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    Marine Organism Forkin' Crazy's Avatar
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    What are you guys using for food reserves? I'm good on water and keep at least two 30# propane cylinders full (fixing to be three) for heat and cooking.

    All it takes is for some of these assholes to disrupt the grid and blow a few bridges and things will get nasty quick. Big cities will be the worst place. Glad I am out in the sticks.
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    Preparedness is a complete package deal.
    * First and foremost, every person needs to have a 72 hour kit (look it up.) We keep ours just outside the laundry room door in the garage in back packs for quick and easy access should there be an immediate need to depart. This can be personal such as house fire or regional such as gas main break that would cause evacuation. You MUST have supplies if you need to evacuate.

    * Next comes the short-term needs. Whatever you use daily must be stored in bulk for survival. You mentioned fuel to cook but we need barrels of water, basic food supplies, paper products, cleaning supplies, personal toiletries, etc. Whatever you are purchasing for this must be shelf storage capable or rotated regularly.

    * Lastly comes the long term planning. Food, clothing, shelter need to be organized in such a fashion that you don't immediately run out of essentials and have a year's worth of other products that you can't use. Meals must be prepared so running out of water in a week will render most food products worthless without it so a long term plan must be implemented and proportions must synchronize. There are tons of places to help you plan and all kinds of sources for information. These places will provide information outside the box like having a hand crank radio for global communications in the event of power outages that 99.9 % of those preparing never consider.

    Getting away from the crowd can be important should panic break out. Also having equipment to protect your storage could prove wise (I'll leave your imagination to figure that one out.) Water wells with generators are the best possible survival item. We have one on our place in the mountains that could be shared to sustain many others in need. There are places to purchase long shelf life food storage such as Emergency Essentials - Food Storage Emergency Preparedness Emergency Kits and we've learned that food storage makes great gifts - especially for loved ones/close friends who you care most about.

    Our storage has come in handy a number of times in our lives. We cherish it, restock it and use it.
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    Thanks Doc. I have plenty of water. 25 gallons in containers. Water is not in short supply either. I need to get one of those filter deals. I have a bayou across from my house.

    That also can provide food in a pinch (fish) and I can hunt and prepare game. Protection I am not short of, but I need to take an inventory on ammo.

    Going to build a shop soon and under part of the shed part I plan on getting a generator. I already have a 500 gal propane take for it.

    Again, thanks for the advise!!!
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    Do not be caught short on First aid and hygiene.many people could be lost to disease if the event is more than short term.Portable water purifer is a must in the event you should be separated from your water stores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bville View Post
    Do not be caught short on First aid and hygiene.many people could be lost to disease if the event is more than short term.Portable water purifer is a must in the event you should be separated from your water stores.
    I heard that. I buy paper towels, TP, toothpaste, soap, shampoo, etc, etc in bulk. Our water system started having problems and I was tired of boiling water, so I bottle some.

    Point taken on the first aid. Didn't think about that, but I have some stuff.
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    As far as food,go the combo way canned, dried goods and freeze dried.Mix it up and rotate by date.Include everything fruit, vegs, tuna, chicken.You will not be a happy camper for long just eating freeze dried.This is important because your best weapon is a positive outlook,and eating as good as you can helps that.

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    listen up. COVERT COVERT COVERT ok hoard up all you supplies lots of them , don't be telling everyone ,If the time comes then you can help, help out then... when we went to firebird last week we made a little side trip to mexico and loaded up again with meds, lots of them, pennicilian ,amoxicillian, cipro, albuterol, biaxim, Bactrim, epinephrem... youll be up against disease and famin, hygene, food , bullets , when those big citys are hit like Chicago /LA, the rats and people will be running wild in search of you and your belongings oh yea don't forget the bang bang stick
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