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Checklist of functions, or capabilities that you need to provide for in each of the survival catego

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by john316, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. john316

    john316 Monkey+

    I HAVE BEEN working on a MASTER LIST,a put it in a box and be all set list.

    One list I have is different. It is a list of functions, or capabilities that you need to provide for in each of the survival categories,especially if you’re a beginner at prepping. Unlike other preppers checklists, this checklist isn’t a shopping list of items that you need to get or put into a kit. It does something much more important for your family’s survival.

    Instead, it helps identify which functions you WILL need to make sure that you can perform within a category.

    Another way of stating it is that the checklist will tell you WHAT you need to accomplish, but not HOW you need to accomplish it.


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  2. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon West Coast Monkey

  3. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    Thanks for that link. Speaks to a well stocked, defensible BOL and does not specify the specific firearms for defense. In my opinion the numbers for ammunition should be, at a minimum, doubled. I also believe that firearms should be specified along with the knowledge involved in their specific usage. All the prep in the world is worthless without the ability to defend your warehouse and yourself.
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    Nicely done! and thank you for sharing, you put alot of thought and work into that list
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    Really good list! I see some holes in my plans which this list brought to light...
    Also, I tried to make it through that '37 Food Items' video but they wouldn't get to the point so...
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  6. john316

    john316 Monkey+

    Also, I tried to make it through that '37 Food Items' video but they wouldn't get to the point so...i

    I am not pushing the '37 food items' video or book.
  7. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey Site Supporter+

    Agreed. The "advanced" numbers listed are closer to what is needed IMO.
    Mag count was low as well. I use a baker's dozen as the basic number needed for every firearm that will be depended on in a SHTF situation. Long guns should be twice that to allow for a patrol load and rotation of mags,usage as spare parts, ect. I didn't see spare parts kits listed but maybe I missed it. A VERY good list overall.
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  8. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Monkey

    There were spares and the knowledge to repair your weapons on the list. The list of firearms could become quite extensive, though.

    Carbines, long range rifles, air or piston operated rifles, pistols, revolvers and then there is the caliber issue and what you can reload and cast or stockpile bullets, powder, primers for. I'm sure that this has all been discussed in length here before.
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2016
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  9. duane

    duane Monkey++

    Good list and helps you try to set priorities. Life has a habit of changing the way you prepare for the long term. Given some 22 ammo by a friend who decided he really didn't need 10,000 rounds and while I may doubt his wisdom, I took it and took my grand children and great grand children to the range and we shot a couple hundred rounds out of a tubular load 22 rifle I was given in the late 1940's. Point is it has no removable magazine, is close to 70 years old, has been fired several thousand times and other than cleaning and storage, has never had any other work done, I could say the same thing about my Springfield 30-06 that is even older. Lists are nice and help prepare, but experience in life seems to show that one rifle, and maybe a spare and a deep ammo store is a lot more useful to me than 6 AR 15 rifles and 5 spare mags and a few hundred rounds for each and the "spare change" effect lets me and my kids practice shooting and still maintain some level of preparedness. My thought are that in my case, old, near broke, and not ready to give up, I would rather have ammo, wheat, oatmeal, honey, etc rather than Mountain House freeze dried and 5 black rifles. While it would be nice to have them, we could probably survive for several years on the basics and the greenhouse on the same amount of money it would take to do it in "style" for a few weeks. Well time to have my breakfast, oatmeal, rotated out of a box, from a pail, out of a 50 lb bag, with home made apple sauce the wife canned, with cinnamon, honey, and "milk" made from almonds. Tastes very good, hardly any sodium, is cheap, and rotates long term supplies. Beans were soaking overnight, also out of storage, and are about ready to go in the slow cooker for chili for supper. Grand kids left message on phone that they want to "waste" some more 22 ammo this weekend. Life is good and the only real problem is putting up with the comments and looks I got about my 76 year old wife's birthday present. Our old weed wacker is to heavy for her to use comfortably now and she wanted a new Sthil light weight one and I bought it for her. Guess I was supposed to buy something more feminine, but given a choice between yard work and house work, the yard always wins. She gets upset if I mow the lawn, she likes to use the ride on mower and the tractor, you can take the farm girl off the farm, but you will never take the farm out of her.
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  10. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    A useful starting point to alter as required and to at least work towards. (y)
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  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    No matter how well I may think I have done, I always find things I need to improve on and learn,
    that's what's great about this interest.
    Gardening skills are a very tall learning curve for me , there is so much I am behind on, but I'm not giving up.
    It's necessary, not optional.
    If the house burns down I still have my skills and supplies out side the house.
    If I must leave the house, the gardening supplies and tools come with me.
    Not that I have a particular love for gardening, but I recognize it's value.
    The means for successful gardening could become lost due to weather conditions or some other condition one cannot control.
    So the means to can food is equally important , a skill I haven't yet played in but I have to tools fortunately, (Mom did a lot of canning )
    There is simply too much to learn, and I love it.
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  12. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    "No matter how well I may think I have done, I always find things I need to improve on and learn..."
    Ain't that the truth! I feel the same about gardening and with the wife gone, visiting her mother, its responsibility is on me. - bloody hate it! But, I certainly like the fresh salads during the summer months and all the canned goodies during the winter. Speaking of canning, I want to get the wife one of those All American pressure cooker/canner as a welcome home gift. I was holding out hoping I could pick up one at a yard or estate sale but around here people do not let them go. I guess they truly do last a lifetime.
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  13. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    If you ever find yourself thinking otherwise, you are stagnated and might just as well assume fetal position, permanently.
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  14. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    Well, this week I think I can say I learned a lot of new and improve on a lot that I already knew. I passed my first two Ham exams yesterday (missed 2 on the Technician and 1 on the General) and took an 8 hour Defensive Handgun course today which showed me how much I still have to learn about combat/defensive shooting. I will the Extra exam next month...but right now all I want is to have a glass of wine and then bed. No more learning today... :)
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  15. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Good jobs!!! About all that's left for today is study the inside of your eyelids for perforations ---
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