I enjoyed the article by Viper117. Gold Bond (Gotta get that), Wipes (Got those), Maxi-Pads (Gotta get that) but I think I will stick with Deep Woods and mosquito coils.
I’m going to take a little different tact here. Like many Preppers’ I have guns, ammo, not a year’s supply of food but much more than most and a decent first aid kit since my wife is a retired nurse. My concern is “what do I do when my food supply runs out”? I have seeds but you can’t grow much in the winter even here in the middle south. My long term solution is a Walipini; go here for 26 page .pdf file http://www.bensoninstitute.
Being of German decent I love my bread. Now you can freeze bread but it is pretty bulky and besides if you are without power, as in a grid down situation, we all know a freezer is useless. To make bread you need the ingredients of course, of which wheat is ingredient number one. If you store hard red wheat like I do you of course need a good electric/manual grinder. With all the ingredients assembled you need a way to bake it. A few ways come to mind like the sun oven or the Dutch oven. The advantage to both of these is that they are somewhat portable and I plan on using my Dutch oven as a backup. My first choice is the Adobe Oven; go here for complete plans http://www.sunset.com/garden/
From an OSPEC perspective I don’t recall seeing the suggestion to stock Camo paint. I personally store several spray cans of the flat black, tan and green along with camo tarps. There are lots of Youtube video’s on how to paint your weapon or vehicle should the need arise.
Finally, I urge everyone to know your blood type. For those who have served, this is a given, it’s on each person’s dog tags. For those who do not know their blood type be sure to request this information the next time you have blood work done during your annual physical.
|Type||You Can Give Blood To||You Can Receive Blood From|
|A+||A+ AB+||A+ A- O+ O-|
|O+||O+ A+ B+ AB+||O+ O-|
|B+||B+ AB+||B+ B- O+ O-|
|A-||A+ A- AB+ AB-||A- O-|
|B-||B+ B- AB+ AB-||B- O-|
|AB-||AB+ AB-||AB- A- B- O-|
Well, that’s my contribution and I look forward to learning more from the vast amount of knowledge out there. Now if I could learn how to grow bananas I would be set.
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Love the Blood Type Chart! I feel like a bad mom not knowing either of my childrens blood type or my own. I’m going to have to get that handled!
Billy, bananas are ridiculously easy to grow. Once you plant them, you can almost not get rid of them. Buy a plant, and plant it where you want your future clump of banana plants. When the plant matures, a stalk of bananas will develop and it will have a strange reddish colored bloom at the end. Harvest the bananas when they are mature, and then chop down the banana plant. Two baby banana plants will emerge. Repeat.
I originally got my plant from a friend who wanted rid of the ones she had. I dug them all up and brought them home an planted them. Now we both have bananas. Yeah, hers grew back.