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Preppers what are the best....

 
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11/09/2012 02:39 AM
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Preppers what are the best....
Basic need products on the market today for effectiveness, cost and reliability for a minimum three week use period?

Water filters, cooking products, power sources that sort of thing.
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11/09/2012 03:06 AM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
Berkey water filter. BUT, we've had problems with the black filters, apparently a batch were faulty and the taps.. just bought two new ones as our water is very hard and they clog up. The threaded end of both taps broke off straight from the pack. I suspect since the company was bought by our American cousin, the manufacturing quality has tanked.

So, my suggestion would be, forget buying the s/s body. Just buy the black filters and use some other containers, eg food grade buckets, and make your own body. Source a tap that you can replace easily and locally. (Forgot to mention, I tried to get a tap to fit the bottom tank locally but couldn't match the size).

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11/09/2012 03:10 AM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
Buy AquaRain filters. Made in the USA. As good as Berkey....
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11/09/2012 09:30 AM
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Buy AquaRain filters. Made in the USA. As good as Berkey....
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Hopefully better than the recent crop of berkey kit. Looks to me like they were outsourced to somewhere where they eat a lot of rice.


Bump the thread, btw. Lots of newbies out there..
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11/09/2012 09:52 AM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
For water I use a Katadyn Hiker water filter.

I have 2 or 3 liter water bladder that in in my backpack.

I also have a collapsible 1 liter canteen.

And a drinking bottle.


For cooking you need an alcohol stove. A small bottle with some alcohol for fuel.

I use a Trangia Stove. Time tested and it has the ability to simmer.


I also use a Vargo Titanium Hexagon Woodstove as my backup stove. If I ran out of Alcohol I could use wood till I could distill more.


The hexagon woodstove folds up small and it also acts as a potstand and windscreen for the trangia.


My stove's fit in my titanium cookset that comes with 2 pots and a small frypan / lid.


I keep a lightweight plastic insulated mug for coffee, tea or coco.


For Electricity I keep a small solar panel called the Nomad 7.


Its by a company called Goal Zero.

I also have a Guide 10 charger.


Basically what all that means is that I can charge AA/AAA and USB devices with Solar.

It also gives me 12v cigarette adapter. With a few extra cables I can link into any battery to take a charge or charge up any battery I find.
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11/09/2012 09:59 AM
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Costco.com
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Its important to keep everything lightweight so you can carry extra capabilities like the Solar Recharger.

Without the Solar my bag is only 15 pounds - Food and Water weight which are considered Consumables.


You need to start with a good pack.

I have a Circuit from Ultralight Adventure Equipment.

My entire Cookset and stoves fit in one of the outside pockets. The other pocket has my water and filters.

So all day I have easy access to water and food.

In the hip pocket I have room for snacks and a latrine kit.

When you open up the top of the pack you find all the goodies. Like my Hammock and my Down quilts and my Down Jackets and my Wool backup Socks and Gloves and hats.

The outside pouch on the back of the pack has raingear mostly. And it can fit my Tarp so I always stay dry.

Everything is kept in a dry sack because the down cant get wet.

But when you do it right its like you have a Mobile Bed strung between two tree's haha !
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11/09/2012 10:01 AM
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Basic need products on the market today for effectiveness, cost and reliability for a minimum three week use period?

Water filters, cooking products, power sources that sort of thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27327651


Sawyer 3 way water filter from REI. One million gallons.

Also LifeStraw up to 264 gallons.

Both will fit nicely in a small belt pouch or tac vest pouch.

- Ck
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11/09/2012 10:04 AM
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The best hammock I have found is called the Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock.


It has an Integrated Bug net.




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Re: Preppers what are the best....
Please learn to make a solar cooker and realise that while they may not always be effective, they are a great alternative.

Unless we don't have sun of course.

Look into thermoelectric generators and order some of those too, if you can find an application and fit them into your budget.

Youre greatest preperation is going to be learning to love yourself and your neighbors. Learning to reach out to your community.

The greatest weapon and tool for survival we all have is our knowledge

proven over and over again, that when someone else is doing badly

so are we.

Take care of each other my friends.

When it is time for us to rebuild, Those who seek to Rape and disenfranchise the human beings and Planet Earth will remain.

And they will have a very irresistible package for us.

We must refuse it and be willing to take hardships and carry our own.

If that means no more computers or State Sponsored electricity...

