Yes, I’m a bit into preparedness nowadays.

Since the world has gotten so weird, I have been learning some things about preparedness so that me and my kids will be okay both short and long term. Click here to see my Youtube playlist of videos about preparedness.

Some Torah-keeping folks I’ve been learning a lot from:

Zac Bauer of An American Homestead

From my friend, Christy Jordan, “DIY $20 Survival Food Bucket,” and “Practical Preparedness-Simple Steps.

Patriot Nurse

Teresa Hutslar at ThisLIfeatHome.com (Check out her elderberry syrup kits!)

Viking Preparedness

 

Below are links to some of my favorite preparedness items on Amazon. Some I’ve purchased and some are on my wish list. Shop around, because you may be able to find them cheaper at a local store or direct from the manufacturer. But these will give you an idea of what I’m into these days. (These are affiliate links.)

Water

Water storage containers

Bathtub water storage

Water purification drops

Berkey Water filter

 

Food

TVP

Butter powder

Celtic gray sea salt

Beef and chicken bullion cubes

Powdered eggs

So much more, I can’t list it all here.

Food Prep

Airlocks for winemaking or fermenting

Pressure canner

Food Storage and Other Storage

2000 cc oxygen absorbers

300 cc oxygen absorbers

Buckets with gamma seal lids

Mylar bags

 

Books

When There is No Dentist

When There is No Doctor

The Ultimate Survival Medicine Guide

Nourishing Traditions (not every recipe is clean, so substitute)

The Nature Doctor

Learn to Heal Yourself at Home

Foxfire books set

Map book (what if there is no data/cell service?)

 

Medical/Dental (This area is not comprehensive at all, I’m newly working on this area, so this is just a partial list, for sure.)

Nebulizer

Water flosser

Temporary dental fillings

Dental extraction tools

Dental hygiene kit

A machine that makes HOCL, a natural disinfectant, and more. I LOVE this!

Oral Ivy

Pulse Oximeter

Try to find some fish antibitoics somewhere online, and use this drug guide or this card if needed. Store the fish antibiotics in your freezer until needed. You know, for your fish.

 

Cleanliness

Supplies for making your own laundry or dishwasher detergent:

Citric Acid

Zote Soap

Borax

Soap flakes (if you don’t want to shred the zote soap)

Washing soda

Dishwashing Detergent Powder Recipe: (about 1 or 2 tablespoons per load)

  • 2 parts borax
  • 2 parts washing soda
  • 1 part citric acid
  • 1 part salt

Laundry Detergent Powder: (about 2 tablespoons per load)

  • 2 parts borax
  • 2 parts washing soda
  • 1 part soap flakes (or shredded Zote soap bar, Fels-Naptha bar, or another bar of soap)
  • 1 part Oxi Clean powder (I get this at the dollar store.)
  • 1/2 ish part scent crystals (I also get this at the dollar store.)

Other long term or concentrate cleaning/toiletries:

Bleach tablets

Preservative drops (to add to homemade hair gel, so it’ll last longer than a couple of weeks.)

Flaxseed for making hair gel (amongst other things)

Fels-Naptha bar soap

Lots of plain ivory soap

Flannel fabric for kleenex or toilet paper. I loved this video.

 

Switching to Reusables

Rechargeable batteries

Reusable muffin cups

Bidet Sprayer

Washable dish sponges

Fabric napkins

Washable unpaper towels

Dish scrubbers

Wool dryer balls

Tupperware-like containers instead of ziplocs

Electric/Rechargeable Razor

Reusable straight razor   Don’t forget a strope so it’ll last

Cloth menstrual pads in various sizes

Because nothing will be wasted in the soap department, these soap bags

 

Other

Because my kids leave the freezer door open, this alarm.

Eyeglasses repair kit

Sewing machine supplies (extra needs, thread, bobbins, etc.)

Emergency radio  I also recommend a repeater directory and a battery pack.

Haircutting scissors

Clippers

Home security cameras. I got and love these.