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Prepping

I've decided to start stocking up on non perishable food. You know...for when SHTF. I don't know much about what to do. Looking for some advise.

I don't have a lot of space and I really don't want to do my own canning. I thought I could just invest in food each week I go to store. What kind of items are the best to stock up on?

What are you all doing to prep?

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LMAO!

If you find sardines in the panty don't eat them no matter how long they've been there.

I read that TP is a great

I read that TP is a great luxury to have!

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“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

Dang straight.

And don't forget all the feminine items you ladies.

Omg! I totally didn't even

Omg! I totally didn't even think about that! I've got to start a list!

ConstitutionHugger's picture

I've been prepping too

I'm no expert on the subject, but I wanted to give your post a bump. I've got oatmeal, cans of beans, lentils, quinoa, canned tomatoes, green powders, and spices to give things flavor. I also bought a bathtub water storage container (if I can anticipate when the water's going to be shut off in time).

I know it's not enough, but it would last for a few weeks. My plan is to drive 600 miles north through two major metropolis' to get to a place of safety. I think I'm going to die.

How many months are you storing for?

They say you should plan for

They say you should plan for a year! I've got a week right now. I need only 51 more! You plan on being on the move? I am going to try to stay put and defend my property. I live in a unique situation. We own a small resort on a lake in a rural community. I was thinking I could divert my place into some sort of self sustained community.

All I know is food is going to be worth more than money so it may be worth saving.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

This website is offering a free permaculture design course

http://www.permaculturedesigntraining.com/

Maybe it can give you some ideas for your place. I just started watching last night. I'd love to have a self sustaining ecosystem on my property. However, I live in a deserty climate on top of a barren mountain. City water gets here with a big pump. It's artificial and dependent on the system.

Your situation sounds perfect.

That's cool!

That's cool!

No, You will make it

"My plan is to drive 600 miles north through two major metropolis' to get to a place of safety. I think I'm going to die." lol

If I disappear from a discussion please forgive me. My 24-7 business requires me to split mid-sentence to serve them. I am not ducking out, I will be back later to catch up.

I vote you up.

Cause I think you can make it too. Map out the back roads that take you through smaller towns. And don't wait till the last minute to scram.

ConstitutionHugger's picture

I'll see what back roads there are.

I'm in San Diego which is supposed to be a death trap. I have to get through LA and the Bay Area. I'll be in my safe place over Thanksgiving. I'm hoping if anything happens it will be then. Otherwise, I'm in for an interesting road trip.
Don't you guys feel kinda nuts talking about this? But the signs are there, can't ignore them.

That would be a scary drive.

That would be a scary drive.

You won't feel nuts when it does hit! You'll be glad you were at least a little prepared.

here's some resources...

Check out www.preparewise.com , great tasting non GMO food. I highly recommend it. Coupon code 'lutz' gets you a discount(from Kerry Lutz).

Do you have a well? If so, I'd install a manual hand pump and get some solar panels to run the electric pump, as well as for running other appliances like a frig. and a couple lights. If you don't have a well, consider putting one in.

here's some really good prepper articles...

http://www.shtfplan.com/emergency-preparedness/prepping-on-t...

http://www.naturalnews.com/038782_self-sufficiency_collapse_...

http://www.shtfblog.com/how-to-build-a-solar-energy-generato...

http://www.survivalblog.com/2007/04/letter_re_advice_on_wher...

http://www.thedailysheeple.com/emergency-items-what-will-dis...

http://patriotcaller.com/20-items-to-hoard-checklist/

“Let it not be said that no one cared, that no one objected once it’s realized that our liberties and wealth are in jeopardy.”
― Ron Paul

thanks for the links...

the more information --- the better...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

I do have a well! Great

I do have a well! Great ideas! I never even thought about a hand pump.

I have a well and nooooooowwwww...

I will look into a hand pump to make it duel purpose...

"First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they attack you, then you win!"
GANDHI

"The belief is worthless if the fear of social and physical punishment overrides the belief."

I have no shame. I'm giving

I have no shame. I'm giving myself a bump.