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    Default your personal diaster relief...

    What kinds of steps have you taken in your life to recover from diaster. be it a tornado, earthquake, nuclear meltdown?

    how much food do you have stockpiled, water, TP...do you have a bug out plan? if so what are you taking wth you?

    my husband and i have different ideas on what is needed and what is to be taken. i am a mom so i take mom stuff, food clothing, cleaning. he is a dad so he wants to protect, guns, knifes, wood for burning. the only thing we both agree on is clean water.


    i would just like to see what other people are doing or maybe we could get ideas from each other.

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    Our supplies, Matches/Lighters, Water and AMMO, Lots of AMMO. I look at it this way, I can shoot, cook & clean any food I need & remove anyone/thing that tries to Steal from us.

    In an emergency I have NO Problems with eradicating thieves/moochers/looters or other undesirables.

    I am often shocked at the number of people that mass-stock items. What good does it do? If you're hit with a tornado- all that stuff is carried away. If you're hit by flooding, it's gone, if you're hit by nuclear fallout- crap- just shoot yourself, the earth wont be worth living on anyway!

    For me, Water is about the Only legit item worth stocking and since we don't have much space, we stock water purifier tablets & several clean jugs. (There's a river very close to our house).

    Personally, I think people are too attached to "stuff". They've lost the ability to live off the land, to find natural food sources & to prepare their own food.
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    Default Re: your personal diaster relief...

    Quote Originally Posted by bethaliz6894 View Post
    What kinds of steps have you taken in your life to recover from diaster. be it a tornado, earthquake, nuclear meltdown?
    I'm also not really one to follow the "Sky is falling" theories that have been circulating the last 2 years or so. It does seem like there has been a major shift in energies of people and things have changed drastically - how people treat each other, how impersonal life has become (I blame social networks for this!). . .

    In any case, for us, I think that it's very important to have clean water on hand, spices/seasonings don't take up much space and last for years, so I keep quite a few of those too.

    I have made it a point to make a "cookbook" of natural remedies and recipes using various native plants including health remedies, salves, and how to's for making necessary items- (like flour from native plants around us). We have several firearms and ammo as well.

    The only item that I really want to buy and have is a wonderwash, lol. I think it would be great when we're camping and it would be nice to have something if we were without power for a long period of time. Name:  51ESdRj4hTL._SL500_AA300_.jpg
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    I haven't really thought about stockpiling tp- but I might reconsider that, the thought of using leaves (particularly with all the rash inducing plants here!) isn't really encouraging!

    I also keep lots of baking soda & vinegar on hand (several gallons at a time), but that's mainly because they're great for cleaning, cooking, etc.

    Several of our friends stock mre's - some of our friends and family members have solar ovens and massive stockpiles of canned things such as Butter, soups, etc. One of them has even started raising Bee's for the honey (liquid gold, I'm told!).
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    liss, why dont you have your cookbook of natural remedies published on amazon? i loved the other books you have done. they were actually what brought me to this site several years ago. i still remember you describing your kitchen, when i complain about no space, i think back to your kitchen...it was inspiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bethaliz6894 View Post
    liss, why dont you have your cookbook of natural remedies published on amazon? i loved the other books you have done. they were actually what brought me to this site several years ago. i still remember you describing your kitchen, when i complain about no space, i think back to your kitchen...it was inspiring.
    Oh, Thank you! When I think back to that tiny little kitchen with 2 toddlers, a hubby, and a dog running around it makes me laugh now. It's amazing what you can do with limited space & means if you have to. I look at this way, just think of all the money you save in a smaller house, smaller utility bills, smaller heating bills (well, usually !).

    I'd never really thought about it, that's a great idea! Way back when, I bought a really neat scrapbook and started taking photos of all the native plants and writing my own notes, (kind of along the lines of the Catnip Mosquito repellent on the site, and the cow itch warning I posted a few weeks ago).

    I'm in the middle of another book right now, but I'll definitely keep that idea in mind! Thank you
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    Default Re: your personal diaster relief...

    Oh, I almost forgot! With all the recent questions and posts about prepared living, disaster prep, etc, I've added a new section to the site:

    Prepared Living

    Budget101.com - - Prepared Living | Disaster Preparation Plans

    I'm working on adding a few checklists and have a couple articles in the works as well. Any input as to what you'd like to see?
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    Default Re: your personal diaster relief...

    this is really cool, i will think about ideas for you and i will let you know if i can come up with anything. thank you for making a psecial section.

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    i have been thinking about some information that you could include, and how about jsut basic life saving skills. since we dont live in the little house on the prairie, having basic skills is not as important. i am thinking about how to build a water filteration system with gravel, sand and charcoal.(i actually learned in the last month they actually meant burnt wood from a camp fire ) or how to even start a fire. i remember one time n survivor, a guy destroyed the flint on the first day because he had no clue how to use it. or how to fish with just a stick or your hand. i think it will be the simple things in life that will help us survive.

    i do know you only need water, food, shelter and protection to survive the kindle is very far down on the list(so says my husband) but getting the basic needs of life, and making sure they are safe for consumption is a different story.

 

 
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