Pre- Post Apocalyptic Survival

A Listmania! list by Lind Ballmer "A setback is a setup for a comeback" (Glen Burnie, MD)
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The list author says: "It's funny and sometimes quasi-useful to read about zombie survival and all that, but in my humble opinion, zombies are not a viable focal point due to lack of reality. I think we would be better served to prepare for a complete collapse of civilization, where your greatest threats are surviving nature off the grid, and surviving other survivors. We humans have a very long history of doing horrendous things to each other, be wary. Think about how psychotic people can be driving, and that's in the face of law and consequences; absent law and order, you need to be very alert about people's intentions.

These are things that may be good to accumulate over a few years time. This will serve as a sense of security for you and people you care about if law and order exit stage left.

There are things you will need that money cannot buy: stay in decent shape, learn survival skills, learn to think critically and tactically. Go camping or hiking from time to time, just to see how you would fare in the wilderness if you had to."
1000 Foot Black Parachute Cord Paracord Type III Military Specification 550
1.  1000 Foot Black Parachute Cord Paracord Type III Military Specification 550 by The US Military Manufacturer
The list author says:
  "literally thousands of uses, amazing stuff, one strand with guts can support 550 lbs."
$47.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (212 customer reviews)

Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe
2.  Cold Steel Trench Hawk Axe by Cold Steel
The list author says:
  "drop forged carbon steel, very durable, it will rust though if not cared for properly."
$35.29   Used & New from: $30.35
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (371 customer reviews)

Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri
3.  Ka-Bar 2-1249-9 Kukri by Ka-Bar
The list author says:
  "an amazing machete, pick this up, keeps it's edge, hefty enough to be used like an axe, but light enough to wield if you had to."
$48.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (660 customer reviews)

Cold Steel Chinese War Sword with Leather Scabbard
4.  Cold Steel Chinese War Sword with Leather Scabbard by Cold Steel
The list author says:
  "go to http://www.coldsteel.com/swords.html and watch the video on this thing, it cut through two side by side pigs in one effortless swipe, weighs about 3 lbs, a must have."
$322.73   Used & New from: $322.63
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)

Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel, Hardwood Handle
5.  Cold Steel Special Forces Shovel, Hardwood Handle by Cold Steel
The list author says:
  "for any digging (chopping, throwing, hammering, clubbing) you might need to do."
$25.12   Used & New from: $19.09
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (150 customer reviews)

Ace Martial Arts 12 Aluminum High Impact Arrows
6.  Ace Martial Arts 12 Aluminum High Impact Arrows by Ace Martial Arts
The list author says:
  "get as many of these as you can, chances are you will have to either scavenge them or manufacture them at some point."
$5.60   Used & New from: $0.96
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (417 customer reviews)

Gregory Palisade 80 Backpack
7.  Gregory Palisade 80 Backpack by Gregory
The list author says:
  "get a framed backpack that can fit all your gear, make sure everything is easy to get to."
Out of stock
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

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Swiss Gear Crevasse 0-Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag (Rust/Orange)
8.  Swiss Gear Crevasse 0-Degree Mummy Sleeping Bag (Rust/Orange) by Swiss Gear
The list author says:
  "for the really cold nights."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)

 
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Sea to Summit eVent Compression Dry Sack by Sea to Summit

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Marmot Limelight Tent
9.  Marmot Limelight Tent by Marmot
The list author says:
  "I recommend the darker version of this tent, or even a similar camouflaged tent, the stealthier the better. learn to set booby traps for added protection when you sleep."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

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New-skin Antiseptic Liquid Bandage - 0.3 Oz (Pack of 6)
10.  New-skin Antiseptic Liquid Bandage - 0.3 Oz (Pack of 6) by New-Skin
The list author says:
  "if you dont meticulously care for every scratch and scrape, you will be sorry; this should help you keep broken skin from getting infected"
$22.43
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pack with QuikClot
11.  Adventure Medical Kits Trauma Pack with QuikClot by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "powdered cauterization, CAUTION, this will smart when used."
$19.98   Used & New from: $18.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (332 customer reviews)

DMT WM8FC-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone - Fine/Coarse with Base
12.  DMT WM8FC-WB 8-Inch DuoSharp Plus Bench Stone - Fine/Coarse with Base by DMT (Diamond Machining Technology)
The list author says:
  "because a dull blade will only cut you"
$78.83   Used & New from: $66.00
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (213 customer reviews)

Sheffield 12913 Premium 14-in-1 Hammer Tool
13.  Sheffield 12913 Premium 14-in-1 Hammer Tool by Great Neck Saw
The list author says:
  "multi-tool plus a great hammer"
$12.97   Used & New from: $12.50
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (218 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath
14.  Gerber 22-41545 Black Diesel Multi-Plier with Sheath by Gerber
The list author says:
  "a good multi-tool is priceless, I personally own about 4, don't leave home without it."
$46.43   Used & New from: $40.39
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (601 customer reviews)

Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw (Black)
15.  Ultimate Survival Technologies SaberCut Saw (Black) by Ultimate Survival Technologies
The list author says:
  "an elbow grease powered chainsaw, very durable."
$10.99
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (104 customer reviews)

Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III
16.  Stanley FatMax Xtreme 55-120 FuBar III by Stanley
The list author says:
  "its a master key, plain and simple."
$78.69   Used & New from: $68.30
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (121 customer reviews)

