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Any off grid enthusiasts on here? Or anyone who's living off the grid?

  1. #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by squatting dog View Post
    RR, gas does have a shorter shelf life than it used to. Even when using stabil in the gas, one has to keep an eye on it. My solution was simple. I have a 12v pump I attach to the motor home generator fuel line and pull gas out to use in our cars. Than, I replace that fuel with fresh gas.
    Yup, gotta keep it rotated



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    We were very prepared for y2K ..solar, 1,000 gal gas tank, smoke house...the works...We were a little disappointed, I think.
    It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. e. e. cummings

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatting dog View Post
    Invictus, this thread got me to kind of roam around and make a more complete list of supplies on hand and I've got to say that it even surprised me the amount of stuff on hand.
    Now I'm starting to think others around me might think I'm paranoid or something.

    16 case, 12 cans per case. Dehydrated food, assorted
    3 water purification kits
    17 cans butter
    8 cans cheese
    9 bags dehydrated veggies
    50lb salt peter
    10lb bag pinto beans
    4 ea. 20lb LP cylinders
    2 ea . 40 lb LP cylinder
    15 piece metal cook set
    8 piece plastic plate set
    1 ea. 20 gal square fresh water tank
    1 ea. 20 gal round fresh water tank
    2 ea. 55 gal round fresh water tank
    1 ea. 10 gal kool can fresh water
    3 military Kevlar vests with extra plates
    3 kevlar helmets
    2 military flashlights
    2 L.E.D maglite flashlights
    6 triple-A small l.e.d flashlights
    30 candles assorted sizes
    1 police Kevlar vest
    1 military first aid pouch
    3 full size first aid kits
    2 bottles cipro antibiotic
    1 canteen with metal cup
    2 pouches with survival items (flint, small knife, etc)
    Assorted knives and axe
    Multiple rifles and pistols
    1000’s of rounds ammo. Both for my guns, and barter
    530 watts of solar panels
    4 six volt golf cart batteries
    2 Marine 12 volt Batteries
    1 AGM 12 volt battery
    1 2000 watt inverter
    1 3000 watt inverter
    1 400 watt inverter
    1 wool blanket
    Portable radio weather-am-fm- thermometer-solar and crank charger
    2 large box strike anywhere matches
    6 small box strike anywhere matches
    20 gal diesel
    15 gal gas
    4400 watt portable generator
    5500 Onan generator in motor home


    Plus spring fed house on top of hill end of private road surrounded by woods and wildlife ,and, this does not include the usual canned and dry goods already in the house.
    Great to see other people who are well prepared.
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    I was just at this event in Tulsa Oklahoma this weekend and scored some great gear and supplies. https://rkshows.com/event/tulsa-ok-s...living-expo-2/
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    Not as much an off the grid thing..or maybe it is. But a preparing for natural disaster aftermath. Think Puerto Rico. You Tube has many videos about long tern food storage, and what should ALWAYS be on hand in your pantry for times there may be no food or limited utilities available. One came up as a suggestion once, and you can find more similar ones by typing in preppers. Or disaster food storage. It is amazing how long you can keep stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RadishRose View Post
    Holy cow SD, what a huge cache.

    I thought gas had a short shelf life. I don't know why I thought that.

    I think you need 2 more metal canteens and more blankets and especially pain killers.

    Maybe a few coloring books for those long evenings.
    You can add fuel stabilizers to make it last longer

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    I guess my question is how prepared is too prepared.

    In my area, an imaginable natural disaster might be a week and only impact my immediate area so I keep a few canned goods on the shelf and a little cash in the cookie jar.

    If we have an all-out zombie apocalypse I'm not so sure that I want to deal with it at my age, just give me my pill and I'll be on my way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Bea View Post
    I guess my question is how prepared is too prepared.

    In my area, an imaginable natural disaster might be a week and only impact my immediate area so I keep a few canned goods on the shelf and a little cash in the cookie jar.

