Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
I am stocking up on FAITH IT ALWAYS WORKS FOR ME (REALISTICALLY IN THE LAST DAYS NOONE SURVIVES THE 3 WOES READ ON IT AND GET FAITH.) 3 WOES REMEMBER
ATSrz "JUDGMENT TIME IS UPON US ALL" AMEN ALL MEN
[edit on 9/14/09 by Ophiuchus 13]
I think this thread was meant for people living in the real world.
Originally posted by emayarsh
Well why would you even need all this stuff? if something bad is going to happen surely you would wait to buy this stuff otherwise it would
just be a waste of money really
I too am hoping this is a joke, but if not: Waiting to buy emergency supplies until AFTER an emergency happens is a terrible idea. You realize
whenever a hurricane, tornado, severe snow/wind storm, etc happens stores usually sell out of all this stuff in like a day? Where are you going to buy
Anyway, it sounds like you have a good list going! Puts the amount of stuff I have to shame. I really need to get cracking on the food side of things,
because in addition to probably about 100 cans of food, I just have some very basic staples at the moment:
I've got probably about 20lbs of oatmeal, another 15lbs of dried potatoes, 20lbs of flour, 10lbs cornmeal, all vacuum sealed in smaller sized bags,
so I won't have to open a container that will spoil before I finish it off.
Which brings up a thing I don't think I've seen yet, is a vacuum sealer. I personally am giving up the idea of electricity and powered appliances
once TSHTF, it seems like a waste of time and money that could be diverted to much more valuable things. But get a vacuum sealer now, to store things
for when TSHTF. Along with some vacuum sealed food products I have, I also have the following in vacuum sealed bags:
Purchased two master packs/display cases of large bic lighters. I then sealed them all in 5-pack bunches. Took a long time, but like with the food I
rather not compromise the entire sealed bag, but instead of smaller portions to open as I go. There is no problem with open air short term storage of
butane lighters, but I've had a few with completely rusted over spark wheels in the past. Better safe than sorry, might as well keep them sealed.
Vacuum sealed 12ga(400rds) .22(4,500rds) and 9mm(350rds) That makes sure I have dry stable ammunition for my 870, 597, and Glock 17. I also have an IO
Ak47 with a few hundred rounds of 7.62x39, but unfortunately don't have any large stockpile vacuum sealed since I used them up on my last shooting
3 old wool military blankets that were my grandfathers. I hate using them because they are scratchy as hell, so I folded them up and sealed them in
large bags. Makes sure I have some dry, intact blankets if things get bad.
I've purchased quite a few different fist aid boxes over the years, and did the same thing I did with the food, made a bunch of different small
vacuum bags filled with the most common items, and other bags with more specialty stuff.
Duct tape. I have 13 large rolls of silver duct tape, 2 rolls of black gorilla tape, and 1 roll of reflective tape, each one in its own individual
I've got some other random things here and there, but that's about it for my "stockpiling" of goods.