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They Will Smell Your Food From Miles Away…
SHTF Plan ^ | 10/23/13 | Tess Pennington

Posted on 10/23/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT by Kartographer

Scenario: It’s been 20 days since the blackout and 3 days since you have eaten. All the store shelves have been cleared out and there is no sign of recovery. The lucky ones already made their way out of the city, but there are some who decided to stay in the neighborhood. After your daily dumpster diving for food and supplies, you are walking past an apartment complex and smell a delicious aroma. Could it be the smell of stew making its way out of the window of the abandoned apartment complex? At this point, you have nothing to lose and your sole thought is on survival. It’s either you or them so what would you do?

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1 posted on 10/23/2013 2:44:48 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 10/23/2013 2:45:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Easy:


3 posted on 10/23/2013 2:48:20 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Kartographer

Assuming the stench of rotting garbage and human excrement have not saturated the air.


4 posted on 10/23/2013 2:49:56 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Obama sends U.S. Marines to pick up his dog & basketballs. Benghazi? Nope.)
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To: Kartographer

Lots of apocalyptic movies (”The Road Warrior”, “A Boy and his dog”, etc.) involve a canine companion. There is a reason — human hunters have teamed up dogs for thousands of years. Dogs can smell, you know.


5 posted on 10/23/2013 2:52:11 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Kartographer
During the flood here in Colorado people worked together. Most of the ones that flew out gave their food and other stuff to those that stayed behind. Church of Christ Disaster Relief Effort and Fema gave food also. Anarchy was the rule but most people worked together. One guy got arrested twice for looting. Volunteer fire and Veterans held the bunch together. Those trying to take over did not get to far as they were seen through and handled by veterans.
6 posted on 10/23/2013 2:55:58 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kartographer

Oh I get it. I’m the one starving? I go after my liberal neighbors whom I know have no guns. Hell, I may feed the liberals to my dogs, but I care for my dogs to much.


7 posted on 10/23/2013 2:56:19 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: mountainlion
One guy got arrested twice for looting.

You're a pretty forgiving bunch.

8 posted on 10/23/2013 2:57:56 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: mountainlion
Something to keep in mind: in a local disaster, some folks will hang on because they know helping is coming. A helicopter WILL show up. Trucks or boats WILL arrive with food and water. Medical people ARE on their way.

In a truly national disaster, none of that will be true, and EVERYONE will know it.

9 posted on 10/23/2013 2:58:27 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy (21st century. I'm not a fan.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

You’re a pretty forgiving bunch.

He was not in our area.


10 posted on 10/23/2013 2:59:06 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kartographer

The “city” is the last place I would be.


11 posted on 10/23/2013 3:01:26 PM PDT by Rightwing Conspiratr1
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To: mountainlion; Kartographer
During the flood here in Colorado people worked together...
Volunteer fire and Veterans held the bunch together.
Those trying to take over did not get to far as they were
seen through and handled by veterans.
good to hear, the "common" social fabric is a target of the 0'Bozo admin...

12 posted on 10/23/2013 3:02:09 PM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: Kartographer

If you are in a house you could fire up your rocket stove in your fireplace and cook over that. I think going up the chimney would alleviate some of the food odor. The rocket stove gives off little smoke.


13 posted on 10/23/2013 3:03:12 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

In a truly national disaster, none of that will be true, and EVERYONE will know it.

The Boy Scout motto is “Be Prepared” When you can’t get to town because of normal weather for two weeks to a month you are prepared. It is a way of life. I still have Y2K beans and rice. In case of a national disaster things will not be too much different for me.


14 posted on 10/23/2013 3:03:18 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: DCBryan1
Mom and Dad Save The World
15 posted on 10/23/2013 3:06:31 PM PDT by Alex Murphy (Just a common, ordinary, simple savior of America's destiny.)
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To: Kartographer
This is where it may wind up. (link to the Free Republic thread)


16 posted on 10/23/2013 3:07:32 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

I am not going to hide. If is winter I will make smoke to keep warm. I can cook over it also. The only decision to make is which gun to keep handy.


17 posted on 10/23/2013 3:07:50 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kartographer
I certainly hope so. I plan to use the smell of cooking food to bait traps for feral humans. Once you clear 'em out, there shouldn't be any problem.

