Such a great thread!
Another thing to keep in mind is: SEWING supplies! (Needles, threads of all kinds, buttons, etc).
Sewing is a VERY important skill, and sadly enough the majority of people now a days have no clue how to stitch even a simple seam or attach a button.
I started sewing at 10 years old, and I am the ONLY one around that knows how to sew!
Especially if you have children, and even if you're a MAN, learn to sew a bit! In a long-term situation, children grow and need more suitable
clothing -- and holes/tears happen when you're in the wild!
Sewing skills could also save lives when using medical grade threading to stitch up wounds! I doubt a doctor or nurse would be available to assist
everyone in a situation like this..
Items are ESSENTIAL, but remember to upgrade your SKILLS too, as they are equally important and even life-saving!
On another note: I know its already been mentioned, but I really want to stress: BAKING SODA. Its not only a staple in baking, but personal/household
cleaning and wound care as well. Have you ever read up on the many things baking soda can do? It even puts out fires nearly instantly! Its an amazing
little item and very, very, very cheap!!
75 Extraordinary Uses for Baking Soda
[edit on 21-9-2009 by Veritas Lux Mea]