Skip to comments.Food and Water Preps
Posted on 11/07/2012 4:22:22 PM PST by Kartographer
Living in an apartment doesn't mean you don't have room to store food and water! by being creative there is always some where to place a few items.
In my case it was under my bed!
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Another item we keep is empty wine casket bags, after enjoying the contents we wash them out and store them flat. each one holds 2 LTs and we must have a 100 of them in a closet, we could easily feel them in a few hours if needed in emergency, there's also a plastic sheet to line the bath tub, to create another source of water storage.
This is great advice, but it makes me scream, WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO MY COUNTRY when we have to resort to this?
God deliver us from evil.
I store a case of water in the trunk of my car....AND one in the house. I do rotate it as it picks up the plastic taste over time.
We’ve stored food as long as I can remember....because we canned and stocked up for winter in NYS. We all had fruit cellars and/or storage areas.
We had a fruit cellar and my mom filled it.
I am carrying on the tradition even though the house I'm in now surprisingly doesn't have a fruit cellar, because it's certainly old enough to.
Both places are in NY as well.
Winter alone makes stocking up worth it. Who needs to drag groceries through slop and what with the weather, God knows what the roads will be like.
Anyone who lives in this climate and doesn't stock up is a fool.
sometimes just buying an extra gallon of milk or two when you’re shopping...extra dozen eggs..extra bread...try to keep the perishables on hand that will last a week or two....
Those wine casket bags are neat. They lay flat and don’t take up any room. Too bad I don’t drink... although I’ve seriously considered taking up the habit these last few hours.
Saw this today ..... looked interesting & there is a free version:
Enter your family size and we do the rest. We show you the vital food storage you need for the number of people in your household and give you the tools to keep track of it.
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What’s the best way to build up your food storage? One can at a time. With stockupfood you can set a goal and measure your progress. Whether it’s 1 month or 6 you can adjust it at your pace. You will be surprised how quickly your supply builds.
Quickly add or remove amounts of food as you go through your supply. Your progress will be updated so you can always keep track on where you are at.
Eggs actually keep very well. They can sit at room temperature for a good three weeks and still be fine. In the fridge, months.
Rumor has it that the eggs bought in most stores are already some months old. The best bet is to buy them fresh from a farm and refrigerate them ASAP.
Milk keeps much better at colder temps. We set our refrigerator low, until the milk freezes. Then we gradually bump it up until it stops freezing when left in. It’s about 33-34. Every degree above freezing shortens the shelf life of milk significantly.
We are in the process of moving and my wife keeps asking...WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THE STUFF UNDER THE BED????
Thanks for the link
We’re on a well and have a pump if electricity goes out. Great option though....
“Darling, I put all that stuff under the bed so there’s no room for a rapist to hide there.
I love you....”
Here you go.
30 2.2 Gallon Mylar bags with spigots $35.90 (66 gallons)
50 2.2 Gallon Mylar bags with spigots $52.90 (110 gallons)
Just bought for me and the grown kids.
You can go a long time with little food, but water is a must!
Being prepared just comes second nature to us. We built 2 fireplaces when we built our house for backup heat. Left extra trees in the yard and on the extra lot we bought. Have camping gear, stoves and lanterns. A generator and kerosene heater.
Always have some water stored since we are on a well and water depends on electricity for the pump. We have rain barrels too for the garden during the dry periods, and the knowledge and equipment to make it potable.
Have always loaded up on very good sales and have a stash of basics on hand. Now that we are starting to can and dehydrate foods that we grow ourselves it is even better. We don't have to worry about chemicals or pesticides.
This is the way my parents and grandparents lived. My grandpa never had an indoor bathroom, and always hand pumped water from the well to bring to the house, until he was about 65 years old. Even then it was only cold water from the tap. I used to help grandma wash clothes using a wringer washer.
We lived through the kynesian economics of Nixon, Carter, stagflation and the misery index. Nothing taught the folly of price controls better the walking into the supper market to see nearly empty shelves reminiscent of Pics from the USSR stores. Like wise we learned the folly of easy money/double digit inflation which absolutely destroys the middle class.
Lived through the turbulence of the sixties, the riots, the cities burning. It'll probably get worse before it gets better. I am an American, I can improvise, and I will survive or go down fighting.
Be vigilant, get prepared, and pray like never before. Think of all the people behind the iron curtain. Think of the Jews in concentration camps. Think of people living in Haiti, or Israel, or any one of the other hell holes on earth.
We are still luckier than most of the people in the world. So get the pity party over, dust yourself off, and remember John Paul Jones - We have just begun to fight!
Only thing I would really miss is the air conditioning in the summer and the indoor toilet in the winter. LOL. Other than that, I don't need much.
True Water BOB’s are great. Just don’t try to bug out with a full on. ;-) And if you have to go somewhere to get more water they are a bit heavy to carry. A good prepper has more than one tool in his tool box.