Paycheck 25- Essential Preps
Urban Preps to Buy
- Long-term supply of food and water
- Medical supplies
- Sanitation supplies
- Emergency lighting sources
- Heat sources
- Emergency communications (at least a hand-crank or short-wave radio)
Refer to the 52-Weeks to Preparedness List for emergency list suggestions.
- 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
- Canning jars, lids and rings
- First aid items
- Water Filtration Supplies
- Sewing supplies
- Feminine Hygiene Supplies
- Fishing Supplies
- Fuel (e.g., gasoline, propane, kerosene, etc.)
- Sweeteners such as honey, sugar and syrup
- Carbonated beverages
- Small packages of food (e.g., bags of beans/rice, etc)
- Cooking oil
- Farm supplies (e.g., pesticides, fertilizer, etc.)
- Weapons, Ammo*
- Warm clothing
- Hats/Gloves/Mitten (think about these the next time you are at the dollar store)
- Hand sanitizer
- Dental care items (e.g., toothbrushes/toothpaste/floss)
- 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).
- Consider purchasing more freeze dried goods (They last for 25 years, so it’s a great investment in your long-term preparedness).
- Start practicing those survival and homesteading skills!
- Research which items will be most valuable in an emergency.
- Make a point to research, take a class or practice one set of skills per month.
- 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.