Survive an Emergency or Disaster,  Prepare for difficult times

A Listmania! list by psnorb "Loving Father" (Northwest Chicago Suburb, United States)
The list author says: "I have seen many survival lists that appear incomplete and self serving. I have picked each item for quality, price, alternative uses, and long term storage. I have three children and I do not want to find myself scrambling to find water, food, and shelter should disaster strike. I would purchase items over time and try to modify the items for your specific needs."
Survival Seed Kit, High Protein, 100% Heirloom/non GMO (Protein can be dangerously low in other seed kits)
1.  Survival Seed Kit, High Protein, 100% Heirloom/non GMO (Protein can be dangerously low in other seed kits) by Quality Seeds Northwest
The list author says:
  "Even if you live on a farm today you will need a variety of seeds to grow a variety of different sources of protein.  What are you going to do when the neighbor next door shoots the last deer you have seen in 6 months.  Also consider buying beans that are packaged for long term storage."
$19.95
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (61 customer reviews)

7203 BARB WIRE 15.5GA 4PT
2.  7203 BARB WIRE 15.5GA 4PT by Flagline
The list author says:
  "Passive security for your home.  If society breaks down this may help protect your family from mobs.  Easier to use than a gun.  If they get hurt they were already on your property looking for trouble."
Used & New from: $254.07

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The Merck Manual
3.  The Merck Manual by Robert S. Porter
The list author says:
  "This is a compact reference source for medical information.  You can save money by purchasing older editions.  I would especially look at the directions on making oral rehydration solution to keep people with diarrhea from dying of dehydration."
$62.68   Used & New from: $54.03
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (137 customer reviews)

Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade
4.  Gerber 22-01629 LMF II Black Infantry Knife with 4.8-Inch Blade by Gerber Blades
The list author says:
  "A good quality knife will certainly help.  There are a lot of video reviews for this knife online.  Check them out."
$63.99   Used & New from: $44.70
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (428 customer reviews)

Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual: Essential Strategies For: Shelter and Water, Food and Fire, Tools and Medicine, Navigation and Signaling, Survival Psychology and Getting Out Alive!
5.  Hawke's Green Beret Survival Manual: Essential Strategies For: Shelter and Water, Food and Fire, Tools and Medicine, Navigation and Signaling, Survival Psychology and Getting Out Alive! by Mykel Hawke
The list author says:
  "Very practical survival manual."
Used & New from: $15.23
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (144 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

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Freeplay Emergency Light Center
6.  Freeplay Emergency Light Center by Freeplay Energy
The list author says:
  "Freeplay makes durable self contained lighting products.  Wind up source of light for when the power goes out.  Great manufacture durable product.  I have one freeplay light that is used each year and is 15 years old. It was made before the LED lights of today and it still works.  If it is not LED then get spare bulbs."
$43.89
2.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

G & F 1670XL Cut Resistant 100-Percent Kevlar Gloves, PVC Dots on Both Sides, X-Large, 1-Pair
7.  G & F 1670XL Cut Resistant 100-Percent Kevlar Gloves, PVC Dots on Both Sides, X-Large, 1-Pair by G & F
The list author says:
  "Useful to protect your hands from injury.  Required if you purchase the barbed wire."
$9.47   Used & New from: $6.59
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (163 customer reviews)

Mace Brand Bear Pepper Spray
8.  Mace Brand Bear Pepper Spray by Mace
The list author says:
  "Self defence item that is not lethal."
$29.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Disposable Lighters, Assorted Colors, Sold As A 50 Pack
9.  Disposable Lighters, Assorted Colors, Sold As A 50 Pack by Guardian
The list author says:
  "Why spend the time making a fire from scratch when disposable lighters are readily available and easy to use.  Learn the firemaking skills but use the lighter to save energy and time."
$14.97
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter
10.  Genuine Issue Magnesium Survival Firestarter by DOAN
The list author says:
  "Useful for fires in wet and cold situations. Also consider waterproof matches and tinder."
$8.12   Used & New from: $7.95
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (229 customer reviews)

Sanyo Eneloop AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries - 4 Pack (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
11.  Sanyo Eneloop AA NiMH Pre-Charged Rechargeable Batteries - 4 Pack (Discontinued by Manufacturer) by Sanyo
The list author says:
  "High performance rechargable AA and AAA batteries with a solar charger to power some of your smaller electronic devices when the lights go out."
$12.95
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (598 customer reviews)

