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List Of Supplies.

Discussion in 'Food & Water' started by lonewolf, Sep 18, 2015.

  1. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    For anyone not familiar with gallons and lbs the conversion(for these purposes) is 1 gallon=5 litres and 1lb=500grams and I kilo=2.2lbs.
    BASIC prep list for one month PER PERSON=
    Water: 1 gallon per person per day, for cooking, making hot drinks, drinking and washing.
    Tinned meals: 30 tins per person(pasta, chunky type soups, irish stew, stewing steak, etc.etc.)
    Tinned/bottled meat and fish spreads: 12 tins or bottles(for sandwiches).
    Peanut Butter: at least 1 bottle per person.
    Jams and Marmalades: at least 1 bottle per person.
    Crackers: minimum 4 packs per person(for sandwiches and snacks).
    Breakfast cereal: at least one pack per day of your favourite cereal or buy a "variety pack" you'll need 1 individual serving per person per day of those.
    Fruit juices: 1 gallon per person.
    Coffee, tea, hot chocolate: minimum 1 pack per person.
    Dried milk(tins):minimum 1 tin per person, increase if frequent milk drinker, 2 tins per child.
    Desserts/puddings: tinned or single servings, as many as funds allow, use as "treats".
    Sugar: 5 lbs.
    Salt: 1lb.
    Baking Soda; 1lb.
    Ibuprofen: at least 100 capsules.
    Multi vitamins: 30 day supply.
    Prescription Medicine: ALWAYS keep your repeat medicines up to date, minimum 1 months supply.
    Antibacterial soap: 1 per sink and wash hand basin.
    Bleach(unscented):1 gallon.
    Vinegar, plain: 1 gallon for disinfectant purposes.
    Toilet paper: minimum 1 pack of 10(most preppers have hundreds, its the favourite prep!:rofl:)
    Kitchen Towels:6 rolls.
    Paper plates, cups, disposable cutlery: to cut down on water use for washing up.
    Manual tin opener, butterfly type is cheap, get several.
    Camp Stove, for cooking and boiling water, plus fuel for same,(remember if your using this indoors you need some ventilation).
    Torches: 1 per person minimum and at least 2 sets of batteries for same, personally I prefer the "wind up" sort...no batteries needed.
    Radio: battery powered and spare batteries for same.
    Fire Extinguishers: minimum 1, also a "fire blanket" for kitchen fires.
    Battery operated smoke detectors for obvious reasons.
    if your emergency is in the winter you will also need some form of alternative heating to the power grid, I suggest a portable gas heater and 2 gas cylinders(1 fitted, I spare), if you use this just on one bar 1 cylinder will last you I month......just!!
    this is just a very basic list, you can add to it as you wish, and remember "rotate, rotate, rotate".
     
  2. Matt

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    good post mate ..thanks :)
     
  3. Bridget

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    Per person per month amount/serv serv/month notes

    Grains (min 25lb total) (about 11 serv/day as shown)
    8 lbs rice 1.6oz per serv 80
    8 lbs flour 1.3oz per serv 98 1lb of flour per loaf
    2 lbs cornmeal 0.5oz per serv 64 1/4 - 1/3 lb per loaf (uses some flour)
    1 lb porridge 1 oz per serv 16
    2 lbs oats 1.5 oz per serv 31
    3 lbs pasta 2 oz per serv 24
    2 lbs potato flakes or granules 1 oz per serv 32

    Beans
    5 lbs legumes/beans 1.25 oz per serv 64

    Canned Meat (3oz per serv)
    6 lbs meat 32

    Fruits & Veggies (min 1lb (4 servings) total per day)
    3 #10 cans veggies 72 #10 = 6lb 10oz (some liquid)
    3 #10 cans fruit 72 dehydrated fruits/vegs count as double
    3lbs dried fruit 1.4oz per serv 34

    Milk (2 serv/day)
    10 cans (30 serv) evap milk 4 fl oz per serv 30
    24 oz (30 serv) dry milk 0.8oz per serv 30

    Other Dairy
    48 powdered eggs 48
    4 lbs canned/block cheese 32
    or 2.6 lbs cheese powder 32

    Nuts (1 serv/day)
    1lb (1 jar) peanut butter/nutella 1 oz per serv 16
    1lb other nuts 1 oz per serv 16

    Condiments
    1 jar (32oz) jam/jelly
    1 jar (10oz) olives
    ketchup
    bbq sauce
    mustard
    mayo (small containers)
    other condiments to taste

