This Basic Survival Gear Checklist is a companion guide to Start with the Basics – Survival Prepping 101: Your Unique Action Plan
Essential Items for Your Basic Gear
Survival Prepper Checklist
☐Water Bottles or Hydration Systems
☐Water Purification Tablets
☐Portable Water Filters
☐Ready-to-Eat Meals (MREs)
☐Dried Fruits and Nuts
☐Compact Tent or Tarp
☐Fire Starter or Matches
☐Tinder or Firestarting Aids
Tools and Equipment:
☐Folding Saw or Compact Ax
☐Clothing and Personal Items:
☐Weather-appropriate Clothing (rain gear, cold-weather gear)
☐Hat (for sun protection or warmth)
☐Flashlight or Headlamp
☐Solar Charger or Battery Pack
First Aid and Health:
☐Basic First Aid Kit
☐Sunscreen and Bug Repellent
Communication and Signaling:
☐Emergency Radio with NOAA capabilities
☐Maps (local area and broader region)
☐Notepad and Pen
I’m the daughter of 2 original survivalists who moved from the north to sunny Florida. My mother, along with her parents, bought 30 mostly uncleared acres in 1938. The first home was made of pecky-cypress and built by a house-raising. My mother raised 10,000 chickens.
My divorced mother met and married my father in 1948. From pine trees on our property, he hand-built a log cabin. He also built a tarpaper-lined 65’x45′ pool with duck pond overflow. We had an artesian well for our water and powering our hand-built waterwheel for the pool. He built a substantial cantilevered roof workshop with a car pit in the massive cement floor.
Since my early teens, I have read a ton of books about survival, prepping, the bomb, an apocalypse, homestead living, and SHTF situations. As an adult, I continue to read sci-fi, survival prepping, and science. I practice a prepper lifestyle albeit a bit modified, read a lot, buy a lot, pack/store a lot of anything survival related.
Read my About Me post for more details on our self-sufficient living. I lived there until I went to college in 1968.
My SurvivalPrepperSupply.com blog strives to educate individuals on coping with natural and human-caused disasters using article posts about preparing for emergencies.