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View Poll Results: Do you stock up on necessities?
No. I think we have sufficient supplies locally. You are overly paranoid. 9 40.91%
Yes. About 1 month. 10 45.45%
Yes. More than 3 months. 3 13.64%
No. There is no need to. I own a FARM! 0 0%
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Old 08-09-2011, 01:56 PM
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normally for convenience I buy from amazon, then forwarded to me via comgateway. But many times amazon is not the cheapest place to shop, so if you are interested to get something specific, maybe you can ask here in the forum and people can give their recommendations

for datrex or emergency raft water supplies (small packets), you can get them locally very affordably:

NOAH AGENCIES 'N' MARINE SERVICES PTE LTD

MARINE SAFETY DIVISION

Sales/Admin: 20 Tuas Avenue 4, Singapore 639370

Tel: (65) 6266-0788

Fax: (65) 6266-1042

Web-site: www.noah.com.sg

E-mail: sales@noah.com.sg

previously I only bought the datrex from them, not sure about any other practical survival stuff which they may have..
Thanks for that
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Old 08-09-2011, 10:47 PM
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I imported this via vpost.

http://www.directive21.com/berkey-light.html

For water collection (rain)... you really need to be innovative and it pretty much depends on the layout of your home. Other water sources needs to be planned and thought out beforehand.
I wanted to buy this but my family members stopped me from doing so citing the lack of space in the flat. So, does it really take up a long of space?

Now I only have a Katadyn Pocket water filter.

Oh ya, anyone got lobang for locally-produced MREs? The other time I found this website but when I emailed them, there was no reply.

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Old 08-09-2011, 10:54 PM
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I actually kept this for emergency purposes. It is not that large, but quite tall. Will prolly take a corner out of your kitchen counter.
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Old 08-09-2011, 11:26 PM
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I wanted to buy this but my family members stopped me from doing so citing the lack of space in the flat. So, does it really take up a long of space?

Now I only have a Katadyn Pocket water filter.

Oh ya, anyone got lobang for locally-produced MREs? The other time I found this website but when I emailed them, there was no reply.

Thanks!
Hello Siginah,
I also got a Katadyn pocket water filter - but IMO prepare to have a backup checmical solution as that filter is really designed for the "country side and high mountains" and will filter out bacteria - but not necessarily viruses. ie., Note that the Katadyn Pocket is not a water purifier, and it will not filter out viruses smaller than 0.2 microns

If the grid is down there be lots of cases of sick people. Worst case is sanitation and hygiene, and last thing you want is unable to 'purify' water properly due to Katadyn's 0.2 micron limitation - and then risk falling sick.

BUT... this is fine if you plan to boil whatever water you filter etc, or, a chemical solution.
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:02 AM
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I wanted to buy this but my family members stopped me from doing so citing the lack of space in the flat. So, does it really take up a long of space?

Now I only have a Katadyn Pocket water filter.

Oh ya, anyone got lobang for locally-produced MREs? The other time I found this website but when I emailed them, there was no reply.

Thanks!
Dont think golden season caters for small purchases

If i'm not wrong you can get them in small quantities at sheares :
http://www.sheares.com/

lots of military stuff there, if you like then its a very nice place to go. btw last I read its 12 bucks for 1 day 3 course meal
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Old 09-09-2011, 11:34 AM
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Dont think golden season caters for small purchases

If i'm not wrong you can get them in small quantities at sheares :
http://www.sheares.com/

lots of military stuff there, if you like then its a very nice place to go. btw last I read its 12 bucks for 1 day 3 course meal
At the end of the day - it's too easy to get carried away with MREs, Mountain House, etc. It's too expensive unless you are loaded with $. Buy canned good you can eat straight out, rotate them as part of your meals (Cans usually have expiry dates of >2 years), a large sack of rice, etc.

MREs also have expiry dates - and is a costly solution. Also you need tons of them as I do not find them 'filling enough' and they take up space (if space is an issue in your apartment) - unless you live in a landed property.

MRE - as they are precoooked - are only useful if there is no power, no water, no anything. But hey - my can of 'baked beans' can do the same also for a fraction of the price - from NTUC Fairprice.
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At the end of the day - it's too easy to get carried away with MREs, Mountain House, etc. It's too expensive unless you are loaded with $. Buy canned good you can eat straight out, rotate them as part of your meals (Cans usually have expiry dates of >2 years), a large sack of rice, etc.

MREs also have expiry dates - and is a costly solution. Also you need tons of them as I do not find them 'filling enough' and they take up space (if space is an issue in your apartment) - unless you live in a landed property.

MRE - as they are precoooked - are only useful if there is no power, no water, no anything. But hey - my can of 'baked beans' can do the same also for a fraction of the price - from NTUC Fairprice.
agree with you. my MREs are packed in the bug out bag as they are relatively light as compared to canned food, cooked and does not take up alot of space. but thats just a small amount as they are expensive. another thing(which is the main concern for me) is that I cannot see what exactly is the condition of the food in the MRE pack. the weather in sg is not ideal for food storage in "room temperatures". so the worst thing that can happen is to find out that your MREs have turned bad and are not fit for concumption, in the event of emergency when you need them.

for other stored foods like canned meats (love spam), i do the usual rotation and eat them up FIFO
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Old 24-09-2011, 06:15 PM
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Glad to see other GCA forummers also interested -- and proactive -- about prepping. After reading Dmitry Orlov, Chris Martenson, Mike Ruppert I have been making small efforts. But with none in my immediate circle to discuss with, I've been stumbling in the dark.

When I get back to Singapore later this year, it would be great to meet up for a pow-wow.
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Old 24-09-2011, 06:19 PM
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by the way, HONEY is recommended as an almost perfect prep ration. it lasts virtually forever without refridgeration... is a food in itself plus sweetener for beverages... has healing properties. authentic honey will also not attract ants which is a key plus in asia (so if you see ants crawling around your honey store, that is a clue that sugar has been added)
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Old 26-09-2011, 04:15 PM
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by the way, HONEY is recommended as an almost perfect prep ration. it lasts virtually forever without refridgeration... is a food in itself plus sweetener for beverages... has healing properties. authentic honey will also not attract ants which is a key plus in asia (so if you see ants crawling around your honey store, that is a clue that sugar has been added)
but if authentic honey does not attract ants, does it mean it does not contain sugar? in that case what makes honey sweet?? just being really curious..
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