99 things that will disappear in the Event of a Catastrophic Crisis
When you’re going through a terrible event that can happen in times of war – the death of relatives and friends, hunger and malnutrition, the never-ending cold and frost, fear, sniper attacks – some tips can be helpful.
– Making reservations is useful, but you never know how long problems will last, so stay near renewable sources of food.
– To live near a well with a hand pump is like being in the Garden of Eden.
– After a while, even gold can lose its luster. But in times of war, there is no such luxury as toilet paper. Its surplus value is greater than that of gold.
– If you have to give up comfort, give up electricity. It’s the one that’s the easiest to do without. (Unless you live in a very pleasant climate and you do not need to warm up)
– Canned food is fantastic, especially if it tastes great unheated. One of the best preserves to stock is the gravy sauce, it makes a lot of the dry foods edible that are found in time of war. It only needs a little heat to “warm up” it does not need to be cooked. Plus, it’s cheap, especially if you buy it wholesale.
– Bring books . Those who need an “escape”, things such as novels or riddle stories, become valuable as the war progresses. Surely, it’s good to have a lot of survival guides, but you’ll find out how to cope in most cases anyway. Believe me, you will have a lot of time to waste.
– The feeling of being human can disappear very quickly . I can not tell you how many people I knew who would have exchanged a much needed meal for a little toothpaste, lipstick, soap or perfume . It doesn’t have much use to you if you lose your life. These things cheer up like nothing else.
– Slow burning candles, and matches, a lot of matches.
Apart from that, here is the list of 100 items that disappear rather quickly in the event of a very serious crisis.
- Generators (The good ones are expensive, the storage of fuel is risky, they are noisy, are the target of thieves, and cause maintenance problems, etc …)
- Filters and water purifiers
- Portable toilets
- Dry firewood. To be able to use it, the wood must dry between 6 and 12 months.
- Oil for lamps, wicks, lamps (first, buy clear oil.If this is rare, store everything you find!)
- “Coleman fuel”. We never get too much.
- Weapons, ammunition, tear gas, knives, clubs, bats and slingshots.
- Hand-held can opener, hand-held whips.
- Honey, syrups, white and red sugar.
- Rice, beans, wheat
- Vegetable oil (for cooking). Without oil, food burns / must be boiled, etc.
- Coal, ignition fluid (will become rare suddenly)
- Containers (to be urgently obtained). Any size. For small containers: HARD PLASTIC AND TRANSPARENT ONLY.
- Mini gas heater (otherwise propane will not be able to heat a room)
- Cereal mill (manual)
- Propane bottles (urgent: a real shortage will occur)
- A survival manual
- Baby supplies: diapers, formula, creams, aspirin, etc …
- Washing boards, bucket and dishcloth, with wringer (for laundry)
- Cookers (propane, coleman, and kerosene)
- Bottle hangers (urgent: without this, the use of small gas cylinders is dangerous)
- Feminine hygiene, hair care and skin care products
- Warm underwear (up and down)
- Hand saws, axes and hatchets, holds (also: oil to sharpen)
- Aluminum food, normal and thick (excellent for cooking and bartering)
- Petrol cans (plastic and metal)
- Garbage bags (we never get enough)
- Toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels
- Milk, powdered and concentrated (stir the condensed milk every 3 to 4 months)
- Seeds for gardening (non-hybrids), ONE MUST
- Clothespins, clotheslines, hangers, A MUST
- Coleman Pump Repair Kit
- Tuna in oil
- Fire extinguishers (or … a large box of baking soda in each room)
- First aid kit
- Electric batteries (buy the ones with the latest date)
- Garlic, spices and vinegar, cooking appliances
- Big dogs (and a lot of dog food)
- Flour, yeast and salt
- Matches (prefer those that light anywhere). The matches in boxes will leave first.
- Paper, notepads, pencils, solar calculators
- Coolers (convenient for preventing some things from freezing in winter)
- Boots, Belts, Levis Jeans and Solid Shirts
- Electric torches, flashlights, lightsticks , “No. 76 Dietz ” lanterns
- Dashboards, diaries and albums (to take notes, record impressions, relate an experience, historical moments)
- Plastic garbage cans (excellent for storage, water, and transportation if they have wheels)
- Men’s hygiene: shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, nail clippers, etc.
- Cast iron cookware (solid, efficient)
- Fishing equipment
- Coils, products, sprays and anti-mosquito creams
- Reinforced adhesive
- Tarps , pegs, string, small and large nails, rope
- Washing-up liquid
- Backpacks, pack bags
- Garden tools
- Scissors, fabric and sewing material
- Preserved fruits, vegetables, soup, stew, etc …
- Bleach (pure, NOT perfumed: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
- Canning equipment (jars, lids, wax)
- Knives and sharpening tools: limes, stones, steel
- Bicycles … tires, tubes, pumps, chains, etc …
- Sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, mattresses
- Carbon monoxide alarm (battery operated)
- Board games, playing cards, dice
- Rodenticide, souricide , cockroach
- Mouse, ant and cockroach traps
- Paper plates, cups, utensils (store what you can)
- Baby wipes, oils, soap without water and antibacterial (saves a lot of water)
- Rainwear, rubber boots, etc …
- Shaving equipment: razors, creams, talc, aftershave
- Hand pumps and siphons (for water and fuel)
- Soy sauce, vinegar, broth, gravy, soup
- Reading glasses
- Chocolate, cocoa, tang … ( to improve the taste of water)
- Survival kit
- Clothes, scarves, ear muffs, wool mittens
- Scout Handbook, and Leaders Catalog
- Window Insulation Kit
- Flour biscuits, small crackers, pretzels, dried fruit mix
- Popcorn, peanut butter, walnuts, hazelnuts
- Socks, underwear, T-shirts, etc … (extras)
- Wood (all types)
- Carts and carts (to transport items from one place to another)
- Camp beds and inflatable mattresses
- Gloves for work, cold, gardening, etc …
- Hang lanterns
- Patches for windows, glue, nails, screws, nuts, bolts
- Wine, liqueurs (for bribes and medical care)
- Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc …
- Chewing gum, sweets
- Atomizers (to cool and clean)
- Cotton hats and scarves
- Goats, chickens (fun)