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Poor Man's Survival Library

Say you are a heavy sleeper. You wake up in the morning, with a start! What time is it? You'll be late for work! The alarm didn't go off! You look at the clock. The clock is dead. You think the electricity must have gone off, while you were sleeping.
That's it! The electricity is just off. Better jump in the shower, and get to work.
You get in the shower. You turn on the faucet handles, and nothing comes out, but a drip. Of all the things to happen in one day! Sheesh!
You get back out of the shower, and put your clothes on. While you dress, there is a nagging fear, slowly rising to the surface of acknowledgment. You shake it off.
You check your cell phone. It's dead! Now you begin to wonder what is going on.
You go to the neighbors. The lights and water are off everywhere. Then you notice an erie silence.
Your neighborhood is usually bustling with the sounds of neighbor's cars, taking their children to school, and driving to work, this time of day!
Yep! It finally happened! The SHTF (Stuff Hit The Fan)!
Do you have all the knowledge you need to keep on surviving? You can't turn to your phone anymore to gain the knowledge you need. Your computer net connection doesn't work. There is no more time to download, and print out material you need to study. Everything is gone! It happened while you were sleeping!
A lot of people are asleep, nowadays, metaphorically speaking.
It is human nature, to not want to have to deal with tedious chores, and put tedious things off. Many tend to think there will still be enough time, to get tedious things done, when they can make the time.
Everyone, who wants to survive the SHTF, needs to be gathering a survival library, immediately, if they don't have one! It needs to be a paper library! Soon there won't be the option of reading files on a computer, phone, or tablet!
There are thousands of free .PDF, survival files, on the internet. Download, until the cows come home!
Below are multiple possibilities, so you can have a paper survival library. One of the suggestions is bound to fit your situation. Here is how to create your own survival library:
1). Download all the free .PDF, survival files you can. But first, create a directory on your computer, or capable cell phone, then create as many sub directories (categories), as you need.  Have a mindset with the goal of learning all kinds of initial basic survival skills, such as stocking the basic bugout bag, reading terrain maps and a compass, how to find food and water, how to travel on foot covertly, and much more.
Also have a mindset of a long-term survival goal, as you are downloading. You will need defense combat and offense guerrilla tactical skills, silent communication skills, all the files you can get on keeping animals, growing and using herbs and food, alternative building methods, blacksmithing, scavenging, making shop machines and other tools from junk, alternate energy made from junk, bartering, fishing, hunting, trapping, smoking meat and other methods of preserving food, and Anything!.....Anything! That will help you, and those you love, continue to not just survive life, but live a life, full of life!
2). Print out what immediate files you need, to learn basic survival skills, and the files you will need to go on with living, at the bugout location, for long-term survival.
You can use these initial, basic survival files to study now, and even take to the great outdoors, to learn and practice your new skills!
I will be honest. This is a lot of work, there are thousands of pages, and it takes time, but it is absolutely essential!
Perhaps, if you have a survival group, someone in the group has time to do all the printing out for the long-term, survival needs library.
This Ole Prepper is the designated, matriarchal member of my group, to do this job. I enjoy it! Good thing I have always been a bookworm, huh?! :)
Nowadays, you can buy a printer from Walmart, for around $25. The ink cartridges, that come with the printer, can be refilled. Do a search on the net for, 'how to refill ink cartridge printer name printer model'.
This will show you in which holes to put which ink. You will need a drill, and small bit, to initially open the holes, then a piece of tape to put over the holes, when done. That's it!
Plus! I have gotten 20-30 refills out of these initial cartridges! Ink, and a refill kit, you can get cheap, from ebay.
You will also need a hole punch, and notebook binders. (W**mart) sells these cheap enough, but also sells the notebook binders half-price, when clearing out the back-to-school stock, in August!
While you are getting print supplies, get some clear shelf liner. You can cover printouts, front and back with this, to waterproof maps, and other papers, you may want to keep in your bugout bag!
3). Make sure there is an Index made for the library. This can be done with a simple filing system. You can do this however you want.
Here is how I made ours: Once everything is printed out, and in notebook binders, label each notebook spine, with a good sticker. I label ours as 'Library-A', through the alphabet, then 'Library-A1', and so on.
Next, I hand number each page, in each notebook, #1-last page number. After that, I made the alphabetized index on my old laptop, by going through one notebook at a time, and creating a file with the title and page of each article.
My index looks like....

