Personal Survival Equipment Checklist
What would you do if you woke up to find there was no electricity, no telephone service, no city water supply, no food at the grocery, no gas at the station, no banks open, and bands of looters roaming the town? Unfortunately, the possibility of these events happening is very real. They could be caused by:
1. Severe shortages of food, gasoline, oil, and/or heating fuel.
2. Worthless currency (the result of severe inflation).
3. Terrorist of guerrilla activities.
4. World War III.
5. Natural disasters.
Could you and your family survive even a few days without additional water, food, and police protection? The following equipment checklist is designed to allow you and your family to survive the initial days of a crisis and retreat to a place of pre-determined safety. A great variety and larger amount of equipment would be required for longer periods of survival. The time to obtain this equipment is NOW! Once the impact of the coming crisis is apparent to the average citizen the equipment you need will be unavailable at any price!
( )Military style foot locker-heavy duty, more than one may be necessary.
( ) Survival books -BOY SCOUT MANUAL, etc.
( ) Pack and frame for each adult (smaller knapsack for children over eight years old).
( ) One quality sleeping bag for each person.
( ) Two man tent with rain fly, for each two adults, or children.
( ) Thermal blanket -one per person.
( ) Insulated underwear for each person.
( ) Stove kit and fuel.
( ) Hunting knife -one for each person.
( ) Large Swiss Army knife -one per family.
( ) One belt canteen per person and belt.
( ) Eating and cooking utensils.
( ) Fire starting equipment -waterproof matches or metal match.
( ) Small belt axe for each adult.
( ) One folding "army-type" shovel for each two adults.
( ) Folding saw.
( ) One large "Hudson Bay " type pattern axe per family.
( ) Two wedges.
( ) Two quality compasses -one for each adult plus one spare (GI surplus compasses are excellent when they can be found.)
( ) Water purification tablets for 1,000 gallons.
( ) One set of field glasses.
( ) One heavy duty flashlight for each person plus one spare.
( ) One hundred feet of nylon rope.
( ) Heavy duty pulley.
( ) Sealed heavy duty first aid kit· (family size), plus one pocket size first aid kit for each person.
( ) Snake bite kit (depending on your climate).
( ) Insect repellent, PLENTY.
( ) Tool kit: pliers, screwdrivers, oil, nails and screws.
( ) Metal drinking cups.
( ) Signal mirror and whistle for each person.
( ) Fifteen day food supply for each person.
( ) Soap.
( ) Waterproofing.
( ) Candles.
( ) Collapsible two gallon water container for each two people.
( ) Fishing kit.
( ) Two 6'x8' ground cloths for each two people and grommets.
( ) One hat for each person -the type and style to be determined by your climate.
) Outdoor clothing and boots for each person.
( ) Weapons and ammunition, gun cleaning equipment.
) Road maps and topographic maps.
) Spare batteries and bulbs for flashlight.
) Portable AM radio and plenty of batteries.
) Wind up type alarm clock.
) File to sharpen tools plus one good Arkansas stone.
) Mosquito netting.
) Silver and Gold coins.
) Extra prescription eyeglasses.
All equipment should be stored in one or more military style foot lockers. The lockers should be kept fully packed and ready to take on a moments notice. Even the most complete selection of personal survival equipment is no good if you don't keep it close to you. A detailed inventory 9f the contents of each chest should be sealed in plastic and affixed to the lid. Be certain to make a note of any items that are removed from the chest . They should be replaced as soon as possible. Batteries and other items with limited shelf lives should be rotated frequently.
REMEMBER, THIS LIST IS JUST A BEGINNING!