100 Items To Disappear First In A Panic
By Joseph Almond (with minor additions by Anita Sands Hernandez)



These are the items you will have to have on hand to enter the Second Great Depression.

#1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy..target of thieves; maintenance, etc.) CONSUMER REPORTS must be studied to get good brand of cheap generator. Lock this sucker up. CHAINS/LOCKS and heavier hardware on the area where it is kept. Passers-by can HEAR it going so you need SILENCE if possible. A silent one! If you have tips write me, Anita Sands Hernandez or I'm astrology at earthlink net

#2. Water Filters/Purifiers (Shipping delays increasing.) Britta filters are just charcoal in a container
they cost l0$ to replace, 5$ each, so create a coffee filter in a strainer, fill with aquarium charcoal, box it in
have a POUR area. Really look at any filter system, study it. You can MICKY MOUSE THIS SUCKER! THEN MAKE WATER FOR EVERYBODY. MEXICAN POTTERY JUGS are great. A big one below a strainer full of charcoal and ..I guess you pour water thru. Invent it!

#3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every twomonths.) Any seniors die in your neighborhood? Scoop
up that potty with the bowl. Create a screen in the jardin, trek out there to use. Have a CHINESE COMPOST
area.  See: http://www.cityfarmer.org/biogasPaul.html 

#4. Seasoned Firewood (About $100 per cord; wood takes 6 - 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)

#5. Lamp Oil, on hand. SEE THE FOLLOWING SITE FOR PARTS for your old kerosene lanterns.  http://www.oillampparts.com/  They have it all, Wicks, Lamps AND THE OIL is important. (First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY you find!) MAKE YOUR OWN WINE LIGHTS. SAVE OLD BOTTLES for this.  http://www.winelight.com/

#6. Coleman Fuel (URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)

#7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots best HUNTING rifles for birds, rabbits. Hawaiian slings for catching fish in surf. Swim out with it on your wrist.

#8. Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, i.e. whisks (Life savers!) Imagine no electricity and you're stuck with elec. can openers. NIGHTMARE ALLEY!  The blade on canopener only lasts a year so buy several!

#9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars. Molasses. Pack it so it's bear/ ant proof. Best would be a dozen bee hives.

#10. Rice - Beans - Wheat (White rice- 50# bag. Sam's Club, but I recommend you hit INDIAN groceries and get BASMATI rice. Much tastier, better for you, higher protein. It comes in brown or white. PICK BROWN! STUDY BREAD RECIPES to know what to get. And grow your own starch with potatoes. Start now doing this anually. Learn to make your own yeast, it's no biggie.

#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) BRITTAs and filters. Larn to mickey mouse aquarium charcoal in a container with coffee filter at bottom. http://www.onlinetips.org/homemade-water-filters
and http://heartspring.net/water_filters_guide.html

#14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)

#15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric) VITA MIX to make your own BREAD.

#16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent! Definite shortages will occur.)

#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.) Wicks for some lamps

#19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/neosporin etc

#20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry) Big sink or plastic tub.  If your electric iron dies, no need to throw it out. Cut off the cord and you can use the iron by heating it on the stove burner. Just turn the burner on low to med depending on how hot you want the iron, and set up your ironing board next to the stove. It takes a little  practice to get the temp just right, you may need a piece of metal to lay on burner, but once you master this, you will never need another iron OR electricity!

#21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene) SEE COLONIAL KITCHEN it's one you can build easily ...http://www.luckinlove.com/colonialkitchen.htm

#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). Homes heated less create bundling need.

#26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil)

#27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item). Wait til they're on sale, come with coupon and get a lot.

#28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal) Not the fuel itself. That's what got John DENVER in trouble!

#29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.) Keep in cool cellar so no degradation

#30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels

#31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)

#32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST) Start saving now. I squeeze all tomatoes, dry seeds of all melons, all citrus and grow posh hybrids from scratch.

#33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST) Line drying may be a reality and wind ruins all your work.

#34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278

#35. Tuna Fish (in oil) Good staple to have on hand. Right now hit the sport fishing boats. U catch a tuna, they give you its weight in cans. Can be 500 cans!

#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. 2 BIG KILLER DOGS (and plenty of dog food) or no dogs. GUNS! BEST is BOTH. If you have a gun you can shoot things that dogs eat, possums, coons.

#41. Flour, yeast & salt. SALT is for more than baking. It deters insects. Spray it in some areas so dogs won't get salt on their paws.

#42. Matches (3 box/$1 .44 at WalMart: "Strike Anywhere" preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.) Flints might be good if recession is prolonged. Magnesium fire starter or two flints & TINDER. 