How to Make a Solar Collodial

Silver Machine..........D1p47*

How to Make a Forge from an Oil Drum.................C12p22

*D1 (D1=notebook; p=page in notebook; 47=page number)


Of course the real file is lined up, perfectly. :)
Then I printed out all the Index pages, put each in a plastic page protector, and put it all in one of those flimzy 50 cent, plastic notebook folders from (W**mart). The Index is protected and the folder is strong enough for frequent use.
4). Choose a place where the paper survival library has a good chance of surviving the SHTF. This really should be at a bugout property, some place you will go, for a better a chance at long-term survival. This place should not be within 20 miles of a town or city, with a population of 20,000 or more.
I know, I have put your mind on overload! Just take it one step at a time.
Your first survival library priority should be to get the immediate survival files, even if you live in the city. These can all be dumped on a USB stick, for easy, light-weight transport. Plus, you will see how fast they become some of your favorite books to study, and carry with you!
The second priority is to get the long-term survival files in the bugout paper library.
Don't despair, if you live in a city, or town. Develop relationships with like-minded people. Put a minimum of five heads together, and a solution, for not only a paper SHTF library will develop, but a bugout location, for all, will develop too!
Trust in yourself! Trust in your instincts! Always think 'out of the box', and you can have a paper survival library for immediate, and long-term survival!
I hope this helps you, and the ones you love!


Anonymous Ole Prepper

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Rev. Tim Spencer

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Suggestions for the Bug-Out Vehicle & Bugging-out in General

I ask that the reader understand that the below is written based on my family's personal goals and situation - your situation and goals will be different - please adjust accordingly!

Why we might have to "Bug-Out"

In our particular situation, there are, we currently believe, only three reasons that we might need to leave the farm; specifically:
  • Wildfire (always a possibility)
  • Actual Military Action (Very Unlikely, but certainly possible)
  • Severe and Rapid Climate Change, particularly or mainly severe drought (not as unlikely as it seemed in the recent past)
The things that we have decided that we can stick it out through the aftermath of are:
  • Earthquakes
  • Storm/Tornadoes
  • Civil Unrest (because of our location relative to population densities)
  • Economic Disruption/Depression
  • Severe and Rapid Climate Change that does not include drought


  1. (Primary) To be able to fully evacuate the area of our farm, being  "on the road" in thirty minutes or less; and,
  2. (Primary) to have the necessary supplies to endure two months with no resupply methods; and,
  3. (Primary) to be able to provide a warm and dry environment for the grandchildren for an extended period of time; and,
  4. (Secondary) if safe, possible and time permits, evacuate all valuable livestock.
  5. (Secondary) if safe, possible and time permits, evacuate all remaining livestock.

Transportation Assets to Facilitate Goals

  • Small Camper Trailer (Off Road Type - Home Made - can sleep 4 people comfortably)
  • Cargo Trailer (Off Road Type - Home Made)
  • Flat bed trailer - 16'
  • Club-cab Pick-up Truck with long bed (can sleep 2 people inside)
  • Ford Explorer (can sleep 3-4 people)
  • Stock Trailer (Can move four horses at a time)
  • The Camper Trailer and Cargo Trailer are each set up to pull another trailer behind themselves; i.e., three trailers can be pulled behind one vehicle or two trailers behind each vehicle.
  • Camper Trailer has self-contained lighting system (LED) with solar panel large enough to keep battery charged. (UPDATE:  Installed LED inside and perimeter lighting on the horse trailer which uses the camper's lighting battery to operate.  We use a new type of LED lamp called the "Eagle Eye" which is incredibly bright light for the size and only cost a few dollars each on ebay

Egress Plans to Facilitate Goals

Our primary plan is to use our normal road, but, in case that way is obstructed, we have three other ways out; a power line easement, cutting a fence to exit at the East end of the farm to exit on a paved road, and a fire break to exit on the West side of the farm.  One normal way in, but four ways out by vehicle in an emergency...

