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    Default 100 items that disappear first in a disaster

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    100 Items That Disappear First in a Disaster

    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky, noisy target for thieves; maintenance, etc.)
    2. Water Filters/Purifiers (Shipping delays increasing.)
    3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)
    4. Seasoned Firewood (About $100 per cord; wood takes 6 - 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)
    5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
    6. Coleman Fuel (URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)
    7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots
    8. Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)
    9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars
    10. Rice - Beans - Wheat (White rice is now $12.95 - 50# bag. Sam's Club, stock depleted often.)
    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)
    14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
    16. Propane Cylinders
    17. Michael Hyatt's Y2K Survival Guide (BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)
    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 (Critical, due to daily canned food diets.)
    23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
    24. Feminine Hygiene/Hair care/Skin products
    25. Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)
    26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil)
    27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Heavy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)
    28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
    29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)
    30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel
    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: 1(800) 835-3278
    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. Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
    46. Flashlights/LIGHT STICKS & torches, "No.76 Dietz" Lanterns
    47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: 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 & Duffle 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 & Anti-bacterial 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, bouillon/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. BSA - New 1998 - Boy Scout Handbook (also, Leader's 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 & from open Flea markets)
    87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
    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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    Wow, thanks for this list Kim. I have many items on the list but see room for improvement. What piece of mind to know you can care for you & yours should disaster strike.




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    What a great list Kim. Thanks.

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    Thanks!

    I'll be looking for some of these things. I'm pretty sure I won't be stockpiling goats or chickens, though.

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    Wow, great list. I'll definitely refer to it. Thanks.

    Stacey

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    Thanks, great list

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    Thanks for the list! I did a double take on #7, though. I can see guns and ammunition but slingshots? And I also doubt that I'll be stockpiling any cows or chickens, but you never know...

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    That's a real good list.
    There's no medicines on it...hum... guess no one takes them except DH...

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    Great food for thought - I'll be studying this carefully. Thanks for sharing it.

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    I like this list... andI think I'll look through our current disaster plan items and compare against this list. That's the man of the house's job.

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    Great list! I'm sure we don't have a lot of this stuff stockpiled. Some of it would be fairly easy to do. And I'm glad to know "its impossible to stock pile too much" Coleman fuel.

    I'm copying this down and forwarding it to DH.

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    I have the cow and chickens

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    I already have goats and chickens, but they aren't food. :-) My goats are cashmere, so I guess I can use them to knit me up some warm blankets, since I don't have a generator (yet)! And my chickens produce about two dozen eggs daily, so as long as they keep giving me eggs, they are safe.
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    Can't see myself running out to stock up on cigarettes and booze (just in case). :-)
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