65 Items That Every Prepper Should Have

65 Items That Every Prepper Should Have

65 Items That Every Prepper Should Have

Here are 65 Items That Every Prepper Should Have. This is just a small list of some very important survival items that I think would be very important. Please share with us if you see something else we should add to the list. I think it all depends on where you are located; urban, rural, BFE, etc. You may already have everything on this list, if that is you hopefully this list motivates you to add more important survival items to your own list. Obviously not everything on this list is something you would stock for barter but could become very helpful during a SHTF situation.

Go through the list and check off the items you have and then work on adding prepper items that are important to you and your family. Hope this helps you get ready for the worst. Please leave comments and share with the off grid community your ideas and thoughts.

A List of Major Off-Grid Items to Barter


  1. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
  2. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
  3. Bats & Slingshots.
  4. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
  5. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
  6. Rice – Beans – Wheat
  7. egetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
  8. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
  9. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
  10. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
  11. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
  12. Vitamins
  13. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
  14. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
  15. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
  16. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
  17. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
  18. Milk – Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
  19. Clothes pins/line/hangers
  20. Tuna Fish (in oil)
  21. First aid kits
  22. Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
  23. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
  24. Flour, yeast & salt
  25. Matches.
  26. Writing paper/pads/pencils,
  27. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
  28. Fishing supplies/tools
  29. Duct Tape
  30. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
  31. Candles
  32. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
  33. Garden tools & supplies
  34. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  35. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
  36. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  37. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
  38. Sleeping Bags & blankets/pillows/mats
  39. Board Games, Cards, Dice
  40. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  41. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets
  42. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
  43. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap
  44. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  45. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
  46. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  47. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
  48. Reading glasses
  49. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  50. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
  51. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  52. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  53. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  54. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
  55. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
  56. Lantern Hangers
  57. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts
  58. Teas
  59. Coffee
  60. Cigarettes
  61. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
  62. Paraffin wax
  63. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
  64. Chewing gum/candies
  65. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs

Don’t forget to leave comments and add to list if you know of something that will help during major disasters or just a survival situation.

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