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Food and Water Preps
Urban Green Survial ^ | 11/7/12 | Dan

Posted on 11/07/2012 4:22:22 PM PST by Kartographer

Living in an apartment doesn't mean you don't have room to store food and water! by being creative there is always some where to place a few items.

In my case it was under my bed!

(Excerpt) Read more at urbangreensurvival.blogspot.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: foodprep; preparedness; preppers; water
There was a really good suggestion in this article:

Another item we keep is empty wine casket bags, after enjoying the contents we wash them out and store them flat. each one holds 2 LTs and we must have a 100 of them in a closet, we could easily feel them in a few hours if needed in emergency, there's also a plastic sheet to line the bath tub, to create another source of water storage.

1 posted on 11/07/2012 4:22:30 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’PING!!


2 posted on 11/07/2012 4:24:22 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’PING!!


3 posted on 11/07/2012 4:24:54 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

This is great advice, but it makes me scream, WHAT THE HELL IS HAPPENING TO MY COUNTRY when we have to resort to this?

God deliver us from evil.


4 posted on 11/07/2012 4:26:09 PM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: Kartographer

I store a case of water in the trunk of my car....AND one in the house. I do rotate it as it picks up the plastic taste over time.


5 posted on 11/07/2012 4:27:31 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

We’ve stored food as long as I can remember....because we canned and stocked up for winter in NYS. We all had fruit cellars and/or storage areas.


6 posted on 11/07/2012 4:29:14 PM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau
We’ve stored food as long as I can remember....because we canned and stocked up for winter in NYS. We all had fruit cellars and/or storage areas.

We had a fruit cellar and my mom filled it.

I am carrying on the tradition even though the house I'm in now surprisingly doesn't have a fruit cellar, because it's certainly old enough to.

Both places are in NY as well.

Winter alone makes stocking up worth it. Who needs to drag groceries through slop and what with the weather, God knows what the roads will be like.

Anyone who lives in this climate and doesn't stock up is a fool.

7 posted on 11/07/2012 4:32:58 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

The country you and I once knew is now inhabited by a large collection of fools and morons. Read the Twitchy thread of the tweets by Obama voters from today. If you can stomach it.

It shall not return to what we once knew, I am very, very, very sorry to say.

I hate even typing those words but it is a fact.


8 posted on 11/07/2012 4:38:30 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: metmom

sometimes just buying an extra gallon of milk or two when you’re shopping...extra dozen eggs..extra bread...try to keep the perishables on hand that will last a week or two....


9 posted on 11/07/2012 4:43:40 PM PST by cherry
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To: Kartographer

Those wine casket bags are neat. They lay flat and don’t take up any room. Too bad I don’t drink... although I’ve seriously considered taking up the habit these last few hours.


10 posted on 11/07/2012 4:53:36 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: All

Saw this today ..... looked interesting & there is a free version:

https://www.stockupfood.com/

Calculate
Enter your family size and we do the rest. We show you the vital food storage you need for the number of people in your household and give you the tools to keep track of it.

Set a goal
What’s the best way to build up your food storage? One can at a time. With stockupfood you can set a goal and measure your progress. Whether it’s 1 month or 6 you can adjust it at your pace. You will be surprised how quickly your supply builds.

Keep track
Quickly add or remove amounts of food as you go through your supply. Your progress will be updated so you can always keep track on where you are at.


11 posted on 11/07/2012 4:54:12 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: cherry

Eggs actually keep very well. They can sit at room temperature for a good three weeks and still be fine. In the fridge, months.

Rumor has it that the eggs bought in most stores are already some months old. The best bet is to buy them fresh from a farm and refrigerate them ASAP.

Milk keeps much better at colder temps. We set our refrigerator low, until the milk freezes. Then we gradually bump it up until it stops freezing when left in. It’s about 33-34. Every degree above freezing shortens the shelf life of milk significantly.


12 posted on 11/07/2012 4:59:07 PM PST by metmom (For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore & do not submit again to a yoke of slavery)
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To: Kartographer

We are in the process of moving and my wife keeps asking...WHAT ARE WE GOING TO DO WITH ALL THE STUFF UNDER THE BED????


