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- – - Rourke
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Hello all -
If you are reading this – “thanks” for stopping by. This website continues to be young and is growing slowly. Every so often my mind becomes packed with random thoughts and I just have to get them out. Some of these may be of interest….so may not.
Either way….here I go –
- The Economy – Listening to the mainstream media as well as government spokesman one could be convinced that the economy is improving. Is it? Maybe. Not wanting to bore you with facts, figures and graphs I will make my stand on the economy simple: Things MAY be getting slightly better for a minority of people and companies. This does not change the fact that businesses are finding it more difficult to do business in the United States. There are a growing number of rules, regulations, and policies that govern over businesses both small and large. Profit margins are down and there is tremendous initiatives going on throughout many industries to eliminate the need for “people” to get work done. People are being asked to do more for less every day. This trend will continue. Our economic collapse will be slow with many hills which may seem like improvements rising only to drop back down to mediocrity. The governmental debts will continue to increase to record breaking amounts year after year and taxes WILL be raised to cover the pathetic happenings of the government until a critical point is reached where people cannot pay it anymore. Inflation will take off – and the economy will fall in what may seem like a dark bottomless well.
- Prepping – Prepping seems to becoming almost a fad. This is dangerous. Why? More targets. What I mean is there is a growing number of people and groups out there that are prepping by stocking up on guns and ammunition with the full intention of taking supplies from others should the SHTF. There are even people on YouTube stating this with no reservations.
- Gas Prices – My wife actually said to me today – ”$3.27 a gallon for gas – that is pretty good.” I think this roller coaster ride of fuel prices going up and down is purposely meant to do just this – ween people into excepting higher and higher gas prices. It is crazy and not good for America.
- EMP – EMP is becoming more and more talked about in many media venues. I think this is a good thing. There is an upcoming TV show called REVOLUTION which tells the story of the country/world after an EMP attack. I am really looking forward to it. This is likely not a good things because most every single show on TV I really like ends up getting cancelled. Anyways – more publicity on EMP will hopefully open more peoples eyes to the possibly awaiting them. What they do from there with that information
- Organization – Big project coming up for me at home. I am working to get much more organized with my Survival System. Many of my supplies are located in my garage within individual totes. These totes are labeled. Upcoming I will be doing more of the same but also inventorying everything within each container/area. I think that this will provide me a better understanding of what I have and what I need.
- – - Rourke
This list has been around for years but it is still valid today and likely tomorrow.
