The following list of 21 popular preparedness products is an interesting cross-section of supplies that were most chosen from people who happened to visit any one of the many product links embedded throughout our blog.

Listed in popular order:

While it is somewhat self-serving to list 21 product links ;) , the preparedness list itself provides insight into what people have been interested in, and perhaps it will interest you too.

Note: The supplies in this list do not include what people may have chosen from any of our vendor sponsors listed along the right side of this page. Any of them are certainly worth a visit.

1. Big Berkey Drinking Water Filter
It looks like people were most concerned about their drinking water, as evidenced by the Berkey water filter being #1.

2. Coleman Expedition 205-Piece All Purpose First Aid Kit
Our blog contains a number of articles relating to First Aid, and the First Aid Kit listed here (Made in the USA) is a reflection of people’s interest.

3. TITAN Two-Sided Emergency Mylar Survival Blankets, 5-Pack | Forest Camo
A ‘space blanket’ or Mylar thermal blanket is a tidy and important add-on for one’s emergency survival kit.

4. Emergency Water Storage (55-gallon) Kit
Again, water is high on most lists of preparedness concerns, and lots of people looked at this 55-gallon water storage ‘kit’. Rule-of-thumb, 1-gl /day /person. Minimum.

5. Solar 11-in-1 Battery Charger
Power outages often go along with disasters. This solar battery charger is popular for consumer batteries.

6. Wonder Junior Deluxe Hand Grain / Flour Mill
The ‘Wonder Junior’ by Wondermill is a popular item among preparedness supplies for those who are looking for a means to mill (grind) wheat into flour (without electricity).

7. 5 Gallon Rigid Water Container
It’s not surprising that this 5-gallon drinking water container is so popular. When filled, it’s still manageable to move around and the material is food grade safe.

8. Potassium Iodide Tablets
Preparedness for a nuclear event (nuke power plant event or nuke attack) nearly always involves Potassium Iodide tablets for thyroid protection.

9. Rayovac LED Lantern
I reviewed this LED lantern years ago, and it’s still the most popular. Mine has never let me down, and the light will shine a long time before needing to recharge the batteries.

10. Fenix LD22 G2 215 Lumen LED Flashlight
I also did a review on this ‘best flashlight’ (given my particular requirements) and it is evidently quite popular given the number of those who have checked it out.

11. 5 Gallon Mylar Bags and 2000cc Oxygen Absorbers
A staple of food storage preparedness is bulk storage of some dry goods (rice, beans, wheat, etc..) and these 5-gallon Mylar bags and O2 absorbers are evidently the most popular inserts.

12. Magnesium Fire Starters
Survival preparedness and fire. They go together. Magnesium fire starters are a popular item. Also check out the ‘Fire Steel’ from our sponsor vendor,

13. The Gamma Seal Lid
These ‘Gamma Seal’ lids are perfect for easy access of dry goods stored in 5-gallon buckets. I use these for all my buckets, and apparently so do many others.

14. The Encyclopedia of Country Living
This is one of the first general purpose preparedness books that I ever ordered years ago, and it is still very popular today – The Encyclopedia of Country Living.

15. Paracord
Cordage. A high value item for one’s preparedness supplies (kit). ‘Paracord’ is the most popular. Check Tom’s paracord (Made in the USA) over at

16. Eneloop AA Ni-MH Rechargeable Batteries
These AA rechargeable batteries are THE BEST and most popular for consumer electronics (flashlights, portable radios, etc..).

17. KA-BAR US Army Fighting/Utility Knife
Who would consider preparedness without a knife? While there are zillions out there, this KA-BAR has been a very popular ‘go-to’ knife. You might also consider a hand forged & hammered knife (Made in the USA) from our sponsor vendor,

18. All American Sun Oven
Cooking without electricity. If the sun is out, this Sun Oven will do the cooking and it has been a popular alternative choice for those who have browsed here.

19. Chainmate 24-Inch Survival Pocket Chain Saw
This ‘pocket chain saw’ will assist the emergency task of cutting through branches or small/medium logs. Although it requires muscle power, it will get the job done (albeit much slower than a chain saw!). Looks like people have been getting this for their kits.

20. Excalibur Food Dehydrator
Given the popularity of this Excalibur food dehydrator, food preservation is among the higher callings of preparedness.

21. Datrex 3600 calorie Emergency Food Bar Pack
Calorie dense food bars are perfect for emergency survival kits as is evidenced by the popularity of the Datrex food bars. (Tip: Don’t remove from Mylar packaging until needed)

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21 Popular Preparedness Products

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