Prepper Supplies Checklist

I’ve noticed that on several Prepper discussion boards people are looking for an extensive Prepper Supplies Checklist, a way to organize their preps, wishlist, and survival goals.  If you are one of the many looking for a way to organize your preps then I hope this article and checklists will help get you organized and stimulate new ideas.  If you haven’t thought about getting organized here are some reason to consider it:

  • Checklists can help you to know what essentials you have and what necessities you still need to get.
  • It can provide direction.  Documenting your inventory makes it easier to prioritize needs/wants and set goals.
  • In an emergency, being organized and having a checklist will make things easier to find.
  • It can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your emergency plan.
  • So you  don’t become a hoarder.  Hoarders like to buy and collect items but rarely do they know where essential items are located, they keep acquiring the same items which is a waste of time, resources, and money.

Below is a PDF link to 13 different checklists including a blank checklist that allows you to completely customize your supplies.  My recommendation is that they be printed and organized in a binder (binders still work after an EMP).  The 13 categories are:  Food, Water, Energy/Fuel, Warmth/Light, First Aid, Hygiene, Communication, Financial, Kitchen Supplies, Protection & Hunting, and Bug Out Bag.  The Food & Water Checklists include formulas to determine how much of each you will need depending on the size of your family/group.

All 13 Prepper Supplies Checklists PDF

Below are items that are found on the PDF checklists:

Food Supplies Checklist

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O  Meal Plan Printout – breakfast, lunch, & dinner for 2 weeks using only food storage 
O  Recipes Printout – for each meal on your Meal Plan

Minimum: 30 lbs of grain per person per month.
Total family members ____x 30 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbsFlour
Corn Meal
Pancake Mix
Rolled Oats
Hot Cereal

Beans & Legumes:
Minimum: 10 lbs of beans per person per month.
Total family members ____x 10 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Kidney Beans
Split Pea

Dairy Products:
Minimum: 2 lbs of dairy per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Powdered Milk
Condensed Milk
Powder Butter

Meats / Meat Substitutes:
Minimum: 2 lbs of meat per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Beef -(canned/freeze dried/frozen)


Powdered Eggs

Fats & Oils:
Minimum: 2 lbs of fats & oils per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Peanut Butter
Cooking Oil
Mayo/Salad Dressing 

Minimum: 5 lbs of sugars per person per month.
Total family members ____x 5 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Corn Syrup
Fruit –
(canned/freeze dried/frozen)
Fruit Drink Mix 

Minimum: 5 lbs of veggies per person per month.
Total family members ____x 5 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Freeze Dried
(potato flakes)


Water Checklist

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Minimum: 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Total family members ____x 1 =_____ x by ____ days supply =______gallons

O Large Capacity Water Purification Method (example: filter)

O 2nd Water Purification Method (example: water distiller)

O 3rd Water Purification Method (example: bleach)

O Bathtub Water Storage Liners

O Containers for Collecting/Transporting Water 

O Containers for Storing Water 

O Rain Gutter Catchers 

O Water Bottles or Canteens 32oz 

O Water Reservoirs 100oz – CamelBak® 

O Water Siphon 


Alternative Energy Checklist

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O Off-grid Energy Source (example: generator

O 2nd Off-grid Energy Source (example: solar panels

O 3rd Off-grid Energy Source (example: wind turbine

O Car Power Inverter 

O Energy Storage (deep cycle car batteries) + 1000 Watt Power Inverter 

O Extension Cords 

O Landscape Lighting Using Rechargeable AA Batteries/Solar Battery Charger 

O Portable Solar Charger 

O Rechargeable AA Batteries 

O Regular Batteries AAA, AA, C, D (flashlights, radios, etc.) 


Fuel Checklist

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O Charcoal Briquettes 

O Firewood + Chainsaw, Ax & Hatchet 

O Fire-starters (magnesium, lint, tinder, lighter fluid) 

O Fuel Stabilizer

O Gasoline 

O 5 Gallon Gas Cans 

O Gas Siphon 

O Kerosene 

O Propane 

O Matches

O Lighters 


Warmth Checklist

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O Off-grid Warmth Source (example: fireplace) 

O 2nd Off-grid Warmth Source (example: propane heater

O 3rd Off-grid Warmth Source (example: solar windows

O Blankets – Wool, Jean, Down, Heavy 

O Coats (for below zero degree weather and waterproof)

O Cold Weather Clothes/Snow Clothes 

O Insulated Boots 

O Sleeping Bags – Below Zero Degrees 

O Well Insulated Room (where the whole family can sleep) 

O Wool Socks 


Light Checklist

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O Off-grid Light Source (example: kerosene lamp