Pre-Staging to Facilitate Goals

  • Food - Three Months Supply for 4 adults and 2 children - Stored in House - Time to Load - 3.5 Minutes
  • Tools - Chainsaws, fence, fencing tools, miscellaneous - Preloaded
  • Hand Tools - Readily accessible - Time to Load - 5 Minutes
  • Fuel - for tools and lighting - Preloaded
  • Cooking Utensils - Stored in House - Time to Load - 1.5 Minutes
  • Tack, Saddles, Vet Supplies - Stored in Feed Shed - Time to Load - 4 Minutes
  • Human First Aid Supplies - Pre-loaded in part
  • Clothing, Blankets, Bed Linens, etc. Pre-loaded for the most part

An important note here - with any reasonable amount of warning in advance, everything can be pre-loaded.

The Plan

Getting Ready:

  • One person attaches the camper and the horse trailer to the truck
  • One person attaches first the cargo trailer then the flatbed to the 4X4
  • Two persons load horses, saddles and tack; two persons load supplies and complete check-lists for each vehicle
  • The first person done attaching trailers to vehicles pulls security duty while everyone else finishes the load-out.

On the Road:

  • Radio contact is maintained between all persons
  • Lead Vehicle, one driver, one riding shotgun (literally)
  • Second vehicle one driver
  • Remainder of persons (redacted for security reasons)

Points to Remember/Consider

  • Be Flexible - if anything can go wrong, it most likely will
  • Practice "thinking on your feet" - indecision is a literal killer.
  • Neither over-react nor wait until the last minute - both can result in danger as well as unnecessary work and expense.
  • Become self-sufficient!  If happenstances are bad enough for you to be forced to bug-out, odds are you won't be able to get anyone to come help you change a tire or jump a dead battery.
  • Learn to recognize signs of Post Traumatic Stress and Depression in both adults and children - be proactive in therapeutic support and treatment.
  • Experience has taught us that the adrenalin rush and excitement of a hazardous situation wears of quickly, particularly for children.  Boredom sets in quickly and depression can often follow rapidly.  Games and books for kids are nice a few days after an event, but they just do not fill in the void of adrenalin immediately after the danger/risk of an event has deminished.  Think up tasks for the children that are both constructive and take some mental acuity.  Here are some real-life examples of activities I have personally witnessed and know to work (at least for the children that I saw):
    • For younger children, gathering firewood is a good activity.
    • For older children, both inventorying current supplies and searching for more is an excellent activity.
    • For young adults, scrounging (not looting - big difference) is a good activity.  Please be careful and make sure a responsible adult is included in this activity...

Mr. Robert Hillemann

Independent Consultant
Redneck Arms and Survival L.L.C.
573 322-0230

Thoughts on Survival, guns and the "G.O.O.D. Bag"

Dear Reader:

The information below was developed by my brother and I. We have used many sources of information: books, magazine articles and conversations with like minded people over many years time. We have developed this list from memory using our personal preferences. I do not have the other sources at hand to refer you to, other than an excellent presentation by Doyle Shamley.

Doyle is a decorated combat veteran whom I respect absolutely. You can contact him at and buy his MP3 series on Survival. I would recommend all of the materials from . When you check them out, be sure and download the FREE book by Bill Cooper: BEHOLD A PALE HORSE. If you are not well versed in economics or engineering the first few chapters may be hard to digest. Stick with it. It gets 

Bill Cooper used to work for Navy Intelligence . What he learned there disturbed him so much that he turned Whistle Blower. He was the man who predicted 9-11. After 9-11 he repeatedly reported on his shortwave radio station that 9-11 was an inside job. For that he was rewarded with a severe beating and a bullet behind the ear from point blank range.

Hour of the Time is in my opinion, consistently the best source of verified information on what is going on in our world. I recommend to you with out reservation.

Folks, my Grandpa started teaching me how to shoot when I was 5. I started learning woods craft when I joined Boy Scouts in the 5th grade. However, I do not know everything. You can disagree with me and that is ok. The information below is intended to get you started and to make you THINK.

We have less time than you think. If you need anything in way of preparedness, buy it now! When the dollar collapses, the game will be over. You will not be able to buy anything.... and your credit cards will be worthless, retirement checks, social security checks will all stop. Those with food, guns, gas and ammo will be in control.

The Get Out Of Dodge Bag (G.O.O.D. Bag) is a personal thing. If you are single and live in the north west Rocky Mountains you need different gear than if you have a family and live in the swamps of Louisiana. You don't need snow shoes in LU! You will need them in the northern Rockies unless it is summer. Make your bag personal and redundant. You will probably want several different bags for different needs and specific for where you live. For example, a small shoulder bag may be all you need for a short day hike in the park. For a longer over night camping in the woods you will need more. You will want to change out clothing for different seasons. You will want more than one way to make fire, purify water, cut wood, build shelter etc.

