Bad Storms coming... Be prepared.

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Postby MNMGoneShooting » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 17:24:11

As mentioned above, a sign of things to come for a society that has become so dependent on gas, grocery stores, government and the electricity. Instead of neighbors helping neighbors, it's go against your neighbor to get the last 5 gallons of gas.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/01/te ... ake-sandy/
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Postby mamabearCali » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:23:12

I'd love to have that security.....my grandparents are in TX, the family land is there too. A consequence of modern society. I am hopeful that in. Few years we can buy some acreage out in Amelia, Powhatan, or even Cumberland so that our kids have a chane at that sort of security.

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Postby MNMGoneShooting » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:52:34

mamabearCali wrote:I'd love to have that security.....my grandparents are in TX, the family land is there too. A consequence of modern society. I am hopeful that in. Few years we can buy some acreage out in Amelia, Powhatan, or even Cumberland so that our kids have a chane at that sort of security.

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We're in the same boat with regards to family. All extended family is scattered throughout the US.

We have the acreage now, but I'm not real surprised that our teens are completely uninterested in our endeavor to learn this aspect of living. They are far more interested in PS3, Harry Potter and texting. All great things, but they are fixated.

That and the damned microwave....
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Postby mamabearCali » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:18:36

Turn off the power for a weekend and suddenly everything will become real clear for them.

I am a big fan of Harry potter, and I love my iPad. However you gotta see real life too.

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Postby MNMGoneShooting » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 21:43:34

mamabearCali wrote:Turn off the power for a weekend and suddenly everything will become real clear for them.

I am a big fan of Harry potter, and I love my iPad. However you gotta see real life too.

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We have actually done that!
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Postby VACoastie » Thu, 01 Nov 2012 22:20:34

Hm... Turning off the power... I'll have to do that for my lil one too, never quite thought of doing that one. Would be fun too with busting out the board games.

I understand not everyone can have woodland acreage, or be at the pleasantry of living there (me being one) but I am glad to see at least people preparing or having ready planned that contingency. The one thing I'm sure AT LEAST 50% of the NYC/NJ City Slickers don't know how to do is live off the land, they'd be screwed either way.

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Postby mamabearCali » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 00:22:49

I am still learning and we are trying to plant things in our yard that will help us with that. Poor New Yorkers I always knew that if in a situation like that you must above all GET OUT! Go...don't stay in the city...even the suburbs are better than the city.

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Postby dorminWS » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 09:48:40

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I posted somewhere recently about the fact that in my part of the world many people are still into preserving their own food for the winter; and it got me to thinking about home-canned meats and vegetables and the issue of prepping. Glass is an impervious container with a long shelf life that can easily be sealed in the home, but it is fragile. When you’re talking about storing water, the plastic jugs most of it comes in are actually gas-permeable over a period of months, and the package will fail before properly sanitized water inside of it will go bad. So I’ve thought (idly) that the one problem about a prepper canning up a lot of food is that it would be so easily lost to breakage if it became necessary to bug out.

And then it occurred to me that one might dip the jars in some of that stuff you can buy to dip plier handles in and plastic-coat them; which would make the glass containers a lot more resilient. And THEN I remembered the Mythbusters episode where the dynamic duo BOMB-Proofed a cinder block wall by coating both sides of it with that paint-on pickup bed liner goop.

Just food for thought.
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Postby Reverenddel » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:07:22

Yep! Read my mind Dorm! You can get insulated container holders that are cheap cooler material that fits a dozen 1 quart mason jars with a top... Keeps things from FREEZING and breaking as well!

Trust me, I'm a Lotto Jackpot away from acreage... a simple fortre...er... home with a basement... and buying every book on living off the grid...

I'm getting old, but I ain't going gentle into that good night. I've seen 80+ year old mountain folk still cutting their own firewood, and working their plots...


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Postby mamabearCali » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:34:12

My great grandfather kept his garden and mowed his own lawn until 6 months before he passed.

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Postby mamabearCali » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 10:48:44

He was 96 when he passed.

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Postby dorminWS » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:35:48

Reverenddel wrote:
You can get insulated container holders that are cheap cooler material that fits a dozen 1 quart mason jars with a top... Keeps things from FREEZING and breaking as well!



Where? I never heard of any sich thang.
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Postby OakRidgeStars » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:49:30

dorminWS wrote:And then it occurred to me that one might dip the jars in some of that stuff you can buy to dip plier handles in and plastic-coat them; which would make the glass containers a lot more resilient. And THEN I remembered the Mythbusters episode where the dynamic duo BOMB-Proofed a cinder block wall by coating both sides of it with that paint-on pickup bed liner goop.


Truck bed liner is awesome stuff.

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Re: Bad Storms coming... Be prepared.

Postby Kreutz » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 11:58:03

MNMGoneShooting wrote:As mentioned above, a sign of things to come for a society that has become so dependent on gas, grocery stores, government and the electricity. Instead of neighbors helping neighbors, it's go against your neighbor to get the last 5 gallons of gas.

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/01/te ... ake-sandy/



The stunning irony is few of them have jobs to go since power is still largely out, why do they need gasoline in their cars so badly?

My people back on LI/Queens say things are pretty bad, sucks for them.


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Postby mamabearCali » Fri, 02 Nov 2012 15:13:57

My in,was are ok for the moment o n Long Island, but it is worrisome. Knew it would be like this in any really bad situation in NYC, but did not really expect to see it in my lifetime.....wishful thinking

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Re: Bad Storms coming... Be prepared.

Postby Reverenddel » Sat, 03 Nov 2012 23:55:50

Dorm, trying to find you the container site.

It's REAL use is a scientific container holder for transport... saw them in the UoR, or VCU lab, and made a comment that "moonshiners would give their sunday best for a couple of those to prevent breakage".

Still searching.


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