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Weekly Prepper's Thread
3/2/12

Posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:23 AM PST by Kartographer

Weekly Prepper Thread, for posting tips, new products, good prep buys etc.....

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


TOPICS: Food; Miscellaneous; Society
KEYWORDS: getreadyhereitcomes; preparedness; prepper; prepperping; selfreliance; survivalping
Well it looks like some preppers have thrown away OSPEC and reviel themselves to the Media. The Discovery Channel is broadcasting a three part series called 'Doomsday Bunkers', with the first episode scheduled to air March the 7th at 10:00PM EST.

Hopfully there be some good tips on what to do or how to do somethings. Clearly the show will certainly have plenty of NOT TO DO examples!

1 posted on 03/02/2012 8:19:33 AM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 03/02/2012 8:20:46 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

This week I found 275 gallon cisterns to store water.
Began printing off all the uses of vinegar baking soda witch hazel and peroxide.
Global buckets doing awesome. Now canning with my new pressure canner.
Bought non hybrid seeds from my patriot supply.
Bought #10 cans from LDS my providentliving.org.


3 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:30 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Kartographer

This week I found 275 gallon cisterns to store water.
Began printing off all the uses of vinegar baking soda witch hazel and peroxide.
Global buckets doing awesome. Now canning with my new pressure canner.
Bought non hybrid seeds from my patriot supply.
Bought #10 cans from LDS my providentliving.org.


4 posted on 03/02/2012 8:27:47 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Kartographer

Would you add me to your Ping List Please.


5 posted on 03/02/2012 8:28:05 AM PST by kacres
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To: Donnafrflorida

This week I ... brought a second tin-opener.

So, not a lot of progress in pure prep terms: I need to speed things up. That’s why these threads are so useful.


6 posted on 03/02/2012 8:55:23 AM PST by agere_contra ("Debt is the foundation of destruction" : Sarah Palin.)
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To: Kartographer

Would appreciate being added to the ping list also. Thanks!


7 posted on 03/02/2012 9:00:24 AM PST by arbee4bush (My Dad, My Hero. Love You Dad!!)
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To: Kartographer

I am trying to equally prep a cabin and the house, so this week I aquirred, 1 Mosin Nagant (now have two), two pairs medium winter gloves, 2 pair work jeans, 1 100 piece tool kit for the cabin.


8 posted on 03/02/2012 9:08:17 AM PST by Harry Pothead (Go Sarah!)
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To: Kartographer

Well, my month’s worth of food is laid in, and now switching to enhancing my first aid/sanitation supplies.

For those interested in seeing what the threat from earthquakes where you live may be -

http://eqint.cr.usgs.gov/eqprob/2002/


9 posted on 03/02/2012 9:09:16 AM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Godzilla; Donnafrflorida; Harry Pothead; All

Here’s an old idea I recently started up in earnest that’s keeping a Rag bin/box/bag. I especially keep worn white cotton socks lots of uses general cleaning, gun cleaning, filtering, bandages especially the elastic tops of socks for holding coverings in place for wounds on arms and legs.


10 posted on 03/02/2012 9:16:39 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: agere_contra

LOL
I am sharing this exercise with my sister. That help. Running low on $$ though

Last few weeks we bought solar oven and pump n seal. This product is good for removing air from jars after opened. I used mine to store bullion cubes and other items where air might degradate the food.
I also bought PRI-G to extend gas life. Better than stable.

Also look up monolithic dome water purifier on cheaper than dirt
It is amazingly cheap and easy to build.


11 posted on 03/02/2012 9:24:28 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: agere_contra

LOL
I am sharing this exercise with my sister. That help. Running low on $$ though

Last few weeks we bought solar oven and pump n seal. This product is good for removing air from jars after opened. I used mine to store bullion cubes and other items where air might degradate the food.
I also bought PRI-G to extend gas life. Better than stable.

Also look up monolithic dome water purifier on cheaper than dirt
It is amazingly cheap and easy to build.


12 posted on 03/02/2012 9:24:41 AM PST by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Kartographer
Found an inexpensive can-rotator system:CanOrganizer

Also, for those in Central PA or NW Virginia, there's a place that sells canned goods dirt cheap: SharpShopper Grocery Outlet

13 posted on 03/02/2012 9:35:53 AM PST by Salgak
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To: Kartographer

Please add me to your Prepper Ping List. Thanks!


14 posted on 03/02/2012 10:13:27 AM PST by atomic_dog
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To: Godzilla
"Well, my month’s worth of food is laid in, and now switching to enhancing my first aid/sanitation supplies. "

A month's worth of food? Hmmmm.

No Matter How Much Food You’ve Got Stored, It Will Eventually Run Out in a Full-Blown Collapse

15 posted on 03/02/2012 10:59:46 AM PST by blam
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To: Kartographer; STD

Are there any FReepers in the Chicago area who want to form a preppers group and/or is there already one that a highly skilled person can join?


16 posted on 03/02/2012 11:16:28 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

I know what you are saying blam, but eveyone has to start somewhere. I rather have a months worth of food than 3 days or 3 months worth of food stamps! ;-)


17 posted on 03/02/2012 11:29:22 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Tell blam to stop peeing in our Wheaties...
18 posted on 03/02/2012 1:43:32 PM PST by GregB (I will follow Sarah where ever she goes!)
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To: blam

A month’s worth will permit me to sort out the situation and bug out in an orderly manner to where land is available for people to grow their own - or hunt it for that matter. But food storage isn’t just for TEOTWAWKI - there are plenty of other ‘lesser’ disasters that have a probability of occurring that a month’s supply is more than adequate. You can go to a gov’t run shelter blam - I will be able to avoid it.


