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Top 100 things to disappear first.
« on: November 28, 2010, 06:09:43 AM »
A good friend of mine sent me this. I thought what better place to share it than here?

The Top 100 Items to Disappear First
You could also call this “The Top 100 Things You should start stocking up on.” Even if you don’t need more than 2 (you should always have 2 of everything) each item on this list will be great for bartering.

1. Generators
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
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)
12. Charcoal, Lighter Fluid
13. Water Containers
14. Mini Heater head (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. Lantern Mantles
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
21. Propane Cookstoves
22. Vitamins
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear / Polypropylene
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & Metal)
29. Garbage Bags
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
31. Milk – Powdered & Condensed
32. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid)
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers
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
39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, yeast & salt
42. Matches.
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests
45. Workboots, belts, jeans & durable shirts
46. Flashlights, Lightsticks, torches, Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks
48. Garbage cans Plastic
49. Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash, floss
50. Cast iron cookware
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
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
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
73. Shaving supplies
74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Boy Scout Handbook
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Reading glasses
81. Window Insulation Kit
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

Murphy’s Laws of TEOTWAWKI
Survival Cache


We decided to take a lighter look TEOTWAWKI with a Survival Cache original, Murphy’s Laws of TEOTWAWKI. If you know Murphy then you know, if it can happen…..it will.

From Wikipedia: Murphy’s Law is an adage that is typically stated as: “Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong”.

1. Food, you still don’t have enough

2. People without back up shelters might be without shelter

3. People with guns and no food are finding out that people with food have guns too

4. Look hungry, they might leave you alone.

5. Seed bank, the new source of wealth

6. Insects, It’s what’s for dinner

7. Gun shots, they attract unwanted attention

8. Ask everyone if they have food or water, Jedi mind tricks might work on desperate people

9. Wood burning stoves, they are like pots of gold

10. The less people you know, the better off you are

11. Mormons, suddenly they have a lot of new friends

12. Friendly hungry people…..aren’t

13. People who thought they could make it with just a survival knife are finding out they can’t

14. Satellite Dishes, they make great family dinner tables

15. If invited to a dinner party and you can’t figure out what’s on the menu, it’s you

16. Houses full of food attract the unwanted envy of hungry people

17. Friends who show up without food are not good friends

18. Electricity, the good old days

19. Dog Food, who knew

20. Cash, its a great way to start a fire

21. Alternative energy, you’re kicking yourself now for not investing in it

22. Watching your garden grow, the new Sunday afternoon sport

23. The Government, it will feed itself first

24. Large groups of people with guns make the rules

25. Bad water & Montezuma’s Revenge, they have come to America

26. People who thought the Government would save them, found out that it didn’t

27. Hospitals, no longer a place of healing

28. EMP, now everyone knows what it means

29. Sandy dry soil, suddenly not such a cool place to live anymore

30. If food is the new currency then fresh water is a hot commodity

31. Gold coins, they don’t taste very good

32. Toilet paper, should have bought more of that stuff

33. Ham radio operators, who are the nerds now?

34. Burning Green Wood = Smoke / Smoke = Attention / Attention = Bad

35. Trying to start a fire with two sticks? Should have stocked up on more matches


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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #1 on: May 10, 2013, 01:38:33 PM »
I would just like to say this is an excellent concept to think about, what items will people be grabbing in the event of an emergency.
In other words, what do you need to be sure you stock up on.
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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2013, 09:50:57 PM »
I have a paper copy of this in my truck.  I bring it out when, in the course of my travels, I run across a yard sale or Good Will store.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #3 on: May 10, 2013, 11:55:32 PM »
I have a paper copy of this in my truck.  I bring it out when, in the course of my travels, I run across a yard sale or Good Will store.

That is a great idea!
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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2014, 06:06:07 PM »
I have two washboards that belonged to my great grandma.  One is glass--for delicates, and the other is the more traditional one. 

I've been thinking a lot about the uses of pallets.  I see them everywhere and sometimes the are given away for free.  So far, I have thought of how to use them to shore up the walls and ceiling in your own home made cellar.  How to build a small cabinet out of them, and how to use them as shelving.  Even though they are heavy and bulky, I think they should be on a list too of things to have too.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2014, 10:50:41 AM »
I have two washboards that belonged to my great grandma.  One is glass--for delicates, and the other is the more traditional one. 

I've been thinking a lot about the uses of pallets.  I see them everywhere and sometimes the are given away for free.  So far, I have thought of how to use them to shore up the walls and ceiling in your own home made cellar.  How to build a small cabinet out of them, and how to use them as shelving.  Even though they are heavy and bulky, I think they should be on a list too of things to have too.

Excellent ideas! Any kind of old hand - crankable, non electric items are going to be at a premium someday. IMHO. 
Ways to wash laundry and to run a hand-crank is a good idea. I can remember my mother operating one of those back about 1947... it was part of the washing machine... Possible it was electric but I think she was hand cranking it. For awhile we had an icebox not a refrigerator. I remember...

Pallets - wow if you can get them for free - really good idea.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2014, 01:04:40 PM »
My Mom used an old wringer washer when she was little.  I think you can still get the basic model through Lehman's.  They also have what looks like a plunger to me as something to use to wash clothes in big tubs.  I saw just last night a hand washer that you rock back and forth.  It reminded me of one of those compost bins you spin.  Anyway, if you are looking for old fashioned, non-electric ways to wash clothes check out Lehman's.com.  I love that place and am always ordering from them or stopping by.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2014, 05:01:29 PM »
My Mom used an old wringer washer when she was little.  I think you can still get the basic model through Lehman's.  They also have what looks like a plunger to me as something to use to wash clothes in big tubs.  I saw just last night a hand washer that you rock back and forth.  It reminded me of one of those compost bins you spin.  Anyway, if you are looking for old fashioned, non-electric ways to wash clothes check out Lehman's.com.  I love that place and am always ordering from them or stopping by.

Lehman.com  - thanks - that's good to know.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2014, 03:44:41 PM »
It's Lehmans.com.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2014, 11:33:56 AM »
It's Lehmans.com.

It's Lehmans.com.

Thanks -  that was just a typo. Also, I posted the name and link - in a different Topic, Stocking up on the cheap
That was in reply to your post about grain mills sold by Lehman's.
What a great American business!  :)
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https://www.lehmans.com/?partner_id=bcbgoog&9gtype=search&9gkw=lehman%20amish%20store&9gad=34629559124.1&9gag=1868051564&atrkid=V1ADWB2C45253-8854723004-k-lehman%20amish%20store-34629559124-b-g-m-1t1&gclid=CLHY2Yewlb4CFYFQOgodk3sAog

LEHMAN'S What We Do   Lehman's was started to serve the local Amish. Today, you'll find that several of our vendors are Amish craftsmen.

Since 1955, we've offered simple products that simply work. It's always been that easy.
•We value locally made and USA made products
•We honor the past and respect tradition
•We sell low-tech items in a high-tech world
•We carry what others don't
• We stock non-electrical products that are dependable and reliable

How We Got Here

Founded in 1955 by Jay Lehman to serve the local Amish, a small hardware store has grown into a versatile business that serves people all over the world.
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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #10 on: May 05, 2014, 02:34:32 PM »
If you go to the store, you mostly likely will see the owner.  He walks through all the time.

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Re: Top 100 things to disappear first.
« Reply #11 on: May 05, 2014, 09:15:35 PM »
If you go to the store, you mostly likely will see the owner.  He walks through all the time.
What a great place to shop at. Looks like a really worthwhile enterprise and a great guy...