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4 years 16 weeks ago, 12:38 PM

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Okay, that title may be a bit misleading, but I couldn't think of anything better. Here's my topic of discussion; Watching the news, and maybe even being present, most of us have seen what happens during periods of social unrest. Whether it is isolation from natural disasters like hurricaines and ice storms or civil unrest like riots, we can all see how ineffective our taxpayer-funded emergency services can be.

So how well do you know your neighbors' capabilities to handle this type of situation? Will they be a benefit or a burden? Having a neighbor with guns and ammo may be an asset for defending against looters, but what if that neighbor has plenty of firepower and not enough food to last more than two days?

Now some may say "I live in the sticks. I don't have neighbors". That may be true if you compare good living like that to those of us stuck in the hell of residing within city limits. But unless you have a house on a hill in Montana, chances are good that you have a family or three within decent walking distance of you.

While trying to form an emergency action plan out of the blue with your neighbors may be a bit much, finding out what your neighbors do for a living and whether they have any prior military, law enforcement, or emergency medicine experience will help you know what kinds of skills you may be able to call upon in an emergency.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:12 PM

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Half the families would not participate because they felt it was an invasion of privacy. We all got a little pamphlet with basic information from those who did participate. I didn't let on about firearms and food, but I do have a HAM radio setup (KZ7B) that could prove useful. As far as I know, there are no others with military or firearms training other than spouse and self. I suspect most of my neighbors would be more of a burden than a help, though sometimes people can surprise you. Beyond my immediate little area and street I really have no idea what lurks out there. It's a very middle class area where everyone's children are above average. Most are 'professionals,' and libs, i.e.: Kinda nerdy, but mostly on the friendly side. My guess is I have the most ammo.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:21 PM

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So that adds a few issues. My concern is having to defend my family not against gangs of looters or bad people, but against good people trying to take care of their families. Killing an opportunistic thug who wants to hurt people when they are most vulnerable is a good thing and would actually be fun. But killing a father whose only crime is failing to prepare for his family would be something I would not want to do.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:27 PM

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our short term plan

is to join another family who is like minded and is prepared like we are.they have a better location and even if we had to walk there it is only about a 1 1/2 from my home.between food and weapons and gear we would be sitting very well for as long as 3 -4 months.

4 years 5 weeks ago, 11:18 AM

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RE:

HI: there I like your way of thinking, We did not go any where, when it hit we had food and cooked it outside. When thing's get hard make sure you do know who is on you're left side and who is on the right side when shit hit's the fan. And we made it threw, just got a small tree, hit on our fences. That is why I like the The Country. what comes to mind is GOD, FAMILY, FRIEND'S AMMO LOT'S OF GUN'S, BEER, AND PROTECTING WHAT WE HOLD DEAR.

4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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Good point, Runs

Consider the aftermath of Katrina in New Orleans (or whatever other natural disaster you care to). I have no argument with shooting true looters, in an electronics store, trying to haul off TVs, etc. However, someone in a supermarket is probably just trying to find food to help their family survive.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:29 PM

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our long term plan

is basically the same since i have been storing supplies and extra weapons and such 7 hours from here in a very defendable area far from any large populated areas.this is a place to head for after 3 months and nothing is getting better.the place has a garden plot and plentiful wildlife and yr round water with no need for electricity since that is how my friend designed the place 15 yrs ago.

4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:49 PM

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That's a good plan.

One issue often overlooked when discussing long-term living (And I'm talking end of civilization, Out of the Ashes-type long term) is definitive and preventive medicine. Long-term prevention and treatment of illnesses and injuries as well as dental concerns. I think most of us don't really need to worry about that right now, but if you have a family member with special needs right now, it behooves you to make sure you have researched field expedient methods of taking care of them if the lights go out for a week or two.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:52 PM

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Pretty funny actually you all know I'm open about my faith.. Well in our little neighborhood I'm like the LEAST religious... Pastor due W, two related fundamental Christians families have homes NW & N, and an old gal who's a big church'r to our NE .. No one S of us.. All of these folks are older, and good people in that sorta judgemental way that fundamentalists are.

When ever they see me drinking a beer on the porch they sorta look away like ive just moon'd them. Good people, they all see me loading weapons in the truck and seem to like that fine, only problem is 1) if the big one hits im the only one with beer.. and 2) If the good Lord grades on a curve im really screwed by comparison..

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 1:59 PM

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I disagree, greg.

I think God will hold you in a higher regard for putting to good use the common sense and ability to plan ahead that he has given to us, his chosen creatures on this planet. It's kinda like the joke about the Christian caught in the flood.

Water reaches the first floor windows, a guy drives up with a big 'ol lifted truck and asks if the Christian wants help out, the Christian says "No, God will provide". The water makes it to the second floor, a guy comes by in a boat and asks if he can help, the Christian says "No, God will provide". The water makes it up to the roof, a helicopter flies over and offers a ladder. the Christian says "No, God will provide". The Christian drowns, goes before God and asks why God allowed a faithful servant to die and God says, "Well I sent a truck, a boat, and a helicopter, what more could you have wanted?"

I'm a profound motherfucker, huh?

