You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days


George Patton’s latest.

H/t Kenny.


38 responses to “You Must Be Able to Survive 90 Days

  1. I don’t think so: post-“90 days”, the (former) gubmint will be unable to “restore order” at all. De-centralized feudal domains run by armed gangs/alpha males will be the situation for quite some time. Then regional Warlords, using extreme violence, will begin re-integrating the feudal domains. Phase 3 begins the Imperium of Haxo IV.

  2. This is an HONEST article. I appreciate it!!

  3. Stealth Spaniel

    Yes, 90 days will be a test of fire and brimstone. Be prepared for your animals too. Why plan on 30 chickens for eggs if you don’t buy feed or minerals ahead? The brave assholes that say how they would slaughter the family dog/cat and eat them: just remember, you have to catch, kill, skin, and cut up any animal to eat it. I doubt that 80% of the population could do that with a deer-let alone a family pet: complete with screaming hysterical children and grandmas in attendance. So spare me the “I’m so thug that I can man handle it”. Make plans for Rover and MeowMix too. Don’t be an asshole. Also, keep all the critters up to date on shots, worming, nail/hoof trims, etc. If you have large animals, like horses or cattle, get up to speed on diagnosing and treating all of the 1 million things that can happen to them-unless you have a vet in the family.
    Have a plan in your preps: if the electricity goes, then it is
    Freeze Dry & Canned
    Why? The refrig will get warmer sooner than a freezer (if you don’t open them every 3 minutes). You buy canned and freeze dried for a reason.
    You should be practicing not only your bullseyes, but cooking au naturele, so that when SHTF and you are a nervous wreck, you don’t cut your hand off with a knife or burn precious resources. If/when we descend into madness, you will NOT be throwing out mistakes lightly. Couldn’t figure out your fire and burned the rehydrated ground beef? Too damned bad for you, and I hope the smell isn’t in the wind. Hungry gangbangers will figure that you must have more.
    Water, water, water. And more water. And water filters. You will not be sorry.
    90 days of chaos and worldwide devistation doesn’t bode well for the Elites. They depend on people serving them. If my husband was a cop, fireman, FBI agent, National Guard, or whatever: I would shoot the bastard in the leg before he abandons me and the kids for Hildabeast. Happy wife, happy life-and no one will screw with mama when it collapses. So, there’s that.
    Got Plan B?

    • MichiganderJim

      Helluva comment, great stuff. “I’ll just get me a deer.” “That’s nice. What are your plans for the second week?”

    • I like your attitude!!! Especially about the leg-shooting part.

  4. Napoleon said armies travel on their stomachs, meaning armies can project force no farther than their logistical tail can deliver food to soldiers at the front. If Napoleon had the magic government logistics which George Patton believes in, logistics which do not require WWII factories of slave laborers producing war supplies, then Napoleon could have conquered the world. It’s so easy! The NYT writes a column containing a magic spell, the congress incants the spell, then food and gas magically appear!

    Selling WWII to America required a huge domestic propaganda and enforcement apparatus to motivate saving and producing for the war effort: “Grow hemp for victory!” But today, propaganda and enforcement today is to motivate NOT saving and producing. “Don’t repair that running older car, let cash for clunkers destroy it so taxpayers can spend more of their lifetime making another one!”

    If xx million Americans die, then the existing supply of food goes twice as far. Where is the food shortage? If xx million Americans die, then there are half as many snitches to squeal on your gardening efforts. Where is the food shortage? If xx million Americans die, recycle their bodies by feeding them to hogs, then eat the hogs. Where is the food shortage?

    In the meantime, you really ought to keep chickens for eggs. Five eggs a day, seven days a week, puts a nice happy feeling in your tummy.

    • Jimmy the Saint

      “If xx million Americans die, then the existing supply of food goes twice as far.”

      Not necessarily. If the millions of dead include the majority of logistics workers, then most of the existing food will simply be lost.

      Millions of dead will also overwhelm sanitation efforts, resulting in disease outbreaks, and all sorts of other fun things.

    • Cash for clunkers….another program initiated by the criminal soetoro-obama. All that scrap metal went to the communist Chinese.

  5. I’m no expert on farming but chickens seem like an excellent resource. I believe mushrooms also are an incredibly quick growing food. Not sure of their nutritional value but a full belly WILL count for something if push comes to shove. I’d add a well stocked tackle box and fishing pole to your preps if you haven’t already too. Let’s face it, it’s a quiet way to snag a meal and the folks who live in prime hunting territory are going to guard that resource jealously, as would I if every swingin dick with an ought-six decides to just “hunt for my meals”. I’d feel bad for urban folks and their impending plight if their voting habits, willful ignorance and delusions hadn’t been mostly responsible for bringing us to the edge of this precipice but, that’s all water under the bridge at this point. It’s time the over-compensated folks capable of producing literally nothing of value see what it’s like when the shoe is on the other foot.

