Skip to comments.The next 72hs: What last minute preps to take?
Posted on 07/31/2011 9:23:53 PM PDT by Kartographer
What you would be looking at would be civil unrest in most mayor US cities and thousands of minor ones as well. Once the images of people looting and getting away with it hit the TV youre looking at thousands of bums thinking of doing the same thing and rushing out the door to the nearest store. That gets bad pretty fast. Youre talking about looting, fires, closed stores, destruction of vehicles and private property, and given US context some gang related activity taking advantage of the lawless situation as well to settle scores. While invasion of residential properties wont be as common as the looting of commercial property, it can happen in several cases.
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Costco has 50lbs rice for $17 and 50lbs bread flour for $16.
That’s 2000 calories a day for 82 days for $33.
Easy backup or starting point.
No-brainer for first step or easy extension.
I think the fat lady is still backstage.
What happened in Dec of 2001?
For those of you who would want an idea of what an economic collapse looks like I suggest you watch an excellent documentary available on YouTube Part One is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6_i8zuffs
As a armed society with a very large entitlement minded population I expect that our collapse will be much more violent and I see many many a small business wiped out by looting, think Katrina/L.A. all rolled into one.
I also see what I call Pocket Pogroms taking place in many big Blue cities and if you arent a 0bamamite yute or one of Holders People its going to get Reginald Denny bad for you very quickly.
I hate to add this, but I dont like what I am seeing trending with LEOs lately in the news. I am not sure if its stress or what, but there seems to be a growing disfuction in the area of To protect and Serve among LEOs. In a SHFT situation calling on LEOs for help I think will end in not only not getting help you need, but actually end up with you very sorry you called.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
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
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Argentina’s economic collapse. An excellent documentary is available on YouTube Part One is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH6_i8zuffs
Almost picked up one of those Chinese SKS’s this weekend.
But I got tons of .223 and would rather get something else that can shoot it...
Maybe an AR15 or another Mini...
Ammo, and lots of it.
Yup, I am rural AND mega Prepped as well. I will live life as usual, until tshtf here, then I am ready.
Keep it simple - and cheap. Don’t try to stock up planning on big, fancy dinner parties. Depends on what your current living situation is as to what you need to stock. For instance, we have a well with prep for manual use, so we didn’t need to store up a lot of drinking water. Think it out and do what is right for you; and don’t stress. Make a start a step or two at a time, and keep on a day at a time.
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Step One: Load the Garands
I also have enough firearms to arm my neighborhood and extended family.
I live in the unincorporated part of a county, have a steam through my back yard for water and my neighbor across the steam has livestock in his pasture.
Things could collapse in inner cities until the national guard/army is called out, but I doubt that riots would last more than a couple weeks, before things were brought under control.
I also have a well, who did you get to made it also prep for manual...I have been thinking the same thing for my well. For me, when power goes out no water, when the grid went down for 3 weeks a few years back, water was the only thing I needed...used match to start gas stove and kerosene heater for the home. Did you do it yourself...my well is only about 35 foot deep. The pump has been replaced and the pipe and pump were pretty easy to bring up but I had a well man do it....
Step One: Load the Garands
Haw Haw. See my sig.
Lead story on tonite’s evening news in my area, Pittsburgh PA, at least a hundred urban teenagers invaded a McDonalds in East Liberty, rioted and trashed it, then went to Trader Jo’s across the street and then to a newly-opened Target where they trashed the toy aisles in an hour long rampage before police got things under control. One youth was arrested. Witnesses said they were also harassing patrons. There was also a similar youth riot within the past week at a movie complex.
Same thing just happened in Philly, didn’t it?
Thanks. Gun show again in 2 weeks. I went yesterday but didn’t make it today.
Gun show has tables from companies that have FFL (in which case, if you buy from them, you got the paperwork.)
Also tables for private sales.
But here in Washington, private sales are completely legal, as long as neither party has reason to believe the other party is prohibited from owning guns. So it’s cash on the nail and walk away!
I did buy a gun back about 1981 that I 4473’d for, but never had to since then.
You have to be a member of Washington Arms Collectors to buy at the show in either case.
Keep posting all about what you have and where you have it so ................the BATFE can come out and confiscate it when TSHTF. Wake up fer crissakes! SHADDUP about what you’ve got!
