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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Well armed protection of resources is another reason to oppose gun troll.
    I thought Obamacare had everything covered.
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    For temporary disasters... 2-4 weeks... we'd do alright. We have a generator, a water well, a packed freezer. For long-term disaster, societal collapse, etc., not so much. We're too old and with too many health issues to defend ourselves, even with the few firearms we have available, so I'm not going to fool myself. When mobs form to loot and plunder, we'll be one of the first places they hit. At that point, it will be survival of the fittest and regardless of what experience and knowledge we have that could be useful in such a situation, we will certainly not be among the fittest.

    I've learned long ago not to worry about things that are beyond my power to change. So I enjoy the good things about today, and if the worst befalls us in the future, then I shall face it with as much grace as I can muster. I am satisfied with the life I have lived. That's about as much as anyone can hope for, in my opinion.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Judging by the quality of the "preppers" I've seen and met....I'd rather be dead than to live under the authority of these whack-a-doodles...

    We have one in my town, who was convinced that the sun was going to explode or something last year forcing the $$$$ to hit the fan, he was on TV with his whole prepper wank-fest.

    Oh, BTW, the sun is doing fine...ask any scientist...
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am prepared. I am prepared to take what I need. I hope you are ready to defend yourself.
    If you're planning to visit my neighborhood, get right with your maker beforehand.

    I hate thieves.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Are YOU prepared? Because if you're not, YOU ARE A BURDEN ON THOSE OF US WHO ARE.
    Realize that some of us would not be worrying about outselves in such a situation. Some of us would be forced to leave our families and friends to fend for themselves while we went to try and fix the problem. We always think of firefighters and police in these situations, but rarely do people think about the utility workers who spend 12-16 hours a day, regardless of the weather or their own family's status, trying to put everyone's lights back on.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Not wise to give out that sort of info but, the basics...food, water, ammo, meds, generator, etc. definitely less than I would desire.
    I'd say that is good insurance. Let's hope it stays that way.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought Obamacare had everything covered.
    It does! Everything but doom.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Here's an article about an exercise to try and prepare for the topic of the OP.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/17/us...ed=all&_r=1&#!
    Lots of buzz about this 'drill'.

    http://www.spp.org/publications/13%2...13%29%20V2.pdf

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It does! Everything but doom.
    I thought that was a pre-existing condition.
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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Nah, I'd be woefully unprepared, as always. I didn't even have extra toilet paper for Y2K.
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