I'm putting this on the public side of the forum so it is visible to non-registered guests. Now there is even more incentive to register so you can contribute to this thread. The intent of this thread (with some allowance for thread drift) is to offer alternatives to the various consumable items in our prepper stockpile. Example; store wax in bulk contains as alternative heating and lighting fuel. You can only store so many propane/butane canisters (or none at all in my case) and eventually you will run out. Wax can be found in bee hives which makes it a renewable resource. So, what are your alternative/fall back items?