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Posted on 10/24/2011 6:41:25 PM PDT by Kartographer
"Nobody can afford right off the bat to buy 20 years of dehydrated mashed potatoes," he said.
He would buy a little extra every time he went to the store. Peace of mind increases as the larder grows, he said.
"If you stock food for a year and lose your job, you can at least eat for a year," he said.
Besides food and water, his stash includes certain medicines and some cash -- "If it's worth anything in the end" -- and important documents, some of which he's duplicated and stored off site.
"You can't be prepared for everything, but for whatever you can," he said.
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Underestimation can be fatal.
We are on the edge. Everyday there is a new story about the Yutes who grow more restless everyday and when you add the fact that because of the economy people are already on edge it wont take much to set things off.
Reminds me of one of my favorite quotes:
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: The Siege of AR-558 (#7.8) (1998)
Quark: Let me tell you something about Hew-mons, Nephew. Theyre a wonderful, friendly people, as long as their bellies are full and their holosuites are working. But take away their creature comforts, deprive them of food, sleep, sonic showers, put their lives in jeopardy over an extended period of time and those same friendly, intelligent, wonderful people... will become as nasty and as violent as the most bloodthirsty Klingon. You dont believe me? Look at those faces. Look in their eyes.
Today we have yutes who roam our streets who are with out morals, without respect for law or life itself. They will look are you with the same doll eyes a shark does before he eats you and they will feel no more compassion than the shark does.
That will be the test of many. Most preppers I know are Christian people and they will hesitate to do what they might have to do to stop the yutes. On the other hand the yutes wont think twice nor lose a minute of sleep, in fact they will smile and laugh about it.
For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:
For those of you who havent started already its time to prepare almost past time maybe. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
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That's very true. But most of us can afford to toss a couple of extra cans of vegetables in the cart every week. There's no reason that you can't hit Costco or your favorite warehouse store for a $12, 50 lb. sack of flour or a $15 dollar 25 pound sack of rice.
When you're at Home Depot or Lowes toss one of those $3 cases of water bottles or one of those larger 5 gallon jobs for $5 into your cart. It took us a about a year but by my estimation we could go 3 months at least before things got ugly from a food perspective. That's miles ahead of what most American households have. We did it all very low key, too. So it's not like anyone saw us unloading a truck load of stuff into our house at once.
I know you take some crap from a few folks around here, Kart. But I really appreciate all you've done.
Kartographer - Ignore the naysayers and trolls.
This is a good find and good post - thanks.
Here is a link to Part 1 of this series:
“20 years of dehydrated mashed potatoes’
Relatively cheap, actually, even for the exaggerated time span. Gotta mix in a lotta squirrel!
Imagine that...they sould like regular people.
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The communists always seem to try to control food. They say “how will the people get bread if the governmrnt does not give it to them”. Of course, they want to control who survives and who does not. You can see MooseChelle trying to lay the groundwork for government food control. If the government pays for your health care (even though it is paid with money stolen from you) they will try to control what you can eat because they will claim it affects health care costs.
A little bit at a time also helps to prevent spousal unit difficulties. One can build up a pretty nice larder before she/he figures out what’s going on.
Flipping out and dropping serious money all at once “Whattaya mean we can’t use the garage anymore??” is a sure fire way to cause problems.
We rest much better around here now that we're better prepared to deal with break-ins and such.
Of course there's the nice sense of security one feels when one has just stored away enough food to feed the family for another month.
I just got off the phone with a fellow prepper planning to slaughter our first wild hog at his place next Saturday (provided he gets a good shot).
A couple of us are just starting up rural machine shop, which is also part of the picture of self-empowerment.
Next on my list is to learn ham radio.
And I wouldn't trade the great new friends I've made through my local prepper group for anything.
The American phoenix is slowly rising again. Within five years or so, the US will be well on its way to self-sufficiency in fuel and energy. Manufacturing will have closed the labour gap with China in a clutch of key industries. The current account might even be in surplus.
It sounds like you've got things 'humming' down there.
I too feel more secure (in many ways) these days than before too.
I think about prepping everyday and usually wind up doing something too.
as for prepping...I am very disorganized...I do have extra peanut butter, foil,plastic wrap,extra sugar, pasta, rice etc...but I don't use mylar or 5 gal buckets...I freeze pasta/rice for 2 wks then put them in canning jars with an oxygen absorber....I have at least 140 cans of tuna!...that is my pride and joy...lol....
but not organized pretty....I'm working on that....
Naysayers are liberals that haven’t been mugged yet.
With enough hot sauce, even beans and rice can be pretty darn good.
Sometimes when I'm in my office in the afternoons I'll take a little break and cast my eyes around and make note of everywhere I could put a 5-gallon bucket of long-term food storage. That bucket could feed a person for the best part of a month.
Now I'm thinking of clearing all the old, obsolete books out of my bookcases, which I can use to extend our family cupboard.
This week I'm working on fleshing out (no pun intended) my first aid kit, and maybe doing some work with water filtration.