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    For most individuals and families, preparation is limited to assuming government will help when times get hard. However, people should learn to take responsibility for their own welfare rather than always depend on others for support. There may even be occasion when government is unable or unavailable, even unwilling to help when the need comes. At the very lease, one must expect delays and restrictions in government assistance during times of stress.

    This list helps guide individuals and families in preparing for crisis. Many people have experiences in their lives at one time or another where this preparation can be at least reassuring and even lifesaving. Perhaps the most common crises requiring this preparation are job loss and disability. Many families find they also need to take advantage of this preparation during and after disasters such as fire, flood, hurricane, tornado, or earthquake. Other remote, but possible situations include civil disruption, interruption of the transportation system, hyperinflation, breakdown of the market economy, even war.

    It is not expected that every family or individual have all these items. The cost of obtaining and maintaining everything on this list would be prohibitive for most people. Therefore, do what you can, when you can, to obtain what you feel is most important for your situation. Buying a few extra items of food and other supplies each time you go to the store can help to steadily prepare for disaster. One should also consider other resources that would available during a crisis such as neighbors and relatives. For example, several families can share a single garden tiller. Many of these items deteriorate with age -- even canned foods and gasoline. Such items should be rotated (replace stored items with new items, then consume the replaced items).



    Clear title to your own home and land

    Four month's wages in savings

    Savings for two year’s property taxes

    Food (one year)

    Baby food
    Baking power
    Baking soda
    Beans
    Bouillon: chicken/beef
    Brown rice
    Coffee creamer for powdered milk
    Flour (white)
    Fruit – canned (wet or dehydrated)
    Fruit juices (100%) - canned or bottles
    Garlic powder
    Honey
    Meat (canned) (wet of dehydrated)
    Milk (powdered)
    Oatmeal
    Olive oil for cooking & for blessings
    Onion power
    Pepper
    Pet food & supplies
    Salt
    Soups with meat (wet or dehydrated)
    Special dietary items
    Spices
    Spray oil
    Sugar (brown)
    Sugar (powdered)
    Sugar (white)
    Tomato sauce
    Vegetable oil
    Vegetables – canned (wet or dehydrated)
    Vitamin and mineral supplements
    Water purification filters, tablets, or chlorine bleach
    Wheat
    Yeast

    Garden

    Hoe

    Hose

    Mower

    Plow (human powered)

    Garden rake

    Leaf rake

    Seed potatoes

    Seeds (non-hybrid with 10 year shelf life)

    Shovel (s)

    Sprinkler

    Tiller

    Tractor

    Work Gs

    Personal Hygiene Item (one year)

    Body Lotion
    Cosmetics
    Curlers
    Deodorant
    Dental floss
    Hairspray
    Hair conditioner rinse
    Hand soap
    Kleenex
    Mouthwash
    Nail polish (clear)
    Nail polish remover
    Paper towels
    Razor
    Razor blades
    Sanitary napkins
    Shampoo
    Tampons
    Tissues
    Toilet paper
    Toothbrushes
    Toothpaste

    Clothes (one year)

    Boots
    Blouses

    Cloth
    Coats
    Diapers
    Dresses
    Garments
    Gs
    Handkerchiefs
    Hats
    Jackets
    Nylon stockings
    Pants
    Rain gear

    Sewing needles

    Sewing thread, buttons, & supplies

    Shirts
    Shoes
    Skirts
    Socks
    Sunglasses
    Thermal underwear (polypro best)
    Underwear

    Medical & First Aid Supplies (one year)

    Antacid

    Antibiotic cream or ointment

    Anti-diarrhea medication such as Pepto Bismol

    Antihistamine such as Benadryl for allergic reactions

    Antiseptic wipes

    Arm sling

    Bandages

    Ace bandage

    Gauze pads (3x3", 4x4", 5x5", triangular bandages)

    Gauze rolls (conforming roller gauze bandage, 3" cohesive bandage)

    Band-aids (20, assorted sizes)

    Cold medicine (decongestant/antihistamine)

    Cold pack

    Contact lenses

    Contact lens solution

    Contact lens cleaner

    Cotton balls

    Cough drops

    Cough syrup

    CPR breathing barrier or face shield

    Disinfectant

    Disposable gs

    Electrolyte solution like Pedialyte to restore fluids

    Eye drops

    Eyeglasses

    First aid manual

    First aid ointment

    First aid tape (2-inch)

    Germicidal hand wipes or waterless alcohol-based hand sanitizer

    Gs (non-latex, medical grade)

    Hydrocortisone

    Hydrogen peroxide

    Iodine

    Laxative

    Medical thermometer (rectal for infants, oral for others)

    Medicinal herbs with book

    Nose drops

    Pain reliever (Acetaminophen, Aspirin, Ibuprophin) -- liquid for young children, tablets for older kids and adults

    Phone numbers of your local poison control center, pediatrician, hospital emergency room

    Prescription medications

    Q-Tips

    Rubbing alcohol

    Skin moisturizer

    Scissors

    Sore throat spray or lozenges

    Suction bulb to clear a baby's nose

    Super glue

    Syrup of ipecac and activated charcoal for treatment of poisoning. Note: Call your doctor or poison-control expert before administering

    Tweezers

    Zinc oxide-based product for diaper rash

    School and Office Supplies (one year)

    Envelopes

    Glue sticks

    Lined paper

    Markers

    Notebook dividers

    Notebooks

    Pencils

    Pens

    Postage

    Stationery

    Tuition – for one year

    Type paper

    72-Hour Kit (this should be in a backpack or duffle for immediate and easy carrying in case you must evacuate for a short period due to flood, forest fire, toxic leak or spill, hurricane, tornado, etc.) See also Camping Survival Kit

    Battery-operated radio with batteries

    Blankets or sleeping bags

    Can Opener – non-electric

    Cash (plan for a 2-week vacation)

    Change of clothing

    Chlorine bleach

    Disinfectant

    Emergency preparedness manual

    Feminine supplies

    First aid kit

    Flashlights with batteries

    Food for at least three days (select foods that don't require refrigeration, preparation or cooking, and water)

    Manual can opener

    Matches

    Mess kits or paper plates, cups, plastic utensils

    Personal hygiene items

    Plastic garbage bags

    Pliers or multi-tool

    Sewing kit

    Soap

    Special needs (diapers, formula, medications)

    Toilet paper

    Utility knife

    Vitamin supplements

    Water (1 gallon per person for 14 days - change every 6 months)

    Camping-Hiking Survival Kit (see also 72-Hour Kit and Camping Equipment)

    Blankets

    Compass

    First aid kit

    Flashlight or headlamp

    Food (one day)

    Gs

    GPS

    Map

    Matches

    Multi-tool

    Paper and pencil

    Paper towels

    Parachute chord

    Plastic sheeting

    Pocket knife

    Signal flare

    Signal mirror

    Space blanket

    Spare batteries

    Stainless steel cup (large)

    Sunglasses

    Toilet paper

    Trash bags (3-4, large)

    Water purification tablets or filter

    Whistles

    Wire saw

    Family Records (in fireproof safe)

    Computer backup tapes/disks

    Education records

    Diplomas

    Report cards

    Special commendations/awards

    Standardized test scores

    Transcripts

    Vocational/professional training

    Volunteer training (ie Boy Scout leader)

    Employment records

    Special commendations/awards

    Vocational/professional training

    Family tree

    Financial records

    Accounts receivable

    Annual income/expense summary

    Bank account records

    Charitable contribution records

    Credit card and debt records

    Frequent flyer records

    Funeral arrangements and planning guide

    History of loan payments

    Information to report lost/stolen cards

    Investment gains and losses log

    Ledger of stocks, bonds, mutual funds, certificates of deposit, precious metals and jewels, etc

    Personal financial statement

    Savings and Investment records

    Stock and bond certificates

    Tax records

    Genealogical records

    Health & medical records

    Dental and orthodontic care history

    Immunization records

    Medical care history

    Mental health care history

    Optical care history

    Prescriptions

    Insurance policies

    Auto

    Boat, airplane, ATV, etc

    Disability

    Health

    Home

    Insured property list

    Life

    Insurance claims records

    Inventory of valuable household goods (with photos or video)

