The 5 survival items a family can’t live without
Do you have the 5 items absolutely essential for survival? Find out what one man who has 7 years of food storage has to say.
A few weeks ago I attended a food storage/survival seminar with a man who has 7 years of food storage (woah). This guy knows his stuff. After demonstrating some of his survival items, he opened up for questions.
It didn’t take long for the hands to fly up. After waiting for the right moment I shot my hand up with a question. “I know you have a 7 year supply, but what would you say to those starting up. What are the 5 most essential items for a family’s survival?”
He paused for a brief moment in reflection and responded, “These are the 5 most essential items to survive…”:
- Dutch oven
- Charcoal (Note: This is for cooking, not heating. Use in a well ventilated area as this can put out poisonous fumes.)
- Wheat grinder
- Water filter
“Charcoal?” I asked. Others started to chime in, “Yeah, charcoal is key, I have a whole trash can full” one would say. Another, “Charcoal is black gold in an emergency”. They reiterated the fact that it must be stored in a well ventilated area and is not used for heating, only cooking.
There you have it. If you don’t have 7 years, or even 7 days of food storage, make sure you at least have those 5 items. Of course, the wheat grinder won’t do you any good without wheat… and… what about a can opener?