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So, next up, is cooking.

You need pots, pans, utensils, fuel and a rig to keep the pots over the fire. Have a set of cast iron fry pans and stainless steel pots. None of the cheap, non-stick surface pans will work over an open fire. Not for long. Cast iron pans are virtually indestructible and cleaning is a breeze. Simply scrub any food remainders off with a wire brush, reheat over the fire, splash water inside (instant sterilization), and wipe with oil.

Then, you need either a metal grate to put your pans over the fire, or a tripod rig to hold a pot over the fire. You can buy either, but makeshift, field expedient versions work fine.

Finally, you should have various means of creating fire and various fuels to burn. Each has different advantages and disadvantages. Wood is plentiful and requires no special tools, however, it produces smoke, that is visible and can be smelled for miles. Lamp oil, kerosene, propane, LNG all produce smoke free fire, but will be limited in availability. So, pick one or more, and have enough on hand to get through that crucial first month, when casualty rates, and mobs are at their peak

In any situation where utilities and emergency services are ceased? Whether it be storm, civil disorder, or simply an attack that brings down the grid, the casualties start on day one, hour one. Minimize your exposure. DO NOT GO OUT! DO NOT BUG OUT! Not immediately.

Even living in a high rise apartment building, your best chance of survival is to avoid the first wave of desperate, hungry, cold people. The only thing that should drive you out is fire. Without any effect fire suppression, fires could and would rage out of control. Most inner cities and many highly developed suburban areas would be gutted, first by looting, then by fire.

Fine. So the plan, unless chased out by angry looters or fire is to bug in. Which means, fort up where you are at. You have all of your stuff, just that without electricity, most of it doesn’t work. You might have a refrigerator or freezer full of food, that will all go bad within days.

Pull out the grill, empty the refrigerator and freezer, and dry, smoke, or cook everything you have, while everyone else is doing the same. Because, within a week, the smell of smoke or food will bring down ravenous hordes on your position.

When it comes for food to survive a breakdown in basic services, most survival places sell MREs or their civilian equivalent of freeze dried prepared meals. Silly and expensive.

Go with dried beans and grains. Rice, barley, corn meal and flour all last a long time, and were dietary staples of entire civilizations. Plus, they are cheap and easy to prepare. A 25 lb bag of rice is about 10$, and will make 50 meals that will feed 3-4 people. Beans provide protein and store for years, plus, in a pinch, you can plant them. Dried foodstuffs are better, because they are the cheapest per pound, and the weight doubles or triples when you add water to cook them.

Don’t forget other staples:
Baking Soda
Baking Powder
Dried Yeast
Salt
Sugar
Vinegar
Cooking Oil

If, for any reason, public utility service breakdown happens?
Remember, thanks to just-in-time delivery and inventory management, every city has a three day supply of food on hand. Think about what happens to the shelves when a major storm is approaching, and imagine it not getting better for weeks or months.

The first month would be utter chaos. Just going out into such chaos is a dangerous, life threatening, mission. Have food to last at least a month on hand at all times.

Seriously, what faith do you have in the US Federal Government, lead by the Idiot-In-Chief, can protect us from our enemies? Or even keep basic services operating?

Of basic human needs, water is the most critical. You can last almost a month without food. You can last, even in the harshest winter with minimal shelter, but you can only last days without water. Without utilities, you have no source of drinking water. Without clean water, as I mentioned yesterday, you are susceptible to water borne diseases, like: cholera, and dysentery. I mentioned water filters last time. This time? Water storage.

There are 55 gallon drums, 10 gallon stackable cubes, and 5 gallon jerry cans. There is even a 100 gallon bladder that fits in a bathtub. 1/4 ounce of bleach per gallon keeps the water from going bad for up to a year. You MUST have over a gallon per day to drink, and usually, another gallon per day for cooking, per person.

Next up? Survival foods. Not MREs, which are too expensive and completely unnecessary.

In any situation where utilities and emergency services are ceased? Whether it be storm, civil disorder, or simply an attack that brings down the grid, the casualties start on day one, hour one. Minimize your exposure. DO NOT GO OUT! DO NOT BUG OUT! Not immediately.

Even living in a high rise apartment building, your best chance of survival is to avoid the first wave of desperate, hungry, cold people. The only thing that should drive you out is fire. Without any effect fire suppression, fires could and would rage out of control. Most inner cities and many highly developed suburban areas would be gutted, first by looting, then by fire.

Fine. So the plan, unless chased out by angry looters or fire is to bug in. Which means, fort up where you are at. You have all of your stuff, just that without electricity, most of it doesn’t work. You might have a refrigerator or freezer full of food, that will all go bad within days.

Pull out the grill, empty the refrigerator and freezer, and dry, smoke, or cook everything you have, while everyone else is doing the same. Because, within a week, the smell of smoke or food will bring down ravenous hordes on your position.

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In any situation where utilities and emergency services are ceased? Whether it be storm, civil disorder, or simply an attack that brings down the grid, the casualties start on day one, hour one. Minimize your exposure. DO NOT GO OUT! DO NOT BUG OUT! Not immediately.

Even living in a high rise apartment building, your best chance of survival is to avoid the first wave of desperate, hungry, cold people. The only thing that should drive you out is fire. Without any effect fire suppression, fires could and would rage out of control. Most inner cities and many highly developed suburban areas would be gutted, first by looting, then by fire.

Fine. So the plan, unless chased out by angry looters or fire is to bug in. Which means, fort up where you are at. You have all of your stuff, just that without electricity, most of it doesn’t work. You might have a refrigerator or freezer full of food, that will all go bad within days.

Pull out the grill, empty the refrigerator and freezer, and dry, smoke, or cook everything you have, while everyone else is doing the same. Because, within a week, the smell of smoke or food will bring down ravenous hordes on your position.

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