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Discussion in 'Self Defense Tactics & Weapons' started by Caneman, Oct 11, 2012.

  1. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    making biodiesel looks like a good idea... only prob i found is that you need some sort of reliable supply of used cooking oil like from a restauraunt...
  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    I 'm not much into prepping. I plan on looting. :D

  3. carver

    carver Moderator Supporting Member

    Once upon a time you could store gas, not any more. The stuff at the pump these days won't keep more than 2, or 3, months. Considering the amount of fossel fuel it takes to make methanol, I really think that the reason it's in our gas today is so we can't store it. I had 4 5gal cans containers that I kept gas in for everything around here. Even with pro-long in the can it still went bad. I now only buy what I need for the next week or so. I don't think you would find enough cooking oil in a SHTF situation to produce bio diesel. I would like to have some mules. I can plow with them, ride them, or use them as pack animals.
  4. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    Ethanol is what's in our gas (unfortunately) and it's hard as hell on engines. The drought this year might have congress sign off to eliminate ethanol from our fuel for one year, I hope that happens.

    I bought Methanol though, much different type of alcohol than ethanol; reason is I have alcohol/water injection units on my fleet of Toyotas, it has all pros and no cons other than an initial setup cost of about $400. It cleans the engine, provides about a 15% increase in power and fuel economy and helps suppress detonation under boost (truck has a blower on it running about 8psi of squeeze).

    Went from 275 miles on a tank of fuel to 330+ so it more than pays for itself in saved gas. I've been buying it in 10 gallon batches but it's almost $10/gal now so I got the barrel for $210 total, or $3.81/gal. I hate running out, have to drive almost an hour to get the stuff. Now I have about a 2 year supply! woo hoo!
  5. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    That is funny. Lets see,,, you have food, I have gun. Now I have food and gun. :D
  6. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    Right. See, no need to prep.
  7. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    shoot and loot baby!
  8. Caneman

    Caneman Active Member

    Oct 22, 2010
    got some 1 gallon mylar bags yesterday so i can store smaller portions and not have to break open a 5 gallon bag...
  9. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member

    Jan 1, 2012
    I don't know, I put a little extra polish cleaner in with my brass tumbler today. You know, I wanna look good taking what I can. I'm just saying. :)
  10. hobby_mesa

    hobby_mesa Well-Known Member

    Aug 30, 2012
    We've got stores of supplies...also have experience in disaster zones where it was necessary to train the wife as backup to face looters. Now there's 4 dogs and my wife and I both shoot...go ahead and try to loot, I can always use the extra guns and ammo I'll pick up when you're dead. Last time I missed a target was in the 1960s when I was a young lad lol.
  11. aa1911

    aa1911 Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2010
    Pacific Northwest
    had to resurect this thread; not that it's good to advertise what you have, but found a cheap supply of basmati rice. too bad it's gonna run out permanently soon.

    200# of rice richer now for $160. plus some other random goodies. not a bad idea to have a few months food supply on hand, not that anything super stupid will likely happen but if you've ever been hungry, you'd understand the need for some yum yums on hand.

    highly recommend grabbing some rice now, prices are climbing hard here. it's not to survive the end of the world but will buffer the upcoming food cost increase that's bound to happen. ouch.....

    I wanna buy the rest of the pallet sitting at the store but had to restrain myself. I love my rice. it's been a staple for a loooooong time for lots of folks. found out that table salt can be had in 25lb sacks for $3.99 also, cool! non-iodized but a good suppliment none-the-less. if all else fails, will keep the ice off the front porch....
  12. Airborneguy

    Airborneguy Well-Known Member

    Feb 10, 2013
    Staten Island, NY
    I just recently got my hands on 20 cases of MRE's for free. Over the last two years, i've had to prepare for possible short term problems caused by hurricanes, but luckily we emerged relatively unscathed. Sandy was pretty rough for about a week, but having gotten my wife and kids out of the area before it hit, I only had to worry about myself. Any prepping I do is geared towards short-term natural disaster issues. Anything worse than that and a family of four in this area has no chance staying in place. No sense stocking up when we would have to evac anyway.
  13. hunter29180

    hunter29180 Well-Known Member

    learn to pressure can..we are eating pork,beef and chicken we canned 8 months ago..NO refrigeration required!! Man cannot live by veggies alone!!

    no refrigeration needed so no electricity needed....
  14. dbcooper

    dbcooper Well-Known Member

    better have some bullet resistant clothing:eek:
  15. Alpo

    Alpo Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2007
    NW Florida
    aa1911, I don't know how fast you eat rice, but I have a suggestion for you.

    Rebag it in one-gallon ziplocks. They hold right at six pound of long grain white, so I presume they'll hold the same of Basati. Then stick it in the deep freeze for at least two weeks. You can leave it in there longer - it won't hurt it. But two weeks of freezing kills all the bug eggs.

    One of the very annoying things is to open your rice and find it crawling. Or even if you don't notice the bugs, to find the fine powder - bug poop.

    If you are going to do "long term storage", with sealed mylar bags and oxygen absorbers, then you don't need this step, as the O2 absorbers do just that, and when the eggs hatch the bugs suffocate.

    But if you don't put either O2 absorbers or an inert gas (argon, or CO2) in there, when you open your mylar you will find it crawling.

    I freeze my rice, my grits, my oatmeal, my corn meal and my flour. Only took twice for me to learn to do that. And that was one time more than it shoulda.
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