Well it happened. The Shit Hit The Fan. How’d you make out?
Here is the best gear to help you through the next one.
Best Wristwatch. I have a LOT of watches. This is NOT my favorite watch but it is my favorite SHTF watch. Casio Rangeman GW9400-1.
This watch is a military favorite. It has a solar battery that lasts forever and has Multi-Band 6 which syncs with Long Wave Radio stations to keep time with the Atomic Clock.
There are 6 locations worldwide, hence the name Multi-Band 6.
This watch is double tough, legible and can take a beating.
Best getaway bag. RedOxx Railroad Grip.
Need a bag that won’t rip, tear or puncture? Lots of space, Super strong zippers, and lots of pockets.
Made of ballistic nylon. You are not going to screw up this bag no matter how hard you try.
Best gasoline Generator. Westinghouse WGen9500.
I don’t know how big your house is but this powers my entire home to include AIR CONDITIONING. A tank of gas (about 6.6 gallons) will run for 12-13 hours. 9500 watts of sheer unadulterated power.
30 gallons of gas will get you through several days of SHTF.
This is the best portable gasoline generator on the planet, bar none. Automatic start and choke from a keyFob. What’s not to love?
Best Swiss Army knife. Cybertool M.
There are an awful lot of Victorinox Swiss Army knives out there. More configurations than you can shake a Coronavirus at.
But this one has all the stuff that you NEED to function for a day to day SHTF scenario.
Pliers, Scissors and a driver with bits are the most prominent features that I rely on to keep things fixed when I could be away from a proper mix of tools.
Honorable mention to Victorinox Soldier if you need to cut down trees and stuff.
Best Emergency Food. Augason Farms.
It could come to this. For 25 year food I find the Augason Farm stuff to be pretty doggone good. You may never have to eat it but by golly you’ll sleep easier knowing that there are several of these buckets in the pantry.
Supplement these with beans, pasta, rice, flour, and canned foods and you’ll stay afloat long enough to figure out your next move.
Best portable power station. Jackery Explorer 1000. Grid goes down you’re going to want to be able to charge devices such as cell phones, laptops, radios, etc.
With one of these guys you can also run a coffee pot or a hair dryer, or power tools or even small appliances such a mini refrigerators.
They aren’t cheap but you won’t mind what they cost when the power goes out.
Be sure to get a solar panel to re-charge it. This is the Jackery SolarSaga 100 watt solar panel. There are cheaper ways to recharge the Jackery Power Stations but this is their system.
Best flashlight. Olight Warrior X.
Need to throw a beam a football field away? Look no further. They have an updated version of this now however I like the original version.
Awesome tactical light.
Best radio. XHData D-808
This is subjective. There are great radios out there for a premium price.
This is a good radio, at a fair price and it does everything. AM, FM, ShortWave, Air Band, Single Side Band.
Yeah, I might throw something else in the bug out bag that had weather band but for the most part this will keep you up to speed in an emergency.
There’s lots of other stuff you need but this list should get you started. I think we all know we need toilet paper, soap, hand sanitizer, a freezer full of meat…………all the stuff that is hard to get during this coronavirus scare. Bet you’ll have all that stuff next time. Be prepared. Take this time to think about what you REALLY NEED to keep your head above water.