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

August 29, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Right there with ya….lessons learned.

As Angie said, moving is the only real solution…anything else at this point results in zombies at the door.

Stashing your stuff might save you some loss but they’ll still be coming. desperation when nothing found will lead to further violence. So IF you survive it, sure, there’s supplies to fall back on.

I went with a combination of going grey, stashing and displaying hard target.

The cats outa the bag, cant put it back, so I decided to make myself a very visible hard target until we actually move. Verbally and visible. AR’s in full site going to the range every weekend for practice, 1000 rounds visible at purchase, Very frank talks with neighbors of training every weekend for long range and CQB training with vets and local sheriffs that have formed a network(Happens to be true)…..Discussions of how(And this actually happened) a work associate stated to me “They don’t need to prep, He’ll just show up at my front door if SHTF…ha, ha, ha”…..And how I told him very seriously I answered “If SHTF and anyone shows up at my door for anything that they will be met with the wrong end of a barrel by multiple Vets and myself…No one would be allowed in and no extra food will be available to leave and bodies on the lawn will help us deter the next door knocker.”………..

This was stated to the nosey neighbor that often offers his un-asked opinion on the neighborhood goings-on in day to day conversations……I know my message got out when another prepped neighbor told me he heard about the conversation….lol……he also heard from same said neighbor that I had sold my stuff(Food) as I was in financial hardship…lol…another white lie.

Truth is, nothing short of moving will fix this….But, hard target ideology will deter all but the most desperate and if it comes to that, neighbors would be hit first(softer targets), and then they’ll hit you after all others have been hit and they were going to hit you eventually anyways…..With enough time passing in a SHTF it’s inevitable whether you’re known as a prepper or not so better be prepped for that as well.

Anyone here can disagree but no one will state anything other than opinion since it’s not happened yet in the US……This is the route I chose. It doesn’t matter since the cats outa the bag and can never be put back in.

Best solution if you ever open your big fat mouth is to move….The only real security is to never open said mouth to begin with……
If you already have, like the dumb-asss that I was, broadcast :tank::gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile:hard target :gunsmile::gunshooting::gunsmile::tank: until you move.

We still wave to each other but the prepping jokes stopped immediately. ;)

my $.02

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

August 29, 2017 derhaashund 0

Agree with the try the off brand sentiment. I work in the food industry and I will tell you co packing is common. So, even if it says Aldi on the label, it may be made at a JIF plant. We always say, our biggest competitor is also our biggest customer. We do some co packing for Aldi and to be honest, I like what we make for them better than our “name brand” product.

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August 29, 2017 derhaashund 0

Agree with the try the off brand sentiment. I work in the food industry and I will tell you co packing is common. So, even if it says Aldi on the label, it may be made at a JIF plant. We always say, our biggest competitor is also our biggest customer. We do some co packing for Aldi and to be honest, I like what we make for them better than our “name brand” product.

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August 29, 2017 ReadyMom 0

Agreed on the off-brand peanut butter! I stocked up on PB, when I was getting it for .89 cents/jar at a discount grocery store! I got several cases. We are STILL eating it and it seems fine. When I see the same size jars now, they are close to $3/jar.

I haven’t been to the discount grocery where I found this PB in a while because I was running out of space to store my foods. Had to start using what I had more often, since no SHTF happened :bored: . I’m in the midst of taking a full inventory, this summer, so I’ll be restocking some items and will see what its selling for there, then.

You are right … when you prep ahead, the next time you shop for something, sticker shock is pretty frightening! When I stocked my freezer with ground beef it was about .99/lb. When I needed to restock it was about $2.99/lb. I near died! :o -k

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

August 29, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
idahobeef wrote:
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.

you don’t have to wait to be home invaded and killed – you don’t think the everyday crooky-de-crook doesn’t know what a prepper is? – won’t be coming for your beenie weenie either – common knowledge there’s other pawnable goodies like guns/ammo, $$$$, drugs, camp gear, electronics ect ect ….

you open your mouth or leave a visible trail (like unloading a Cosco run in front of neighbors or leaving the garage door open for everyone to read your prep tote labels) – expect some trouble down the road – if you follow the prepper forums/blogs you’ll read the about the exposure problems and horror that fellow preppers have experienced – it doesn’t take a nuke war – just 3-4 days of winter off grid and frantic sheeple ….

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

August 29, 2017 Genevieve 0

The main reason we’ve told no one that we have supplies is because we know they would do what they could to just take them.

We’re the only ones on our dirt lane that work( 5 houses). All the others are on some sort of relief ( wic, snap,etc) and do nothing to better themselves. they don’t even try to grow tomatoes in a bucket or something for them to eat

We just hope they all go to shelters or something because we’ll be staying here

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August 29, 2017 handyman777 0
idahobeef wrote:
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.

