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posted on May, 10 2011 @ 05:58 PM
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porn and coca cola

just bein honest here




posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:09 PM
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Of all the things that this glorious modern world has to offer, and the majority of people will miss hot water. Seriously?

You do know that modern life did not invent hot water and that such will still be available after the SHTF, right?

Has anyone actually ever tried going more than a day without a shower?

You do know it is possible, right?

I'll admit, it feels good to clean the grime off of your body after some hard work, but this is a basic need that so long as water still runs on this planet - it will be fulfilled.




About 2 years ago I made a SHTF bucket list or sorts. It had three categories - Foods I wanted to eat, Things I wanted to do, and people I wanted to see one more time.

The foods were easy enough. It included a bunch of foods that I know that when SHTF, will never be available again. It included drinks that I had when I was younger that I wanted to partake in just once more. And once are partook in those things on that list - I savored every single once knowing that it may have very well been my last.

The things I wanted to do consisted of things that I did in the past that I enjoyed- games I had played, events I have been to, things I've always wanted to do. None of them were too extreme or out there, but they all garnered a sort of satisfaction, and they all held in common that they would be a lot more difficult to accomplish depending on what happened in the world.

Finally, the last category - the people. This I found the most difficult of all. There are just some people in your past that you know that after you see them at a certain point, you may not see them ever again. And hell, if they hold grudges they might not care to see you again. I have old friends, friends that have moved far away, friends I have met online and never met in person, and family members I have grown distant to. When it comes to end of the world scenarios - the thing I am going to miss most are the people in my life. I know that not everyone out there is going to survive. Some may even choose to take their own life. In the end, I know, and people need to come to terms with the fact that the communication channels we take for granted today will leave you separated from past loved ones and in all likely hood, unless you brewed up a plan with them before that time - you will never see them again.


I'm all for a hot shower, but I've got weeks without one and I've survived. I learn to appreciate the cold water on a hot summer day, and more than my cleanliness - I've come to appreciate the entire world around us that we tend to take for granted.

As for the things I would miss - I would miss everything. I would miss the things I never said. I would miss the things I never tried. I would miss the things I always wanted but never had. I would miss the life I never lived because I never had a chance. I would miss the fairy tale endings of the American dream and wonder why that couldn't happen to all of us. I would miss going to a movie on a Friday night and the feeling that has long since left me - the feeling of not having a care in the world and just letting life pass you by, enjoying every second of it.

I would miss the life I never got to have.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 06:20 PM
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ah, one of those kind of lazy daze.
i do understand, my equivalent is hanging out at camp, doing nothing but dangling my feet in the lake.
the only physical work is reaching into a cooler to crack open another 'fat tire' ale.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 07:23 PM
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ICE and refrigeration.
I can figure out how to make water cool, hot, warm and collect, filter, and decontaminate it. Can make soap for body, clothes, and dishes. Am getting a treadle sewing machine so I will be able to make garments as others wear out, quilts out of the old fabric. Call me Scarlett, but have even made drapes that if I needed to fashion dungarees, they will do. If raiding abandoned homes comes to it, I'm going for the drapes!

But in a shtf scenario making ice only in winter outdoors if you get cold enough weather. Really don't want ice when its that cold outside. Iced sweet tea in the summer will be my wish to have item. Room temp will do, but nothing like overfilled iced and a little tea in a tall glass. Have been skill building folk ways most of my life. Get this, am getting my mother's collection of Firefox books next week out of her basement.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 07:35 PM
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My mortgage payment. HA NOT!

I would miss:

Mt Dew

Ice

The ease of travel

Electricity: PS3, computer, TV, movies, air conditioning



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 07:53 PM
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Oreo cookies!



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:02 PM
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Wouldnt miss a thing as prefer a simple lifestyle.. And contrary to popular belief there its not difficult to heat water for bathing. Aside from solar panels to power lights and my mobile (my only condescension to modern technology) I live much the same as my ancestors did in 17th century japan. Raise my own food, fish and trade at times for things that need.. Often feel was born in the wrong century. Also I dont have heating or aircon in my house as dont need them. So wouldnt miss any of the modern "conveniences" .
Interesting and good thread as always S&F



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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My instruments. I like my electronic piano and amps


Acoustic is fun and all, but I love the sound I can get out of distortion


Then again if TSHTF, acoustic will be all there will really be...



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 08:18 PM
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Hmmm....tough question. I can live off the grid easily, during an ice storm we lived 3 wks without electricity out here in the boonies. I think the thing I missed most was the washing machine and dryer LOL!
but I guess if TSHTF...I can always wash clothes out by hand but we will all smell like pond water



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 09:25 PM
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...I'm a survivalist, I have a treadle sewing machine, I know how to spin, weave, sew, (it's my job LOL) ... make non-skin-eating-soap, candles, etc.. etc.. not much I can't do for myself that way... BUT

Since no one else will admit it.. Feminine Hygiene Products! THE WORLD WILL SUCK without them.. you know it girls!

