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WTSHTF emergency shopping list
I don’t think anyone knows for certain when the S is gonna hit the fan so I prep in the meantime as best as I can without putting me in debt. But I have a plan to stock my cupboards they may or may not fail in a crisis. I do not have much cash as most of you but what I have I keep at home. I only deposit enough into my bank account to pay my bills. I have a credit card with a 1500.00 dollar credit limit. I cut up all the others and canceled the accounts. Now this card I have now has less than 200 dollar balance. If what I feel is a SHTF event my wife and I will head to the store or stores with the credit card, cash and the following lists. We have a His and Her list.
Health and Beauty aids:
Vitamins Centrum silver men and women’s. The silver has a little more of everything.
Fish oil, vitamin D, Vitamin C, E and B12.
cold medicines, laxatives, Anti diarrhea, eye wash, foot powder, blister help mole skin. Gauze, band aids, medical tape, alcohol, peroxide, betadine, arm knee and leg braces. Razors and shave cream, women’s monthly stuff (get quite a few I have seen my wife how upset when she is about to run out). Soap and shampoo Get a good bar soap and you can use it to wash your hair. This is basically running through HBA and grabbing a few of everything.
Now we are into pet’s I will skip this one since I have none but you know what you need here.
Lawn and Garden: I’m going to get another axe and a wood splitting maul another hoe, rake and shovel. two cycle oil and a couple of files and chain and bar for my chainsaw. seeds if they are any.
Paint: I will grab a few cans of camo type flat colors and a quart or two of natural colors. also 4mil plastic sheeting, tape, paint brushs.
Lighting: Anything solar and some 12 volt L.E.D if they have it.
Hardware: Screws, nails, screw driver, hammer, saw and blades , Torx bits, wrench set
Sporting goods: Lanterns, propane, flashlights, batteries, deer feeder 6 volt batteries and solar chargers, camo clothing, camp dry, ammo, maybe a small tent, fish hooks and line, fire making equipment and a couple of good knives.
Automotive: Maybe a battery and some motor oil, grease, fix a flat, plug kit, 12 volt tire pump
Clothing section: Socks and work and winter gloves.
Canning supplies. pickling spices, jars, utensils
Now on to my wife’s list. She will be headed to the grocery section. Keep in mind I have the credit card she will have the cash.
She is going to start in the back and work her way to the front. She will grab nuts, jerky and a roll or two of pepperoni. Now on to the baking aisle she will grab flour,sugar, yeast, butter milk powder, baking powder, baking soda, corn meal salt, oil, canned milk, cocoa powder, powdered milk, cinnamon, pepper, spices, cake mixes.
Breakfast foods: Oatmeal, cream of wheat, syrup, molasses, honey, pancake mix, canned fruit and dried fruit
Juice aisle: V8 and other assorted juices
canned meat aisle: Canned meats, rice, beans and stews and gravy mixes
Canned veggies: All the green veggies we can afford and carrots and potatoes. And then there are the sauces she will grab an assortment including olives and pickles.
Now we have some of every item on this list and could probably do without everything on this list for more than a year. But if I feel the time has come and I pray I don’t wait till it’s too late this is our plan. If I’m wrong and it turns out to be nothing then I will have a credit card bill to pay off but on the bright side I will have extra cash to pay it off with since we won’t have to buy groceries for awhile. Don’t forget your calculator, there is nothing more embarrassing than having to take a bunch of stuff off while standing at the register.
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