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#1 Aug 16, 2012
Hi folks, just seeing if anyone's into prepping? It's fun and ties in well with camping and hunting which are just awesome.
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#2 Aug 17, 2012
prepper wrote:
Hi folks, just seeing if anyone's into prepping? It's fun and ties in well with camping and hunting which are just awesome.
Hunting is awesome? Yeehaw!
Silent majority
#3 Aug 17, 2012
prepper wrote:
Hi folks, just seeing if anyone's into prepping? It's fun and ties in well with camping and hunting which are just awesome.
Yup i agree..i got 5 years worth of food from wise foods and water with a 30 year shelf life..lots of hunting ammo and vitamins, fiber, medicines like ibuprofen, iodine, water purification tablets, handheld GPS, knives, etc...i also planted lots of nut and fruit trees and drilld a well...i also just installed a 1000 gallon propane tank and an emergency propane generator..ferrel gas said it should last me a year under a full load...
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#4 Aug 17, 2012
Silent majority wrote:
<quoted text>Yup i agree..i got 5 years worth of food from wise foods and water with a 30 year shelf life..lots of hunting ammo and vitamins, fiber, medicines like ibuprofen, iodine, water purification tablets, handheld GPS, knives, etc...i also planted lots of nut and fruit trees and drilld a well...i also just installed a 1000 gallon propane tank and an emergency propane generator..ferrel gas said it should last me a year under a full load...
that's awesome! I'm no where near your level of preparedness. Just started getting into it. Nice to hear there are locals that are ready for emergencies.
Prepping
#5 Aug 17, 2012
More people than you think are prepping for when the phit hits the shan. We are just smart enough to not advertise so when it does those that are not ready will not try to horn in on those of who are! We will get the last laugh. Prepare on!!!!!!
budget

Port Matilda, PA

#6 Aug 17, 2012
Im into prepping, just dont have lots of cash like some im kinda limited to stocking up 22 ammo and a food. Lovevto b able to afford a live aboard boat. I think the tri state area couldnt handle a big economic meltdown, police would b quickly over run and then the ditbags would have a field day
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Ardsley, NY

#7 Aug 17, 2012
The june wind storm proved most people are seriously unprepared!! I am prepared for most anything!

“Think Like an Animal”

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Since: Jul 12

Planet Earth

#8 Aug 17, 2012
With the drought everyone should be stocking pantries. If you have dirt get your hands dirty.
Dead Eye
#9 Aug 17, 2012
I've been prepping for several years, and yes I'm into the outdoors and wilderness survival thing as well. I started reading American Survival Guide back in the early 90's and did some on and off prepping for the past couple of decades. But, I got really serious and dedicated the past five years with all the financial crisis stuff.

I think everyone has their own method and what they think is important. If you think about all the stuff you use on a regular basis like water, medications, electricity, communications, first aid stuff, food, clothes, toiletries, etc., it's tough to have enough of everything to last for a long period of time--especially on a limited budget. You just do the best you can and hope it's enough.

One thing I do think is that anyone that's putting any serious effort at all into prepping will be much better off than about 97% of the population. You've probably got 2% like us that are doing what they can with the limited funds at hand, and then you've got another 1% that are wealthy and have the means to get really set up for TEOTWAWKI scenario whether it's tons of food or just lots of $$ invested in gold and other commodities.

I've had a hard time trying to decide which areas are the most important. Water or Medical? Power or Communications? Food or Ammo? A strong case can be made for each of these categories. One can be made for location as well. Do you live in town or out in the country? It takes money to get yourself into a location that most would consider safer than others. There's a lot of things to consider.

Something one person said is true. Even though it sounds mean or selfish, you're better off not advertising who you are and what you've got put away. Because if something happens, people are going to come to you for help, or even worse, they're going to come for you period.

One thing I'd like to focus more on is power. I'd like to get set up much better with a good battery bank and some solar panels to provide for some of the electronics that I would like to keep working.

So much to do...
it never ends
#10 Aug 17, 2012
Been prepping for past couple years. Got my wife into it as well. Have food stockpiled and water. 1 thing every prepper needs is a Bob (bug out bag) bag. You never know when you'd have to flee your residence. It doesn't matter how many guns you got sometimes fleeing is smartest choice. I ask have supplies stashed around my property where no1 will ever locate so I can always come back for
Dead Eye

Front Royal, VA

#11 Aug 17, 2012
it never ends wrote:
Been prepping for past couple years. Got my wife into it as well. Have food stockpiled and water. 1 thing every prepper needs is a Bob (bug out bag) bag. You never know when you'd have to flee your residence. It doesn't matter how many guns you got sometimes fleeing is smartest choice. I ask have supplies stashed around my property where no1 will ever locate so I can always come back for
I would a agree with having a BOB, but I would caution people to give careful consideration before they do bug out. To where will they be bugging out? Is there a clear location/destination? Do they have the ability and supplies to get there?

Sometimes, you're better off staying where you are. But, to be honest, if I was living in town, I would probably try to get out into the country as quick as possible. You don't want to be in the middle of a city population going into panic mode. That said, I'm already out in the country and my location is about as good as it's going to get without moving out of state. The only need for bugging out would be from getting overrun or loss/exhaustion of supplies.

