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Preparing for Sit-X: Why?

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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:09 AM
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Well, I've just been thinking and wondering, why are you preparing for a situation "X" that may or may not happen...

Does thinking about Sit-X strike fear in your heart? Do you prepare because you are afraid of dying? Are you scared of being unprepared? Have you so lost hope in humanity that you might want something to happen, that you want to start over, flick the re-set switch?

Aside from stocking up on food and water and having "stores", have you tried to make your life more sustainable- have you ever tried gardening on rainwater alone? Have you tried to make a difference before "Sit-X" happens?

What I am wondering is, do you prepare because you are afraid, or do you prepare because you want to see how you can live without?

-Cari




posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:14 AM
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Just incase it does happen..probably wont...but it might, therefore you are ready for the worst case scenario.I dont think it will be a nuclear situation etc atleast as far as i can see in geopolitical events..a super volcano on the other hand,well you only have a 5 to 10 minute warning before that goes boom.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Solomons]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 11:55 AM
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Well I look at it like insurance, I don't want to get in a car wreck, hope that I never do but I might. Also I was hungry as a child and I did not like it so I have some stuff set aside. We garden every year, I get my fire wood from people in town removing trees (that wood would just go to the dump), I work with the local Red Cross on preparedness. The reason I am on this site is to help educate.

There is a difference between fear and caution. To think that we as humans can control our environment to the extent that tomorrow will be like to today and today will be like yesterday is a level contempt for the planet that I feel boarders on the criminal. The America Red Cross is now telling people that they should have a three day kit for a minor upset and at least three weeks of food for something like the bird flu.

I have been without power for 6 days due to a wind storm. I have packed up all we cared about and moved it due to a flood. I have seen a range fire come to our fence line and be stopped by my wife and son. I helped stop another fire from burning down one of the houses on our road due to a grass fire. What sets my family apart from some one who has not prepared is that we did not think any of these were a big deal we were prepared in our minds to deal with them.

Now I would like to present you with a question. Say things go to h&ll and you have a child. You show up at my house and ask for help because you have not prepared for the event in question. You are not the only ones asking for help as there are many in your shoes. My family can not help every one but we tell you that we will take care of your child but you must move on because there are other children that will need food, water and a warm place to sleep. What do you do? Leave your child with strangers who can keep the child feed and warm or do you keep the child with you to face cold hunger and probable death? Or do you try to take my food, water and warm place?



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 12:27 PM
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The problem I see is: Most people are oblivious to the threats and implications afterward. Read this...
CRS Report for Congress
stop-emp.com...



This is quite plausible and could happen at anytime

www.pubrecord.org...

stop-emp.com...


A high-yield nuclear weapon is not necessary to perform an EMP attack that would destroy U.S. critical infrastructures. One of the EMP Commission’s key findings reported to the U.S. Congress is that: “Certain types of relatively low-yield nuclear weapons can be employed to generate potentially catastrophic EMP effects over wide geographic areas, and designs for variants of such weapons may have been illicitly trafficked for a quarter-century.”


en.wikipedia.org...

www.futurescience.com...


Also, there is a high probability of a large-scale failure of the large transformers in the power grid in the event of a solar flare of the magnitude of the 1859 solar flare or a larger flare. The risk of large-scale failure due to solar storms is especially great in Canada, along both coasts of the United States, and along the northern part of the continental United States and all of Alaska.


The situation described above by Dr. Wood does not only apply to a large nuclear EMP attack. A geomagnetic superstorm, such as the 1859 Carrington solar flare, would also produce a similar disaster.

www.solarstorms.org...



So to sum it up, Man-made or Natural EMP can take this country down quick. It would take an estimated 30 years to replace the grid components damaged in a major EMP strike. No electricity for years... think about it.

This would cause your sitx scenario without warning.

This is just one of the high probability threats.

Barring "extinction" events, all of these sitx disaster cause the same thing... long term disruption of electrical and transportation systems.... which means immediate disruption of FOOD!

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to put 2 + 2 together. Better safe than sorry.


I take it your post may be trying to get the "burn it down" crowd to reply because they are insane and wish destruction and chaos but we always have crazies that are unhappy with their lives and want a madmax life.

But really, there are numerous Sitx possibilities that are both Natural and Manmade. We used to have a "Civil Defense" plan in this country..... more than ever we need one now!

Now that food is not grown and sold locally and everything depends on transportation and electricity, we are more vulnerable as a country now than ever before.

Not spending a small amount of money to have months worth of food on hand is pure stupidity to me. Do you spend money on Insurance? Would you not have homeowners insurance if it wasn't mandatory. Would you risk your entire home financial investment on a single accident... probably not.

So, take the $1,500 bucks you were going to spend on a freeking TV and go buy some "insurance".

People will spend 30 bucks a week on cigarettes but not have more than a weeks worth of food at home.... I can't really blame people for being stupid... just un-educated I guess but put it in perspective... a small investment on something you are going to use and could save your life... seems like a no brainer to me.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by infolurker]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 12:53 PM
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If an EMP happens i hope Jessica Alba will save me and wrap me in her genetically engineered strong sexy arms...im more worried about the natural catastrophe side of things than man made..you can usually spot the man made events coming before hand,nature comes out the blue and takes no prisoners.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Solomons]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 12:54 PM
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Indeed ^.^ I have to say, I do agree with "preparation"... it's more my curiosity of why people are preparing. Because preparation is DEFINATLY a smart thing to do... but more so in your own life, not for some hypothetical situation which may or may not happen... but if it does happen then you are prepared, because you were already prepared (if that makes sense.... like you are sort-of doing what you would do in the case of SitX).

