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"Prepper" mom prepares for sudden economic loss
KTAR ^ | 7/29/11 | Bob McClay

Posted on 07/29/2011 1:21:49 PM PDT by Kartographer

One Valley "prepper" is stocking up on food for her family even though she isn't worried about the world ending in 2012.

Lisa Bedford is a prepper. She stockpiles food and supplies for something that "could" happen like the loss of a job or the economy getting worse.

Lisa Bedford thinks it's foolish for people to prepare for a certain doomsday date. "Y2K still haunts people who wasted a lot of money getting ready for one day. And when they discovered the morning after that nothing severe had happened, they felt foolish. They had wasted a lot of money."

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ChocChipCookie (Lisa) is getting to be quite the star! But will she remeber us little people here on FR? ;-)
1 posted on 07/29/2011 1:21:51 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

PING!!!!


2 posted on 07/29/2011 1:23:25 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Just bought 50 lbs rice & 50 lbs bread flour for $34.
Ain’t great and ain’t “complete”, but that’s enough to at least fill bellies and energize calories for the family for a month on nothing else - decent backup supplies for darn near dirt cheap.


3 posted on 07/29/2011 1:25:15 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

One day I can sell the posts she’s made to me and I’ll be rich!!!


4 posted on 07/29/2011 1:25:42 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Kartographer
the morning after that nothing severe had happened, they felt foolish

"Prepping" isn't a deadline, it's a way of life. Dad's response to first depiction of a Y2K doomsday scenario: "so I'll throw another log on the fire and go back to my book."

5 posted on 07/29/2011 1:27:29 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

All You Need Is Love!


6 posted on 07/29/2011 1:28:27 PM PDT by Berlin_Freeper ("Don't Call My Bluff")
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To: Berlin_Freeper
I thought all we needed was:"Hope and Change!"
7 posted on 07/29/2011 1:31:11 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

JMHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.


8 posted on 07/29/2011 1:31:52 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: ctdonath2

Where did you find THOSE deals? Lemme know.


9 posted on 07/29/2011 1:34:29 PM PDT by LibsRJerks
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To: LibsRJerks

Costco. Nothing special, just the cheapest they had. $16.99 rice, $15.99 flour.


10 posted on 07/29/2011 1:35:54 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Kartographer

We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it. Many billions were spent upgrading or replacing legacy systems. Perhaps, not all of it was wasted.


11 posted on 07/29/2011 1:37:59 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Reddy

JMHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.

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Likely relatively safe for anonymous posters on internet forums, doncha think?


12 posted on 07/29/2011 1:38:48 PM PDT by dmz
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To: ctdonath2

And the worst thing you can do is run up a credit card because you’re going to buy a year’s worth of freeze dried food

Noone I know who has been even slightly prepping has done that. I do things like have a years worth of coffee on hand. It was all bought cheaper than now. I buy a case of tuna when it is on sale, etc. This woman has no clue what a prepper is.


13 posted on 07/29/2011 1:40:50 PM PDT by sheana
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To: Reddy
MHO, you shouldn’t be advertising that you are “prepping”.

Now that's just dumb.

Where do you expect to get the bodies to scare off the scavengers?

14 posted on 07/29/2011 1:42:43 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
"We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it."

You got that right and I like to point that out to those who like to point to it as a reason NOT to prep. Y2K wasn't on anyones RADAR until people started waving the flag. Many companies and systems were being updated right out to the very end. Using Y2K as an explample of why you don't have to prep is like saying that because no one was killed by a huricane that hit a city that was evacuated there's no need for a evacuation for huricanes.
15 posted on 07/29/2011 1:44:48 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: sheana
Someone does it. Costco sells a 4-person 1-year supply of freeze-dried food for $3000. They wouldn't keep offering it if people weren't buying.
16 posted on 07/29/2011 1:45:43 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: papertyger

Now that’s funny.


17 posted on 07/29/2011 1:47:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: ctdonath2

Then they are idiots. Noone I know has done that.


18 posted on 07/29/2011 1:48:49 PM PDT by sheana
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To: USFRIENDINVICTORIA
We’ll never know how bad Y2K would have been, if there had been no preparation for it. Many billions were spent upgrading or replacing legacy systems. Perhaps, not all of it was wasted.