#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, "#. 76 Dietz" Lanterns

#47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings,
experiences: save later for Historic times!)

#48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water transporting - if with wheels). STORE out of season clothing in them for moth free duds. See, you can't replace clothing, it has to LAST.

#49.  Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc

#50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient) Garage sales everywhere feature it as it seems blemished to the yuppies. You clean it up and re-season it. Animal fat, low flame, one hour.

#51. Fishing supplies/tools. BEST PROTEIN SOURCE and ONLY ONE U-can get FOR FREE. SMOKING FISH EQUIPMENT to make NOVA out of salmon. To make your trout and whitefish last. And be a savory luxury food! LEARN TO FIND FISH IN YOUR AREA. Your own private FISHING HOLE!

#52. Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams

#53. Duct tape

#54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes for do it yourself TENTING.

#55. Candles, candlemaking equipment. Can be micky moused out of old tin cans.

#56. Laundry detergent (Liquid). Several fifty pound bags might be smart. Store in Cardboard box as holes in them are trouble.

#57. Backpacks & Duffle bags

#58. Garden tools & supplies (garage sales now!)

#59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies.

#60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.beans.

#61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)

#62. Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax) THE IMPORTANCE OF GLASS JARS

#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.hipwaders for river fishing.
#73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)
#74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
#75. Soysauce,(Braggs is better,) vinegar, boullions/gravy/soup base
#76. Reading glasses
#77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
#78. "Survival-in-a-Can" (compass, fishing line, swiss army knife.)
#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). Take down old fences and replace, now. Dry stack on risers. Tarp!
#86. Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)
#87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)
#88. Gloves: Work gloves in leather, / warming gloves if freeze, / gardening gloves, etc.
#89. Lantern Hangers
#90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
#91. Teas/Coffee. Chinatown and Japan town sell big cans, air tight!
#92. Herbal remedies (sleep, colds, infections.) Grow CALENDULA in garden. Seals any wound.Smush the flower PETALS.
#93. Cigarettes. Baggies of tobacco and papers cheaper than ciggies.
#94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.) (distilling kits) Wine bottles. Corks.
#95. Paraffin wax
#96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
#97. Chewing gum/candies.
#98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing) Spraying salt water or thinned down detergent on bugs.
#99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
#100. ALT PROTEIN SUPPLY, nut trees, avocados, Goats/chickens/ rabbits & farm fish like tilapia stock and a water filter/pump for their tank.
#101 SOLID STEEL WALL or FLOOR SAFE for your greenbacks. PEOPLE are very psychic. They are not stupid. They watch events and deduce! During this Financial crisis, Home safe sales have soared as trust in banks collapses! Worried savers are taking their cash out of banks and investing in home  safes in an attempt to beat the current banking crisis.  Myself I don't like safes. I like waterproof boxes buried under a rosebush.  Keep a map. You could die, kids need to know. So put it with the WILL. Say: Under the MR LINCOLNs, $2,000 in fives. Under the ROSY DAWN - $5,000 in 100's. Stuff like that. A pal of mine inherited, went to Switzerland, got his father's fortune, brought it back in a camera bag with aluminum shielding, but in a false bottom, being a carpenter he created a niche in his home, wouldn't tell me, floor? closet? Dry wall?  A few yrs later, strokes, in old age home,
died. Family took everything out of his apt. It was rented to another. Six mos. later, I READ about it googling his name, tell family, it's too late. 25k is in an apartment somewhere!
#102. AN RV even if micky moused, to get the hell out of dodge when CIVIL UNREST becomes too awful.
Perhaps you want to get a pick up TRUCK with a SHELL on the back, convertible into a small bedroom at will. Perhaps a TEAR DROP trailer to haul behind you has appeal. Consider your needs. It could be that the cheapest vehicle would be a VW BUS and it would do the job, one bought for a thousand or two dollars with a good, solid, re-built motor. You want sixties or seventies vintage. They can do surprisingly good speeds on a  freeway, go quite fast, have a air cooled motor. These things are big in back. You can carry your tent, camping stove, a few boxes of books, provisions, bedding, sleeping bags, camp lanterns, water supply, children, dogs all on top of a mattress that fits the entire bus 'hold.' Sew up some opaque cotton curtains for the circle of back windows in case you use it at the Sleepy Beagle Camp Ground and you don't want strangers to look in and see the spectacle of  the dog on top of the kids who are parked on top of you. Don't expect all your breaths to steam the windows, cuz they won't and on a cold, moonlit night you might be the only reality tv in that trailer park!