13 posted on 11/07/2012 5:00:26 PM PST by bigheadfred
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To: MissMagnolia

Thanks for the link


14 posted on 11/07/2012 5:08:11 PM PST by Oshkalaboomboom
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To: Kartographer

We’re on a well and have a pump if electricity goes out. Great option though....


15 posted on 11/07/2012 5:52:28 PM PST by Indy Pendance
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To: bigheadfred

“Darling, I put all that stuff under the bed so there’s no room for a rapist to hide there.

I love you....”


16 posted on 11/07/2012 5:54:16 PM PST by null and void (Day 1387 of the Obama hostage crisis - Barack Hussein Obama an enemy BOTH foreign AND domestic)
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To: Indy Pendance; bgill; All

Here you go.

30 2.2 Gallon Mylar bags with spigots $35.90 (66 gallons)
50 2.2 Gallon Mylar bags with spigots $52.90 (110 gallons)

http://mylarbagsplus.weebly.com/mylar-bags.html


17 posted on 11/07/2012 6:51:49 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer
Oh Yeah? How about 100 gallons for $19.95 plus shipping?

WaterBOB Emergency Drinking water storage

Just bought for me and the grown kids.

You can go a long time with little food, but water is a must!

18 posted on 11/07/2012 7:08:46 PM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
This is not new for us. We have always had tornadoes, floods, and electrical outages for hrs or days. In addition we live near the New Madrid Fault Line.

Being prepared just comes second nature to us. We built 2 fireplaces when we built our house for backup heat. Left extra trees in the yard and on the extra lot we bought. Have camping gear, stoves and lanterns. A generator and kerosene heater.

Always have some water stored since we are on a well and water depends on electricity for the pump. We have rain barrels too for the garden during the dry periods, and the knowledge and equipment to make it potable.

Have always loaded up on very good sales and have a stash of basics on hand. Now that we are starting to can and dehydrate foods that we grow ourselves it is even better. We don't have to worry about chemicals or pesticides.

This is the way my parents and grandparents lived. My grandpa never had an indoor bathroom, and always hand pumped water from the well to bring to the house, until he was about 65 years old. Even then it was only cold water from the tap. I used to help grandma wash clothes using a wringer washer.

We lived through the kynesian economics of Nixon, Carter, stagflation and the misery index. Nothing taught the folly of price controls better the walking into the supper market to see nearly empty shelves reminiscent of Pics from the USSR stores. Like wise we learned the folly of easy money/double digit inflation which absolutely destroys the middle class.

Lived through the turbulence of the sixties, the riots, the cities burning. It'll probably get worse before it gets better. I am an American, I can improvise, and I will survive or go down fighting.

Be vigilant, get prepared, and pray like never before. Think of all the people behind the iron curtain. Think of the Jews in concentration camps. Think of people living in Haiti, or Israel, or any one of the other hell holes on earth.

We are still luckier than most of the people in the world. So get the pity party over, dust yourself off, and remember John Paul Jones - We have just begun to fight!

Only thing I would really miss is the air conditioning in the summer and the indoor toilet in the winter. LOL. Other than that, I don't need much.

19 posted on 11/07/2012 7:21:24 PM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Dubh_Ghlase

True Water BOB’s are great. Just don’t try to bug out with a full on. ;-) And if you have to go somewhere to get more water they are a bit heavy to carry. A good prepper has more than one tool in his tool box.


20 posted on 11/07/2012 8:09:32 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Already there...


21 posted on 11/08/2012 3:10:04 AM PST by Dubh_Ghlase (Therefore, send not to know For whom the bell tolls, It tolls for thee.)
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To: Kartographer
I'm depending on FEMA to save me from any impending disaster.

As this sign on the door of FEMA headquarters in NY [yesterday] explains....**They'll be there....** Maybe.


