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Read this as a checklist for Prep, rather than the intended consideration in this article -

Survival: 100 Items to Disappear First

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 - 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
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 - note - food grade if for drinking.
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.
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, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/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 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. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
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. 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, 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...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 & 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. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
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 mattress's
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


From a Sarajevo War Survivor:
Experiencing horrible things that can happen in a war - death of parents and
friends, hunger and malnutrition, endless freezing cold, fear, sniper attacks.

1. Stockpiling helps. but you never no how long trouble will last, so locate
near renewable food sources.
2. Living near a well with a manual pump is like being in Eden.
3. After awhile, even gold can lose its luster. But there is no luxury in war
quite like toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than gold's.
4. If you had to go without one utility, lose electricity - it's the easiest to
do without (unless you're in a very nice climate with no need for heat.)
5. Canned foods are awesome, especially if their contents are tasty without
heating. One of the best things to stockpile is canned gravy - it makes a lot of
the dry unappetizing things you find to eat in war somewhat edible. Only needs
enough heat to "warm", not to cook. It's cheap too, especially if you buy it in
bulk.
6. Bring some books - escapist ones like romance or mysteries become more
valuable as the war continues. Sure, it's great to have a lot of survival
guides, but you'll figure most of that out on your own anyway - trust me, you'll
have a lot of time on your hands.
7. The feeling that you're human can fade pretty fast. I can't tell you how many
people I knew who would have traded a much needed meal for just a little bit of
toothpaste, rouge, soap or cologne. Not much point in fighting if you have to
lose your humanity. These things are morale-builders like nothing else.
8. Slow burning candles and matches, matches, matches


Source

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Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:03 am
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Post Re: Survival: 100 Items to Disappear First
Ah, yes Sky! We've discussed this many times on the bird flu forums.

It is a great list and one well worth keeping in mind, IMHO. :clap

I have some "trade" items stored based on this list.

Several years ago I tried to keep candy and chocolate stored. Yeah that didn't last long. :whistle

I buy the following items routinely to add to my stores:

Aluminum foil
Saran wrap
Toilet paper
Garbage bags
Batteries

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Post Re: Survival: 100 Items to Disappear First
re: #4- seasoning firewood, see the following:

The quickest way to season firewood is to stack it in a single row along a fence, if possible, and slightly lower than the height of the fence. At that point, clear plastic sheeting, 4 mil thickness recommended, can be draped over the fence and the firewood. To keep the plastic tarp from blowing off, place a piece of lead or a smooth rock on the edge of the tarp, roll the tarp over the rock, then tie the tarp beneath the rock with heavy twine. Repeat every 4 feet and at the corners. The smooth folds of the tarp will prevent it from tearing, while the weight of the rock or lead ingot will keep the plastic sheet from blowing away. The plastic sheet need only cover the top of the wood stack and down to a foot or so off the ground. The sun heats the wood, condensation form upward against the plastic sheet, then drains down the side.

What you have done is create a miniature greenhouse! The fence keeps the tarp above the wood, and being draped over the fence, it does not touch the wood on that side. The heat of the sun is trapped by the plastic tarp, the wood heats up, and natural condensation forms on the plastic tarp, draining moisture away from the wood beneath it. With this method, it is possible to dry "green" wood into a burnable condition within only 4 to 6 weeks, and it will be ready for use in the winter. The firewood may then be stacked for storage and use as below.

http://www.endtimesreport.com/storing_firewood.html

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Great tip Rutsie thanks

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That is such a cool tip Ruts - I am going to cut some wood next week, and as it is wet, I will try this technique. Haha - never thought of that.

BB - I like that short list, specially loo paper, as it's gonna be worth more than gold in shut down!
The chockies are off our list, for now, as we have the same problem here... :slap

The kids finish the balance left whenever they visit!!

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:clap Great tip, Rutsie! I never thought of using a mini-greenhouse to season wood. :wavey

TP is gonna be worth a ton of money when TSHTF - literally! :crylaugh

My grandkids are the ones that sniff out the goodies in my pantry. I swear the little buggers have chocolate radar!

Grandma has an incredible sweet tooth for chocolate, too. :embarressed :whistle

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:roflmao BB

I only buy Lindt's (Swiss Choclateures) 70% cacao choclate! YUM!!

Not too much sugar in it, and it is healthy for you too - :tounge

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Bluebonnet wrote:
:clap Great tip, Rutsie! I never thought of using a mini-greenhouse to season wood. :wavey

TP is gonna be worth a ton of money when TSHTF - literally! :crylaugh

My grandkids are the ones that sniff out the goodies in my pantry. I swear the little buggers have chocolate radar!

Grandma has an incredible sweet tooth for chocolate, too. :embarressed :whistle


Well I swear chocolate is attracted to my mouth :embarressed , I seem to buy it and I look at it and it disappears right before my eyes and then theres an empty wrapper there :shock: I then go to get some and think WTF where did it go?!? I couldn't of possibly ate all of it :shock: when my medicinal chocolate reserves get low I become :evil

I like it for Medicinal purposes only :embarressed helps me stay calm and Perky all day that and If I don't have any of it I fall asleep (more like into a deep coma) that nothing or nobody can wake me from I hate Cadbury thought I like Darrel lea::

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Well I swear chocolate is attracted to my mouth :embarressed , I seem to buy it and I look at it and it disappears right before my eyes and then theres an empty wrapper there :shock: I then go to get some and think WTF where did it go?!? I couldn't of possibly ate all of it :shock: when my medicinal chocolate reserves get low I become :evil



Ah ha ha ha ha ha! Good one, Freak! That's EXACTLY what happens to me.

:roflmao :slap :crylaugh :spit :heart

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