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Any one out there really ready?
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 Posted: Sat Sep 12th, 2009 11:10 PM
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How many of you have a couple of months worth of food stashed away? How much ammo do you have on hand? Do you know basic first aid? Are you willing giove up your modern tech toys?

Jerry



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Jerry, am not totally ready(don't know if one can be) but I can survive most anything that might be coming. About a yrs supply of food, water filtration, air filtration, water supply, wee bit of ammo, very adequate trauma kit/kits, Com of various types, virtual kitchens/bed gear/lighting equipment all prepacked into transportable containers. I do not plan on bugging out but am ready and can. We have 4-100 # propane tanks and 14 small ones. I surely hope all is stored in vain and it never gets used. That will be the best scenario I can think of. IMO, we will not be given that option and have to rely upon our third boxes. wc
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Can you ever be ready? Have 6 months of food, about 2 months that are portable. First aid and prescriptions, water filters/purification stuff, basic tools. Some "not needed but damned nice to have" stuff as well. More ammo than I can carry, including a bunch of .22 LR. Nothing in Texas you can't take with a .22.

Not planning on bugging out, unless very exceptional things happen.

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We have tried to duplicate every power tool with hand powered including a drill press. We are taking our grains out of 55 gallon barrels and putting it into 20 gallon ones. We have put some into 5 gal. buckets already and Oxygen purged it with Argon. One of my favorite containers are old popcorn tins. They are vermin proof and shatter proof. Our gallon jars are packed into milk crates and stacked snugly. Old cake tins make good storage also. They look pretty yet are very functional and stack well. In the end it may boil down to--are you able and willing to protect yourself/home/family by what ever means necessary- and for how long, wc



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Just remember, that if things are that bad, you may not be able to stay where all of your stash is located. One must also think about being mobile. I've got a lot of ammo and we can all sorts of food. Have generator and fuel, livestock, on well water, all sorts of goodies. But I also need to be able to grab and run for the mobile battle. I think I'm pretty much ready.



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All ready thought of being mobile, but where I am at if fairly defensable, with supplies, water, fuel, etc, etc. Plus my neighbors do realize that I can still take down a coyote at 150 yards or so, and get off a second shot before the pup hits the ground. Thank God for Springfield M1As that convert to M21s.

I have two places to go if the country falls apart, both are very safe and I have extra reloading equipment and supplies, as well as food, water, heat, and a few other things at both places. One is my "summer" home and the other is my hunting cabin.

The Boy Scouts Motto, Be Prepared.

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We are prepared to be mobile by containerizing. Have found aluminum shipping containers that are water tight and they stay packed. Web gear, camping backpacks, and BOBs all stay packed. One really good reason for our gatherings is to get to know folks. You learn to rely on them and they on you. We do not concern ourselves with alternate sites because we know folks will welcome us-we them. I am thankful for the internet. It has given us like minded folks that we did not know existed that we can call friends. If you do not have a rally/gathering/meet & eat then start having one on a regular basis with your neighboring folks. We have been having ours for about ten yrs and it is like a big family outing. We learn from each other, enjoy fellowship, have fun, get to practice with our shooting tools, and eat very well.
 Remember the scenes from the SuperBowl and promise yourself that you will not become a refugee or dependant on the gub. wc



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i feel that i am read i have about 1 year worth of food and every year at spring i buy enough seeds to last if i needed them (they are fairly cheap and most ppl over look this in the survial kits) if i end up in the winderness i want to be able to plant and grow food. i also keep about 5k rounds of .233 loaded on stripper clips and kept in 50bmg ammo cans with 3 30 round ar mags. in addation i keep 500 rounds of 308 loaded with hunting tips to provide food.( lots of game here in utah) i dont keep water but i keep enough filtartion for my famaily of 4 to drink for at least 2 years but here in Utah most of the rural water is very drinkable with just a boil. everyhing is set up in large foot lockers and is ready to drop into the truck and head into the mountians when need. ive spent alot of time in the winderness here and feel me and my famaily could surive for quite some time if needed.

the best way to see if you are really perpared to surive is to load everything you have into your truck and head out for a week or two (if you can get away from work for that long) and see if you really can surive w/o going back for anything try not to bring anything thats not included in your supplies for whstf



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Something added a couple yrs back are two 20X60 tarps that can be used as a virtual house w/floor. We might as well not be uncivilized now had we--lol.



