This is a discussion on What is your timeline for storage? within the Food, Health and Fitness Survival forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; @ Redneck , here is where you and I differ, I don't have any close neighbors, save one an old lady and her 65 year ...
here is where you and I differ, I don't have any close neighbors,
save one an old lady and her 65 year old daughter.
And yes we are rural ourselves. the other side of the lake
has become infested with some of the wealthiest people who commute to
Boston everyday to their upper management positions,
they have driven the property values sky high and the taxes too.
Now, what there are for "neighbors" on the main road,
I have never met and never will.
They, from their appearances are a lot better off than I am,
and many have nice boats on the lake.
I do not give a shit for them or their survival,
just like they couldn't care less about mine.
I have been here for 43 years now and never have met any of them,
including the ones who have moved out in the past.
I will provide nothing to them, they would probably not even look here,
based on their status, of upwardly mobile libtards.
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And because of recent changes in the neighborhood, we've been toying with the idea of getting rid of the chickens and not doing another garden next year, just so we don't stick out like a sore thumb. But we really don't want to do that since we finally have a great broody hen and a darned good rooster. Both of which can be impossible to find & get back later. It's quite the conundrum.
I’ve already rebuilt my food and supply stocks back up to pre-covid levels. Actually, better than that. I probably have more on hand now than ever before. I increased antibiotics and spare parts. I’ve already bought next years seeds. I’m increasing levels of non-long term foods. I even found bread flour and yeast today. I’ve got a second small freezer in hand now and got an additional 3 nato jerry cans. Heating coal and fuel oil all topped up already. I will fill all the fuel and diesel cans in the fall and fill up the freezers with meat pre-election. I’m planning on things going totally to shit right around election time and I want stocked to survive with only one or two grocery runs per month for fresh veggies all winter. Also laying in a full winters worth of dog food in October. Hoping for the best and planning for the worst.
I was given a two year old refrigerator/freezer combo, stainless steel job, will be here in the next week or two.
It is going in my shop replacing the GE "monitor" that was in there, it died after 87 years!!!!!!
That freezer will be filled quickly, along with other stuff in the fridge part.
The important thing I found out is the need for interim stores, to keep from cutting into long term food stores.
I have now stored food for a two year interim plan that requires no other packaging, just mouse proofing, which is easy here.
I have serious doubts with this coming election, riots in either direction with the outcome.
Nothing has settled down, nightly riots are becoming commonplace, and in some cities encouraged by the mayors out in support.
Tomorrow I have to go within a 100 yards of where there are demonstrations daily, a hospital.
I will be armed to the teeth, and so will daughter so be.
Have 2 BP vest in cherokee that will go on us if needed before zone entry.
The city is a "sanctuary city" so you can figure it out.
There was a gang related gun battle just outside of the house where I lived with my parents in the 60s and early 70s.
And another one, a running gun gun battle between two cars on the other side of the city where I have to go tomorrow.
Also, if you have a garden growing now.....as you harvest from it and pull the plants, you can still prep the bed and replant for a fall harvest. Those cool weather veggies, like some lettuces, spinach, cabbage, broccoli, carrots, etc that can handle some light frosts can even survive a freeze or two if you protect it somehow......either a cold/hot frame of some sort, or some kind of row cover, or even extra mulch. Doubtful it will protect all winter, but can sure extend the growing season
As I said, I have enough storage for 1 to 2 years if I am conservative. As for my neighbors? Maybe some will be of help, some most definitely not. My hope is to lay as low as possible and try to survive the initial waves. At 60 I am no Rambo, as the redneck is so fond of saying, but I will do as best I can with what I have. While staying out of the fray will be the first option, If the fight comes to me I will do what I have always done, I will do what needs to be done and I'll not lose a moments sleep over it. Truth is, I don't like most people and trust even fewer, so I have little compassion for those who would intend harm for me and mine.
I have plans of course to bug out but it's not high on my list. Contingency plans A, B, C, etc. But, when it comes down to it, I am inclined to stay here with my storage and protection, at least in the initial throws of disaster, and I will just have to oblige those who see fit among my "fellow man" to bring the fight to me.
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