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post #221 of 259
Does anyone use food-grade diatomaceous earth on their grains/rice/beans to keep them bug-free? If so, do you have to rinse/dry your grains/beans/etc before use?
post #222 of 259
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That's awesome that they interviewed Jim Rawles for the article:

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“There are a lot more people — a lot more eager people — who are trying to get themselves squared away logistically,” said Rawles, who lectures and writes books on preparing for and surviving “TEOTWAWKI” — The End Of The World As We Know It.
That's me exactly - trying to get squared away logistically.
post #223 of 259
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Good article (and links inside), thanks!
post #224 of 259
x posting this in Current Events. Thought ya'll would appreciate this mathmetician perspective on our current econmic crisis:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/video/mo...21102008&seg=1
post #225 of 259
Just wanted to say it's the mathematicians that got us into this derivatives mess.
post #226 of 259
Oh, crap.

Maybe there is something to that flu pandemic/500,000 coffins thing after all...


So What Were Top Military Commanders From The US and Europe Doing at the Trudeau Institute?

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'Well, on the 1st October 2008 Bush signed into being the Consolidated Security, Disaster Assistance, and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2009 (H.R. 2638), which includes $1.6 million in additional research funding to support a joint program between scientists at the Trudeau Institute and the U.S. Navy to develop a pandemic influenza vaccine.'
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On October 1st, the same day that Bush activated the [Army] 1st Brigade domestically, the Office of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services released a disturbing "Declaration Under the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act":
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So began Dark Winter, a bioterrorist exercise that played out over two days this summer at Andrews Air Force Base in Washington, DC.

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So why are all these key players in the NWO and neoconservative movement sponsoring exercises in Biological terrorism?
So here we are just before the elections in the US, The bottom dropping out of the economies in both Europe and the US, McCain floundering in Obamas wake, and the government in need of another terrorist attack to postpone the elections and declare martial law and give the green light to an attack on Iran by the joint forces of Israel and the US

And there are the joint chiefs of staff from Europe and the US at a secret meeting at a biological research facility run by a Rockerfeller associate which produces vaccines for Asian flu amongst other things.

World depopulation is also on the global elites mind and has been for years

Would they pull another 9/11?

They wouldnt dare do that , would they?
This is another 'must-read.'
post #227 of 259
I just found these emergency survival tablets that are supposedly good for 10 years in an advertisement on one of those survival blogs.. Might be worthwhile to have in storage..

http://www.survivaltabs.com/index.html

Might be useful for BOB.. lightweight and calorie dense.
post #228 of 259
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Does anyone use food-grade diatomaceous earth on their grains/rice/beans to keep them bug-free? If so, do you have to rinse/dry your grains/beans/etc before use?
Interesting. Never heard of it, but I'm reposting this so someone might answer it.

Also, what do you guys think of joining a gym? I really need to work out and the whole using my neighborhood is not working out. It's too congested and way too many stoplights impeding everything. I'm a lot more likely to go somewhere to run on a treadmill. The thing is, we're having really good deals on memberships. Gold's is running a $69 processing fee, $9 a month plan, another small gym is running a $29 a month family plan with a small sign up fee. Dh & I could pay the whole year membership right now, no prob. And it would make us healthier. The thing is, if the economy is really going to tank (and everywhere I've read tells me it will really start to go by end of November) then it's stupid to do this. Gyms are going to be the first to be cut from people's spending. I'm afraid of sinking money into a gym just to have it fold within half a year. I'm just so confused. I want to work out but I don't want to lose $200 either, kwim?
What would you guys do?

Ami
Ami
post #229 of 259
I want to join a gym really bad, but it's just not something I can justify the cost on. I'd rather spend $200 on a treadmill or something. But that is for me, and keep in mind I live in an area with hundreds of walking trails, plus my apartment has its own workout room thingy

We're kind of nibbling on our stockpile over here because I didn't want to go grocery shopping this week. It's been nice to not have to worry about going out, though I will start stocking things again next week. We got 72 rolls of TP, 4 deodorants for DH and 2 shampoos from Sam's the other day, and I also now have a year supply of contacts, yay!!
post #230 of 259
I got back on WIC, and even though I generally don't really eat cereal like cheerios and kix, and none-natural peanut butter, It wouldn't be bad to get those things for my stockpile.. well, I actually do eat the cereal, but when I buy cereal, I get better kinds They also give one whole pound of beans a month! And since lentils are the most expensive, usually, that is what I'll use it for!

Speaking of lentils.. how much are they were you live? They seam to be sooo much more expensive here lately.
post #231 of 259
Thanks for this thread. I really need to learn t stock up for a rainy day
post #232 of 259
I get lentils at the Indian grocery. I think I just paid around 4-5 bucks for a 2 pound bag of yellow lentils (for dal).
post #233 of 259
I've been buying lentils from my health food store out of the bulk bins, but I just orded 25# of red lentils & brown lentils from my co-op. They were $2.45 & $1.72 per pound respectively. I do need to find some moong dal again. I think I bought that at giant eagle, though I don't know what I paid for it.

ETA: BTW those are all organic lentils.
post #234 of 259
I think lentils are .98/lb at the cheap grocery store. If I go to the health food store they are about 1,50-2/lb.
post #235 of 259
I did my dry pack canning last night! Now that my bulk goods are stocked back up I can concentrate on all the canning I need to do.
post #236 of 259
Whoo! It has taken me several days, but I've gotten through the whole thread!

Like a PP mentioned, I don't really keep up with the news, or the horror stories that are our world keep me up at night. I first started feeling compelled to be more prepared for whatever after reading a post-apocalyptical (sp?) novel Dies the Fire which takes place in the area I live. I do listen to NPR occasionally and all they have been talking about is financial stuff, so I realized it might not be so crazy to get organized.

I have a ton to do, so am starting small. I got 10 gallons of water at the store and almost have the car-kit completed. Next I will work on the go bags.

But why is 72 hours the magic number? Or some sites that were linked are stocking for 2 months or a year, how did they come up with that conclusion?
post #237 of 259
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But why is 72 hours the magic number? Or some sites that were linked are stocking for 2 months or a year, how did they come up with that conclusion?
I wonder about this too. Maybe Jim Rawles has someting about this on his website. Maybe it has to do with having enough to get you to safety, and that's the average time/distance?
post #238 of 259
From what I have heard, 72 hours is enough time for the government to establish relief centers and start with rescue efforts.
post #239 of 259
where Kunstler thinks we're headed, economically: (it's relevant to this discussion, I think)

http://www.alternet.org/workplace/10..._has_to_offer/
post #240 of 259
I am joining in ..
dh has been buying extra 'cheap' foods and stocking it away along with gallons of water..
he has
peanut butter
beans
rice
just add water meals
cans of fruit and veggies
probably about 2 weeks worth of stuff for a fam of 5
we can cook and heat on our woodstove or on the propane grill- he has 4 tanks full of propane- along with battery powered lights, loads of candles, and plenty of wood..
we also have friends in the country with loads of food growing and an area we could set up our 24ft dome for longer term living- like if the sh$# really hits the fan....
it is good to feel a bit prepared
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