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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 trips. The camp sites are on the Angelina River near Jasper, Texas. Because of this I am adding some Mountain House freeze dried meals to my collection. Couple of days ago I went through my freeze dried pouches and could use some more breakfast.

Guns and Ammo? I currently have a Ruger P89 on layaway at a local gun store, and that is about it. I am fine with everything else. Ammo and firearms have already been cleared out from the stores, not a big concern though.

Maybe stockpile some 13-13-13 fertilizer while prices are low for next spring.

Fall garden will get planted in a couple of months. Probably going with:

Turnip / mustard Greens
Spinach
Rutabagas
Some winter squash, such as acorn squash

In a few weeks I may need to butcher some of the chickens added to the flock this year. If anything, maybe some canning jars for homemade chicken soup? The chickens were straight run so there are some roosters mixed in.

I honestly can not think think of anything I need to push to the front of the list. Maybe a few more canned goods, but nothing special.
 

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Sand bags, water, canned food, home security upgrades, dog food, batteries, lighting solutions, generators, gas, extension cords, and coffee.

A chest freezer if you don't have one for the two deer you should shoot and process this year
 

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All good preps from above. Straza’s prep for a chest freezer is good. Everyone should have one.
We’re pretty set on our stuff, but more range time would help me personally as my health is similar to Bunkerbuster’s - getting older, slower, more tired, etc. sucks getting old.
Happy 4th!
 

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CYA....they can be ordered online and delivered. They also stack on shelves in thier boxes very well. Barbed wire is even cheaper and more availible. Your local TSC, Rural King, Farm and Fleet have it on sale. The stock dude in the back will load it into your truck. Get some welders gloves from harbor frieght to hanle it. Most farms use it as a top wire on thier grazing fields. It stacks 3-4 bundles hight, if needs be, or two bundles high on a bottom shelf.

Some consider it a prep, some a tool, otbers consider it both. Which are you?
 

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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 honestly can not think think of anything I need to push to the front of the list. Maybe a few more canned goods, but nothing special.
Currently I am adding in microgreens and indoor growing. Sprouts and microgreens arn't difficult, some grow lights for urban folks and people in the North alllow for some growing even when the weather goes south. A hydroponics set up is a bug free way of doing indoor growing. I have about 10 square feet of growing to work with and that can supplement things a bit. paired with solar you can do so at relatively low cost. The lights have about a 6 year life. Sprouting jars and bags or other sprouting and microgreen systems trays etc.. are my current hobby add on.

Lots of smart home systems, alarms, sensors, cameras that can provide insight if people are sitting on money and looking for some home defence these systems can held secure doors, and used for intrusion alarms.

Things like worm farms, "fungi/mycilia" for soil heath are something peopel may not look to early on.
 

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Don't forget a few buckets of nails and broken glass to spread around under the barbed wire. Gotta keep them belly crawlers out too :zombie
Scrap lumber bits with drywall screws in them, all directions.

Concertina wire and electrical staples to keep them in place. For outside, 6" steel tent stakes hold them on the ground if you string them vertically.
 

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Move to or live in a rural county at least 100miles from a major city. Then get that Victory Garden going. Gardening isn't as easy as it seems.
Oh really?

Know a lot of city folks whom can afford to do that at the moment, do you?

Amidst the start of a depression, where it’s unlikely they’ll be able to sell there home AND find work?

Please, do tell...

That ship has sailed, unless independently wealthy or “plan” on winning the lotto (which we don’t even play).

Better advice is to improve upon what one already has, where they have it, and with whom they know.
 

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Food.
Enough highly portable, long term food storage, to last an entire winter.
Long term explorers, miners, and trappers would pack in 600/lbs per man, and they would include dried fruits, veggies, and salt pork.
A moderized list would include freeze dried components, and run more to 450 lbs. This could be stretched an entire year if you add wild fish and game.

One yr Grub Stake List (450 lbs),
60 lbs Flour,
40 lbs Bisquick mix,
50 lbs Oatmeal,
25 lbs Corn Meal,
100 lbs Rice,
25 lbs Pinto Beans,
50 lbs Pasta (Spaghetti Noodles, Elbo Mac),
25 lbs Coffee,
25 lbs Salt,
10 lbs Sugar,
1 gal Honey,
1 gal Maple Syrup,
12 lbs Jam (Strawberry/Grape/Berry),
1 Gal Crisco,
3 L Olive Oil,
1 lbs Baking soda,
1 lb Baking powder,
4 lb Yeast,
1 lb Corn starch,
Vanilla, 1 Bottle,
Ketchup 2 Bottles,
Spices-Garlic/Pepper/Chilli/Oregano,
Hot cocoa mix
Tea bags,
365 Multi/Vitamin C,
4 #10 Cans MH Entrees, 1 ea, Beef Stew, ChiliMac, Lasaguna, Spagetti.
4 #10 Cans Freeze Dried (Onions/G Peppers/Tomato paste/Potatoes),
4 #10 Cans Freeze Dried milk/Butter/Cheese/Eggs,
 
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