I will also miss the telephone, although I have a CB/HAM radio, not all my friends have one...

Lastly I will miss Pepsi, I can't make that for myself...



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 09:31 PM
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Gasoline. I mean in the beginning it would be ok...we could pump the gasoline manually. When the gasoline dries up, thats when it will suck. No more driving to the beach for a nice day in the sun, while you retreat before dusk to start a fire at your camp. You will have to walk...or use a bicycle I mean really, why does everyone forget about bicycles???



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 09:32 PM
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for all those who mentioned hot water.
this contraption is called a solar shower.
they work, sometimes actually get to hot.
even if the sun don't shine you can still foll it with hot water.




posted on May, 10 2011 @ 09:57 PM
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2nd this post

bur will also miss food in the fridge



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:03 PM
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Cigs, Coffee, Bacon, Paper Towels.

Second Line.



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:13 PM
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Squeaky clean, sweet tasting, perfumy and well dressed chicks in heels and hose.

Crap add to the list lots of extras and double ups and stuff guys dont ever buy:

toothpaste and brushes
Girl soap
Girl shampoo
Perfume
Makeup
lingerie
fem products

I'm gonna look like a complete perv buying that stuff to stockpile.....



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:17 PM
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Originally posted by gwydionblack
Of all the things that this glorious modern world has to offer, and the majority of people will miss hot water. Seriously?

You do know that modern life did not invent hot water and that such will still be available after the SHTF, right?

Has anyone actually ever tried going more than a day without a shower?

You do know it is possible, right?

I'll admit, it feels good to clean the grime off of your body after some hard work, but this is a basic need that so long as water still runs on this planet - it will be fulfilled.




About 2 years ago I made a SHTF bucket list or sorts. It had three categories - Foods I wanted to eat, Things I wanted to do, and people I wanted to see one more time.

The foods were easy enough. It included a bunch of foods that I know that when SHTF, will never be available again. It included drinks that I had when I was younger that I wanted to partake in just once more. And once are partook in those things on that list - I savored every single once knowing that it may have very well been my last.

The things I wanted to do consisted of things that I did in the past that I enjoyed- games I had played, events I have been to, things I've always wanted to do. None of them were too extreme or out there, but they all garnered a sort of satisfaction, and they all held in common that they would be a lot more difficult to accomplish depending on what happened in the world.

Finally, the last category - the people. This I found the most difficult of all. There are just some people in your past that you know that after you see them at a certain point, you may not see them ever again. And hell, if they hold grudges they might not care to see you again. I have old friends, friends that have moved far away, friends I have met online and never met in person, and family members I have grown distant to. When it comes to end of the world scenarios - the thing I am going to miss most are the people in my life. I know that not everyone out there is going to survive. Some may even choose to take their own life. In the end, I know, and people need to come to terms with the fact that the communication channels we take for granted today will leave you separated from past loved ones and in all likely hood, unless you brewed up a plan with them before that time - you will never see them again.


I'm all for a hot shower, but I've got weeks without one and I've survived. I learn to appreciate the cold water on a hot summer day, and more than my cleanliness - I've come to appreciate the entire world around us that we tend to take for granted.

As for the things I would miss - I would miss everything. I would miss the things I never said. I would miss the things I never tried. I would miss the things I always wanted but never had. I would miss the life I never lived because I never had a chance. I would miss the fairy tale endings of the American dream and wonder why that couldn't happen to all of us. I would miss going to a movie on a Friday night and the feeling that has long since left me - the feeling of not having a care in the world and just letting life pass you by, enjoying every second of it.

I would miss the life I never got to have.



This post made me cry...It makes me so sad to think that when we meet someone from our past, or do something that we love to do, it may be our last time...
edit on 10-5-2011 by Quyll because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 10 2011 @ 11:41 PM
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For fem products, ladies, just like cloth diapers, there are work at home moms that make these products in cloth also. I dont use them, and not suggesting you buy them, lol, but if you sew they are worth a look while we still have internet,


I will miss dr pepper and air condition,
I will love being able to sit by a fire, smoke a ... And tell stories of "back in the day"



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:25 AM
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enjoying a peaceful day at the park with my woman, and kids, having fun, maybe go to a restaurant for lunch. Then going to my friends house on saturday nights and playing cards, listening to music. Good times would be missed the most. All things like this would cease to exist any longer. Life would be harder, harsher, not as safe as before. It's definitely the simple things in life that make it nice to live people.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 05:03 AM
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O man, I know, ...sometimes when I think about these things,.... I try not to..

This made me so sad, feel like crying



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:40 AM
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FLESHLIGHT

yep

heh





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