Part 4 of a continuing series on prepping for a disaster, with an emphasis on how and where to start while on a Blue Collar budget.
Recap and RefreshThis is the first list of what I have done in building a 72 hour emergency supply cache. The goal is to get to 72 hours, from there to 2 weeks, and then followed by 2 week additions as far out as I can go. These lists will be posted (hopefully) every 4 weeks, broken into the primary topics previously covered:
- 5 cans of Chicken
- 6 cans of Tuna
- 5lbs of white rice in a zip lock bag
- 2 1lb pkg. pasta
- 4 cans pasta sauce
- 6 cans of Spam
- 4 cans green beans
- 4 cans of peaches
- 1 lb. sugar
- Self-contained pepper grinder
- Self-contained sea salt grinder
Total Cost- approx. $70
- 1 Case (35 bottles of 0.5 liter each) spring water
- 1 6 gal. water storage jug
Safety, Shelter and HygieneNone. Sleeping bags and rain gear previously purchased.
Cooking/HeatingNone. Cooking supplies previously purchased.
First AidNone. Previously purchased, specific supplies coming soon.
So to recap: from January to today, the first week of March 2014, I have spent an extra $100 dollars towards my goal of being self-sufficient in the event of a disaster.
Useful ThingsEvelyn Hively concluded her great Security series with a list of extremely informative sites.
As promised here is a (partial) list of the books I have read, with more being added as I uncover them in my Great Big Stack-o-Books™:
- SURVIVE!, 1st Ed. Les Stroud, Wm. Morrow 2008
- How To Survive The End Of The World As We Know It, James Wesley, Rawles. Plume, 2009
- The Disaster Preparedness Handbook, 2nd Edition, Dr. Arthur T. Bradley Skyhorse Publishing, 2010
- PreparednessNow!, Revised Ed., Aton Edwards. Process Self-Reliance Series, 2009
Some Is Always Better Than None!