A taste of SHTF

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by clr8ter, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    So there is a grocery chain pulling all of their stores out of NH. Friday morning, they put up a 50% off sale. The wife and I went there today about 1 pm, and there is not very much left. I was struck at how much stuff people cleared out in a little more than 48 hours. No dairy, bread, paper goods, meat, produce, chips, soda etc. For some odd reason, the ice cream isle was not too bad. And a small selection of crap no one wanted. (Fish Paste, anyone?) This afternoon, you would have a pretty hard time making a full meal out of there. To be honest, even though there is another store right across the street, it was a little disconcerting.

    It goes to show how fast the most needed stuff would disappear in the event of SHTF, and I can only imagine the feeling if EVERY store was like that, with no resupply coming. I guess it's pretty important to recognize when something starts to go down, and get to the store IMMEDIATELY. And run your CC up, if you're early enough, LOL.
     
  2. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    I have wondered about that too...Where i live if they forcast an inch of snow the grocery stores get wiped out. I stockpile some items, canned goods,pasta,ammo,alcohol,etc. And have 2 good wells. But dont do as much as i should, things could get crazy in a hurry..........:eek:
     

  3. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    I personally have never seen that happen. Not to this degree, anyway. The majority of the isles had literally not one item in them, and were closed. Of the ones that did, 50% of them had only a small hand full of stuff.
     
  4. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    Alcohol. Clearly your priorities are in order. :)
     
  5. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    You guys in the N/E probably dont panic over a little snow. The Cincy area only get 1 0r 2 measurable snows a season. So the local weather personalities really try to get everybody worked up.......WHITE DEATH..:eek:...BUY BATTERIES...:eek:...WHITE DEATH.....1 to 3 INCHES POSSIBLE.....CHECK ON THE ELDERLY...:eek:
     
  6. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    For us, (at least for spirits), that is a totally different store.
     
  7. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    When I move to NC a few years ago, the day we arrived in town it was snowing. Mind you, I'm from Ohio (an hour south of Cleveland) so I'm no stranger to snow. There was literally an inch on the ground (in NC) and the entire county closed down before noon. Including the Marine base. I was told there's literally one salt truck in the county, and not a single plow. Needless to say I was flabbergasted. Durn Southerners.
     
  8. sbeezy

    sbeezy New Member

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    That's how it is here. The news is ridiculous. They'll have a header saying "deep freeze 2012" when it gets down to 30 degrees for more than a day. They should really be warning people about the crappy drivers.

    This post reminds me that I don't have near enough stuff stored for emergencies if there were any type of disaster. I'd be okay for a couple days, then I'd start getting hungry.
     
  9. readygirl

    readygirl New Member

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    Oh yea....An hour South of Cleveland..Lake effect snow..I bet you guys got dumped on....
     
  10. kbd512

    kbd512 Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    First of all, don't eat sh!t.

    Second, wipe that grin off your face that makes you look like you just ate some.

    Lastly, everyone who wants to survive a minor catastrophe should already have food and water. Common sense should dictate that any foodstuff requiring temperature stabilization or has a short shelf life won't last long without electricity.
     
  11. DFlynt

    DFlynt New Member

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    Here where I live in Missouri the weathermen are constantly announcing major weather events the way you described and then nothing happens and everyone is pissed. The weathermen here are gonna keep crying wolf and people are gonna stop listening to them (god knows I don't trust them anymore) and then a big weather event will finally hit and we'll end up with a lot of people dead or injured.
     
  12. sputnik1988

    sputnik1988 Active Member

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    Yep, I'm about an hour from Cincinnati, same deal here and in Louisville. I talk to people from up north all the time that can't believe we call off school for a half inch of snow :p
     
  13. JW357

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    Ahh the weatherman... The one job in the world where you can be wrong 80% or more of the time, and not be fired...
     
  14. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The current President make it 2 jobs.
     
  15. GTX63

    GTX63 New Member

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    If we listen to the weather report on tv anymore, it is in the background. I check the weather sites every morning online on my laptop, or my phone or our weather radio. Th.at way I can make my own forecast
     
  16. readygirl

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    Calm down tugger...some of us have other things going on...and know we need to be better prepared..working on it....:D
     
  17. DrumJunkie

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    It's like that here. They say snow and the shelves get wiped out. I keep a lot of non perishables in storage here and have water access via springs if things get bad. It's annoying though in the land of 4x4 vehicles that it happens every single time. You can literally drive around here and the 4x4 trucks and SUVs outnumber cars better than 3:1 any given day.
     
  18. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    In a true SHTF scenario, I would not be drinking any alcohol. I would want to be sharp as a tack during that time. It would not be good to be caught any less than that when protecting your property.
     
  19. clr8ter

    clr8ter New Member

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    RG may mean she has alcohol to trade for other stuff with....
     
  20. Gatoragn

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    This happens everywhere between Interstates 70 and 10. :D

    North of I-70, just another day. :cool:

    South of I-10, that crap a'int coming here! :p