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    Lightbulb The 1st 100 things to run out in an emergency

    I've seen this list online. I did a quick search of this forum & didn't see it & thought it might be useful here.

    in no particular order:

    1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. 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 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

  2. #2
    I think that there have been a couple of lists posted but it's been quite some time ago. The trouble is finding them! It's always good (at least to me) to look at a list and see what i have and don't have etc..

  3. #3
    It always good to have a list to look at to make sure you are prepared for any emergency never know when disaster will strike. There are still several items I need to add to my emergency kits. Nice list

  4. #4
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    One item I would suggest having on hand if there is a long term situation: Salt. If you have salt you can preserve meat when refrigeration is gone.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Quote Originally Posted by shakey View Post
    One item I would suggest having on hand if there is a long term situation: Salt. If you have salt you can preserve meat when refrigeration is gone.
    It takes very LARGE quantities of salt for meat preservation, so plan accordingly. Be sure to include canning salt as well, if you intend on canning. Salt has an indefinite shelf-life - that's the good news. If you have table salt that includes additives, it can turn yellow after being in storage a long time, but it's safe to consume. Personally, I don't use or store iodized salt. There are better places to get iodine, and I store sea vegetables (especially kelp), strawberries, milk and milk made into kefir or yogurt, baked potatoes with the peel, and many other foods, as my sources for iodine.

  6. #6
    Thank you for this list. As a new person to all of this and just starting to prepare it is quite handy to have a list of what gets used up most and quickest.


  7. #7
    Do you have a link on salt preservation of meats when refrigeration is gone? My husband was just talking about this an hour ago. The things with salt preservation is doesn't the meat pick some of that up and for people who are on low salt diets because of blood pressure problems is this safe? Just wondering.

  8. #8
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2012
    South Carolina Beaches
    Yeah, I meat/salt preservation guide would be helpful.

  9. #9
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Perth, Western Australia
    The link between salt and blood pressure is low - its part of the medical religion rather than being solidly based in evidence as far as I could find out when I was doing some research in the area. Having said that though, meat preserved in salt is VERY salty. I preserved some pork in salt and then smoked it to make bacon. I actually liked it salty but my husband didn't.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    East Texas
    I get tickled when I see people start worrying about a few ppm of this or that in a drinking water bottle because it has been in the car a few months or, what the salt intake will be while in SHTF or TEOTWAWKIT situation. IMHO I will probably be happy to drink from a plastic bottle of clean water or eat salt preserved ham. This is just my perspective no insults intended.

    Keep Prepping like there is no tomorrow and make the choices that you can live with both literally and figuratively.



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