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What are you doing at home to survive?

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posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:14 PM
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I just planted some semi-dwarf fruit trees and made a mini-orchard in one corner of my yard. I am experimenting with planting vegetables in tubs and planters. I am having a pantry built in a closet to better be able to rotate food stocks. I replaced hollow outside doors with metal ones.

What kinds of things are you doing?




posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 05:45 PM
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Its always great to hear that some people are getting things together. I have been preparing for a year or so. First with a large suitcase, filled with important papers, cash, lanterns, solar blankets, a 5 person fold up tent, vitamins, and medicine, with 2 first aid kits, all packaged and named outside, just in case of rain or water damage.

I also made a fire pit, one for wood for possible heat, and another for cooking, made with cinder blocks, and old grates from an old stove I had. Also a small garden, wow I never knew that it was so easy to have a garden, and my potatoes (reg, and sweet) are in containers, with carrots, and I have lots of greens, cabbage, kale, lettuce, and almost every herb you can think of.

Since the oil rig, and the possibility of contaminated rain, I have plastic sheeting to cover my garden (just in case). Id love to hear any other thoughts some might have, and if anyone wants some advice on either the pit or gardening I will help out if I can.

By the way, if you don't live in the country, solar stoves can be made from cardboard boxes and can be folded up and put away, for a later time if needed.

Hope to hear other ideas.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:01 PM
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Originally posted by NoRegretsEver
I also made a fire pit, one for wood for possible heat, and another for cooking, made with cinder blocks, and old grates from an old stove I had. Also a small garden, wow I never knew that it was so easy to have a garden, and my potatoes (reg, and sweet) are in containers, with carrots, and I have lots of greens, cabbage, kale, lettuce, and almost every herb you can think of.


By the way, if you don't live in the country, solar stoves can be made from cardboard boxes and can be folded up and put away, for a later time if needed.


I have a bug out bag but I think I made it to heavy to carry even though it is a backpack. i probably should get rid of some stuff.

I have a firepit, too and have collected wood from fallen trees in my neighborhood over the winter.

This was my first try at gardening. The bucket thing didn't work all that great for me. I think I will try a raised bed next year.

How do you make a solar stove?



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:08 PM
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Well i'm just looking around for people with small garden plots that work all day growing food so i can come back at night and steel the food


I *snip* hate the zionist NWO and they are going to try and force people on to the amero and what i'm offering is not much better but it will bear fruit.

People will be best served by working as a conmune and helping local farmers and they might need to be force at gun point to do so because no money = no oil= no food so if your eating, your working unless your too old.

Farmers know best and they themselves must not be allowed to run away with themselves and they will need all the manual labour they can get and if that means forcing people to spent time doing manual work then so be it.

With free building land we will all have a roof over our heads and once we deal with the food problom we can start again without the zionist cancer that is killing us all ever again being allowed to control out lives.

Buy yourself a garden fork this week and then get yourself a spade and look on it as insurance incase the money tree dies and you are forced to look after yourself one day.


 

Snipped profanity.
Please read: Profanity/Circumvention Of Censors.



[edit on June 11th 2010 by greeneyedleo]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 06:19 PM
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Here's a link to the many many ways to make a solar stove, also as far as the planting goes sometimes when you do them in containers they don't get the proper sun, so I try to rotate the containers that I have and if they still don't get enough sun, you can get a small box or a piece of cardboard and cover it with aluminum foil, Move it around to where the sun is the brightest and the sun will do the rest. Also I made my own garden bed with material from lowes, and some organic soil, also started my own compost.

Since I was mostly eating from my garden, whatever dead leaves, and extra stems or ends of veggies, I throw in there, less waste, and it will help my winter veggies.

solarcooking.org...



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:06 PM
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Thanks for the site!

I made my containers too big so I can't move them easily. Thanks for the tinfoil idea.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:08 PM
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I'm not asking "What will you do?" , I am asking "What are you doing now at home?"



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:17 PM
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Your more than welcome, I hope that some of this helps, also I find that youtube has a wonderful array of information and videos for most garden needs.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:19 PM
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Since this is such a conspiracy-centric forum I found it ironic to see this post asking folk what they are doing. I'm not too much for the governmental conspiracy thought-process but even *I* would not be eager to list out what I may or may not being doing or what I may or may not have done.

@Liebuster : ummm... you are just the type of tinhorn dictator wanna be that makes societal breakdown so frightening.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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Originally posted by Geeky_Bubbe
Since this is such a conspiracy-centric forum I found it ironic to see this post asking folk what they are doing. I'm not too much for the governmental conspiracy thought-process but even *I* would not be eager to list out what I may or may not being doing or what I may or may not have done.

@Liebuster : ummm... you are just the type of tinhorn dictator wanna be that makes societal breakdown so frightening.


I agree with this thought I was going to respond with I have been downloading Porn as it may distract them long enough for me to climb out the window!
It makes no sense to post what you are doing in case of SHTF!



