Homemade Laundry Detergent

  • 4 cups hot water
  • 1 Fels Naptha soap bar
  • 1 cup washing soda
  • 1/2 cup Borax

Grate bar of soap and add to saucepan with water

Stir continually over med. heat until soap dissolves

Fill 5 gal. bucket 1/2 full with hot water, add melted soap,washing soda, and Borax

Stir well until all powder is dissolved. Fill bucket to top with more hot water . Stir, cover, and let it sit overnight to thicken.

Stir and fill a used, clean, laundry soap dispenser half full with the soap and the rest with water

Shake before each use (will gel).

Optional: you can add 10-15 drops of essential oil per 2- gals.

Add once soap has cooled. Ideas: lavender, rosemary, or tea tree oil

Yields 10 gals.

top load machines 5/8 cup (180 loads)

front load machines 1/4 cup (640 loads)


Inexpensive Fabric Softener #1

  • 1 cup white vinegar to rinse cycle.

Removes residue and odors. Also helps to keep washing machine and hoses fresh and clean


Inexpensive Fabric Softener #2


  • 1 container of name brand liquid fabric softener
  • 4 inexpensive sponges


Pour all of the fabric softener into a 5 gal. bucket. Fill empty softener container twice with water ( 2 parts water, 1 part fabric softener).

Add sponges to softener/water mixture. When ready to use wring out extra mixture from one of the sponges and add it to the dryer as you would a dryer sheet.


Recipe via 17 and Counting

2/23/09 Group Buys

Hi everyone, Just a reminder about the group sales going on:


Chickens: (The last order of poultry this year- firm)

I only have 26 chickens left and they have been going fast! (YIPPY!) They need to be pre-paid and will be delivered Sat. afternoon. (Feb 28th) I will e-mail out the time that the truck arrives on Saturday.

Chicks:  (The last order of poultry this year- firm)

There are 33 left and they also need to be pre-paid. They will be delivered on the 26th of Feb. I will also notify you be e-mail.


The 26th is the magic date. Last orders will be received then for both the Delta and the Highland honey. All monies need to be paid then, or I will drop your order.

WonderMill order #2   (Last order this year- firm)

The deadline for that is the 27th. I will place the order, than e-mail to you the exact price. Please pay ASAP after that time.

Handwashers -order #5:

As long as I keep meeting the minimum order, I will keep ordering these. Must be paid in full Feb 26th. $10.00 each.


Nuclear kit:

$50.00 pre-sale for the class March 5th. If you want more info., check out the following: http://www.aprilshowerspreparedness.com/category/classes/nulcear/

I will also offer them after the class through the month of March.


I am excited to give you new options of group orders next week, so hold onto your hat Fred, March is coming! Have a great day, April 🙂

Chicks and Chickens

Hi Ladies,
I have 50 more laying chickens ($8.00 each) that will also be delivered on the 28th in the afternoon. If you are interested, e-mail me back to reserve the numbers that you are interested. If your name is on the list below, I have already reserved some for you and you have committed to buy them.

I also have 50 chicks coming on the 26th. They are America’s/Aruacanas and they will lay blue and green eggs. More info is below if you are interested. They are beautiful little chickies! (We had our chicks for 3 months before moving them into a coop. We kept them in a box in the garage under a lamp until they were old enough to go outside at the end of May. So if you want chicks, but don’t have a coop yet, know that it is still do-able.)

Info on the Chicks: $4.50 each.

The “Easter Egg Chicken”, This unusual breed gets its name from the Indian tribe of Chile where they were first discovered. Araucanas lay beautiful colored eggs of blue-green shades from turquoise to deep olive.

These natural Easter Eggs will amaze your friends and make a great “show and tell” project for school. 

Adults are of medium size with pea combs and our breeding stock is selected for their ability to produce colored eggs. They exhibit a wonderful combination of colors and color patterns and 10 or 20 of these birds make an absolutely beautiful laying flock that is extremely hardy and will be the talk of the town. Baby chicks come in all colors, plain and fancy, just like the adults. This is a unique breed and great fun to have when the colored eggs start coming. Our Araucanas/American’s are recommended for egg laying color and ability. 

