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Old 11-09-2013, 01:51 PM
Location: Columbia
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Are there individuals that have good Ideas on prepping in the Cola area? I am just trying to be prepared for anything. Not building a bomb shelter though.
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Old 11-10-2013, 01:52 AM
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This should be an interesting topic... :-)

Sorry I didn't build a bomb shelter either. I also don't consider what I'm doing "Prepping" either. I do remember some nasty Hurricanes that have knocked out power for 2 weeks where I've lived though. That was miserable. I've seen some of the various "Preppers" TV shows and I laugh through most of it. I'm not looking for a specific reason to do it (solar flares, earthquakes, super volcanoes, etc.). I just think it's better safe than sorry, and right now it's kind of interesting to do.

- Long term Food Storage, I keep 90 days supply minimum. Not very yummy but it'll keep you alive.
- Water, I keep 100 gallons in 5 gallon bottles which is about my limit for space.

We'll be moving within the next year or two so I want a well or a large underground water tank, preferably both. With a bigger house, storage areas and a lot more property I'll expand the food to a 1-year supply and try different types. If you go that way, make sure it has a 20-year shelf life on the food.

Personally, I'm fascinated with the technology regarding alternative sources of power. With lots of land, I will begin playing more with a solar array and 2 wind turbines (not the big ones, too darn noisy). I want to see how much power I can create off the grid and maybe store. The only bad thing is battery storage is expensive and has to be replaced every 3-5 years which is unrealistic. I'm hoping for technology to offer something more efficient in the near future. With wind and solar together, minimal power (1-2kva or so) should be available at all times without battery storage.

I'm assuming it will never or rarely be needed so I am going to have the power company hook me up to accept my power into their grid when we're not using it. It never hurts to save money on your electric bill every month.
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Old 11-11-2013, 08:47 AM
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Lots of .22 LR, water storage/purification, seeds, learn canning, bleach.

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Old 11-11-2013, 10:33 AM
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We had a hurricane box that we brought up from Florida, but over the years it's been harvested to the point where now I think all that's in there is some plastic bags. That's about the extent to my prepping. I've always maintained that if things get bad enough that I need a 90 day food supply and an armory to defend it, I just don't think I really want to live in such a world.
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