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  1. Pandemic and riots - reflections on changing your preps

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is something that was only talked about, but here it is in real life. News reports something like 48% of states are battling an out of control pandemic. The United States set a new record of 77,000 new cases in 24 hours. Fascist Antifa (they are the thing they claim to fight against)...
  2. Important preps leading up to November 2020?

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    Brain storming session, what would you consider important preps between now and leading up to the November 2020 elections? For the sake of discussion, let's throw a resurgence of covid-19 into the mix. I plan on hitting the public hunting lands this fall, maybe doing some camping / hunting...
  3. Bean prices online are insane

    Food and water
    I couldn't believe it. My favorite was the 25 pounds, assorted types including rice for $150. I have just taken it for granted because my Walmart has been OK but WTF?
  4. Storing bulk sugar, salt, honey

    Food and water
    Just wanted to drop in and ask a quick question. I'm planning on buying a large quantity of this stuff.....i've got to run the numbers on our usage level, but i'd like to buy 10 years worth of supply, and if I have more room, going for longer. I know this stuff is supposed to last "forever"...
  5. Might be a good time to stock up on meat - Iowa hog farmers: 'We are in crisis'

    Coronavirus
    Things don't look good. Farmers are going to be killing off their piglets because there simply isn't a market. https://www.kcci.com/article/iowa-hog-farmers-we-are-in-crisis/32220845 Snippet: Remainder on link.
  6. Opened any mylar / LTS yet?

    Coronavirus
    Apparently the consensus around here is that this situation is bad enough for using your preps, and I agree. I got a couple more rice since we all started focusing on the virus on the boards-- one 20 lb. during the panic shopping, and one a little before that. A few days ago, I decided to open...
  7. Rationing Food

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    Should extended SHTF happen & your food supplies start running short. Are you prepared to portion ration what remains? Food for thought, anyway.
  8. Why I am phasing back canned foods

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    I only have X amount of time and money. In the big picture, I feel those resources would be better served by working on renewable food sources than buying canned foods. 25 years ago up until recently my main food prep was canned and dried foods. A can rotation system was put in, but was...
  9. Lentils

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Greetings, Anyone here opened a can or pail of lentils after 15 or 20 years? I am curious if you found any difference with pinto beans. I read their shelf life is more close to 8 years because after they harden and they have to be pressure cooked or grounded. I am more curious if after that...
  10. Wise Foods vs Mountain House Smack Down

    Food and water
    spotted an interesting article posted on Survivalmom.com; http://thesurvivalmom.com/2012/07/12/mountain-house-educates-consumers-on-the-presence-of-high-oxygen-content-in-competitors-products/ Oregon Freeze Dried down in Albany, Oregon decided to evaluate Wise Foods claims to 25 year shelf life...
  11. Dry breakfast Cereal in mylar

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    I recently got 3 different types of breakfast cereal for 99c a box :thumb: 15 boxes of cereal later, I'd like to know the best way to keep them. I was wondering how long I can expect these to last if I mylar & O2 Ab them in 1 gallon bags? Anyone tried this? I will rotate, but I'd just like to...
  12. Food Storage & Moisture

    Food and water
    Hi all, Just a quick question. Most of my preps are stored in my basement. I was thinking about running a dehumidifier on a regular basis down there to reduce moisture. Does anyone else do this to help with food storage? Thanks!
  13. Storing Food Questions

    Food and water
    Hello all. I am new to this forum, however I have been into Self-Reliance/Survivalists for about 3 years now. I have questions about storing food and thought that maybe you all can help. I have a number of #10 cans I purchased online of a variety of foods. I have opened a few to test them...
  14. Stockpile your supplies while you can

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    As I am sitting here watching the news, there is little voice in the back of my head telling me the US is going to hit rock bottom. Unless Ron Paul gets elected, things are just going to continue to get worse. GOD help us if someone like mit or rick perry gets elected, because they are not going...
  15. how much food to get on hand?? etc

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    Hello all, I am new to prepping, have started building my firearm supply plus alot of ammo( and still buying more) trying to buy food at the local grocery of stuff we eat all the time my question is a 6-8 month supply good to have on hand? I will buy as much as possible plus mre and freeze...
  16. Food Storage for Lazy People

    Food and water
    Here's my question, for people who are too lazy or don't have the time to do their own long term food storage (mylar bags o2 absorbers etc) I want to know where you guys recommend they buy long term food storage from. I know canned goods are an option but other than that. I'm thinking along...
  17. Reported Pumpkin Shortage This Year

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Because of the horrible dought this year and Hurricane Irene, those areas that grow our pumpkins each year have had whole fields that are not able to be harvested or the pumpkins are ruined. Because of this, if you like Pumpkin Pies (and really... who doesn't?) you may want to start stocking up...
  18. Honeyville Farms biggest sale of the year....

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    ( These used to get posted here regularly, but I just noticed this in my e-mail in-box, and I didn't notice anyone posting it,so...... Anyway, for those not familiar, Honeyville is an excellent operation for food preps, as I and many others here can attest. And you can't beat $4.49 flat-rate...
  19. Mylar bag and o2 absorbers.

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I need a little help with mylar bags and o2 absorbers please. I am in college and have VERY limited space, so I've decided to just buy 1.5 gallon bags to store my preps in and stash them places around the dorm. I figured I can fit a lot more of them places than I can with 5 gallon bags in...
  20. Suggestions or ideas, please!!!

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ok I'm new to a lot of this stuff, but asking questions, reading post and learning a lot! But I'm up against a wall and can't come up with any good ideas, so I thought I would ask for help. Me and my wife are ready to start storing food away. Some we plan to buy, other we plan to dehydrate...
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