In my opinion, it was important for corporations, small businesses and government to prepare for Y2K. Individuals? Not so much. I was visiting a church in a small town one time before Y2K, and the discussion was "what should we do to be ready?" I pointed out that no businesses were going to want to lose money by not being ready for this, and that the preparation they should do would be the same as any they would do for a major snowstorm or ice storm. This is Wisconsin, after all! :-)

19 posted on 07/29/2011 1:49:48 PM PDT by knittnmom (Save the earth! It's the only planet with chocolate!)
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To: Kartographer
My prepper stash is nothing but ramen... O NOES!!!



20 posted on 07/29/2011 1:50:10 PM PDT by evets (beer)
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To: Kartographer
Well to be sure lots of folks made lots of money on the Y2K prep BS.

BTW, Thanks

21 posted on 07/29/2011 1:50:49 PM PDT by WHBates
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To: ctdonath2
Costco sells a 4-person 1- year supply of freeze-dried food for $3000.

Ahem...they were $2400 six months ago ;o)

22 posted on 07/29/2011 1:53:14 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: sheana

There’s at least one “survival food” company that does, in fact, encourage people to place huge orders on their credit cards.


23 posted on 07/29/2011 1:53:14 PM PDT by ChocChipCookie (Jonah is my patron saint.)
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To: Kartographer

I have a ton of homemade dehydrated food in vacuum bags - even homemade dog food. Water stored, garden, chickens, shotgun and rifle and a lot of barbed wire.

I am ready for just about anything.


24 posted on 07/29/2011 1:53:46 PM PDT by 30Moves
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To: sheana
Sam Clubs sell them to:

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/shop/category.jsp?categoryId=1340121

As well as a multitude of on line dealers.

25 posted on 07/29/2011 1:54:03 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: evets

Bwahahahaha!


26 posted on 07/29/2011 1:56:12 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: dmz

The article is about Lisa Bedford from Phoenix. Probably not too hard to find out where she lives.


27 posted on 07/29/2011 1:56:20 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: ctdonath2

Got link?


28 posted on 07/29/2011 1:56:36 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: ctdonath2

Do you re-pack into smaller amounts?

I’m prepping the 25lb bag of white flour we just got. I HATE getting the 50lb. bags because it takes so long to do them :).

I break it down into 6+ cups per ziplock, freeze for several days to kill off any hitchhikers, then it goes into mylar bags w/oxygen absorbers, heat sealed. Pop into a food safe container in the dark cellar closet and I should be good for a five year shelf life if needed. We rotate though. And six cups does two loaves of bread. I do the same w/rice. The mylar bag thing is sooooooo easy and gives me peace of mind.


29 posted on 07/29/2011 1:57:08 PM PDT by Ladysforest
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To: Kartographer

We’ve been “prepping” since I was a kid. My parents were preppers as were theirs. We can enough vegetables, meat, and fruit for the next year until next years crop. A few bushels of wheat on hand for flour and a few bushels of corn for corn meal and we’re good to go. Now people think it’s a “new fad” or something no one ever did before.


30 posted on 07/29/2011 1:57:51 PM PDT by CynicalBear
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To: 30Moves
I do a lot of my own dehydrate food now. But I vacuum pack them into canning jars with oxygen absorbers. Mostly I catch mega frozen foods sales and then place the stuff in my dehydrator and then pack it away
31 posted on 07/29/2011 1:59:03 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Reddy; Kartographer

So, do you know where Kartographer lives or his/her name? The beauty of the forums is, you are anonymous. Not like facebook. Is there a preppers forum on facebook? I’d never post there about prepping.


32 posted on 07/29/2011 2:00:18 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Reddy; Kartographer

So, do you know where Kartographer lives or his/her name? The beauty of the forums is, you are anonymous. Not like facebook. Is there a preppers forum on facebook? I’d never post there about prepping.


33 posted on 07/29/2011 2:00:29 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Indy Pendance

My comment was about the article. Sheesh.


