So I am a newbie still, have only been interested and trying for a little bit now , however I'm grateful I did it when I did. I started a few years ago stocking food toiletries ext not long after I lost my job found another quickly but took a pay cut then we found out my hubby had cancer,so here...
While stockpiling survival gear for a long term SHTF / TEOTWAWKI situation, I think it is important to pause, review, and then move forward. It does no good to stockpile the same thing over and over, while overlooking other essential preps. The changing of the seasons, a new year, or every 3 –...
What is the best way to start a monthly food plan,I've seen a plan made out for 5 bucks for 52 weeks,but it seemed like it was from y2k so it doesn't really help me now.what would you guys do with 100 bucks a month for food?Not just going out and buying 100 lbs of rice a month.I would like a...
Not to steal the fire from any other First Aid Kit threads, but i want to talk about minimalist ones. Least ammount of gear possible. I used to carry around a little bag that had all of the doo dads and whatnots that "should" be in a FAK, but I wanted to scale it down. I have recently started...
Ok so I’ve been doing a lot of research about first aid, as well as taking classes and asking questions on here. I also been asking questions on what works and what doesn’t work.
I’m kind of getting annoyed with the whole, do this then do that, then go get help, or seek medical attention at...
Hey all, spent some of my evening making my first BOB and this is what I have included. Please let me know what you think I should add, or even remove.
4 cans of fruit
3 lb canned chicken breast
3 lb of instant rice
3 lb of oatmeal
2 cans of beef
1 can of beans
I am brand new to this forum. (lurking for awhile but finally registered today)
I have 6 children -oldest being 6 y/o. June we are moving from the middle of town to a 4 acre home with a stream running through.
-I 'think' I have a 3 month supply of food I have been stockpiling and rotating...
Ok so i was just chilling out in the sun and was thinking. If i could only take about 5 survival tools/items what would they be? Wondering what you guys would pick.
Here's mine to get started (:
*ALREADY CHANGING THINGS I FORGOT (a)* Not gonna bother counting clothes
1) LMF2 Gerber Infantry...
In looking for a First Aid Kit, I've come across of a ton of pre-packaged kits
that look like they try to cover every conceivable circumstance that can be
handled within the parameters of that particular kit (dependent on size/budget
The AOL Basic Kit I picked up is full of stuff...
I had one of these credit card survival tools when i was a teenager, and found that the only thing it was good for was opening beers.
Well twenty years later it is still for sale in a "mall ninja" catalog:
Anyone else have a...
Hello folks, Is it just me, or are good deals on c and d cell batteries a thing of the past? I'm slowly starting to use the newer rechargables, but here I'm refering to alkaline type. I've been looking at the local store ads, and of course, online. Even in bulk, i can't seem to find good deals...
Everyday as I check out the threads, I get really frustrated at the advice given by some folks that really is not realistic for most of us. As much as I would like to have a 1200 sq ft bunker with all the emenities like toilets, water, electricity, blast doors, security cameras, etc, that is in...
I was not sure whether was better in the gardening section, of in general discussion. Since we are talking about preps in general, I decided to post this in the general discussion.
Spring is here, that means its time to stock up on seasonal preps. The local feed and fertilizer stores are...
These things will become important in a collapse. Mostly for repairing your home when there's no more Home Depot's around.
Hand Cranked Drill
Screws and Screw Drivers
A hand plane and extra blades
OIL BASED paint.
Katadyne has a filter which claims about 13,000 gallons (depending on the water quality), Berkeley has filters that many swear by (though they had problems, not sure if they have been solved) and now I recently read on here about Sawyer filters (with backflushing claim they can filter 1 million...
So, I am looking to land a job in downtown Chicago (yeah, I know, what the hell am I thinking?)
I will be taking the train in from Aurora to Union Station, and walking from there.
I am thinking of planting a Cache or two in case something along the lines of 9/11 happens. I am envisioning a...