posted on Feb, 25 2009 @ 10:10 PM
Originally posted by tide88
I remember my uncle horded a bunch of canned food and water for Y2k. He was sure he was going to need it. I personally thought nothing was going to
happen, and guess what, it didnt. I guess it is always better to be safe then sorry but I think you all are panicking a little too much. Things will
have to get a lot worse before I start hording food and water. After all 90% of the population still are working and are paying their mortgage on
time, including me.
Unreal. Ok, you start by talking about Y2K. Well, me being a comp sci major told me everything I needed to know about that. The worst that
could have happened was computer lock ups, big deal, they would have been fixed after a few days off. All you had to do was research it a little to
know that. lol. Your uncle was smart in one aspect but lacked the wisdom to research 1st. And, when things get a lot worse, you will have lost the
advantage of preparation. And youll be knocking on someone elses door, someone who did take the time to be ready for this, someone like me
Originally posted by simonecharisse
Yeah, you guys go ahead and spend all yur money and be prepared for the Giant Disastrous Whatever, just like back during -- Y2K -- . I'll bet
everyone was really GLAD they were ready when the giant disaster from Y2K happened. OOps. Oh wait. Nothing happened after Y2K. Well then, I
suppose them pinko my'noritees are gonna acum a'gittn fer yer GUNS! Dontcha wish ther wuz still lynchins, so thens everywuns wuld feel more
(I'm making a point sarcastically, but I have a feeling I better clarify that in a thread like this wun).
Another Y2K person
Again, the only people who freaked out about this were the ones who Didnt know what it was about. Just a few minutes of
research, and you would have understood its nothing.
Originally posted by IAF101
I have never understood the whole "horde" for a rainy day mentality. Even if you factor in some apocalyptic even like say Katrina, in most cases
your stash would be destroyed as well, along with your house, your yard, your electricity etc. Also even during a terrorist attack or
nuclear/biological attack, a survival kit would mean little if you cant protect yourself from the radiation/pathogen.
I really doubt that having an X amount of stuff stashed away will help people endure a truly calamitous even on their own. Not unless they have
something akin to Camp David in their back yard!
A stash is just temporary and just material that can be lost, contaminated, etc. I think a real survival kit is within oneself. Training your body and
your mind with the skills needed. Food, Ammunition etc can be bartered, bought, earned or stolen if you have the ability to do so.
Ah, finally someone who thinks as I do. I bought some books on edible plants and fruits, and other subjects on survival.
And, I do want to point out, the guns and ammo I have now will keep my wife alive and safe. I would love to think everyone will group together and
help each other out and restart a community of some sort. But we need to be real about this. I live in an area near a city (albany NY) of people who
are angry , poor, and waiting for there chance to riot. No joke, they talk about how they cant wait to have there very own LA riots here. Thats
You say "I would rather not live in a world like that" Or "I wont kill X amount of people to defend my self" , and if you do, then what? Let them
have there way with your wife while they beat you to death? Are you sick?
I dont think Ill ever get people like that.
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