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Title: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: firetoad on December 28, 2008, 07:07:06 PM
I found this link while out and about on the internet.  A nice mental check of your preps to see if anything makes the lightbulb glow.

http://www.thepowerhour.com/news/items_disappearfirst.htm
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: Derek on December 28, 2008, 07:14:36 PM
Great list I found that one useful myself.
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: flagtag on December 28, 2008, 08:32:15 PM
Thanks for the link. 
I'll have to go through it and stock up on a lot of the stuff listed. (I printed it)
(As finances permit)
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: Pokethis on December 29, 2008, 09:02:45 AM
The words from the Sarajevo survivor were touching and enlightening.  The humanity point was extraordinay.
Title: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Heavy G on May 12, 2009, 06:36:13 PM
Roknrandy originally posted this on another thread.  But it's such a good list, I couldn't resist posting it on its own thread. 

I have printed this out and put it in my SHTF documents so I can grab it and, if conditions permit, head out to the store for last-minute items .... before everyone else does.

Note: this was a pre-Y2K list so the prices mentioned are low.

   #1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy.. target of thieves; maintenance, etc.)
   #2. Water Filters/Purifiers (Shipping delays increasing.)
   #3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every twomonths.)
   #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 & Slingshots
   #8. Hand-Can openers & 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 & Lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly.)
   #13. Water containers (Urgent Item to obtain. An 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 (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur by September, 1999.)
   #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. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & 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 & Wedges (also, honing oil)
   #27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)
   #28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or 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: 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 & vinegar, baking supplies
   #40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)
   #41. Flour, yeast & salt
   #42. Matches (3 box/$1 .44 at WalMart: "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/LIGIITSTICKS & torches, "No. 76 Dietz" Lanterns
   #47. Journals, Diaries & 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 & Duffle 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, diapers, tampons, oils, waterless & Anti-bacterial 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, boullions/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 & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)
   #87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
   #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

Here's the web site it comes from: http://www.rense.com/general71/100.htm (http://www.rense.com/general71/100.htm)

Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Citizen Zero on June 21, 2009, 08:19:52 PM
This is good information, this comes from a fella that spent time Sarajevo during the war there. Folks like that have been there and “done that” during a collapse. I can't find the original article that I got it from, but I had saved the contents of the list to use as a sort of loose guide in our preps

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. Soy sauce, vinegar, bullions/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. 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
    bulk.
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

Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: homeshow on June 21, 2009, 09:14:39 PM
WOW +1 again

here's my opinion on soome of the things on your list.

5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)  definetly if you like light after dark.


6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.  unleaded gas is a good substitute


21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene) i have a coleman dual fuel camp stove.  there is a converter that will make propane work on the same stove.


also soap home made soap will cover all personal washing and liquid soap (laundry) needs.  adding scented herbs and dried friuits or leaves  makers it good and girly for the women.  Susan and her mom both love my home made lavender bars.

what about K1 kerosene?



Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Kwitzats on June 21, 2009, 10:20:45 PM
Awesome post adding gravy to my to get list now!
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Beetle on June 22, 2009, 12:15:12 AM
cool
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: sage0925 on June 22, 2009, 12:23:16 AM
Ummm...why chewing gum?
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Citizen Zero on June 22, 2009, 12:54:44 AM
Sorry, I searched before I posted it. Guess I did not look hard enough to make sure that I was not creating a dupe  :(
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: fndrbndr on January 30, 2010, 09:15:13 AM
Great list...thanks!
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: Docwatmo on January 30, 2010, 10:25:03 AM
I only need about 89 items on the list,  :-[  But its early in my prepping lifestyle change so I'll get there eventually.

Thanks for the list, great single place for ideas.

Doc
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: Truik on January 30, 2010, 10:29:03 AM
Added a couple things to my list as well!

Those were thought provoking comments, too!

Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: IowaFreak on January 30, 2010, 11:15:13 AM
Thanks for the great link!
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: ncjeeper on January 30, 2010, 12:48:16 PM
Yep need a few things also.
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: phargolf on January 30, 2010, 02:15:47 PM
great list! i never thought of lantern hangers! :o
Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: Orionblade on February 18, 2010, 01:33:03 PM
NICE FIND!

