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Attended Prepper Estate Auction.

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by VisuTrac, Aug 28, 2010.

  1. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    I Attended an auction today for a recently passed Vietnam vet that i consider very well prepared. I heard that he was mostly a loner and don't know if he was planning for more than one individual or not.

    He was definately ready for the ZOMBIE/yuppie hoards.

    here is a partial list of items that i saw:

    AR15 w/ 30+ mags
    bolt .223 rifle
    multiple 30-06 rifles
    multiple 30-30 rifles
    multiple .22 rifles
    2 12 ga pumps
    black powder pistol and rifle
    crossbow w/bolts

    15k .22Lr
    10k .223
    5k 30-06
    1k 30-30
    2k 12 ga buck/slug/flechette
    couple hundred bird shot 12ga

    associated items:
    chem suits
    gas masks (expired finnish and us gear)
    goggles,gloves,boots (warm and cold)
    camo,ghillie suits, rain gear, cold weather gear
    1000 ft razor wire (dam i missed the bidding on that)
    multiple night vision scopes/binos (i got me some)
    2 geiger counter (radiation detectors)

    Food: (dated and looks like he was practicing rotation .. very important)
    100+ #10 cans mountain house freezedried
    100 lbs beans
    100 lbs rice
    200+ large cans of prepared meals like beefstew/chili/ravioli (3-4 serv/can)
    250+ single serving pasta in a bowl meals
    cant even begin to estimate how many pkgs of pasta and glass jars of sauces , canned fruits and veggies, veggie oils, herbs/spices were there. maybe a pickup truck bed load.
    cases of MRE's, hi calorie bars,

    looks like he had around 250 gallons stored in the basement in 2.5 and 5 gal containers.
    3 water filters (stainless steel drip type and one katydyne pump style)
    portable thick mil foldable 5 gallon water jugs
    water purification drops and tablets

    maybe 25 gas cans ranging from 1 gal to 6
    2 55 gal drums of gas with barrel pump
    couple of kerosene cans 5gallon

    1kw solar array
    8 12v deep cycle golf cart batteries
    couple 12 v circuits in house
    3000w invertor
    2 generators 2.5 and 5.0 KW
    small wind turbine 400w or something like it.
    DC lighting and small DC? fridge
    3 portable jumpstart / safety light combo thingies
    pkgs of aa,aaa,d,9v others. lithium,alkaline and rechargible

    10 face cord wood
    wood furnace in basement of 1 bed /1bath house
    oil lanterns
    untold cases of 24hr candles
    trioxide heaters for folding survival stoves
    3 folding survival stoves
    6 100lb propane tanks
    1 portable propane stove 2 burner big BTU cast iron beast
    1 propane cook stove small portable
    1 propane wall heater
    2 colman stoves
    maybe 20 gallons of colman fuel
    cast iron cooking gear

    lots of standard kits 10?
    large bottles of asprin/tylenol/ibuprofen
    lots of isopropyl alcohol.
    iodine, benzo something-something or another antiseptics
    4 large burn trauma kits
    4 large wound kits
    5 large blood stopper kits (pads)
    2 bloodstopper powder
    2 coloidal silver spray bottles
    1 looked like surgical kit had sutures,scalpel,gauze and antiseptics in a nylon padded case
    multiple silver mylar emergency blankets
    2 wool blankets

    hand and electrical tools for everything from wood to steel.
    pull behind truck trailers with tarps (full size tires)
    electrical wire (house wire, general, bell)
    spools of horse fence wire
    spools of SM diameter cable
    spools of nylon rope
    screws and bolts
    fishing gear
    trapping gear
    100's of books
    100's of DVDs
    2 portable DVD players

    Anyway, i was there for 8 hours and ran out of money. and they were only 2/3rd done.

    I am sorry that a fellow prepper has passed but at least i was able to see what he felt was necessary for himself, what my kit might be lacking, and possibly purchase a few items to help out my family and his family that was left behind.

    Just thought i'd share my day's experience with you all.
  2. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Hope I don't up and go over to the "other" side too soon!
    My kids would have a field day selling off my gear!
  3. Tracy

    Tracy Insatiably Curious Moderator Founding Member

    Wow. And no one in his family saw fit to benefit from his preparations (?!).
  4. dragonfly

    dragonfly Monkey+++

    Hindsight is 20/20!
  5. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    we thought this was just a normal estate. but after about 10 seconds i knew we had found a prepper stash.

    I am so fortunate, my wife was excited too. she bought everything cast iron or camping related she could.

    i am pretty sure that my kids wouldn't sell off my stuff. My son (10) said he was going to make sure that he would be a prepper too. Now that makes this ol' man proud. He gets it! I thought he might not be listening.
  6. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    WOW...I mean...WOW!
  7. DocLRRP

    DocLRRP Monkey+

    I have a list of "Who Gets What". I do hope that the dissemination does not happen for a long while.
    I do not think that a lot will get sold, at least I hope not.
    Be well.
  8. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Nice list, soldier *salutes*.
  9. hippiechick

    hippiechick Monkey+

    Wow he did a great job prepping. Sorry about his loss of life and for the family. I agree, looks like his family would want to keep his stuff and his values.
  10. bnmb

    bnmb On Hiatus Banned

    Looks like family will be prepping to be dog meat...
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    that's the way it usually ends up.
  12. Monty

    Monty Monkey++

    Damn thats alot of stuff
  13. Penguin Zen

    Penguin Zen Monkey+

    Wellllll....Did you score ??
  14. VisuTrac

    VisuTrac Ваша мать носит военные ботинки Site Supporter+++

    i picked up a NV scope with AR Mount, some ammo, hand tools, containers and a trailer. Wife got almost all of the cast iron cookware and camping equipment.

    got out of there for 500 bucks. scope alone retail was 675. so we did good.b::
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