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If you're not a drinker, you may not think to buy alcohol. I'm thinking it would be good for barter, and at some point it may be used for medicinal purposes, too. I plan on getting some of the smaller (pint?) bottles.
Hard liquor makes a great antiseptic... and pain killer (when consumed).

I've considered buying a few cartons of cigarettes too... even though I do not smoke anymore. They'd be great barter currency. I just hate to spend the $$ on them when I know I will not use them if the S doesn't HTF.
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Those who wear contacts should get a pair of glasses as well. I've been wearing the same pair for 7 years and they are still intact and functional.

I also have the previous two pairs that I wore...you know...previously. These will serve if needed, they would be better than nothing.

Also, cheap reading glasses, even if you don't need them to see can come in handy.
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How about some musical insterments especially those that do not need electricity?
I actually thought about this the other day.

In a bug-IN situation, I can simply break out my 12-string and start strumming. But I can't think of a way to haul a really small guitar or ukulele without it being either cumbersome or getting broken.

You could pack a harmonica, but you'd already have to know how to play well to make it useful. An unskilled harmonica player is just awful. Same for kazoo, except there's no such thing as being skilled at it. Maybe a small recorder (flute-like thing)?

I'm thinking improvised percussion is going to be the most viable option. A little drumming and singing can be pretty awesome.
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I've considered buying a few cartons of cigarettes too... even though I do not smoke anymore. They'd be great barter currency. I just hate to spend the $$ on them when I know I will not use them if the S doesn't HTF.
If it's for barter go to a discount tobacco store and get bag/s of a mild non flavored pipe tobacco, much cheaper, the only difference is the cut but it works great for cigs. Don't forget rolling papers and store them in a ziplock.

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Hard liquor makes a great antiseptic... and pain killer (when consumed).

I've considered buying a few cartons of cigarettes too... even though I do not smoke anymore. They'd be great barter currency. I just hate to spend the $$ on them when I know I will not use them if the S doesn't HTF.
Loose tobacco would probably be a better option. Bugler, etc... is cheaper and can be stored for longer periods. I think though that actual medical rather than perceived medical would be a better barter item.

Aspirin, calcium carbonate, simple antibiotics and the like.
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Hard liquor makes a great antiseptic... and pain killer (when consumed).

I've considered buying a few cartons of cigarettes too... even though I do not smoke anymore. They'd be great barter currency. I just hate to spend the $$ on them when I know I will not use them if the S doesn't HTF.
Others have mentioned cigarettes, and it got me wondering...do they go stale? It has been so long since I've smoked, that I've forgotten. Would the smokers mind if they were stale, or would they think "anything is better than nothing"? I know they dry out, but are they ever un-smokeable? (I've seen people smoke some weird stuff )
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I actually thought about this the other day.

In a bug-IN situation, I can simply break out my 12-string and start strumming. But I can't think of a way to haul a really small guitar or ukulele without it being either cumbersome or getting broken.

You could pack a harmonica, but you'd already have to know how to play well to make it useful. An unskilled harmonica player is just awful. Same for kazoo, except there's no such thing as being skilled at it. Maybe a small recorder (flute-like thing)?

I'm thinking improvised percussion is going to be the most viable option. A little drumming and singing can be pretty awesome.
My 12-string is going wherever I go. I can't imagine life without it.
It's an Ovation that I got in 1988.

One of those Washburn boat oar-looking travel guitars would be nice. They actually sound pretty good.
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I have bought Glycerin to make my own toothpasth with salt and baking soda. You can also add flavoring. Little squeeze bottles as well come in handy for lots of things.

Lots of baking soda, multiple uses. Small solar gadget to charge my daughter's iPod for her music.
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Shoe Goo
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Floss for when it gets really annoying and you can't remove that little critter between your teeth.
I keep a few needles in my floss containers. Floss works great as heavy duty thread, I use it to patch my wetsuits all the time.
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Pet food
Flea Spray
Wormer
Pet brush and combs
Leads and collars in various sizes
Muzzles
Pet FA Kit
Pet toys, blankets, bedding etc.
Water for said pet
Water bottle
BOB for pet

Hats for summer and winter
Sarongs for both male and females
Socks
Thermal wear

Sewing supplies such as velcro, poppers/press studs

Craft supplies and storage for the same

Fire extinguishers
Fire/smoke alarms
Carbonoxide travel alarms

Life jacke for self, kids, spouse and pets

Dingy/ canoe etc
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Apparently alot of people forgot to store some Potassium Iodide tablets.

Along those same lines
Gasmasks
Spare Filters
NBC Suit
Detectors

and a plan for a Nuclear disaster.
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A very large motor home with 40 foot trailer behind to carry everything mentioned before this post of mine.

At this rate I will be taking refuge in a WalMart.
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Did you check this list of 100 things to disappear first?
https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=20367
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Did you check this list of 100 things to disappear first?
https://www.survivalistboards.com/showthread.php?t=20367
I have now, thanks.
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My great aunt (mid 80s) had lasik 10 years ago... up until then she wore the thickest glasses I've ever seen... her vision has been perfect the last decade and technology has increased greatly, and cost reduced (funny what happens to the price when the gov't doesn't mandate it to be covered by insurance). Anyway, my advise is if you want lasik, get the best one possible, i.e. most reputable doctor, facility, etc.
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Cannon Fuse and Model Rocket Ignitors.
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Jungleboy, I like your style!
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I had custom wavefront lasik at age 25 (31 now) and I consider it the single best thing I've ever spent money on. I had astigmatisms and bumpy corneas, so it wasn't cheap, but I don't know what I would do without it.
+1 on that. Best $3500 I ever spent. My night vision was a little messed up for a month or two, but now it's fine. After wearing glasses for 20 years and waking up the day after the surgery and being 20/20 was awesome....


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What about Q-tips?
I haven't herd that mentioned yet...
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Nailbrushes and callous removers for the feet.
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