I have been taking inventory lately of my preps lately.  Everything from ammunition, water, food, medical supplies, etc.  I am finding I have some issues in each area that need to be remedied.  However, if you have read through my blog recently, you will also know, I am not a huge fan of “bugging in,” in a SHTF and I am not big on apartment security.  I don’t believe it exists in the suburbs.  Too many people (refugees/locusts).  Conversely, if it is winter, there is a snow or ice storm, etc. what else do we have to do but bug in if the power goes out, etc.  So, that said, I have a few months worth of preps (food, and the means to have 80+ gallons of water in my apartment if need be).

I encourage all of you to create your own inventory lists, and compare them to those people who publish theirs online and discuss them in forums.  I don’t like discussing mine.  Call me paranoid, but believe it just opens me up to other issues.  Find friends who are preppers and discuss their preps and rate them against yours.  Make your own judgement calls.  I am not just talking food either.  I am including items such as NBC/Mopps gear, cooking utensils.  Let’s say the power goes out and you have an electric stove.  How are you going to cook?  How are you going to bake?  Might make sense to pick up a camp stove, some fuel tanks (16 oz and 14 oz propane tanks) as well as a Coleman camp oven to bake small meals in until the power comes back on.  I remember my Mom cooking on a camp stove when the power went out when I was a kid in the kitchen.

Don’t under estimate holes in your preps… It could literally mean the difference between staying stationary or having to go mobile.

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