1. a huge, vacuum resealable container filled to the brim with slow-cooking (5 minute) oats. (think barrel-sized container)
2. a small portable shovel and a chest with a hole in the bottom that can double as a refrigerator and pantry (dig a tunnel down into the ground
inside it to funnel underground, cool air upwards into the chest. if necessary, dig the hole wider and inset the chest into the ground)
3. a huge tarpalin that not only has camoflage specific for terrain type, but has a layer of radar-reflective material (and/or infra-red reflective)
that makes it stealthy.
4. a bicycle-powered generator and a bicycle.
5. hand-cranked radio with cb band and a decently sized collapsible cb antenna. hand book for the terminology and functions of cb radio. different
location than where your shelter is, to use it.
6. a big water pitcher. this is for the purposes of sterilizing water. fill with water, let sit for an hour in your make shift refrigerator chest.
scoop top layer of water off for drinking purposes, most sediment will have precipitated to the lower areas of the pitcher. pour excess back into
your water reserves. rinse, wash, repeate'. if water is rain water or from local stream/lake/well, you will want to boil it first then let it sit
for 1 hour before scooping top layer off for drinking/cooking purposes. if fallout is an issue, don't bathe in water that may be contaminated.
instead, use the scoop method already explained and take a sponge bath with it (no immersion)
7. electronic devices that can be run off the bicycle-powered generator, such as a led light source, something that can play music, a hot plate, a
small, rotating fan and a small electric space heater. sometimes cooking outside could be bad or impossible. books on how to repair these devices
with stuff around the house, and then add those things to your survival kit
8. duct tape (lots of this)
9. black plastic garbage bags, 40 gallon or larger
10. whiskey (use only for medicinal purposes)
11. first aid kit with additions
- echinacea (unless you're allergic to daises and/or cone flowers. also you can't take it if you have an auto immune disease) for antibiotic and
- aspirin or ibuprofen (if not allergic) but don't take both of them at the same time, as they don't mix. this is for pain and inflammation. you
can mix tyelnol with ibuprofen in the same day but they should be taken separately. i believe the dosage is, up to 800mg of ibuprofen and up to
1000mg of tylenol every 6 hours for severe pain, but just the normal ibuprofen or aspirin dosage for normal pain. tylenol is rather bad for you.
(it's other name is acetaminophen), so avoid it unless you have severe pain.
- acidophilus (probiotic) this is essential as it solves most digestive problems including diahrrea and stomach flu symptoms that won't go away
- cayenne pepper (anti-inflammatory and added to lotion acts as a muscle rub or to hot water for sore throats)
- big bottle of generic, unscented lotion
- pea-sized organic sea salt (for curing dehydration and to feed adrenals)
- baking soda for all kinds of ills. (balances pH, freshens body odors, etc. keep this in a resealable container or it will pick up local odors.
.it's an odor absorber, so it can be used to freshen bedding, shoes, air in the shelter)
- eye dropper for administering salt water snuffling
- milk thistle to keep liver (your body's filtration system) from becoming
overloaded with toxins
- hot water bottle that doubles as a douche/enema bag (it's a big red thing with a long white hose that has a clip on the hose). can be used for
sprains, headaches, lower digestive problems, chest colds, and the hose with clamp can be used for syphoning purposes
- sunscreen (best is zinc oxide because it is non-toxic and can double for rash therapy)
- organic coconut oil (good for lots of reasons, even for dandruff, greasing gears, skin moisturizer, etc)
- hydrogen peroxide
- burt's beeswax lip balm for cold sores and chapped lips (this stuff is amazing)
- magnifying glass (for lots of things, even for starting paper fires by focusing sun's rays on paper)
12. rope that can double as clothesline
13. lighters (not matches). not disposable. get the refillable kind and the flints/fuel to refill it. you get what you pay for and disposable
lighters are junk. don't get electronic spark as these run out of umph fairly quickly
14. big bottle of reconstituted lemon juice for its antibacterial properties, can be added to water.
15. honey (not only for sweetening and eating but also for treating wounds that won't heal)
16. dehydrated foods in large bags/boxes
- coconut flakes
- powdered milk
17. washboard and bucket.
18. reading material, especially books on edible plants in your state
19. paper and pencils/pens
20. big box of tea bags.
21. clothes for all seasons and weather. more than one pair/type of footware. socks mandatory as they can double as gloves and oven mitts, if
24. swiss armor knife
25. dr. bronner's soap in large gallon jugs (concentrated, can even be used to brush your teeth)
26. toothbrush and floss
27. toilet paper
28. screwdriver set (very small to large nibs or varying kinds)
31. silverware, stainless, drop forged in one piece so that bacteria can't collect in the meld between handle and implement
32. plastic dishes
33. cast iron pan and pot
36. packages of seeds
37. water, lots of water
38. surgical masks in box for various purposes, including avoiding contaminants or allergens in the air.
39. a location to live in that is NOT in the jet stream of nuclear fallout scenarios or germ warfare distribution in the jet stream. (et.al, forget
montana and colorado or anything east of of those locations in the jet stream)
40. a location to live in that is far enough above sea level and far enough inland to avoid flood scenarios
41. a location to live in that is away from earthquake fault zones and volcanoes (et.al, forget wyoming or anything in the jet stream east of wyoming
and skip california entirely)
42. compressed air in a can
43. a gas mask
44. if you can afford it, a bio-chem warfare protective suit
45. one medium-sized attack dog. not only for protection but for companionship. a dog leash. dogs, don't leave home without 'em.
46. dry dog food, big container. dogs can eat almost anything,
especially if you get a breed that's more omnivorous. like our terrier
(too small for your purposes), will eat fruit, veggies and even candy.
47. at least 2 sleeping bags (so you can have a change of bedding)
48. 2 waterproof pillows
49. 40 mule team Borax (kills bugs and their eggs, so use occassionally in bedding and around shelter. in bedding, 1 hour and shake out the powder
50. Rubber gloves and work gloves
everything else is what you can manage to grow, such as hydroponic gardens , etc.
the idea with the list is to keep yourself healthy, thusly why there are so many alternative medicine concepts. if you get sick, your options will
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