Prepper Supplies Checklist – Preppers Survive

I’ve noticed that on several Prepper discussion boards people are looking for an extensive Prepper Supplies Checklist, a way to organize their preps, wishlist, and survival goals.  If you are one of the many looking for a way to organize your preps then I hope this article and checklists will help get you organized and stimulate new ideas.  If you haven’t thought about getting organized here are some reason to consider it:

  • Checklists can help you to know what essentials you have and what necessities you still need to get.
  • It can provide direction.  Documenting your inventory makes it easier to prioritize needs/wants and set goals.
  • In an emergency, being organized and having a checklist will make things easier to find.
  • It can help you identify the strengths and weaknesses of your emergency plan.
  • So you don’t become a hoarder.  Hoarders like to buy and collect items but rarely do they know where essential items are located, they keep acquiring the same items which is a waste of time, resources, and money.

Below is a PDF link to 13 different checklists including a blank checklist that allows you to completely customize your supplies.  My recommendation is that they be printed and organized in a binder (binders still work after an EMP).  The 13 categories are Food, Water, Energy/Fuel, Warmth/Light, First Aid, Hygiene, Communication, Financial, Kitchen Supplies, Protection & Hunting, and Bug Out Bag.  The Food & Water Checklists include formulas to determine how much of each you will need depending on the size of your family/group.

Scroll to the bottom for the full printable PDF Prepper Supplies Checklist

Below are items that are found on the PDF checklists. Click on the photos for more information.

Food Supplies Checklist

Prepper Supplies Checklist

O  Meal Plan Printout – breakfast, lunch, & dinner for 2 weeks using only food storage 
O  Recipes Printout – for each meal on your Meal Plan

Minimum: 30 lbs of grain per person per month.
Total family members ____x 30 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Corn Meal
Pancake Mix
Rolled Oats
Hot Cereal

Beans & Legumes:
Minimum: 10 lbs of beans per person per month.
Total family members ____x 10 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Black Beans
Pinto Beans
Kidney Beans
Split Pea

Dairy Products:
Minimum: 2 lbs of dairy per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Powdered Milk
Condensed Milk
Powder Butter

Meats / Meat Substitutes:
Minimum: 2 lbs of meat per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Beef -(canned/freeze dried/frozen)


Powdered Eggs

Fats & Oils:
Minimum: 2 lbs of fats & oils per person per month.
Total family members ____x 2 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Peanut Butter
Cooking Oil
Mayo/Salad Dressing 

Minimum: 5 lbs of sugars per person per month.
Total family members ____x 5 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Granulated Sugar
Brown Sugar
Corn Syrup
Fruit –
(canned/freeze dried/frozen)
Fruit Drink Mix 

Minimum: 5 lbs of veggies per person per month.
Total family members ____x 5 =_____ x by ____ months supply =______lbs

Freeze Dried
(potato flakes)

Water Checklist

HydroBlue Pressurized Jerry Can Water Filter

Minimum: 1 gallon of water per person per day.
Total family members ____x 1 =_____ x by ____ days supply =______gallons

O Large Capacity Water Purification Method (example: large water filter)

O 2nd Water Purification Method (example: water distiller)

O 3rd Water Purification Method (example: bleach)

O Bathtub Water Storage Liners

O Containers for Collecting/Transporting Water 

O Containers for Storing Water 

O Rain Gutter Catchers 

O Water Bottles or Canteens 32oz 

O Water Reservoirs 100oz

O Water Siphon 

Alternative Energy Checklist

Prepper Supplies

O Off-grid Energy Source (example: generator

O 2nd Off-grid Energy Source (example: solar panels

O 3rd Off-grid Energy Source (example: wind turbine

O Car Power Inverter 

O Energy Storage (deep cycle car batteries) + 1000 Watt Power Inverter 

O Extension Cords 

O Landscape Lighting Using Rechargeable AA Batteries/Solar Battery Charger 

O Portable Solar Charger 

O Rechargeable AA Batteries 

O Regular Batteries AAA, AA, C, D (flashlights, radios, etc.) 

Fuel Checklist

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O Charcoal Briquettes 

O Firewood + Chainsaw, Ax & Hatchet 

O Fire-starters (magnesium, lint, tinder, lighter fluid) 

O Fuel Stabilizer

O Gasoline 

O 5 Gallon Gas Cans 

O Gas Siphon 

O Kerosene 

O Propane 

O Matches

O Lighters 

Warmth Checklist

What Should Be in Emergency Kit- Power Outage Kit Picture

O Off-grid Warmth Source (example: fireplace) 

O 2nd Off-grid Warmth Source (example: propane heater

O 3rd Off-grid Warmth Source (example: solar windows

O Blankets – Wool, Jean, Down, Heavy 

O Coats (for below zero degree weather and waterproof)

