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Old 11-14-2012, 09:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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After living through Ike down here almost all the folks in the neighborhood now have generators, some dried foods and lots of water. Whilst we don't have the terrible cold to endure as the NE does we would still have 2 or 3 bags of charcoal and a couple bottles of propane. Hopefully the folks who suffered through this storm will do the same to prepare for any future storm.

I have no response to people making fun of preparers as lunatics and weirdos except. I grew up in an era of bomb shelters, public shelters stocked with food and medical equipment and medicines. School room teachings on what do do to trap water, eat rats, start a fire, to survive the "big" one. We had a bomb shelter or safe area in almost every house we lived in as kids.

Because you might think it stupid or funny today and not needed doesn't out way the fact that millions of folks through out the mid west have tornado shelters, portable generators, food and other survival needs stocked and ready for the next one. An equal amount of folks who live in hurricane alley have the very same preparedness. Not for fear of the Zombies, oil running out or missile attack by the small pigmies from Africa, do all preppers have survival stocks, but from mother nature who as the last two weeks in NYC has shown to be meaner than we all thought.

Last point. After WWll, through out Europe, Asia and other impacted areas, mankind survived the most horrific conditions you can think of. A lot longer than a year and ten times worse than any thing we have had here. They have done this numerous times and may well do it again.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:06 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have no response to people making fun of preparers as lunatics and weirdos except. I grew up in an era of bomb shelters, public shelters stocked with food and medical equipment and medicines. School room teachings on what do do to trap water, eat rats, start a fire, to survive the "big" one. We had a bomb shelter or safe area in almost every house we lived in as kids.

Good point Hap.
Circa 1964, no one thought it was crazy that hiding under our school desks would protect us in the event of a nuclear attack.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:28 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I keep two vintage school desks in my basment for just such an occasion. I figure I'm good.
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Old 11-14-2012, 10:37 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Good point Hap.
Circa 1964, no one thought it was crazy that hiding under our school desks would protect us in the event of a nuclear attack.
My school was 12 miles from a SAC base, we probably should have been taught to go outside so we were finished off quicker.
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Good point Hap.
Circa 1964, no one thought it was crazy that hiding under our school desks would protect us in the event of a nuclear attack.
LOL, Me too...had the "duck & cover drills" as a kid. Later on in College when I took a 300 level nuclear physics class the truth about how silly and useless the whole thing really was came to light.

Kind of tough to run away from massive doses of gamma radiation. Now I just keep a bottle of SPF 30,000 sunscreen lotion around.
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Old 11-14-2012, 04:00 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I remember the fallout shelter signs on all sorts of buildings and the practice drills in elementary school.
I was fascinated by the extensive subterranean spaces under the school.

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the ones I worry about are the ones that are concerned about the rapture, and collect guns and ammo because "Jesus is coming".
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the ones I worry about are the ones that are concerned about the rapture, and collect guns and ammo because "Jesus is coming".
What if they are right? and Jesus shows up and is really pissed when he sees how badly we have done....

Note: the term "pissed" for this post means angry...not intoxicated.

Than again...what if he shows up and is pissed and really pissed....

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