The Moving Company and My Preps

Discussion in 'Survival & Sustenance Living Forum' started by CA357, Sep 21, 2012.

  1. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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". :p
     
  2. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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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.
     

  3. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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. :p
     
  4. Gonzilla

    Gonzilla New Member

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    Will be a fun night at your place when you bring the dog home.:D

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

    shadamai New Member

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    Congrats on your escape...;)
     
  6. dragunovsks

    dragunovsks New Member

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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.
     
  7. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    Sometimes the shelter will know the dog has previously lived harmoniously with cats. See if you can find a dog like that.
     
  8. rocshaman

    rocshaman New Member

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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?
     
  9. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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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.
     
  10. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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

    JonM Moderator

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    when are cats NOT pissed off?? my siamese isnt happy unless he is mad about something lol. there is a REASON people assume all cats are female...
     
  12. Zombiegirl

    Zombiegirl New Member

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    Hey now, our cats are only tiffy if they don't get everything they want. Haha
     
  13. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    One good thing is that you have hired a like minded prepper for the move. You should have no problems.


    Jim..........
     
  14. Mongo

    Mongo Well-Known Member Supporter

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    What about renting a truck and load the things you're concerned about and have the mover do the rest of your stuff?
     
  15. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    Congrats on your escape!!!! Well done!!!!
     
  16. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    My wife can no longer drive and we have to get the car up there. We also have to transport three cats. So, I'll be driving the car which will have a trunk full of ammo, a couple of suitcases and some essentials that we'll need right away.

    My buddy is coming up in a week or two and is bringing the propane, kerosene, lamp oil etc. in his truck. He's also giving me a full size table saw for the shop. :cool:

    This is the only way it's possible right now. We move this Friday, the 28th and our goods won't arrive until the 3rd or 4th. It's going to be weird and scary not having the backup that I've been putting together since the Y2K scare.
     
  17. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Welcome to the PNW!

    The bad news is your still in a blue state.

    The good news is that as long as you stay out of Multnomah County, you'd never know it.

    I'll be down in Bend next weekend for a golf/poker/shooting weekend with some good friends. Don't know your at but Eastern and Southern Oregon are great.:)

    Tack
     
  18. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    So I'm curious...will your avitar now change to OR357? :D
     
  19. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    NO, I'll keep CA357. It's my name on a bunch of forums. I'l just pretend it stands for CAliber 357. ;)

    Tack, we're going to be about 25 minutes NE of Grants Pass.
     
  20. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Nice area!

    Southern Oregonians call that region Orifornia...

    Northern Californians call it Caligon...

    It's the mythical 51'st state where all productive "West Coasters" would move if it only existed!

    Tack