posted on Oct, 20 2008 @ 01:33 PM
I have been reading through so many threads, trying to piece together so many points and trying to create a game plan in case the worst happens.
The global meltdown and survival forums tend towards things getting much worse before they get any better. In that spirit, I have let a measure of
paranoia seep in and have started planning for "just in case". Naturally, this all comes in handy for anything from global meltdown to another
tornado or hurricane strike that puts us out of power for a few days. Right now, I think I am closer to being ready for the latter, than the
Here is what I have so far (work in progress plan):
Every week, I buy extra canned goods and stock them on a shelf. These are not for daily consumption, as they are in excess to my normal shopping.
The extras are a variety of vegetable, sauce and soup canned goods that can sit on a shelf for a long time.
I have just started buying extra batteries, at about 2 packs a month.
I have storage bags and various wraps to help with storage and preservation.
I am adding some extra sugar, rice, dry noodles, flour, meal, and dried beans as well. I have a variety of dry and liquid seasonings, which I always
have made a habit of, so that remains a common stock item.
I keep extra cartons of tea bags, since that is one of my comfort drinks, as well as powdered sport mix.
I am trying to plan for my dogs as well, keeping more than a bag of kibble on hand, when I would normal purchase as needed. Since they are omni, I am
less worried about them, since they can always share my vegetables and meat scraps.
My family owns a large tract of land out of the mainstream large city areas, which means there is a measure of safety going there. However, I dont
want to freak any of them out by suggesting we start some sort of survival prep house there. Right now, I am remembering some of the run down shacks
that inhabit the landscape and various hunting structures. The land is rich in wild game, a couple of stocked ponds, was once used for cattle and
crops, like soy beans and cotton. Currently, it is used for planted pines, insuring the richness of the soil for long term planting. This means that
there is an abundance of timber to both build with and hide within. The land is also lush in wild berries.
I grew up on this land, so I know it pretty well on a drive or trek and my brother hunts it every year, so he knows where all of the hot spots are.
I have not even begun to save for any sort of power supply and have less than a gallon of gas on my property (for the lawn mower).
I have several routes to get to the property, but there is no telling how bad any of them would be, since they all pass through mainstream traffic
Can anyone help me fill in any gaps or give any advice on how I can improve my current and future state? I would certainly appreciate it. Even links
to other threads would be helpful. As I said, there is so much information, I find myself getting lost in the maze trying to get the points that I
need to reflect my own situation.