The 100 most important things you’ll need to survive after the grid
collapses!! These items (Not in order, just randomly listed) are things you will need if you made it through bugging out and
now you’re at your check point.
All items on this list are important; the first 51 are the most important.
Items 52 – 87 will make living much easier!! Items 88 – 100 are equally important to acquire; they serve a very
important purpose as well!! Rev. 12/26/10.
1. Generators/Solar panels (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage can be risky.
Generators are noisy, draws attention to your location, target of thieves; maintenance)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers (.1 or .2 micron to prevent diarrhea/illness)
3. Bleach and Lye!! (plain bleach, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried.
5. Lamp Oil, kerosene, Wicks, Lamps (Buy CLEAR unscented oil.)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammo, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats, slingshots, gun power,
pellets, BB’s, wick, bombs. You can never have too many weapons or ammo!! Stock
up!! Hide them!!
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar, iodized salt
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
11. Vegetable Oil A MUST!!(For cooking) Without it food burns or must be
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR
PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a
15. Socks, Underwear, long & short sleeve shirts/ winter clothes and
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
17. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, chicken, tuna, beef, pork, rice,
beans, pasta, sauces, you can never have too much food!!
18. Lanterns, mantles, glass globes, Coleman, Aladdin, etc. (For long-term
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula, ointments/aspirin etc.
20. Paraffin wax, baby oil, cocoa butter, canola oil, bee’s wax
21. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
22. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
23. Boy Scout Handbook, survival guide, also Leaders Catalog
24. Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products/ sun screen.
25. Thermal underwear wool and cotton mix, polypropylene (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes, hatchets, Wedges, honing oil, shovel, rake, hoe,
28. Reading glasses
29. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, alcohol, peroxide, eye drops, Paper Towels,
hand soap, dish soap
31. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid A MUST)
33. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
34. Baby wipes, baby oil, cocoa butter, bees wax, hand creams and lotions,
waterless & Antibacterial gel soap (saves a lot of water)
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
37. First aid kits, lots of different bandages, spray on, arm slings, knee
and arm supports, crutches,
38. Batteries (all sizes...buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
40. Knives, Sharpening tools, files, stones, steel, machete, filet, survival,
41. Survival Guide Book.
42. "Strike Anywhere" matches Boxed, wooden, lighters, magnesium fire striker,
Vaseline cotton balls, trioxine.
43. Garden tools & supplies
44. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
45. Work boots, hiking insulated boots, Levis, durable shirts, hunting
& military camo
46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
47. Candles and a Bible
48. Tarps / stakes / twine / nails / rope / spikes / duck tape
49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers
50. Vitamins, cold, flu, and diarrhea medicine, cough tablets & syrup,
Vicks vapor rub!!
51. Fishing supplies/tackle box/poles/tools
52. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
53. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
54. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs, gloves, mittens, scarves
55. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
56. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
57. Cigarettes, tobacco for smoking, chewing or trading.
58. Coffee / powered creamer/ sugar / artificial sweetener
60. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, zip ties - all sizes, rope
61. Lantern Hangers
62. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
63. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
64. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
65. Tool box, hammer, wrenches all types, screw drivers, pliers, hacksaw,
black & duct tape, extension cords, bungee cords, hose & "C" clamps, screen patches,
66. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens 67. /Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch
68. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soup base
69. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
70. Critter snap traps to catch rabbits, coons and the like to eat!!
71. Board Games, Cards, Dice
72. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
73. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
74. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
75. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
76. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
77. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
78. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with
79. Insulated ice chests are good for keeping items from freezing in winter
80. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
81. Flour, yeast & iodized salt
82. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
83. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
84. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
85. Propane Cylinders and base Holders (The small canisters are dangerous
without the base holder; they tip over and catch fire!!)
86. Duct Tape
87. Cook stoves
(Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
88. Chewing gum/candies
89. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
90. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
91. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experiences)
92. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
93. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
94. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
95. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
96. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
97. Portable Toilets
98. Mousetraps, Ant & cockroach traps, d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE
II, Roach Killer
99. Lumber (all types)
From a Sarajevo War Survivor: Experiencing horrible things that can happen
in a war - death of parents and friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.
1. Stockpiling helps, but you never know how long trouble will last, so
locate near renewable water and food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury
in war quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.
4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest
to do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of the dry unappetizing things you find to eat
in war somewhat edible. Only needs enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in bulk.
6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your
own anyway - trust me, you'll have a lot of time on your hands.
7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you
how many people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne.
Not much point in fighting if you have to lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
8. Slow burning candles and matches, lighters and magnesium