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  1. Starting over

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  2. Survival gear preps for second quarter 2012

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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 –...
  3. Advice needed!!!!

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  4. Minimalist FAK

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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...
  5. SHTF Means, no Society back up. So stop saying go get help.

    Health, Fitness and First Aid
    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...
  6. My first BOB - thoughts/suggestions?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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. Utensils Knives Foldable Saw 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 1...
  7. Advice? What else do I need? (newbie)

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  8. Only pick 5 Items that you own

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  9. First Aid Kit...Pre-Packaged or Custom?

    Wilderness Survival, Hiking and Camping Forum
    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 of course). The AOL Basic Kit I picked up is full of stuff...
  10. what is the best grain mill?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Ive been planning on buying a grain mill and want to know what you use and your thoughts and why its the best.
  11. Worthless survival tools

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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: http://budk.com/Outdoor-Sports/11-Function-Credit-Card-Survival-Tool Anyone else have a...
  12. C cell or D cell batteries...Where have the good deals gone?

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  13. Prep within your means

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  14. My new fanny pack for GHB

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    Don't mean to make you jealous. ;)
  15. Stockpiling springtime preps

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  16. Best Bug-Out-Bag Video I've Seen...

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    This is one of the best bug-out-bag videos I've come across, prepared by a professional. (SWAT/Police Officer) Good for beginners on the forum...
  17. My Bug out Bag..

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    I just got my bug out bag. If i have to walk on foot I will have this in my truck at all times. But i am having some problems what should i have on it? Would like to here your Suggestions:)..
  18. Other things to consider stockpiling

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    These things will become important in a collapse. Mostly for repairing your home when there's no more Home Depot's around. Hammers Nails Wood Glue Hand Cranked Drill Drill bits Screws and Screw Drivers A hand plane and extra blades Paint bushes OIL BASED paint. Sand Paper Caulking Gun Exterior...
  19. For the money, what is the best water filter

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
  20. Urban Cache

    Disaster Preparedness General Discussion
    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...
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