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The Odd, Unusual, and Too Oft Forgotten – Class Notes

Prepper Supplies
Prepper Supplies – The Odd, Unusual, and Too Oft Forgotten – Class Notes

As we work through the coming week, let’s continue our conversation, and our preparedness planning, with a focus on the odd, unusual and too oft forgotten.

You’ll find below items you might consider for your preparedness supply lists. This is a catch all, and designed to help readers think through the activities of usual life, and the ways in which life is likely to change in the face of a serious emergency.

What happens if – or when – access to supplies is not possible? It’s a question that makes complete sense to everyone who has ever faced an existential threat. It should be a question we’re all asking. The answers can help guide us to safer and more secure living.

It’s time to move beyond the comfort zone that surrounds life in a world governed by normalcy bias. It’s time to ask ourselves the important questions that help each and every one of us develop the systems and supplies necessary to stabilize life in the face of difficult or dire conditions.

You can do it. Let’s get started!

  • Bug Repellent and Insecticide (Wasp Spray)
  • Ear Plugs and Other Hearing Protection
  • Water Straws, Cheese Cloth and Coffee Filters
  • Pencils, Pencil Sharpeners and Pads of Paper
  • Bungee Cords, Paracord, Shoelaces and Twine
  • Wash Boards and Wash Basins
  • Spare Readers and Magnifying Glasses
  • Duct Tap, Packing Tape, Electrical Tape
  • A Center Punch and Pry Bar
  • Zip Ties and Twist Ties
  • Plastic Storage Bags in a Variety of Sizes
  • Water-Proof Containers
  • Sewing Supplies, Patterns, Repair Patches, Spare Cloth
  • Fire Starters, Fire Extinguishers and Fire Blankets
  • Steel Wool and Copper Scrubbers
  • Can Openers and Bottle Openers
  • Chapstick, Vaseline and Carmex
  • Books, Old Magazines, Maps and Calendars
  • Guitar Strings, Bailing Wire, Hay Wire
  • PVC Pipe and Plastic Tubing
  • Plywood and Other Spare Lumber
  • Nails, Screws, Washers and Bolts
  • Grocery Bags and Totes
  • Tarps, Tents and Mylar Blankets
  • Safety Pins and Other Fasteners
  • Wheelbarrows, Wagons, Carts and Hand Trucks
  • Bicycles and Scooters
  • Aluminum Foil and Disposable Aluminum Baking Trays

What are the most unusual items you’ve found helpful as part of your own prepper checklist? Is there anything you’d add to this one?

HINT: Survival is one of those pass-fail kinds of courses. A passing answer shall not include “there is nothing else I can do”. There’s a lot you can do. Let’s get started.

Take proactive steps. Remain forward moving. Stay well. Be safe, everyone!

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