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A.N.T.S. • Re: The Fun Stuff

August 20, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I find activities such as gardening, canning, cooking relaxing but for the “rainy day” when the family just wants to lounge in PJ’s and spend time together we have few things put back that has added up over the years.

Skip-bo, Uno, Domino/Triomino, Jenga, Yatzee, Wahoo, Scrabble, Playing cards with a how-to book for different games, Puzzles, an assortment of board games from Candy land to Pandemic… An ever growing craft box ( I am a pinterest-aholic) that has tons of I don’t even remember what in it with coloring books/printer paper and coloring pens/pencils/markers/crayons. We even have my old Gameboy black and white and Gameboy color with games from way back when and they STILL work just as good as they ever did. We have a set of portable dvd screens (the kind you put on the back of your cars head rest so the kids can watch a movie on long trips) that can also be plugged into a wall socket for power. Every once in a while we go to our local pawn shop and pick up movies for $1 or less each to add to the collection.

Since space is a major concern right now we don’t have hard copies of books for leisure reading, but I would like to expand to a little library for if/when we wont have access to kindle.

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

August 13, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I’ve not had the chance to do much so far this month but I got dragged out on a shopping trip outing to a mall ( I don’t get why we had to drive 3 hours but what ever) with some girls I work with earlier this week. I didn’t buy anything accept lunch and as we were leaving I saw a clearance bin at the store entrance that was full of socks and underwear (the exact brand I wear.) A pack of 10 underwear $3 :blink: I bought nearly the whole cart. My size. sizes for my family and a bunch smaller because even though I have been losing weight (slowly) and trying to get in better shape, When shtf I know we are all gonna drop and we are gonna need them. The socks were all $2-$3 all thicknesses and shapes. I came out with a shopping cart full. :)

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

August 13, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I’ve not had the chance to do much so far this month but I got dragged out on a shopping trip outing to a mall ( I don’t get why we had to drive 3 hours but what ever) with some girls I work with earlier this week. I didn’t buy anything accept lunch and as we were leaving I saw a clearance bin at the store entrance that was full of socks and underwear (the exact brand I wear.) A pack of 10 underwear $3 :blink: I bought nearly the whole cart. My size. sizes for my family and a bunch smaller because even though I have been losing weight (slowly) and trying to get in better shape, When shtf I know we are all gonna drop and we are gonna need them. The socks were all $2-$3 all thicknesses and shapes. I came out with a shopping cart full. :)

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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Sat Aug 12, 2017 1:48 am


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Check In Here Illinois Preppers • Knox County Prepper

August 12, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hi all!

Not exactly new to prepping but I find I learn more and more every day. I am 30yo and a nurse. Recently took a CCW class and am now taking gun lessons. I have set goals and been working hard on my prepping plan for a couple years. In fact my family and I was going to move to Tennessee within the next 6 months (was planning to find/buy land) and start preparing the home/BOL. However, I feel an uneasiness recently and I’m worried that SHTF will happen before I can make the move and get set up. Even my non-prepper friends seem to feel something bad is going to happen. So I have had to really consider what to do if it happens before I can leave. Im concerned about the lack of Illinois preppers in my area. VERY concerned about the all around Illinois situation even without a SHTF scenario. I know every bit helps but there are some serious areas I need to work on if I can’t get out of this state. Specially because bugging in at my current location is not a good idea.

Due to my profession, the medical prepping has been the easiest for me. I have been working on becoming proficient in canning/cooking/Storing food and have branched out into wild edibles. Still working towards meeting my 6 month storage goal. Learning online and youtube as much as I can, even if I can’t put it to use yet. :)

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 30, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I was born and raised in the deep south. I don’t think a week went by without eating it at least twice or more in some fashion. LOL we had white beans and rice with fried catfish and cooked greens every Friday. I don’t remember anyone having a constipation issue though… usually the opposite… Perhaps our systems are just used to it?

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: The truth about Rice and Beans

July 30, 2017 MsMossRose 0

I was born and raised in the deep south. I don’t think a week went by without eating it at least twice or more in some fashion. LOL we had white beans and rice with fried catfish and cooked greens every Friday. I don’t remember anyone having a constipation issue though… usually the opposite… Perhaps our systems are just used to it?

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

July 30, 2017 MsMossRose 0

We will be moving to TN in the Fall and then will be looking to find our BOL, so we have a lot to get done before then. Early in the month, I started going through one of the storage units deciding on what to keep, sell, give away, or throw away. Almost done with it since most of it we did not keep and the other unit is already organized and ready to load up. I think this is the hardest thing for my family to do. We may not have used something for years but someone keeps trying to find a reason to keep it. We had to institute the “if it hasn’t been useful in the last year and not a part of long term storage it goes” rule.

Continued taking weekly shooting lessons. For every box of ammo I buy for practice, I buy a second for storage. Landed a really good one day deal on BOGO 9mm Luger, so we pick up a few extra boxes. I was able to get some over time at work and added another month of personal item storage for the family and pets ( Toothpaste, brushes, razors, soap, shampoo, conditioner, pads, Flea shampoo, ear mite drops, wipes, deodorant, gold-bond powder,) Also picked up some basic items to add to the medical box. OH, and I just received Mylar bags so I can finally put up the beans and rice storage in buckets. We have never used the bags so we get to do something new next weekend. We also picked up a few meat bundles and canning supplies to try our hand at canning some various meats next weekend too.