Loving integration with our community will yield someone who we can work with to rebuild our technologies

Do not yield to the scraps TPTB plan to throw you

Stay safe, God Bless, whether you are into that or not.

hfhf
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
Basic need products on the market today for effectiveness, cost and reliability for a minimum three week use period?

Water filters, cooking products, power sources that sort of thing.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27327651


Sawyer 3 way water filter from REI. One million gallons.

Also LifeStraw up to 264 gallons.

Both will fit nicely in a small belt pouch or tac vest pouch.

- Ck
 Quoting: CobraKhan 1569528


Sorry, forgot also:

Portable folding stove using only wod or other consumables for fire. Also a Nesbit pocket stove and fuel tabs.

1 QT canteen w/ stainless steel GI cup for boiling.

Field First Aid kit

Small hunting and fishing kit

Para cord

Good knife

Fire making kit (have and know at least 5 ways to make a fire)

And a very good backpack with 1 set of good clothes/tarp or tent/sleeping bag and you be set for a good week or longer.

-Ck
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11/09/2012 10:07 AM
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Coco Mojo, yoder's chicken chucks, and buffalo chili.
WAR INSIDE MY HEAD.
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11/09/2012 10:08 AM

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Berkey water filter. BUT, we've had problems with the black filters, apparently a batch were faulty and the taps.. just bought two new ones as our water is very hard and they clog up. The threaded end of both taps broke off straight from the pack. I suspect since the company was bought by our American cousin, the manufacturing quality has tanked.

So, my suggestion would be, forget buying the s/s body. Just buy the black filters and use some other containers, eg food grade buckets, and make your own body. Source a tap that you can replace easily and locally. (Forgot to mention, I tried to get a tap to fit the bottom tank locally but couldn't match the size).

EG>> [link to www.youtube.com]
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27369302


Forget water filters. They are a waste of money. Best choice is to be near a clean water source. If that's not possible, distill your own water. It's easy, inexpensive, never wears out.

A real prepper does not need tons of equipment and food supplies, just enough. Knowledge is more important than equipment...and easier to move with.
Roll Tide Roll.
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11/09/2012 10:36 AM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
Look dont fall for it, get the tools you'll need to sustain you/your family and learn how to use them. Don't buy all these trendy prepper gadgets. And if you have a bug out bag for gods sake make it as versitile as possible i.e don't plan and prep for a specific event.
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Look dont fall for it, get the tools you'll need to sustain you/your family and learn how to use them. Don't buy all these trendy prepper gadgets. And if you have a bug out bag for gods sake make it as versitile as possible i.e don't plan and prep for a specific event.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 27076121


Your right buddy.
I have supplies, and if I have time to pack them up into my Jeep I will when the time comes. Other wise I ahve a stache of supplies at my home and one at my cabin. In addition I keep a few particular items in my Jeep that is with me always. Basically if TSHTF my main priority is get my kids, get my wife, call my parents and sister and go. Depending on where I am at the time that TSHTF my palns differ, but I'm always ready for it.
Roll Tide Roll.
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11/09/2012 01:18 PM
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Shipping wrap. You can get it relatively cheap and a lot of it for the price. You can use it for a number of things like shelter, rope, keeping things dry, put it under your sleeping bag, packing delicate items, etc. That stuff rocks!
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11/09/2012 01:21 PM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
congratulations.

your all on the new prepper terrorist list.

prepare to have your stash removed by force.

resistance is futile.

agent
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11/09/2012 01:22 PM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
congratulations.

your all on the new prepper terrorist list.

prepare to have your stash removed by force.

resistance is futile.

agent
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Yeah, I bet all of the people in NJ, and NY wish they would have been prepared.
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11/09/2012 01:25 PM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
that LifeStraw that was mentioned only weigh 2 oz. and is under $25. At least at the gun show.....
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11/09/2012 01:27 PM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
congratulations.

your all on the new prepper terrorist list.

prepare to have your stash removed by force.

resistance is futile.

agent
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they're not going to sit there and write down names of people who own backpacking gear, dork.
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11/09/2012 01:30 PM
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
The things you find in a Backpacker or Hikers pack are the sames things you find in a Spec Ops Rucksack.
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Re: Preppers what are the best....
This one is for the females.

PADS!

They take up way to much room in my prep's.

However they are a must.

I found this website called gladrags.

They are reusable pads and are so awesome.

I bought a couple of packs.

[link to gladrags.com]

Last Edited by LittleMissDictator on 11/09/2012 05:11 PM
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