/johnny

18 posted on 10/23/2013 3:10:00 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer

I’ve been in an “unpleasant” area (long story, professional decision that I would not make again), and I don’t think I would have smelled a five star restaurant. Sewage, decay, garbage, and the other smells of SHTF would almost certainly overwhelm the smell of good food. By the time those smells are gone, I suspect most troublemakers would be gone also.

What would I do for food if I had nothing left? Certainly not try to take it from someone who had food days, weeks, or months into a disaster. That sounds like an extremely bad idea. More likely, I would offer to work, patrol, assist, build, repair, etc. in return for food.


19 posted on 10/23/2013 3:10:53 PM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: mountainlion

Keep your eyes peeled downwind.


20 posted on 10/23/2013 3:11:49 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Kartographer

Had someone rifling through my trash can two weeks ago.

Woke me up.

4:00AM.

Caught him red handed.

Well, red pawed...

400 - 600 pound bear.

If I needed the food, he would have been acceptable.

We were less than three feet apart (and a door, of course).

Easy shot at that range...


21 posted on 10/23/2013 3:15:39 PM PDT by BBB333 (Q: Which is grammatically correct? Joe Biden IS or Joe Biden ARE an idiot?)
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To: gundog

Keep your eyes peeled downwind.

That is the dog’s job. I am backup on that one.


22 posted on 10/23/2013 3:16:21 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Most dogs of my acquaintance point their noses into the wind. They’re great for facing away from the fire at night, though.


23 posted on 10/23/2013 3:17:53 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Pollster1

“offer to work”
And that is one of the best survival skills.


24 posted on 10/23/2013 3:17:56 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Kartographer

Boil socks?


25 posted on 10/23/2013 3:20:15 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: BBB333

Bears are great survival food, full of needed fat. Plus useful grease, and a fur coat.


26 posted on 10/23/2013 3:21:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: mountainlion

Yep, elite panic strikes again.


27 posted on 10/23/2013 3:21:05 PM PDT by 1010RD (First, Do No Harm)
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To: gundog

They bark at things in the night at least twice a night now. Bears from downwind would be my greatest concern. Bears and mountain lions would take most of the prowlers at nigh.


28 posted on 10/23/2013 3:22:49 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: 1010RD

Boil socks?

***

They’re more palatable that way.


29 posted on 10/23/2013 3:23:09 PM PDT by pax_et_bonum (Never Forget the Seals of Extortion 17 - and God Bless Americad)
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To: Travis McGee

Bear grease is great for sealing containers. Crocks of meat used to be sealed with a layer of grease on top. There are too many tricks of survival to mention because there are more situations to consider.


30 posted on 10/23/2013 3:25:37 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: mountainlion

Well we are not going to be in suburbia so it won’t matter to us. Up in the mountains there will be so much smoke from everyone’s woodstoves nobody will know who’s cooking what. But in the burbs you might need to think about it.


31 posted on 10/23/2013 3:25:51 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

during the North Korean commie famine of the mid-90’s (not the one they are having now) millions perished. Escapee’s said the ones who suffered and died the most were those most loyal and trusting of the government to come and help them.


32 posted on 10/23/2013 3:26:03 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Alex Murphy

I’ve seen that grenade before, but can’t remember from where. What’s it from?


33 posted on 10/23/2013 3:27:55 PM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Has anyone seen my tagline? It was here yesterday. I seem to have misplaced it.)
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To: Travis McGee

Reminds me of an old Homer & Jethro tune about a guy who got a new “coat made out of polar bear hide, still had the polar bear inside”.


34 posted on 10/23/2013 3:28:15 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

But in the burbs you might need to think about it.

Best reply so far. I suppose a still might be a smell that many might track down.


35 posted on 10/23/2013 3:28:20 PM PDT by mountainlion (Live well for those that did not make it back.)
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To: Kartographer

In a real SHTF situation, people will be eating what they have in the fridge and pantry for several days. But, one has to think about the ones who don’t have three days of water/food and most likely those are the ones who are more prone to violence faster than other folks.

After two days of not caring about food smells, I will go into the “no smell” period which means I use my canned heat and Sterno stoves upstairs in an extra bathroom dressing area with no windows. Space under the door will be stuffed with a towel. The door to that bathroom will never be left open. I can do that for more than a year.

I can drink water downstairs but not eat food downstairs unless it doesn’t smell, like maybe a granola bar.

