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  1. #31
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Well, I take on many roles, the older I get.

    I'm a protector, a provider and a teacher.

    The main concern I have is teaching my boys how to do things for themselves. The main hurdle I have is tempering the learning process with constantly reminding myself they are young and they need to be kids first. There is not much I feel I can do right now - I live in Germany until 2012 at least and the idea here is, the system will provide. There are small things I can do but in the end, it'll be up to me to make minor adjustments and get my family through any inconvenience, major or minor.

    Mainly right now, I'm working on getting a hold of an alternate form of currency or barter material; i.e. PMs. The primary plan is the US Military will airlift them out of Europe if the need arises. If that plan fails, I'm confident I could work out a slow boat to the east coast for them but either way, I would want them to travel with something tangible in their pockets, besides federal reserve notes.

    We're starting a garden, we always have 25-30 gallons of fresh water on hand and we have a good dog; alert yet family friendly. We have a 5000 liter cistern of rain water available that is always nearly full and we keep candles and a lantern in the basement. We don't have broadcast TV, so there is no learning curve there for the kids in so far as getting them away from the magic box. We have a great selection of warm bedding and our living room is a nice sun room that's cool in summer and hella warm in winter.

    As far as I'm concerned, right now we're about as prepared as socialist Europe and the US military will allow.

    Once I retire, itís a whole Ďnother story! Thatís next on my list for preparations.

    -Airborne1092

    bellum est praesto

  2. #32
    au
    Mar 2007
    Queensland, Australia
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Tag
    Fresh water is vital. It's a bit harder in suburbia than living on a couple of acres with crops etc.
    Depends what kind of situation it was I suppose.

  3. #33
    Cappy Z.

    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by ivan salis
    theres strength in numbers --- that why prey animals live in herds and predators hunt in packs .
    Wow. What an interesting line to ponder. Almost a zen like koan. Almost like... eureka!

  4. #34
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    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?

    Mar 2008
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    1. I don't believe the end is even close let alone near.

    I agree

    2. But I am interested in my fellow TNers 'preparedness' strategies.

    Need some Ideas?

    3. What have you done if anything in preparation for a huge disaster whether natural or manmade?

    Natural Disaster: Ride it out and wait for FEMA

    Manmade Disaster: Like the economic one we are riding out now or a Nuclear, Chemical, Biological one?


    4. Do you store food and water? Liquor?

    Yes, 21,000 gallons in the pool out back and enough food for a few weeks. Then I have to get out or my backyard pool will look like the watering hole in the Serengeti in the drought season.
    I Canít defend it cause I have that pesky problem that most people ignore: were are you going to dispose of all the bodies? Could be bad after a couple of days in 107 degree heat and I donít drink Liquor except for medicinal purposes.


    5. What about communication? If there is no electricity what are our options?

    Good riddance, I never did enjoy junk mail or telemarketers
    and without electricity people will finally go to bed at a reasonable hour.

    6. And the big one: Protection, short and long term? Do you have a plan etc.?

    Is this before or after Blackwater goes door to door and confiscates weapons?
    If you find me upside down, Roll me over.

    "I dream of a world where chickens can cross roads       
          without having their motives questioned..."

  5. #35
    Cappy Z.

    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?



    wow. Well thought out.

  6. #36
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    monty

    Jan 2005
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    My gun actually would be to harvest small and large game for food and to protect my cache. I wouldn't rob anyone unless they were dealing in stolen goods to begin with and then I figure they are fair game. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  7. #37
    us
    Jan 2005
    Maine
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    My gun actually would be to harvest small and large game for food and to protect my cache. I wouldn't rob anyone unless they were dealing in stolen goods to begin with and then I figure they are fair game. Monty
    speaking of fair game...

    i've always said that i would starve before i would steal. ( and i sure hope that things will never get soo bad ) but...

    recently i have also come to the conclusion or have to admit, that i would probably revert to canibalism before i would allow myself or my family to expire, yes it's kinda creepy to think about, and you can deny that you would ever do it, but it has been done many times before, by folks in such dire situations that there is no other option, do you really think that you are any different from them ?, if things got so bad that it was your last resort to eat the dead, i think you would .

    kinda gives rump roast a whole new meaning, but then again i was always more of a breast man

  8. #38
    us
    Jun 2006
    Out in the hills near wherendaheckarwe
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Keeping as much food, water & ammo as can be thrown in the jeep quickly, guess you'd call it my bug out stash.