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Ready for what?

Serious question: if we knew what was coming, if anything, it would be easy. But, we don't, we can have an educated guess, but that is it.

My main survival tool is a faith in God; that doesn't mean just sit and pray. I do my little bitty part and He does the rest. You wanna make God laugh? Tell him your plans.

I have been interested in preparedness since I was a kid. I try to live my life that way. My grandfather told me when he was a kid, most people didn't have work in the winter; they would buy a sack of flour and sugar, trhe rest came from gardens, livestock and game.

I have everything I need here and I am trying to prepare myself to leave it at a moments notice. That is a mental thing; I get too attached to stuff.
Think about any refugee movie or book, or the wagon trains when people tried to pack up their heavy expensive and useless, when push came to shove, belongings and slowly droped them by the road.

I'm thinking if I have my heart, mind and spirit working together, I might have a shot. If not just take me out back and shoot me now.



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Upstate Matt wrote: Ready for what?
That, precisely, is the question that everyone must answer for themselves.  Set your priorities against what you feel is the most likely disaster, from a day without power and comms, all the way thru return to caveman times, and nibble away at it until you are where your worst case scenario takes you.
You might want to prowl around survivalmonkey.com forums for a few more ideas and some different takes on preps.  At least you are awake, not a sleeping sheep.  :thumbs:



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First comes a mindset that determines not to be a refugee but an overcomer. Determining that you can and will be able to provide food, water, shelter, and protection comes first--then start putting a plan into play. Put your food up in a manner that will be vermin, mold/mildew, and people proof. Make sure you have water filtration or purification ability and carry containers. Do you have a decent large tent that is weather proof and will stay that way?? And then, can you and yours protect each other and band together with others capable of the same?? If you are lacking in ANY of these then you need to re organize. A sizable sheet of heavy polyethylene/or tarp or better yet, rubber roofing will serve you a multitude of ways.



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ghrit wrote: Upstate Matt wrote: Ready for what?
That, precisely, is the question that everyone must answer for themselves.  Set your priorities against what you feel is the most likely disaster, from a day without power and comms, all the way thru return to caveman times, and nibble away at it until you are where your worst case scenario takes you.
You might want to prowl around survivalmonkey.com forums for a few more ideas and some different takes on preps.  At least you are awake, not a sleeping sheep.  :thumbs:


I'm a memeber of one of that type of forum and don't visit there that much. Many are quite serious and seem to be stable others just like to play games and scare each other. Living in fear is no life IMO.

My worst case scenario can be quite different than the reality that comes to be.

I am head and shoulders above 99% of the sheeple.

Two men face an attack by a bear. One asks the other, "what should we do?" The other answers, "run."  The first then asks, "do you think you can run faster than a bear?" The other says, "no, I don't have to, I just need to run faster than you."



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My goal is to be stocked for 3.5 yrs.
I'm at 1.5. between two locations.



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I'm disabled and to old to run. I'll just stand my ground to the end.



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hunterfisher wrote: I'm disabled and to old to run. I'll just stand my ground to the end.
same here.....  but i refuse to be a total pushover........    



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RobertMT wrote: It's all about how many you take with you.I hope it is many, I ain't leaving either. 



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One thing is miss seeing in stockpiles, MEDS, some are hard to stockup but, look for and research natural replacments were you can. Some places online you can get larger quantites of meds,blood pressure and such. Just a thought



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Gotten too old to bug out. So staying put.  If things get bad for over 3 months, then . . . well, I'll use up the ammo as needed and go from there.  Water treatment and filters are stowed, as well as grain, canned goods and food stuffs.  I've been buying ammo, but this reloading is a lotta fun and enjoy stockpiling the reloads.

  Plenty of spray antiseptic and your basic first aid gear. The knives are sharp, and there's a couple of crank radios, and I rigged up a stationary bike for emergency power. 

The one thing I'm really having trouble working on is not having toilet paper.  That is one amenity I will greatly miss.  :flush: 

Not near being fully prepped, but still working on it gradually. 


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