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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1Water 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.

I love water no wonder its on the top

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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...

This is the best cause if you drink dirty water you could get sick

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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

This is very important for everyone

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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.

This would be #2 for me, after nylon rope or string. Basic cutting tools can be made from local rocks and even wood or bone if necessary (and available), but nothing beats a good survival knife.

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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.

This would obviously be handy in a survival situation, but you will be limited in the amount of ammo you can carry, and it would eventually run out. Of course, if you are a very good shot and conserve your ammo, each round may represent food for days or weeks. Also obviously a good form of self defense against animals or hostile humans, but the most likely and common use in survival would be for food (except for true apocalypse situations, in which case a handgun could be your most important tool).

If you had to survive a year stranded on a island with only a handgun and a 30 bullets how long would that be helpful

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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!

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.

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7Ammunition

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.

Its is useless without a gun but when paired with a firearm the kit to maintain it and munitions you would have self protection

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8Duct 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

Duct tape is awesome

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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..

It is very important to have while in the bush

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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.

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11Generator

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..

Without generators. Everything is useless. I dunno if I am exactly correct. But yeah that's what I feel.

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12Anti-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.

I think they should be called minimize radiation tablets.

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13Hunting 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

An evil animal would come in real handy with it

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14Nylon 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.

I would put this at number one. Use to make fire (bow drill), purify water (even hot rocks dropped in half coconut if no pot), you can catch food (snares, fishing), tie shelter or raft poles, use to make a vice grip, tongs, the list goes on and on.

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

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15Machete

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.

The best weapon for the zombie apocalypse. No ammo needed. It can lop off heads with a single swing. Because we all know that's the best way to kill a zombie.

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16Coffee

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?

I used my dick

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17Food

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...

Shouldn't this be number 1 - JaketheCake8

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18Fishing Pole

Can be used as a weapon or getting fish

This is one of the maind things that you will need

19Night Vision Device

Too be aware when the takers come

20Paracord

This should be higher on the list since it can do so many things

Defiantly a must. Ties down shelters, holds things together.

Strong rope that can be broken down to 6 strings what's not awesome about the almost as good as duct tape

Very important. If you need to use a finer set of cord/string, gut it and you have three extra strings.

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