34 posted on 07/29/2011 2:01:47 PM PDT by Reddy (B.O. stinks)
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To: Indy Pendance

No link. Lowest online price I saw was $26. Just went to the store and there it was.


35 posted on 07/29/2011 2:06:01 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Ladysforest

Slow down - I haven’t even gotten it home yet! :-)

$34 for 100 lbs is so cheap I’m not sure it’s even worth all those proper procedures. With limited time, I’ve got other prep work to do.

Normally I wouldn’t buy it that way. It was primarily an exercise for my new A Buck A Plate blog (see tagline) to answer those “food desert” claims that people buy bags of chips because it’s cheap calories (not a >10x the price of a sack of rice it’s not). But I digress...


36 posted on 07/29/2011 2:10:36 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Ladysforest

Slow down - I haven’t even gotten it home yet! :-)

$34 for 100 lbs is so cheap I’m not sure it’s even worth all those proper procedures. With limited time, I’ve got other prep work to do.

Normally I wouldn’t buy it that way. It was primarily an exercise for my new A Buck A Plate blog (see tagline) to answer those “food desert” claims that people buy bags of chips because it’s cheap calories (not a >10x the price of a sack of rice it’s not). But I digress...


37 posted on 07/29/2011 2:11:04 PM PDT by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: papertyger

The one year supply for one person hasn’t changed in the last six months.


38 posted on 07/29/2011 2:11:58 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: papertyger
Where do you expect to get the bodies to scare off the scavengers?

I keep wondering about that. I know the importance of defending one's stash, and I've watched threads like this devolve into pissing contests, where tough macho-man bullies try to prove they've got more bullets than the other side. Wouldn't it just be easier to nail up a quarantine sign? (In addition to being well-armed and prepared, not as a substitute)
39 posted on 07/29/2011 2:13:07 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: Ladysforest
I package into the portions I use. Have you seen this site? It's right up your alley. Lots of useful tips. Watch the videos.

Dehydrate2store

Moisture, oxygen and light are the evils of storing food. Where do you buy your stuff? Links would be nice.

40 posted on 07/29/2011 2:14:19 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Reddy

Chill out. I wasn’t being mean. Sorry I didn’t ‘get’ your comment.


41 posted on 07/29/2011 2:17:36 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: Ellendra

Gee whiz...remind me to leave you off my giggles list.

Sheesh!


42 posted on 07/29/2011 2:31:07 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: papertyger; Ellendra

How about we nail the scavanger’s body up and then hang a quarantine sign around his neck? The best of both worlds.


43 posted on 07/29/2011 2:36:50 PM PDT by Kartographer (".. we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

You’re nothing if not flexible, K!


44 posted on 07/29/2011 2:38:52 PM PDT by papertyger
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To: ctdonath2

great find :)


45 posted on 07/29/2011 2:40:39 PM PDT by bushwon ("If you think healthcare is expensive now, wait till it is free"--PJ O'rourke)
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To: papertyger

Sorry, it’s sometimes hard to tell when someone’s joking or not when all there is is text.


46 posted on 07/29/2011 2:44:00 PM PDT by Ellendra (God feeds the birds of the air, but he doesn't throw it in their nests.)
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To: Kartographer
The day is getting closer. I'm watching the dollar drop each and every day over here.

An American Expat in Southeast Asia

47 posted on 07/29/2011 2:44:46 PM PDT by expatguy (Donations make Expat Better!)
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To: Ellendra

LOL! I’ve thought of that! No entry, typhoid, or something similar! We’ve got the bullets, but ecoli would be more effective.


48 posted on 07/29/2011 2:46:42 PM PDT by Indy Pendance
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To: papertyger

Besides holding up the gates, that’s why we have a log standard over our driveway entrance. String the bodies from the crosspiece with the attached sign: “Steal here, Die here.”


49 posted on 07/29/2011 2:49:40 PM PDT by Noumenon (The only 'NO' a liberal understands is the one that arrives at muzzle velocity.)
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That's so messy.

I think we've all settled on shooting a bunch of quarantine signs, and hanging them!

50 posted on 07/29/2011 2:56:34 PM PDT by papertyger
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