The article says exactly what I thought should be done and that’s using canned heat and Sterno stoves. And, as said in the article, I won’t be going outside in front of my house. I can go outside under a roofed deck immediately outside my back door because there are high brick walls no one can see over, especially if I’m under the roof of that deck.

Don’t be up front with your preps to anyone when the SHTF. It is not bragging time about what you have.


36 posted on 10/23/2013 3:34:39 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Rightwing Conspiratr1

“The “city” is the last place I would be.”

It’s according to your definition of “city” and according to where you are in that undefined city.


37 posted on 10/23/2013 3:37:14 PM PDT by Marcella ((Prepping can save your life today. I am a Christian, not a Muslim.))
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To: Marcella

If it happens in the winter, we can eat from our freezer for quite awhile, we keep it out in the garage. Would save the canned goods for later.


38 posted on 10/23/2013 3:41:15 PM PDT by MomwithHope (Let's make Mark Levin's The Liberty Amendments a reality!)
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To: pax_et_bonum
Don't forget the classic "filet of sole."


39 posted on 10/23/2013 3:56:40 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: Kartographer

But, you can always add the smell of burning zombies to counter the good food smell.
Remember, the good food smell can also be used as a bobby trap diversion.


40 posted on 10/23/2013 4:01:59 PM PDT by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est. New US economy: Fascism on top, Socialism on the bottom.)
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To: DCBryan1

.....:o)


41 posted on 10/23/2013 4:15:29 PM PDT by Squantos ( Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everyone you meet ...)
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To: Kartographer

What do you do? You go fish. Coast. Streams. Lakes. There’s urban fishing, too. Nutrias. Rats. Crawdads.

Snakes are easy to kill. Slow creatures. City pets, pet stores, and zoos are easy pickings, too.

What you avoid are humans, especially groups of them or someone dug in with supplies. Anyone with a fire and food is a high risk to have tools and weapons, and avoiding being wounded or expending energy fighting is like stocking up with 5 course meals for a couple of months in energy equivalence.

The flip question is how do you behave when you have food that others do not have. Killing “everyone” is a high risk plan, for example...as is “trusting everyone.”

Do you sleep out on a boat on a lake, under an overpass, on top of a skyscraper, out in a field, in a forest, in a bunker, in a house with more windows than you can monitor?

Do you shelter in place or bug out?

Do you yell to a passerby that you will trade a can of food if he chops up firewood for you?

Pure survival is the easy part. With a knife, shoes, a pot, and a fire starter...maybe even less (just a knife for the hard core), boiling water to be safe, catching rainwater, carving spears, and you’ve got the basics.

The hard part is the step above pure survival. Interacting with anyone else, such as trading. Entertainment. New social structures.


42 posted on 10/23/2013 4:24:35 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: Kartographer

Take a small barrel. Put in wood. motor oil and urine. Ignite with gas. A putrid odor that will mask any food aroma.


43 posted on 10/23/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by jetson
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To: Southack
The hard part is the step above pure survival. Interacting with anyone else, such as trading. Entertainment. New social structures.

Remember Eric Robert Rudolph? He was an expert survivalist. The Feds said he probably never would have been caught if he didn't get lonely.

44 posted on 10/23/2013 4:46:31 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: PLMerite

Lol. Good one. Love Chaplin.


45 posted on 10/23/2013 4:50:07 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Grease collecting in soot in the chimney can alight if the temp rises too high in the chimney, so try not to cook fatty foods like bacon, etc with the smoke and grease rising in the chimney. Those bacon smells linger in the air for a loooong time, too.


46 posted on 10/23/2013 4:59:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Or just use the smell of the cooking HUMANS that came in the previous group (Why waste the food?)


47 posted on 10/23/2013 5:44:26 PM PDT by The Duke
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To: NautiNurse
Assuming the stench of rotting garbage and human excrement have not saturated the air.

New Yorkers would be used to that already and filter it out as everyday smells.......

48 posted on 10/23/2013 6:03:43 PM PDT by doorgunner69
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To: Kartographer

Well, my first thought was that they will only smell the rotting bodies of those that came looking my food.


49 posted on 10/23/2013 6:08:14 PM PDT by higgmeister ( In the Shadow of The Big Chicken!)
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To: Kartographer

Where have the city dwellers gone? Out to the country? Ha haha ha!


50 posted on 10/23/2013 6:08:31 PM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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