So far, here's my list of stuff i have and i need. I think it's pretty good so far, and a damn sight better than most of the population in FLorida.
Hurricane shutters- corrugated steel for all outside windows, sliding glass door
16 cases (24 x 17oz.) water
13 can various soup
4 can baked beans
3 can corned beef hash
4 can beef ravioli
7 can Spam
8 pack Ramen noodles
4 28oz. Salt
1 Gal. Vegetable oil
1 lb. Honey
10 lb. Sugar
10 lb. Flour
4 lb. Dried milk
20 can assorted vegetables
2 can spaghetti sauce
1 jar peanut butter
1 jar ketchup
A Dozen varied spices
80 9mm Hollow point
100 9mm Full Metal Jacket
100 12ga. AA Light Shotgun
55 12ga. 00Buck shotgun
500+ .22 cal.
680+ .223 cal
150 .45 Long Colt
1 170 piece First Aid kit
32 oz. Isopropyl alcohol
2 fire extinguishers-kitchen and bedroom
1.5 gal. Bleach
1 Coleman lantern
8 16 oz. Cans Coleman lantern fuel
17 cans Sterno
1 large Mag light, 8 D batteries
1 Sterno camp stove
500 Strike anywhere matches
1 Hand-crank E-radio
1 AM/FM Radio
1 10’x20’ tarp
1 mosquito net
1 survival machete
Other assorted tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.)
3 5gal. Gas cans
Several cans 2-cycle oil
Circular saw (electric)
Jig saw (electric)
Cordless drill (weak)
1 box 3D 3”nails
Several boxes various size wood screws
Plus various other tools and parts
2 pairs work gloves
3 pair safety goggles
1 emergency blanket/tarp
1 pair pants
3 pair socks
2 shortsleeve t shirts
1 longsleeve t shirt
1 watch cap
1 US Army Medic First Aid Kit
3 CLIF bars
1 mess kit
12 light sticks
1 Army flashlight
1 bottle waterproof matches
1 E-tool (shovel)
Notebook and pen
AR-15 cleaning kit
1 Gerber ASEK II survival knife with sheath
Water purification tablets
1 floor jack
1 can tire/flat sealant
1 first aid kit
1 fire extinguisher
1 survival manual
1 pair boots
Several bottles H2O
CPR mouth cover
Latex (First Aid) gloves
Portable battery charger for truck
Security window film (home)
Mechanic kit (truck)
Extra Work gloves
Plastic sheeting/drop cloths
Cordless drill battery
Tarps, O rings for nails
No FAK in your BOB? That is the only prob I can see. Other then that, you will soon be good to go with the other stuff you need to get. Cheers.
How long are you expecting your contingency food supplies to last you, and how many people are the supplies feeding? You might want to think about buying your food in case sized lots and rotate them through normal use.
With Current ammo prices, I can understand why you would not have a lot of .223/5.56, but you should have a metric shit ton of .22lr. Buy more ammo.
And Toilet Paper.
Guide, my suggestions are in red. Good start!
+1 for more .22LR. That us the bulk of my holdings right now. I have a ton of 12ga. also, but much .22.
Get a dozen rubber maid tubs to keep essentials dry (or less wet) should you lose a window or part of the roof.
Big plastic bags or thick plastic film or tarps to wrap furniture, mattresses, etc. in to again, keep stuff from being water logged.
Water/fire proof safe for essential papers ($40 or so at Office depot), passports, birth certificates, home deed, insurance papers, etc.
A battery operated fan (this is Florida right?)
OFF, lots of OFF.
Cash and coin
Make sure you vehicle is serviced, tires are properly inflated, etc. Map secondary evac routes.
Is it legal for homeowners in Florida to build their own berms (landscaping) to reduce flooding?
A nice collection... well thought out and miles ahead oif most folks.
I suggest storing several of your bulk items in 5 gallon buckets with lids. They can be marked easilly with their contents... and you will never regret having a few good buckets around.
I can't add anything, as the others have it covered, except I would check the first aid kit to ensure it has stuff to cover foot blisters.
YMMV,,mine 2 cents in red
Good add-ons! +1 on LED lighting..runs cool and runs forever. The little backpacker water filters are great. Prefilter your source water through coffee filters to eliminate the muck and they can produce potable water first pass through.
Nitryl gloves are much better than latex -- stronger and chemically resistant. 5% of the population has a latex allergy, !!! 10% !!! of all medical workers have acquired a latex intolerance. It'd be a drag to also have to deal with anyphalactic shock as well as some injury.
