100 Items to Disappear First

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by Quasi, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. Quasi

    Quasi New Member

    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.

    From http://www.thepowerhour.com/news/items_d....

    (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. 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 & 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
  2. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    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.


  3. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    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....
  4. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    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.

  5. coltm4

    coltm4 New Member

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

    bkt New Member

    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.
  7. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    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.
  8. RL357Mag

    RL357Mag New Member

    Unless you live in the Bronx....lol
  9. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    Better than Hoboken.....
  10. logistics

    logistics New Member

    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!!!:)
    Last edited: Jun 9, 2008
  11. jtmat

    jtmat New Member

    Interesting enough, the one thing I would add to the list (that I did not see) would be a compound bow and a bunch of arrows (and a way to repair your feathers). Maybe even a crossbow would be nice... although, I've never shot one of those and heard they are not good for hunting small game.

    A book can kill time, but shooting a bow can also kill time and have a useful purpose when needed. Silent killers... I'd definitely want one where I'd not want the report of my 270 or ak going off. lol
  12. coltm4

    coltm4 New Member

    the environment you live in should determine what you stockpile. hurricane katrina is good example of what happens in an urban/suburban area during a prolonged disaster. cities become deserts because they are so reliant on items being shipped in on a daily basis. and then there is the population of "have nots" to deal with. i took a criminal intel/gang class a few years back that studied katrina. they found that gangs from as far as chicago were driving in with SUVs and boats on trailers to not only loot but to take over the drug turf. a lot of the fire fights police were engaging in were with gangs from other states. pretty scary scenario.
  13. ScottG

    ScottG Active Member

    That's a good reason for a governor to declare "shoot on sight" for criminals during disasters....
  14. Righteous

    Righteous New Member

    what about women? ya need a good selection, I hate to end up with a ugly one
  15. coltm4

    coltm4 New Member

    amen to that!!:)
  16. Dillinger

    Dillinger New Member

    Well, one thing to factor in is that I don't think anyone from this forum would have been sitting there when Katrina hit. No one here appears to be that stupid. :D

    "Here is your official warning: Evacuate the City".

    The next sound heard from the members of this forum would have been Bug Out Bags and supplies being loaded into trucks and Jeeps and SUVs, followed by the sound of bolts racking closed and shells being chambered before a cacophony of exhaust pressure as the convoy made it's way to the Tall Timber.

    Which is one of the reasons I kind of like you guys. :cool:

  17. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

    Does anyone watch Jericho? Good show
  18. bkt

    bkt New Member

    Haven't seen it (I watch very little TV at all), but I heard it was really good. It's been canceled, right? I may pick up the DVD set(s).
  19. coltm4

    coltm4 New Member

    jericho was an awesome show. to bad they took it off the air. maybe it was scaring too many people:(
  20. rnuover

    rnuover New Member

    They did cancel jericho but then people started complaining and they brought it back.