Jodie Wessendorf  15
Alison Robinson 20
Iilena Todd 8
Grace Sorensen 3
Stephanie Ozounian 12
Allison Carter 2 (Alison e-mail me if this is OK.)

I have 40 more available laying hens, and 50 chicks for whoever is interested.

Thank you, 
April 🙂

Questions about Chickens

The following statements are my opinions that I have made according to my studies and experiences. I am not a doctor or an “authority” on the subject. I invite you to do your own studying and then you can decide if chickens are for you and your family. 



April, I am seriously interested in the chickens. I was wondering if you could give me a little heads up to what I am getting myself into. I am wondering what you have. How many chickens would I need at a minimum for them to be happy. Also, How large of a structure would I have to build? I was thinking two or three chickens. What to do you think?



Chickens are very easy, just feed them and keep them watered. If you google chickens you can find out the particulars, but we have 10 and a coop that was 4×4. The chicken yard is 16 square feet. We have 3 nesting boxes, and that suits them just fine. If we wanted only 2 chickens, that would be plenty of room. My neighbor has 1 chicken, and she lays eggs just fine.

I just looked up in our notes and found the following:

Laying hens need 1.5 sq. feet side and 8 sq. feet outside.

Large hens need 2 sq feet inside, and 10 sq. feet outside.

Nests- 3 laying hens per nest. There are patterns or designs also on the net if you are interested in building a coop. My husband can build coops if you are interested. He charges for time and materials. (He used to be a builder, so he has quite a lot of experience.)

When we bought our chickens, 3 died right away, and 1 has died since. Apparently this is a common occurrence with chickens. So, I would buy a few extras.

Hope that helps, April 🙂


Question: What are your thoughts on the chickens and the bird flu? Would this increase your risk of getting the bird flu?



Answer: As far as I understand, transient birds transmit the bird flu. It doesn’t come from birds that don’t already have it. The key is to keep foreign birds out of your pens, and this can be done with proper fencing and other precautions. I personally don’t live with my birds, as do the people in China that have gotten bird flu from their own chickens. I also don’t go to open chicken markets where there are many diseases.


Bottom line, could you get it from your own chickens, yes, but I am not going to worry about them, or me at this time. It could be years before it hits Utah, and at that point, I can move them in the garage, or slaughter them, and start hatching their eggs for a new batch of chickens.


April, Wondering about cost to build chicken coop for around 8 chickens. Thank you again, Wendi 


Hi Wendi,
The cost depends on how big and elaborate or how simple you do it. You can spend from $100 to $1500 pretty easy. Wood is getting to be expensive, but if your husband can build it for you, then you can get by on the lower end. I have seen chickens in old dog houses with a nesting box inside, as well as cute elaborate buildings. At Thanksgiving Point, they have a 3 sided lean-to, with a roosting stick. You can spend as much or as little as you want.


Hope that that helps, and thanks for asking.

April 🙂

2nd Chance to Order WonderMill Before Price Hike!

Hi Everyone,

I am very happy for those of you who ordered a WonderMill and my condolences go out to those of you who wanted one and didn’t get one, because the price is going up AGAIN! (Just like everything else it seems.)

If you want still want one, here is your last chance before they leap to $280.00. If you want to order for a group where you live, I can have them delivered to you, but only as a group order at that price.

Here is a forward from my WonderMill rep.:

WonderMill has mandated a price increase to $280. They gave us special permission to lower the price for a group order so here is the new pricing that we can offer you until Feb 28th. Retail price is $280. (Please place your orders with me BEFORE Noon that day, if you are interested.)

Order of 40 mills:  $240.00

Order of 10 mills:  $250.05

Order of 5 mills:   $260.00

Less than 5 mills:  $265.00

(After Feb 28, there will be another slight price increase.  The WonderMill Company is giving us a little break while they transition into the higher price schedule.)

If you are interested, please e-mail me back, and I will put you on the list.

