Here's teh list for those of you too lazy to download and listen to the podcast:
(learned from watching television and movies)
luxury items that people won't be able to get used to not having
stuff that won't easily be produced
items that are scarce
items that are important to survival
-weapons(rifles, swords, knives, handguns, etc)
-fuel/butane gas bottles, etc..
-gas burner cookers
-equipment to cook food using logfires
-equipment to MAKE a logfire (axe, flint (thing you use to make sparks), small spade to dig hole)
-salts, herbs and spices to improve food flavour and preserve food
-bottles that can hold water
-water purification equipment
-lighting equipment (candles, torches, matches, cigarette lighters, glow sticks, flares, etc)
-hand-driven battery chargers
-truck and car parts
-tins/bottles of compressed air, co2, oxygen, nitrous oxide, etc..
-fishing equipment (rods, fishing wire, lures, nets, harpoons, etc)
-chocolate, biscuits, chips, etc.
-hemp seeds (for medicinal purposes as well as for making hemp)
-soap & antibacterial liquids
-aluminium foil, plastic bags, rubber bands, glad wrap
-ZIP LOCK BAGS
-shoe repair kits
-bibles, technical manuals, road maps, atlases, bilingual dictionaries
-tyre repair kits
-hand sewing kits
I also forgot to add PORN and PROPHILACTICS to this list.
Nothing would suck more than to be stuck out in the middle of nowhere all alone and have nothing to keep you company, or to be made pregnant when you
are trying to focus on feeding yourself (let alone being able to feed two people). So both of these will be of some value, no matter how obscure it
may seem. (Watch out in the future for NrKy, the porn and condom dealer of the post-apocalyptic world of MegaTokyo.
[edit on 14/3/2006 by nrky]