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40 Items to stock up on before a SHTF situation

Discussion in 'Emergency Preparedness' started by sumi, Oct 27, 2018.

  1. Oct 30, 2018
    wyoDreamer

    wyoDreamer Almost Self-Reliant

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    I would need to exchange Whiskey for the cheap wine, drop the condoms, add fishing hooks, fencing wire and freeze dried fruit. I would also add wheat berries - as I have a grain mill and you all know - bread is the food of life.
     
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  2. Oct 31, 2018
    baymule

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    I have a grain mill too, with a motor and a hand crank. Don't forget flour corn for cornmeal!
     
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    Denim Deb

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    Don't stock pile glow sticks. If you don't use them w/in a certain amount of time, they no longer work.
     
  4. Nov 5, 2018
    ChickenMomma91

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    Food stuffs. Things that you just add water to and you have a meal like the freeze dried stuff you pick up for camping.
     
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  5. Nov 5, 2018
    wyoDreamer

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    Just a note on stockpiling foodstuffs - especially flour - make sure to rotate that stuff out - use and replace. Flour can and will go rancid - not good eats!
    My freeze dried foods are about at the end of their "best by" life, so I am starting to use them up and replace them.
     
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  6. Nov 5, 2018
    Hinotori

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    On the freeze dried stuff.

    Their portions don't actually meet what a true portion is on the emergency ones. Just look at the nutrition information on the back. Under 1000 calories a day is not good in a survival situation. Usually you need more than the 2000 recommended. So you have to read the nutrition label and and buy by the calorie count, not their "days".

    Also most the companies who make "survival" freeze dried stuff have had issues with the moisture not being below the required 19% in their containers. The FDA has been on some of them about this repeatedly.

    If you want quality freeze dried you have to buy the hiker's stuff. It will also run more expensive. You get what you pay for. It also will be meals that real people will eat. Only hikers use freeze dried on a regular basis so look to them for what's best. Easy enough to google search a hiking forum.
     
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    Hinotori

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    Canned foods, shelf stable packages, dried goods. Whatever you choose, choose something you already eat so you just keep rotating it. Something you really need to remember if you have kids who can go really picky on a new food that doesn't actually taste that good but will keep you alive.

    If you home can, meals in a jar are great. Like soups. This is where canned meats are very nice.

    We could live off tuna noodles alone for well over a month here just with the pasta and tuna I have stored.

    Store water. Everyone should have at least 3 days stored anyway incase of emergency. We usually have a weeks on hand. It's used and renewed every week. We have very high iron in the water and looked at filtering and tried faucet filters. Cheaper for us to just fill up at the water station at the store with filter price and how long they lasted. It's only used for cooking and drinking.

    We do own a gravity filter. Rainwater or marsh water can be filtered in a real emergency. The marsh water has been tested and other than normal precautions won't hurt us. Flooding situations is where it would get dicey. If we're flooding, there's been a ton of rain so that would be used. I collect rain for the chickens most of the year anyway. The containers fill fairly quick here.
     
  8. Nov 5, 2018
    sumi

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  9. Nov 6, 2018
    wyoDreamer

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    The freeze dried stuff that we bought was mostly Mormon store goods. In fact, one of the stores we always went to with a friend because if you were Mormon, you got the discount price. He was, we aren't - he thought it was a dumb rule and always took non-mormon friends with him.
     
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  10. Nov 14, 2018 at 7:10 PM
    wyoDreamer

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    I need to add parchment paper and waxed paper to the list.
     
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