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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • The Dollar Store

September 25, 2017 idahobeef 0

Just a friendly reminder to my prepper buddies in the Pacific Northwest; dollar stores are an AMAZING place to find deals. One pound of beans at Walmart is over $2, at the dollar store the same is just $1, a steal! You can also find some other super cheap items, especially the small tea candles (they are hideously expensive at our local Freddy’s at $8 a bag). You can also get coffee in glass jars for just $1, real coffee not the decafe kind (long-term trade goods!). Also scads of cheap spices! The only thing you cannot get cheaply at the Dollar Store from what I have seen is cases of water (bummer); we go through a LOT of water here in the desert.

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General California Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What to do if the SHTF and I am out…..way out.

September 25, 2017 idahobeef 0

Do you have family? Do you REALLY have to get back home of the SHTF? If not, consider sheltering in place. Grab whatever food and water you can in your local area, and HIDE. You wouldnt be safe for very long travelling on the highways and roads, especially by yourself. If you do have to get home, at least travel with a group. That dude that blogs about having survived the Yugoslav Civil War back in the 1990s always stressed moving and working in groups; on your own you are dead meat. I read this one SHTF book where the survivors took RVs and booked, travelling in somewhat comfort. They hid out for a few months out in the middle of no where and then came out once all the dying was done. Just a thought….

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

September 25, 2017 idahobeef 0

Amazon had a sale on Austin snack crackers, 58 of them (four POUNDS) for just $8. They included several types of cheese spread on the cracker and cookies. This is the third time I have bought this item, its just a fabulous quick no-cook snack and they last FOREVER thanks to the absurd amounts of preservatives in them, HAH! Also bought two additional Quaker Chewey Dipps from Amazon, 58 of them under $10. Luckily, Amazon delivers because my health has faded and I am unable to drive anymore.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

September 25, 2017 idahobeef 0
Cast Iron wrote:
Idahobeef, first and foremost I have to inform you, your thread title immediately brought the Australian 80s rock band Men At Work and their song “It’s a Mistake” to mind.

I am singing it now in my head.
Damn you.

Muwhahaha! I was listening to that very song when this subject occurred to me :)

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Scan your hand or forehead, please

September 7, 2017 idahobeef 0

ZOMG! I didn’t think I would live to see this but my local Gesa Credit Union where I bank now has a “scan your hand” thing at the banking counter! Holy crap, can you say Mark of the Beast? I asked the teller about it and she said it actually scans for your VEINS, but it doesn’t work well. She said its for people who lost their card or forgot it before coming into the bank, EEK! Man oh man, this is CRAZY. I mean I knew the Devil was real but not THIS real, this literal. I knew about the scan your hand thing in Europe but in America?! Scary stuff!!!

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Truth About Gangs

September 5, 2017 idahobeef 0

“Gangs are a direct product of poverty.” That is NOT true, my boyfriend is a nurse and told me that the police departments he deals with in the ER daily actually have gangs (factions) in them; its about POWER, not poverty.

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Truth About Gangs

September 5, 2017 idahobeef 0

“Gangs are a direct product of poverty.” That is NOT true, my boyfriend is a nurse and told me that the police departments he deals with in the ER daily actually have gangs (factions) in them; its about POWER, not poverty.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

September 5, 2017 idahobeef 0

Bought a couple of Lifestraws on Amazon, they are on sale. Also on Amazon, I bought a HUGE 4lb box of Austin mixed crackers for just $8!!!! I will do this again shortly; Austrin cracckers last for months and months and are easy snacks that dont take anything to prepare. Bought my year end aloe very for sunburns; its always cheap in the fall and my family is very light skinned and burns very easily. I am gonna grab about $100 worth of Chef Boyardee before it goes up again; we dont LIKE it, but we will eat it and its better than starving. I am looking into buying some Lidocaine but its tricky, heh heh

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: 2017 SEPTEMBER – What Did You Do To Prep This Week/Month

September 5, 2017 idahobeef 0

Bought a couple of Lifestraws on Amazon, they are on sale. Also on Amazon, I bought a HUGE 4lb box of Austin mixed crackers for just $8!!!! I will do this again shortly; Austrin cracckers last for months and months and are easy snacks that dont take anything to prepare. Bought my year end aloe very for sunburns; its always cheap in the fall and my family is very light skinned and burns very easily. I am gonna grab about $100 worth of Chef Boyardee before it goes up again; we dont LIKE it, but we will eat it and its better than starving. I am looking into buying some Lidocaine but its tricky, heh heh

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Its a mistake….

