My Prepper Essentials

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This is a list I started compiling of prepper gear I own or have used and recommend for various situations. I will be adding to this list as I go but most of these items are what I would consider prepper essentials that can save your butt.

Everyday Carry Items:

Depending on where I am headed and what I am wearing, I will carry one or more of these items daily.

LEATHERMAN, Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool with Spring-Action Scissors and Aluminum Handles, Built in the USA, Black
Levi's Men's 100% Cotton Multi-Purpose Bandana Gift Sets – Headband, Wrap, Protective Coverage
GearLight LED Headlamp Flashlight S500 [2 Pack] - Running, Camping, and Outdoor Headlight Headlamps - Head Lamp with Red Safety Light for Adults and Kids
$39.95
$12.00
$11.89
This is the Leatherman Wave’s smaller brother and I do mean smaller. This is on my key-chain and is for times when I can’t really wear my big Leatherman on my belt or throw it in a bag.
No, they aren’t only for blowing your nose, they can be used as a bandage or to filter water to remove large particles.
Headlamps allow you to light your way while keeping your hands free.
LEATHERMAN, Squirt PS4 Keychain Multitool with Spring-Action Scissors and Aluminum Handles, Built in the USA, Black
$39.95
This is the Leatherman Wave’s smaller brother and I do mean smaller. This is on my key-chain and is for times when I can’t really wear my big Leatherman on my belt or throw it in a bag.
Levi's Men's 100% Cotton Multi-Purpose Bandana Gift Sets – Headband, Wrap, Protective Coverage
$12.00
No, they aren’t only for blowing your nose, they can be used as a bandage or to filter water to remove large particles.
GearLight LED Headlamp Flashlight S500 [2 Pack] - Running, Camping, and Outdoor Headlight Headlamps - Head Lamp with Red Safety Light for Adults and Kids
$11.89
Headlamps allow you to light your way while keeping your hands free.
Casio Men's G-Shock XL Series Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Beige, 25.8 (Model: GA-700UC-5ACR)
Zippo 200 Classic Brushed Chrome Pocket Lighter
$98.11
$13.53
Casio Men's G-Shock XL Series Quartz Watch with Resin Strap, Beige, 25.8 (Model: GA-700UC-5ACR)
$98.11
Zippo 200 Classic Brushed Chrome Pocket Lighter
$13.53

Bug Out Bag Items:

When you have to get out of dodge, there are some basic preparations you should already have packed and ready to go.

Nalgene Stainless Bottle 38 oz.
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, Gray/Blue Lid, 1 Quart
Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene (48-Ounce)
$28.90
$9.85
$16.81
Stainless steel water bottles not only allow you to carry water, but you can boil water if needed in this to kill bacteria when drinking from suspect sources.
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Nalgene Stainless Bottle 38 oz.
$28.90
Stainless steel water bottles not only allow you to carry water, but you can boil water if needed in this to kill bacteria when drinking from suspect sources.
Nalgene Tritan Wide Mouth BPA-Free Water Bottle, Gray/Blue Lid, 1 Quart
$9.85
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Nalgene Wide Mouth Cantene (48-Ounce)
$16.81
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Platypus GravityWorks 2.0 Liter Complete Water Filter Kit for Camping and Backpacking, Compatible with Hydration Bladders and Water Bottles
Wise Owl Outfitters Rain Fly Tarp – The WiseFly Premium 11 x 9 ft Waterproof Camping Shelter Canopy – Lightweight Easy Setup for Hammock or Tent Camp Gear – Charcoal Grey & Light Grey
Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - Case of 10 Packs
$99.95
$47.95
$89.95
Gravity water filters are my favorite water filtration option. No mechanical parts to break and they are fast.
Great lightweight option for shelter over your head. Instead of packing a tent, you can just string a rain fly between two trees.
Emergency Rations – There are a lot of options for bug out bag food, but these emergency rations stand up to years baking in the trunk of your car.
Platypus GravityWorks 2.0 Liter Complete Water Filter Kit for Camping and Backpacking, Compatible with Hydration Bladders and Water Bottles
$99.95
Gravity water filters are my favorite water filtration option. No mechanical parts to break and they are fast.
Wise Owl Outfitters Rain Fly Tarp – The WiseFly Premium 11 x 9 ft Waterproof Camping Shelter Canopy – Lightweight Easy Setup for Hammock or Tent Camp Gear – Charcoal Grey & Light Grey
$47.95
Great lightweight option for shelter over your head. Instead of packing a tent, you can just string a rain fly between two trees.
Mainstay Emergency Food Rations - Case of 10 Packs
$89.95
Emergency Rations – There are a lot of options for bug out bag food, but these emergency rations stand up to years baking in the trunk of your car.
TETON Sports Tracker 5 Lightweight Mummy Sleeping Bag; Great for Hiking, Backpacking and Camping; Free Compression Sack
S.O.L. Survive Outdoors Longer S.O.L. 90% Reflective Lightweight Emergency Bivvy
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef | Freeze Dried Backpacking & Camping Food | 2-Servings
$60.96
$16.58
$8.55
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TETON Sports Tracker 5 Lightweight Mummy Sleeping Bag; Great for Hiking, Backpacking and Camping; Free Compression Sack
$60.96
S.O.L. Survive Outdoors Longer S.O.L. 90% Reflective Lightweight Emergency Bivvy
$16.58
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef | Freeze Dried Backpacking & Camping Food | 2-Servings
$8.55
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Light My Fire FireSteel Scout Magnesium Firestarter BIO
Jetboil Flash Camping Stove Cooking System, Carbon
Gerber LMF II Infantry Knife, Coyote Brown [22-01463]
$11.99
$109.95
$68.58
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Firestarter - Matches can get wet and lighters can run out of fuel. It will take a long time of making fires before this old-style method doesn't work. It is a great backup.
Jetboil - There are lighter options out there, but this unit is simple and mostly self-contained. Perfect for quickly heating up water for coffee or Freeze-dried food.
Gerber LMF II - Folders are great for around town, but if I am walking out the door never to come back, I want a serious knife. The Gerber LMF II is great and reasonably priced.
Light My Fire FireSteel Scout Magnesium Firestarter BIO
$11.99
Firestarter - Matches can get wet and lighters can run out of fuel. It will take a long time of making fires before this old-style method doesn't work. It is a great backup.
Jetboil Flash Camping Stove Cooking System, Carbon
$109.95
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Jetboil - There are lighter options out there, but this unit is simple and mostly self-contained. Perfect for quickly heating up water for coffee or Freeze-dried food.
Gerber LMF II Infantry Knife, Coyote Brown [22-01463]
$68.58
Gerber LMF II - Folders are great for around town, but if I am walking out the door never to come back, I want a serious knife. The Gerber LMF II is great and reasonably priced.

Prepping Books and Reference Material

Survival Manuals – Great introduction to the concepts of survival.

  

Homesteading and Self-Reliance

 

Natural Remedies/ First Aid

Tactical Methods / Strategies / Security

 
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