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The 2nd 5 Things New Preppers Should Buy (Items 6-10)

The 2nd 5 Things New Preppers Should Buy (Items 6-10)

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  1. Thanks for saying "Tent." Most of us are Bugging Out to a hotel or to a campground. We aren't building a shelter in the woods. I also have a couple of tubs with camping gear like cook stove, fuel, cooking utensils, sleeping bags, food etc. I realize they don't go in a BOB but they only take a few seconds to load in the trunk.

  2. Gasoline doesn't store as long as it did years ago. Do you use a stabilizer additive in it? If so what brand? How long will it keep then?

  3. Great video JJ ! A good storage solution for gas cans is an old large pick up truck tool box mounted in a framework of PT 4×4's outside away from your house. They are designed to survive outdoors and allow you to lock up your fuel stash. Radio wise I like the Yahoo VX3R. It is a dual band ham radio (VHF/UHF) and broadband receiver (AM BCB – 1000mhz) that you can recharge with USB accessories. I have a video on my channel about the VX3R if interested. If you get a shotgun with replaceable choke tubes the Trulock Boar Blaster choke tube is incredible. The advertising is all 00 / 0000 pellets in a 14" circle at 40 yards. In use and in pattern testing I have found the tube lives up to its advertising even with the cheapest shells.Thank for sharing and Merry Christmas!

  4. Mini-radio ETON FR160 Microlink. Solar cell charging, hand crank, LED flashlight, USB charging to cell phone (you bring specialized USB to cell cable), AM/FM/WX. Ive had 5 of 6 now, others in storage. Many clones now being made of this unit. Small. Used almost daily with hand crank and listen, versus draining car battery in outback. $35.

    CCrane radio internet site has many good emergency radio options.

    Comms – consider getting Walmart/Target FRS or GMRS base camp unit and mobile walkie-talkies. 22 channels with options for encoding tras=nsmissions. GMRS stills needs FCC licensing (life permit, $80), but FRS is free. Short distance radio comm for group.

    Get your Technician amateur (ham) radio license (test $15), and a handheld and you will be set with others for listening, and getting emergency assistance at long distance.

    If you have chain saw gas 40:1 or 50:1 cans. Those tin cans with the new plastic tops, THEY LEAK and you lose entire fuel content. Make sure the cans are TOTALLY METAL TOP. No evaporation and leaking.

    Always fill gas cans to ABSOLUTE FULL, especially the plastic jugs (the worst). Any air pocket creates evaporation, that leaks, creating further and further evaporation and leaking. No air pocket, no evaporation, no leaking.

  5. I have a dome tent but that's because I'm tall and those little 1-2 person tents wont cut it and make your own candles that's another way to control your environment on a smaller scale and I recommend for radios is this I have the analog version and be sure to get  reel attenna so that yo can extend your attenna by 23 feet if need be. another thing new preppers should buy is slingshots not the leather ones modern ones theres a company called Trumark they are made right here in Colorado in boulder to be exact they make there own ammo and you can even buy a heavy pull band the ammo you can buy comes in two sizes 5/16 or 3/8 plus you wont be questioned by anyone if your in a disaster zone or storm knocks out power Trumark does make slingshots with fiberoptic sights.

  6. if you are going to store gas longer than 2-3 weeks,..make sure to add "sta-bil" gasoline stabilizer to it so it doesnt gum up, here,..i left gas in my harley for a month once,..and it just totally gummed up the carb,…causeing it very hard to start, would keep stalling out, and a smoke screen after it finally started…gas gets old after 2 weeks i hear,and even worse as time goes by…thanks J. J.

  7. Good choices, however Ild just use good old 2.75" 12 gauge 00 buckshot or 1 ounce slugs. All my years loving the shotgun I havent ever had a target come back for more.

  8. Generators are a terrible idea as they rely on fuel to give you power. Go with solar or wind instead. They're quiet, they don't smell and they don't wast fuel that would be better spent on your vehicle.

  9. Good stuff.  I pretty much have what you mentioned. And I have a question. On the 12 gauge shotgun and any other weapons you store, how much ammo do you believe would be practical. I have a couple of 45s, with about 3,000 rounds, an AR15 with about 4,500 rounds and a couple of 12 gauge with about 300 rounds. I am thinking of getting some more 12 gauge ammo, probably stock up to about 2,000 rounds. Let me know your thoughts on the amount of ammo.

  10. Thank you for this valuable information. One useful self defense mechanism I have used for over 50 years is Prayer. I know – it doesn't seem that useful. But it emotionally gets me through each day. I was once married for way too long to a violent black belt in karate husband – God saved my life a LOT then.

  11. Generator is a good item to have, however using it can draw attention. Especially if you're the only person in the neighborhood with lights on at night in an SHTF. Just be mindful when using it in a real SHTF situation. Solar is silent, but you can see the panels, but still a better option.

