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What is the oddest thing you buy/keep/collect for supplies when TSHTF?

 
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I have a year's supply of Emergen-C, a non-electric hand mixer with all kinds of attachements (purchased at goodwill!) A hoard of markers, pens, pencils, activities for the kid-o, but the #1 weird thing I have is.......
I don't know. I have so much stuff I forget what I have!!
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cashews to stuff in my peehole........ of course
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Got me a roll of scratch-off lottery tickets.

I figure if the whole thing goes to shit, the banks will close and I won't be able to get to my money. Gotta think ahead people.
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01/18/2011 11:37 AM
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LOL!!!!! You're storing "extremely flammable" clothes dryer lint NEXT to your clothes dryer!?!?!?!!? You do realize you could burn your place down before TSHTF and LOSE all you lint stash?

PLEASE...move it away from the clothes dryer NOW. hf
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milk cartons cut into strips. good for lighting the barbecue and outdoor fires. Saves on using too much lighter fluid.
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Check the camping supply places for a "charcoal chimney". Uses NO lighter fluid at all. Makes fire-starting easy even if you're not using charcoal. Our local grocery stores carry them during barbeque season.
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vacuum packed vegetable seeds, A LOT of baking soda & salt, honey and ammo. some silver and gold for bartering.
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I save the tin lids from frozen juice tubes.

I have actually used a few during power outages. We have those 5" long white 'emergency candles' Melt a few drops of candle into the middle and then set the candle in the melted wax, once it hardens the candle isn't going any where.

I toss lint into the compost heap, along with shredded black and white paper (colors are often toxic ink) Mind this compost heap is for non-food crops since I am never 100% certain that the materials are 100% non-toxic.

I have a large collection of pencils. There was a time when my workers were always losing pencils. So I started buying in bulk. Then one day they started holding on to pencils, but I didn't stop buying in bulk/ the gross. A gross is a dozen dozen or 144. I have about a dozen gross or about 1728 pencils.

Wood Shims and Wood Stakes. It seems like just about every construction job we go on I am buying 'fresh' shims and stakes. In the shed I have a fairly large pile of these. Great kindling I suppose.
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Around the perimeter of the bath I have 60 two liter plastic bottles filled with water. Use to flush commode, take sponge bath, handwash clothing, etc. Not for drinking.

Also have an old RV in the driveway that will be emergency housing if needed.
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01/18/2011 12:45 PM
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For me?

Clothes dryer lint. Extremely flammable, easy to light in case you need to start a fire. I have a pile of it next to my dryer, I need to find a bucket for it.

What do you have that's odd, but works really well for a when TSHTF?



wouldn't dry leaves work just as well?

but you followed your title for the oddest thing.

Zeke



LOL I guess they would, as long as it was fall and it wasn't raining. It snows here all winter, so no leaves. Summer you;d have to pick them and let them dry out to be able to burn them in the first place. Dryer lint just seemed to much easier to collect and keep dry.
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flouride toothpaste kills anything lol
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Chainsaws .. i have 8 or 9 of them .. 2 of them electric ones .. here 80% of our power is waterpower and the next plant is close by, i expect more a lack of fuel than a lack of power.
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Hand crank meat grinder

Hand crank drill with wood auger bits

Solar over

4 -25 gallon stainless steel containers.

An electro magnetic generator (works some of the time... my bicyle generator works better)
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01/19/2011 03:26 PM
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Industrial strength fan cleaner
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Solar Panels and Batteries, to keep in contact with the other HAM operators.
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Informal nets on HF [or CB], perhaps? I've a feeling that if TSHTF, VHF/UHF repeaters will be co-opted by ARES [Amateur Radio Emergency Service] and/or RACES [Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Service].

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The oddest thing we have in our survival gear is a field surgical kit. It is completely sterile so I cannot detail it much beyond that it includes scapels and large saws in case one might have to perform amputations, or stitch wounds up. Its a little creepy but if you needed it, it would be good to know its all sterile and ready to go.

My personal odd things are a menstrual cup which makes the
stress of monthly sanitary needs less-

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My other favs are solar...flashlight, solar cooker, I can pasteurize water with, and cook and fry with. Also solar
battery packs which can recharge cell phones or computers,
as well as radios and lights. I have used these things,
including a solar lighter-

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for camping and cooking so know they will work for us.
So far, no need for the surgical kit...hopefully it will
remain on its shelf for a long time!
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01/24/2011 02:10 AM
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Anti Biotics, go to pet store and buy fish tank antibiotics.

same stuff we get for humans. infection will kill as fast as any disease. remember you can have all the food, but if hygene is poor, infection sets in fast.
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01/24/2011 02:26 AM
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Not real strange: All the hand tools to do anything imaginable, no exaggeration.

Lots and lots of coffee.

Six sets of guitar strings. (should get more)

Slightly strange: Enough new towels to outfit a small hotel.

Many varieties of tobacco seeds.

Rather strange: 12 place settings of very ornate Stieff sterling silver flatware and a large sterling punchbowl.
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My hair jelly.

Can't look good without my Dapper Dan.
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Buttons, nails, thread.





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