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Emergency Survival Supplies To Buy Used
Personal Liberty Digest ^ | 10/08/2012 | Peggy Layton

Posted on 10/08/2012 4:10:08 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

There are all kinds of places to get survival items such as Goodwill Industries, Deseret Industries, thrift shops, estate sales, yard sales, garage sales, fundraisers, pawn shops, flea markets, moving sales and Internet sites such as Craigslist, Half.com, eBay and Amazon.

Every Saturday during the good-weather months, I sneak off in the mornings to see what I can find at the local yard sales. I am always on the lookout for things like camping equipment, sleeping bags, wool blankets, backpacks and medical supplies.

I am also stockpiling emergency supplies, canning supplies, medical supplies, lighting, garden tools, hand tools, fishing equipment, warm winter clothing, bedding, fuel, guns and ammo. Whenever I find a bargain, I add it to my stockpile.

You can find myriad useful survival items at garage sales and thrift stores. I love garage sales, and I always find good stuff — like the time I found a Vitamix for $25 and a Champion Juicer for $50. My last great find was 10 oil lamps still in the package for $3 each; I bought them all.

The following categories include a list of items that can be found secondhand and will save you money.

(Excerpt) Read more at personalliberty.com ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Books/Literature; Food; Health/Medicine; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: emergency; preparedness; preppers; prepping; survival; usedstuff; yardsales

1 posted on 10/08/2012 4:10:11 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Water and Ammo. matches. fuel to get where your going.

All the Beanie Winnies that you can tote. It will not be pretty.


2 posted on 10/08/2012 4:20:35 PM PDT by hadaclueonce (you are paying 12% more for fuel because of Ethanol. Smile big Corn Lobby,)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Two - count ‘em - at least two, manual can openers lest you sit staring blankly at those cans of Beanie Weenies, wishing you could eat ‘em. (Ha! Can openers are probably on your list, but I couldn’t read it all this go around.)


3 posted on 10/08/2012 4:31:44 PM PDT by Twinkie (Live and let live.)
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To: Kartographer

FYI


4 posted on 10/08/2012 4:35:23 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


5 posted on 10/08/2012 4:38:35 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Tried several times but could not pull up the page with the link given.


6 posted on 10/08/2012 4:40:34 PM PDT by Ab Alius Domitor ("In the end; the winner")
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To: Twinkie
The P-38 and P-51 openers are cheap and easy to carry on a keychain. I always have one with me.

/johnny

7 posted on 10/08/2012 4:43:22 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper

You left out the reminder to duct-tape it together so it doesn’t assault your femoral artery.


8 posted on 10/08/2012 4:54:33 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Twinkie
You should know how to open a can without a "can opener".

Just a punch and mallet will make short work of any can. Yes, it is not as neat but Martha Stewart is not going to be around to "tisk tisk" your handy work.

9 posted on 10/08/2012 4:55:32 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Fate plays chess and you don't find out until too late that he's been using two queens all along)
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To: DuncanWaring
LOL! True. It does travel better when taped shut. ;)

/johnny

10 posted on 10/08/2012 4:56:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Ab Alius Domitor
Tried several times but could not pull up the page with the link given.

I just got it to come up with no trouble.

Try this link:
http://personalliberty.com/2012/10/08/emergency-survival-supplies-to-buy-used/


11 posted on 10/08/2012 4:56:51 PM PDT by Iron Munro (Obamaspeak: An army of pompous phrases marching across the landscape in search of an idea.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

The comments are more interesting than the article, IMO. I tend to agree with those who opine that roving bands of gangs will be looting and burglarizing....and murdering.

We have no choice but to try to drive some place else...or stand our ground. I can envision gangs shooting the tires out of vehicles of refugeeing citizens to steal their supplies. It wouldn’t be pretty.


12 posted on 10/08/2012 5:02:28 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: JRandomFreeper
The P-38 and P-51 openers are cheap and easy to carry on a keychain. I always have one with me.

available at link! (click pic)

WX2-126119 - 100 - Pk. Mil - style P - 38 Can Openers Buyer's Club $17.99


13 posted on 10/08/2012 5:02:45 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: JRandomFreeper

PS- MADE IN USA


14 posted on 10/08/2012 5:04:44 PM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: prairiebreeze
Some older single guys that hunt will be out hunting ferals, I expect. ;)

Long time, no see. Hope you and yours are doing well.

/johnny

15 posted on 10/08/2012 5:11:18 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: DuncanWaring; JRandomFreeper
“You left out the reminder to duct-tape it together so it doesn’t assault your femoral artery.”

I offered Johnny a purse to carry the can opener (that's where mine is), and he refused it. Imagine, too macho to carry a woman's purse. Let him bleed to death if he forgets the duct tape. I have P51 openers. Giving them for Christmas presents to friends.

16 posted on 10/08/2012 5:31:24 PM PDT by Marcella (Republican Conservatism is dead. PREPARE.)
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To: Twinkie

P-38’s!


