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BlackCatRacing#13
01-09-2013, 7:30 PM
Sorry to Say ~ Been a Prepper for a long time but still dont know how to organise it all properly ,, Kinda got things in place but still need some Help so I would Like to Hear what I can do better

EmptySkuLL
01-09-2013, 8:31 PM
"Prepping" can be different things to different people: Guns, transportation, food, water, shelter, bugout gear, primitive skills, camping, hunting, growing food, raising chickens, etc...

Maybe start by telling us WHAT you have (or more precisely what you need help with), so people can chime in on how to help...

BlackCatRacing#13
01-09-2013, 10:37 PM
[QUOTE=EmptySkuLL;10163819]"Prepping" can be different things to different people: Guns, transportation, food, water, shelter, bugout gear, primitive skills, camping, hunting, growing food, raising chickens, etc...

Maybe start by telling us WHAT you have (or more precisely what you need help with), so people can chime in on how to help...[/QUOTE

Just saying:
I have Everything Someone can have just to be a Prepper

Yes I have
Guns ,, Transportation ,, FOOD/WATER ,, Bugout Gear ,, Long Time Primativative Skills w/Some Camping skills

My Question was I have all this Stuff but I don't know how to Origanise it All

No worries I will do My Best

Jet Setter
01-09-2013, 10:43 PM
I am not a prepper. I am an organizer. My only suggestion is what I have taken from some friends and it pertains to food storage..

Have your fluid supplies grouped into types and in order of expiration. Meaning, I have seen a friends garage and they have canned good organized by food groups (fruit, veggies, soups, etc) and have the stuff closer to expiration up in front of the shelf.

I would also suggest having things packed into easily transportable containers if you are planning to bug out rather than stay put.

BlackCatRacing#13
01-09-2013, 11:05 PM
I am not a prepper. I am an organizer. My only suggestion is what I have taken from some friends and it pertains to food storage..

Have your fluid supplies grouped into types and in order of expiration. Meaning, I have seen a friends garage and they have canned good organized by food groups (fruit, veggies, soups, etc) and have the stuff closer to expiration up in front of the shelf.

I would also suggest having things packed into easily transportable containers if you are planning to bug out rather than stay put.

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Thank You !!
I kinda have all My Stuff somewhat in Order and since I have a HOUSE I would rather Defend it then Bugout to somewhere that I have No Control over so I am staying Put !!!

olhunter
01-10-2013, 8:05 AM
Some ideas....

First, make a master list of everything you have.

Set aside an area that is just for your stuff. Having it spread all over the place makes it harder to gather when you need to get to it quick.

Get school backpacks on sale at Walmart or wherever when they go on sale a month or so after school starts. Fill them with related stuff and then zip-tie a laminated label on the outside listing the contents. They store nicely and are easy to transport if you need to move out. I use red ones for first aid stuff so it's easy to recognize.

Store your ammo in surplus ammo cans. Sturdy, waterproof and easy to carry. Nothing worse than hauling your ammo around in cardboard boxes that get wet or fall apart. Dropping a cardboard box full of .22's is not fun.

Label and date EVERYTHING. You think you'll remember what's in that bucket or box, but you won't.

Try not to store anything in cardboard. Plastic storage bins and buckets can be had for cheap and they hold up well. You can even put your backpacks in the storage bins.

Watch for sales on large, plastic tool boxes. They store a bunch of stuff, hold up well and easy to carry. Red ones for first aid stuff.

Scan all your important documents and zip them up and email them to yourself and also store them on a thumb drive and put it in your preps. Make sure you password protect the zip or docs first. Truecrypt is awesome. Put a copy of the program on your thumb. Don't forget the PW. lol.

kaligaran
01-10-2013, 3:11 PM
Logging everything like olhunter suggested is a great idea.

Separate gear into tiers. There's a gazillion ways to do this. Here's what I did for gear (not including food/water):
Get Home Bag and Truck Bag
Bug out Bag (not long term)
Everything else - some people do this as an Inch bag (I'm Never Coming Home)

That should help get you started. Then start breaking it down from there.
Keep weight in mind for any and all backpacks and who will be carrying them. Also try to maintain redundancy on all life saving gear like first aid, water purification, firemaking, shelter.

Also, don't forget your pets if you have any. They should have appropriately packed carriers or a separate duffel with their stuff including bowls, vet records, blanket, food.

Heatwrench
01-10-2013, 6:13 PM
I downloaded an excel worksheet from survivalblog called the "list of lists". On the left hand side of the site there is a list of static pages where you can find the list. Additionally, I use a binder to stay somewhat organized. You can search for "Your Ultimate Survival Binder" on the same site. Prepping can be overwhelming, eat the elephant one bite at a time.

http://www.survivalblog.com/

BlackCatRacing#13
01-10-2013, 6:55 PM
Thank You all for the Information.

I have so Much Stuff
I guess thats where the Problem is
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with so much stuff I cant seem to get it all Organised Properly

I have Backpacks ~ Duffle Bags ~ Secured Lock Box
also a Very Large Emergancy Size Ambulance First Aid Kit

I also have what every GUY should have is a New pack of Brand New 3 pack of Underwear also a New Pack with 10 pairs of Socks just in Case S.H.T.F.

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badreligion
01-10-2013, 9:45 PM
It's a great idea to inventory everything you have first. Break down your list into categories and sub sections.

Food
-Canned
--Vegtables
--Soups
-Dry
--Pastas
--Cereal
Ammo
-Rifle
--AR
--10/22
-Pistol
--1911
--Glock 22

Once you have a good master list you can then see where you prepping is.

This master list can then be made to make supplemental lists for actual locations of items.

Primary Bug out Bag
In Truck
In Garage
In Outdoor storage
In Bunker

These lists complement each other. Your master list is your shopping list and the supplemental lists are where everything goes. The supplemental lists also can contain things like expectation dates of medical and food items, rotation schedules, test dates, etc.

I like to store some items in Milk Crates. Very durable and easy to stack. If you get different colors or spray paint them you can know with a glance what is generally in each one. Red Medical, Purple fire and fuel, Green food, Black camping gear, etc.

sdkevin
01-19-2013, 11:28 AM
Learn the difference between wants and needs. In the dark, during an attack or disaster, a list is useless.

Containerize what you need to live out of the house for 72hrs and be able to get it out in <1hr, classify the rest as "remain in place. That means documents.. everything to restart your life.

Sort remain in place stuff like this..
Kill the power/water/gas to your house. How long can you live like that while preserving your physical safety.

Much has been written about this.

BLC
01-20-2013, 1:19 PM
I started putting everything I would consider useful in a box, once done with that I will decide what goes in a BOB.

I am also gathering items in a plastic tub that will remain in the car at all times.

paul0660
01-20-2013, 1:28 PM
what I can do better

Don't get started. All your stuff is going to get thrown away before SHTF anyway.