10 Best Prepper Supplies You Need To Stockpile BEFORE The Next Crisis

Today, I’m going to go over the top prepper supplies you need BEFORE the next crisis. Because it’s wise to double-check you have EVERYTHING before it’s too late.

So, if you’re new to prepping or a seasoned pro, this prepper supplies video will help you out:

Prepper Supplies Vs. Prepper Gear

Now, before we jump in, I want to make a clear distinction between prepper supplies and prepper gear.

In my mind, prepper gear is items and tools you use to container your supplies or are tools you use in an emergency.

So for instance, a water storage container is a tool you use to store water. The container is prepper gear, while the water inside the container is a prepper supply.

So, prepper supplies are the items you tend to use up in a crisis. All the stuff you consume in an emergency.

Supplies are also items you can trade with others, especially if you have extra when a real crisis hits.

So with that clarification out of the way, let’s hop right into the first prepper supply. It’s one I’ve already mentioned, it’s water.

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"Just In Case" Jacks Water Supplies

1. Water Stockpile

We all know water is critical. That’s why you need a healthy stockpile of H2O.

If you’re new to preparing, you should start with a two-week water supply. And the way you calculate this amount is,

“1 Gallon Per Person Per Day.”

Some “experts” claim half-gallon per person is enough. But I don’t agree. Why? Because you use water for more than just drinking. You also need it for sanitation, clean-up, and cooking food.

And water is something I definitely want a little more of than not enough.

Now, after a crisis begins, and the taps are dry, you’ll start using up your water supplies, right? And if you’re smart, you’ll immediately start looking for a new way to get more water. Freshwater to replace your stockpile.

Some people have water wells and if that’s you, make sure to buy a solar pump or an emergency well hand pump. That way, you can pump your water out of your well, even if the power is out.

Another popular way to collect MORE water is via a rainwater collection system.

So, there are several strategies to get new, freshwater after a crisis. But you need a nice long runway of water to start with.

And make sure you have water filtration gear.

Water is an essential prepper supply; everybody knows it; so learn how to store water the right way and don’t delay.

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2. Food Stockpile

The second major survival supply everyone needs is a lot of non perishable food.

Now, there are several ways to go about food stockpiling. It’s an extremely broad and complicated topic.

But if you want to keep it simple, buy some freeze dried food (or survival food kits) from a reputable vendor. I liked freeze dried food, because it can sit on my shelf for 25, 30 years. I don’t have to worry about it!

One of my favorite suppliers is Valley Food Storage, it’s the freeze dried food I bought. I also made a large purchase from Legacy Food Storage as well.

Since I already have a lot of food, I tend to keep an eye out for good deals on freeze dried food. When I see one, I add it to my stockpile.

And since I’m not eating this stuff unless I absolutely have to I don’t worry too much about how it tastes. I also don’t care if it’s not the healthiest food I’ve ever eaten.

I obviously don’t want it to be trash or make me sick. But in an emergency, any calorie’s going to taste amazing.

So I’m looking for a real good deal from a quality vendor. That’s why I recommend you check out these two websites (Valley or Legacy) for deals that come around.

Now, if you currently don’t have a stockpile of non perishable foods, then don’t wait for a deal, get some right away! If you delay, you could be without food when the next crisis hits.

Then after that, once you have like two weeks’ worth, look for deals to expand your stockpile.

But getting your food stockpile in place is the number two prepper supply you need.

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3. Medical Prepper Supplies

The third prepper supply you need to stock up on is medical supplies.

I recommend investing in a quality IFAK pouch or kit. Because a medical pouch or kit itself is gear. But within the bag or pouch, many of the items are medical supplies.

Consumables such as bandages, gauze, wraps, creams, and ointments are supplies. You’re going to use them once and then eventually you’re going to need more. But, a tourniquet is a tool, so that would be prepper gear.

The bottom line is, all sorts of medical supplies will get used up in a crisis. So it’s wise to buy extra of those items. Because in a real emergency, over time you could run out.

