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    Posted: March 27 2006 at 6:07am
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Ordered some herbal medicine guides.  I really want to read up on that stuff before the time comes when I will need the knowledge.
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spent the weekend cleaning & organizing pantry.  shopped to fill in the gaps, some are still gaping, but alas, ran out of $.. 
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Good morning: going to finish up some of the little things that need to be completed...
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 planted some  fenel,tomatoe,seeds in plastic bottle cut in 1/2 ,that i would have recyled and copying stuff  off the computer for a binder, tips,how tos,   ran out of money lol  no shopping for me   good luck  roxy
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Sunday I...
 
Purchased:
One 20lb propane tank $19.99
one table top, foldable gas grill $42.99
one 8 foot connector $14.99 
Six 5 gallon foldable water carriers  (30 gallons) $31.44
Four  cases of bottled water  (17.5 gallons) $15.52
Mop bucket to wash/ring out clothes $28.94
six bottles syrup w/50% free ozs.  $8.52
Four bottles 70%  Alcohol  $2.00
Three Gallon & half bottles Clorox regular bleach $7.48
ten 3M-N95 rated masks $19.20
Five 50 count boxes of fire place matches $5.00
Two LED flash lights $39.98
Two 100 count boxes medical grade gloves $8.18
6 boxes bandaids   $3.00
32 rolls Scott paper towels $9.54
500 forks $7.12
700 coffee filters $2.18
10 lbs complete pancake mix $5.37
Five 5-gallon buckets & lids $25
Ten cans solid white tuna $10
Ten 12 oz cans Kosher chicken $40.00
Ten boxes Quaker Breakfast Cookies $6.70
20 Protein bars $10.00
Ten cans corn $3.33
Ten cans green beans $3.33
Ten- 16 oz creamers $9.99
Twelve rolls store brand paper towels $4.00
4 cans disinfectant spray $1.00
Twenty 29 oz cans strawberries $20.00
Ten pounds various small/thin whole wheat pasta $5.20
Five 100 count bottles of Enchinacea $5.00
Five 120 count Bottles Vitamin C $5.00
Three Bottles Children vitamins $2.35
Ten pounds various small/thin whole wheat pasta $5.20
150  one-gallon hefty freezer bags  $12.50
250 quart sized hefty freezer bags $12.50 
100 gallon sized hefty storage bags $12.50
bottles dawn w/bleach dish soap $2.40
12 bars tone bath soap $1.20
6 bottles Dial anti-bacterial hand soap $1.50
10 pkgs instant potatos --free
10 pkgs pasta side dish--free 
6 pkgs Huggies wipes $ 2.10
6 pkgs Huggies wash clothes $7.50
30 disposable razors free 
10 bottles cajun seasoning free 
2 free razors given to me at Sam's Club
2 tomato plants $1.66
2 bell pepper plants $1.66
onion bulbs $.79
2 cucumber plants $1.66
2 yellow squash plants $1.66
2 egg plant $1.66
1 watermelon $.88
 
Looked at batteries & inverters at Walmart & Sam's Club
Cleaned  out 1 walk-in closet
bagged up clothes to donate
Cleaned out & organized food pantry & kitchen cabinets
inventoried all non-perishable food in house
inventoried personal hygiene items
inventoried cleaning products
marked items on hand & amonts on master list
printed a few recipes off Internet
Began our "WTSHTF" binder
researched using our fireplace for cooking/heating
Researched using an inverter/battery set up
researched solar battery chargers & batteries
printed information regarding solar cookers
Went to Goodwill looking for pressure cooker & other items
 
For the first time in years, I slept past 7 a.m.   I'm setting my alarm clock for tomorrow morning.
 
 
 
 
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WOW!!! :-)
 
I bought a pressure cooker and a propane burner.
 
Now am researching pressure cooking.
 
Oh, yeah, also bought some frozen veggies to dry.
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wow is right! How can we compete with that phoenixrising? Great list, by the way. I found stuff on your list that I didn't have on mine. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 
I have been bagging up rice, beans and pasta. I put quite a bit of dry products in glass jars. I am recycling pasta sauce jars and using them for dried goods. Bugs can't get in the glass so I think this will work out well.
 
I did make a run to town today. I put a Coleman Dual Fuel Campstove on layaway at Wal-Mart. We didn't have the cash to buy it outright and sure didn't want it to dissapear before we could get it purchased.
While I was at Wal-Mart I purchased a solar shower bag for $6.96 and a kerosene lantern by Ozark Trails for $4.62.
I stopped by the $1 Store and purchased 300 plastic forks and 300 plastic spoons. They were a $1 per 100.
 
I'm broke now so I'm going back to printing info from here and getting it put in binders. I'm also working on my preps inventory.
Don't put off tomorrow what you can PREP today
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Originally posted by Daydreamer Daydreamer wrote:

wow is right! How can we compete with that phoenixrising? Great list, by the way. I found stuff on your list that I didn't have on mine. Thanks for sharing it with us.
 
I have been bagging up rice, beans and pasta. I put quite a bit of dry products in glass jars. I am recycling pasta sauce jars and using them for dried goods. Bugs can't get in the glass so I think this will work out well.
 
