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Raised by Great Depression era kin..think some of us old codgers learned to be frugal early on. Then along come boyscouts and our world famous motto we all know of "Be Prepared." Then along came Jimmy Carter and like to skerred everybody to death..similar to what Obummer is doing now...then along came my pal Howard Ruff. With his book..."How to survive the coming Ruff times." or similar. Anyway he is a good old Mormon and got me on the road to serious prepping going back to the 70s. After some detours in the road..right now we are just trying to survive till Jesus gets us out of this mess. We are pre trib rapture Bapticostals. We have watched enough John Wayne movies to know to also save the last of the ammo for ourselves.
I lived mostly hand to mouth as a kid and I was always uneasy about what the next day will bring. Being prepared alleviates that to a degree. Beyond the Hurricanes, tornadoes, and flooding, common to the gulf coast you only have to look at what's really happening in the world to motivate you further. We are in deep shit so I prepare.
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As I have said before, many times, the blizzard of 78 started me.
As the years progressed there were many other concerns that caused the storing of other items to meet the conditions.
Today, all I do is enhance what I have, there is no area that is critically short of anything.
The hardest thing was to keep from going overboard in the beginning after a few incidents like a storm and oil embargo.
For the most part, tempered purchases were the order of the day, based on theoretical projections.
Present day, the largest part of the prep budget goes for foodstuffs, mostly dry goods such as rice, beans, corn and wheat.
Conditions, here in country are on a downward spiral, if there is a large scale attack this year here,
I will go and buy 5K worth of food in a week and pack it away.
As I said in 1978, NEVER AGAIN.
Last edited by SOCOM42; 04-03-2016 at 10:44 AM.
Why do I prep? Because of my rocky employment record. I'm not known to have money all the time. So when times are good, I pack away extra for when the times get tough. Working construction taught me that it's feast for the summer and famine for the winter. If the world ends, having food put away is just a bonus
to be able to tell my in-laws.... "How ya like me now??"!!!!
-IN OMNIA PARATUS
Because I like knowing that my family and I can go a year and not leave the house.