How long are you prepared to survive?

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How long would your supplies last in a disaster?

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Wed Sep 12, 2018 6:41 pm

In the event of a disaster, how long could you survive on your supplies?

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Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm

When everyone is thinking about supplies, are you thinking about drinkable water as well?

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Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 am

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm
When everyone is thinking about supplies, are you thinking about drinkable water as well?
My bol has a natural all year spring water supply feeding into river with fish ,crustaceans, birds ,bugs,local wild life visiting for a drink . With fresh water ,animals ,seafood and fresh water aquatic life sustainabilty should be adequate aswell as natural plant edibles and a few seeds for a veg garden shelter will be the priority upon arrival.

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Fri Sep 14, 2018 9:26 pm

Yingyang wrote:
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:36 am
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 7:58 pm
When everyone is thinking about supplies, are you thinking about drinkable water as well?
My bol has a natural all year spring water supply feeding into river with fish ,crustaceans, birds ,bugs,local wild life visiting for a drink . With fresh water ,animals ,seafood and fresh water aquatic life sustainabilty should be adequate aswell as natural plant edibles and a few seeds for a veg garden shelter will be the priority upon arrival.
I can't describe my property in too much detail without people figuring out where I am. But I have access to plenty of water and game.

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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:02 pm

We can remain secluded in our shelter without ever having to leave for up to three months. We don't have as much toilet paper stocked up as I would like yet, but as far as water and food, we're good for 90 days.

What I'm gambling on is that whatever situation arises that causes us to hunker down resolves itself within a month or two, giving me time to establish a new source of food.
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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:34 pm

Yeah, I need way more bathroom tissue. And water. I've got a jacuzzi that I can use for non-potable water.

I've been slowly building up, but when Yellow hits, I'm going to start getting stuff in bulk. Orange is a final stock run. Put it all on credit cards. Let them try to collect after nuclear war. hahahaha

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Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 pm

Who has ten years of supplies prepped?!

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Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Who has ten years of supplies prepped?!
As big as our shelter is, I can't imagine stockpiling it with a decade's worth of supplies. The water alone would fill up the entire shelter just by itself.
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Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm

RiffRaff wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Who has ten years of supplies prepped?!
As big as our shelter is, I can't imagine stockpiling it with a decade's worth of supplies. The water alone would fill up the entire shelter just by itself.
I don't think anyone can store 10 years of water. I think you need a source of water that you can filter. You store water for a few months.

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Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:07 pm

DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:51 pm
RiffRaff wrote:
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:07 pm
DEFCONWarningSystem wrote:
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:35 pm
Who has ten years of supplies prepped?!
As big as our shelter is, I can't imagine stockpiling it with a decade's worth of supplies. The water alone would fill up the entire shelter just by itself.
I don't think anyone can store 10 years of water. I think you need a source of water that you can filter. You store water for a few months.
Ya, we have a well. I was being pseudo-snarky. Sorry. Been in a weird mood lately.
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