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“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

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#1 Jun 12, 2013
I am not going to censor myself to comfort your ignorance about not being a prepper/survivalist.

When you run out of food in a doomsday disaster/situation, do not come to my house asking me to take food from my family's mouth to feed your lazy unprepared azz.

Wise up, and learn how to survive and prep, unless you want to die.

How? Read books on survival, prepping, or go to online blogs, and learn all you can should the shit hit the fan. Go to amazon.com and type in prepping books. I recommend typing in Joe Nobody, or SAS.

If you are to lazy to do this, then do this at least.

1. Have ample water stored. I mean a helluva lot. You will die without water in about 3 days.

2. Protect yourself, your family, and your property at any cost. This means having weapons that kill in one shot. Only raise your weapon to kill.

3. Have a good nonperishable food supply, and not all stored in one place in the event you have to leave your shelter. Spread your preps around in hidden underground places that you, and your family only know about. This also includes extra guns, ammo, water, food, medications, flashlight, first aid kit, a change of clothes, extra glasses, and whatever else you think you might need to survive. Always have a tarp. It may end up being your next house.

4. You must have some sort of shelter, and you have to be ready to bug out,----> (leave home with supplies) or bug in,----> (have supplies to help you get back home).

5. The name of the game is to survive people.

Have a plan; have a communication system set up should your family need to contact you, or vice versa. If your communication system gets knocked out, then have a backup meeting place. My wife and I have walkie talkies.

Just get off your azz and stop pretending everything is okay, and think you can call 911, or the government will be there for you. They may not show up, and won't if the shit truly hits the fan. At that point, you're on your own.

Lastly, in my area in Colorado, there are forest fires burning houses down left and right. I mean the rich and the poor are homeless now. This fire is a disaster to many folks, and most of them do not have any place to go, or wonder where they will get their next meal from.

This is why I prep, so I will have a place to go to, and survive, as well as thrive.

Right now, I am about 3 miles from a raging fire...but my RV is packed, stocked to the brim, prepared with weapons and ammo, and I have a bug out location to go to.

Am I worried? Not really. Insurance will replace our things, but insurance will not feed my family in the event I lose my house tonight, or tomorrow.

I hope you will take my advice. If not, well, it's not against the law to be stupid/ignorant.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#2 Jun 12, 2013
I was going to ask about the fire but you put in your post stay safe my friend let us know how things are going.

Prep or die

“Its better when its original”

Since: Mar 13

Let's Play

#3 Jun 12, 2013
I am really not being a smart crack here, but I do have a question about prepping. If things get that bad aren't you just prolonging the inevitable. I mean you may have a 3 month supply of food and water and stuff, but what happens after your supply runs out. If the disaster is still going on, then you are more than likely just going to die then, right.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#4 Jun 12, 2013
seriously the original wrote:
I am really not being a smart crack here, but I do have a question about prepping. If things get that bad aren't you just prolonging the inevitable. I mean you may have a 3 month supply of food and water and stuff, but what happens after your supply runs out. If the disaster is still going on, then you are more than likely just going to die then, right.
that's 3 months to maybe find a new food sorce move to a more sustainable area and it will depend on the situation the worst disaster that mother nature could cause is not going coast to coast and for more than 3 months.now besides a nuclar war or somthing along those lines you would need more and a better plan.
You can just lay down and say o well I'm dead in 3 months what's the use that would be harder on you than geting out and aleast trying to survive.

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#5 Jun 12, 2013
seriously the original wrote:
I am really not being a smart crack here, but I do have a question about prepping. If things get that bad aren't you just prolonging the inevitable. I mean you may have a 3 month supply of food and water and stuff, but what happens after your supply runs out. If the disaster is still going on, then you are more than likely just going to die then, right.
Your point is well taken, and it is a fair one.

I do not look at this as prolonging the inevitable, since we do not know the inevitable, due to our prepping skills.

The goal is to have as much items stored as possible to survive, but also, one must learn to be a steward of the land. We must know how to grow crops, we need to know how to hunt and fish. We need to try to work in cooperation with other like minded people to keep community alive and well. This requires team work and dedication. We must know how to defend ourselves to the best of our ability.

Please try to keep in mind, that just a 100 years ago, people did not have cell phones, TVs, computers, grocery stores, electricity, refrigeration, etc....They had to live off the raw land, hunt, fish, have gardens, can and preserve food etc... Prepping is sort of like being prepared for whatever man, or nature throws our way, like they did in the old days.

