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Old 09-22-2012, 01:27 AM   #1
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So, I've had four bids from moving companies to finally move us out of California and up to our new place in Oregon.
Three of the salesmen/estimators said nothing about my surfeit of prep goods. They were either very good at hiding their thoughts or so hungry for a commission that they were oblivious.

The fourth guy walked into the basement, saw the all the five gallon buckets, water barrels etc, and said: "So you're a prepper huh? Me too." He represents a national moving company and his price was $1,000. less than the others cheapest bid. We talked some politics and guns too. He got the job.

Now, the movers get to see all this stuff too. I don't like anyone to know about this stuff, but under the circumstances, I don't see any way around it. I now just have about a million things labeled "Pantry".

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Chances are they will forget where you live a week after they make the delivery.

If not, have a superior line of fire.

Once you get out to the new place you're going to need to get a big dog. One that barks at any atypical behavior.

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Chances are they will forget where you live a week after they make the delivery.

If not, have a superior line of fire.

Once you get out to the new place you're going to need to get a big dog. One that barks at any atypical behavior.
Number One on the dog. After we're settled in, a trip to the pound will be in order. The cats are gonna' be pissed.
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Will be a fun night at your place when you bring the dog home.

Really want to make the cats day ? Buy a Jack Russel Terrier... Good times !

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Congrats on your escape...

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If it was me is rent a truck, load all my prepping stuff in that truck and follow the moving company truck to my new place then unload "my" truck last after everyone else has left.

But moving for me would also involve renting more than one truck, a trailer, a tow dolly or making multiple trips.

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Number One on the dog. After we're settled in, a trip to the pound will be in order. The cats are gonna' be pissed.
Sometimes the shelter will know the dog has previously lived harmoniously with cats. See if you can find a dog like that.
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Chance are those guys don't live in the part of Oregon you're moving to, right? So if the shtf those guys most likely are going to have concerns to deal with where they live and most likely won't want to make the trek to where you're at. Unless of course you're worried about them yacking about it to everyone they meet, or breaking in and stealing stuff. I'm assuming they come from where you're at now, is that right?

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I don't know where the crew will come from. I don't like the idea of others knowing what we have. I'm not going to be paranoid about it, but it's definitely an uncomfortable feeling.

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When I moved there was many many very heavy boxes that said "machine shop parts".

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