Ideally, you replace one can of something with two cans of that same something when you use it and you are rotating your preps.  Lately, I have been a bit lazy thinking I have had enough, but I really do not, and if you read Friday’s post, clearly my head is spinning about what to do…  After posting last evening, I threw together a list of additional items I want to add to my preps to either replace or add to what is already there.  Here is what I have come up with.  I hope this helps fill in some of your own gaps.


  • Soups (Canned) – Costco / various
  • Stew (Canned) – Costco
  • Canned Protein – Costco – Chicken / Tuna
  • Coffee – Costco (a couple pounds at the very least)
  • Canned fruit – Costco
  • Apple cider vineger – A couple gallons at least
  • Sea salt – 5 LBS??
  • Kosher salt – large box (Qty 2)
  • Powdered milk (Several Boxes)
  • Gatorade (Powdered)
  • Iced tea mix (Two large containers, Powdered)
  • Tang (Two large containers, Powdered)
  • Rice (White)
  • Beans – canned
  • Beans – dried
  • Beef bouillon – large – Costco
  • Oatmeal – large container
  • Flour* – whole wheat and white
  • Salsa
  • Ketchup
  • Canned tomatoes for sauce
  • Pasta
  • Hot chocolate
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Molasses
  • Canned vegetables**
  • Crisco shortening
  • Canola Oil
  • Laundry soap
  • Pancake mix / regular and whole wheat
  • More toilet paper
  • More paper towels
  • More Medical supplies
  • Hot sauce – make anything take good.
  • Lamp Oil

Other preps (Not core for comfort and )

  • Vodka and other booze (cheap) for barter, and other uses
  • Beer – Barter, consumption, etc.
  • Candy bars, bags of chocolate candy
  • Hard candy
  • Protien bars


  • 5 – paint buckets with lids
  • Pad locks
  • Box for patio/deck to store items outside of apartment that are taking up space


  • Mylar bags
  • O2 Absorbers
  • Harmony house foods
    • Dried vegetables
    • Soy Protein product
  • Mountain House foods
  • More seeds for gardening/farming

* Some of you might get on me for this one instead of buying grains, but there is not a ton of room in the apartment, and I use the flour over time and rotate it out.

** Maybe, as I am looking into purchasing a dehydrator and dehydrating my own vegetables instead of buying them.  I can purchase them at the grocery store and do it myself for a fraction of the cost… The dehydrator could pay for itself in no time at all…

This is an expensive list to “add” to what I already have.  However, if I want to accelerate my preparations, I feel like I have to add to it quickly.  I just do not feel like I have enough.  Next question, taking a look at the financial situation and can I do this all at once or over the next three months???


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