"100 things to go first" list

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by widowmaker, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. widowmaker

    widowmaker New Member

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    I hope this isnt a redundant post.Please delete if is is. Thanks
     
  2. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    What is the idea? A list of the first 100 things to let go of? Those would be some long posts.
     

  3. bkt

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    I think widomaker is referring to this list of the first 100 items which will disappear and be in demand first in a SHTF scenario:

    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. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullion cubes/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. 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. Livestock
     
  4. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Ah, excellent. So these are some things it may not be a bad idea to get ahold of right? Barter, and practical value.
     
  5. widowmaker

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    I see I didnt download it properly but BKT did it for me. Thank you.
     
  6. c3shooter

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    BEER ! YOU FORGOT THE BEER!!!!!!!:eek:
     
  7. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Dude. You brew your own beer. What you need are hops, barley, water, and the various pots, chiller, carboys, etc. to do it. Same with wine. And if you can make wine, you can distill brandy. Get into that now so you're not screwed later. (Everything 'cept the distilling part, since that's a federal no-no!)
     
  8. trip286

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    Just go ahead and fire up the still anyway.
     
  9. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Consider your wrist slapped. We don't advocate illegal activities here on the forum for obvious reasons. :)

    If everything goes completely to hell sometime in the future, then...do what you must.
     
  10. Yunus

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    You can apply and without cost (or very minimal like $25) obtain a federal license to distill ethanol for fuel. The big catch is that you need a building to house your distillation operation that is not connected to and does not have people living in it. Also you MUST denature your ethanol so that is not consumable else you are violating laws and are subject to some serious fines. I'm not suggesting or encouraging illegal behavior but just clarifying that if your purpose is fuel which in a SHTF situation would be an incredibly valuable commidity, it's actually possible to do legally. May as well start the paperwork now so that you don't have to try and get equipment after it's really difficult.

    /I'm no lawyer, do your own legal legwork and check local/state laws in addition to federal laws to make sure anything you attempt is on the up and up.
     
  11. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    You're right. We (my miscreant friends and I) looked into buying a still to distill grasses for ethanol and it's certainly possible to get one and use it legally. But you need to be sure you're making fuel and not kickapoo joy juice.
     
  12. JTJ

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    Do not buy flour or mixes that have yeast in them. It can turn toxic and kill you.
     
  13. bkt

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    Can you elaborate? I assume red or white wheat berries are OK, and so's regular flour to store. Do you mean pre-packaged bread mixes? I thought those usually kept the yeast separate.
     
  14. JTJ

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    Pancake mixes are the worst culprit. Do not keep any past the use date. Any flour product that has the yeast premixed should not be used past the due date. Flour products that have the yeast in a separate package are ok. There was a recent case where a mother used an old box of pancake mix and almost killed her daughter. I am not sure of the specific toxin. My wife makes everything from scratch so no problems.
     
  15. trip286

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    I've put a bit of thought into distilling fuel.
    Y'all know what one of the biggest "problem" plants in the south is? Kudzu. I wonder if ethanol can be distilled from kudzu in reliable quality/quantity.

    I can see whole kudzu plantations right now. No maintenance, no upkeep.
     
  16. Caoimhin

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    I have never had or seen a mix with yeast mixed in. Yeast in a mix has a very short life span. I have never had yeast in pancakes either and I have never heard it being able to kill you or make you sick.
    Now making wine and bottling it in clean Corona beer bottle's then over indulging, that will make you sick.
     
  17. bkt

    bkt New Member

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    Starch (plant material) can be turned into sugar easily enough and yeast really love sugar.
     
  18. vincent

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    They actually have those here in NC, they make all kinds of textile stuff with it (rope, baskets, art etc.) People have been eating the stuff for years as well.
     
  19. JTJ

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  20. trip286

    trip286 New Member

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    Oh that bastard. Just goes to show when you have an idea, you should run with it.

    I thought about the laundry machine that washes and dries your clothes in just one machine, about 3 years before Maytag or Whirlpool put it on the market.

    I also thought of the on demand water heater, about 1 year before they became mainstream (I think I was late on that one though, and probably got the idea from seeing one without realizing what it was.)