When disaster strikes, some of the items that you have previously used would not be available anymore.
While you can make at home a lot of things for your daily living, there will still be items that you could hardly replace or improvise.
So you’d better add them to your stockpile!
This article has been written by Gabrielle Ray for Survivopedia.
grintch | May 17, 2014
Is there any brand of “super glue” that doesn’t go bad in storage. After about a year most harden in the tube.
Jane Nowlin | May 18, 2014
Toilet paper is hardly irreplaceable. Long before TP, Kotex or Tampons women used rags and washed them and re-used them. Not a pleasant thought but better than schlepping a hundred rolls of TP or boxes of Kotex in your bug out bag. this also applies to diapers. One of the most useful items you will ever hoard is any kind of fabric that is soft and absorbent enough to do any of these tasks. Also I disagree with matches as an indispensable item and would add either a Bic or a metal match. But not big ole kitchen matches in bulk.
seeker101 | May 20, 2014
I’m with Jane on this one, how many years have our ancestors lived without toilet paper? Many Europeans and Asians don’t use it prefering instead to wash. It is cleaner, as in it is a better job, it’s more sanitary so long as the dirty water is properly dealt with and it’s proberly cheaper too. I have a bidet and it uses suprisingly little water. It’s also great for a erzats shower of the lower regions on a hot day. Of course there are natural toilet papers as well, grass, leaves, and smooth river stones. Another product that could be replaced are matches, a steel and flint are a good water proof alternative. Lastly the forerunner to latex condoms where sheep intestine, properly washed and the end knotted. Not as sensitive but hell cheap! Thanks, & keep ’em coming.
Molly St. | March 26, 2019
our ancestors knew which plants not to use as toilet paper, most people wouldnt today. they would probably grab poison ivy, or poison oak without knowing any better