    Appliances

    Collectibles

    Computer equipment

    Firearms

    Furniture

    Jewelry

    Tools

    Military and VA records

    Awards and decorations records

    Disability records

    Discharge records (ie DD-214)

    Training documentation

    Pension records

    VA education eligibility certificates

    VA home-loan eligibility certificates

    Personal records

    Adoption records

    Birth certificates

    Club/organization affiliations

    Court records

    Death certificates

    Divorce decrees

    Driving record

    Emergency and commonly called phone numbers

    Gift giving record

    Journals & diaries

    Marriage certificates

    Military & veteran's records

    Names, addresses, birthdays of friends & family

    Passports

    Periodical subscription information

    Voter registration ID

    Pet care records

    Photographs & albums

    Power of Attorney documents

    Property records & titles

    Assessments

    Auto

    Inventory of personal property and collectibles

    Maintenance records

    Patents, copyrights, royalties, etc

    Real estate

    Warranties

    Retirement records

    401k

    Defined benefit plans

    IRA

    Keogh and SEP

    Loans secured by pension plans

    Military/VA

    PBGC (Pension Benefit Guarantee Corp)

    Pension contribution log

    Social security records

    Wills and trust documents

    Items for Children (one year)

    Board games

    Books

    Crayons

    Games

    Toys

    Camping & Cooking Equipment

    Axe

    Backpack

    Bow saw

    Camp stove with fuel

    Candles

    Can Opener – non-electric

    Charcoal

    Charcoal grill

    Compass and appropriate maps

    Cot(s)

    Dining fly

    Dutch ovens

    Kerosene

    Kerosene heater

    Kerosene lamps

    Large kettles for heating water

    Paper towels

    Plastic cups (heavy-duty)

    Plastic wrap

    Potato peeler

    Propane

    Rope

    Rubber gs

    Sewing kit

    Shovel

    Sleeping bags

    Sleeping pads/mattresses

    Tarps

    Tent(s)

    Toilet paper

    Trash bags (3-4, large)

    Water buckets/barrels

    Waterproofing

    Wheat Grinder – Hand-operated

    Zip-Loc bags – various sizes

    Auto

    Air compressor or Fix-a-Flat

    Antifreeze - 1 gallon

    Axe

    Blanket

    Brake fluid - 1 pint

    Clothes, warm

    Coveralls

    Deicer spray

    Duct tape

    Electrical tape

    Extra gasoline

    Fire extinguisher (ABC type)

    First aid kit

    Flares

    Flashlight

    Fuel stabilizer (ie Stabil)

    Gasket sealer

    Gasoline - 5-gallons

    Gear oil - 2 quarts

    Gs

    High-lift jack

    Hose clamps

    Hydraulic jack

    Jumper cables

    Matches

    Misc nuts & bolts

    Motor oil

    Multipurpose tool (ie Leatherman)

    Oil filter (s)

    Paper towels

    Plywood (2' x 2' x 3/4") for jack base in soft soil

    Power steering fluid - 1 quart

    Pulley drive belt

    Radiator sealer

    Shovel

    Silicone spray

    Snacks

    Spare fan belt(s)

    Spare tire - full-size

    Tarp

    Tire chains

    Tire pressure gauge

    Tire repair kit

    Toilet paper

    Tools (mechanics)

    Tow strap

    Transmission fluid

    Trash bags (3-4, large)

    Water (2 gallons - change every 3 months)

    Wet wipes

    Winch or come-along (hand or electric)

    Windshield scraper

    Other Supplies & Equipment (one year)

    Batteries

    Binoculars

    CD player with music CDs

    Clocks with batteries

    Clothesline

    Clothespins

    Dish soap

    Disinfectant cleaner

    Fire extinguisher

    Firewood

    Fishing equipment

    Flashlights

    Fuel stabilizer

    Garbage bags

    Generator with fuel

    Glue (carpenter/hot glue/super glue)

    Gun cleaning supplies

    Guns & hunting ammunition

    Gun safe

    Ham radio & antenna (if licensed)

    Hobbies

    Large tubs, scrub board, & wringer for washing clothes

    Laundry detergent

    Matches

    Paper towels

    Radio (battery-operated)

