reply to post by Elieser
Clean drinking water
A good water filter
food with long shelf life (google and lists will come up) Protein will really be priceless
guns & amo (and know how to clean, load, reload and shoot one).
lanterns and oil
formula (people will barter anything for their babies)
vegetable seeds (not GMO)
shopping cart on wheels
alcohol both booze and rubbing alcohol
medicine..............any kind, even asprin will be at a premium - alcohol wipes, hydrogen perioxide, neosporien - many people will die from getting a
cut and that cut turning into a simple infection
sanitary products ( a big femine pad can absorb more blood than a bandaid
socks, good ones - I just got 30 pairs of part woolen ones from Universal Textiles in England
boots, any good walking shoes - think hiking
good practicle clothing like jeans, long sleeve sweatshirts, clothes you can travel miles in on foot
Bug spray....................yes OFF, there will be mosquitos and outbreaks of malaria and West Niles virus
Almost any arm equipment
a manual can opener
Disinfectant wipes like Clorox makes
People that know how to farm, build, doctors, nurses, and those that have lived off the grid for years will be invaluable.
manual tools - axe, hammer, nails, screwdrivers, manual pulley, vise, manual can opener (yes I said this twice, people just forget this one handy
first aid kit
knife (good one)
matches and lighters
candles and flash lights
a wood stove or fireplace.............but than people will be able to see smoke and know where you are
buckets, all sizes - make sure you have a couple good ones with lids for waste and remember you want to bury (hide) your waste so people do not know
you are there and try to take over your shelter.
Stuff that will not be useful after awhile if TSHTF is money, jewelry, fancy purses and high heels, fancy dresses, fingernail polish, stuff we value
today we will look upon as useless in the years ahead if TSHTF.
Think along the line of stuff we all now take forgranted, the simple things water, food, shelter and keeping bacteria & germ contamination down to a
minimum are at the top of the list.
Suggestion, having a secret hidden room or shelter. The key is hidden because something that is not hidden you will have more trouble
defending...............people now fight over parking spaces. Imagine one can of corn, three families that haven't eaten for several days
Start either renting or buying books and magazines on survival................there is a lot of free info on the net.
Mostly it will be lady luck.
I strongly suggest if you live along a coast line to move inland..............always wanted to have a ocean front home but now I am glad I live almost
in the center of the country with one of the biggest fresh water lakes next door.
Depending on what happens, again it's luck................plan all you want but depending on what "crisis" TPTB have planned for us next will
determine who lives and who dies.
You can have a ton of food, a safe hidden place but if you're down wind from a "melt down" and not far enough underground with a good ventilation
system (which cost mega bucks) kiss your behind good bye.
Luck..............plan ahead but live each day as if it were your last.
Don't hold grudges
Don't leave anyone you love or like with a bad word because it may be the last conversation you have with them.
Cherish each bar of soap, deodorant and shampoo you have, while you are in the shower, smell the heavenly scent of your bath product, relish the hot
clean water running in abundance
Don't waste food..........enjoy each mouthful
When you slip into bed each night behind a safe, secure, locked door and into clean fresh smelling sheets with a nice comfy blanket be grateful.
Hug a friend and tell them how much they mean to you
Time is short. I've watched almost 60 years race by and each year goes faster and faster getting crazier and crazier.
Live, laugh and love...............be kind and play fair.
If and when TSHTF happens, people show what their true nature is..................cowardly predators or heros.
The true test of a man or woman is how they react in the face of real adversity.
Am I the only one that has noticed many of the elite (like Bill & Melinda Gates) are preparing underground "vaults" (bunkers)?
edit on 9-5-2011 by ofhumandescent because: grammar / spelling