30+ Critical Prepper Supplies (We Have Them!)

Posted by: Fatigues Army Navy Outdoor Gear on 19th Dec 2023

30+ Critical Prepper Supplies (We Have Them!)

You know the expression, “it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it”?

It’s mirrored in a hundred and one other expressions, aphorisms, and true-isms. Consider “a bird in the hand is better than two in the bush,” and Burns’ “the best-laid schemes of mice and men gang aft agley.”

These are all true in their own right. There is value in being prepared.

That’s where pepper supplies come into the picture. You might never need to use them, but it’s always better to have them than not to have them.

So here’s a list of the essential prepper supplies.

So, What Do You Need in a Prepper Supplies Stash?

Start your prepper supplies stash off with some of the following.

  • A duffel or bag to carry and organize everything.
  • First aid kits: Necessary for all collections of prepper supplies. Useful items to have on hand include rubbing alcohol, iodine, hydrogen peroxide (for disinfection) as well as bandages, gauze, antibacterial ointment, tweezers, gloves, and butterfly sutures - to name just a few. You can also buy pre-made first aid kits. You should also have some basic painkillers and other OTC medication.              Prepper Supplies
  • Food and water: Be sure to keep some MREs on hand as they can be very valuable in a crisis. In addition to a supply of fresh water, you should also have access to water treatment tablets.
  • Cooking supplies: At least a pot and a pan. You can improvise your own cooking tripod, but this and a grate are also helpful. The pot is necessary for boiling freshwater supplies, too. A mess kit is also nice to have, as is a canteen or a few spares. You’ll also want a way to collect water and a water filter. Coffee filters are good for removing sediment before disinfection.

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  • Flashlights: Remember, two is one and one is none. Also, make sure you have spare batteries for your flashlights.
  • Warm clothing: This includes outerwear. Wool is better in cold, wet conditions than cotton is. Some wool military survival blankets are worth their weight in gold.
  • Clothing that will protect you against bugs, like bug netting.
  • Gloves that will protect your hands against hard work and cold weather.
  • Sturdy footwear that will support you and protect your feet against water and cold temperatures. Good tactical, hunting, or hiking boots are good for this.
  • Multiple redundant ways to start a fire: This includes matches, lighters, spare flints and lighter fluid, paper, and firestarters. You can even use dryer lint and vaseline (which is also useful for first aid).
  • A compass: You may need to know where you’re going.

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  • Tools: This includes knives, axes, saws, hatches, screwdrivers, hammers, socket sets and wrenches. You can’t have too many tools, but for a basic bug-out bag, you should have at LEAST a solid fixed blade, saw, hatchet, and one good driver set. A shovel is also good to have.
  • Cordage: Paracord is good, and you cannot have enough of it. It’s useful for tying up bundles, making impromptu repairs, lashing packs, making camp furniture, and more. A whole article could be devoted to the uses of paracord alone.

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  • A way to make power: Small solar and wood-fired generators are good for emergency power to a phone, laptop, or radio in a pinch.
  • Dry boxes that protect your most vital and sensitive items in wet and inclement weather.
  • Bug repellent and sunscreen.
  • Lip balm or vaseline: Useful for treating chapped lips, dry, irritated skin, and much more. You can also use these as tool lubricants or firestarters.
  • Tents: Necessary for shelter in the bush; you can also improvise with a tarp.

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  • Personal hygiene products: Toothbrushes, toothpaste, feminine hygiene products, etc.
  • A radio: A solar radio is a good option.
  • Basic sewing supplies for repairing textiles like gear packs.
  • Basing hunting and fishing equipment.
  • Can and bottle openers. Military can openers like P51 and P38 can openers are great.
  • Candles: These are indispensable for light (and even heat) when the power is out.

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  • Baby and pet supplies.
  • Aluminum foil: Good for creating signaling mirrors, as well as for cooking food over a fire if you don’t have cookware.
  • Writing utensils and paper (preferably all-weather notebooks).
  • Duct tape: Pretty good for making impromptu fixes to just about anything.

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  • Rubbing alcohol: Useful as a disinfectant, can also be used to make a basic camp stove.
  • Salt: An essential nutrient, salt can also be used as a disinfectant, for food preservation, or just as a flavoring agent.

This is not a complete list. There are many other prepper supplies that could have value in this stash - but it is a good place to start, and the more you add to it, the better prepared you will be.

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Get it all here, and if you can’t find something you’re looking for, get in touch with us at 877-612-1253.