The lists below are to make you think and are suggested for your largest bag i.e.: a load bearing vest rig or a very large Alice Pack with a frame. If you have a family, I would suggest making bags for each person suitable to how much they can carry (change of clothes, some water and MRE's, first aid kit, compass and knife at least) and what you anticipate needing in the event of "The End Of The World As We Know It" (teotwawki- see the book The Patriots, by James Wesley Rawles).

The strongest person's bag should contain the most essential items so if he/she needs to evacuate by him/herself, i.e. from work trying to get home to family, no time will be wasted going through all the other bags looking for stuff just grab the main bag of gear from the back of your SUV, abandon the car in the traffic jam and Get Out Of Dodge....... find the family and go go go....

Personally, I keep the very large Alice Pack in my truck and another in my wife's SUV at all times. I always have a couple of smaller empty bags along with my large pack. If we ever get stranded and need to hike home, we can divide the load among whom ever is with us. The first order of business is to decide what to leave behind in the car vs what to take with us depending on the season, situation etc. The second order of business is to construct a simple Travois (look it up on Wikipedia) so we don't have to carry all the weight of the gear on our backs. This will work well for you only if you don't mind leaving a trail..... if you can afford it, consider buying one of those small folding game carts the deer hunters use. They will make travel easy in most places. Load up your gear on the cart/Travois and go go go...

A bag must be filled with items for a purpose. The purpose of getting you home from your work 10 miles away is different than living 6 months in the desert, forest, or mountains because it is not safe to stay in or be near the city..... make your decisions carefully! My bag has only 3-4 MRE's and has a lot of light wieght tools for making life easier in the forest. Read on...

Do not buy modern "look like military" back packs, ponchos, clothes that look cool on the store shelf. Buy only US military surplus for packs, clothes, ponchos, half tents, (each person carries half, put together to make one, two man tent ) etc. They are made with dyes that do not reflect infrared light (Redout Gear). This means that if you have the need to hide from someone with night vision and infrared laser optics, you can do so. With the modern stuff you will light up like a forth of July sparkler. Depending on your needs, that could be bad news.

For general woods craft (how to camp/live in the woods) buy a Boy Scout Handbook. Volunteer with the scouts and learn some stuff. I'm not so sure about the new books, but the old books are full of good basic info on how to tie knots, build a shelter, trap, snare, cook on a rock, first aid etc. Do not wait till you need these skills to start reading the book! Learn these skills now. Another good source of info are old books and manuals at military surplus stores. The old skills taught to our soldiers are still the best. YouTube is a good source. Search for woods craft, woods shelter, etc and you will find all kinds of stuff.

If you have the time, go to the conference's and you will learn a tremendous amount of new skills. Contact them for details of their conference's, usually held in the fall. For more/related information or sources or supplies check out the following: my e-store for freeze dried foods and gear: CPR masks, first aid kits, suture kits, hand crank/solar powered radios, water filters/straws, MRE's, survival gear and etc.

Rarely you may find an item at a lower price somewhere else. However, if you need a lot of gear you will save a lot of shipping expenses, and save more money overall, if you get as much of your supplies from as few sources as you can. We have a monthly plans if you are on a budget. We have a food planner, if you don't know what/how much to order.

Send me your email address and I will send you a pass word which will allow you to get the lowest prices (below retail) and will send you unpublished info on insider only specials from time to time. I will never give/sell your address to others and I will take you off my mail list if you request, any time. If you want privacy I will place your order for cash/check and you can pick it up at my house. I do not get any pay from the web sites below, and do not sell their products (except as noted) but will recommend the sources below to you. These are sources I use often and have been happy with the info/products they have:

  • the first big time source for all things survival and government secrets told by a former intelligence officer, also up to date info on what is happening in the world today as well as the inside info on the history of how our country got into the mess it is in today. I recommend them without reservation. Read this site often, buy their dvd/s etc and listen to their internet radio broadcasts. You will learn a lot.

  • Back Woods Home magazine for general preparedness info and living off of the grid.

