50 Things You Can Do To Prepare

On the World Prayer Network call a few days ago, WPN Co-Founder & Co-Host Mario Bramnick told us that he shared with his congregation 50 things they could do to prepare for any future eventualities. This is not done as a substitute for being spiritually prepared. Yet material preparation is a good thing.
Mario Bramnick
The purpose is not to make you a “prepper,” whatever that is. The purpose is for you to be able to care for your family, your loved ones and your neighbors in the chance of a man-made or natural disaster. Caring for others is a righteous act. Joseph did that when he prepared for the seven years of famine in Egypt in the book of Genesis. When I was pastoring, I preached several sermons on the Biblical basis for preparedness. Preparedness is right.
Joseph preparing for years of famine.
Most people have health insurance or car insurance. Many people have fire or hail insurance, or insurance on their house. Many have life insurance. Our desire is that we never have to use it. However, it is good to know that if we need it, we have it. I would rather have an item and not need it, than to need an item and not have it.
(Disclaimer: Mario did not write this list. Nor did I. Mario referred to it and then many of you asked for it. Some items might have been excluded from the list. This list is not here because we advocate all of these things. The list is profoundly exhaustive [and exhausting?]. We are not advocating every single item on the list. Where weapons are mentioned, we most certainly do not ever advocate violence. However self-defense is a biblical notion. I personally would have left off any reference to alcohol. However, we are including the entire list here – as the author[s] originally wrote it – because we have received so many requests for the list Mario alluded to briefly in one sentence on the WPN. Is it possible to accomplish or have all 50 items listed below? No, of course not. But start with those that are relevant to you and are doable. Stay focused on how to care for you, your family and your neighbors with the love of Christ. Seek wise counsel. Ask questions of prudent, discerning and mature persons you know and trust. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide and help you to know what to do [and what not to do]. Then, do what He tells you to do. And remember, the ultimate preparation is not material or physical, it is spiritual preparation.)

Now see the list, taken from this article: https://www.newstarget.com/2021-07-22-the-tide-is-turning-50-steps-for-survival-and-victory-against-the-destroyers.html


1.         Rural land in red county, red state, preferably not at sea level
2.         Access to water via non-electric means
3.         Water filtration, including a gravity filter
4.         Soil, seeds, fertilizers and tools for growing food / sprouting
5.         Stored food to get you through (don’t forget freeze dried fruits for nutrition)
6.         Large volume of salt, and some spices like pepper
7.         Cooking: Boil water, wood stove, solar oven, grain grinder, rocket stove, pans, pots, cups, etc.
8.         Shelter (house, tent, cabin, RV, shack or whatever you can manage)
9.         Cordage: Ropes, twine, string, fishing line, 550 paracord, zip ties, bungee cords, rubber bands
10.    Fire starters, magnesium rods, storm proof matches, etc.
11.    Knives, blades, edged weapons, hatchet, axe, mallet, sledge hammer
12.    Community: Make friends, visit farmers markets, establish friendly relationships
13.    Firearms and ammo for security (22 LR, 9mm, 5.56, etc.)
14.    Gold and silver (junk silver) for barter, maybe some cash. Barter items: Alcohol, coffee, 22LR ammo, fuel, seeds, toilet paper
15.    Radio communications including two-way and a hand-cranked radio
16.    Stored fuel: Diesel and diesel vehicles for emergencies
17.    Emergency medicine and antiseptics, including iodine, chlorine dioxide, colloidal silver, manuka honey and emergency dental, charcoal, ivermectin, hydroxy, artemisinin (sweet wormwood)
18.    Bandaging, gauze, clotting, tourniquets, wound bandaging
19.    Pandemic PPE – masks, visors, body suits, plastic sheeting, liquid sprayers
20.    Herbs, essential oils (lavender, peppermint, oregano, tea tree), herb seeds and ultrasonic cleaner for extracts, vodka, etc.
21.    Honey, paraffin, glycerin, beeswax, vitamin E, things to make salves, lotions, medicines
22.    Night vision / thermal observation equipment (look at AGM brand for affordable thermal monoculars)
23.    Thermal blankets for anti-detection by thermal imaging including drones and robots
24.    Lights: 18650 batteries, LED lights, headlamps
25.    Perimeter defense and alert tech (motion sensing lights) and dogs
26.    Ballistic vests, slings, gear to carry magazines
27.    Backup stash and bugout plan with a smaller version of your stuff at the bugout location
28.    Topo maps, printed maps of your area
29.    Signaling equip: Mirrors, whistles, compass
30.    Silent defense: Crossbow, suppressed weapon w/ subsonic rounds
31.    Reference books / hardcopy: DIY projects, homesteading, food preservation, firearms assembly
32.    Paper, pencils, erasers, pencil sharpeners, envelopes
33.    Personal care supplies: Toilet paper, hygiene products, eyeglasses, soaps, deodorant, etc.
34.    Food preservation: Drying, salting, canning supplies
35.    Off grid transportation method such as a bicycle or quadricycle
36.    Low-tech heat system (wood stove, kerosene space heater, etc.)
37.    OTC medicine chest items: Anti-itch, anti-diarrhea, painkillers, blood tests, bug spray, etc.
38.    Solar battery bank to charge and run devices, including batteries, flashlights, mobile devices, etc.
39.    Off-grid electricity: Tractor PTO, or diesel generator, or solar
40.    Spare batteries, chargers, 18650 batteries and devices where possible
41.    Sewing, repair, tape kits, glue, safety pins, clothespins, so you can repair clothing
42.    Rugged shoes, shoe repair equipment such as shoe goo
43.    Containers: Buckets, barrels and bags, glass bottles, jars, medicine containers, with tops, water pouches, trash bags for waste, and thick bags for human waste
44.    Tools: Electric and hand drills, volt meters, hammers, shovels, rakes, gardening, barbed wire, T-posts, saws, multitools
45.    Aluminum foil, wax paper, parchment paper, plastic wrap
46.    Plumbing repair, PEX pipes, crimps, cutters, connectors
47.    Off-grid activities, radio shows, MP3 files, books, games, cards
48.    Spare parts for cars, appliances, etc. filters, oil, gasket repair goo, tire plugs, rubber patches, epoxy glues, resins, bonding agents
49.    Fishing gear: Rod, reel, string, hooks, etc.
50.    SKILLS, skills, skills. Know-how. DIY. Learn how to repair and maintain everything you own.

Well, that is quite a list, I know. May God grant you wisdom in all this. I pray blessings on us all, as we are led by God exactly how we are to prepare for what is to come.
Dr. Jim Garlow
Well Versed

Rosemary Schindler Garlow
Well Versed


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