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Bug out vehicles

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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?

Comment by Jan Carter on July 13, 2016 at 20:22

As the move to living more with less takes hold this professor takes part in a project even I could not imagine

living in a dumpster project?

Comment by Jan Carter on July 11, 2016 at 19:49

Just letting you all know.  Our member Jay does a survival show at  9:00 on Mondays.  Prepper Broadcasting/Network .  I will have the chat here going but listening to him also so join us !!

Every Thursday this month is devoted to EMP preparation.  I want to be listening to that


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Comment by Charles Sample on June 22, 2016 at 19:08

Just another case of our freedom being constantly eroded away.

Comment by Jan Carter on June 22, 2016 at 18:44
Comment by Shlomo ben Maved on March 3, 2016 at 21:38

Insulation will also act for a cooler house in summer.

We placed NRC Space Blankets--the heavy ones not the thin EMT style--in between our curtains or drapes and the linings to further insulate against the heat robbing glass.

We keep the drapes open during winter days and closed during summer days.  Glass is the worst insulator.  A typical modern tri-pane window is about R5 with low E glass and gas buffers whereas a single pane, older window is maybe R1.5.

The Trombe wall works great but the skylights have to be covered otherwise the heat is too much in the summer so we used rigid foam insulation and 1x2s to form snug fitting inserts in them and in the basement windows as well during winter.

Air locks work well on the major entries and our most used door (between garage and house) has those split panel plastic drapes that you see in butchers or cold storage rooms.

Comment by Jan Carter on March 3, 2016 at 19:11

James,

Those look very well built.  I love the little oven you can install on the pipe !  Innovative

 
 
 

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