  • for general preparedness non-electric items i.e. well pumps, wood stoves canning equipment etc and items needed for self sufficient living off of the grid.

  • Boston's Gun Bible, by Boston T Party. The definitive guide on all things gun related. What is good, what is almost good. Buy and read this book!

  • The Patriots, by James Wesley Rawles, a training guide disguised as a novel. Buy and read this book!

  • for some amazing information the government wont tell you.

  • for military surplus.

  • Sportsman' for ammo and military surplus.

  • for ammo, GUNS, you have to buy through an FFL, military surplus and gear.

  • Shotgun News Magazine for everything you need.

If you have trouble finding things or want to buy one of my recommended stocks/scopes noted below, contact me at: phone 573-322-0230

Survival list

  • Weapons
  • rifle/pistol
  • magazines
  • ammo
  • cleaning kit with rods
  • Vaseline, yep the Brits still prefer this to gun grease and you can use it for first aid too
  • Spares, tools, batteries
I finished gunsmithing school last May. I do not have a shop yet and I have no experience working as a gunsmith outside of my 2 + years in school. However, for my money the cheapest and most powerful pistol is the CZ-52 (yeh I know, Boston's did not recommend them due to his admitted anti communist block bias) . This gun can be bought for around $250 . With Wolf Gold ammo, it will deliver approximately 550 foot pounds of energy at the muzzle.

This gun has more power than a 357 magnum and is much cheaper to buy. It will penetrate most body armor. It will drop a deer or enemy bad guy in his tracks. Just use good judgement when using this gun. The bullet is quite capable of going right through an enemy bad guy and killing several innocent bystanders on the other side. Use at your own risk! This gun is for "serious social-work" as one of my teachers used to say.....

When ever you buy a pistol, you should make sure that it "points" well, or fits your hand.Hold the UNLOADED gun. Close your eyes. Point your trigger finger, with the UNLOADED gun in your hand, at something on the wall. Open your eyes and look through the sights. If the gun sights and your finger are pointed at the same place this gun fits your hand! If the gun is pointed higher or lower than your finger this gun does not fit your hand! If you have a local gunsmith that can fix this for you that's great! However, the easiest thing to do is to try gun after gun until you find one that "points" well and fits in YOUR hand. Remember: the pistol is only for getting to your RIFLE! But if it does not fit your hand you will have a heck of a time hitting what you aim at.

If you can only afford a used AK 47 then buy it. They are reliable under the worst conditions and accurate to about 250-300 yards which is as far as most people can shoot accurately anyway. There have been more AK's made than any other rifle on the planet. Because they are a short gun they are good for most women and smaller shooters. Because they are light you can carry lots more other gear.

If you have rifle training ( ) and consistently shoot expert level, and can afford it, consider a rebuilt M1 Garand (may be cheapest), or a FAL (better but could be more expensive) which is used by the Brits, a Tactical Rifle (even more expensive) or my personal choice a Loaded model of the Springfield Armory M1A1 rifle (most expensive, list around $2,100 and, it is recommended by Boston's Gun Bible). This is the civilian version of the M14 and is referred to as "The Rifleman's Rifle" for good reason.

The M1A1 is what many of the guys in Afghanistan/Iraq (the "Sand Box") are asking for. We would have enough to pass them out to every GI that wants one if the traitor's in the Government had not destroyed them by the tens of thousands after Viet Nam. This rifle with the EBR stock (referred to as Enhanced Battle Rifle, see below) is what the Designated Marksman in each combat unit, in the "Sand Box" is using. This makes them expensive and a bit hard to find. They are worth the $2,100 list price.

Get the Sage Enhanced Battle Rifle stock (fully adjustable stock, I can sell you one for around $750) because it is battle field tested and properly installed will Increase the accuracy of the rifle. With this stock you can make the gun fit your body. Put a Shepherd range finding scope on it (recommended by Boston's, I am a dealer for them too, just call/email me $650 plus). This combination will give you an exceptional rifle, deadly to 800-900 yards or more with a range finding scope.

Why spend so much money on a rifle? At a recent Appleseed I did not shoot the steel targets at 300 yards, I shot the wires they were hanging from. Three wires, three shots. After that the Shoot Boss looked at me and said: "I hate you!" The guy who owned the targets said "Stop, Stop, Stop"..... Need I say more?

