DETAILS 13

LISTS OF USEFUL STUFF

Energy items

Fishing

Hygiene and cleaning

Important tools

Medical/first aid items

Miscellaneous

Morale

Water strategy items

Useful materials from your recycling bin

HYGIENE AND CLEANING TOP

Bar Soap

Shampoo

Cloth diapers

Toothbrushes - Adult - Child

Toothpaste

Dental Floss

Feminine needs

Deodorant - Mens - Womens

Shaving Blades - Womens - Mens

Shaving Cream

Mouthwash

Astringent

Dish/pot/pan cleaners

Laundry soap

Dish soap

Cleanser

Floor cleaner

Chlorine bleach

Toilet paper

ENERGY ITEMS TOP

Rechargeable batteries

Solar battery charger

Candles

Marine or car batteries

Propane camp stove

Chafing dishes

Computer, cell phone, calculator batteries

Candles

Oil lamps

Kerosene lamps

Flashlights

Other battery-powered lights

Blankets

Warm clothing

Wood stove

Propane bottles (disposable & bulk tanks)

Gas and kerosene cans

Motor oil

Matches

Siphon hose for each fuel stored

Hand pump for each fuel stored

Adapter to run a disposable bottle propane appliance on a bulk tank

Bags of charcoal

Butane lighters

Flashlight bulbs

Sterno/chafing dish fuel

Charcoal Starter





MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS TOP

Aluminum foil

Pencils, pens, and markers

Paper

Plastic bags (several sizes)

Paper bags (several sizes)

Plastic sheeting

Duct tape

Masking tape

Glue (various kinds)

Pie pans

Radio (AM, FM, shortwave, CB)

5 or 6 gallon buckets

Metal bucket - for charcoals/ashes

Clothesline

Washboard

Commercial mop bucket

Clothespins

Bicycle tube repair kit

Bicycle tube (spare)

Bicycle tube hand air pump

Bike rack for carrying supplies

Tire pressure gauge

Watering can - (for do-it-yourself shower)

5 gallon paint bucket w/lid - emergency toilet

Pesticides

Portable push vacuum

Fire extinguishers

Sewing notions & thread

Large rubber storage totes

Nails and screws (assorted)

Electrical tape

Extra fuses (house, auto)



WATER TOP

Water siphon hose

Water storage containers

Water filter and spare parts

Hand operated water pump

Chlorine bleach

MEDICAL/FIRST AID ITEMS TOP

Prescription medicines

Complete first aid kit

Over the counter medications:

aspirin

tylenol

ibuprofen

antacids

neosporin

Preparation H

isopropl alcohol

hydrogen peroxide

Cough syrup

Antihistimines

Cough drops

Diarehea medications



FISHING TOP

Fishing poles, line, and reels

Hooks

Lures

Bobbers

Sinkers

Knife

Stringer

Bait

IMPORTANT TOOLS TOP

Pressure cooker

Water bath canner

Pressure canner

Hammers

Dutch oven

Gardening tools

Pipe and crescent wrenches

Vice grips

Pliers (various)

Meat grinder

Hand operated food chopper/processor

Socket, screwdriver, and wrench set

Battery tester

Automobile battery charger

Small battery charger

Grain mill

Ax, wedge, sledge hammer

Saws

Hatchet, chisel

T-square & protractor

Solar-powered calculator

Crow bar

Wire, bolt, and chain cutters

Tow chain

Rope

Carbon dioxide and monoxide detectors



MORALE TOP

Books

Games

Cards

Toys

Musical instruments

Religious devotional materials



USEFUL RECYCLING MATERIALS TOP

The following items, commonly thrown away or recycled, can be useful in the event of Y2K disruptions. If you have the room, save them through the end of the year.

All pop bottles -- 2 liter, 16 and 20 ounce, etc.

Rinse thoroughly, place in a large bag (hang the bag in a convenient place so they don't get tossed in the trash or recycling bin. Use to store or carry water or dry goods.

Paper and plastic grocery bags

Use as insulation, for carrying things or distributing food.

Tuna cans and lids (or any other flat cans)

Can be made into "Buddy Burners" for emergency heat.

Brown corrugated cardboard

Used to make "Buddy Burners"

Old clothes/cloth/rags

Keep warm, use for insulation.

Kitchen scraps

Make a compost heap to fertilize your garden.

Plastic tubs and glass jars

For example, cottage cheese, yogurt containers, jars include all glass; wash and dry, put lid back on, useful for putting things in, or storing dry goods, also as emergency dishes.

Plastic buckets

Ten uses, at least (see Bucket DETAILS)

Egg Cartons

Cardboard, use for making firestarters.

Newspapers

Can be used for emergency insulation (walls, ceilings, windows, doors), or rolled and burned for heat.

Disposable lighters

Good for lighting fires, candles, lamps, lanterns, and stoves; when the gas is gone, they are still useful to make sparks to start fires, or scavenge the flint for use in re-fuelable lighters.