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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But now you got women who want a nice hot bath! THAT’s when the SHTF!
We told my grandson that about a steer we had at the house to finish...he named him anyway- Yummy Yummy.
Polenta with sun dried tomato sauce makes a lot more money than grits with dried tomato sauce. But you use the same ingredients.
I don’t know, there are some family members I’d eat before the pets.
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...
And I'm not kidding.
What would Brian Boitano do?
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.
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.
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.
True, but when the SHTF event occurs, anyone with pets should consider themselves a "Rancher".
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!
ok thats just wrong and messy
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!
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.
Seems like a bow or crossbow might be useful for this.
Or a shark repelling bang stick!
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.
Great series, but the darn Scots are so hard to understand.
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