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Preppers Checklist

Preparers Checklist by Bravo Echo

In the nation’s current pandemic posture that will most likely run in to the summer of 2020 and possibly longer; I would strongly encourage you to stretch your preparedness plan out six months or longer, if you can. I realize storage space and monetary constraints can affect your ability. Just do the best you can to stay ahead of the game. There are many available checklist to build your own personal lists. Here is another checklist example to crosscheck your resources.

Food Pillar – You should have no less than 30-day supply on hand for each person. I strongly encourage you to stretch that out to six months as soon as possible. You must determine the number of calories required daily for each person. Men should be around 2,500 and women around 2,000. Also, consider the level of activity, stress, age, and healthy condition when determining the total needed per person. I attached a food calculator to the email just sent to you that you can use to identify number of personnel and number of days/months you are planning for as you start to identify your food requirements.

Cooking Oils (coconut, vegetable, olive, etc.)

Cooking Powders (flour, baking powder/soda, etc.)

Dairy products, dry

Eggs, dry

Freeze-dried entrees and meals

Fruit (dried, canned, preserved)

Grains and cereals

MREs and other ready-to-eat packaged foods


Protein, animal (fish, meat, poultry)

Protein plant (beans, lentils, nuts, powdered mixes)


Salt, iodized

Seeds for both consumption and planting

Soups and stews

Sweeteners (agave, honey, sugar, etc.)

Vegetables (dried, canned, preserved)

Food Procurement Needs (Hunting and Trapping)

.22 air pellet gun, pellets and gas cartridges

.22 rifle and ammo

Compound bow/crossbow and arrows

Maintenance materials for items in this group

Rifle and ammo

Shotgun and ammo

Traps and snares

Fishing – Compact fishing kit and full-sized fishing rod and tackles

Water Pillar

You should have enough potable water to support each person with two gallons per day for the duration you are planning to support. Hydration is critical. Store water away from light, chemical and pesticides, and do not stack plastic containers on concrete surfaces. You should always use opaque, FDA-approved, food-grade containers to store your water. If possible, rotate your water supply every six-months unless you treat it with a water preservative.

Water Storage Options:

Individual bottles or cans

Portable water container (1, 5, or 7 gallons sizes are easier to move)

Static water containers (30-50 gallon drums, larger tanks or blivets, or cistern)

Water resupply plan

Preservation and Treatment

Chemical disinfectant supplies

Heat source and fuel for boiling water

Ultraviolent water sterilizer

Water filter/purifier per person

Water flavor enhancer to improve the taste of treated water

Shelter Pillar

During an emergency, you are usually better off hunkering down in your home. A time may come when you need to seek shelter elsewhere. Additionally, you should know where your emergency shelter is located but also have a bug-out plan in a safe location where you can seek shelter.

Hunkering Down at Home

Fire extinguishers

Generator, fuel and maintenance tools and materials

Power Inverter

Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms and batteries

Wood or manufactured fireplace logs and kindling

Fabricated Shelter

Sleeping bags and ground mats, appropriately sized and insulated

Tarps, real 550 cord and bungee cords

Tent replacement and repair parts

Tent(s) large enough for people, pets and weather-sensitive gear

Local Emergency Shelter

Know the location of the closest emergency shelter

Clothing and Equipment

Base layer and street clothing suited to your environment at any time of the year

Hunting/camouflage clothing and accessories

Insect-and snake-protective clothing

Weather-resistant clothing, outerwear, headwear and footwear

Security Pillar

This pillar includes safety issues, along with self-defense, making it a very broad category. If you have additional security and safety preparations, you should add them to this list.

Home Security/Early-Warning System

Home Alarm

Motion Detectors

Remote camera systems

Lethal Weapon Systems

Handgun and spare mags or speed loaders, ammo and accessories

Rifle and spare mags, ammo and accessories

Shotgun and spare mags, ammo and accessories

Less-lethal Weapon Systems

Less-lethal shotgun rounds

Personal-defense spray/tear gas dispenser and replacement cartridges

Restraint systems

Stun gun and batteries