This is a discussion on Just how prepared are you? Some ideas that may not have been considered within the General Prepper and Survival Talk forums, part of the Survivalist, Prepper, Bushcrafter, Forest Rangers category; Originally Posted by JustAnotherNut We don't have tanks anymore either. Hubby used to have a few around but got rid of them before he passed. ...
"Reality is almost always wrong."
Dr. Gregory House
You just have to remember to plan for never going to a store again once the SHTF. Even if the store is open will it be worth the risk of disease, violence or death to go there?? Figure out what you really need to survive and for how long. Cause eventually your best plans will fail and you'll be SOL, deal with it.
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I wasn't prepared for whatever flew up and punched a $&@!%@$# hole in my tractor's radiator the other day.
Non-Functioning Bowels - First Aid
We (our survival group) assembled a medical container for stressed members that either can't shit or can't stop shitting due to the stress. This is a most common problem in disasters that is not shown in the movies. Not eating regular, drinking bad water, sleeping on the floor and living with death and despair has a way of shutting down the digestive system.
If you can't go, you become impacted and have to do like the constipated mathematician did - work it out with a pencil. Or worse yet, someone's fingers.
We assembled a medical container for stressed members that either can't shit or can't stop shitting due to the stress. It's contents:
For the No Goers: 48 cans of sliced peaches;
For the Goers: Two bottles of bleach so they can sterilize their hands afterward. They may be too exhausted to use hand soap so they can just dip their hands in a bowl. Our plan is to isolate them to use one private toilet to protect the group's hygiene.
Medical advisers suggest for the shock of mass society disruption it is best to treat with electrolytes, calm the person and let the body settle down on it's own. Just keep them hydrated. They can survive without the Pepto-Bismal.
Ingredients for electrolyte. (10% of those with dysentery die from lack of electrolytes.)
Formula: 1/2 Tsp Baking Soda; 1/2 Tsp Salt; 3 Tbl Sugar; 1 Quart Water (room temperature)
Our Inventory: 10 Lbs Sugar; 10 Lbs Baking Soda (can be used for other things); Box of Salt
P.S. Please don't think about me when you're going.
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You can get a bottle of antibacterial disinfectant concentrate that will make 80 gallons of disinfectant to put in a spray bottle for about $28 at Home Depot in the cleaning isle.
Last edited by Elvis; 11-08-2019 at 08:20 PM.
Working your butt off trying to grow a garden will require plenty of Advil (pain killer of your choice) and sunscreen along with gloves and a large sun blocking hat. Knee pads or a "kneeling pad" would also save you a lot of pain when planting the seeds.
This is the kind of thread that's needed to attract new members.
Last edited by Elvis; 11-08-2019 at 08:23 PM.