    Scriptures

    Shut-off wrench to turn off household gas and water

    Spray bottles

    Tape recorder with blank tapes

    Tools (mechanics)

    Tools (household/woodworking)

    UPS (Uninterruptible Power Supply)

    Wood burning stove with external air supply
    16
    Never thought about it.
    6.25%
    1
    Couldn't afford it even if I wanted to.
    0.00%
    0
    Not that serious!
    0.00%
    0
    Actively preparing as best as possible.
    75.00%
    12
    Need more links to resources.
    12.50%
    2
    First time I heard about this.
    6.25%
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  • #2
    Brother Amenseph this is a very important question for all of us fortunate for me and some of my family we where taught bye the Honorable Elijah Muhammad about survival kits this was very important for usI truly appreciate this Post brother

    Respect and Peace.

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    • #3
      My Brothers and Sisters this is a post that we need to take time and read because we never know when the time may come when we need to prepare for the rough time when the white people decide to cut us off from the natural resources we use so let's try to put some of this together just in case so let's not be too comfortable with our conditions.

      Respect and Peace

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      • #4
        A little while back I was having a conversation with a brotha and he asked the question

        "If you had to make a move tomorrow, through any unexpected event, are you and your family in readiness to make such a impomptu move?"

        I had to answer truthfully NO. And I suspect many of us would answer the same.

        He suggests that if every member of your family has a backpack full of survival necessities in readiness for such an unexpected event, then you and yours could pick it up in a nano second and make your move. This made perfect sense. There would be no 'panic' to find this or that as it had already been packed and stored.

        Perhaps its something that we all should consider .....

        Htp

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Tariq View Post
          My Brothers and Sisters this is a post that we need to take time and read because we never know when the time may come when we need to prepare for the rough time when the white people decide to cut us off from the natural resources we use so let's try to put some of this together just in case so let's not be too comfortable with our conditions.

          Respect and Peace
          I must agree. I have been thinking about this for awhile, but was unsure how to proceed. I think another good skill would be learning how to read a terrain map, so we would know how to navigate the land better. Where I live, there are back roads all over the place. The guys I work with who grew up here would know them. A transplant from the `burbs like me have no clue about those roads. If things turned negative here, those guys would just head for the hills, but our folks may have a problem.

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          • #6
            Topographic Map Reading Lesson

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            • #7
              What an extensive, timely list; plenty of items I had not even thought of...till now. With the Ebola (global situation) and the looming 'Water Wars', a sirius reminder is ALWAYS needed. Must maintain stock.
              Dua!

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              • #8
                Let's take another look at a simpler approach. This approach would put you in the practice of thinking and preparing yourself on a daily bases.

                Have you heard of EDC or better known as "Every Day Carry"? --- EDC is the most basic items that you carry around with you, every day you leave your home (and I don't mean American Express). These items are the types that you would want in case of an emergency -- immediate preparedness.

                This is an important step in self and environmental awareness or self defense or simply being prepared. What you consider to be your EDC items reflects your level of awareness or concern.

                Before I list out possible items to consider, what are the basic EDC items that you are already carrying?After some of your responses I will post some Pics and more info for some things to consider.

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                • #9
                  Very interesting that there are no responses to this but that is fine.
                  When one begins to consider 'Crisis Preparedness & Readiness' the consideration in itself can be very vague, intimidating and full of uncertainties...

                  This is what allows Every Day Carry to become an important practice; habit; a microcosm of the bigger picture and involvement that ultimately becomes part of your Crisis Preparedness & Readiness.

                  Everyday Carry, or EDC, generally refers to small items or gadgets worn, carried, or made available in pockets, holsters, or bags on a daily basis to manage common tasks or for use in unexpected situations or emergencies. In a broader sense, it is a lifestyle, discipline, or philosophy of preparedness.

                  Every Day Carry also becomes what is valuable to your particular situation, surroundings and environment that you place yourself in. What that also means is that everybody's EDC will not be the same, but may encompass some of the same basic items. Mama's with babies and watoto that move around a lot will need to prepare different from a Baba going out to work or business, the youth and/or young adult - and/or a family that are also on the go. Different from you the individual that are on the road on a regular basis? maybe or maybe not. You may even be
                  a home based individual but that does't mean you suddenly become exempt from EDC . We'll get into that also in further discussions...

