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    Posted: September 03 2014 at 7:13pm
Well, I have had company most of the month of August and have deleted a lot of food supplies, which is ok because we went through a lot of food and it helped to rotate my supplies. So now I probably need to take an inventory of what I have and restock some things. What is everyone going to work on this month?
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I'm butchering a sheep next week. I need to inventory my freezers as I've lost control of them and can't find anything. I'm also going to have a go at making my own hand sanitizer. 

It's Spring here so I'm sowing tomatoes in the next week and trying not to despair at the proliferation of weeds in my veg beds. This morning the first leaves came out in our orchard. They weren't there yesterday, so it's good to see.
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just a little info you may find useful


How Much Wheat In A 5 Gallon Bucket – Pounds, Calories, Loaves Of Bread

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/how-much-wheat-in-a-5-gallon-bucket-pounds-calories-loaves-of-bread/#more-36827


http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/how-much-wheat-in-a-5-gallon-bucket-pounds-calories-loaves-of-bread/#more-36827

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Yes I will admit it, I am a pre-packeged prepper.....If only i could can a cheesburger.

Some good deals on eBay lately, i am trying to find better hiding places for my credit card statements, the wife gets pissed at me when doom and gloom hits the news.   
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Good info. need to look at what I have.
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I am new to prepping.  

Where should I begin?  What should I start on first?

I believe storing majority of our stuff in the basement (we have no cabin in the woods).

Not stressing on the fact of getting ready.  Just want to do it right.

Please respond.

Thank you


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yogi1,if you can afford it,go with the 6 month to one year supply of freeze dried food from some of the commercial companies for each person. Longer if you can afford it.They keep for 25 years and they are also not very heavy,if you have to move everything. If you can not afford to do that,store bought pinto beans,rice and salt to start with. Also some form of cooking oil. If you buy these things in the store,freeze them in a freezer for one day for each pound that you put into the freezers,then take them out and store them in containers that the mice and rats can not get in. The reason for freezing the beans and rice is to kill all of the weevils and larva that comes on the beans and rice naturally,but very few people ever see.You can also buy buckets of beans and rice from the survival companies that is already stored to last 25 years and the prices are not that high,compared to what you get.
Next,you need have at least one .22 cal rifle,one high powered rifle(I recommend an AR-4 in .223 cal or an AK-47 and have at last 7 magazines for which ever rifle you decide on) Then you need a 12 ga. pump shot gun and plenty of Buck shot for it. Depending on how many people you have in your family or group,each person should have their own .22 cal rifle and every one learn to shoot them very accurately.They are the best survival rifle. If you do not know how to shoot,save a lot of time and money buy hiring a certified NRA instructor or a police instructor to teach you to shoot properly and accurately. Add a verity of pistols and rifles as your group sees fit and that you can afford.Have a very large amount of .22 cal ammo.
Next,learn every way that you can learn to purify water.There are many ways to do this and there are many good water purifies on the market. Also learn every way there is to build a fire.A BIC lighter is hard to beat,but have them and many other methods. Have several methods o
f purify water and building a fire on hand all the time. There are several fire building products on the market also.The simplest way to purify water is to boil it for one minute,but that is not always possible. 
Next,have plenty of high quality very warm and some waterproof clothes. I think that many people are leaving this out and it is absolutely necessary if you have to leave your home and go on the run. Also have plenty of high quality and warm and water proof sleeping bags or blankets
Next have each person have a back pack and duffel bags so that you can load a lot of stuff up and go. Also,have plenty of hackets and knives. Big survival knives that are tough and small knives for skinng and cooking work.
As you learn more,you can adjust what you want by what you learn. But this is a start.Also,if you are in a big city,get out of it. Never fight or shoot unless it is absolutely necessary. It is your job to survive until society can be put back together.It is not your job to fight firefights or fist fights. But if you have to fight,you have to win,or your family does not survive.Stay out of gangs and crowds. Johnray1
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JohnRay that is an excellent list! Yogi, one website that is very helpful as far as prepping goes is survivalistblog.net. At the top of their homepage they have a list "10 Things to Do Right Now". Click on that and you'll find alot of what John suggested, plus a few more things. And on that page, they have a "10 More Things to Do Right Now". Those two lists alone will take you ahead of what 90% of folks out there have, and that's a real good start. Those folks on that site are real helpful answering beginners questions if you're interested. Also somewhere on this site I think it was FluMom that started a good medical preps list.   And if you're into that, you can do a search on YouTube for a lady, "Patriot Nurse" who has alot of good info on medical preps. Hope that helps!
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Hi all..Does anybody know how long sugar and flour would last in food saver bags? What about yeast? I want to stock up on that. Thanks
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I'm buying more ammo, masks and gloves.  Now is the time to stock up because there maybe a panic buying soon.
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Originally posted by coyote coyote wrote:

