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Old 02-16-2021, 12:23 PM   #1
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Default What is the one “prepper” item you will go buy soon?

Tons of lessons learned the last few days. Many “I should have got one” thoughts have went through all our minds I’m sure. What’s the one thing that you will for sure go buy as soon as possible now to have for “next time” ???


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Old 02-16-2021, 12:24 PM   #2
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:25 PM   #3
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mason jars and extra lids
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:25 PM   #4
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TP lots of TP
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:26 PM   #5
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:27 PM   #6
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Space heater to plug in to the generator.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:28 PM   #7
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:29 PM   #8
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:30 PM   #9
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Ammo...oh, wait
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:34 PM   #10
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Generator
Not just that
But do the whole interlock thing

I'll also add 1kw of solar panels for summertime back up

And I need a sterile 275 gallon ibc tote for washing water.
I have a few of them on the property now but they are all for garden irrigation so I don't really care if they get bugs in them

And more propane tanks
Couple more 100lbs and maybe five more 20lbs
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:38 PM   #11
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A second generator(already ordered a dual fuel). One generator specifically for the well and a bigger electric heater for the house. And a window unit for the summer.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:38 PM   #12
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Generator with interlock system
Kettle for French press coffee
Propane and propane accessories
Solid sleeping bags for the family
A few lanterns and plenty of 1lb propane bottles. I grabbed a pair early last week, but shelves were empty by Friday

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Old 02-16-2021, 12:39 PM   #13
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I think I'll set up my next garden with hoops so I don't lose everything I planted... The tarps aren't going to hack it.

Maybe more frozen veggies in the freezer to go with the meat? Generator might be nice, I guess. but I need that more for summertime power problems.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:41 PM   #14
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Not just that
But do the whole interlock thing
Same here. I have a Lincoln 200 welding machine. Need to have it ready to go when the power goes out.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:46 PM   #15
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Adaptor so I can use 20lb propane bottles for coleman stove.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:46 PM   #16
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Ammo...oh, wait
If one has a generator and ammo are they considered a 'double hoarder'? Be prepared sure make life less complicated.
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Old 02-16-2021, 12:52 PM   #17
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:01 PM   #18
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:01 PM   #19
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Have more K-Y lube on hand for sure.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:04 PM   #20
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Adaptor so I can use 20lb propane bottles for coleman stove.
They sell them at tractor supply. I bought a couple last week. Best decision I ever made!!! Lol

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Old 02-16-2021, 01:07 PM   #21
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It don't matter. If I need somethin I go get it regardless of the weather. Unless there's 2 foot of it there's no reason to just stay inside.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:07 PM   #22
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Adaptor so I can use 20lb propane bottles for coleman stove.

Yep, that’s on my list. Useful not only during blackouts but sure would be nice for that small catalytic heater.


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Old 02-16-2021, 01:08 PM   #23
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An electrician to connect my generator to the main breaker panel.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:11 PM   #24
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:13 PM   #25
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I just ordered an Interlock switch.

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Old 02-16-2021, 01:13 PM   #26
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Little propane stove and coffee pot/percolator.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:15 PM   #27
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:16 PM   #28
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I had one and can’t find the thing to save my life now. It just disappeared. So a new percolator is first on my list.


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Old 02-16-2021, 01:17 PM   #29
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Nothing. We’ve been quite comfortable.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:38 PM   #30
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I just ordered an Interlock switch.

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Just saw a post about that and sure would be a good idea. My generator switch was installed in the far opposite corner so need to redo my panel for that to work


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Old 02-16-2021, 01:44 PM   #31
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Have more K-Y lube on hand for sure.
Do you mean available or literally on hand? 🤣
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:47 PM   #32
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Have more K-Y lube on hand for sure.
What amount do you usually use on your hand? What are you going to increase too? Asking for a friend.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:48 PM   #33
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Oreo cookies
That ain’t no lie. I just traded my neighbor a box of 223 rounds for a new package of Oreos. Times are tough

Well powers out and he asked for some rounds and I asked him for cookies. Fair trade.
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:52 PM   #34
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https://novocoffee.com/product/haver...d-coffee-bags/


For those wanting a decent cup of coffee either at camp or when we have the next Fromageddon, the above coffee packs are more than sufficient.
I stumbled upon these while on a biz trip to Denver last week and they are GREAT!!!
I bought a couple boxes for my land and I should have bought more because I'm already using them at my house (Third Gen is closed) .

Its more expensive than percolator coffee but in my opinion much more convenient and much better tasting (than I could make)
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:53 PM   #35
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That ain’t no lie. I just traded my neighbor a box of 223 rounds for a new package of Oreos. Times are tough

Well powers out and he asked for some rounds and I asked him for cookies. Fair trade.
My old timer neighbor at my land called and asked if I could bring him some 22LR
Now I'll be scrambling to find a bucket for less than $200
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:53 PM   #36
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Black prepper. We just ran out
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Old 02-16-2021, 01:54 PM   #37
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Nothing really, we are not missing a beat.
I may learn more about a well for my pool filling, yard sprinklers and if we loose water during bad weather. Some of my neighbors have them.

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Old 02-16-2021, 02:04 PM   #38
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:06 PM   #39
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Black prepper. We just ran out
Say what? Lol.
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Old 02-16-2021, 02:09 PM   #40
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A couple of Buddy heaters and hoses.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:00 PM   #41
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Diesel anti-gel, I think we have everything else.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:03 PM   #42
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More Vodka !
You know just in case. That’s how the Russians stay warm.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:08 PM   #43
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Doing good, so far with supplies and no water issues. I keep a good supply of most things here at the ranch as its a ways to the store.

Hot water, stove and fireplaces on propane. Whole house generator on propane.
Keep the tank topped off, have diesel tank for tractor which I parked by the shop, so could thaw it out with the diesel shop heater. Using it to dump 200-300# corn piles for the deer later this afternoon.

And, have a little ammo on hand.
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:32 PM   #44
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More firewood that’s split and dried! Good for now but getting very close to the end.

A cord was not enough!
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Old 02-16-2021, 03:58 PM   #45
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More firewood.
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:05 PM   #46
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:09 PM   #47
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I’ve never considered myself a prepper, but there isn’t one thing that I’ve needed or would need that I don’t have somewhere.

I have a 15kw gen if power is ever lost.
I keep 20 gallons of gas at the house and 100 at the farm. 20,000 gal of diesel at shop.
I have about 2 cords of firewood cut.
40,000 gal of water in my pool.
Four freezers full of meat and vegetables.
250gal propane stays topped off.
I have an outdoor kitchen that runs on propane.
Have a Percolator.

I don’t even consider myself “prepared”, I just have so much **** that eventually every possibility is covered.


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Old 02-16-2021, 04:10 PM   #48
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Not gonna lie...I’m not sure I have enough of this.


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Old 02-16-2021, 04:16 PM   #49
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High quality space heater. The ones i have are not sufficient in these temps with no power. A lot more firewood. Down to about two days worth. A bag of rock salt would be nice so i don’t bust my butt on the steps. I would have been fine had they not left us with no power for so long. Once the pipes froze there was nothing i could do.
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Old 02-16-2021, 04:20 PM   #50
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