Mountain House #10 Can Freeze-Dried Food
12.  Mountain House #10 Can Freeze-Dried Food by Mountain House
The list author says:
  "10 year shelf life, a variety of foods are available.  What would you or your family do for food if you have no power and must remain in your home for a week or more."
Out of stock
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger
13.  PowerFilm USB+AA Solar Charger by PowerFilm, Inc.
The list author says:
  "This unit has good reviews for solar charging of AA batteries"
$64.99   Used & New from: $46.90
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)

Smith & Wesson Galaxy 6 LED Flashlight (3 Red + 3 White LEDs)
14.  Smith & Wesson Galaxy 6 LED Flashlight (3 Red + 3 White LEDs) by Smith & Wesson
The list author says:
  "LED flashlight.  Long lasting with batteries, bulbs will not wear out.  Red LED will preserve your night vision but allow you to still remain active."
$22.75   Used & New from: $20.56
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (52 customer reviews)

MIU France CanDo Safety Can Opener
15.  MIU France CanDo Safety Can Opener by MIU France
The list author says:
  "First, you need a can opener if your food is in cans.  Second, the smooth open cans can be used as cups or pots in an emergency situation."
$19.99
3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (66 customer reviews)

Midland XT511 GMRS Two-Way Emergency Crank Radio
16.  Midland XT511 GMRS Two-Way Emergency Crank Radio by Midland
The list author says:
  "This is a hand crank two way radio. The ability to comunicate over a distance without ready access to power is a wonderful thing in a disaster.  If you are like me the batteries in your radio or flashlight are always dead when you need them the most.

Discuss with your family a channel that you would use in an emergency."
$67.10   Used & New from: $47.19
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (336 customer reviews)

Centrum, 250-Count Bottle
17.  Centrum, 250-Count Bottle by Centrum
The list author says:
  "You will need vitamins, especially when it will be hard to have a well rounded diet."
$40.00
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)

P-Line Blue Poly Tarps 20' x 20'
18.  P-Line Blue Poly Tarps 20' x 20' by Comfitwear
The list author says:
  "You can always use a tarp.  Cover the ground under a tent. Provide shelter."
$11.45
3.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

100ft Military Strength Paracord - Yellow
19.  100ft Military Strength Paracord - Yellow by Cortland
The list author says:
  "You can always use rope."
$6.45
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter
20.  Katadyn Hiker PRO Water Microfilter by Katadyn
The list author says:
  "A ceramic filter can be cleaned and used again for a longer life.  Purchase the filter sized for your needs.  To be safe I would get a filter that would allow you to easily filter 1 gallon for each person per day in a reasonable time.  If you spend half of your day filtering water when are you going to work on food, shelter, and security."
$84.95   Used & New from: $79.95
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (122 customer reviews)

GREY 50% WOOL RESCUE BLANKET
21.  GREY 50% WOOL RESCUE BLANKET by Rothco
The list author says:
  "Wool retains insulating properties even when wet."
$17.07   Used & New from: $9.95
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (81 customer reviews)

Optimox Iodoral High Potency Iodine Potassium Iodide Thyroid Support Supplement 180 tablets
22.  Optimox Iodoral High Potency Iodine Potassium Iodide Thyroid Support Supplement 180 tablets by OPTIMOX
The list author says:
  "Iodine supplement may prevent your body from absorbing and storing radioactive iodine in your thyroid. Relatively cheep and easy to store.  Something to keep around the house in case of a worst case senario.  (i.e. dirty bomb, or nuclear accident)"
$37.29   Used & New from: $29.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (715 customer reviews)

Morton Iodized Table Salt - 4lb. box
23.  Morton Iodized Table Salt - 4lb. box by Morton
The list author says:
  "Salt is cheep, stores well, and will be in demand especially if you live far from the ocean.  The iodine in table salt is just enough to prevent goiter, but not enough to protect the thyroid from a radioactive event."
$8.08   Used & New from: $1.43
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (32 customer reviews)

Fox 40 Classic CMG Whistle With Cushioned Mouth Grip With Lanyard - White
24.  Fox 40 Classic CMG Whistle With Cushioned Mouth Grip With Lanyard - White by Fox 40
The list author says:
  "Inexpensive signaling device that does not require power.  I would get a couple of these.  Mirrors are also useful for signaling"
$6.12 - $20.17
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (215 customer reviews)

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Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Sheer, 80-Count Assorted Sizes (Pack of 6)
25.  Band-Aid Brand Adhesive Bandages, Sheer, 80-Count Assorted Sizes (Pack of 6) by Band-Aid
The list author says:
  "You should have a good first aid kit with extra supplies"
$23.08   Used & New from: $17.64
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)

