Friday, October 12, 2018

Fridays Thoughs and Other Stuff

Dear Preppers and Survivalists,

Tomato Soup (ca 2013)
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Last Week
I covered some of the additional items you and your family should think about storing, such as feminine hygiene products, soap, and toothpaste to name a few.

Additionally, ...

I mentioned, you and your family need to be focusing on storing Calories, like wheat, white rice, corn and other grains then add dried beans with a daily multivitamin for a complete healthy diet, a boring diet.

Another way of doing this is to buy cans of ...

As you read this, our country is headed into winter. The season everyone can agree is the prefect time for a warm meal, like soup which is on sale at my local grocery store.

Yes, Yes, I know you have heard this before, but a can of soup or a few cans of soup are a good start for your family's food supply. By taking a can of soup, adding a can of your family's favorite vegetable, and, possibly, a can of meat, you and your partner can provide a filling and healthy meal to your children.

A meal that can be stored for ...

Shelf Life
Most people know, canned foods and other products have a "Best By:" date printed on the bag or can. Depending on the product, the date will be three or four months in the future for a bagged item with canned items having a date one or two years in the future.

Guess What?

Most products will still be edible long after this date because the manufactures are being cautious. They want you and your family to purchase their product, again, and again, and again.

Needless to say, ...

This isn't true for cans that a heavily dented, are rusting, or swelling. These cans should be discarded, without opening or eating.

USDA: Food Safety and Inspection Service - Food Safety Information: Shelf-Stable Food Safety

How Long?
There are various answers to this question.

Officially, these United States suggests families get prepared to survive, on their own, for three days.

Recent events have shown this suggestion needs to be increased. To be in fact, it seems, these United States is slowly changing the recommendation for families to be able to survive, on their own, for two weeks.

Unofficially, some folks suggest even longer. The Latter-day Saints suggest a three month supply of regular store-bought food and another year of long term food storage.

Of course, ...

What you and your family do depends on you and your partner.

Coming Crisis
As you know, several folks, on the internet, are suggesting they will be out shooting up so-called conservatives, especially if their 'side' loses this year's election.

These assassinations, mass murders, and other terrorist acts will disrupt our society, especially when the other side retaliates to protect their families. Disruptions that might cause food shortages, energy transmission, and ... Law Enforcement.

90 Days
Way back in 2016, there was an article titled You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days. In the article, the author suggests your family must be prepared to survive 90 days in three different phases.

Yes, I suggest you take the time to read the article.

George Patton325 - You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days

George Patton325 - Surviving for 90 Days Part 2 – Food Storage

George Patton325 - Surviving for 90 Days Part 2-B – How Much Food Do You Need?

I disagree with the author for several reasons.

First, I don't think there will be widespread killing, except in multicultural cities. Most small towns are homogeneous.

Second, I think folks will ban together faster, especially folks that have a formal or informal group, like churches, sports teams, and many others.

Lastly, I think the author has a lot of good things to say, so you should read all three articles.

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