A while back I wrote an interested family member a few thoughts on LTS food (Long Term Storage) for himself and his teenaged children. He is a budding prepper who has embraced the self defense side of things quite readily and is now working on foods and income. These last two are where I would love to see him concentrate his efforts.
I’ll start off by saying that your food storage must be made up of foods that
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I was doing some work on Part III of the EMP series when my wife called my attention to an insidious problem. “Unsorted Bag” of our medical preps had become contaminated. This was a small bag plastic /vinyl bag about 15″ long, 7″ wide with a zipper closure along the top, and two flexible handles. Just an ordinary black bag with four rubber feet along the bottom. In it was an assortment of Celox products, Potassium Iodate and packets of
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There is a definite increase in interest for bomb /fallout /blast /weather /bio-chem attack shelters this last year. Doomsday Bunkers helped raise general awareness among the average Joe and Jane. Prepper interest, though, seems to have leaped from “I’d like to….” to “Maybe we can sell off a few things and get on board. People are concerned with various scenarios, and bunkers (underground shelters) can reduce or eliminate the effects of these.
EMP Nuclear Attack Fallout Societal Collapse Biological Warfare
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My dad ran this as one of his antennas in the 70s. A Hy Gain Super Penetrator. It claims great range. Well, we chatted with people across the country under skip conditions – really! We did! Amazing antenna.
Cost him $110 then at Radio Shack. Here it is for $149. NOS. I almost did it….. But I’ll let someone else have at it. It would make for a great retro radio station that actually works.
A reply to a series of videos from a YouTube user by the name of StankMouthCharlie.
Stank Mouth posted a quartet of videos with the title “Why Most Doomsday Preppers Will Die.” They can be found here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1bch3BVgl4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HVodljGX5wg http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLSmP-WGv-U http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sEhWw6YbQgQ
In Charlie’s series, he covers a number of issues relating to the foolishness of prepper stockpiling, training, bugging in or out, marksmanship, manliness, shelters and retreats – all in the face of predatory “gangs” or “posses” with skills and
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Pulled from a post on a forum, and cleaned up for usage here.
Your generator can give away your state of preparedness to lots of people at just the wrong time. When they want power, and you announce that you have it, there can be conflict. To keep it and your other supplies from being “borrowed”, you need to keep it quiet enough so that only the closest people can hear it. If you can do better than that, great!
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Localized or even regional disasters have a shelf life. After a while, they aren’t such a big deal any more. But while they are here, the loss of power that sometimes comes with them should be something you include in your planning.
The news reports leading up to expected trouble, such as we see with oncoming hurricanes, usually include notes on generators flying off the shelves and quickly becoming scarce. No matter how many hurricanes come through an area, there
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I’m not sure that the open mesh created by screen material will work in defeating the effects of an EMP pulse . I’m a believer in complete sealing and shut out – a metal box with a metal seal. The silencing of the radio is interesting, but that only shows that one range of freqs is attenuated. EMP pulses are expected to produce energy over a wide spectrum. I’m curious, though.
Potential issues that I see are:
The radio’s antenna
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Started using the full version of Prep and Pantry recently, to organize our food stocks. It has a few features suited well to Preppers, one of which is the “Locations” option. Locations allows you to set specific names for physical places where you keep things, so that everything there can be inventoried and labeled as separate. So, if you want to group together all your backstock of BOB supplies, and have them available for reference without looking through all other
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I thought I’d gather information on various Lifeboat Ration bars and present them in a from style side-by-side comparison. Well, it won’t fit 5 columns on the blog roll, so I made it a page. Go see it HERE, or click on the link in the menu bar at the top of this page.