  6. The article is fine as food for thought, but predictively, it’s pure hogwash.

    By Day 40 of any problem the die-off will begin in earnest.
    And there ain’t gonna be no central gubmint, or forces of same, in any strength worth talking about, to re-establish jack or shit, even in 90 weeks, let alone 90 days.

    Chaos and disorder such that normal infrastructure can’t deliver power and food to people means, inescapably, that millions here will starve to death – leading to biblical levels of pestilence and dying – (nota bene that the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are War, Famine, Disease, and Death, which is the exact chronological order in which they always appear, going back only the last 10,000 years of recorded history) and any crisis here becomes worldwide in about 2 days’ time.

    The rest of the world, to a greater or lesser degree, will be plunged into a Depression that’ll make the 1930s look like a picnic. For those Trashcanistan third-world shitholes where that describes every day since forever already, it won’t be much additional burden.
    Where first-world countries descend into third-world status, it’ll be a damned sight sportier for all concerned. And the better-organized will probably decide it’s time to ransack those weaker in short order.

    Hereabouts, best information going back decades has any government safe spaces out of food by about Day 60. Outside of deployed ships, or other military units that retain any significant cohesion (which will be damned few when everyone they know or are related to is struggling to survive too, and units will melt like snow in July), there won’t be any centrally directed forces available to influence anything larger than a few square miles, at best.

    Only in the few little city-states and rural fiefdoms that maintain some semblance of internal order will there be anything like a society. And if any of those go all warlord, the few of them surviving onwards will either be so isolated as to be inconsequential, or close enough to each other that they’ll mainly just atrit each other, to no discernible improvement in the status of either. The brightest will simply wall themselves off, and work on staying isolated and unmolested.

    Anyone else, like free-range brigands, will be small groups, scrabbling for any possible subsistence (and BTW, your average criminal is about as handy, adaptable, and forethoughtful where survival planning is concerned as a fish trying to ride a bicycle), and likely to suffer the same fate as the original settlers of Roanoke, disappearing without a trace, except for a bare few widely scattered little clans who fortuitously blunder upon a spot where they can persevere. Expecting any of them to last an entire winter on their own wits is pretty long odds, and that’s before we even talk about the application of Rule 308 for any antisocial behavior. Most so-called predators will die with their stomachs stuck to their spines from lack of resources, and a sizeable chunk of the rest will die with a surprised look on their faces, from either terminal lead poisoning, or gravity-induced acute neck stretching.

    The article’s author is correct in that hunkering in a hidey hole in the near-term is a good idea, provided you can disappear from anyone’s sight or finding. But as the population extant declines on a Malthusian curve, being able to keep watch, eyes and ears open both literally and metaphorically via technology, and able and willing to proactively recon their own area in person in widening circles is going to do much to determine who sees trouble coming from far off, and takes a hand in unhorsing it before it gets near.

    And the first sumbitch anywhere who pops up to say, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help re-establish it” is going to be cut down by a hail of gunfire in about 0.2 seconds, and then cut up to feed hogs in about another 2. For some years to come afterwards, as well, unless they arrive riding on the fender of a tank from the 1st Armored Division at full combat strength.

    Anything less than such a catastrophe isn’t worth worrying about, as it’ll just be the last 8 years, on steroids, for anyone working on self-sufficiency and independence from the vote plantation.

    • Amen.

    • MichiganderJim

      “[first who says]…’I’m here to help re-establish it’ is going to be cut down by a hail of gunfire in about 0.2 seconds, and then cut up to feed hogs in about another 2.”

      Proof positive that every cloud has a silver lining. Don’t want hungry hogs in that situation. Re-establishment either.

    • These are all good observations, and your crystal ball is probably just as effective as George Patton’s. However, the big take-away from the article that I would like to point out is, for people that want to plan/prepare but get intimidated by planning for the LONG term, this is a way to at least start, by concentrating on the SHORT term. A little preparation now is better than none at all.

    • Steve Kristmann

      Very good points raised in your response.
      Definitely tops of the list are 1) Water, 2) Food 3) Power (heat/cool/refrigerate/freeze food in addition to canning/drying) 4) Arms/Ammo to protect the above and yourself/tribe.

      Definitely recommend the following books to help learn/share knowledge:

      Boston On Surviving Y2K

      A Failure of Civility

      Any and all books by Max Velocity

      “…And the first sumbitch anywhere who pops up to say, “I’m from the government, and I’m here to help re-establish it” is going to be cut down by a hail of gunfire in about 0.2 seconds, and then cut up to feed hogs in about another 2. For some years to come afterwards, as well, unless they arrive riding on the fender of a tank from the 1st Armored Division at full combat strength…”

      Leslie Fish wrote a song about that….

