Don't Forget These Supplies

Let me start off by saying I try to plan for the worst but hope for the best.  For me I figure the worst case scenario is I have to leave my home and go live in the mountains.  Seriously, I hope that NEVER happens, but if it does I want to be prepared.  Then if it never happens, well I am totally prepared for anythings less that might disrupt our current happy situation.

With that in mind, I have tried to store supplies that would keep us alive, and perhaps even somewhat comfortable, while living in a displaced situation.  I am assuming that most people already have a list of things that you would obviously need like toilet paper, cleaning supplies, toiletries,  fuel, shelter, etc. so I haven't included those obvious items in this list.  This is a list of things you might not have thought of but that you might desperately need.

I actually keep a separate supply of kitchen items in my garage.  Crazy I know but if we had to evacuate in a hurry for whatever reason, I don't want to be standing in my kitchen trying to think what I need to bring.  Everything I need to bring is on the shelves in my garage.

Here are a list of things you might forget to store that could be invaluable.
  • Hot Pads
  • Strainer
  • Serving Utensils
  • Measuring Cups/Spoons
  • Silverware
  • Cookware
  • Canning Supplies
  • Something to haul water
  • Scissors (utility and hair cutting)
  • Garbage Bags
  • Ziplock Bags & Tinfoil
  • Tarps & Ropes
  • Washboard & Wash tub
  • Clothes Line & Pins
  • Dish and Laundry Soap
  • Sponges
  • Towels
  • Lantern
  • Ax
  • Lighters
  • Hunting Supplies (Rifle, Knives, etc)
  • Shovel
  • Basic Tools (Hammer, nails, etc)
  • Scriptures
  • Hymn Book
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Sunscreen
  • Rubber Bands
  • Face Masks
  • Nail Clippers & File
  • Information Binder (This is a binder that contains all your family's important paperwork and contact information.  Mine also contains flash drives with all of our family photos)
  • Fresh journals to record your experiences
  • Pens and pencils