Skip to comments.10 Things To Do Now While You Still Can
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 havent already done so.
2. Secure your source of water.
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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?
I can “do” God?
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 havent already done so. Done except for some items that aren’t vital.
2. Secure your source of water. Done.
1. GOD. Done.
Great job! Curious as to how you’ve prepared to or gotten off the grid...if you don’t mind sharing.
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!........
For those of you who havent started already its 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.
Out of the ten, we’ve got three, with three more in progress.
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.
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
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.
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?
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.
Awesome, thanks for sharing!
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 :)
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.
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.
BookMark for great ideas!!
Thank you and may God bless.
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?
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