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Check In Here Oregon Preppers • Re: New to Springfield, Oregon

January 16, 2017 IceFire 0

Welcome to APN, and Thank You for your service! For information on getting started check out the “Getting Started – the Basics” subforum here. There is a LOT of good information there to help get you started. Food and water are always the best place to start (you can’t live long without either one), and starting your preps there WON’T break the bank! For food, you don’t have to buy a lot of expensive stuff…just get a little extra of things that you usually eat every time you shop…rice, beans, pasta, canned goods, etc. all store well and your body is already used to eating them. Don’t forget the spices. One of the WORST things you can do when things go south is to all of a sudden start eating things that you’re not used to…good way to get a bad case of the runs.

For water, I rinse out the flat-sided juice bottles (like the ones that cranberry juice come in), run them through the dish washer, then re-fill with filtered tap water. The flat sides means that they can be laid on their side in the back of a closet, and even stacked. GREAT way to store water inexpensively. There are further tips in the “Getting Started” section.

Statistics: Posted by IceFire — Mon Jan 16, 2017 3:47 pm


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Check In Here Oregon Preppers • Re: New to Springfield, Oregon

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

Thank you for your service!!!!!!
Agree with what prepped peppernapple said about military supply stores and garage sales. As far as tools and yard/ garden supplies, I watch for estate sales and auctions. You can get lots of stuff dirt cheap. I prep my own food supplies basics, beans, rice, flour, sugar, salt, etc that I buy in bulk bags and seal in mylar bags in 5 gallon buckets. Spices in jelly jars that are vacuum sealed. I can everything not immediately eaten out of the garden. I can deer meat in chunks for stew. One thing to invest in is a vacuum sealer. Beginning preps… Plan for one week, then add on for three months, then long term, MOST IMPORTANT IS WATER.

Statistics: Posted by Mountain mama — Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:02 pm