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THESE ARE NOT DREAM LIST QUESTIONS. I am waiting to see what your exact specific items would be, not general suggestions, like food, water shelter. I am more interested in an example like a Lifestraw or a rocket stove from Stovetech

If you are brand new to prepping and have no idea, to barely any idea of how or where to begin prepping what do you need / want to buy, that you are not able to make yourself?

if you are a somewhat experienced (People ask you questions about prepping. How to start, Where to start.) prepper what would be something you would seriously consider buying that fits in your budget?

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I would start with a good short barreled pump .12 gauge and a few boxes of Ought buck. If you have plenty of money a Remington 870. Broke folks need a Mossberg.
 

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READ the postings, like prep of the day here.

BASICS, food, guns, water, shelter, heat.

There is plenty of info here, just look.

MOST agree, guns and ammo are the most important part, they help you keep the other preps.
 

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Bigwheel, thanks but what about items after protection. I am trying to find out exact products i.e. a lifestraw for instance
 

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READ the postings, like prep of the day here.

BASICS, food, guns, water, shelter, heat.

There is plenty of info here, just look.

MOST agree, guns and ammo are the most important part, they help you keep the other preps.
sure I agree with you but I was hoping to get some exact specifics on what you would want. Plus would you mind stating whether you are an "experienced" prepper or just starting out.
 

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First a pad and some pencils.

Before you start making any purchases, you should do a self and area assessment (what can you expect - some one in Arizona isn't going to be prepping for a huricane; and someone in a rural area probably won't be prepping for a weapon of mass destruction).

List what you and your family members can do, and what special needs you have. Then take a look at the area you live in and do a threat assessment, what can you expect to see happen to you. Once you've done that then start making small inexpensive steps towards prepping. Example - if your family drinks soda, save the plastic bottles to start storing water from you tap or well in.

And small steps can be as simple as setting aside $10.00 each week - and buy things that a) won't go bad quickly b) you family likes c) and won't look to your spouse like your totally off your rocker.

A large box of tea bags and a box of generic sweet and low doesn't look too fancy, but after the world goes dark a bottle of diet tea will break up the monotony of drinking plain water
 
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90% of us here are more than amply experienced. The search function works just like GOOGLE to find threads on any given topic. It would be difficult to outline a plan for you without knowing your logistics, member size, age, income, specific potentials you want to prep for etc......

There is no one answer that fits all.
 

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I'd rather use iodine tabs than a lifestraw. Filter bigger particles with your shirt first.
That is excellent. Do you worry about Cryptosporidium, since Iodine tablets don't protect against that, and with sanitation being an issue that would happen quickly it might be something that needs to be considered.
 

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sure I agree with you but I was hoping to get some exact specifics on what you would want. Plus would you mind stating whether you are an "experienced" prepper or just starting out.
I, have been prepping since 1979, have everything I can think of needing.

Food, five years worth,
Hydrocarbon fuels for two years,
enough standing wood and stoves to last two lifetimes, everything to cut and split it all and spares of all that.
plenty of guns and ammo to defend it all.
oil lamps and enough oil to last 10 years for them.
Water, have a river behind my shop.
 

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90% of us here are more than amply experienced. The search function works just like GOOGLE to find threads on any given topic. It would be difficult to outline a plan for you without knowing your logistics, member size, age, income, specific potentials you want to prep for etc......

There is no one answer that fits all.
I am in total agreement, but for you specifically is there anything specifically that you are saving up for or would like to buy to extend your preps or have an extra of something since no one is ever fully completely prepped.
 

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good short barreled 12 gauge with double ought buck
Uhhh Rah! Now the way I was taught a person has a better chance to hit something with Nought than with Double Nought since it gets more lead flying down range. But what is an extra bb in the grand scheme of things? I am currently the proud owner of 10 rounds of Double Nought and could open a second hand ammo store on number 4 steel shot. My big brudder was an avid duck hunter..so I aint gonna nag. They say that is pretty good at short range. In fact I have an old pal who was being afflicted with Pit Bulls killing his goasts. He went to the hardware store to buy shotgun ammo. The clerk asked him.."What are you trying to kill." The pal said.."Pit Bulls." The guy say "Ahhh..you need number 4's." Now I love all animals including pit bulls if they bite the right person..just thought it was a humorous story to share.
 

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My spouse and I have only been prepping for 10 years and have had our house on the market 4 times in those 10. The Lord has seen fit for us to stay put in a subdivision. We have done the best that we can with what we have while also adhering to the HOA. Trust me when I say that we would LOVE to be on 5 acres with a fresh water spring, with some kind of egg laying fowl, and a shop to have a better environment to teach people to can food, butcher chickens, grow their own food and so on. We are trying to venture out into an alternative source of income and we are just trying to figure out what the best most desirable products might be for a variety of non experienced preppers to someone like yourself.
 

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I am in total agreement, but for you specifically is there anything specifically that you are saving up for or would like to buy to extend your preps or have an extra of something since no one is ever fully completely prepped.
What good would an answer to this question do you?

The answers would be of an advanced prepper, NOT a starter like you.

IF I was in your position, I would be asking about basics.

Do you have another reason for posing this type of question?
 

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What situations do you want to prep for? Particular SHTF's or TEOTWAWKI?

Would you bug in or out?

Geographical location?
 

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welcome from NC , what you need to do is read the threads , you will get all the info you need , that's were I started .
 
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My spouse and I have only been prepping for 10 years and have had our house on the market 4 times in those 10. The Lord has seen fit for us to stay put in a subdivision. We have done the best that we can with what we have while also adhering to the HOA. Trust me when I say that we would LOVE to be on 5 acres with a fresh water spring, with some kind of egg laying fowl, and a shop to have a better environment to teach people to can food, butcher chickens, grow their own food and so on. We are trying to venture out into an alternative source of income and we are just trying to figure out what the best most desirable products might be for a variety of non experienced preppers to someone like yourself.
What good would an answer to this question do you?

The answers would be of an advanced prepper, NOT a starter like you.

IF I was in your position, I would be asking about basics.

Do you have another reason for posing this type of question?
 

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What situations do you want to prep for? Particular SHTF's or TEOTWAWKI?

Would you bug in or out?

Geographical location?
My spouse and I have only been prepping for 10 years and have had our house on the market 4 times in those 10. The Lord has seen fit for us to stay put in a subdivision. We have done the best that we can with what we have while also adhering to the HOA. Trust me when I say that we would LOVE to be on 5 acres with a fresh water spring, with some kind of egg laying fowl, and a shop to have a better environment to teach people to can food, butcher chickens, grow their own food and so on. We are trying to venture out into an alternative source of income and we are just trying to figure out what the best most desirable products might be for a variety of non experienced preppers to someone like yourself.
 

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Bigwheel, thanks but what about items after protection. I am trying to find out exact products i.e. a lifestraw for instance
Having done some pretty extensive research on the topic believe the Sawyer mini filters are preferable to Life Straws. They do a bunch more quantity of filtering and strain out smaller critters. Think you could save time by asking about specific products as opposed to nebulous questions. Are you a troll?
 
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