PREPPER EMERGENCY ESSENTIALS
Well, this chapter is going to wrap up the book. This was always meant to be a basics treatise rather than an encyclopedia. If I made it much longer you would fall asleep as I almost have. My other writing covers all this and more in greater detail. I could be covering minor crap like PV electrical systems, more on junk land, etcetera. But all my books are reduced in cost so you can read up on these things and more much cheaper. This work is just an update to take into account the new and improved wonderful world of seemingly permanent shortages which necessitate changing some things. Shopping differently, prioritizing differently. I am wrapping it up with caching, a concept I love. Like other things French ( the trappers used them long ago ) such as mayonnaise, bayonets and open mouth kissing, once you get over the Difference Factor it turns out to be the best idea ever ( abandoning your gear for safe keeping is a hard habit to try, wanting to clutch ever tighter your possessions ). Burying your crap is nothing new. The first silver coin ever minted probably got buried pretty quick, as soon as dirty barbarians started towards the village. Caching is the practice of burying as a re-supply point. And you want to cache as much as possible in as many places as you can, to insure your goods are safe. Because today, with no more motivation than buying a five buck rock of crack, theft is endemic. Imagine what happens when we all get genuinely hungry.
Caching is little more evolved than a stupid ass licking canine stashing his bone. Dig in hidden place, protect your item from moisture and rodents, place in hole, fill hole, don’t forget where hole is. There aren’t too many other details. Don’t be seen. Plastic wrapped in PVC pipe glued shut is best. Dig shallow horizontally for easiest burial and retrieval, straight down for a lot of digging but less chance of detection. For a firearm, either get something like axle grease ( you don’t want it to run at all ) or even just use thick Vaseline on all metal parts. And for Gods sake, clean that crap off before firing unless you want a hand grenade next to your face. To plastic wrap, get one of the vacuum packers at your China Mart. The kind that takes the air out then heat seals the bag closed, supposedly it keeps food fresher a long time. Which is great, because those bags and PVC, nobody knows you are caching. They think you are sealing freezer meat and extending a telephone line out to the mother in law’s cottage. Your Operational Security is complete ( much better than mail ordering Ninja Semi-Auto Carbine Caching Tube, or desiccant packs ). Don’t think the mail order companies let the Feds know about your purchases? All it takes is the threat of “supporting terrorism” and they fold. Assume ANY mail order item, credit, debit or money order, is recorded if not reported. Shop local and use cash WITHOUT your Preferred Customer Card.
In continuing our theme on Cool French Stuff, we shall cover that very clever coffee maker The French Press which uses far less energy to delivery black caffeinated Ambrosia. But first, a word on the French. Say what you will to profile your lack of historical understanding, but don’t get all stupid about World War Two and the French. At the end of the day, we wouldn’t be a country if it wasn’t for their intervention. Now, you might think that our stealthy ninja colonial forefathers went slinking around in the woods, kind of like you think you are going to do with your AR with cool tactical thermal imagine site and seventy three and a half pounds of other essentials, fighting like the Indigs. And a lot of them did. But a lot of the official militias “belonging” to rich twats had to fight in traditional bright colored lines of by the numbers musketry. And the Revolutionary army was used the same way face to face with the enemy. When you are a rich cunt that thinks he is better than his social inferiors, and please make no mistake a LOT of our Founders were rich and looked down on the poor as inferior human beings barely better than the three quarters human Blacks were, you wasted their lives in battle because that is all they were good for-cannon fodder ( I understand there was good and evil both- just picking out the genuine from the asshat is hard so much time later ).
Under the conventional Army, we pert-near lost our asses and the French had to bail us out. If we had fought guerilla, that wouldn’t have been necessary. But the Founders believed a real nation needed a real army and a real army fought like the Europeans, not like some savage bare assed Indians. Besides which, a guerrilla war would have taken so long the rich and powerful would not have retained their positions, nor increased their power or wealth. When you call the French losers or pussies because they wouldn’t lose a few more million men to the Nazi’s, you ignore that they allowed us to be there in the first place to return the favor and bail them out. And then you go worship some skeevie wigged dandy that threw poor men into the meat grinder to advance his fortune. So, can we get back to appreciating the inventions of the French? The French Press coffee maker is what I started using to make coffee off grid ( after other disastrous tries at other equipment ). I stopped when after one nasty spell of weather everything froze and the plastic in the maker snapped ( both units, the primary and back-up ). I didn’t replace them, being $15 each, but instead went with my brilliant invention Thermos Coffee ( the vacuum thermos draws out the oil from the grounds rather well. Then you just pour through a filter into your cup ). Well, now that we have burrowed into the ground down in The Bison Pit Of Doom, freezing is no longer an issue. So I’ve gone back to the French Press part time.
This summer was a bit brutal. Not record breaking but close. Many days over 100 and quite a few in the upper 90’s. For Sub Artic Elko, this is hot indeed. Using the campfire perk introduced way too much heat into the hovel which stayed all day and I’m going to bed at night at over 80 degrees. So as soon as I found a $4 French Press at the Thrift Store I snatched it up. Didn’t look it had even been used. Did I need one? No, I could have stayed with the thermos’. But the press is easy to clean compared. And it sure makes a tasty cuppa. First hint of cold weather of course, back to perking. But the press is nice to have ( it is a quality unit, all metal rather than plastic ) and if it ever comes to the point I’m short on fuel and can’t perk it will be even nicer. A back-up method for the required survival coffee drinking.
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