10 Survival Supplies every household needs to have
Have the essentials for a catastrophic event before it happens
It is fairly apparent that something coming. FEMA and NASA have both issued public press releases urging the public to prep for an event which will change the face of the world.
Scientists continue to make predictions that the world will see a massive disaster within the next few years.
Even evangelists have predicted that there is a catastrophic event on the horizon.
These developments have led many families to begin prepping and gathering prepper supplies. Yet, if you are new to prepping you may not know what items you need to have in your household to ensure your survival.
Here are 10 survival supplies every household needs to have.
10) Have a water filtration system
Where it may be true that you can access water now, water may become contaminated. You can have a small back up supply of bottled water and rainwater.
However, these supplies will run out and you do need to have a plan of how to ensure that your water is safe to drink. Water purification straws and water filters should be at the top of your list.
9) Dehydrated food packaged specifically for the survivalist/prepper
Survivalist/prepper dehydrated foods have been known to have a shelf life of 20 to 30 years. If possible, stock up on as many of the packages as you can.
In a survivalist situation you will need to have food to sustain you till you can find a reliable and a sustainable source of food. Preppers should have food stored away from their house as well to ensure that they prepare adequately for food survival.
8) Tactical First Aid Kit
In a catastrophic event, medical facilities will quickly become overwhelmed as rioters and marauders injure the general public to obtain the necessities for survival.
When this happens, it will be up to the prepper to provide medical care to his or her family. Having a basic first aid kit will not work. A tactical first aid kit is needed for your emergency planning.
Your tactical first aid kit should have all of the basics such as ban aids and gauze, but also elements such as blood transfusion kits, surgeon’s needles, and tunicates.
A good tactical kit will have every possible emergency addressed somewhat.
7) An offensive and defensive weapon
Where some preppers are strong advocates for guns for offense and defense, it is not the only route that a family can take, especially in households where they are not allowed to possess a firearm.
In these instances you can use a knife, a staff, or a stun gun (where permitted) as an offensive and defensive weapon. The point is that you need to have something which can be carried and used effectively in an emergency situation.
6) A sustainable heat source
Matches are not a sustainable heat source. Neither is a taped in furnace. True, you could have a propane or gas source of heat, but even this will run dry.
Your only real source of sustainable heat will therefore be either a flint and steel or a bowdrill. Yes, you can use other methods such as a flashlight or a chemical reaction to make fire, but for long term survival you will want to know a firecraft and have the devices in your household to implement that craft.
5) You need to have a bug out bag for every family member
One of the biggest mistakes that prepper families can make is to only have one bug out bag for the family. As a prepper, you need to have a bug out bag for each family member which can sustain that member for a minimum of 72 hours. It is advised that you treat each bug out bag as a totally separate entity.
Do not diversify your supplies throughout the bags each bag needs to be complete in itself.
4) Have a topographical map
A topographical map of the area may sound a bit ridiculous to someone in an urban setting. However, in the event of a catastrophic event, the streets will become clogged as people try to flee from cities. The only way in which to navigate will be by foot.
Those who do so will need to know where the cliffs and valleys of the area are so that they can take the quickest an least conspicuous route to their bug out spot.
Preppers need to have seeds. If the soil becomes tainted then all of the hunting and gathering skills will be a moot point. You need to ensure that the seeds you choose are not from hybrid plants but from organic sources.
Hybrid plants do not yield any seeds which can be replanted. Organic seeds do.
You need to have camouflage for a bug out situation. In the event that you have to leave your location quickly, you want to be able to blend into the surroundings. The last thing that you want to do is draw attention to yourself and be the target of rioting and marauders. Once you are in the wilderness you will need to have camouflage for your survival.
1) You need to have a well-defined survival / disaster plan and a stopwatch
Preppers need to have a plan of action that everyone in the household understands. Each member needs to know their role in the disaster plan.
You need to have a stopwatch to test the limits of your plan and the practicality of implementing your strategy. Have a backup plan as well.
Ensure that you practice both plans working out any weaknesses which you may find with your plan. If you find that your bug out plan takes too long to accomplish you will need to revision it.
If you find that your supplies are centralized in one location which would lower your chances of survival, you need to develop a strategic second location. Make a plan that can and will work in a catastrophic event.
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