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Old 01-29-2009, 01:49 AM   #1
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I am in the financial situation that I cannot afford the things necessary for a SHTF scenario. I also live in the eastern part of the country, but am a good ways away from major cities. Any suggestions for a plan of action? Or how to acquire resources? And what should I do to help my family and I survive together? Also, some policies on contact with others (such as how to determine friendly from hostile, maybe how a younger age will affect the other parties stance in negotiating) I appreciate all feedback and info

PS. I have no vehicle and VERY limited funds, and please bear in mind I am under 18, so some items I simply cannot buy

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Old 01-29-2009, 02:16 AM   #2
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Canned foods, dried beans, bottled water. What else do you really need? Do you seriously think that the Russians are going to invade?

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No, I would like to be prepared in the event of a natural disaster or something of that nature, just nice to have a plan. It can't really hurt right?

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Start your research and training right now.

Basic preps don't have to be expensive, they just have to work. Used and surplus items are a good value for the dollar.

Learn First Aid and stock some basic medical supplies. Don't forget water purifying equipment, at least water purification tablets.

I don't know if you have a handgun, but get yourself a shotgun, and a .22LR rifle if you don't already have them. They'll feed you as well as protect you.
Buy a variety of different loads for the shotgun and lay in some bricks of .22LR. It's still pretty cheap, twenty bucks will still buy 500 rounds.

Have several good knives, not the Rambo kind either. Know how to sharpen them.

I can go on and on, but it's your job to do your research and figure out what you need and what to do if shtf. There's plenty of information out there.

Good luck...

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It's great that you're thinking of these things, but your parents (or whatever adults you're with) should be pondering these things.

Are they in a position to stock up on necessary items? Can you give them a compelling argument why they should do these things? Folks here can probably help you build that argument.

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I agree with BKT, but it is nice to see two younger people on here at least trying to prepare. It is also good to see one of the younger guys encouraging the other. Keep it up guys and welcome to the forum.
As stated above, get a few good knives, a shotgun, several types of loads for that shotgun, and a 22. Get some books on first aid and survival, learn what you can from them, but keep them handy as a refrence. This is all good advice, and can serve you well in a SHTF secnario. Excuse my spelling today, I am not feeling well, but I did feel it was a good topic to bring up and comment on.

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I am in the financial situation that I cannot afford the things necessary for a SHTF scenario. I also live in the eastern part of the country, but am a good ways away from major cities. Any suggestions for a plan of action? Or how to acquire resources? And what should I do to help my family and I survive together? Also, some policies on contact with others (such as how to determine friendly from hostile, maybe how a younger age will affect the other parties stance in negotiating) I appreciate all feedback and info

PS. I have no vehicle and VERY limited funds, and please bear in mind I am under 18, so some items I simply cannot buy
Do what I'm doing. A one item per week to your action plan. If you buy a bottle of wine, buy two and store one. So sit down and make a list of what you think you need, how much, what you can afford and act on it. Even if its a can of spam per week, you'll be damn happy you've got it if times get rough!

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F*** off all you comics, I'm an ex-Boy Scout, Scoutmaster.

If my little guys forgot everything I taught them, they remembered this one thing branded into their little mush-for-brains heads;

BE PREPARED!

Secondary lessons were; If your piss is yellow, drink more water!

If you’re hungry, take a drink! (The symptoms for hunger and thirst are the same! That’s why we have FAT thirsty kids today!!)

I sh1t-canned the training manual and substuted "common sense"!

I bet at my age I keep in touch with more "Men" that were in my Troop 228 than most (straight) Scoutmasters anywhere! (Sharp stick in the eye intended!)

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Get yourself some different sizes of Conibear traps, or even leg-hold traps. Conibears are preferable because they kill the animal when they trip. There are different techniques depending on the target animal and the area where you're setting traps, so read up on trapping.

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