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11-01-2012, 08:35 PM #196
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Glad everyone is OK :)
11-01-2012, 10:32 PM #197
bohica Member
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One of the most telling aspects of the aftermath of this storm, wherever it was, is how woefully unprepared it seems the majority of people were for any type of power-down scenario.The few gas stations that remained open had lines for several blocks, even the Police had to maintain order at the head of the lines. Forget about bread or water at the stores, that has been gone since Sunday.
Occassionally I will drive around, just to refill my Schadenfreude, and I get a real-world look at what a collapse will be like. Scary, ( for them ).
One of the things I consistently do is to fuel my vehicles at the 3/4 tank level, no reason to have less in case I have to bail out. My Jeep is ready to refuel up at the cottage, I have 75 gallons of gas placed in various caches, and if TSHTF, there will be plenty of unowned stuff around my compound. Propane is not an issue, there sre dozens of 100 gallon bottles around, and if no one gets there within a week, I am going to assume they are not coming.
On Sunday, I put 36 1/2 liter bottles of water into the freezer, in case we lost power I would not lose my frozen food.
The hot water heater has 50 gallons of potable water in it, but it is also a source for toilet flushing water.
We have the old style oil lamps and hundreds of candles, plenty of battery operated lights,
The funny thing is that our little neighborhood is the only one within miles that didn't lose power, so we had heat. Some people we know a few blocks away are boiling water on their stoves to try to keep warm. Lucky for us, it's almost 14C here, 58F, so the cold is not present.
I do believe I'm going to have to rig a gun swivel on my roll bar, instead of "shotgun" I'll have an M1A1 position. I'll have to fight the baby for it though, she's a bloodthirsty little darling.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
11-01-2012, 10:39 PM #198
Octo Mother Superior
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chuckle.gif Excellent!

But you're right, most people won't be prepared and that will mean trouble. Good thing you have that covered as well Bohica.

11-01-2012, 10:48 PM #199
bohica Member
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Baby asked me what I wanted for Christmas, and I told her a Steyr SSG 69 in 308 Cal.
Two days later she told me it will have to be my birthday present too. She''s a chip off the old block, I could outfit a 20 person patrol with what the Jeep is costing.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!
11-01-2012, 10:55 PM #200
JayRodney ⓐⓛⓘⓔⓝ
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Wow, nice present. drinking.gif

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11-01-2012, 10:56 PM #201
Octo Mother Superior
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She's a good kid. cheers.gif
11-01-2012, 11:48 PM #202
Storm Member
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Good to see Bohica made it ok!

Anyone hear from Nolo?
11-01-2012, 11:52 PM #203
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Rose says Nolo was on LOP.

Was DAJ really here yesterday? Where does he live?
11-02-2012, 12:00 AM #204
Octo Mother Superior
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wave.gif Hey Storm! Yes DaJ posted yesterday and was last logged in today. Think he's in GA so shouldn't be too bad for him. Dunno about Nolo though.
11-02-2012, 01:22 AM #205
Shadow Mrs. Buckwheat
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11-02-2012, 02:44 AM #206
Octo Mother Superior
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sad2.gif Looks pretty bad. But seriously, I'd never buy property that close to the ocean. It's not unnatural for nature to act this way.
11-02-2012, 03:24 AM #207
Octo Mother Superior
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Damn you're so absurdly cynical chuckle.gif

11-02-2012, 03:26 AM #208
bohica Member
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Cynical definitely thinks outside the box.
Good idea though.

There's plenty of room for all God's creatures. Right next to the mashed potatoes!



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