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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 04:51 PM
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Sounds YUMMY! I do prefer bigger game though but hey who's gonna complain when thats your only option right? hehehe

If you can find Birch trees you can find Chaga and that also makes a really good healthy tea. Check this video out!





posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 10:41 PM
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canned tuna, P-38 can openers,rain gear,sewing gear,cold weather gear and camo,Winchester Super -X 22 LR,5000 rd box,federal and remington 22 ammo just isnt consistant like Win-Super X is.Welding rods .6010 or 6011,and a dry waterproof container for them.used stiener 8x30 military bino's 125$ on e-bay,bushnell Elite or leopold scopes.high grade duct tape,Raw honey, its natures medicine, and it never goes bad,223 & 30 cal bullets, you can make home made gunpowder and rearm primers but good bullets are too hard to make.Box knives and 5000 blades.Boot laces.Never barter away guns or ammo, they will just be used against you,this week ,next month or next year ,but they will be used against you!!
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posted on Feb, 12 2011 @ 10:56 PM
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How do you propose to make powder for a .223 and .308? I've never met anyone who successfully made and used thier own smokeless powder, but if it can be done I'd love to know how. Curious about reusing primers too. Bullets are actually the easiest part, in my opinion. I have several mods and you can buy just about any calibre mold you want,which should last just about forever if you take care of it. Probably the most difficult part to make would be the case itself.
Primers take up so little space I think you could store enough to never have to refill them yourself. I do like Winchester .22 ammo as well,although I use the Dynapoints mostly as they are very accurate in my gun and for some reason seem very quiet compared to some others.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 12:27 AM
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there is plenty of info on home made gunpowder and rearming primers in book form and online,black powder is basically hop-upped charcoal and not hard to make.also you can salvage powder from other ammo,odd caliber stuff that you find, or damaged ammo.yes bullet molds arent expensive but are useless without lead to fill them with,easier to have ready to use bullets on hand than all the equipment to make them with(portablility).i agree ,case is almost immposible to make.but after a few gun fights , you are going to have plenty of empty cases around.10,000 primers dont take up much room ,or weight , but then you lock your self into reloading ,and all that equipment and weight that goes with it.you either stock pile a lot of reloading stuff or just buy loaded ammo.it depends on your capabilities.reloading just requires a lot of time,effort,and serious dedication to it so you dont blow your self and gun up, some folks dont have that time, or dedication,and all that reloading stuff is bulky and heavy, again portability. also stock up on 550 para-cord, green and white,waxed dental floss(for stitching up deep cuts and wounds).
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:22 AM
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Moss is a good natural bottom wiper for when your paper runs out, i would grow plenty of moss!



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:24 AM
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Originally posted by JDBlack
There are all sorts of things that people reccomend stocking up on. This thread is dedicated to what should and shouldn't be stocked up on.

Canned foods (just need to new stuff in every 2 years or so, use before experation)
Rice
Flower
Pasta
MREs or simmillar meals
Salt
Nails, screws, hammers, etc
Toilet paper
Ammo for guns if appliccable
Seeds

Avoid storing things in damp places, use a dehumidifier

Add to the list if you want and if you want to argue with one of my items be calm about it.

You forgot condoms , tampons and lots of popcorn!



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:30 AM
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Get the tuna in oil - plenty of extra calories, same price/storage space required as the brined.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:37 AM
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Call me dirty but i reckon i could live without bog roll (leaves do just as good a job
). Id rather use the space to store some books paper and pens.

By the way, It mgiht be handy for someone to start writning down the things from the internet, incase the # did hit the fan. Things how to make certain components and other things that we might lose the know how to make if something happend to the net.
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by ThePeopleParty
Call me dirty but i reckon i could live without bog roll (leaves do just as good a job
). Id rather use the space to store some books paper and pens.

By the way, It mgiht be handy for someone to start writning down the things from the internet, incase the # did hit the fan. Things how to make certain components and other things that we might lose the know how to make if something happend to the net.
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yeah...print out how to's and stuff. that has crossed my mind... not even for when tshtf but just for when the lights go out or something because I tend to forget how to do anything without google.


I don't about that leave stuff though.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:56 AM
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oh yeah... something that floats might be helpful in a lot of cases.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 07:59 AM
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Originally posted by BarmyBilly
Moss is a good natural bottom wiper for when your paper runs out, i would grow plenty of moss!


And don't use any leaves off of bushes that are soft and fuzzy like I once did when I was a kid.
Ever hear of nettles??? OMG!!!

