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Are You Stockpiling Now? If so, what?

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posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 12:43 AM
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Originally posted by IAF101
I've been stacking up on degrees, experience and knowledge for the past 25 odd years. I bet they are much more valuable than any cellar full of canned foods.


And depending on that knowledge, a people could be more rewarding, useful, dangerous and deadly then any firearm.

Too bad I can't get that through my retarded brain of mine... among other things..


[edit on 23-4-2008 by Ihavenoidea]




posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 12:44 AM
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I feel ya man, my refund went mostly on food this year (sucks big time!). But you can grow almost anything in a container,so even if you're in an apartment with no yard you can grow something to eat. Pasta and beans are relatively still cheap, mix them with homegrown tomatoes, green peppers etc and you have basically everything you need, grain, protien veggies etc. Oh and if you cook anything with tomatoes in a cast iron pot or skillet the acid from the tomatoes draws out the iron from the pan and you get the benefit of iron added to your diet.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 12:45 AM
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Originally posted by chise61
reply to post by mattifikation
 

I feel ya man, my refund went mostly on food this year (sucks big time!). But you can grow almost anything in a container,so even if you're in an apartment with no yard you can grow something to eat. Pasta and beans are relatively still cheap, mix them with homegrown tomatoes, green peppers etc and you have basically everything you need, grain, protien veggies etc. Oh and if you cook anything with tomatoes in a cast iron pot or skillet the acid from the tomatoes draws out the iron from the pan and you get the benefit of iron added to your diet.


I did not know that.

Teflon as well.

Damn.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 01:10 AM
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Stock pileing food,water,heirloom vegatable seeds,coffee,salt,vitiamins,
meds,tp,and lots of ammo!!!!



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 01:15 AM
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Sorry went someplace for a few, don't know about the teflon, but you wouldn't want that anyway. Just make sure that if you start using cast iron you season it first. Anything little thing that helps nutrition wise in difficult times is good to know.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 01:40 AM
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Absolutely nothing! My goodness I have 4 kids I think I am going to start my own little farm.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 01:50 AM
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last year reading a few thread on these subjects got my mind on track or off it.... Heck I just don't know any more. I've got some can foods in a giant tub enough to last about 3 months which I keep adding to as time goes on. I go to the 99Cent stores and look for the cans with the longest expiration dates.

Plenty of rice which I noticed is going up a dollar every few weeks which is making me nerves. I save the 1 gallon water bottles and refill them with tape water. Got about 15 gallons of water in the kitchen and utility closet. I do live less then a mile from the Colorado river so should I run out and there is no running water might be taking daily water runs. We have a clay gravity filter my wife brought back with her from Brazil we have yet to use it but its good filtration system. I bought several 5 gallon water cooler bottles which are easy to store as well as several 7 gallon water blue bottles the kind that look like gas cans. So we have enough water to last a while and there is always the river.

An idea to is I was telling my wife that it would be a good idea to keep one of the tubs full of water at all times and just cover it, when its not in use its an idea. If not for drinking why not have a little bathing water, depending on your tube size that a good 45 to 65 gallons of water.

I have an rifle which I buy several boxes of ammo each month, Thats going up to 3 bucks in few months. Im ready for a small war if need be.

I'm prepared to bug out or dig in either case there's still plenty that needs to be done.

Most my family don’t know why I do what I do and think I'm crazy even my wife at times but when the SHTF I wont be caught off guard. I Won't tell them "I told you so" either.

Oh for those folks that live in place like myself where there not that much game other then rabbits and small birds. A Good thing to have on hand is and its kind of a no brainier but "bird Seed". Yes bird seed. when your rations start to run out you got to find some other source of food, if you cant grow it you got to catch it.

Quail and cottontails are plentiful, with a little bird seed and a few traps that’s a sure meal. Its an idea, its not much but its something.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 02:12 AM
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I'm going to be purchasing a good load of dried food (pasta, rice etc) and also cheap canned goods, as I get a discount at the shop I work at I will grab a load from there.

Honestly though if things do get bad I don't really want to dig into my reserves and so I am starting an allotment, I have one twice the size of a normal one that desperately needs weeding.

The main thing that worries me is that I get most of my protein from dairy, eggs, nuts and mushrooms, not sure how I could keep a source of these going, keeping dried mushrooms wouldn't be hard but I'd need them all fresh, I haven't the space or know how to keep chickens and then I'd only have a supply of eggs (no bad thing).

As for water I have a few springs within walking distance.

[edit on 23-4-2008 by CuriosityStrikes]



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 02:12 AM
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Originally posted by Ihavenoidea
What plans would be best to survive an urban area like this?


An escape route out of town


Join a Medieval re-creation group... like the SCA... Learn all kinds of skills like bread making, weaving etc...

A stockpile also makes you a target for those who might wish to want you to share in times of need...

Power bars (or similar) in foil sealed packages would be ideal... small last long and are full of nutrients

A loom is great... but you need to learn how to use it...

Here is mine... my wife working on a Tartan scarf...




The best thing about a medieval group is the Support Groups




And when it comes to protection from gangs that want your stockpile... there is nothing better than group of 6 foot tall berserkers with sharp pointy sticks


As to my stockpile... I have enough tents and support camping equipment to handle 80 plus people comfortably

If civilization is doomed... well bring it on!! Oil lanterns and firepits make for comfort...

A friend enjoying my chairs...



And its really important to stock up on the dancing girls... you won't have TV anymore...



