs of females, infants, elderly, or handicapped people.  Be sure to add your medications to this list if you have any.  Clothes are assumed and not listed, except for some accessory type clothes.  Some of the items are actually lists within a list, like the first aid kit, tool set, or doctor's toolbag, etc.  I would be bugging out with this stuff, so large vehicles and trailers are valuable, but there is an option of taking multiple trips or pre-storing this stuff in your bug-out location. For a better visual of this list, you can watch this survival supplies video.



--LISTED IN ORDER OF IMPORTANCE--

  1. all purpose survival knife
  2. Fire starter
  3. assorted seeds and beans (something to grow for every season if possible, also sprouts (alfalfa, soy, mung), asparagus, medicinal plants, and cash crops)
  4. mess kit (first method for water purification)
  5. sleep system
  6. hunting rifle with suppressor, scope, night vision scope(converter?), thermal imaging scope , and extra magazines
  7. ammo
  8. survival sage (1st source of electricity)
  9. emergency radio am/fm/shortwave/noaa w/light and crank powered (2nd source of electricity)
  10. buckets with air tight lids, food grade
  11. big ole first aid kit (make sure it has sutures , quick clot, lots of reusable bandages, antiseptic, antibiotics, slings, air splints, blister prevention/treatment, surgeon disinfectant soap, latex gloves, aspirin, immodium ad, etc.)
  12. shovel
  13. rat traps
  14. toothbrushes
  15. big tarps (at least 3: water proof shelter, fish pond-black tarp if cold area [pond liner], rain catchment)
  16. large backpack
  17. paracord
  18. axe
  19. water bottle (stainless steel)
  20. 9 months of stored food (freeze dried, dehydrated, canned, powdered, grains, sugar, honey, etc.)
  21. binder with hard copies of most important survival info, including color pictures of edibles in the wild in your area and how to prepare them, laminated or waterproofed somehow
  22. large water filter with extra filters (second method for water purification)
  23. maps topo and political/street
  24. baking soda
  25. mason jars
  26. Tattler reusable jar lids and gaskets
  27. pressure cooker/canner
  28. cotton towels all sizes
  29. tilapia (live, or best type of fish possible)
  30. compass
  31. cooking set (spatula, tongs, ladel, knives, etc)
  32. BioLite BaseCamp Stove (3rd source of electricity)
  33. LED flashlight/lantern (handcranked)
  34. multi-tool
  35. grill rack for cooking/dehydrating
  36. gun cleaning kit
  37. knife sharpening kit with honing oil
  38. camouflaged infrared perimeter silent alarm system
  39. dental repair kit
  40. gorilla tape (camouflaged)
  41. hand gun with suppressor, laser, and holster
  42. ammo for it
  43. ghillie suit
  44. spotting scope with tripod (or binoculars)
  45. rechargeable batteries (all sizes)
  46. battery recharger
  47. walkie talkies
  48. bleach (third method of water purification)
  49. signal mirror
  50. dwarf fruit trees
  51. MP3 player & headphones
  52. cutlery
  53. hand operated grain mill

---- CAR WOULD BE ABOUT FULL ----

  1. large barrels with the siphon, wrench, and faucet attachments
  2. cooking oil
  3. multi-vitamins
  4. mosquito net
  5. soap
  6. mylar ziplock bags all sizes heavy duty
  7. desiccant packs
  8. toothpaste
  9. pens
  10. printer paper
  11. reading glasses
  12. wood stove with chimney piping and roof panel protector
  13. work gloves
  14. heavy duty aluminum foil
  15. doctor's toolbag
  16. cutting board
  17. dental floss

