reply to post by poedxsoldiervet
I hope this isnt "highjacking" the thread. I just want to be sure to get this to you and those it can help. You asked, you shall recieve. Seek and
you shall find. Knock and the doors of wisdom shall be opened unto you.
Be ready to barter. Silver is most affordable (if you need "real money")
I suggest 22 long rifle ammo. Very cheap. Almost everyone has one. Multifunctional (foraging or REEEEALLY in a pinch-defense). Yeah, not much power
but excellent penetration.
Get your seeds and so forth now.
Some of this is for staying put, most is for buggin out.
Clean (bleach) 2 liter bottles to store water, rice and beans. Make sure you go afterwards with a light solution of baking soda to remove the smell.
Let it dry VERY WELL! Spices in plastic bottles ( 3 for a dollar ). Boullion cubes.
Some energy bars. The good ones from army navy are the best. Forgot the name of them. Plan for the kids. Hope no babies that is a hard kink to fix.
NOT IMPOSSIBLE! JUST DIFFICULT! You WILL figure it out and you WILL be provided for!
Some honey. You WILL want something sweet! It is also an excellent antibiotic (topical) and (if local) good for allergies.
Some reading material (if you are so inclined-some spirtual). part of survival is psychology.
Water purification tabs or some bleach. A good filter is a must! Two bladder canteens for you and your wife. If the kids are big enough, one for
each on a small pack. Everyone has to do their part.
An excellent manual to keep with your gear is the Field manual 21-76. Most army navies have it. if not goto abe books. about a buck or two.
Freezer baggies. They keep water out.
Some good field packs. If you cant get anything else, an old alice pack (lc2) will work. Make sure you get the frame and pad. Your gonna be wearing
this for a while.
Some basic over the counter meds (swap out your stores about every 8mo's or so ( unless the labe says otherwise).
Get an area map. Driving map is better than nothing. Find someplace that may seem large, heavily wooded, and away. Expect to find others there.
They will have the same idea you do and (hopefully) a similiar mindset of group survival.
Study up on your psychology. Expecially group, emergency/trauma. You will need to know how deal with people freaking out. It can put you in a place
of power if nothing else. I sound terrible but its you and yours against all else.
A couple of managable rifles. a 22 and a 30-30 would cover most issues.
A pistol would be nice. A couple of heavy knives for butchering and such. a small GOOD camp shovel. Military (not chinese knock off) would be
no matter the origin. a small shelter tent.
Cordage (some para-cord, 50' of climbing rope and some good thread)
Sewing supplies /dental floss.
Fire strikers (the magnesium/steel type)
Some spaceblankets. Some plastic tarps (in the little 12" packs).
Squeeze pump light for you and your lady.
A crank radio. This is assuming there is anything being broadcast!
You get the idea. Most of this you will be able to fit in a large alice. I suggest that you duplicate important things between your lady and
yourself. Things happen.
and above all, dont be scared. Have faith. It has gotten my family through some ugly times when all we had was each other. I am not religious- I am
spiritual and quite comfortable with my maker thank you.
Keep your powder dry and and keep it between the ditchs! I hope I was a help to someone.