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October Extra


To Also Do Today:

  • Get ready for unknown unknowns.


With all the talk of economic and social breakdown due to the various diseases running around the US right now, several have asked “what should I do today.”

The following is in quantities PER PERSON and can be utilized over the next few months if the shit does not, actually, hit the fan:

  • Head to the nearest Sams, Wal-Mart, Kmart, Costco or whatever and pick-up 20 lbs. of white or brown rice and 20 lbs. of pinto beans. White rice has a better storage life while brown rice has more nutritional benefits – your choice.
  • While you’re there grab an additional 5 lbs. mixed beans (lentils are best), 5 lbs. of white sugar, 5 lbs. of iodized salt, one gallon of olive oil (can be frozen to extend shelf-life), 10 lbs. oatmeal, 10 lbs. each of white or wheat flour and cornmeal.
  • Now head over to the canned foods and pick-up 20 cans of canned fruits and 20 cans of canned vegetables. Be sure to buy only those brands and contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.
  • Now over to the canned meats. Pick-up 20 cans of various meats, salmon, stews, spam and tuna. Buy only those brands with contents you normally eat and nothing exotic.
  • Now to the to the peanut butter shelf and toss two 40-ounce jars in the cart. The listed shelf life is just over two years and each jar has over 6,000 calories. Peanut butter is an excellent instant food.
  • Honey. 10 lbs, can be used for food and medical (wound care). Long shelf life.
  • Over to the powdered drink mix, pick up two 72 Ounce Tang Orange drink canisters (provides 100% of the US RDA vitamin C requirement per 8 oz. glass). Also grab six 19-Ounce Containers of Kool-Aid Drink Mix.
  • Off to the vitamin and supplement aisle, pick up 400 tablets “one a day” multivitamin and mineral supplements.
  • Sporting goods. Go to the camping aisle and pick up 4 five gallon water containers. Fill with tap water as soon as you get back home. Water lasts 10 months, then rotate.
  • Find and buy either a Berkey or Kataden group water filter.
  • Buy 500 rounds of ammunition for your primary defensive weapon(s) (you should have several by now). More if you can, but this will be a good start. Also a good universal cleaning kit. You have been practicing, right?
  • Pick up the best LED flashlight you can afford, extra batteries and bulb. Also grab two boxes of wooden matches and several multipurpose lighters. Don’t forget to date, use and rotate. First in first out.
  • Also: feminine products, heavyweight trash bags, toilet paper, paper towels, tissues, disposable cups, plates and utensils. Liqueur/shine for trade.

This should be viewed as a routine care package that can be actually used in your daily diet regardless of the circumstances for the next three months. Good luck!

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