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Need help to start prepping

Postby Buggmann98 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:07 pm

In need of help to start prepping not sure were to start
Any help
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby MrWizard530 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:23 pm

A bug out bag is one of the best ways to start. You don't really have to spend money just find stuff around the house that you would need if had to leave for 3-days. Their are lots of websites that suggest what to have in your bag but the basics is water, food, shelter and clothing.

For food storage; I found this link a few days ago and thought It was helpful.
http://www.greatnorthernprepper.com/foo ... rep-lists/

Take it slow at first. Knowledge is the best prep you can have, don't get over zealous and go spend $500 at the store. Learn the basics and start off maybe in 1-week kits, a few extra groceries when you go shopping, don't try to get to much in the beginning.
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby oldasrocks » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:28 pm

Start with some common sense. Start spending lots of money on location, food, medical supplies, hygiene, weapons to name a few areas.
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby Myakka » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:29 pm

I think it helps to work in stages. Think what if there were no electricity for 3 days. What would we need to make it work. When you have that covered you can look at 3 weeks, then 3 months. And honestly by then you will have it whipped.
You will get a LOT of different views on how to approach this journey, but for me, I want to live an independent self reliant lifestyle, more than I prep from fear of this or that emergency. But in most survival situations some basics must be covered as Wizard mentioned "the basics"

Here is a link to a good article that deals with the basics:

http://modernsurvivalblog.com/preps/sur ... ivability/
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby Buggmann98 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 3:44 pm

Ok to start I dont hve a lot of money
And I want to prep to be more self reliant
Im new at this so I would like to start with food
And water prep
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Re: Need help to start prepping

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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby Hiker72 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 4:59 pm

Welcome from central Ohio.

A good place to get started would be the top 6 threads here -
viewforum.php?f=616

These should give you a pretty good idea on how to get started with food/water. There's also threads in that section for prepping on a budget.
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby donba » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:19 pm

Running out and spending money is wrong. A pencil and a piece of paper, listing what do you have and what do you need, is more important. first for three days, then for three weeks, then three months,and so on. Just remember it takes time, nothing worth doing gets done right away.Set goles and celebrate, wen you reach them......
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby Myakka » Sun Dec 01, 2013 5:20 pm

And keep us informed of your journey. Believe it or not, when a person is new to this, they think differently, and often their questions or home-made solutions are a fresh perspective for all of us.
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby ajax727 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 6:56 pm

Yep one step at a time ,make a list of the stuff you need not what you want water food shelter a weapon (gun or bow ) arrows or ammo . All you have got to do is ask there are people here that will answer your questions and will help you all they can .
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby broden » Sun Dec 01, 2013 7:15 pm

get a budget of what you need to spend for every day life .. figure out what money you have beyond that that you can feel ok spending. start getting additional things you already eat with that extra money then use and rotate them out. canned goods ect and don't forget to keep a store of water. .. before you know it a slow build will become a large cache
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby triguy » Sun Dec 01, 2013 10:51 pm

start slow, we look for sales, here in Florida walgreens is a good store for their sales on bottled water between 1.99-2.49 pick one up and store it. When Grocery shopping pick up an extra can or 2 of your favorite veggies or canned meat (tuna, chicken). Before you know it you have shelfs full of food that you can rotate through and you know your family will eat and enjoy. Once your happy with your food and water supply move on to other preps, shelter, security and so on. Go slow and easy
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Re: Need help to start prepping

Postby Buggmann98 » Sun Dec 01, 2013 11:26 pm

Ok so right now I can store 25gal of water
I picked up 5 5gal bottled water containers
at walmart 2.00 each if I fill them up and store
them for a prolonged amount Of time do I need
To add anything to keep the water fresh and sterilized

Here is a pic of what I have
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