17 posted on 10/08/2012 5:33:02 PM PDT by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: Marcella
I'd just lose a purse. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 10/08/2012 5:38:19 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Harmless Teddy Bear
You should know how to open a can without a "can opener".

I haven't tried it yet, but I've read that if you rub the end of the can against an abrasive surface, like cinderblock, brick or concrete, you can sand off the thin layer of metal on the bead and the lid will then lift right off.

19 posted on 10/08/2012 6:13:54 PM PDT by Teotwawki (For a person to get a thing without paying for it, another must pay for it without getting it.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I wondered about the propensity of so many SHTF-ers toward collecting camping supplies. It’s dawning on me, that they rely on government funding for their incomes and might be unable to make mortgage and rent payments during the austerity phase.


20 posted on 10/08/2012 6:42:10 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: WVKayaker

Most mid and large size “swiss army” knives have a P-38 type can opener as do Leatherman tools.


21 posted on 10/08/2012 6:57:53 PM PDT by Neidermeyer
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To: familyop
Who has a mortgage or pays rent?

Only thing I worry about is the annual shakedown by the local criminals local taxes.

Having fed tens of thousands of meals in the field, I'm good with camping equipment.

/johnny

22 posted on 10/08/2012 6:58:45 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: prairiebreeze
I tend to agree with those who opine that roving bands of gangs will be looting and burglarizing....and murdering.

Roving bands won't last for very long. Americans will form local militias very quickly. Roving bands can only last if they are supported by a government. Local militias will quickly establish communications with state governments. If they have to, State governments can reestablish a Federal government.

I would be much more worried about a federal coup that used existing mechanisms to subjugate local areas.

23 posted on 10/08/2012 7:11:13 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Neidermeyer
Most mid and large size “swiss army” knives have a P-38 type can opener

I hadn't thought about that. I once worked for a Swedish company (un-named) and they seem to hand out multi-purpose knives for every occassion. I have a box full of them, from itty bitty to large.

I never understood why a Swedish company would hand out Swiss army knives. But the glug was great at Christmas.

/johnny

24 posted on 10/08/2012 7:27:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Iron Munro

The wool blankets are available cheap through Sportsman’s Guide in their quarterly surplus catalog. Good stuff, very reasonably priced.


25 posted on 10/08/2012 9:31:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN

I’ve gotten wool blankets and throws from Sierra Trading Post at great prices. Here is a throw that would be $44.17 if you signed up for their Deal Flyer. Excellent quality.

http://www.sierratradingpost.com/johnstons-of-elgin-shetland-wool-throw-blanket~p~2619g/?filterString=s~elgin-of-johnston%2Ffor-the-home~d~3%2F&colorFamily=23


26 posted on 10/08/2012 11:41:52 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I stopped at an estate sale and got two “vintage” 5-gal gas cans, very nice shape, for $24...and one of them had 4 gallons of good gas in it.


27 posted on 10/09/2012 4:36:40 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’d be interested in reading ideas for long-term, outdoor (just in case), gun/ammo storage.


28 posted on 10/09/2012 6:40:27 AM PDT by RavenATB
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I’m seeing less and less great deals and prep items are getting scarce at garage sales. Me thinks the sheeple are are waking up.


29 posted on 10/09/2012 8:21:51 AM PDT by bgill
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To: Taffini

The Sportsman’s Guide blankets are EU mil surplus and very inexpensive, like twelve for fifty-four bucks, IIRC . [item #H2M-62845 90 x 64 size, new never used]


30 posted on 10/09/2012 10:24:09 AM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Well said on frugality and local taxes. We learn from the experience, eh?


31 posted on 10/09/2012 11:26:39 AM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ah, “camping supplies!” There are differences between what we’re doing and what they’re planning on doing. ;-)

Sez Familyop, “Oh! Here’s comes Mr. Survivalist Dude now.”

[*Clink* *Jingle* *Rattle* *Sigh* *Moan*...Mr. Dude, carrying a superflazmatic pup tent in a pouch, 6 rifles, 84 magazines of ammunition, 12 wire saws, 3 pocket water purifiers, 2 hatchets, 4 commando/ninja knives, 3 Swiss Army knives, 2 dozen dehydrated rations,...]

JRandomFreeper replies, “Yep. He doesn’t look too good. Let’s give ‘em a hand and mess with ‘im a little.”


32 posted on 10/09/2012 12:00:10 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop
Camping gear works at home, when power is out, gas is out, and water is off.

I seriously doubt that anyone would try to do what you imagine.

Lots of folks use the term 'survivalist' as a pejorative. To those that sneer, I have to ask what the opposite of a survivor is?

33 posted on 10/09/2012 12:08:03 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: MHGinTN

well, that is a huge price difference. Maybe Sierra Trading Post wool throws are better for Christmas gifts for mom’s in cold weather states


34 posted on 10/09/2012 12:22:48 PM PDT by Taffini ( Mr. Pippen and Mr. Waffles do not approve and neither do I)
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To: JRandomFreeper

JRandomFreeper ~ “ Lots of folks use the term ‘survivalist’ as a pejorative. To those that sneer, I have to ask what the opposite of a survivor is? “

The opposite of survivor is : VICTIM !