Thank you, April 🙂



If you want more info on the WonderMill and what makes it so amazing, you can read the following:




High speed grain mill uses Microburst milling heads (no stones) never overheats, and grinds flour continuously, so quietly and dust-free, in its large 12 cup capacity bin. I regularly grind popcorn for cornbread, brown rice to make delicious waffles, beans for instant refried beans, and of course, wheat for pancakes, breads, muffins and more. I’ve been using this excellent mill constantly for over a decade (with no need for repair) and highly recommend it! This is an investment in health for your family!


The World’s Cleanest, Quietest, Easiest To Use Mill

Imagine your favorite recipes made with the great taste of 100% whole grain goodness and all the nutrition from every grain. The WonderMill is the quietest and fastest flour mill available. You can create super fine flour or coarse flour at temperatures that preserve nutrients, ensuring that you will always have the perfect flour for your food. Professionals everywhere agree the WonderMill is the mill to own (see reviews).


Capacity, Power, and Versatility

The WonderMill has the capacity to perform big jobs. You can grind over 100 pounds of flour in an hour. You don’t have to worry about overloading the WonderMill because of it’s large 1250 watt motor. The most powerful micronizing mill available. The WonderMill will not only grind wheat, rice and other small grains, but will also grind legumes and beans as large as garbanzos.


Ease of Use

The WonderMill is extremely easy to use. Simply fill the hopper and you’ll get flour. There are no small partsor gaskets to misplace, and cleaning the WonderMill is quick, easy, and virtually dust free.


Peace of Mind

UL (for USA), CSA (for Canada) certified.

The WonderMill is the only mill that has passed the stringent testing required to be certified by UL, CSA, and CE. Many mills on the market have not been able to pass any of these. If you live in Canada this is really important, because without the CSA approval you assume all the liability if there is an electrical problem that causes a fire. You can rest assured as you use the WonderMill that you won’t have any electrical problems in your home resulting from the WonderMill.


A lifetime warranty is included with every WonderMill from the company who has been making this quality mill for over 10 years.

Lessons From 8 months of Unemployment. Part 1

Today is a HUGE celebration for us. It has been exactly 8 months since my husband got laid off. We will crack open a Hershey’s symphony bar later to celebrate! (Yes, we had a 2-year supply of those in the freezer! Yet another great bartering tool!) The celebration isn’t that we are still unemployed, but that we successfully made it this far, are still married (and friends) and that we are still being self-reliant and self-sufficient. Don’t get me wrong, we have had many bags of groceries placed on our porch off and on, and even been given money at times, but for the most part, we have done it ourselves and that is monumental. I noticed that in March’s Ensign of 2009, there are many articles written about living on the Dole and getting free handouts from the government. I am elated to state that we have done it, so far on our own. Yippy!

Many times, I have been asked, “What are you learning? What should I buy? What are you missing” etc., etc. Well, after 8 months, here is the list of things that we could have been better prepared with. There is also a “Questions to ask yourself” in relationship to your own preparations, as well as “Spiritual lessons” that I/we have learned.

I have three hopes in sharing these lists with you:

  1. Hopefully, you can learn from this list. (I wish that someone would have shared something like this with me. Had I had this list before this time and used it, we wouldn’t have known a difference between employment and unemployment.)
  2. I hope that you will so something with this list, and perhaps share it with all whom you love.
  3. Buy all of the basics before you try to obtain the advanced list below. If you need a list of the basics, go to Provident living.com, and figure out what you will need for your size of family. (There is also our Excel spreadsheet found under classes, if you want to down load it and use it for your family.


Here we go folks!

