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and forest service cabins. BUT, just how much food do you "think" that was, hmm? How much would they leave there, after they noted somebody was stealing it, and how often would it be replaced. :) He WAS mostly feeding himself and since he was being HUNTED, how often would he DARE to have much of a fire? how'd you like to live like that, where the snow gets 15 ft deep, and winter lasts for 6 months or more?

Moreland stole a single shot .22lr rifle in his 11th year "out there" and when captured, still had half of the one box of 50 rds he'd stolen with the gun. He said he'd killed a deer with every shot he'd fired. Prior to getting the gun, he tore down the phone wire between Forest service fire towers and used it to snare deer. :) Almost noplace in the lower 48 states are you a day's hike from a source of strong wire, cable, or cordage, folks. you can certainly buy or make deer snares and cache them at your BOL. You can also "prep" the area for being able to, when needed, snare a LOT of deer. it's done by baiting them to your snare sites, but not having the snare in place.

what you do is bury a salt block and atop the block, put some sweet corn, apples, carrots. Keep baiting the area until you see signs of them using the "salt lick". the salt will keep them coming back to the area, so you won't have to bait it (much) until time of need. Then a bit of peanut butter and oatmeal will suffice as bait, if you have no carrots. Carrots keep a LONG time, folks. So if you put some into your BOB when you leave home, you'll have them as bait for weeks. With several such setups, scattered around a few mile wide circle, you can snare a LOT of deer in a week or 2. The deer guts, of course, can be bait for a lot of fish weirs, gill nets, crawdad traps, snares for dogs, etc. So a properly prepped man, with buried drums in which to stash the jerky, CAN put away a lot of protein (and a bit of fat, depending upon the season) in short order.

while crisco is full of transfats, that's the LEAST of your worries if shtf. Criscom can be had cheaply, in sealed containers good for years, and can be burned as a source of lamplight.

So all you really need to cache, then, is some hard winter wheat, honey, and salt, which are very cheap and last forever. If you have the ability to use sprouts, a 9 month supply of staples is almost certain to suffice and 6 months probably will. you can buy local grain and legumes (during harvest season) very cheaply, but don't expect it to have much nutritional value beyond 2 years. More expensive (by a lot) and same time frame, you can have powdered eggs, powdered milk, oatmeal, peanut butter and the like. If you keep small amounts of such in your storage unit, you can easily rotate them out, using them and replacing them. If shtf, such food items will go a long ways towards making you feel like TRYING to survive the disaster.
 

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this was one man, name me 5 others that achieved the same thing. While anything is possible for any individual, things like this are only achieved by extra ordinary men. It is not the norm.
 
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