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Hello everyone! I'm Morgan. I'm 22 years old getting ready to attend the police academy in the fall and will be joining the Air Force next year as security forces. As of late, I've grown very interested in emergency preparedness and have been considering taking up CPR and first aid classes with my local American Red Cross.

Unfortunately, I don't have a lot of money to work with when it comes to collecting emergency supplies but I am smart and as they say knowledge is power. It's better to know what to do with the supplies I acquire then to collect it and not know a thing! So it is nice to have found a forum completely dedicated to giving out reviews on equipment and supplies, and information on preparedness. Nice to meet everyone on here. Looking forward to learning and making friends!

Morgan
 

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Stockpiling In Moderation( original post by todays survival show):bullit:

Stockpiling in Moderation. Sometimes it’s hard to do. There seems to be a tendency to go to the extreme for some people. Personally, I believe wholeheartedly in preparing, but I don’t want to be an alarmist and conspiracy theorist. Do you think that those who go to the extreme give survivalists a bad name? Do you think as we try to spread the word, we would often be better served by doing things in moderation? The are a few simple things I'm working on stocking up on, moderately that help us through any emergency and really make good sense to accumulate whether something happens or not. In moderation of course, without hoarding them.

I've read numerous posts on forums and blogs about this and I've taken all of the information and this is what works for me. I did a podcast recently on this if you care to listen in more detail. So, here's what I'm working on.

* Water Filters/Purifiers:
* Firewood:
* Portable Toilets:
* Lamps and Oil
* Coleman Fuel:
* Self Defense Tools: ( Pepper Spray, Knives, Clubs, Bats, Slingshots
* Hand-Can openers & hand egg beaters, whisks:
* Rice, Beans and Wheat:
* Honey, Syrups, white and brown sugars:
* Charcoal & Lighter fluid:
* Vegetable Oil:
* Water storage containers:
* Baby Supplies:
* Washboards and Mops:
* Cookstoves:
* Vitamin supplements:
* Hygiene products:
* Bow saws, axes and hatchets & Wedges:
* Gas containers:
* Aluminum foil:
* Garbage bags:
* Paper products:
* Gardening Seeds:
* Milk:
* Clothes pins, lines and hangers:
* Canned Meat:
* Fire Extinguishers:
* First aid kits:
* Batteries:
* Baking supplies:
* Matches:
* Writing paper, pens and pencils,solar calculators:
* Work Clothes:
* Insulated ice chests:
* Flashlights, light sticks, and torches:
* Cast iron cookware:
* Fishing supplies and tools:
* Pest and Insect repellents:
* Duct Tape:
* Shelter building equipment:
* Backpacks & Duffle bags:
* Candles:
* Sewing supplies:
* Knives:
* Bedding:
* Games:
* Lumber:

.....And last, but definitely NOT least… Guns and Ammo: While many so-called emergency preparedness experts tend to shy away from discussing this need, it’s naïve and frankly reckless in my opinion to do so.

What works for you?
 

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Welcome to the forum! Sounds like you have a good plan laid out. Good luck on your preps, and at the police academy!
 

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There's another thread that discusses this but with the couple searches I had time for, I didn't find it. I'll look again tonight. :)
 

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There's another thread that discusses this but with the couple searches I had time for, I didn't find it. I'll look again tonight. :)
I don't know how this got in here. I posted it in the "if your SO doesn't get it" thread :confused:
 

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Hi Morgan. Welcome from a PA neighbor. I'm in southern Allegheny County.
 

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Roughly, where in the state do you live, Morgan?
 

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:welcome: Look forward to leanring and sharing with ya!

(Just because he's paranoid dont mean they're NOT after him...),
~Diego
 

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welcome .
you are right around my old hunting grounds .
ROBERSDALE P.A. but as i am 78 i found that those mountains grew taller
and got too hard to climb.
had great times there.
 
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