--- TRUCK WOULD BE ABOUT FULL ---

  1. horse with all its gear (male & female if possible)
  2. outdoors cook set
  3. dentist's tools
  4. lighters
  5. petroleum jelly
  6. bow saw with extra blades (or buck saw)
  7. salt
  8. paintbrush (for manual pollination)
  9. chickenwire
  10. rabbits
  11. razors (some prefer to go with old school blades, save space and money, but requires more skill)
  12. low power laptop packed with software/movies/music/games/podcasts/family photos/etc
  13. cash
  14. sledgehammer
  15. glass vials
  16. patch kit for plastic/tarp/rubber?
  17. hand auger drill set
  18. water well hand pump set
  19. radio antenna extension
  20. small backpack
  21. emergency blanket
  22. family canopy with screen and magnet closure
  23. camouflage netting for vehicle, campground, outposts, hunting, etc.
  24. sewing kit
  25. hand pump pressure sprayer
  26. insect mesh hat
  27. camp shower
  28. go away kits
  29. spare fabrics (cotton, denim, leather, etc)
  30. rain suit
  31. fertilizer
  32. large fishing net
  33. kick butt manual tool set including some large tools like bolt cutter
  34. nails
  35. protractor
  36. vinyl floor roll
  37. goats
  38. earthworms
  39. jerry cans (gas cans are fine)
  40. cot with matt (or bunk cot/cot couch)
  41. Gatorade powder mix
  42. solar panels (4th source of electricity)
  43. combiner box
  44. inverter to turn DC from solar panels into AC
  45. battery (Duracell Powersource 1800 or even bigger)
  46. ham radio with antenna long extension
  47. chair (chaise lounger)
  48. deodorant
  49. headlamp light (I like the ones with night vision)

--- TRUCK WITH LARGE HORSE TRAILER WOULD BE FULL ---

  1. greenhouse unassembled (low-lying) (or sheets of greenhouse plastic and pvc pipe)
  2. bear pepper spray
  3. metal chests with pad lock (waterproof it before burial)
  4. large tip felt markers
  5. fishing hooks
  6. fishing string
  7. wedge
  8. game call
  9. small water filter
  10. machine gun
  11. ammo for it
  12. field dressing/butcher knife set
  13. silver coins
  14. garden/farm tools set
  15. deck of cards
  16. flex cuffs
  17. eye glass repair kit
  18. vaccuum sealer
  19. processing table (table with sinks)
  20. washboard (or an alternative manual wash)
  21. tea
  22. comb/brush
  23. shampoo
  24. spray paint cans (brown, green, yellow, gray, whatever makes things blend in)
  25. pond liners
  26. two man tent
  27. rubber wash tub
  28. hoses various lengths with connectors and spray nozzles (some normal hoses, some pocket hoses)
  29. various size plastic containers for liquids and solids, tupperware, bottles, pitchers, squeeze, pour
  30. bird traps
  31. bird food
  32. bells
  33. wood gasifier
  34. dust masks
  35. water pumps foot operated
  36. condoms
  37. game scent
  38. drum liners or contractor bags (clear 3 mil)
  39. water thermometer
  40. filet knife
  41. solar oven
  42. mineral salt blocks
  43. bulletproof vest with tactical pouches
  44. helmet (maybe balistics kind with visor)
  45. sun block
  46. tweezers
  47. straws
  48. tactical shotgun with suppressor...I know what you're thinking, but just go along with it, it's possible - ish
  49. shotgun shells
  50. splitting maul
  51. small woodwind instrument
  52. potatoes
  53. smoker baskets
  54. snares/snare wire
  55. freshwater testing kit - ph, ammonia, and nitrate
  56. LED floodlights
  57. fish scaler
  58. sinkers
  59. survey meter (like geiger counter)
  60. Potasium Iodide tablets (or Potasium Iodate)
  61. laser printer with extra cartridges
  62. monowalker or game cart
  63. large lantern (hand crank style)
  64. digital camera (and digiscope connection)
  65. barb wire
  66. watering can
  67. explosives (tannerite?)
  68. blankets
  69. large fresnel lens
  70. machete
  71. duster
  72. motion detector lights
  73. fire pucks
  74. rangefinder
  75. scissors
  76. water storage treatment
  77. am radio transmitter
  78. carabiners
  79. black electrical tape
  80. oxygen monitor/meter for pond
  81. rope
  82. come along
  83. screws
  84. fish trap
  85. SOL Escape Bivvy
  86. waterproof cache tubes (like mono vault)
  87. dirt bike w/ spare parts
  88. power tool set
  89. pipe bomb materials
  90. industrial strength glue
  91. bunjee cords
  92. camo face paint
  93. nail clippers
  94. scale set
  95. pocket knife
  96. rifle 22lr
  97. 22lr ammo
  98. metal mirror
  99. hesco bastions
  100. manual oil press
  101. megaphone
  102. crovel extreme
  103. family pictures
  104. comforter
  105. night vision goggles
  106. hatchet
  107. horse cart/wagon
  108. rotary hand pump
  109. cb radio
  110. can opener
  111. fireplace tool set
  112. tea strainer
  113. ethyl alcohol
  114. storm whistle
  115. oven thermometer
  116. funnels
  117. spotlight
  118. chickens
  119. chicken feed
  120. soundproof foam lining
  121. jewelry
  122. biodiesel refinery kit
  123. chain saw
  124. picnic table foldable (or regular banquet table)
  125. cologne/perfume
  126. hand cranked air raid siren
  127. food dehydrator (low power)
  128. gold/metal smithing equipment including kiln
  129. generator
  130. taper saw files
  131. oxygen absorber packs
  132. solar fire starter
  133. trash cans
  134. assault rifle (tricked out)
  135. ammo
  136. thermos
  137. beekeeping kit
  138. hard copies of important survival books
  139. caffeine pills

