Prep Blog Review: 30+ Survival Items You Should Have

Every prepper is different and has different needs until an unforeseen even strikes and everyone’s concern becomes surviving. Properly preparing for a survival situation also means storing multipurpose items that you can use when disaster strikes.

You sure have your stockpile list and you’ve already checked a lot of the items on it, but every once in a while it would be good to check the list and complete it with other  survival items you consider useful for different situations you are preparing for.

For this week’s Prep Blog Review I’ve gathered five useful articles on this topic. Enjoy!

  1. 11 Unusual and Uncommon First Aid Items

First aid items

“Everyone, survivalist or not, should have a first aid kit in their home and one in their car. Most people can probably name most of the more common items in a first aid kit, such as Band-Aids, gauze pads, bandaging, scissors, tweezers, ice pack, antiseptic wipes, and non-latex gloves.

However, there might be situations in which you don’t have your first aid kit handy at a time when you really need it. In times like these, it is good to know some unusual and uncommon items that are very useful when first aid is required, items that would also be great to include in your regular first aid kit. Here is a list of some great unusual and uncommon first aid items.”

Read more on Ask a Prepper.

  1. 10 Important Items to Pack in Your Nuclear Fallout Kit

Nuclear Items

“Wars and rumors of wars is what we’ve been told there will be in the end days. Thanks to television and the government’s well-oiled propaganda machine we are constantly hearing threats from the U.S. and Russia. Whether or not these threats are legit or hype designed to keep people in fear and fresh recruits for the military is yet to be determined.

Either way we should probably take these threats seriously if we live in potential nuclear attack targets with a nuclear fallout kit.

Now I’ve said on multiple occasions that if you live in the vicinity of a possible nuclear attack then you should strongly consider strategy relocating, especially if you live less than a 100 miles away from the locations.

Possible targets include strategic military bases, communication hubs and economic centers. Nuclear silos and even power plants could be potential targets. You can find a map of potential nuclear targets below.”

Read more on Smart Prepper Gear.

  1. How to Build a 16 Item Winter Emergency Vehicle Kit

Winter Kit“If you’ve yet to build a winter emergency vehicle kit, now’s the time.

With fall currently in full swing, those of us who live, work, and play in the mountains are seeing the first signs that winter is near.

Soon, the mountain peaks will be capped white with snow and roadway conditions will change for the worst at the drop of a hat.

Icy roads and deep snow are extremely dangerous for travel and a leading cause of stranded vehicles.”

Read more on SkilledSurvival.

  1. 23 Reasons Why You Should Store Zip Ties for Survival

“I have 23 reasons why you should store Zip ties for survival. I recently visited a local hardware store right here in St. George, Utah. The store has just Zip Tiesabout everything a handy person might want. I was looking for an emergency orange cone and some Zip-ties. While waiting in line to pay for my Zip-ties, I asked the clerk to tell me “what can you do with Zip-ties”?

He started telling me a few ways to use Zip-ties, and before I knew it the guy behind me added a few more ideas. Of course, then I started laughing because the guy behind me quickly added, “you need some longer ones to tackle someone to Zip-tie their hands in case of a break-in”.

Oh goodness, I was thinking of using some for emergency issues, but quickly realized I really did need some longer ones.”

Read more on FoodStorageMoms.

  1. A Lifesaving Stockpile Item That Most Preppers Forget


“As preppers, we have all sorts of lists to help us remain organized and better prepared.

We have lists of food supplies, lists of off-grid supplies, lists of non-food supplies, lists of medical supplies, and lists of books. We have first aid lists, water purifications lists, and personal hygiene lists.

But there’s one prep that hardly ever makes it on any lists, and my friend, medical professional Lizzie Bennett of the website Underground Medic is going to explain why this humble item is one of the most important things you’ll ever stockpile.”

Read more on The Organic Prepper.

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This article has been written by Drew Stratton for Survivopedia. 

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