And if you have pets/livestock...

Pet Emergency Preparedness

ASPCA


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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 09:55 AM
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I don't think its a regional thing. I've noticed it in my local grocery stores as well. Funny thing is that just as an aside I went to the local SuperWally (Walmart) to take a look at thier canned goods. Low and behold a lot of theirs are stamped with dates several years down the road, some even had 12/31/13 stamped on the bottom!!!



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 10:41 AM
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1. Ketchup - 60 bottles
2. Shaving lotion (don't use foam) - 10 bottles.
3. Razors/blades
4. Dry potato flakes - 50 pounds
5. protein powder (whey protein) - 30 containers (50 servings each)
6. Meal replacements (powdered form, replaces entire meals, Myoplex)



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:23 PM
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Originally posted by billxam
1. Ketchup - 60 bottles
2. Shaving lotion (don't use foam) - 10 bottles.
3. Razors/blades
4. Dry potato flakes - 50 pounds
5. protein powder (whey protein) - 30 containers (50 servings each)
6. Meal replacements (powdered form, replaces entire meals, Myoplex)


Some people will eat anything... so long as it has ketchup on it.


I'm gonna recommend something to replace electrolytes... like Gatorade in powdered form. A sprouter and sprouting seeds... cards for playing poker/rummy etc... and a journal to keep track of important events.
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posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 01:31 PM
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What is the proper way to store rice? I see people stating they are storing large quantaties of rice. My personal experience with rise is that if you keep a bag of whole grain rice to long in your cupboard...moths come out of it. This has happened to me twice. Am I not soring it properly, or it this a natural phenomenom? It was stored in a plastic bag. Ive also seen something on TV about nuts stored for a year or more will produce beetles. Anyone no anything about this?



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:09 PM
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Purchase Mylar bags (large) and oxygen absorbers. Place the bag in a large bucket, pour rice in. Add appropriate number of absorbers. squeeze all air out. Can be done by using an iron on high to seal all of top of bag until a shop vac tube just fits in. Suck out air, seal remaining opening - done by leaving vac running and sealing last part of seam to keep suction active. Optional low tech method is to squeeze down the bag to remove air. We do Wheat, Oats, Corn flour, etc., this way.

Note: use more than the recommended number of oxy absorbers. If humid when packing, use moisture absorbers also.

Ketchup can be used as a poor man's soup with TVP for protein. Great for unwelcome survivors to send them on their way.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:44 PM
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You are forgetting one major thing. Books, in a world where there is no internet, or you can't call someone to fix stuff for you. Wouldn't you want to be able to pull out a book that has a detailed discribtion of how to build something you need, or grow some food?

My thread on Books that will save your lives.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 02:56 PM
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Speaking of mylar...

It wouldn't hurt to have a couple mylar blankets on hand, also.



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:10 PM
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With the food items we use this for storage link and some oxygen absorbers Link when we go on long trips.


I noticed those oxygen absorbers are wrapped in plastic. Please remember folks that plastic is POROUS! Think about how older bottles of soda goes flat over time. In one to two years a 2 liter bottle will be completely flat.

The other problem with plastic is it is more likely to harbour bacteria in those pores than glass is.

In a nut shell plastic is fine for short term but it sucks when it comes to long term storage. Glass or tin cans is much better.


If you have your own property you might consider a smokehouse. Other very useful items are the heavy duty 16 foot cattle panels ,T-posts, Concrete blocks (optional) With a canvas or plastic tarp they make great emergency buildings for supplies shelter for animals or a quick and dirty green house.
atinyhomestead.blogspot.com...
goatseeker.com...

I used three cinder blocks as a base and put the T posts or Concrete reinforcing rods through the block centers to hold them in place. I add 2x4 wire mesh over the panels to keep the varmints out.

The nice thing about these "buildings" is they can be easily moved when internal parasites or disease builds up.


That reminds me. ADD several bottles of Chlorine bleach to your inventory and 7% iodine solution. It used to be Chlorox had the instructions for disinfecting water right on the label but I have not sen that for a couple of decades. 7% iodine solution is used on baby animal umbilical cords. (I use it on tick bites)



posted on Feb, 13 2011 @ 03:26 PM
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Really good idea. I've got 1 in my A.L.I.C.E pack and one in the smaller B.O.B in my car. Also I've seen the mylar/space blanket material made into emergency tents and sleeping bags. Very small and light weight won't take up alot of room in a B.O.B.

Emergency Sleeping Bag

Emergency Tent


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