---  LARGE MOVING TRUCK WITH HORSE TRAILER WOULD BE FULL ---
(To take more than this would require a semi-truck, multiple trips, or multiple vehicles)

  1. garden cart/wheelbarrow (collapsable one?)
  2. boresighter
  3. chewing gum
  4. mushroom growing kit (spores)
  5. duckweed
  6. solar garden lights and bug zapper w/ off switch
  7. fire extinguisher
  8. flare gun and lots of flares
  9. pocket chainsaw
  10. fishing lures, plastic worms, bait
  11. gold flakes
  12. old school shaving soap kit with extra bars
  13. bees
  14. cotton balls
  15. self-adhesive laminating sheets
  16. microfridge (or portable ice maker)
  17. ice trays
  18. gas mask
  19. epoxy putty
  20. kiddie pools
  21. bushcraft knife
  22. doodle sketch drawing board
  23. sand bags
  24. security cameras
  25. pigs
  26. pig feed
  27. big rugs for living quarters
  28. hanging scale
  29. ballistics shield
  30. wire
  31. animal cage traps of various sizes
  32. shoulder bag
  33. talcum powder
  34. sand paper
  35. manual meat grinder
  36. lotion with aloe
  37. voice alarm system
  38. soldering gun
  39. emberlit stove
  40. toilet paper (yellow pages or tightly bound industrial rolls)
  41. clothesline
  42. garden safe pesticide
  43. multi-ladder
  44. distillery set
  45. dvds
  46. computer speakers
  47. liquid measuring cup
  48. manual blowing forge
  49. double wash basin
  50. all weather blanket
  51. hard candy
  52. tactical goggles
  53. pulley set
  54. superworms
  55. roll of screen to cover bug containers, form sifting box, dry food, etc.
  56. forage mix for grazing animals
  57. plow
  58. arc welder
  59. protective welding gear (helmet, gloves, clothing)
  60. welding rods
  61. tape measure
  62. fishing pole
  63. large mirror
  64. oil lamp
  65. anvil
  66. fishing bobbers
  67. saint candles or emergency candles (with colored wax)
  68. LED flashlight
  69. hydrogen peroxide
  70. Coffee
  71. coffee filters
  72. coffee percolator
  73. laundry detergent
  74. kinetic watch
  75. micro hydro turbine generator (5th source of electricity)
  76. stakes
  77. small chess set (or just make one out of bark)
  78. nuts, bolts, and random hardware
  79. dutch oven
  80. Koolaid
  81. plastic zip loc bags
  82. thermometer
  83. fish net
  84. fishing scent
  85. spare pvc pipe and joints
  86. wash n go portable sink
  87. gaiters
  88. projector
  89. utility bucket
  90. heavy duty cable
  91. fully automatic lightweight gun
  92. ammo
  93. climbing sticks (or tripod)
  94. carrier pigeons
  95. pigeon food
  96. metal grates
  97. pestle and mortar
  98. poison
  99. knee pads
  100. UVPaqlite
  101. bug repellant
  102. hot pads
  103. plastic tubing
  104. smoke grenades
  105. squeegee
  106. vinegar
  107. spare electrical wires
  108. heat powered stove fan
  109. sniper rifle (with scopes and suppressor)
  110. ammo
  111. drag bag
  112. snow shoes
  113. waterproof duffel bags
  114. butter churn
  115. projection screen
  116. leather laces
  117. sewing awl
  118. food plot seed
  119. notebooks
  120. truck winch
  121. solar water heater
  122. rubber boots
  123. shackles
  124. hot cocoa
  125. laminate saw
  126. treestand
  127. flashbangs
  128. sentimental box
  129. tomahawk
  130. LED tap lights
  131. swim goggles
  132. hand & body warmers
  133. FRS energy drink powder
  134. smoker
  135. alcohol still
  136. trail marking tape
  137. bio-sand water filter
  138. bear-proof containers
  139. ballistics mask
  140. laundry wringer (or mop bucket wringer)
  141. aluminum duct piping and spark arrestor
  142. cargo net
  143. baking powder
  144. chapstick
  145. garden safe fungicide
  146. bluegill (live)
  147. cable ties
  148. Body Glide anti-chafe balm
  149. zippo lighters
  150. zippo lighter fluid
  151. mini hacksaw
  152. measuring cups and spoons
