One of the things we really like about this list of survival items is that many of the items here are pretty unusual. Having things that are different means you’ll have things to trade that other people don’t have.
That could put you in a great position in a barter situation. Of course you want to have all the basics such as a bug out bag.
There are quite a few items on the list that we haven’t seen before. At the very least this list may stimulate some thinking and give you some ideas for other unusual items you may want to add to the list.
1. Shoe and boot laces – yes, you could use leather laces but why not stock some?
2. Fence posts – entirely too handy not just for fencing but for gardening
3. Barbed wire and chicken wire fencing
4. Cloth diapers – handy for so many things other than the obvious
5. Manual egg/batter beaters – whisks work, but the old-fashioned egg beater is hard to beat
6. Hoyle’s rule book for card games – lots and lots of entertainment in one simple book
7. Dice and dice games rulebooks – as above
8. Goggles – safety ones
9. A way to figure calendars into the future
10. Solar powered fencing – even if you don’t have livestock now, you may have it later. And it can be used as a “first line of defense” or used for parts for other uses
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11. Canes – there will come a time when they are needed. Adjustable ones are better
12. Plant pots for starting seedlings. You’ll want various sizes
13. Metal rulers – because they last much longer. Different sizes
14. Rain gauge – for keeping track of rainfall
15. Barometer and something that tells you how to use it to get an idea of the weather
16. Candle molds and a double boiler for melting wax
17. Diaper pins – handy not only for the obvious but for securing lots of things
18. Kits to fix garden hoses – because you can stock 10 hoses but what happens when they break?
19. Cheesecloth – useful not just for cheese for all sorts of canning needs
20. Pea shellers, corn huskers, apple peelers and corers, etc. – all those “yankee tools” that our grandparents had but we no longer use.
21. Mimeograph machine and supplies – IF you can find one.
22. Chalk and blackboards. Blackboard paint isn’t a bad idea either
23. Goo remover aka Goo Gone
24. Eyeglass repair kits – they make handy little ones
25. Canoe – if you live near water or an inflatable raft if you’re not that close. If you get a canoe/raft, consider getting the big Duluth packs that outfitters use – they are waterproof (sorta) and good for packing
To see 76 more unusual items like these go to: TheSurvivalistBlog.net
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