The First 100 Items to Disappear

THE FIRST 100 ITEMS TO DISAPPEAR
IN THE PANIC OF 1999
By Joseph Almond

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 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 & 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. 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 (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 desired 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, 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

 

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