posted ago by ChicagoMAGA ago by ChicagoMAGA +9 / -0

Some of the comments here knocking silver and gold make me consider how unprepared I am for emergencies. I only have milk, protein powder, and sparkling water in my kitchen. What is worth keeping for days where I might be stuck in my residence?

My living situation is still transient, although I might have a permanent opportunity within the next few years. I have taken strides to accruing bullion and a safe to store it, and I think food should follow. I already have water stored with me. I want to focus on lightweight items like powdered milk. I'm open to other suggestions as well, including what to keep in my freezer. I also want to know about cutlery, bowls, and pans (carbon steel vs cast iron). Keep in mind that I'm out of my apartment 80 hours of week and that I don't cook much due to my work and adventures, so I'm not committing to the prepper life just yet, but I do want to continue the path I'm on by becoming "self-sufficient" at a steady pace.

Gold and silver are a great start, and I'm getting rid of junk I don't need by donating it to a local charity if it's reusable or discarding the rubbish. I do think I should now focus on having the bare minimum when it comes to food. I have stockpiled a few odd items like razor blades and lighters, so some other lightweight things seem possible as well.

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Jarilo 6 points ago +6 / -0

Rice and beans (dried).

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Auntie_Mildred 6 points ago +6 / -0

Either this or beans (dried) and rice.

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Jarilo 2 points ago +2 / -0

That's great advice, thanks!

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm hesitant about beans because I can get pretty gassy from them, but it's nice to have that option if hunger is a real problem. Is there a kind of rice that is better than the rest

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Jarilo 3 points ago +3 / -0

Beans are a good food that stores really well. Of course, you have to use them moderately. They also need to be cooked well.

To limit the gas, you should put the dried beans in water for a few hours, maybe overnight and then discard the water. That will remove some of the oligosaccharides from the beans. Then you can cook them. It's not perfect, but at least it limits the problem a bit.

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KyleIsThisTall 1 point ago +1 / -0

Lentils for beans

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anatidaephobia 1 point ago +1 / -0

Better than nothing, while conserved fruit and vegetables tends to last only for about 3 years or so it's worth having a stash of those too.

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Birmig 1 point ago +1 / -0

The issues with bean is eating too many too fast. Your body will adapt to your bean intake and flatulence will flatline after a few week of consumption.

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Mark4-40 4 points ago +4 / -0

What do you eat? Buy it freeze dried in bulk. Focus on proteins and carbs. Seasoning. Vitamins. Basic meds. Store water. Canned stuff you can eat without heating. Buy a portable butane stove.

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Mark4-40 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you've got the cash, just buy a years supply of freeze dried food on (my Patriot supply dot com). Or your favorite equivalent. They were the cheapest when I used them last year. They have a good selection of prep stuff for those who are getting into it last minute.

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Is my patriot supply a good resource? I was checking them out earlier

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Mark4-40 2 points ago +2 / -0

I've bought from them several times for me and my extended family and I'm happy with my stuff. Probably spent over 10k with them. Wish I got paid for advertising lol but you gotta get taken care of bro

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

Gotcha. The prices seemed reasonable to me. Again, it's just a place to start and then expand from.

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 2 points ago +2 / -0

I want to be careful with how much equipment I buy since I don't have a permanent living situation just yet, and I'll be moving later this year as well (just a few miles this time, but I don't want to burden myself with niche possessions just yet). I'm grateful that I do have locals I can rely on for the time being. I will keep this in mind for the future.

I eat beef everyday. I think simple stuff like powdered milk and rice are good places to start my food stash, and I can work my way from there.

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Mark4-40 1 point ago +1 / -0

For powdered milk, I buy evaporated whole milk in 3.5 gal cans. I'm in TX, so I got NIDO by Nestle. It has a baby on it, but don't let that throw you off. I use that stuff in my coffee, and it's still good well after the "expiration date" whereas the evap milk I've bought in bags are bricks after their exp dates. It tastes decent, dissolves well, and has some vitamins added. For bulk rice, find an Asian grocery. You can get a couple 25lb bags of rice and be set. Places like H Mart have some good prices on bulk dry goods.

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illuphantasm 3 points ago +3 / -0

There is a reason the poor Irish immigrants were called potato-eaters. When times are tough, they're easy to grow and store better than most vegetables in the right conditions. Look for something online like 'potato grow bin.'

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TheWestYearZero 3 points ago +3 / -0

If you are in the right climate, it is even easier to grow cassava (may be called yucca in the us) and taro.

You do have to prodess cassava by soaking it for a few days in water before you eat it but it can be eaten as a simple vegetable or turned into flour. You can also eat the leaves. It is a common dinner vegetable used in SEA.

To grow cassava you just break off a stick and put it in a small mound of earth and water it.

Taro is just as easier and is very water tolerant. Also make flour.

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americathegr888 2 points ago +2 / -0
  • Spam

  • Tuna

  • Canned beans

  • Canned soups

  • Canned vegetables

  • Dry beans

  • Dry rice

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TheWestYearZero 1 point ago +1 / -0

No one is mentioning food oils. Highest calories. Essential nutrient. Little shelf space. Will keep for a few years at least.

Get tins of ghee. Or get coconut oil or perhaps palm oil. No don't tell me about how bad it is. You are advocating eating out of cans that are lined with plastic

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do like Spam. I'll get a few cans

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anatidaephobia 2 points ago +2 / -0

Gold and silver is only useful if there's still some sort of market where you can buy things. In a SHTF situation where power, internet or banks goes out no regular store will be able to operate. I've seen outages in cashless hell, stores simply close down and unless you're among the first herd of nogs who burn loot and murder there won't be any supplies left for you.

Thing is, every time there's been an outage, so far, the power, connectivity or banks has come back online again within a few hours, before BLM is sent out to burn, loot and murder.

Your best preparation is obviously food, even better if you can produce it locally. Don't expect any luxuries tho, a good dinner in a SHTF situation could be a rabbit you shot, grilled and maybe threw some spices on like salt, pepper or whatever dry spices you have in store. And some raw eggs, or boiled if you have plenty of water and somewhere to boil them.

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monkeycat2010 1 point ago +1 / -0

Bullets. That is probably going to be the next likely currency.

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TheWestYearZero 2 points ago +2 / -0

Yout are not wrong.

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KyleIsThisTall 1 point ago +1 / -0

Egg glassing

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TheWestYearZero 1 point ago +1 / -0

Have salt. We need it and it makes food taste better.

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

I do have lots of spices. Salt is the lord of all spices

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Birmig 1 point ago +1 / -0

I'm not sure what emergency you are thinking of at the moment? Is it low stock or incredibly high cost of food because next year's crop will be abysmal?

Or are you thinking about a massive societal breakdown?

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TheWestYearZero 1 point ago +1 / -0

The suspicion is that the jews are deliberately smashing supply lines and food manufacturing.

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Mostly general preparedness. My mind was lingering on total breakdown earlier today, but I put it at a 50/50 chance that it happens in my lifetime.

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Greasyone 1 point ago +1 / -0

5.56

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ChicagoMAGA [S] 1 point ago +1 / -0

Will have to wait to settle down to have a rifle, unfortunately

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Greasyone 1 point ago +1 / -0

Then at least a 9 or 45. Better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it.

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BreadBong 1 point ago +1 / -0

The problem with gold (and to a much lesser degree) silver bullion, is that anything that doesn't involve an intricate design is probably going to be very hard to trade as the fancy chemicals or scales to test it will go sideways.

So consider that your bullion can only be traded as it comes. You got coins, your going to have to give the whole coin...