The M1A1 loaded rifle from Springfield arms, with the Enhanced Battle Rifle Stock from Sage, and the Shepherd range finding scope will give you the most accurate semi-auto battle rifle on the planet. This is not legal in some states. Check with the local law. If they are not legal in your state: You live in the wrong place son, MOVE!

Get the most gun you can afford and handle well...... shoot it often, monthly if possible. If you can't afford to shoot it monthly buy a cheaper rifle and shoot it monthly till you can shoot a 4" target at 100 yards not once in a while, but every time. The best Gunsmith in the country, and one of my former teacher's is Speedy Gonzales. He likes to say that "Repetition is the Mother of SKILL!" So practice often while ammo is still legal!

GOOD Bag (Get Out of Dodge)

For Load Bearing Harness type rig add pouches as needed for:


  • Canteens put a zip lock bag in it to quiet it down....

  • Filter- pump type or straw type

  • Pre-filters and rubber guards and spare parts if needed for your filter

  • Purification tablets no matter what else you have, will make the water taste bitter but will kill the bugs that can make you SICK.


  • Two (2) ponchos, woodland camo or what ever needed for your location (snaps-together)

  • 8’X8’ plastic ground cloth

  • Tent stakes, light sleeping bag

  • 100-ft. Para cord, Get the Real stuff here. It can be cut to length and the individual strands taken out. Each strand will hold about 70 pounds I'm told, but only if you get the real stuff.

Survival supplies

  • Large knife, US KBAR is among the best

  • Pepper spray/anti Bear spray

  • Combo knife, Swiss Army knife with saw

  • Knife sharpener

  • Flash light, batteries, Red-lens

  • Lighters, fire starters, water-proof matches, mag stick

  • Fishing kit

  • First-aid kit, signal mirror or an old cd, in case you want to get a rescue plane's attention

  • Signal whistle, in case you need help

  • Compass, grid line type maps for your area

  • Spare glasses anyone? Repair kit with screws, screw driver and nose pads?

  • Multi-tool

  • Gas mask

  • Camo compact, a burnt wine bottle cork works in a pinch, you can also use it with your fishing kit.... redundancy remember???

  • magnifying glass, for fire redundancy, first aid.... vision...

Large Alice pack

This list should include the above plus most of the items that follow. Some things go in the bag, some hang on to the outside, put things where you can remember them and they fit well, just keep it quiet and camo the whole thing using liquid shoe polish. Bet you never thought of that one eh?

  • Redout gear (thermal imaging defeating gear) is the rule for all clothing/tents/packs etc.

  • Clothing for the season/location
  • Pants ECW (Extended Cold Weather)

  • bottom, top, and jacket

  • Gortex pants poly long “T”

  • Leggings/Gaiters

  • Stocking cap

  • Neck-gator

  • Gloves

  • Fleece top and pants

  • Boonie hat fleece pants

  • Face-cover fleece jacket

  • Hand-wrap medium fleece gloves

  • Rifle-wrap heavy fleece gloves

  • Flip-open mittens

  • Dry field packs/insulated boots

  • Pants snow shoes

  • Jacket augmented sleeping gear

  • Face cover

  • Head wrap


  • Rifle wraps/sock type T-shirt green or

  • Pack covers T-shirt brown or

  • Boxers/shorts/panties/socks T-shirt tan

  • pants cotton socks(2pairs)

  • parka, wool socks(2Pairs)

  • mitt covers underwear (2pairs)

  • face-cover, belt

  • head wrap suspenders

  • rifle wraps sunglasses

  • boot wrap boots (regular)

  • ponchos (2) – snap together

Additional gear

  • rope – 50’

  • Para cord - 100 ft.

  • saw, folding

  • large shelter (tent?)

  • tent stakes

  • Cooking, hygiene, comfort
  • freezer bags – large zip lock
  • Toilet paper

  • Cook pot with lid (cooking and laundry) baby butt wipes

  • Mess kit, cigarette lighters, matches

  • Soap

  • fire-starters

  • dried food/MRE/other

  • Towel, coffee, tea in bags, sugar creamer i.e. the little packs from a hotel room

  • Fork & spoon

  • Flask with drinking alcohol???

  • Tooth brush and paste

  • tobacco???

