Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping, supplies, protection, money)

Lace em up

Woodpecker
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Bug out bags are a great idea.

What many people overlook is a get home bag.

Those $2 emergency blankets can save your life, if forced to overnight out in the elements.

Chocolate contains caffeine, which most of us are addicted to.

A BIC lighter with 10' of duct tape wrapped around it.

Altoid survival kit (variety of small things that are multi-use and hard to replicate)

 

Foolsgo1d

Peacock
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Bury Zenek said:
Will people in UK respect this or rebel?
I'm able to work from home for my job and my salary wont be affected as long as my company is still viable.

Other than figuring out a home fitness routine and a run once a day I'm good. Twice a day would be easy where I live but there are snitches around.

The UK police wont be able to keep a lid on things over a prolonged period. That is just ridiculous talk tbh especially in dense urban areas.
 

ilostabet

Pelican
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

It is worth researching edible plants and mushrooms in your area, or the area you have planned to bug out to in case SHTF. Also, be sure to research how to prepare these foods, as many of them require quite the amount of work to be edible (Nettles, for example, can be eaten, but require boiling - also don't eat them when they are in flower).
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Foolsgo1d said:
Well my plan of going out to get some more stuff this week has hit a problem. :laugh:

"Have you got a LOICENSE for that shopping?"

:laugh:
Orrite, but 'as you got a PURMIT for that LOICENSE?!

DamienCasanova said:
Where is Leonard's thread about prepping when you need it?
What about drinking water filtration systems, or generators? What do you all recommend?
https://www.rooshvforum.com/thread-71972.html
 
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Youtube channel called "Canadian Prepper." I've been watching this guy for a little while and I like his comprehensive approach to prepping, but also his videos where he goes more into the psychology and mental health issues of a post-shtf type situation.

 

Sam Malone

Ostrich
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Lace em up said:
Bug out bags are a great idea.

What many people overlook is a get home bag.

Those $2 emergency blankets can save your life, if forced to overnight out in the elements.

Chocolate contains caffeine, which most of us are addicted to.

A BIC lighter with 10' of duct tape wrapped around it.

Altoid survival kit (variety of small things that are multi-use and hard to replicate)

Add Super Glue to that list.

Not only good for its intended uses, but (if you can't score the OTC medical grade stuff) works in a pinch to cover and protect minor cuts and scratches.
 

SlickyBoy

Ostrich
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

RexImperator said:
My desire to get a gun for self defense has increased substantially.
One problem: ammo is now sold out as everyone stockpiles it.

People will definitely want more guns near the more vibrant urban environments.
That's why, as discussed in a much older thread, you don't shoot the cool stuff, shoot the old man calibers that the young folks don't even know exists, even when it's right there on the shelf. Like .308? Sure, so do I. Trouble is so do all the non-shooting fucks who bought half a dozen overpriced black rifles with their tax refund last year. They also bought every box of Winchester white box ammo in that caliber the minute the toilet paper sold out.

Instead, you could pick up a .270 and probably have a selection of different loads sitting in plain sight. Ditto for buying a .357 instead of a .40, .45 or 9mm. Bonus, the .357 also shoots .38 special too. But nobody likes revolvers now that Clint Eastwood is eighty years old. Want a shotgun? 12 gauge is nice, but I bet you can get 20 gauge when everyone else is scrambling for zombie loads of 12 ga. buck shot they don't even know how to properly deploy. Don't get me started on reloading - supplies are available even now for just about any caliber, and in the long run it's a cheaper way to shoot anyway.

Think outside the box. I was at a Lowes just today and the cleaning aisle was wiped out of many household cleaners - but there were four jugs of white vinegar - even labeled "cleaning vinegar" - sitting right next to the empty rows where ammonia used to be.

The point is, whether it be guns, ammo or some other staple, look for something useful that does the job and is available - it's probably not yet marked up.

ed pluribus unum said:
Leonard D Neubache said:
Pay attention to local news even if it means ignoring the far more interesting national or global news.

The national stuff might affect you. The global stuff probably wont. But you don't want to be caught napping on the local stuff.
Guilty as charged. I am making an effort now to scan local MSM in order to keep up with local restrictions or developments, having long ago lost the habit of looking at any of the local "news" outlets.
It kills me to admit it, but facebook groups are actually good sources for up to the minute local info. You don't have to comment or join in, but find a facebook group that's about the local town or area where you live and let the busybodies do the work for you - apply your BS detector of course, but use their efforts.
 

Oberrheiner

Pelican
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Sam Malone said:
But as far as he's concerned you're down to two rolls and have been rinsing your backside off over the bathtub after rationing eight squares per visit for yourself.
Wait, what ? :)
 

Foolsgo1d

Peacock
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

The supply chain is going to suffer as countries are restricting exports of food items which are staples for many people in the west.

Food rationing will not go over well with previous advice calling for calm and saying there is plenty of food. Most of the EU is a net importer.
 

Sargon2112

Sparrow
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Regarding the apparent ammo shortage I'm hearing about, I've got plenty but it's not excessive. No stash can last forever, especially if, God forbid, you had to start using it for what it's intended for. I never learned to reload ammo. I will be learning and buying the required equipment.

