Paycheck 25- Essential Preps

Urban Preps to Buy

Refer to the 52-Weeks to Preparedness List for emergency list suggestions.

In Quantity:

  • Apple cider vinegar
  • Baking soda
  • Epsom salt
  • Ingestible bentonite clay
  • Duct tape
  • Activated carbon
  • Soap, sponges and/or bristled brush (vegetable scrubbing brush)

Preps to Buy

  • Matches and lighters
  • Seeds
  • Canning jars, lids and rings
  • First aid items
  • Tools
  • Water Filtration Supplies
  • Sewing supplies
  • Vitamins
  • Salt
  • Feminine Hygiene Supplies
  • Vitamins
  • Fishing Supplies
  • Fuel (e.g., gasoline, propane, kerosene, etc.)
  • Sweeteners such as honey, sugar and syrup
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Carbonated beverages
  • Liquor
  • Cigarettes/tobacco
  • Small packages of food (e.g., bags of beans/rice, etc)
  • Livestock
  • Cooking oil
  • Firewood
  • Farm supplies (e.g., pesticides, fertilizer, etc.)
  • Weapons, Ammo*
  • Batteries
  • Warm clothing
  • Hats/Gloves/Mitten (think about these the next time you are at the dollar store)
  • Soap/shampoo
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Dental care items (e.g., toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss)

Suggested Projects

  1. Do an inventory on your food, water and preparedness supply to see where you are in terms of short and long-term preparedness. At this point, you should have a multi-level stock of preparedness foods to last long-term (up to 12 months).
  2. Consider purchasing more freeze dried goods (They last for 25 years, so it’s a great investment in your long-term preparedness).
  3. Start practicing those survival and homesteading skills!

Prepper’s Tip

  1. Research which items will be most valuable in an emergency.
  2. Make a point to research, take a class or practice one set of skills per month.
  3. Stock up on necessary items for bartering.

If Money Is Not a Problem

For each group or family member:

  • Geiger counter
  • Kearny fallout meter
  • Potassium Iodate (KI03) tablets for all family or group members
  • Nuke suit
  • N95 particulate respirator masks
  • Hooded rain ponchos for all family or group members
  • Home air filter
  • Gas masks with extra filters
  • Filtered ventilation system, powered with manually-powered back up
  • A nuclear shelter that has an entrance designed to reduce fallout exposure.

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