  • Salt, pepper

  • sewing kit, and boot polish kit

  • Folding water jug

  • cayenne pepper, will stop bleeding and its good on foods

  • Wax coated matches

  • Cup, folding?

  • cotton balls packed in Vaseline

  • Magnesium stick

  • 3 large heavy trash bags

  • Note pad, china pencil, carpenter pencil

  • Hatchet and 6”file

  • wool blanket

  • Space blanket

  • flat and Phillips screwdrivers

  • 6” hack saw

  • bolt cutter (USA made!)

  • Duct tape

  • shoe goo

  • snare wire

  • One old wine cork

  • headband light – red

  • Crampon

  • p-38 can openers

  • 1” tie down

  • nail clippers

  • Survival playing cards

  • MRE’s

  • Jerky

  • water wrench

  • Folding shovel

  • Small adjustable wrench

  • RX medication??

  • 3-hinge folding stove

Make a folding camp stove with 3 Barn door type hinges maybe 2-3", that is 4-6" open. These have identical looking pieces on both sides of the "hinge" that are triangular. Take a small bolt, put all three hinges on it. Tighten the wing nut, spread the pieces apart equally and tighten the nut and if you got the pieces set right, (will close completely bent one way but only just over 90 degrees the opposite way) you can open the pieces up and have a 3 legged hinge stove. Just build a small fire and with your cooking kit or an old can you can boil water, cook some soup/tea of wild edibles or what ever.
  • First aid kit

  • Aspirin Tylenol

  • Advil

  • Aka-Seltzer

  • Pepto-Bismol

  • Band aids

  • Gauze

  • heavy scissors

  • Anti-diarrhea

  • first aid book

  • Oil of cloves (for tooth pain)

  • CPR mask

  • Tweezers

  • space blanket

  • Benadryl cream

  • O.R. quick-clot sponges

  • Benadryl pills or Cyan pepper stops bleeding

  • Medical tape

  • anti-bug spray deet bug spray/ointment

  • Iodine tablets in case of radiation.

  • Surgery kit

  • chap-stick

  • Vaseline

  • triple antiseptic

  • Large triangle bandage

  • rolls of gauze

  • Sterile bandages

  • Tums

  • Get a few plain tampons without chemicals or applicators. These can be used for any serious puncture type wound; i.e. gunshot, and they have other uses too.

The above is not perfect but if it gets you started and makes you think about what you need to do then we have done our job! Doyle at Hour Of The Time used to say that we cant all do everything but we can each do something. If we each prepare as best we can now, things will be easier on all of us later on. Those who are prepared are ready for what ever comes. Those who are not ready, are victims. Good luck to you all.

May God help us restore the Republic......

Robert E. Hillemann Jr.
Redneck Arms and Survival L.L.C.

573 322-0230

Mr. John Moore

Mr. Tim Spencer℠
Panthera Limited Company, LLC

Mr. Bruce Hemming

Mr. Lancer Blair

A Good Place to Start

This is in no way meant to be a comprehensive list, just a good place to start at and to help you in your planning.  This is also a very good list of items to have in case one has to "shelter in place".  Please keep in mind that the list on the right is meant for people in a rural environment; in essence, the people that know how to use the tools and accessories that are suggested below...

What the U.S. Government Suggests...

For rural folks, we suggest in addition to the list on the left...

