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Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!
thesurvivalistblog ^ | M.D. Creekmore

Posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono

No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt haven’t done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I don’t know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, it’s up to you to act. No one can do it for you.

No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesn’t come from the supermarket shelf it’s strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough.

But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you can do right now that will make you better prepared than probably 90% of the population.

And everything is available at your local shopping center – so it’s easy. You can do all ten steps at once or divide each into a separate week and shopping trip. But you need to get it done as soon as possible.

Keep in mind that this is only a starting point and isn’t presented here as a completed list.

1. Head to the nearest Wal-mart, Kmart, Costco or whatever and pick-up 20 lbs of white or brown rice and 20 lbs of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.

2. While you’re there grab 5 lbs mixed beans, 5 lbs of white sugar, 5 lbs of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 5 lbs oats, 10 lbs each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.

3. Now head over to the canned foods and pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables. Be sure to buy only those brands and contents you normally eat and nothing exotic. No need to shock the senses.

4. Now over to the canned meats. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna. Again buy only those brands with contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.

5. Okay. Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart. The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.

6. Over to the powdered drink mix – go on I’ll wait…Okay, pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass). Also grab six 19-Ounce Containers of Kool-Aid Drink Mix.

7. Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements. I buy this brand at the local Wal-Mart - comes in 200 count bottle for $8 each.

8. Now to the department we all love – sporting goods. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home.

9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon. More if you can, but this should be a good start. Also a good universal cleaning kit.

10. And lastly pick up the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb. Also grab two boxes of wooden matches and several multi-purpose lighters.

Don’t forget to date, use and rotate – remember first in first out. Let’s get started.

What would you add to the list?


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KEYWORDS: prepper; preppers; survival
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1 posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Here’s a nice site I found the other day:

http://72hours.org/


2 posted on 09/29/2012 9:58:23 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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3 posted on 09/29/2012 9:59:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Here's my staging area in the basement, still being stocked/rotated every week:


4 posted on 09/29/2012 10:02:06 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: JoeProBono

Don’t forget to pick up some Gatoraid powder.Get a good water filter too.


5 posted on 09/29/2012 10:02:53 AM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: JoeProBono

Vinegar and rubbing alcohol are good additions to the stock pile.

Lots of cheap asprin is good too.


6 posted on 09/29/2012 10:03:30 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: JoeProBono

I normally like to tease you WTSHTF types, but this type of preparedness (in moderation) is a very good idea in areas subject to natural disasters, especially earthquakes and hurricanes.

In California I always had 2 weeks food and water supply (water rotated) on hand. A month would probably be better.

Firearms and lots of ammo are always a good idea, in any circumstance.


7 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:06 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: cripplecreek

Don’t forget pickling salt.


8 posted on 09/29/2012 10:06:21 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Farmer Dean

9 posted on 09/29/2012 10:07:41 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Well, for once I can say I have everything there (except the flour) several times over.

In place of flour I have several cases of pilot bread crackers and 20 cans of BEGA canned cheese.

Any preppers out there in Central Kentucky?
Lexington Container
http://www.lexingtoncontainercompany.com/index.html


10 posted on 09/29/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: carriage_hill

Wow! What a nice set up!


11 posted on 09/29/2012 10:08:55 AM PDT by albie
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To: JoeProBono

bumpity-bump!


12 posted on 09/29/2012 10:09:12 AM PDT by redhead (Guns don't kill people...Planned Parenthood kills people.)
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To: JoeProBono

Liquor, beer and cigarettes are good for bartering!


13 posted on 09/29/2012 10:09:46 AM PDT by albie
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The other side of the basement’s got 10 shelf units of 360,000-rnds of ammo for 8 calibers, plus massive dbl-door gunsafe; no pics of that side posted...


14 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: JoeProBono

Very good advice. My husband took care of all of this after Obama was elected...very thankful he did.


15 posted on 09/29/2012 10:12:53 AM PDT by yellowdoghunter
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To: freedumb2003

Crosman Benjamin Trail NP All Weather


16 posted on 09/29/2012 10:13:22 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: cripplecreek
Lots of cheap asprin is good too.

A word of caution regarding aspirin is in order.

Aspirin will get toxic when it gets old. It should be tossed when exp date is reached. Fortunately it is cheap enough that you can lay in stock and replace it as that happens.

17 posted on 09/29/2012 10:14:30 AM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: cripplecreek

HYDROGEN PEROXIDE!!!

Great as a medical supply, disinfectant, cleaner, where you cannot use bleach.

Your doctors office is probably cleaned with this (you dont smell bleach there, do you)

And it is relatively cheap- less than a buck a quart bottle.

I sometimes pour a quart in the bath and soak in it.

I have at least 3 cases on-hand at any time


18 posted on 09/29/2012 10:16:22 AM PDT by Mr. K ("The only thing the World would hate more than the USA in charge is the USA NOT in charge")
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To: albie
Good thing that I can make all of those. ;)

/johnny

19 posted on 09/29/2012 10:17:14 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JoeProBono

Most excellent firearm.

I’ll definitely be picking one of those up (easier to find here in Texas).


20 posted on 09/29/2012 10:20:46 AM PDT by freedumb2003 (We can’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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