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Prepper Items You Can Buy At Walmart

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If you are like most people, you probably shop at Walmart fairly regularly. They have pretty much everything you could need all under one roof, and prepper items are no exception.

Preppers can stock up on a range of essentials at Walmart, from replenishing your food store to basic survival supplies. You will find exactly what you need.

Some categories of survival and prepper items at Walmart include:

  • General Survival Supplies
  • Tools
  • Food Items
  • Hygiene and Sanitation Products

We go into further detail on what you can get in each category at Walmart to stock up on as a prepper.

See just how versatile Walmart is and how you can manage to really get a full range of prepper items without having to go from shop to shop.

General Survival Supplies at Walmart

General Survival Supplies at Walmart

You can pick up some quality survival supplies at Walmart. One section where you can find the bulk of your key items is the camping section.

You can find some Walmart-brand items as well as some well-known quality brands for your survival supplies.

Water Containers

Safe water storage is essential, and having a quality water container that is well sealed will keep your water safely stored and ready for drinking when you need it.

Water Filters

Safe drinking water is a must, and you can find some great water filters at Walmart that will ensure you are able to utilize most water sources that you manage to find and make the water safe to consume or use.

LED Lanterns

LED lanterns that are battery-powered are an essential part of a prepper’s kit. Should you be without electricity, you can still make sure your rooms are well lit with these lanterns.


For their portability, flashlights are important to get around when there is no natural light or power. Walmart has some cheap and quality options for these, so you have a selection.

Magnesium Fire Starter

Being able to make and maintain fire is an important survival skill. The magnesium fire starter at Walmart will ensure you are able to start a fire every time with quick, hot-burning magnesium shavings.


Walmart sells a number of types of matches, but waterproof matches or ones that come in a weather resistant case are the best kind for a survival kit.

Rope and Paracord

Find different types of rope and paracord. Various materials and thicknesses are good for different applications.

Camp Stove

There are a range of types of camp stoves at Walmart. Some options run on 1-pound propane bottles, while others may be able to run on multiple fuel sources.

Tools For Preppers At Walmart

Tools For Preppers At Walmart

As a prepper, you should be comfortable with DIY and have the necessary tools available to do any maintenance or projects. Walmart should have most of the tools you would need.

Hand Tools

Walmart carries a variety of power and hand tools. Some of the items they sell are of good quality, but certain items may not handle regular use.

Below are some tools that you could find at Walmart

  • Hammer
  • Screwdriver Set
  • Socket and Ratchet Sets
  • Box Wrenches
  • Adjustable Wrench
  • Tape Measure
  • Vice Grips
  • Wood Saw
  • Hack Saw
  • Hatchet

Bungee Cords

Bungee cords in a variety of sizes are always useful for preppers. You can find them in either the home improvement or automotive section.

Zip Ties and Duct Tape

The home improvement section is where you can find these items. Zip ties and duct tape have multiple maintenance and DIY uses. Pick up a variety of sizes and colors of each.


The versatility of tarps means they have numerous uses for preppers. Find several sizes at Walmart that will allow you even more functionality.

Gas Cans

Gas cans can be found in the automotive section and are useful for holding all types of fuel securely. These are always good things to have on hand as peppers.

5-Gallon Buckets

5-gallon buckets have numerous uses for preppers. Storage is a main use, but it can be used for a number of other things as well. You can find various types of these at Walmart.

Prepper Food Choices at Walmart

Prepper Food Choices at Walmart

Most Walmart’s will have a grocery section, which is a great place as a prepper to stock up on both short-term and long-term food storage options. Walmart also has cookware and other related items that can be useful for preppers.

Canned Foods

Canned goods can last between 3-5 years if they are low-acid foods, so they are a good pantry staple to have. You can find canned soups, vegetables, fruits, and meats.


There are many rice options at Walmart. It is important to remember that brown rice has a higher nutritional value, but white rice will last much longer.


Walmart’s grocery section contains a wide variety of canned and dried beans. Dried beans are good for long term storage, as they can last indefinitely if stored correctly.


Honey never expires, so it is a great long-term food option. Honey has a good nutritional and barter value for preppers due to its longevity.


The drug section is a good place to pick up some multivitamins. These are good to have, especially if you are rationing, where you may not be getting your necessary nutritional values.

Mountain House Meals

In the sporting goods section, you could find a few different types of Mountain House meals. Some stores have desserts and 72-hour emergency packs. These are good, ready-made meal solutions for when disaster strikes.

Prepper Hygiene And Sanitation Choices At Walmart

Prepper Hygiene And Sanitation Choices At Walmart

Sanitation items are often left off the list for preppers, but it is important to remember that you need to stay clean and hygienic in order to maintain good health.

Many of these products do not expire either, making them ideal to store for a rainy day.

Toilet Paper

One sanitation item that always seems to fly off the shelves during a disaster is toilet paper. Walmart has a good selection, so be sure to stock up so you don’t get caught without it.


This is essential to maintaining good hygiene, which is important to maintaining good health. You will find a variety of soaps that you can add to your stockpile.

Hand Sanitizer

As we have learned recently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, hand sanitizer is a good way to maintain your health by keeping germs at bay. There are plenty of size options to keep you stocked in all areas.


Bleach is useful for preppers to have as it can kill most germs and keep your areas well sanitized. This will allow you to maintain good health as well.

Feminine Products

Something all women of childbearing age will need but many preppers forget to stock. You can find all types of feminine products that you can add to your store at Walmart.

Final Thoughts

Walmart really is a one-stop shop, and these items are only a drop in the ocean compared to what is truly available. There are further items like medical supplies, communication items, and safety and security supplies that Walmart will stock.

Basically, if you need a prepper item, you will more than likely find an option at Walmart. Do not discount this store as an option for your prepper needs; you never know what you may find.