O 2nd Off-grid Light Source (example: crank lantern

O 3rd Off-grid Light Source (example: solar light

O Candles 

O Candle Lanterns / Battery Lanterns (helps to prevent home-fires)

O Flashlights – LED Battery Operated & Kinetic or Crank 

O Landscaping Lights

O Headlamps 

O Glow Sticks 

First Aid Checklist #1

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O Allergy Medicine (Antihistamine) 

O Antacid & Nausea Medicine

O Antibiotics 

O Anti-Constipation Capsules 

O Anti-Diarrhea Pills 

O Aspirin (Heart Problems) 

O Cranberry Pills (Bladder Infections) 

O  Cough, Cold, and Nasal Medicine

O Cough Drops

O Ibuprofen® (Anti-Inflammatory) 

O Tylenol® (Fever Reducer) 

O Charcoal Capsules (Poison Absorber) 

O  Pain Killers

O Prescriptions 

O Vitamins 

First Aid Checklist #2

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O Antibiotic Ointment

O Anti-Fungal 

O Antiseptic- Alcohol Prep Pads 200ct Box 

O Bandages – Triangle 

O Band Aids – Waterproof 

O Quickclot® – Stops Bleeding Fast 

O Blood Pressure Kit (Manual) 

O Burn Cream (Lidocaine) 

O Dental Emergency Kit 

O  Eye Drops

O First Aid Booklet 

O Gauze 4×4 Pads & Rolls 

O Hemorrhoid Cream 

O Instant Cold Packs 

O Krazy Glue® 

O Medical Tape 

O Medical Scissors/Trauma Sheers 

O Moleskin 

O Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) 

O Rash Cream (Hydrocortisone) 

O Headlamp/Flashlight – Bright LED 

O Leatherman® (remove splinters & bullets)  – For Medical Use Only!

O Scalpel & Razors 

O Sewing Kit 

O Snake Bite Kit 

O Splint –SAM® (can splint every bone in the body)

O Support (Knee, Ankle, Wrist) 

O Surgical Gloves 

O Surgical Masks 

O Self-Adherent Wrap – Coban® 

O Thermometer (Non-Digital) 

O Tourniquet – CAT 

O Tweezers 

O Yeast Infection Cream 

Hygiene Checklist

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O Baby Wipes

O Barber Comb & Scissors

O Chap-stick – Carmex® 

O Cotton Swabs 

O Dental Floss 

O Deodorant 

O Hair Brush & Hair-ties 

O Hand Sanitizer 

O Hair Shampoo & Conditioner 

O Lime Oil (removes grease, sap & soot) 

O Lotion 

O Nail Clippers 

O Off-grid Toilet

O Sanitary Pads 

O Soap – Bar Soap / Body Wash

O Soap – Antibacterial Hand Soap 

O Soap – Laundry Detergent 

O Straight Razor & Sharpener

O Toilet Paper 

O Toothbrushes 

O Toothpaste 

O Tweezers

Communication Checklist

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O Off-grid Communication Source (example: short wave radio

O 2nd Off-grid Communication Source (example: cb radio

O 3rd Off-grid Communication Source (ex: ham radio

O AM/FM Radio + List of Local Radio Stations

O Battery Bank 

O Cheat-sheet for Morse Code (here or here)

O Cheat-sheet for Phonetic Alphabet 

O Emergency Numbers saved on your cell phone & posted in your home 

O Family & Friends – Addresses, Phone Numbers, & Communication Tree 

O Faraday Cage 

O Flares 

O Forever Stamped Postcards, Forever Stamps, Stationery, Pencils 

O Long-range Antennas 

O Maps of Local Areas & National Atlas, Compass, GPS 

O NOAA Weather Radio 

O Walkie-Talkies 

O Whistles 

Financial Checklist

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Work Towards Freedom 

O Debt-Elimination Plan 

O Emergency Saving Fund $1000 

O Live within a Budget 

O Set Financial Goals 


Create a Shelter

O Auto Insurance 

O Cash on Hand $1000 

O Debt-free 

O Emergency Saving Fund – 6 Months Worth of Expenses 

O Food Storage – 6 Months 

O Health Insurance 

O Home/Renters Insurance 

O Life Insurance 

O Will and/or Life Estate 

Build a Foundation

O Emergency Saving Fund – 12 Months Worth of Expenses 

O Food Storage – 12 Months 

O Own a Car Built Prior to 1960 (Loan-free) – EMP prep 

O Own Your Home (Mortgage-free)

O Residual Income (Become a business owner, write a book, invent, purchase rental property)

Plan for Economic Changes

O Discover a Renewable Commodity to Barter With (if you own solar panels you can barter energy when energy is scarce )

