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tangent4ronpaul
03-01-2009, 01:24 AM
100 Things that Disappear First in a Panic Situation

#1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy..target of 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 (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur by September, 1999.)

#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 10 Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)

#23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)

#24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products

#25. Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)

#26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil)

#27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)

#28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or 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: 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 (3 box/$1 .44 at WalMart: "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/LIGIITSTICKS & 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. Soysauce, vinegar, boullions/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

Anti Federalist
03-01-2009, 01:42 AM
LOL @ $100 cordwood.

You can't touch a cord of seasoned, split firewood around here in NH for under $225.

I said it before, worth repeating though, I dismissed the Y2K hype for just that, hype.

This current situation, I'm not dismissive of at all.

That being said, all those items should be part of a responsible, well prepared household regardless of what the current crisis may be.

LittleLightShining
03-01-2009, 11:41 AM
Isn't there another list like this somewhere from someone who lived through the Argentina economic collapse?

Danke
03-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Glue?!?!

Shit.

ryanduff
03-01-2009, 12:15 PM
LOL @ $100 cordwood.

You can't touch a cord of seasoned, split firewood around here in NH for under $225.

I said it before, worth repeating though, I dismissed the Y2K hype for just that, hype.

This current situation, I'm not dismissive of at all.

That being said, all those items should be part of a responsible, well prepared household regardless of what the current crisis may be.

Fortunately, those prepared for Y2K are the ones currently prepared while the rest are scrambling.

klamath
03-01-2009, 12:24 PM
This is Y2K only it didn't happen all at once at 12:01 2000:D

JoshLowry
03-01-2009, 12:43 PM
Isn't there another list like this somewhere from someone who lived through the Argentina economic collapse?

http://members.cox.net/theprof/UrbanSurvival/Thoughts%20On%20Urban%20Survival.htm

Ha, after looking at that link, it was a thread someone copied from here. It's been spread around quite a bit and came back full circle.

klamath
03-01-2009, 12:49 PM
http://members.cox.net/theprof/UrbanSurvival/Thoughts%20On%20Urban%20Survival.htm

Ha, after looking at that link, it was a thread someone copied from here. It's been spread around quite a bit and came back full circle.
I remember mentioning at the time that the only thing he got wrong was to be prepared to move to another country like he did. As I said then if the US goes down the world is going down with us and there won't be anywhere to run.

pcosmar
03-02-2009, 12:40 PM
LOL @ $100 cordwood.

You can't touch a cord of seasoned, split firewood around here in NH for under $225.

I said it before, worth repeating though, I dismissed the Y2K hype for just that, hype.

This current situation, I'm not dismissive of at all.

That being said, all those items should be part of a responsible, well prepared household regardless of what the current crisis may be.

The last wood I got was $100 but not cut and split. It was a load of log 12 to 16ft. Better deal though, face cords go about $75.
But I am cutting some of my own trees too. :D

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2301/1553414637_0d50227dba.jpg?v=0

http://pcosmar.blogspot.com/2007/12/staying-warm.html
http://pcosmar.blogspot.com/2007/12/snow-is-here.html

Pericles
03-02-2009, 01:38 PM
Light bulbs are missing from the list. There is an assumption that you won't have electricity, and that might ultimately be the case - but if you have generator and / or still have electricity, you may need light bulbs. Guess how this came to my attention;)

JohnMeridith
03-02-2009, 01:38 PM
When I was a kid(20 years ago) my step dad had a log splitter. I had fun with that thing. I look back and wonder why we had one since we still lived in florida at the time.

JoshLowry
03-02-2009, 01:42 PM
Prescription glasses are also missing and very important.

You won't be picking up any more bottles of contact solution if the stores shut down.

Bruno
03-02-2009, 01:44 PM
awesome list!

LittleLightShining
03-02-2009, 01:57 PM
LOL @ $100 cordwood.

You can't touch a cord of seasoned, split firewood around here in NH for under $225.
One of my buddies just paid $280 for a seasoned cord here in VT. Log length is definitely the way to buy it-- in the summer.


Light bulbs are missing from the list. There is an assumption that you won't have electricity, and that might ultimately be the case - but if you have generator and / or still have electricity, you may need light bulbs. Guess how this came to my attention;)Great point. I've been stocking up on lightbulbs. I must have 25 new CFL bulbs that I got for free with coupons.


Prescription glasses are also missing and very important.

You won't be picking up any more bottles of contact solution if the stores shut down.Good point!

akihabro
03-04-2009, 04:26 AM
You should see it here in L.A when there is a sizable earthquake. Water, batteries and candles are all gone. I don't have much stocked up...of course I don't live in a house. At least I have a carbureted motorcycle in case we get EMP'ed

living_deLIBERATEly
03-05-2009, 02:40 PM
How about insulin? Would be worth a lot in a situations where pharmacists could not restock supplies.

Doktor_Jeep
03-05-2009, 03:37 PM
Y2K was hype.


This is not.