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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    Your answer to the question doesn't interest me, which is why I didn't ask you.
    Well thank you for your time my liege...

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What high horse? And the thread is about an American Balck-out and what you would do... not just preparedness. You are the one talking about killing, not me.
    When it really comes down to it, in a sustained emergency situation, killing would start within 3-5 days. It is estimated that most urban area grocery stores have enough food supplies on hand to feed the city for three days. In a dire situation, people get desperate, and they become little more than animals. You know it, and I know it. I don't live with the expectation that this will happen, but I do prepare for it, just in case it does. I would not want to kill someone in order for me to survive, but make no mistake, my survival instinct is just as strong as anyone's, and if I had to do it, I would.
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I'm not what is referred to today as a prepper. But, given my military background, and my profession in Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery, I am prepared.

    I have four generators: 1) a 45kW permanent mounted LPG engine back-up generator with auto switch attached to the house with a 500 gallon and 1,000 gallon underground tanks that I keep full; 2) 33kW trailer mounted diesel engine generator that is a back-up to the back-up; 3) a 15kW gasoline engine generator for remote use, and; 4) a mobile solar generator that I built that can run essential communications.

    I also have a LPG grill piped to the two underground tanks.

    I have three freezers that are always kept full by rotating produce and meat.

    I have two deep wells for fresh water (one isn't attached to the main power from the house and that's what the two big portable generators are for, in case I need it for drinking water).

    I also live on an old family farm, and can grow my own food during the summer (we have a 5 acre garden) that we eat from and freeze the extra for the winter.

    I have a 1 acre pond that is full of Bass, Cat Fish and Bream. So we have fish to eat if required.

    I have two above ground 500 gallon diesel tanks that we use for the farm, so I have some fuel. Not enough, but some.

    I also have a large supply of freeze dried foods and canned foods that I started collecting when I was a Scoutmaster, and I use them when I deploy to a disaster area so I'm not a burden on the local resources.

    I have two battery powered golf carts that can get me around without draining my fuel supply.

    And, I have a contract with the local LPG company, that requires them to come to my house the very day we have a power outage, to top off my underground tanks. Which they have done a number of times so far when the power has gone out.

    I've been able to run the generator for three weeks at a time, without loosing power at all.

    And then there's all my Boy Scout camping and wilderness survival stuff, that will be used as much as possible, to save the other resources as long as possible.

    And lastly, I have two Eagle Scout sons and a wife that's a member of the Order of the Arrow and has no problem "roughing it."

    Replenishable food supply, different protected water sources, shelter, energy, training and lots of books.

    I'm good. Although I will miss the internet.
    All you need now is a house and a pool.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    So how did you feed yourself for two weeks? How did you keep your food frozen? ETC?

    BTW: There's no panic here, only preparedness.
    No, it's panic and I can't imagine how you would respond in a real emergency. You're so worked up over a fictitious blackout movie that you're talking about killing people online! I really do hope you have someone more level headed in your life to take charge in case of an actual emergency and hide your guns.

    Feed myself? The same way I do everyday.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CallasDowboys View Post
    Preparing over panicking means distinguishing between real dangers and imagined ones. People got by just fine for most of human history without "power for a long, long time" but there aren't many realistic scenarios where power in the United States would be out for a long time without people receiving food, water, etc. anyway. For chrissake, the United States was capable of supplying Berlin with food and water despite being deep in Soviet territory during the Cold War!!

    There isn't going to be a zombie apocalypse but if there was your not going to be prepared for it no matter how many underground tanks of water you have.
    What I'm doing is realistic preparation for a realistic outcome, not over-reactive preparation for an unrealistic outcome based on panic or fear.

    Although I wouldn't mind shooting a zombie...

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    He is the one talking about killing people... why did you quote me?
    because you are the one contemplating theivery

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What high horse? And the thread is about an American Balck-out and what you would do... not just preparedness. You are the one talking about killing, not me.
    So "doing or taking whatever I need to survive" doesn't include the possibility of dying? Get real!

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CallasDowboys View Post
    No, it's panic and I can't imagine how you would respond in a real emergency. You're so worked up over a fictitious blackout movie that you're talking about killing people online! I really do hope you have someone more level headed in your life to take charge in case of an actual emergency and hide your guns.

    Feed myself? The same way I do everyday.
    The panic is what happens when you suddenly find yourself without resources that you are accustomed to. That is the panic mode setting in. People who think ahead don't panic. They are already set for what "could" happen. Do you grow and kill your own food?
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    All you need now is a house and a pool.
    I have two houses (one is a 200+ y/o 4 room farm house built in 1799. we lived in it for ten years while we built the one I'm in now) and the pool (thanks to my wife, I never wanted it).

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by CallasDowboys View Post
    No, it's panic and I can't imagine how you would respond in a real emergency. You're so worked up over a fictitious blackout movie that you're talking about killing people online! I really do hope you have someone more level headed in your life to take charge in case of an actual emergency and hide your guns.

    Feed myself? The same way I do everyday.
    I'm talking about doing what is necessary to protect my family and myself. If that involves taking out a thief or two, so be it.

    You obviously know nothing about real survival and that was one of my points in posting this thread.....to get people motivated to take responsibility for themselves during an emergency situation.

    Please do so.

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