posted on Jun, 4 2016 @ 07:38 AM
originally posted by: jake35353
a reply to: Gazrok
how can you do much if your on a fixed income?
Like the two guys outrunning a lion - you don't have to outrun the lion, you only have to outrun the other guy.
Prepping is a mindset. Survival is an attitude. Being aware it could happen is better than the people who are in shock and/or wait for the gubernant
to rescue them. Any preparedness is going to be better than none. The idea is not to store 5 years worth of food but to get yourself in a situation
where you can produce your own food in some sort of way. 1 years worth is the most you should need. I have about 6 months worth, it is all I can
afford. But I live in an area where I can hunt and trap and surrounded by broad-acre grain and seed farms. My area is unlikely to be overrun by hordes
coming out of the cities either. I also have a good sized vegetable garden and more than enough fruit trees. I also have 6-10 chickens. None of this
is going to be enough for me and my family but it will be a good start, and with the 6 months food I might be able to get established before all of it
I live near a grain silo (elevator I think you might call it in the US) perhaps I can sweep up at the end of the day and pick up any dropped grain. I
have learned what weeds I can eat. I know where the wild growing apple and quince trees are. I have a network of other families that we have agreed to
help each other out. I have food tech knowledge and processing equipment, they have access to more land than me. I can ferment alcoholic beverages
too, once the system collapses, there isn't going to be anyone checking for excise licenses out here and it will bartered anyway.
Buying cans is expensive and you are getting the cheapest and nastiest food around. So learn how to pressure can your own food, it becomes a lifestyle
and you can save money. There are facebook pages that deal with it. If you are in the situation that you move around a lot, then build a stash
somewhere where you can easily get back to it when meltdown comes.
The most expensive part was getting a supply of antibiotics. Had to get them from the US as the only ones here have to be obtained by perscription and
the animal ones are adulterated with animal food. There is a goldfish supply place there that sells them. Build up a supply of whatever you take for
fever and headaches.
If you own your place can you get solar cells put in? They can sometimes be got with finance. Or perhaps a wood heater. Even if you don't have access
to trees you can tear up abandoned houses and burn them, just learn what is safe to burn and what isnt.
Lots of websites on prepping on a budget and some youtube videos.