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    Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

    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.
    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. Livestock

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    Discuss!
    Last edited by N. A. Corbier; 07-29-2007, 03:36 PM. Reason: vBcode is not XHTML 1.1 Compliant. [strong]!=[b] :(
    Some Kind of Commando Leader

    "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

  • #2
    I didn't take them Someone has to be responsible like the national guard. All those items should have been shipped to guard armories and guarded by the Army reserves with a clear paper trail from cradle to grave. I'm still not over the 6 billion dollars cash that was shipped to Iraq on pallets and disappeared. The 17 trailers of Ice for Katrina that was transported to several locations around the country at a cost of 2 million was just destroyed this month. The govt official that was telling them where to send them next should be fired and checked for kick backs from the drivers and storage sites.
    THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
    THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
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    • #3
      sounds like someone is building a private army, 6 million is a good round number to get started,now which state has allot of woods and is cut off from the public,I mean your list looks like something a group of wannabe military would have to get started.

      I mean 6 million bucks on a pallets when you got your hands on a PC that can do the same trick?

      Or more like someone wants to be ready when the big war hits us and they have all the goodies to be in control when it happens! sitting in some ware house.

      Or maybe they want to start there own store!

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      • #4
        Bern it is actually 6 Billion and was misplaced in Iraq. As far as I know it has never been accounted for either.
        THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A 911 CALL IS FOUR MINUTES
        THE AVERAGE RESPONSE TIME FOR A .357 MAGNUM ROUND IS 1400 FEET PER SECOND?
        http://www.boondocksaints.com/

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        • #5
          Was gasoline & heating oil on the list? When we had our serious ice strom in the late 90's the power was out in some places for a month in the middle of the winter. Gas & oil became hard to get.
          I enforce rules and regulations, not laws.
          Security Officers. The 1st First Responders.

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          • #6
            Ok, let me make something plain here.

            1. This is not a list that the US Government has lost.
            2. This is not a scientific list. Its merely a list that somebody on a website came up with.
            3. I have no idea if these things become harder to get once TSHIF.
            Some Kind of Commando Leader

            "Every time I see another crazy Florida post, I'm glad I don't work there." ~ Minneapolis Security on Florida Security Law

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            • #7
              And I always thought that something that disappeared during a National Emergency was the Government Well that and Common Sense.
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              • #8
                As far as being personally prepared, I'm pretty well set. I camp and four wheel a lot so I have most of that stuff on hand. Something happens to the house I can be pretty comfortable in the camper.

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                • #9
                  Since this topic was brought up, perhaps someone can settle an argument between my boyfriend and I . . . Who else besides me gladly hauls a good portion of this stuff in the trunk of the car? I will be the first one to raise my hand on this one because I am one of those people who is sure as everything that is holy is not going to be caught floating around on a broken door when Armageddon comes (I live in northern CA and I swear the end of days is coming soon . . . we're frying in the summer and drowning in the winter and the balance between season is getting noticeably shorter each year . . .) I have one of the first responder kits from Galls with all the Burn Jel and the blood clotting granules and all that stuff. I also have a milk crate with enough food/water for our household for at least 7 days comfortably. (You can buy MREs in the camping section of Sports Authority). The boyfriend gripes because he says I'm costing us more in gas mileage because I'm loading my car (2003 Kia Spectra) down with all this crap. Any opinions on this?
                  The law is reason free from passion." -- Aristotle

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by alamedaad View Post
                    Since this topic was brought up, perhaps someone can settle an argument between my boyfriend and I . . . Who else besides me gladly hauls a good portion of this stuff in the trunk of the car? I will be the first one to raise my hand on this one because I am one of those people who is sure as everything that is holy is not going to be caught floating around on a broken door when Armageddon comes (I live in northern CA and I swear the end of days is coming soon . . . we're frying in the summer and drowning in the winter and the balance between season is getting noticeably shorter each year . . .) I have one of the first responder kits from Galls with all the Burn Jel and the blood clotting granules and all that stuff. I also have a milk crate with enough food/water for our household for at least 7 days comfortably. (You can buy MREs in the camping section of Sports Authority). The boyfriend gripes because he says I'm costing us more in gas mileage because I'm loading my car (2003 Kia Spectra) down with all this crap. Any opinions on this?
                    It's simple! Here's what I carry in my trunk:
                    • Complete change of clothes (including underwear and shoes).
                    • MRE's (If I could find still usable C-Rations - I would carry those).
                    • Extra cash.
                    • Extra ammunition.
                    • My large foam hand that has a large extended middle finger (especially useful when traversing the freeways in Southern California, Washington DC, New York City, Boston, Baltimore, anywhere in Ohio and Las Vegas).

                    By the way - I drive an "Uncle Buck" car.

                    Have a productive day!
                    Retail Security Consultant / Expert Witness
                    Co-Author - Effective Security Management 6th Edition

                    Contributor to Retail Crime, Security and Loss Prevention: An Encyclopedic Reference

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                    • #11
                      OH I am sorry 6 billion, still do we know it went there? As far as we know it is misplace in iraq or is it misplace ? Is our goverment so sloppy we can misplace 6 billion. What 3000 + amercains have died, maybe we should give out another 6 billion and give it to the amercain familys for the lost sons and duathers, fathers and mothers.

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