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Nickelless
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Posted - 12/10/2008 :  06:54:18  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
I just found this on my laptop:

quote:
Originally posted by Realcent
I did not write this list. It has been posted on many different survivalist type websites. Do you think it is fairly accurate?


The first 100 items to disappear in an emergency, disaster, WTSHTF type situation:

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.
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 & roosterroach 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



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Edited by - Nickelless on 12/14/2008 04:50:27

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wagsthadog
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Posted - 12/10/2008 :  11:05:45  Show Profile Send wagsthadog a Private Message
Hi there-

goats? : D

wags

Only when they CAN'T have it, ......THEN they'll want it.

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horgad
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USA
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Posted - 12/10/2008 :  11:20:59  Show Profile Send horgad a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by wagsthadog

Hi there-

goats? : D

wags



Goats are a great WTSHTF item. Only takes a small yard to support 1 or 2 and you get enough milk and cheese for a small family. It wouldn't take much demand to make them impossible to find...there are just so few to begin with.

I have though about getting one myself, but is too much of work having to milk them everyday or maybe even twice a day. Of course, if I lose my job and grocery prices shoot up and/or shelves became bare, I will change my mind very quickly about them being too much work...hopefully before they dissapear.

But still it is a funny thought about everybody running out in a panic to try and buy a goat and some chickens... :)

Pigs too should be on that list. A pig can be used to turn food scraps into "free" meat. For example, say you have some extra goat's milk or extra eggs that you can't use before they will go bad....enter the pig to the rescue.

Edited by - horgad on 12/10/2008 11:21:41
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Delawhere Jack
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USA
1680 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2008 :  17:22:50  Show Profile Send Delawhere Jack a Private Message
Portable toilets? At first maybe, until people loose their modesty.

"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." Thomas Jefferson

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Bluegill
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USA
1964 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2008 :  17:51:57  Show Profile Send Bluegill a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

Portable toilets? At first maybe, until people loose their modesty.


A plastic five gallon bucket and a plastic garbage bag make very good toilets. The heavy Husky brand Home Depot sells work best, but any will work.

Portable, compact and light weight.

The buckets aren't uncomfortable to sit on without a seat as one would expect...

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TenBears
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USA
1021 Posts

Posted - 12/10/2008 :  18:30:51  Show Profile Send TenBears a Private Message
When the goats and chickens are all gone, I'm not sure anyone still wants to be around.

"Rich," the Old Man said dreamily, "is not baying after what you can't have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and some food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing any money to anybody, and not spending what you haven't got." Robert Ruark

there are too wild Indians...
there are too wild Indians...
there are too wild Indians...-----still taunted

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Delawhere Jack
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USA
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Posted - 12/10/2008 :  19:00:20  Show Profile Send Delawhere Jack a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Bluegill

quote:
Originally posted by Delawhere Jack

Portable toilets? At first maybe, until people loose their modesty.


A plastic five gallon bucket and a plastic garbage bag make very good toilets. The heavy Husky brand Home Depot sells work best, but any will work.

Portable, compact and light weight.

The buckets aren't uncomfortable to sit on without a seat as one would expect...





Somethings just shouldn't be shared with others, TMI brother, TMI.


"Educate and inform the whole mass of the people... They are the only sure reliance for the preservation of our liberty." Thomas Jefferson

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AGgressive Metal
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USA
1937 Posts

Posted - 12/13/2008 :  12:57:39  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
They forgot whiskey. No kidding, I bet spirits will be in high demand if things start getting bad!

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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HoardCopperByTheTon
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Posted - 12/13/2008 :  18:16:56  Show Profile Send HoardCopperByTheTon a Private Message
Home Depot wants too much for those buckets. Use kitty litter buckets.. they are free. The buckets are also handy for storing large amounts of copper.

If your percentages are low.. just sort more. If your percentages are high.. just sort more.

