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Comment by Jan Carter on August 8, 2016 at 15:18

Clint! Making it look like an outdoor entertaining area is a great idea! This may work well for James also.

James, 

I could not do any of it without the neighbors knowing but if I did it in the winter only the three fulltimers would know and that would be ok.  It would be the summer visitors I would worry about

Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on August 8, 2016 at 15:17

I got a 7'x8'x28' reefer box off an old meat delivery truck that came with metal shelves already installed...Dug a slightly sloped ramp into a small hill, placed pea gravel and weeping tile on the bottom, ran an electrical cable, placed the reefer box atop, filled in the hole (except for the door) and had an instant root cellar...A very small electric space heater (on a thermostat) is kept burning all the time during the winter just to keep the temp above freezing.

Built a second, insulated door 3½' behind the first to act as a buffer from the cold and an area to keep things frozen...Dug it in IIRC in 1986 and it's still going strong.

Comment by Clint Thompson on August 8, 2016 at 14:56

Ron...

Dig your hole to make the top of this concrete box at ground level. Four inches below the top place your access entrance frame. Then three feet blow this pour your floor. Around the floor dig now 24" and fill with rock the size of marbles for drainage. After this pore the sides as one setting on top of the floor. Latex cock around the interior base of the walls. Attach your stainless door and frame to the entrance. Place you survival supplies inside, latex cock the door frame and bury the sides including the door. You can spray the door and entrance with "Flex Seal". Use a double coat.

Then use the top of the box as a grilling area or shaded patio. All it looks like is a concrete slab for entertainment. You can dig you door out with little effort.

Comment by Ron Dumeah on August 8, 2016 at 14:33

I would love to dig a small storage area..root cellar. I need to get permits and have it done up in a plan. There goes any secrecy. The cargo containers are a great idea but I have read the do not do well underground. I was thinking of pouring a concrete box 6 by 6 and burying it in the back yard. It would probably fill with water over time and it would just be a big pool lol

Comment by Ron James on August 7, 2016 at 21:25

I think that would be a good option, If you could get it put in place without anyone knowing about it, would be a big plus. I thought about putting a 40 foot cargo container, with a 26 foot container on each side, connected together and doorways cut. And then covered with about 5 feet of dirt. But doing it would be hard without everyone in the area knowing about it. 

I am thinking just a small underground spot, to hide supplies and needed items would be best for me. 

Comment by Jan Carter on August 7, 2016 at 21:08

Ron,

Have you considered an underground larder?  I ask because I have thought about putting one behind the house.  I am not talking a "bunker" more along the lines of a root cellar but modern LOL.  I was thinking setting one of these into the side of a hill would be inconspicuous   

Comment by Ron James on August 7, 2016 at 18:12

Food, a way to control the masses. If it gets bad enough to use your preps, and defend your home and supplies, by now the government will be in control, and even after the collapse is over, they will not willing give that control back to the people.

Food may be the way they keep the control. And yes, it may even come down to a new economic system, that may be cashless. 

I did add about 35 cases of FEMA type MREs to my stash. Got them for $20 a case, which is dirt cheap, and is about $1.50 a meal. These are 14 to a case, and you can't eat for $20 a week. This gives me around 50 cases, along with a few boxes of tuna, spam, canned ham, and other stuff. I'm probably good for a year. 

I am looking at 10 acres out of town with some fruit trees, a stocked pond, small work shop, shed for animals. But the house is a mobile home, and probably not very bullet proof from looters. The only problem I have, is working 2nd shift, and one never knows when you will come home to find everything stolen. 

I'm planning on retiring in about three years, so this place may make a good home to live out my golden years, eat fruit and garden veggies and some tasty fried fish.

Comment by Jan Carter on August 6, 2016 at 18:40

Ron,

I use a pretty simple method.  I buy a large bag which would last us about 6 months.  I break it into quart size mason jars, when I open the last one I start over.  It means I have some on hand at all times but it never gets "old" or buggy. For flour though you might want to check out Mylar bags.

Do not forget, if you have to go beyond your storage be sure you have stored seeds for growing some veggies

Comment by Ron Dumeah on August 6, 2016 at 14:42

Comment by Jan Carter on June 22, 2016 at 18:44

NEWS-Michigan Loses ‘Right To Farm’ This Week: A Farewell To Backya...

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This is sad! Scary as well! If you cant grow your own food then you are reliant on only one source..the government. 

Comment by Ron Dumeah on August 6, 2016 at 14:38

Hey everyone! Anyone out there doing food storage? I have been buying up as much as I can afford in can goods every week. I also have bought rice, flour and other staples that need to be stored in a way that they cannot be adulterated by bugs and whatnot. How do you store your food and other items long term?

 
 
 

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