Prepper Supplies Checklist – Page 1 of 3

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.

At the end of the article (on page 3) is a PDF link to 13 page prepper’s checklist 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.  Below you’ll find links to blog articles in each category (just click on the picture).


Preppers List of Must Haves:

Food Supplies Checklist

Prepper Supplies Checklist - Preppers Survive - preppers list of supplies


Water Checklist

What do water filters remove?

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

Prepper Supplies Checklist - Preppers Survive - preppers list of supplies

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

Quickest Way to Start a Fire -Fire Starter Kit

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

Off Grid Room

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 

Power Outage Kit Preppers Survive


Light Checklist

Best Emergency Lights for a Power Outage - Preppers Survive

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

First Aid Checklist #1

Prepper Supplies Checklist - Preppers Survive

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 


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Welcome to my site! My name is Nettie and I started this blog to provide simple tools to help Preppers.  I am a Girl Scout Prepper. “Be prepared! A Girl Scout is ready to help out wherever she is needed. Willingness to serve is not enough; you must know how to do the job well, even in an emergency" (the motto, in the 1947 Girl Scout Handbook). Being a Prepper has been a blessing to me, my family, and friends on more then one occasion. You'll find these stories throughout this blog.  You will also find prepper supplies checklists, prepper events, cheap food storage ideas, emergency heat sources, survival books recommendations, reviews on power outage lights, printable prepper pdfs, and articles on emergency disaster preparedness.  Click here to read more

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