Introduction: Emergency Supplies

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This is my (1st) draft for emergency supplies. Please give your comments!

My goal was to get cheap supplies which can last a for a long time.

Couscous should be the base. Fast to cook and demands small amount of water...

Shopping list (x2?)

bottled water x 12 x X
firewood
camping stove
(12v battery + adapter for phone?)

Large plastic box with lid, to contain:

salt
sugar
black pepper
oil
honey
(whiskey)
(wine)

flour
baking soda

couscous (much)
pasta (quickies)

tuna
soups
crushed tomatoes
beans

coffee
tea
milk powder

lighters
toilet paper
soap
hand sanitiser
bleach
toothpaste + brushes
vitamins
medicine
pain killers
first aid

methylated spirit
candles

batteries

(solar cell)
(emergency cellphone)

Some survival candy.
Recipe found here https://www.instructables.com/id/Survival-Candy/

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Hardware:
knife
(gun / sword)
matches / firestarters
nails
multitool
fishing line (also to be used for burglar alarms)
axe
dishware
flashlights
headlights
AM/FM radio

"Software":
duct tape
handwarmers
trash bags
zip ties
emergency blankets
sleeping bags
sleeping pads
parachute cord
tarpaulin

More inspiration: http://fivegallonideas.com/emergency-kit/
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If you can't stay, you need some:
bug out bags
shelter such as tent / ponchos or similar
money / gold
copies of passport / IDs
transportation vouchers


What have I missed?

Thanks for your support!

Comments

meteormurat (author)2014-12-03

may be some zip ties and nails sound good! :)

antares72 (author)meteormurat2014-12-05

Tnx meteormurat, added! Do you ave any idea of what to use as a light weight hammer (a stone doesn't count)?

antares72 (author)2014-01-15

Updated the list. Added section for hardware, "software" and bug out...

Some new items such as hand sanitiser and survival candy.

antares72 (author)2014-01-12

Today at the store I started collect items on the list (from memory). My daughter asked: - Shall we do as on the exhibition on survival at the museum? I guess I'm not the only one to see this as a exciting task! We did shop:
Couscous, Crushed tomatoes, Pasta, Oil, Tuna, Goulash soup (!), Bouillon... all with a good margin for expiration date. Not exactly as on list, but I thought a good start anyway. I thought I search the hidings of the house to see if we already has some of the other items, before shopping all the rest.

But when it was time for supper, the goulash soup was to tempting...and we did a little taste test! Taste OK and for less then 1 dollar per portion, we will not be ruined. :)

Next weekend we will stash some more from list!

It's not IF but when...!