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2 years 47 weeks ago, 11:55 AM

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Self Sufficiency

I know every one will weigh in with his or her own ideas. But I think this is vitaly important to plan ahead for. God willing we will never need it, but at least you were prepared for ourself and our family.

TO BE SELF SUFFICIENT IN TIMES OF NEED

Times of need could be a depression, war, revolution, terrorist attacks or four more years of Barack Hussein Obama.

In thinking of this, certain items will be really necessary.
Some will be available and some not.

Water supply
Don’t count on the tap. Look for rivers, creeks, storage tanks, cisterns and or a producing well. You won’t be able to count on cities to provide this. You will need several good storage containers, 5 to 10 gallon capacity.

Food
Canned goods, including Spam, survival type chicken, bacon and beef products. MRE’s, rice, beans, flour, spices (salt, sugar, etc), soup mixes. A couple of good pots, a skillet and some utensils. Sturdy camping type plates and cups.

Cooking/Heating
Camp stove, wood supply, fuel, charcoal, a small portable bbq would suffice. In the long run make and learn how to use a ethanol/alcohol still to make your own fuel. Many good articles on the internet re: this.

Radio
Many good solar powered or hand cranked units available. Extra batteries, rechargables anjd solar recharger. For Northern climates a small generator, converted to ethanol with a 12V DC capability and or a convertor or invertor.

Medications
Necessary prescriptions, aspirin, first aid kit, water purification tablets or filtration.

Shelter
RV, Tent, old trailer, tarps, blankets, sleeping bags, a book on making shelters. Learn how to do leantos and temporary shelters. Hopefully you can stay in your own residence, but be prepared to evacuate. Several bundles paracord, rope, bungee cords. Tree sling hammock with rain fly.

Weapons
I think the bare minimum is one good tactical shotgun, with many different shotshells. Birdshot, 00, deer slugs, door busters. A good reliable sidearm minimum of a 9mm. Lot’s of ammo. If room a good scoped .22 rifle for real small game and less noise making, even a silencer. A good knife for skinning, a machete for building and clearing brush an axe or hatchet. Bow saw, very handy item.

Lanterns, candles, sterno, alcohol camp stove. Towels, soap, disinfectant, bug spray, netting, clothing, a good rain poncho, hats, socks, toiletries
Lip balm, jar of Vaseline, visine, maps, compass, how to books to learn about being self sufficient.
For you Liberals and lazy bastards don’t come crying to me for protection and food because you are now really on your own.

Make some lists, set priorities, put away for that rainy day.

All or most of these items can be stored in trunks or large wheeled suit cases, available at thrift/second hand stores ahead of time. Check your inventory and keep food stuffs up to date, use older supplies and replace.

My first priority is to make and use a small ethanol/alcohol still. Convert my generator, camp stove and lanterns to use it. Make some fuel, store as necessary.
This is by no means a complete list but think of what you really need and rely on. Start ahead of the rush.

Rope, paracord, old tires, bailing wire and extra gas.

2 years 47 weeks ago, 12:42 PM

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SamD

Sam you may want to check out this site www.quakekare.com they carry plastic drums to hold water and other supplies to stick it out at home. I agree you may have to bug out, so you might want to have bug out bags ready to go for every one in your home. Plus try not to tell everyone how ready you are cause when the shit hits the fan guess where their going

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2 years 47 weeks ago, 10:22 PM

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Water Supply

distilation is the best method of water purification that exists. a pot still method works pretty easy for water since all you have to do is bring the water to a boil. water turns into steam which then travels from the sealed boiling pot into a cooler. A cooler can be a few feet of copper tubing or just a piece of garden hose a few feet away from the heat source that causes the water to condense from steam back into water. This works the same to make booze. Jack Daniels does it with a still. You just need to know the proper temperatures. Making distilled spirits without a license is a federal crime and can cause health problems. There are many written materials on distillation available so find them and do your own research...

2 years 47 weeks ago, 6:16 AM

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yummy clear MNT water and gas treatment ....................TY

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2 years 45 weeks ago, 5:05 PM

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Self Sufficiency

I try to be prepared for tornados. If it's "Times of need could be a depression, war, revolution, terrorist attacks or four more years of Barack Hussein Obama." I'll improvise, and react accordingly.
If it looks like it's gonna set in for a long spell, I'll head for a large ranch. introduce myself then make myself useful.

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2 years 44 weeks ago, 8:34 AM

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Terrorist!

You know the FBI put out letter to companies asking them to put people who are stocking food, ammo, weapons, magazines and ect.... They call them preppers.... This means terrorist in their language...

They are probably watching this conversation and inventorying your house now!

Haa haa haa haa haa!

PS: I am apparently the new bad guy demographic too! White, mid thirties, veteran, college educated.... I feel so racially profiled! You get a black president and suddenly white vets are on the list of bad guys!

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
2 years 44 weeks ago, 8:36 AM

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Greasypaws

I have not been on here in a while but it surprises me not to see you having info on moonshining!

How are things in your neck of the woods?

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
2 years 44 weeks ago, 8:38 AM

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SAMD: Supplies

Lots of rope to hang the looters, pillagers, rapists and other degenerates too... Leave them hanging everywhere and it keeps a lot of other people out... Those that go through bodies to get to you are a more serious threat!

Best Regards TL “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” ---Aristotle Greek critic, philosopher, physicist, & zoologist (384 BC - 322 BC)
2 years 44 weeks ago, 9:54 AM

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re: Supplies

That is why I have a supply of old tires, bailing wire and extra gasoline, hanging is too quick & merciful for those vermin..

2 years 44 weeks ago, 9:52 AM

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^^^^ haha yea that's how I was gonna set up a few layers of defense. Its ridiculous how the guberment has turned the good people into bad guys and the bad guys into good guys. ive gottin into this a little bit, its hard tho as it can get quite expensive. first things first, stock up on ammo and defense, all the food without defense is usless because inevitably people will try and steal your resources from you from their lake there of.

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