19 posted on 03/02/2012 1:46:55 PM PST by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: Kartographer

This week we have begun printing out a variety of guides (including yours!) and other items, such as handling medical situations, growing food, aquaponics, etc. and organizing them into binders.

Picked up more food, and just bought some additional first aid items.

Hubby also bought a meat slicer and sliced up some wonderful beef to prepare it for making jerky (first attempt) and dried some tomatoes, grapes and celery in our dehydrator.

All in all a good week! (Helps I was home on leave from work!) Watched Doomsday Preppers. While I find these folks to be very foolish for going on the program in the first place, I have gained some good ideas and saw some things that got me to thinking about some areas we might not have considered before. So I truly appreciate the show.


20 posted on 03/02/2012 2:00:07 PM PST by ODC-GIRL (We live in interesting times)
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To: Godzilla; GregB; Kartographer
Sorry...I really didn't mean to be as critical as it sounded.

I commend anyone who has made any effort what-so-ever to prep. Congratulations, keep up the good work.

Everyone that frequents these threads know that I am a dedicated and supportive FR prepper. I did not mean to 'ruffle any feathers.'

21 posted on 03/02/2012 2:05:43 PM PST by blam
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To: Kartographer

I’ve heard that Costco offers a variety of canned dehydrated / prepper foods. Can you get a day pass to Costco and pay cash for both it and the merchandise?


22 posted on 03/02/2012 4:48:02 PM PST by tbw2
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To: tbw2

I have never used Costco so I have no experience. Can anyone that use Costco answer as to day passes?


23 posted on 03/02/2012 5:59:04 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I’ve been a Costco member for four or five years but it’s some distance from my home so I’m not a frequent shopper there.

That said, I have never heard a day-pass mentioned when I’ve signed up or renewed.

The annual membership isn’t terribly steep, if you go for the basic one: fifty bucks for the year, if I recall correctly.


24 posted on 03/02/2012 6:05:24 PM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Kartographer; Fightin Whitey

I’ve never heard of a day pass either. Best bet would be to find a member and go shopping with them.


25 posted on 03/02/2012 6:44:10 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Kartographer

Please add me to your ping list. Thanks!


26 posted on 03/03/2012 5:49:23 AM PST by Jaxter ("Pro Aris et Focis")
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To: Kartographer
Just last week, I was recollecting with hubby about when we were first married (64 years ago), there were no paper towels, I “borrowed” rags from my mothers rag bag, to get me by until I could establish my own rag bag. Every unusable piece of cloth was put in that bag and used for lots of inconceivable purposes.
Time to start another “rag bag”.
27 posted on 03/03/2012 5:55:16 AM PST by upcountry miss
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To: FreedomPoster; Kartographer

That is great advice.

They don’t care if you bring someone in with you. They will check the member’s ID at checkout, so he will have to “pay” for the goods.


28 posted on 03/03/2012 10:36:41 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: blam

Sorry for not counting to 10...


29 posted on 03/04/2012 3:07:46 PM PST by GregB (I will follow Sarah where ever she goes!)
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To: upcountry miss
"Time to start another “rag bag”.

Good for you. I remember 'no paper towel' days too. "

I've been buying used towels at garage sales for almost nothing...candles too. I already have boxes of each stored out in the shed.

BTW, I also buy all the Coleman stoves, lanterns and etc at yard sales, for almost nothing. I've already gotten more than I can ever use so...they become barter.

30 posted on 03/04/2012 4:16:21 PM PST by blam
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To: GregB
"Sorry for not counting to 10... "

No problem...we're cool.

31 posted on 03/04/2012 4:17:25 PM PST by blam
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To: blam
I truly believe us “old farts” would do much better in a SHTF scenario than younger healthier people. Living during “real hard times” , I have been ingrained with coping realities. Although far from wealthy, I live very comfortably in my log cabin off from any main road. Never use my electric stove fall, winter or spring, preferring to cook on my cast iron wood range. Haven't used my electric dryer in 5 years. Dry my clothes outside or on my wall hanging collapsible wooden dryer. Have a hand pump attached to PVC pipe long enough to reach water in my driven well with a check valve on the end so I can obtain water without electricity and also have a river flowing within 100 feet of my house.
Meanwhile my children think I'm crazy to be so thrifty. Some day, they may wish they had been this thrifty and well-prepared.
No fancy restaurants for us, either. Our favorite meal is noontime when we pack a lunch nearly every day, rain or shine and drive to the local beach and watch the dogs and gulls cavorting on the sand.
32 posted on 03/05/2012 6:09:54 AM PST by upcountry miss
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To: upcountry miss
Yup.

Real survivalists.
(A lifestyle)

33 posted on 03/05/2012 6:35:47 AM PST by blam
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To: upcountry miss

Agreed, these young upstarts won’t have a clue. If it’s not one app away on their i-Phones, they’ll be lost. The Depression was before my time but I was raised by frugal grandparents who made it through so that most of this is second nature or no brainers. But I do worry that so many will die within three feet of a water source or become thugs who take everything in sight. I taught our kids the best I could when they were little but now they just roll their eyes.


34 posted on 03/05/2012 8:57:49 AM PST by bgill (Romney & Obama are both ineligible. A non-NBC GOP prez shuts down all ?s on Obama's admin)
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To: Kartographer

Add me to the ping list also, please. Thank you!


35 posted on 03/09/2012 4:18:24 PM PST by running_dog_lackey
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