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Winter’s Coming – Do You Have These 19 Essential Survival Items?

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Winter Survival Essentials

If you’re like me, you enjoy fall. The crisp air and the changing leaves put me in a special mood.

However, this time of year also starts my mental countdown to winter. I know it’s only a matter of weeks until we see the first snow fall here in the Midwest. And, once winter starts, it’s a long, hard slog until spring comes back around.

I’ll admit – my winter prepping game isn’t quite what it should be, but I’m going to take steps to fix it this fall. For advice, I turned to Urban Survival Site and their list of “19 Survival Items to Buy Before Winter Arrives.”

You can read the full post here but take a quick look at their list to see how your gear stockpile compares.

  • Pack
  • Knife
  • Fire Starting Materials (lighters, matches, etc.)
  • Folding Saw
  • Hatchet
  • Canteen
  • Headlamp
  • All-Weather Blanket
  • Wool Blanket
  • Foam Mat
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Cord
  • MRE’s
  • Folding Shovel
  • Extra Clothing
  • Sun Glasses
  • Cat Litter
  • Maps
  • First Aid Kit

How does your list compare to theirs? Any must-haves they missed?

After you’ve checked out that info, we also recommend you visit Authorized Boots (click here) to read their article on “How to Food Prep: 30 days Worth of Food.” It’s a great resource to include in your winter prepping efforts.

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Photo by Sharon Mollerus licensed under Creative Commons 2.0. Original photo was altered.