Food related lessons: Part 1

  1. When the spirit told me to do things, and I did it, my family has been really bless, and I have been so grateful that I listened. The few things that we did not do because of money or time, we have greatly missed. Some of the things we did do, and shouldn’t have, because we weren’t guided to do so, I have regretted. I was chastised by the spirit, and told that the time would come when I would really regret that action- and, I have. Some things that we were told to do like buy chickens, was really out there, and I wondered what that was all about. Now that we don’t buy groceries anymore, I know why. Bottom line, if you are prompted to do it, just do it, no questions asked. (Blind obedience)
  2. Another thing we were told to get was a milking goat. I hadn’t ever tasted goat’s milk and we didn’t have a barn. Several months into unemployment, we were really missing cheese, sour cream and all other dairy products. Had we just obeyed and bought a goat when we were told to, we would have had all summer to figure out how to milk a goat, and what they eat instead of doing all of that, and building a barn in the winter. If the Lord tells you to do something, he will also provide the way for you to do it. We have seen this many, many times. A milking goat/cow would also be beneficial for milk/dairy or even meat if necessary. Although I made yogurt, we missed chesses, dressings and most dairy items. If you can get a goat, I highly recommend it. Goats need ¼ of the space and eat ¼ of what a cow would. Our goat produced 1.25 gallons a day! (That is a lot of milk- enough to share.)
  3. You will really miss butter. What can you do to compensate for that? Bottled butter was really nice! Make more! Also stock the freezer if you can. I hope to obtain a milk separator so that I can make butter in the high seasons of milk and put it in the freezer for long-term storage, or make bottled butter.
  4. We underestimated how much wheat we really needed. We needed more wheat, and all supplies to make bread if we want 1 loaf per day. (We used approx. 500 lbs. in 6 months- we ate more bread than we had before- it became a staple.)
  5. You will need meat to retain strength and body heat. Store it in several different forms. Frozen, canned, dehydrated, Jerky, TVP etc. Jerky has the longest shelf life is shrunk wrapped and frozen. (3 years) It is also great for the little ones to knaw on while the other foods are being prepared and can substitute for meatless meals. Meat is a comfort food for most men. It is very important!
  6. Fruit trees make a huge difference to a diet of grains and legumes. Canning, freezing and drying them makes for a nice winter treat. We loved making fruit roll ups of every kind, and eating them was the kid’s favorite treat. (Especially to keep in the car for an emergency, or just an emergency snack.
  7. Our garden plot is large enough to sustain my sized family through out the summer, but only for a few months in the fall. We need a larger garden plot, and need to plant more potatoes and squash, things that will last for months. (Our garden plot is a 60×60; our family size is 7.)
  8. When you are grateful for what your garden produces, it will produce more. (Even chickens) Thank your plants and animals for whatever they produce. Pray over them too!
  9. One of my children has had a lot of reactions to some foods- what will you do when one family member can’t eat some, or a lot of the food you have stored? We never knew this before we were living off of our food storage and she really suffered.
  10. It takes all day, and sometimes days to cook certain things from scratch. You have to plan a head of time. (Make a menu and plan several days a head. If you have to sprout it, it will take time.)
  11. “Mix a meal” recipes are very versatile. Bisquick “impossible pie” recipes are great for those times when you don’t have buns etc. You can save a lot of time and money in the end if you make your own mixes. There are many books out there that have mixes from scratch for anything you could possibly want. i.e: Ranch dressing, Krusteaz pancake mix, sloppy Joe mix etc.
  12. Make sure that you have dehydrated veggies and fruits. In the winter months, we really missed fresh fruit and vegetables.
  13. Store plenty of dehydrated onions, garlic and peppers. They make most meals taste so much better- without them, well, don’t ask.


Things I would buy more of:  

  • Cinnamon, oats and seeds- especially sesame. (Just to cover breakfast needs)
  • Sanitation supplies- rubber balls to make a dry toilet, prevention of pest control.
  • Comfort foods- these are things most missed: chocolate, suckers, (For those times when your kids are hungry and dinner won’t be ready for a long time.) hot cocoa, ketchup, salad dressings (ranch), peanut butter, make more jerky and have the seasonings to do so. Figure out a way to have/make cheese.
  • Large visquine sheets and plenty of duct tape.
  • School supplies- paper
  • Warm socks- can also be used for gloves.

Questions about Raw Organic Honey

The following statements are my opinions that I have made according to my studies and experiences. I am not a doctor or an “authority” on the subject. I invite you to do your own studying and then you can decide how Raw Organic Honey can best help you and your family. 