Hi all..Does anybody know how long sugar and flour would last in food saver bags? What about yeast? I want to stock up on that. Thanks


get yourself a copy of the LDS Preparedness Manual


free download or hard copy is less than $30

should answer all your questions and them some


http://https://www.ldsavow.com/PrepManualGeneral.html


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Sugar will last indefinitely so long as it's dry. You may find it becomes a hard lump rather than granular but that's all that sugar cone was. Just hit it with a hammer and smash it up and use it. 

Flour doesn't last long. Wholemeal flour goes rancid within months, white flour lasts a couple of years but watch out for bugs and weevils in it. Freeze it for a week before you store it away. A better bet is to store wheat grains and then get a hand grinder. 

Yeast is tricky. The moment you open the tub then it starts to lose potency. The best bet are the single use foil sachets of yeast. Just so long as you don't open it. 
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the best way to store flour is by storing wheat

wheat,under the proper conditions,will last for decades

just make sure you have a high quality grinder

and the stamina to make it goLOL

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Here's a good discussion about yeast and the different types.

http://www.thefreshloaf.com/node/2815/active-yeast-vs-instant-yeast
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Hi Gang! Thanks for your help.

We freeze a lot of bread which keeps for a while. We just also want to learn how to make it..Found some easy recipies on the net..My Best, Coyote

Ps: a nasty little solar flare is on it's way.
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Here's another link that explains how o make yeast at home!


http://thelibrary.org/lochist/periodicals/bittersweet/sp79i.htm
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yeast can be frozen

and should be good for about 3 years or so

another option for bread

is to maintain a sour dough culture

those can be kept alive forever

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Y'all have me yearning for some fresh whole wheat bread with lots of butter and honey! It's gotten cool enough to use the oven again!
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Nothing in particular with preps, this month. Yesterday I bought a lot of meat on sale, which makes me happy. Ralphs in Southern CA has a sale on pork chops, roasts, and ribs for 50% off. I found a managers special on the larger packs of  Chicken Drumsticks for 5.06$, bought my usual 1$ frozen veggies, boneless, skinless chicken breast was 1.99$/lbs with the Ralphs card (2.99$ without) :) Been eyeing a dehydrator at kmart that is randomly on sale for the back to school deals (not quite sure what typical college aged person (aside from me) would want with a dehydrator.

Next weekend, I think I will try making crockpot bread. Has anyone ever done this before, and what results or tips do you have? :)
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Originally posted by arirish arirish wrote:

It's gotten cool enough to use the oven again!


I'm jealous. Record high temps here in SoCal. Phew

Well, I had plans to go through my preps and update them based on expiration dates, revised goals, etc, but I'm stuck in a sling for a week and barred from lifting for a month following shoulder surgery. I can do some planning though, I guess. One thing I am shooting for when I'm healthy is more storage space. A friend posted a great idea on Facebook that would allow me to put a bunch of containers under the bed, so I'll work on the design for that while I'm laid up. This is probably fancier than it will end up, but it gives an idea of the concept.


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