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    Just passing this along

    100 Items to Disappear First

    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. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
    5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
    6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
    7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
    8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
    9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
    10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
    11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns/must be boiled etc.,)
    12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
    13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY - note - food grade if for drinking.
    14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
    16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.
    17. Survival Guide Book.
    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. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
    22. Vitamins
    23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
    24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
    25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
    26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
    27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
    28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
    29. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many).
    30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
    31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
    32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
    33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
    34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
    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 & vinegar, baking supplies
    40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
    41. Flour, yeast & 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. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
    46. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
    47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; 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, Duffel Bags
    58. Garden tools & supplies
    59. Scissors, fabrics & 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 & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
    64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc
    65. Sleeping Bags & 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 & cockroach magnets
    70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
    71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
    72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
    73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
    74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
    75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
    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, / also Leaders 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 & carts (for transport to and from)
    87. Cots & Inflatable mattress's
    88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
    89. Lantern Hangers
    90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & 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 & cotton neckerchiefs
    100. Goats/chickens

    From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
    Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and
    friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

    1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
    near renewable food sources.
    2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
    3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war
    quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.
    4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to
    do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
    5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
    heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of
    the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs
    enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in
    bulk.
    6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
    valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival
    guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll
    have a lot of time on your hands.
    7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many
    people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of
    toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to
    lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
    8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches
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  • #2
    Well, if you ask my wife, I have been in dire need of smell-good juice for several decades so it is good to know that I am just ahead of the social curve on being a big stinker!
    Otherwise this is an excelent list. My 2 Cents worth,,, Foot wear; get some decent walking shoes/boots and especially, get good winter socks! you can use cooking oil/wax for water proofing of boots etc. Petroleum products will weaken and rot leather and stiching so avoid that stuff. Cut felt/wool liners to insulate bottom of feet from cold, this is how you recycle old materials! Good quality socks will keep feet and hands warm! Keep feet/hands and head warm and your entire body will stay warm!
    The road to serfdom is paved with free electric golf carts.

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    • #3
      Okay, that list just allowed me to add a few things to my BOB, thank you. It's the little thing you don't realize you'll miss until it's not there to be used.

      I believe strongly that even if you do not smoke, buy a carton or two of a name brand cigarette, and vacuum seal them. They are the most valuable item in our prison system, and when they're gone, they will be in high demand because of addiction.
      "Reject the basic assumptions of civilization, especially the importance of material possessions." "The things you own end up owning you"-Tyler Durden

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      • #4
        excellent list, there's a few things on there I haven't seen on any other lists... I've even got the Boy Scout Handbook (not bad for a girl, huh?) Definitely going for the top items to purchase ASAP.

        good idea about the cigarettes, I think that would work also with hygiene supplies, indeed just about all supplies. Trying to keep more than enough on hand for my family's use, in case bartering has to come into effect. So much of this stuff is easy enough to pick up at dollar stores and discount stores, especially when money is an issue- that's how I'm doing most of my prepping.
        "Be Excellent to Each Other"

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        • #5
          coleman fuel

          I recently lost power for four days and I had about 14 gal steel cans stored for about 7 years in climate controled and the first 4 gal/cans I used were as just as new. PHR
          THE LARGER THE CITY THE FASTER IT FALLS

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          • #6
            Glad to see Beer is not on here! Had me worried for a little bit.
            ~Lyon~

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            • #7
              I have often told my wife that the best trading materials will be liquor and cigarettes. Just stock up on pint (even half pint) bottles of Jack Daniels and cartons of Marlboros. Don't bother trying to have an assortment, these are well recognized and when the SHTF people aren't going to be that picky. The longer people go without feeding their addictions, the more they will be willing to give for their habits.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by RossA View Post
                I have often told my wife that the best trading materials will be liquor and cigarettes. Just stock up on pint (even half pint) bottles of Jack Daniels and cartons of Marlboros. Don't bother trying to have an assortment, these are well recognized and when the SHTF people aren't going to be that picky. The longer people go without feeding their addictions, the more they will be willing to give for their habits.
                I could use both right now!
                ~Lyon~

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by RossA View Post
                  The longer people go without feeding their addictions, the more they will be willing to give for their habits.
                  That's fine if you are bartering away from your house under a different name
                  and nobody knows where you live.
                  Some serious alcoholics that have been dry for a few days are probably not the most scrupulous people you will ever meet.

