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Gary North has an interesting link today: 100 items to disappear first... We've been getting ready for more than a year. I printed out the list and checked off everything that we have to date. Though I thought we were just about ready, my list showed 59 of the items. More to be done. I would provide a link, but I figure most here have GN bookmarked...

-- Ranger (, April 21, 1999


Looks like it comes from Y2knewswire:


-- Gayla Dunbar (, April 21, 1999.

Joseph Almond has been a frequent poster at Michael Hyatt's site. Quite a character...

-- Don (, April 21, 1999.

The list looked good so here it is Brian

#1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage, risky. of thieves; maintenance, etc.)

#2. Water Filters/Purifiers (Shipping delays increasing.)

#3. Portable Toilets (Increasing in price every two months.)

#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. Coleman Fuel (URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)

#7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats & Slingshots

#8. Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)

#9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars

#10. Rice - Beans - Wheat (White rice is now $12.95 - 50# bag. Sam's Club, stock depleted often.)

#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. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY)

#14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won't heat a room.)

#15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)

#16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur by September, 1999.)

#17. Michael Hyatt's Y2K Survival Guide (BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)

#18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)

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

#20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)

#21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)

#22. Vitamins (Critical, due 10 Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)

#23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)

#24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products

#25. Thermal underwear (Tops and bottoms)< /p>

#26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges (also, honing oil)

#27. Aluminum foil Reg. & Hvy. Duty (Great Cooking & Barter item)

#28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)

#29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)

#30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels

#31. Milk - Powdered & Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)

#32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)

#33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)

#34. Coleman's Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278 < /p>

#35. Tuna Fish (in oil)

#36. Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room...)

#37. First aid kits

#38. Batteries (all furthest-out for Expiration Dates)

#39. Garlic, spices & vinegar, baking supplies

#40. BIG DOGS (and plenty of dog food)

#41. Flour, yeast & salt

#42. Matches (3 box/$1 .44 at WalMart: & quot;Strike Anywhere" preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)

#43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators

#44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)

#45. Workboots, belts, Levis & durable shirts

#46. Flashlights/LIGIITSTICKS & torches, "No.76 Dietz& quot; Lanterns

#47. Journals, Diaries & Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)

#48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting - if with wheels)

#49. Men's Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers,etc

#50. Cast iron cookware (sturdy, efficient)

#51. Fishing supplies/tools

#52. Mosquito coils/repellent sprays/creams

#53. Duct tape

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

#55. Candles

#56. Laundry detergent (Liquid)

#57. Backpacks & Duffle bags

#58. Garden tools & supplies

#59. Scissors, fabrics & 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 & Sharpening tools: files, stones, steel

#64. Bicycles...Tires/tubes/pumps/chains, etc.

#65. Sleeping bags & blankets/pillows/mats

#66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)

#67. Board Games Cards, Dice

#68. d-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer

#69. Mousetraps, Ant traps & cockroach magnets

#70. Paper plates/cups/utensils (stock up, folks...)

#71. Baby Wipes, oils, waterless & Anti- bacterial soap (saves a lot of water)

#72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc.

#73. Shaving supplies (razors & creams, talc, after shave)

#74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water < i>and for fuels)

#75. Soysauce, vinegar, boullions/gravy/soup base

#76. Reading glasses

#77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)

#78. "Survival-in-a-Can"

#79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens

#80. BSA - New 1998 - Boy Scout Handbook < i>(also, Leader's Catalog)

#81. Roll-on Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)

#82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, Trail mix/Jerky

#83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts

#84. Socks, Underwear, T-shirts, etc. (extras)

#85. Lumber (all types)

#86. Wagons & carts (for transport to & from open Flea markets)

#87. Cots & Inflatable mattresses (for extra guests)

#88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.

#89. Lantern Hangers

#90. Screen Patches, glue, nails, screws, nuts & 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. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)

#99. Hats & cotton neckerchiefs

#100. Goats/chickens


-- Brian (, April 21, 1999.

What's "survival-in-a-can"?

-- Nathan (, April 21, 1999.

Nathan -

Hiding in your bathroom until Y2K is over.

-- b (, April 21, 1999.

Hiding is not very bold...

-- Max Dixon (, April 21, 1999.

-- Max Dixon (, April 21, 1999.


-- -anonymous- (, April 21, 1999.


Good one! Would that be plan 'B'? :o)

-- Nathan (, April 21, 1999.

i don't agree with the order of the list. before this year is over, i think tranquilisers of all kinds will have moved up close to the front of the list, followed by extra strenth tylenol and pepcid ac.

-- jocelyne slough (, April 21, 1999.

I don't see my 'Salad Spinner' on there anywhere...


-- Grrr (, April 21, 1999.

Interesting, they're not predicting a shortage of Chia pets. Or Ron Popeil's GLH spray paint for your head. Or the Clapper! Or George Foreman's grill. Or Lee's press-on nails. Or the Ronco pocket fisherman. Or the Juiceman's Juicer. Or Nancy's vacuumed sweater storage bag. Or those little things that look like the Eiffel Tower that allow your chicken to drip onto the pan.

Who woulda thunk it?

-- GA Russell (, April 21, 1999.

Duct Tape - #53 ????????

I thought this was going to be currency post 1/1/00.

-Keep your stick on the ice-

-- Johnny Canuck (, April 21, 1999.

Condoms might be considered useful by some .....

-- BigDog (, April 22, 1999.

Good link IMO. Noted it didn't include hot dog steamers and bun warmers nor those little things that make your onion into some sort of flowery thing that you beanie babies either...... It left out coffee makers- non-electric. VERY important IMHO! at least to us caffeine addicts.

-- anita (, April 22, 1999.

Johnny Canuck, we Canuckiuckians know that duct tape should be at least in the top 5, but then we've had the benefit of McGuiver (?sp). Our poor brother in the US have to rely on personal knowlege about the usefulness of this item, they didn't get to see it demonstrated on TV every week ;-)

-- Tricia the Canuck (, April 23, 1999.

Yes, you know, DUCT TAPE can even be used to deliver babies...

but it's a sticky situation.

-- Sara Nealy (, April 23, 1999.

AND Duct Tape can be used to hold together those pesky enchilada tortilla rolls.

Wait...didn't we have a Duct Tape Thread? This is Deja Vu All Over Again.

Sorry, Ed.

-- Sara Nealy (, April 23, 1999.


-- Brian (, April 23, 1999.

Looking for a good deal on Y2K lighting, water filters, and grain mills? Check out the links below:

Cooperative Preps: Aladdin Lamps, etc. 2y

Cooperative Preps: Katadyn Water Filters, etc. IM

Cooperative Preps: Corona Victoria Grain Mill with Large Hopper, etc. JE

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Click here and check out the TB2000 preparation forum.

-- Stan Faryna (, November 22, 1999.

Loaf pans. You can't make bread without them.

-- Amy Leone (, November 22, 1999.

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