But all-in-all, a very good foundation you've got there.
Guys above gave you some good feed back. Big thing I see is food and water.
Make sure you have a good way to cook, boil water, wash yourself. Comfort goes a LONG way.
10 more cans of food
extra can of coffee
package of 100 coffee filters, not for coffee but for water filtration
2 more cases water
got 1000 rds. .223 on the way, plus gun show this weekend should add some MRE's, ammo, led light, etc.
Store your flour and flour in containers that varmin, ie rats, mice etc can't gnaw through. I store mine in sheet metal 100lb lard cans.
Good advice, I recently switched my ammo priority over to .22lr. Trying to get my metric shit ton before the price of .22lr climbs through the roof.
Am I the only one who will have something to wipe my ass with in a SHTF situation. It amazes me how many of these list do not include toilet paper. There will be a lot of poor bastards walking around with the raw ass when the SHTF, but not me.
Same here TP is a must
I would get waaaay more blue tarps from WW. Great to keep out rain in the event of roof damage. Perhaps even enough to completely cover your roof.
Lots of duct tape to go with the blue tarps.
Wrenches to turn off water and gas to house.
One home improvement tip as well. Install valve on main sewer line from your house to turn off sewer drain. This will keep a non functioning/ non- draining sewer system from backing up into your house, dumping raw sewage everywhere.
Don't you already have your supply of plastic sheeting and duct tape as directed by Tom Ridge and Geo. Bush?
I think you already have a great start. You do realize that you are never really going to be done preparing?
I have ten times the amount of everything you have and I feel like a newbie!
We are glad that you are on the path!
Dump any lights that are not LED. They run much, much longer with much better light. Target actually has some good ones that are called River Rock. One is a 1 watt luxeon and the other is a 3 watt luxeon. Don't bother with the nichia as they are not as bright. A lower powered LED is smart for every day tasks and a higher powered version for defense and emergency.
Look up www.fenix-store.com and you can find lots of great lights that are really affordable for their quality.
Water filters are important because if the water doesn't make you gag, you will drink more!
I would go Walmart and buy diarrea medicine. At least 2 or 3 bottles. If you eat something bad while you are surviving, it could save your life. Loperamide Hydrochloride 2mg is what I use when the runs hit! It works great and cost very little. I keep several bottles on the shelf.
Over the counter pain medication is good as well. Asprin for pain and to avoid blood clots if someone is injured.
There are lots and lots of other great suggestions so I hope that this thread will get you headed in the right direction.
Here ya go.
Also for those souls in pain.....
Thanks for the links
Just upgraded my MAG lights to all LED.
Added 5 more cases of water- 24x 16oz.
1 hurricane torch plus 3 bottles fuel
2 rolls x 250 sq ft. plastic sheeting
20 more canned food items
2 lb pasta, 2 jar sauce
4 lb black beans
1 spray OFF bug spray
2 sheets 1/2 inch plywood
2 x 325box .22lr ammo
1 box 250 9mm
all I can afford right now
More insect repellant, cheap at Wmart.
Tire repair kit, plugs, needle tool and glue.
Small air compressor later when finances allow. Another thread here recommneded a $40 one from Costco.
If you get a chance, maybe rig up an alternator to an old lawn mower engine. Lot of ideas posted here and on Google. Then add a 12 volt battery and you're set to power a fan, radio/TV, inverter to run 110 VAC tools etc and charge flashlight batteries.
Prescription meds, good selection of over the counter meds [WMart, Costco, etc], and maybe some antibiotics [Lambriar].
Consider an evacuation strategy and preps needd.
Are you in a hurricane prone area?
You are well prepared for one, but keep adding and good luck.
ETA- For oral rehydration, pick up some salt [you already have it], potassium cloride [No Salt] or Light Salt, sugar -preferally glucose, and some citric acid or sodium bicarbonate [baking soda].
Google for the ratios, probably not too critical. Avoid a lot of sugar when rehydrating.
Get some Gamma lids from the Sportsman's guide so that they are waterproof and can be screwed on and off.
Small inverter for a TV or charger.
really nothing to add on my end, but great advise all around.
someone mentioned a tire plugging kit. these things have saved me more than once. and after a good wind/ice storm there are all kind of things that want to jump into your tires.
maybe a small jump box with air compressor.
car charger for your cell phone.