100 Items to Disappear First

Power Hour

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
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



16 thoughts on “100 Items to Disappear First

  1. we have been trying to add to our stock of lamp oil lately. We cant find any. We have had to go to kerosene. Lamp oil makes a good fire starter for the fire pit.
    What are yall’s thoughts on gridex? My wife is thinking it may be “the one”. I dont know, but we are keeping fuel topped off and other little details just in case.

    1. Have you thought about checking out Goodwill or other discount/second hand stores Bulldog? I know they used to carry lamp oil – some scented some not. If I cannot find what I need I will go to the Goodwill type stores and they usually have what I`m looking for

      1. Walmart usually has lamp oil, as well as hobby and craft stores. a lot of Ranch and Feed stores as well.

        Here is where I buy my lanterns, wicks, etc. They are always having sales on lanterns

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      2. I am gonna check em out. Thanks. This is hurricane land and usually everywhere you go has lamp oil. Academy has some, but it is small bottles and they aint cheap.
        Just got back from the local grocery store. Huge sale on chunky. We eat it and it is good for the stockpile. It is sad going in there on sale days. You see all of the retirees buying soup, hotdogs and whatever else is on sale. That says alot about the state of our once great land.

    2. The clean burning kerosene you can get at the local bulk plant is designed to burn in the kerosene heaters. This is what I will use.

      1. I will check into it. Thanks.
        Just got my project cancelled today. Unemployed for a little while. I am gonna start on some projects tomorrow. First one is a solar oven. If anyone has built one any input would be helpful. I have the basic concept. Trying to get over 300 degrees

          1. The truck that delivers your home heating oil brings it to you from a bulk plant. That is about as plain as I can make it.

          2. Ha! I didn’t know that, I have never lived any where where they bring heating oil to your house. I thought that they only did that kind of stuff on the east coast.

          3. When we were in the army We lived in Kentucky and bought home heating oil once a year. It was a shock to me since I am from the deep south. I had never experienced anything like that. Since moving back down south we never bought in bulk. It does not exist here. Maybe if they had bulk air conditioning!! 🙂

  2. Well, I feel pretty good after reading that list. We have everything on that list except for #100, the goats and chickens. We do have a pig though. But, we are going to make a chicken coop this summer. We won’t get chickens until we actually move to the hidey-hole.

    Our cabin is at 9,000ft so this summer we are also going to build a greenhouse for obvious reasons. I need to build a still also, so I can make my own fuel for the chainsaw, generator, etc. I have fuel storage but, I am thinking long term.

    1. smilardog,
      How the heck do you breath up there? 🙂 I am at 16 feet here.
      Chickens are the best livestock. We kept them for a while. We are planning on getting more if/when we ever get to move to our land.

      1. haha, yep it is hard to breathe up there for the first couple weeks, coming from sea level here in Yuma. Sheesh man, that is just elevation at the cabin, if I go any direction off of the property it goes up to 12,000 to 14,000ft quick. heck, even my chainsaw and weedwhacker has a hard time breathing hahaha

          1. Do you mean… fiat currency = still juice? hehe Still juice has intrinsic value! hehe

            oh, I see what you mean… yes, we have the same problem with currency. We are waiting for my wife and her parents to retire and then we are moving up there. Unless, SHTF then we are gone!!!! But, wife is a school teacher so we get to spend two months every summer up there

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