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:01 PM

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Beer could be used as currency. "I'll give you a six pack if you help me do X." or "Help save me from the zombies and I'll split my stash with you. Here's an AR-15. When the zombie shows up, point the pointy end toward the zombie and pull back on this here trigger thingie." You know cash is going to be worthless, but beer (and other hard stuff) is a commosity people will work for. I'm thinking of stashing a few cases in the shed.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:08 PM

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Schuyler your on the money about the worth of beer when the economy falls apart.. Barter will definitely be a factor.. Issue is that none of those "relatively" close care for it.. The point is well taken tho, work will be done by those who are younger, and paying in beer will make me the employer of the year..

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:35 PM

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Many in my neigborhood

are LDS as am I technically (I don't practice) and for those that don't know
the Mormons are real big on preparedness, I recon that most have enough
to last for six months or better. I shop at places like Sams club and like to
buy in bulk so I have plenty of canned, and dry goods on hand.
I have three Doctors and a dentist living within a block. As far as guns are
concerned, I highly doubt that many are armed, they don't seem the type
but I could be wrong. One thing I am confident of is that I have the most
ammo, I have stocked up to a total of 5000 rds, 2K of 7.62X39, 2K of .223
and 1K of 9mm.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:26 PM

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commodity than US Currency if shit hits the fan...

4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:30 PM

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Is she familure enough to pick the right magazine for either piece, lock, load, and fire.

Oh and by the way hows that 762X38 ammo working out for you... braaaahhhahaaa

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:32 PM

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than US currency now. At least beer is backed up by fun times and runny shit and canned food is backed up by a full belly and solid shit. the US dollar, since the 1970s, hasn't been backed up by any kind of shit.

Seriously, how frickin' witty am I?

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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oops...lol

Greg it isn't, it seems like it is a bit short for the chamber, 38,39 it's
all the same...lol
WIFE?? hold your tongue man.....still a GF at this point, don't give
her any wild ideas. Yes she and my kid's all know their way around
each of my guns.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:52 PM

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Before anyone goes off the deep end let me clarify that ..NOTHING is better than Gold.. The Hacidic Jews were famous for carrying diamonds, but the reality is that unless your in a major urban area diamonds are just about worthless.. Gold is the one universal currency.. But for day to day issues having gold would also create problems.. Ya want to be the one person who can be identified as having gold in thier home.. Not me.. Be sorta like putting out a sign that says "I have drugs inside"..

Common since dictates that barter will be items people need and want.. Marketable skills are going to come in handy, and barter will be a fact of life..So many things we take for granted will be needed, eg; I'm going to get another big pharmacy container of amoxicillin 500mg.. We had half a bottle 6 years ago, and basically took care of the family (obviously we were careful to not let them be taken till an infection went bacterial, but this is just an example of how things like broad spectrum antibiotics will also be worth a lot.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:56 PM

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booze as currency

I guess I am the sharpest one here then.with 2 55 gallon drums of wine and a still I can make booze to trade for whatever we need and if I run out of wine to make booze out of then I would have to raid the local winery.and as a side note,we have lotsa black berries that grow around here.got the kids to pick them too and yeast is easy to make to get the wine made.I even have a large package of tobacco seeds stored away.after reading local history around here,this is one of the few areas "out west" that tobacco will grow.i imagine i could trade a sack of tobacco and a bottle of hootch for a cow or horse or?I will be a business man!

4 years 16 weeks ago, 2:58 PM

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both my neighbors are

former military,one was a mechanic and one was a first sargent,he's prepared,the other not so much so but he's gonna be the attack dog in my little scenario,both of their wives are gonna be an asset as well,ones a nurse, the other is just gonna be really pissed off,we have all sat around my firepit and wargamed this out some over some beers and good food,ah yes summertime,i do have the most guns and ammo and condiments though.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 3:01 PM

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haha grease

i just had a vision of you running some ma&pa store in the boonies.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 3:21 PM

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cant do much better than brewing and raising crops.. (yeah were all thinking the same thing).. I have virtually NONE..Not quite true, i can weld (ugly) my beads are the sorta thing that would make a serious welder laugh, and im pretty good with a backhoe, but better with the bucket than the stinger..and guess which is the most important.. There is one exception, being able to sharpen knifes.. I got into this years ago down in Tucson, had a small bussiness... Ed's Edges.. Yeah i know, never quite got to be a fortune 500 company.. never got around to getting an LLC for that matter.. but i did wind up with a LOT of stones.. The serious hard arkansas stuff, and i never had a dissatisfied customer. I guaranteed that you could EASILY shave with any of my edges, and you could... great skill to take camping.. guess who never had to get beer or dubbers.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 3:28 PM

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greg

you certainly could barter knife and blade sharpening(machete and axe)for needs.most people cant sharpen to save their lives.i am thankful for the invention of diamond stones otherwise i might look for someone like you...