No one is guaranteed a tomorrow for sure, but there is no use in throwing in the towel either just because things get hard.

My goal is to try to have enough food and water that will last me for at least two years. I plan on growing a garden, can/preserve foods, and continue living the best way I can.

I want to be in a position, if someone, or many want to steal our goods/things, I will be in a position to fight to protect the items we need to live. If I have to leave, because I am over powered, I will go, but to a place where I have more food, water, medicines, etc... to help better my chances. Then start over hoping for the best

Again, everyone will die, but why give up, when you can easily get the knowledge, and information to continue to survive and thrive.

Life is worth fighting for.

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#6 Jun 12, 2013
Dogs of stone MTN wrote:
<quoted text>that's 3 months to maybe find a new food sorce move to a more sustainable area and it will depend on the situation the worst disaster that mother nature could cause is not going coast to coast and for more than 3 months.now besides a nuclar war or somthing along those lines you would need more and a better plan.
You can just lay down and say o well I'm dead in 3 months what's the use that would be harder on you than geting out and aleast trying to survive.
I should have told her that the only inevitable thing is...if a person does not prep, they will die, should a disaster happen of any major type.

Prepping will at least give a person a chance, by learning survival tactics.

I guess when we say prepping, many take us as saying the end of the world or something. Not true.

Prepping is not a dirty word. It's an intelligent verb...or action to use in the time of disaster.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#7 Jun 12, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
<quoted text>
I should have told her that the only inevitable thing is...if a person does not prep, they will die, should a disaster happen of any major type.
Prepping will at least give a person a chance, by learning survival tactics.
I guess when we say prepping, many take us as saying the end of the world or something. Not true.
Prepping is not a dirty word. It's an intelligent verb...or action to use in the time of disaster.
I know you say prepping and people go straight to dooms day I don't prep for a dooms day end of world event I prep for any situation that I can influence the out come like:
Floods ,tornado,fire, econmy crash ,or invasion.those things I can control to a degree and better my chances of survival.
When its your time its your time and no one can control that but I'm not going to lay down when I go I will have my boots on.

Hey I seen on the news that the black forest got hit how you guys toilding up? Hope they get it under control soon people are looseing their homes.

“Its better when its original”

Since: Mar 13

Let's Play

#8 Jun 12, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
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The goal is to have as much items stored as possible to survive, but also, one must learn to be a steward of the land. We must know how to grow crops, we need to know how to hunt and fish. We need to try to work in cooperation with other like minded people to keep community alive and well. This requires team work and dedication. We must know how to defend ourselves to the best of our ability.
This does seem to make more sense the way you put it here. I was just thinking of putting food and water up and when it ran out that that was it. I guess the reason I think that way is because I have never lived off the land. Growing up we never had a garden and I have never ate any food that didn't come from a store.

I did learn to garden by researching and had a small garden a few years ago and learned to can tomatoes. But I have never hunted, fished, and don't know how to clean animals to be able to cook them. I guess in that respect, I just feel hopeless and that I don't have what it takes to do those type of things. That's where it would be beneficial to be with like minded people because some people may be better at hunting and some people may be better at gardening or other needful trades and if people worked together you would have a better chance of rebuilding and surviving after most disasters.

So I think you have converted me to a least thinking more seriously about prepping. Most of us just don't want to think about disaster because we feel like we have no control in those type of situations and maybe that is why so many of these people seem to be against this idea.

Prepping couldn't hurt anything and even if a disaster never happens there is nothing negative associated with prepping because the only impact is that you have extra food and have learned new and useful skills.
shewww

Wheelwright, KY

#9 Jun 12, 2013
moran with to much time on his little check drawing ass!!!!!!!!!!

“Its better when its original”

Since: Mar 13

Let's Play

#10 Jun 12, 2013
shewww wrote:
moran with to much time on his little check drawing ass!!!!!!!!!!
Oh come on now, was that really necessary. Is that any way to talk about someone just for sharing their opinion about trying to be prepared for various situations.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#11 Jun 12, 2013
shewww wrote:
moran with to much time on his little check drawing ass!!!!!!!!!!
you must stop looking in the mirror and posting at the same time you are letting out to much personal information about yourself!
Don't be so down on yourself you can change your miserable life.
Start prepping it will make you feal much better about yourself and a sence of accomplishments.

