posted on Mar, 3 2009 @ 01:09 AM
I would recommend getting the MRE's that the military uses. these aren't the tastiest things in the world, but they are unparalleled for maintaining
survivability and they last for a really long time. The also come with a water heater, so if you're without power, you can warm your food up with a
couple ounces of water.
weapons are always a good thing to have, especially in the coming times. If martial law is put into place like so many are claiming, then to have a
place to make your stand, or to escape being turned into a prisoner is a nice idea. it doesn't make sense though to stock it with more weapons than
you'll need, unless you plan on bringing stragglers or other escapees with you. Also, try to have a few different kinds of weapons. try to have small
calibre weapons, such as .22 cal rifles for hunting small game for food if need be, shotguns with bird and buckshot ammo for hunting food, and slugs
for stopping power. handguns as a back up, only .40 cal or better, as a 9mm has very little stopping power in regards to an assailant wearing a
ballistics vest. perhaps a couple of assault rifles, like an AR-15, HK G36 (excellent rifle) or some other type rifle.
also have lots of extra clothing, both warm weather and cold weather, to prepare for the worst. have lots of extra underwear, socks, shoes/boots, and
medical supplies. People will say that it's better to have ammo than clothes, but those probably aren't people who have had to sit in freezing
weather in nothing more than a button up shirt and a pair of jeans. weapons won't do you any good if you freeze to death either.
i would say a generator would be handy, but unless you can find one that runs off of something besides fossil fuels, or you can somehow stock up on 55
gallon barrels of gas, then a generator won't do you much good.
have blades around as well. not swords or anything like that (this isn't D&D), but axes, for cutting wood to make a fire, knives for everyday
cutting, and scissors. don't just have one axe either. if you bring 6 people to your little getaway resort, put those fools to work, and you'll have
enough fire wood to last for a while.
as far as radios go, have one that can generate it's own power. i've seen radios that have a little crank on them where you can generate power, and
they last a pretty good while. as far as a HAM or any other type of radio transmitter, it might be handy, but i'm not sure that these are really in
use anymore, at least not as widely as they used to be. You can bet cellphones won't work, and if they do, it can be used to track you down, even if
the phone is off in some cases, so best leave it behind.
lastly, bring your wits. you won't be doing yourself or anyone else any good if you prepare this whole escape plan and then lose your cool as soon as
you get there. if you aren't the outdoorsy type, maybe look into survival classes, first aid classes, firearm safety classes, or any other type of
training that could help. watching bear grylls on the discovery channel isn't going to help you escape the apocalypse, and if you think it will,
you'll find out just how wrong you are as your train pulls up into the FEMA camp.
all the best,