  153. *dish brush
  154. incense and holder
  155. Hippo Roller or Q drum
  156. grinding wheel
  157. work insoles
  158. Delta Light Ball (Dynamic Entry Flash Illuminator)
  159. swivels (fishing)
  160. sheep
  161. basic mountaineering equipment
  162. butcher’s twine
  163. gold panning kit (including sluice box)
  164. seal stamp (or custom ink stamp)
  165. clothes pins
  166. moth balls
  167. hand saw
  168. wash tub
  169. typewriter with extra ink
  170. poncho heavy duty
  171. plywood
  172. game hoist
  173. large ice chest that locks with padlock and medium ice chest or tub that sits inside it or a large ice chest that has hollow walls
  174. mechanical pencils
  175. pencil lead
  176. pencil erasers
  177. reflective tape
  178. scent eliminator
  179. collapsable water jug
  180. cabela’s camp kitchen
  181. pack axe
  182. motorcycle trailer
  183. drip irrigation system
  184. fire paste
  185. heavy duty garbage bags
  186. duct tape
  187. board games
  188. handheld battering ram
  189. safety pins
  190. survival card tool
  191. sundial
  192. liquid spray-on sealant
  193. flashers fireworks
  194. bicycle with touring gear (bags and trailer)
  195. bicycle pump
  196. spare inner tubes
  197. tire repair kit with portable tire inflator
  198. external hard drive
  199. nuclear, biological, chemical suit
  200. agriculture film
  201. seed starters
  202. parabolic mirror
  203. pedometer
  204. camelback
  205. sharpening rod
  206. posters
  207. wok
  208. pellet gun
  209. pellets
  210. saw set pliers
  211. spinner bike electrical generator (6th source of electricity)
  212. various straps, fasteners, buckles, cam buckle tie downs, velcro, ratchet straps, etc.
  213. crossbow
  214. arrows
  215. can cooker (or pressure cooker)
  216. double swords
  217. spray bottles
  218. harmonica
  219. plastic bags
  220. Martinelli’s Apple Juice bottles
  221. snake tongs and stick
  222. froe
  223. bandana hankerchiefs
  224. bottle rockets
  225. rescue cart
  226. biolite camp stove
  227. utility sled
  228. shakaulu knife
  229. bear traps
  230. tea kettle
  231. pack raft
  232. seeder
  233. strings of firecrackers
  234. mini battle shield
  235. large vinyl signs with common messages to people approaching
  236. whiteboard (or chalkboard)
  237. dry erase markers (or chalk)
  238. iron non-electric
  239. hand muff
  240. UV Glow Stick
  241. portable bidet
  242. locust farm
  243. jacks
  244. atomizer bottles
  245. full-spectrum flourescent lights
  246. Grommet kit
  247. concrete canvas shelter
  248. lifestraws
  249. corrugated tin sheets
  250. equipment and materials for making ammo
  251. water repellent spray
  252. portable toilet (or bucket lid seat)
  253. hydraulic jack
  254. rebar
  255. donkey/llama/camel/mule/ox (male & female if possible, and gear)
  256. rolling pin
  257. surveillance drone
  258. wet suit
  259. weather meter shooting tool
  260. manual jerky slicer
  261. concrete mix
  262. treadle sewing machine
  263. cow
  264. dog whistle
  265. waterproof pouches for electronics and documents
  266. saw blade sharpener
  267. Paul Elkin’s homeless shelter
  268. plastic egg cartons
  269. periscope
  270. stream machine water gun
  271. lock pick tools
  272. waders
  273. caltrops
  274. rain gauge
  275. water salinity monitor
  276. sheet metal
  277. tracker knife
  278. wrist, ankle, knee braces
  279. 2x4s, 4x4s, and other spare wood
  280. barometer
  281. auto fluids
  282. spirulina algae growing apparatus
  283. electric fence
  284. meat/game shears
  285. mini air horns
  286. minnows (live)
  287. aquarium fish net
  288. zipper repair kit
  289. sets of flags
  290. hack saw
  291. carnauba wax
  292. portable closet
  293. two man two handed cross cut saw
  294. aeroponics aparatus
  295. cinder blocks
  296. griddle