+1

Title: Re: 100 Items To Disappear First
Post by: TwoBluesMama on February 18, 2010, 05:37:13 PM
Great list - I printed it and then went through it - only 3 items lacking - Baby Stuff (no babies at the Two Blues house anymore but stuff might come in handy) um - no Cigarettes - DH nor I smoke (I'd like to live just a bit longer  ;))  and #100. Goats and chickens (got the chickens can't have a goat due to city ordinance - trying to figure out how I could disguise one to look like my Blue dogs).

Thanks for the list - I felt really good when I was done reading it and I needed that pick me up today.  Blessings, TBM
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Docwatmo on March 31, 2010, 12:04:48 PM
Bump.  This was a great list.  I just referenced it again myself and thought i'd bump it for the newer members.

Hey, G, could this be a best of thread or put in the repository somewhere?  It took me a while to find it today and I couldn't find the other thread that was mentioned.  (Probably just my lasyness for not doing more than 2 searches)  ;D

Thanks

Doc
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Mental Avenger on March 31, 2010, 12:24:36 PM
It is interesting that the list was not created either in order of importance or order of likelihood to disappear first.

It is also interesting that this person took Y2K so seriously.  There was a lot of hype, but I never saw any credible evidence that there would be anything but a few minor inconveniences, if that.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Heavy G on March 31, 2010, 05:24:39 PM

Hey, G, could this be a best of thread or put in the repository somewhere? 


Hmmm.... could have sworn the 100 Items thread was a "Best of" but I'm not finding it either.  I'll look some more.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: CharlieFoxtrot on April 01, 2010, 09:48:23 AM
Ummm...why chewing gum?

The Army pretty much has (or had when I was in) mint chewing gum in every MRE packet.  The thought behind it was that just chewing something minty makes you feel a little fresher even when you haven't had a shower in 10 days. It does kind of work.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Docwatmo on April 01, 2010, 09:53:55 AM
Even sugared gum releases its sugars very quickly and can help to clean teeth after meals if its chewed long enough.  Gum is a convenient way to help protect your teeth.

Also chewing gum can reduce hunger pangs or thirst (Think of the old pebbles in the mouth trick for days of old) temporarily.  In situations where food is scarce, you can "Trick" your body into not being as hungry by chewing gum.



Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Mental Avenger on April 01, 2010, 01:26:41 PM
The act of chewing and swallowing causes the brain to release the same pleasure producing chemicals that are released by drinking alcohol or during sex.  Chewing gum would just make you feel good.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Docwatmo on April 01, 2010, 01:32:58 PM
The act of chewing and swallowing causes the brain to release the same pleasure producing chemicals that are released by drinking alcohol or during sex.  Chewing gum would just make you feel good.

I just picked up a 60 piece pack of Eclipse gum.  Just finished the 7th piece and still don't feel anything remotly like I just had sex.  ;)

Just another 53 pieces to go and i'll report back.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: JerseyVince on April 01, 2010, 01:53:46 PM
Well gum is wet and sticky and that (let me stop here before I get censored LOL) You can figure out the rest doc ;D
Title: The 100 first disappearing items in case of a war
Post by: dudekrtr on June 17, 2010, 09:46:07 PM
Saw this list recently and it jogged my memory.  ??? It was posted by Heavy G a while back in a bartering thread. Thought it deserved it's own thread, so here goes. (turns out it wasn't from Katrina, but Sarajevo)

[the mop wringer for laundry is quite a novel idea, and there is a link to the source at the bottom with some more good ideas]
 

This is a list of the 100 items that disappeared first during the Sarajevo War


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 (funny)

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 bulk.

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

 
Also, there are other good ideas on this thread:

 From : http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4508 (http://www.flutrackers.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4508)
Title: Re: The 100 first disappearing items in case of a war
Post by: Malamute on June 12, 2011, 01:35:28 PM
Bump with compliments to dudekrtr and Heavy G.
Title: Re: The 100 first disappearing items in case of a war
Post by: bartsdad on June 12, 2011, 01:53:25 PM
Good call. Thank You.

+1
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Heavy G on June 14, 2011, 08:59:59 PM
This might be the most important thread on the whole forum.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: nimzy88 on June 15, 2011, 03:32:55 AM
Its funny I think  I read an article about a grocery store owner in the south that was gearing up ordering stuff before a hurricane came. He stated that he ordered a ton of extra strawberry pop tarts as that is the first thing that goes. Something about a comfort food.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Harold J. Forbes on June 16, 2011, 10:47:56 AM
Its funny I think  I read an article about a grocery store owner in the south that was gearing up ordering stuff before a hurricane came. He stated that he ordered a ton of extra strawberry pop tarts as that is the first thing that goes. Something about a comfort food.