 April,  The price of this honey seems really HIGH! Why would I  want this kind over Costco’s 6.8 lb for $10?



 The honey at Costco is pasteurized and thinned out. It is good though, that is what I use daily, but long term, it is not the answer. Organic honey is something that you will never have to rotate. Because it is organic, it has a lot of medicinal properties- like it can bring someone out of shock, stop a sore throat etc. If you can afford even one bucket, it will be worth it. It is also really good for digestive disorders that tax the system. It will replace missing enzymes that help you digest all foods better. Just a few reasons, but there are MANY more. This honey is raw and will eventually crystalize but raw honey stores forever! Pasteurized honey will go bad!

April 🙂

Emergency Car Kits

(one for every car you own/drive)

  • Box to hold everything
  • Water (at least 1 bottle/seat belt in the car, preferably more during the summer or if you live in a hot climate)
  • High-energy snacks
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries (store outside flashlight for longer shelf life)
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper roll (store easily by rolling off the roll onto your hand and place in a ziplock bag)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Blanket/towels
  • Change of clothes for children (or yourself if you want)
  • Diapers (if you have children)
  • Umbrella
  • Scriptures (or a classic book for reading)
  • Jumper cables
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Pen & Paper
  • Pocket knife
  • $5-$20 cash (and change)

Helpful Hints

Here are some andom Helpful Hints and ideas, that just might (or might not) come in handy sometime: I actually have tried some of theses and so far, so good.
Peel a banana from the bottom and you won’t have to pick the little ‘stringy things’ off of it. That’s how the primates do it.
Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store. If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster.

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.
It will stay fresh much longer and not mold!

Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating.
Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.

Ground Beef
Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

Scrambled eggs/omelets
To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.

For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if your want a stronger taste of garlic.

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert. Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!!! Serve alone or with vanilla ice cream. Yummm!

Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg.
Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers, put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.

No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket.
It will keep the mosquitoes away.

Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants, sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose.
Place pin in seam of slacks and … ta da! … static is gone.

Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water.
Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car . When the window s fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. It unseals easily.

Use your hair conditioner to shave your legs. It’s cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs really smooth. It’s also a great way to use up the conditioner you bought but didn’t like when you tried it in your hair.

Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies, take a small glass, fill it 1/2′ with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid; mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it ‘home,’ can’t digest it so it kills them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don’t have the worry about pets or small children being harmed!

The lint filter is made of a mesh material, using dryer sheets can cause a film over the mesh that can eventually burn out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film, but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free … that nice fragrance too. You know how they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box … well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen. This is also what causes dryer units to potentially burn your house down with it! The best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. It makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! (You will know it is filmy, because won’t run through very well, it will basically collect in the mesh screen, but once you wash it, the water should run right through.)

100 Things You’ll Wish You Had

Top 100 items to Disappear First During a National Emergency OR Items You’ll Wish You Had On Hand


Imagine you hear a rumble in the distance…..You wonder what it could be as it grows louder and louder. Whether it’s an earthquake, a bad storm, nuclear testing, or an invasion of our country and the beginning of war, imagine the panic that would set in. Can you weather the storm? What if gas, power and water were unavailable? The reality of such a catastrophe would be much easier to survive through if some “essentials” were thought of and purchased ahead of time…

