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Saturday, May 19, 2012

Non-food items to have in your storage

(I got this list from Wendy Dewitt and then added some stuff to it.)

All you have to do is think of the quote from Spencer W. Kimball:

"I remember when the sisters used to say, 'Well, but we could buy it at the store a lot cheaper than we can put it up.' But that isn't quite the answer, is it?....Because there will come a time when there isn't any store."  (April 1974 Welfare Session.)

Picture what you would need if there was no way you could buy anything.  What would you wish you would have bought now?

Non-food items that I have in my storage:

antibiotic creams

can openers (non-electric), 5 (those food storage cans are really hard on can openers)
candles- LOTS (I get them at yard sales very cheap)
canning jars
canning lids (for bottling meats)
ColdEze to stop a cold
dish soap
documents (copies of birth certificates, car/home ownership papers, etc)
duct tape, electrical tape, packing tape
board games, card game, novels, children's books, for entertainment if there is no electricity
garbage bags LOTS
plastic bread bags
aluminum foil
gloves- (leather work type, warm winter type, knitted mittens, fleece mittens, children's sizes and adult sizes)
hats (broad band to protect from sun, fleece winter caps, knitted caps)
hydrogen peroxide
matches (waterproof, non-waterproof, strike anywhere, strike on the box,)
medications you may need
muscle rub
plastic utensils/paper or styrofoam cups/plates/bowls/
paper towels
portable toilet/garbage bags
rubbing alcohol
sewing needles/threads/ polar fleece/denim/sewing patterns for children's clothes
shoes (sturdy walking/working shoes, boots, snow boots, all sizes)
soap (bar, dish and laundry)
sun screen
toilet paper (average of 1 roll per person for every 5 days)
tooth brush/toothpaste/floss
tylenol & tylenol pm
vics vaporub (rub it on the bottom of your feet & cover with socks to stop a cough)
thick coats (down insulation, polyester fleece, water resistant exterior, puffy down vests) in every size
ski pants, insulated hunting pants, water resistant pants, camping pants
heavy blankets and quilts, sleeping bags
sleeping pads to go under sleeping bags, to insulate you from the cold ground
extra jeans for every person
packages of new socks
buckets, dish pans, 
fuel:  kerosene, charcoal, lantern oil, propane
solar oven
Campstove, backpacking stoves
lanterns, flashlights, lightsticks, solar powered lighting.
solar showers, one for each person in the family.  (You can use the hot water for laundry and dishwashing too)
solar/windup radio
inverter (allows you to plug electrical devices into car cigarette lighter)
clothespins, clothesline
cleaning supplies
gardening tools, seeds,
hand tools (screwdrivers, hammers, pliers, wrench, etc.)

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