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The following is just a short list of the many areas in which there is obvious and acute inadequacy in the movement overall…

Secondary Retreat Locations

Physical Fitness And Health

Community Building And Networking

Barter Markets And Trade Skills

1 posted on 07/31/2012 3:48:03 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 07/31/2012 3:49:22 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: musicman

BFLR


3 posted on 07/31/2012 3:49:37 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Kartographer
I'm living out of the pantry until mid-Sept. Zero cash flow for 2 months now. At least I have the stuff, and know how to use it.

I really didn't want to be THIS good at the skill sets. ;)

/johnny

4 posted on 07/31/2012 3:56:55 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

bfl


7 posted on 07/31/2012 4:22:10 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Kartographer

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:

Protest signs
condoms/dental dams
glow sticks
brown/black shoe polish
cell phone (for self-defense)
beret
hard copy of Starbucks gift card

Please feel free to add.


13 posted on 07/31/2012 5:26:01 PM PDT by papertyger ("And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if..."))
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To: Kartographer

Ping-a-roo!


14 posted on 07/31/2012 5:31:07 PM PDT by grobdriver (Proud Member, Party of NO! Nobama, No Way, No How!)
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To: Kartographer
Is this 'blog pimping'? SHTF.com doesn't sound exactly like a site that would sue FR for copyright infringement.

'splain it to me.. I see others get slammed for much less.

50 posted on 07/31/2012 11:11:23 PM PDT by Looking4Truth (Leave it to some angry, frustrated liberal do-gooder to screw things up for the rest of us.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks for the thread.

I think one thing that people sometimes forget is knowing some of the edible surprises that are in their own yards and neighborhoods.

One advantage to this information is that it might be helpful if you have desparate neighbors who think their only recourse is your stuff. (Or you could be desparate yourself!)

Here are just a few that I learned about recently which are available in my area:

1) Maple seeds:
http://www.wikihow.com/Eat-Maple-Seeds

2) Elm seeds:
NOTE THE WARNING FOR PREGNANT WOMEN!
http://bushcraftoz.com/forums/showthread.php?982-Elm-tree-fruit-and-seed-%e2%80%93-Samara

http://www.eattheweeds.com/chinese-elm-a-tree-that-doesnt-go-dutch-2/

3) Mesquite and other desert plants:
Note that it is customarily the PODS that are used to make the flour, not the seeds! However, in the second source cited below, the author states that the seeds are edible as well with quite a bit of protein in them.

http://www.yumasun.com/articles/mesquite-68874-jean-nopalitos.html

For nutritional value of the mesquite pod:
http://www.swordofsurvival.com/2011/06/edible-mequite-bean-revistited.html

4) Day lillies and other edible flowers
http://honest-food.net/2010/06/29/dining-on-daylilies/

http://homecooking.about.com/library/weekly/blflowers.htm

5)Burdock

http://www.kitazawaseed.com/seeds_edible_burdock.html

There are of course other flowers and plants commonly known to be edible, and so if you have an interest, start looking them up! Dandelions, acorns, and cattails are some that pioneers used. Acorns have quite a lot of tanin and must be boiled a time or two and drained in order to make them edible. After that, they can be dried and then powdered into flour.

I have not tested any of the flowers for myself, but have tried the elm and maple. A health food store we go to actually carries mesquite flour in their raw foods section.

I have looked up a couple of other trees in our area such as catalpa, and have found it is NOT edible! Before eating any unknown food source, do your own research, and be VERY SURE that what you are proposing to eat is truly the species you are wanting to imbibe.


53 posted on 08/02/2012 2:43:41 PM PDT by TEXOKIE
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