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Friday, September 24, 2010

Guest Post: Minimum Necessities

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     No matter what the event happens to be, there is a minimum amount of things that a person should have.  These are:
  • One pistol with 100 rounds, + holster +one pistol belt + one extra magazine if it is a semi.  It could be one of the military surplus pistols available now or perhaps a S&W police trade in.  A pawn shop would have some selections as well.
  • One rifle or shotgun with a sling and 300 rounds.  A Mosin Nagant can be had for under $100.  Another choice is the single shot break open 12 gauge.  Also for under $100.  Don't forget to consider the ever popular .22lr.
  • One gallon unscented bleach for water purification.
  • 30 gallons of water. 
  • One bottle of multivitamins.
  • Waterproof matches.
  • 30 days of easy to prepare food  (canned or box packaged from the grocery store)
  • First aid kit.
  • Jack knife, folder, or pocket knife.
  • Hand crank flash light.
  • Radio, could be in combination with the flashlight.
  • Some way to heat food safely.
  • $100 in cash.  (5s, 1s, and quarters)
  • Two or three 5 gallon plastic buckets with handles and covers.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Shelter from the elements.  Four walls and a roof.  Could be a tent.
  • Sleeping bag.
     Most people already have some of these things.  Sweaters, jackets, hats, and gloves. 
     Doing a rough estimate, a person could have these "minimum necessities" for approximately $750.  The rifle and pistol would take the lion's share of the money. 
     Buy it and have some peace of mind.  You would only have to worry about rotating the bleach, the food and the vitamins.  Since it is only a thirty day supply, that would be easy to do.
     If you have other people that you are responsible for, please remember to adjust the above accordingly.
     If you like this article, please visit: New Dawn Survival.
     I want to thank  Andrew for allowing me to post this at his website.