3M Dust Respirators 8210, N95, 20-Pack
26.  3M Dust Respirators 8210, N95, 20-Pack by 3M
The list author says:
  "Protect your nose, mouth, and lungs from particulate matter, smoke, dust, germs.  Hygene will be the first of the civilized habits to be lost with any disaster."
$13.99   Used & New from: $9.21
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (207 customer reviews)

SE - Scissors - Utility, Assorted Colors, 7.5in.
27.  SE - Scissors - Utility, Assorted Colors, 7.5in. by SE
The list author says:
  "These are very useful scissors that cut through most anything however they have a limited lifespan and can not be resharpened. I suggest that you buy a few."
$3.44   Used & New from: $2.79
2.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)

SAM Combo SPECIAL - (2) 36" Gray Flat SAM Splints & (2) 3" x 5yds Black Cohesive Wrap from Rescue Essentials
28.  SAM Combo SPECIAL - (2) 36" Gray Flat SAM Splints & (2) 3" x 5yds Black Cohesive Wrap from Rescue Essentials by SAM Medical
The list author says:
  "splint supplies for unforseen injuries"
$21.95
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

MSR Dragonfly Stove
29.  MSR Dragonfly Stove by MSR
The list author says:
  "Multiple fuel stove. Compact and can handle larger pots."
$111.96   Used & New from: $97.41
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (85 customer reviews)

HandClens Alcohol-Free 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Sanitizer & Lotion, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6)
30.  HandClens Alcohol-Free 2 in 1 Foaming Hand Sanitizer & Lotion, 8-Ounce Bottles (Pack of 6) by HandClens
The list author says:
  "Clean hands prevent disease."
$38.99
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)

Store-A-Potty 72-Hour Emergency Toilet - Storage Bucket with Snap-On Toilet Seat, Biohazard Bags & Deodorizer Packets (60400)
31.  Store-A-Potty 72-Hour Emergency Toilet - Storage Bucket with Snap-On Toilet Seat, Biohazard Bags & Deodorizer Packets (60400) by LifeSecure
The list author says:
  "Self Explanatory.  Toilets stop working if there  is no power or water."
$40.94   Used & New from: $35.95
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

Beeman Mach 12.5 Air Rifle, RS3 Trigger air rifle
32.  Beeman Mach 12.5 Air Rifle, RS3 Trigger air rifle by Beeman
The list author says:
  "Excellent pellet gun uses no air canister or bullets.  You cock the gun and it fires the pellet fast enough to kill small game and certainly hurt a preditor.

Buy lots of pellets and oil for the gun.  Store in an airtight bag with moisture absorbing package."
$192.86 - $317.12
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Hefty Twist Tie 8-gallon Trash Bags, 24-pack
33.  Hefty Twist Tie 8-gallon Trash Bags, 24-pack by Pactiv
The list author says:
  "for general use and the toilet.  Gallon zip lock freezer bags are also very useful"
$6.48   Used & New from: $2.98
3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (74 customer reviews)

Schroeder Hand Drill 1/4-Inch Capacity
34.  Schroeder Hand Drill 1/4-Inch Capacity by Robert Larson
The list author says:
  "Power tools will no longer work. I would have a manual drill, some drill bits, a box of 100 2" screws, a hand saw, hammer, nails, plywood, an axe, and a sledge.  I store 2'X4, and 3/4 inch plywood for repairs.  Store the wood out of the way in the attic between the rafters.  I keep the plywood on wire shelves and store supplies on top."
$33.17   Used & New from: $27.85
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

Duraflame 00647 Colorful Firelog, 5 Lb
35.  Duraflame 00647 Colorful Firelog, 5 Lb by Duraflame
The list author says:
  "Easily stored indoors, burns in fireplace longer than wood, useful when the power is out during the winter and you need a source of heat.  Especially when your woodpile outside is running low or is wet from rain."
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2.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)

 
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36.  IPSAB Tooth Powder Peppermint - 4 Ounce Powder by IPSAB
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  "With water in limited supply, The powder should last a long time and not be quite as messy.  Also stock up on soap.  Hand sanitizer, dental floss,and hand towels."
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37.  Light My Fire Titanium Spork by Light my Fire
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  "Light weight durable eating utensils, serving spoons, bowls, and plates."
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38.  CanCooker BC - 002 Bone Collector Can Cooker by CanCooker
The list author says:
  "Large light weight sealable cooking pot.  Store supplies in cooker until needed.  Can be used to cook over an open fire.   Large enough and sturdy enough to last.  It is not water proof because of a small steam vent on the top.  You might also want a smaller cooking pot, and a grill for an open fire."
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39.  Platypus Platy Water Tank by Platypus
The list author says:
  "You need to be able to store clean water"
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