wat8804 exactly what i was thinking.im also wanting to get my wife either a little 380 or the smallest 9mm we can find so that all our guns except the pump takes 9mm and we can stock up on it15 days ago
Hello everyone. I believe the reason its difficult to meet similar folks is because theres a lot of people affraid or hesitant to identify themselves as preppers. I do think a great many Okies are preppers but either cant or wont admit to it. Instead they have "storm supplies" or are "ready for the next weather challenge" but very few will take that next leap to possible SHTF scenarios. Just my 2 cents.
I'm working on expanding my garden and livestock areas. Just got a few baby cows and more chickens. With work and home life, I feel like the mad hatter most of the time "I'm late, I'm late..." Hopefully I'll get to start on some alternative energy projects later this year too.
Russdawg01 I am also starting my Solar project. I have been studying how to build my own solar panels using cells from damaged solar panels, than can be bought fairly cheaply to save some cash. I have already begun getting supplies together to build a test panel to determine actual final cost and feasibility.17 days ago
Unfortunately, i live within the city limits so i can't have chickens and such ( oh how i miss those fresh morning eggs!). So we are concentrating on getting food built up, boys, and teaching the girls basic skills. We kinda got a late start on prepping but catching up quickly. We have always been ones to go camping ( primitive) and live life simply so many skills are already inbred.
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wat8804 i too live in a city type of area. so my bug out situations are sort of unclear atm always trying to figure out good routes. and or the option to stay bugged in17 days ago
Awesome!! I'm glad to see everyone. And yes, it IS hard to find others. I'm really glad no one gave up on this group! So what is everyone's latest project? Mine is getting more chickens and such for eggs and food, which means we are building bigger pens. I'm also watching out for barrels to catch and store rain water.
Thanks guys, i'm going to continue returning to this page in the hopes that more and more people will become active.
I am in the process of cleaning out 5, 260 gallon tanks to be used for water. This is not as easy as it sounds. The containers originally held a water based paint that is safe to consume according to the safety data sheet that came with them. My plan is to get one clean, and then fill it with treated water. I will be keeping them inside the garage so there will be no sunlight, and I am also painting the outsides a dark color. After I get one filled, I want to wait 40 to 60 days and then I want to have it tested to verify it is actually safe to drink. My problem is they sit in the sun a short time after they are emptied,(before I get them for free) so some of the left over paint dries into the pores. I plan on welding a small round wire brush onto some rebar so that I can reach all of the spots that need scrubbing with a cordless drill. And then bleaching the whole interior, and hopefully after getting the water tested, it will be safe. Any thoughts? This method allows me to only be out a lot of elbow grease some water and bleach.
Gary Griffin Free is good. Like you said, test one out first. Those totes can be had for $100 in Va, so a savings of $500 is awesome. Even if the water doesn't test to be safe for consumption, you can still use it to flush toilets and other non-potable water tasks. Let us know how it comes along.19 days ago
Hey Russ.. welcome :) This group isn't as active as I had hoped, but I'm here, anyway lol I'm just outside of the Hinton area, myself. I can't teach a whole lot, but I agree that we should be networking. It will never hurt if the situation arises.
Hi all, My wife and I are from Cartwright Oklahoma. I hope this is an active group. We are looking to learn some and hopefully help some. We are interested in meeting and possibly creating a network that could possibly be used in a bug out situation.
You guys know about the NSA monitoring everything we do: cell phones, internet, mail, etc. Wellll..... I created a board on Pintrest yesterday called 'Preparedness". This morning when I logged in, my account was in 'read-only' mode, and the little yellow box above (which had never been there before) told me that my account might have been 'hacked', that I was in read-only mode until I changed my password. So I changed my password. THREE TIMES. Did it work? Nope. I'm STILL in read-only mode. This means I can't pin anything else to any of my 'boards' on Pintrest until... well, I guess until they 'let' me. Funny that, huh? I'm NOT happy.
My husband and I finally moved out of the cities, and are now living in the country in Binger, OK. It kinda sucks though. We really got out here too late to plant a garden, but I am going to prep the spot for next spring anyway. I'm currently waiting on carry classes to be held closer to us so Sam and I can attend. we're finally one step closer to being prepaired. How is everyone else doing?
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ScottyK Binger, wow, I had to look that one up on Google Maps, had no idea where it was.
My place of employment finally got power back Thursday after being knocked out on the 31 May storms.
Those storms provided some good lessons, and got the wife one step closer to getting into the prepping movement.471 days ago
Hi Guys & Gals, I am new to this group.Like all of us we have to make a living some way.At the present time i work in a small town called Muldrow .Located 10 miles west of Fort Smith Ar. right on I-40. I will try to help all here with emergency preparedness products that i sell. I don't know how often i can come and post to the site but if you will call me at (918)427-3600 Mon - Thurs 8 am to 4:30 PM CST and Fri 8 am to 12 noon i will do my best to give you the best possible price on any of our products. You can see us at www.baproducts.com Just call and ask for Jeff Shofner if there is anything on our site you need.
Hey poltergeist thanks for that info. I actually took the advice of another prepper on here and bought some land in a rural area. I'm now in the process of trying to get my house built so I can extend my preps. If you all know of anyone or contractor that's selling building wood or materials for cheap, I can try to use anything I can find.
Not sure what is your financial situation but maybe renting a self storage unit might work for you. You can look for a storage unit facility possibly located near a fresh water source such as a lake, river or resavoir. Don't tell anyone about it and buy you some sealable plastic buckets and store non perishable items in them. Keep in mind that the storage units get very hot so do not store non perishable food items in these storage containers. You can also store bottled water in one of these units or a water filtration system which you can used at the fresh water source located near the storage unit. If the monthly payments are too high you might want to consider co-renting a unit with another prepper, friend or relative (someone you can trust). These are just some ideas. Hopefully someone else will contribute some good ideas that will help your cause. Good luck to you.