BASIC Inventory

Hey fellow IF brothers! I’m working on an Interactive fiction game from the ground up in BASIC not VB any way I’ve hit a snag on the inventory system dose any one know how to go about this? Or does any one have any links to building a interactive fiction in BASIC? Thanks for the help

Why anyone would want to work with BASIC nowadays is beyond me, but since most BASIC programs are distributed as source code you could take a look at other games made in BASIC and see how they do it: