fantasy prepper question

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  1. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    lets suppose that you are handed 10K in cash for prepping you and your family

    How would you spend it?
    list your buys in order of importance..to you
    don't get too carried away explaining why

    I think I we all can learn something from this.

    I'll start off


    additional 40 ft container - 3500
    back up generator- 1500
    seeds and gardening preps 1000
    additional shelf stable food 3000
    medical supplies 1000
  2. aa1911

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    you don't need to prep, the world is ending in a couple weeks, didn't you hear?

    haha!

    probably more ammo, kinda low on some stuff like .223 and .308 not to mention .45 acp boolits.

    toilet paper

    more food

    more camping gear/outdoor survival goodies like tarps, stove fuel, etc
  3. aa1911

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    oh wait, duh.

    The first $4k would go towards a new M1A and more mags and accessories... then the other stuff
  4. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

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    an M1A would be a nice addition to my safe also.:)
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    I think it would depend on where you are in your prepping, and what you are prepping for. If you are pretty well set up, as I am, then I think that $10,000 would put me in a well to start with. One I could use a pump with, or a bucket. The rest would go to food, and ammo.
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    I think I would do 5k on food and 5k on ammo and a mini 14. I would need Ruger mini 14 added to my collection.
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    A few thousand dollars worth of .308 ammo, and I am good to go!

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    carver you idea on the well is probably a good one. I think the well may cost the whole 10k
  9. RYANINMICHIGAN

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    Used Unimog. Or a bobbed duce and a half. and Ammo
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    Probably lots more ammo, a solar electric system with battery bank, more food, and about 500 gallons of diesel. I already have the well and a generator to run things that are needed.
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    $10k isn't enough for my next step, so it'd just be more food, tools, etc. Maybe make better friends with the Amish down the road. ;)

    Sustainable energy is what I need next. And in my area, that means a natural gas well. But that's more like $30k to get everything in place.
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    10K?

    About $2000.00 into bullets, primers, brass, and powder.
    A sweet AR. $1200.00
    2 more 1911's. $1500.00
    Four 55 gallon water drums. $300.00
    Food. $1000.00
    Bedding, warm blankets. $400.00
    Clothing, boots. $1000.00
    Fuel for warmth and light. $200.00
    A short wave radio setup. $500.00
    A generator with substantial fuel. $1000.00
    Sanitary supplies. $200.00
    Propane for cooking. 250.00
    Propane dehydrator. $200.00
    Lumber stash for boarding up windows, etc. $450.00
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    Down here we can hit good water at around 150-200 feet. My cost for the well, pipe, pump, tubing, and wired to elect., $5,000. To me that is stupid! I don't even want the pump, or any of the other junk, just drill me a hole in the ground, with a 6" pipe. I'll build the well house, buy the bucket, and haul up my own water. But if I needed to right now, I could still drop a hose down the well, and pump water to the pond, or live stock. Nope! You gotta buy the whole package from them!
  14. RYANINMICHIGAN

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    I would think you could hit water a lot shallower then 150 feet in LA. You can hand pound a water well.
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    I'm surprised no one has opted for solar power and a wood stove..
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