Skip to comments.Survival Preparedness
Posted on 09/04/2005 8:42:18 AM PDT by tsmith130
I can't think of a better place with better people to start a discussion on recommendations for survival preparedness. A list of items that people here find necessary to survive during a disaster. As we've all seen this is our personal responsibility. I'm sure there are sites all over the internet with this information but Freepers are the best...so have at it.
First item: A shotgun.
Be specific....I'm a gun novice.
Seems like it would be a good idea to unearth some Y2K prep info.
Links are much appreciated. Thank you anonymoussierra!
Towel. Never go anywhere without your towel.
Does anyone know where I can purchase some good tasting MRE's? Thank in advance.
D'Oh! I forgot about the towel. LOL!
After 911, there were a number of good threads on food and housefold preparedness posted by UtahGirl.
Thanks for that info....it's good to know that. I'll check it out.
On radios - not only do you need an AM/FM radio that is crank/solar powered, you need a handheld CB radio and a handheld FRS/GMRS radio. New Orleans has proven (at least to me and many others) that communications is almost as critical as food.
Use a small trailer as your emergency escape assistant. Keep in in your garage. Keep all of your camping and survival gear on it all of the time. This way, you will not have to scramble to assemble your survival gear, it will already be assembled in one place, ready to go.
Most critically, keep four or more 5 gallon jerry cans of gasoline on the trailer. These will give you 400 extra miles of evacuation range, before you need to stop for gasoline. This is super critical, because all of the gas stations within 400 miles of your home will be totally swamped with out of gas evacuees. If you have no extra gas, this is where you will be forced to stop and get into a line which may last for hours and hours, at best. At worst, the gas stations will be empty, and your vehicle may be trapped in a gridlock of out of gas cars. These gas stations will be insane bedlams. You may get carjacked, robbed etc while you are trapped, searching for gasoline.
If you have an extra 400 miles worth of gasoline in your trailer, you can refill on the side of the highway, and just keep on going until you are out of the emergency evacuation zone. You will be among the first to reach the unaffected areas, where their will be motel rooms at normal prices, supermarkets, etc.
And in a total national SHTF scenario, the extra fuel range will permit you to reach a safe haven, far from the chaos and violence of the zone of out of gas cars.
(Of course, you will need a plan to use the stored fuel in the cans on a regular basis, to keep it fresh.)
Thats my shotgun, the cops here in Houston carry these in their cars.
Batteries and water seem to be the first things people wished they had. Food and ammo were close behind. Baby diapers and medicine were also quite frequently mentioned.
I have one too. Cheap, well made, simple operation/assembly.
An overall superb weapon.
Ditto on that list. Ad one transistor radio to the stack.
Thats not the only reason, it is a nice simple 8 loader that doesn't require alot of prep work to blow a bad guy away.
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