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10 Things To Do Now While You Still Can
YourHomeStore.com ^ | 9/27/12 | Brigette

Posted on 09/27/2012 2:16:57 PM PDT by Kartographer

10. Get your money in order.

9. Get your ducks in a row.

8. Get off the grid as much as possible.

7. Get in shape.

6. Gather your team.

5. Acquire new skills.

4. Start producing your own food.

3. Start your home store if you haven’t already done so.

2. Secure your source of water.

1. GOD.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: preparedness; preppers
Preparedness isn't just about the end of the world. Preparedness can help your family get through things like huricanes, ice storms, earthquakes, job loss, long term power or water service outages, lots of things.

What would you due if tomorrow the dollar crashed and the banks were closed and the credit/debit cards stopped working for several days or weeks? Could you get by?

1 posted on 09/27/2012 2:16:59 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 09/27/2012 2:18:54 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

I can “do” God?


3 posted on 09/27/2012 2:31:04 PM PDT by Born to Conserve
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To: Kartographer

10. Get your money in order. Done.

9. Get your ducks in a row. I failed this one as I have no ducks. I do have my survival act together.

8. Get off the grid as much as possible. Done.

7. Get in shape. You must be kidding - I’ll be 80 next month. I’m still moving and I can still run fast as I was a runner earlier in my life - also I’m not overweight.

6. Gather your team. I don’t have and won’t have a team.

5. Acquire new skills. Always searching for better ways to accomplish goals.

4. Start producing your own food. Don’t have much room but have non-hybrid seeds to plant where I can in small garden.

3. Start your home store if you haven’t already done so. Done except for some items that aren’t vital.

2. Secure your source of water. Done.

1. GOD. Done.


4 posted on 09/27/2012 2:42:28 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Marcella

Great job! Curious as to how you’ve prepared to or gotten off the grid...if you don’t mind sharing.


5 posted on 09/27/2012 2:49:56 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Marcella

You gave me a laught Marcella, when I read your reply I thought of the CVS Pharmacy commercial with ‘Bonnie’ on her segway riding throught he CVS grabbing stuff and saying ‘DONE’!

I can see you going through the Prepper’s store 250 rounds of 12 ga. OO Buck. Done! Berkey Big Black Water Filters. DONE! Case of Spam. DONE!........


6 posted on 09/27/2012 2:52:09 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.

As the LDS say “When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.”

Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3

Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


7 posted on 09/27/2012 2:59:59 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer; Bride Of Old Sarge

Out of the ten, we’ve got three, with three more in progress.


8 posted on 09/27/2012 3:04:34 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are now officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet)
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To: Marcella
Good for you Marcella.

Prepper bump.

9 posted on 09/27/2012 3:13:38 PM PDT by blam
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I have four ducks. Although it seems possible to get them into a row - or even a column, I can’t imagine them staying that way for long.


10 posted on 09/27/2012 3:16:36 PM PDT by Rio (Tempis fugit.)
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To: Kartographer

http://www.amazon.com/Katadyn-8013618-Pocket-Water-Microfilter/dp/B0007U00YE/ref=sr_1_1?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1348783939&sr=1-1&keywords=katydyn+water+filter
Katydyn Water filter, 50,000 liter capacity. It’ll last a family of four for a few years if just used for drinking water. $250

http://www.amazon.com/Adventurer-Opti-Solar-Charging-Case/dp/B003VUMVZS/ref=sr_1_4?s=sporting-goods&ie=UTF8&qid=1348783852&sr=1-4&keywords=steripen
Steripen, with solar charger, kills bacteria and viruses in 8,000 liters of water, one liter at a time. $150.

Both really do work. Note: I have not searched for the lowest available prices or price plus shipping. I already have water covered, but I happily recommend both camping products for emergency home use because of their huge capacities.


11 posted on 09/27/2012 3:17:23 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: Kartographer

Ammo up.


12 posted on 09/27/2012 3:43:04 PM PDT by showme_the_Glory (ILLEGAL: prohibited by law. ALIEN: Owing political allegiance to another country or government)
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To: Jane Long
“Great job! Curious as to how you’ve prepared to or gotten off the grid...if you don’t mind sharing.”

