Thank you. Yes I need to think about this seriously.
We started slowly 4 years ago after seeing what we were in for with Obama. Gave him one year to prove what kind of a leader he would be. Well since we started supplies and stocking up on things, I guess you can see that he must not be standing up to standards in our opinion. We have family understand that when crap hits the fan, our house is home base. Believe it is very important to prepare and pray at the same time that we are all just crazy. I pray we are wrong but in my heart I don't believe that anymore. Its sad to know that my children and grandchildren will never be as free as I have been blessed to be.
Damn glad I don't live in the burbs. I am prepared. I can and will bug our to my safe place.
Whatever you do, don't turn over your guns to the troops, like the fools in Katrina did. Find a way to hide them, or turn over the ones you know they have on record, and keep the off - the - record ones. Once you've turned over your guns, the mobs will have nothing to hold them back.
Hide part of your food stash. The troops may confiscate your stored food "to share."
For the cold, have a below 32 degree sleeping bag for each person. It'll still be stone cold, but you'll be better off than just with masses of blankets.
We have a fuel oil furnace that the pump and blower will run off of an inverter that is hooked to batteries that are charged by solar and wind. Our oven runs off of propane, We have two vent-less propane heaters. We have a wood burner in the den. We have springs on the property and if we need to we can fire up a generator to run the well. We have a total of 4small generators that run very quietly. I can communicate anywhere in the world with my amateur radio equipment. We are several hundred feet off of the road. We also have caves up in the mountain behind the house.
http://www.mustangsurvival.com/military/hypothermia?country=25 These are really great suits to keep warm. Luckily I found some of the olive drab ones at a yard sale for only $20 each but you can find some on eBay. You could always get a white Tyvek suit to wear over it if you live in an area where there is snow. I know we will NOT freeze just by having these suits!!! These will keep you warm if you can't build a fire or have propane/kerosene, or generator. This is a good investment because if you use other means of keeping warm (a fire which people can see or smell) people will be drawn to the comfort of the heat you have if SHTF this winter.
Have a fox hole dug somewhere to go hide in.
Thanks for this info, Carrie!