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Mar 2, 2014
Solar Pathway Light. Be sure the batterys can be replaced you can use them for inside lighting and to charge triple and double A rechargable Batterys.
  • Repair Materials if needed
    • Spare wood – Plywood and 2 x 4’s will handle a lot of different repairs until you can get the right materials.
    • Tarps
    • Nails
    • wood Screws

Hygiene /First Aid

  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toothpaste
  • Comb/Brush
  • Clippers
  • Floss
  • Razors
  • Vitamins
  • Fish Antibiotics – In a grid down situation a healthy supply of these could save a life. Also get the Survival Medicine Handbook to know how to use them.
  • Hand Sanitizer – Also good for lighting fires
  • Sunscreen
  • Chap-stick
  • Feminine Products
  • Alcohol and Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Calamine Lotion – Benadryl
  • Children’s Fever Reducer
  • Neosporin or Fish Antibiotics
  • Plenty of bandages
  • Latex or Nitrile Gloves (these are cheap so buy two boxes)
  • Face-masks (regular and N95)
Baofeng – Excellent and affordable Ham radio option for emergencies.
  • World Band Radio
  • Ham Radio – HT (Baofeng ETC)
  • Antenna
  • Base Station Short Wave Radio
  • Spare Batteries for HT and Radio
  • Battery Eliminator & AA Battery Case
  • Solar Charger
  • High quality non-GMO seeds.
  • Shovels
  • Rake
  • Hoe
  • Limb Saw
  • Hand Saw
  • Pick Axe or Mattock
  • Post Hole Digger
  • Large Pry Bar
  • Med-Large Bolt Cutters
  • Plastic Zip Ties – Various sizes
  • Duct Tape
  • Plastic Sheeting
  • Tarps
  • Plastic Bins – 5 Gallon buckets
  • Metal Tubs
  • Chain Saw
  • Heavy Work Gloves – Several Pairs
  • Oils and lubricants – Chain oil, motor oil, two cycle oil, WD40
  • Wheel Barrow
  • Clamps
  • Full set of wrenches (metric and standard)
  • Good Hammer
  • Full set of Screwdrivers
  • Allen wrenches
  • Pipe Wrench
  • Spare PVC and PVC cement
  • Garden Hose
  • Nails
  • Screws
  • Spare Lumber
  • Ratchet Straps
  • Bungee cords
  • Rope
  • Chain


W9WDX Amateur Radio Member, KW4YJ EXTRA class
May 1, 2013
Louisville, KY
You will need Chlorine bleach to sanitize water for drinking/cooking.
Save all of your dryer lint and pack it tightly into a metal canister and turn it into char cloth for fire starting. Get some magnesium fire starters.(Harbor Freight) If your propane runs out you'll need it.
Coleman liquid fuel stove, lantern which can run on gasoline motor fuel.
And of course you might need weapons. My preference is .40 cal. semi-automatic pistol and a small carbine in the same caliber. The reason you want just one caliber is so you can hand load just one type of cartridge which means just one size of bullet, one type of primer, one size of dies, one type of brass. and one type of powder. Use the carbine for big game food gathering (Deer) and the pistol for close in self defense.
The hi-point 4095 is a good one to start with. http://www.hi-pointfirearms.com/Hi-Point-carbines/40SW_carbine.html
The Glock 22 is a .40 and a combat grade pistol.
Also you would need a Ruger 10/22 .22 caliber rifle and pistol/revolver for small game food gathering along with a good shotgun with a lot of different ammunition and you are good to go.(Slugs, 00 buckshot, and #6 shot for birds)
And at least one good bicycle with bags, or baskets with spare parts.
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  • @ BJ radionut:
    Ham radio operators (VHF/UHF) should pay attention to enhanced radio propagation paths throughout the middle latitudes and equatorial region, a common occurrence following such events. :coffee: (y)
  • @ BJ radionut:
    Had "Aurora" propagation on CW/SSB on 6m last evening. (300-700m range here) The 2m guys had lots of Ducting/TROPO between the East Coast and Gulf Coast op's, even early today.
  • @ Roadstar:
    good morning to all :)