O Develop a Skill to Barter With 

O Develop a 2nd Skill to Barter With 


Kitchen Supplies Checklist #1

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O Off-grid Cooking Method (example: Rocket Stove®

O 2nd Off-grid Cooking Method (example: propane grill) 

O 3rd Off-grid Cooking Method (example: solar oven

O Cast Iron Cookware 

O Cooking Utensils – Wooden & Stainless Steel 

O Pressure Cooker 

O Stew Pot 

Food Preservation

O Off-grid Refrigeration Method (freezer with generator) 

O 2nd Off-grid Refrigeration Method (ice box/ice chest) 

O 3rd Off-grid Refrigeration Method (example: root cellar)

O Ice Maker – Off-grid 

O Meat Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Oil Press – Hand-crank 

O Wheat Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Off-grid Storing Food Long-Term (canning supplies)

O 2nd Off-grid Storing Food Long-Term (dehydrator)

Kitchen Tools

O Can Openers – Manual

O Food Chopper – Manual 

O Kitchen Knives Made From A Single Piece of Carbon Steel 

O Kitchen Timer – No Battery 

O Thermometers – No Battery 


Kitchen Supplies Checklist #2

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O Baby Food Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Baking Pans – Disposable 

O Dish Soap 

O Disinfecting Wipes 

O Garbage Bags 

O Plates & Bowls – Disposable 

O Pot Holders – Leather 

O Tinfoil & Plastic Wrap

O Utensils – Disposable

O Water Bottles & Thermoses

O Ziploc Bags®


Protection & Hunting Checklist

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O Baton / Bat 

O Bug – Repellent 

O Dog 

O Face Masks – Non-Dust 

O Face Masks – Respirator Gas Mask 

O Gun – Handgun 

O Gun – Handgun Ammo

O Gun – Handgun Extra Magazines 

O Gun – Rifle

O Gun – Rifle Ammo 

O Gun – Rifle Extra Magazines 

O Gun – Shotgun 

O Gun – Shotgun Ammo 

O Gun Cleaning Kit 

O Gun Safe 

O Hunting Knife with Gut Hook 

O Machete 

O Mosquito Net 

O Motion Detector Perimeter Lights 

O Pepper Spray (compact & bear spray)

O Rodent – Traps 

O Rodent – Poison 

O Snare Kit 

72 Hour Emergency Kit Checklist

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  • Personal Daily Rations for Three Days
  • 32 oz Water Bottle (it’s recommended to drink 8 oz, eight times throughout the day = 64oz.)
  • Water Purification Tablets
  • Camping Cook Set, Utensil, Scrubbing Pad, Leather Pot Holder


  • Flashlight with Extra Batteries and/or Solar/Hand-crank Light
  • Glow Sticks
  • Candles (seal these in a Ziploc® bag to prevent oil & wax from leaking onto your other items)
  • Matches, Lighter, and/or Magnifying Glass
  • Flares
  • Hand or Foot Warmers
  • Emergency Blanket and/or Light Weight Blanket
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Tent


  • Extra Clothing (shirt, pants, thermals or under armor, underwear, socks)
  • Beanie, Baseball Cap, & Handkerchief
  • Gloves & Belt
  • Poncho
  • Small Sewing Kit


  • Lg., Med., & Sm. Bandages
  •  Antibiotic Ointment
  • Burn Cream
  • Thermometer
  • Tweezers
  • Curad Bloodstop®
  • Eye Drops
  • Moleskin  
  • Krazy Glue®
  • Pain Reliever
  • Allergy Medicine
  • Surgical Gloves
  • Medication/Vitamins
  • Nail Clippers o Lip Balm


  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Cotton Swabs
  • Brush and/or Comb
  • Lotion
  • Hair Ties
  • Toilet Paper
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Hand Shovel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Small Bar of Soap
  • Washcloth


  • Radio & a List of Radio Stations
  • Notepad & Pencil
  • Calling Card
  • Stamps & Postcards
  • Power Bank Battery Charger
  • Back-up Cell Phone & Charger
  • Whistle


  • Duct Tape
  • Black Garbage Bags
  • Leatherman
  • Map
  • Compass
  • Scriptures
  • Pocket Knife/Razor Blade
  • Pepper Spray
  • Cash
  • Stress Relievers-a Favorite Book, Games, Crossword Puzzles, Toys, & Hard Candy
  • An Inventory List of Everything in Your 72 Hour Emergency Kit

DOCUMENTS – Carry Copies Of:

  • Picture of Family Members
  • Credit Card
  • Contact List of Family & Friends
  • Birth Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate

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