NOT AS MUCH AS YOU THINK, if you’re smart about it.

I should be writing book 3 in the Zulu Virus Chronicles, but I’ve instead been writing “the book” on Chronic Procrastination. Actually, I’ve been tackling some administrative stuff before I launch into FIRE STORM, which is the far less glorious part of being an author. That said, one of those tasks turned out to be a lot more fun than I expected.

About a month ago, I was approached by Amazon to create a list of items related to my post-apocalyptic/dystopian books and make it public through a new system they’ve rolled out to their affiliates. I’ve always wanted to create a list of useful survival and readiness items (with links), and include it in my books, but I wasn’t sure how to go about it until now. Amazon just made it incredibly simple.

By CLICKING HERE (or the image below), you’ll see over a hundred readiness related items that I’ve either purchased…or THINK I NEED (but my wife will kill me if I buy). I’ll let you all guess which category each item falls under. Currently, they’re not in any particular order or clustered by category,—and I certainly don’t own all of them. Many items can be integrated into daily life, and replenished as needed. This is a collection of suggested items that cover a wide spectrum of disaster readiness needs…and we all have different needs.

To learn more about assessing your needs, CLICK HERE to check out the short book I wrote with Randy Powers from Practical Tactical on the subject. It’s available in ebook and paperback.

Here are some samples of the items. Click below to see the full selection.

Full disclosure. This is an Amazon Affiliate related program, so if you buy something through the page, I will most likely receive a small affiliate fee.


  1. Lynne says:

    Thank you so much for the list. I’ve been planning on getting items for emergencies. My husband is the original ‘don’t worry, be happy’ type of person that doesn’t see the need to plan ahead.

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