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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

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61 posted on 09/29/2012 11:57:17 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: dynachrome
i get that...but regardless of how you pay, Walmart is giving your information to the police

they require you to produce a driver's license and record your name and DL# and forward same

MSP's firearms unit then runs a criminal history check on you looking for people that are prohibited from owning firearms and then use hits to get search warrants

problem is they are catching people who have legally purchased firearms prior to a retroactive application of several statutes

62 posted on 09/29/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by Abundy
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To: carriage_hill

WHa..WHAT!? Holy crap! Nice job! But I need to say, that there must be a threshold number of guns and rounds that the governement will use to tag the person as a crazed right-wing gun nut, no matter how sane and good, and then take all they have. Disperse some of that so they can’t take it all, should it happen.


63 posted on 09/29/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: Mr. K

Of all the things we buy for SHTF Hydrogen Peroxide, while an excellent tool, suffers from an absolute “Use by Date” deficiency.

When you buy H2O2 keep in mind it will absolutely expire and its efficacy will deteriorate exactly 3 years from when you buy it.

I mark the bottles in permanent ink of when I bought it and write in big “type” its expiration three years from that date.

Can’t tell you what to do with it when it expires but, I have tested 3 year +1 day H2O2 and it’s absolutely a dud.

So I also write the date 2.5 years from when I purchase it on the bottles.

Writing those two dates lets me make an informed decision about the efficacy of the product before I decide to use something else or grab a bottle that is within the “Use By”.


64 posted on 09/29/2012 12:03:04 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Abundy

” require you to produce a driver’s license and record your name and DL#”

Not good. here I just walk in, put some cash down and walk out with a box or two of ammo, though I tend to use Big5 sports stores when they have a sale.

http://www.sgammo.com is good

if you want to do online (i assume mastercard, etc. would rollover if asked to by the feds)


65 posted on 09/29/2012 12:05:10 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: Sawdring

Prolly from bugs, bed bugs? Good repellant.


66 posted on 09/29/2012 12:05:50 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: carriage_hill
Wow...that looks like the Duggar family's pantry.

What I'd give for a basement like that.....

67 posted on 09/29/2012 12:08:37 PM PDT by ErnBatavia (No tagline until JR gets the snail out of this site....as he promised moons ago.)
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To: CitizenM

All ya need is a shell—muscle, clam, but not oyster! Yeeouch!!


68 posted on 09/29/2012 12:10:30 PM PDT by SgtHooper (The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list.)
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To: volunbeer

The good maple syrup in glass jars will also last many years.


69 posted on 09/29/2012 12:11:33 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JoeProBono

“Preppers List : 10 Things To Do Now!”

Preppers List: 1 Thing To Do Now!

Move to another country.


70 posted on 09/29/2012 12:14:51 PM PDT by Gatún(CraigIsaMangoTreeLawyer)
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To: ponygirl

Put the rice and flours in the freezer to kill the bugs.


71 posted on 09/29/2012 12:24:56 PM PDT by bgill
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To: dynachrome
yeah...it's not good at all in the People's Republik of MD

I usually use ammoman or cheaperthandirt

and I realize that the CC companies will simply roll over...but the difference is LE would need a search warrant to get at the information

Walmart is simply providing it because it was asked to do so

someone will end up suing them

72 posted on 09/29/2012 12:36:54 PM PDT by Abundy
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To: JoeProBono

I never see ‘crunchy granola bars’ on prepper lists. Folks, you can live off of granola bars and peanut butter if the true collapse comes and having a fire would give away your position/cooking. No, it’s not grand fair, and I wouldn’t reccommend trying to live off of same for more than a couple of weeks, but granola bars are not expensive, an be purchased in large boxes at places like SAM’s or Costco and they keep very well in individually wrapped tow bar packets.

I buy the Nature Valley Crunchy Oats and Honey thirty packet boxes. Also, rolled oats (store brand of Quaker style quick breakfast oats) in large cylinder boxes are a great way to store oats you will use and require only water to reconstitute the oats. Add a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter and a handful of raisins and you have a complete nutritious meal.

The multi-vitamin supplement is a great idea, and having a couple of large bottles of D3 5000 IU around doesn’t hurt, especially if you anticipate ‘staying in’ a great deal during a catastrophe.


73 posted on 09/29/2012 12:39:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JoeProBono

Btt


74 posted on 09/29/2012 12:47:48 PM PDT by MattinNJ (Romney? Really? Seriously?)
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To: Brad from Tennessee

I have been an advocate for pistol caliber rifle and handgun pairing for years now. There are excellent and yet inexpensive carbines in 9mm and .40 cal (using Glock magazines), as well as lever .22 magnum, .38 spl, and .357 magnum weapons available. Nice to have same ammo for both pistol and rifle, with the rifle adding some to the feet per second of the rounds giving them more hitting power. A .357 lever rifle will bring down just about any North American mammal, except maybe griz or Kodiaks.


