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These 100 Items Disappear First During A National Crisis

These 100 Items Disappear First During A National Crisis

When disaster strikes you have to be prepared. This is why we are always on the lookout for survival essentials that we can store in case SHTF. But what items do we need to store exactly? The following list has 100 items that disappear during a crisis. Better stock up on them before it’s too late.

The list is in no particular order. some items will run out faster than others.


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, WicksOil 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. Can openers, & hand egg beaters, whisks, kitchen utensils.
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
10. RiceBeans – 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. Cook Stoves(Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
22. Vitamins


23. Propane Cylinders and Handle-Holders (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. Heavy Duty Work Boots, 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: socks, 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, Nuts84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)86. Wagonsutility 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. Chickens
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs
100. Livestock

Full article: survival-spot.com


32 thoughts on “These 100 Items Disappear First During A National Crisis”

  1. Better than the Boy Scout Handbook, try a copy of the Army Ranger Handbook, and better yet, a copy of the Army Survival Handbook.

  2. I am always overwhelmed by prepping, and how much I need, however reading this list, I have at least half already. Even chickens and big dogs! I hope to get the rest together soonest. Thanks for the list!

  3. Being in the middle of my first real national emergency I must say that your list isn’t even close to what disappeared off the shelves first! The things that disappeared first in the Covid-19 quarantine threat was toilet paper, bottled water, bleach, hand sanitizer and rice. These were followed by paper towels, milk and beans, ( dry and canned). Although your list makes sense, during a major crisis those were not the things people were after. Maybe we need to revisit what it takes to be really prepared for a national emergency.

    • I was thinking the same thing. Easy to build stores of canned and dry beans. Canned has the advantage of cooking quickly. If we start now saving the things we know will be scarce, we will be ahead of the game.

  4. The better choice for#80 is the Boy Scout Field book(1967 printing). I got a copy last Christmas.The whole book can help you. But I don’t recommend the solar still article. A person needs at least 1 gallon a day per person.

    • If water is scarce, you will NEED the still. Better yet, 2-3 of them.. you save your urine and it goes in trench lined with plastic. You also use what ever grasses you can find

  5. Keep epsom salts on hand too. Good to use for soaking bruised and injured body and limbs after falls. Also, good to use sparingly in gardening to encourage growth of plants. Epsom salts has high magnesium content. It is relatively inexpensive.

  6. I keep dried herbs on hand that are used for medicinal purposes. Things like goldenseal can draw out an infection. A good herbal book and some basic dried herbs would be good to keep on hand.

  7. For the unexpected books and supplies, and tools for EMT if no doctor or dentist you can get to. Scary but I’d rather be prepared then have a broken tooth or bone and have nothing to try and fix the problem.


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