Corona Virus And Survival Kit Sales

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  1. Pragmatist

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    Don't know what happened ......

    Above link tells of a new site "Preppi" ...... believe something similar to JUDY.

    I believe in Social Darwinism.
     
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  3. Justin Baker

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    I definitely have noticed an increase in my affiliate kickback for MedStock , GoSun, and Legacy Food Storage through my website has increased. And the extra $2 from my affiliation with amazon prep kit sales are nice too, namely from the Ready America 3-Day Backpack and the Elite Emergency Survival Pack. ;)

    Although, I do know that I am very picky about whom or what I affiliate for, so I know even if random people buy through my suggestion, they will most likely be satisfied and continue to use those companies. I see situations like this as a large-scale education opportunity for people that usually do not put thought into things that we here on this forum have been talking about for quite some time.
     
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  5. TexDanm

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    The sad thing is that these Coronavirus survival kits are mostly unneeded for the coronavirus. There IS no shortage of food and once the idiots are done panic buying and the stores all put limits on purchases there will be plenty of food and toilet paper. Where I live this has already happened and there has yet to be anyone near us have the virus. This is NOT a TEOTWAWKI event. You don't need the dehydrated survival rations nor MREs. the power is not going off and the water will keep flowing. People just need a couple of weeks of food and staples. This SHOULD not be something that is all that big of a deal.

    I think that the problem is in part that people don't cook anymore unless you count microwave or frozen warn in the oven meals cooking. Unless you have a bigger freezer than just what is on your fridge you can't easily do two weeks with frozen food. I repaired appliances for decades and was amazed by how many people use their ovens as a cabinet for pots and pans until Thanksgiving. Kids, people under 30, would have a Fridge with nothing but ice in the freezer and maybe a pizza and beer in the fridge and that's IT.

    I hope but don't expect that people will get a little smarter after this. Canned food doesn't take a lot of effort to "cook". With those cans, you can mix them and "cook" all sorts of pretty good things. You don't HAVE to cook from scratch though if you will you WILL notice and like the difference. If nothing else buy some canned foods and once a year clean out your cabinet and donate to a local food bank and buy new. If you will put up 5 dollars a week you can do that. You will have a backup food supply AND you can help people that have less than you do.
     
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  6. arctic bill

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    in my area someone is selling now i have eaten this meal , it is O K
    CANADIAN MILITARY MRE EMERGENCY SURVIVAL FOOD -- Excellent food quality - Corona Virus Preparation!!
    $16.95
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  7. Pragmatist

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    Good morning Arctic Bill,

    I'm sure these Canadian Forces MREs are OK - but $16.95 per bag ?

    As a Prepper, I'll sacrifice the high energy MREs and downgrade my diet to Canadian bacon on rye or buckwheat toast along with some of that Canadian apple juice that's fermented and then distilled.
     
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  8. arctic bill

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    roger that on Canadian apple juice that's fermented . the meals are not worth it. there was a lot of paper and crap left over. we would all trade until you got what you wanted. i liked the ham
    steak and pineapple. what was nice was a very small pack of cigarettes, matches, kool aid for one, coffee . little things like that go a long way to making live pleasant .
     
  9. Pragmatist

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    Good afternoon Arctic Bill,

    Am guessing your active duty Canadian Forces.

    Memories were generated. I was a soldier in the Vietnam war. We also had the cigarettes - in C-rations; MREs came later. A little bit prior to the US mobilization for the war, US Surgeon General Terry required a warning on US sold cigarettes stating the health dangers of smoking them. In Vietnam our 4-pak cigarettes in the C-rats also had this warning ! We knew they had little to no concern for our health.

    We also had the waterproof matches but they didn't work when wet. Standard substitute was a Zippo cigarette lighter. Also, in our C-rats was sling-shot ammo, officially being chicklets, sugar coated gum that was harder than spent uranium and could/did pulverize teeth.

    A weekly treat was Hershey's "Tropical Bars": chocolate-flavored candles.

    Thus, my Viet experience helped me 100% to have decent food stocks here in the shack. Inventory also includes some Canadian distilled apple juice.
     
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  10. Blueberry2020

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    Seeing im a newb here I hold no oomph, but how exactly do you know with such certainty that the power is not going off and the water will keep flowing? I wonder how many people in June 2019 said, "We're not going to have a global pandemic, the world isnt going to go under mass quarantines, and youd be stupid to think Italy could ever have 1,000 deaths from a virus that started in china."
    The problem with talking in absolutes is that most times, they eventually end up being wrong.
     
  11. Snyper

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    I don't know about everyone, but I have a generator and 2 wells.
    I also have a gas powered pump and a canal that crosses my property.
    I've never seen it go dry.
     
  12. arctic bill

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    No i am not active duty Canadian Forces. I am an old guy, I will be 70 next spring. most of my friends are retires canadian military .
     
  13. TexDanm

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    The power grid and water departments are not threatened by a virus. the death rate or even the infection rate would have to be near one hundred percent to place the power and water in danger of going out. I would be more worried about the potential zombie apocalypse than that a virus would take down the power and shut off the water. All of that said IF we did lose the power and water nationwide for an extended period, the virus issue would be a tiny blip on the many millions of people that would die in that sort of disaster.

    There are no absolutes except death. You do though have to prioritize your concerns or will waste too much energy on nebulous threats and fail to properly prepare for the most likely. I have enough swords to arm my family so to some extent I HAVE even made some preps for a zombie attack...but it is way down on my list of concerns. I also have a generator and a 1250 gallon cistern that is kept full by roof rain runoff.
     
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