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  • Survival and Prepping Christmas Ideas

  • Cooking with cast iron. Cast iron cookware readily goes from open flame to
    stove top giving you indoor and outdoor options, enhances nutrition of your
    meals by providing iron, provides fast heating, and requires no soap in the
    clean up! Here's how to clean and enjoy your cast iron cookware.

  • Good and happy news from NASA on the asteroid. While U.K. preppers
    might still be panicking, preppers in the United States have been assured
    that there's no asteroid threatening earth now through Sept. 28.  Even so,  
    NASA can't totally rule it out. There's a "0.01% chance of impacting Earth in
    the next 100 years," they say.

  • Dealing with Dengue. Dengue Hemorrhagic fever is on the rise in India,
    well underway in the Philippines, and Toyko gets a rare case load.

  • Did the U.S. Military mishandle the plague?  The U.S. Department of
    Defense may have mishandled the bubonic plague and equine encephalitis
    samples at its laboratories. Learn about the how to survive the plague!

  • Hurricane season is here! Take a look at how prepper's weather the storm
    to survive a hurricane.

  • Mylar Thermal Blankets - you've been using them all wrong! Newsflash,
    a mylar blanket is not supposed to warm you up! A mylar blanket can save
    your life, but only if you know how to use a mylar blanket properly. Spread
    the word to the prepping and survival community.

  • What's in your pocket? If you did a pocket dump of the average prepper,
    likely you'd find a knife and/or firearm, a firestarter, and a flashlight. Have
    you neglected one of the most important tools to carry with you daily? Read
    our Prepper's Everyday Carry List.

  • More reasons to stash chewing gum in your preps. Only four out of five
    dentists recommend gum for their patients who chew gum and we
    wondered why! Chewing gum can help you in a survival situation. If you
    read our original article back in 2012, you'd have noticed 7 great reasons to
    stockpile gum, but we've added more compelling reasons to stock gum for
    survival, bringing it to a total of ten reasons in this revised article.

    want to avoid the toxin that's poisoning tap water, bottled water and

  • Pretty Little Prepper Lies! Whether lies are secretive, boastful or come
    from the misinformed, preppers need to be aware and to take a measure of
    caution before accepting prepping ideas and misinformation. Don't succumb
    to the pretty little lies from other survivalists, FEMA, the U.S. Federal Drug
    Administration, or the Centers for Disease Control either.

  • Curl up with a good prepper book or get ready for some home cinema:

  • Stove and Campfire (the fuel is all around you and so is the fun). Enjoy
    camping and preparedness using any of the off-grid cooking methods.

  • Four "Fix it" prepper supplies to stockpile:

Prepper's Pantry:

  • Food Storage: 37 Foods To Hoard. (Ours is a free guide, so don't pay for
    this valuable information.)

  • Got Vitamins? Did you know a healthy diet of potatoes supplemented only
    with milk or butter is all a human body needs to sustain proper nutrition?
    The combo provides two vitamins (vitamins A and D).

  • Mexican Fiesta  Food Storage: Plan ahead and your family can dine on
    tacos, tostadas, enchiladas, and other specialties with Yoder's canned taco
    filling, home made tortillas, canned beans, olives, corn and even sour cream!

  • Yoder-Lay-He-Who! Yoder's canned meats have a 10-year shelf life. Try
    canned sausage, canned hamburger, and canned beef taco filling too!

Survival Tools and Gadgets

  • Pantyhose for survival? It's good to know about these admitedly weird,
    wonderful and wacky survival tools.

Homesteading and Self Reliance

  • Home sweet homestead. 65+ ways of Homesteading with the farm! You
    don't have to quit your job and move to the country! Start living off the grid
    now and enjoy your urban homestead. Get started with this list of 50
    homesteading skills anyone can try.

  • Got antibiotics? Here are 19+ natural antibiotic alternatives. Take a closer
    look at the available natural antibiotics. Prescription antibiotics may not be
    available when you need them most, so you'll need alternatives. There are
    many natural, botanical antibiotic alternatives to find in the natural food
    stores or search easily online. Natural antibiotics can be your first line of
    defense (before going to the doctor for antibiotic drugs).  Natural antibiotics
    can help you with sinus infections and colds, sore throats, urinary tract
    infections and ordinary cuts and scrapes. You need only have the
    knowledge of the right natural antibiotics.

  • Growing Lemons: Are lemons part of your preps? Every prepper needs a
    lemon tree or a stock of crystallized lemon and juice in their preps.

