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Old 08-11-2019, 06:18 AM
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I had a most unusual life growing up. Untill I was 12 we did not have running water, indoor plumbing, or electricity. I am now 50 and I'm surprised at how much I have retained . In a SHTF Situation my biggest concern would be getting my children to a place. Unfortunately since they are now grown and have left the nest that has become a huge challenge and worry for me. Having my youngest child live 1800 miles away often wakes me up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat. However I am blessed due to the fact that my father is a lifetime member of the Kit Carson mountain men. If anyone could help me travel to get to my youngest child it would be my dad.
That being said does anyone have any advice as far as How much food and water a person should try to keep on hand? I seem to do really good in the wintertime staying stocked up but in the summer when I'm busy outside I find myself sneaking into the pantry/storage area to grab something because I either:
a) Don't want to go the store
b) M running short on cash because I work for a school district and don't get paid on my regular schedule during summer.

I try to keep at least 6 cases of water stored and rotate those out, but food storage seems to take up so much space.
Any recommendations for a good freeze dried food source?
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Hello and welcome from S. IL.

Your growing up sounds a lot like a dear friend's of ours. He just turned 58 and didn't have any of the same things you didn't until he was 14. We live in a small rural area and he lived in a very remote part of it.

Unfortunately he didn't retain a lot of the same things you did or have a father to help him.

It sounds like you are on the right track about things and doing well. Welcome again and hope to see you on again.
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You should consider buying some good water containers. The Reliance 7 gallon ones are OK, and movable compered to 55 Gallon drums. I hauled water for years, 7 gallons a day was easily enough for me and the 2 big wolf dogs. You should try and have enough food, water and fuel to say inside for 2 weeks. Anything more is wonderful.

I would suggest freeze dried food for your bug out or get home bags. A good water filter can cut the amount of water you may need to pack on your back.

When my sis went on a 6 weeks photo safari in Africa, I told her she was on her own as I couldn't walk there.
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You grew up just like my wife did. Welcome aboard. and S/FI!
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