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What preps do you have and why?

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Originally posted by SusanT SusanT wrote:

Another prep I just remembered that will come in handy for many reasons...large rolls of plastic sheeting. I bought 6 - 100 ft rolls. A few possible uses I see are extending gardening season by making a makeshift greenhouse or just frost protection, insulating windows from drafts, and rain collection. It's cheap at Menards, and relatively small to store.
 
We must be on the same wavelength - I just bought some plastic sheeting and a couple of big rolls of duct tape. I figured there has to be a million uses for it, and it'll probably hard to get in a pandemic.
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hello all,
I've gotta say, this is much more than I have ever thought about.
It amazes me how thorough you are. Very impressive.
You gave me alot to think about as far as my prepardness goes ...
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It can be overwhelming at first. There is so much information on this site, if you are just starting out. Just start with the basics - a clean water source, food, heat, and self protection.   If you have any questions, people here are always willing to help. Welcome to AFT!
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It gets easier, believe me. At first I think everyone finds it overwhelming, but if you follow SusanT's advice and work on the basics it makes it a little easier. You'll probably find yourself looking at everything from a prepping point of view - I know I do when I shop these days. Feel free to ask questions - I think most people are here to help.
"Buy it cheap. Stack it deep"
"Any community that fails to prepare, with the expectation that the federal government will come to the rescue, will be tragically wrong." Michael Leavitt, HHS Secretary.
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Dont forget to look around at what you may already have that may have another use...such as shelving...tools etc....When I look at some of the list I realize that I have alot of this stuff..and the stuff I dont have I get a little at a time.
God put us here for a reason
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I make lists and then as I purchase I cross off the stuff. The lists keep getting smaller and smaller.

I also purchase 1-3 items when I go to Sam's or Costco like TP, paper bowls, plates, kleenex, Paper towels ect...

It is all one step at a time.

I cross them off my list and it is one less thing for me to get.
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A thought to other 50+year olds.....especially those with sedentary jobs like me.  We are going to be much more physically active than we are now.  So I have added epsom salt for aches and sprains, stick on heat patches, hot water bottle, wrist, knee, ankle and back supports.
 
I was fortunate enough to be able to purchase a 15 acre property with well, trailer, 3 car garage and large storage building*.  So I have added gardening tools, seeds, books/articles on gardening, hunting/trapping, bartering.  Also more woodworking tools Smile, lumber, nails, woodstove, axe, pullimhecomes shoveimhegoes, chainsaw (bar oil and 2cycle oil)
 
Lots of extra prepping, but finally have room for my preps, and room for more preps than my cellar can accomodate, and I can get to my washer and dryer LOL now.
 
*from Housing and Urban Development.....google HUD, click on buy house, select state, pick county list and search.  If you find something rural, plug address into official county real estate web site and you will find all the information on the property you need.  Prices can be VERY reasonable.
 
 
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Abeamreach, how exciting for you!  When did you get settled on the new property?  Were you able to start a garden this year?
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Dang, abeamreach...if you are a man and not married I might try and find you...LOL! Do you live in Colorado??? It is hard to find other people who prep most would think we are all crazy.

I have been lazy in prepping and keeping track of things been busy with major surgery but after December I am going to hunker down and get organized.

I am going to get in whole grain wheat in #10 cans and a hand/electic grinder. I believe we are going to have food shortages in the not to distant future and wheat will be very needed.

We are going to have something happen just not sure if in my lifetime or my kid's. If I am alive in 10 and 20 years I will re-stock all my longterm as needed. My teen knowsI am prepping nut but smart enough to understand it could save his life some day.

Guess, I am a life long prepper!
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Couple hints, you may not drink coffee, drink alchohol, smoke cigarettes but these items become money to use to barter for needed items as time goes on and the ability to obtain tuna is almost non existant for example.
 
Alchohol can also be used to clean a wound, anesthtesia if need be, it will excelerate a fire. Salt is also a good barter item.
 
Someone said canning was not needed bc you can buy canned items, true however when you run out of the canned items, you will need to have a way to preserve the apples or dandilions etc so buy the jars and rings and a cheap how to book.
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