75 posted on 09/29/2012 12:48:53 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JoeProBono
White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.

Got a bag of brown rice that's seven years old and doin' fine. Add vinegar to the list.

76 posted on 09/29/2012 12:50:08 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: SgtHooper

For 8 calibers, there are only 11 firearms; not exactly an armory, but a well-represented, very, very choice collection of Class IIIs (suppressors, full-auto) and other goodies. 1911.45(2)/.357SIG(1)/.357Mag(1)/.223x45(3)/7.62x51(1)/.50cal(1)/12ga(2).

95% of the ammo was bought OTC at my FFL’s over past 11yrs, for cash, so there’s no records. Good advice, though, about ‘dispersing’ a fair amount of it. I have a 20ac Farm, so it’ll be easy to hide.


77 posted on 09/29/2012 12:55:30 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: ErnBatavia
Thanks; it's been a 1½-yr project, and worth the effort.
78 posted on 09/29/2012 12:59:01 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Libs, dems, unions, leftist scum & murderous muzzies - are like bacteria: attack, attack, attack!)
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To: ponygirl

Little tricks.

I have Petzl’s and I also have Cree head lamps. The Cree’s run 300 Lumen and programable down to 60 lumen.

More light is better but programming for lower and more appropriate lighting is better for me and gives me the ability to conserve battery.

The other thing I’ve done is taped a piece of Velcro to my Cree 900 lumens and another piece on my hats, shirts and the straps of my packs.

Gives me the advantage of carrying a great lighting system that can be attached for hands free where I need them and is less confusing (for me) in terms of working.

Drawback: my lights use the 18650 batteries which are recharchable but can also two 123’s for each battery bay. I have a ton of 123’s and couldn’t care less if I burn through them.

I also have ten 18650’s for each light tool. My main lighting uses only one 18650 and produces 700 lumen, even though the manufactuerer says it produces 900. I tested them against a major brand name and deduced they produce slightly less than the major brand, who claims 900 lumen.

So I have ten 501 Cree, which take only battery.

two Fenix TK35(900 lumen, or their claim 860 lumen)

and I have two Cree 3800 lumen lights. Great lights if you need to find someone, blind someone or just need to show off but, not really usuable. 3800 lumen is like holding a headlight in your hand and if you shine it on something close you will go blind from the throw back of the light bouncing back. You can lower it to 120 lumen or something like that but, at this point I like it for just showing off)

I know 18650 batteries are new to a lot of people but you need them and they are rechargable, so buy extra and keep em charged, even for the lower lumen lights.

Nothing like running around in the dark, suddenly losing your massive light tool and having backup power.

If anyone wants direction on these lights, feel free to ping me.

I won’t say the “Best part of” of these lights is just how in inexpensive they are compared to major brands and the amount of power you get proprotionaly ....Wait, I will.

They are better than major brands in terms of output.

I mean, if you want to buy a major brand like Fenix that’s fine. Hell, I have several and rely on them but, if you want more bang for you buck buy the Cree off brands.

Fenix 860 lumen is $100 bucks +.

The Cree’s are $13.00 bucks and deliver only slightly less light. The footprint is also completely and totally smaller.

If you take the Fenix it has a terrific feel and will blind everything but a zombie.

It’s slightly less than the size of a bottle of Coke.

The Cree, however, is slightly smaller than a candy bar. Think “Rolo’s”. Puts out amazing light.

I’ve also tested these “junky things”. I’ve dropped them, thrown them and dropped em in H2O”.

They work great and are 10% of the cost of a similarly performing light.

In terms of charging the batteries I have a cheap ass household charger and works just fine with my “mobile” solar charging system by “Goal Zero” solar charger.

The Cree


79 posted on 09/29/2012 12:59:14 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: JoeProBono
Have the .177, .22 and now the Gamo .25. The Gamo is a bit of a work out and the price has gone up. The price per 1K pellets cannot be beat. The air rifles are generally very quiet. Generally.



I cannot say enough about the air rifles for plinking, critters and practice. I have also purchased the BERETTA PX-4 Storm 16 shot Air Pistol (per the advice of an online friend and gunny).



This is perfect (25 foot target) for economical practice at home or in the basement. This is not really a toy and mimics real double action. Definitely wear safety glasses when practicing (more than one nasty ricochet).
80 posted on 09/29/2012 1:01:05 PM PDT by PA Engineer (What if the rabbit hole is endless?)
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