When Hurricane Ike came through, power was gone. Phone didn't work, TV didn't work, plugged in radios didn't work, lights didn't work, electric stoves didn't work.

My phone worked, my TV worked, two radios worked, had light, and numerous ways to cook, and had electric fans to stay cool.

I had an old type phone that plugged directly in the wall and it worked - my son called from England to see if I was okay and I talked to him on that phone. I have a portable TV with a AA battery pack and it works. Had numerous ways to have light. Had four battery fans to stay cool.

I can't do this like men do with big generators and fuel. I do it the way I can and don't have to worry about having fuel or making noise like a generator does.

I have two solar chargers to charge many rechargeable batteries - AA, Ds. Won't run out of battery power for years.

I have Sportsman lanterns with LED bulbs - can take off the bottom and hang from a lamp fixture and it lights the room bright enough to read - if you have a larger room, use two of them. It has several adjustments so one can use it as a lamp on a table in a room or as a nightlight for kids. I have them for living area, kitchen, and bedrooms and carry it to bathroom to have plenty of light in there. Will always have batteries to run them with the solar chargers.

I have solar L lights. These lights are made for third world countries where fuel is scarce or nonexistent. Set the light outside during the day and at night it's really bright. I have two regular ones and one that is concentrated light for close work. One is sitting on the window sill right now to stay charged.

So, I have light for as long as I need it.
I'll have TV as long as there IS TV.
My emergency radios will have power and my shortwave radio will have power for as long as I need.

The four battery fans will keep running for as long as I need them. I also have the bottle fans (water in them and a little fan on top)- these lower ambient temperature around you 30 degrees. I used them after Ike and stayed cool during the day.

Does that answer your question sufficiently?

13 posted on 09/27/2012 4:31:47 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: Kartographer
I guess I mentally said, “Done!” every time I finished a segment of the preparing. I think I read every survival guide, both for real and fiction, since 1998. I learned something from all kinds of reading, even the zombie ones. I updated my methods when new methods were better than the old methods.

I have three Katadyn siphon filters but when the Big Berkeys came out, got one of those. Re-did light when LED bulbs came out. I just kept updating.

14 posted on 09/27/2012 4:38:13 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE)
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To: showme_the_Glory

BLOAT!


15 posted on 09/27/2012 4:43:07 PM PDT by glock rocks (Hey... shut the damn barn! Were you raised in a... um, wait...)
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To: Marcella

Awesome, thanks for sharing!


16 posted on 09/27/2012 5:32:37 PM PDT by GBA
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To: Marcella
That answers my question perfectly. Thanks.

I love your prep efforts, Marcella!

After Ike, we were without power for three weeks =( Our battery operated fans and TV were priceless.

We purchased a generator, soon afterwards.

I am now going to look into the LED lanterns and stock up on rechargeable battery packs....just in case :)

17 posted on 09/27/2012 5:42:43 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: Kartographer

I heard on the news today that a cyber attack on banks was going on today. Some people couldn’t pay their bills online and were panicking already.


18 posted on 09/27/2012 6:57:57 PM PDT by Redcitizen (What's on your end of the world music playlist?)
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To: Kartographer

5. New skills

FWIW, I learned today that crabgrass is edible and actually highly nutritious! Also known as “Polish Millet” - has been cultivated for eons.

http://www.eattheweeds.com/crabgrass-digitaria-sanguinalis-2/

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Digitaria_sanguinalis


19 posted on 09/27/2012 7:58:01 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: Marcella

BookMark for great ideas!!

Thank you and may God bless.
Tatt


20 posted on 09/27/2012 8:54:35 PM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Marcella; Jane Long

Steven Harris has a list of tested products (best batteries, chargers, inverters, etc) on his website.
These are mostly emergency power items.

How many of you know you already own a generator?

http://www.solar1234.com


21 posted on 09/28/2012 5:32:19 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: MrB

Bookmark


22 posted on 09/28/2012 10:31:13 PM PDT by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: MrB
Thanks for that link, there's nothing to beat recommends from someone who uses them!
23 posted on 10/04/2012 3:30:35 AM PDT by Titan Magroyne (What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.)
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