And.... In answer to your question, I do not know what I would do :O But I know (I think) what you mean by that....... Um like my mother (bless her heart) would rather go on like the world's going to continue on forever.... where as I am thinking it is smart to "prepare" to some extent ^.^


Thanks for those links!! Very interesting.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 12:55 PM
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Why do i prepare? A cute little seven year old girl that's why.
Do i fear sitX? No. But do i fear what would happen to her if i wasn't prepared and couldn't protect her. Very much so.



[edit on 15-3-2009 by Anuubis]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 01:12 PM
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I'm not quite sure how many lives I get to live.

Knowing that many things can happen to the systems that are in place to feed and provide the creature comforts that our civilization has become,can suddenly stop for one reason or another,would it not be in our best interest to be able to return to a more self sufficient way of life instead of dying if something major happens ?

Plus the preparation to be able to be free of reliance on these systems is a fun hobby at the least or very noble in nature to give assistance to others in such a crisis situation.

My question to you is ,would you rather just die or watch your children die from starvation, dehydration or some other event just because you couldn't get potable water for 2 to 10 days or feed yourself for a little while ?

Being dependent on these systems makes you weak and makes your existence frail.





[edit on 15-3-2009 by The Utopian Penguin]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 01:31 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Cariaddi
 
Why do i prepare? A cute little seven year old girl that's why.
Do i fear sitX? No. But do i fear what would happen to her if i wasn't prepared and couldn't protect her. Very much so.



[edit on 15-3-2009 by Anuubis]


Hear Hear, In my case an equally wonderful 11 year old son.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 01:36 PM
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Now if that is not a good reason for us to prepare, then i don't know what is.

It wouldn't matter if i do, if i didn't have her.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Anuubis]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:30 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Northern Raider
 
Now if that is not a good reason for us to prepare, then i don't know what is.

It wouldn't matter if i do, if i didn't have her.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by Anuubis]

It appears the survivalist state of Idaho and the survivalist County of Durham share many common values, pity they dont reach as far as Washington or London.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:36 PM
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I couldn't agree more. The main difference from what i have seen though is childhood influence. I grew up on a farm in central Washington state and have alway's been close to my family. Most who grow up in cities don't have the same influence.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:42 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Northern Raider
 
I couldn't agree more. The main difference from what i have seen though is childhood influence. I grew up on a farm in central Washington state and have alway's been close to my family. Most who grow up in cities don't have the same influence.



I grew up in a village in NE England which was gradually surrounded and absorbed by a bloody great big urban connerbation, which brought the dreaded influx of crime, noise, over crowding and f***** socialists into our one lovely village, so when Tom was born we siold up everything we had, cashed in our pensions and savings and got the hell out of town. So now I will be 79 when I pay off my morgage but at least Tom has a nice community to grow up in. ( benefit dwelling left wing scum can not function here without all the state system to support their parasitic labour ways)



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 02:58 PM
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Wanna move to Idaho? I could use more family oriented survivalist' as neighbors. And the town i live in only has about 1500 people.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:16 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Northern Raider
 
Wanna move to Idaho? I could use more family oriented survivalist' as neighbors. And the town i live in only has about 1500 people.



After reading PATRIOTS by Jim Rawles I was very tempted
, my original plan with my wife was the move to KS where we were very good friends with the most wonderful, warm, kind friendly, truly great american family. But family probs back here delayed us until just two weeks after our green cards expired, We gave up in frustration. to old now to relocate to the US, unless you know an exceeding wealthy wind farm developer who wants me


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posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:20 PM
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The problem with Kansas is it's too flat. I like my mountains. And you're never too old to do anything you set your mind too.

And i wish i was wealthy. I've worked a total of three weeks in the last six months.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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To Northern Raider

The Company I work for is putting in a 300 mw wind farm on the Nevada Idaho boarder. It is not as nearly as nice of country as where Anuubis is at but you would not be very far from it.

[edit on 15-3-2009 by waterdoctor]



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:22 PM
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Originally posted by Northern Raider
It appears the survivalist state of Idaho and the survivalist County of Durham share many common values, pity they dont reach as far as Washington or London.


Oi! I resemble that remark!

Unfortunately I cannot sit up on the same moral high-ground as NR and Anuubis. I've done some pretty bloody stupid things to myself in the past and have now come to the conclusion that my time is finite, therefore I would like to do as much as I can to extend that time.

Am I frightened of dying? Oh yes, yes I am, definately. That is why I am trying to take measures to extend it for as long as possible.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:24 PM
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Do you know any thing about the country around Coleville Washington? My wife and I have been up and looked around and really like the looks of it. We are thinking of trying to buy a place up there and have it payed off before I retire.



posted on Mar, 15 2009 @ 03:32 PM
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Originally posted by Anuubis
reply to post by Northern Raider
 
The problem with Kansas is it's too flat. I like my mountains. And you're never too old to do anything you set your mind too.

And i wish i was wealthy. I've worked a total of three weeks in the last six months.



Ah but we were going to move to Liberal which is just where KS starting getting bumpy and wooded as it climbs into SE CO, its main problem is the bloody coloradans are hogging all the river water
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