posted on Dec, 19 2011 @ 10:28 AM
reply to post by AtlantisAgain
It depends on the time frame you are expecting. If you need to be immediately prepared, then I say rice, beans, spam, water purifiers, powdered milk,
cocoa, salt, and other basic staples. Depending on your home situation, you need some alternative heat source, you need at least one room that can be
heated and cooled and secured.
Now, if you expect to have a year or so to prepare and a $1000 budget, then definitely go with renewables. I just spent $93 on 4 blueberry bushes, 2
strawberry plants, 2 blackberry vines, and a bunch of greens for a little garden plot. You could get chickens and rabbits with very little need for
space. You might want to buy some books identifying local edible and poisonous plants and animals. You might want a tent and some basic survival
There are some great do-it-yourself threads in teh survival forum to help you make things from common household scraps. We make firestarters and
candles at my house. We garden for fun. We've learned to collect water from many sources and purify it.
With a little prep time and a small budget, you can make survival a hobby and a pasttime, and you are guaranteed to be prepared if and when you ever
I seeing others responses, personally I think gold is worthless. You will need a couple of good knives. I just bought a nice machete from
gerbergear.com. I have plenty of shells for my shotguns and handguns alike. I have a small surgical kit, and a snakebite kit, and some stored
antibiotics. I didn't go out and buy these things all at once, I got them over time.
Each grocery trip should have about 10% dedicated to food reserves and useful survival gear.
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