Top 10 Most Needed Survival Supplies

Whether you believe the future includes an apocalyptic end to life as we know it complete with intense solar flares, reversed polarity, and super volcanos or a glorious rebirth for the virtuous or that nothing on that scale will ever happen, it's still a good idea to have survival supplies. You never know when a natural disaster or some other unforeseen event is going to limit your ability to live as you do now and force you into a preservation mode. Over the past few years we have seen numerous earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and man-made catastrophes that have caused people to be without power, fresh water, food, and energy. Preparing for these events will help ensure your survival when civilization as we know it suffers a break-down.

Here are listed the survival supplies you should have in order of importance.
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The Top Ten

1
Water Storage
The human body can survive for up to a month without food and for many months on very meager rations. But the odds are stacked against you of surviving much more than a week without water.
So true. We have plenty of rains and snow.. But still in summer there is water crisis.. So water storage needs to be increased.
This is the best idea here, but what's up with you guys. I would grip some chicks to save.
[Newest]I love water no wonder its on the top

2Water Purification Kit
No matter how much water storage you have, there is a chance you will run out. Make sure you can add to your stash if need be.
This is the best choice because water can be found everywhere. If world falls into a world of disaster, then there should still be some living creatures or plants which you can get liquid from (urine is one idea), but it is not suitable for human drinking, therefore purification kits can help a lot!
I think that is a good idea... Purifying water would be needed more then storing water...
There were lost of cases where people had no water to drink and they purified
The water and survived,
So, I think that its better to be ready with water purifiers then being prepared with gallons and tones of water...
[Newest]This is really important! Else death.

HezarioSeth

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3First Aid Kit
Prior to the modern age of medicine, relatively minor wounds led to death far more often than you would imagine. In wartime just 150 years ago, far more soldiers died from sickness and infection than from actual combat trauma. Having a well stocked first aid kit complete with antibiotics and other infection fighting supplies may be the difference between successfully treating a minor injury and dying a miserable sepsis induced death.
I have been in the 3 world nations and know what is needed. First water, food, and first aid. Top 3. But with out first aid to treat wounds and cut and infections you could die really fast. The first and sec are importionbut the most is medication. Think obama care and then you will understand what I am saying.
Always helpful, and why would you have a gun? It's such a negative idea, I mean you need to heal people more than kill. Right?

marlonacott

[Newest]If you get cut you can help it by fixing it up. This will work as a tree marker!

4Survival Knife
If you have ever been in a survival situation then this would be at the top of your list. Here is a short list of what a survival knife could be used for. Cleaning game, preparing shelter, opening food rations, creating shelter, and starting fires (with flint not just a random rock like in the movies)
The knife was created before we were capable (as a species) of harnessing the power of fire.
The knife is the most universal tool ever devised. With a knife you are capable of creating other tools... Such as hammers, axes, water stills (from plastic bottles. ) The knife will always be the one tool man can turn back to in any situation and create a new way to adapt to your surroundings.
This. Using only a knife, I can make many other things from scratch left behind by the fallen human civilization. Food and water is much easier to find, you can build a house, open things you find (canned food, locked doors). It's overall the most versatile item you can possibly have.
[Newest]I love survival stuff. Please keep it going'

5Handgun
This is my handgun. There are many like it, but this one is mine.

My handgun is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.

My handgun, without me, is useless. Without my handgun, I am useless. I must fire my handgun true. I must shoot straighter than my enemy who is trying to kill me. I must shoot him before he shoots me. I will...

My handgun and myself know that what counts in this war is not the rounds we fire, the noise of our burst, or the smoke we make. We know that it is the hits that count. We will hit...

My handgun is human, even as I, because it is my life. Thus, I will learn it as a brother. I will learn its weaknesses, its strength, its parts, its accessories, its sights and its barrel. I will keep my handgun clean and ready, even as I am clean and ready. We will become part of each other. We will...
A handy tool just in case mankind turns to cannibalism... Quick and easy.
Handguns are great I shoot regularly, but remember to practice all the time. Shoot in a league this way you create a sense of urgency for yourself. Shooting under stressful circumstances creates confidence in ones abilities. simulation training, paint balling, clay shooting, shooting a bow, shooting a 22 long rifle and pistol, as well revolvers are all things a prep-per/survivalist should be doing all the time. knowledge, and experience are the keys to living through SHTF situation.
[Newest]When you own guns, you own the only type of "currency" understood.

