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Posted: 8/4/2007 7:16:53 AM EDT
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.

Contingency Stockpile:

Hurricane shutters- corrugated steel for all outside windows, sliding glass door

Home water:
16 cases (24 x 17oz.) water

Home food:
13 can various soup
4 can baked beans
3 can corned beef hash
4 can beef ravioli
7 can Spam
8 pack Ramen noodles
8 MRE
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

Ammo:
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

Medical:
1 170 piece First Aid kit
32 oz. Isopropyl alcohol
2 fire extinguishers-kitchen and bedroom
1.5 gal. Bleach

Emergency:
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

Tools:
1 Axe
1 machete
1 survival machete
Shovel
Bow saw
Crowbar
Pry bar
Hammers
Branch cutters
Hoe
Other assorted tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.)
1 Chainsaw
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
Dust masks

BOB (Bug-Out-Bag):
1 emergency blanket/tarp
1 pair pants
3 pair socks
2 underwear
2 shortsleeve t shirts
1 longsleeve t shirt
1 watch cap
1 US Army Medic First Aid Kit
3 MRE’s
3 CLIF bars
Paracord rope
1 mess kit
12 light sticks
1 Army flashlight
1 bottle waterproof matches
1 E-tool (shovel)
Notebook and pen
Poncho
Whistle
Can opener
AR-15 cleaning kit
(On belt):
1 Gerber ASEK II survival knife with sheath
1 canteen
Water purification tablets

Truck:
1 floor jack
1 can tire/flat sealant
1 first aid kit
1 fire extinguisher
1 survival manual
1 pair boots
Several bottles H2O

Still Needed:
HEPA Masks
Flashlights
EMT Shears
Water purifier/filter
Sewing kit
CPR mouth cover
Latex (First Aid) gloves
Portable battery charger for truck
Security window film (home)
Mechanic kit (truck)
E-candles
Zippo fluid
2x4’s
Plywood
Extra Work gloves
Plastic sheeting/drop cloths
Duct tape
Cordless drill battery
Matches
Tarps, O rings for nails

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 7:50:16 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/4/2007 8:03:03 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/4/2007 8:12:09 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/4/2007 8:13:03 AM EDT by HootieWho]
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.
Link Posted: 8/4/2007 8:49:03 AM EDT


Guide, my suggestions are in red. Good start!


Originally Posted By FL_flyfishing_guide:
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.

Contingency Stockpile:

Hurricane shutters- corrugated steel for all outside windows, sliding glass door

Home water:
16 cases (24 x 17oz.) water - Need more water if you have space for storage. Bottled water is ok, but you may want to think about getting some large jugs, like 7 gallon aquatainers (the blue plastic cubes at Walmart.) I figure on 1 gallon of potable water per day per person, and that is probably being very optimistic. Do you have a source for non-potable water for flushing toilets, etc.? Swimming pool, pond, creek and several 5 gallon buckets?

Home food:
13 can various soup
4 can baked beans
3 can corned beef hash
4 can beef ravioli
7 can Spam
8 pack Ramen noodles
8 MRE
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 - Need more food, but you may not be listing what's actually in the cupboard and often ignored. Have you got dry rice, beans, pasta? Canned/bottled spaghetti sauce? Might be a good idea to train yourself to buy a few extra cans of food, bags of rice, boxes of dry instant stuff, etc. every time you buy groceries. It builds up fast. Sit down and budget what you'd need for yourself and your family for however long a period you are preparing for and then run from there.

Ammo:
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

Medical:
1 170 piece First Aid kit
32 oz. Isopropyl alcohol
2 fire extinguishers-kitchen and bedroom
1.5 gal. Bleach - Good to have. Might be a good idea to take a sharpie and write on th bottle how much is needed to purify water (assuming this is plain unscented bleach and suitable for use in drinking water). 8 drops per gallon, mix well, let stand 30 minutes at room temp. If it has a faint chlorine smell, you're good to go. If it doesn't or if it is especially turbid add 8 more drops and wait another 30 hour. Somebody correct me if I'm doing this wrong.

