What items are laying right under your nose that can help you not just survive but even thrive when the area you live in has been laid waste?

First, let’s discuss electricity:

1.)AC/DC Cigarette Lighter Adapter 

Within a day or two of calls on your cell phone to the outside world, the thing is going to die on you. It’s going to run out of battery power. It’s going to need a recharge.


2,) Chain Saw or Manual/ Extra Gas.

Trees around the neighborhood also make great sources of firewood, as well as any stands of trees that may be a few blocks distant. Of course, unless you have a working fireplace and intact chimney in your home, you’ll be smart to keep your fire outside. Then, when it’s time to turn in for the night, go inside to the relative safety of your home where you can warm up under a few layers of blankets..http://www.chainsawsdirect.com/?gclid=CLLB___xzq8CFcjb4Aod1lsJFw

3.) Blankets

If calamity strikes in the dead of winter, and you live in a northern state, you may have to deal with below-freezing temperatures, especially at night. You may find something more effective at keeping warm than even a “cold weather” sleeping bag — that is burying yourself under lots of blankets. I’m not talking about 3 or 4 blankets. I’m talking about 10 or 12 blankets. You can pick up decent heavier weight blankets for cheap at places like the Goodwill or other area thrift stores. Then simply store them in boxes, having 10-12 for each member of your family. As long as you can keep your clothing dry, and where you sleep dry, with this many layers of blankets you’re guaranteed to stay warm in just about any cold temperatures. Here is a link for cold weather sleeping bags:http://www.cheaperthandirt.net/ItemListing.aspx?pagesize=1000&catid=172&gclid=CPzbptrxzq8CFcjb4Aod1lsJFw

4.) Mini Propane Torch and lots and lots of Matches or Flints.

A mini-torch is a great way to quickly dry out damp kindling and then get a fire going with small pieces of wood. Be sure you know how to use the mini-torch safely, as well as how to test for leaks (you want to be sure that you’ve got a tight seal otherwise you’re going to lose propane, and possibly risk even igniting the bottle). Be aware of safety issues and read warnings regarding the use of a mini-torch – whether propane or other flammable gas. Always wear protective clothing over your arms, as well as gloves for your hands, and goggles for your eyes. Never use in an enclosed area. These propane mini-torches produce carbon monoxide. Be in an area that has adequate ventilation


5.) Portable Solar Power Generator

Well, if you have a few bucks to spend, and want to have more to live on in a survival situation, such as a catastrophic earthquake or other natural disaster, consider a self-contained solar generator kit. You can run multiple electronic devices off a solar power generator, such as computers, clock radios, small power tools, emergency lights, TVs and radios. Solar power means when the power runs low, you turn off the electronics and let the solar panels re-charge it. Then it’s available for more power, again and again. Portable means this thing folds up into a self-contained unit, that can be easily transported. (Of course, in an emergency situation, you may want to figure out a means of disguising it, so no one attempts to take it from you.)


6,) Shot Gun and Ammunition

Whether it’s bears, cougars, or loose, dangerous dogs, consider having a shot-gun and plenty of ammunition to protect yourself against wild animals that may have come down from the hills, or simply were freed from fenced enclosures. You don’t have to have perfect aiming skills; just point the gun in the direction of the animal or whatever it is that’s attempting to take your life, and pull the trigger.

7,) Siphon Hose/Pump

You can siphon gas from abandoned cars the old-fashioned way, or you can use a siphon hose pump if, like many, you don’t like the idea of accidentally swallowing fuel, or simply getting it in your mouth.


8.) Work Gloves

You’ll be dealing with sharp pieces of wood, glass, even plastic, and then of course nails and maybe even chemicals (might want to have some rubber gloves around as well, especially around gas). A good pair of work gloves will help protect your hands. As the days and weeks progress, and resources become slim, and it’s obvious no recovery is taking place — consider this a time for stealth. Throw on some old, weathered, torn gloves over the top of your good work gloves. Throw some duct tape on the fingers of the old gloves. Just maybe no one will want the gloves you’re wearing, which means you get keep the good ones underneath.


9.)  Metal Baseball Bat

A worn metal bat hanging from your side, and a don’t mess with me demeanor can help you avoid being a target of crooks, once you’re on the move and having to cross town.  There’s a good chance that the inner city will set their sights on the suburbs as the place to go to for food and resources. It is good to have a visual element if you have to travel or just to use to basically protect your home.

10.) Cell Phone Boosting Kit

In the event of disaster, cell towers may be knocked off-line, and even though you live in an area typically well covered, you may not have it after a major disaster. Of course, if you have to evacuate, and head inland, there may be even less coverage out there. It may be a very useful survival tool. When everyone else is unable to pick up a signal, it’s possible you’ll be able to, or anyone else you allow to plug into your device


These are just one of the lists that I will post but this is a good start for those who would like to start preparing. These things can be things that you already have around your home, I will be saving for the solar generator.

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3 – Now, brothers and sisters, about times and dates we do not need to write to you, for you know very well that the day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.