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As the title implies, I plan to stay low key. Move only if I have too, fight only if confronted.
Plenty of stocked MREs and Water along with my 3 day bag and my medical bag, and of coarse Guns and Ammo ;) . anybody else doing the same?
 
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I'm working on getting the rest of the family interested. We're in the more country area of the county, plenty of caves, mountains, great places for hiding if needed. I'm planning on bugging in after getting the whole family to one house. Also just recently started stocking up on food (canned, for now, it's cheaper) and water.
 
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Just make sure you cycle out the canned food every now and then to ensure that you can get the maximum shelf life out of them. Get canned food that you can eat cold , right out of the can, kiddie food has that peel back lid, great for a pack because all you need is a spoon
And a medic bag is always important.
 
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Gunny the Gun said:
Just make sure you cycle out the canned food every now and then to ensure that you can get the maximum shelf life out of them. Get canned food that you can eat cold , right out of the can, kiddie food has that peel back lid, great for a pack because all you need is a spoon
And a medic bag is always important.
That's also perfect for hunting :)

I put one together a few weeks ago and toss it in the car everywhere I go. Came in handy the other night when the cat went crazy while Mom was holding her. Tore her hands all up, I had to use the majority of my 2"x2" gauze pads and a small roll of Kerlix. Next day she messed up her back and I used up the cold pack and hot pack :lol:
 
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That's also perfect for hunting :)

I put one together a few weeks ago and toss it in the car everywhere I go. Came in handy the other night when the cat went crazy while Mom was holding her. Tore her hands all up, I had to use the majority of my 2"x2" gauze pads and a small roll of Kerlix. Next day she messed up her back and I used up the cold pack and hot pack :lol:
Little stuff like that are a great way to get your foot in the door for survival gear. Little reminders always help, like (remeber when the cat tore up your hand" ect")
Buy some mainstay cookie rations, I cant count how many times those things have bailed me out of situations, like (forgot my lunch or lost in the woods)
 
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True man, once I get my BOB sorted out again (I raided alot of things for the FAK,) I'm going to throw some in.
 
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leeindy said:
really depends on what happens. but im damn not sure staying in this qhetto
It really depends on where you live, I live in the country, few neighbors and a bomb shelter basement. Thats why I chose this house :D
 
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Gunny the Gun said:
leeindy said:
really depends on what happens. but im damn not sure staying in this qhetto
It really depends on where you live, I live in the country, few neighbors and a bomb shelter basement. Thats why I chose this house :D
dont have that option......... yet
 
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It really depends on the situation...if possible I'd stay put and hunker down...If thats not an option I'm headin' to the mountains...
 

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leeindy said:
really depends on what happens. but im damn not sure staying in this qhetto
Riddle me this...you live in Alaska. Are there ghettos there? I am a known stereotyper so please clue me in. Do they have low income igloos there? :mrgreen:

I live in the country as well, but the folks we call neighbors (few miles away) are also survival minded and we have discussed these matters in the past. I always thought people in suburban areas should have a plan for their entire block if it hits the fan. Lots easier to defend the block as a group than if you have the mutants already in your yard.
 
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Not bug in, but move to Africa. That's what I'll do. If that isn't possible then I'll still be ready like spongebob. Wont' say the specifics thouigh ;)
 
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My wife and I have a couple of "if it hits the fan" plans.. Depends upon the event. We have good friends that live pleasantly out of the main areas of Nor-cal and then we have spots well out of state (and some interim locations). We have from back-packing gear up to a full trailer and all the gear in between. Food and water stored as well. I'm a HAM operator, so we have alternate communications as well.

Do I think the "end is near"? No.. But I'm damn sure not gonna be caught "pants down" if things go screwy.. (also as this is CA I'm prepped for Earthquake reasons as well..)

-Peter
 

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We have been accumulating extra food and water for some time. The water came in handy when our main water line to the house ruptured and had to turn the water off.
We have extra Rx’s, otc meds, and other medical supplies in both vehicles and the rv.
What about pulling your money out of the banks? Anyone doing that? I agree it really depends on the “type” of shtf.
We live in a neighborhood, people across the street, both sides of our home, and three people behind us. Our home is not what I would consider defendable. It is a concern, but I am not going to pack up and head for the hills. Just think about
how many people will be doing just that, besides, I live in New Mexico, there are no hills.
 
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South FL is impossible to evacuate (as evidenced in 04 with the storms). Stock up and hunker down, when the smoke clears, evaluate then act.
 
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Gunny the Gun said:
Just make sure you cycle out the canned food every now and then to ensure that you can get the maximum shelf life out of them.
This is always what I thought, Recently thought I found a story about people finding a can of corn from the Dust Bowl era in a abandoned Kansas farm. This was done in the 90's so the can was easily over 50+ years old.

They cooked the corn, and gave it to a man without telling him this, and he said it tasted great.

TBH imo shelf life is just for them to cover their ass's in case someone gets sick. They have also found canned food on Civil War ships that were sunk, and they still had the nutrients in them. So really canned food is good for a lifetime.

Same with MRE's, a Dad's friend of mine got a MRE from 1942 while he was in Nam of 69'. I think it was chicken, he said it tasted fine, other then the cookie was a little stale.

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As for me, all I got is a Colt Special Detective .38 (Snub), but I have a decent amount of canned food, I'd be good for around a month probably. My friend has a huge farm + hunting ground + his mom was nurse. Only problem is, all they have is a .177 rifle :(
 

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I live in NC near the coast so no basement for me. I have been steali,,, errr, acquiring MREs from supply for a long while. We have enough chow for a good while along with fresh water, fuel and two generators. If all else fails we can eat the dogs, right after I BBQ that damn cat.
 
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If all else fails we can eat the dogs, right after I BBQ that damn cat.

mmmmm roasted kitty.i might shoot it and i was always told i had to eat what i shoot.i think i better store lots of texas pete or tabasco huh?
 
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