                  Yes, you are correct they will give more to feed their addiction,
                  but when they have nothing left to "give", they will also be more willing
                  to come "take" what they need to feed their addiction.
                  You can't stay awake 24-7, and unless you live in a fortress with armed guards... you and your family are vunerable if they know where you live and they think you might have what they need.... be careful.

                  Peace
                  TLM
                  Last edited by TLM; 01-30-2009, 04:52 PM.

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                  • #10
                    Very true, TLM, but I think that's true of any supplies that others need.
                    Heck, a nice, Christian, law abiding man will become a thieving murderer if he sees his kid starving and he knows that you have food.
                    Whatever you have, you better be ready to defend it.

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                    • #11
                      100 items to disappear first, how about anything that isnt bolted down? Downtown areas, it's gonna be a joke.

                      Just got home from walmart, they had 9mm luger. 12 boxes gone in 30 mins is the average. Last week, they got in 70, 50 rd boxes all gone one day, all .22 550 packs 1 day on shelf average.
                      the answer to 1984 is 1776, long live the republic

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                      • #12
                        If you must barter, then YOU need something. Make sure that for awhile, that you don't for all the obvious reasons. If you must barter, then have plenty of good survival knives, water purifying kits, and two kinds of ammo, shot gun shells and .22's. I would not barter my liquor, smoke(s), or TP. What are you nuts? Or my my food stuffs. Even the extra stuff you don't like could be eaten if need be. Crank light sources with radio in them are great little gadgets. If TSHTF then nothing will be manufactured anymore, think of it that way. Whatever you love and favor, vacuum seal some for the tough times. I am going through everything I own and deciding if its worth something to me, or valuable in an of itself. If not, I am getting rid of things to make room for prepping supplies. I would go green and off the grid anyhow, and my shelter doubles for my soundproof recording studio. My woman already knows I am nuts, but being that we have a 3 year old she doesn't ever question what I am doing as compared to his survival and growing up no matter what the environment. Make sure you have entertainment set aside too. Books, games, musical instruments, toys, tools, or whatever your family is into. Movies, video games, and the like are great if you plan on having electricity of some sort. Cabin fever has killed many prepared people as their was no entertainment other than focusing on another person, or what they have.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Survivor777 View Post
                          If you must barter, then have plenty of good survival knives, water purifying kits, and two kinds of ammo, shot gun shells and .22's. I would not barter my liquor, smoke(s), or TP. What are you nuts?
                          Wow. This is totally opposite from my thinking, but we each have to decide for ourselves.
                          Booze and tobacco, despite what some people think, are NOT necessary for life. Other things are. I will gladly barter booze and tobacco for more important things. In fact, I've often thought about laying in a stock of cheap booze and cigarettes just so that I can have them for barter goods.
                          Bartering ammo? This has been discussed elsewhere, but I can never see myself giving to someone else something that he can use against me. If I have ammo and the other guy doesn't, I am stronger than he is. Why would I willingly give up that position of strength and make the other guy my equal, especially in a situation where my very survival is at stake?

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                          • #14
                            depends on what ya need, i bet you'd barter ammo with a friend for a vehicle, or a generator, fuel, or food...

                            Originally posted by RossA View Post
                            Wow. This is totally opposite from my thinking, but we each have to decide for ourselves.
                            Booze and tobacco, despite what some people think, are NOT necessary for life. Other things are. I will gladly barter booze and tobacco for more important things. In fact, I've often thought about laying in a stock of cheap booze and cigarettes just so that I can have them for barter goods.
                            Bartering ammo? This has been discussed elsewhere, but I can never see myself giving to someone else something that he can use against me. If I have ammo and the other guy doesn't, I am stronger than he is. Why would I willingly give up that position of strength and make the other guy my equal, especially in a situation where my very survival is at stake?
                            WHAT IF THE AMERICA YOU KNEW, WAS ABOUT TO CHANGE?

                            The best thing you can do to support the site is pass it on to your friends and fav sites like other forums, facebook, twitter etc. Let people know about us! :)

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Diesel View Post
                              depends on what ya need, i bet you'd barter ammo with a friend for a vehicle, or a generator, fuel, or food...
                              You might be right. The trouble is, when things really get bad, I don't know how many "friends" I will have.

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