Top 52 Hard Assets Preppers Should Invest In

What is a hard asset?

A hard asset is a tangible or physical item or a resource that you own.

Why should you invest in hard assets?

Hard assets can be traded, bartered or used for a variety of purposes. They will last long after intangible assets. They should be vast and offer diversity.

Here are the top 52 hard assets preppers should invest in:

  1. Land
  2. Vehicle
  3. Precious metals such as gold and silver
  4. Tent
  5. Food
  6. Water
  7. Water purification
  8. Generators
  9. Books
  10. Ammunition; and reloading equipment
  11. Self-defense and security items
  12. Wood stove, propane stove, fans, etc.
  13. Alternative energy
  14. Seeds
  15. Skills
  16. Hunting equipment
  17. Fishing equipment
  18. Medical supplies
  19. Medications
  20. Fuel; gas, diesel
  21. Alternative communication, like ham radio
  22. Your home
  23. Toilet paper
  24. Pet supplies
  25. RV
  26. Bicycles
  27. Printed documents
  28. Gas masks
  29. Sewing machine and fabric
  30. Building supplies
  31. Clothing
  32. Manual and electric kitchen tools
  33. Knives
  34. Cast iron
  35. Canning supplies
  36. Candles and candle making supplies
  37. Herbs
  38. Fire starters and supplies
  39. Hygiene supplies
  40. Office supplies
  41. Blankets
  42. Sleeping bags
  43. Crafts, board games and entertainment
  44. Feminine hygiene products
  45. Paracord and other ropes
  46. Alternative cooking options, like Coleman stove
  47. Propane
  48. Wood
  49. Trailer
  50. Garden supplies
  51. Liquor
  52. Cigarettes/cigars


Community is probably your best asset. To barter and trade with, to get supplies and food that you can’t grow yourself and so on. Look to your community.

I’m sure the list could go on.

Take your time with this list. You don’t have to rush out and get all of this immediately. And there may be things you won’t want or can’t invest in and that’s ok!

You will want to look at a lot of these items for potential barter and trade, as well.

You don’t ever have to disclose that you have anything, these can be just investments for YOU.

You can also look at these items as something you’ll use only for certain circumstances.

If you feel you’ll find benefit from it and want to have it in your possession; that would be a hard asset. Anything you can hold.

What else would you consider a hard asset?

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Morgan is the founder of Rogue Preparedness. She has been a prepper for over a decade. She's a wife, mother of two daughters and is homesteading off grid. She teaches people how to be prepared for emergencies and disasters.

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