Surviving Another Depression.......What Would We Need?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by mtnhomechick, Sep 29, 2008.

  1. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Just thought I'd start this to see if we can exchange ideas. Doubt we will really need it though.
  2. beefy

    beefy Flamingo Daddy-o

    Apr 21, 2007
    South Georgia
    firewood? is that one?
  3. GopherBoyFarms

    GopherBoyFarms Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    Vancouver WA
    beer and wine and lots of it

    maybe some t.p.


    sheesh I dont know I will ask my folks what that had for Y2K they had their entire 2 car garage filled with stuff, us kids used it as a super market for months after nothing happened.
    it was great, go to moms house, do laundry, and shop for supplys in the garage!
  4. suenrob

    suenrob Songster

    Jan 22, 2008
    Ft. Myers, FL
    That is actually why we got chickens!!!!! Figured, if nothing else we would have plenty of eggs, and If we HAD to, chicken.

    We also got a couple cows...
  5. mtnhomechick

    mtnhomechick Songster

    Jun 27, 2008
    Mountain Home, AR
    Water.....definately number one.

    Wood burning stove like a Ben Franklin which you can cook on.

    Kerosene lamps and of course kerosene.


    Canned veggies.


    Generator for pumping water......we have a well.


    For me........COFFEE POT which I can use on the BF stove.


    Maybe a Goat?

    OK.....Tell me what I missed.
  6. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ
    [​IMG] That t.p. reference is funny, when I was a kid my dad always said we were allowed 1 square of t.p. to use for each bathroom visit ! Ack this was the result of him growing up during the depression, which he never forgot, and was imprinted on him for the rest of his life. (and mine)

    I learned about not wasting anything...but I'm normal, really, I buy 1000 sheet rolls of t.p. and don't complain that it's not super soft. (!?) Those rolls that boast softness are only 500 to 750 sheets to a roll, or something. [​IMG] talk about waste. [​IMG]

    Just learn to conserve and use sparingly, we can do it! [​IMG]
  7. sis

    sis Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    canning lids and seeds for next years garden
    oil lamps and oil
    cooking oil, I read today that olive oil will last for two years.
    peanut butter
    a old cookbook with recipes from the depression or from 30's to 50's.
  8. Chick_a_dee

    Chick_a_dee Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Peterborough, ON

    Spinning Wheel
    _____________ To make your own wool sweaters, mittens, scarves, hats, socks, etc. out of.

    Hand Washer and Wringer (We're planning on getting one for our tackroom to clean horse things in)

    A sewing machine, and a stockpile of fabrics....
  9. sis

    sis Songster

    Jul 16, 2008
    personal care items
    cold meds
    whatever your family uses
  10. Quail_Antwerp

    Quail_Antwerp [IMG]emojione/assets/png/2665.png?v=2.2.7[/IMG]Mrs

    Aug 16, 2008
    Seeds! Seeds for several years of garden, if you can properly store them.

    Canning supplies.


    a year's supply of anything you are addicted to, like if you are used to eating a chocolate candybar once a day, you better stock up. Cigarrettes if you are used to smoking them, unless you plan to quit cold turkey!! that will be rough, too.

    Cast iron cookware, incase you have to cook over open fires.

    Non perishable foods.

    Animal feed.

    Toilet Paper...and when that runs out, use tree leaves...big ones like Maple out for poison ivy.

    Sugar and flour. Honey! When the sugar runs out you can sweeten with honey.

    Learn to bake bread if you don't already know. Stock pile Peanut has a long shelf life.

    Buy canned foods.

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