One of the things that makes lists and rankings so much fun is that no two are exactly alike.
Sometimes they are very different. Other times there are only a few differences. And once in a while they’re almost exactly the same… but not quite.
Today I’m going to give you a ranking. It’s my list of the top 10 items that will sell out before and during a crisis. I’m guessing that if you prepare your own list, most of these items will be the same. But a few will probably be different.
Either way, we can learn from each other. In the comments section, please feel free to mention a few that I haven’t listed. I’m certain you’ll have some.
Prepare for this disappearing act
Non-perishable food. Almost every crisis produces a power outage. Without refrigeration, non-perishable food is highly valued. It can keep you and your family going for an extended period of time.
Bottled water. Water quality can be compromised in a disaster, so bottled water and water purifiers go quickly. It’s a good idea to have plenty of both.
Flashlights and batteries. Even if you have a functioning generator, you probably won’t be able to keep all your lights on. Flashlights come in handy both inside and outside, and batteries are what keep them going.
Emergency radios. Communications go down when the electrical grid takes a hit. People still want to know what’s going on, and these radios can tell you which direction the crisis is taking, where to go for help and where to stay away from.
Gasoline. Whether someone is planning to get out of Dodge quickly, or just preparing to do so if necessary, having a full gas tank is a priority. But long lines at gas stations make it a challenge either way.
First-aid kits. Many folks already have one of these in their homes, but having one in a vehicle is also a good idea. Especially when you may need to hit the road in a hurry. Make sure to include your human and pet medications.
Toiletries. Again, everybody already has these, but the fear of running out – at home or on the road – is a major incentive for acquiring more. Grabbing a wide assortment is the way to go.
Baby supplies. You might not have a baby in your home, but diapers and other baby items will go very quickly in a crisis. Some folks stock up on these items even if they don’t have a baby, due to their bartering value.
The small stuff. Many miscellaneous items disappear quickly, including ones you might not think of. Such as plastic bags, garbage bags, duct tape, lighters, can openers and rope. As well as basic tools such as hammers, nails, screwdrivers, wrenches, etc.
Guns and ammo. You probably won’t find these items at your local supermarket, but they are very much in demand before and during a crisis. Disasters bring out the best in some people, but they also bring out the worst in others. Protecting what you’ve stockpiled for an emergency may require a weapon.
Generators. Now, in a lot of ways, each crisis will dictate to some degree which items sell fastest, but we can imagine that in every crisis, power will be off. That’s why the #1 item that sells out in most convenient stores when a hurricane is projected is a generator.
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