August 31, 2017 idahobeef 0

Instead of moving (which we have pondered), I WAS thinking of moving it all into a storage unit. Ours has brick walls, steel bars, and barbed wire at the top, so it’d be a great place to bug out too, haha. Plus they are very well insulated and air conditioned (we live in a desert), and have low access routes. I honestly dont think anyone will be looking for FOOD at a storage unit place. Well its cheapert than moving and I can rent a HUGE one for just $80, hehe. Thoughts? Comments?

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Its a mistake….

August 29, 2017 idahobeef 0

Wow, I think we as a prepper family have made a huge mistake. I have been reading a bunch of post-EMP books lately and never considered the HUGE numbers of hungry hoard people who’d attack and wipe out entire towns. This can include your neighbors! Our family has stocked up on way too much to really flee the area to safety. In addition, we’ve told neighbors, friends, and distant family to “prep” and now they KNOW we have lots of extra food. Your neighbor or friend may HAVE to kill you to keep their kids from starving; what a thought. I wish we hadn’t told everyone to prep, I bet 90% of them haven’t. We’d been much better off if no one knew what we had. In hindsight, that was pretty foolish.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • $5 can of peanut butter!?!!?

August 29, 2017 idahobeef 0

Sooooo, we started really prepping right after Hurricane Katrina and seeing that FEMA didn’t help much. We live in a disaster prone area: earthquakes, floods, extremely high winds, nuclear fallout (just this month!!! Hanford, WA, plutonium release, look it up), and honest-to-god volcano (curse you Mt St Helens! as if we didn’t have enough crap to deal with already, haha). This week as I was shopping at Walmart I was totally floored at the price of Jif peanut better, $4.48 a can! When we started prepping a few years ago it was just $1.99 a can. I popped open a 6 year old jar of Jif last week and was eating it just fine. I figured we’ve saved an enormous amount of money on basics like that by stocking up when it was cheap or on sale. My god, a $5 jar of peanut butter! If we knew prices would get this crazy on basics, we’d have stocked up even more! Yikes!

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Terrorism & other Man made disasters • Re: Antifa Protest Movement Danger To Preppers

August 29, 2017 idahobeef 0

Agreed and people from my area (the Tri-Cities, WA) have been attacked and beaten up by these antifa freaks while visiting one of their extreme homebases, Seattle, WA. I am utter SHOCKED at this politiccal violence, what are we the Soviet Union or Cuba?! Its sick how people actually tell themselves in their heads that this is ok. I realized these leftists and muslims are on the same side because they want to see the Christians destroyed. Talk about a mutual death deal! The gays and lefties dont care if they die, as long as they kill their enemies first. Crazy huh?! I never could figure out how people in LGBT marches could carry pro-muslim signs and then I realized the above. That and they hate America. Pretty sick overall, and I am a gay man!

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

So I was reading some post-EMP books (CME) and thought about the survivors situation. I think some of the most unique things I read about in these articles is trading non-electical doo-dads. My guess is that they would be things like hand-held bleach makers and items from this brilliant guy:

https://www.instructables.com/member/ROBO%20HUB/

I loved his handpowered pop can torch, mini fume extractor, mini-sander, smal generator, and water pump. Check him out, he has great ideas!

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • EMP, no electricty, etc

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

So I was reading some post-EMP books (CME) and thought about the survivors situation. I think some of the most unique things I read about in these articles is trading non-electical doo-dads. My guess is that they would be things like hand-held bleach makers and items from this brilliant guy:

https://www.instructables.com/member/ROBO%20HUB/

I loved his handpowered pop can torch, mini fume extractor, mini-sander, smal generator, and water pump. Check him out, he has great ideas!

