Skip to comments.The Most Often Forgotten Survival Preparations
Posted on 07/31/2012 3:47:47 PM PDT by Kartographer
Sadly, having a stockpile of food, weapons, and some slick tactical gear is not enough to ensure a high likelihood of survival, at least not in any of the social collapses that have occurred in the past century around the world. Its a start, but only just
There are a number of detrimental weakness to the survivalist movement and considerable holes in prepper knowledge that must be addressed now while we have the time and relative safety to do so. The greatest threat to the common survivalist is not economic collapse, roving bandits, Blackwater mercenaries, or predator drones; those dangers are a piece of cake compared to the threat of an overblown ego, which will get a man killed faster than the most sophisticated smart bomb. If we cannot accept that there is always more to learn, and room to improve, we have been defeated before we have begun.
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Secondary Retreat Locations
Physical Fitness And Health
Community Building And Networking
Barter Markets And Trade Skills
I really didn't want to be THIS good at the skill sets. ;)
I’m stocking up on toilet paper.
I am just starting out, this article aside-—I am going for my CCL, starting to stockpile (kosher folks!) and buying containers for water and fuel. Who has bought a generator? Is this a good deal? http://1saleaday.com/wireless/ what are the main specs one should look for (durability? Brand name? output?)
(moderator if links to sale sites are not permitted I beg apology after failing to ask permission...)
When I lived in the shack in the mountains and used solar and batteries for electikity... I had a 10 HP diesel to recharge the batteries during extended snow storms when the panels didn't work. That's the best long term solution.
Back here in the outskirts of town, the 5 horse gas genset is good for after the thunderstorms we get that knock out power.
After looking at the advert, it's way too expensive for too little power. Go to Lowes or Home Depot and look at gensets.
5 hp will keep a freezer, fridge, lights, and some fans running.
Take a look at this thread:
That’s all fine if you’re out in the boonies, but what about prepping for urban dwellers?
Here’s a list of must haves:
brown/black shoe polish
cell phone (for self-defense)
hard copy of Starbucks gift card
Please feel free to add.
Lol! That’s why I save phone books!
What, you ask, is John Wayne toilet paper?
It's rough as hell and doesn't take $h!t off of anyone.
You crack me up! Sorry about your hard times. If you’re in the Ohio Valley you can look me up. I’d be honored to help a fellow FReeper, especially one with a fantastic attitude and outlook on life.
Sharpie’s in rainbow colors and PINs for trust fund access.
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