O Cold Weather Clothes/Snow Clothes 

O Insulated Boots 

O Sleeping Bags – Below Zero Degrees 

O Well Insulated Room (where the whole family can sleep) 

O Wool Socks 

Light Checklist

Lights for a Power Outage

O Off-grid Light Source (example: kerosene lamp

O 2nd Off-grid Light Source (example: crank lantern

O 3rd Off-grid Light Source (example: solar light

O Candles 

O Candle Lanterns / Battery Lanterns (helps to prevent home-fires)

O Flashlights – LED Battery Operated & Kinetic or Crank 

O Landscaping Lights

O Headlamps 

O Glow Sticks 

First Aid Checklist #1

Prepper Supplies

O Allergy Medicine (Antihistamine) 

O Antacid & Nausea Medicine

O Antibiotics 

O Anti-Constipation Capsules 

O Anti-Diarrhea Pills 

O Aspirin (Heart Problems) 

O Phenazopyridine Hydrochloride – Urinary Pain Relief  

O  Cough, Cold, and Nasal Medicine

O Cough Drops

O Ibuprofen® (Anti-Inflammatory) 

O Tylenol® (Fever Reducer) 

O Charcoal Capsules (Poison Absorber) 

O  Pain Killers

O Prescriptions 

O Vitamins 

First Aid Checklist #2

Home First Aid Kit

O Antibiotic Ointment

O Anti-Fungal 

O Antiseptic- Alcohol Prep Pads 200ct Box 

O Bandages – Triangle 

O Band Aids – Waterproof 

O Quickclot® – Stops Bleeding Fast 

O Blood Pressure Kit (Manual) 

O Burn Cream (Lidocaine) 

O Dental Emergency Kit 

O  Eye Drops

O First Aid Booklet 

O Gauze 4×4 Pads & Rolls 

O Hemorrhoid Cream 

O Instant Cold Packs 

O Krazy Glue® 

O Medical Tape 

O Medical Scissors/Trauma Sheers 

O Moleskin 

O Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline) 

O Rash Cream (Hydrocortisone) 

O Headlamp/Flashlight – Bright LED 

O Leatherman® (remove splinters & bullets)  – For Medical Use Only!

O Scalpel & Razors 

O Sewing Kit 

O Snake Bite Kit 

O Splint –SAM® (can splint every bone in the body)

O Support (Knee, Ankle, Wrist) 

O Surgical Gloves 

O Surgical Masks 

O Self-Adherent Wrap – Coban® 

O Thermometer (Non-Digital) 

O Tourniquet – CAT 

O Tweezers 

O Yeast Infection Cream 

Hygiene Checklist

Humanitarian Hygiene Kit

O Baby Wipes

O Barber Comb & Scissors

O Chap-stick – Carmex® 

O Cotton Swabs 

O Dental Floss 

O Deodorant 

O Hair Brush & Hair-ties 

O Hand Sanitizer 

O Hair Shampoo & Conditioner 

O Lime Oil (removes grease, sap & soot) 

O Lotion 

O Nail Clippers 

O Off-grid Toilet

O Sanitary Pads 

O Soap – Bar Soap / Body Wash

O Soap – Antibacterial Hand Soap 

O Soap – Laundry Detergent 

O Straight Razor & Sharpener

O Toilet Paper 

O Toothbrushes 

O Toothpaste 

O Tweezers

Communication Checklist

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O Off-grid Communication Source (example: short wave radio

O 2nd Off-grid Communication Source (example: cb radio

O 3rd Off-grid Communication Source (ex: ham radio

O AM/FM Radio + List of Local Radio Stations

O Battery Bank 

O Cheat-sheet for Morse Code (here or here)

O Cheat-sheet for Phonetic Alphabet 

O Emergency Numbers saved on your cell phone & posted in your home 

O Family & Friends – Addresses, Phone Numbers, & Communication Tree 

O Faraday Cage 

O Flares 

O Forever Stamped Postcards, Forever Stamps, Stationery, Pencils 

O Long-range Antennas 

O Maps of Local Areas & National Atlas, Compass, GPS 

O NOAA Weather Radio 

O Walkie-Talkies 

O Whistles 

Financial Checklist

Prepper Supplies

Work Towards Freedom 

O Debt-Elimination Plan 

O Emergency Saving Fund $1000 

O Live within a Budget 

O Set Financial Goals 

Create a Shelter

O Auto Insurance 

O Cash on Hand $1000 

O Debt-free 

O Emergency Saving Fund – 6 Months Worth of Expenses 

O Food Storage – 6 Months 

O Health Insurance 

O Home/Renters Insurance 

O Life Insurance 

O Will and/or Life Estate 

Build a Foundation

O Emergency Saving Fund – 12 Months Worth of Expenses 

O Food Storage – 12 Months 

O Own a Car Built Prior to 1960 (Loan-free) – EMP prep 

O Own Your Home (Mortgage-free)

