It is quite easy to get caught up in the ‘mall ninja’ mentality of prepping… I KNOW – I’VE BEEN THERE. What I mean by that is – It is easy to buy gadgets, gizmos, doo-dads and the like based on the notion that you MIGHT one day need them. Well, although fun to buy and play with, doo-dads and gizmos are not essential.
Focus on food and water. As I have stated in previous posts – you may need guns, you may need medicine (probably), you may need all sorts of things; BUT what is for certain? — YOU WILL NEED FOOD AND WATER, NO MATTER WHAT! So, my advice for today is remember the basics and your next prep dollars should go towards food and/or water.
Water - Remember; 2 gallons per person per day is recommended & 1 gallon per person per day is required for survival. I have 5 people in my family – that means I will drink upto 10 gallons PER DAY! Your water will go fast so prepare accordingly! For fun, track how much water you drink on a normal day. I did and it was more than a gallon. I even tried this when I was out working in the yard – light work mind you – I went through 3.5 gallons!
Food - Could there be a more appropriate currency of a fallen society? Nope! Get all the food you can. Canned food, freeze dried food, dog food… wait, no – no dog food, MREs, WHATEVER. YOU WILL NEED FOOD so get it and get a lot. I have been asked what is good ‘amount’ of food to have. Well, I don’t know. But if I had to guess 1 year would be on the safe side and 6 months is a minimum. With a year of food, you should be able to gorw SOME thing and extend that a bit. If you are REALLY paranoid about survival or prepping – GET 10 YEARS!
Miscellaneous - I got a Saiga .308 rifle! Woohoo! They are California legal, about $500 and shoot military 7.62 surplus ammo on the CHEAP. The stories about these rifles are epic! As they are based on the ak-47 platform, they are reliable, and will shoot forever! I did not get all the ‘bells and whistles’ for it. A basic and lightweight aimpoint sight and an upgraded forend with some rails. Both the scope mount and new forend were $70 at amazon.com.
Also – I have added a few new links – check them out and spend some of your hard earned money where the Sub Prep shops! BTW – None of these companies pay me or even give me a commission. These are truley the places I shop and trust.
KEEP PREPPING – THE END IS NEAR (maybe)