Originally posted by fatboyinternational
Someone is going to get awful sick of ramen soup for 6 months. I have included a wep page where you can calculate what you actually need for 6 months
to a year.
Just a thought, what are you going to do when the neighbors children show up on your door hungry ? That person that you thought was your friend will
ask you to choose between feeding your children and his children. Food storage is not simple or cheap. It is a serious financial commitment. Think
True, Ramen Noodles will get old; which is why you will have to hunt or fish for meat (or raise your own livestock,) so you can not only break up the
monotony, but have a source of protein as well. I suggested Ramen Noodles because they are EXTREMELY lightweight. They are also high in sodium and
complex carbohydrates, both of which you will need to live.
You are absolutely right about the financial commitment. This is another reason why my list was the way it was. You can SURVIVE for six months with a
minimum of cash outlay up front. Not everyone has a whole lot of money to spend on something they may never need. You have to remember who the
But you can buy a month's worth of noodles for one person - three meals a day - for NINE DOLLARS. You won't for a second think
that you are at The Ritz, but you will be alive. As I said, you can hunt and fish for your meat if you don't have access to domesticated animals.
As far as my neighbors go, they are all of like mind - and I mean ALL of them. I live in a small community out in the middle of nowhere. We all go to
church together, our children are on the same sports teams and Scout Troops, and we have a plan to support each other when TSHTF. We have gardens,
cows, goats, pigs (not everyone raises the same livestock, I'm speaking collectively) turkeys and chickens, and instead of using up valuable gas I
estimate that there are three horses for every human so we have transportation covered.
When it comes to security, we have no problems there either. Among our number are several "regular" former Marines, one Force Recon Marine, Two Army
Rangers, and several nurses. We've spoken to the local sheriff and we have a plan to blockade the roads leading into our community should the need
arise. There won't be any city slickers rustling our cattle I can assure you of that.
I'm a firm believer that should the unthinkable happen, local law enforcement will be our next to last line of defense (they live here too,) and
should they fall, any bad guys who make it through their lines alive won't stay that way for very long. We know every boar and deer trail, rabbit
hutch, creek and ravine like the back of our hands. We may be probed a few times, but when we start hanging looters and displaying their bodies on the
roadside, the bad guys will quickly realize that they've messed with the wrong group of rednecks.
Sounds pretty gruesome doesn't it? Well I have news for you: if the excrement really collides with an oscillating blade, it WILL be ugly. Just look at
what happens in NYC when they have a blackout for a few hours. Now imagine the US losing JUST electrical power for a couple of weeks: the stores will
be empty,and there will be no way to pump gas so no more food deliveries. Those who are not prepared to support themselves WILL become violent when
their bellies are empty enough.
I don't even like thinking about it, so I'm going to stop now. I'm just thankful that my family, our friends, and our neighbors ARE prepared for
TEOTWAWKI. And I pray that we never have to put our plans into action.
edit on 3/30/2011 by OldCorp because: CATTLE DO NOT RUST!