Emergency Food

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  • Sun, May 06, 2012 - 06:01pm

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    Dogs_In_A_Pile

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    flyattic wrote: You would

flyattic wrote:

 You would be amazed at 

a) the amount of wild edibles around. (i’m talking plants here, not animals. we can live without meat, leave the meat for the yahoos with their rifles)

b) How little people know about what is and what isn’t edible. There are still enough ultra poisonous plants around to scare the sh*t out of people and stop them just randomly eating stuff.

Point taken, I do live in the countryside and I know exactly where all the local wild edibles spring up each year. But if you’re still in the city then you’re f*cked if your storing food or not. Gangs of teens would invade every house they could, they’re even more likely to make you a target if you have defenses and stockpiles (as shown to the outside world by your lack of coming out of the house). This is all obviously a what if, worst case scenario as collapse is more likely to be a slow process (or so I’m constantly told)

The ability to forage for food, while certainly important, is an order of magnitude less important than the ability to find a source of fresh water or purify water.

In three days the “gangs of teens” will likely be near dead.  But fresh water was covered in another thread.

Just found a dwarf fig this weekend – it is now in my backyard along with everything else we grow and eat year round.  It will supplement the 6 month storage of rotating stocked food.  Which is insured by a year’s worth of long term stored food.

  • Sun, May 06, 2012 - 08:18pm

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    Bnewfield

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    Take emergency food storage into your own hands!

More often than not, the government is not equipped to provide adequate food and water for every person, as we saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. This isn’t limited to the US, either… Did you know that after the great Kobe earthquake in Japan, the Japanese mafia was out delivering food and blankets THREE DAYS BEFORE the government did anything at all? I built a stockpile of food (enough to keep my wife, two kids, and myself well fed for one year) It wasn’t easy, but this article helped:

http://www.martiallawusa.com/wp/?p=37

Any wise person would start storing food NOW. You can do it for not much money; it’s really not hard. In times like these, you can’t afford NOT to!

  • Mon, May 07, 2012 - 03:34am

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    Wendy S. Delmater

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    Welcome, Bnewfield

Wecome to the community. Interesting comment about the Japanses mafia providing food and blankets ahead of the government after teh great Kobe earthquke. What was your source for that information? (Not doubting you; just interested.)

  • Tue, May 08, 2012 - 07:34am

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    flyattic

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    Dogs_In_A_Pile

Dogs_In_A_Pile wrote:
flyattic wrote:

 You would be amazed at 

a) the amount of wild edibles around. (i’m talking plants here, not animals. we can live without meat, leave the meat for the yahoos with their rifles)

b) How little people know about what is and what isn’t edible. There are still enough ultra poisonous plants around to scare the sh*t out of people and stop them just randomly eating stuff.

Point taken, I do live in the countryside and I know exactly where all the local wild edibles spring up each year. But if you’re still in the city then you’re f*cked if your storing food or not. Gangs of teens would invade every house they could, they’re even more likely to make you a target if you have defenses and stockpiles (as shown to the outside world by your lack of coming out of the house). This is all obviously a what if, worst case scenario as collapse is more likely to be a slow process (or so I’m constantly told)

The ability to forage for food, while certainly important, is an order of magnitude less important than the ability to find a source of fresh water or purify water.

In three days the “gangs of teens” will likely be near dead.  But fresh water was covered in another thread.

Just found a dwarf fig this weekend – it is now in my backyard along with everything else we grow and eat year round.  It will supplement the 6 month storage of rotating stocked food.  Which is insured by a year’s worth of long term stored food.

Probably true in your area. Where I live you can’t move without tripping over clean water. Thus highlighting the fact that i suppose there is really no correct answer. How i would prepare here has nothing to do with how someone would prepare in NYC. 

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