The “NEW” First 100 Things To Disappear After The SHTF

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

1. Generators
Prices can range from a few hundred dollars to thousands. Lots of fuel must be stored(away from home).

2. Water Filters/Purifiers
The Sawyer Mini Water Filter is highly recommended and widely available. For higher usage volume check out the Sawyer Bucket Kit.

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!)

6. Tents

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.

14. Propane Heaters
This includes the larger Mr. Heater models and smaller versions.

15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)

16. Propane Cylinders

17. Silver/Gold

18. Buckets

19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc

20. Laundry Supplies for Manual Use
Washboards, plungers, and also compact washer machines

21. Cookstoves
(Propane, Coleman, and Kerosene)

22. Vitamins
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)

29. Garbage bags
Emphasize 13 gallon and larger 30+ gallon sizes. Impossible to have too many.

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

38. Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
Prioritize AA/AAA and CR123 types

39. Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies

40. women’s makeup

41. Flour, yeast, and salt

42. Matches
(“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

54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes

55. Candles

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.

61. Bleach
(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

80. US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76

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

91. Teas

92. Coffee

93. Cigarettes

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

100. Goats/chickens

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