The Ultimate Doomsday Prepping List, Part I

Preppers come from all different backgrounds and have individual concerns. They are often painted as alarmists with irrational fears. Some are worried about chemical warfare, while others are simply worried about their neighborhood. One thing they all have in common is a need for a doomsday prepping list.

In the first half of Patriot Headquarters’ ultimate doomsday prepping list, you’ll discover:

  • The ONE thing EVERY doomsday prepping list should include… It’s creamy, delicious and full of vital and healthy calories, B vitamins and protein. Even kids LOVE it — and it NEVER goes bad
  • Why you MUST pack this one often overlooked clothing item. It’s EASY to carry and VERSATILE enough for nearly ALL conditions
  • This often forgotten ESSENTIAL for your medical kit that costs less than a quarter apiece, will help keep you SAFE and has nearly UNLIMITED uses beyond medical prep.

The unique thing about a doomsday prepping list is that it’s one of the only lists people create but hope never to use.

One thing that unites preppers is that most scenarios pretty much require the same items. We all have the same basic needs. But preppers go beyond the basics. They plan, acquire and execute.

That is why we’ve created the ultimate doomsday list that can be used by every type of prepper. We have organized it into 14 categories with 107 unique items.

Yes, that sounds like a large number, but I guarantee you already own many of the items on this list. Others will be things you haven’t considered.

No matter how many items you have, the best time to get started on your doomsday prepping list is NOW.


1. Canned Goods: This a staple on every prepper’s list for obvious reasons. Canned goods are easy to acquire and store. They can last for years, and you can buy almost any type of food in a canned variety.

2. Corn: Dried corn is of course a vegetable but also a grain

3. Sugar: You can buy canned sugar, and it’s cheap to stock up on.

4. Flour: Potato flour is maybe the most versatile, as it’s finely ground and works as a thickener.

5. Oats: If you’re in survival mode, you will need to stock up on fiber. Oats are perfect for that basic need. They can also be used to make dishes such as oatmeal.

6. Beans: Again, a great source for fiber and cheap to buy.

7. Dry Pasta: In the worst circumstances, you want very little fat. That’s why dry pasta is the healthier choice — and it keeps longer.

8. Rice: A good source for grains and easy to store.

9. Spices: With limited food options, you will want all the seasoning possible.

10. Peanut Butter: A versatile food that can keep for months even at room temperature. It is packed with B vitamins and protein, and kids love it.

11. Cooking Oil: An absolute necessity for the types of cooking you will be able to do in a doomsday environment.

12. Salt: Not a necessity, but you’ll definitely notice if you don’t have it.

13. Wheat: Grind it into flour if you need to, but mostly use it as a thickening agent. Whole grain wheat is healthier and has a long storage life.

14. Powdered Milk: Can be used in place of nondairy creamers.

15. Fruit Bars: Dried fruit bars are portable and also enjoy a long storage life.

16. Cutlery: You don’t need to go crazy with a full Ginsu collection, but make sure you have the basics.

17. Plates: See above. In this circumstance (assuming you have the proper amount of water) you can easily wash and reuse plates and cutlery over and over.

18. Kettle: Use it not only for cooking but also as a heat source in a pinch.

19. Aluminum Foil: Most doomsday scenarios don’t involve full kitchens. Aluminum foil can be used to wrap food for storing, among several other uses.


20. Water: In terms of importance, this could easily be No. 1. It’s not only necessary for survival but can also be used for dozens of tasks.

21. Waterproof Matches: Wax coating will ensure you can get a flame in even damp circumstances.

22. Water Purification Tablets: If you don’t have purified water (or you run out), these tablets can eliminate chemicals and even viruses.

23. Small Water Filter: Filter out contaminants. Our top recommendation in a water filter is the Alexapure Pro water filter. This revolutionary device removes up to 99.9999% of bacteria, viruses, toxic chemicals, heavy metals and even pharmaceuticals from any freshwater source. Check it out right here.

24. Hydration Pack: This can be an add-on to most backpacks and is extremely convenient when you’re on the go.

25. Drinking Container: If your water isn’t bottled, you will want a separate container for drinking water.

26. Thermal Bottle: Perfect because they’re portable and support hot and cold temperatures.


27. Warm Clothing: Even if you’re in a warm region, you must be prepared for inclement weather. It’s possible you’ll have to travel and/or be outside at night.

28. Polarized Sunglasses: Protect your eyes by blocking reflected light.

29. Poncho: This often overlooked item is versatile, lightweight and takes up very little space. If your clothing supply is limited, it’s very important to keep what you do have dry.

30. Wide-brimmed Hat: It will help not only with the sun but also deterring pests.

31. Thick Socks: Any military personnel will tell you how important keeping your feet healthy is to remaining mobile.

32. Boots: This should be self-explanatory, but if you need to get some we recommend a lightweight steel-toed pair.

33. Jacket: Go for something waterproof and good for layering.


34. First-aid Kit: You can buy these at just about any store, and there’s no reason not to keep a couple around.

35. Antibiotics: Reduce the possibility of infection and help promote quicker healing.

36. Gauze & Wraps: Flintstones Band-Aids won’t do it.

37. Hand Sanitizer: Can be used for cleaning medical tools in addition to hands.

38. Aspirin: Cheap and effective pain reliever for adults.

39. Prescriptions: If water and food are at the top, your medication may be No. 3 depending on your condition. If you can’t secure a true backup of your monthly medications, try to acquire the generic versions.

40. Rubber Gloves: This essential item will help keep you safe and costs less than a quarter apiece! Buy them by the box. You can use them for medical procedures, food prep and waste management.

41. Isopropyl Alcohol: Basic disinfectant.

42. Vitamins: This is doubly important if you have any known deficiencies. Your food menu will be limited, and these could keep you functioning at full capacity.

43. Hydrogen Peroxide: Can be used as a mouthwash if necessary.

44. Ibuprofen: Get this in lieu of aspirin for children.

45. Surgical Stapler: Look up proper use if you are not experienced. This can be incredibly effective if used properly.

46. Suture Kit: Helpful for minor surgical procedures such as lacerations.


47. Utility Knife: You won’t run out of uses for a good utility knife.

48. Handgun: Chances are good you already have this in your kit or on your person for obvious reasons.

49. Holster: Stock a holster even if you don’t typically use one. You may find yourself in a scenario where you’re traveling with full pockets, an overjacket and a backpack.

50. Rifle: Useful for guarding your perimeter even in extreme weather conditions.

51. Hand Saw: A good nonpower tool that can be used for a lot of things beyond woodworking.

52. Scissors: You don’t need any information to know why scissors could be useful.

53. Bow & Arrow: If you have the skills, use it as a secondary self-defense weapon and for hunting if necessary.

54. Tools: You don’t need a full cabinet, but keeping the basics in a small toolbox will prove to be handy — literally.

55. Fishing Gear: If you’re lucky enough to be near a source for fish, you’re ahead of the game in many respects. You might as well throw in a line.

56. Ax: You may need it to build a fire if you don’t get to category No. 6.

In Part II, we’ll run down categories 6–14, which include heat, lighting, shelter and several bonus items. Stay tuned…

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