Also, you can trade medical supplies in a pinch, so it’s a great supply for bartering. Because if somebody doesn’t have any medical supplies and you have extra, you could trade for more food or ammo.

If someone has a nasty cut and they’re worried about an infection, what’s a squirt of Neosporin worth?

So, it’s never a bad thing to have some extra medical supplies.

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9mm pistol bullets on old wooden table.

4. Ammunition

Okay, the next prepper supply everybody should have in their home is ammo.

First off, you need to store it properly. This is an investment, so treat it like an investment. Put it in air-tight ammo containers with quality seals. You should also add desiccants and make sure it’s somewhere that can’t flood but stays cool in the summer.

I also recommend you take the ammo out of their cardboard boxes. Only THEN putting it into your sealed ammo boxes. That way so you’re not introducing any moisture.

Why? Because cardboard contains trace amounts of moisture. And if it sits inside a sealed container, the moisture will compromise the ammo over long periods of time.

So, store it right. Get lots of it for whatever firearms you have.

Again, it’s another thing you could trade if you have a lot of it and somebody else doesn’t.

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stack of firewood

5. Fuel & Firewood Prepper Supplies

Next up on the list is fuel. When I say “fuel”, I mean, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, AND firewood.

These are all energy stockpiles you’ll use up in an emergency to take care of your family.

You need lots of firewood if you have a wood stove, or you’re running a rocket stove for cooking.

Those are both prepper gear that requires firewood to operate. And you don’t want to have to chop down the tree in your backyard to do so, at least right away.

Obviously, if things got really, really bad out there for years, all bets are off.

But for now, start with a decent stockpile of fuels and firewood to protect your family. Especially if you live somewhere where it gets cold in the winters.

You may want to stock more, but if you plan to use wood for heating and cooking, keep a CORD of wood minimum at all times.

If you live in cooler climates, you’ll need a plan to keep warm.

Now, if you have a backup generator, you’ll need to store some fuel for it, especially when winter comes.

Just be aware, gasoline has a fairly short shelf life. You can add additives to the gasoline to help prolong it, or you can rotate it.

But you also have to think about where you’re storing it.

If you have a massive amount of gasoline you don’t want to put them in your garage or basement. But if you put it in a storage shed outside, it could get really hot out there and there could be issues with that.

So you should think hard and long about where’s the safest place to put it. And you need to look into your local laws to see what’s legal.

The bottom line is you need to have a healthy stockpile of fuel for your prepper supplies.

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6. Heirloom Seeds

All right, the next prepper supply is seeds. I think every prepper should have some seeds on hand, specifically heirloom seeds.

You should store them in a sealed container. And inside the container, put them into sealed Mylar packaging as well. That way, they’re good for many years.

You want to prevent at all costs planting them in a crisis only to discover they’re a bunch of duds.

Several years ago, I bought these survival seeds online. It’s a survival garden.

When you open it up, there are a bunch of individual seed packets.

Ideally, they come in Mylar pouches inside and then keep them in a refrigerator to keep everything cold.

Everybody should invest in a few seeds it’s cheap insurance. But in a crisis, the payoff could be massive.

And if they’re heirloom seeds, you should learn the art of seed saving.

This is technique is where you save some of the seeds during the harvest. Then you use some of those seeds and plant them the following year.

If it works out, you could have a perpetual system of producing fruits and veggies and never run out.

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7. Cash, Gold, Silver

Next on the list is money. I’m talking cash, gold, and silver. You should have some of that in your home.

Now, if you have a lot of gold and silver and we ever get to the point in the future where you’re having to trade somebody a gold bar, I caution you, you’re putting it a target on your back.

If somebody knows you have a ton of gold and they have firearms and they’re not a nice guy, and they know you have gold… Well, that’s a recipe for disaster.

They could “relieve” you of your gold in times of anarchy, especially in a serious, long-term crisis. And by “relieve” I mean kill you and take it!

But you should have some gold, some silver coins just in case. You need something physical that holds its value over time. Something to trade with should times ever get THAT desperate.