“Its better when its original”

Since: Mar 13

Let's Play

#12 Jun 12, 2013
Dogs of stone MTN wrote:
<quoted text>you must stop looking in the mirror and posting at the same time you are letting out to much personal information about yourself!
Don't be so down on yourself you can change your miserable life.
Start prepping it will make you feal much better about yourself and a sence of accomplishments.
Wow, I really cant understand why some of these people are so against this prepping thing.

You guys are just talking about trying to be prepared and learning survival skills. The way some of these people act you would think you were talking about doing something illegal or starting a weird cult. lol

People, what the h#ll is wrong with trying being prepared for unforeseen events or disasters.

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#13 Jun 12, 2013
Dogs of stone MTN wrote:
<quoted text>I know you say prepping and people go straight to dooms day I don't prep for a dooms day end of world event I prep for any situation that I can influence the out come like:
Floods ,tornado,fire, econmy crash ,or invasion.those things I can control to a degree and better my chances of survival.
When its your time its your time and no one can control that but I'm not going to lay down when I go I will have my boots on.
Hey I seen on the news that the black forest got hit how you guys toilding up? Hope they get it under control soon people are looseing their homes.
It's a real bad situation in Black Forest. I mean this thing is 0% contained and houses are burning this second. I can see it from my house.

I'm pretty sure we'll be okay. Least I hope so.

About the prepping. I'm like you, I'll go out with my boots on. Hopefully with clean socks on, so my feet won't stink too badly...ha (kidding)

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#14 Jun 12, 2013
shewww wrote:
moran with to much time on his little check drawing ass!!!!!!!!!!
If you're talking to me, I do draw a check each month, because I worked for 40 years, and draw something you'll never, ever, get.

It's called a pension moonbat.

Get back to school as soon as possible, but this time, learn something.

Since: Jul 12

United States

#15 Jun 12, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
<quoted text>
It's a real bad situation in Black Forest. I mean this thing is 0% contained and houses are burning this second. I can see it from my house.
I'm pretty sure we'll be okay. Least I hope so.
About the prepping. I'm like you, I'll go out with my boots on. Hopefully with clean socks on, so my feet won't stink too badly...ha (kidding)
I really hope they get some control over it this fire is destorying some butifull country not to metion all those homes.
Stay safe keep your boots close and I'm sure you have a exit plan so remember stay calm and think 2 steps ahead I'm sure you won't get much sleep tonight just try to rest when you can.

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#16 Jun 12, 2013
seriously the original wrote:
<quoted text>
This does seem to make more sense the way you put it here. I was just thinking of putting food and water up and when it ran out that that was it. I guess the reason I think that way is because I have never lived off the land. Growing up we never had a garden and I have never ate any food that didn't come from a store.
I did learn to garden by researching and had a small garden a few years ago and learned to can tomatoes. But I have never hunted, fished, and don't know how to clean animals to be able to cook them. I guess in that respect, I just feel hopeless and that I don't have what it takes to do those type of things. That's where it would be beneficial to be with like minded people because some people may be better at hunting and some people may be better at gardening or other needful trades and if people worked together you would have a better chance of rebuilding and surviving after most disasters.
So I think you have converted me to a least thinking more seriously about prepping. Most of us just don't want to think about disaster because we feel like we have no control in those type of situations and maybe that is why so many of these people seem to be against this idea.
Prepping couldn't hurt anything and even if a disaster never happens there is nothing negative associated with prepping because the only impact is that you have extra food and have learned new and useful skills.
You made some outstanding points here. I'm actually proud of everything you said. You stepped outside of the box, and did some thinking about a very nerve racking subject matter. No one wants to think about the doom and gloom.

Always remember, if you prepare for a disaster where you need only food, water, and a few basics, you have all of the control. If you do nothing, depending on others, then you have surrendered that control.

Most of us get our food from the grocery store because we're 21st Century people, not realizing all of the work many people had to do to get it from the farm to the store. What we need to learn to do, is how to become the ones that can grow the food, and keep it for our families, so we can survive during the bad times depending upon ourselves, rather than others.

Yes, you are exactly correct when you said that people are better at doing things than some other people. This is why we all should learn to be really good at something, and offer our talents, as other people offer theirs. Together we'll make it.

I guess what I am trying to do here is to get people to think about, what if something bad happened, and the government didn't show up to help us. What would we do? How could we keep ourselves alive?

It's as simple as going back to the basics as our ancestors did. They made it, and so can we.

I hope you will do this. I think you'll enjoy it. Buy a book called, "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen at www.amazon.com . I think it costs $8.99. If you cannot afford this book, I'll be happy to buy it, and send it to you wherever you want me to sent it.

