Monday, December 10, 2012

The Survivalist Post #5 | Ziploc & Pepper Spray

Welcome to another great week for the Survivalist Post! I have to update you all and let you know that I now have 5 gallons of water stored in the garage in case the water should go out and we need extra!!! I've been able to keep most of the people in the house from throwing away milk jugs although a few did end up in the trash... Read more about this here!

Ziploc Important Papers!
I wanted to share with you all the idea of storing your birth certificates, social security cards, and other such important papers in a ziploc bag in the place you keep them. For some that may be a filing cabinet, for other's that may be a locked safe...either way: seal those things up so that they are safe from water damage and so that you can quickly grab them in case you have to take them with you. Everything will be in one easy place so you won't have to dig around to find them when you're in a hurry and need to get out the door!

Get Some Fox Pepper Spray!

This may not have occurred to you, but pepper spray is actually a really smart thing to buy and comes in a handy size that's not too big to fit in your purse! I actually have a can in my purse, even though it's not a big purse...and there's plenty of room for everything else I needed. I would suggest carrying this spray with you at all times. I keep mine with me in my purse which is at the very top so I can easily grab it in case of an emergency. If you feel threatened or have a gut feeling that something isn't right about a situation, or you're walking out in the parking lot alone at night to get to your car...have that spray in your hand ready to use! It never hurts to be prepared! The bottle I have was only $15 and totally worth the sense of protection I feel when I'm in an interesting situation.

For example: I was at WalMart last week and an older guy (probably 40s) seemed to be following me everywhere I went. Finally it was time to check out and leave, but then I saw him again...walking out the door and he took a spot on the bench right outside. I had a very uneasy feeling about the situation even though my sister was with me, I wasn't alone, and it wasn't dark outside, but I still didn't feel safe walking out the door. We stood and looked through the Redbox machine for a bit in hopes that he would go along his way, but as I stood there I noticed he was watching each person that came out. This was entirely too creepy for me, and at last I remembered I had my pepper spray. We only had a few baggies in our cart so I told my sister to pick up a few bags, put her purse strap on across her chest (I did the same) and I got my pepper spray out. We then walked out to our car. I checked behind us every few seconds to make sure he didn't move and we left. I don't know that he was a threat, but I also don't know that he wasn't...either way I practiced safety and made sure that nothing happened either way. I don't have gutt feelings very often, but when I do they're usually right. I just thought I'd share this with you since it brings a great point: have something that can protect you in your purse or on your person at all times when you're out!!!

Well this is probably going to be the last time I mention the petitions in The Surivialst Post for a while...actually next week will be the final week since they will all 'expire' sometime between yesterday and next week. Here are the latest results from the petitions: This South Carolina petition has less than 70 signatures needed to reach the 25,000 goal! Expired December 7th: Louisiana with 37,351 signatures. Expired December 9th: Alabama with 30,534 signatures on it.  North Carolina with 30,735 signatures. Texas expired 119,214 signatures. Mississippi with 18,900+ signatures...this one did not make the goal.


  1. That 'feeling' you had about the man watching everyone going out the door of the store is called NQR-Not Quite Right. YOU were right in getting your pepper spray out of your purse and having it handy. It was also wise of you to keep checking behind you. (For those who don't know about NQR, read Gavin DeBecker's "Gift of Fear". It is an excellent book! You can also check out more information about personal safety at ) Sandra~

    1. Thank you! I was trying to remember what that feeling was called! :)



Thanks for stopping and leaving a comment! I LOVE reading comments! {They also help me know what you are interested in reading on my blog!}

Comments on posts older than 14 days are moderated. Other comments may be removed if they are inappropriate or spam. I do read all comments but can't always respond to each one because I don't get online very often.

My email can be found on my 'about me' page if you would like to contact me or you have a question.