Scarce Items List

In the January ISD Live webinar, John Paul referenced a list of items that become scarce immediately after a crisis of any kind. You can download the original list by CLICKING HERE. Although the document is copyrighted, please feel free to share the link or make as many hard copies as you’d like.

The new list can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE.  This new list was designed to be laminated and put to daily use.  You are encouraged to take stock of what you currently own and determine its purpose, so that you can better gauge the areas that need improvement.  You will notice that there are lots of areas that say “other:”  This is so that you can write in your own item that fits into that specific category.  This document is also copyrighted, but please feel free to share the link or make as many hard copies as you’d like.


When you begin to look at the prospect of preparing for catastrophic events it is very easy to become overwhelmed or fearful.  This list of scarce items has been designed to limit the amount in which you become overwhelmed by assisting with the preparation process on a practical level, but it is through the continued relationship with Jesus that fear is cast out.

1 John 4:16-18

16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. 17 By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as he is so also are we in this world. 18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.

In 2008, John Paul Jackson publicly released a prophetic word to the nation, The Perfect Storm.  It consists of the five elements: Religion, Politics, Economics, War and Geophysical events.  John Paul speaks of how massive problems in these five areas will happen often and in combination, and sometimes repeatedly.  Each element has potentially several elements that will have national and international ripple effects.  Some ripples will be worse than others depending on where you live, and unless the church becomes the change agent that it has always been called to be and our nation repents for the depravity that it has given over to, we will start seeing these ripples in greater frequency.

Preparation for such times is a common occurrence throughout the Bible, so it shouldn’t come as a great surprise that we to may be called “for such a time as this.”  Joseph’s Pantry will show you some of the “Real Assets” that you can use in your preparation.  Not all examples made on this site will be applicable to you, and it would be wise to pray over the areas that are applicable before implementation.  The examples that will be given will be geared towards the least expensive methods that we know of, without sacrificing efficiency or quality.

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