Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

Source: Before It’s News, October 28, 2010
Published here: Thursday, October 28, 2010 @ 10:00 PM

1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. Noisy…target of thieves; maintenance etc.)
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood. Wood takes about 6 – 12 months to become dried, for home uses.
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First Choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel. Impossible to stockpile too much.
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots.
8. Hand-can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
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 – note – food grade if for drinking.
16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
17. Survival Guide Book.
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
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products.
25. Thermal underwear (Tops & Bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum Foil Reg. & Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
28. Gasoline Containers (Plastic & 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
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. {“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/LIGHTSTICKS & torches, “No. 76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experience; Historic Times)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if 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, Duffel 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 & Antibacterial 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, bullions/gravy/soupbase
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. “Survival-in-a-Can”
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders 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 and from)
87. Cots & Inflatable mattress’s
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. Livestock

51 thoughts on “Top 100 Items to Disappear First During a National Emergency

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  4. mitzi357

    This was not a list of things to have…. this was a list of things that run out at the stores first… Some folks seem to have missed that…

  5. RadarRecon

    14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
    15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)

    For those who are against defending yourselves with a gun, just expect to be the first ones eliminated. When people get desperate, they won’t think twice about taking what you have by any means.
    For those who aren’t interested in the Word of God, well, maybe your “higher self” will help you.
    For those who are, here are a few things it has to say about self-defense:
    “he that has no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one.” Luke 22:36
    “if any doesn’t provide for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he has denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” 1 Timothy 5:8
    “Blessed is the Lord my strength, which teaches my hands to war, my fingers to fight.” Psalm 144:1
    “Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon. As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built,” Nehemiah 4:17-18

    1. Brought to you by the “minds” behind the crusades, a series of religiously sanctioned military campaigns. In a time when wearing swords while building was common place. No wait, we stil do that now don’t we? Why sure we do…….government contractors need protection while building “schools” and “bridges” and “MEGA BASES” in foreign countries, only it’s high capacity mags full of depleted uranium instead of a blade these days. Thank you Luke and Timothy and Nehemiah and Psalms for such an enduring legacy. Rage on!!!!!

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  7. Keith Boynton

    Hey IAmLonefrog,

    If you consider yourself a responsible provider for your family, you’d be able to protect your family from the predators when a disaster occurs. Now thank God in America we have the right to either protect or not protect out families, Having at least a handgun in your home, a preferable a handgun and a shotgun, “IS” the responsible thing to do.

    It’s a shame that people think they should stick their un-welcomed opinions whenever possible.

    Thank you Jeff for you original comment.

    1. IAmLonefrog

      I respect your way of thinking although I see it to be that of an adolescent, or someone programmed by a lifetime of misinformation. We are all guilty of this so don’t be too ashamed, but YOU can free yourself from this line of thought. Did you happen to hear any of the looting stories that came from the Fukishima disaster? No? Oh, because there weren’t any. The Japanese people believe in assisting one another it times of disaster.

      As for your friend Jeff’s original comment, it is quite suspect to think that he came up with the notion of stealing other peoples property at gunpoint.

      Hang in there KB, there is still time to reconsider your thinking.

  8. I agree with the list, #7 does need to be #1, but before we get close to a panic, you need money to buy all of this stuff. I have a way that people can make great money online before any of this starts to hit the fan. If you watch the videos on this web site and get on the waiting list you will make the money you need to get these items. Go to and build.

    1. IAmLonefrog

      Spoken like a true Zombie, openly admitting that a panic is imminent while insinuating that everyone should have a “#7” in there hand. Pure evil genius, and just in case you weren’t completely convinced of this seduction from virtue, let’s make a little money off of their fear saturated mASSES.

      Thank you Mark Seyforth, via Bryan, for this candy coated turd, you shed a whole new light on bottom feeder, for once you cross that line you no longer posses a quality that makes up for other generally negative characteristics. You are void of any redeeming features.

    2. And “violence feeds violence”. Just another way of saying that you attract the energy you give out. That’s why I don’t buy a gun even if I intend not to use it. Only buying one means I tune into all the negative energies connected with guns; like wars homicide, suicide, being a victim, a master, genocide, elitism, egotism, idiotism – the list goes on; and by owning a gun we attact all this and we are at a very high risk to come into a bad situation where we have a gun pointed to our head. No, thank you. Humanity needs to raise themselves ABOVE the game that’s played by the Elite on this planet, not continue playing it. Those who think guns are the solution need to read up on, and do some energy
      work. We are here to make things better – not worse.

  9. daniel

    its evident that whom ever wrote this list paranoid about doing without 2. doesnt know the first thing about homelessness or joblessness 3.has never went hiking in rural or suburban areas .4. insnt part of a local mountain man enthusiast group 5. isnt some kind of survivalist or tribalist 6.and has never even tested for one day any of this in theroy . lets see if i can blow this whole concept out of the water .

    1. when you run out of gass and the vehicle breaks down -who you gonna get to carry all this junk -and how do you know when shtf – that youll be able to get home to be “safe “supposed its all contaminated or burned or impossible to get to then what ? or lets say a week after someone see your light on in a power outed nebhorhood – and the nebhorhood desides to borrow everything you own without asking —-the idea is what would you do without all this junk -and more important what are you gonna do when the junk runs out :}?.

