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 Post subject: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:39 pm 
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I'm sure most of you have seen this list....it's been around since Sarajevo was in Civil war...that's when it was constructed....but it's been refined to cover most any disaster....and evolved throu several bad ones...a 2012 type scenario may be overwhelming to this list....but the list works pretty well for the regional disasters we've seen of late....

http://standeyo.com/News_Files/INFO_Fil ... items.html


1. Generators
(Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy...target of thieves; maintenance, etc.)

2. Water Filters/Purifiers

3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)

4. Seasoned Firewood
(About $100 per cord; wood takes 6 - 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
(First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)

6. Coleman Fuel
(URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)

7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots

8. Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)

9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars

10. Rice - Beans - Wheat
(White rice is now $12.95 - 50# bag. Sam's Club, stock depleted often.)

11. Vegetable oil (for cooking)
(Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)

12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly.)

13. Water containers
(Urgent Item to obtain. Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY)

14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)

15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)

16. Propane Cylinders

17. Michael Hyatt's Y2K Survival Guide
(BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)

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 and Kerosene)

22. Vitamins
(Critical, due 10 Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)

23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
(Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)

24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products

25. Thermal underwear
(Tops and bottoms)

26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)

27. Aluminum foil Reg. and Heavy. Duty
(Great Cooking and Barter item)

28. Gasoline containers
(Plastic or Metal)

29. Garbage bags
(Impossible to have too many.)

30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel

31. Milk - Powdered and 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: 1(800) 835-3278

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 and vinegar, baking supplies

40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)

41. Flour, yeast and 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. Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts

46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and torches, "No.76 Dietz" Lanterns

47. Journals, Diaries and Scrapbooks
(Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: 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 and Duffle bags

58. Garden tools and supplies

59. Scissors, fabrics and 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 and Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel

64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.

65. Sleeping bags and 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 and cockroach magnets

70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks...)

71. Baby Wipes, oils, waterless and Anti-bacterial soap
(saves a lot of water)

72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.

73. Shaving supplies
(razors and creams, talc, after shave)

74. Hand pumps and siphons
(for water and for fuels)

75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillons/gravy/soup base

76. Reading glasses

77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)

78. "Survival-in-a-Can"

79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens

80. BSA - New 1998 - Boy Scout Handbook
(also, Leader's 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 and carts
(for transport to and from open Flea markets)

87. Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)

88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.

89. Lantern Hangers

90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts and 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 and cotton neckerchiefs

100. Goats/chickens

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:44 pm 
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Lol @ order of 24 and 49... :lol:

Regardless, good list.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Great list!

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 9:55 pm 
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Yeah, I know, but I said it's 'old', like me....

I'm good on #94.....but may need more....

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
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Great list - very helpful - thanks.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Tue Jun 24, 2008 10:50 pm 
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Really great list, this could help out people like me who need to know what would run out quick. Also, I noticed that you put batteries back in the 30's, so wouldn't it seem like that they would be farther up the list than that?


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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
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This is very useful. It also helps to show you what you NEED to have in the first place.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:05 pm 
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Here in Florida I get to see the panic a few days before hurricanes. I am usually done getting ready many days before the panic. But you would be SHOCKED to see how unprepared people really are. Its funny to watch. The shevles get cleared out alot of gas station pumps are bagged, so everyone has to buy the high octane, and that eventually gets bagged.

I can imagine if that kind of hoarding happen all over the whole country at the same time... It could get ugly. They truck in flat beds FULL of cheap generator, the $500 -$600 range.


But whats funny is to see what happens when all thats left is the $2000 - $4000 dollar ones. People mill around them for a day or two but at the last minute will panic and buy those big suckers.


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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
PostPosted: Wed Jun 25, 2008 2:23 pm 
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If you could add an inflatable life raft (one of those rubber ones that comes out of its storage and automatically inflates) not only is it small until inflated, but once it is it can, well, float..but it can also carry wounded or supplies in a pinch. If we're talking a disaster that involves flooding..

edited to add: oops, my mistake. I just re read the title that says 'items that disappear first'

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Great idea Heidi

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That IS a very comprehensive list. I would like expanded on the First Aid item: here in the South, we are sometimes prone to flooding. One of the dangers of flooding is SNAKES. So, in my First Aid kit, I have 2 snake bite kits (able to treat up to 4 bites each). Also, rubbing alcohol and hydrogen peroxide. Inexpensive to buy, but very useful when needed. The seemingly most insignificant infections can lead to severe illness and death. And, as I've stated in other posts and threads, save your old socks and towels and rags! Gone With The Wind was one of my all-time favorite books; I remember them running out of rags and bandages and having to rip up clothing and sheets for bandages and tournaquets (sp). For some reason, that has always stuck in my memory. Also, in my First Aid kit (which is actually a duffel bag on wheels!), I have a surgery kit with 100 extra sutures (for sewing up wounds), and 15 packages of Iosat Potassium Iodide Tablets.

I was glad to see Bleach on the list, also. That's not an item that you see on most common Emergency Preparedness lists, but (again) it is very inexpensive to buy, and could be extremely useful in most situations.

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 Post subject: Re: 100 items that disappear first in a disaster....
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Just curious...are these just the top 100 items, or is this in the order they are expected to go?

Good to know, but there are some things on here that are questionable to me:
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6. Coleman Fuel
12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid
14. Mini Heater head (Propane)
16. Propane Cylinders
21. Cook stoves
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder


Simplify: Woodstove.

...and while some of the below might be helpful...
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5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
6. Coleman Fuel
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc.
46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and torches, "No.76 Dietz" Lanterns


...if you were to stock up on one thing it should be:
Simplify: 55. Candles

I'm not saying that some of these things aren't nice to have, but let's face it; if most people try to stockpile this whole list they will go broke or give up. Provided you have an alternate heat source electricity should be at the bottom of most people's "necessities" list. Your generator will only last as long as you have fuel and your fuel will only last until your neighbor finds it. Be prepared to go without electricity. If my kids are not with me in the winter I won't turn the heat on unless it's -0 C outside. Take grandpa's advice: put on a dang sweater! :lol:

To be prepared it's good to be versatile, but it's also good to K.I.S.S. (keep it simple, stupid). Otherwise, when fate inevitably throws a monkey wrench in your plans, you will have too many things that you'll have to consider. Options are good, so are expedient decisions. ;)

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Great list. Anyone who is serious about surviving 2012 or any natural disaster should already be stocking up on these items. Don't wait. Do it now. You can always use your stockpile and rotate it. :)

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space wrote:
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)


I can't find this NOW except on the internet. I've looked in about 10 stores and not even an electric one. Probably not the best and it is slow but I've been using the blender until I have a little extra $ to order a hand grinder online.

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vonknabe wrote:
I was glad to see Bleach on the list, also. That's not an item that you see on most common Emergency Preparedness lists, but (again) it is very inexpensive to buy, and could be extremely useful in most situations.

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Im glad to see it on the list as well! several drops of bleach can purify a gallon of water overnight. (think I read that on the site somewhere) and is also useful in the kitchen and bathroom areas to reduce the chance of disease.

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