O Residual Income (Become a business owner, write a book, invent, purchase rental property)

Plan for Economic Changes

O Discover a Renewable Commodity to Barter With (if you own solar panels you can barter energy when energy is scarce )

O Develop a Skill to Barter With 

O Develop a 2nd Skill to Barter With 

Kitchen Supplies Checklist #1

Prepper Supplies

O Off-grid Cooking Method (example: Rocket Stove®

O 2nd Off-grid Cooking Method (example: propane grill) 

O 3rd Off-grid Cooking Method (example: solar oven

O Cast Iron Cookware 

O Cooking Utensils – Wooden & Stainless Steel 

O Pressure Cooker 

O Stew Pot 

Food Preservation

O Off-grid Refrigeration Method (freezer with generator) 

O 2nd Off-grid Refrigeration Method (ice box/ice chest) 

O 3rd Off-grid Refrigeration Method (example: root cellar)

O Ice Maker – Off-grid 

O Meat Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Oil Press – Hand-crank 

O Wheat Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Off-grid Storing Food Long-Term (canning supplies)

O 2nd Off-grid Storing Food Long-Term (dehydrator)

Kitchen Tools

O Can Openers – Manual

O Food Chopper – Manual 

O Kitchen Knives Made From A Single Piece of Carbon Steel 

O Kitchen Timer – No Battery 

O Thermometers – No Battery 

Kitchen Supplies Checklist #2

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O Baby Food Grinder – Hand-crank 

O Baking Pans – Disposable 

O Dish Soap 

O Disinfecting Wipes 

O Garbage Bags 

O Plates & Bowls – Disposable 

O Pot Holders – Leather 

O Tinfoil & Plastic Wrap

O Utensils – Disposable

O Water Bottles & Thermoses

O Ziploc Bags®

Protection & Hunting Checklist

O Baton / Bat 

O Bug – Repellent 

O Dog 

O Face Masks – Non-Dust 

O Face Masks – Respirator Gas Mask 

O Gun – Handgun 

O Gun – Handgun Ammo

O Gun – Handgun Extra Magazines 

O Gun – Rifle

O Gun – Rifle Ammo 

O Gun – Rifle Extra Magazines 

O Gun – Shotgun 

O Gun – Shotgun Ammo 

O Gun Cleaning Kit 

O Gun Safe 

O Hunting Knife with Gut Hook 

O Machete 

O Mosquito Net 

O Motion Detector Perimeter Lights 

O Pepper Spray (compact & bear spray)

O Rodent – Traps 

O Rodent – Poison 

O Snare Kit 

Do you have a way to measure the prepping milestones you’ve hit?  Are you looking for a list of survival gear that can help you determine the right preparedness supplies for you and your family?  Have you ever felt anxious or overwhelmed on your prepper journey?  You are not alone.

Below are two Prepper Supplies Checklist resources.   The first is a free PDF of the original 17-page preppers supplies checklist. Over the years, I’ve collected feedback on how to improve the list and compiled the updated preppers supplies checklist into a book. The book is a 35-page “Preparedness Plan Workbook”.  There are 9 categories of preparedness that are covered:  Water, Food, Warmth, Light, First Aid, Hygiene, Communication, Financial, and Protection/Hunting. The Food & Water Checklists include formulas to determine how much of each you will need depending on the size of your family/group.


Preparedness Plan Workbook


  • an easy to follow preparedness plan
  • a prioritized list of emergency preparedness categories
  • supply checklists for each category
  • photos, illustrations, and short stories
  • formulas for calculating supply needs
  • easy progress tracking system

Over the years, I’ve had many requests to create a book about a simple guide to being prepared. Readers wanted a preparedness formula they could share with their friends and family.  They also wanted a way to see how they measured up as a prepper.  Prepper Supplies Checklist is designed to meet that request.  It’s a quick 20-minute read workbook, but if you’ve got the prepper mentally, you may find yourself taking inventory of all the supplies in your home (in which case it is a little more of a time investment).  Don’t judge a book by its length.  This book is loaded with resources and information that will have you looking at your supplies in a new light and spark life into your preparedness efforts. Prepper Supplies Checklist is a workbook designed to help the user develop an emergency preparedness plan.  It is presented in an easy to read format that includes stories, photos, illustrations, helpful tips, and some great survival gear ideas!  Each section can help you evaluate the supplies you currently have available, the location of supplies, provide ideas on items you may potentially lack, and checklists to measure progress toward your preparedness goals.


Digital Copy in PDF Format: $6.99

Published Book: $11.99

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Supplies Checklist
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  • a list of prepper supplies ideas

Price: FREE

PDF  17-pages

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