Now selling Copper pennies. 1.6x plus shipping. Limited amounts available.
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silverhalide
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Posted - 01/31/2009 :  18:58:40  Show Profile Send silverhalide a Private Message
An emergency and WTSHTF are really different circumstances. I tried to make that point in the cooking thread. An emergency can be supplemented by goods that can be easily replaced at a future date whereas WTSHTF the assumption in the ability to replace an item is near nil so the solution must be sustainable.
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Posted - 02/16/2009 :  00:51:04  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
Interesting list.

Wierdly enough, i've saved it on my computer.

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TenBears
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USA
1021 Posts

Posted - 02/16/2009 :  08:55:34  Show Profile Send TenBears a Private Message
I always enjoy reading this list when it pops up on one of the forums. It causes reflection and thought.

"Rich," the Old Man said dreamily, "is not baying after what you can't have. Rich is having the time to do what you want to do. Rich is a little whiskey to drink and some food to eat and a roof over your head and a fish pole and a boat and a gun and a dollar for a box of shells. Rich is not owing any money to anybody, and not spending what you haven't got." Robert Ruark

there are too wild Indians...
there are too wild Indians...
there are too wild Indians...-----still taunted

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marklarpants
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USA
58 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2009 :  20:46:58  Show Profile Send marklarpants a Private Message
i need a generator, where would you store the gasoline where it couldn't be stolen?
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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 02/21/2009 :  03:55:12  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by marklarpants

i need a generator, where would you store the gasoline where it couldn't be stolen?


I'm not a generator expert or even a novice, for that matter, but here are a couple links I found:

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I think the obvious first step is to establish a secure storage area a safe distance away from your house so that any smokers in the family don't create any undue hazards.



Visit my new preparedness site: Preparedness.cc/SurvivalPrep.net
--Latest article: Stocking up on spices to keep food preps lively

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Are you ready spiritually for hard times? http://www.jesusfreak.com/rapture.asp
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AGgressive Metal
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USA
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Posted - 02/22/2009 :  23:46:34  Show Profile Send AGgressive Metal a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by marklarpants

i need a generator, where would you store the gasoline where it couldn't be stolen?



gas has to be stabilized and rotated if you are going to store it for over 6 months. You should do some research if you are going to get a generator - survivalblog is probably your best bet. There are also generators than run on kerosene or other fuels I think, if gas storage turns out to be problematic.

And he that hath lyberte ought to kepe hit wel / For nothyng is better than lyberte / For lyberte shold not be wel sold for alle the gold and syluer of all the world.
-Caxton's edition of Aesop's Fables, 1484
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marklarpants
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USA
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Posted - 02/23/2009 :  11:53:22  Show Profile Send marklarpants a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Nickelless

quote:
Originally posted by marklarpants

i need a generator, where would you store the gasoline where it couldn't be stolen?


I'm not a generator expert or even a novice, for that matter, but here are a couple links I found:

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You must be logged in to see this link.

I think the obvious first step is to establish a secure storage area a safe distance away from your house so that any smokers in the family don't create any undue hazards.





my wife and i both quit cold turkey about 5 months ago... :) Besides what a terrible feeling that would be, no smokes & the world is ending lol.
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Posted - 03/02/2009 :  00:36:00  Show Profile Send n/a a Private Message
I know this is a bit off topic but if the world was 'ending' and a similiar situation like this happened, I would stock up on all that stuff + dog food.

Good list!

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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 03/02/2009 :  08:45:45  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by Bank-Supply

I know this is a bit off topic but if the world was 'ending' and a similiar situation like this happened, I would stock up on all that stuff + dog food.

Good list!

I've seen several sites recommend lots of dog food and a very large dog as a deterrent to would-be thieves. Thanks for bringing it up!


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--Latest article: Stocking up on spices to keep food preps lively

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vrbsroma
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Posted - 03/23/2009 :  21:49:22  Show Profile Send vrbsroma a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by silverhalide

An emergency and WTSHTF are really different circumstances. I tried to make that point in the cooking thread. An emergency can be supplemented by goods that can be easily replaced at a future date whereas WTSHTF the assumption in the ability to replace an item is near nil so the solution must be sustainable.



