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Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Mr6, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. Mr6

    Mr6 Oregon New Member

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    What would you recommend is the best place to start, my family lives outside of town. We have a few things, but I am afraid not nearly enough. Where do I start, how much do we need! Thanks for your help!!!
     
  2. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Need? Preparedness and Survival items?
     
  3. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    :laugh::laugh::laugh: well first off you need to learn how to communicate better:laugh::laugh:

    jj

    Try survival blog .com
     
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    nixuser nw Member

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    Riot Benton County, Washington Well-Known Member

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    Water, Food, Defense....in that order. Make it so you do not need outside help (water utilities, groceries, police), then work on other stuff like generators and the like.

    Make a garden...find ways to collect water from any source available (i.e. rain, river, well, ect.)...and buy guns and ammo (reload if you can).
     
  6. Silver Fox

    Silver Fox Puyallup, WA Well-Known Member

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    This is a great place to learn from and if you want input from some very knowledgeable individuals it would help if you described what you have on hand. For example if you a natural spring for every acre of land you own chances are your water issue isn't an issue or if you have 600,000 rounds of ammo per battle rifle chances are you defense issue isn't an issue either. So communication is key here. Besides this was your first post try going to the introduction area and introducing yourself to the forum.

    My 2/100ths of an U.S. of A. green back (for what it is worth)

    SF-
     
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    zeezee nowheresville Member

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    Wheeler44 SW Washington Member

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    As alluded to above; Stuff won't "save" you....Knowledge will help...read through these threads (and the links attached) and prepare your brain....
     
  9. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Then after you have some knowledge...buy a bunch of stuff! And buy a bunch of gun stuff to protect your stuff! :D

    :gun21: :paranoid: :gun10:
     
  10. Retread

    Retread Not to far from Salem, OR Member

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    I ran across this blog a year ago. We are still working our preps, but this is how we got started. The site is organized, simple, thorough, budget minded and flexible. It is a blog, so go to the end and work your way forward.
     
  11. Martini_Up

    Martini_Up NW USA Well-Known Member

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    you first need a plan. figure what the most likely scenario is that you would consider an event/emergency which would trigger any action on your part, i.e. - do you really think a full on zombie attack is the most likely or is it a power outage? then plan for the most likely first, the least likely last. that said if nothing will affect you or your life apart from a zombie attack, by all means start buying guns and ammo mtn. house and water purifiers!! :laugh: if you consider power failure the most likely, purchase a gen-set and have it properly wired up to your dwelling.
     
  12. EZLivin

    EZLivin SW of PDX Well-Known Member

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    Good points. Whenever I buy something I try to make it a "dual purpose" item. For example, I just replaced my old chainsaws because they were really worn out, and new saws are getting more expensive and increasingly crappier due to environmental controls. So, now I can keep the firewood coming (a likely need), plus, I will have something that can dependably chew up zombies (less likely need) :paranoid:
     
  13. aikikenjitsu

    aikikenjitsu Puyallup, Wa 98372 Active Member

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    We are old now and don't worry about it. But if East coast or in general stuff starts going to pot, I would buy cases of can food, rice etc. Then a good portable survival water purifier—we live by a river. Defense? Well, I have a 22lr revolver, and a 32.cal auto, and a small .22 mag revolver, which is all we need.
    Water, food, defense. The only other thing I would add to that list would be medical supplies.
     
  14. Mr6

    Mr6 Oregon New Member

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    Thank you, I will study hard, learn to communicate, and buy a bunch of stuff! Thank you again, if anyone else has anything to add, just keep it coming! Thank you!