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4 years 51 weeks ago, 3:33 PM

Reaper308

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"Preppers"

Kind of a gay name, but everyone should be prepared for a natural disasters or a terrorist attacks. Food, water and ammo at the least.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:00 PM

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Could not agree more

I am with you on this one Reaper. A persone should have plenty of life's needs on hand. Many people forget some of the basics i.e. toilet paper, products for the wifes, and other toiletries.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:15 PM

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I like to think

that I'am prepared.

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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I have the ammo, I just need everything else! Honestly need to get set up with a survival package. Been looking at the ones online.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:31 PM

hillbilly77

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Some of the package deals online are very over priced and contain food most humans would only eat if they are starving. You can put most of the things you and your family prefer to eat and use. The only kits I have purchased are a large first aid kit that has everything a person could ever need. All the other stuff you can piece together for your so it fits you better then a generic kit.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:37 PM

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Good point. A few years ago when it seemed like earthquakes were going to be an everyday thing, I was looked at the packaged deals, but never talked to anyone that had one. Need to start storing up some water, canned goods, and a good first aid kit.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 51 weeks ago, 5:52 PM

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zx12rmike

If you have room for it you can pick up 55 gallon platic drum for under 20 bucks. Fill it and add about 2 caps full of bleach. This is good for about 2 months as long as it is not in the direct sunlight. I circulate mine out every two months with fresh water. I have two of these drums in my shop. I have also bought a rain catching drum for under my gutters. This makes good water for flushing toilets and washing dishes and such. Remember when buying your canned foods buy food you like to eat. Sure the canned ocra comes on sale for .10 a can, but do you really want to have to eat 30 cans of ocra? If the time comes up when you have to break out your prep things at least you will have the things that make you feel a little better. I have bought about a case of whiskey to. I am not much of a drinker, but just imagine what the alcholic neighbor would do for a bottle of booze.

“If ever time should come,when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in government, our country will stand in need of it's experienced Patriots to prevent it's ruin."Samuel Adams
4 years 51 weeks ago, 6:18 PM

zx12rmike

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You are all over it. A bottle of booze could be a great bargaining chip, never thought of it, and it stores for a long time. I will track down some plastic barrels and remember the 2 caps of bleach. With as much money as I spend water for the lawn, a couple of barrels of water wouldn't be a big deal every two months. Thank you. I really haven't given thought to a survival kit for at least 5 years. The way things are going, and with the way it so easy for terrorists to do whatever they want. It wouldn't surprise me if poisoning water supplies would be a reality. I am not an alarmist but the world is not getting any easier to deal with, and our government isn't even slapping them on the wrist anymore.

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 51 weeks ago, 6:20 PM

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I keep it medicated with bromine and I change it out four times a year. That could last awhile. The water system we're on is gravity fed and would probably still work. I also have a year's worth of nitrogen-filled canned food. It would be a pain, but could be a lifesaver. Then there's a few months of MREs. they don't keep as well as the nitrogen and would be a good first-use plan of attack. I have a diesel generator that powers the entire house except HVAC and a 240 gallon storage tank, plus the diesel truck. Average would be 140 gallons or so or 275 full up. I could power the fridges and hot water for a few months on that.

Most of the firearms are behind five locks in a place you won't know exists because of the lay of the land. I said most. Might be one under my butt. Who knows?

Of course, all this assumes I'm bunkering down in my house. Having to leave, or being caught out is a whole nother ballgame. And zombies are, of course, unpredictable. Not the best plan, but better than nothing.

"All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." - Edmund Burke
4 years 51 weeks ago, 6:29 PM

zx12rmike

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Zombies always screw up a good plan, too funny. I don't have a diesel truck,mine is gas. Gas doesn't store well, as far as I know. I will have to find a source for the nitrogen filled canned goods,never heard of it, but makes perfect sense. Being from So Kal, never had to really be concerned about this before. Better get ready, ready is better than not!

"We cannot defend freedom abroad by deserting it at home" Thomas Jefferson
4 years 51 weeks ago, 11:10 PM

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tell ya what....

preppers...ya know it does sound sorta gay reaper! But if ya would check this out you might actually find it interesting....yes there are some tards on these sights but ya get them anywhere!!

http://selfsustainedliving.blogspot.com and http://illinoispreppernetwork.blogspot.com

"I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children live in peace." Thomas Payne- Revolutionist
4 years 51 weeks ago, 11:42 PM

