Minimum bug in supplies

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by jimogden1984, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    I live in a fairly rural area...a mile off black top, 10 miles from a gas station and 15 from the nearest walmart. I don't have a lot of neighbors and can trust the ones I do have. What would you consider to be the bare minimum I should have in a shtf situation? as far as firearms go I have a 1911, ruger mini 30, 12 gauge and 4 .22s. I stock up on ammo when I can. We have plenty of game running around and a creek on our land and a well. Also have a lot of machinery and farm equipment and lumber, wire, and stuff like that around. What should I look into getting to add to my collection or I guess I should say to really get one going? I'm just looking for suggestions on stuff to get started and then I can build from there.
     
  2. Marlinman

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    A garden and canning stuff is a really good place to start. A fuel tank on the place is a good idea too. Otherwise nothin is coming to mind.....im sure more will come later on though;)

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  3. spack762

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    A safe water supply. Livestock, and the skill to care and use them.
     
  4. Ranger-6

    Ranger-6 New Member

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    Do a risk assessment

    1. What is the threat?
    2. Can you defend in place?
    3. For how long?
    4. Food, water, and ammunition.
     
  5. Marlinman

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    He has the water already....guineas make a dang good alarm system plus they keep your bug populations down. Geese work as well if you can stand the noisy suckers

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  6. jimogden1984

    jimogden1984 New Member

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    Tried raising guinneas, critters keep gettin em. No matter how hard we try or what we do we just haven't had any luck. I shot 4 coons in 2 nights when we had some last summer. That took care of it for a couple weeks but then something else got em
     
  7. Marlinman

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    Idk then

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  8. jimogden1984

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    I'm plannin on tryin again this summer and getting a trail cam, figure out what's gettin em and when they're comin
     
  9. Marlinman

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    Thats a good idea....if you have a coupe your puttin em in a piece of rope that has old soup cans w a hand full of gravel on it strung low across a door way works also. There is a thread that give you ideas on that titled ways to get rid of problem coons i think it is....let me find it and get back to you on that.

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  10. Marlinman

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    The thread is quiet round capable of oppossum sized pest

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  11. hiwall

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    Alot of critters eat guineas, we lost many before we gave up on them on the farm. You might want to buy a water filter. Having water is good but having potable water is better. If you live where it gets cold in winter you should have a plan for that. Hunting for food is fine but might stock up on some canned stuff, salt, spices. If you use propane for cooking/heating you might just keep the tank full or consider stepping up to a larger size tank.
     
  12. jimogden1984

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    Thanks, I'll check it out. And thanks to everyone else for the ideas. I think wed be able to survive for quite a while but theres a few things I need to look one getting
     
  13. Marlinman

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    Your welcome and what things? We can probably give you some ideas on brands and costs on most things

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  14. jimogden1984

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    Like the water filter, gas, propane, more canned goods and a garden. I guess if gas runs too short I always have the horse haha
     
  15. Marlinman

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    Exactly...on the horse. Water filters are easy to find, just figure out what you want and start pricin. The fuel(diesel/gas) is easy. Buy you a farm fuel reservior at a farm supply place and put a little in it everytime your at the gas station and have a little extra $ to use for fuel.

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  16. kryptar19

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    If I didn't know any better id say you were my neighhbor. Lol all the didtances you listed are the same for me.

    Now our bug-in list for food is full lof canned good and the like. Anything with a long shelf life. Beans, wolf chili, spam, saurkrout, mac&cheese, etc.

    As far as llive stock goes, we raise chickens and goats. Get animals that do not have to rely on you for more than a place to sleep. Plus, goats get rid of the need for a lawn mower.

    As far as weapons and ammo goes, my rule is to have at least 1k stored for EVERY firearm. I also suggest you get one more rifel and one more pistol.
    At the moment I need another rifel, and I'll probably end up getting another pistol and shotgun.

    This is what works for me. I hope it helps.
     
  17. jimogden1984

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    I'm always in the market for new guns but my walet says no
     
  18. HockaLouis

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    What are the necessities of life?
    Food, clothing, shelter, security, health.
    Guns and ammo ya got -- be practical.
    You have a roof and don't have to freeeze to death.
    Water filtration/purification and intermediate-term (weeks/years) of nourishment.
    First aid.
     
  19. BenLuby

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    Bow/Crossbow as well. If you're seriously in a bug in situation, firing a gun is like sounding the alarm to anyone in ear shot. Getting a bow/crossbow and becoming proficient with it has a few benefits. Utterly silent, reusable, and, if worse comes to worse, you can make them yourself.
     
  20. kryptar19

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    Agreed, but if your gonna go for a bow I suggest a recurve or longbow. IMO the less mechanical things to rely on with a bow, the better.