LOL! There is definitely some truth to that. I remember before Hurricane Ike came through a few years ago my wife went to WalMart to pick up a few things and came back with bags of chips, pop tarts, Little Debbies, and other assorted junk food. Her thought was we already had essentials in case we were impacted for more than a few days so the junk food would make going without power for a little while a little more tolerable.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: welshman on June 19, 2011, 04:14:48 PM
First aid or medical supplies and acidophyis tablets for you digestive tract, man you better have them you need the bacteria for digestion. Also Bewers yeast
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Mike Honcho on June 21, 2011, 08:55:35 AM
My Black a$$  :o
... I'd disappear faster than a box of Krispy Kremes at a weight watchers anonymous convention! -MH
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Malamute on June 21, 2011, 01:14:33 PM
My Black a$$  :o
... I'd disappear faster than a box of Krispy Kremes at a weight watchers anonymous convention! -MH
Disappear in the sense of bugging out quickly?  Or disappear in the sense of quickly taking the big dirt nap?

Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Mike Honcho on June 21, 2011, 02:21:56 PM
Disappear in the sense of bugging out quickly?  Or disappear in the sense of quickly taking the big dirt nap?

hehe! nice one  ;D...

Disappear in the sense of bugging out quickly...although with my 2 hobbled knees it may translate into taking "the big dirt nap", but what the heck, trying is half the fun!

Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: fritz_monroe on November 06, 2011, 06:53:01 AM
Bump

This pops up every year or so.  I just saw it show up on SS Homestead so figured I'd bump it up here.  It is still a good list.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Lone Yankee on October 20, 2012, 05:11:38 AM
Cast Iron Cookware!

There is not substitute!  I have frypan I got from my Grandfather that was old when he got it.  In a pinch it can also be used as a weapon and it makes an amusing sound when bonked over a knucklehead's skull.    :)

Nyuk Nyuk Nyuk  -LY
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Heavy G on October 20, 2012, 07:53:24 AM
This is the thread I mention in the book 299 Days.  Glad I found it again.

I recommend printing out the post with the 100 items listed.  That could become quite a shopping list when things are going south in a hurry.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: nelson96 on October 20, 2012, 02:11:48 PM
 :popcorn:
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: allofthemonkeys on October 20, 2012, 10:10:10 PM
Ditto on the snacks.  I lived in hurricane country for a while and everyone else was there for water and canned goods, I got Swiss Cake Rolls and Pringles.  Really went just to get some extra cash.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: brector7 on September 30, 2013, 02:06:57 AM
Just read this chapter in 299 days, and thought it deserved a bump. Took me a while to find, but definitely copied it this time.
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Cedar on September 30, 2013, 11:48:17 AM
I probably should buy more oil lamp wicks. Mine are packed away and no idea where they are. I did break out the oil lamps the other night when the power went out and even though they are new wicks, just.. in .. case.

Cedar
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Nick Ferguson on April 11, 2016, 03:46:51 PM
Thanks for the suggestion Heavy G. On book 2 right now, heard the reference to the list in the first book.

Any suggestions for a spreadsheet to keep preps organized and thought out?
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: Knecht on April 20, 2016, 01:03:10 PM
Thanks for the list, couple good ideas there and every idea counts; but mostly it's either obvious stuff or unnecessary stuff. Shaving cream and aftershave? Really?? Now, I can uderstand one's desire to shave for hygienic reasons (despite it's overrated), but is a straightrazor and any soap not enough? Or a knife and water/oil? Why wasting money and room to hoard unnecesary items?
Title: Re: Merged topics...100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
Post by: endurance on April 20, 2016, 01:21:39 PM
The funny thing is watching what really flies off the shelves locally when we have a big snow storm forecast.

1. Bread
2. Totinos frozen pizza
3.  Lean quisines
4.  Snow shovels
5.  Meats

Nothing with any shelf life, just the stuff they'll need for the next few days so they're not inconvenienced.

I had an on line friend from Serbia and he said their family business became refilling Bic lighters with a propane cylinder. They found a niche need and were really the only game in town, so it was enough to get them through, but his stories of hardship and bitterness was heartbreaking. Suffice to say, he's not a fan of NATO.