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    Posted: September 03 2010 at 8:44pm

are you guilty of any of these  ??


http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/2010/06/warning-recognize-21-prepping-mistakes.html


newby mistakes


http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/2010/05/top-9-mistakes-prepping-newbs.html

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Can we please copy these links, we can not just click on the link in fact it wont let me even copy paste the site to get to it.
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I'm getting a Page not Found error from that link
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The Number One mistake relating to prepping is....spending too much time talking about it!  

Everyone who has any interest in the subject should do all of these steps before logging on again (and by the way, I practice what i preach):

Plan for a Pandemic

  • Store a two week supply of water and food. During a pandemic, if you cannot get to a store, or if stores are out of supplies, it will be important for you to have extra supplies on hand. This can be useful in other types of emergencies, such as power outages and disasters.
  • Periodically check your regular prescription drugs to ensure a continuous supply in your home.
  • Have any nonprescription drugs and other health supplies on hand, including pain relievers, stomach remedies, cough and cold medicines, fluids with electrolytes, and vitamins.
  • Talk with family members and loved ones about how they would be cared for if they got sick, or what will be needed to care for them in your home.
  • Volunteer with local groups to prepare and assist with emergency response.
  • Get involved in your community as it works to prepare for an influenza pandemic.
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The missing page of Top 9 mistakes:

1. Following the wrong advice: Many new survivalists become fixated upon the advice given by others.....  In order to be self-reliant you need to learn to think for yourself.

2. Not eating what they store: ..... You need to learn how to prepare and use these foods now, so they become a familiar staple.

3. Relying only on their food storage: .....don’t overlook the possibility of needing to replenish your supplies, and obtaining the skills and resources needed to do that.

4. Not storing enough salt: ...

5. Building an arsenal: .... but I know food and water are more important to my survival. Sure; we need weapons to protect what we’ve put away, just don’t neglect the other stuff.

6. Relying on bugging out: ... In most cases you’re better off staying where you are. Having a bug out bag is a good idea, just don’t make bugging out your only plan or first priority.

7. To much stuff not enough skill: Many new survivalists believe they can be saved through buying. ....

8. Storing only one type of food: ....

9. Not taking care of pet needs: Many new survivalists fail to consider the needs of their pets....

What was the biggest mistake you made when you were a newb?


http://www.thesurvivalistblog.net/top-9-mistakes-prepping-newbs/


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Biggest mistake for  me was insisting to friends and relatives that life as we knew it would soon be over. Now no one wants to hear anything anymore bc no one likes being scared to death. I did not have the faith then, that I have now. Now I trust that whatever happens is for a reason whether I understand that or not, I know that God has my best interest at heart no matter what happens, even dying is not scary anymore.  I have adapted the attitude and need to work on it daily that all is well with my soul,no matter what.
 
I think we are to try to save ourselves bc life is a prescious gift that is why we dont go play in traffic or do  any other host of crazy things that could hurt us, but ultimately we do what we can and then let go and Let God.
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Very well put Debbie!  I appreciated your post.  My biggest mistake is wanting to be a more serious prepper than I am, and not doing anything about it.  Sitting and dreaming of learning long term storage & planting/gardening long term.  No I take that back... my biggest mistake is not solving long term water needs.  Someone, can't remember who... might be Melody has a gutter system to store rain water.
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Kenanfut, that is a funny story. Nothing is more warped then a psychiatrist; therapist etc processing and evaluating another individual; when the so called doctor is (under the influence) of intellectual mind control.
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In my early years I had a school friend visit whilst I was cleaning kitchen cupboards, my kitchen table was stacked with groceries, her eyes were every where and couldn't believe how much food there was,
I had several empty cardboard containers too hand and started packing them all the time complaining how my nephew had volunteered me to pack for him and 10 friends who was going on a camping holiday,
 
she told many people what she had seen and when I was out walking my dog  people who I barley knew would make comments like I'm coming for tea at the weekend,
I'd smile and say no problem "you do like rice lentils and quinola, only I am a vegan and I dont cook meat or dairy and most would say they would pass.   But a couple would remark about the groceries and I would look a little puzzled and then ask them if Jackie was sober when Jackie told them about my nephews camping shop that I had got lumbered with packing up for 10 lads who had bought beans beers and hot dogs for there staples and then laugh, and say I hope non of them smoked during the night or they would have blown there tents up.
We have new house rules, My daughter[ who is disabled] is not allowed to open the door when I am cleaning, and we never talk about what foods we have in the cupboard,
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Ro2935,
 
It must be terrifying to be so poor. You have so very little, and fear that other poor people in the neighborhood might come in, to take the small amount of food starage you have, right from your cupboards. Plus you have a disabled child. This is a very sad and scarry world isn't it? I think you need a big hug.Hug
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Dense populations are going to be hit very hard by this pestiferousness little (flu virus) monster. "Technologist"
Stock 3 months water, food, weapon/ammo, meds, supplies, and some money at home.
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just another reason why you need to get prepared

and stay that way


US Propane Shortage Leads To Desperate Actions

http://beforeitsnews.com/survival/2014/02/us-propane-shortage-leads-to-desperate-actions-2508890.html


"In Amberg, Wisconsin, 58-year-old Sue Arganek kept her thermostat at 50 degrees Fahrenheit to conserve propane, but she finally ran out – and there is no re-supply coming.

“They said ‘I suggest you buy some electric heaters, ma’am,’ ” Arganek told NationalGeographic.com,” Well, there were no space heaters available within 70 miles. Everyone is panicking. They are buying all the heaters they can.”

On many nights, it’s 10 degrees below zero where she lives."


and this is in America

not some third world country

as soon as the system is stressed

it starts to breakdown doesn't it ???



and let me repeat that line

"everyone is panicking"

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About a year ago, I had friends in the UK who are into camping that were telling me that they were completely unable to find propane. Made me realize it's prudent to stock up on it, because so much of my prepping equipment runs on propane. Not all - I don't see the sense in having everything reliant on one power source - but I have stoves and lighting that would be useless without it.
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My tips would be:

stock up on stuff

NEVER let people see your stores

dont let tons of people round when your in a survival situation just close friends and family

develop a community of like minded trusted people to prep and help each other just dont rely on the kindness of others and not prep for yourself too

stock up on pet supplys

make sure you have enoughh medical supplys

use your common sence

You dont really need my telling you all of this and i cant off of the top of my head think of any more but The biggest thing i can think of is not letting anyone see your stores wich is a big mistake ive seen and heard soo many people do. x

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QUICK be tidy and stand in the ashtray!!!
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