Emergency Preparedness Inventory

Emergency Preparedness Inventory

No matter where you live or how safe you think your neighborhood is, do not forget the importance of storing food, water, and supplies to necessitate survival for at least 30 days or more. I stress preparing for at least 30 days because based on the most common types of emergencies such as weather and civil unrest, rescue and relief generally arrives within that time span. Other factors include population density in your area, weather, and terrain. Additional elements may require you to plan and store food, water, and supplies beyond the 30 day minimum.

The following is a basic list of items one would need to wait out any significant emergency for 30 days or more. Although not an ultimate list, this basic inventory of necessities will help an individual or family get through an emergency and its aftermath.

Emergency Preparedness Inventory

  • 30 day food supply in MRE and freeze dried form
  • 1/2 gallon of water per person, per day (15 gallons per person, 75 gallons total)
  • 5 gallons of bleach for water purification
  • Empty buckets for catching rain
  • Water purification tablets
  • Medical kits
  • canteens
  • LED and hand crank Flashlights
  • Toolset
  • Crank AM/FM radio
  • Walkie talkies
  • Binoculars
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Emergency device charging station
  • Assortment of batteries
  • Blankets
  • Emergency thermal blankets
  • Tents and accessories
  • Cold Steel Bushman or Gerber LMF II knives
  • Cold Steel Voyager pocket knives with half serrated edge
  • Hatchet, tomahawk, or axe
  • Cold Steel Spetznas shovel
  • Oil for blade maintenance
  • Saw
  • 550 paracord rope spool
  • Duct tape
  • Generator
  • Appropriate gasoline stockpile (1 hour for every 4 gallons)
  • 12 gauge shotgun, 5.56 rifle, handguns and pistol caliber carbines
  • Magazines and stripper clips for each weapon
  • 1,000 rounds per caliber stored in ammo cans
  • Gun cleaning solvents, lubricants, patches, bore snakes, brushes and rods
  • Wipes for personal hygiene
  • Fuel tablets for firing starting
  • Rain ponchos
  • Gas masks
  • Filters and adapters for gas masks
  • Emergency clothes, preferably BDU for all seasons
  • Combat and hiking boots
  • Bug Out Bag packed with 72 hours of food, water, ammo and medical kits
  • Wine and spirits for trading purposes
  • Razors and shaving supplies for trading purposes
  • Spices and seasonings for food and trading purposes
  • Battery powered alarm system
  • Crossbows with stockpiled bolts
  • Pens, pencils and paper
  • Books for entertainment

 

One can never be too prepared in our world today to deal with unlikely occurrences that disrupt our lives. We cannot prevent the unexpected, but we can prepare to respond to situations beyond our control that make us feel less victimized and more empowered. Storing emergency preparedness inventory gives you and those you care about a layer of security. Share this list with family and friends.

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