      Rhododendron Honey
      by Leslie Fish (lyrics)

      Rhododendron Honey Leslie Fish FIrestorm Album

      Learn, Prep, and be ready to take care of ‘Big Boss Jones & his bully boys’!

      Yours In Liberty!
      NorthGunner III

  7. SemperFi, 0321

    How many have enough lumber to make a privy out behind the garage, or the know how? A tool shed for rakes and shovels if anyone asks.
    I look at pics of my town from 100 yrs ago, and I can walk around today and show you where every single shitter was located. There was one in every backyard, 30′ from the back door. Not that hard to do today, when the time comes, and don’t forget your county permit before building……… 🙂

  8. Timothy Elmer

    People may have forgot: (or- when the electricity goes out – I don’t want to live anymore) Your mileage may vary.

    The first epidemic of a waterborne disease probably was caused by an infected caveman relieving himself in waters upstream of his neighbors.

    Perhaps the entire clan was decimated, or maybe the panicky survivors packed up their gourds and fled from the “evil spirits” inhabiting their camp to some other place.

    As long as people lived in small groups, isolated from each other, such incidents were sporadic. But as civilization progressed, people began clustering into cities. They shared communal water, handled unwashed food, stepped in excrement from casual discharge or spread as manure, used urine for dyes, bleaches, and even as an antiseptic.

    As cities became crowded, they also became the nesting places of waterborne, insect borne, and skin -to-skin infectious diseases that spurted out unchecked and seemingly at will. Typhus was most common, reported Thomas Sydenham, England’s first great physician, who lived in the 17th century and studied early history. Next came typhoid and relapsing fever, plague and other pestilential fever, smallpox and dysentery’s-the latter a generic class of disease that includes what’s known as dysentery, as well as cholera.

    From Richard Duncan, PHD:

    The Olduvai theory has been called unthinkable, preposterous, absurd, dangerous, self-fulfilling, and self-defeating. I offer it, however, as an inductive theory based on world energy and population data and on what I’ve seen during the past 30 years in some 50 nations on all continents except Antarctica. It is also based on my experience in electrical engineering and energy management systems, my hobbies of anthropology and archaeology, and a lifetime of reading in various fields.

    The theory is defined by the ratio of world energy production (use) and world population. The details are worked out. The theory is easy. It states that the life expectancy of Industrial Civilization is less than or equal to 100 years: 1930-2030.

  9. ALCON,

    This is their quarterly sale of #10 cans. 45% off retail + shipping.

    I suggest that one orders in 6 can increments as that is a case size. No requirement to order X amount of one flavor to get discount. Fast delivery but order could be delayed if selected flavor out of stock.

    Order a case of assorted flavors and get started. WalMart has some assorted, single serving MH in the camping section. Flavors very limited. You can “sample” those if not familiar before ordering #10 cans.


  10. ALCON,

    I forgot to include below link for boiling water for freeze dried foods, coffee, tea, soup, etc. Fuel is whatever is lying around…..twigs, bark, leaves, grass.

    For your perusal.

  11. One of the worst parts of the mess the western world is in thanks to govt and the banksters imo what will happen to many dogs and horses, two of the most noble and loyal animals God ever gave to man imo. Between the govt and the muzzies mistreatment of animals, the ends for many of them will not be just and if I could trade early ends for ten million or so of the moocher/Obama class to save a few hundred or few thousand dogs and horses; I’d be for it.

    • SemperFi, 0321

      Have had the same thought many times too. Look at the piles of dead horses in those WW1 and 2 pics.
      Which brings up the issue of feral pets; dogs and cats which will be roaming the streets, already happening in Detroit and other big broke cities. And what about feral kids, you ready for those too?
      Having a soft spot may be our undoing.

  12. Since the article is pure speculation, one must look to existing precedence. That’s New Orleans during and post Katrina. We all know the story.

    Rest assured the ‘elites’ will use all means available to take care of themselves FIRST.

    Rest assured thuggery will be everywhere. Even next door….probably starting with the ones that wave obama bumper stickers and killeary signage. They’ll ‘turn you in’, in a heartbeat!

    Rest assured that ‘survivors’ will be the ones with guns who are organized and motivated to resist thuggery and the armed human drones the elites organize to come take our all out shit ‘for the common good’, mind you.

    Semper Paratus

  13. This brings to mind that magnificent post the other day:
    Rule #1 No one is coming to save you.
    Rule # 2 Everything is your responsibility.
    Rule #5 Always be working

    Did you know that eggs can be kept in an 11-1 solution of water to sodium silicate in a jar for up to 9 months with NO REFRIGERATION?

    Bulk Flour is cheap. Bulk Sugar is cheap. Time is money.