  12. Most generators use gasoline for fuel which is in high demand and hard to find in emergency situations.  Also, gasoline does not store well, even with additives to increase it's shelf life.  My dad burned out his Honda generator during Katrina, so I bought him a new dual fuel generator to replace it.  It runs on both gasoline and PROPANE.  Unlike gasoline,  propane tanks can be stored for a long time without going bad.  He has a 250 gal. propane tank for his house, and he paid for the local gas company to come out and put a compatible connection in.  So he can run his generator off of either his big tank or the small ones he can use for both his generator or his gas grill, and the stored propane tanks are good for many years.

  13. Hope your neighbors went ahead and got their own generators and not planning on depending on you supplying in future🔌

  14. alloy framed 9mm commander, Micro9 Kimber pocket 9mm, .22lr conversion unit for each (sigarms) the sig P938 .22 unit fits the kimber just fine. That's 4, a silencer for the .22 unit for the Micro 9 makes 5. All at risk of being outlawed, all fun, all useful, and all at risk of being outlawed.

  15. Sir I know you have a series of these (very good) videos.
    Hope I am not jumping the gun here… but lumber or like material (sheet tin or thin medal/alumin) to board up or to reinforce windows and doors with the proper screws or nails required.
    Precept the area of mounting to ensure it will hold safely and maybe pre drilled peep holes?

  16. as a gunsmith, I would suggest a Remington 870 or a Mossberg 500 just for the fact that parts are easy to get just in case.

  17. A radio and firearm should have been in the first five (instead of backpack and frame).
    I have a generator, but beware! The noise WILL attract the wrong people. Be strong with your weapons and tactics before using a generator in a SHTF scenario. Or you will be ringing the dinner bell.

  18. Must be nice to be able to buy all these guns for "home defence".
    What do you think is the best survival rifle for someone that can't have all the options?
    Cant be a 3 round burst or auto or I'll be looked at like a terrorist and locked up in a rubber room.
    You can't tell a idiot at any gun store in Canada that u want a gun for defence purposes or they give u funny looks and refuse to even help you or sell u a gun.
    An ak 47 I know is the gun i want. Again I'm in Canada. Your crazy if your prepared up here. Just one gun. It's all u can take with you and your bugging out. What do u take?
    Don't need to tell me about the bad ass srs tactical bow. It's already in my bag. 😉

  19. I would suggest a .22lr rifle. Can hunt game up to deer. (and, honestly, deer also… lots of poachers use 22lr ) Most are light, cheaper and can be supressesed. And 1k rounds isn't too heavy to pack. Downside is you need to learn how to shoot. Bullet placement is paramount.

    Like the video JJ. Been to FAFB and know the 3 truths…
    1. Living in the woods can be fun.
    2. Being chased thru the woods isn't that bad.
    3. Getting caught sucks.

  20. Thanks for a great video. I can recomend the DD XL tarp very lightweight and i can also recomend the DD travel hammock/ bivi. I have these two items myself.

  21. What do you consider low probability? EMP from the sun is like 1 in 8 over the next decade. I can't think of another single event with a higher probability than that.

  22. we all hpoe hope to be on ground zero.and are taken out quit..who wants to live in a cripple awfl world awful world filled with suffuring pain ration and shit ..LIVE for NOW and enjoy ..and make peace with North Koren

  23. How much gas do those generators use.. When you run out of gas how will you run your generator.. Maybe you should look into wind and water generators and solar panels..

    Do you have any suggestions for poor folks.?

  24. I so totally hate you right now. My husband and I have been looking at building B.O.B. and just feeling more secure for our home and family and he loves the shotguns and was trying to convince me at the local custom gun store today. . . you are totally helping his case.

  25. Mr. JJ, it's me again. I have gas tsnks, 5 gallons. I don't understand the rules of storing gas. (My husband is legally blind). He said we don't fill it up, correct? We don't have a garage, so we put it in a cooler corner outside (?) At first it swelled and seemed to leak and smell. After a week it's been fine. But, how long will it stay good? My husband thinks 6 month old gas is not good. What is your knowledge on gasoline storage? As you see, I have the responsibility of learning all this and have been learning. Thank you so much. Thank you for your time.

  26. I would put one exception in there. New shooters. If you are not a gun person, starting with the smaller 20 gauge is a smart choice. A lot of us that prep are shooters that are used to recoil, and that can be quite an obstacle for a newbie. Particularly someone of smaller build or a youngster. If you are scared of the recoil, you won't practice, which means you will not be qualified. There are many great, adequate ammo options for the 20 ga. from #4 buckshot, 7/8 oz slugs, to 3" magnum turkey loads. The added bonus being that the ammo and the firearm are both lighter than the 12 gauge. "A .22 in your pocket is better than a .44 in a drawer." – Elmer Keith.

