Or maybe I should start by asking if you have one? If not, maybe you should! We have two lists that we are constantly updating: one is our weekly or short term and one long term.
The short term list is basically our shopping needs based on what we have used from our prepper pantry. We follow the first in first out rules of rotation to avoid lossing preps to spoilage and slowly build up that stock based on shelf life and how much we use. This list usually contains canned fruit, frozen veggies, meat, cases of water, paper goods, cleaning supplies, ammunition, etc.
Long term list is just that, more of a wish list, items that we need but don’t/can’t buy on a weekly basis. Currently it contains items such as more solar panels and other solar equipment, more batteries, firearms, more security cameras, kerosene, propane tanks, etc.
We try to use these lists to stay on track with our basic preps while prioritizing our next step. So what’s on your list?