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SIX MONTHS ESCAPE/PREP 4 part 2
( Six Months To Escaping The Rat Race And Preparing For The Apocalypse Cash On The Barrelhead )
Bare Ass Savage Living continued
For raw meat ( because, again, canned meat cost a first child and tastes like afterbirth- not quite as bad as low quality hot dogs which used to taste like floor sweepings but are so bad now I don’t even want to know what is in them, but certainly worse than real meat ) you can buy a fresh package every night on the way home. This is no longer cheap nor can you always find a market that sells them. If both of you are too busy for additional food preps this is a good way to start your non-fridge living. The better way is to can your meat in a pressure canner which allows you to buy big cuts at a discount. This isn’t really as frightening as you would be led to believe. Remember that, one, it is the wife who will take the blunt of the blast, not you, and two, everyone over exaggerates the danger to stay away from the ravenous pig-dog lawyers when, after one and a half million canners are sold, one blows up due to those shifty Oriental ChiComs trying to defeat the American Empire by filling the entire place wall to wall with defective manufactured goods and when we go to warn the armed citizenry of their imminent attack the air raid sirens only fart out a feeble bleet and our ammunition in our AK’s which made its way to us from China through an eastern European nation hangfires.
For lights, I would stay away from almost all camping units. Some are okay, but by and large they are crappy illumination. Just get a thirty watt monocrystalline panel ( $88 with free shipping from Amazon ) and a $65 marine battery and use that to run 12v car LED bulbs. Buy an auto store bulb base, and run two wires ( + and - ) from battery to base and there is your very bright, five watt draw light for the night. You can also then use that for other 12v appliances-perhaps even a small TV ( with additional panels, of course ). Actually, nowadays, electronics is the one place you don’t have to live primitively as long as you keep track of the usage. Showering is easy enough with a solar camping shower ( if the sun isn’t out, pour in water heated with propane ). Or just Whore Bath with a nice big thick washcloth. Bathe one night, wash your hair the next. Use a two liter pop bottle with holes drilled in the cap ( you can drill with a screw and a screwdriver ) for rinsing off dishes ( washed in a plastic tote ). Believe me, once you haul water from town, you’ll learn to use very little very quickly. Coffee tastes great using a campfire percolator- I totally call Useless As Teets On A Bull with the 12v coffee maker. Wash your cloths in a Laundromat in town. Camping out ain’t too bad this way, as long as you keep dry from the rain and warm at night and rig a “porch” of some kind screened in to keep bugs away.
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