Doomsday preppers list of supplies. That sounds ominous. Really, it does not matter if you want to use a doomsday preppers list of supplies, a sustainability or homesteader list of supplies, or you would like to learn bushcraft, everybody should prepare for an emergency.
Preppers tend to have the best list of supplies and the doomsday preppers list of supplies are very thorough! So, I tend to look to the “prepper” side of homesteading to figure out what is needed in the case of an emergency.
The length of time that you feel you need to prepare for is up to you. Ready.gov suggests that you at least have a 72 hours supply of food on hand. In general, most preppers list of supplies (especially the doomsday preppers list of supplies) will ask for a supply of food that lasts much longer. Do what is right for your family, but at the very least, have that 72 hours ready for an emergency. Also make sure it is stored well (and where you can get to it fast when needed).
There is a giveaway at the end of this post! Enter to win a 72 hour emergency kit that is great as a bug out bag or just a daily readiness kit. It is perfect to start your fulfilling your doomsday preppers list of supplies! It is designed for any type of emergency (including hurricanes and floods) and is not just food (although the company who makes it makes safe, made in the USA storage food). It includes:
- 1 x Backpack (colors vary).
- 10 x Servings of Food.
- 1 x Gerber Blades Multi Tool.
- 2 x Emergency Light Sticks.
- 1 x Cooking Pot.
- 1 x Berkey Bottle Filter – Purifies up to 110 Gallons.
- Survival Equipment.
- 1 x SOL Emergency Blanket, (56″x 84″).
- 1 x Fire Lite Fire Starter.
- 4 x Tinder Quick Firestarter.
- 1 x Slim Rescue Howler Whistle.
- 1 x Button Compass.
- 1 x Duct tape, (2″x 26″).
- 1 x SOL Survival Instructions.
- Medical Supplies.
- 2 x Antiseptic Towelette.
- 1 x Ibuprofen (200mg) 2/pkg.
- 1 x Triple Antibiotic Ointment, 0.5g.
- 1 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric, Knuckle.
- 2 x Bandage, Adhesive, Fabric (1″x3″).
- 1 x Safety Pins.
Doomsday Preppers List of Supplies: Using Valley Food Storage
So where do you find food that will store well? Enter… Valley Storage Foods. I was recently introduced to the Valley Storage Food company and I am VERY pleased with their products. The problem with purchasing long term food storage is it is loaded with preservatives and “junk”. Plus, many times it does not last as long as they say. Here is what Valley Food Storage says about their product:
Here at Valley Food Storage we are proud to offer the highest quality food storage product on the market, bar none. We only use the best quality ingredients in our food, and unlike our competitors, we don't pack in preservatives or hydrogenated oils. You can actually pronounce everything that goes into our product. We have taken the time to do our research and with the help of food scientists we have eliminated those ingredients that cause most of our competitors food to go bad after just a few years. After employing our revolutionary nitrogen flushing process to ensure your food will be safe for years to come. We then pack it in durable, resealable Mylar bags to keep it that way.
Plus, Valley Food Storage offers a 100% guarantee, no MSG, and it is made in the USA. I can safely call this a “green” food storage company.
Valley Food Storage Custom and Monthly Plan Options
One of my favorite things about Valley Food Storage is their custom food storage kit option. You can choose a custom kit and pick exactly what foods you want. If you enter your family size it will tell you how long your kit will last. You can follow a doomsday preppers list of supplies or just the Ready.gov recommendations, it is completely up to you, but Valley Food Storage has what you are looking for. You will get a higher discount depending on how much you purchase.
I also like their monthly plan food storage kit options. You can sign up for a monthly shipment that will slowly get you to the amount of food storage you are comfortable with (without the huge upfront cost).
Here are the food options you currently have with Valley Food Storage (better food than you would normally think of when you think of food on a doomsday preppers list of supplies): Apple Cinnamon pancakes, apple oatmeal, baked potato soup, basic muffin waffle mix, biscuit scone mix, blueberry muffin waffle mix, blueberry pancakes, buttermilk pancakes, chicken and rice pilaf, chicken ala king, chili mac, classic chili, corn bread muffin mix, enchilada beans and rice, Irish pub cheddar potato soup, lasagna, mac and cheese, mango habanero chili, maple and brown sugar oatmeal, multi-grain cereal, pasta Alfredo, pasta primevera, southern style chicken rice, strawberry cream of wheat, strawberry oatmeal, stroganoff, sweet and sour Asian rice, teriyaki chicken, white bean chili (I've tried this and it was delicious), and brownies.
Valley Food Storage Review
I was sent the white bean chili and I really enjoyed it. All three of my children also ate it well. One of the things about purchasing food storage is you have to trust that you can store it and eat it (happily) later. It is like those stories about the wedding dress storage when women open the box years later and the dress is in horrible condition. But, the warranty was nullified up as soon as she opened the box!
Valley Food Storage's Other Doomsday Preppers List of Supplies Items
Valley Food Storage also offers:
- water storage tanks.
- water purifiers.
- camping and backpacking food.
Doomsday Preppers List of Supplies
So now you know where to start on food storage. Here are a few other things that should keep on hand as part of your doomsday preppers list of supplies (in a location that is easy to get to). This is more the bare minimum list, but it will get you through many types of (short-term) emergencies.
- Water (one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation).
- Food (at least a three day supply of non-perishable food).
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both.
- Flashlight with extra batteries.
- First aid kit.
- Whistle to signal for help.
- Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter in place.
- Moist towelettes, garbage bags, and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
- Manual can opener for food.
- Local maps.
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger.
Enter the Giveaway Below! This event runs from 2/16/15 starting at 8:30AM MST and ends on 2/24/15 at 12:00PM MST. Participants must have a Continental USA mailing address for prize fulfillment. Winner(s) have 24 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. All entries are optional but will be verified if claimed.