Stockpiling In Moderation Stockpiling in Moderation. Sometimes it’s hard to do. There seems to be a tendency to go to the extreme for some people. Personally, I believe wholeheartedly in preparing, but I don’t want to be an alarmist and conspiracy theorist. Do you think that those who go to the extreme give survivalists a bad name? Do you think as we try to spread the word, we would often be better served by doing things in moderation? The are a few simple things I'm working on stocking up on, moderately that help us through any emergency and really make good sense to accumulate whether something happens or not. In moderation of course, without hoarding them. I've read numerous posts on forums and blogs about this and I've taken all of the information and this is what works for me. I did a podcast recently on this if you care to listen in more detail. So, here's what I'm working on. * Water Filters/Purifiers: * Firewood: * Portable Toilets: * Lamps and Oil * Coleman Fuel: * Self Defense Tools: ( Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats, Slingshots * Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks: * Rice, Beans and Wheat: * Honey, Syrups, white and brown sugars: * Charcoal & Lighter fluid: * Vegetable Oil: * Water storage containers: * Baby Supplies: * Washboards and Mops: * Cookstoves: * Vitamin supplements: * Hygiene products: * Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges: * Gas containers: * Aluminum foil: * Garbage bags: * Paper products: * Gardening Seeds: * Milk: * Clothes pins, lines and hangers: * Canned Meat: * Fire Extinguishers: * First aid kits: * Batteries: * Baking supplies: * Matches: * Writing paper, pens and pencils,solar calculators: * Work Clothes: * Insulated ice chests: * Flashlights, light sticks, and torches: * Cast iron cookware: * Fishing supplies and tools: * Pest and Insect repellents: * Duct Tape: * Shelter building equipment: * Backpacks & Duffle bags: * Candles: * Sewing supplies: * Knives: * Bedding: * Games: * Lumber: .....And last, but definitely NOT least… Guns and Ammo: While many so-called emergency preparedness experts tend to shy away from discussing this need, it’s naïve and frankly reckless in my opinion to do so. What works for you?