Homesteading and Beyond

Preps to Buy:


  • Homesteading
  • Urban Farming
  • Canning
  • First aid


  • Heirloom or non-gmo seeds
  • Garden tools
  • Containers for long-term storage of seeds
  • Seed Vaults

Household Preps

  • Toilet paper 
  • various toiletries
  • hygiene products
  • Cooking oils
  • Off-grid lamps and fuel

Over the counter medicine

  • First aid ointments
  • aspirin,
  • anti-diarrhea,
  • anti-constipation meds
  • alcohol
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • Hand sanitizer (you’ll want lots of this because clear water may be hard to come by and disease will be rampant)

Barter Items

  • Teas
  • coffee
  • cigarettes
  • drinking alcohol
  • Condoms
  • Tampons
  • coffee
  • wool blankets
  • Ammunition
  • Lighters

Off-grid survival tools

  • hand saws
  • hand drills
  • Knife sharpener
  • Hammer
  • crow bar
  • Axe
  • Duct tape


Read the Emergency Items: What Will Disappear First for more ideas

Buy a few old wool army blankets, they are great for warmth, for trade, or to make jackets out of.

Suggested Projects

  1. Research the available resources in your area.  Are there plants growing wild that would be good grazing foods for your animals? Is there an abundance of organic material for compost?
  2. Learn about composting and how to reuse plant waste.
  3. Consider taking a vegetable gardening course at a local nursery, community center or gardening club.
  4. Learn about different ways you can barter
  5. make sure you have treats and luxuries in your preps that you can use for trade

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