Things Not Necessarily An Essential But Is Nice To Have When Disaster Strikes

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  1. airfightermax

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    Say I already have all my essentials packed and kept in one bag that is readily available to me when the need arises. But what are other things that are not really a necessity, but would be a tremendous help to someone stuck in a calamity?
     
  2. Keith H.

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    Apart from medical supplies all the equipment we carry is purely for comfort & ease of living. Unless of course you do not have the skills to survive without any equipment.
    Keith.
     
  3. Zeyad

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    The most important thing from my point of view would be medical supplies. Even a small injury out there can quickly get severely infected and might get very serious very quickly causing long term damage
     
  4. airfightermax

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    I totally agree with this one! It is very key to survival to stay healthy and well abled to do work! Calamities really give us a hard time and it will be definitely harder if we are injured. Although I think I would have medical supplies in necessity because treating wounds when there is one present is important to remain strong during any catastrophe!

    I think I have already thought of something that is not really important but is very nice to have during calamities. A board game. especially if you are with other people. Think about it, there would be a lot of slow times while waiting for the calamity to be over, so something to pass the time would be a tremendous help, it would keep morale high too!

    So yeah, while a board game is not really necessary, and would really be a nice thing to have while on survival mode.
     
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  5. jeager

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    If you feel you have everything needed to survive whatever then I'd suggest
    cards for games, treats that you like and enjoy, Monopoly , and board game
    you like.
    BOOKS to read.
    Magazines with helpful articles.
    Any distraction from shtf blues.
    Moral builders they are.
     
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  6. PedroP

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    Yeah, maybe some old school toys like spinning tops. Simple and fun. I know I'd carry some pictures and other mementos of my loved ones. It might cheer me when I'm sad. Whether they're still alive or not it might bring some comfort.
     
  7. coffee

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    I say an AM / FM, Weather radio with a scanner that is battery, crank, plug in electrically, and solar powered with USB port for charging cell phones & tablets, etc.
     
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  8. coffee

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    maps...of where you are now, where you want to go, where you may end up. Seeds, small garden hand tools. A few family members and/or friends.
     
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  9. Morgan101

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    Many stores sell small games designed for travel. I think Barnes and Noble has a whole section designated for games. Dice can be a diversion. Get five of them and you can play Yahtzee. Coffee makes an excellent point for having a radio. Not only is it a diversion, but it can keep you informed of events and news.

    If you are musically inclined a small instrument might be an option; maybe a harmonica.

    Pen and paper are always useful, and you should have them anyway, but keep a journal. A good way to remember what went right, and what went wrong. What would you do differently next time?

    Most important thing? Have a good imagination. You can turn anything into a diversion.
     
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  10. arctic bill

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    A full tank of gas in the car,
     
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  11. lonewolf

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    a real prepper does not let his tank go below half and keeps it topped up as often as possible.
     
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  12. Ystranc

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    When you have everything that you need it's time to start buying duplicates of everything and anything that could be lost, stolen or destroyed in an event like a flood or house fire then storing this stuff safely in a bunker, tornado shelter or concrete basement. These duplicates could also be stored in cashes or survival barrels to be used in cases of extreme need on routes to or from your home.
    In truth it's surprising how little you really need, especially when you have to carry it on your back for 20 miles a day over rough ground.
     
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  13. lonewolf

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    sometimes I think that prepping is nothing more than an excuse to prolong the "consumer society", probably half the gear we have bought we are never going to use, knowledge and skills are far more important in the long run than the next shiny "toy".
     
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  14. coffee

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    I don't see me running very far off into the woods, but, honey, I sure do like my "shiny toys" and they pair nicely with all my stuff...lol.
     
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  15. Blitz

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    I personally think it's really important to have hobbies to divert your attention, if need be. Not stuff you have to do to survive, but something that takes you away from it all, that you enjoy and have a true passion for - whatever that may be.

    I know of a couple of retired men who have succumbed to alcoholism and depression because they were total workaholics, who basically lived to work and had no interests whatsoever. They are both extremely wealthy men too, I might add. Once they retired, they had no purpose for living and felt their lives were no "useless" and "over".

    So yeah, hobbies and interests are sooooo important.
     
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