Skip to comments.Ten Under-Rated Prepping Item
Posted on 01/05/2013 4:20:13 PM PST by Kartographer
1. Bic Lighters
2. A Good Winter Hat
3. Bullion Cubes
4. Baby Wipes
5. Glow Sticks
6. Paper Maps
7. Paper Plates
8. Ziplock Bags
9. Tabasco Sauce
10. Duct Tape
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I’d modify #10, just slightly...
10. Duct Tape/ WD-40
i would replace numbers 2 and 5 with petroleum jelly and tequila...
Disagree on the glo sticks. I used to stock those but their shelf life is so short the darn things were useless everytime I pulled them out.
Something we’ve decided to use rather than candles: AA battery-powered wax candles.
We live in an area with violent earthquakes and an open flame is dangerous. We use these LED-lit candles once the sun goes down.
We’re now looking into solar panel-charged battery systems as a way to keep from buying batteries. So far I haven’t been able to find batteries that will hold a charge longer than four hours.
The candles themselves are expensive but we really like them. They do not contribute to the ambient heat during summer but still provide the illusion of warmth at night during winter.
Duck tape came in handy here
Petroleum jelly and tequila?Is that for survival or did you have something more interesting in mind?
But heck, everyone has hobbies. Gotta stay busy when the power goes out. ;)
#9 for me would be Frank’s Red Hot and/or Tabasco green.
LOL! I'd say they fit into both categories, but I don't know what the poster had in mind.
I think bic lighters, duct tape, and to a lesser extent, ziplock bags are prepping essentials.
i) Bullion comes in cuboids, not cubes
ii) Bullion coins are generally more convenient for trading
iii) rather than trade, why not store actual soup fixings?
Thanks I think I’ll get some of those.
Anyone know the shelf life of a Bic lighter?
10. Duct Tape/ WD-40
Thank you for posting the Krill light link.
Got another 1 1/2 lbs of black pepper today.
People used to sacrifice their children to heathen gods to get the stuff!
It’s good in clam chowder too! Helps keep ya warm during the winter.
Oh, and which color do you suggest? Many options/configurations.
Have a Stainless steel dinner plate insted of paper plates.
Also have a Boy Scout Field manual.
Bugout bag is nearly complete with:
Fire starter sticks in Zip-lok bags (x3 & lighters)
Teflon coated extended mess kit, roll of heavy dury alum foil, shish-ka-bob sticks, fire cook grate
X6 under clothes
Collapasable 5 gal jug
Sleep sack & small pillow
Hunting knives and branch saw
Extremely thick 3’x4’ plastic bags (x5)
Pump action Shotgun and 100 various rounds
.40 cal pistol and 100 hollow point rounds
Personal grooming kit & First aid kit
4 days of canned food
Glow sticks, rope, flashlight, batteries
& much more...
My secondary bugout bag (same size) is equiped to setup a shelter and kitchen.
Between ketchup & tobacco , go with tobacco .
It's been in there since before I got hurt, so that's sometime in 2009.
I originally got it back in 1998. It's been everywhere with me. They last well, or have for me.
I think I'll give it a new home in my tornado go bag.
hahahahaha! tequila works in many ways... i like it... if i feel a cold coming on, or a slight tickle in my throat, i take a shot or two... or to keep me warm... petroleum jelly is good for chapped lips/skin... removing makeup, protecting skin from the cold, as a lubricant... but i like your idea even better!
This stuff is the greatest
Granted it's not the best PBJ by far but
It last forever
It has lots of calories
It's good for excursions as making sandwiches with it makes the bread last many days longer and they can get smushed in your pack and still be edible.
And in a pinch, the peanut portion is flammable and can be used to get a fire going
I've gone on long hiking/camping trips and only eating Goober Grape sandwiches. It would be my 1st choice for the coming zombie apocalypse.
Don’t overlook a product called “BETTER THAN BOULLION”. It comes in beef, chicken, ham, turkey and vegetable flavors——that I’m aware of. I keep a jar of each on hand. Not only makes a good hot drink, but very useful in stews, soups, gravies and anything else which you might want to “kick it up a notch.”
I have them also. I use them in my bedroom with the tv on. It doesn’t light the room but is nice to have one at the tv and back wall.
Original batteries after 3 years.
It even has a waxy feel to it.
I cook with the jar stuff here at home, and used them at the restaurants, but I darn sure don't store 'em without refrigeration after they have been opened.
In them you'll find:
one forty-five caliber automatic;
two boxes of ammunition;
four days' concentrated emergency rations;
one drug issue containing antibiotics, morphine, vitamin pills, pep pills, sleeping pills, tranquilizer pills;
one miniature combination Russian phrase book and Bible;
one hundred dollars in rubles;
one hundred dollars in gold;
nine packs of chewing gum;
one issue of prophylactics;
three pair of nylon stockings.
Shoot, a fella' could have a pretty good weekend in Vegas with all that stuff.
Could you put me on your ping list? Thank you!
LOL...Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
I own a Krill light and it is very nice, but today I just use something like a Fenix flashlight on low, laid inside of a medicine bottle or an empty water bottle, as a diffuser.
A Fenix LD12, uses a single AA battery, and will burn on low (3-ANSI Lumens) for 97 hours.
Placed inside of a milky plastic water bottle, used for camping, or even inside of a white supermarket plastic grocery bag, it serves the same purpose of being a glow lamp.
I peel the label off and drill the proper size hole in the cap of vitamin or medicine containers, preferring the transparent brownish, medicine bottles. With a lanyard on the flashlight it makes a nice hanging lantern.
All of my led flashlight and headlights with long burn times have homemade diffusers
I need Vaseline for my cheekbones when I’m outdoors, and I use Vaseline infused cotton balls for fire starter.
You can keep a tiny jar of cotton balls soaked in Vaseline in your car, and you have the fire starters, and the chap lip product, and a lubricant all together.
i can be practical... two birds with one stone... plus it helps to have something for which to survive... :)
Duct tape is #10?
What’s wrong with them? It should be number one.
Hand Crank LED Flashlight. Just bought two of them on sale after Christmas. One minute of cranking gave me over 10 minutes of strong light.
And somewhere, there are neutered bunny rabbits running around....
LOL, It took a minute, but I got it.
Duct tape would be ideal for taping plastic to your windows in case you had to “shelter-in-place.” Then you guzzle the tabasco sauce so that the fire in your mouth and throat distracts you from the misery of being cooped up inside your house because a trainload of sarin gas derailed two blocks away. Of course, if that actually happened, you’d need to close your air vents and turn off the air conditioner, too.
Twist-it flashlights are good, too. However, the one I have doesn’t really give an impressive amount of light.
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