KR Tools 11414 Pro Series 14-Inch Heavy Duty Bolt Cutter
17.  KR Tools 11414 Pro Series 14-Inch Heavy Duty Bolt Cutter by KR Tools
The list author says:
  "people inevitably lock things before they get scarce, this will unlock those things."
$29.95
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

Duke Company 0470 Coil Spring Animal Trap
18.  Duke Company 0470 Coil Spring Animal Trap by Duke
The list author says:
  "i recommend getting a few of these, light, effective, traps small game."
$11.50   Used & New from: $6.29
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)

Zippo Brushed Chrome Pocket Lighter
19.  Zippo Brushed Chrome Pocket Lighter by Zippo
The list author says:
  "the more avenues you have that arrive at fire, the better."
$10.69   Used & New from: $5.29
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (306 customer reviews)

Adventure Medical Kits Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Pack of 2)
20.  Adventure Medical Kits Spark-Lite Fire Starter (Pack of 2) by Adventure Medical Kits
The list author says:
  "keep these handy, can get a fire started in wet conditions in seconds."
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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals
21.  Polar Pure Water Disinfectant With Iodine Crystals by Polar Pure
The list author says:
  "a good emergency drinking water disinfection solution"
$19.99
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews)

Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter with Replacement Bacteria Filter
22.  Aquamira Frontier Pro Water Filter with Replacement Bacteria Filter by Aquamira
The list author says:
  "get a few of these, its a filtration straw that allows you to drink straight from source water, screws on neatly to a plastic soda bottle, or a camel bak nozzle. can filter about 50 gallons per straw."
$16.30   Used & New from: $10.63
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Frypan
23.  GSI Outdoors Bugaboo Frypan by GSI
The list author says:
  "in case you have a Rachel Ray moment in post apocalyptia"
$19.95 - $48.52
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (68 customer reviews)

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Edible Wild Plants: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series)
24.  Edible Wild Plants: A Folding Pocket Guide to Familiar North American Species (Pocket Naturalist Guide Series) by James Kavanagh
The list author says:
  "clearly shows what wild plants in north America are edible, there should be one of these for where you are if north America isn't it,"
$6.95   Used & New from: $2.32
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

Coleman Sun Shower® 4 Portable Shower With Pocket
25.  Coleman Sun Shower® 4 Portable Shower With Pocket by Stearns
The list author says:
  "knock the stank off ya...personal hygiene will not always be easy, but it will always be important."
$29.83   Used & New from: $25.30
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

Primos Scent Eliminating Bar Soap - 5-Ounce Bar
26.  Primos Scent Eliminating Bar Soap - 5-Ounce Bar by Primos Hunting Calls
The list author says:
  "because you don't want to smell...period."
$0.94
2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)

Cyalume SnapLight Industrial Grade Light Sticks, Green, 6" Long, 12 Hour Duration (Pack of 10)
27.  Cyalume SnapLight Industrial Grade Light Sticks, Green, 6" Long, 12 Hour Duration (Pack of 10) by Cyalume
The list author says:
  "need to illuminate a situation? check for depth? these will do that for you."
$11.99   Used & New from: $7.30
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (860 customer reviews)

Mayday 1200 Calorie Food Bars (36 per case)
28.  Mayday 1200 Calorie Food Bars (36 per case) by Mayday
The list author says:
  "hunting won't always bear fruit, these will help you through more meager times."
$95.00   Used & New from: $74.24
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch (Pack of 64), 125ml
29.  Datrex Emergency Survival Water Pouch (Pack of 64), 125ml by Datrex
The list author says:
  "water ration pouches, each can withstand 600 lbs per square inch before bursting, and has a shelf life of up to 5 years."
$30.18   Used & New from: $14.10
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (387 customer reviews)

Mechanix Wear MP3-05-010 Mpact3 Knuckle Protection Glove, Black, Large
30.  Mechanix Wear MP3-05-010 Mpact3 Knuckle Protection Glove, Black, Large by Mechanix Wear
The list author says:
  "you'll be using your hands more than usual, protect them."
$34.68   Used & New from: $28.15
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (141 customer reviews)

Seirus Innovation Neofleece Combo Scarf Face Masque for Winter Cold Weather Face Protection Mask Neck Warmer
31.  Seirus Innovation Neofleece Combo Scarf Face Masque for Winter Cold Weather Face Protection Mask Neck Warmer by Seirus Innovation
The list author says:
  "stay cozy, stay anonymous."
$4.25 - $68.32
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (439 customer reviews)

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Tactical Crossdraw Military Cross Draw Vest w/Pistol Belt--ACU Camo
32.  Tactical Crossdraw Military Cross Draw Vest w/Pistol Belt--ACU Camo by Unknown
The list author says:
  "The more you can comfortably carry, the better."
$79.99
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Rothco R/S Poncho, Woodland Digital Camo
33.  Rothco R/S Poncho, Woodland Digital Camo by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Protect yourself from rain, make a lean-to."
$27.99
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)

Timberland Men's Chocorua Trail Boot Gore-Tex Brown/Green Size 10.5
34.  Timberland Men's Chocorua Trail Boot Gore-Tex Brown/Green Size 10.5 by Timberland
The list author says:
  "pick a nice solid pair of hiking boots, like these, you will be getting quite familiar with them."
$99.97
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (502 customer reviews)

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