If you want a list of CRITICAL prepper supplies…
START with my “best prepper supplies” video here.
BUT that’s NOT what we’re talking about today.
Today, I’m covering a bunch of supplies EVERYONE is overlooking.
Prepper supplies you may have never considered stockpiling – until today.
Many of these prepper supplies are in the “NICE TO HAVE” rather than “essential” category.
But can help make life more comfortable during a long-term crisis .Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
NOTE: Here’s my video of the same information as you’ll read below:
↓ 10 Prepper Supplies EVERYONE Is Overlooking
1. Pet Supplies (Food / Water)
Dogs and cats are the most popular pets, so stockpile extra kibble for them.
You’ll also want to factor pets into your water supplies.
How much? I’ll let you decide.
Small cats and dogs tend to drink less than large breeds.
And if you own livestock, put serious backup supplies or systems in place for them.
2. Contact Lens/ Spare Glasses
If you wear corrective lenses, it’s wise to have backups.
It’s foolish to assume new contacts or glasses will be available during a crisis.
And what happens once the ones you currently wear run out or get damaged?
You could be out of luck, and poor eyesight could become a major disadvantage.
I couldn’t shoot the broad side of a barn without my contacts or glasses on.
Driving a vehicle becomes dangerous – especially at night.
Scouting for dangers is nearly impossible.
I can’t tell if someone is a friend or foe from any reasonable distance until it’s too late.
If you primarily wear contacts, have lots of spares and contact solution/cleaner.
You may also want to have a spare set of glasses as well.
And if you primarily wear glasses, keeping a spare set in your prepper supplies is not a bad idea – just in case.
Nobody NEEDS coffee to survive.
But coffee can also help keep you stimulated and active.
What happens if you work with a survival coalition and put a military sleep schedule to patrol your bug-out location?
Well, coffee will help you stay awake and alert during those long late nights of being a lookout.
That’s just one extreme example where coffee is a survival advantage.
Many folks, including myself, love a morning cup of coffee.
It’s a morale booster.
So coffee during a prolonged emergency might be a luxury worth adding to your prepper supplies today.
4. Favorite Candy Bars / Sweets
Sure, you CAN survive without your Snickers or Baby Ruth candy bars, but why?
You don’t need to IF you plan ahead.
If you store candy bars properly, they can last a very long time.
Or you can buy some extra and start doing a bit of a rotation – always maintain a fresh supply at the ready.
And hard candies can last dang-near-forever without any special storage instructions.
Now, don’t go overboard.
And realize in a worst-case scenario; you’ll want to ration these as much as possible.
But having a small taste of a favorite treat can be a morale booster when the world is scary.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
5. Books / Puzzles / Boardgames / Toys With High REPLAY Value
I’m talking about hunkering in your bug-out location, bunker, or home.
Folks overlook this because we assume a massive about of fear and action in a crisis.
We can’t imagine sitting around doing nothing.
But if there was a nuclear explosion, you may need to hunker down for a month or 2 until the nuclear fallout cleared.
Well, that’s a ton of mind-numbing “hunkering down” …
You’ll need a way to pass the time without going nuts.
I’m talking about ones you’ll enjoy playing several times if necessary.
And if you have younger kids, toys with a TON of replay value are the most resilient – like LEGOS.
Jack’s Bunker Book Picks:
- Endurance: Shackelton’s Incredible Voyage
- Stillness Is The Key
- Skin In The Game
6. Acoustic Musical Instruments (and spare parts)
So you probably already have an instrument you can enjoy during the long boring hours.
Plus, if you’re talented, others will enjoy hearing you play.
This happened worldwide during the initial wave of COVID-19 pandemic lockdowns.
But what if you don’t currently play?
I suggest a long-term crisis could be a perfect time to learn…
It’s a perfect worst-case instrument to learn in a pinch.
Plus, if you get good at it, it’s a delightful instrument to listen to, and it’s so easy to take anywhere if you must bug out.
I mean, it easily fits in a pocket!
7. Lots Of Extra Gas Mask Filters
Having a gas mask is great, but only if you have ample filters to go with it.
A gas mask becomes a Silly Halloween Mask if you run out of filters.
Now, I can’t tell you how many filters you should stockpile.
There are too many variables, like the nature of the crisis, how often you’re forced to enter a dangerous zone, etc.
But I’d rather have a few too many filters than not enough.
Because if the air you breathe causes instant or premature death (viruses, nuclear fallout, chemical attacks, etc.), you’ll want a healthy supply of filters.
My favorite gas mask supplier is MIRA SAFETY.
8. Sewing Kit & Supplies
So you should learn how to sew and stockpile a sewing kit and supplies.
Now, I’m talking about old-school sewing by hand ONLY – NOT BY SEWING MACHINE.
You can’t assume you’ll have access to enough power to run a modern-day sewing machine.
Instead, focus on adding patches to holes in jeans, tears in a shirt, etc.
It doesn’t need to look pretty in a crisis; you’re not trying to win any embroidery awards; it just needs to be functional.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
But for some folks, having a backup supply of contraceptives is wise.
Pregnancy may not be ideal for you during the early days of a crisis.
So, I’m not going to go into extreme detail here…
But for some folks, this could be a prepper supply you really wish you had AFTER a crisis hits but have thus far overlooked it.
10. Daily Vitamins
Perhaps it’s too dangerous to go there, or it’s completely wiped out of goods.
Either way, you don’t want to rely solely on survival foods to provide all of your nutritional needs.
I highly recommend stocking up on some well-balanced daily vitamins.
That way, you can keep your body healthy even if you’re forced into eating only rice and beans for days on end.Click here to instantly download this Complete Checklist PDF. No purchase necessary.
5 Dangerous Prepper Supply Myths You Must Understand
Myth #1: “You Need a Doomsday Warehouse”
Sure, stockpiling supplies is a key part of prepping, but let’s not get carried away with the idea of hoarding so much gear that you need a warehouse to store it all.
The truth is, quality always trumps quantity.
It’s better to have a well-thought-out assortment of essential supplies than a mountain of random items gathering dust.
Myth #2: “Canned Food Lasts Forever”
While it’s true that canned foods have an impressive shelf life, they’re not invincible.
All good things must come to an end, including your cherished canned beans.
Check those expiration dates and rotate your stock regularly to ensure you’re consuming items before they turn into science experiments.
Myth #3: “Guns Will Solve Everything”
A reliable firearm can indeed be a valuable tool for self-defense in certain situations.
However, the notion that a gun alone will guarantee your survival is a dangerous oversimplification.
Skill, strategy, and a well-rounded approach to security are essential.
Don’t forget to invest time in training, situational awareness, and alternative defense methods.
Myth #4: “I Don’t Need to Learn Wilderness Skills – I Have Gear”
Relying solely on your gear without honing wilderness skills is like having a toolbox with no idea how to use the tools.
The best preppers understand that knowledge is power.
Take the time to learn basic survival skills like starting a fire without matches, building a shelter, and identifying edible plants.
Your gear should complement your skills, not substitute for them.
Myth #5: “I Must Buy Everything at Once”
It’s easy to fall into the trap of wanting to amass all your supplies in one fell swoop.
But remember, prepping is a journey, not a race.
Build your supplies gradually, focusing on one area at a time – water, food, shelter, security, and so on.
This approach not only eases the financial burden but also allows for thoughtful consideration of each item’s usefulness and quality.
If you’re serious about preparing, start working through this list of 10 OVERLOOKED prepper supplies.
It’ll make you and your family much more resilient to future crises.
It’s wise to have spares and backups to the items to make survival life a bit more enjoyable.
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