4 years 16 weeks ago, 4:20 PM

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did I read that right

I think Runaway used the term "behooves"...

clint

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 4:26 PM

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Yeah clint

he is getting pretty "high brow" lately...lol

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 4:28 PM

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The kid is getting all erudite on us.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 5:46 PM

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he found a dictionary in his desk drawer at work today lol

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 4:53 PM

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He's been sandbagging

And today he's blown his own cover.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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guns and ammo in my neighborhood. Surrounded by bleeding hearts here. As for food We always buy for about 2 months and plenty of meds in the house. My wife is a CNA and my neighbor is a fireman so that would be helpful. I also work for a major snack cake distributer so If the shit hit the fan I would raid the store. Personally I feel coffee would be a better currancy than beer. Hell you can make your own booze but how many people have coffee plants available? Being a mechanic I can fix most things and if the world ever does go to shit I feel people with trade skills will be way more valuable. i also have a book on skills that you would need if technology fails I think thats the title to lol.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:04 PM

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Photo: Snack cakes?

My neighbor used to work on the machines that made Hostess Twinkies. He swore to me that the only ingredients were sugar and lard, period. Every morning he would get out of bed and throw up, thinking of the smell when one of those extrusion nozzles fucked up. He finally quit and went to work for an HVAC outfit.

Good point on coffee. People are addicted. You could get by with the cheap stuff in vacuum cans rather than the yuppie stuff I drink.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:11 PM

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Schuylet yep

thats the company. With what we have in returns alone would feed a 3rd world nation.Hmmmmm wonder if they would be worth anything if this all goes to shit? Was hopeing that would run a special when Zombie Land came out on DVD.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:16 PM

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measured in thousands of years, so that might not be a bad idea! If you could keep the vermin out I'll bet they'd last as long as non-bio-degradable plastic.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:23 PM

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actually around 50 years. They talked about it in the TV show about life on earth if man just dissappeared from earth.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:21 PM

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I'm in the boonies. I'm already where some of you would go.
My neighborhood has already been making verbal plans
to get started on our survival colony so to say. Not a
commune, not a religious cult but a colony.
I have the smallest amount of land (13 acres) so we have
planed to garden mine, at least 8 to 9 acres.
My neighbors, three that have been included all have at least
18 to 20 acres. with 3 tractors a front end loader and a backhoe.
We have assigned who will have livestock and who will grow feed.
We also have deer and wild hogs in the area.
I have a storm cellar which would be great to use as a root cellar.
We are next door to a 25,000 acre water storage lake so we have
plenty of water and some fish.
Two are Nam Vets, one retired Dallas fireman and all have a good
selection of guns and a small stock pile of ammo.

Not lucky, good planning.
I read someone say they would hate to shoot a hungry person but
you have to protect what's yours, what you stocked up and they
should have made better plans.
Sorry guys, those of you in apartments and such, you need to
buy a few acres and at least put a portable building on it for
a dwelling. The future is dim, get with it

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:31 PM

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those of us that don't/can't live in the country would be able to hook up with other members of our little on-line community if we could bring useful skills and/or supplies, weapons, ammo. No slugs allowed. Since we're all of bascilly the same mind set we could ban together against the massive hoards of the give me Persuasion. I always stock up on seeds and such just in case.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:48 PM

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photobear

At least you have a plan and are stoccking up
on something. I have no problem with that.
We are going to start building a hot house soon
so we can grow year round here in Waco

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:52 PM

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to get crops in and harvested. Good point about the seeds. That means a year or so on average.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:57 PM

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As long as you use

natural seeds not the enhanced, bio Engineered crap you should be able to harvest the seeds.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 6:54 PM

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Hot House?????????

you're in Texas for gods sake isn't hot enough? lol I wish I had the property to garden it's one thing I miss about growing up in the country ok I lied i miss everything about living in the country. God i hate citys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 10:26 PM

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Hah hah. High brow?

Expedient is a word I'm very familiar with. I was an infantry soldier for the first five years in the army. And behooves is another word I'm familiar with. So is "conducive". Let me use those two in a normal sentence I would have heard as an infantry private.

"Marlow, I don't give a fuck if you're carrying an assault pack with the spare barrel, tripod, and 600 rounds of 7.62 ammo. Taking your sweet-ass fuckin' time getting into that window is not going to be conducive to your long term good health, so if you don't want me to shove a bayonet up your ass to give you a little bit of motivation, it would behoove you to hurry the fuck up and get in the fuckin window".

See? Education through threats of aggravated assault.

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 9:38 PM

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he replaced the guy digging in the hole by asking who had the college education.

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the only thing that will be worth any thing are guns ammo water and food i stock up on 9mm for my kel tec and 22s and smokes, i dont drink lol

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4 years 16 weeks ago, 4:27 PM

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Not so, ohio

Basic medical items like OTC pain meds and antiseptic will be badly needed and worth quite a bit.

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Supplies

A good water filtration system, a few hundred pounds of rice and lots of extra rounds and you should be good to go!

The neighbors will be the first to try to take what you have...

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those of you who mentioned motorized vehicles and such remember fuel will be almost non exsistant, Animal power would be the way to go. If the shit goes down I would be the only one in my neighborhood to survive the aftermath, I am surrounded by bleeding hearts and such. My wife and two oldest know how to use weapons and I am teaching them the essentials of survival, shelter, water location, food ( not in that exact order) and I have an area to go to all laid out.

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