Skip to comments.Survivalists: Are you part of the new subculture?
Posted on 05/06/2011 8:20:22 PM PDT by Kartographer
At Red Dawn: Hunting, Survival, Recreation, they specialize in homesteading, emergency preparedness and first-aid.
Owner Gaylon Cornsilk first dreamed up this concept about a year ago.
The doors have been open just six months and business has exploded.
Cornsilk says, "This was kinda born out of a passion to see people prepared for any kind of emergency, natural or man-made. We are growing exponentially everyday. Obviously there's an air of people starting to notice and want to prepare for what's going on around them."
Donna Harper manages the store's long-term storage food section.
Some of the pre-packaged emergency food rations last five to 25 years; the rations sell out so quickly they cannot keep enough on premises.
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Can’t they just use their Y2K leftovers?
The Y2K leftovers were eaten after the dot com bubble crash.
Do they have any decent shooting ranges? I just want the shooting range part. I don’t care much for eating roots instructions.
Men of all sorts of races and creeds have been surviving for thousands of years, so I would say no.
A man who can can is a man who can.
I’ve been a Prepper for a looooong time. Came with being very poor for a number of years and sometimes not having enough to eat. But I also never forget, Jesus feed 5000 MEN, that wasn’t including the woman and children. With a few loaves of bread and a few fish.
when I get my new printer, I will finally print out your great work....
Somehow, I don’t think I could bring myself to believe that society is about to collapse unless I was able to walk down every shopping aisle and see it. When we get half an inch of snow, the stores may be short of bread and kerosene for a couple of days, but you don’t have half-mile lines and black markets in bread and kerosene. That takes time. That takes a kind of sustained, deepening panic that hysterical 2nd-page headlines can’t generate. I’ve been cought off guard by two major hurricanes and a couple of tornadoes, but I was able to hold out each time, although charity for victims of natural disasters is a good idea. A creeping politcal malaise peters out after a while, too. Elected officials terms end, and people vent their frustration. Don’t load up on too many MRE’s, because five years of trying to live off spoiled MRE’s may not be a life worth living, if things ever got that bad in the first place.
For anyone interested in long term storage of food, if kept cool and dry, 30 year shelf life for whole grain hard wheat is easily obtained. Once cracked or milled, it has to be used fairly soon or the released oils will oxidize and turn it rancid.
We don't use it for breads etc. just hot cracked wheat cereal. Easy to prepare the overnight way and love the nutty flavor. We have used both hard red and white wheat, slightly different flavors, but both are great.
We have had our old style SS Vita-Mix for about 20 years, and it is still as good as the day we bought it. But any good similar unit should suffice.
How to make hot cracked wheat cereal-Click here
I'd hate to be enslaved in urban America (where everything costs) with inflation coming. People get to thinking enslavement to the system where you can't control how much it takes to survive; is just how it really is everywhere; not true.
We have 2 kids in school, no loans, or aid. We could never do it if we lived in an urban area driving 2-3 new vehicles, spending all those bucks just to survive in that system to make the bucks it takes to stay alive. No joke folks, everybody needs to take a look at the game they are chasing.
If you aren’t going to finish those MREs, can I have em? Life might get rough for a while, but I fully intend to fight through it to better days.
Another thing to think about: how are you going to get at your fresh water and MRE’s if they’re under water, reduced to ash and steam, or buried under rubble? Granted, if you live in cave this may not be an issue provided that the roof doesn’t collapse and it doesn’t flood. There may be some old missile silos that are more affordable properties, but is someone that well prepared going to have a family that can put up with being in his company 24/7 for an extended period of time?
You don’t want my MRE’s. I like curry flavored ones. Just the same, go for variety if you’re buying in bulk.
I live in a place surrounded by 3 [or more] sites destined to be instantly vitrified.
Not much point in “stocking up” if you won’t even live long to see the pretty flashes.
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