Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   Survival & Sustenance Living Forum (
-   -   100 Items to Disappear First (

Quasi 06-09-2008 12:50 AM

100 Items to Disappear First
Bird Flu, Bank Run, Iranian Invasion, Mass Rioting, you name it, whatever is causing your local collapse of civilization: Here's your list of items to buy now.


(This was a dead link when I went to look it up today, had to resort to Google Cache to get the list)

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. 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 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

Dillinger 06-09-2008 01:02 AM

Really excellent list. This should be printed, laminated and put in everyones garage or shop. Lots of things on this list can be stockpiled slowly without too much of a hit in the pocket book.

Thanks for the post.


ScottG 06-09-2008 01:46 AM

How much space will be needed to stockpile these items in any great number? This stuff sure won't fit in a bug out bag....

Dillinger 06-09-2008 01:51 AM

No, I don't think this list was for a bug out bag. This list is for staying put and keeping your head down, which is the first option. If you don't have to leave the safety and comfort of your own, known climate, then by all means don't. If you have to leave, at least you will have some of this stuff on hand to pack up in a hurry and make a break for it well equipped.


coltm4 06-09-2008 07:06 PM

You forgot #101; People who don't own a gun. LOL

bkt 06-09-2008 08:42 PM


Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 27265)
How much space will be needed to stockpile these items in any great number? This stuff sure won't fit in a bug out bag....

Leaving your home should probably be about the least desirable thing to do. It's prudent to have a bug out bag or three, but most folks should plan to stay at home if things get unpleasant.

Good list, Quasi. Thanks for sharing that.

ScottG 06-09-2008 09:32 PM


Originally Posted by bkt (Post 27318)
Leaving your home should probably be about the least desirable thing to do. It's prudent to have a bug out bag or three, but most folks should plan to stay at home if things get unpleasant.

That would be my plan. Unless forced out, stay put. You don't know how soon power and water might be restored. Sufficiently fed, watered, and armed, a house is a good place to stay.

RL357Mag 06-10-2008 01:19 AM


Originally Posted by ScottG (Post 27325)
That would be my plan. Unless forced out, stay put. You don't know how soon power and water might be restored. Sufficiently fed, watered, and armed, a house is a good place to stay.

Unless you live in the

ScottG 06-10-2008 02:42 AM


Originally Posted by RL357Mag (Post 27343)
Unless you live in the

Better than Hoboken.....

logistics 06-10-2008 03:41 AM

did anyone mention CHAPSTICK for the last final act? i'm fortunate to have a home off the beaten path and within 1oo yards of a river, and srockpiled a lot of the things on the first list when i fully retired. i believe about a weeks supply is all we'll need until the dust clears. but, according to my calculations of whats going on, is we'll be in a semi-situation as any country, such as isreal, by that meaning, we'll live from day to day with small terrorists(unhappy americans) attacks in a very random manner. hopefully our local sheriff's dept and police will recognize our support of them during this time. they should since they approve our ccw permits and fingerprint us for approval. i too am long in the tooth, but this is my country, i fought for it for a quarter century, and i may not own much, but i am to keep it.

my favorites are RUSSIAN MADE SAIGA IN .223
norinco MAK 90 IN 7.62X39

first thing that gets shot will be hung over my front gate, do it with wild animals and i consider hamas, al quida, etc, wild animals.

if i survive past the first two weeks, me and the wife will celebrate with the last ****** in the survival kit. well, the list did include medications!!!:)

All times are GMT. The time now is 10:41 PM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.