    If we have an all-out zombie apocalypse I'm not so sure that I want to deal with it at my age, just give me my pill and I'll be on my way.
    I feel the same way.

    Plus Ive been thinking of the apocalypse scenario...all of you preppers, even if you have lots of guns...I still can imagine large groups or gangs with more guns and people coming to take what you have.

    How will a couple stop that?

    Does anybody even think of that or have an answer? This has always been on my mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee View Post
    I feel the same way.

    Plus Ive been thinking of the apocalypse scenario...all of you preppers, even if you have lots of guns...I still can imagine large groups or gangs with more guns and people coming to take what you have.

    How will a couple stop that?

    Does anybody even think of that or have an answer? This has always been on my mind.
    Don't know about others, but around here, our nearest neighbors all think alike. The only way to protect is to compound up with enough like minded and diverse skilled folk. In our case there are 5 other family's that all prep and live close by and we've all discussed a scenario like you describe and have decided that my house on top of the hill (think clear field of fire) with a deep water spring would be the best place to fortify and stay.
    One would hope it never comes to that.... but....back to the original boy scout motto. "be prepared".

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    Quote Originally Posted by squatting dog View Post
    Don't know about others, but around here, our nearest neighbors all think alike. The only way to protect is to compound up with enough like minded and diverse skilled folk. In our case there are 5 other family's that all prep and live close by and we've all discussed a scenario like you describe and have decided that my house on top of the hill (think clear field of fire) with a deep water spring would be the best place to fortify and stay.
    One would hope it never comes to that.... but....back to the original boy scout motto. "be prepared".

    Yes, I suppose that’s the best way to do it...there is strength in numbers.

    what made me think of it was seeing all the guns that are pictured in every day drug busts....the bad guys have all types and lots of guns and ammo and I’m sure they would use them without hesitation in an apocalypse scenario.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CeeCee View Post
    I feel the same way.

    Plus Ive been thinking of the apocalypse scenario...all of you preppers, even if you have lots of guns...I still can imagine large groups or gangs with more guns and people coming to take what you have.

    How will a couple stop that?

    Does anybody even think of that or have an answer? This has always been on my mind.
    There’s at least a couple schools of thought on when and if TSHTF

    1) Prep, store, hoard…be militant ready (I can’t argue with that)
    At least one would last a bit longer

    2) Rely on the government (I don’t waste my time arguing with that one)

    3) Gardening, raising livestock in a hobby farm scenario (can’t hurt)

    4) Take a pill (well, OK)

    My thought is not so much on S Hitting TF, but to have some stores when and if a bit of a natural disaster occurs that’d take weeks to resolve

    As far as ‘gangs with guns’ raiding MY place?

    Other than the peace and solitude I enjoy, living in the woods thins out the hordes of desperados a bit

    I imagine the targets w/be a bit closer to town, as opposed to the 50 miles it takes to get here, let alone needing 4wd to get to my place a good part of the year

    Most folks within a two, maybe three mile radius of my place know me, or know of me, and what I’m capable of.
    Some even know what I’ve done in the past. Heh, rumors and gossip can be favorable in that regard.

    And those that do come, since authorities never come this way?

    Some of ‘em is goin’ down

    I hate digging holes

    But I will

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    You can never be too prepared.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary O' View Post

    Most folks within a two, maybe three mile radius of my place know me, or know of me, and what I’m capable of.
    Some even know what I’ve done in the past. Heh, rumors and gossip can be favorable in that regard
    I know I shouldn’t laugh but I CAN relate.

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    top of the hill. no chance of flooding.
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    My cabin property is 100 miles from my home in the city, and my nearest neighbor to my cabin is a few miles down the road...Nice people, and we’ve talked a few times, so they know a little bit about me...The nearest town is 5 miles down the road and only has a population of 200 people...I’ve met a few people there, and been to the little convenience store in town, but no one knows me or anything about me...My neighbor says the locals ask him about me all the time...He says they always ask him “who is that big Italian guy that bought that property near you, he looks like a bad mofo?” LOL.
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