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DOOMSDAY PREPPING PLAN FIRST, BUY LATER
Preparedness Blog ^ | 4/5/12 | TIM SHETTLESWORTH

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 doesn’t 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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To: JRandomFreeper

But now you got women who want a nice hot bath! THAT’s when the SHTF!


101 posted on 04/05/2012 10:20:53 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: ponygirl

We told my grandson that about a steer we had at the house to finish...he named him anyway- Yummy Yummy.


102 posted on 04/05/2012 10:22:32 PM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: ponygirl
Dehydrated tomatoes? In the biz, we call that sun-dried tomatoes (and they may actually be, I make some), and charge extra for them. Google recipes for sun dried tomatoes. Zillions of 'em.

Polenta with sun dried tomato sauce makes a lot more money than grits with dried tomato sauce. But you use the same ingredients.

/johnny

103 posted on 04/05/2012 10:26:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I don’t know, there are some family members I’d eat before the pets.

Just kidding....


104 posted on 04/05/2012 10:27:57 PM PDT by Shadowstrike (Be polite, Be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet.)
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To: SgtHooper
But now you got women who want a nice hot bath!

Nyet, nyet, nyet! I am a single celibate. I've lost all the ex-wives. No one in this house wants a hot bath besides me.

And you can bathe in warm lake water. You don't need potable water for bathing.

You just need potable water for eating, brushing teef (if you can find them), etc...

/johnny

105 posted on 04/05/2012 10:32:06 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Shadowstrike
Long pig is not safe. I don't recommend it. Best to let them just fail in situ. I know I will with a few of my family. Too bad, so sad. And I won't cry like I would over Sky and Ky.

And I'm not kidding.

/johnny

106 posted on 04/05/2012 10:35:37 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper; All
I'm impressed! Do you have a Culinary Degree or are you just a foodie?
To help keep your mirepoix fresh try and get your hands on “stor it” produce bags. These bags are designed to remove ethylene gas (released by aging/old produce) and let the produce “breath.”
They work great! I can julienne several bell peppers and just grab a handful as needed. Really keeps them fresh...for weeks!
You live in Ca right? I bought them at Dollar Tree for...ya, a dollar. Also FRiends, see the link.
These can be cleaned out and used over and over. Make sure you get all the air out each time though.

http://www.dollartree.com/Stor-It-Always-Fresh-Zipper-Seal-Reusable-Gallon-Produce-Bags-8-ct-Boxes/p314088/index.pro#BVRRWidgetID

107 posted on 04/05/2012 10:37:06 PM PDT by califamily4W
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To: The Duke
Never mind that...

What would Brian Boitano do?


108 posted on 04/06/2012 2:00:02 AM PDT by ExGeeEye (Islam: a transnational fascist government that demands worship.)
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To: MtnClimber
Don’t forget matches, toilet paper, a way to purify water, etc.

And tobacco seeds, parts for a still....

Actually, one of my plans is to put together enough stuff to get buy for a month if i was cut off from power, gas, and running water for a month.

109 posted on 04/06/2012 2:32:07 AM PDT by Hacksaw (If I had a son, he'd look like George Zimmerman.)
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bttt


110 posted on 04/06/2012 5:08:03 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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To: Hacksaw

I saw your reference to a still, and I want to put in a plug for Steve Harris’ tabletop still.

Plug it in, leave it run unattended for hours, no tending the temperature, etc.

http://www.imakemygas.com/


111 posted on 04/06/2012 5:16:07 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: ponygirl; Uncle Ike; Kartographer; Sarajevo

Tomatoes will react to metal. I cooked some sauce in a metal pan and it ate through and left it shiny under the sauce level to the shiny metal. So fast. Weirdest thing I ever saw. Threw the pan out immediately. I learned years ago that tomato juice tastes tastes like the can if it’s canned so buy it bottled in plastic now.

I haven’t had any problems with canned tomoates but I’ve recently started buying tomato sauce in the new paper cartons like some chicken broth comes in. Of course, the boxes aren’t as sturdy or probably not as long a shelf life due to leaks but the paper is coated with a wax.

As Sarajevo said, canning your own in glass jars would eliminate the reaction problem. However, I’ve seen older jars of anything containing an acid will begin to pit and discolor the lids. Fruit juices and jellies will do this. Remember, tomatoes are fruit.


112 posted on 04/06/2012 5:40:35 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Shadowstrike
I don’t know, there are some family members I’d eat before the pets.

True, but when the SHTF event occurs, anyone with pets should consider themselves a "Rancher".

113 posted on 04/06/2012 6:09:44 AM PDT by voicereason (Dems, Pubbies...too often a one-sided coin.)
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To: Kartographer; Sherman Logan; bitterohiogunclinger; JRandomFreeper; MrB; Errant; driftdiver
As would be the work of burying hundreds of bodies.

Gentlemen:

Let me introduce you to a simple method of body disposal;

STEP 1 of 2) BUY WOODCHIPPER, FUEL, Stabilizer;

Step 2 of 2) BACK IT UP TO A CATFISH POND!

END RESULT: GREAT TASTING CATFISH!


114 posted on 04/06/2012 7:07:23 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: DCBryan1

ok thats just wrong and messy


115 posted on 04/06/2012 7:23:05 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: voicereason; driftdiver; JD_UTDallas; Sarajevo; 2111USMC; ChildOfThe60s; RetiredTexasVet; ...
RE: "the wounded attackers"
"That's when a good knife comes in handy...it saves on ammo. "

Having seen battlefield wounded Abu Sayef in the Phillipines during Operation Freedom Eagle and Al-Shabaab/ICU on "the Horn", I can tell you this: I will NEVER, EVER approach a wounded human that was attacking me

You either dispatch them with a bayonet or better yet, a hatchet/axe to the head if they are unconcious, or at range with a firearm if semi-concious.

There is no more dangerous organism on earth than a wounded human. Superhuman strength, knowledge of impending death, and just plain primal meaness wanting to finish their mission on taking you out. Never give them a chance. NEVER.

The only caveat is if you absolutely need intel from them; if so, you better brush up on your EPW search/security techniques....and be in top physical shape to restrain someone that comes out of an adrenaline-filled last bolt of life!

116 posted on 04/06/2012 7:30:28 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Tagline removed at the request of someone who doesn't "get" Monty Python or Shakespeare.)
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To: Kartographer

In the military we called it PPPPPP - Prior Planning Prevents Piddly Poor Performance. A plan allows you to focus on the critical issues first and not get lost on the bunny trails of less essential issues.


117 posted on 04/06/2012 7:37:32 AM PDT by Godzilla (3/7/77)
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To: DCBryan1

Seems like a bow or crossbow might be useful for this.


118 posted on 04/06/2012 8:17:53 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: driftdiver

Or a shark repelling bang stick!


119 posted on 04/06/2012 8:23:40 AM PDT by going hot (Happiness is a momma deuce)
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To: DCBryan1

Anyone see the “Hamish Macbeth” (Brit TV series) episode “The Great Lochdubh Salt Robbery”? (season 1 ep 1)

Illegal lobster farming and a disappearing local bully.

Hysterical.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0595606/

Great series, but the darn Scots are so hard to understand.


120 posted on 04/06/2012 9:02:50 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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