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This Is How Much Food (And Everything Else) You Should Stockpile

This Is How Much Food (And Everything Else) You Should Stockpile

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When you make the grand decision to prepare and to stockpile food and other supplies, you do it for two reasons: You either want to be covered for things such as power outages, heavy snow or a car crash OR you’re truly concerned for the future of your country and the way things are going.

In what follows I’m hoping to do two things. First, I’ll do my best to convince you to prep for an even longer period of time than you originally planned. In the second part of this article I’m going to do something special: I’m going to help you increase the timespan of your preps — including your food — with little or no additional effort. And I’ll suggest a timeframe for your preps.

Does all of this sound good? Great!

You may have heard about EMPs and the possibility of an economic collapse. You’ve read news about stock markets crashing and you’ve seen footage of riots in the United States. But the fact of the matter is there’s an entire list of events that could strike at any moment, proof that we need to extend the time frame in which our preps can keep us safe, well-fed and healthy.

The easiest way to list and understand all of them (yes, they are many) is to split them into categories.

The first category contains small critical events that affect a small number of people at a time (and are the ones I recommend you start with if you’re a newbie prepper). Think car crashes, CO intoxications, pickpocketing, food poisoning and so on. A lot of preppers and survivalists are less concerned about Doomsday and just want to be ready for these unfortunate accidents. It’s great that they’re taking action but …

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While you’re at it, why not put in a little more effort and prepare for “medium-sized” events and catastrophes? By “a little more” I mean maybe 10, 20 or 30 percent more and, since you’ve already committed to stockpiling, that’s not too much to ask. These category 2 events usually don’t last more than a week and can affect a town or even an entire region. I’m talking riots, heavy snow, flash floods, heavy rain, extreme temperatures and even grid-down situations.

Remember what happened in New York during the worst snowstorm in recorded history? Flights were cancelled, cars were banned from going in and out and people formed huge lines to buy last-minute supplies. Now, if you’re already thinking of preparing for the first category of events, you can cover these second types of scenarios as well by being just a little bit more focused.

This Is How Much Food (And Everything Else) You Should Stockpile

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We’ll get to that in a moment, but let me just say a few words about the third category of events, the ones most people think about they hear the words “survival” and “preppers.” Pandemics, an economic collapse, an EMP bomb, war … these aren’t just threats, they are real threats.

Which ones should you prep for? I can’t answer that for you, but I’m hoping that deep down you realize that an EMP or an economic collapse are more than just fantasies. On the other hand, if you’re only concerned with the first category, it’s tough for me to convince you to prepare for an economic collapse, for example.

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I’ll leave the final decision to you as I made a promise and I intend to keep it. Here are a few things you can do that will actually help you prepare for more events with little additional effort:

  • Get foods with long shelf life. Well, as long as you’re putting in the effort and the money, why not get the most bang for your buck? Try these: Spam, hard-tack, powdered milk, cocoa powder, pink salmon, canned food, jam and honey.
  • Buy in bulk. Band-Aids, floss, Mylar emergency blankets, toilet paper, shampoo, soap — these can all be bought in larger quantities. What will you do with the rest? Well, some of them you’re going to use anyway (floss, TP), and others you can split with your family members to assemble their own survival bags while the rest can sit in your pantry or at your retreat for dark days. The trick is to hunt for discounts, coupons and sales, but if you’re too busy, you can delegate this to your kids and get them involved in survival.
  • Stock up on multi-purpose items. Same effort on your side but you’ll be better prepared. Here’s a quick list to get you started: duct tape, paracord, bandanna, floss and Ziploc bags.
  • Get 2-in-1 items. Well, some of these are actually n-in-one. For example, some hand-crank radios have a flash light, a solar panel and a built-in phone charger.
  • Want to extend the life of your survival food stockpile for free? Easy. Stockpile more water. If you have three months’ worth of food but only a week’s worth of water, you won’t last long enough to consume all of your food simply because you’ll die of dehydration. Water is free and I’m willing to bet that in an emergency it will last you far less than you estimate right now.

Assess your situation, figure out which disasters are most likely to hit from all three categories and start with those. As for the time frame, I recommend prepping for three days first, then three weeks, three months and then one year. However, keep in mind the ultimate goal is to be ready for a disaster that will last a year (e.g. a job loss can keep you with no income for that long and you’ll be happy you stockpiled so much food).

Do you agree or disagree? How long would you “prep” for? Share your advice in the section below:

Surviving Doomsday: location, location, location

by: Andy Davis

Surviving Doomsday:  Location, location, location.

