Whatcha gonna Do "IF" the SHTF

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  1. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    Really dont hope this happens.....but....been reading this set of books
    "299 Days" about this guys journey pre/post SHTF times...its making me really start to wonder????

    Whatcha gonna do?
     
  2. mgardner

    mgardner New Member

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    What I was trained to do, escape, evade and survive. :D
     

  3. Olaf

    Olaf Tee Arrrrr Pee

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    That's a good question. I haven't really thought about it. Probably hide away up in the mountains at our place in a relatively unpopulated area. We have a generator that could last a while and it's off the main drag from the small town it's near.
    Beyond that... I haven't made plans or anything, lol. Maybe I should?
     
  4. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    Sounds like the ideal place.... My wife says it'll never happen and maybe I've been reading to many SHTF books..... I don't know :(
     
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  5. SHOOTER13

    SHOOTER13 RETIRED MODERATOR Lifetime Supporter

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    It's always good to be prepared...even if it never happens !!
     
  6. phideaux

    phideaux Member Supporter

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    Its what I have been doing for years ....planning, prepareing,
    WHEN it comes, hunker down with my family, well prepared to protect and survive.


    Jim
     
  7. squirrelhunter

    squirrelhunter Well-Known Member

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    Try to survive as long as I can. We all got to go sometime. Just do the best you can.
     
  8. SWThomas

    SWThomas The Gunny

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    Use my supplies and execute my plan. At least until things get hinky (and they will). Then I will improvise.
     
  9. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    If you fail to plan..... You plan to fail
     
  10. wmruss

    wmruss New Member

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    If the SHTF,,,ill clean the fan and start all over again,,no one person will ever keep me down,,until my cold body rests in peace ill fight till the end...
     
  11. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    "A man's gotta Do what a man's gotta Do" - John Wayne
     
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  12. Kennydale

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    Two Choices Die fighting or go to FEMA Camp.
     
  13. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    Hmmmm..... Think i'll pass on Fema...lol


    Remember Katrina.....
     
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  14. mgardner

    mgardner New Member

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    Just thinking. How many of us have actually grabbed our "72 Hour Bag" or "Bugout Bag" and gone for 3 days for a SHTF dry run? I work part time so I've gone on lots of 3 day hunts for deer and elk so I'm sure I can make it with little trouble, but I see people's equipment and most of it seems to have never been used. I'm thinking I'll make a youtube video later this weekend on what my "kit" looks like and how it's setup for places with water or without. Trust me when I say it's much harder to do a 3 day hunt and carry enough water. Usually I'll hike in and drop 2 days (2 gallons =16 pounds) water and come back to it when it's needed. So tell us about your 72 hour plan and dry runs.
     
  15. opaww

    opaww Banned

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    I am going to fire up the grill pop a top on a cold one, play with the two 20 year old blonds that I will use for barter, go inside turn on the game and watch it.
     
  16. cma_g21

    cma_g21 New Member

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    The challenge with planning for SHTF, is knowing what kind of S to plan for.

    Meteor/Comet impact, eruption of Yellowstone super volcano, economic collapse, civil war, ... All are possible, to varying degrees. But may require different types of preparations - depending on your location.

    For example, I have land in Montana that could be a great place to sit out an economic collapse, but a terrible place in the event of a Yellowstone eruption. By the same token, my land in Florida would probably do well for Yellowstone, but is likely a bad spot for an economic collapse.

    How can you even plan for a Meteor/Comet impact? So much depends on the size and impact zone. A relatively small impact in the Pacific or Asia, and I'd likely want to stay in Florida (since it's likely to trigger at least a mini Ice Age, and possibly a full Ice Age). Then again, an impact in the Atlantic could make staying in Florida suicidal. Plus, past a certain size Meteor/Comet impact, no preps are needed - as they'll likely be no survivors.

    So, how should one plan?

    Personally, I have two plans. One set of plans and preparations for sitting it out here, and another for relocating in a hurry (aka bugging out). Truthfully though, in any large scale and long lasting SHTF incident all either plan might do is slightly increase my chances of survival.

    So, maybe the best course is to prepare for relatively a short term, localized SHTF. Storing extra food, water, money (preferably real money - gold and silver), and the means to protect them, might be the way to go. These things are always good to have on hand in any event.

    The decision to make more elaborate preparations for a long term large SHTF (or TEOTWAWKI) situation is more difficult.

    Whether to devote extensive resources to prepare for a situation that may not occur in your lifetime (and may not be survivable if it does), is a question with too many variables to yield one answer for every person. The answer for an urban dweller with little or no surplus income, would be very different from the answer for someone in a rural area with arable land and lots of disposable income. Most people probably fall somewhere between these extremes.

    Personally, I'd recommend each person do what he can comfortably afford to do - and what makes sense for his individual circumstances.


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  17. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    Well said cma...................I'm kinda fighting an uphill battle on my end. My better half doesn't see the possibility and EVERYTHINGs gonna work itself out....heading on new path to get more prepared for a possible hurricane....a more likelyhood in her eyes.....staying on track....
     
  18. cma_g21

    cma_g21 New Member

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    My wife was like that for years. She's finally starting to acknowledge the possibility of really bad economic times. Unfortunately, not enough to agree to move to a more survivable area... at least not yet.

    One thing that may help with getting her to agree to store more food, is simple inflation. Anyone who does grocery shopping can see the constantly rising prices. Stocking large quantities of the types of canned and dried (like past, rice, etc.) foods that you already use is often easier to sell as a hedge against inflation - especially if you stock up on each as they go on sale.

    That's how I initially got my wife to start stocking up.


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  19. ricepaddydaddy

    ricepaddydaddy New Member

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    My wife and I have a small farm on a dead end dirt road six miles outside a one stop light town of 2,000. This is home.
    I still commute 5 days a week into the city to work, while she is our full time farmer. Vegetable plot, chickens, horses for mobility if there is no gasoline, water comes from a well.
    Major river less than 3 miles away for fish. Deer in the back yard.
    Not only is my wife fully onboard with a preparedness lifestyle, she got me into it when we married 24 years ago.
    We both were living at the time where I had grown up - South Florida, which at one time was a paradise, before it became a concrete high rise/paved over/ crime ridden/over populated hell hole.
    We made our escape in 1995, and feel truly Blessed by God that He led us here.
    This is what we prayed for for many years, it's as good a place to die as any and better than most.
    We both vowed that if the county ever paves our road, it's time to move further out.
    As I always say - cows make the best neighbors.
     
  20. cap10pd

    cap10pd New Member

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    Too bad so many of us are surrounded by all this steel and concrete