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Friday, April 29, 2011

A Basic Plan

(graphic courtesy of Natalie Dee)

Distractions (including this place) can be deadly when danger approaches.

How many of the steps listed in this SurvivalBlog entry have you completed?

How many more could you complete with better focus on what matters and what does not?

Make no mistake - this is not a drill.

Better five years too early than five hours too late.

Really.

5 Comments:

Blogger sofa said...

pete- Everyone owes you, for the wide range of balanced info, and for keeping the focus. thank you.

April 29, 2011 at 5:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good list but I would get a wood stove, a big wood pile, and wood cutting / splitting tools instead of 1500+ gallons of kerosene. Wood is renewable and plentiful in our AO, kerosene is not. Plus, liquid fuels are difficult to store legally in those quantities in urban or suburban areas while no one will bother you about a large firewood pile. I can see storing a couple of 55 gallon drums of kerosene but I usually use one or two gallons a year.

I'm pretty much there on his list except for the liquid fuel and bulk food (have plenty to last our family of 4 for 2-3 year). If you are at the 10,000 level, it is better to have a broad mix of foods than just wheat and beans -- look at the product lines of Shelf Reliance, Honeyville Grains, Walton Feed, Emergency Essentials -- I can easily justify having 30 to 40 different food items in #10 cans.

R.

April 29, 2011 at 2:01 PM  
Blogger Sean said...

Ayup. Stead of going to an RTC, and spending $1,000, I spent it on prepping to help insure the survival of my family. And several times more than that before. Don't think I'll reach that 10,000 realm on all counts, but might have a few close encounters. And for those that go to RTCs', G*d bless you, and keep you, and prosper all that you do.

April 29, 2011 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Mr.B said...

I'm closer to the 5000 area. But I also have (and recommend) the wood stove.

There's a LOT more that you need:

Axes/knives/ tool. (and handles for them!)

Shoes/boots/clothing. Especially winter clothing. Sox.


Seeds, fertilizer.

Lamps or solar cells/batteries/lights.

Medicines/first aid...

There's more, but you get the idea. Just filling the 100/1000/10,000 leaves you wanting a LOT if and when. There's a lot of holes in that plan.

April 30, 2011 at 2:04 AM  
Anonymous hellferbreakfast said...

Getting there.@ abt.500 level now. Got to find more work first. Got more than enough of some things, short on others. I do agree about the woodstove as far as heat's concerned, but the smoke/smell is a dead give-away.Good argument for kereosene/propane.

May 1, 2011 at 2:23 AM  

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