Most preppers have a significant wishlist. And many of those wishlists contain items that may or not be reasonable for most preppers. But if you have the will then you can achieve just about any ‘prep’ you can think of.
Here is a quick list of some of the top prepper ‘wish list’ items:
From my experience, a bunker is a number one ‘want’ for most preppers. While it may be a pipe-dream for some, or not a viable option for all it’s still nice to dream.
Building or buying a bunker is serious business. I can not recommend buying a cheap shipping container, digging a hole, and burying it as a survival bunker. There are tons of instructables and people who will tell you how to do it. While it can be done be aware that shipping containers were not engineered to resist the lateral forces of being buried. They will need significant modification of it’s horizontal and vertical support before attempting to bury one as a bunker.
If you’re in a hurry and on a budget consider a tornado shelter or above ground safe room as an entry level bunker.
Ready for your own underground shelter?
You can find the premium ones here: Rising S Bunkers of Texas
Or a more ‘budget friendly’ option here: Atlas Survival Shelters
Find instructions and a kit for a DIY underground bunker here: Survival Center Budget Underground Shelter
2. Fortified Home
They say a man’s home is his castle. And for the determined prepper your home could literally be a castle.
There are only so many castles in the world. And few of them are available for purchase.
But there is home for some of those with the proper budget: 10 American Castles for Sale
Don’t have that kind of budget?
A Monolithic Dome structure is extremely durable due to it’s dome shape and concrete construction and easily fortified.
Another option if you want your home to blend in to other homes in your area is a custom fortified home.
You can also build an earth sheltered or earth berm home as a fortified house. See a video tour of one below:
3. Hidden Off-grid
Going off-grid and pre-escaping civilization is a dream for many preppers. Learning to be self-sufficient and disconnected means you’re already prepared for a disaster should one strike and interrupt society.
Committing to the off-grid lifestyle isn’t something to be taken lightly. It is a lifestyle that I find attractive but at this point I’m not ready. However there are certain steps I’ve taken to make myself and my home more self-sufficient. At this time I’m also working on an off-grid camp close to my home for practice.
Going off-grid can also be very costly – and in some places illegal. You can offset these costs by being willing to live a more primitive off-grid lifestyle such as using an outhouse for your business and being okay without electricity or running water. Man survived a very, very long time without all the amenities we take for granted.
Here are some great resources for preppers seeking a hidden and off-grid lifestyle:
Living of The Grid’s FaceBook page
4. Giant Arsenal of Weapons and Ammo
Some preppers are into prepping in order to justify the mass purchase of guns and other assorted weaponry to their significant other. Everyone has their own opinion on how many weapons is the right amount of weapons. There’s the ‘own one gun and know how to use it camp’ and then the ‘you can never have enough guns camp’.
The personal preference in our household is have enough, but not too many that you can’t remember how to use or maintain them.
Once you’ve built your arsenal you need to safely store and protect your investment …
5. Tons of Food and Fresh Water With No Expiration
One of the things we mostly take for granted is how easy it is in our society to ‘grab a bite’. Food is easy to find and easy to come by. Trucks constantly deliver food to supermarkets, restaurants, convenience stores, schools, and all other sorts of businesses. Just swipe a card, fork over some green or beg if you have to and you’ve got a satisfied belly. Water is so essential to life that some municipalities have laws requiring food service businesses to give water to anyone that asks – even if they are not a customer.
But as a prepper – and informed citizen – you realize just how fragile that infrastructure is. And how quickly it can be overwhelmed. Our available food supply if interrupted or overburdened can run out in a matter of hours. This is evident and proven every time there is a major disaster anywhere in the world. Luckily most disasters – even major ones – are localized and those not affected can rush to aide. However they don’t always get to everyone … But if there was ever a wide-spread disaster that affected the majority then everyone is going to look out for themselves.
That’s why preppers store food that stay shelf-stable for very long periods of time. And why they work towards being able to grow and produce their own food.
I don’t know about you but I’d love a bunker full of freeze dried emergency foods that could last me and my loved ones for decades.
Here are some resources to bolster or even kick start your food storage:
11 Emergency Food Items That Can Last a Lifetime
Canning At Home With Ball Jars
6. Joining a Private Prepper’s Community
There is strength in numbers. That’s a universal truth.
But as a group grows there’s more risk of internal strife and possible serious conflict.
That’s why becoming part of an already established prepper’s community is high on many prepper’s wish lists.
If there is a major disaster, SHTF, or other serious social collapse then there is already a structure, community, and safety in place with a private prepper’s community.
Here are a couple of prepper communities currently seeking members:
Central Texas Prepper’s Community
Terra Vivos Underground Community
These are just a few of the biggest wish list items for Preppers. What’s on your prepper’s wish list?