  • Water
  • Mess kits, or paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
  • Emergency preparedness manual
  • Portable, battery-operated radio or television and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Cash or traveler's checks, change
  • Nonelectric can opener, utility knife
  • Fire extinguisher: small canister, ABC type
  • Tube tent
  • Pliers
  • Tape
  • Compass
  • Matches in a waterproof container
  • Aluminum foil
  • Plastic storage containers
  • Signal flare
  • Paper, pencil
  • Needles, thread
  • Medicine dropper
  • Shut-off wrench, to turn off household gas and water
  • Whistle
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Map of the area (for locating shelters)
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
  • Canned juices, milk, soup (if powdered, store extra water)
  • Staples--sugar, salt, pepper
  • High energy foods--peanut butter, jelly, crackers, granola bars, trail mix
  • Vitamins
  • Foods for infants, elderly persons or persons with special dietary needs 
  • Comfort/stress foods--cookies, hard candy, sweetened cereals, lollipops, instant coffee, tea bags
  • Manual Can Opener
  • Sterile adhesive bandages in assorted sizes
  • 2-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • 4-inch sterile gauze pads (4-6)
  • Hypoallergenic adhesive tape
  • Triangular bandages (3)
  • 2-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • 3-inch sterile roller bandages (3 rolls)
  • Scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Needle
  • Moistened towelettes
  • Antiseptic
  • Thermometer
  • Tongue blades (2)
  • Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
  • Assorted sizes of safety pins
  • Cleansing agent/soap
  • Latex gloves (2 pair)
  • Sunscreen
  • Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
  • Anti-diarrhea medication
  • Antacid (for stomach upset)
  • Syrup of Ipecac (use to induce vomiting if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Laxative
  • Activated charcoal (use if advised by the Poison Control Center)
  • Jacket or coat
  • Long pants
  • Long sleeve shirt
  • Sturdy shoes or work boots
  • Hat, gloves and scarf 
  • Rain gear
  • Thermal underwear
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Soap, liquid detergent
  • Feminine supplies
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Plastic garbage bags, ties (for personal sanitation uses)
  • Plastic bucket with tight lid
  • Disinfectant
  • Household chlorine bleach
Let's face it!  We that live in the country are a hell of a lot more resilient and knowledgeable about survival than those from the city.  We do things everyday that we consider mundane, that those that have never lived as we have likely consider a huge undertaking or a life altering event (taking down good sized trees, butchering a steer or hog, etc.).  Most of us also don't have near the amount of money to invest in "survival" related toys that those in the city do.  Please use the below as a reminder list only, think for yourself and consider your own environment and circumstances.

  • Chainsaw (with a several gallons of gas mix, sharpening files, extra chains and bar, and bar oil, tools to take it/them apart with, etc.)
  • One halter and lead rope per horse (and dairy cow if your's will lead)
  • Saddles and tack if you think you will need them
  • Tow Chains
  • Good Spares for trucks and stock trailers
  • Tool Kit complete enough to handle whatever could go wrong (because it almost always and you can bet that it most likely will)
  • Good Shotgun and ammo for hunting for small game and/or self defense (500+ rounds for hunting, 100+ rounds for self-defense)
  • Good Rifle and ammo (200+ rounds) for hunting
  • Side arms and ammo (100+ rounds per weapon) if you feel that you need them
  • Snares and traps
  • Several good sharp knives, 24" machete
  • Veterinary Supplies for livestock  (Suture kits, bandages, bag balm, etc,)
  • GPS capable unit and Topographical maps of the area
  • Good amount of both heavy and lite rope, think about some cloths line also.
  • Fence tools
  • Splitting Maul
  • Shovel(s)
  • Water Containers for animals
  • Fishing Poles and Tackle
  • A few fire starter logs to cut into small pieces to start fire using wet wood
  • Cast Iron Cook wear
  • Lamps and fuel for them
  • solar or hand-crank powered type radio
  • Insect repellent if you or family members use/need it
  • Coffee filters for straining creek or river water prior to real water filter use (this will extend the lifetime of your filter cartridges considerably)
  • Laundry soap, scrub board and wash tubs
  • Campfire type coffee pot and good quantity of coffee for it (just in case the RuralSurvival.infoâ„  Team were to come by for a visit)
  • Solar Fence Charger and conductive tape or wire and insulators (in case you want to pasture your stock somewhere)
There are several things that are intentionally left off of this list; like feed, hay salt and the like for your stock - you know what quantities are required for what animals and you know what you have - you don't need us reminding you what you might want to take for your stock.

  • For Baby
    • Formula
    • Diapers
    • Bottles
    • Pacifiers
    • Powdered milk
    • Medications
  • For Adults
    • Heart and high blood pressure medication
    • Insulin
    • Prescription drugs
    • Denture needs
    • Contact lenses and supplies
    • Extra eye glasses
    • Hearing aid batteries
  • Important Family Documents
    • Keep these records in a waterproof, portable container.
    • Will, insurance policies, contracts, deeds, stocks and bonds
    • Photo IDs, passports, social security cards, immunization records
    • Bank account numbers
    • Credit card account numbers and companies
    • Inventory of valuable household goods, important telephone numbers
    • Family records (birth, marriage, death certificates)
    • Photocopies of credit and identification cards

  • Cash and coins.

  • Entertainment--games and books.℠ (Right-side navigation page SSI insertion)