You need to go (gray), tell any who ask about your prepping that you quit and you sold most of your goods: (LIE) You Know; ;) nothing has happened, nothing is going to happen and I’m done prepping. :nervous:
Just keep your inner most circle close and on the same page. OR MOVE and stay quiet.

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

August 29, 2017 angie_nrs 0

You can still get good deals on PB if you’re not stuck on a particular brand. I tried Aldi PB a while back and was surprised with the creaminess of it. I really liked it and therefore have stocked that. I don’t remember how much it was, but it was pretty cheap. I’ve also used our local grocers brand and that was good too. I doubt most people will care what brand the food is when it is truly needed. I love to make sure I have plenty of PB on hand b/c it is so versatile, has a good amount of calories in it, doesn’t require cooking, and is a comfort food. Who doesn’t like PB? I’m so glad I don’t have an allergy to it!

Anyways, if you have an Aldi near you, try the PB and let me know what you think.

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August 29, 2017 angie_nrs 0

Well since the cat is out of the bag, really the only thing you can do is either move, move your stuff, or hide your stuff. None of those options are likely very convenient for you. But, since the word is already out, maybe you could start a group in your area? At least then you wouldn’t be alone in your efforts. If you decide to get a BOL, now you know to keep that information and location private, especially since people know you prep or your BOL will become a target as well.

It sounds like you read “One Second After”.

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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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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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August 28, 2017 ReadyMom 0
NJMike wrote:
Completely agree with the rest of the OP. It’s certainly a good idea to stock more difficult to grow or obtain items.

Agreed! That’s what I’m trying to do now. I’ve been inventorying my food stocks (some from as far back as 2006!) Tomato products don’t have a great shelf life, so I’m stocking these products in quantity, but NOT for shelf storage of several years. I’m in the process of TRYING to order items like that in #10 cans, so I can have the 25 yr. shelf life.

I’ve learned that I stocked pretty good, but there was no event to USE it. Good … but bad. We just could not rotate through it fast enough in non-SHTF-days. So, now for the more ‘hard-to-rotate’ items, I stock in TIERS: fresh products … frozen products … Canned products … and dehydrated/freeze dried products .

I am also stocking things that I could not grow or easily get. For example: manderine oranges … banana slices & other fruits … milk/cheese/butter powders. And, of course my tomato sauce powders.

I want to get #10 cans of freeze dried meats, but they are SO expensive. I’ve home-canned meats (still scared to eat them, lol!). The home-canned jars are heavy and take up a lot of room.

Food storage is a HUGE lesson to learn!

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August 28, 2017 ReadyMom 0
NJMike wrote:
Completely agree with the rest of the OP. It’s certainly a good idea to stock more difficult to grow or obtain items.

Agreed! That’s what I’m trying to do now. I’ve been inventorying my food stocks (some from as far back as 2006!) Tomato products don’t have a great shelf life, so I’m stocking these products in quantity, but NOT for shelf storage of several years. I’m in the process of TRYING to order items like that in #10 cans, so I can have the 25 yr. shelf life.

I’ve learned that I stocked pretty good, but there was no event to USE it. Good … but bad. We just could not rotate through it fast enough in non-SHTF-days. So, now for the more ‘hard-to-rotate’ items, I stock in TIERS: fresh products … frozen products … Canned products … and dehydrated/freeze dried products .

I am also stocking things that I could not grow or easily get. For example: manderine oranges … banana slices & other fruits … milk/cheese/butter powders. And, of course my tomato sauce powders.

I want to get #10 cans of freeze dried meats, but they are SO expensive. I’ve home-canned meats (still scared to eat them, lol!). The home-canned jars are heavy and take up a lot of room.

Food storage is a HUGE lesson to learn!

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

August 28, 2017 NJMike 0

I see this topic has new life.

unventedanger wrote:
There all good answers, but I think understanding what your prepping for should top the list. At least for me.

I totally agree with this.

If someone is not preparing for the most likely plausible scenario(s) for their environment, they may be wasting energy and resources on other aspects of prepping.

There was another topic here on scenarios, and I recall mentioning some rather mundane situations- fire, illness, divorce, job loss, etc. One thought on that would be that if one prepares for the most obvious things first, it sets them down the path and mindset to expand into other areas without ignoring those more likely life events.

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August 28, 2017 NJMike 0

I see this topic has new life.

unventedanger wrote:
There all good answers, but I think understanding what your prepping for should top the list. At least for me.

I totally agree with this.

If someone is not preparing for the most likely plausible scenario(s) for their environment, they may be wasting energy and resources on other aspects of prepping.

There was another topic here on scenarios, and I recall mentioning some rather mundane situations- fire, illness, divorce, job loss, etc. One thought on that would be that if one prepares for the most obvious things first, it sets them down the path and mindset to expand into other areas without ignoring those more likely life events.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

My first priority was food and water. After I got a years’ worth of food, I started on water storage..got 600 gallons one week end.
Then started working on cooking and heating for the home..went other directions from there.
But, food and water were my main concern when starting.

