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    "American Blackout" thread

    American Blackout Trailer | National Geographic Channel

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    Thought I would start this and let everyone comment later.


    Are YOU prepared? Because if you're not, YOU ARE A BURDEN ON THOSE OF US WHO ARE.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    So, what preparations do you have in place?
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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.
    Better hope you're not in the minority, because if you are then all of your moralizing about preparations won't save you from the tide.
    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

    Prepared for what - a nationwide blackout, or this Blair-Witch styled show which I won't watch?

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    So, what preparations do you have in place?
    Not wise to give out that sort of info but, the basics...food, water, ammo, meds, generator, etc. definitely less than I would desire.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    American Blackout Trailer | National Geographic Channel

    8 pm CENTRAL

    Thought I would start this and let everyone comment later.


    Are YOU prepared? Because if you're not, YOU ARE A BURDEN ON THOSE OF US WHO ARE.
    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.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Better hope you're not in the minority, because if you are then all of your moralizing about preparations won't save you from the tide.
    Sorry, didn't mean to sound like I was 'moralizing'. I was only stating a fact...those who are unprepared to take care of themselves will become a burden on the rest of us.

    My hope is that everyone is somewhat prepared. [e.g. 2 weeks worth of food and water] for starts.

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    Better hope you're not in the minority, because if you are then all of your moralizing about preparations won't save you from the tide.
    Well armed protection of resources is another reason to oppose gun troll.

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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.
    I'm impressed!!

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    Re: "American Blackout" thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Aunt Spiker View Post
    Prepared for what - a nationwide blackout, or this Blair-Witch styled show which I won't watch?

    Have notebooks - can write. If you can write - everyone will need you.
    It documents what may happen after the power goes out and illustrates how we might react to the situation. Not Blair witch by any means.

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