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Augason Farms products (mistakes)

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

As early preppers, we made some mistakes when buying Augason Farms long term food cans (the #10s). I now realize that we should have focused on food with a high calorie return or on items that don’t grow well here. We were foolish and bought things like cut celery (almost no calories) and cut green peppers (same) but now I focus more on buying things like carrots (helps maintain eyesite) and banana slices (can’t grow them within 1000 miles of us). If buying these items, try to buy stuff you CANNOT grow in your area very well; for us thats most things since we live in a desert. I now grab brown sugar, cut strawberries, peas, and meats. Other things like pancake mix and farina we can buy in bulk and cheaper from our local grocery store, although they obviously dont last as long as vacuum-sealed cans. Just my two cents :)

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Augason Farms products (mistakes)

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

As early preppers, we made some mistakes when buying Augason Farms long term food cans (the #10s). I now realize that we should have focused on food with a high calorie return or on items that don’t grow well here. We were foolish and bought things like cut celery (almost no calories) and cut green peppers (same) but now I focus more on buying things like carrots (helps maintain eyesite) and banana slices (can’t grow them within 1000 miles of us). If buying these items, try to buy stuff you CANNOT grow in your area very well; for us thats most things since we live in a desert. I now grab brown sugar, cut strawberries, peas, and meats. Other things like pancake mix and farina we can buy in bulk and cheaper from our local grocery store, although they obviously dont last as long as vacuum-sealed cans. Just my two cents :)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

Bought several boxes of lovely PEACHES, cutting up and freezing them shortly. Tried some new Pace ready-to-eat items, they were nice but $2 each, double that of a can or ravilolis. They were mighty tasty however, and ravs can be bland after eating them for awhile. http://www.pacefoods.com/Product/Products/Ready-Meals

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: August 2017 – What Did YOU Do To Prep this Week/Month?

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

Bought several boxes of lovely PEACHES, cutting up and freezing them shortly. Tried some new Pace ready-to-eat items, they were nice but $2 each, double that of a can or ravilolis. They were mighty tasty however, and ravs can be bland after eating them for awhile. http://www.pacefoods.com/Product/Products/Ready-Meals

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

The more and more I read post-EMP books the more I am SURE bugging out is the right thing to do IF you live in any urban area. People, once they run out of food, will form food gangs and raid other peoples homes. Unless you have a significant number of people with automatic weapons or explosives, you aren’t going to be able to hold them off forever. A survivor of the recent Yugoslavian Civil War said if the USA hadn’t airdropped food constantly on his small town of 45,000 people they would all have starved to death or gone cannibal. Thats a VERY small town btw, think about it. He said later, in interviews, if anything like that would happen again, he’d bug out to the countryside where he could grow food at the first sign of trouble; he wouldnt wait. So, if you are in an area with few people and lots of opportunities to grow things, count yourself lucky. My family and I sit in the middle of 300,000 people and I doubt we’d survive their hungry horde onslaught. My advice is to buy an old RD or old horse trailer and throw your stuff in it and scoot before things get too bad. Have a Bug Out Spot far away from any people. Heck, seeing hurricane Harvey clobber Texas shows you often cannot “shelter in place”. Underground is a serious option; few people think of underground shelters and hideouts outside of Tornado Alley. Just my thoughts.

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Washington Discussion, News and Weather • Re: What is the first thing a beginning needs to do ?

August 28, 2017 idahobeef 0

The more and more I read post-EMP books the more I am SURE bugging out is the right thing to do IF you live in any urban area. People, once they run out of food, will form food gangs and raid other peoples homes. Unless you have a significant number of people with automatic weapons or explosives, you aren’t going to be able to hold them off forever. A survivor of the recent Yugoslavian Civil War said if the USA hadn’t airdropped food constantly on his small town of 45,000 people they would all have starved to death or gone cannibal. Thats a VERY small town btw, think about it. He said later, in interviews, if anything like that would happen again, he’d bug out to the countryside where he could grow food at the first sign of trouble; he wouldnt wait. So, if you are in an area with few people and lots of opportunities to grow things, count yourself lucky. My family and I sit in the middle of 300,000 people and I doubt we’d survive their hungry horde onslaught. My advice is to buy an old RD or old horse trailer and throw your stuff in it and scoot before things get too bad. Have a Bug Out Spot far away from any people. Heck, seeing hurricane Harvey clobber Texas shows you often cannot “shelter in place”. Underground is a serious option; few people think of underground shelters and hideouts outside of Tornado Alley. Just my thoughts.

