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Old 02-11-2014, 01:50 PM
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If you had an extra $ 1000.00 to spend on preps, how would you use it?

A) More Mountain House Food ?

B) Silver ?

C) Put it in the safe ?
Old 02-11-2014, 01:52 PM
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Considering the options how bout half silver and half food storage.

Providing that you already have all bases covered.
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Some thoughts:
  1. More MRE's
  2. Extra medical supplies
  3. Extra ammunition
  4. 20 more cases of bottled water
  5. Misc BS from the dollar store

That would leave around $250.
After taking her to Olive Garden, I would have roughly $200 left.
That would go in the bank.
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Thanks... The only thing on that list I do not need more of is The Olive Garden, it gives me the 'bubble guts'.
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Originally Posted by Daughter of Nicholas View Post
If you had an extra $ 1000.00 to spend on preps, how would you use it?

A) More Mountain House Food ?

B) Silver ?

C) Put it in the safe ?
would help to know where you are at and what you have.

For me, I would put the 1k in the safe. Im good with everything at the moment.

I might consider buying another colt 6920, more 223 and 223 magazines as prices are way down now.

Finally I plan to get a glock 26 once my chl comes in, but I promised myself I would wait until the chl actually is delivered.
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Springfield 1911 and the rest on ammo.
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Old 02-11-2014, 02:11 PM
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I saw you were from Ohio and I wanted to welcome you to the boards.
I dont have any advice for you, but if you read thru these boards you'll find something to spend your money on.

Good luck!
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15 oz Ag (3 x 5oz)

Other need preps
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It depends on what you need. Only you can answer that question, because only you know what you need. Remember, water is priority #1!
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1/2 for food storage
1/2 for ammo.
Old 02-11-2014, 02:24 PM
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I'd use it to get instrument current and proficient
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I'd want to put most toward debt reduction. I'd try to take a small chunk for longer term options (PMs, probably). but figure like 80 percent on paying a credit card off and getting free from that.
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Wine , women and song and if I get tired I will quit singing.
No truthfully just examine your need and make a list then look at it to see what you need the most . Or you might hold on to is in case a good deal pops up you will have the money. Like I need to get a generator for my son so I am waiting for one like I want to show up cheap.
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I wonder... does anyone honestly take financial advice from complete strangers on the internet?

Well, if she's serious, maybe she can come back and at least give us some more details to go on. Like where she is on her food storage program, how she is stocked for every day supplies, how good her insurance is, if her savings has 6 months or more worth of money to pay bills, whether she has any debts to pay off, etc.

Yeah, it's a lot of personal information, but no one should make a financial decision with $1000 without knowing the whole story. To most people, that's a lot of money.

Vague, dreamy question + no background story = answers worth nothing

Flesh it out, OP. Give people something to work with.
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I find all these "what should I buy?" threads kinda weird. Like we already know what you have and need. And besides,I would think the biggest 'prep' is the ability to make decisions.
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How about saving back towards purchasing your own freeze drying equipment and implementing renewable food systems of your own, like aquaponics?- Food production will one day put the power into your hands.

MRE's are crap. Even from a nutritional standpoint. If I ever see another one in my life it will be too soon. If you ate nothing but MRE's for a month you would be starving. Your gut would be full, sure. But you would get dumb, shaky and careless. Your immune system would drop to nothing and you would get sick and probably die.

Besides all that, they are filled with horrible preservatives. The macaroni tastes completely disgusting and they only give you a small bag of M&M's... what's up with that? I don't know about you, but I want a full size bag.
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Yeh I agree with Mikek water is number one priority. While I think silver is a good investment you can't eat it and it will not protect you in a shtf kind of event. If you have your water/food/protection needs met I would invest it in silver. If you don't I would split the money three ways 1.water storage/filtration/purification (and I don't mean mre's) hard basic food supplies 3. protection guns/knifes/pepper spray/tasers anything you can legally get your hands on and use. I wouldn't stick any money in the bank if it is money you are counting on having to use. If the crap hits the fan the banks are going to be the first institutions to go down.
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Old 02-11-2014, 03:08 PM
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Honda generator or lots of water.
Old 02-11-2014, 03:10 PM
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If we presume that you are starting with nothing, your starting post doesn't tell us, then I would say, First Need water purifier and extra filter, $200. Clark Jungle hammock, North American model (4 season) about $350. Biolite Stove with kettle cup and grill $240. IBLE main pack, E-bay about $60 bucks. You have about $150 left and you can spend some of that on a good knife and/or multi-tool. You may have some change left over. That gives a good start to a survival kit. Other threads will tell you more than you ever wanted to know about food, firearms navigation, etc. To comment further we would need to know your situation and what if any preps you already have.


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