hahahaha Now that just made me smile. I have more beans and soup than any family could ever need. And yet, my kids look in the pantry and say "why do we never have anything to eat!"it is food and Mac thinks I have too many cans of beans and soups.
I've been looking at those on pinterest. They are so neat. My oldest has a sawmill and he wants to build me an outside room. Screened in with my chiminea somehow included. A rocket stove would be really, really neat though.I didn't build it to prep, more to see how it worked, but I have a "rocket stove" made of about 20 bricks that I could use to boil water with twigs as fuel if we needed to.
I'll have to look that up! When we were kids in South Florida, tropical weather ALWAYS meant no power. We learned to make and successfully use solar ovens. They don't leak air as badly as commercial ones either lol.I didn't build it to prep, more to see how it worked, but I have a "rocket stove" made of about 20 bricks that I could use to boil water with twigs as fuel if we needed to.
I have an unsaved family and I have pretty much tried to prepare my family for several months (hopefully longer) of dire circumstances. I have a lot of flour (20lb bags at sams for like $10), sugar, canned goods, an abundance of canned tomatoes from a great harvest, rice, a small generator and solar panel (my biggest purchase). I have printed out a lot of prophecy and salvation pages and extra bibles. I don't have an answer for keeping warm (I'm in the north), but I've done the best I can with what I've got. Even if the economy crashes and we are still here, we should be good for quite a while.
I know there are people out there who poo poo stocking up. They say we are not trusting God. I would remind them of the story of Joseph who was given a dream of 7 years of abundance and 7 years of famine. He put away for the lean years as a good steward.
It is wise to be prepared for trouble.
I could now last for a couple weeks with my stash of tinned and dry foods but only a week water wise.
The only thing I lack is a decent weapon (in the event of a disaster that caused people to go looting. But those can be improvised.)
Get some wasp spray. Better than pepper spray.I need to get busy. I do have a weapon of sorts, not sure how effective it is. It's a metal bat that I spray painted gold and I keep it by my bed, also scissors are handy. I probably need some sort of pepper spray or something, I need to look into that.
Check out Berkey water filtration. You can get any size from water bottle to 3 gallons and they'll FULLY filter even raw sewage.the hardest thing to find room for would be water and I'm pretty sure that's the most important thing. I'm going to have to take some time to think this through
Check out Berkey water filtration. You can get any size from water bottle to 3 gallons and they'll FULLY filter even raw sewage.
The Red Cross uses them in disaster areas.
I have 2 personal bottles ( we keep them in the truck, there's always water in a roadside ditch here) and a Royal ( next to largest size) in the kitchen.
4 filters will filter a half million gallons.
Lately I've been reconsidering planning for an emergency. I looked for a recommended list today and found this at the Red Cross site:
That's a long list and if you include a first aid kit, that's going to take me some time to get together. They suggest what you need for three days and for two weeks, and if you have pets you need to think about them too.
I'm sure I have some things already, and I have a good sized duffle bag I could store it all in. I live in a very tiny apartment, the hardest thing to find room for would be water and I'm pretty sure that's the most important thing. I'm going to have to take some time to think this through.
All the recent earthquakes have me on a moderate alert, as I live on the Ring of Fire and they say Oregon is due for a big one. Even if it's off the coast, if there's flooding it'll go right up the Willamette River and into my front yard. Part of the river is just a stone's throw away from me.
I'm not scared, I just want to be a little prepared so this is my next project as my situation allows.