posted on Nov, 7 2014 @ 08:33 AM
There's no such thing as long-term survival.
Our ancestors managed it, and with far less knowledge than we have today.
The key to long-term survival is simple....REPLENISH-ABLE ways of getting food and water.\
Some have mentioned gardens, others livestock, etc.
Many of us who consider ourselves "preppers" not only store things, but also keep livestock and have a well, etc. Assuming we can avoid or take out
any people who pose a threat, we'll do just fine. Not that I'm anxious to test it though. I LIKE the modern world and its conveniences. But, I also
believe in being ready should it all go poof one day.
Now, that may not seem realistic to most, but really, it wouldn't take much to knock out the grid and send us back to the 1800's for a spell.
Back to the original topic of the thread...
Something nobody really mentioned yet....CLEANERS.
This will be EXTREMELY important post SHTF....staying clean, to avoid infections, disease, etc. Personally, we still plan on having running water,
toilets, etc. here on the ranch, but cleaners are going to be difficult to come by post SHTF, so a good thing to stock up on.
That's basically our rule. We stock up on things that will be hard or impossible to make ourselves post SHTF.