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Prepping Essentials

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If you're worried about not having enough supplies to last a long time, you'll need to prepare for a possible emergency with the prepping essentials listed below. These items include food and water as well as bug out bags. You should also keep a first-aid kit handy. It is also smart to buy a water jug and a waterbottle at a local dollar store. You can find large and small water bottles at the dollar store.

Bug out bags

There are several things you must include in your bug out bag, but the most important thing is water. You won't be able function, think clearly or survive for more than 24 hours without water. You should keep at least four one-liter water bottles, along with purification tablets, water filters, and water filter in your bug out bag. This kit will provide you with the essential tools to survive in any survival situation.

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It is important to have the right kitchen tools for food preparation. You'll need different containers for storing your food, no matter if you're making a meal for your family or just for yourself. You can easily update your glass or plastic containers. It is important to invest in a high-quality cutting board, as well as sharp knives. Good knives are essential for cutting chickens and roasts.


Water is an important part your prepping supplies. To prevent spread of toxic chemicals, it is important to store water in food grade containers. Juice bottles and soft drinks bottles are food-grade containers. Make sure to label these containers as "food-safe" and to wash them thoroughly before storing water in them. Water from suspect sources must be safe and clean.

First aid kit

It is important to have several supplies in your home emergency kit. If you have a pet, make sure you have some emergency supplies available for your animal. It is also a good idea to include a note that contains the phone numbers of your veterinarian, family doctor, poison control, and their names. You should keep a duplicate of these notes in your first aid bag for future reference. You can use a note to remind yourself of important information. For example, how to contact local emergency services in an immediate emergency.

Toilet paper

It is something you have probably never considered, even though it is essential for your prepping. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, panicky buyers are purchasing the product in large quantities. People who don't have enough toilet paper in their stores are purchasing it from the internet, afraid that the pandemic will last forever. If you don't have enough toilet paper, be ready to find other ways of survival.

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Satellite phone

A satellite phone can be a great way for you to stay in touch even if regular cell towers are down. Satellite phones are able to provide communications power in selected areas. Satellite phones are becoming more like smartphones. Satellite phones provide consistent, clear communication, even though you may not need voice communication. These are some helpful tips if you are thinking of using a satellite phone in your prepping arsenal.


What is the most important item for survival?

Food is the most vital thing for survival. Shelter from the elements is as important as food. If you don’t eat you won’t live very long.

What is your top survival tip?

It is essential to be calm in order to survive. If you panic, you'll make mistakes and die.

What are the essential survival skills you need?

While you might not always have access water or food, being prepared will ensure that you survive for longer.

Learn how to care for yourself and others. You won't survive in a crisis if this is not something you know.

You need to learn how build shelters, fires, and make food for those who venture into the wilderness.

These are essential skills that every person should have. These skills will ensure you are safe and healthy when camping.

What time does it take for help to be found after you have lost your way?

This depends on several factors:

  • You are where you need to be
  • What type of terrain do you have?
  • No matter if you have cell phone reception
  • How many people have seen you?
  • Whether you are injured
  • You are either dehydrated or not
  • Water consumption is a matter of personal preference.
  • How recently have you eaten?
  • You should wear appropriate clothing
  • No matter whether you are carrying a compass, a map, or a compass
  • How familiar can you be with the area
  • How much time has passed since you became lost
  • How long have you spent searching for help?
  • What is the average time it takes for people to notice what you are missing?
  • How quickly they decide to search for you
  • How many rescuers have you attracted?
  • How many rescues received you?

What is the difference of a folding and fixed-blade knife, you ask?

Folding knives are designed to fold compactly to fit inside a pocket or backpack. The blade folds away when not in use.

Fixed-bladed knives can be used during normal use. They are usually longer than folding knives.

Fixed-blade knives are stronger but more difficult to transport.


  • We know you're not always going to be 100% prepared for the situations that befall you, but you can still try and do your best to mitigate the worst circumstances by preparing for a number of contingencies. (hiconsumption.com)
  • Without one, your head and neck can radiate up to 40 percent of your body heat. (dec.ny.gov)
  • The downside to this type of shelter is that it does not generally offer 360 degrees of protection and unless you are diligent in your build or have some kind of tarp or trash bags, it will likely not be very resistant to water. (hiconsumption.com)
  • Not only does it kill up to 99.9% of all waterborne bacteria and parasites, but it will filter up to 1,000 liters of water without the use of chemicals. (hiconsumption.com)

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How to Purify Water for Emergencies

When natural disasters strike, the most important activity is water purification. Filtration, disinfection, storage are all part of the process to purify drinking water. Clean water has been a lifesaver during emergency situations. It also helps people recover faster after disasters.

Purified water must be kept out of direct sunlight and stored correctly. Purified water should be stored in a container that does not contain oxygen. Plastic bags or bottles can be used if you don’t have enough containers. Keep the water cool at 4 degC (40 F) or lower. Avoid freezing because ice crystals may form inside the water.

These steps will help you prepare purified drinking water.

  1. Boil water to boil until it is dry. By straining the boiling water through an a strainer, you can remove any impurities.
  2. To every 2 gallons, add one teaspoon of the iodine. Stir thoroughly before adding the iodine.
  3. Place the water in a sealed container. Keep the water at room temperature for no longer than three working days.
  4. Label the container with the date and type of water.
  5. Make sure that your water supply has a safe and reliable source!


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