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!