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IF there's time for a store run...top 6 items...

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Bolster, Apr 7, 2012.

  1. random southpaw

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    Yep! Liquid bleach can and does go bad.

    That is why a lot of preppers prefer "pool shock," which comes in solid form. It stores and lasts way better. Then, you have a reliable means of making suspect water safe to drink.

    Just be sure you know how much to use for a given quantity of water.
     
  2. id go for AA batteries, gas, propane tanks, assorted little debbie snacks, cigarettes and beer.

    ive got most everything else. even have most of my list but just not as much as i'd like.

    for those stocking bleach, look into powdered Calcium Hypochlorite. can be found as Pool Shock, but stay away from those with anything extra in it. if stored airtight and dry, will last almost indefinitely and can easily be made into liquid bleach and used as normal as needed.
     


  3. random southpaw

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    My family already has a stash to get through most weather type event situations. And, if bad times persisted for a while ( remember, it took about 3 weeks for help to reach New Orleans), we can handle that as well.

    As for what we would get--simply because we are prepared--we might get some comfort food type items, make sure we have enough good books to last for a while, and batten down the hatches.

    Ready.gov has been telling everybody that we all need to have at least 3 days of food, water, etc. to handle any kind of emergency--and that should always be on hand--like right now.

    Personally, after observing the less than stellar performance of our disaster response when something happens in the USA, I think that the 3 day suggested stash of supplies should be multiplied by a factor of at least ten. Do not stop prepping, until your family has a solid 30 day supply of essentials for every member of your family. Oh, and don't forget to plan for more due to the irresponsible friends and family who will come looking for you because they know you plan for these things--and they do not. Nice reward isn't it?
     
  4. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    (removed...I was off topic -- had questions about calcium hypochlorite -- found answers here with a search.)
     
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  5. bdcochran

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    Would go to costco:
    1. gasoline
    2. batteries
    3. filled propane tanks
    4. jerky
    5. fresh fruit/vegetables
    6. canned soup
     
  6. TalkToTheGlock

    TalkToTheGlock Zombie Hunter

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    1. Digorno supreme pizza with stuffed crust

    2. Doritos

    3. Iced Tea

    4. Party Mix

    5. Reeses Peanut Butter Cups

    6. Nature Valley Fruit and Nut bar


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  7. Warp

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    Local Kroger:

    1. Canned foods (we don't do the eat what store/store what eat thing well)

    2. Dog food (even though it wouldn't be their usual)

    3. Gas: Fill up red plastic gas cans at with fuel reward points, also top off vehicle.

    Whatever else sounds like a good idea. Maybe toilet paper/paper towels, maybe garbage bags, maybe fruit, maybe milk, depends on the event, what we expect, and what we have.
     
  8. kirgi08

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    Acme proving grounds.
    :tempted:
     
  9. Glock30Eric

    Glock30Eric .45 ACP

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    Lowes

    1) Several of 5 gallon gas tanks (it is a barter item if I could fill it with diesel to get weapons n ammo or high-end valuable items)
    2) Veggie seeds (to trade for some valuable things I need)
    3) 1 set of wrenches and hand tools (to make several modifications out of things for a trade. I also could do a repair for a trade)
    4) Wood spiltter ax 7 lbs (keep ourselves warm and to sell woods)
    5) Two long crowbar (to break things down)
    6) Heavy duty ropes (multi-purpose ropes)

    I will need those things to thrive in SHTF. I don't want to be a dependent in the SHTF.



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  10. Warp

    Warp ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    I guess the question is...why don't you have them now?

    I think most items on a list like this are perishable, otherwise they would already have been acquired.
     
  11. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    My question also. I would think your last-minute run would concentrate on the perishables.

    Thanks to this exercise I'm totally reorganizing my original list. Now:

    1 Gasoline
    2 Ice
    3 Soda - CokeZero
    4 Bread
    5 Peanut Butter
    6 Batteries, maybe, if time permits. Have lots of Eneloops.

    Water left the list because there’s 120 gallons at home, and I don’t want to be schlepping heavy water around at the last minute. Cola instead. Bleach is gone, going to use Calcium Hypochlorite instead.
     
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  12. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    TALLY so far, by number of mentions:

    1. Gasoline - 7 mentions
    2. Batteries - 6 mentions
    3. Vegetables - 4 mentions
    4. Toilet paper - 4 mentions

    All the following got 3 mentions so far:

    Water
    Bread
    Ice
    Alcohol
    Soda

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    I was surprised at toilet paper & alcohol making top mentions -- these can both be stocked. But if they're not, that indicates they'd make excellent barter items. Batteries is borderline, if people were meaning AA and AAA, since LSD NiMH rechargeables (Eneloops, etc.) can be stocked.
     
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  13. Chindo18Z

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    My first actual shopping actions (if time & situation allow) are the following:

    1. GASOLINE
    2. CASH x MAX ATM WITHDRAWAL
    3. AMMUNITION (edited to caveat:ADDITIONAL)

    Once I've accomplished the above, and if the opportunity to shop a grocery store exists:

    My priority FOOD items are soon-to-be-scarce things (mostly high calorie fat or protein) that keep without electricity:

    1. COOKING OIL
    2. SPAM
    3. EGGS
    4. BUTTER
    5. CRISCO
    6. SUMMER SAUSAGE

    7. VELVEETA PROCESSED CHEESE
    8. PEPPERONI
    9. TUNA
    10. CANNED CORNED BEEF
    11. SALTINE CRACKERS
    12. PEANUT BUTTER
    13. CHOCOLATE
    14. HONEY
    15. HARD BLOCK/WHEEL CHEESE
    16. WASA CRISP CRACKERS
    17. DRIED PASTA MIXES (BAG/BOX MEALS)
    18. ROASTED NUTS (ANY)
    19. DAK CANNED HAM
    20. NUTELLA HAZELNUT CHOCOLATE SPREAD (VERY HIGH CALORIE)
    21. CANNED ROAST BEEF
    22. CANNED CHICKEN
    23. CANNED SOUP
    24. CANNED STEW
    25. CORN NUTS (VERY HIGH CALORIE)

    Sorry...I can't keep a list to just six items unless it's a 6-pack of beer. :winkie:
     
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  14. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Good list, but is this your last-second list? By way of feedback, this would mean you'd need to go to four stores to get your first four items...unless they're now selling ammo at Arco stations or banks.

    Why not stock cash and ammo now? Ditto some of the long-shelf items on your list, such as #17 pasta and #14 Honey, which is perhaps the longest shelf-life food known to mankind, having been found in ancient Egyptian tombs and still being edible.

    Otherwise, a thoughtful, ordered list...strong work.

    Out of curiosity, how long do eggs last w/o refrigeration?
     
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  15. Warp

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    I think an S/Per listing ammunition at the top of a "last second" list is doing something wrong.
     
  16. Why not bring live chickens?

    :rofl:
     
  17. Glock30Eric

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    I live in an apartment and I am married. Sometime you don't get what you need right now because you aren't the only one making decision.


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  18. I thought you were trying to survive? :dunno:
     
  19. michael e

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    Last hurrican that hit was a few years ago. I was the only one in the store buying beer, pizza, smokes, red bull, jager. I keep everything else stocked up anyway.