Skip to comments.Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!
Posted on 09/29/2012 9:57:00 AM PDT by JoeProBono
No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt havent done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I dont know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, its 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 doesnt come from the supermarket shelf its 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 its 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 isnt 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 youre 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 Ill 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 youre 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.
Dont forget to date, use and rotate remember first in first out. Lets get started.
What would you add to the list?
Here’s a nice site I found the other day:
Don’t forget to pick up some Gatoraid powder.Get a good water filter too.
Vinegar and rubbing alcohol are good additions to the stock pile.
Lots of cheap asprin is good too.
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.
Don’t forget pickling salt.
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?
Wow! What a nice set up!
Liquor, beer and cigarettes are good for bartering!
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...
Very good advice. My husband took care of all of this after Obama was elected...very thankful he did.
Crosman Benjamin Trail NP All Weather
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.
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
Most excellent firearm.
I’ll definitely be picking one of those up (easier to find here in Texas).
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