6Backpack
Yes It would be better with a backpack to carry all of your stuff instead of using your arms all the time so it could carry more stuff and your hands are free. Seriously, whoever thinks it would be harder with a backpack is wrong If you go to school and carry a backpack all day you'll get used to it
Come on. It's a backpack. A backpack! It should be top 15, I'd say.
Backpack is a great idea and it keeps you hands free to use the handgun!
[Newest]You could put everything that you see on the list and pack them all in to the backpack instead of 1 thing on your belt few little things in your pockets.

7Duct Tape
It can be used to repair everything on this list, you can tie people up, it's waterproof, you can use it as a bandage, fix your clothes, your tents, you can't live without it!
Haven't you all seen the Mythbuster's Duct Tape Island, how they could make water canteens, hammocks, terraniums, shoes, hats and even found a way to get out of the island -----by just using duct tape!
Its duct tape for gods sake.. What else needs to be said I mean really duct tape has many many uses and every single one of them can be helpful
[Newest]Rope or string would be better as duct tape runs out quickly. String or rope is reusable

8Ammunition
An unloaded gun is useless! You need to have plenty of ammo! You have to protect what is yours!
Lots of uses other than threatening others, including self-defense, hunting, signalling... And lots of it is needed to train others in marksmanship for hunting/defense. Even without a gun ammo is valuable. Especially if you have popular calibers, you now have something to trade with others.
Waving a gun around may be enough to scare away some, but being armed won't do you nearly as much good if you don't have any bullets.
[Newest]Its is useless without a gun but when paired with a firearm the kit to maintain it and munitions you would have self protection

9Matches
Very good indeed matches cook food make fire signal people keep warm but possibly I think you can just make a fire out of fire wood
You can't cook without it out there!
Makes fire... For cooking, signalling, destroying, sterilising so much easier..
[Newest]You would only have about 10. You need FLINT! It lasts forever! DUH!

10Freeze Dried Meals
Freeze dried meals take up a minimal amount of space, provide adequate nutrition and have a shelf life of many years. Plus, they are free from contaminants, something that may not be true of traditional food sources.
Water is 1st, meds, seeds for growing, meats in canneds or livestock, wheat for bread and honey for sweetness.

The Contenders

11Nylon String
This is one of the most valuable things and should be in the top 5 at least. Good for making bows. Tie yourself to a tree and sleep on top of a tree branch. Also good for making fire starters like the bow drill.
Got a buddy in the army who swears by the stuff. Dental floss is also a crucial form of waterproof string.
Funny and also a very good point on what it could be used for


12Machete
Reloads quickly and has an endless supply of ammo.
I think you are nuts man... Have seen too many zombie movies... Come back to the real world!
A Machete is critical for a few reasons, very reliable, easier to slice things, and more useful then an ordinary knife.

13Generator
Electricity is needed by.. Hey! What will you run with it.. Man..
Hey, Without generators. Everything is useless. I know I am exactly wrong. But yeah that's what I feel
Please don't use bad words because my little sister always watches me and I don't want to get in trouble for her finding out about new words. thanks.
Generator because we all need electricity because its so hard to do something without electricity..

14Food
You might be hungry so eat food
Water #1
Food #2

what are you guys thinking. You can't survive with just water.
Self explanatory...
U never know, maybe a 6 year old child doesn't know how to hunt for food...
[Newest]You need to live DUH

15Anti-Radiation Tablets
There's such a thing as an Anti-Radiation Tablet? If there are the chances of finding some are very unlikely.
They do exist, just look up iOSAT Potassium Iodide Pills.
This would b good because the nuclear reactors would blow in one week of no work done at the plant.
[Newest]I think they should be called minimize radiation tablets.

16Hunting Rifle
Not to mention being able to snipe unwanted visitors and protect your home from long range.
Come on, if you're just stuck in a place with no food, get on with ya hunting rifles and kill some wild pigs or maybe hunt down a lion for the first time in your life!
Mainly a 22 you can get squirrels rabbits and other small game that you can eat right then
[Newest]An evil animal would come in real handy with it

17Multi-tool
I never am without my leatherman multi-tool. It is clearly an essential tool for many different reasons.
Leatherman is the best to carry

18Soap
You don't want to be stinky
Really? You don't want to be stinky? What if you were lost in the woods by yourself with no cell service. Would you still care how you smelled? Wow

19Coffee
Coffee is a must need to be awake to hunt zombies
Coffee really. The alcohol makes more sense than coffee. It has no purpose bedside drinking and it uses up your valuable water supply.
Huh? We don't NEED coffee to live. Who thought of that?
[Newest]I used my dick

20Fire Striker / Fire Steel
Since matches and BIC lighters are unreliable.

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