    2. what items will work as good or better or be available alternatives . example -instead of all this brand name stuff – just improvise an oil lamp for light -limit your night activitys and use daylight -use mirrors to enhance light -use faraday lights or use solar powered rechargable lawn pathway patio lights led .you can use invertes and vehicles – almost the same as generators – you need 3000 watts though to run alternators – first aid kits and fire extinguishes can be gotten from business or semi trucks in emergencys -hazmat suits and masks can be gotten from auto body shops paint booths .peeople think ammo and guns for hunting – i think – animal traps and say in town quiet pellet guns with scopes for pigeons .pellets can be gotten by the thousands and hand pump pellet guns are rechargable . no ammo to reload – table leggs work well as clubs – kitchen knives as good as survival knives .

    as for the forrest – you can make your own fires, fire pits .-just think how indians and mountainmen lived -you improvise and customise and make do or do without . simple -you nade everything you needed by hand -if you cant boil water in a wooden bowl -the japanese would cook rocks in coal embers – dump rocks in bowls water and – with hot rocks the water was flash boiled .. people need to think outside the box for once when the world comes apart you cant just keep buying security from stores – homeless people – they just worry about shelter – food and things they own and where to call home – a roof and what they have to eat and where to do laundry and take showers and how to get arround and how to get a drink -smoke or fix .and where to rest at night without getting jumped robed or arressted or fozen :}. times those needs by four for family .daily .
    thats the real world take care -daniel if you need al,l that junk – to survive – well “ya wont long “

    1. Specter

      yeah, unfortunately many will not plan ahead any further than the ammo bit. There are 2 kinds of survivalists the kind that plan for self-sustenance and self-defence, and the kind that only stockpiles weapons and ammo. Whenever TSHTF the second group will wind up starving, like everyone else that wasn’t prepared only difference being they have the means to take what they want or at least cause a lot of harm in the attempt…. now if you’re only referring to settling a dispute as to who grabbed wal-mart’s last can of food I’m all for a force deterrent, but in a crisis we should be prepared enough to not need to join the rush on the stores.

      1. …and then there are those who share with those in need and help each other out to survive. Grow our own food, if it comes down to it, and build communities where we use the skills we have to help others.

    2. I have never ever held a real gun in my whole life, even less shot with one, and I intend not to. Closest I’ve come to it was a water pistol as a child. Didn’t managed to kill anybody with it. Don’t want to attract these energies.

      Many sayings are actually profound: “Those who take to weapon will be destroyed by weapon”. A little modified version, but point given.

      1. If it really hits the fan. I hope you learn to shoot, or at least associate with people that do. We will have to defend what is ours. Because there will be lazy people who will just try to take what they can. If they take from you once, you can guarantee they will be back.

  10. Funny how some people just laugh this off..
    Get real People Fema and other agencies are not
    going to show up, if they do, it will be after the fact:

    Be Prepared! even if you never have to endure these
    situations, at lest you could, if you needed to..

  11. TWT

    Okay, so much for sheltering in place.
    If you have to leave you’ll need a whole different class of items, starting with MEDICATION.

    Having a bag packed and ready to go RIGHT NOW is crucial in several scenarios. But you have to be able to carry it and live out of it for at least a week.

    Think, really long camping trip all alone, and you’ll have a good idea.

  12. Concerned

    Well “armegiton” is an interesting word, but if you have been following what is going on in the news- you will pay very close attention to this list and making your preparations- Most of us have children…and their protection is my number one job on this earth…and that is what I plan to do- no matter how radical it may seem to some people-

    1. David Thompson

      Some the things I just read is very scary I listen to Glen Bech once in a while and he has been telling people this for a while and alot of people thik he off his rocker. I know something going on and proably should start paying attention and get all the information I can,all these article we should start getting is what scared me a little ,Its sound lkie going back to the caveman days and hiding and them you start
      thinking how much can I get and when I do how long is it going to last.Just what our we up against thats what I need to start knowing,I hope we arent going out on a limb. so where do I start getting a ecucation on this subject,and where are you getting it from. Ill be waiting for a reply also are we been monitored,David

  13. Pessimists. The odds are good that disruptions will be sporadic, temporary, and with more than enough opportunity for barter or trade. Stock up on key items, but mostly food you already use.

  14. Jay

    What this list has as #7, had best be #1 on your list, or the first guy to come along with a good scoped rifle is going to be able to eliminate you before you ever even know he’s there, and then your family and all your preparations become HIS… Unless you have the means and the will to defend it, all the rest of this is just making yourself a more attractive target for those who do not.

  15. The list seems long – but when a natural disaster – or manmade disaster or economic collapse – or martial law is called out – all are possible now – better to stock up on these items now because they will be expensive and hard to find – Sounds like a lot but it really is things that can help you survive – God forbid any of it happens, but we’re living in volatile times – it’s reality – and protect yourself and loved ones fromt he corrupt out-of-control government and legal system – order a self-help motivational book while you still can – empower yourself with knowledge about the dark side of justice which Chuck Wilder and Larry Pratt – dynamic talk show hosts have called “vital information everyone needs to know.” – “Fight Back Legal Abuse” available at &

  16. CooterBlues

    I have all but about 10 of the items on the list… most in fair enough supply to get me through a few months. and no… it doesnt take a home depot to store it. a simple 9×18 foot garden shed or basement will work

  17. mcwier

    get real why not just move into a home depot or safeway, thats what it would take to provide and store any kind of reasional quantity of all the items on this list. we ain goin for a week end on the beach. shampoo ? baby wipes ? If you have a family you better have about 1200 lbs of dried food. Red beans and rice salt pepper, water. or you will need only about a months worth of the rest of this list cause thats about how long you will survive.

  18. R. Lee McCord

    One thing I never see mentioned in these survival kits is
    a large, good quality magnifying glass. It is so handy for
    starting kindling or paper for larger fires.

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