Sunday, January 25, 2015

Beginner Prepper List

Let’s supposed you are just getting started from ground zero. Here is a budget and priority list of what you should consider starting with.

Total Cost for beginner level preparations -> $  561.00
Quantity     Description$ Each$ Cost (2014)
 Rule of 3 Factor
1
 Ruger 10/22 Stainless Steel Rifle $  309.00 $ 309.00
Security
2
 High Capacity Magazines $    35.00 $   70.00
Security
1
 22 Caliber Ammo 100 box $      8.00 $    8.00
Security
1
 Home Brite Solar Motion Alarm $    26.00 $  26.00
Security
1
 Roll of trip wire  $    12.00 $  12.00
Security





1
 Israeli Civilian Gas Mask $    40.00 $  40.00
Air





1
 Poncho (Digital Camo) $    30.00 $   30.00
Shelter





1
 Gallon of unscented Bleach $      4.00 $     4.00
Water
1
 Box Strike Anywhere Matches $      3.00 $     3.00
Water





100
  Extra cans of common foods $      0.50 $   50.00
Food
1
 Hand can opener $      9.00 $     9.00
Food

The rifle and ammo provides security along with the alarm. The Home Brite alarm is solar powered and with daily sunlight it will stay charged. When it detects motion at night, it starts flashing a light and saying “Warning, you have entered a secure area.” You can also thread cans with a few rocks in them on a trip wire. This can serve as an early warning if someone is walking up to your location and hits it.

The gas mask insures you have fresh air to breath in most smoke or chemical contaminated environments that still contain oxygen. The Poncho insures you have some sort of shelter when outside guarding your home.

The bleach allows you to disinfect drinking water while the matches allow you to start fires to boil water and cook.

Then buy some extra cans of foods that you normally like to eat when home. A good stocking strategy needs to consider your consumption and the shelf life of the particular food. We cover more about this in the Prepper Handbook.  In addition to this, you need about $10 of US Silver coins and several hundred dollars in small bills in the event of a power outage.

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