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40 Items to stock up on before a SHTF situation

Discussion in 'Emergency Preparedness' started by sumi, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Oct 27, 2018
    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    I found this list of must-haves to stock up on BEFORE a SHTF situation, for own use and to use as bartering items. What would you add?

    1. Toilet Paper


    2. Hand Sanitizer

    3. Soap

    4. Lighters

    5. Duct Tape

    6. Glow Sticks

    7. Kleenex or some tissues.

    8. Vitamins Especially Vitamin C.

    9. Aluminum Foil

    10. Cigarettes

    11. Cheap Wine

    12. Bandages

    13. Ammunition

    14. Condiments

    15. Spices

    16. Candy

    17. Lotion

    18. Chap Stick

    19. Ziploc Bags

    20. OTC Medications

    21. Sunscreen

    22. Flour

    23. Sugar

    24. Feminine Products

    25. Seeds

    26. Matches

    27. Pens, Pencils, and Paper

    28. Condoms

    29. Baking Soda

    30. Ponchos

    31. Cotton Balls

    32. Zip Ties

    33. Salt

    34. Candles

    35. Shoe Strings


    36. Activated Charcoal

    37. Toothbrushes and Toothpaste

    38. Fishing Line


    39. Towels

    40. Sewing Supplies






     
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    NH Homesteader

    NH Homesteader Super Self-Sufficient

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    Some of these made me chuckle, lol. I guess they're the bartering items (cigarettes and wine mostly).
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Hey - wine is ESSENTIAL! However, I would barter the cheap wine, lol. The good stuff I'm stockpiling for ME!!!!
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    Ammunition. Ok, but you kinda need the firearm to go with it, lol. Bullets don't make as much of an impact if you're throwing 'em! :lol:
     
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    sumi

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    I think they are assuming you already have a gun or two!
     
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    sumi

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    Some of them made me smile too. I guess they'll be handy bartering items, or essential to some?
     
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    baymule

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    I already have a lot of these items, but there are quite a few that I don’t use and don’t have. What’s a home without duct tape? LOL
     
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    frustratedearthmother

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    I'm being silly this morning... but it did gimme a quick smile. :)
     
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    sumi

    sumi Sustainability Master Administrator

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    You made me laugh earlier! Great mental vision on the throwing bullets lol
     
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    Hope Hughes

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    Haha that reminds me of this video my husband showed me. Everytime we shoot our pistols we always think of this and say, " We throw the bullets, not shoot them! " The stupid, but kinda funny things my husband finds on YouTube.
     
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