Skip to comments.DOOMSDAY PREPPING – PLAN FIRST, BUY LATER
Posted on 04/05/2012 4:52:18 PM PDT by Kartographer
I keep hearing statements about how expensive it is to prep. Although it is not cheap it doesnt have to be that expensive either. You do not need to stock 20 years worth of food to be properly prepared. As a matter of fact I would advise against it. Stockpiling a large food and water supply means you have to stay put and defend it. That may not be your best option in a lot of scenarios which means you would lose that investment. Do you think you really have enough ammo to defend a 20 year food supply for 20 years? The cost of that alone would be staggering.
One big mistake in prepping that most people make including me is waste when you first start out. Either buying the wrong things (toys and gimmicks) or finding out later as you become more experienced that a lot of the things you bought in the beginning you really do not need.
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For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
As would be the work of burying hundreds of bodies.
Don’t forget matches, toilet paper, a way to purify water, etc.
Thank you. If ObamaRomney gets elected, we’re in for it.
If ObamaRomney gets elected, were in for it.
It’s almost certain that one of them will be elected so there’s no “if’ about it.
Two words: Hog Feed
Nothing more valuable than a network of trusted friends, neighbors, and relatives.
Nope. 4 days or so with one aimed round per minute 24 hours a day has always been my benchmark. And a cushion. Depends on who has ammo on sale. ;)
But you are correct. I actually save about 12-18% stocking up. I buy what I buy, and when there is a sale, I buy more, and stock it. 15% off special on tuna? Instead of 2 cans, I'll buy 10. Tuna keeps.
Same with all the canned goods and lots of dry goods.
Toilet paper prices NEVER go down. Ever. Anything you buy today will be better and cheaper than what you can buy next year. And it keeps forever if it's kept dry.
Part of it is being single. I love using mirepoix (two parts onion, one part carrot, one part celery) in lots of dishes. Very classically french. But one man that doesn't eat a lot can't eat one sales unit of fresh celery before it goes bad. So I keep what I'll need for fresh, and dehydrate the rest.
Think backhoe and front-end loader. Those are good skillsets to have.
Worth repeating. Louder.
I once had to kill a pet rabbit so we could eat it. I don't want to do that again.
Something that never seems to come up in these discussions of fighting to defend your family and property.
Let us assume you gun down a group of attackers successfully. When you go to scope things, some percentage of them will be wounded, not dead.
Do you kill them in cold blood, leave them to die slowly where they lie, or take them in to patch them up, using up your space, food and medical supplies, the keeping of which was pretty much the point behind shooting them in the first place?
I’m really curious how this would be dealt with. In most of the movies the attackers are all conveniently dead.
b)When you return with the all clear, they were all conveniently dead. No further discussion allowed.
c)Prayer and absolution as required by your faith.
It's not a game, it's not philosophy if it gets to that point. It's survival.
I’s say it depends if one of them is able to use a shovel...
Shooting a looter is not "in cold blood."
Shooting a severely wounded or unconcious man laying on the ground is indeed in cold blood. You may or may not believe it’s justified, but it’s done for cold-blooded reasons of practicality, not in the heat of battle or in self-defense.
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