I have my garden and i'm now looking for some plans for a chicken house. Anyone build one lately? I will get into goats later for milk/meats. The LDS cannery is awesome and I have made many friends within the Mormon church and their prepping ideas.
You would be amazed at how many of us are. One buddy makes all our ammo. I have about 7 thousand rounds of .223. About 4k in .45. And about 1k in .22. All made in my buddies garage with my help. We all do something.
As I'm sure you know, a lot of normal people aren't real keen on the police.
Mainly because many of us only encounter police officers only when we are getting a ticket for speeding or some other revenue enhancing infraction.
And we've all seen the rolling stops and the speeding home to work being done.... so that grates on many people. Especially right after we've gotten a ticket for one of those very things. LOL. Don't take this the wrong way, I'm appreciative of the work you all do and the dangers you face every day. Just something that nags at me a bit.
Off topic, but ehhh.. couldn't help myself.
It gives me a more positive outlook that ya'll are out there getting prepared in case it's necessary. If the SHTF, we will all be very grateful if prepared officers are able to keep the unprepared hoodlums under some control if possible.
MrSerious..being a cop is not who I am. It is only what I do. Now back to preps. I'm rerooofing my house and I will use it as a rainwater collector. This way I can use this water for animals and garden. Saves drinking water for just us. Three three thousand gallon water tanks will collect rainwater from the roof.
Look for some water drums. I have ten fifty five gallon drums for water. Every 90 days I drain and refill. Craigslist is a good place. You can even use the old soda drums...those are thirty five gallon. They are cheap.
Jesus Christ.... You people are so far ahead of me I feel like I haven't even started to prep. My wife and I are still working on getting our first months food rations built up. We was in the dark too longI guess.
You people are so far ahead of me I feel like I haven't even started to prep.
Redd, It has taken me 5 years to build my food stock for 3 people. I now yearly rotate stock based on expiration dates. 2 years ago I started long term bucket storage of rice and beans. This is an excellent supplement to cans, does not need rotation and you can get alot of nutritional bang for your buck.
Don't forget the items that do not expire, salt, honey, sugar.
When Ike hit, my company supplied us with CASES of MRE's, they shipped in hundreds of cases to give to the employees anlong with flashlights, batteries and even ice.
I traded everything else with colleagues for their case of MRE's and ended up with 25 CASES of MRE's (5 to 8 year shelf life)...pretty good haul for FREE!!!!
Keep at it.... If you are ever in town, I would be happy to sit with you and impart what knowledge I have (I do not profess to be an expert).