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    Question 10 items to stock up on

    If we went from businesses bribing us with great deals and bargains to get us to keep spending to inflation, which ten non-food items would you want to stock up on beforehand?

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    Nana, you forgot toilet paper! That would be my #1 thing. You can never have too much

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    Hmmm
    1) Toilet paper
    2) Vinegar (is that non-food?)
    3) Thread
    4) material
    5) gas
    6) seeds
    7) laundry detergent
    8) soap
    9) deodorant
    10) medicine/first aid supplies

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    Here's My Non-Food List Of Ten Items I Should Start Stocking Up On Now!
    Would a year's supply be enough or should I try for 2 years with some of these things?

    First Aid/OTC Medicines
    HBA
    TP
    Detergents/Soaps
    Batteries (especially for flashlights)
    Candles
    Toothpaste/floss
    Vinegar ( for cleaning)
    Baking Soda (for cleaning)
    Kitty Litter

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    1. baking soda- cleaning, deodorant, laundry soap
    2. vinegar- cleaning, cooking, laundry soap
    3. thread
    4. candles
    5. Toilet paper
    6. kitty litter-many uses
    7. seeds
    8. soap-many uses
    9. medicine/first aid supplies
    10. Batteries

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    1. toilet paper
    2. light bulbs (!)
    3. toothbrushes
    4. sanitary napkins
    5. bike repair material
    6. condoms (those dark and cold nights...)
    7. an extra pair of shoes
    8. paper
    9. toner

    and 10: books. Relatively cheap way to spend hours upon hours. Good for bartering. I'm actively stockpiling books for a couple of years now

    Instead of buying batteries, I'd rather buy hand-cranked items. I wish those one-laptop-per-child thingies were cheaper!

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    I guess I can save on sanitary napkins and condoms. (Menopause )

    Besides the stuff you all have mentioned.......

    I would need a stockpile of duct tape.
    ......and dh's diabetic meds
    ......and yarn (I'd go NUTS! without it)
    ......and fabric (quilting)
    ......laundry stuff--or stuff to make it
    ......a generator to run for power
    ......Gas to run it

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    okay....

    TP
    Pads
    Dhs meds
    hearing aid batteries (I would lose it deaf)
    laundry supplies(I already have enough for 8 years but what the heck!)
    vinegar
    candles(if no electricity)
    baking soda
    dr brommers organic castille soap
    razors

    This was hard as I couldn't think of much I really really needed non food. I guess that is GOOD right???

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    1. Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels
    2. Fixodent for dh
    3. Cat litter, Tidy Cat deodarizer
    4. Matches
    5. Cat, dog, and bird food
    6. Laundry soap, dryer sheets, and Oxyclean
    7. Shampoo, conditioner, Toothpaste, Deodarant, Shaving cream for dh
    8. Candles
    9. Lantern oil
    10. Sterno cans
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    Quote Originally Posted by hippytreehugger4ever View Post
    Nana, you forgot toilet paper! That would be my #1 thing. You can never have too much
    To be honest, if I ran out of TP I have plenty of old T-shirts that I could cut up and use. I would just have to make sure to never run out of laundry detergent!

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    1. Toilet Paper
    2. Dog and Cat food
    3. Kitty Litter
    4. Soap
    5. Medicines (eye and BP) and Dog's meds
    6. candles/matches
    7. batteries
    8. toothpaste
    9. Feminie products
    10. Vinegar

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    This is a very interesting thread
    Just to beat inflation my list would consist of the following
    1. Toilet Paper
    2 OTC Medicine
    3. Laundry supplies
    4. Socks
    5 long underwear (turning down the heat this winter)
    6 two new pair of jeans (as the ones I have now are getting worn out) .
    7 seeds
    Most every thing else I have stocked already using coupons and getting low cost.
    Which is
    Cleaning supplies
    and HBA
    If we were talking preparing for an emergency I would add the following items to my list
    8 Batteries
    9 lamp oil/ wicks
    10 First aid supplies
    11 weather radio
    Last edited by Janbee; 10-08-2008 at 10:00 PM.

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    Laundry detergent
    Soap - to keep healthy
    Dishsoap
    Clothes for the kids - they grow, so a handful of basics in larger sizes
    Shoes - extra sneakers for DH, me. Wild guesses for the kids - sneakers and winter boots.
    Clothes for adults - jeans, underwear, white socks.
    Advil - reduce fevers as well as pain
    Toilet paper - can also be used for kleenex before we start using my fabric stash

    I'm still thinking about this. I read that at first there is a retail price decrease as the stores want you to keep spending and that's when you'd want to stock up.
    Later there is inflation or hyperinflation when your money doesn't buy much.

    Personally, we could use new sheets and towels. Those 1980's and early 1990s towels are getting worn and soon would be a good time to restock.

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    1. toilet paper
    2. propane fuel
    3. batteries (all sizes)
    4. baking soda
    5. borax
    6. bleach
    7. canning jars and lids
    8. kitchen matches
    9. blankets
    10. first aid supplies
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    My list would follow along the lines of some others. Some of these I stay stocked up on at all times.

    1. Canning Jars and a massive amount of lids. Various sizes.
    2. First aid supplies/some medicines
    3. TP
    4. Washcloths and towels
    5. Matches
    6. Candles
    7. Baking Soda
    8. Vinegar
    9. Borax
    10. Nails and screws, my husband goes through these things like candy

    I'm afraid I wouldn't stock up on too much pet food for my pets or certain medicines as those things tend to go bad or rancid over time.

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