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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 (Shipping delays increasing.)

 

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

 

4. Seasoned Firewood

(About $100 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 & Slingshots

 

8. Hand-Can openers & 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 & 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 & Kerosene)

 

22. Vitamins (Critical, due 10 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 & Wedges (also, honing oil)

 

27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Heavy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)

 

28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)

 

29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)

 

30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel

 

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: 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 & vinegar, baking supplies

 

40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)

 

41. Flour, yeast & salt

 

42. Matches (3 box/$1 .44 at Wal-Mart: "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 & durable shirts

 

46. Flashlights/LIGHT STICKS & torches, "No.76 Dietz" Lanterns

 

47. Journals, Diaries & 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 & Duffle 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 & Anti-bacterial 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. 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. BSA - New 1998 - Boy Scout Handbook (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 & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)

 

87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)

 

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

 

 

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Wow what a list this is. As usual I just found this and thought that it was well worth hilighting. I find this a great starter's list. Hubby bought me a lantern that will burn with any type of fuel, even oil I think. We always have cord wood stacked and can burn the fencing if needed.

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Thanks Mare, very helpful for ideas, reminders and even for finding alternatives. Since some of us will be unable to afford some of these items, we can work out a substitute.

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I guess we are pretty well prepared. We have the food issues handled. As for water storage, you can store water in other types of containers especially for animals and washing. We have food grade 55 gallon drums as well as our drinking water containers. We have a very large supply of wood, just got more yesterday, and the means to harvest more if needed. As for toilets...keep a 5 gallon bucket and a supply of sawdust or peatmoss for emergencies. Periodically bury the contents. That reminds me... we do need toilet paper!

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Thanks Mare. I was reminded that charcoal is low both here and at the cabin. Use wood up there mostly but charcoal is easier in the winter. Lighter fluid is low too. di

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Oh what the heck! Let's make this a 'sticky', too!

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The tuna fish in oil is supposed to have more omega 3's than in water, I think.

 

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furbabymom, I don't know what makes it disappear so fast but I do know I used to write to a man in the Ukraine and oil was one thing that was rationed. For a family of 4 I think it was 1 pint of oil per month.

 

It was really interesting to read his letters, they were so foreign to us who still had everything. He said his children hadn't had chocolate for 3 years. They shared a pencil stub for school work. They hoarded any paper they could get.

 

His teenage daughter had eye problems and had to enter the hospital BUT there was no medicine. His wife had to go from pharmacy to pharmacy trying to get enough meds. to help.

 

I spent over $100 sending him a box with all kind of things, pencils, paper, oil, chocoate, gum, etc. and they said it was like Christmas. His wife sent some flower seeds in a small packet she'd folded out of paper and sent them as a thank you. I thought it was so nice of her when they had so little. When I planted them in the spring, I was in hopes of something I'd never seen. They were yellow marigolds. :)

 

We've lost contact through the years and I'm sorry but I can't find his address or letter anywhere. I can't imagine where they went but gone they are! :shrug:

 

 

 

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Originally Posted By: Dee

furbabymom, I don't know what makes it disappear so fast but I do know I used to write to a man in the Ukraine and oil was one thing that was rationed. For a family of 4 I think it was 1 pint of oil per month.

 

It was really interesting to read his letters, they were so foreign to us who still had everything. He said his children hadn't had chocolate for 3 years. They shared a pencil stub for school work. They hoarded any paper they could get.

 

His teenage daughter had eye problems and had to enter the hospital BUT there was no medicine. His wife had to go from pharmacy to pharmacy trying to get enough meds. to help.

 

I spent over $100 sending him a box with all kind of things, pencils, paper, oil, chocoate, gum, etc. and they said it was like Christmas. His wife sent some flower seeds in a small packet she'd folded out of paper and sent them as a thank you. I thought it was so nice of her when they had so little. When I planted them in the spring, I was in hopes of something I'd never seen. They were yellow marigolds. :)

 

We've lost contact through the years and I'm sorry but I can't find his address or letter anywhere. I can't imagine where they went but gone they are! :shrug:

 

Reading things like this reminds us of how fortunate we still are. and what we can look forward to when shtf

 

 

 

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This points out why its important to store cooking oil, olive oil, shortening, etc. Personally I don't care for the tuna in oil, but I have plenty of other sources stored. Look at nutrition lists to be sure you have everything covered. Don't forget seeds to grow fresh stuff.

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Interesting version of the list. Have seen others. This one omits alcoholic beverages...Anybody remember that pic of the looter in NO with the bucket of booze/beer?

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Originally Posted By: Vic303</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Interesting version of the list. Have seen others. This one omits alcoholic beverages...Anybody remember that pic of the looter in NO with the bucket of booze/beer?

 

 

OMGosh, That one picture spawn dozens of jokes and photoshopped images. http://www.nola.com/cgi-bin/prxy/photogall...678/2074561.jpg

 

 

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That's it! That's Lootie! :D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think Looter man startled people with his perception of priorities.

 

We have bozos down here who have Hurricane parties in BEACH FRONT HOUSES. I'm NOT kidding.

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some of the other things that disappear fast especially with a storm approaching or what have you are tires and tubes for bikes and patch kits , candles of all sorts....take care and keep the faith

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WOW! Where do I begin with it all to do........

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Begin where you can. There isn't any other place to begin.

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Take inventory of what you *have*.

 

Make lists of what you'd realistically NEED to have... and other lists of what you'd LIKE to have.

 

Decide a plan of "attack"... how much of what each week? Budget!

 

Shop sales, thrift stores, garage sales... and have a copy of your lists handy so you can refer to them when in doubt about an unexpected find.

 

Keep your lists up-to-date. Know what you have and where it is.

 

Rotate food stores.

 

Don't forget accessories, like batteries, if needed.

 

 

One step at a time... just be aware and conscious of your goals.

 

Slow and steady still wins the race!! ;)

 

 

:bighug2:

 

 

 

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