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Old 01-16-10, 08:49 PM
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LMAO, I need to copy this picture. ...lol....
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Old 01-16-10, 09:31 PM
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Fantastic thread! I am a fan of the flashlights that also use I believe kinetic energy and don't use batteries. You wind it up and the LEDs come to life.

 
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Each member of my family has a "Go Bag" centrally located in our house. Actually, it's the "safe room" that's reinforced and designed to survive if the entire house falls around it. Inside that go bag I have an un-opened pack of underwear, socks, plain t-shirts, and a pair of pants that convert into shorts. I also have a first aid kit that has the basics, along with a flashlight, a folding knife, a prepaid cell phone, a few MRE's, a survival kit in a can, and an old wallet with a state issued ID and about $300 in small bills in it. The only things that are missing out of the bag are water and shoes. I haven't been able to figure out how to put either of them in the bag, so as of right now, they are both sitting directly next to the bag.

I hope to never have to use it, but if I hope to be considered "prepared" if I do.
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ordered a couple of magnesium fire starters and emergency blankets last night

started looking at MREs on ebay, so when they say inspection date of 10/11, that means it was manufactured in 10/08 right? Then according to the chart if I store them at room temperature I can get almost 100 months out of them.

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AnalyticalSurvival has a really good channel on youtube, his BOB video is really well done. He is an ex special forces Green Beret medic
http://www.youtube.com/user/AnalyticalSurvival

MREDepot.com has some really fresh MREs. 2 cases of Menu C for $180 shipped, with inspection dates of 6/12

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Old 01-17-10, 10:04 AM
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Originally Posted by 4TehNguyen View Post
ordered a couple of magnesium fire starters and emergency blankets last night

started looking at MREs on ebay, so when they say inspection date of 10/11, that means it was manufactured in 10/08 right? Then according to the chart if I store them at room temperature I can get almost 100 months out of them.
This is the good web site on how to read the date code on MRE. I bought mine from ebay about a year ago from the seller name "secret_butterflies" shipped out from TX.

http://www.mreinfo.com/us/mre/mre-date-codes.html
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According to the commercials, all we need is the number for the local Jimmy Johns.
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I looked at the Mountain House dehydrated food too, you can buy those "Just In Case" 7 day adult food supplies for $150. Can use this to augment MREs and other food stocks. Have to add water obviously but that entire weeks supply only weighs 10 lbs and have a 7 year storage life. The canned dehydrated ones last up to 25 years.
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i could probably survive without preparation for a few days but the reservoir is also very close (3-4 miles) so i have access to water.

there is also a lot of deer around here so i might have to go bear gryll's and hunt with my make shift spear.
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Anyone have a "safe room" in their home w/ concrete & lead walls...lol
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I think a good amount of ammo in varying popular calibers will be a more effective barter tool than cash or precious metals.
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Originally Posted by JonSC4 View Post
I think a good amount of ammo in varying popular calibers will be a more effective barter tool than cash or precious metals.
Precious metal can be converted if necessary. But indeed, I think food/water/ammo will be the main currency in times of desperate need. "Cash" is nothing more but paper that isn't necessary for survival in a "disaster". i.e. Zombie outbreak
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Lots and lots and lots of info on Mr. Rawles site:

http://survivalblog.com/
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Good thread indeed-just the right timing again.
thanks for all of the links-going to read them tonight.

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If you arent allergic, peanut butter is a real good survival food, doesnt need refrigeration, long shelf life, portable, high in nutrition, and delicious.
not sure about nutritional value aspect, but can I subsitute Twinkies instead?
It can survive a nuclear disaster (family guy)

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Fantastic thread! I am a fan of the flashlights that also use I believe kinetic energy and don't use batteries. You wind it up and the LEDs come to life.
I just picked up one from target that also has a 12v input on the bottom for cell phones and such
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PB has a huge amount of protein, it was originally created to be an easily digestible protein substitute to meat which some older people couldnt chew/digest. If SHTF youre gonna need that protein, meat might be a bit more elusive and it spoils quickly.
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