                  Lets take a look a a few examples of some small - immediate - on the person types of EDC and then lets criticize and/or check the similarities: Which one identities you, or which one do you see more as a reality for yourself and then why? What may you add or take away from the example you identify with the most and why?

                  Lets begin

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                  Picture 5



                  Picture 6



                  Lets see if this will help further some discussion and planning among ourselves.

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                  • #10
                    EDC Items

                    I agree that we need these tools available to us at any given moment. I do have some of those ready, but I have to get the rest together. The one tool that I have found useful is a good knife for emergencies. This is the one that I keep with me. Click image for larger version

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                    • #11
                      Greetings all,
                      I've read most of the thread and will respond. You can appreciate that this isn't the type of thread one can give 2 seconds of thought and respond quickly to so I will respond as soon as I've taken the time to really consider the info, my location and needs and watched the video. Definitely some valuable info here. Thank you for sharing!

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                      • #12
                        If I had to pick one one item from each picture I would choose:

                        Pic 1 - rope

                        Pic 2 - sanitizer

                        Pic 3 - flashlight

                        Pic 4 - water

                        Pic 5 - key chain set

                        Pic 6 - gun

                        * i couldn't make out what some items are so i may have chosen differently had i known what they are. having said that, the above are the one thing from each picture i would want to have.

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                        • #13
                          Great response Bro Michael

                          I agree that we need these tools available to us at any given moment.
                          Having, or even considering some of these items are vital but are also determined by the type of situations that we place our selves in or even consider.

                          I do have some of those ready, but I have to get the rest together.
                          Most of us at any given time have some of these items, and should also consider some of the many other items and possibilities that may be the difference between survival and being prepared rather than just a bunch of filled up pockets with a bunch of unnecessary things...

                          The one tool that I have found useful is a good knife for emergencies. This is the one that I keep with me. Click image for larger version.


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                          ID: 1105. It's called a karambit. It's great for gutting through thick materials like seat belt fabric.


                          This is definitely a good tool to have as you have mentioned and is highly reliable. A serious type of knife to be considered amongst others.
                          One of the questions that some of the readers may ponder on is if this is legal to carry around (each state has similar but different laws regarding this - check yours appropriately), or is it one of those type of tools you just got to have as part of your EDC and take the chances of having it on your person.

                          I would definitely put having a reliable knife as a part of anybody's EDC. It is one of those must have type of tools for emergency, survival, protection and more...
                          Out of all the possible things you can consider, a knife may be one of those must have items, it can be looked at as the choice to make if it was the only choice you had to have as in time of emergency, survival, protection...

                          I also say it like that because when truly considering one's EDC items they should be the type of items that any individual should consider to be life saving or life preserving as well as one that the individual is capable of using for those needs.

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                          • #14
                            Greetings Sis Akua

                            I like the approach that you have taken with your response, as your combination can be quite beneficial. Especially after looking at the many combinations.

                            this isn't the type of thread one can give 2 seconds of thought and respond quickly to so I will respond as soon as I've taken the time to really consider the info, my location and needs
                            Most definitely one's location, needs and preparation with the tools of choice are very important, it can be a matter of life or death.

                            If I had to pick one one item from each picture I would choose:


                            Pic 1 - rope


                            Pic 2 - sanitizer


                            Pic 3 - flashlight


                            Pic 4 - water


                            Pic 5 - key chain set


                            Pic 6 - gun



                            Interesting selection and one that points directly to the considerations of Protection/Safety.

                            I personally like your combination and would continue to build on that as time and opportunity makes it possible.

                            You mentioned
                            the above are the one thing from each picture i would want to have.
                            If these are items that you don't already have or use as part of your own EDC, then begin with what is the most important and most accessible for you have and carry. EDC Is, and becomes a habit and things that you rely on. Fit them into what you have already said, location and needs.

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                            • #15
                              Thanks brother.

                              The one thing I won't be able to EDC is the gun :) but will make it a habit to have the others on me.

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