Surviving Civil Conflict and Famine

Ok, all over the news and even from the governments…
:warning::warning:FAMINE!!!:warning::warning:
OK, FINE…
So for most of us this seems like a reality-based notion that we have been thinking is going to take place for a while.
Anyone walking into most stores see empty shelves.
So what you going to do about it?

Me? LOTS! :bulb::bulb::bulb::bulb:

My most recent investment is chickens and turkeys.
With more on the way.
I live in the most perfect environment for them. Dry and plenty of natural food if need be.
I also have fruit trees and will be planting more soon. Have starts to berries and other foods.
Luckily where I live I can hunt and fish… forage. Granted others will do the same but hey… not like I am dealing with 300,000 people.
30,000 people live in my area and that is spread out.
(Thought about this before I moved back here)

So!
What actions are you all taking?
We all know the overlords are as corrupted as the devil himself so… I do not trust that BS at all…
Leave me alone with that BS… LOL

Share useful survival and outdoors know-how, tools, tips, and ideas!
What are you doing?!

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3 different types of chickens and turkeys. Already settling down. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye::purple_heart:

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We are well stock with dry and canned foods and live in an area that has more cattle than people. Also we have a large Amish community in the area that we can barter with for produce . Also I have stocked up on ammo and weaponry.

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I’m still behind the

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But appreciate the motivation post :+1:

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Also in our area we have several lakes and rivers close by that we can fish and most farm ponds in this area are stocked as are most of the ponds on consrvation land.

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Seeds that can reproduce.

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We also live with in 10 miles of Bakers creek seed company.

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Just ordered 9000 heritage seeds Sealed for 10 years.

I am in weird situation, having to prep several locations. More on it later. No time now still at work.

Good thread :yep:

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I’ve been a prepper for decades. My body is no longer able but I’m trying to do what I can to produce but we have a fairly large larder that we keep rotated. Plenty of ammo for the firearms to keep what we have for as long as I live. Keeping in practice with competition.

If one doesn’t compete or train with a pro then you’re behind the 8 ball. Seriously. Shooting is a perishable skill and most folks BS themselves regarding their abilities.

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We are still eating taters and corn and green beans put up from last year’s garden. Cows n goats n chickens. Deer,turkeys,and rabbits abound. 4 ponds w/frogs, fish and turtles.
Might get a couple of pigs.

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In 1966 my Father told me that an event will happen that will spiral the world downward.
When that happens, prepare for the worse. On 9/11 We had nothing.

We can with stand a year of not being able to get anything.

Dont forget the music rolls, they will be big money. My attic had a years worth in it.

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Get the popcorn out

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About lose our Sovereignty? WTF!

They better think again!

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We’ve been raising chickens long-term. Current flock of 24.

Have raised goats, sheep, turkeys (will be doing turkeys again - taking a year off). We have a neighbor that raises beef and in a month we’re getting a half for the freezer.

But that brings up freezers(2). We have a 7000W generator that can power most of the house via an interlock on the breaker-box and outside connector. . . but that’s gasoline. I can’t make gasoline so it’s not a long-term solution. Plan is that if SHTF we thaw and pressure can the meat in the freezers as the gas holds out running hours/day to keep things topped off.

Lost power for four days earlier in the month and briefly twice since. We are so far out that we are almost “off grid” by default. We lose power often enough that we have three oil lantern sconces and a hanging lantern in the kitchen. Price you pay for living in East Bug Nut, NY (its not all NYC and crowded).

Lots of gardens, idle pasture (can always find sheep, goats, hogs, etc locally), acres of wood and a wood-burning boiler for domestic heat and hot water. Two creeks on the property and an artesian well below the pasture. Also 110 gallons rain catchment beside the gardens and chicken coop.

And, best of all, a frugal spouse that enjoys defying commercialism and seeks to save or make do rather than being needy and greedy. My Dad (b.1912 - a Great Depression endurer) was tight with a buck . . . she’s next level parsimonius. As Proverbs 19:14 says: “a gift from God.”

BUT . . . I have no illusions we can go status quo in the event of a famine. I do have a good network of neighbors and that is as important as anything else. We have complimentary skills and can form a fairly robust group. We’ve even discussed SHTF scenarios. I figure we can hold out for two years unless constant outside attacks/pressure wears us down. We just have to be aware enough to cause interlopers to move on to easier targets.

Picked where we live because it had all of these features (as well as wild deer, turkeys, squirrel, rabbits, grouse, etc.) I haven’t trusted society since the 1970’s.

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I have a good supply of candles, oil lamps (hurricane type) working on year round fresh water supply…
We catch rain runoff and have room for more than one garden… need to work on deer proofing it. (Besides for harvesting them) have creek within walkng distance, rivers very close by and salt water within walking distance. Forget the mountains… nothing up there… I know that for a fact. Ok, there are mushrooms… but…
Have generators, deep freezers. Pressure cooker. Need more canning jars.
My chickes are 25 right now. Getting more. I figure with the acre of land I have… I can feed them and they can feed me.
Obviously i have a hunting tools… :wink:
But I am also good with a fishing pole and with a bow.
I have traps…
Neighbors are fat… so they can cime over for a BBQ when things get really bad…
LOL

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Stocking up on things I cannot hunt or grow. I buy krusteze Pancake mix in the 10 pound bags.
It will last years.
I rotate my food supplies.
I drive junk cars… no one wants them. The yard is fenced. Picked up 100 feet of chicken wire to make long runs and chicken tillers to move around.

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Yes.

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Doing a lot of caching?

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Some. Kind of forced to.

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I have not done any chashing myself. I have no need to LOL
Not yet anyway…

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