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  • #252

    survivaldiva
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    This list has been around since Y2K, yet it’s still is as important today as it was then. The author has become an urban legend…but so far, no one can trace it back to who wrote it.

    100 Items That Disappear First in A Disaster

    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly) Gas storage, risky. Noisy; target of thieves; maintenance, etc.
    2. Water Filters/Purifiers
    3. Portable Toilets
    4. Seasoned Firewood (Seasoned 6 – 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)
    5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
    6. Coleman Fuel (URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)
    7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots
    8. Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)
    9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars
    10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
    11. Vegetable oil (for cooking (Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
    12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly.)
    13. Water containers (Urgent Item to obtain. Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY)
    14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
    16. Propane Cylinders
    17. Michael Hyatt’s Y2K Survival Guide (BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)
    18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
    19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc
    20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)β€”See Page _ For DIY Hand Washing
    21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman and Kerosene)
    22. Vitamins (Critical, due to Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)
    23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
    24. Feminine Hygiene/Hair Care/Skin products
    25. Thermal Underwear (Tops and bottoms)
    26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)
    27. Aluminum foil (Reg. and Heavy Duty) (Great Cooking and Barter item)
    28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
    29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)
    30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels
    31. Milk – Powdered and Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
    32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)
    33. Clothespins/line/hangers (A MUST)
    34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278
    35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
    36. Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room…)
    37. First aid kits
    38. Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
    39. Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies
    40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
    41. Flour, Yeast and Salt
    42. Matches (“Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)
    43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
    44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
    45. Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
    46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and Torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
    47. Journals, Diaries and Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)
    48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
    49. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
    50. Cast Iron Cookware (sturdy, efficient)
    51. Fishing Supplies/Tools
    52. Mosquito Coils/Repellent Sprays/Creams
    53. Duct tape
    54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
    55. Candles
    56. Laundry Detergent (Liquid)
    57. Backpacks and Duffle Bags
    58. Garden Tools and Supplies
    59. Scissors, Fabrics and Sewing Supplies
    60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, Stews, etc.
    61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
    62. Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
    63. Knives and Sharpening Tools: Files, Stones, Steel
    64. Bicycles…Tires/Tubes/Pumps/Chains, etc.
    65. Sleeping bags and blankets/pillows/mats
    66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
    67. Board Games Cards, Dice
    68. D-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
    69. Mousetraps, Ant Traps and Cockroach Magnets
    70. Paper Plates/Cups/Utensils (stock up, folks…)
    71. Baby Wipes, Oils, Waterless and Anti-Bacterial Soap (saves a lot of water)
    72. Rain Gear, Rubberized Boots, etc.
    73. Shaving Supplies (razors and creams, talc, after shave)
    74. Hand Pumps and Siphons (for water and for fuels)
    75. Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Bouillons/Gravy/Soup Base
    76. Reading Glasses
    77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
    78. “Survival-in-a-Can”β€”an emergency Kit Supply
    79. Woolen Clothing, Scarves/Ear-Muffs/Mittens
    80. Boy Scout Handbook – 12th Edition (also, Leader’s Catalog)
    81. Roll-On Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
    82. Graham Crackers, Saltines, Pretzels, Trail Mix/Jerky
    83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
    84. Socks, Underwear, T-Shirts, etc. (extras)
    85. Lumber (all types)
    86. Wagons and Carts (for transport to and from open Flea markets)
    87. Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)
    88. Gloves: Work/Warming/Gardening, etc.
    89. Lantern Hangers
    90. Screen Patches, Glue, Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts
    91. Teas
    92. Coffee
    93. Cigarettes
    94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
    95. Paraffin Wax
    96. Glue, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, etc.
    97. Chewing Gum/Candies
    98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
    99. Hats and Cotton Neckerchiefs
    100. Goats/Chickens

    #4060

    DCortez
    Member

    If I could pick one to never run out of, it would be toilet paper, lol.

    #4057

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    That is a very good list and I seen many items that I need to add to my list to get just by reading over it.

