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Monday, February 16, 2009

100 Items Likely to disappear First in a Panic

Remember the Y2K scare? This is a list of 100 items that was selling out at a rapid rate. I don't know if some of these things are still available but my neighbor gave the list to me and thought I would share.

1 Generators
2 Water filters
3 Portable Toilets
4 Seasoned firewood
5 Lamp Oil
6 Coleman Fuel
7 Guns,Ammunition,cleaning kits, .22, 12 ga pump and 308's
8 Hand Can Openers
9 Honey, Syrups, white and brown sugars
10 Rice, Beans, Wheat
11 Vegetable Oil
12 Charcoal
13 Water Containers
14 Cast Iron Propane Heater
15 Grain Grinder (non-electric)
16 Propane Cylinders
17 Y2K Survival Guides
18 Mantles (Aladdin, Coleman etc)(tape these under your lanterns for storage)
19 Baby Supplies (diapers, formula, ointments, aspirin)
20 Washboards, Mop Buckets with wringers (use for laundry)
21 Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman,Kerosene or wood)
22 Vitamins
23 Oil 2-cycle and regular
24 Feminine Hygiene, haircare, skin products
25 Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms)
26 Bow saws, axes, hatchets & wedges (also, files and other sharpening tools)
27 Aluminum foil Regular & Heavy Duty (great cooking & barter item)
28 Gasoline containers
29 Garbage Bags (Impossible to have too many)
30 Toilet paper, Kleenex, Paper towels
31 Milk powdered and Condensed (shake liquid every few months)
32 Garden Seeds (Non-hybrid) (A Must)
33 Clothes Pins, lines hangers
34 Coleman's Pump repair kit (this number is included, I don't know if it's still good 1-800-835-3278)
35 Tuna Fish (in oil)
36 Fire Extinguisher or large box of baking soda in every room
37 First Aid Kits
38 Batteries (all sizes) watch expiration dates (solar charger if affordable)
39 Garlic, spices, vinegar, baking supplies
40 Big Dogs and lots of dog food
41 flour, yeast & salt
42 Matches (wooden matches will go first)
43 writing paper, pads, pencils and solar calculator
44 Insulated ice chest (good for keeping things from freezing in extreme weather)
45 Work boots, belts, Levis & durable shirts
46 Flashlights, Lightsticks and torches
47 Journals, Diaries and scrapbooks
48 Garbage cans (plastic with wheels if you plan to use them for hauling water)
49 Men's Hygiene (shampoo, tooth brush, tooth paste, mouth wash, floss, nail clippers, anti-acid and diarrhea medication)
50 Cast Iron Cookware
51 Fishing Supplies and tools collapsible to fit in backpack
52 Mosquito coils, repellent sprays and creams
53 Duct Tape, rolls of Visqueen (plastic film) (Used to tape up broken windows )
54 Tarps, stakes, twine, nails, rope, spikes
55 candles
56 Liquid Laundry detergents
57 Back Packs, fanny pack, bug-out bags, duffel bags
58 Garden tools & supplies
59 Scissors, fabrics, sewing supplies
60 Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, Stews, etc
61 Bleach (plain not scented)
62 Canning Supplies (jars, lids, wax) Non electric canner
63 Knives & Sharpening Tools (files and stones)
64 Bicycles (tires, tubes, pumps, chains, etc)
65 Sleeping Bags, wool blankets, pillows and mats)
66 Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67 Board Games, Cards, Dice
68 Rat and Roach Poisons
69 Mouse Traps
70 Paper plates, Cups, Utensils
71 Baby Wipes, Oils, waterless and anti-bacterial soaps
72 Rain Gear, rubberized boots, etc
73 Shaving Supplies (razors, creams, talc, after shave (nah...grow a beard)
74 Hand Pumps and Siphons (get one for water and one for fuel)
75 Soy Sauce, vinegar, bullion, gravy and soup bases
76 Reading glasses
77 Chocolate, cocoa, Tang, Punch (water enhancers)
78 Survival-In-A-Can (I have no idea what this is but it's on the list)
79 Woolen Clothing scarves, ear muffs, mittens
80 Camping & Wilderness Survival by Paul Tawell (list says can be bought at Scout Headquarters)
81 Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (Manco)
82 Graham Crackers, Saltines, Pretzels, Trail Mix, Jerky
83 Pop Corn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84 Socks, Underwear, t-shirts, etc (buy extra)
85 Lumber (all types)
86 Wagons & Carts
87 Cots & Inflatable Mattresses
88 Gloves (Work, warming and gardening)
89 Lantern hangers
90 Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
91 Teas
92 Coffee
93 Bible
94 Compass & Radio
95 Paraffin Wax
96 Chewing Gum & Candy
97 Atomizers (for cooling and bathing)
98 hats & cotton neckerchiefs
99 goats, chickens and rabbits
100 Pitcher Pump and extra gaskets


rridgeoutlaw said...

Good post, tarps can also be used as a ground blanket is the ground is wet.

Humble wife said...

Great list...I already copied it to my desktop from elsewhere.

I pray people get the message. I have a feeling that times will become like the little red hen story. She did all the work and then every other critter wanted to eat.

As we are preparing on our farm, I wonder who will show up after our toils and actually breaking raw land and expect us to care for them? I mean the warning signs are out there.

Prepared In TN said...

Thanks for posting this - I linked to you on our site.

CherB said...

If that were my list I would add a few things such as home made soap and not antibacterial. Good homemade soap from lye or wood ashes is even more effective and environmentally sound. Plus once you know how to make it, you will never run out.
Also rainbarrels or water collection is becomming popular already because of limiting water resources in some places.
A water filter that removes bacteria; as well as other contaminents. Not all do.
Canning your own veggies, or making a cold cellar where you can store food or even hide it if necessary, incase uninvited guests come and want to take what you grew.

tweell said...

Survival in a can: http://www.amazon.com/Whistle-Creek-Survival-Kit-Sardine/dp/B000O26134/ref=pd_bbs_sr_2?ie=UTF8&s=hi&qid=1235333466&sr=8-2

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