Luckily, I have a buddy who reloads, so I can learn from him.

To second what someone else already has said, you need to target practice to stay sharp. Use cheap, small caliber ammo for that and for shooting varmints.
You can also kill a lot of food / small game with a 22 if SHTF. Don't use your high end expensive stuff unless it is necessary. It will become scarce if SHTF. Save it.

I see too many guys with expensive, large caliber weapons just wasting ammo ($$$) at the range to show off for other people. I know it's fun to shoot big guns, but think about what it costs you with each pull of the trigger and think about who you are showing your hand to.
 

Easy_C

Crow
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Honestly....None of this solo stuff is going to work. Successful prep is a team effort and be cognizant of local power players. Generically speaking I would be most concerned about local Mexican gangs and Biker gangs (1%ers in particular) because among the various cliques in any given small-medium size town those guys are typically the ones who are, on the local level, the ones with the best combination or organization, brains, and ability to project force.


Overall though as we go through this there’s significant opportunity to set up a more survival oriented role. Halted migration mean that the job market in rural areas just got massively better and it may be possible to work in those areas if you’re willing to take the lifestyle cut.

My advice is find a job now that lets you be based on a small town, and spend the time between now and the next crisis thoroughly integrating yourself. A lot of this can be accompanied relatively easily by joining some local organizations (Think something like an American Legion Post if you’re a veteran, Toastmasters, volunteer city committees, etc.) and putting in a few hours a week doing the scut work that other people won’t want to.

Speaking of bikers the more casual groups (Google what a “one piece patch” group means) is a good idea to get involved with if you own a motorcycle. For the most part their members are solid red state types and they’re always eager for young blood.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

^Agreed. Homesteading is a nice lifestyle choice but a terrible survival choice. Even the authors who spruik it have to build the most contrived fiction populated by the most brainless bad guys in order to paint a picture of credibly defending a homestead from a determined attack.
 

SlickyBoy

Ostrich
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Leonard D Neubache said:
^Agreed. Homesteading is a nice lifestyle choice but a terrible survival choice. Even the authors who spruik it have to build the most contrived fiction populated by the most brainless bad guys in order to paint a picture of credibly defending a homestead from a determined attack.
Which is also why hoarding eventually reaches the point of diminishing returns. Lets say you beat everybody to the toilet paper racks at BJ's Wholesale Club before the next catastrophe hit. You have your own farm, a well, cases of ammo and MREs stacked to the ceiling. But as things get worse, you've become so psychologically attached to this now-immovable pile of stuff that you stubbornly stick around long after your senses already told you it's time to un-ass the area. Then the bad things happen and it's too late to get out.

You should buy what you need, but don't overdo it. It isn't realistic to expect to keep a lifetime supply of shaving cream, scotch tape and motor oil in your garage forever.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Reality. How many reliable people does it take to keep military level opsec over a stash of supplies?

Answer: More than one.

How many people does it take to keep military level opsec over a self sufficient homestead?

Answer: Way way WAY more than one.

As stated elsewhere, if things ever go Mad-Max then towns will become like city states complete with walls and towers. Farms will be things that are worked by the peasantry during the day and kept watch over at night only by regional scouts backed up by rapid response teams.

During times like those you want to be sleeping behind large walls protected by many men with guns.
 

Garuda

Woodpecker
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

I've been looking into vertical gardening. Having one seems like a huge advantage in the world now. You will have a fresh supply of fruits, herbs and vegetables no matter the season or weather or whatever happens at the supermarket.

The main difficulties for me are setup expense and finding room to put one.
 

eradicator

Peacock
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Where do you buy toilet paper and n95 masks? Everywhere is sold out. I guess you can catch Walmart before they run out ?

Amazon is out of stock, no idea when they will get more. Target is completely empty of these items
 

AnonymousBosch

Crow
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

SlickyBoy said:
But as things get worse, you've become so psychologically attached to this now-immovable pile of stuff that you stubbornly stick around long after your senses already told you it's time to un-ass the area. Then the bad things happen and it's too late to get out.
I remember that plot...

 

Foolsgo1d

Peacock
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Restricting the amount of people in supermarkets is going to do nothing except piss people off and make people feel they need to rush out of the house to get ahead, leading to larger crowds. Theres already large lines outside ASDA, Tesco, Morrisons etc.

And since when is it a good idea to be in a air conditioned building with a bug going around? Its not as if the air is cleaned.

Two-three weeks into these measures and I swear more and more people are going to lose it.

I will plan on going later in the evening to steadily increase my supply.
 

Leonard D Neubache

Owl
Gold Member
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

Increasingly attending supermarkets as close to closing time as possible will be a good idea. Not only will there be less customers in the store but the shelf stackers will have begun breaking down the recent deliveries so a lot of the stuff that was gone by mid-day will be heading back on the shelves or at least available on request.
 

Foolsgo1d

Peacock
RE: Survival in post-coronavirus world (prepping / supplies / protection / money)

I usually did that anyway but that was when they had 24/hour openings. Now its 10pm or earlier.
 
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