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    I'm fairly new to this site, so forgive me if this is on here alright.

    I was curious as to what things or events are you preparing for?


    My concerns where I live and work are:

    1. Power Outage
    2. Heavy snowfall
    3. Flooding - (not my home but nearby where stores and services are located)
    4. Civil Unrest due to economic situations
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    snow & power outage. Evac due to fire.

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    [QUOTE=BStreet18;161761] I was curious as to what things or events are you preparing for?

    1.) TSHTF at the Vanilla Flavored Creamer Factory........

    2.) Excess Women wanting to come live with me...........

    3.) Being shot at by jealous husbands.........................

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    [QUOTE=Sourdough;161764]
    Quote Originally Posted by BStreet18 View Post
    I was curious as to what things or events are you preparing for?

    1.) TSHTF at the Vanilla Flavored Creamer Factory........

    2.) Excess Women wanting to come live with me...........

    3.) Being shot at by jealous husbands.........................
    Now thats preparing for every eventualityno matter how remote
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    [QUOTE=Winnie;161766]
    Quote Originally Posted by Sourdough View Post

    Now thats preparing for every eventualityno matter how remote
    Now that thar's funny, I don't care who you are!
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    That was pretty funny, Winnie. Shame on you. (but funny).

    Bstreet - You might take a look at this thread:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=extreme+heat

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rick View Post
    That was pretty funny, Winnie. Shame on you. (but funny).

    Bstreet - You might take a look at this thread:

    http://www.wilderness-survival.net/f...t=extreme+heat
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    I prepare for excessive snowfall and power outages. Politics don't worry me any and the economy has been lousy up here for the past 100 years.
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    right now i am prepaired for wildfires, and earthquakes.
    how dare i call this love and not bare my cross

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    I'm not really preparing for anything. I guess I'll just finger it out when it comes.

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    job loss
    power outage
    trucker strike
    snowed in
    wind storm
    fire
    chemical fallout (I do live close to a chemical depot)
    coming home with my stuff on the front lawn and the locks changed
    ....that kind of stuff.
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    Power Outage
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    Natural disasters effecting food, electricity. Got those covered. OK on water, home defense. Should be OK on most anything.
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    For me it started with preparations for natural disasters. While in the Navy I helped clean up after Typhoon Pamela hit Guam, saw the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew, and had the eruption of Mt. St. Helens totally mess up an outing to Spirit Lake. Since I live in an area that is prone to weather extremes I prepared for two scenarios. Bug In (preferred) and Bug Out. The potential level of devastation will be the determining factor in what I do. Plans include securing the homestead, immediate needs and long term needs. As you point out, depending on someone or something for your survival may be disastrous.

    Since I live near 3 military bases, NFL venue and large tourist destination I also plan for human initiated disasters. Food and supplies to last for a minimum of 3 to 6 months. The ability to defend my family.

    My plan is constantly evolving. One of the reasons I’m here.
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    We're always planning for winter...which means getting absolutely everything we need in by the end of summer. Enough of everything to last us until the following June, in case the lakes don't freeze safely. And we did a bad job of it this summer: there is only about 3 tablespoon full of dried onions left and not enough pasta either, it looks like :-( the pasta can be stretched but the onions...?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wildWoman View Post
    We're always planning for winter...
    I know what you mean. I'm going to have to break out the long pants in another month or so.
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    I originally planned for extremes of weather, but since being here I've adjusted my original plan and it's now more flexible. I could cope with about 3 months of bugging in due to pretty much anything. Bug out is not my preferred plan but I do have a BOB and that could see me and Winnie jnr through 3 days.
    When funds permit I add to my preps little by little. This does have advantages, because it really focuses your mind on what you need rather than want. Essentials first.
    Recession; A period when you go without something your Grandparents never heard of.

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    We try to prep for lots of things. The main hazards here are like last winter storms that cause power outages, chemical disasters ( GE chemical plant 15 miles away). Flooding ohio river less than 1 mile away. Economic collapse. ( were lossing another 1200 jobs due to whirlpool plant closing in area, plus about another 1000 in support jobs as well).
    After that playing it by ear, because for all the preps we've made and all the gear we own.( and we have a bunch) There's no way to prep for every situation.

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    Natural or man made disasters
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    2. Injuring myself when hunting/working in forest, how to keep myself alive and out of trouble.

    3. Attack of brain eating zombies. (I think this is going to happen next.)
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