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:34 PM
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Learning how to knit...faster.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:57 PM
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I believe that not everyone should announce what they will be or are doing when SHTF, but I am willing to give advice based on what I do, my advice didn't come with my address or area, it came with experience and info if needed, and about who will know what I have, I know for a fact that the PTB know all they need to know, so that when SHTF more people can be aware, and have ideas to save themselves, instead of trying to live off of others.

IMO giving gardening advice or asking for some isn't asking for problems, its people with similar interests discussing better ways to be prepared. Actually I wish some people would discuss these things so that more people can realize that when something bad does happen they can in fact help themselves as well as others, giving advice is a part of helping those who want a better way.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 07:58 PM
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I should have added in my first post that I applaud anyone who takes personal responsibility for their own well being and puts in time and brain cells to marshal their own wherewithal.

And, it's a complicated process that requires a *lot* of research and sometimes stretching those brain cells. It's a shame that to be what I feel is prudent we should not be so quick to "share" which would make the process easier and help others avoid pitfalls we may --- or may not --- know about.

@Gmoneycricket : Loved the "downloading porn" !! Gotta love that thinking outside the box. [No pun intended]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:02 PM
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Of course.

I'm sorry if I misinterpreted your question. I did not realize it was directed at gardeners. And, in my defense, it was not stated in such a narrow frame. You asked what people were doing. I interpreted that as a *general* question.

No offense intended.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:04 PM
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I don't use toilet paper...

And I hang upside down to sleep, from my feet...like a bat...

No, but, all kidding aside, I am really working at cultivating my friend network, emphasizing mutual assistance (like I'm letting somebody stay with me now) in the probable future economic disaster... Oh my God, I'm community organizing.



[edit on 11-6-2010 by nine-eyed-eel]



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:10 PM
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Great thread,
OP , tips on survival /self sufficiency are great.

Canned food I think would be good?
No contaminated air can get in?
But perhaps the can gets radioactive?
Lots of home brew tins would be good?
The essential nutrients would be found in beer?
And drinking would take the edge out of the fear?
So I store canned food and home brew tins in boxes, ready to be carried.
I have a kayak which is reay to go and has enough dry bags ready to last a month on water, (full of dehydrated food) I have a portable desalinator also so I think I would head out to sea.
MMM the wife and the Dog mmm .
I will have to buy another kayak for them.
The mountains I have maps for and have wandered in my childhood, there are plenty of caves few people know of in any mountain range, there are also springs and camaflouge.
People perhaps should explore and find a spot burry some food ect nearby the cave or tent site ect .
Solar falshlights and radios or wind up ones are OK?
Pain killers would be very handy also.
Oh welll lets hope the end isnt coming soon.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:14 PM
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None taken, I know that we that come to sites like this sometimes want to be able to help people closer to us, and due to some of us being"awake" and others not sometimes it falls on deaf ears, so I am more inclined to answer someone that actually has questions and wants to learn something, plus, I rather get info from someone that has done it opposed to someone who hasn't.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:16 PM
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Originally posted by LieBuster
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Well i'm just looking around for people with small garden plots that work all day growing food so i can come back at night and steel the food



You do know that 100% of all humans have allergic reactions to lead it makes them break out in red splotches


Any way OP I keep a good assortment of arrows for my bow and ammo for my guns, some MRE's (hope to get more), first aid supply's a lot of hand tools (saws picks, axes, spades, hoes,rakes) I love yard sales you can pick up a lot of handy dandy items for dirt cheep but the main thing I stock up on is knowledge



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 08:27 PM
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I think You All are headed in right direction.
This is an experiment of surviving in a time when
what we share may be used against us.
I just become leery when I see
Show us your gun Thread
Show us your knife Thread
Show us your garden Thread
Show us your pets Thread
Show us your livestock Thread
Show us your etc Thread
That is a lot of info and I have been guilty of showing to much
just trying to keep myself in check.



posted on Jun, 11 2010 @ 09:45 PM
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I was thinking about this, and as sad as this may be, I wonder how many people like me, would actually probably not want to live? If the s hits the fan and we have some major disaster, social unrest, ice age or something with the climate, wars or whatever...

Well, I am wonder if it would be worth trying to live.

Those that are prepared for it will become the target of those who are stronger and have weapons.

Those who are prepared will have items that others want, or knowledge, so will become the slaves of those who are stronger and want what they have.

There is always going to be someone who is stronger.

You must be willing to protect what you have with your life. You will either fight to the death for your stuff, or abandon your stuff, hoping that your enemy will allow you to get away with your life.

If you survive whatever has happened and stay alive for any number of weeks, your very existence proves that you have the means to survive.

Your very existence means you have food some place or that you have knowledge about how to get it. If you know how to make something, or have a skill, you may be forced to be a slave by someone.

Eventually as small groups join with one another, a society may emerge once again. But it may not be one worth living in.

I would hope that small peace loving groups would join together, relearning what has been lost. I'd like to think that we could once again live in nature and have a more simple life.

But that is if the good guys win.



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