I did make a run to town today. I put a Coleman Dual Fuel Campstove on layaway at Wal-Mart. We didn't have the cash to buy it outright and sure didn't want it to dissapear before we could get it purchased.
While I was at Wal-Mart I purchased a solar shower bag for $6.96 and a kerosene lantern by Ozark Trails for $4.62.
I stopped by the $1 Store and purchased 300 plastic forks and 300 plastic spoons. They were a $1 per 100.
 
I'm broke now so I'm going back to printing info from here and getting it put in binders. I'm also working on my preps inventory.
 
I'm just beginning, so my list looks llike a lot compared to what you all already have on hand.   That list, plus a shopping spree from last weekend is all we have so farConfused .
 
I have a LONG ways to go in order to get at least 3 months worth of essentials into the house.  We're okay on cooking fuel & food, but need other stuff.
 
I started at Wal-Mart yesterday @ 6 a.m., and finished at a different Wal-mart at 1:30 this morning.  in between I hit Target, 2 grocery stores, Sam's club, Home Depot,  Dollar Tree, and Lowes. 
 
The shelf was empty at THREE wal-marts for the solar shower & Ozark lamps.Ouch
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Originally posted by phoenixrising phoenixrising wrote:

The shelf was empty at THREE wal-marts for the solar shower & Ozark lamps.Ouch
 
That is why I put my Coleman Stove on layaway and started picking up the solar shower bag and lanterns now.
As people start figuring this thing out and taking it seriously, we'll be lucky to find the things we need. Best to get them when you see them.
 
And by the way, you are doing an excellent job on getting stocked up quickly. Just keep plugging away at it and you'll get there. Wink
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Went grocery shopping today.  Among other preps, I bought some baking supplies.  Might as well learn how to bake bread now while I have time to learn. 
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I cleaned out a closet for food storage and then cleaned out under my bed for food storage .  

I went to my doctor for a bone density test and a Mammogram .   I injured my foot last month last month and will get that xrayed
 
I challenge all women to go for your pap smears and your mammograms
Good luck to all those who take the tests.
 
 
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Deanna, you are so..... right. I went for my gynno check-up and had a very scary couple of weeks ago when he found a lump he didn't like. I went for the mamo & sono grams and they said everything looked great. Went back to my gyno and he still didn't like what he was feeling so he sent me for a needle biopsy and then I had to wait close to a week for those results which came back benign(sp?) - thank g-d. I was still prepping the entire time b/c  I was doing it for my son and husband even in the event I wouldn't be around to benefit from it. I'm really happy I don't have to deal with an illness of great magnitude right now and my heart goes out to all that do. There is only so much stress that one person can take! Good luck and good health to all!! fritz :>}
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Picked up the some of the medical supplies suggest by Dr. Woodson for treating a flu patient at home.

Salt - 1lb/person
Sugar 10lb/person
Baking Soda 6 oz/person
Tums EX 500/person
Acetaminophen 100/person (500 mg)
Ibuprofen 100/person (200mg)
Benadryl 60/person (25mg)


Held a Mossberg 500 ("the persuader") and learned a little about shotguns. Seems like a good investment. The thought of having it scares me a little, but not as much as the thought of not having it if needed.

Many will say I should just buy it, with lots of ammo, but I am trying to figure out what will be my trigger to arm myself. It will be easy to be too late on that if a big piece of news breaks and people really pay attention.

I wonder if the background check system will get seriously slowed down if all of a sudden everyone wants to buy a gun.
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  Today I organized and made a couple of emergeny kits to store away from the house .  This is just in case for any reason I just can't get back home or have to absoutely leave.  Otherwise we will be staying put.  I bought 2 used porta potties that they use at the construction sites.  One was $100 dollars the 2nd one was $50 and the guy gave me a third one because he siad it was a hassel for him to keep moving it all the time it didn't have any handles on it.  He rents them out have have to move them around a lot.  for us it's ok once we set it down it won't be much moving.  We brought one home and will pick the others up tomorrow.
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I reorganized and regrouped myself today. I was going about it all wrong. I was in a panic since I could not figure out how to get 6 months of supplies now! So I sat and redid my list for 1 month of supplies. I have gathered 2 weeks on top of our normal usage and now have a list made out for an additional month. I have extra beans and rice added to the list which will push those items over 3 months but it has relaxed me a bit by breaking it down more. In 3 weeks I will have about 6 weeks of preps and then will start on the next month. I filled a few more bottles of water and put them up. And I have spent the day working on organizing the house better. I have 1 full closet for preps now and half of another then we have a ton of cabinet space we do not use. I will be going on Wednesday to buy some more items then again on Friday. I will feel better once I have a months worth of preps.
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All -- I spent my weekend walking friends through the whole situation and even created a draft matrix of "if this happens, you should do this".  Even had visual aids courtesy a National Geographic map.  Didn't get anything done for myself but I got two families to start prepping I think.  Wore me out a bit.
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bought 3 months of carnation instant breakfast with powdered milk for our breakfasts.

Also, bought lots of postal stamps (assuming postal service is still running). 
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Yes, gun permits will get backlogged. Hubby had to renew his permit right after 9/11 and the police were laughing and overwhelmed and not making any push to put guns in the hands of paniced people :-0 They pushed through hubby's for him because of his experience and backround...but were more amused and worried about the other permits, than trying to put them through quickly.
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