Emergency:
1 Coleman lantern - Got extra mantles and a spare globe?
8 16 oz. Cans Coleman lantern fuel
17 cans Sterno
1 large Mag light, 8 D batteries - An LED upgrade would be nice. I like smaller AA and CR123 LED lights and keep several on hand.
1 Sterno camp stove
500 Strike anywhere matches - Get a couple of packs of cheap lighters and you're good to go.
1 Hand-crank E-radio
1 AM/FM Radio
1 10’x20’ tarp
1 mosquito net
- Candles? The cheap 100-packs of tea candles from craft stores are nice.


Tools:
1 Axe
1 machete
1 survival machete
Shovel
Bow saw
Crowbar
Pry bar
Hammers
Branch cutters
Hoe
Other assorted tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.)
1 Chainsaw
3 5gal. Gas cans
Several cans 2-cycle oil - Gallon or so of bar oil on hand for your saw? Spare spark plug, chains, and bar?
Circular saw (electric)
Jig saw (electric)
Cordless drill (weak)
1 box 3D 3”nails - Add a couple of boxes of 8D and 12D sinkers for structural repair and some roofing nails with plastic washers for emergency patching. A couple of tubes of exterior silicone caulk and a caulking gun are nice, too.
Several boxes various size wood screws
Plus various other tools and parts - Got baling/binding wire and pliers?
2 pairs work gloves
3 pair safety goggles
Dust masks

BOB (Bug-Out-Bag):
1 emergency blanket/tarp
1 pair pants
3 pair socks
2 underwear
2 shortsleeve t shirts
1 longsleeve t shirt
1 watch cap
1 US Army Medic First Aid Kit
3 MRE’s
3 CLIF bars
Paracord rope
1 mess kit
12 light sticks
1 Army flashlight
1 bottle waterproof matches
1 E-tool (shovel)
Notebook and pen
Poncho
Whistle
Can opener
AR-15 cleaning kit
(On belt):
1 Gerber ASEK II survival knife with sheath
1 canteen
Water purification tablets

Truck:
1 floor jack
1 can tire/flat sealant
1 first aid kit
1 fire extinguisher
1 survival manual
1 pair boots
Several bottles H2O

Still Needed:
HEPA Masks
Flashlights
EMT Shears
Water purifier/filter
Sewing kit
CPR mouth cover
Latex (First Aid) gloves
Portable battery charger for truck - A small inverter can be nice to have, too.
Security window film (home)
Mechanic kit (truck)
E-candles
Zippo fluid
2x4’s
Plywood
Extra Work gloves
Plastic sheeting/drop cloths
Duct tape - Electrical tape, too
Cordless drill battery
Matches
Tarps, O rings for nails

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 10:33:01 AM EDT
+1 for more .22LR. That us the bulk of my holdings right now. I have a ton of 12ga. also, but much .22.
Link Posted: 8/4/2007 11:03:57 AM EDT
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?

Link Posted: 8/4/2007 11:30:13 AM EDT
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.

Good luck.
Link Posted: 8/8/2007 8:01:25 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 2:13:17 AM EDT

Originally Posted By FL_flyfishing_guide:
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.

Contingency Stockpile:

Hurricane shutters- corrugated steel for all outside windows, sliding glass door

Home water:
16 cases (24 x 17oz.) water need more in your gonna BI

Home food:
13 can various soup
4 can baked beans
3 can corned beef hash
4 can beef ravioli
7 can Spam
8 pack Ramen noodles
8 MRE
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
whatca gonna cook it in? any dry goods( rice,beans,pasta)

Ammo:
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

Medical:
1 170 piece First Aid kit
32 oz. Isopropyl alcohol i'd pick up some more 90% and some peroxide, the 90% doubles as fuel for stoves
2 fire extinguishers-kitchen and bedroom
1.5 gal. Bleach

Emergency:
1 Coleman lantern parts?
8 16 oz. Cans Coleman lantern fuel
17 cans Sterno
1 large Mag light, 8 D batteries swap for led
1 Sterno camp stove
500 Strike anywhere matches
1 Hand-crank E-radio
1 AM/FM Radio
1 10’x20’ tarp
1 mosquito net

Tools:
1 Axe
1 machete
1 survival machete
Shovel
Bow saw
Crowbar
Pry bar
Hammers
Branch cutters
Hoe
Other assorted tools (screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.)
1 Chainsaw
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
Dust masks
No genny to run those "power" tools. get cordlesss if ya have to, so you can at least do the hard work before they run dry.

