View Poll Results: Are you getting prepared?

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  • I have already done it.

    6 15.38%
  • I am doing it right now.

    6 15.38%
  • I am starting right now.

    0 0%
  • I'll begin in less than a year.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll get ready within 2 years.

    0 0%
  • I'll take some limited measuers.

    1 2.56%
  • I'll wait and see what happens. Then I'll act.

    6 15.38%
  • I am not worried. I trust Obama's policies.

    10 25.64%
  • I don't care. I'll just accept my fate.

    4 10.26%
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    Plan on bringing lots of meat tenderizer, I am 63 years old....
    And while I can't run very well, or far, I shoot at military expert level.
    That's why you use bombs. Long distance plus they have the added bonus that they tenderize and cook the meat.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    I guess I've lived like this for so long, I never really looked at how others might view it.

    Right now, my freezer's full of meat, elk, deer, moose, bison. It was a successful fall hunt. I probably have enough to see me through the end of next winter.

    Usually, my goal is to have enough meat, berries and medicines to last me till the next time to harvest, one year.

    I used to go with my Gram to check out the berry bushes about this time and keep an eye on the Saskatoons (serviceberry, juneberry). I've already gone, and we had a late winter, late spring, and a late hard frost. Berry bushes are fine, but berries won't be comin on until mid-late june rather then the first of june.

    Spring, summer, fall..... each has it's own harvest, then hunting season hits and twice a year is drying salmon. No salmon this last year or this year though. The salmon fisheries suffered some catastrophy and numbers dropped from the milliions, into the tens of thousands within a couple of years. So, I'm out trout fishing almost every morning to supplement.

    Is it really goofy to do this stuff? I just grew up doing these things every year and never even thought of it as kooky.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by NDNdancer View Post
    I guess I've lived like this for so long, I never really looked at how others might view it.

    Right now, my freezer's full of meat, elk, deer, moose, bison. It was a successful fall hunt. I probably have enough to see me through the end of next winter.

    Usually, my goal is to have enough meat, berries and medicines to last me till the next time to harvest, one year.

    I used to go with my Gram to check out the berry bushes about this time and keep an eye on the Saskatoons (serviceberry, juneberry). I've already gone, and we had a late winter, late spring, and a late hard frost. Berry bushes are fine, but berries won't be comin on until mid-late june rather then the first of june.

    Spring, summer, fall..... each has it's own harvest, then hunting season hits and twice a year is drying salmon. No salmon this last year or this year though. The salmon fisheries suffered some catastrophy and numbers dropped from the milliions, into the tens of thousands within a couple of years. So, I'm out trout fishing almost every morning to supplement.

    Is it really goofy to do this stuff? I just grew up doing these things every year and never even thought of it as kooky.
    not goofy, but not a viable lifestyle for all of us. there aren't enough berries or bison out there.
    If really hard times come, "long pig" will be the primary source of meat....
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    That's why you use bombs. Long distance plus they have the added bonus that they tenderize and cook the meat.
    how will you differentiate between charbroiled body parts and overcooked body wastes? At any given time, I am mostly full of crap.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    how will you differentiate between charbroiled body parts and overcooked body wastes? At any given time, I am mostly full of crap.
    Typically the first bite gives it away.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Typically the first bite gives it away.
    bon appetit, my friend, bon appetit.....
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    fyi Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    As FDR was prone to say - "We have nothing to fear but fear itself"....
    After 3.25 terms of FDR and some of his successors, all we have to fear is BIG GOVERNMENT. And now it's growing like a malignant tumor and is about to explode.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    There`s always someone spreading hysteria about something unrealistic. Hell ,I don`t think the KILLER BEES have made it out of Texas yet.
    They say some kind of mite killed off the honeybees. The killer bees were included. That's one worry we don't have any more.

    I just wish there was something that would keep government in check that easily. My votes don't seem to do any good.


    Quote Originally Posted by Rodney View Post
    Rent the movie ,"Red Dawn", and make the family watch it with you.
    If I remember right, that's the one where the Russians speak Spanish. LOL.


    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    My kids and I do it every year. I live in Hurricane Central, with all that entails. I don't expect that the federal or state government would be able to respond to me in faster than 3-4 days....
    If you're lucky, government will stay out of the way. In Pascagoula (after Katrina), for example, the local government wasted no time putting mandates and restrictions on the people who were trying to rebuild or repair their homes.


    Quote Originally Posted by Catz Part Deux View Post
    I find it interesting that even people in urban and suburaban areas are interested in putting in gardens and having chickens in their yard....
    Gardens and chickens used to be ROUTINE in the cities. But guess what. That was in the good old days when government left people alone. Today most cities ban chickens, and a few even ban vegetable gardens.


    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    ...Best example is they feel that the government is using taxes to hold them down. Of course, they depend on what their taxes pay for....
    Guess what! Most of what government does is illegitimate--perhaps 90% or more. The Constitution gives very strict limits on what government should do. It's bad enough to pay far too many taxes. But when those taxes are used to hire "swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance," it is intolerable.


    Quote Originally Posted by ARealConservative View Post
    Iím quite convinced we have been on a trajectory for completely falling apart since 1913. You canít allow individuals to vote themselves wealth and expect to sustain a functioning democracy....
    That's the danger of providing benefits for people who vote for their livings instead of working for them. In addition, while the poor working, self-sufficient saps are toiling their lives away trying to make ends meet, the welfare parasites have nothing to do except lobby for higher taxes and more benefits for themselves.


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    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    I would have to go vegetarian when the real meat runs out. Neighborhood dogs and cats would then be at risk.
    That has been true in southeast Asia for many years. Vietnam war veterans have routinely said that in Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, etc., "There is no such thing as a stray dog." It's something the humane shelters might want to look at since they are now overwhelmed with animals: Just give them to the southeast Asian immigrants.
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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    I had to think a bit before deciding I wanted to say this openly.

    I've been involved in what I call "disaster preparation" for a long time. I dislike the word "survivalism" because it has come to have negative connotations of people running around in the woods in camo practicing to overthrow the government... different bunch entirely.

    There is nothing wrong, nothing paranoid, about having a reasonable supply of essentials put aside in case of disaster or hard times. You never know when there might be a hurricane, tornado, quake, etc. You might lose your job. There's many reasons to engage in a reasonable level of preparation.

    Also, you never know whether something a bit more drastic might happen. Sometimes government aid can be weeks behind. Sometimes you might not WANT gov't aid...who would want to live in a FEMA camp (as in Katrina) if they could help it?

    Some people call it paranoid. I call it prudence. You have insurance, right? Well, this is like insurance.

    Living on the old family farm out in the country, our lifestyle is partly self-sufficient already. I find this comforting, considering what the economy has been doing. No, I don't anticipate a total collapse of society, at least I find it unlikely, but times could get really hard before they get better.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Some people call it paranoid. I call it prudence. You have insurance, right? Well, this is like insurance.
    "Be Prepared".
    Hard to criticize advice like that.

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    Re: Are you getting prepared?

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    I have a couple neighbors who are survivalists. They are nutjobs. I want to be as little like them as possible, so I guess you can say I am getting anti-prepared.
    Then you won't be visiting them when Katrina II wipes out your house and your local disaster service, so you won't have water for 3 weeks, right?
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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