100 Items That Disappear First in a Disaster

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    1. Generators
    (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance, etc.)

    2. Water Filters/Purifiers

    3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)

    4. Seasoned Firewood
    (About $250 per cord; wood takes 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
    (White rice is now $12.95 – 50# bag. Sam’s Club, stock depleted often.)

    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)

    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/Haircare/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”

    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

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