posted on Aug, 14 2009 @ 05:34 PM
My earlier post in this thread made light of the whole societal collapse concept.
I own a fairly large amount of land in the mountains, I go into town less than once per month.
Long keeper foods do not cost much to put up.
A few 50lb bags of beans.
A few 50lb bags of rice.
50 lb bags of lentils.
Smoked hams(require no refrigeration).
Sides of bacon.
Stock you'r pantry with canned goods, include canned and dried fruits.
Put back sugar, salt, pepper baking soda, flour, cornmeal,and cooking oil.
Stock amunition for every caliber you shoot, and other popular calibers as trade goods.
Unless you have tracking dogs don't even think anbout taking large game with primative weapons such as the bow and arrow.
Even a direct hit in the heart lung area is NOT going to drop you'r quarry instantly, and no matter how high you rank you'r tracking skills you
won't find the deer you injured.
My son hunts bow season, and uses tracking dogs to recover deer he hits, he also uses a compound bow, and arrows manufactured for supreme accuracy.
Don't think you can buld a bow of a bent limb and shoot homemade arrows and bring down anything larger than a rabbit, and you'll do better with a
snare as far as rabbits are concerned too.
A slingshot is a good tool to take rabbit and squirrels.
Kerosene should be put back for lamps, white gas for camp stoves.
Medical suppies should be stocked, bandages, pain reliever, anti-biotics, and triple antibiotic salves should be in every medicine chest.
We recently had a weather event in which two area towns were destroyed.
We pulled together and helped those less fortunate than ourselves.
At night we patroled for looters.
It does not cost very much to put back a months supplies.
We keep livestock including cattle, goats, chickens, and geese, we have a well stocked fish pond.
We save open polinated seeds.
We have been of a survivalist mindset since the 1980's.
It is not that hard to prepare.
I urge you to do so, and if possible to remove yourself from urban settings.
[edit on 14-8-2009 by Luminaught]