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Make your survival checklist: For first time survivalists.
The first lesson in Boy Scouts is be prepared. There’s no time like today to start getting ready. Getting everything together for Survival can seem pretty overwhelming. It also probably looks pretty expensive. But most of this stuff is items you should have around anyway. Putting aside a year worth of food isn’t very expensive. Think how much you waste on
-Water system: keep chemicals like bleach and pool cleaner around to filter groundwater. Get a collection system going with rain barrels and gutters. Make sure you’re stocked up on barrels. Keep them small so you can carry them easily. 5 gallons is a good size for most people. Get iodine tablets by the crate.
-Food supply: Get a setup for freeze-drying and dehydrating your own food. Get a seed bank going. Use hybrid, non-GMO seeds that’ll grow in hard conditions. Get some grow-lights as well. You can run them on fluorescent and LED bulbs without using much power/
-Power: Get a solar setup. They’re not for hippies anymore. You need to be able to live off the grid, when it comes down to it. You also need batteries, for cloudy days and for . If you can do geothermal heat, do it. You just need a backup in case of an earthquake.
-Emergencies: make sure you have a gas mask, hazard suit, weapons (guns, knives, bows, etc.), all the supplies to maintain your weapons
-First aid: Get basic surgical equipment, bandages, sanitizers, a burn kit, irradiation pills, and whatever else you can afford.
-Communications: You need a HAM radio, radar equipment, and other wireless devices to help you connect with other Survivors.
-Currency: Get as much as you can in reliable, stable currency. Gold and silver bullion are your best bets. There are also older coins from before 1960 that are 90% silver. They’ll be the only standard ones that work when the time comes.
-Tools/etc.: Stock up on all the essentials. Get propane, and gas canisters that won’t leak. Get seasoned firewood stacked somewhere secure. Having a whole camping kit is a solid idea. Kerosene, matches, rope, duct tape are all essential.
-Wardrobe: stock up on everything. Get tough canvas clothes, and plenty of waterproof gear. Look for stuff that doesn’t need to be washed. You can’t rely on having water for laundry.
This is just a quick overview. You need to think seriously about everything you’ll need to survive. Make sure you’re going to be safe, make sure you’ll be healthy, and make sure nobody else can jeopardize either of those big factors. We’re working on our Master List. Make contributions by sending us an email. We need to work together to make sure we’re all prepared.