Maintaining an assortment of survival supplies is essential if you are going to have any peace of mind during times of crisis and disaster. It is like having your own disaster survival insurance policy.
The first thing you need to do is determined which types of disasters are likely to hit your area. Once you do that, you will then have an idea of the types of survival supplies you will need to keep on hand.
That all sounds easy, but it takes time.
It might help if you can envision being without power and/or unable to leave your home for a few days. Think about the what supplies you normally use to accomplish daily activities; drinking, eating, cooking, bathing, sanitation, heating and/or cooling. You might want to involve you family in this, too. Ask them what they would want to store in a survival kit to have on hand if something were to happen.
Start Small and Build Your Reserves
Do not get overwhelmed with this process
'Starting small' means gathering enough supplies for 3-5 days.
Emergency Preparedness Supplies
Just click of the topic heading and the link will take you to detailed instructions for that topic.
I recommend starting with gathering an emergency water supply and extra food, but you can jump to the topic that interests you the most.
- Emergency Food Supply
- First Aid Supplies
- First Aid Kits
- First Aid Books
- Essential oils and other aromatherapy
- Natural remedies
- First Aid for Pets
When you know which survival essentials you will need, multiply that by the right amount for you and your family. Then, learn how to properly store and use them.
Survival Guide Books
One of the internationally known, SAS Survival Handbook, Revised Edition: For Any Climate, in Any Situation.
This is one of the best overall survival guide books on the market today. Add this book to your list of survival supplies for easy to follow step by step instructions how to react in the face of increasingly frequent natural disasters and hostile situations—and how to survive at home if all services and supplies are cut off.
Money Saving Ideas Shopping for Survival Supplies
Best resources for large quantities of food is warehouse club stores, such as Costco, Sam's, and food co-ops.
Watch for advertised sales of your local dollar stores or discount stores as they have great sales on overstocked products.
Monitor your local grocery stores for stock bulk bins but be sure check expiration dates.
You can also purchase grain and other supplies from farm supply stores and wholesalers. This may take some searching out, but can be worth while if you want to buy bushels of grain to preserve yourself.
Start acquiring survival tools. These could be anything from a wrench to turn off the gas to a chainsaw. Watch for advertised sales of your local hardware and army surplus stores.
Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) (or Co-ops) is a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer. Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of "shares" to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a "membership" or a "subscription") and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
Survival Supplies Vetted to Help You in Any Storm
This product works. You can cut through a 4 inch log in about 30 seconds. It is strong, well-built and designed to be an easy to carry if you have to bug out. Light weight. Sportsman Ind 36-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw With Pouch
This is my favorite survival product in the whole world. Everyone in my family owns one. it works beyond amazingly well. I sucked water out of a nasty pond and didn't die. Its called the Lifeline Straw.
If you need protection or reflection for any reason, this is the product for you. In case of shock, you need to keep a person's body at an even temperature and in my CERT training, mylar blankets like this were exactly what the trainers used.