Keeping Track of Survival Supplies and Gear
With supply chain shortages, disasters, pandemics and wars it’s always a good idea to be prepared. To help you prepare it’s a good idea to keep an inventory of your survival related items. Whether you have a dedicated bunker, a cabin in the woods, a private homestead, or just some space in your home, you may need to keep track of numerous survival related items. These items may include weapons, outdoor equipment, food and drink, medical and first aid supplies and more. Tracking this inventory is especially important since some items may expire, like food supplies. Unless you are tracking these types of perishable items, you won’t know when you need to replace them. Fortunately, we offer a range of software products that can help keep your survival bunker and related spaces organized!
Keeping Track of Food
One of the first things you may want to accumulate in your survival kit is a long-term food supply, including basic staples like salt and sugar along with complete dehydrated or canned meals. You may also want to keep track of toiletries like toilet paper and personal hygiene supplies along with medications and first aid supplies. However, as you add food and other supplies to storage you need to keep track of what you have. You want to ensure that you have enough food to give you a balanced diet for a number of days. You also want to know exactly where your food is stored, especially if you are storing your survival supplies in different rooms or locations. Certain food may also have a limited shelf life, so you also need to track expiration dates. With all of this information entered into a database system, you’ll know if you have enough food to feed your family and loved ones. In fact, you may also want to keep track of emergency food for your cats, dogs and other pets. And at a glance you can see when food supplies are set to expire, and need to be replaced. Knowing this information in advance will ensure that you are never caught off guard, and will allow you to budget accordingly. And knowing when food is about to expire will give you a chance to use it before it spoils, saving you money. To keep track of survival food supplies please have a look at our Tracker Ten for Food system. Tracker Ten for food will maintain a complete inventory of your survival food, and includes data areas for food type, portion size, quantities, expiration date, brand, calories and more. You can also generate reports showing you items with low quantities, helping you shop or perhaps even grow and can your own food.
Keeping Track of Weapons
Another set of items that you may wish to track in your survival kit are weapons. Whether you are using weapons for self defence or to hunt, it’s a good idea to know exactly what you have, especially if your weapons are locked away in a storage cabinet or in a survival bunker. Using our Tracker Ten for Arms program you can maintain a complete inventory of your guns, rifles, knifes, shotguns, bow and arrows and more. You can also keep track of how much ammunition you have. For each item you can record multiple images and you can keep track of serial numbers, manufacturers (like Mossberg, Remington, Sig Saur, Marlin, Steyr etc.), warranties and more. You also may want to keep track of accessories like belts and vests and other related less lethal defensive weapons like bear spray, kubotans, bug spray, tasers, machetes, tactical pens, axes and hammers. With all of this information stored in one place, in case of theft or other mishaps you’ll have a complete record of your weapons for insurance purposes, and to make appropriate reports to authorities. You’ll also have a better understanding of what might be missing in your survival kit.
Keeping Track of Other Supplies
Generally speaking, your survival supplies may also include items that allow you to live off grid for several months at a time. These items may include outdoor equipment like tents, sleeping bags, sleeping pads, backpacks, sunscreen, camp furniture, camp kitchen cookware, propane stoves, flashlights, lanterns, batteries, compasses and other similar items. Especially if you have a large family, these items can quickly add up, so it’s important to know what you have and where it’s stored. Fortunately, you can easily track these types of items using our Tracker Ten for Sporting goods software. This software will let you track details about your survival items (including condition, brand, item type etc.) along side multiple images. You can also keep track of the weight of each item. This could be especially important if you wish to stay mobile, and would like to take supplies with you.
You can also keep track of which items you have and which items you still need, allowing you to build up your inventory as you spot good deals on items. This is especially handy since survival items are often sold as surplus inventory, and if you are a savvy shopper you can snap up deals on these types of items.
Keeping Track of Equipment
If you have a larger bunker or homestead you may also want to keep track of larger equipment like generators, solar panels, appliances, chicken coops, all terrain vehicles, fuel and other related items. You can keep track of these types of items using our Tracker Ten for Equipment program. Tracker Ten for Equipment lets you track equipment types, conditions, warranties, inspections and servicing. It’s especially important to keep an accurate record of this type of equipment, as it can be quite expensive to purchase and replace. You also want to make sure these items stay in good working order, by regularly inspecting and testing them. Finally, some of these items may also have a limited life span, so it’s important to keep track of how old the items are so you know when you need to replace them.
Survival Inventory Software Bundle
Purchasing all of the above software individually is quite expensive. If you would like to purchase all of these programs, we do have a special survival software bundle available for $99.95 (download, CD $6.95 extra):