    #4062

    survivaldiva
    Member

    @teknabuzz 1091 wrote:

    That is a very good list and I seen many items that I need to add to my list to get just by reading over it.

    This a great wake-up call to scan whenever we are tempted to buy anything that isn’t preparedness related. I was once BIG on interior design. Now, I stay the heck OUT of the stores and when tempted, I just have a look at the list and re-direct spending before it’s too late ( :

    #4063

    survivaldiva
    Member

    @dcortez 1084 wrote:

    If I could pick one to never run out of, it would be toilet paper, lol.

    LOL. T.P., Bleach & salt are all great barter goods for after SHTF.

    #4061

    azurevirus
    Member

    Seriously, at my age toilet paper is high on the list ..a comfort that I would hate to have to give up..as a matter of fact I may make up a BOB just for tp..at least it would be a relatively light BOB..just the thought of being Crusty the Clown makes me want to shiver…I may go to the Dollar store later and top of my current 300 role supply..(just to be safe) πŸ™‚

    #4064

    survivaldiva
    Member

    @azurevirus 1107 wrote:

    Seriously, at my age toilet paper is high on the list ..a comfort that I would hate to have to give up..as a matter of fact I may make up a BOB just for tp..at least it would be a relatively light BOB..just the thought of being Crusty the Clown makes me want to shiver…I may go to the Dollar store later and top of my current 300 role supply..(just to be safe) πŸ™‚

    Get ‘er done! It’s amazing how earthy preparedness makes us…Ha! Catologues and phone books work in a pinch, too.

    #4058

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    Just a note, I use for charcoal & lighter fluid for more than just grilling burgers. When the ground is wet but I need to get rid of the downed limbs in the yard on my only day off it can be a real pain getting a good fire going so I always lay a small mound of charcoal down and coat it with lighter fluid. Let it soak in for 10-15 minutes just like you would for the grill then slap a little more on top so it lights easy. Once hot enough the coals will stay hot & log enough to get rather decent sized logs dried out and burning nicely.

    #4065

    Disidoro
    Member

    Thanks Survivaldiva, I was thinking of this list as I logged on. Lists like this are a great way to check what you have against what other folks think a person should have. Most of us have a blindspot and outside help is a huge help.

    #4059

    TeknaBuzz
    Keymaster

    @disidoro 1111 wrote:

    Thanks Survivaldiva, I was thinking of this list as I logged on. Lists like this are a great way to check what you have against what other folks think a person should have. Most of us have a blindspot and outside help is a huge help.

    Agreed, and I think pretty much everybody could go over that list and then think of a few things they haven’t yet considered as something that would be useful. Things you think will be useful others might see as irrelevant for different reasons. For example a lot of people would say surely I can do without a bicycle but if you live on a mountain where all the roads are long steep inclines knowing you might not have access to fuel for a vehicle eventually a bike would beat hiking up steep roads any day.

    #4067

    00_Jackie
    Member

    Haha! You and me both! Now I look around for what is useless to sell on Craigslist or ebay so I can buy more survival items!

    #4066

    vbreferee
    Member

    Great list. Something I will keep handy, and refer to when I am in a hardware or grocery store. A quick run-through would also indicate 80% of the list has no shelf-life. These are things that will last forever. Why would you not stock up on them?! Thanks for sharing.

    #4068

    PhilTheBiker
    Moderator

    @survivaldiva 1105 wrote:

    LOL. T.P., Bleach & salt are all great barter goods for after SHTF.

    Barter and trading will be done at the end of a barrel for the first 6 months if SHTF in most major populated (or now depopulated) areas.

    #4069

    Bonehed927
    Member

    this is a great shopping list. Rice and dry beans are cheap to procure and easy to store for extended periods in air tight containers. Not to shabby for bartering as well.

    #4070

    Sharpe
    Member

    @dcortez 1084 wrote:

    If I could pick one to never run out of, it would be toilet paper, lol.

    Amen to that, That is one thing i don’t want to see go.

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