-- Tuna in individually wrapped foil packets -- no cooking, no spoilage.
-- Powdered protein / vitamin / energy drinks.
-- Bullion for salt, drinking, and a feeling that you have consumed something
-- Dehydrated fruit for carbs
-- Beef jerky for making soups.
Posted 1/23/2012 10:09 pm
I'm thinking of just filling the shelving in the basement with regular food. Then take from one end and put new stuff on the other end. I'd have a couple of month's worth of food and nothing would get very old.
If you really think that the shit is going to hit the fan, start preparing NOW by fasting 1 or 2 days a week. Just drink a couple of liquids, and maybe consume 200 calories in powdered protein or veggies.
This will make you stronger and more level headed than most people. And, if the shit doesn't hit the fan, you will be less of a fatass.
If you have food, you will be robbed. Have a stash of food buried. Also have a firearm or two buried. Simply get a paint bucket, fill it with gun oil, and then drop in your gun, along with a few sealed boxes of ammo.
Posted 1/23/2012 10:25 pm : Edited 1/23/2012 10:25 pm
If the world gets in a state where one year's worth of food or a 1000 rounds of ammo becomes a necessity, you're fuckered already. Think Somolia x 10. Civilization would have broken down entirely and no amount of any preparation is going to provide anything above a substenance level...assuming no group of roaming looters pillaged your stash and hung you from the rafters, guns or not. If a group of people are starving, one armed person isn't going to seperate a mob of savages from your basement.
Planning for lesser contingencies is prudent, however Some realistic ones are planning for another job, how to deal financially with a sudden death or illness, or making sure your nest egg is safe. Hurricanes, tornados, and other natural disasters come next. Everything else should be near the bottom of the list.
Exactly. If you ever need more than 2 weeks worth of food and provisions - life as you know it is over, and you probably don't stand a good chance of survival no matter what your militia friends tell you.
Posted 1/23/2012 11:11 pm
Learn the proper ways of survival. MRE's are good if you plan to be on the move. However, if your plan is to protect your territory, there are many other things that are of equal, if not better survival value.
Flower, honey, and powdered milk keep a very long time.
You will need fresh water - and a well is the best way to produce it.
Staying in the city or suburbs is suicide.
You can't expect people to respect private property in a world where the law no longer holds sway.
Shooting at everything that moves is unwise. Look to medeival times when there were merchants who went from place to place - eventually they will reappear. Killing someone who may have fresh food, water, and ammo, is a bad plan.
Most importantly, remember that you need a plan to get to your retreat. Most highways are going to be jammed with people who tried to flee, and either ran out of gas or became victims themselves.
Are you physically fit? Because a day spent splitting logs IS going to put a strain on your heart.
Do you need specialized medication? If so, you're in grave danger, unless it is something that there is a natural alternative for - a natural alternative that is readily available in your area.
Don't just sit back and think you can turn your cubicle dwelling rear end into a survival machine overnight - even if you have 1,000 matches, learn how to start a fire in the traditional manner. Take time on the weekends, and learn the basic skills.
And remember, if you don't fish, and you don't hunt, you starve. Perhaps there is a chance you'll be able to start some sort of agriculture, but, its extremely unlikely you will have time to do that.