    • If you pick up a free donkey off of Craigslist and pressure can it, you’ve got lots of food for both humans and dogs. Lots of free edible critters out there right now to be had.

    • Bulk sugar will last forever by placing inside a food grade bucket and sealing. Bulk flour will go bad in a couple years even with vacuumpack/o2 absorbers/mylarbag/+55F storage. Whole wheat kernels will last decades with the same care. Add manual grinder to make WW easier to use.
      Iodized salt also lasts a really-long-time, in dry-packs.

  14. Change it up now while your mistakes can be glossed over. Gardens take years to actually become gardens. You cant just till up a corner of your yard in April and expect a cornucopia to magically appear in August, Yard-to-garden takes time.. Chickens take months to mature to layers, if you get them young. Their pecking order can reduce your egg output if they start picking on the low man on the totem pole, so can molting..Molting chickens don’t lay eggs. Unhappy chickens don’t either.. Eggs are great, but eggs require chicken attention… they need clean water or they wont lay, they require sunshine, and room to move, or they wont lay, there isnt going to be sacks of hormone injected feed to compensate for any of this, happy chickens lay eggs… unhappy, unkept chickens don’t…And then there is water… all your efforts wont amount to squat if you don’t have water. So maybe you should focus on Water first… Maybe your first purchase should be a portable well driller, and punch a well in your backyard, cap it off, and forget about it until it’s needed?..

    • How about instead don’t have a house on city water instead be living somewhere that has a well already… Or a spring, creek, or other surface water…

  15. Read “one dAy after” i think its called.
    Food/water are huge but never forget the millions on meds to stat alive…. And sane.

    • MichiganderJim

      “…never forget the millions on meds to stat alive”

      Just wait a bit. You’ll be able to forget about them.

      “And sane.”

      You can forget about that now.

  16. Activated Carbon would be very useful, for scrubbing both
    air and water, and also it is medicinal.
    Diatomaceous Earth (food grade) great for storing grains, wheat,
    rice etc. Also a very good supplement internally and transdermally.

    In addition, would like to share some history which I can only
    hope it serves and makes stronger and not weaker:
    About 55 minutes audio:–hosted-by-brother-gregory

    “Seek ye His Kingdom and His Righteousness”

  17. outlawpatriot

    All conjecture. To include comments to date. Remember all the shit Aesop said about the Ebola gig? Bottom line? Nobody knows a God damned thing. 🙂

  18. Whining about costs of prepping is just an excuse to do nothing.

    Our church prepared a handout which demonstrates how a family for just $10 per week for 1 year can have 3,780 servings of emergency food.

  19. just plain todd

    all good points to ponder from all. i gotta admit, i just can’t care anymore. i have done what i can with what i got, and i just hope i don’t miss kick off to the end of USA. this country has outlived its usefullness. special hello to hardy 3226 behind enemy lines. i am enjoying the decline. like redcoog said, i hope to whack a few murikans just to save some dogs and horses.
    hope i make it thru the first mag change and to at least 91 days. can’t ask for much more. i’ve more than had enough of this planet. the plan sucks, hope i am let in anyway.

  20. While everyone screams (check that, I mean ‘recommends’) training (think self defense) try a more basic approach. Turn off your electricity for a month (too long? maybe try a week or if that gets too hard maybe a few days). Take notes. Do this with a critical eye including the bitching a complaining of those around you (family members maybe?) and then plan accordingly. Among other things we have done, this was an element that really caught our attention: do this and have plan accordingly – it is an eye opener especially setting up defense at night (a must do issue but having been in a ‘hot’ war in the past helps with the basics). All the stored food, ammo and ‘essentials’ in the world will come to naught once the lights go out and if you are not ready for that one critical juncture, you are screwed – there will be no ‘do over’.

  21. A great article with lots of practical scenarios. The one assumption being the government will be on the side of the good guys. Looking at the current antagonism of those who make up the prepper mentality (2nd amendment self sufficient types), it’s hard to see how we will fit in, given the government’s current hostility towards us. Still, preparing is a must, I’m just hoping I can protect my family without having to stand up against an overwhelming force of those who were originally tasked to protect us.

  22. Just Wokenup

    Amazing comments here. I appreciate the skill sets of the readers.

  23. Good article and ideas; consider a couple-few other items…
    Quick Lime
    Colloidal Silver
    Rabbits (Leviticus is the old law)
    Barbed wire & other barrier materials.

    and…. STFU now, “loose lips sink ships;” your neighbors will sell you out so fast; with their utilitarian world view. You spend all the time and money preparing yourselves and loved-ones while 80% of society is enjoying a constant party; 30% are already on EBT cards….ignorance is bliss.

    Be the hardest target; humanly possible.

  24. Alfred E. Neuman

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