Recent additions to the preparedness stash….

Over the past couple weeks I have picked up a few things to add to the stockpile – here are a few examples:
  • 500 rounds Federal XM-193F 5.56mm cartridges
  • Stanley 5 Watt LED Spotlight – This thing is impressive: rechargeable, 192 lumens, super intense beam – well worth the price
  • Food – I have ramped up my food storage program and added a decent supply of canned goods such as Beef Stew and fruits, as well as some potato flakes, etc. Getting ready to start some mylar packaging shortly.
  • ThermaCELL Mosquito Repellent – I have 3 of these now and they do a decent job with the skeeters.
  • Tools – I am no mechanic but I have started picking up an assortment of tools. I have had some but they are scattered everywhere – so organizing is also part of the equation. I am shopping the clearance sections at stores and finding some decent deals.
  • Toilet Paper – SAM’s club sells these huge boxes of toilet paper for around $20.00. I try t pick up an extra box every trip to SAM’s.
  • I picked up another dutch oven – this time a Lodge Logic 5 quart pre-seasoned oven. I fund it on clearance at Target for $14.00. Good deal.

I have picked up a few other things as well – just can’t remember. I will tell you this – that Stanely 5 Watt LED spotlight – I am really impressed. It has a very concentrated beam rather than a wide floodlight. Penetrates the dark extremely well.


20 survival items ebook cover

Like what you read?

Then you're gonna love my free PDF, 20 common survival items, 20 uncommon survival uses for each. That's 400 total uses for these innocent little items!

Just enter your primary e-mail below to get your link. This will also subscribe you to my newsletter so you stay up-to-date with everything: new articles, ebooks, products and more!

By entering your email, you agree to subscribe to the Modern Survival Online newsletter. We will not spam you.


  1. Oh sounds great we too have ramped up my food storage . This weekend we canned 67 pints of sweet corn and 13 pints of green beans . We are going to can some apples later today as well as make some apple butter . I found at food lion the chef Boyardee pepperoni pizza kit that has a best by date of June 2012 . We use to make these things all the time . We also bought 10 dozen pint canning jars and an extra 48 lids . Dollar general had them on sale .

  2. I was wonderring what you will be using the mylar bags for. I bought some about six months ago and haven’t used them yet. Is there anything they are particularly good for?

    • Elizabeth H –

      Mylar is good for storing dry goods. With an oxygen absorber inside the mylar bag and sealed – many foods such as rice and beans can be stored for over 20 years.

      Will be doing a post on this shortly.

      Thanks –


  3. Our extra bedroom has turned into a food bunker the past few months, lots of store bought can goods and a bit of the 25-year shelf life can food items. We have also put back flour, sugar, & rice in 5-gallon food grade buckets. We are now focused on medical supplies (over the counter stuff) toothpaste, soap, toilet paper and matches! I have major concerns regarding bullets & temporary shelter items like rope, tarps, & tools in case we have to bug out for a little while because I am sure I will forget some vital item!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.