Agreed; two very different lists. Once is for a national/regional emergency that affects a single region, the other a doomsday scenario affecting the globe.

As far as I know, it is stated "In God We Trust" on the US dollar. How can I trust this currency if I do not believe in God?

Possession is nine-tenths of the law.

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hector6man
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USA
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Posted - 04/24/2009 :  02:18:43  Show Profile Send hector6man a Private Message
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels,,, Why use this when you'll be able to use $100 bills to wipe you ass with!

"Ninety-nine percent of the failures come from people who have the habit of making excuses." -George Washington

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Nickelless
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USA
5580 Posts

Posted - 04/24/2009 :  02:25:57  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
quote:
Originally posted by hector6man

30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels,,, Why use this when you'll be able to use $100 bills to wipe you ass with!

That's why you need to use your FRNs NOW to buy toilet paper before hyperinflation, um, wipes out their value.


Visit my new preparedness site: Preparedness.cc/SurvivalPrep.net
--Latest article: Stocking up on spices to keep food preps lively

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Be prepared...and prepared to help: http://www.survivalblog.com/charity.html

Are you ready spiritually for hard times? http://www.jesusfreak.com/rapture.asp

Edited by - Nickelless on 04/26/2009 07:15:58
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LarryB
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Canada
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Posted - 06/20/2009 :  06:06:02  Show Profile Send LarryB a Private Message
Great thread Nickelless! :-) Lots of neat comments in here. :-) I have also copied this list to my computer. Thanx for sharing it with everyone, even though a few folks said they'd seen it before. Maybe because I live way up here in Canada, this is the first time I've seen it, so again, Thanx muchly 4 sharin' with us...lb

Sorta Gettin' Rich... Slowly

Cheers,

LarryB

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TaRget
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USA
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Posted - 07/08/2009 :  08:21:05  Show Profile  Send TaRget an AOL message Send TaRget a Private Message
I dissagree with half of the things you have listed. few of the things will be the desired items needed in a disaster. Now people should have a lot of the things listed in there homes already. The only way people will be scavenging for many of the items on your list is if for looting/ bartering tools but if things were that bad people it would be more likely that people will kill rather than barter.

I am an organized coin collector.
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Nickelless
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USA
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Posted - 07/08/2009 :  18:23:12  Show Profile Send Nickelless a Private Message
TaRget, from what I understand, this list has been a pretty consistent inventory of things people have sought after a major event--not necessarily what they NEED, but what they buy or try to buy. I don't know if people will necessarily loot or kill for some of these things, but their lives will be harder without them. I don't see someone getting shot over a pack of AA batteries after a hurricane. Anyone who's willing to kill over little stuff was already inclined to kill to get what they want anyway. The shortages won't have anything to do with it. People looted after Katrina not because they needed stuff, but because they could. Having said that, again, the list above is what people tend to buy during or after a crisis not necessarily because it's what they need most, but because it's what they think they need--all the more reason to make a checklist now so you'll know what you need before a crisis hits.


Visit my new preparedness site: Preparedness.cc/SurvivalPrep.net
--Latest article: Stocking up on spices to keep food preps lively

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jonflyfish
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USA
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Posted - 07/21/2009 :  15:38:16  Show Profile  Send jonflyfish a Yahoo! Message Send jonflyfish a Private Message
Great list. Last week I went and bought 6 20# and 1 100# propane cylinders from #16 on the list.
After buying and filling those up, I dropped them off at home then went to Costco and loaded big time on # 27. Aluminum Foil- Heavy Duty.

The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; second is war. Both bring a temporary (and false) prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin. But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunities.
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sounds like all the stuff I have in the garage. I am not a survivalist, just a boy scout leader who holds on to everything

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