New Member Getting Prepared For What Might Never Happen?

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  1. Eigbe

    Eigbe New Member
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    For a number of persons, disaster preparedness is like waiting for the one who will never come but in reality the risk that we might somewhat be involve in a disaster someday grows daily, yet the atmosphere of indifference to its readiness around thickens around us.

    Who knows, the right steps will take today may just be last factor that we determine if we will live as victims, survivors or veterans.
     
  2. Robin Roberts Jungle

    Robin Roberts Jungle Member
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    Ah! I love this topic. In my honest opinion, I believe that we can't go around being afraid all the time. The reason people are indifferent is either because they're not afraid or they don't know. I'd rather be brave than ignorant like others because I know the risk involved and know I won't be fazed like it. Others that don't know don't have this privilege, and they may have a hard time adjusting to the consequences of a natural disaster. Hopefully, everyone takes the time to smell the roses and learn, so that most of us can be survivors if not all. Is that too optimistic? In reality, many of us won't be.
     
  3. jeager

    jeager Master Survivalist
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    If we haven't prepped to far we haven't prepped far enough!
    I learned that in police work also.
    Be ready for what is supposed to never happen that will happen anyway.

    It did.

    A woman working in a convenience store isn't supposed to get shot through
    the mouth.
    A little girl isn't supposed to be thrown through a windshield.
    A 65 year old woman working alone in a late night gas station isn't
    supposed to get raped.
    An old man isn't supposed to remove his head with a shotgun 3 feet in front
    of me. ewwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww
    And.............................................................

    I DON'T WANT NO MORE!

    No wonder I'm nuking futs.:D
     
  4. jeager

    jeager Master Survivalist
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    A team of archaeologist is excavating in Israel when they find a cave with the symbols of a woman, donkey, shovel, fish, and a Star of David on the wall.

    The head archaeologist points to the first drawing. "This indicates that these people were family oriented and held women in high esteem." he says.
    "The donkey shows they were smart enough to use animals to till the soil.
    The shovel means they were able to forge tools.
    Even further proof of high intelligence is the fish: If famine hit the earth, they would take to the sea for food.
    The last symbol is the Star of David, telling us they were Hebrews."

    The young archaeologist shakes his head. "Sorry, Doc. You've got it wrong. Hebrew is read from right to left," he explains.
    "It really says, 'Holy Mackerel, Dig the Butt on that Chick!''


    Gotta have a sense of humor.
     
  5. lonewolf

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    preppers prepare and sheeple don't!
    you can call us paranoid I don't care, but paranoids are NEVER surprised by anything, those with their heads in the sand are surprised by EVERYTHING.
     
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  6. Dunmaghlas

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    daaa** I'm about to join MP in the Marine Corps and then probably make a career out of it in DPD (Detroit, Michigan). I'm not entirely sure I need to know this stuff before it happens :confused:
     
  7. Kootenay prepper

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    Prepare for the worst. The skills you learn preparing for the worst case scenario and your everyday carry gear you practice with might save your life when your car goes off the road middle of a winter night or you are forced to survive a natural disaster. Sure SHTF might never happen but preparing for it might save your life when many life threatening situations pop up.
     
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  8. Old Geezer

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    You are precisely correct!

    Over the decades, you WILL need your skills. Life met head-on will tax you to the limits. I can't EVEN begin to list the hells my wife and I have been through.

    But know this, there are coming multiple SHTF events that will happen all around the world. A new world will appear at the end of these events. Either humankind will grow into spiritual adulthood or the Creator will start again sans humans or just a handful of humans ... whatever ... His Choice. Two hundred million years is a blip in this universe -- oh, and Earth is just one planet, less than a grain of sand.

    Two big components of survival are:
    > Learning how to work hard and smart
    > Growing a huge spiritual heart. I'm not talking bleeding heart. I'm talking a heart that can withstand that which will cause weaker souls to soil themselves.

    As to SHTF, son, things are going to go unimaginably bad. Glad to see you taking life seriously.

    ...... and I keep the most massive tool box in the back of my commute vehicle (4 x 4). I don't know what all is in there; shovel, pulley, ropes, chain, jumper cables, crow bar (4 ft), space blanket, regular tools, DEET, hatchet, ..., on and on and on. Man, have I ever seen the sh## go sideways!
     
  9. TexDanm

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    I look at my survival preparations in the same sort of way I do insurance except more fun. I have life insurance, health insurance, car insurance, home insurance, liability insurance... Why WOULDN'T it have survival insurance, things can and DO happen.

    The other insurances just take my money and if all goes well they don't offer me much back. My survival insurance goes camping, hunting, fishing, shooting, building things and feeds me lots of good things cooked over various fire based cooking devices. It is the one insurance that I will get to enjoy without having to die, be sick or have something bad happen to me.
     
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  10. Travis.s

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    I fully agree with being prepared for what may or may not happen truth is even if you prep for the collapse of society and just end up with a 3 week power and water outage it was time and resources well spent.
    Lots of people think someone prepping and living off the grid are crazy.
    While I enjoy living in the city.
    ( I admit I would like my own place out side of the city to do the prepping I can't in an apartment.) I like hanging out with friends, watch my favorite TV series, eating some junk food from time to time.
    But I'm ready willing and able to leave it even permanently. Being prepared isn't crazy ignoring the presence of the dangers of your area is crazy.
    Elementary schools have fire, hurricane and earthquake safety drills so why can't we have safety procedures at are homes.?
     
  11. Old Geezer

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    As to the other uses of kits:

    I've helped other guys put out a truck fire.

    I've helped other guys get a mega-idiot back onto a very steep trail -- not a road, no no no. Idiot drove a Jeep down a trail, a grass trail way out in nowheresville. By the Grace of God, a lone tree kept him and his girlfriend from going bouncy bouncy bouncy down the side of a mountain.

    I've inflated tires for people. Gotten folk out of icy road shoulders. Seen a car rupture a gas tank, leaked like mad, baby strapped in back seat, mother went bat-sh## crazy, ... No, the car didn't blow-up.

    Things go wrong in this world. You dont' gotta wait on any apocalypse!
     
  12. Old Geezer

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  13. TexDanm

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    The great thing about being prepared where I live is that periodically we actually do lose our power for days at a time. Hurricanes, ice storms and just big storms can knock down a bunch of trees and it may take several days to get the power back with you live near the end of the line way back off in the woods. For others these were trying times but for us it was GREAT. We would have people over and cook out on all of our wood burning stoves and smokers. I would light up the yard with lanterns and We got to play with all the toys we had for living without power. A small generator keeps the freezers frozen and lets us keep the various things charged. I have battery powered LED lighting and fans. If it is really hot we move out of the house into tents and if it is cold we fire up the various propane, wood and kerosine heaters. We play cards and dominos and read. We have radios and also books on tape for night time entertainment. Good Times.
     
  14. Travis.s

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    That sounds awesome to me.
    I don't get why more people spend more time preparing for there variations then safety for there homes.
     
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