A sad note Tara was a victim of that Anthrax 'attack' Fortunately she has recovered, but has not danced since..

Stocking up would have done you little good in New Orleans...
The important thing (as others have said) is not the stock piling, but being able to 'make ends meet'

And I plan to do that in style and comfort


As they say" Tis GOOD to be KING"



And yes I AM wearing tights



[edit on 23-4-2008 by zorgon]



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 02:23 AM
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Originally posted by AmethystSD And I'm learning all kinds of practical skills like knitting and foraging.


On the foraging... invest in a few good books on identifying herbs and edible wild plants Those herbs can flavor your food and many are medicines... The bark of a Willow tree is where Aspirins came from.

Cattail roots can be baked like potatos and are delicious and cattails grow even in deserts like Nevada near springs etc...

Mushrooms can either save you from starvation, make you high, or kill you... it is good to know which is which



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 02:27 AM
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Originally posted by St Udio
Of Course you washed 'em...
because of all them dogs 'rinsing' those little patches of green foilage.


Make you wonder how the human race got this far huh? All our germ phobias and all

:shk:

Did you know the Vikings treated open wounds with Pigs Urine? Was a very effective method to sterilize the wound and stop infection...

And Honey is not always so easy to come by when you can't buy it at the grocery store... these days a wild hive might just as easily be filled with Killer Bees and give you more trouble than you anticipated... and when was the last time you SAW a wild bee hive?



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 02:29 AM
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Originally posted by TheRedneck
Gasoline is another concern, but again, for now, I just keep the tanks full and hope. Survivalism is a good thing, to be sure, but no one ever promised me it would be easy.



Forget the gasoline... buy a couple of inexpensive draft horse and a wagon... you can keep them on a farm for a few buck if you don't have land...



They also come in handy for 'sporting events'





I am rebuilding our Guild any volunteers?


[edit on 23-4-2008 by zorgon]



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 03:55 AM
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People please!

Lets just have a little less paranoia shall we.

It is not reasonable to think that you can survive large scale problems. The more you worry about it, the more desperate you wil become.

If you start to panic buy or start to setup large collections of equipment, others will start to do the same and a panic buying spiral will begin. You will create your own doom.

Do you honestly think that the US is going to run out of water? C'mon lets calm down here a little bit.

Okay so food prices might go up, they will go down again in the future. Lots of areas of life have a cyclic pattern. Calm down, chill out and enjoy yourself.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 04:18 AM
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Due to the fact that I live in a caravan I don't have a lot of room to stockpile .I am novice garden who's policy is to use to not grow anything that I cant eat in the little space that I do have . I am looking into preserving food in glass jars otherwise seems to be known Home Canning in the US . Although in my case I wouldn't grow enough to make such a measure economical.

Just remember the more you stockpile the more you have to replenish because food , water , batteries all have a shelf life whether or not they get used or not.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 04:38 AM
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Originally posted by zorgon

Originally posted by AmethystSD And I'm learning all kinds of practical skills like knitting and foraging.


On the foraging... invest in a few good books on identifying herbs and edible wild plants Those herbs can flavor your food and many are medicines... The bark of a Willow tree is where Aspirins came from.

Cattail roots can be baked like potatos and are delicious and cattails grow even in deserts like Nevada near springs etc...

Mushrooms can either save you from starvation, make you high, or kill you... it is good to know which is which




Can you (or someone) recomend any books like this. It's something I've thought I should buy,as they would be like a bible in a sit x type situation.

On the stock piling,all I'm gathering is dust,and a large colloction of empty Jack Daniels bottles,with dust on. (got about 5 boxes full of them in the loft,I'm going to make a bar out of them one day)

edit to say,you look very butch there in your kings outfit. Even with the tights


[edit on 23/4/2008 by Acidtastic]



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 09:45 AM
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stockpiling oats,wheat,flower(whole grain-wheat), seeds( wheat/oats/rye and fruits/vegetables) also 5x Large Canvas tarp's, flint+steel with a GOOD Knife
and ammunition for my 30-06 springfield and my room-mates British 303 Lee-endfield.
those are the basic necessitys for our area (central interior of British Columbia).

small peice of advice for everyone, dont stock canned goods/plastic goods. Canned/Plastic goods are lined with BPA (bisphenol-A), an estrogen copying compound. its one of the reasons there has been a large influx in cancer in the last.........50 years, and also one of the reasons there has been rise in the homosexual population.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 09:49 AM
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Around 1986 readers digest put out a book called "magic and medicine of plants", this book, if you can get your hands on it, would be IMHO one of the few books a person should have to identify plants/the active chemical compounds found in them.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 09:53 AM
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cheers,I'll keep a lookout for it


I certainly think that knowlage,will be more useful in the long run,than a stockpile of stuff.



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 10:06 AM
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I haven't read through the entire thread and I apologize if this has been mentioned, but it's a survival PODcast from a while ago that has some great information in it.

Survivalism 101



posted on Apr, 23 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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Beer & Slim Jims. Oh, and pop corn.

No, I haven't been stocking up anything at all. I've always bought what I needed as I needed it. I guess I need to change that philosophy.

Water filtration unit is a good start I suspect. Freeze dried items will last a LONG time, and can actually be nutritious. Plus they take up very little room. Medical supplies. Canned vegetables, and meats will last for awhile as well. Flour is a good idea, but you will have to package it in a fashion which will prevent bugs from infesting it. Rice is always a good idea.



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