Top items to have at End-times

Discussion in 'General Preparedness Discussion' started by MasterP, Dec 6, 2010.

  1. MasterP

    MasterP New Member

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    I am putting together a list of top 50 of the most valuable items one should have – if we do ever in fact face an "apocalypse". Please let me now what Items you may recommend to be added to this list:


    Thus far I have :

    dried foods
    fresh produce & their seeds
    fresh water resources
    water filter or iodine
    scrap metal and wood
    maps
    batteries
    duct tape
    fuel
    fabric, needle, & thread
    matches
    mirror
    magnifying glass
    jugs and containers
    pots
    knives
    rope
    clothing
    rugged shoes
    sunglasses
    sunscreen
    soap
    vitamins
    blankets
    AM/FM handcrank radio
    antiseptics and rubbing alcohol
    sacks or bags
    bicycles and carts
    wine
    chocolate
    animal traps
    fishing pole
    paper & writing tools
    plastic trash bag
    backpack

    Indulgences (not needed, but desired items!!)
    chocolate
    mary jane
    coffee
    liquor
    cigarettes
    perfume
    lipstick
     
  2. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    --pool shock with 'calcium hypochlorite' only to make bleach to purify water.
    --magnesiium firestarter

    dried foods
    fresh produce & their seeds
    fresh water resources
    water filter or iodine
    scrap metal and wood
    maps
    batteries
    duct tape
    fuel
    fabric, needle, & thread
    matches
    mirror
    magnifying glass
    jugs and containers
    pots
    knives
    rope
    clothing
    rugged shoes
    sunglasses
    sunscreen
    soap
    vitamins
    blankets
    AM/FM handcrank radio
    antiseptics and rubbing alcohol
    sacks or bags
    bicycles and carts
    wine
    chocolate
    animal traps
    fishing pole
    paper & writing tools
    plastic trash bag
    backpack

    Indulgences (not needed, but desired items!!)
    chocolate
    mary jane
    coffee
    liquor
    cigarettes
    perfume
    lipstick

    OOOhhh..I am so not ready!!
     

  3. ZoomZoom

    ZoomZoom Rookie Prepper

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    To be honest, there's probably at least 50 different categories, not 50 different items. A well equipped bug-out-bag may have 100 different items in it.

    I'll throw out a couple more for consideration to your list.
    Salt, and lots of it.
    Sugar
    Canning equipment
    Lots of medical supplies
    Fire starting equipment (matches, lighters...)
    TOILET PAPER
    candles
     
  4. iouJC

    iouJC MAGIC Bullet

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    Needle & thread
    Animal traps
    Shovel
    Axe
    Whet stone
    Safety pins
    The Bible
    Fish hooks & line

    But MOST IMPORTANT.....KNOWLEDGE so you can substitute things for what you don't have!
     
  5. The_Blob

    The_Blob performing monkey

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    and maybe a few books for the knowledge you don't
     
  6. UncleJoe

    UncleJoe Well-Known Member

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  7. HozayBuck

    HozayBuck Well-Known Member

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    Damn bag is too heavy now.. stay home load a few more weapons..

    OPPS !!! My bad.. thought it was a BOB...lol
     
  8. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    I hear ya--my BOB has turned into 3 BOBs.
     
  9. SaskDame

    SaskDame Well-Known Member

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    DH and I were talking yeasterday and once more I scolded him for pushing an ashtray across a wooden surface. Not a great piece of furniture, yet functional.

    I pondered this habit of his and commented that the practice, one he does not himself approve of, is highly unlikely from the aquaintance who cuts live trees and using only hand tools and a good deal of skill, makes exquisite pieces of furniture, also functional.

    For me prepping is constantly expanding my capacities to conserve and maintain the functionality of what I use and consume on a daily basis, and to work backwards on the continum of purchasing the immediately consumable (ie: pre-prepared salad in a bag) to encompase the entire process comfortably (ie: producing my own seeds for the ingredients in the salad through to the salad I am eating).
     
  10. Ponce

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    Here in town we have a "Senior Thrieft Store" that sells full bags of clothing (your choice) for three dollars, at one time it was two.......at this time I have about 75 full bags of almost new clothing to trade with.

    Don't dial with wisky, guns or ammo because they will drink your wisky and then return your ammo with the weapons that you sold them.

    Be sure to buy stuff that you can use on your profession and that way you will be able to make a living WTSHTF, buy stuff to upkeep your home, stuff like paint and so on and specially to fix your roof.

    I am from Cuba where WTSHTF has lasted for over 50 years so that I know what I am talking about........ be ready, not sorry.
     
  11. hillbilly

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    This is what I think you will need also.But also I would add a bow saw[I have a Wyoming saw it is both a meat blade and wood saw].Don't know if it was mentioned but a alternative fire starter other than matches or lighter.Garden seeds and hand tools to tend it.There is a whole list but this is some different stuff that I feel good with.Le t the perfume in a bad situation you will be smelled by an enemy/invader.
     
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  12. gypsysue

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    Extra reading glasses.

    If you're the one who needs them, it's hard to do close-up work without them.
    If you're not, they'd make great trade items.
    Most of the dollar stores around here have them, and some come with hard plastic cases, and they're only a dollar!
     
  13. spacestuff4me

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    My top 5 items are lots of freeze dried food for long storage, a Katadyn Pocket Water Filter so I don't have to store a lot of water, firearms & ammo, a good tool kit and making friends with my neighbors who have as much to lose in an emergency as I do.
     
  14. Ponce

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    Gypsy?.........for glasses go to the dollar store, if you have differen vision in your eyes then buy different power, but in the same style, and then swich one eye piece for the other one........mine are better than the ones that the Dr told me to use.
     
  15. UncleJoe

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    WOW. At our dollar store, they are $6.00. It would almost be worth having you ship me a half dozen pair.
    Right now I use the 1.50 and have 2.00 and 2.50 in storage because I'm sure as time goes by I'll need them.
     
  16. booter

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    Basic hand tools; screwdrivers, hammers, saws, wrenches, pliers, hand drill W/bits, nails/screws/nuts/bolts/washers, wood glue, epoxy,
    superglue, baling wire, string/twine/paracord/rope, scissors/snips/razor blades/X-acto knives/fingernail clippers, files/sandpaper/chisels,
    vise/anvil, tape/webbing/chains, etc.

    ''Can you tell by my list 'over-and-above' what you all have mentioned, that I'm a mechanic, fabricator, craftsman, if it breaks you'll have
    to fix it yourself, if you need it and can't get it - then you'll have to make it.'' The way they did it in the Old Days, before the Digital Age.
     
  17. nj_m715

    nj_m715 www.veggear.blogspot.com

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    When I was a teen I was big into hiking and camping. I could start a one match camp fire almost every time. Dead, dry thorn bushed make good starting fuel, but when I got older, bought a home and started using a wood stove as my primary form of heat I got "lazy". I used a self igniting plumbers torch to start the fire. I could split the kindling into 1" pieces and light it right up. One tank of LP would last a year or two so the cost was worth the time saved rolling paper to me. It made it easy and practical for my wife to light the stove if she beat me home from work. She just had to stack in some wood, pull the trigger and wait for it to catch fire. I recommend anyone use wood heat to try it. It's well worth the $30 or so for the torch. It'll pay for itself in no time.

    I can can still start a fire a few different ways, but why bother if I have a torch. I could crawl, walk or run to the store, but why bother when I can drive. I might be close, but I'm not a caveman.
     
  18. Dixie

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    Uncle Joe, check your local Dollar Tree store, they carry the dollar glasses.
     
  19. JayJay

    JayJay Well-Known Member

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    Liquid nail!!!