I have been doing some preparing, I suggest all check out honeyville grains products, reasonable prices and shipping is 4.99 for whatever you get, most of the items have a shelf life of between 5 and 20 years, plus we have been trying the different items and they are good, esp. the TVP products, tried the Taco TVP(textured vegetable product, soy)and it was great. I also have a fair amount of food in mylar bags, either in 5 gal pails or in boxes, some bulk, and some in smaller amounts, like oatmeal 2 lb 10oz, in one bag so I don't have to open up 20lb tub, but something that is missing is water, I don't think many folks consider how much water we need. Drinking, cooking, cleaning, and hygiene. If there ends up being a SHTF event, then staying healthy is going to be paramount. I have developed a system that uses 4 5 gal buckets one with a 100-50 micron filter, next 50-20, next 20-5, and last 2 ceramic filters. My proceedure is first filter water with cheesecloth, let water settle to remove heavy stuff, then pour into 5 gal bucket, I have a fixture at the bottom made out of a PVC cap with holes drilled in it, I put more gauze and filter water one more time, then it gets poured into each bucket with filter progressively getting cleaner. For basic hygine the 5 micron water is fine, for drinking use ceramics which get down to 99.5(but take longer to filter). If you have buckets set up for all containers this is a continuous process, final water still should be treated with clorine of some type household bleach, calciun hypoclorite, or UV(found a 12 volt unit). Last point you will need something larger than 5 gal buckets to store water, you can use bathtub in short term, but 55 gal food grade barrels probably best, my 2 cents
posted on 10/07/2012 5:43:29 AM PDT
Sounds like the only thing you are missing is paragraphs!
posted on 10/07/2012 5:55:15 AM PDT
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