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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: Poll: Would you live in a Prepper Community?

July 23, 2017 idahobeef 0

I would think that mroe elderly couples would go for the prepper community; they still bring alot to the table via experience, supplies, etc and can also static guard, but they couldnt get out and “patrol” the property very well I’d bet, and its easy to kill an old couple in a house then a family that is armed guarding their older kin, hehe.

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BOL’s and Retreats • Re: Poll: Would you live in a Prepper Community?

July 23, 2017 idahobeef 0

I would think that mroe elderly couples would go for the prepper community; they still bring alot to the table via experience, supplies, etc and can also static guard, but they couldnt get out and “patrol” the property very well I’d bet, and its easy to kill an old couple in a house then a family that is armed guarding their older kin, hehe.

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Bartering Items?

July 23, 2017 idahobeef 0

Spices (especiallly salt and pepper since they are so heavily used), bottled coffee (yes it exists, I got 20 of them for $1 at the Dolalr Store and they last a long time in the bottle), SMALL bottles of booze….that guy who survived the Yudoslav Civil War said if you were trading large bottles of ANYTHING, they’d just kill you for it (he mentioned shampoo when he said that). Beans last forever and everyone eats them and finally I would think tinned meats: meat doesnt last long unless its canned or otherwise preserved, and small cans are eary to tote around. We prefer those little suasages in water, Hormel? Cheers!

PS: and extra MEDICINES!

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Bartering Items?

July 23, 2017 idahobeef 0

Spices (especiallly salt and pepper since they are so heavily used), bottled coffee (yes it exists, I got 20 of them for $1 at the Dolalr Store and they last a long time in the bottle), SMALL bottles of booze….that guy who survived the Yudoslav Civil War said if you were trading large bottles of ANYTHING, they’d just kill you for it (he mentioned shampoo when he said that). Beans last forever and everyone eats them and finally I would think tinned meats: meat doesnt last long unless its canned or otherwise preserved, and small cans are eary to tote around. We prefer those little suasages in water, Hormel? Cheers!

PS: and extra MEDICINES!

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Urban/Suburban Survival • Re: Bartering Items?

July 23, 2017 idahobeef 0

Spices (especiallly salt and pepper since they are so heavily used), bottled coffee (yes it exists, I got 20 of them for $1 at the Dolalr Store and they last a long time in the bottle), SMALL bottles of booze….that guy who survived the Yudoslav Civil War said if you were trading large bottles of ANYTHING, they’d just kill you for it (he mentioned shampoo when he said that). Beans last forever and everyone eats them and finally I would think tinned meats: meat doesnt last long unless its canned or otherwise preserved, and small cans are eary to tote around. We prefer those little suasages in water, Hormel? Cheers!

PS: and extra MEDICINES!

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General Family Preparedness • Re: LDS food supplies

January 17, 2017 idahobeef 0

My family is Mormon and has used this stuff for years, sadly much of it you would ONLY want to eat when you were starving. I honestly consider their stuff not edible, but we do have alot of it since its cheap and lasts a long time. Just an honest opinion from someone who’s had to live on it while growing up.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 17, 2017 idahobeef 0

We did okay, until the jerks nearby stole our snow shovel. The city I live in is practically paralyzed with 3 feet of snow, more than I have ever seen in my life in this area. Snow shovels are sold out everywhere. We grabbed eggs, bread, lots of hamburger, and milk right as the storm hit, so our preps are helping us alot. Seeing this much snow here is shocking, global ice age!!!!

Statistics: Posted by idahobeef — Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:26 am