- – - Rourke
100 Items That Disappear First in A Disaster
1. Generators (Good ones cost dearly) Gas storage, risky. Noisy; target of thieves; maintenance, etc.
2. Water Filters/Purifiers
3. Portable Toilets
4. Seasoned Firewood (Seasoned 6 – 12 mos. to become dried, for home uses.)
5. Lamp Oil, Wicks, Lamps (First choice: Buy CLEAR oil. If scarce, stockpile ANY!)
6. Coleman Fuel (URGENT $2.69-$3.99/gal. Impossible to stockpile too much.)
7. Guns, Ammunition, Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats and Slingshots
8. Hand-Can openers and hand egg beaters, whisks (Life savers!)
9. Honey/Syrups/white, brown sugars
10. Rice – Beans – Wheat
11. Vegetable oil (for cooking (Without it food burns/must be boiled, etc.)
12. Charcoal and Lighter fluid (Will become scarce suddenly.)
13. Water containers (Urgent Item to obtain. Any size. Small: HARD CLEAR PLASTIC ONLY)
14. Mini Heater head (Propane) (Without this item, propane won’t heat a room.)
15. Grain Grinder (Non-electric)
16. Propane Cylinders
17. Michael Hyatt’s Y2K Survival Guide (BEST single y2k handbook for sound advice/tips.)
18. Mantles: Aladdin, Coleman, etc. (Without this item, longer-term lighting is difficult.)
19. Baby Supplies: Diapers/formula/ointments/aspirin, etc
20. Washboards, Mop Bucket w/wringer (for Laundry)—See Page _ For DIY Hand Washing
21. Cook stoves (Propane, Coleman and Kerosene)
22. Vitamins (Critical, due to Y2K-forced daily canned food diets.)
23. Propane Cylinder Handle-Holder (Urgent: Small canister use is dangerous without this item.)
24. Feminine Hygiene/Hair Care/Skin products
25. Thermal Underwear (Tops and bottoms)
26. Bow saws, axes and hatchets and Wedges (also, honing oil)
27. Aluminum foil (Reg. and Heavy Duty) (Great Cooking and Barter item)
28. Gasoline containers (Plastic or Metal)
29. Garbage bags (Impossible to have too many.)
30. Toilet Paper, Kleenex, paper towels
31. Milk – Powdered and Condensed (Shake liquid every 3 to 4 months.)
32. Garden seeds (Non-hybrid) (A MUST)
33. Clothespins/line/hangers (A MUST)
34. Coleman’s Pump Repair Kit: 1(800) 835-3278
35. Tuna Fish (in oil)
36. Fire extinguishers (or.. large box of Baking soda in every room…)
37. First aid kits
38. Batteries (all sizes…buy furthest-out for Expiration Dates)
39. Garlic, spices and vinegar, baking supplies
40. Big Dogs (and plenty of dog food)
41. Flour, Yeast and Salt
42. Matches (“Strike Anywhere” preferred. Boxed, wooden matches will go first.)
43. Writing paper/pads/pencils/solar calculators
44. Insulated ice chests (good for keeping items from freezing in Wintertime)
45. Work boots, belts, Levis and durable shirts
46. Flashlights/Light Sticks and Torches, “No.76 Dietz” Lanterns
47. Journals, Diaries and Scrapbooks (Jot down ideas, feelings, experiences: Historic times!)
48. Garbage cans Plastic (great for storage, water, transporting – if with wheels)
49. Men’s Hygiene: Shampoo, Toothbrush/paste, Mouthwash/floss, nail clippers, etc
50. Cast Iron Cookware (sturdy, efficient)
51. Fishing Supplies/Tools
52. Mosquito Coils/Repellent Sprays/Creams
53. Duct tape
56. Laundry Detergent (Liquid)
57. Backpacks and Duffle Bags
58. Garden Tools and Supplies
59. Scissors, Fabrics and Sewing Supplies
60. Canned Fruits, Veggies, Soups, Stews, etc.
61. Bleach (plain, NOT scented: 4 to 6% sodium hypochlorite)
62. Canning supplies (Jars/lids/wax)
63. Knives and Sharpening Tools: Files, Stones, Steel
64. Bicycles…Tires/Tubes/Pumps/Chains, etc.
65. Sleeping bags and blankets/pillows/mats
66. Carbon Monoxide Alarm (battery powered)
67. Board Games Cards, Dice
68. D-Con Rat poison, MOUSE PRUFE II, Roach Killer
69. Mousetraps, Ant Traps and Cockroach Magnets
70. Paper Plates/Cups/Utensils (stock up, folks…)
71. Baby Wipes, Oils, Waterless and Anti-Bacterial Soap (saves a lot of water)
72. Rain Gear, Rubberized Boots, etc.
73. Shaving Supplies (razors and creams, talc, after shave)
74. Hand Pumps and Siphons (for water and for fuels)
75. Soy Sauce, Vinegar, Bouillons/Gravy/Soup Base
76. Reading Glasses
77. Chocolate/Cocoa/Tang/Punch (water enhancers)
78. “Survival-in-a-Can”—an emergency Kit Supply
79. Woolen Clothing, Scarves/Ear-Muffs/Mittens
80. Boy Scout Handbook – 12th Edition (also, Leader’s Catalog)
81. Roll-On Window Insulation Kit (MANCO)
82. Graham Crackers, Saltines, Pretzels, Trail Mix/Jerky
83. Popcorn, Peanut Butter, Nuts
84. Socks, Underwear, T-Shirts, etc. (extras)
85. Lumber (all types)
86. Wagons and Carts (for transport to and from open Flea markets)
87. Cots and Inflatable Mattresses (for extra guests)
88. Gloves: Work/Warming/Gardening, etc.
89. Lantern Hangers
90. Screen Patches, Glue, Nails, Screws, Nuts and Bolts
94. Wine/Liquors (for bribes, medicinal, etc.)
95. Paraffin Wax
96. Glue, Nails, Nuts, Bolts, Screws, etc.
97. Chewing Gum/Candies
98. Atomizers (for cooling/bathing)
99. Hats and Cotton Neckerchiefs
I enjoy apocalyptic movies.
This does not mean that I hope for the world to end or I am overly obsesses with preparedness. Some people like comedies. Some like horror flicks. I like disaster movies.
Here are a few of my favorites:
One of the reason I like watching some of these movies is motivation. Yes – I know they are movies and not realistic. However when I watch these shows like Jericho I think about what preps would be needed to survive the situations presented in the movie.
Take one of my favorites – Signs. This is certainly a creepy movie. It is about an alien invasion. A father, son, and fathers brother end up getting stuck in a house while the aliens arrive. The movie is quite unlike any alien invasion movie I have every seen. Anyways, while watching the movie I consider how I would react should little green men surround my house.
Hopefully they wouldn’t have ray guns.
Any favorite disaster type movies you like to watch?
Too many people fail to move forward on something they want to do because they cannot do it all at once. Preppers are not immune to this phenomenon.
I have talked to people that fail to move forward on getting out of debt because the debt reduction that they can afford is very small each month. It appears meaningless to them. I have a friend that continues to do ridiculous things financially because he does not see that as he adds small amounts of debt month after month the overall debt is becoming overwhelming. I see bankruptcy in his future.
There are those out there that wish to increase their food storage and other preps but do not even begin to start because they cannot afford to go buy a years worth of food all at once. They cannot afford to purchase a decked-out AR with a dozen magazines and 5,000 rounds – so they do nothing.
Here’s my point: Many little pieces of the puzzle do eventually create a large complete puzzle. In preparedness a few extra cans of soup and a couple extra bags of rice purchased each week will add up over time. Can’t afford an AR-15? Then start off with an inexpensive Maverick pump action shotgun or even a Ruger 10/22. Each week or two purchase a few shotgun shells or a box of .22 ammo.
The point here is a little bit can go along way over time. The sooner you start the sooner you will get where you are wanting to be.