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  • #67287
    DuckNCover
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    Hello Everyone. I’m in the Central Oklahoma area. Been on APN for many years. Have participated in a prepping group in my area. Alas, they all bugged out. If anyone’s interested in any prepping information or help just let me know. Experience includes living off grid, solar powered systems, gardening, canning, radiation monitoring, and a lot of other stuff…

    #67299
    TRex2
    Participant

    Most of us have moved over to Emergency Home Preparedness.
    http://emergencyhomeprep.forumotion.com/

    #67300

    As TRex2 stated, most of us have moved over to the Emergency Home Preparedness forum. Seems the APN is now nothing more than an advertising forum.

    Go to emergencyhomeprep.forumotion.com for for a good preparedness discussion with good prepping people.

    #67312
    IceFire
    Moderator

    I’m removing the ads and spam as fast as I can, but since I have a full time job, it takes me a while. Hang in there.

    #67316
    TRex2
    Participant

    Wordpress software was never intended to run a forum on. I don’t know if the Owner/Administrator can or will do this, but the only way you will win this is to not allow links in posts until you, as moderator “promotes” the user to a level that can do it.

    You also need to find a way to block automated creation of user accounts and kill those which appear to be spam related, or that don’t follow the rules.

    Even then, you will find users frustrated by the fact that the software doesn’t behave the way any other forum works. If you can overcome the other hurdles, I might be able to help you with the last one. (I am good at technical writing, and I might be able to write a user intro that will help.)

    #67322
    lghb
    Participant

    Is Kentucky preppers network coming back?

    #67324
    TRex2
    Participant

    Only if you bring it back.

    #67568
    Evans Julce
    Participant

    Hello All. Happy New Year.

    I have absolutely nothing prepared. I used to think Prepping was paranoid and a bit exaggerated. But I saw some things go down in my sister’s country, I’ve grown more and more aware of how many people are entirely dependent on some government agency taking care of things, and I read an article on the probability of shtf.

    The article was written by a level-headed man who is not a prepper but understands the odds. I started watching youtube videos. And I’m sold.

    I realize how underprepared I am. I realized there are many many things necessary and I’m ready to start.

    #67586
    IceFire
    Moderator

    Welcome! First, you have realized that you NEED to start preparing, and realized your lack of preparedness. That puts you ahead of most of the “sheeple.” Start with food and water, then go from there. An easy way is to just buy a little bit extra of foods you normally eat, every time you shop. Pay attention to sales. Stores usually have something different on sale every week, so to make it easier on your budget, start with things you usually buy, when they’re on sale. Plan on a few days’ worth of food initially, then a week’s worth, then two weeks, then a month, and go from there. You’d be surprised how quickly you can build up a good supply.

    #67724
    Lucalus
    Participant

    Hi Everybody,

    New to the site, live in Albuquerque NM, and wanted to see if:
    1. There was anyone else in my area.
    Would be nice to know the other preppers around here, if they already have a group, and what their thoughts are for bug out locations and evac planning.

    2. If anyone has any tips for prepping in a small apartment.
    Me and wife don’t have much room and I am considering using our storage unit for extra food and water. My biggest concern with that is rats or mice getting into it.

    I checked other NM forums but they don’t seem very active. I thought this would be a good place to start.

    #68162
    TRex2
    Participant

    Using a storage unit is a good idea, for apartment dwellers.
    Not perfect, but it is a start.

    Be sure to sit gallon water jugs on something soft, like a sheet of styrofoam, or they will begin to leak real soon.

    #71101
    Lucalus
    Participant

    Thanks TRex

    Is there anything specific you would recommend to deter pests?
    What about climate control? (my current storage unit is not climate controlled)

    If my food and water are in a nearby storage unit it could be invaded by mice or rat’s. I know canned or vacuum sealed food won’t give off as much of a smell but are still vulnerable. Water is typically stored in a plastic container but plastic is nothing to mice or rat’s.

    Thanks for the help with this info. I want to consult people in the community instead of just watch YouTube videos.

    #71200
    Pedro wyoming
    Participant

    Greetings Lucalus,
    Welcome to APN. I concur with everything TRex wrote. Regarding pests…Properly stored goods should already be pest proof. Canned goods are already pest proof. Use metal garbage cans to store less protected package. Five gallon plastic buckets will also work with more manageable weight for rapid evac provided the lids are air tight. They are also a lot quieter when tossing into the back of a pickup. Other options include a five gallon bucket as a rodent trap…suspend a beer can on a through wire in a treadmill fashion on top of the bucket. tie the wire to each side of the handle. Put a bit of peanut butter on the can for bait. Provide a ramp or ladder to allow rodents into the trap. Each subsequent catch will eat the earlier, weaker (or dead) catch. If insects are ever the problem, a generous dusting of boric acid on the floor will solve for them. The boric acid is available at any feed store or hardware store. Food grade plastic buckets with airtight covers are the best bet for water storage. For temp control short of insulating the entire shed, construction blankets are the best economy without air conditioning. It is important that the blankets cover the stockpile completely to the concrete floor or efficacy will be severely diminished. The air gaps will allow convective flow each day as the air warms then contain the heat during the night as the air cools.

    pW!

    #75091
    Todd Click
    Participant

    My eldest daughter, constantly worn with his mobile phone and never comes off him. I already began to get angry at her behavior, but soon she told me that she uses the mobile casino pay by phone, she already has a lot of capital there, but she wants to have time to win the necessary amount for a gift for my mom and I on a trip about which we had long dreamed of, I am delighted with her act.

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