How to Start a Stockpile 100+ Item List (Categorized)

Updated: Sep 2, 2021



In a survival situation, if the stores are inaccessible, dangerous or just simply don't have anything in stock, a stockpile can be an excellent safety net. With everyone's situation being different, this list isn't all inclusive, but it's a good starting point! A few of these I've found some great deals to buy in bulk and I've included them, below!


With 2020 now passed, a lot of people have realized how important keeping a stockpile, no matter how small, in their homes. 2020 (and 2021) saw empty shelves, food shortages and hyper inflation. Many have turned to stockpiling to prepare for these emergencies.



I created a list of 100+ items to stockpile to get you started!


Food

Having a variety of food will be important for morale. It's possible to only stockpile beans and rice, but if SHTF, you'd quickly grow tired of only eating these.

Dry:

Rice

Beans

Salt (this is one of the few things that is almost impossible to produce yourself) (bulk)

Pepper

Canned:

Green Beans

Kidney Beans

Pinto Beans

Corn

Carrots

Chicken

Tuna

Dog/Cat Food

Other:

5 Gallon Jugs of Water

1 Gallon Jugs of Water

Medications

Do not take medication without a doctor's supervision. When COVID hit in 2020, store shelves were wiped from everything from cold medicine to vitamins. Preparing a stockpile of medication can't hurt!

Ibuprofen (bulk)

Aspirin (bulk)

Acetaminophen (bulk)

Stool Softeners

Antidiarrheals

Antihistamines (bulk)

Elderberry (bulk)

Vitamin C (bulk)

Antihistamines (bulk)

Cold medicine (bulk)









Household

When we think of preparation, we often think of the basics: food, water and shelter. The everyday things that keep us comfortable are neglected. We can't forget to stockpile for our homes, too!

Blankets (all sizes)

Sheets

Pillow Cases

Batteries (bulk)

Cleaning:

Bleach (bulk)

Vinegar

Kitchen:

Glass Jars and Jugs (and extra lids!)

Matches (bulk)

Lighters

Paper Towels

Aluminum Foil

Wax Paper

Cleaning Rags (bulk)

Silverware

Tableware (preferably aluminum)

Personal Hygiene:

Toilet Paper (bulk)

Pads (bulk)

Tampons (bulk)

Diapers (or reusable diapers)

Baby Wipes (or reusable baby wipes)

Baby Oil (bulk)

Lotion (bulk)

Body Wash (bulk)

Hand Soap (bulk)

Shampoo (bulk)

Conditioner (bulk)

Wash Cloths (bulk)

Towels (bulk)

Razors (bulk) (reusable)

Aloe (bulk) (I recommend an aloe plant)

Q-Tips (bulk)

Cotton Balls (bulk)

Hairbrushes/Combs

Toothbrushes (bulk)

Toothpaste (bulk)

Floss (bulk)

Vaseline (bulk)

Record Keeping:

Paper/Notebooks (bulk)

Pens (bulk)

Pencils (bulk)


Entertainment

If your digital sources of entertainment were cut off, what would you do? You'd eventually want something to stay occupied! Even if you don't know how, it would be a great time to learn a useful skill such as sewing, crocheting or looming! Who knows? These skills may come in handy some day!

Games

Decks of Cards

Board Games

Sewing Kit

Crochet Kit

Looming Kit

Books:

The Bible

Classics (To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women, etc.)

Your Favorite Genre!

Magazines(even old ones)

Thrift-Store Novels (for bartering purposes)

Cook Books

Quick tip! Dollar tree has a great selection of books, all for $1


How-to Books

Herbal Medicine Guide

Urban Gardening Guide

Bushcraft Guide

Hardware

It's never a terrible idea to keep tools and hardware around the house! You never know when something may break.

Nails

Staples

Bolts

Nuts

Wire

Chains

Braces/Brackets

Hinges

Tools (all of various sizes and uses)

Axe Heads (and handles for that matter)

Fence Mending Supplies (this depends on the type of fence you have)

Barbwire

T-Post Clips

Miscellaneous

Flash Lights (bulk)

Solar Powered Lights (here)

Battery-Powered Lanterns (here)

Variety of Seeds (I bought this survival pack about a year ago, and they're currently growing!)

T-Shirts (bulk)

Sweatpants

Paracord (bulk)

Protection:

Guns

Ammunition

Machete

Large Knives

Pocket Knives (I have this knife, and I love it- it's a great multipurpose knife)

Arrows

Arrowheads

Bows or Crossbows (Matthews and Bear are two brands I know and trust)

Bow Strings

Gun Cleaning/Oiling Supplies


Storage

Milk Crates

5-Gallon Buckets

3-Gallon Buckets

Plastic Tubs (various sizes)

Bartering

Spirits

Vodka

Whiskey

Wine

(even the $2 kind)

Chocolate (bulk)

Almost anything bought in excess can become a bartering tool in hard times, especially medications.


Survival

I wanted to include this in here, because in the event of a total economic collapse, a stockpile will only go so far. You'll eventually need to grow a garden, hunt and fish for your food. You'll need to become self-sufficient in your own way. I included bows in here, since in such a collapse, ammo will be scarce.

Fishing Rod

Fishing Line (bulk)

Hooks (bulk)

Bobbers (bulk)

Weights (bulk)

Lures (bulk) or find worms/grasshoppers

Fishing Guide

Fishing Knots Books


Bow*

Arrows*

Broadheads

Practice Points

Bow String*

Bow Hunting Guide

*Please do your research. Depending on the bow you have/buy, you'll need to purchase the proper weight of arrows or risk injury. You will also need to purchase the proper string.


Hunting/Fishing knife (this is mine, and I love it)

Trapping Guide


Garden seeds

Gardening Guide

Preserving Food Guide (without canning)

Canning Guide


Solar Panel Kit (battery included)

Solar Panel Guide


In the event of hard times, stockpiling is better used as a bridge to cross the gap, or as a backup plan. It's better to learn how to produce most of your own goods and to become self-sufficient in your own way, rather than depending on a stock pile for necessities. Even most of the "non-perishables" are eventually perishable. Knowledge is power and it is the key to survival! You can only do what you know.