to Disappear First
During A Disaster
- 1. Generators ( Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target to thieves; maintiance ect.
- 2. Water Filters / Purifiers
- 3. Portable Toilets
- 4. Seasoned Firewood, Wood items take about 6 to 12 months to become dried, for home use.
- 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, & Egg Beaters, Whisks
- 9. Honey / Syrups / White & Brown Sugar
- 10. Wheat - Rice - Beans
- 11. Vegetable Oil ( for cooking) Without it food burns / must be boiled ect.)
- 12. Charcoal & Lighter Fluid (will become scare suddenly)
- 13. Water Containers (Urgent items to obtain) Any Size: Small: Hard Clear Plastic Only - note - food grade if for drinking
- 14. Mini Heater Head (Propane) (Without this item, propane wont heat a room.)
- 15. Grain Grinder (Non- Electric)
- 16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
- 17. Survival Guide Book
- 18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, ect. (Without this item, longer - term lighting is difficult.)
- 19. Baby supplies: Diapers / Formula / Ointments / Aspirin ect.
- 20. Wash boards, Mop Bucket w/ringer (for laundry)
- 21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman, Camp Chef, & Kerosene)
- 22. Vitamins
- 23. Propane Cylinder Handle Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
- 24. Femine Hygiene / Hair care / Skin Products
- 25. Thermal Under ware (Tops & Bottoms)
- 26. Bow Saws, Axes and Hatchets, Wedges (also honing oil)
- 27. Aluminum Foil Regular & Heavy Duty (Great for cooking & 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. Cloths Pins / Line / Hangers (A Must!)
- 34. Stove Repair Kits
- 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 (Plenty for dog food)
- 41. Flour, Yeast, & Salt
- 42. Matches ("Strike Anywhere" preferred) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
- 43. Writhing Paper / Pads / Pencils / Solar Calculators
- 44. Insulated Ice Chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Winter time)
- 45. Workboots, belts, Levis & Durable Shirts
- 46. Flashlights / Light Sticks / Torches
- 47. Journals, Diaries / Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feeling, experience; Historic Times)
- 48. Garbage Cans Plastic (Great for Storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
- 49. Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush / Paste, Mouthwash / Floss, Nail Clippers, Ect.
- 50. Cast Iron Cookware (sturdy, efficient)
- 51. Fishing Supples / Tools
- 52. Mosquito Coils / Repellent, Sprays / Creams
- 53. Duct Tape
- 54. Tarts / 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, Stew, ect.
- 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 / chained, ect.
- 65. Sleeping Bags & Blankets / pillows / mats
- 66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery Powered)
- 67. Board Games, Cards, Dice
- 68. d-con Rat poison, Mouse Preffe II, roach Killer
- 69. Mousetraps, Ant traps, & Roach 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, ect.
- 73. Shaving Supplies (razor & cream, talc, after shave)
- 74. Hand Pumps & Siphon (for water and for fules)
- 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 / earmuffs / 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, ect. (extras)
- 85. Lumber (all types)
- 86. Wagons & Carts (for transport to and from)
- 87. Cots & Inflatable Mattress's
- 88. Gloves: Work / warming / gardening, ect.
- 89. Lantern Hangers
- 90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, crews, nuts & bolts
- 91. Warm Drinks (hot chocolate, Spiced Cider)
- 92. Herb Tea's
- 93. Herbal Medicines
- 94. Medicines
- 95. Paraffin Wax
- 96. Glue, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, ect.
- 97. Chewing gum / candies
- 98. Atomizers (for cooling / bathing)
- 99. Hats & Cotton Neckerchiefs
- 100. Goats / Chickens
Here is a list that a group put together of the 100 things that will disappear first. By no means is it a complete list.....but perhaps it will get you thinking on what items really matter the most...and which may be of most use for bartering when the time comes.
Enzio Bushe said, "Frequently I am asked, 'What were the most valuable item in the days of starvation in Germany?' ....As for what we needed, the food item we reled on most was vegetable oil. With a bottle of vegetable oil, one could acquire nearly every other desire able item. It has such value that with a quart of vegetable oil one could probably trade for three bushels of apples or three hundred pounds of potatoes. Vegetable oil has a high calorie content, is easy to transport, and in cooking can give a tasty flour to all kinds of food items that one would not normally consider as food - wild flowers, wild plants, and roots from shrubs and trees. For me and my family, a high- quantity vegetable oil has the highest priority in our food storage, both in times of daily use and for emergency use. When vegable oil is well-packed and stored appropriately, it has a long storage life without the necessity of refrigeration. We found ours to be in very good condition after twenty year of storage, but circumstances may vary in different countries and with different supplies." (F. Encio Bushce Ensign, June 1982)
Charles W. Nibley related how the saints survived in the Cashe Valley During the winter of 1860 and said that "Eggs and Butter were the chief currency of the county. There was not such thing as money." (Pioneer Stores, pp. 87-88)
F. Enzion Busche said,"...so long as there survives more than one family, there will be trading of valuable items. A free market will begin immediately to satisfy the need of the people, and items in greated demand will set the price, bypassing the use of mange." (Ensign, June 1982 pp. 17-18)