    Fats (5lbs total) (I think this is too generous, but better safe than sorry)
    4 lbs (2 qts) oil
    1 lb canned butter
    or 6.4oz butter powder

    Sweetners (again, I think too generous, but some suggest 5lbs)

    1lb honey
    2lb sugar

    Seasonings/Other
    ? vinegar
    5 lbs salt, if preserving/pickling
    1 lb salt, if just seasoning
    ? baking soda
    ? baking powder
    ? yeast
    black pepper
    buillion
    garlic granules
    onion powder
    chili powder
    cumin
    chili flakes
    basil
    oregano
    other spices to taste

    Tony
     
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  4. lee

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    Ginger and turmeric
     
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  5. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    remember that these lists are only for a specific time period, whether that is one month or one year is immaterial, the longer the event goes on the more supplies will be used up, at some point you will get to a stage where its all gone and nothing will be available from the shops, indeed the shops themselves may no longer exist in some circumstances. the trick is to use the supplies to get to a point where you can adapt and thrive without needing those supplies any more, which is where skills and knowledge should have been acquired to help you move on.
     
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  6. Phil

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    Nothing wrong in using china plates, you just have to lick them clean, and of course your going to have to clean your pots as well,so all in stews use only one pot.
     
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  7. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    china breaks, I prefer tin plates or plastic ones myself.
     
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  8. Alanm

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    I had a friend who was a very keen backpacker.He travelled all over the world that way,and was mad keen about keeping weight down.However,he insisted on a china cup and saucer to drink his tea from!
     
  9. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    horses for courses, but if he accidentally broke his china cup- and that's is very easy to do they are very fragile, then where would he be?
     
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  10. Phil

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    Every empty house might possibly had a cup or plate in it,as may a café.
     
  11. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    post shtf we cannot just expect stuff we need to be lying about, that's why we have stores.
     
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    I expect that would depend on the nature of the event, there may be a sufficiency of goods or a landscape totally picked clean. It will depend on the number of survivors. Strangely the more survivors, the worse things could get.
    I feel slightly ashamed to think like that because people are not expendable, to be written off as inconvenient.
     
  13. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    yes, I have been saying for years, fast collapse leaves more stuff for less survivors to use, slow collapse would leave less stuff for more survivors to use.
     
  14. Alanm

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    Stores will only buy time. Time to adapt. I would consider myself foolish to think I could store everything I would ever need...forever. The most important thing has to be knowledge and then tools. And then further knowledge to use those tools.

    Society is wasteful in the extreme, and there will be all sorts of sh&t lying around if the worst ever happened.
     
  15. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    stores are a stop gap until we can adapt to the new situation.
    once the stores are used up skills and knowledge will be needed.
     
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    Or until a semblance of law and social order has been returned.

    I don't agree with just prepping for some pre-imagined end of days scenario as to many it can be intimidating and over kill.

    Get primed and prepped for Two weeks of supplies to start with.
     
  17. Alanm

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    I agree totally. Personally, the idea of TEOTWAWKI is remote. Not saying it couldn't happen, but frankly some form of society will always be the norm. It's the way we are wired.
     
  18. lonewolf

    lonewolf Site Manager Staff Member

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    I dont believe in going around saying "it'll never happen" that's as bad as being a sheeple and saying "the government will save us", my plans are all encompassing, I leave nothing out, I prep for TEOTWAWKI just as keenly as I prep for minor power cuts, trade union strikes or transport difficulties.
     
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    Don't forget the vegetable seeds, fruit seeds & tubers. Your carried/stored food will run out sooner or later. Best vegetable or most important vegetable to grow in my opinion is the Jerusalem Artichoke. Just one tuber will produce many more & you will never starve if you are growing these. Pumpkins also a good choice, one seed will produce a vine & many fruit. Cattail plants. You might be lucky enough to find these at your bug out site, but if not go find some & transplant. Blackberries are great, bushes good for defence & food.
    Keith.
     
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  20. Alanm

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    Agreed. Jerusalem Artichokes are something I have grown for many years and are so easy to grow. In fact they cannot be left alone they are so invasive! Good guerilla garden plant too, as if you don't know what they are...well you don't know!

    I grow some good Winter squash too, store well and the seeds are easy to keep year to year. And that's the thing with seeds.

    Many survivalists say"store seeds", but probably don't have the first idea what to do with them. SHTF, the idea will be just sow a few seeds and boom! Garden of Eden and food supply sorted. Yeah right!

    I read many time that we need to practice skills , use that gear - ahead of anything happening. Gardening is most certainly up there on that practice list.
     
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