If trucks stopped delivering, I knew all the books I read and skills I learned wouldn’t realistically feed me. :(
If it gets so bad that I have to forage in the woods?? I am pretty close to dead anyhow.

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

August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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August 28, 2017 JayJay 0

At my house, those celery and green peppers will be used. I could eat rice, steamed vegetables with homemade sweet and sour sauce every day!!
I have dehydrated vegetables just for eating with rice and stock all ingredients for homemade sweet and sour sauce; have 12 jelly jars of s&s sauce in the freezer now!!
From Sam’s Club, I just sealed yesterday flour and pancake mix in mason jars and put in the freezer.
Said to be good for 24 months –hoping for longer. ;)
Most don’t know you can pay a 10% fee of your purchase for one time shopping and not pay annual membership.
It has always failed to be a real 10% fee, so fits for me. Not worrying if the annual membership has expired or forced to use it or lose it isn’t my style.

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August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

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August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

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August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

Statistics: Posted by Blondie — Mon Aug 28, 2017 10:38 am


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August 28, 2017 Blondie 0

Try a local supplier to the Amish.

Lehman’s advertises themselves as such. They got their roots as a hardware store in Ohio’s Amish country but it’s more of a tourist attraction now. Hand crank wash tub with wringer, soap making supplies, oil lamps, to name a few.

I was down there over 4th of July. Lots of really dumb looks on people’s faces. Kinda the same dumb looks at the Mennonite bulk store.

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August 28, 2017 NJMike 0

Yes, I wouldn’t start off with the celery in my long term food storage, if that was the point. However, I personally wouldn’t consider it a waste to buy the celery or green peppers when further along. As Genevieve mentions there are applicable uses for these. I keep such items on hand for stock or soup to add some ingredient complexity to a meal. I also prefer my gardening space be used for items other than celery, so I’m good with keeping something like that in #10 cans. It’s just a small part of my other food storage.

Completely agree with the rest of the OP. It’s certainly a good idea to stock more difficult to grow or obtain items.

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August 28, 2017 NJMike 0

Yes, I wouldn’t start off with the celery in my long term food storage, if that was the point. However, I personally wouldn’t consider it a waste to buy the celery or green peppers when further along. As Genevieve mentions there are applicable uses for these. I keep such items on hand for stock or soup to add some ingredient complexity to a meal. I also prefer my gardening space be used for items other than celery, so I’m good with keeping something like that in #10 cans. It’s just a small part of my other food storage.

Completely agree with the rest of the OP. It’s certainly a good idea to stock more difficult to grow or obtain items.

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August 28, 2017 NJMike 0

Yes, I wouldn’t start off with the celery in my long term food storage, if that was the point. However, I personally wouldn’t consider it a waste to buy the celery or green peppers when further along. As Genevieve mentions there are applicable uses for these. I keep such items on hand for stock or soup to add some ingredient complexity to a meal. I also prefer my gardening space be used for items other than celery, so I’m good with keeping something like that in #10 cans. It’s just a small part of my other food storage.

Completely agree with the rest of the OP. It’s certainly a good idea to stock more difficult to grow or obtain items.

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August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

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August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

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August 28, 2017 Genevieve 0

green peppers are good source of vit C and also good for seasoning and roughage
( can’t imagine a western omelet without the peppers lol)
celery is the same for seasoning. its a must have when making potato salad and macaroni salad. although celery seed would last longer I hate biting into those things (yuk). I’d rather have the crunch from the celery and celery can be a real PIA to grow, at least here it is

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August 28, 2017 Photon Guy 0
unventedanger wrote:
I am not new to prepping so I have my own golden rules that gathered by trial and error, more errors. But I would like to here others opinion/views from outside my small group thank you in advance.

I would say the first thing you should do would be to make sure you have the proper attitude. Attitude is the most important thing with survival. You’ve got to have the will and desire to survive. You might already have that so then I would say the next thing to do would be to develop knowledge and skills. Learn how to use a gun, how to navigate, how to purify water, what plants you can eat in the wild, ect. To avoid being a jack of all trades master of none choose a specific set of skills to focus on.

After you’ve done all that then you can focus on acquiring stuff. People into prepping, especially people who are new at it like to have lots of stuff but skills are far more important. All your nice shiny stuff can be gone in an instant if you don’t properly take care of it and if you don’t properly safeguard it. And make sure you know how to properly use the stuff you’ve got. If you’ve got guns make sure you know how to use guns. In my opinion far too many people in this country have guns and yet are not properly trained and properly competent in their use. You will find police officers and military personnel who fall into this category. Find a good shooting school and start taking lessons. That’s not to say you necessarily have to know how to use everything you’ve got just the stuff you plan on using. I’ve got certain medical supplies which I don’t know how to use and would not try using, but in a crisis I might run into a doctor or somebody who is competent in their use and would be able to use them.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Mon Aug 28, 2017 8:53 am