SHTF – Did you know about this? I didn’t…

I came across a little bit of information today that I thought was pretty relevant to those who are trying to be ready. You might need to alter your plans a bit.

20 Comments on "SHTF – Did you know about this? I didn’t…"

  1. death by natural selection. were ready but the liberals arent… oh well. i have my signs from katrina still looters and squatters will be shot. i have no sympathy for those that helped destroy our country.

  2. Coyotes are on the increase. It could explain the decrease in prey.

  3. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 1:42 am |

    @440charger2 I think your neck of the woods might become much more populated pretty quickly if things ever went south, my man. Nothing like it would be here, at least not for months, but still something to consider…

  4. Big Game? I dont think that will change alot, i live in oregon and mainly hunt deer and elk, the animals know when its huntin season, n soon as they hear vehicles going up and down the road, shots fired and people moving around, they go far away, same thing happens during hunting season, first 2 days u see alot and the rest u see nothing, they will get down into the canyon thats near impossible for humans to climb out and ul never see em again, there pretty smart, small game is just easy to get.

  5. Another prep technique, especially at this time of the year, is gleening. Gleening is where your able to go to a larger farm and harvest from the end of the rows where the combines or harvesters are not able to pull from. Just make sure to talk to the farmer or foreman. Today my family gleened almost 1000 pounds of tomatoes from the commercial farms for Hunts, Cambells soups, and Libby’s. Obviously we wont use em all, but neighbors and friends will. We will start canning tomorrow.

  6. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 3:46 am |

    @chainlink1 Definitely another thing to consider. As I said, I’m not really a hunter, so I’m just going off of the word of someone third person ya know? Thanks for passing back more info, I’ll ask around to folks who’d be more in the know than I am…

  7. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 4:10 am |

    @jplerwill Glad to hear it’s not universal man….

  8. Much of small game are cyclical…seasons can play havoc on all wildlife late or early rains in the spring…a hard winter…rabies…. In my parts there used to be a bounty on coyotes…small game flourished. Well Coyotes are back in full force and in a very very short time with all the other problems small game face they became less abundant here. Food for thought.

  9. As for large game, I do daily see black tail deer and see signs of hogs.

  10. I live in a suburb area on the border to rural. There are many large “flocks” of wild turkeys in my area10-25 in a group. Their population hasnt seemed to diminish. Same with the geese, quail and duck. Not sure on small animal though. I am in California in a more affluent area though. 1 in 200 or so forclosures in the neighborhood, and only about 8% unemployment.

  11. @mrmilleniumproof we do the same at our home, we have almost a qtr acre garden and eat from it daily. We also use heiloom, not as consitent growth or production, but what you get seems so much better and is the smae the next year from the seed. I plan on making a root cellar this fall, and a green house hoop house.

  12. Rozzrocks666 | September 2, 2010 at 6:04 am |

    Plenty of game where i am at, new york state. Its probably just because that town was hit hard, i can see how game will get scarcer.

  13. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 6:44 am |

    @mrmilleniumproof Thanks for the info,bro. I have a ton more to learn about the food growing part of this…

  14. mrmilleniumproof | September 2, 2010 at 7:03 am |

    Im growing a garden with heirloom seeds. Best results is with organic garden soil with a above ground garden. So youll also have to stock soil. If you do go with the grow route. Then youll need a way to preserve the food you harvest. Youll then decide if you want to can or dehydrate. If you dehydrate. You’ll need a dehydrator, You’ll want to put it into a foodsaver bags. Meaning youll need tilia bags and a foodsaver. Plus food saver bags. I hope who reads this understands the learning curve.

  15. I hear that hunting is becoming more scarce as well, I have not seen it as much as others.

  16. @UrbanCombatSurvivor Very true I all I can do is to keep hunting till the well runs dry. I love the way hunting fills the freezer,lol!

  17. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 8:59 am |

    @timbo749 Maybe right now, but I wouldn’t count too heavily on those places being what you remember if something happened.

  18. UrbanCombatSurvivor | September 2, 2010 at 9:37 am |

    @FightDiary I don’t doubt it, if things ever got really bad. Not me, brother. Diseases can be far too easily spread that way, even if you can get past the idea of it…

  19. For the past few years people said the same things about the deer population, I have never had issues with seeing deer though, and where Im at there is an abundance of places to go.

  20. If it’s super SHTF situation then cannibalism will be the norm in the city.

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