When disaster strikes, cheap items become valuable quickly. The main reason is that the resource is now scarce.
Here’s a list of items that may run out during emergencies:
Toilet Paper, Hand Sanitizer, Soap, Lighters, Duct Tape, Glow Sticks, Kleenex, Vitamins, Aluminum Foil, Cigarettes, Cheap Wine, Bandages, Ammunition, Condiments, Spices, Candy, Lotion, Chap Stick, Ziploc Bags, OTC Medication, Sunscreen, Flour, Sugar, Feminine Products, Seeds, Matches, Pens, Pencils, Paper, Condoms, Baking Soda, Ponchos, Cotton Balls, Zip Ties, Salt, Candles, Shoe Strings, Activated Charcoal, Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, Fishing Line, Towels, and Sewing Supplies.
There’s more information about EMERGENCY SUPPLIES on our website (The Homestead Survival). Just scroll down or “Click Here” to read more about Emergency Preparedness. It’s not obvious why you would need activated charcoal (take for food poisoning or filter water) or a fishing line, but during an emergency, these items will be useful. In fact, when the store runs out of groceries, the nearby creek may be the only source of food. With a piece of bait, the fishing line can be used to catch fish from the creek. After all, fish is a good source of protein.
Another mysterious item that becomes valuable during emergencies is activated charcoal. It can be used to purify water and treat poisoning. Those are two very impressive abilities of this substance. Activated charcoal may also be used as medicine to relieve gas and bloating. It definitely deserves a spot in the duffel bag.
Salt is another valuable substance during emergencies. It has several properties that are advantageous during emergencies. They are described in the following list, along with more insightful survival tips.