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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Then you will be burdened. Most people are in no WAY prepared for a major and prolonged power outage. Those who don't live in the boondocks of forest/plains/wilderness will, by necessity, share their preparations or die protecting them. If that kind of Armageddon happens, no one will be sufficiently prepared. You will share. Or you will die.
    The only people who are going to survive are those who have built up social networks and trust each other enough to share with and watch out for each other, and are able to protect each other and shared resources. This isn't going to happen in numbers fewer than a couple hundred. The romantic idea of a lone survivor who's prepped, or the single family, is pretty much poppycock. When a hundred of your hungry neighbors want your stuff, they're going to get it one way or the other.

    Real, effective prepping involves building that kind of community and social cohesion, and then you all store resources together, somewhere that you can stay and defend. (This actually used to be called "life.")
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    I already prepared 5 years ago by leaving the United States. There were other practical motivations as well, but one of the top issues was that I refused to live in a country that is clearly en route to tyranny.

    Unless you are in a remote community isolated from the major urban areas, and have dedicated local resources that are relatively self-sustaining, you should just aim to get out of the country. The government is already making lists of well known preppers because people who can live off the grid are the ones most likely to stage rebellions. People in the cities and everyone else who is still dependent on the corporate supply chain will be eating out of the government's palm when **** hits the fan. That's why various States have been creating laws making it illegal to collect rainwater, grow big gardens in cities, etc. They want you reliant on them so that you won't pose a threat later on.

    I'm not a prepper but it doesn't take a genius to figure out what's coming. There are way more people thinking about this stuff than when I left. The closer it gets to the deadline, the harder it's going to be to take action because a lot more people will be scrambling. Anyone who has lived in a disaster area or somewhere that simply lost electricity during the cold season knows how fast the supermarket will go dry. The best resource a prepper has is that most people are still in blissful denial about the writing on the wall, and that's because the government and their corporate media are spending all their time trying to distract and placate. Use the time that's left very wisely.

    EDIT: Oh, and get a gun. It doesn't matter how much food and water you stock up on, if you can't defend it then you'll lose it all.
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    What impressed me is that you aren't necessarily counting on "stockpiling." You are living your life with self-sufficiency. Bottled water runs out. Wells rarely. Water will become the new gold. Ammunition won't be a bad investment either.
    I invested in a re-loader for spent shells and cartridges. I have those supplies hidden for safety purposes mostly to prevent explosions, but also to keep others from getting to them.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    I tell you what; when it happens, drop by the my house, and see if your correct.
    It won't be me, I'm fine where I am. It'll be several dozen hungry people, because humans are pack animals.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    He isn't coming off as a dick. By starting this thread, he's doing exactly what you said he should do... Educate others.
    No, he's really not. His OP contained zero information and 10 pounds of attitude in a 5 pound bag.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    What I am telling you is that if you're in the minority, your attitude will last about as long as it takes the majority find and ****ing eat you. So maybe you want to take a more engaging approach and try to educate as many people as possible instead of coming off like a dick.
    I promise I've tried only to come across many nay-sayers like yourself.

    PS: save your comments fro someone who doesn't care.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I promise I've tried only to come across many nay-sayers like yourself.

    PS: save your comments fro someone who doesn't care.
    I haven't actually said any nays. I objected to your attitude. If you can't see how silly it will be to hold onto it when the **** hits the fan then it's your ass that'll be on the grill, not mine.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I haven't actually said any nays. I objected to your attitude. If you can't see how silly it will be to hold onto it when the **** hits the fan then it's your ass that'll be on the grill, not mine.
    You made your point now please add some substance to this thread or move along.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    The only people who are going to survive are those who have built up social networks and trust each other enough to share with and watch out for each other, and are able to protect each other and shared resources. This isn't going to happen in numbers fewer than a couple hundred. The romantic idea of a lone survivor who's prepped, or the single family, is pretty much poppycock. When a hundred of your hungry neighbors want your stuff, they're going to get it one way or the other.

    Real, effective prepping involves building that kind of community and social cohesion, and then you all store resources together, somewhere that you can stay and defend. (This actually used to be called "life.")
    That was my first thought as well.

    The "I'm a ****ing bad ass" attitude reminds me of the old saying "Twice the pride, double the fall".

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    You made your point now please add some substance to this thread or move along.
    I've added exactly as much as substance as you, which is kind of funny seeing as how it's your thread.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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