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Friday, October 23, 2020

How to get a head start on preparing for post-election civil unrest

Only fourteen days until America's watershed election. Some of you may be concerned that your family has not made adequate preparations for the probable civil unrest ahead. Not to worry: here are some bare-bones suggestion that will ensure that you and your loved ones will have the basics needed for some short-term supply chain shortages. These are suggestions that I have personally purchased for my family and our extended family. 
-WiscoDave

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Actually, these folks are a little behind in the game. All the shit listed should've already been purchased. It's a lot easier to buy this stuff over time than it is to take a big hit to your wallet now.
The article also doesn't mention hygiene items such as soap, deodorants, sanitary napkins, etc.
And whatever you do, don't forget to prep for your pets.

24 comments:

  1. And now as everyone who pretended things were fine try to catch up, expect shortages as they try to stockpile now.

    Matt in KY

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  2. That is a lot of food. The national guidelines are wrong. That is quantities like they had in the covered wagons going west. And no mention of guns or ammo to protect your stash with.

    Nuts. And like wirecutter says, you should already have a lot of it on hand

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    1. Read the comments. It’s all covered there. Author figured as much so didn’t include.

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  3. Well spoken, Kenny. Waiting until the week before the possible unrest is why people were standing in line for toilet paper. If you don't have it, get off your ass and get what you can TODAY.

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  4. I agree with you, this should have been completed quite a few months ago, and now simply filling in any weak spots. But, better late than never.

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  5. Im glad to see he mentioned firearms(must have...lol) and a few rounds of ammunition.....NOT. One ass with a gun and 6 kids to feed will show up and take all your beans. Witnesses? I didnt see no stinkin witnesses!
    R

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  6. All I wanna know is who to call when the bodies start piling up out front. Cops? Morgue? Local Trash?

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    1. Bubba's woodchipper rentals, Kid.

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    2. That is why you should own a backhoe.

      Exile1981

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    3. Just pile them up and burn them

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    4. You can throw the parts in your local apartment complex dumpster if each piece is wrapped in plastic and weighs less than 25lbs. (at least that was what I was told by the police department in 1998 after the coroner left all of the bits they couldn't reach)

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    5. "All I wanna know is who to call when the bodies start piling up out front. Cops? Morgue? Local Trash?"

      Who to call? Think Siege of Leningrad, man. Call a butcher and start selling long pork. Make a fortune!

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  7. One thing people mostly take for granted is the water supply. I recycle plastic kitty litter containers as water jugs. Right now I have about 40 jugs that used to hold 20 lbs of kitty litter, on my back patio. This is in addition to about 3 or 4 flats of drinking water bottles I have stored. You never know when you'll hit the tap and nothing comes out...too late then!

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    1. Gordon (other Gordon)October 25, 2020 at 12:35 AM

      Same here. My SIL has a cat and passes the jugs on to me. She also keeps a few for herself. Best thing to store water in.

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    2. Get the drinking straws. Filters thousands of gallons, very little storage requirements.

      I also keep a bath tub bladder = 60-80 gallons. Easy quick fill and empty if not needed.

      I live eastern nc, hurricane ally.

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  8. So many people think that dried beans are the ideal 'prepper' food. On a cost-per-calorie basis, with the raw product, they are correct. But they fail to mention the 1 or more hours of burning fuel it will take to heat the shit. Plus the water needed.
    And then, you still only have....plain beans.

    Beans are good. Just buy 'em already cooked, with flavoring, in a can. Don't waste precious fuel to cook dried beans. We should all have a significant supply of canned meat too. 5 or 10 minutes of heat should be the maximum expenditure for our fare come the apocalypse.

    Just my 2 cents.

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    1. Both canned and dry. 2 is 1, 1 is none.

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    2. Tuna fish, sardines, canned chicken and Dinty Moore don't need to be heated. One item that most always escapes lists is a good non-electric can opener and a couple P-38's or P-51's for backup.

      ...and as others have said, if you're just getting to this stuff now, where the hell have you been for the last 15years or so, living wwwaaayyy of grid in a cave?

      Nemo

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    3. Brilliant point on dried beans/using precious fuel and water to make beans.

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  9. Got Dope?
    You Better

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  10. Not even enough food. Divide the pounds by daily ration then by the number of family members. example 25 pounds of rice / .25 lbs = 100 days by say 4 family members 25 days 20 days for me, is not long 50 if you reduce ration thats still less than 2 months. Starvin Marvin's family before the end of the year will be hurting. What about refugee's you will get some family members or will you take them out. Yes worst case scenario but my wife still thinks it can't happen even after walmarts canned vegetables shelf was stripped when TP disappeared. Its a bitch just thinking about it but it helps prepare my heart and mind.

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  11. Gordon (other Gordon)October 25, 2020 at 12:41 AM

    Why do candles always appear on a prepper list? They are a fire hazard and better alternatives exist. Get a couple of good LED camping lanterns instead. Get them as rechargeable and you won't have to worry about running out of batteries. It goes without saying that you should have a way to recharge them (solar, car).

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