The original “Top 100 Things To Disappear After a Disaster” list has been passed around the internet for a number of years. It remains a viable list of barter items and accurate in every way. Due to the list being fairly old and times have changed a few prepper friends and I have pulled together and updated it. While many if not most of the original items remain – some changes were necessary.
The “NEW” First 100 Things To Disappear After The SHTF
Prices can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands. Lots of fuel must be stored(away from home).
3. Zippo Lighters, butane, Bic lighters
4. Seasoned Firewood
(About $100 per cord; wood takes 6 – 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps
(First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots
Any means of defense will be highly sought after.
8. Manual Can Openers
These can be picked up for as little as $1.00 each.
9. Sweeteners such as sugar and honey.
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
(White rice is now around $20.oo – 50# bag @ Sam’s Club, pack in Mylar with oxygen absorbers)
11. Vegetable oil (for cooking)
(Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid
These will disappear QUICKLY post-event.
13. Water containers
Any container that can hold water. Water will need to be stored AND transported.
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc
20. Laundry Supplies for Manual Use
Washboards, plungers, and also compact washer machines
(Propane, Coleman, and Kerosene)
Important due to changed diets.
23. Cough drops
24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
25. Thermal underwear
(Tops and bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum foil Reg. and Heavy. Duty
(Great Cooking and Barter Item – available at Dollar Store)
28. Gasoline containers
(Plastic or Metal)
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towel
31. Milk – Powdered and Condensed
(Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
32. Garden seeds
Heirloom seeds only. Seed banks can be purchased for under $20.
33. Clothes pins/line/hangers
34. Pet food
35. Clothes – underwear, socks, pants, shirts, jackets, hats
36. Fire extinguishers – such as this one
37. First aid kits
39. Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies
40. women’s makeup
41. Flour, yeast, and salt
(“Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)
43. Writing paper/pads/notebook/pencils/solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests
(good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
45. Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Prescription medications/insulin/syringes
48. Plastic Garbage Cans
(great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
49. Shampoo, Toothbrush/toothpaste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing supplies/tools
52. Mosquito repellent
53. Duct tape
56. Laundry detergent (Liquid)
57. Backpacks and Duffle bags
58. Garden tools and supplies – manual
59. Scissors, fabrics and sewing supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, stews, etc.
(plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives and Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.
65. Sleeping bags and blankets/pillows/mats
66. Saline solution for contacts
67. Board Games Cards, Dice, cards
68. d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant traps and cockroach magnets
70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks…)
71. Baby Wipes, oils, waterless and Anti-bacterial soap
(saves a lot of water)
72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, emergency rain poncho’s, etc.
73. Shaving supplies
(razors and creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand pumps and siphons
(for water and for fuels)
75. Soy sauce, vinegar, bouillons/gravy/soup base
76. Reading glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. Rain barrel kits(valve assembly)
79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
81. Plastic sheeting for insulating windows and shelter creation
82. Food storage products such as freeze dried food/buckets/pouches
83. Walkie-Talkies/ham radios/CB radio
84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons and carts
(for transport to and from open Flea markets)
87. Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)
88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
89. Solar panel kits – small for charging batteries and devices
90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts, and bolts
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
95. Paraffin wax
96. Glue, nails, nuts, bolts, screws, etc.
97. Chewing gum/candies
98. Air guns and bb’s/pellets/CO2 cartridges
99. Hats and cotton neckerchiefs