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View Poll Results: How prepared are you?
I have made ZERO preparations, consider me dead! 12 13.04%
I've made SOME preparations like extra food & supplies 38 41.30%
I've got enough food & supplies to last 2-3 months 22 23.91%
I've got enough food & supplies to last 6 months 9 9.78%
I'm ready to survive & thrive for at least a year! 11 11.96%
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Old 03-06-2013, 10:29 PM   #51
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Tlurker , clean your PM's..............!
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I know that for many who read this I'm preaching to the converted, but . . .


If you can spend an extra $20.00 per week you will be amazed at how quickly you can gather up basic supplies that will make coping with a diaster much easier, perhaps to the point of saving your life. But even $10.00 per week for a couple of months will give you a significant leg up on surviving a crisis.
Possum, where I agree it is better than nothing I think people need to be proactive in preparations, not reactive. A story...

A young woman who used to work for me was not taking advantage of the company 401K Savings Matching program. I showed her that if she'd save $3,000/year it would be worth $7,000/year in saved earnings! She just couldn't afford it she said. I reminded her she just got back from a two week Hawaiin cruise...

Can't is different than won't.

Plan the work and work the plan.
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Possum, where I agree it is better than nothing I think people need to be proactive in preparations, not reactive. A story...

A young woman who used to work for me was not taking advantage of the company 401K Savings Matching program. I showed her that if she'd save $3,000/year it would be worth $7,000/year in saved earnings! She just couldn't afford it she said. I reminded her she just got back from a two week Hawaiin cruise...

Can't is different than won't.

Plan the work and work the plan.
Speaking of saving....I honestly needed to hear that also. I'm 30 and JUST getting beyond my bad spending habits of my 20's and slowly paying down debt. This gun hobby sure doesnt make it easer but Ive recently set limitations for myself each month. I can see how this lifestyle could run a man broke without regulation
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I'm pretty well prepared I can arm and supply munitions to 8 other people. My food is lots and lots of ramen.

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I can see how this lifestyle could run a man broke without regulation
That applies to the American lifestyle in general. And it also took me a few years to figure that out.
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That's why you marry the right woman. Then again, there's a reason divorce is so expensive -- it's worth it!

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I have no stores of supplies, but I do have guns. I figure in an Armageddon situation, I will be able to acquire necessities from those who are better prepared than I.
You are the guy I prep against.
Please, please come and try !!!
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If a bear's hungry, he eats.
That's how bears are hunted.
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I started to prep for the "Millenium Crisis" and just sort of kept going. I backed off a bit after it didn't happen, but picked it up more seriously about six years ago.

Until we moved here to our BOL, I had never seen our preps in one place due to lack of a decent storage area. I was surprised that there wasn't as much food as I thought. It turns out that in reality, we have about six to maybe eight months or so of food. I'm slowly working that up to a year.

We'll be starting the garden next month and will can some of the produce. I took a canning class at the county Ag. Extension last year and am looking forward to the experience. So now I also have to buy canners and lay in canning supplies.

We're in pretty good shape on the rest of it; water, first aid, self defense, etc. so I can mostly stock up on more food and take care of the canning stuff. (I want both a pressure canner and a water bath canner)

Just an FYI, to address some comments made in this thread. If I know and trust you, you're welcome here. But don't come here with ill intent, you won't be leaving.

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