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Originally posted by olaru12
Perhaps, but I'd rather go down with honor outside in the open air, than hiding in a stinking hole scared ****less that someone's gonna get my stuff.
I guess it's just a personal preference...
"Death is more universal than life; everyone dies but not everyone lives."
--A. Sachsedit on 2-7-2012 by olaru12 because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by CX
I guess we'll have to agree to disagree on this one If ever you're on the rampage when the SHTF, stop by for a cuppa. If you get brave and try it on, i'll get my elsest to make you one....that will kill anyone off.
Originally posted by Celestial1
Yeah, I guess I'm a closet prepper. Absolutley none of the people in my circle, including my husband think it's important to even have water stashed away let alone food or any other supplies. What shocks me even more is that the majority of people in my neighborhood are older people and A LOT of handicapped people, I would have thought the old people would like remember the 'old days' when more people had canned goods for months and actually took care of themselves and maybe even their neighbors. If I even bring up the subject I am ridiculed and labled 'crazy'. The general consensus around here is 'oh the government will save us with their FEMA tents and all" Are you kidding me!? Instead of taking a little time and effort to be prepared for whatever may lay ahead, they think it's acceptable to just sit back and wait for someone else to take care of them. This just blows my mind especially given the fact that where we live there is only one road in and out with a mountain on one side and the ocean on the other. Um hello? All it takes ia a minor rock slide and we are cut off people! Heck, even a small tsunami would wipe out our road! I'm not saying the gov. won't come or, I just don't see why people can't be the slightest bit self sufficient. If you have absolutley no money at all to buy anything that is one thing but if you even spend $5 per week you can have a nice little safety net hidden away.
Sorry, I feel like I'm ranting here so back to the subject. I have to hide and sneak to be prepared as my husband is planning on just waiting for FEMA to save him and all our friends. I stash water in every conceivable place in my tiny apartment, as well as foods. I have built shelving out of 2 litre bottles of water and boards. People that come over always say "wow what a great idea to recycle that way". HA! I'm not really doing it to recycle, the water bottles are just more of my emergency stash (because I have no more room under my bed)for my self, husband and yes even my "anti being prepared neighbors and friends" The boards I use are carefully planned out as well, every board I use for the shelves is the right length to use to board up my windows if need be. I've hoped that since everybody thinks this (kinda ugly) shelving is such a great idea they will maybe do the same, all in the name of recycling Yeah right, a girl can only dream.
I am also starting to learn more about self defense under the disguise of exercising so I may have a little better edge on taking care of myself in a hostile situation. I fear that if the time comes when it's time to 'bug out' I will be going alone because Mr. Oblivious to the condition of the world around him, also known as my husband, refuses to even consider the thought that no one will come to help him.