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    Posted: April 15 2013 at 5:45am
This is a fairly helpful old post when stocking up.  Top 100 items to first disappear in an emergency:


op 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

1. Generators(Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky - 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, Oil 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. Can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks, kitchen utensils.
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  food grade if for drinking.
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. Cook Stoves(Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinders and Handle-Holders (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 size) 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. Heavy Duty Work Boots, 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: socks, 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 & utility 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. Chickens
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Livestock
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Not sure what happened to items 14 & 15, but this is a good list to review. 
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I would add to this list -

Hearing aid batteries if you have someone who relies on them. 

Also, we've purchased a couple of solar yard lights.  Not the kind that are meant to be pretty because they have prism type lenses, but the kind that look like big flashlights.  You can turn these on and off and we've found they work just like flashlights.  They cost about 10 bucks each, but they are wonderful.
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I bought a huge thing of instant coffee and instant hot cocoa for barter. Same with sugar cubes.
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I would add:
Essential meds eg for people in heart failure insulin for diabetics - ideally a years supply otherwise they will simply run out and face certain death - not nice
Forget disposable diapers and sanitary pads - get wash and re-use! See http://www.honouryourflow.co.uk/
Multivitamins for balance
CATS - people seem to forget that the main beneficiaries of our disaster will be the RAT population and trapping/poisoning is not going to enable parents to sleep at night with their baby separate! Cats will come into their own - we are complacent about bacterial diseases but without antibiotics they will become a serious problem again and rats have always been deadly vectors
Cigarettes will be currency of course!
Artificial Baby milk powder essential as even breastfeeding Mum's might get very ill or die or too hungry to produce enough milk and a hungry baby under six months would be a nightmare of worry!
It is the knock-on effects of the disorder and lack of supplies that need to be thought through - spare spectacles for example - multiple pairs for those of us who are shortsighted!


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One item on there of particular interest to me is propane. The coleman camp stove bottles and the bottles you use on a grill are great to have because propane stores indefinitely. The storage life is basically the life of the container it is stored in.
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The sun won't run out of fuel for a few million years, check these out:


Stock up on aluminum foil, salt, spices, duct tape....and ammo. 
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Originally posted by quietprepr quietprepr wrote:

One item on there of particular interest to me is propane. The coleman camp stove bottles and the bottles you use on a grill are great to have because propane stores indefinitely. The storage life is basically the life of the container it is stored in.
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quietprepr - it's a lot cheaper in the long run if you buy the bigger propane tanks and an adapter to refill the smaller ones. Harbor Freight sells one,

http://www.harborfreight.com/propane-bottle-refill-kit-45989.html
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jacksdad, thank you for the Harbor Freight adapter lead will get one. I keep three 20 lb propane tanks filled so that will be helpful.

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No problem FluMom - glad to be of some help.

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some helpful hints when dealing with propane

http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/primer-on-propane-for-prepping/



http://www.backdoorsurvival.com/primer-on-propane-for-prepping-two/

 


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some tips on how to barter WTSHTF


Some thoughts on preparing for bartering


http://shtfschool.com/resources/some-thoughts-on-preparing-for-bartering/

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Thanks Jacksdad! I have a large tank at my retreat and am looking into getting one at my home. There are some restrictions based on the building code, but I will figure it out! I like the idea of being able to fill the smaller tanks, they are pretty easy to move around and a 5 gallon tank will last a long time if you are careful.
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jacksdad, thank you for the Harbor Freight adapter lead will get one. I keep three 20 lb propane tanks filled so that will be helpful.
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Maybe the missing items 14 and 15 are harbor freight adapters and 20 pound propane tanks all sold out.
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I like this website, they usually have good advice, particularly regarding firearms (not that I own any of those filthy things.... Dead )

Interesting article on home-made soap, with a lot of tips & formulae:


Personally, I think it would be better to just buy store-manufactured bars or liquid and squirrel these away.  They don't rot, animals won't eat them, and large purchases are very inexpensive. 

When TSHTF, I wouldn't worry about perfumes etc.  Hand hygiene is more important that shampoo!  

My favorite is Dial soap (yellow bars).  It is anti-bacterial, high-quality, lasts a long time and can be used for anything - shaving, dishes, body, hair etc.   Not the most gentle soap, but hey, water conservation will rule during an emergency.  We Yanks are a wasteful bunch when it comes to resources like water.
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Baby wipes really are a great way to clean up without wasting water. The thing I've always wondered about them is how long they'd stay moist in their original packaging. I guess you could either rotate them like your other preps, or maybe seal them in mylar just like dry foods. That should extend their shelf life indefinitely in theory.
Good tip on the soap, Chuck. Never really thought about how long it would keep before.
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