Originally posted by seabag
reply to post by rickymouse
So you’ve been prepping for some time now (according to you) and you’ve stocked a month or 2 worth of frozen meats and veggies and a few drinks?
If that’s all you have then I’d suggest you quickly acquire a firearm (or 3) and several thousand rounds of ammo. How about water purification and
storage? Dried foods? Cold weather gear (Zero degree sleeping bags, clothing, boots, etc). How to you plan to cook that meat when you have no power?
Do you have a saw and axe to get firewood? Any propane or charcoal? It doesn’t sound like you’re taking your preps too seriously!
I don’t necessarily believe in Mayan prophecy or the whole 12/21/12 thing but I do think prepping is a serious function. Maybe that’s because
I’m a father. I feel better when I know that I’m ready to take care of my family even if the lights go out! If this whole thing is a steaming pile
of paranoia...so what?? I’m still prepared for whatever, right?
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I have a quarter of beef, six chickens, a turkey, four whitefish, some pork and bacon along with veggies and pizzas in my two big freezers. That is
not prepping, that is the way we have always done things. Prepping is buying the old wood cookstove that I built my house in anticipation of getting
twenty years ago. Prepping is boosting my firewood to include enough firewood to completely heat the house if needed, basically getting a year in
advance wood, something that people always did around here a while back. I was lazy, not looking out for the future, I am not lazy anymore. I have
food for my daughters and their families stored, not just for us. I have food for two months eating normally for ten. I cannot go any bigger without
wasting because we can not rotate it being just me and my wife doing the rotating.
I also have a gas grill, campstove with fuel, wood smoker, generators, lamps, on and on. No bug out bag though, that is not something I think is
important. See, I have always been instinctively mostly prepped, it is something I was conditioned to be when I was young. Learned behavior that I
didn't know I was taught. With the way things were going I felt it was unwise to try to tell my kids to be prepared, something driven into me as a
kid. It wasn't socially acceptable anymore, they would call you a hoarder for many years there. I was a closet prepper, a social outcast hidden by
my remoteness. My wife has started to see this need for a pantry through others, even she wouldn't heed my concerns, she was worried that if people
saw we had food they would think we were hoarders.
As for guns.......I'm a deer hunter and like to bird hunt once in a while. I had to update my ammo last year, it was pretty old. I bought quite a
few 22 shells because I like to target shoot with that once in a while.
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