Teenagers? Well Pittsburgh school system sucks.... I just found out last night my son and his wife will be homeschooling their kids (fianlly) for the remainder of their school years. Kids are very excited. Has been talked about for couple years but the decision was made. I am very happy about this!
If this continues across the nation watch the states and cities establish curviews.....the kids are bitting their noses off .....
This youth riot in Pittsburgh was the offshot of a church street carnival where the teenagers left the daytime carnival and started to swarm local businesses with the intent of causing trouble. Like a rave. Anybody caught in the path of this raving hoard is in danger of their personal safety.
Very wise advise that should be followed by all...
“Anybody caught in the path of this raving hoard is in danger of their personal safety.”
How many do you think you’d have to shoot before the others ran?
How long will the water last in those plastic jugs you get at the grocery store?
Sorry to ask such a rudimentary question.
FerFAL lives in Argentina and has an excellent survival blog:
He is very knowledgeable about self-defense and weaponry. He has a great sense of humor too, and is politically a libertarian (hates the Kirschners, Peronistas, etc.). I hope he finds a way to get to the US.
That location reminds me of the mountain log cabin the family had in my hometown. The last mile you were pretty much on a road with grass growing between the tire ruts. Nothing else out there but our cabin. And before that you traveled from a secondary road to many branches off that to a couple dirt roads and then the main drive to the cabin itself. But what a great place it was!
“How long will the water last in those plastic jugs you get at the grocery store?”
They can start leaking after 6 months.
Many people transfer water into washed-out cola bottles, which last far longer than in the jugs. You have to add a small amount of pure bleach to disinfect, but I can’t remember how much. Google around for instructions.
6-8 drops Clorox per gallon. You should smell it. Let sit 24 hours. Rinse cap with it at first but wait 1 day to put it back on. Stay safe, diarrhea degrades your aim.
Only one or two. The down side: once one or two of their homies gets popped, the next flash-mob, and all other flash-mobs in. th e future, will liky be armed.
Imagine a flash-mob of 100 armed with guns.
You know, I would have kinda' thought this was fringe, nutcake stuff long ago.
But not that much anymore these days. Looking at other countries. Seeing Hollywood Blvd. the other night in LA. Knowing the power of Twitter to assemble large, anarchic entitled, pissed off Obamanastic crowds and illegales in a matter of minutes at one location...past US riots.....on and a on an on on and on...the beat dont stop till the break of dawn.....
At least to be prepared is to live in a better state of peace of mind, I will say that much.
Love your family, and protect them (and yourself), and have a plan folks. Then just live life, but you will know in the back of your mind you have some modicum of control over events.
At least someone who is thinking.
I get a kick outta these who buy into the food storage thing when you can go down and buy pasta, canned goods, rice etc and put them on the shelf. If one persists, they can get a shrink wrap machine and simply do the very thing the food storage people do. Or a food dehydrator.
I hate to see some of you come December 21st, 2012. =.=
Remember, buy WHITE rice - almost as nutricious as brown rice but stores a LOT longer.
Out of the light they last a very long time, purified water kept out of light in general last a very long time the most that usually happens is it goes flat as the air goes out of it, but shake it up a bit or pour back and forth from container to container and it will be just fine. The problem with those ‘Milk Type’ jugs is that they almost always develope leaks over time.
And what was suppose to happen on 5/5/2000?
Because the event that FerFal talks about happening in Dec. of 2001 did happen.
I just went on a family vacation with another family who was pretty clueless about the state we are in. My husband showed the father some youtubes of these "flash mobs" to which he promptly said, "this isn't happening in our city". We laughed and said, it's spreading like wildfire. Anywhere with large populations of Holder's people is going to see this kind of thing. Sorry but it's true.
I get a kick outta these people who use terms like ‘shrink wrap machine’ and yet think they know what ‘preppers’ do.
Hubby is ex-LE and I used to work in conjunction with them but agree they're the last ones you want to call. The ones here can't so much as do a check on noise in the neighborhood much less anything worse. They screw up cases and destroy innocent people's lives to the point of suicide. No, the further away LE stays, the better even in the best of times. I'd manage without but would be a happy camper for a 15 minute warning before the electricity shuts down. Just enough time to top off the water supply the easy way. The moochers, have been making their way through my bottled water all summer ($%%#@!) so that's first on the list when they're outta here in a couple weeks. Just hold this crisis off a few more days and I'm good.
Same here. Sometimes it’s weeks between trips into town and the grocery store. It’s been months since I was in the big city.
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