Originally Posted by zippy_gg
That reminds me of the Y2K bug fear that drove people from L.A. to buy guns and ammo and store food, water, fuel, and have wads of cash on hand..
Had the Y2K bug matched people's fears we would have had at the very least riots surpassing those caused by the Rodney King trial.
I didn't have a contingency plan for Y2K, but always had one in case of major earthquake taking down a big chink of California.
So Rock, what's the plan?
Most could get by with a loaded pallet, covered in the corner of their basement.
The whole problem hinges on lack of energy, to pump water, gasoline, sewage, run refrigeration, credit card machines, etc.
Well you have to break it down to the basics, this is easy for me, because I'm somewhat of a hillbilly
Deal with things in order of importence.
Weather can kill in minutes,Dealing with just the weather, think micro climate. most of us on this list could survive quite well in just our riding gear, and body heat. Not heating a whole building just the area very close to the skin, or a small area say inside a sleeping bag.
Lack of water, days (you need a gal per day, more in severe climates, roughly 1/2 of that is for drinking, the other is for cooking and sanitary)
lack of food weeks (you need 2lb dry food,(anything made with flour) per day ave,
rice beans etc.1 lb of wet food ...mix and match we are looking for calories)
lack of viatims etc more than 6 months (If it goes this long you will be planting a garden)
Simple storage FREE, go to local recycle center, get 2 liter soda bottles. They are made of PET and will last longer than any of us. These things are almost indestructable, they are made to withstand drops, being shaken on trucks in transisit while full of carbonation pressure etc.
Wash them out good with hot water. Don't store anything in plastic milk jugs, they are a differant make up (so many are made they have to start to break down in the landfil) and will start to leak after a couple years.
You can get over 5lb of flour into a 2 liter bottle. Depending on the area, you can get 100lb of wheat flour for under $20 at the mill. If you take the time to do a little mixing you can have pancake, bisquit, flatbread, fryed Indian bread, doughnuts, bread all premixed and put away ready to go (labeled of course). Whole grain Rice 100lb $15, Dry beans etc.
Fill a couple with sugar, brown or white. fill a couple with powdered milk (or get it in the mylar pouchs) fill one with salt, one with baking powder. Stash a couple 4-5gallon oil containers, peanut oil, cooking oil (remember Eskimo's eat whale blubber because fat contains 9 cal per gram vs 4 cal for carb or protien)
A burner, some propane bottles, a fry pan + your working,
Add little things as you go along, this is a base to work from, you can make it grow when things are on sale, peanut butter, jelly, spices. etc.
I could go on and on but you get the idea.
worried about the stuff going bad, silicone the lids on, that will keep the air out.