Preparedness Essentials You Should Not Overlook

Posted: July 24, 2012 in Survival
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When it comes to being prepared, the following are some essentials you should not overlook.

  • Keep your vehicles gas tanks full.  When your gauge shows 3/4 full make sure you fill up again at that point.  A full tank of gas has essential uses.
  • Keep at least 10, 5 gallon gas containers full, in a cool dry garage location and use stabil to increase their storage life.  Date the cans so you know when the gas needs to be used by.
  • Have a 10,000 watt backup generator available and have an electrician wire it so it is ready to run your house if the power is out.  Have a secure, security chain applied to keep it from being stolen.
  • Keep a 3 months supply of food and water stored for each member of your family.
  • Keep a 3 months supply of all common battery sizes available.
  • Have your well maintained firearms available with a sufficient quantity of ammunition for self defense purposes.
  • Keep pre-cut plywood available for boarding up windows if needed.
  • Have a charcoal grill with a sufficient supply of charcoal for emergency cooking.
  • Firewood properly stored is another essential item along with a sufficient quantity of dry matches.
  • Make sure your garage doors have backup locks and that all your window and door locks are fully functional.
  • Brace your front and back doors with buddy/suspension bars.
  • Keep your communications gear/cell phones/radios and flashlights fully charged.
  • Keep at least $100.00 in singles and $50.00 in coins readily available.

  1. rmactsc says:

    Thank you for reblogging my post Grey Enigma. I appreciate it 🙂

  2. Ah! This is what I need before the next power cut wipes me out! Never seem to have an even partially charged laptop battery around for example when catastrophe strikes 🙂

    • rmactsc says:

      We will have to get you on a regiment of charging all your power supplies every day. I’ll have to see what kind of memeory devices are available 🙂

      • Yes…it is very important that this little discrepancy is dealt with before disaster strikes…the consequences could be catastrophic 🙂 Not to mention the temper tantrums that occur when such horrible scenarios action!!

  3. Bprep4 says:

    This is a very nice list for Survival Readiness and sheltering at home!. I like the mention of keeping devices charged. Don’t forget medical supplies and enough water for cleaning and waste disposal!

  4. The tip about plywood for windows is great. I never thought to have them handy for this purpose, but with the frequent storms around us lately, ive had concerns about breaking glass.

  5. Brenda says:

    Thanks for these great tips!

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