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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Bug Out List for the Non-Prepper

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This list is by no means totally complete but rather it is meant as a guide. This list is for friends or family that are not prepping and may join you and whatever they can bring will certainly help and they can grab it and join you quickly...

* Bed sheets, pillowcases, pillows, comforters, blankets, sleeping bags, cots, air mattresses, patch kits
* Bath towels, kitchen towels, washrags, hand towels, rags, scouring pads, sponges, rugs
* Old clothing, belts, boots, socks, cold weather gear, wet weather gear, shoes, underwear, bras, everyday clothing, insulated gloves, gardening gloves, cold weather gloves, hats, scarves, bandanas, shoestrings
* Cleaning items-laundry soap, bath soap, shampoo, dish soap, bleach, ammonia, scouring powder, toilet bowl cleaner (hydrochloric acid)
* Rope, twine, clothes line rope, kite string
* Matches, candles, candle holders, lamp oil/lamps/wicks, light bulbs, flashlights, batteries, lighters, lighter fluid, small lamps, car batteries, marine batteries, head lights
* Buckets, 5 gallon buckets with lids, 50 gallon plastic drums,cooking pots, skillets, cooking utensils, hot pads, measuring spoons, baking pans, loaf pans, muffin pans, measuring cups, plastic storage containers, silverware, knives, sharpening stones, bowls, stock pots, hand mixers, whisks, tea pots, coffee pots, plates, cups, bowls, pressure cooker, canning jars, canning lids/seals, can openers (non-electric)
* Toilet paper, old magazines, newspapers, paper towels, napkins
* Weapons, ammunition
* Aluminum foil, plastic wrap, trash bags, old plastic/paper sacks, coffee filters
* Folding chairs
* Radios, walkie-talkies, shortwave radios
* Condiments, flour, sugar, coffee, hot cocoa, tea, spices, salt, non-perishable food items, baking soda, vegetable oils, lard, shortening, cooking sprays
* Outdoor solar lighting
* Gas, oil, anti-freeze, WD-40, electrical wiring, extension cords, outdoor extensions cords(heavy-duty), hand tools, screwdrivers, hammers, nails, screws, bolts, brooms, mechanics tools, dustpans, mops, PVC/copper piping, pipe cement/connectors, pipe wrenches, channel locks, vise grips, vises, wrenches, pliers, sockets sets, battery chargers
* Hand saws, chain saws, axes, mitre boxes
* Liquor, alcohol (excellent bartering items)
* First aid supplies, vitamins, herbal medications, pain relievers, prescription medications, alcohol, peroxide
* Feminine hygiene products (pads make great bandages and both can be used as bartering items), diapers (disposable and cloth)
* Deodorants, razors, scissors, combs, brushes, toothbrushes, tooth paste, tweezers, nail trimmers, dental floss (can be used to suture wounds), oragel
* Bread ties, zip ties
* Garden seeds, fertilizer, peat pots, planting pots
* Sun glasses, reading glasses, safety glasses, magnifying glasses
* Shovels, rakes, hoes, trowels, wheel barrows
* Sewing kits, thread, yarn, knitting needles, yarn spinners, fabric, buttons
* Tents, cookstoves, portable toilets, grills, propane tanks, white gas tanks, gas cans
* Fencing, stakes
* Pillow batting, charcoal
* Broiler pan from gas ovens (to use as wash boards), cooking racks from oven
* Books on woodworking, gardening, how-to books
* Paper, pencils, pens, coloring books, crayons, cards, board games, books, cook books, DVD's
* Pictures (family photos)
* Gold necklaces/rings/coins, silver necklaces/rings/coins, copper necklaces/rings/coins
* Compass, wind-up clock, watches
* Coolers
* Back packs
* Canteens/flasks/water bottles
* Baskets, laundry baskets, plastic storage tubs
* Binoculars
* Road maps/atlas, back roads atlas of your destination
* Pets - pet food, leashes, collars, nail trimmers
* Electrical tape, duct tape, scotch tape
* Wire, wire coat hangers, wire cages for gardening
* Babies - diapers, clothing, toys, formula, baby food, bottles/nipples, drinking cups
* Wooden dowel rods
* Tarps, plastic sheeting, foam pads

It is not expected that you will be able to bring everything on this list, or have everything on this list. Bring what you can fit into your vehicle. This list is intended for friends and family members that are not preppers to use as a guide - every little item helps the sustainability of your group. Read it prior to when you need it so that it is familiar to you.

Erin aka Ernie

P.S. I may be adding to the list as I ponder, so be watching for updates. Suggestions welcome!

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