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Old September 4th, 2013, 05:49 PM   #16
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If you have to do any physical work you'll not survive off a gallon per day IMO.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 04:04 AM   #17
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Water is not such a big deal to obtain where I live, but I do keep a couple hundred gallons at the ready. That would be if something like a flu pandemic was underway and it wasn't safe to go out. Water use would go way down if we stopped flushing toilets, etc, so I see backup sanitary systems both for waste and washing as being very important. Food supplies: I try to keep as much as possible in several formats (dry, canned, precooked, quick cook, slow cook, etc), but not so much that it'll go bad before it can be used in daily living. This means a lot of rotation of supplies but it works out pretty well. Vitamin supplements are vital in case they have aged out of the food stored (vitamin C goes all too quickly). I don't much believe in storing food items that we don't use all the time. My weakness is that I don't store things like whole kernel wheat, maybe some day....

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Old September 5th, 2013, 05:40 AM   #18
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I have about 4 months worth of dried food for the wife and I, we live 100 yards from a river so water is not going to be a problem even in the winter. My toilets will still work with river water and I have propane for boiling water to drink. We have about 4 weeks of canned and frozen food stuff before getting into the dried stuff. In the winter keeping things frozen will not be a problem without power, but I have a generator to keep us comfortable with lights and heat.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 10:38 AM   #19
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Mormons probably have it right in stating to have enough food for one season which is three months. But I believe that is based on a growing season. If you only have one growing season per year to me that means you need a year of food stores. If you have two growing seasons that would mean six months. Where I live, depending on what is grown, can have three growing seasons.

But then too, how many people have a garden at all?

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Old September 5th, 2013, 12:26 PM   #20
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Survival may not be tasty-or even fun.
Can you use a hand pump on your well-like we did when I was a kid?
Good exercise and plenty of water-no power needed.

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Hand pumps for wells over 100ft are expensive.

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Old September 5th, 2013, 02:34 PM   #22
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Yes, but worth it if you want a good water source.

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Being I already have a working pump (240VAC 11amps) I think a solar backup system would be in my interest here in Florida. My pump does 8gpm but figuring 7gpm & 15 minutes of pumping per day that would be over 100 gallons. Enough daily for me & help some neighbors.

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If you have to do any physical work you'll not survive off a gallon per day IMO.
I'll supplement by drinking the blood of my enemies...


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