37 Survival Supply Items List Meme
You may have been intrigued by an advertisement of the magic 37 or 27 things to have that everyone else will strip off the store shelves when the CRISIS is upon us.
A survival supply list meme is any of a large number of lists circulating on the internet via email, forums etc... that contain items that will disappear, be hoarded, or that you should collect if or when a disaster occurs.
While these lists usually contain useful supplies, they oversimplify preparedness or practice predatory advertising by play on the fear of being unprepared. They often have to be purchased or encourage your to purchase additional lists. This is entirely unnecessary as there are many free resources, such at this wiki, which will provide far more comprehensive resources.
OK, even this wiki has some fluff but lets quit wasting time. This sample list has some flaws and redundancy but it gives some insight into what essential food items you may find in such a List. This is subjective based on your region, personal preferences and specific situation. Is it going to be a short term or long term event? Are you going to have to leave the area? You may want to have extra items ready to go with you or at a secondary / Bug Out Location.
- Canned Soup
- Canned Meat
- Canned Veggies
- Canned Fruit
- Popcorn (little high on the list if you ask me)
- Milk (powdered is better)
- Beef Jerky
- Grains (isn't rice a grain?)
- Cooking Oil
- Sports Drinks
- Dried Fruits
- Baking Essentials (hey this starts to add onto the 37 items right?)
- Power Bars
- Instant Rice (Ok I guess here is some of the redundant stuff)
- Hard Candies
- Dehydrated Canned Entrees
- Juice Powders
- Protein Drinks
- Peanut Butter
- Long Lasting Treats (are Raspberry Zingers still around, if not good riddance)
- Ramen Noodles
- Fresh Fruit
- Baby Food / Special "paleo diabetic vegan non-peanut low sodium non fat" food
- Pet Food
Making Your Own List
Lists like the one above have cost many people money by using anxiety about not being prepared to make you think you won't have the special secret or the time to figure it out. It is easy enough to decide what to store, these resources will help you. So make a better list that fits your needs.