For treating water, add the following to water to chemically treat it if you can't boil it:
No way! Use CLEAR Colloidal Silver to kill all things viral, bacterial and fungal.
(See other thread.) I refill milk and juice jugs and add some CS to keep it fresh. I am lining the jugs up along the wall of the basement "to insulate" so family admits it is not so crazy.
Setting up camp seems very unrealistic under persecution and possible injury. I am stocking up granola bars. They are sealed in mylar and I put them in rubber tubs. Very costly, indeed! VERY nutririous, fiber, etc. and chocolate! (Chocolate may become a valuable commodity at that time!) If the bars go stale, who cares, as I said, they have chocolate. It takes longer to eat a stale one, and that is an added bonus, in my opinion. Use a steak knife and thank God for all the great steaks He has provided over the years!
I have identified what weeds in my yard are edible, and what flowers are poisonous. (Hungry children will be tempted by plump red berries for sure!) It is interesting to us how the edible weeds are growing like crazy this year, and the tomotoes, peppers, beans, etc. are doing practically nothing. We had dandelions this spring that were over three feet tall! I am also storing oil, vinegar, spices, and bottled salad dressings as I can only imagine how bitter all those weeds are. (No, I do not feel lead to experiment in advance.) By the way, our local Walmart has not had honey for over a year now. I would be interested in recipes/methods for eating pine needles
as Youle Gibbons toted in the sixties. What I have read so far seems very discouraging, yet I planted several pine trees in addition to the few we have. They are a great wind break, of course, so family thinks that a good idea too.
Counting the number of bridges on the roads, figuring the roads will be blocked anyway, I need to learn to ride the in-laws' horses. Actually, I plan on staying put, be arrested, tortured, killed/raptured then see Him as He is. ...and eating chocolate up until the time of arrest. Perhaps my captures will hurriedly devour the chocolate while I praise my King?! I don't want to cook primitive style as I will want to enjoy the word and family in prayer and song. I've been camping before, and do not want to use up fuel for food prep. but for staying warm. I have carhardts insulated overalls, wool clothing, warm boots, extra blankets from Goodwill, small tarps for individuals to wrap up in some Toastie Toes to be used as first aid to prevent shock. Pray as we are commanded that it does not come in winter!
We have many small percussion instruments, songflutes, harmonicas and need to get extra guitar strings. Several hymnals, songbooks, Bibles and literature I have collected for twenty-five years would be a great comfort to have, I would think.
What is the best waya to store extra batteries and flashlights?
Yes, donate food to soup kitchens too! We accept outdated food. I'd say perhaps one out of every 1000 cans of outdated food I've opened at the soup kitchen has bee bad. Cash will do soup kitchens no good if economy collapses or inflation goes crazy. Even at today's 15% inflation rate, food donation is better than cash. Storage of the food is never a problem as food can be sent home to the people who are coming in for meals or extra cans can be given to the food banks for distribution. Perhaps you are considering a donation to the soup kitchen as a kind of firstfruits offering before you store for yourself? That might get others to watch for the Lord's appearing? Perhaps buy for the soup kitchen each week as part of a tithe of what you store for yourself?
Any churches saving up and/or making preparations to be salt and light at time of disaster before the mark is put upon us?
What about organizing with neighbors? Some of ours are saved, some are not, others I don't even know.
I really admired all of you with the pioneer spirit! What a testimony to those who may be fed because you understood the times as revealed by our Lord Christ Jesus!
Wow, do I ramble!