First aid and Medical

Master List of Prepping Supplies  

  1. Alcohol  – Even if you don't drink, preppers should stock alcohol: rubbing
    alcohol for first aid and also spirits for bartering.
  2. Antibiotics You may not have access to antibiotics from the doctor, so
    consider the natural antibiotics available to you now.
  3. Antibacterials Good hygiene is the start of being happy and healthy. Go
    beyond antibacterial soap and find options.
  4. Antiseptics – Neosporin (or polysporin if you are allergic) are only the
  5. Ammunition.
  6. Aspirin 11 Weird (and not so weird) uses of aspirin for preppers.
  7. Axe / hatchet and sharpener for wood chopping. Learn also about the
    importance of a Pulaski axe.
  8. Bic lighter.
  9. BlanketsStock up on both mylar and wool blankets. Mylar is lightweight
    and helps you retain 90% of body heat (it's essential for you bugout bag). A
    fire-resistant wool blanket for first aid is a valuable prep to own and ideal
    for Winterizing your vehicle.
  10. Bleach 10 Things you should know about bleach before you buy too much.
    Consider Steramine tablets, right, as a bleach alternative.
  11. Bugout bag
  12. Bugout bike
  13. Boots (hiking, work boots). Stash an extra pair of good walking shoes in
    your car and another at the office.
  14. Borax
  15. Bucket Openers. You'll need a way to open your food storage.
  16. Buckets of Emergency Food. Bulk Emergency food (three months minimum)
  17. Cable ties
  18. Camp stove
  19. Camp solar shower.
  20. Compass and maps
  21. Communications (cell phone, weather Radio, CB, HAM radio, two wave
    radio, walkie talkies)
  22. Candles (emergency candles) and candlemaking supplies
  23. Canned foodmeats, fruits, vegetables, soups, stews, stocks
  24. Can Openers – multiples for redundancy
  25. Carts – hauling food, water, wood, and equipment
  26. Chemical suit.
  27. Chewing gum. Chew on this: Gum could help save your life in a survival
    situation and we'll show you how, so don't over look this inexpensive part
    of your preps!
  28. Cigarettes  – for tinder and bartering
  29. Citrus - prevent scurvy malnutrition.
  30. Cordage - paracord
  31. Dehydrator
  32. Duct tape
  33. Dental aid dental medic kit, dental wax, braces kit
  34. Dental Hygiene –  dental floss, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash
    (which is an antiseptic!)
  35. Disinfectants (chlorine bleach, Steramine tablets)
  36. Drink mixes, powdered milk, and other emergency drinks
  37. Essential Oils. When medicines are not available, preppers will be turning to
    wisdom of the centuries with tinctures and essential oils.
  38. Electrolytes – Pedialyte, Saltstick Electrolyte Capsules
  39. Epsom Salt
  40. Flashlights – LED, hand crank, and solar
  41. Flu Mask
  42. Firearms (guns and ammunition)
  43. Fire extinguishers
  44. Fire starters – BIC lighter, matches (including waterproof matches), flint, fire
    steel, magnesium fire starter
  45. Freeze dried foods Augason Farms, Honeyville Farms, Mountain House,
    Legacy Foods, bucket of potatoes.
  46. Fishing gear – fishing pole and reel, fishing line, lures, swivels, sinkers,
    tackle box
  47. First Aid supplies – bandages, butterfly bandages, finger cots, finger splints,
    smelling salts, (see also Medic Bag)
  48. Fuel – kerosene, propane, white gas
  49. Gas Mask – Nuclear Biological and Chemical (NBC) gas mask
  50. Gardening tools – rake, hoe, planters (see also shovel and spade)
  51. Generator
  52. Grains
  53. Grain mill
  54. Hammer and nails
  55. Heirloom, non-GMO Survival Seeds.
  56. Home defense tools – barbed wire
  57. Homestead supplies – chicken wire (aka poultry netting) and garden
  58. Hunting – alternate gear including, BB gun, crossbow, snare wire, slingshot,
    pellet gun
  59. Hygiene – cloth diapers, plastic diapers, sanitary napkins or tampons, adult
    diapers, wipes
  60. Hydrogen peroxide
  61. Immunity Boosters - Vitamins
  62. Knives (fixed blade knives)
  63. Knives (folding knives )
  64. Lanterns  – solar, gas, hand crank
  65. Laundryoff grid washing machine, centrifugal dryer, washboards, clothes
    pins and washing line
  66. Pandemic Personal Protective Equipment – chemical and splash resistant,
    disposable clothing, booties  pandemic mask, goggles, nitrile gloves,
    gauntlet gloves
  67. Protein bars, energy bars, cereal bars, granola bars
  68. Manual kitchen tools – butter churn, cheesecloth, cheese wax, manual egg
    beater,  manual knife sharpener, juice press, corn husker, heavy duty apple
    /potato peeler, pea sheller.
  69. Mason jars
  70. Medic Bag and first responder supplies – scalpels, Quickclot
  71. Morale boosters – chewing gum, coffee, hard candy, desserts
  72. Powdered milk.
  73. Pressure cooker – for home canning
  74. Rain barrels
  75. Rice and beans
  76. Respirator – Niosh certified (e.g., N100 or N95)
  77. Salt
  78. Saw, plus saw horses, clamp
  79. Screwdriver and screws
  80. Seed vault (non-GMO, heirloom seeds)
  81. Sewing Kit –  sewing notions (needles, thread, sewing awl), patterns,
    treadle-powered sewing machine
  82. Soap laundry
  83. Solar chargers  – cell phone solar batteries
  84. Shoe repair –inserts, laces (or thin paracord), rubber heels savers and
    soles. Shoe Goo
  85. Shovel and spade
  86. Silver and colloidal silver
  87. Spices
  88. SuperGlue
  89. Survival Guide(we recommend Mykel Hawke’s Survival Guide)
  90. Steramine tablets, pictured left
  91. Tarps (green or camouflaged, not blue)
  92. Tent, car camper recreational vehicle, temporary shelter or bugout location
  93. Toilet paper
  94. Thermometer, no touch (infrared) or disposable, digital and analog
  95. Vaseline
  96. Vinegar
  97. Vehicle essentials – jumper cables, fluids, tire repair kit, tire chains, tow
  98. WD-40  –  a good all-around lubricant
  99. Wood, seasoned.
  100. Water filtration system and water purification system (there is a difference).
  101. Water Storage. If you have kids, you'll want a 260-gallon water tank that
    will ensure a family of four has water for three months.

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