Anonymous

You Call It Prepper

I call it prepared to keep my family alive.We are known as "hoarders"due to our ample food storage,both canned and dried goods.I built a smoke house in which to prep our 500 pounds of beef and 800 pounds of pork(3 pigs)and 35 3 pound fryer chickens that are in the freezers.We lose power for more than a day and I have the wood to fire up the smoke house and smoke all of our meat so the wife will can it in jars.Got plenty of jars too!I have been setting up a 1 acre garden plot for a long time now.havent used it yet but it has what it needs to provide us with what we need.I have even looked out a bit further.When and if times get bad enough,certain items will be a main item of barter.Those items are tobacco and alcohol.I have the ability to produce 3-4 gallons of drinkin alcohol per day.I also have done some research and have found out that the area I live in was a big tobacco producing region in the early 1900's.The soil is still here and the climate is better than it was back then.Thru family in tobacco country in Kentucky and Indiana I have plenty of seeds for smokin 'baccy and chewin terbacker.I am looking into the future when there is nothing more than a local economy of barter and trading.BTW,tobacco seeds keep forever.my other saving grace is my gunsmthing knowledge and my reloading equipment.I have loading dies for shit i dont even own.I call it collecting...
Preppers?Nope not us!we are just ready for whatever the new day brings.As far as water goes,once the juice goes out I have my Miller 10,000 watt gen/welder to run everything.The gen set runs the well just fine.Our storage capacity is 96 gallons from gravity feed.So once my 2 drums of diesel are gone we have them 96 gallons of water.since we live on the side of a valley,the creek at the bottom is our back up water source.I have a hand pump that will pull it up to the house(already tested)and with my distilling equipment we wil have drinking water with no problems.If we need anything else then we will take it at gun point from our neighbors!the strongest will survive!

4 years 51 weeks ago, 10:08 AM

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Hey Greasypaws. Ever think it might be easier to skip the majority of all that and go straight to the last part? ;

"If we need anything else then we will take it at gun point from our neighbors!the strongest will survive!"

Of course Im being sarcastic. LMFAO. Thats the exact mindset that got me into preparedness in the first place. At that time some of my neighbors felt the same way but were exercising their "needs" against their neighbors at will. 'home invasion robberies'
Back then I would literally sit on my front porch some afternoons and clean my guns, saying hello to all the neighbors that would pass by. That, along with my 2 Rottweilers, was enough deterrent at that time to keep them away from my family. Just so you dont think Im a complete wacko I only started doing this after there were 3 home invasion robberies in my direct area and 1 child gunned down by stray rounds in her living room as she slept on the sofa, along with a full scale gunfight erupting 3 houses down from mine, ending with 1 dead scumbag compliments of Metro.

I was sick of all the bullshit that went on day and night there. It sucks when you are stuck in a place like that. Alot of things happened there before we finally got out.

Anyways, I just wanted to say that I dont believe I would ever pistol-whip my neighbor to take their last big mac but I sure as hell am going to be ready and waiting for that SOB when he shows up for mine!!! LMFAO!!

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4 years 51 weeks ago, 12:36 AM

dodew

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Your right GP

Call it what you will but some people have the same goals just take different roads to get there. Wife aint quite as extreme as I where it comes to the doing what you got to do to get the job done, but she won't stand in the way either...just kind of nutural. Sounds like you have a hell of a set up there gp takes alot of work and planning to get there.

"I prefer peace. But if trouble must come, let it come in my time, so that my children live in peace." Thomas Payne- Revolutionist
4 years 51 weeks ago, 1:35 AM

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dodew

it really aint work when you are planning to provide for your wife and four kids.my 11 yr old daughter is a 2 yr trained 4H Jr. Rifle League qualified shooter,My 9 yr old son is a 3 yr trained 4H Jr. Rifle League shooter with 30 timed hours of .22 revolver training with a licensed retired FBI instuctor.My 5 year old son is a beginner in both .22 rifle shooting and .22 revolver shooting training from a Washington State Patrol firearms instructor of 37 years who is retired.All of my kids can shoot a rifle target group of 1 inch or less at 50 yards from prone,kneeling,bench,or offhand(5 yr old cant shoot off hand yet).I will post targets soon to prove their shooting neh.LOL.I figure that in the right scenario these little sneaky kids of mine have a better chance of putting critters on the table than my fat,pasty,white ass does.

4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:02 AM

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Propane

Greasy, do you have any knowlege of how to convert a gas engine to run on propane. I figure if I can get my welder converted I will have power and heat also. Plus you don't need a pump to refill. It wont freeze. It wont break down.
Does this make any sense?

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4 years 50 weeks ago, 11:19 AM

Anonymous

propane conversions

are available to do it.they are basic bolt ons.but it is something i wouldnt try to do with spare parts laying around the shop...check with Miller or Hobart or Lincoln

4 years 50 weeks ago, 4:48 PM

Vaquero

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thanks greasy

It looks like it should be easy and inexpensive

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