Hello everyone, I would like to begin by saying if you DO NOT believe that some type of disaster is looming then do not even bother reading this post.
While noone knows exactly when the next big disaster will strike, we all must agree that at some point something huge could happen. So im making this
thread for people to see what type of supplies I personally have in my possession and ready for use. Let me start by saying in an emergency the food
stores will prob be out of food within the 1st day of the emergency/disaster. So to simply say you will go to the store when it happens will be no
good. You will have to deal with massive panic, people fighting and possibly killing each other, and massive looting that could include people
stealing directly from you.
So to start, you are going to need some type of protection for yourself and your family. The form of protection is up to you. I personally choose
guns because the seem like the most reliable form of self protection. When the shtf people will not care about laws, you or your personal freedoms,
they will only care about what must be done to survive. That being the case I say now is the time to get your EPK or Survival kit, or bob ready.
I will list the supplies in mine so you can understand a basic starting point, if anyone has any other suggestions for me please let me know.
1. Enough food for you and your family for at least 3 months. If supply lines are broken you can expect that food will not be available for
purchase for an extended period of time. I personally have a 3-6 month supply of non perishable goods for immediate consumption. Also have enough
water to drink. This cannot be understated. Water is more important than food, you will die withouth drinking water within a week or two. I personally
have 12 cases of bottled water and 50 gallons of purified water. Now this isnt even enough for my family for a months time, but on a side note there
is a freshwater stream 300 yards or so from my house. So that will be my water supply when the shtf.
2. Survival items. This can range from medical supplies to supplies to gather food(fishing poles, hunting traps, etc.) The need to aquire food
from a source locally cannot go without saying. Firewood is another big one, how will you stay warm in the winter without heat? So wood or some other
type of fuel is neccessary along with a way to safely burn that fuel. Also alot of clothing and shoes are neccessary should the disaster/emergency
last a prolonged period of time. Nothing worse than being without things to cover you body for protection.
3. The convienencies that you would like. This could range from portable lighting to other things to make your life more comfortable without
4. Hand tools, this is a very important one. Without being able to rely on other people to fix things for you, its on you to fix things. So things
like hammers, wrenches, sockets, screwdrivers etc are very important.
5. THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING TO ME! Seeds for planting. I personally bought 1/2 a million different types of vegatable seeds for planting in
an extended emergency. I bought these off ebay for only 73 dollars and this could be the most important thing for everyone. I have enough NGM modified
seeds to last my family and more for a lifetime. Also get the tools neccessary to cultivate the land, such as ho's, shovels, rakes and more.
6. FEMA and other agencies say that you should have a battery powered radio to stay in touch with what is occuring nationally.
While this list is not all comprehensive this is a majority of what will be neccessary for survival for an extended period of time should society
collapse. Also on a side note, should the shtf, I will need help farming all the vegatables that I will be planting so come check me out in
Saylorsburg PA if you need refuge. Be prepared to work to earn your living though there will be no free rides. I have enough plants for aprox 30 plus
acres and that will require alot of manpower. If anyone has anything to add to this list feel free to do so.
Also I made this list so you can get a basic starting point of things that you will need. Dont come on here bashing me if you dont like my post just
get off it. Also another benifit to farming is that it will attract tons of wildlife (deer, groundhogs, and more.) for hunting for your meat
consumption. Also salts to cure the meat. I will post more survival techniques on later posts. Thanks for reading and I look forward to your feedback.
Also the link takes you to my facebook page to view my seeds and other survival items.
edit on 20-10-2011 by Ahabstar because: changed all caps title.