Select your language

Items likely to be in Short Supply During a National Emergency

  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, Wicks, 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. Hand-can openers, hand egg beaters, whisks.
  9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugar
  10. Rice - Beans - 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
    Note: food grade if for drinking.
  14. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur.)
  15. Survival Guide Book
  16. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
  17. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula. ointments/aspirin, etc.
  18. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)
  19. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman Kerosene)
  20. Vitamins
  21. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item)
  22. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
  23. Thermal underwear (Tops Bottoms)
  24. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, Wedges (also, honing oil)
  25. Aluminum Foil Reg. Heavy Duty (Great Cooking and Barter Item)
  26. Gasoline Containers (Plastic Metal)
  27. Garbage Bags (Impossible To Have Too Many)
  28. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, Paper Towels
  29. Milk - Powdered Condensed (Shake Liquid every 3 to 4 months)
  30. Garden Seeds (Non-Hybrid) (A MUST)
  31. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
  32. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit
  33. Tuna Fish (in oil)
  34. Fire Extinguishers (or..large box of Baking Soda in every room)
  35. First aid kits
  36. Batteries (all furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
  37. Garlic, spices vinegar, baking supplies
  38. Dog food (Big dogs need plenty of dog food)
  39. Flour, yeast salt
  40. Matches. {Strike Anywhere preferred.) Boxed, wooden matches will go first
  41. Writing paper/pads/pencils, solar calculators
  42. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
  43. Workboots, belts, Levis durable shirts
  44. Flashlights/LIGHTSTICKS torches, No. 76 Dietz Lanterns
  45. Journals, Diaries Scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings,experience; Historic Times)
  46. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)
  47. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/ floss, nail clippers etc
  48. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
  49. Fishing supplies/tools
  50. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays /creams
  51. Duct Tape
  52. Tarps, stakes, twine, nails, rope, spikes
  53. Candles
  54. Laundry Detergent (liquid)
  55. Backpacks, Duffel Bags
  56. Garden tools supplies
  57. Scissors, fabrics sewing supplies
  58. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
  59. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  60. Canning supplies, (Jars/lids/wax)
  61. Knives Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  62. Bicycles... Tires, tubes, pumps, chains, etc
  63. Sleeping Bags blankets, pillows, mats
  64. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
  65. Board Games, Cards, Dice
  66. d-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  67. Mousetraps, Ant traps cockroach magnets
  68. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks)
  69. Baby wipes, oils, waterless Antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
  70. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.
  71. Shaving supplies (razors creams, talc, after shave)
  72. Hand pumps siphons (for water and for fuels)
  73. Soysauce, vinegar, bullions, gravy, soupbase
  74. Reading glasses
  75. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
  76. Survival-in-a-Can
  77. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
  78. Boy Scout Handbook, / also Leaders Catalog
  79. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
  80. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky
  81. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
  82. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
  83. Lumber (all types)
  84. Wagons carts (for transport to and from)
  85. Cots Inflatable mattress's
  86. Gloves: Work, warming, gardening, etc.
  87. Lantern Hangers
  88. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws,, nuts bolts
  89. Teas
  90. Coffee
  91. Cigarettes
  92. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc,)
  93. Paraffin wax
  94. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
  95. Chewing gum/candies
  96. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
  97. Hats cotton neckerchiefs
  98. Livestock