We're pretty far in from the road (as you can see). So we shouldn't look too enticing. Plus, they have to get through two gates/fences. The roadside
gate/fence is 8' high. (the other ones are standard height). Then, they have to deal with armed sentries, and once the alarm is sounded, the whole,
We usually try and get some food in bulk quantities when able, and always stock up during sales (buy one get one especially). That way, it's things we
like and eat every day.
I did canning with my grandparents when younger, so looking forward to being able to do it again. It was crazy to open a jar of veggies years old,
that tasted like the day they were picked. Of course, we'll eat at harvest time, but all extra gets canned.
Of course, there are other things planned for the ranch that aren't prep-related, some decor things, some home-improvement things, etc., so it will
all have to work in and may alter the timeline some. Personally, I doubt we'll see any kind of SHTF event in our lifetime that won't be sorted out,
life back to normal, inside of 6 months...but during those 6 months, would be nice to have an uninterrupted lifestyle...and it would be nice to
eventually not have to pay electric.
I looked into a fuel tank, but it's crazy expensive. Solar is expensive too, but eventually, pays for itself. The tank doesn't...so harder to justify.
Plus, I'd need regular and diesel. In a sense, the truck kind of serves as a pretty big tank. I do have some knowledge of how station pumps work and
mix fuel, etc. (that's the good thing about diesel, it's own ready tanks in the station)....so of course, in a real SHTF environment, looting for
supplies will be something to do...but I plan to only do so from unoccupied sources. Sure, we have an EMT in the group, but I hope we never have to
use her in that role! A firefight with no modern medicine is way to risky, unless everything is on the line.
I should mention, the other military guy in our group was a demolitions guy...so maybe we'll rig up some things around the perimeter....(only after
the SHTF of course)...
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