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Old 01-31-2013, 06:25 PM   #441
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I guess I've been prepped since '77. That's when I quit shaving.

Also bought some hacksaw blades and welding rods.

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Been buying little extra things for yeas. Like a box of matches when I see them at Walmart(housewares near ashtrays and the like). Large containers I wrap in shrink wrap wit hthings liek 25 lb bags of dried beans, sugar. An extra bottle of vinegar to stack back once every couple weeks. As long as you get a little something when you are out at the stores you're doing someitnhg. Walmart is great for things like #10 cans on veggies, 25 lb bags of sugar and the like. We have a store (Save A Lot) that sells things like beans, flour, sugar etc in large containers that can be stored. Just fine one way or another to make sure water stays out. Can fruits and vegetables if you can. When stored properly they will last a LONG TIME. Don't stack jars on top of each other to make sure you don't bust seals. A sturdy box can help there.

It's the little things that will matter. Just pick put a little of this or that. One extra container of...something to put back. Plant a garden and learn to can food. A couple fruit trees come in handy. I want to get into smoking meats but I think I will try and build that. I need to learn more about fermented vegetables. The damn tings last forever (link) (link).

Being I have no intention of bugging anywhere as I live in the country as is and have more than one natural water supply, plenty of wooded area for hunting/fuel (springs) I just try to get things I might need should the need pop up Oh, and keep a decent supply of ammo

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Been buying little extra things for yeas. Like a box of matches when I see them at Walmart(housewares near ashtrays and the like). Large containers I wrap in shrink wrap wit hthings liek 25 lb bags of dried beans, sugar. An extra bottle of vinegar to stack back once every couple weeks. As long as you get a little something when you are out at the stores you're doing someitnhg. Walmart is great for things like #10 cans on veggies, 25 lb bags of sugar and the like. We have a store (Save A Lot) that sells things like beans, flour, sugar etc in large containers that can be stored. Just fine one way or another to make sure water stays out. Can fruits and vegetables if you can. When stored properly they will last a LONG TIME. Don't stack jars on top of each other to make sure you don't bust seals. A sturdy box can help there.

It's the little things that will matter. Just pick put a little of this or that. One extra container of...something to put back. Plant a garden and learn to can food. A couple fruit trees come in handy. I want to get into smoking meats but I think I will try and build that. I need to learn more about fermented vegetables. The damn tings last forever (link) (link).

Being I have no intention of bugging anywhere as I live in the country as is and have more than one natural water supply, plenty of wooded area for hunting/fuel (springs) I just try to get things I might need should the need pop up Oh, and keep a decent supply of ammo
Agree with you 100%. Just keep on getting what you can while you can, all the little things add up.
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Got some scion wood from my favorite chestnut tree today. Getting ready to do some grafting later to some young trees I planted 3 years ago.

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I learned first hand what it feels like to cauterize a wound today (very minor wound).

It hurts just as much as you would think it would.

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Hey guys this is my first post on this forum

I recently started to notice that SH!T might actually hit the fan in the next few years... So me being a US Marine I started preping last month.

Currently I have

Weapons:
Remington 700 sps tactical .308
S&W M&P OR AR15 .223
Mossberg 500 pistol grip 12 gauge
Glock 23 .40S&W
Glock 33 .357Sig
Glock 30sf .45auto
Sig mosquito .22LR
Ammo for all

Food:
So far just 1 box of MRE's

Emergency supplies:
Full medical life saving kit
2 wool blankets
2 one man tents
2 flashlights
1 canteen
Water purification tablets
All weather proof matches
3 fixed blade knives
5 bx Chem lights (who knows)
2 pr combat boots
2 ruck sacks
1 multi tool
1 bullet proof vest. Mag pouches attached

1 large water proof case to fit it in

It's not close to everything but it's a start. I wanted to hear what y'all think. Planning on getting water, batteries, candles, flint and para cord and bug repellent soon

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Hey guys this is my first post on this forum

I recently started to notice that SH!T might actually hit the fan in the next few years... So me being a US Marine I started preping last month.

Currently I have

Weapons:
Remington 700 sps tactical .308
S&W M&P OR AR15 .223
Mossberg 500 pistol grip 12 gauge
Glock 23 .40S&W
Glock 33 .357Sig
Glock 30sf .45auto
Sig mosquito .22LR
Ammo for all

Food:
So far just 1 box of MRE's

Emergency supplies:
Full medical life saving kit
2 wool blankets
2 one man tents
2 flashlights
1 canteen
Water purification tablets
All weather proof matches
3 fixed blade knives
5 bx Chem lights (who knows)
2 pr combat boots
2 ruck sacks
1 multi tool
1 bullet proof vest. Mag pouches attached

1 large water proof case to fit it in

It's not close to everything but it's a start. I wanted to hear what y'all think. Planning on getting water, batteries, candles, flint and para cord and bug repellent soon

Semper Fi
BigRed
Well first thank you for your service

And you doing better than I am I have little medical 1 mre I rifle just a .22lr and 22 shots for it and 3 knifes 1 staped to my bug out bag a pocketknife and servival knife
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Unless you're in arid counrty or urban/suburban forget stocking water, stock plain unscented chlorine bleach - 1/8 teaspoon per gallon of H2O, allow to stand for 20 minutes. It ain't Evian but it is safe and potable.

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Default Hi BigRed

First, thanks for your service and welcome to the forum. A great start for sure. It seems to depend a lot on where you live at the time the SHTF as to what the requirements would be. City dwellers need a different cache than us rural (very rural) dwellers.

I personally used the novel Partiots by James Wesley Rawles as my guide. It seemed to be as much an instruction book as a novel. It might help you understand ways to prep for your specific situation.


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Big Red, welcome here and thank you for your service. I suggest you pick up several types of water filtration systems and then add to your food as you go. Katadyn makes a 5 gallon unit that is collapsible and there are straw type filters that are available as well. I know the Corps has taught you many survival skills, so look to your training.

I realize that if you're still on active duty it's going to be hard to store a bunch of stuff. Maybe you could rent a small storage unit or store stuff with family or friends nearby. Of course if you aren't than no problem.

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