Skip to comments.No Matter How Much Food You’ve Got Stored, It Will Eventually Run Out in a Full-Blown Collapse
Posted on 03/01/2012 10:29:42 AM PST by blam
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My old tag line is back in vogue!
Exactly. I'm already part of a neighborhood group.
Natgeo’s “doomsday preppers” is run by a bunch of jerks with no principles who intend to discredit “preppers” to the maximum extent possible.
What a brilliant observation!
All that meticulous planning and equipment acquisition and never a thought on what to run it off of...
I'm encouraged because the neighbors call each other to remind each to watch.
How long would that pig meat last without electric power to your freezer for - say - 8 months?
And the other pigs running around - maybe 100 pounds each - how long would they feed a family without a freezer? Each pig would last less than three days unless you have the means and know-how to dry preserve meat. Then again every other family in the area will be after the same pigs - so curing them might not be an issue.
We have had various friends tell us.....come the revolution we know where to go. My response is always....don’t bother.
They all get a puzzled look on their face.
No mention of anything for heat? Those solar panels won’t make enough elec for heating in northern states. Two acres won’t produce enough wood for heating, it will take 5-10 acres just for that.
Can I borrow this? Funny as hell.
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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
Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.
There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.
Underestimation can be fatal.
Good post. I agree with the experience requirement. If you are not set up and doing it when the SHTF you are screwed. Minimum of 3 years well hidden food per person to allow for mistakes, weather, theft, disease, etc to food production. In a full grid down figure on a survival rate of less that 20% but maybe 5% in metropolitan areas and those will be the cannibals. When there is no food everyone starves, everyone. No Red Cross, no FEMA, no Army to the rescue. Set up your farm with defensive traps. Each attacking group will fall for it since there is no learning curve. All in the attack group must be killed. Pre dig trenches in out of the way places for quick burial.
Or, put up a sign for free food and give out flowers as they rape murder and torture your wife, daughter and grand daughters. Your choice.
There may be some truth to that; however, I bet they underestimated the viewship. I record and watch the playback. And I even think some of them are a bit out there, but there is some useful information that can be gleaned for use by us “normal” preppers. :-)
excellent point, but also mention the complete lack of SKILLS and TRADES that will be needed. For instance my wife is an accountant and myself a fixed income broker....skills USESLESS to TEOTWAWKI (well accounting is good for quartermastering, etc)....so my wife picked up the following trades:
Her: Tailoring, knitting, spinning, weaving, tanning, wine making, gardening, herbalism.
Me: Gunsmithing, small engine repair, ham radio (just got my amateur extra last week), beekeeping (great for trade and security of buildings on your property), homebrewing, gardening, reloading, etc.
In addition, my wife and I have joined a emergency radio group and local boy scout troop to 1) volunteer and 2) learn new things.
......she still can't get me to go to a craft/quilt show....and I have to force her to a gun show ;(
One more thing: If you haven't found a church to join: Do that ASAP! I think having faith, skills, friends, and a prepper mindset will put everyone at a distinct advantage in the coming hard times.
Good luck out there!
Free Range Humans, tastes like chicken.
If the SHTF don't plan on those pigs or any other game being alive but a few weeks. Squirrels, rodents, domestic animal, birds, and snakes will be the next thing on the menu. A good 22LR and years worth of ammo is a good investment now. Also learn what the the Indians ate and used for medicine in the area you lived. Skunk Cabbage, Cattails, etc.
You can can meat (see corned beef)
Check out “One Minute After”, it’s a book about surviving after an EMP attack. Basically most of the population will die in the first couple of months anyway.
All the ones that need medication, the elderly, physically handicapped, etc. Anyone not reasonably fit will not make it.
What are you going to do about all them walkers?
Someone has pointed out something that I over looked.
That's a good input...do it now while there is fuel for the back hoe.
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