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Rainy Day Backup
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Jimbob    Posted 07-10-2003 at 19:25:24       [Reply]  [No Email]
We have about 12 months of food, non-hybrid seeds to grow veggies, spare appliances, extra vehicles, etc.

I am also going to wind electric & building a converted electric car this winter (I know electromagnetic controls without use of fragile solid-state parts).

We also do not have all our savings in US currency either.

Anyone else think in this detail?

buck    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:40:18       [Reply]  [No Email]

And exactly what is it that we are preparing for.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:49:50       [Reply]  [No Email]
No jobs,No money,no private individual rights. Does anyone think they can defy the future?Why be an oddball .Go down with the crew.Ha ha! They are helping to sink the ship.

buck    Posted 07-10-2003 at 21:02:17       [Reply]  [No Email]

If you want to know exactly how close to Dooms Day you are go to your local grocery store and ask the manager how many days supply of food do they have for how many people.Then ask yourself how many people are going to come looking for your supply.

Willy-N    Posted 07-10-2003 at 23:24:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
Keep some protection at your home that way you can protect yours or take others with it, goes both ways. Be sure you have enought people at home so not everybody sleeps at the same time. I don't worry about it no way to plan out everthing and things could change at any time just be flexable and prepared at the same time. Living in the country dose help and I sure would not want to be in a city if all heck broke out. Where the masses live more problems will happen, I just don't want to be there if something goes wrong. No matter how prepared you are a few can take it from you if they want to. Remember you have to stay where your stuff is and the bad guy can allways watch from a distance don't go outside! AHHH the fun of Dooms Day, go in the shelter lock the door to be saved and the guy you did not let in parks his truck against your door who is better off? A simple thing like fire can ruin your whole plan and that is just a match away not much you can do about it. Best plans have there draw backs, being prepared is only good for normal problems. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 21:10:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well,, We have computers .We can all talk about the good ole days when the average citizen knew that food comes from hard work on the farm not from a big corp controlled by the Jolly Green Giant.In DC they hate farmers but get those things in cans and bags untouched by human hands.If you have millions of folks liveing in an artificial world eventually reality will kick their doors down and say Honey! I'm home!

Ron,Ar    Posted 07-10-2003 at 19:52:26       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have been toying with the idea of building an electric car. I spend some extra cash on buying silver when I can find it. Not really afraid of economy but paper is paper and isn't going up much. Silver ain't either but I can't afford gold.
I have had an idea in the back of my mind for a power source for close to 20 years now, just haven't gotten it quite thought out right.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 20:03:47       [Reply]  [No Email]
I can take whatever they throw at me.If it gets bad enough I can find a bridge to jump off.

Ron/PA    Posted 07-11-2003 at 00:28:52       [Reply]  [No Email]
Clod, you should really re-consider that bridge idea, I find it more to my liking to say that we can find a bridge to throw THEM off of,, hehehe

Jimbob    Posted 07-10-2003 at 21:49:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
Well, I do not believe the 'sky is falling' nor keep my window shades pulled, etc. I do enjoy stocking up on items, buying bargains & simply favor some independance.

By the way, a lot of people in our township have simular thinking & backup plans. They have a special emergency communications set up, built a substainable shelter for 75 eldery persons with stored food & a large, expensive generator. They get revenues from gas wells.

I am guessing perhaps 500 persons live in this township. They have mentioned plans to prevent a group from trying to 'kick the door in'. Three sides surrounded by miles of swamp does help.

Willy-N    Posted 07-10-2003 at 23:38:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
With 3 sides protected by swamps there is only one way out and in. Makes it easier to over come the group because they are traped now. Think how easy it would be to use a dozer to drive in and ruin the best of plans. A few sections of steel in the right place and years of planing is down the drain in a couple of hours. Cheap old gasoline in a bottle was used during the war to change things. Gerrilla Warfare is hard to fight and when there are no rules in the game, well you see my point. But if it makes them feel better having the shelters and such, more power to them. I just don't want all my eggs in one basket I can't carry. Mark H.

Clod    Posted 07-10-2003 at 22:11:51       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you do not follow the crowd you will be marked down as a black sheep.Get you a TV and sit there and watch Jerry Springer then the nightly news untill you become indoctronated back into the fold.A nail that sticks up will be hammered down with a big hammer.

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