I didn’t feel we had been too productive this last month until I seen it written down… Everything is adding up!

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

July 30, 2017 MsMossRose 0

We will be moving to TN in the Fall and then will be looking to find our BOL, so we have a lot to get done before then. Early in the month, I started going through one of the storage units deciding on what to keep, sell, give away, or throw away. Almost done with it since most of it we did not keep and the other unit is already organized and ready to load up. I think this is the hardest thing for my family to do. We may not have used something for years but someone keeps trying to find a reason to keep it. We had to institute the “if it hasn’t been useful in the last year and not a part of long term storage it goes” rule.

Continued taking weekly shooting lessons. For every box of ammo I buy for practice, I buy a second for storage. Landed a really good one day deal on BOGO 9mm Luger, so we pick up a few extra boxes. I was able to get some over time at work and added another month of personal item storage for the family and pets ( Toothpaste, brushes, razors, soap, shampoo, conditioner, pads, Flea shampoo, ear mite drops, wipes, deodorant, gold-bond powder,) Also picked up some basic items to add to the medical box. OH, and I just received Mylar bags so I can finally put up the beans and rice storage in buckets. We have never used the bags so we get to do something new next weekend. We also picked up a few meat bundles and canning supplies to try our hand at canning some various meats next weekend too.

I didn’t feel we had been too productive this last month until I seen it written down… Everything is adding up!

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Check In Here Tennessee Preppers • New member from IL soon to be TN

July 11, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Already posted this in the main forum but just now getting around to the state forums.

Hello all!

30 y.o. from West Central IL, but will be relocating to the Eastern TN area within 6 months. My mom taught me as a kid to always have a 3 month supply of anything I might need. When my job of many years up and closed in Sept 2013 I was without work for 6 months. Ended up losing my house and car. I learned very quickly that what I thought was a three months supply was really half that and severely lacking in some areas all together. I learned a lot about what I ACTUALLY needed and how much I could really do without. It was a big eye opener and after last years election, prepping is my #1 priority. That and getting out of Illinois.
Besides working to meet my 6 months storage goals, I have been working on becoming proficient in cooking, canning/storage, and foraging food. I am a nurse and am continually learning about emergency medical care and medicinal plant use and such for a SHTF/WROL situations. I have even started taking gun lessons at my local shooting range. I was pretty nervous at first but it was love at first shot! I have also been learning about other aspects of prepping from forums and YouTube, but have not been able to do much hands on at this time. After moving, will be looking to buy land in Tennessee near other like minded people.

Looking forward to learning all I can!

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Check In Here Tennessee Preppers • New member from IL soon to be TN

July 11, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Already posted this in the main forum but just now getting around to the state forums.

Hello all!

30 y.o. from West Central IL, but will be relocating to the Eastern TN area within 6 months. My mom taught me as a kid to always have a 3 month supply of anything I might need. When my job of many years up and closed in Sept 2013 I was without work for 6 months. Ended up losing my house and car. I learned very quickly that what I thought was a three months supply was really half that and severely lacking in some areas all together. I learned a lot about what I ACTUALLY needed and how much I could really do without. It was a big eye opener and after last years election, prepping is my #1 priority. That and getting out of Illinois.
Besides working to meet my 6 months storage goals, I have been working on becoming proficient in cooking, canning/storage, and foraging food. I am a nurse and am continually learning about emergency medical care and medicinal plant use and such for a SHTF/WROL situations. I have even started taking gun lessons at my local shooting range. I was pretty nervous at first but it was love at first shot! I have also been learning about other aspects of prepping from forums and YouTube, but have not been able to do much hands on at this time. After moving, will be looking to buy land in Tennessee near other like minded people.

Looking forward to learning all I can!

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Tue Jul 11, 2017 1:38 pm


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Introduce Yourself • New member from IL soon to be TN

June 20, 2017 MsMossRose 0

Hello all!

30 y.o. from West Central IL, but will be relocating to the Eastern TN area within 6 months. My mom taught me as a kid to always have a 3 month supply of anything I might need. When my job of many years up and closed in Sept 2013 I was without work for 6 months. Ended up losing my house and car. I learned very quickly that what I thought was a three months supply was really half that and severely lacking in some areas all together. I learned a lot about what I ACTUALLY needed and how much I could really do without. It was a big eye opener and after last years election, prepping is my #1 priority. That and getting out of Illinois.
Besides working to meet my 6 months storage goals, I have been working on becoming proficient in cooking, canning/storage, and foraging food. I am a nurse and am continually learning about emergency medical care and medicinal plant use and such for a SHTF/WROL situations. I have even started taking gun lessons at my local shooting range. I was pretty nervous at first but it was love at first shot! I have also been learning about other aspects of prepping from forums and YouTube, but have not been able to do much hands on at this time. After moving, will be looking to buy land in Tennessee near other like minded people.

Looking forward to learning all I can!

Statistics: Posted by MsMossRose — Tue Jun 20, 2017 1:45 pm