BOB (Bug-Out-Bag): what kinda bag1 emergency blanket/tarp
1 pair pants
3 pair socks
2 underwear
2 shortsleeve t shirts
1 longsleeve t shirt
1 watch cap
1 US Army Medic First Aid Kit
3 MRE’s
3 CLIF bars
Paracord rope
1 mess kit dump, get a cup or one pot12 light sticks
1 Army flashlight dump, swap to led1 bottle waterproof matches
1 E-tool (shovel) dump, useless. in aBOB yourgonna only need to dig for two things,, trash to bury and a shitter hole. those plastic garden trowles work fine for that,weigh less and are cheap.
Notebook and pen
Poncho
Whistle
Can opener
AR-15 cleaning kit
(On belt):
1 Gerber ASEK II survival knife with sheath
1 canteen good place for the bowl/cup for cooking. get a usgi cup. you'll be set
Water purification tablets

i w ould get a filter of sort 's for that BOB, the tablets are great but not 100% all times, and you'll still have to drink murky h20

Truck:
1 floor jack
1 can tire/flat sealant
1 first aid kit
1 fire extinguisher
1 survival manual
1 pair boots
Several bottles H2O
rain jacket- trust me or spare poncho, and at least one wool blanket or those outdoor blankets they sell now a days

Still Needed:
HEPA Masks
Flashlights
EMT Shears
Water purifier/filter
Sewing kit
CPR mouth cover
Latex (First Aid) gloves
Portable battery charger for truck
Security window film (home)
Mechanic kit (truck)
E-candles
Zippo fluid
2x4’s
Plywood
Extra Work gloves
Plastic sheeting/drop cloths
Duct tape
Cordless drill battery
Matches
Tarps, O rings for nails




YMMV,,mine 2 cents in red
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 7:02:45 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 8:11:20 AM EDT
Guys above gave you some good feed back. Big thing I see is food and water.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 8:19:25 AM EDT
Make sure you have a good way to cook, boil water, wash yourself. Comfort goes a LONG way.
Link Posted: 8/9/2007 4:10:16 PM EDT
Just added
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.

Link Posted: 8/9/2007 5:30:44 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 12:45:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By HootieWho:
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.


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.

smitty
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:19:09 AM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 7:20:01 AM EDT
Same here TP is a must
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 10:31:42 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 10:34:58 AM EDT by Bubbatheredneck]
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.


Link Posted: 8/12/2007 1:02:38 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Bubbatheredneck:
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.




Don't you already have your supply of plastic sheeting and duct tape as directed by Tom Ridge and Geo. Bush?
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 3:08:40 PM EDT
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.
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 4:22:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 4:24:58 PM EDT by HootieWho]
Link Posted: 8/12/2007 5:01:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/12/2007 5:02:02 PM EDT by gr8outdrsmn]

Originally Posted By HootieWho:

Originally Posted By gr8outdrsmn:
Same here TP is a must


Here ya go.
www.amazon.com/Toilet-Tissue-Angel-Carton-GEP16640/dp/B0007M0CD6/ref=sr_1_2/002-6322425-2433608?ie=UTF8&s=office-products&qid=1186964450&sr=1-2

Also for those souls in pain.....

antimonkeybutt.com/




Thanks for the links
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 5:20:33 PM EDT
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
10lb rice
2 lb pasta, 2 jar sauce
4 lb black beans
1 spray OFF bug spray
2 sheets 1/2 inch plywood
6 2x4s
2 x 325box .22lr ammo
1 box 250 9mm

all I can afford right now
Link Posted: 8/13/2007 11:13:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/13/2007 11:36:13 PM EDT by EXPY37]
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.

YardGuard spray

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.

Link Posted: 8/14/2007 2:52:15 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/14/2007 2:53:33 AM EDT by Surf]

Originally Posted By PITSNIPE:
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.

Good luck.


Get some Gamma lids from the Sportsman's guide so that they are waterproof and can be screwed on and off.

www.sportsmansguide.com/search/search.asp?r=ad%
2Fother&s=SEARCH&k=gamma+seal+lids


www.disasterstuff.com/store/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=66

Small inverter for a TV or charger.
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 5:59:54 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/14/2007 6:51:06 AM EDT
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.

happy shopping

nct
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