35 posted on 10/09/2012 12:46:48 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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To: Tilted Irish Kilt

Survivor = pro-active

Victim = passive, submissive


36 posted on 10/09/2012 12:49:03 PM PDT by Tilted Irish Kilt (Islam is a religion AND a political system. There is no separation of church and state in Islam)
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To: JRandomFreeper

The more commentary we see from the “BOB”/”WROL” (”bug-out bag”/”without rule of law”) city folks, the less welcome they become outside of their cities.


37 posted on 10/09/2012 1:30:00 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JRandomFreeper

And camping gear is useless.


38 posted on 10/09/2012 1:42:42 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: familyop
Really? Useless? I've cooked meals here for neighbors when power was out after a storm. I cooked those meals over camping stoves. Under one of those camping awnings.

Nah, not useless. What is useless is negative nellies that just want to run down people that are doing something to prepare for their local disasters.

/johnny

39 posted on 10/09/2012 1:48:16 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: JRandomFreeper
"I cooked those meals over camping stoves. Under one of those camping awnings."

That would be well over 100 gallons of camping stove fuel per year and many awnings for surviving the end of the world. ;-)

"...when power was out after a storm...local disasters."

The authoress of the posted article included "...canning supplies, medical supplies...garden tools, hand tools, fishing equipment,..." She was writing about the end of the world.

But that's fine. You city folks do things your way. ;-)


40 posted on 10/09/2012 4:02:29 PM PDT by familyop ("Wanna cigarette? You're never too young to start." --Deacon, "Waterworld")
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To: JRandomFreeper

Hello John, always a pleasure to see your posts.


41 posted on 10/09/2012 4:02:41 PM PDT by prairiebreeze (Don't be afraid to see what you see. -- Ronald Reagan)
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To: familyop
I'm much more concerned about the one week outages that occur here after extreme weather events than the end of the world. But I can handle longer term disasters as well.

"...canning supplies, medical supplies...garden tools, hand tools, fishing equipment,..." She was writing about the end of the world.

Or, she could have been writing about my barn/shop and living through the here and now.

I don't pretend to know people's motivations. I do know that the more folks prepare for themselves, the more ammo I save. I damn sure don't sneer at them.

/johnny

42 posted on 10/09/2012 4:09:35 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Mich Patriot

Did you get stabilizer for the gas?


43 posted on 10/09/2012 9:42:28 PM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Obama should change his campaign slogan to "Yes, we am!" Sounds as stupid as his administration is.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

I poured it into my motorcycle and used it up, then refilled it. I do have sta-bil for my generator gas. The extra tanks I keep on hand I just run through the bike every spring. Gas seems fine for a year, as long as I remember to refresh it.


44 posted on 10/10/2012 4:27:36 AM PDT by Mich Patriot (PITCH BLACK is the new "transparent")
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To: JRandomFreeper
"I don't pretend to know people's motivations."

The motivations in these discussions are advertised in detail. I don't pretend to ignore them.

"I do know that the more folks prepare for themselves, the more ammo I save. I damn sure don't sneer at them."

Let's cut to the chase. I've designed and built rural utilities (sanitation, water, power, etc.) and houses. I've done agricultural work as a business and as an employee. I've been an extreme cold weather instructor. I was in a combat specialty for a few years and served as an instructor in the same. I've roughed it in otherworldly environments, the likes of which, most of you couldn't imagine. I've studied and built components of home energy systems for about a decade. I now live, work and play in a climate that brings several feet of ice, 100+ mph winds and ~ -35 F every winter.

The "bugout bag" business is retarded and will get a lot of people killed. It's stupid. It's ridiculous and deserves ridicule.

To the SHTF-ers... Get a piece of land--a cheap one, at least. Have a well drilled. Pitch in on such an effort with others, if you can get along well enough. Learn more about hygiene. Learn much more about natural thermal properties of materials and interactions. Do exercise. Lose weight. Quit smoking. Don't do drugs.

In other words, try doing some actual work! Otherwise, stay in the cities, where most slobs are safer.

JRandomFreeper, we need a bond collapse, repudiation of debt and all that would follow. It'll take out a lot of trash. But it won't allow for the glorious, evil scenario imagined by so many currently comfortable slobs. They'll just go slowly down into poverty and live the rest of their short lives locked in the humiliating sight of those they looked down upon before. There is no escape except for suicide for the remainder of the middle class. They'll fall like rain, soon, because we don't have an adequate manufacturing base of real men working to support their expensive bureaucrat/service positions.

Have fun. Enjoy the slide. I know that I will.


45 posted on 10/15/2012 10:00:24 AM PDT by familyop (We Baby Boomers are croaking in a thunderous avalanche of rottenness smelled around the earth.)
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