  27. The problems with a generator is fuel. If its a EMP or any catastrophe then you cant get any fuel whether gas or propane. So what good are they ??

  28. i Just ordered Elite First Aid Rapid Response Bag, 80 Piece,HQ ISSUE Multi-Band Dynamo & Solar Powered Radio
    Black,German Military Surplus Gas Mask,Wise Emergency Food Supply Grab & Go Meal Bucket, 84 Servings,Swiss Military Surplus Alpenflage Battle Set other thing im going to get i don't need a phone it would be too dangerous cause the goverment won't care

  29. One thing to add is a good nap of the area. We are all so dependent on GPS which may not work in an emergency. Finding an alternate route could save your life.

  30. Good choices I have said in other posts that on radio since you mentioned intel that you should build your radio shack over time a garage sale CB radio is a good secondary the maybe a scanner with the local cops and fire also a real shortwave radio with a good full spectrum antenna all of these radios should have low profile or camo'd antennas.
    Last some type of two way radio the baofengs are the ones on my list.

  31. The other thing about the 12 gauge, that isn't mentioned very often, is that it can be reloaded without making the weapon inoperable. A huge plus in my opinion!

  32. hi jj this would be my advice for family tent leave it at home and go with one person one tent may sound weird but if you lost a child along the way or get split up you would have your own shealter and would be lighter to carry

  33. Doesn't a twelve gauge shot gun have a big kivk? I am a woman about 5'6" and I have Fibromyalgia and a lot if jerking or straining hurt greatly for days. Is this a good gun for me

  34. scope, trigger job, bipod, night vision, night sights. The non-gun stuff is not at risk of being outlawed, folks. Gun stuff IS. and if people THINK so, prices will go up and availability will go down. So get such stuff while you still can, even if it means you have to sell your "sport only" guns and ammo.

  35. I like that you have actually used your generator. Even better, you helped out others. Great video.

  36. No chance of getting a weapon (gun) in the uk..maybe I will try and source a cross bow lol great info tho, thanks 😀

  37. JJ, I've watched a few of your videos now. My only feedback, and I'd give it to anyone, is this: In my humble opinion, ditch the disclaimers. If anyone is watching anyones videos and thinks "I have to do it this way" they're just not paying attention. 🙂 Everyone has their perspectives and noone has anything to defend or justify. You're doing the work to serve everyone. If they don't like it, I'm okay with it. 🙂 Much love brother. Keep at it. I appreciate you and the work you put in to adding value to people.

  38. Just subscribed and started wading thru all the info in all of your wonderful videos, thank you much for that. The only thing I would advise to new preppers: dont just watch the videos, READ the responses below. There is a whole nother world of info that Mr JJ couldnt possibly include in these great videos, plus, it helps to make his job easier.

  39. I think, strongly believe, that if there is a disaster, you will have zero time, zero reliable info as to what is coming, and zero ability, time, to successfully go get gas, or water, or any supplies. Once the public knows that there is an emergency, disaster, or the grid goes down, In a couple//few hrs you are not going to be able to respond (roads will be choked or stores will be closed and shut down)… room, time for any one to go buy supplies which everyone needs: gas, water, ammo, food, etc. whatever, including wood and construction mat'ls for boarding up windows or covering up something….like tarps, tools, and repair equip. batteries, etc.
    If you don't already have it then you are not going to get it once the disaster or emergency has manifested. That of course is obvious and doesn't really need to be said, or does it?

  40. Have you done a video on having extra car parts, tools and fuel? I carry extra tools, parts, motor oil, filters, break pads/rotors, shocks, belts, water pumps, starters and so on in my vehicle. I have a Volvo 850 it will go forever.

  41. I like your channel I think you do a good job. You think things out carefully. You're a bright young man. Wish you the best of luck Godspeed.

  42. I love your videos and your approach. It is real and sensible. You address issues in a way that people who like me don't know are not offended and can learn. I moved to the rural area years ago because of health, my Oriental medical Dr. recommended it. I am healthier and have learned a lot being out in "nowhere land." But what I have heard is that you should live like there is a SHTF scenario, stocking food and being mindful of your energy and water because it is thrifty and if something does happen then it is not such a shock to one's body and mind because is a real situation it will be harder than imagined. At least, that is what I think.

  43. I cant buy guns legally😥 those Democrats think guns are bad lol but the people who do bad things with guns are bad, not guns themselves dummies

  44. Awesome video. I have a whole-house generator installed. It is a light beacon in the dark when the entire neighborhood is dark but it is defended by my friends; Smith & Wesson, Ruger, Remington, Glock, SIG, Colt, Beretta, Kimber, Mossberg, Winchester, and Springfield!

  45. Water is most important. Make sure you have at least a 55 ga drum of water or 6 months supply 8 cases on hand.

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