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Old 06-09-2012, 02:52 AM   #11
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The closest I've come to a SHTF was an ice storm in '94. I was ten. The lights were out for 3 weeks. Supermarkets were closed, gas stations were shut down...
We chipped ice from any surface that collected it to melt it down for bathing and cooking. Hunted and fished for meat. We had a few Turkeys die from exposure, so that helped to. The canned veggies lasted a good while because dear old Mom believes in having plenty in stock. I learned how to play poker, blackjack and dice by candlelight (maybe my uncle wasn't the best influence...).
In the end, the power was back on for two days before we even noticed.
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The closest I've come to a SHTF was an ice storm in '94. I was ten. The lights were out for 3 weeks. Supermarkets were closed, gas stations were shut down...
We chipped ice from any surface that collected it to melt it down for bathing and cooking. Hunted and fished for meat. We had a few Turkeys die from exposure, so that helped to. The canned veggies lasted a good while because dear old Mom believes in having plenty in stock. I learned how to play poker, blackjack and dice by candlelight (maybe my uncle wasn't the best influence...).
In the end, the power was back on for two days before we even noticed.
Down south you could get by....and you did. Up here, at the wrong time of year...things could get ugly real quick.
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In no way am I concerned about a zombie outbreak. The reality is I live in a city that manufactures at least half if not all of the heavy military trucks. If someone wanted to drop a strategic bomb and shut down production and refurbishing of these vehicles it would not be far from home. I could wait out a storm or other ND... but I don't do bombs.
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If I told you, It wouldnt be a secret - now, would it?
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In no way am I concerned about a zombie outbreak. The reality is I live in a city that manufactures at least half if not all of the heavy military trucks. If someone wanted to drop a strategic bomb and shut down production and refurbishing of these vehicles it would not be far from home. I could wait out a storm or other ND... but I don't do bombs.
Very few of us do bombs, especially nukes. I would guess that nukes are one thing that the overwhelming majority of us are not prepared for? They are also one of the more likely disasters that could occur.

I guess we're just more comfortable preparing for things that we can shoot? I know I am anyway.
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In no way am I concerned about a zombie outbreak. The reality is I live in a city that manufactures at least half if not all of the heavy military trucks. If someone wanted to drop a strategic bomb and shut down production and refurbishing of these vehicles it would not be far from home. I could wait out a storm or other ND... but I don't do bombs.
Hell I live 30 mins away from the biggest army base in the US Fort Bragg if anybody wants to start dropping bombs I feel pretty safe
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When it hits are you staying home or buggin out? If youre out.... where are you going? What about your family, or are you looking out for number one? What awaits you when you get there?
Wait, another SHTF? Did I miss the last one?
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I'll just turn OFF the fan.
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I'll stay home. Have everything I need right here. Cows, chickens, deer, rabbits, squirrels, fish in the pond, a few apple trees, peach tree, cherry tree, polk salad in the field, black berries, wild onions, water cress, well water, spring water, horses to ride, guns, guns, more guns, good home, friends down the road, family, and my Bible.
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I live im the middle of a city. If we have time, the wife/kid and I will b goin to my bro's on the outskirts. If not we will bunker down at home. Windows alrdy have bars.

When I move next year I plan on moving to the outskirts as well. Would be nice not to be in the middle of the city if SHTF
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