37 Non Food-Related Products To Stock Up On

If you were to ask someone which items are most important to have on hand when zombies take over the world, they would probably say, “Food, water, and ammo!”

While that’s a great start, but there’s a lot more you will want in order to change your situation from survival mode to more comfortable living. Keep in mind that the following items are not necessarily everything you will need to survive, but they provide a better picture of items you might wish you had.

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Personal products

Surprisingly, personal products may be the most overlooked category of things to stock up on in case of emergency. Other than the bare necessities of food, water, and shelter, these products will probably do the most to improve your disaster experience. A lot of the items on this list are just things you’d have in the bathroom, but it really is a good idea to have a lot of extras.

  • Toothpaste
  • Toothbrushes
  • Lotion
  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Contact solution (If necessary)
  • Toilet paper
  • Paper towels
  • Shampoo & conditioner
  • Q-tips
  • Soap
  • Razers
  • Shaving cream
  • Skin care products
  • Baby products (If needed)
  • Chapstick

Survival gear

Here are some survival gear items that might go fast. You will want to have a large stock of some of these things just in case something bad happens. Some survival items you need include the following:

  • Matches & lighters
  • Cotton balls and vaseline (excellent fire starter)
  • First-aid kit
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Tools (Saw, drill, hammer, screws, etc.)
  • Fire wood

Cooking stuff

In addition to food, you will need some cooking utensils and items to help you in an emergency situation. Here are some things you’ll want to stock up on to make sure you have what you need to prepare your food.

  • Tin foil
  • Dish soap
  • Stove feul
  • Sturdy dishe
  • Silverware
  • Cooking utensils

Miscellaneous items

Here’s a list of things you’ll definitely want to have on hand, but they don’t really fall into another category. Just because they’re miscellaneous doesn’t mean they’re any less important to have in stock.

  • Trash bags
  • Sandwich bags
  • Ammo (A mixture of self defense and small game ammo)
  • Gasoline (For your car, for starting fires, etc.)
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Writing utensils
  • Blankets & pillows
  • Warm clothing
  • Knives & sharpening tools
  • Insect repellent

These are things that you will not want to see go too fast in an emergency situation. To see a more comprehensive list, check out our post on the Best Survival Kits.