Some people add gold to their financial portfolios as an inflationary hedge. And I agree! That’s why you may want to own some gold in your financial portfolios.

But you should also take ownership of physical metals in your home, some gold, silver coins, and cash.

I don’t know what the next disaster’s going to be. But I know that having gold and silver and some cash on hand gives me options. And having lots of options is a resilient way to live.

That’s the point. It makes me more resilient as a human being, as a person.

That’s what we’re all about here when it comes to preparedness and being resilient to ANYTHING. Because no one knows what the future holds.

So, while I highly recommend having some physical gold and silver, I’ll let you decide how much.

If you’re worried do a bit more, if you’re not as concerned, get do a little bit. But don’t do NOTHING!

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empty toilet paper roll

8. Toilet Paper | Sanitary Wipes

The next pepper supply everybody should have in their home is a lot of toilet paper.

We learned this lesson recently with the Covid-19 pandemic, there was a run on toilet paper. The fragile masses freaked out. It’s crazy to think, TP is the one item people thought,

“Oh no, I should have this,”

But here’s the deal, if you’re a real prepper, you don’t wait in lines. You don’t freak out. You don’t go to the store in a crazy scenario like that.

I mean, there was a freaking pandemic breaking out and everybody’s flooding the stores to get TP! But crowded grocery stores are exactly where you’re most likely to get sick.

What if the pandemic was even worse than it was? What if the death rate and the mortality rate were extremely dangerous? Are you really going to risk your life for some TP?

No, thank you.

So, get TP ahead of time. Get it now. Now’s the time to be buying it and stockpiling it and forgetting about it and not touching it until the next crisis.

This stuff lasts a really long time, especially if you keep it away from ANY moisture. Make sure it doesn’t get wet so it won’t mold.

You can also do a rotation if you’d like or you could buy some small TP wet tabs for your emergency TP stockpile.

They cost a little bit more, but they save a ton of space. So those could be an option for you if you’re looking for a way to stockpile.

I also include baby wipes in this prepper supply category. They can come in handy when you don’t want to use your water supply to clean up a little bit.

Use baby wipes to clean your face, clean your hands, and feel somewhat fresh without wasting water.

So TP and sanitary wipes are prepper supplies you should have in your home before the next crisis.

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cigarette butts

9. Vices

Next up is what I call vices.

These are things people want to have especially if they’re no longer available. The items they’ll have withdrawals without, So they’re vices because they’re addicting.

The first vice that comes to mind is cigarettes, and another one is alcohol.

IF you having these supplies in your home, you won’t have trouble trading them to people who are desperate.

It’s a fair trade,

“Hey, you really need a drink, you haven’t had one in a while? I’ll trade this shot for your nice boots.”

Or maybe you like to consume some of these vices and you’re worried,

“Hey if things get really bad, I’m going to need this.”

For example, when they put curfews and limits on alcohol stores around where I live, there was a huge run on alcohol.

So you know when there are limits on vices, people freak out. So you want to get a nice supply of those items ahead of time.

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10. Batteries

The next prepper supply everybody should own is batteries. Everyone owns a lot of devices that use batteries.

What’s really cool is if you can get a solar charger, like some recharging using the sun.

Solar gear allows you can to recharge batteries.

USB BatteriesOr you can use what’s called the USB battery. These USB batteries allow you to take the top off and plug it into any kind of USB port.

Then it will recharge as long as you have either a solar charger or electrical outlet.

Or use just basic rechargeable batteries. Or you can just buy a lot of regular batteries as well.

Battery OrganizerAnd here’s a good way to organize them. This organizer’s pretty sweet actually.

It makes it so it’s really easy and I don’t have batteries just laying around everywhere. But having a good supply of batteries is a wise thing to put in your prepper’s supply checklist.

Make sure you get some of those.

So those are the 10 things I think every house should own as far as prepper supplies before the next crisis.

Remember: Prepare, Adapt, and Overcome,

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