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Prepping #7050688
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I know lots of folks on here garden and can but what other things have you done to get thru a weather emergency or a lock down? I mean reasonable measures not 2 years worth of dehydrated meals per person but enough to last out a extended period of time like 3 to 4 weeks.

Ive got lots of meat from elk and deer to pork, beef and goat meat. Lots of ocean fish but short on bacon at moment. Thinking of getting a couple of the food grade 15 to 18 gallon barrels to store some flour, sugar, rice and dried beans in. Wish i had a spot to garden but maybe next year as for canning not sure how much of that I'd get done but i have lots of freezer space and a great generator.

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050698
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We have about 2-4 weeks of canned goods in the basement pantry. It's always being rotated through. Also keep 10 pounds of beans and 20 rice which we also go through.

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050707
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For me I agree with the rice, beans, and flour but add lots of lentils and split peas as they have high protein.

If you can garden that is great. If you have a lot of game in the freezer that is great but fresh vegetables and some fruit is essential.

Good luck.

Pete

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I have peach crown royal is that close enough? I would love to garden but my place is super rocky and on a hill so untill i can get a few raised beds for summer time eats its canned and frozen veggies. Out here its the water thats the gardening issue for most folks. You can buy bulk at farmers markets cheaper then paying for water if your in town. My biggest issue besides the land is storage space as my house is under 1000 sq ft and i don't have a garage just a sea container. I do have several freezers in a shed so im good that way.

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050781
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I told my wife we should buy a beer making kit just incase and she said she was way more worried id run out of Copenhagen lol

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050804
11/15/20 04:34 PM
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Lots of things can interrupt the normalcy we're used to.
Think about it from a cost stand point: when a household good skyrockets in price, it usually comes back down to normal within three months.

Just silly to not have 30+ days of everything you'll need.


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Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050807
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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
I told my wife we should buy a beer making kit just incase and she said she was way more worried id run out of Copenhagen lol

Solid logic. It is the reason the Mayflower landed. Beer is essential.

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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
I have peach crown royal is that close enough?.

That's disgusting.....you ought to be ashamed of yourself

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050839
11/15/20 04:56 PM
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eat what you store store what you eat

a months of the staples you use

meat in the freezer , jars , lids and the ability to start canning it should the power be out for days

medications you can refill your scripts a week before they are up keep doing that till you have a month of your scripts built up in reserve.

some ammo on hand 100 rounds a hunting gun should hold you a while if you keep a pistol or gun for self defense more than 100 rounds for it would be a good place to start

a months TP

cleaning supplies for a few months

heat I have a wood free standing stove and oil furnace with the oil furnace I buy offload diesel at the pump and keep the tank close to full

water while it isn't as realistic to store weeks of water , a few cases of 1/2 liter bottles to drink and a few 6 gallon cans can get you buy for a few days to a week

some meals that are very easy to prepare , even if this is cans of stew or soup heat and eat but that could technically be eaten cold safely

don't let your cars go below 1/2 tank


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Re: Prepping [Re: Pike River] #7050877
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Way better then apple crown

Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7050916
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Get a 22 pellet gun ammos cheap and surprisingly affective itl save on your rimfire ammo if you have a basement or garage make shallow bunks and plant quick growing vegetables in them brooder lights over them are good enough for certain plants in the winter learn how to dry meats for preserving them look up biltong it's like dutch african jerky keeps a long time be mindful storing dry goods a little bit of hot and cold fluctuation and you got damp flower also nutritional value decreases with storage time learn local plants better people lived for thousands of years seasonally on what God provided without our modern conveniences it's hard but like then we can do it now

Re: Prepping [Re: GREENCOUNTYPETE] #7051047
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Re: Prepping [Re: nvwrangler] #7051097
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5 gallon buckets will hold about 25 pounds of dry goods, flour, sugar, salt, etc. Theyíre easier to store, move around if need be and rotate the stock. Yeast, everyone falls back to sourdough but yeast will be helpful. Gas for your generator. If you donít like it donít put it up, use your money or time in a better place. Drink mixes, water will get old fast if thatís not a normal thing for you. Snack stuff, popcorn and other dry things. Fuel for a smoker. Batteries and lights. Donít forget specialty items for the ladies either. Paper products, weíre already being rationed in these parts again.

Think variety. I canít think of the term, but people will stop eating if itís the same thing over a long time(whatever that is for the person). Change it up & spice it up. Food fatigue I think is what itís called. If you donít have fruits or vegetables, maybe a multivitamin of some sort.

Donít forget your pets or stock either.

Getting into this as a habit is really convenient. I really donít like shopping. I go and stock up every two years on average, except for perishables like dairy and minimal other things as needed. It saves time, youíre always ready, donít have to go to town near as often. You get to have your groceries at the prices of whenever you bought them, until you go again. It also gives people a Costco a show when 6 of us are moving through the store like a train. People will put a hairy eyeball on you in a big way. Some even get cranky about it.



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Cann as much as possible, electricity will be one of the first things that gets knocked off.

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50 lbs flour , salt , sugar 20 lbs rice and beans vacuum sealed
We usually do 40lbs of peaches and pears 20 of green beans , 1 case of Corn 1 case of peas , 80lbs of berries usually have plenty of meat and jars to can , 40 gallons of gas to run the generator 20 gallons of diesel 3 5s of propane.
Plan to plant persimmon trees next year so I can have fresh fruit in December and January
Grow cabbage garlic and cauliflower in the fall harvest through November and I usually have a few pigs out back
And always have next years garden seeds ready
And a spare scotch for emergencies

Iím a plan for the worst hope for the best

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Very good stuff y'all. I'll add the more ammo the better, it could come down to having to protect you and yours. God forbit it. But it's been a weird year so far.

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Originally Posted by nvwrangler
I know lots of folks on here garden and can but what other things have you done to get thru a weather emergency or a lock down? I mean reasonable measures not 2 years worth of dehydrated meals per person but enough to last out a extended period of time like 3 to 4 weeks.

Ive got lots of meat from elk and deer to pork, beef and goat meat. Lots of ocean fish but short on bacon at moment. Thinking of getting a couple of the food grade 15 to 18 gallon barrels to store some flour, sugar, rice and dried beans in. Wish i had a spot to garden but maybe next year as for canning not sure how much of that I'd get done but i have lots of freezer space and a great generator.


If your going to rely on freezers and generators,,better stock up on gasoline.


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Don't forget seasonings or your food will be bland


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Antibiotic creams and other medicines to prevent infections.


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Re: Prepping [Re: upstateNY] #7051361
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Originally Posted by upstateNY
Originally Posted by nvwrangler
I know lots of folks on here garden and can but what other things have you done to get thru a weather emergency or a lock down? I mean reasonable measures not 2 years worth of dehydrated meals per person but enough to last out a extended period of time like 3 to 4 weeks.

Ive got lots of meat from elk and deer to pork, beef and goat meat. Lots of ocean fish but short on bacon at moment. Thinking of getting a couple of the food grade 15 to 18 gallon barrels to store some flour, sugar, rice and dried beans in. Wish i had a spot to garden but maybe next year as for canning not sure how much of that I'd get done but i have lots of freezer space and a great generator.


If your going to rely on freezers and generators,,better stock up on gasoline.


Mine runs on propane got a 500 gallon tank

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