Why Preppers are running to the hills of Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TENN. November 19, 2013 /PR Newswire/- Are you preparing for doomsday? Maybe not, but several of your neighbors, friends and family are doing just that.

Many Americans feel that the country is in a crumbing condition and are anticipating a doomsday scenario. This has them running to the mountains to seek the amenities of remote land. Owning land provides the potential for much of the necessary components of survival like food, water, security, shelter, and energy.

According to the book Strategic Relocation by Joel Skousen, the Cumberland Plateau is one of the safest areas of the country to live. This has more people interested in buying rural Tennessee land. Natural disasters, man-made events and global unrest can trigger panic and disrupt our social or political order without warning. Preparing for such emergencies can help you and your family survive if ever an event occurs.

On a daily basis we are speaking with people that are preparing for an economic or doomsday type of disaster. People are choosing our rural land and its many uses to prepare themselves and their families.”, said Don Busby, General Manager of Country Places, Inc.

For over 30 years, Country Places has been offering owner-financed land to those seeking a better chance at self-sufficiency and security without the barriers presented by banks and mortgage companies.

Prepping continues to gain popularity

With worldwide unrest, it is no wonder that prepping for emergencies including survivalist tactics currently dominates many blog comments and message board posts.

Survivalism used to be seen as an extremist practice but has moved more into the mainstream in recent years. A spike in sales by emergency product suppliers, camping retailers and army surplus stores is just one supporting indicator that Americans view this as a necessity of our lives.

Many people purchasing land, especially remote properties, do so while considering it as a retreat, or 'bug-out' property, for use during any abnormal event where fleeing to an alternate area is necessary. These survivalists, or preppers, realize there are a number of different scenarios, which will dictate exactly what will be needed and focus on a few key factors in an attempt to cover most all possibilities.

Country Places, Inc., based in Knoxville, Tennessee, has now improved several of their properties for those preparing for the worst. These properties will feature a strategically placed shipping container on a hillside location. Some properties will include improvements like terracing for growing food and raising animals. On these improved properties the company offers low down payments and affordable monthly payments.

Country Places to offer Prepper Properties

shipping containerCountry Places to offer Prepper Properties

For over 30 years, Country Places has been offering owner-financed land to those seeking a piece of the American Dream without the barriers presented by banks and mortgage companies.

Our properties are great for those seeking self-sufficiency or preparing for potential disasters. Now, we're excited to offer even more specialized properties to 'preppers'.

These properties could be used as a bug out location, a weekend getaway or a homestead and will feature a 40' shipping container on a hillside location.  Some properties will include improvements like terracing for growing food and raising animals.

Prepper Property Overview

  • Strategically placed shipping container looking down over the property

  • Camouflaged entrance and parking area with trail to homesite

  • Education about how to further develop the properties to produce food and water

  • Affordable: $600 down and payments of $250-$290 monthly

National Preppers and Survivalists Expo

We are participating in the NPS Expo in Atlanta on October 19th and 20th at the North Atlanta Trade Center.

Natural disasters, man-made events and global unrest can trigger panic and disrupt our social or political order without warning. Preparing for such emergencies can help you and your family survive if ever an event occurs.

The National Preppers and Survivalists Expo is a two-day event focusing on the preparedness, self reliance, supplies and survival skills that are crucial when a catastrophe strikes. The Expo provides a forum where Emergency Preparedness Professionals (EPP's) and survivalists can learn techniques designed for every skill set.

Come join us and see more than 200 exhibits, 100 classes and over 8,500 preppers and survivalists for this Emergency Preparedness mega-event.

This year’s forums are co-created with the American Preppers Network and sessions include these topics and more.

  • Global Threats

  • Crises Management

  • Emergency Communications

  • Economic Stability

  • Stages of Recovery

  • Sustainable Food Supplies

Other events include daily tours of a bomb shelter, first-aid training, Junior Survivalists certification, and a casting call for DOOMSDAY PREPPERS.

Check Us Out!

Stop by our booth at the NPS Expo to see a scale model of our prepper properties and find out how to buy your own bug out or getaway location!

Survivalism Continues to Gain Popularity

Have you ever been without power for a few hours and been shocked into pondering what was like before modern amenities, only to have those thoughts quickly subside when the electricity flickers back on?  Then again, maybe you've actually been inconvenienced after a severe weather event and suffered without the modern amenities of life for an extended amount of time. 

Read more: Survivalism Continues to Gain Popularity

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