Better be willing and able to protect whats yours, were do you think the city folk will go when the "hand outs" are over!!!! (Little to nothing grows in the cities) If its not handed to them they will be willing to take it from you! What are you going to do to keep your family safe and fed? May want to get your head around that now rather than later!!!!!!!! IMO
I have a side of beef in the freezer, but with the "grid" down I'll have no power. I can't eat 400 lbs of beef too quickly. I guess dig a ground vault with the backhoe and bury it deep enough to keep it cool as long as I can.
Post by minnesotascott on May 9, 2011 20:08:27 GMT -5
There are a lot of wild edibles that grow in the cities, even New York. A little research and a person can survive. Don’t overlook the coon, beaver, muskrats, cats, dogs, rats etc. To live a person needs to learn what it takes to survive.
Scotty I'll eat my dogs before I'll walk 20 miles to town to eat dumpster coons. They are nice and plump from eatin' beaver carcasses all winter!
You are right though. Food is everywhere if one knows where to look. You like the Louis L'Amour books, I always enjoy reading what plants the indians used for food, teas, and medicine. It is a shame how much of their culture has been lost. Especially if your reservations look anything like ours.
You may want to take into account there are Millions of people with zero skills that will be willing to take what you have to live as they have never had to work for anything in their lives! They will think you owe them what you have as thats they way they have lived their whole life. I'm not big on the doomsday stuff but it is something to think about in case it ever comes about!!! What would you do to feed your family?
Born in the Big City will die in the Country OK with that!!!
Canning meat and vegetables is a good way to preserve them, as canned food will last a long time and requires no electricity. A pressure cooker and a good supply of quart canning jars and lids is a good thing to have on hand if the power fail's. You can can food using a wood stove or even a campfire for heat in an emergency. In the event of a long term emergency situation be self suffiecient. Robbing and looting from others could quickly lead to an early demise since you can never tell who may be defending their food and possession's with double aught buck shot. ( Just my $.02).
Post by happersilderness on May 10, 2011 15:10:50 GMT -5
sgs grid is down and you dont have notice of when it will come back up. Could be a fewdays or could be a few months. When I say economy collapses I mean paper money no longer has value, public transit shut down, stores are closing, crime is rising rapidly etc. I should have said "Society as we know it collapses"
The new currency will be beer. No kidding, I have actually read that is Popular Mechanics. It makes sense really. Cash would be useless, gold the same. You will have to barter goods for services. Stranded at home, trees down, no chainsaw? A six pack will get that driveway cleared by the locals quickly! Trade a can of gas for a twelve pack?
Stock up boys! Just remember to rotate your new currency to keep it fresh as possible.
Well hap IMHO up here were i am i would live just fine we have ice caves!!! even with out ice it would be very easy to live up here in Maine give me 22 and my 25-06 and i could feed alot of people for a long time..LOL...(WE) as trappers have a huge upper hand on most 1 our traps 2 knolwedge of the woods 3 we know alot of things to eat in the woods!!! candles are easly made from rendered coon and bear fat will burn bright for long time GAS?? dont care about it nor power !!
Lover of the great outdoors!!Bear the Pain,Stand alone,Tell the truth,
Do what's right
Post by masterdiver on Jan 23, 2013 13:42:12 GMT -5
Folks now days depend on a microwave or a drive through for food. try eating raw fish because a camp fire will give your position away, a boiled wasp nest soup, or eat pine cones. It won't take long to learn how to survive. Trapping can give you all you could ever want to eat and clothes on your back. YOUR MIND IS YOUR BEST WEAPON. USE IT!
Law Dog: 1 civet and 1 striped skunk today so life is good!
Sept 28, 2019 13:06:10 GMT -5
jarentz: Good evening all, sounds like you have been busy Law Dog!
Sept 29, 2019 19:54:07 GMT -5
frerotte: Good morning everyone. Off to work in a mo busy weekend with all the hunting seasons opening. Deer bow opens tomorrow.
Sept 30, 2019 9:27:53 GMT -5
frerotte: Just picked up a buck mink that was killing Koi fish. Doesn't look too bad fur wise might even be worth $2.00.
Oct 1, 2019 12:39:48 GMT -5
Law Dog: Abby was on my lap the other day napping for a while I noticed she stopped shedding and put on a few "winter" pounds already I'd say she is close to prime! LOL So wet here it will be a challenge making sets.
Oct 2, 2019 22:41:18 GMT -5
Law Dog: State game meeting yesterday Antis trying to get a 24 hour check and make it OK to let a 3rd party release animals from traps glad to say nothing new passed.Just a lot of lies and little common sense from the antis they were not willing to follow the rules
Oct 4, 2019 17:58:00 GMT -5
jarentz: Good evening all!
Oct 4, 2019 18:49:48 GMT -5
frerotte: Should have an open season on those who release animals from our traps
Oct 5, 2019 14:18:23 GMT -5
frerotte: Raccoon season opened today. A little early but I may put out a couple sets just to see how they are coming along
Oct 5, 2019 16:38:13 GMT -5
dtraper: Just got a little cool air down this way - been in the 90s - 57 this morning , still too warm to think about settin a line-- LOL- traps still need dyed and waxed - D-
Oct 8, 2019 16:16:23 GMT -5
Law Dog: Shed about done, firewood for the next few days then start on trapping it's going to be tough to get around with all of this wet here.
Oct 8, 2019 23:00:28 GMT -5
frerotte: Jerry you should look at an ARGO they float and go just about anywhere.
Oct 9, 2019 15:43:41 GMT -5
Law Dog: Overall that might slow me down. I have the old D50 that gets me around well just the back tracking might be a pain. Collected dirt before the rain hit today will work on it during the storm.
Oct 9, 2019 22:25:20 GMT -5
frerotte: Skunk and raccoon today. Have not fleshed yet letting them cool down first.
Oct 10, 2019 12:06:54 GMT -5
Law Dog: A skunk inside a garage in a dark corner in a squirrel cage what a mess, the cage was wedged in a old wooden door next to a old car no room to work lets say it did not go well! LOL
Oct 10, 2019 23:14:03 GMT -5
jarentz: Good evening all!
Oct 11, 2019 19:03:30 GMT -5
Law Dog: Still working on dirt it was not as dry as I wanted it to be but the snow was coming so I was not picky. Cleaned and loaded my lure tote and filled urine bottles up also. Still a lot to do to get going.
Oct 12, 2019 20:43:00 GMT -5
dtraper: Got a little cool down this way , had frost and figure it's bout time for me to think about digging out the thermals -- after 6 months of 80s and 90s anything below 60 is cool-LOL--D-
Oct 13, 2019 17:49:42 GMT -5
dtraper: Like Christmas around here - got a package from Jerry .. mail lady had it double wrapped in plastic bags-- smell like yote killin lure -D-
Oct 17, 2019 18:19:34 GMT -5
jarentz: Evening all, the smell of fall is in the air!
Oct 17, 2019 18:39:55 GMT -5