    Other than that why worry? If "THE END" comes who's gonna be here to worry? Nobody. How many people got ulcers worrying about Y2K? Get what you can out of what ever life you've got either way.

    I may sound selfish, but does it really matter if the globe heats up in the next 50 or 100 years? If we went totally green this very second, would we see a climate reversal in our lifetime or our childrens or Grandchildrens? Either way, what ever God has layed out will happen period, whether we worry & fret or not.
    I know it's here, just need a bigger coil!

    I think I know what my last words will be....
    "Hold my beer and watch this!"

  9. #39
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    Apr 2006
    Bellevue, WA
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    If the world is really ending in 2012 at least I will get lots of women in heaven
    Anyone can make life interesting you just have to go out there and do things instead of sitting on your butt doing nothing. Second quote: Life is about trying new things not just standing around.

  10. #40
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    Just another Guy In Back

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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by plehbah
    I just informed my cat that we are going to die soon because teh internets says the world will end in the immediate future, and I think his nap is ruined.

    I regret my decision to tell him the truth.
    Why? Did you tell him a total of 9 times already?
    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

  11. #41
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    Just another Guy In Back

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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    I'm ready.


    40' liveaboard sailboat.

    I make my own water and electricity. I can travel to where the food is, and the people ain't.

    Does not cost anything to ride the wind.

    I have all the spare parts and repair equipment to go for many years without relying on stores and such.

    Sufficient stock of defensive supplies as well.



    Let it happen... you can look for me somewhere between 5 and 15 degrees of south latitude.

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    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

  12. #42
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Hmmmm Not a good idea, take down the pirate flag... Under dire circumstances where I would have to protect myself and my family, A boat of any kind flying a pirate flag might find itself full of holes, and on the bottom in pretty short order..

  13. #43
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by GunFarce
    Hmmmm Not a good idea, take down the pirate flag... Under dire circumstances where I would have to protect myself and my family, A boat of any kind flying a pirate flag might find itself full of holes, and on the bottom in pretty short order..
    Yarrr. I see ye flying the dreaded spinning maple leaf.

    Ye must be rallying to invade Florida in your motor homes again during our Thanksgiving. It was a long fought battle last year, but you did ultimately face defeat and finally retreated by the millions in the spring back to Canada.

    It shall not be as easy this year as we are prepared to do battle once again! We stand at the ready to fend off your attacks with the small yapping poodles and shuffle board sticks...

    arrr.



    Get up late... Start slow... Taper off...

    I am a second level vegetarian. Cow's eat grass. I eat cows.

  14. #44
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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Working at a grocery store during the Katrina mess,I would say or stock-up on the following items; toilet paper,at least 24-50 rolls,propane cartridges(for colman stoves)4-10 cartridges,charcoal too,wind-up flashlites and radios(these are the best),dog food or pet food for your pet.A really good first-aid kit,with plenty of your meds,toothpaste,bug sprays, and can openers2-6('cause you'll lose the one you have,plus you can trade)Food the kind you like,poptop cans if possible,if you have little kids make sure you have plenty of cereals and powdered milk,a really good flashlite(I like the kind you shake),and batteries,a gun,probably a shotgun,with at least 6 boxes of shells,a camera,pencil paper.Good coolers on wheels and ice.When Katrina hit,the grocery store I worked at in Austin,Tx.( several 100 miles away)started to collect everything to ship to New Orleans,wewere out of everykind of water the very 1st day,from single btls.-24 and 36 packs,diapers,tuna fish and peanutbutter and jellies,spam.Those were the most popular items,my store filled 12 semi trailers in 5 days,people real came threw.

  15. #45
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    I can dig it! "WP"

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    Re: The End is Near: Are You Prepared?

    Caves make good survival shelters if they are high and dry, preferably near a water source.
    They are also hard to find if camouflaged properly.

    Not saying lets all go live in a cave, just saying they are good shelters for long term, if need be.
    Wouldn't hurt to have one or two included in your survival plan.
    Word to the wise


    GG~

 

 
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