  1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly. Gas storage is risky. Noisy…target of thieves)
  2. Water Filters/Purifiers
  3. Portable Toilets
  4. Seasoned Firewood (Wood takes about 6-12 months to become dry enough for home use)
  5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First choice: BUy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
  6. Coleman Fuel–Impossible to stockpile too much.
  7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats, and Slingshots
  8. Hand can-openers, hand egg beaters, whisks
  9. Honey/syrup/white and brown sugar
  10. Rice–Beans–Wheat
  11. Vegetable oil (for cooking) Without it, foods burn/ must be boiled, etc.
  12. Charcoal, lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly)
  13. Water containers (URGENT item to obtain) Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY note–food grade if for drinking.
  14. 14 and 15 are missing on my list???
  15. ???
  16. Propane Cylinders (Urgent: Definite shortages will occur)
  17. Survival guidebook
  18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer term lighting is difficult)
  19. Baby supplies: Diapers, formula, ointments, aspirin, etc.
  20. Washboards, Mop bucket w/wringer (for laundry)
  21. Cookstoves (Propane, Coleman & Kerosene)
  22. Vitamins
  23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: small canister use is dangerous without this item)
  24. Feminine Hygiene/Haircare/Skin products
  25. Thermal underwear (tops and bottoms)
  26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets, wedges (also,honing oil)
  27. Aluminum foil Reg. and Heavy Duty (Great cooking and barter item)
  28. Gasoline containers (plastic and metal)
  29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many)
  30. Toilet paper, facial tissue, paper towels
  31. Milk–powdered & condensed (shake liquid every 3 to 4 months)
  32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)
  33. Clothes pins/line/hangers (A MUST)
  34. Coleman’s pump repair kit
  35. Tuna fish (in oil)
  36. Fire extinguishers (or…large box of baking soda in every room)
  37. First aid kits
  38. Batteries (all sizes–buy furthest out for expiration dates)
  39. Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies
  40. Big dogs (and dog food)
  41. Flour, yeast, salt
  42. Matches (Strike anywhere preferred) Boxed wooden matches will go first
  43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
  44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in winter)
  45. Workboots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
  46. Flashlights, lightsticks and torches, “No. 76 Dietz” Lanterns
  47. Journals, diaries & scrapbooks (jot down ideas, feelings, experiences; historic times)
  48. Garbage cans, plastic (great for storage, water, transporting–if with wheels)
  49. Men’s hygiene: shampoo, toothpaste/brush, mouthwash, floss, nail clippers, etc
  50. 50 is also missing–fill in the blank???
  51. FIshing supplies/tools
  52. Mosquito coils/repellent, sprays/creams
  53. Duct Tape
  54. Tarps/stakes/twine/nails/rope/spikes
  55. Candles
  56. Laundry detergent (liquid)
  57. Backpacks, duffel bags
  58. Garden tools & supplies
  59. Scissors, fabrics & sewing supplies
  60. Canned fruits, veggies, soups, stews, etc.
  61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
  62. Canning supplies (jars, lids, wax)
  63. Knives & sharpening tools: files, stones, steel
  64. Bicycles…Tires/tubes/pumps/chains , etc.
  65. Sleeping bas & blankets/ pillows/ mats
  66. Carbon monoxide alarm (battery powered
  67. Board games, Cards, Dice
  68. D-con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
  69. Mousetraps, ant traps & cockroach magnets
  70. Paper plates/ cups/ utensils (stock up, folks!)
  71. Baby wipes, oils, waterless & antibacterial soap (saves a lot of water)
  72. Rain gear, rubberized boots, etc
  73. Shaving supplies (razors, creams, talc, after shave)
  74. Hand pumps & siphons (for water and for fuels)
  75. Soysauce, vinegar, bouillons/gravy/soupbase
  76. Reading glasses
  77. Chocolate/cocoa/tang/punch (water enhancers)
  78. “Survival-in-a-can”
  79. Woolen clothing, scarves/ear-muffs/mittens
  80. Boy Scout Handbook, also leaders catalog
  81. Roll-on window insulation kit (MANCO)
  82. Graham crackers, saltines, pretzels, trail mix/jerky
  83. Popcorn, peanut butter, nuts
  84. Socks, underwear, t-shirts, etc.
  85. Lumber (all types)
  86. Wagons & carts (for transport to and from)
  87. Cots and inflatable mattresses
  88. Gloves: Work/warming/gardening, etc.
  89. Lantern Hangers
  90. Screen patches
  91. Teas
  92. Coffee
  93. Cigarettes
  94. Wine/liquors (for brides, medicinal, etc.)
  95. Paraffin wax
  96. Glue, nails, screws, nuts & bolts
  97. Chewing gum, candies
  98. Atomizers (for cooling, bathing)
  99. Hats and cotton neckerchiefs
  100. Livestock