Skip to comments.What are you doing to prepare?
Posted on 10/07/2012 2:50:25 AM PDT by djf
We often have threads that quote recommendations of others about things you should do to prepare. Those threads usually focus on food, water, medicinal items, bug out preparations, etc.
So I think it would be interesting to find out what FReepers themselves are doing. Combined, we are probably one of the most intelligent, experienced, honest, and practical group on the planet.
Without further adieu! In the last two days I:
Bought 3 food grade 5 gallon buckets Bought enough oatmeal to fill one, which amounted to 18 lbs. Bought a 5 lb bag of tobacco (I'm a smoker, I admit it, but if SHTF, tobacco will be priceless) In my garden, I had a number of radish plants that went to seed, so I spent about an hour collecting radish seed pods.
So post away on what preps you are making. Hopefully, we can give ideas and help out people who are curious about what to do!
Just curios. How did the sights go out of calibration?
For some; it is cheaper to die.
Zombies are already dead so you need to dismantle them with extreme prejudice.
Order monthly lantern oil, wicks and parts
lamp oil & wicks
My mother grew up with a tin can with grease in it and a paper wick.
Extreme prejudice won’t work. They are already dead.
Besides, the question is what are U doing to prepare?
It would be good to have a camp stove for use in the kitchen when the power goes out. They can run on gasoline. I got a propane adapter for my Coleman stove. Got to have something to boil those Y2K beans for days. Got an antique 4 foot saw for firewood.
“We often have threads that quote recommendations of others about things you should do to prepare.”
Prepare for what, exactly? No sarcasm intended. And whatever the intelligensia says about it, who or what represents the intellegensia?
Is it preparation for four more years of Obama? Is it the December, 21, 2012 Mayan calendar thing? Biblical prophecy or some other catastrophic geological or astronomical event?
When something like that does not come to pass as expected, how many will be disappointed in the outcome? How many will be disappointed that they will not be able to say “we told you so”?
Sounds like the only thing you are missing is paragraphs!
Extreme prejudice= 454 Casull.
I grow and process my own tobacco. It's not rocket science. The stuff grows almost everywhere.
Well, I anticipated your question.
And if you can’t decide what you are preparing for, then that means you are not preparing for anything.
Besides, you know damn well what I mean. No food at the store. No gas. Even worse, no electricity or running water.
I am asking what people specifically did to prepare. Not whether they should or shouldn;t or even wait for the gummint to give them free cell phones or food stamps...
food stamps with wasabi.... yummmm....
Disasters can be more personal, a lost job, financial situation, whatever. After the market tanked in 2008, I wound up living for over a year on stored food and local forage.
Up until about 60 years ago, almost everyone went into fall with a room full of stored food. It's just conservative prudence to prepare to take care of yourself and your family, regardless of the circumstances.
Yeah; and some have over-complicated what they actually have to have to survive. - I grew up eating dried beans, potatoes, and cornbread every day, heating with a coal stove, going potty in an outhouse and toilet paper was a page torn out of the Sears and Roebuck catalog, tea cakes Momma made once in a while, water drawn by the bucket from a well, communal dipper in the bucket was our shared water glass, an 8 oz. soda and a small candy bar from the store was a treat. Our paper towel was a rag, our paper napkins were our shirt sleeves or the back of our hands, our Kleenex was a cloth handkerchief or a bit of toilet paper from school; I could go on, but it would gross you out.
Societal meltdowns happen. Really. Natural, social, political, personal, whatever the cause. Some are partial, a few are total. Prepping isn’t so much concerned with the cause, more with the odds that disasters happen and regardless the cause you may need to operate independently for a year.
The main worry now is economic collapse. Think Great Depression times ten. At least in the GD people were still close enough to the earth to manage gardens and chickens; nowadays the stores empty in 3 days in an emergency and nobody knows how to feed themselves thereafter.
Even if nothing happens, knowing how to care for ones self and family 100% is good for the soul.
I'm preparing for a coronal mass ejection to act like a global EMP, thus causing a run on the banks to deal with peak oil as global warming affects the fluoride in our drinking water to turn everyone into zombie hordes if they aren't imprisoned in FEMA camps ;^)
You didn't know?
Agreed. Tried it once.
Yeah...I miss those old catalogs...way cheaper than Charmin.
After harvesting this year’s crop of popcorn; I’m saving the cobs...just in case. Clean cobs will be the new currency after the SHTF. :-)
Shut off your home electricity, water, gas. Cut up the credit/debit/ATM cards.
Now carry on for a month.
No, it’s not far-fetched. It’s how humanity functioned for most of history. Most cellphone weilders today couldn’t make it.