Pre-positioning supplies is a good idea for those times you think you might not be able to get home. You can have stuff stashed in various spots for pick-up along your trip. Also, pre-positioning supplies at your bug-out location is just as important as what you've got at your normal residence. You won't be able to take everything with you if you have to leave. Better to have stuff waiting on you when you get there.

Finally, it doesn't hurt to run some drills to see how long it takes you to get your Bug Out Gear together and packed in the vehicles. I think most people would be surprised at how long it would take to get everything together that you think you might want. Plan ahead and think about things like family photos, ID's and other documentation, reference materials, etc. Remember, you might not ever return.
mike

Ardsley, NY

#12 Aug 17, 2012
Anyone like to meet for exchange of info or to just have other minded people to talk with and help each other?
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Barboursville, WV

#13 Aug 17, 2012
How many have weapons dedicated to your bob bag? I have an ar with 200 rounds and a 40 xdm thats stays attached to my bag!
it never ends

Saint Albans, WV

#14 Aug 17, 2012
[QUOTE who="?"]How many have weapons dedicated to your bob bag? I have an ar with 200 rounds and a 40 xdm thats stays attached to my bag![/QUOTE]

I have an ak47 and a sigma 40 Cal. One 75 round drum on gun, four 30 Rounders in bag. 4 clips for sig. Gf has a mossberg 500 with hers. Have ammo at few different locatons
Silent majority

Ardsley, NY

#15 Aug 18, 2012
[QUOTE who="?"]How many have weapons dedicated to your bob bag? I have an ar with 200 rounds and a 40 xdm thats stays attached to my bag![/QUOTE]

I chose a 44 magnum revolver "mountain gun" for my bag...Smith and wesson i think..the bag as a whole is getting pretty heavy. I might hav to reprioritize my supplies..that bag has everything, heat blankets, machete hanging off a clip, steel coffee mug hanging on a caribiner clip, tiny survival books, pure grain alcohol, tiny game of checkers for kids, 20 lighters, tiny collaspable fishing pole, knife sharpener, filet knife, cutlery, 100 individual pouches of survival meals, water tablets.....and SO much more

Regarding my supply list, i also have over 1000 rolls of toilet paper i forgot to mention...in my vault i actually have an entire wall with nothing but toilet paper...my wife says it because im full of shit lol...

And a ton of books like how to slaughter game, make candles, how to can, mushroom identification books, how to make soap etc...

I could live for years up here...
Dead Eye

Front Royal, VA

#16 Aug 18, 2012
[QUOTE who="?"]How many have weapons dedicated to your bob bag? I have an ar with 200 rounds and a 40 xdm thats stays attached to my bag![/QUOTE]

I have weapons for both my Get Home Bag and my Bug Out Bag. For the Get Home Bag I've got a Glock 19 with three extra mags and 50 extra rounds (besides what's in the mags) and an NRA model Mini-14 with 16 inch barrel with 6 extra mags. I've also got a folding knife and a fixed blade as well along with a couple non-lethal items like pepper spray, etc.

For the Bug Out Bag, I've got a Glock 21SF with 5 extra mags, and 100 rounds and a Sig 556R rifle with 6 full magazines. Those are items I would carry with me during the Bug Out. Attached to the actual bag is a .22 rifle with 500 rounds inside.

The bad thing about all of this is that if the situation is bad enough that you have to bug out and you use these weapons, you probably won't have the ammo very long. Then what do you do?

That's why I think bugging out is the absolute last resort.
Dead Eye

Front Royal, VA

#17 Aug 18, 2012
mike wrote:
Anyone like to meet for exchange of info or to just have other minded people to talk with and help each other?
I've thought about this before since I have 2 close friends that are of the same mind, but now live out of state. I think it's good to have a small network of people to converse with and have a possible "alliance" with to share resources, info, etc. But, I think that's a process that takes time to build trust and determine the real commitment of all involved.
John Connor

United States

#18 Aug 18, 2012
it never ends wrote:
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I have an ak47 and a sigma 40 Cal. One 75 round drum on gun, four 30 Rounders in bag. 4 clips for sig. Gf has a mossberg 500 with hers. Have ammo at few different locatons
Ditch the 75 rd drum, they are worthless for your intended purpose. Go with 8 30 round mags.

Make sure your mossberg has the improved mil spec metal safety. Costs around $30. Even better ditch it and get a Remington 870.
it never ends

Saint Albans, WV

#19 Aug 18, 2012
John Connor wrote:
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Ditch the 75 rd drum, they are worthless for your intended purpose. Go with 8 30 round mags.
Make sure your mossberg has the improved mil spec metal safety. Costs around $30. Even better ditch it and get a Remington 870.
I'm a huge mossberg fan. Reason for drum is if I do have to flee I want as many shells as possible before having to reload.
John Connor

United States

#20 Aug 18, 2012
it never ends wrote:
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I'm a huge mossberg fan. Reason for drum is if I do have to flee I want as many shells as possible before having to reload.
At least check into the metal safety, it won't walk like the plastic does

You will not have accurate fire with the drum. They are heavy and throw the balance off. They are also prone to jamming when dirt, etc is introduced. They were not intended for a run and gun semi auto rifle. If you can't take 4-5 seconds for a mag swap, ur f'd anyways.

Just some friendly advice.

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