  297. Infrared light
  298. hand carders
  299. laminated barter store catalog
  300. basic auto parts replacements
  301. yo yo fishing reels
  302. adze
  303. tow cable
  304. hammock tent
  305. cherry bombs/M60s/1/4stick dynamite (good kind from Mexico)
  306. umbrella
  307. leather conditioner
  308. plastic windows and installation materials
  309. trekking poles
  310. staple gun
  311. staples
  312. figure 9 rope tighteners, cletes
  313. tactical gloves
  314. water purification tablets or drops
  315. baking dish
  316. diving mask and snorkel
  317. flippers
  318. mixing bowls
  319. axe sharpening stone
  320. bullwhip
  321. windmill (7th source of electricity)
  322. boatpack
  323. weaving loom
  324. Triwick emergency candles
  325. gator treble hooks
  326. desalinator
  327. boar spear
  328. metal pipes
  329. bill hook
  330. whiteboard erasers (or chalkboard erasers)
  331. gyroplane
  332. camcorder
  333. peeler
  334. fan
  335. freshwater snails
  336. fire pit
  337. hygrometer
  338. magnifying glass
  339. padlocks
  340. chains
  341. pvc film roll on dispenser
  342. cross country skis
  343. cross country boots
  344. cross country poles
  345. snake bite kit
  346. road flares
  347. astrolabe
  348. spinning wheel
  349. grappling hook
  350. folding saw
  351. plastic roll
  352. electric blanket
  353. monocular
  354. military field telephone system
  355. mouse traps
  356. crampons
  357. ice axes
  358. masking tape
  359. drawknife
  360. poncho/tent
  361. solar trickle charger
  362. bow
  363. butterfly net
  364. tick twister
  365. hunting blinds
  366. spare air
  367. rainwater harvest system
  368. bagster
  369. food chopper
  370. windsock
  371. fire retardant sheeting
  372. colored pencils
  373. freshwater mussels
  374. kinesio tape
  375. woodman’s pal machete
  376. soloflex weight bench
  377. dumbells
  378. bread pan
  379. gsi outdoor’s camp kitchen
  380. colander
  381. rubber bands
  382. hour glass
  383. anemometer
  384. national guard uniforms
  385. FEMA jackets
  386. welding goggles
  387. coffee straws
  388. carpenter saw
  389. insulation
  390. mouth wash
  391. dosimeter
  392. personal identification papers
  393. jumper cables
  394. minnow trap
  395. microfiber sponge
  396. battery tester
  397. plastic net roll
  398. urumi
  399. basejumping parachute
  400. roof shingles
  401. large warming stones
  402. resistance bands
  403. dish soap
  404. dovetail saw
  405. space heater
  406. climbing claws
  407. wet ones
  408. crayons
  409. pencils
  410. pencil sharpener
  411. rock salt
  412. manual ice cream maker
  413. paint
  414. large paint brushes and rollers
  415. pea gravel (rocks)



Nothing more I can think of is really worth bringing.  Just go back and double up on the most important items, barter items, and items most likely to break.  Or add major infrastructure facilities/equipment/materials, like refinery equipment, large radio towers, storage warehouses, backhoes, bulldozers, wood pallets, etc, but this is really the kind of stuff you would need to have at your bug out location beforehand.




Here are some helpful questions to consider in creating your own list:

How long will it last?
Can you make it instead?
Can you scavenge it instead?
Is it a need or want?
Is there a better alternative?
What is the value/space ratio? (flint high value, small space; wood stove mid-high value, large space)
Is there a manual and a powered version of it?  If so, get both, as long as you can power it.





Stuff you don't need:

gas stove
regular batteries (Except for the ones that you already happen to have at home.  You can bring those.)
matches (Likewise, you can bring whatever you happen to have at home.)
water stored at home (since you’ll be bugging out, but you might want to do it as a favor for a neighbor)