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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Think of the worst case scenario

Okay, lets really think of what would happen if everything went to heck all at once.  There are lots of websites that think that way.  Here is a list I got from one of those types of websites.  I am just passing it along.

100 Things That Will Disappear First

1. Generators: Solar are best. Gas ones need fuel & maintenance, are noisy, a target of thieves, etc.

2. Water Filters /Purifiers 

3. Portable Toilets /showers 

4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 -12 months to become dried, ready for home use. 

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!) 

6. Coleman Fuel. It is impossible to stockpile too much. 

7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots. 

8. Hand operated can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks. 

9. Honey /Syrups and white or brown sugar 

10. Rice - Beans - Wheat 

11. Vegetable Oil (for cooking) Without it food burns and must be boiled etc.) 

12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid (Will become scarce suddenly) 

13. Water Containers (Urgent Item to obtain.) Any size. Smaller HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY  Food grade required if for drinking. BLUE is good for long term storage since it prevents algae.

14. Mini heater head (Propane) Catalytic heater (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.) 

15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric) 

16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.) Get various hoses and adapters!

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, janitor's Mop Bucket w/wringer (to wring out Laundry) 

21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman, Kerosene) 

22. Vitamins 

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 & 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) RECHARGABLES & solar rechargers

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, ANY durable clothing 

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. Personal Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush /paste, Mouthwash /floss, nail clippers, etc 

50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient) 

51. Fishing supplies / tools (hooks & lines) 

52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams

53. Duct Tape 

54. Tarps /stakes /twine /nails /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 and spare parts: 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) 

7l. 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, bullions/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 mattresses 

88. Gloves: Work /warming /gardening, etc. 

89. Lantern Hangers 

90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts & bolts 

91. (Obviously, from a non-LDS website)  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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