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Mouse traps
lotion
foot powder
childrens clothes in larger sizes for growth
clothes pins
grow lights or bulbs
extra wicks
WD 40
homeschool books/supplies
treats for children/bday/Christmas Present
tweezers
hair clasps/bands
wisk
extra can opener
bulbs for flashlights
sifter
washboard
extra wash/dishcloth
patches for tires/pools/tents/pants
glue
water hose
syphon hose/tubing
sharpeners...knife/tool and pencils
household cleaners
broom/mop/dustpan
gloves-rubbler, work, garden, warm, latex for medical purposes
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Old fashioned hand mixer
extra pot holders
extra bolts of fabric to make things as they wear out
Hair grooming scissor set to cut hair
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I have seriously been contemplating getting the whole laser treatment done so I can be without glasses or contacts...
I saved up for laser eye surgery back in college and was ready to go in for it. Then during the consult they said my eyes were still weakening and I wasn't ready for it yet.

So unfortunately it's not an option for everyone. Although it's certainly the best one from a survival standpoint as it doesn't depend on corrective lenses.

I'd recommend getting a rough, solid pair of eye glasses. Those kinds of frames are cheap as hell. Unlike the usual $500 set of eyeglasses, for less than $100 you can have a spare "survival" pair.
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I agree with SLOVAK, eye doctors offices ussually have a section of z87 approved work glass frames. These are rated as eye protection and often the frames are under a hundred dollars and they dont look bad. The company I formerly worked for had a deal with local optomitrist where he would provide z87 work glasses for 50.00 a pair. Over the last year I was there I acquired three pair to lay back as my prescription has remained the same for over twenty years.
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Wall mounted 6 hole pencil sharpener..Makes great tinder..
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Mouse traps
lotion
foot powder
childrens clothes in larger sizes for growth
clothes pins
grow lights or bulbs
extra wicks
WD 40
homeschool books/supplies
treats for children/bday/Christmas Present
tweezers
hair clasps/bands
wisk
extra can opener
bulbs for flashlights
sifter
washboard
extra wash/dishcloth
patches for tires/pools/tents/pants
glue
water hose
syphon hose/tubing
sharpeners...knife/tool and pencils
household cleaners
broom/mop/dustpan
gloves-rubbler, work, garden, warm, latex for medical purposes
+1 on the can opener. I have plenty of the old c-ration kind floating around, and my SAKs too, but the ones I like best are the kind that cut the seal from the side, no sharp edges (and if you need a container to stand your pencils in, or small container with lid, clean it out and you're good to go!) I have two of those, and might move one into the pantry where it's less tempting to the grandcubs.
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Tannersmommy, I too have been thinking about a washboard... I better research a good design and atleast get the parts I need now...
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+1 on the can opener. I have plenty of the old c-ration kind floating around, and my SAKs too, but the ones I like best are the kind that cut the seal from the side, no sharp edges (and if you need a container to stand your pencils in, or small container with lid, clean it out and you're good to go!) I have two of those, and might move one into the pantry where it's less tempting to the grandcubs.
Was just going to recommend a couple of good can openers when I saw this post. The kind I have is the one Pampered Chef makes...an item I recommend to everyone I know. I even took mine to school to show teachers there how fantastic it was. Buy a few; you will NOT regret it.

http://www.pamperedchef.com/our_prod...ategoryCode=KW *

*no, I do not work for them, nor does anyone I know personally...lol
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I have seriously been contemplating getting the whole laser treatment done so I can be without glasses or contacts...
AMEN, AMEN and A-MEN!

Both my wife and I now consider this to be a very important part of preparation. Without our glasses, we would both be very ineffective. We are both good candidates for this as we are in our 50's and our eyes have stabilized (our lens prescriptions really haven't been changing).
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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.
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~lots of extra bootlaces (good boots last a long time - bootlaces, not so much)
I stock (and use) 5-50 paracord for shoe/boot laces. I just cut it to length. It is much more durable and stronger than shoe laces and can be used for many other purposes. I like multi-use items. The only downside is that paracord is somewhat slicker than regular shoe laces so they seem to require VERY slightly more frequent retying than regular shoe laces.
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General foot care products. Moleskin, second skin pads etc. If you have a long hike, a gnarly blister makes a miserable walk. There is a youtube video buy USNERDOC on a kit he worked up.

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I have a serious "sunglasses issue". If the sun is up I MUST have sunglasses on or i just plain can not see. so I have stocked extra sunglasses.......not really relevant for everyone, but your mention of safety glasses for wood splinters made me think of my box of sunglasses.
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home brew supplies to make wine/beer

save money now. prep for later use. good barter. good shtf business. etc etc

SALT
SUGAR
cocoa powder
vaseline
cotton balls
q tips
notebooks
pencils
thermos
motor oil
honey
cook books
warm clothes
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I stock (and use) 5-50 paracord for shoe/boot laces. I just cut it to length. It is much more durable and stronger than shoe laces and can be used for many other purposes. I like multi-use items. The only downside is that paracord is somewhat slicker than regular shoe laces so they seem to require VERY slightly more frequent retying than regular shoe laces.
it's 550, not 5-50. It is from the 550lb breaking limit.
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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.
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it's 550, not 5-50. It is from the 550lb breaking limit.
Yep, I know that, I just had a brain fart.


How about condoms? They keep indefinitely. Aren't they sterile and have applicable uses in first aid? Furthermore, birth control pills might not be available or be able to be stocked up on enough and having another kiddie might be a bad idea... timing wise. This assumes that you'll have the time/opportunity/desire/energy to actually participate in intercourse, but if you're married you'll probably find the time/opportunity/desire/energy now and again. I have also read that it is theorized that STDs will become more rampant as in many third world countries when the SHTF.
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