22 posted on 11/08/2012 3:38:28 AM PST by Daffynition (Self-respect: the secure feeling that no one, as yet, is suspicious. ~ HLM)
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To: Sacajaweau

>>We’ve stored food as long as I can remember....because we canned and stocked up for winter in NYS. We all had fruit cellars and/or storage areas.
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But that’s not what we’re talking about, is it? We’re talking about the pain Obama is going to inflict on this nation for who knows how long?

Much more sinister than “storing up for the winter,” wouldn’t you say?


23 posted on 11/08/2012 3:58:02 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: greeneyes

That’s not what I’m talking about. I’m talking about America as a whole having to prepare like the disaster Obama is going to bring on this country for no good reason.

I’m well aware of the way of life some have to do as routine.

Do you see the difference?


24 posted on 11/08/2012 4:02:40 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: greeneyes

>> So get the pity party over, dust yourself off, and remember John Paul Jones - We have just begun to fight!<<

Pity party? I’m not throwing a pity party for myself.

I’m angry at what this evil man is doing to my country.

If you see that as a pity party, then FU


25 posted on 11/08/2012 4:04:45 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: greeneyes

OK, sorry for snapping at you. I was wrong.

My last nerve has been frayed raw. I need to pray and prepare for the fight a lot more these days.


26 posted on 11/08/2012 4:12:14 AM PST by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("You're doing a whale of a job there, Christie.")
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Do you see the difference?

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Yes and No. It is a matter of degree. I see it as just one more trial and tribulation that the Lord has decided we need to endure.

I prepare for it just like any other challenge. I try to focus my energy on what needs to be done to survive. Steely resolve vs Anger I guess is how I would put it.

Anyway, I didn't mean any thing personal, really just thinking out loud and trying to put things in perspective for myself as well as anyone else that may be feeling anger and/or despair.

27 posted on 11/08/2012 4:27:20 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

OK, sorry for snapping at you. I was wrong.

My last nerve has been frayed raw. I need to pray and prepare for the fight a lot more these days.

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Apology accepted. Best wishes to all of us, as we prepare for TEOTWAWKI, and hope for a lesser disaster.


28 posted on 11/08/2012 4:32:35 AM PST by greeneyes (Moderation in defense of your country is NO virtue. Let Freedom Ring.)
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears
Go back to the article. and

Be real....People do not store because Obama is President.

29 posted on 11/08/2012 5:18:57 AM PST by Sacajaweau (r)
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To: Sacajaweau

“People do not store because Obama is President.”

Well, his reelection finally got my son-in-law on board.


30 posted on 11/08/2012 12:59:42 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: Sacajaweau
When I was a kid, my family had a fruit celler in the basement, mom canned and made jam etc...I canned also when my kids were young, it took 17 batches of jelly/jam to get from the end of canning until the following canning started in the early summer with strawberrys etc but had a farm that let you pick your own so all your strawberrys were equally ready for jelly and as different fruits came in, they got made into jelly/jam....canned peachs, pears and sometimes some neighbor would bring me a 1/2 bushels of fruit that they got from some relative...tomatoes are easy, pickels etc....my one son does his own pickles, relish etc cause he loves picking it from his own little garden and canning.....I always let the kids help me when they were young and the skim off the ready to put into jars for the jams was quite a treat...but my favorite was cherry jam, had a small orchard close by that let you pick your own. The kids ate more cherrys than they picked...It was fun to do with all 5 kids helping, pitting, pealing pears etc...the males in my family all hunt and one makes venison to die for..cook great venison and they love (yuk) squirrel.I have had my daughter in laws thank me for their husbands cooking. The boys (men) say they had to learn to cook as I was not that great. :O) One of my grandsons got his first deer with bow and arrow 2 years ago at 16 If the SHTF, they won't starve...

at my age, living alone for 20 years, if you cannot microwave it, its not in my pantry...times do change except a large pot of spaghetti sauce can be put into plastic bags and frozen... I think its just the present generation that don't know how to can unless brought up on a farm...

31 posted on 11/08/2012 2:20:03 PM PST by goat granny
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