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Which Of The Following Are On The List Of The 37 Things Preppers Say That You Must Hoard?

Once one begins to investigate the prepper subculture (preppers being people who believe that society is on the verge of collapse and advocate elaborate preparations of bunkers, armories, and storerooms for when neighbors begin to organize into hordes to murder each other) one encounters a labyrinth of enticing paranoia. Prepper web sites seem to survive through extensive advertisements of products developed for people who are high on anxiety.

There are ads for gardening supplies, sexual performance enhancement elixirs, devices for producing electrical power off the grid, gold coins, and seminars on how to avoid detection from THEM. Out of all this shouting carnival of fear, however, one advertisement stood out to me as I surveyed Prepper Land. It advertised a list of “37 Things You Must Hoard Now”, to be purchased “before the mob goes crazy”.

What are those 37 things you must hoard? I’m not telling – at least not completely. See if you can guess. I’ve reproduced the list, partially, below. Some of the things I’ve listed are genuine prepper advice. Other things I just added off the top of my head.

Can you tell which is which?

bug out nuts1. Sugar
2. Pain killers
3. Beef jerky
4. Guns
5. Night vision goggles
6. Ramen noodles
7. Good books for reading
8. Pet food
9. Butane lighters
10. Shortwave radio transmitter/receiver
11. Gold coins
12. Rubbing alcohol
13. Toilet paper
14. Bandages
15. Neosporin
16. Computer equipment
17. Batteries
18. Shoes
19. Musical instruments
20. Fireworks
21. Skepticism
22. Toothpicks
23. Toothpaste
24. Playing cards
25. Canned food
26. Can openers
27. Writing paper
28. Pencils
29. Salt
30. Pillows
31. Blankets
32. Coffee
33. Earplugs
34. Herbs
35. Vitamins
36. Candles
37. Ammunition

6 thoughts on “Which Of The Following Are On The List Of The 37 Things Preppers Say That You Must Hoard?”

  1. Horatio says:

    You’re missing a big one: Water purification equipment.

  2. Dave says:

    Barrel of cigars.

    1. Bill says:

      And a case of single malt scotch

  3. Horatio says:

    Excellent for trading, cigars.

    What about, for families, the importance of toys for the kids? Should we not hoard our toys, to keep the tots entertained in the bunker?

  4. Patricia says:

    Don’t forget pet supplies. Dog food, flea and tick treatment.

    1. F.G. Fitzer says:

      Oh, yes. And extra dog collars! Also, dog sweaters, and cat toys… when Fifi becomes bored, the bunker can become a death trap!

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