I really like this source of List of Lists for survival preparedness. I found that it contains everything you can think of that might be needed to survive a disaster such as a flood, hurricane, earthquake, or fire. You do not need to include everything that is listed but will help you decide what is best for you and your family.
People feel overwhelmed by the enormity of what it takes to get a family prepared.
First, take a deep breath and relax. Just realizing that you need to get prepared has already put you ahead of 70% of your neighbors, who are sadly little more than clueless. If you accumulate a one-month food supply then elevates your preparedness into the 80th percentile of preparedness. And by the time you work your way up to a one year supply, you’ll be in the 98th percentile. It’s not very difficult, its not very expensive, and its not very time-consuming. Just do it one step at a time.
First Things First
Before you begin to prepare, pray. As a Christian, I put my trust in God’s guidance, providence, and protection. You can and should do the same.
Then consider, Survival Isn’t About Stuff, It is About Skills. You should take advantage of low-cost and no-cost training.
Now you are ready to embark on an adventure that will result in not only greater logistical preparedness, but also in learning valuable skills that you can use throughout your life. These skills will build your self-confidence and when combined with acquiring the requisite tools, you’ll develop genuine self-reliance–regardless of the adversities that you might someday face. By being well-prepared and well-trained, you’ll also be in a position to share your skills and some of your extra supplies with less prudent relatives, neighbors, and friends.
Start with a “List of Lists”
As I described in my novel “Patriots” , you should start your family preparedness stocking effort by first composing a List of Lists, then draft prioritized lists for each subject, on separate sheets of paper. (Or use our free spreadsheet if you are a techno-nerd like me.) Just be sure to print out a hard copy for use when the power grid goes down!) It is important to tailor your lists to suit your particular geography, climate, and population density as well as your peculiar needs and likes/dislikes. Someone setting up a retreat in a coastal area is likely to have a far different list than someone living in the Rockies.
Food Storage List
Food Preparation List
First Aid /Minor Surgery List
Nuke Defense List
Biological Warfare Defense List
Hygiene List/Sanitation List
Tactical Living List
Survival Bookshelf List
Barter and Charity List