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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?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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. Five canned foods for a rotation system

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Pick five canned foods for a rotation system. Several years ago I phased out a lot of my canned foods. This was due to various reasons, one of which my children being grown and moving out on their own. With the Coronavirus plague I realized phasing out my canned foods stockpile is was a...
  5. 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"...
  6. Conserve Your Stash, The Storm is Coming

    Coronavirus
    By now, most folks should have at least 3 months of supplies and probably 2+ years of toilet paper. You may think you are sitting pretty and cool being preppier. I highly recommend that you conserve your current stash and increase it to 6 months if you can. Do it safely but do it. There are...
  7. 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.
  8. Is your state about to re-open? Now may be the time to max out your preps.

    Coronavirus
    Unless my Governor extends the lockdown, my state is set to open up at the end of the week. I fear that this will lead to an explosion of new cases in my otherwise nearly untouched state...and that the same thing will happen across the country as things open up. I have been bugged in since...
  9. Coronavirus Lockdown Meals?

    Coronavirus
    What are people cooking while in Coronavirus lockdown? I just fixed my wife a grilled cheese sandwich, and I had a spam, mayo and cheese sandwich. Last week I told my wife I wanted something cooked with a bag of baby lima beans. We have been cooking a more at home, but simple meals such as...
  10. Watching the Supply Chain

    Coronavirus
    Hi all, I'm interested to know if y'all have suggestion for how we can keep tabs on the food supply chain. I live in a large city. People have made runs on the supermarkets, but they're still being restocked and we could get fresh produce if we chose to go shopping (which we have not, since it...
  11. Next phase, food shortages, violence?

    Coronavirus
    New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency in New York on Saturday. Now it is just a matter of time before people in major cities start panic buying. New York Los Angeles Houston... etc. Unless Coronavirus dies down fast, we are going to see millions of people panic...
  12. Mountain house cleaned out

    Coronavirus
    Maybe America is getting ready for this covid19 after all. A week ago I ordered a couple big boxes from Mountainhouse just to top off the freeze dried food. Just got an email that they canceled the order due to demand and not being able to keep up with their inventory, they gave me 10% off the...
  13. Coronavirus grocery store / panic buying thread

    Coronavirus
    Please report grocery store stocks, and if you observe panic buying. I am going through my youtube subscriptions, people who never once before uttered a word about prepping are saying they are buying extra food and water. I go to the grocery store about once a week. Since I live in a rural...
  14. Squirreling away food

    Food and water
    Hey, I’ve been thinking about food storage in a shtf scenario . Not so much the amount of food needed,. Though that is Always a big concern. How to protect it. If food shortages happen, people will do anything to eat. What is the best way to hide food? In your home? Storage unit? I understand...
  15. Video Review: Mountain House Chicken and Dumplings

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    While on a fishing trip I decided to stop at a camping site and have lunch. On the menu was Mountain House Chicken and Dumplings freeze dried pouch. This was probably one of the best tasting meals I have had from Mountain House. Chunks of chicken and the dumplings were just right...
  16. Let's talk about mylar bags

    Food and water
    Ok guys and gals, let's talk about the serious of long term food storage with mylar bags. Why is it serious? Because storing food in mylar bags is something just about anyone can do. It allows families to stockpile dried food products in bulk. I like to use ziplock bags with a flat...
  17. So inexpensive , it's shameful not to stockpile

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Hey guys, I got to thinking (I know, thinking is dangerous ). What things are so inexpensive that any self respecting prepper would be ashamed not to stock up on? And not just ant things, but really very versatile stuff that can be used for many many uses. I'm thinking kosher salt ( a...
  18. Sopakco Beef Ravioli MRE Taste Test

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Went out to the local sand pit to do some target shooting. While I was there, I had lunch of a Sopakco Beef Ravioli MRE. This is probably the worst MRE I have ever eaten.
  19. Why I am phasing back canned foods

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  20. Storing freeze dried pouches in buckets

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    The plan is to organize two serving Mountain House freeze dried pouches in five gallon buckets. Then label the buckets with a piece of duct tape. Breakfast Side dishes Main entrees Thoughts, suggestions?
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