Survival:10 Things To Do Now!

by M.D. Creekmore

No matter how much I beg, some of you, no doubt haven’t done anything to prepare (you know who you are). I don’t know what else to do. All I can do is give you the information, it’s up to you to act. No one can do it for you.

No doubt some of you are intimidated by my repeated suggestions of storing and using whole grains. If it doesn’t come from the supermarket shelf it’s strange and unfamiliar and you want no part of it. Fair enough.

But you still need to prepare. Here are ten things that you can do right now  that will make you better prepared than probably 90% of the population.

And everything is available at your local shopping center – so it’s easy. You can do all ten steps at once or divide each into a separate week and shopping trip. But you need to get it done as soon as possible.

Keep in mind that this is only a starting point and isn’t presented here as a completed list.

1. Head to the nearest Wal-mart, Kmart, Costco or whatever and pick-up 20 lbs of white or brown rice and 20 lbs of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.

2. While you’re there grab 5 lbs mixed beans, 5 lbs of white sugar, 5 lbs of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 5 lbs oats, 10 lbs each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.

3. Now head over to the canned foods and pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables. Be sure to buy only those brands and contents you normally eat and nothing exotic. No need to shock the senses.

4. Now over to the canned meats. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna. Again buy only those brands with contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.

5. Okay. Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart.  The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant survival food.

6. Over to the powdered drink mix – go on I’ll wait…Okay, pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass). Also grab six 19-Ounce Containers of Kool-Aid Drink Mix.

7. Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements. I buy this brand at the local Wal-Mart – comes in 200 count bottle for $8 each.

8. Now to the department we all love – sporting goods. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home.

9. While you’re there buy 250 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon. More if you can, but this should be a good start.  Also a good universal cleaning kit.

10. And lastly pick up  the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb. Also grab two boxes of wooden matches and several multi-purpose lighters.

Don’t forget to date, use and rotate – remember first in first out. Let’s get started.

What would you add to the list?

via: TheSurvivalistBlog.net

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6 comments on “Survival:10 Things To Do Now!
  1. DarcsFalcon says:

    Wonderful ideas and suggestions. 🙂 Just wish I had a bigger place to store that kind of quantity!

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  2. Thanks for the link, MR!

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  3. This is a great post and some good general advice for
    anyone–no matter who they are, where they live, and
    how they live–to follow without any further hesitation.

    People who have grown up in more rural areas , on
    farms, and in areas which are prone to natural disasters
    are more used to thinking this way, but “city people” in
    general really just aren’t. And this deficiency–and it is
    a deficiency–in their mindsets places their continuing
    health and general well-being in a state of constant jeo-
    pardy.

    The typical urban dweller in this country today lives a
    life of material comfort and convenience, and has come
    to assume and expect that the pipeline from which that
    “convenience” stems is always going to be open and
    flowing. They have forsaken the acquisition and devel-
    opment of basic survival and disaster-preparedness
    skills and planning for absolute and total dependence
    on the corporations for all their sundry needs, large
    and small.

    But what are you going to do when you drive to the gas
    station only to find there’s no fuel at the pumps? Or to
    the grocery store only to find the shelves are bare? Or
    to the bank to withdrawal some funds to purchase these
    things, only to find the doors locked and all your assets
    frozen? Your bank card doesn’t work, your check’s no
    good, and you’re fresh out of ready cash?

    All of these scenarios (and more, considering the recent
    rash of rolling blackouts) have actually transpired in at
    least certain areas of the country within the last few
    years. Actually within the last 2-3 years. I’ve lived them,
    I’ve witnessed them. So I know they can happen.

    Considering that at least some of these recent events rep-
    resented an historic first for me–and I’m sure for many
    others–they really served as a wake-up call: that the “tap”
    to that convenient corporate pipeline of all the goods and
    sevices we depend upon for our daily existence, and even
    our money we keep in the bank, can be “turned off” at any
    given time and without any forewarning whatsoever.

    And judging from all recent precedence, when it comes it
    will be without warning. So all those who haven’t made
    common-sense preparations for such eventualities (and
    possibly worse) ahead of time are just going to be left
    standing in the lurch, scratching their heads and wonder-
    ing when the electricity is going to come back on, or the
    water, or when they can get some more gas or some gro-
    ceries, or their money out of the bank. Not a good place
    to be in. You can’t eat an assumption, and the grandest
    of expectations won’t keep you warm and dry through a
    fridgid rainy night…

    I think it’s about time the people woke up to the fact that
    their dependence on the mega-corporations, and thus the
    corporations’ authoritative control over their general
    health and welfare, is rapidly nearing absolute. And they
    are expending every effort to consolidate that control and
    tie-up all loose ends currently in existence. The result will
    be a unique form of modern-day tyranny and despotism.

    This is the real driving force behind recent unconstitution-
    al legislation such as the net neutrality bill, the food safety
    bill, and the healthcare reform bill. Anything you can do to
    free yourself from the corporations’ pervasive and insidi-
    ous grip is good for you and good for humanity.

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  4. Flour and cornmeal probably useless as electricity will be non existent. In Miami Katrina and Wilma and Andrew knocked out minimum 10 days most areas. Think lots of powdered milk would be good. Bleach or iodine for minimum water purification when personal supplies run out. Candles. A gross of Bic lighters.

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    • Since you won’t be using it, I’ll take your ration of flour & cornmeal!

      Without an oven, I would make a flat breads, such as tortillas or naan. Pancakes, dumplings, doughnuts & no-bake cookies are just a few other things you can make without an oven or electricity. A cast iron “dutch oven” can be used to bake bread over a campfire if need be. It’s also pretty easy to convert a camp-stove to an oven with an after market attachment or you can easily make your own. Solar ovens are also very easy to build & cook very efficiently.

      As for water purification, one of these units is on my wish list. Berkey Water Filters I’ve heard from numerous sources that these filters are the best.

      MR

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