This is the book that made me think about prepping and survival.

Lastly, you are right about this...If nothing bad happens, all you have done is created a position for yourself, where you never have to go to the grocery store for a heck of a long time....lol.

Just let me know about that book, if you want me to get it for you.

Thanks for having an open mind, and stepping outside of the mainstream box.

“Survive and Thrive! ”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#17 Jun 12, 2013
Dogs of stone MTN wrote:
<quoted text>I really hope they get some control over it this fire is destorying some butifull country not to metion all those homes.
Stay safe keep your boots close and I'm sure you have a exit plan so remember stay calm and think 2 steps ahead I'm sure you won't get much sleep tonight just try to rest when you can.
I'm sleeping with one eye opened tonight...lol

I think 8,000 acres is burning right now by our city house, but the fire is moving away from us right now...so that is good.

I have a mountain house to go to 50 miles away, and if that is threatened, we'll get in our RV and head on out of dodge. Like to the ocean somewhere.

Thank goodness my wife and I prepped.

Take care!

Since: Jul 12

United States

#18 Jun 12, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
<quoted text>
I'm sleeping with one eye opened tonight...lol
I think 8,000 acres is burning right now by our city house, but the fire is moving away from us right now...so that is good.
I have a mountain house to go to 50 miles away, and if that is threatened, we'll get in our RV and head on out of dodge. Like to the ocean somewhere.
Thank goodness my wife and I prepped.
Take care!
it pays to be prepared !!

“Its better when its original”

Since: Mar 13

Let's Play

#19 Jun 13, 2013
Jimmy Rants wrote:
<quoted text>
You made some outstanding points here. I'm actually proud of everything you said. You stepped outside of the box, and did some thinking about a very nerve racking subject matter. No one wants to think about the doom and gloom.
Always remember, if you prepare for a disaster where you need only food, water, and a few basics, you have all of the control. If you do nothing, depending on others, then you have surrendered that control.
Most of us get our food from the grocery store because we're 21st Century people, not realizing all of the work many people had to do to get it from the farm to the store. What we need to learn to do, is how to become the ones that can grow the food, and keep it for our families, so we can survive during the bad times depending upon ourselves, rather than others.
Yes, you are exactly correct when you said that people are better at doing things than some other people. This is why we all should learn to be really good at something, and offer our talents, as other people offer theirs. Together we'll make it.
I guess what I am trying to do here is to get people to think about, what if something bad happened, and the government didn't show up to help us. What would we do? How could we keep ourselves alive?
It's as simple as going back to the basics as our ancestors did. They made it, and so can we.
I hope you will do this. I think you'll enjoy it. Buy a book called, "One Second After" by William R. Forstchen at www.amazon.com . I think it costs $8.99. If you cannot afford this book, I'll be happy to buy it, and send it to you wherever you want me to sent it.
This is the book that made me think about prepping and survival.
Lastly, you are right about this...If nothing bad happens, all you have done is created a position for yourself, where you never have to go to the grocery store for a heck of a long time....lol.
Just let me know about that book, if you want me to get it for you.
Thanks for having an open mind, and stepping outside of the mainstream box.
You know I had never really put much thought into prepping until tonight, and I do think I am going to buy that book. I am really interested in learning more about prepping. I really do appreciate you sharing this info and your offer to buy the book for me. That was very nice of you and shows how much you are concerned about others welfare and well being.

I guess when I think about it I have always been somewhat of a prepper, financially anyhow. My grandfather was born during the end of the great depression in the late 30's. He always taught us to be prepared financially. He taught us as small children to save money and be prepared. We were taught to try to save at least 10 to 15% of our allowance and as adults our pay checks. He didn't trust banks and would not put all of his money in the bank. While I don't tell many people this, I have followed his advice and also keep a stash of money, a few thousand dollars, in a safe location just in case something did happen and I was not able to get money from my bank account.

While this has always made me feel somewhat secure, I never really thought about what would happen in different types of emergencies or disasters where money might not come in handy for anything. I am really interested in learning more about prepping for different types of situations now. Just as saving money has never hurt me and only helped, I feel learning to put aside emergency supplies and learning some survival skills would also be helpful for not just me but my family as well.

So yes I think I will buy the book and do some more research on prepping, and I do really appreciate your insight and advice on this.
Laughing

Hyden, KY

#20 Jun 13, 2013
This whole thread is F'n stupid, how about that!!! Morons!!!!!

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