Who is Prepping in Richmond for a disaster?

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An unknown

Louisville, KY

#1 Nov 12, 2012
Prepping myself and my family for any disaster in the area. We need a network of like-minded people in Richmond. Thinking of adding a forum to my website for discussions on the topic. Thoughts? Any fellow preppers out there?
John Galt

Danville, KY

#2 Nov 12, 2012
An unknown wrote:
Prepping myself and my family for any disaster in the area. We need a network of like-minded people in Richmond. Thinking of adding a forum to my website for discussions on the topic. Thoughts? Any fellow preppers out there?
The first rule of Prep Club is...you don't talk about Prep Club.

OPSEC is the rule, my friend.
nouse

Berea, KY

#4 Nov 12, 2012
Bottled water and canned asparagus won't help when Obamas army comes to town.
white and proud

Lexington, KY

#6 Nov 12, 2012
i stay prepared can foods and water.

if a disaster happens stay in for the riots.

negros will be looting.

be safe white folks.
Shooter

San Diego, CA

#7 Nov 12, 2012
white and proud wrote:
i stay prepared can foods and water.
if a disaster happens stay in for the riots.
negros will be looting.
be safe white folks.

You are a damned idiot. And I'll bet a useless piece of shit.
white and proud

Lexington, KY

#8 Nov 12, 2012
ooo really how bout la and the rodney king.

and looting in the quake of hurricane sandy.
not here

Winchester, KY

#9 Nov 13, 2012
the only thing u need to worry about here is the army depot chemical weapons getting released and no one will live thru that so u should be fine...and those who manage to survive will not be hanging around Richmond looting!!
Fred Sanford

Lexington, KY

#10 Nov 13, 2012
An unknown wrote:
Prepping myself and my family for any disaster in the area. We need a network of like-minded people in Richmond. Thinking of adding a forum to my website for discussions on the topic. Thoughts? Any fellow preppers out there?
you big dummy!

you're always talking the next day about what you watched on TV! just like people on craig lists... they see something in a pawn shop show or the old toy show and the next day there is 50 adds on CL looking for those items!
Prepaird

San Diego, CA

#11 Nov 13, 2012
I have heard some that claim to be prepared simply by knowing others that are preparing.

They seem to feel as long as you have a stockpile, it can be theirs if the need is there.
ERYOpinionCountS

Prestonsburg, KY

#12 Nov 13, 2012
So what is the best way to prep for a sudden heart attack, head on collison with a semi,accidental drowning or the rapture?
Calm Down

Duluth, GA

#13 Nov 13, 2012
Too many Chicken Littles in this world, waiting with baited breath on the sky to fall. So what if it does? If a major calamity befalls us, will what's left of the world even be worth living in? Why rob yourself of all the fun and joy and love that can be had here and now, worrying over the obscure chance that the world will come crashing down? It's been eons since the last extinction level event befell our planet, and in the scope of earth's history, we humans have only been here for a heartbeat. We're not due another for eons yet to come. It is statistically unlikely to say the least that the world will end in ours or our children's children's children's lifetimes. Every kook who's said otherwise has been made to look the fool when the dawn came and nothing had happened. There may be a storm or a quake twixt now and then, or some political upheaval, but nothing so dire as to be unrecoverable. Man has weathered many such changes since we came crawling out of our caves to see the world. So quit fretting, have a little faith, and enjoy life.
An unknown

Duluth, GA

#14 Nov 13, 2012
WOW... Not quite the response I was expecting. Obviously Topix is not the place for a discussion of ones personal thoughts and opinions. I am not trying to change beliefs, I just wanted to know if there were any other preppers in Richmond. Guess there arn't any, on Topix anyway. Social breakdown has begun. Run fer tha hills yall! Good day and good luck.
BlahBlogger

Lexington, KY

#15 Nov 13, 2012
Calm Down, said it the best! I agree :)
An unknown

Richmond, KY

#16 Nov 13, 2012
I am NOT talking about extinction here, but a small or several small disasters. The end of the world will be just that... THE END. I speak in terms of surviving a small disaster in which help can't reach you for a few days or so.

Never mind, there will never be such a disaster and we will always be able to rely on our government and fellow man to help us if in need. Disregard my previous comments as I was obviously mistaken.

Good day and good luck to you all.
Disenfranchise

Berea, KY

#17 Nov 14, 2012
An unknown wrote:
I am NOT talking about extinction here, but a small or several small disasters. The end of the world will be just that... THE END. I speak in terms of surviving a small disaster in which help can't reach you for a few days or so.
Never mind, there will never be such a disaster and we will always be able to rely on our government and fellow man to help us if in need. Disregard my previous comments as I was obviously mistaken.
Good day and good luck to you all.
That's what FEMA is for....*giggles uncontrollably*
hostess

Berea, KY

#19 Nov 14, 2012
That is not a garage full of twinkies that you saw the other day. Carry on. Nothing to see here.
les stroud

Berea, KY

#20 Nov 14, 2012
Ever watch survivorman? That guy knows what he's doing. He could probably survive while bear grylls or whatever his name is breaks a leg jumping from a tree or something.
John Galt

Danville, KY

#21 Nov 15, 2012
An unknown wrote:
Prepping myself and my family for any disaster in the area. We need a network of like-minded people in Richmond. Thinking of adding a forum to my website for discussions on the topic. Thoughts? Any fellow preppers out there?
There's a proverb from the Bible that says - "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it."

And to the ones that believe they can just simply take what others have worked hard to prepare and save -#1 on most 'preppers' lists is firearms and ammo. So unless you're bullet-proof, that's not a smart way to go.
Realist

Richmond, KY

#22 Nov 15, 2012
Let's say it all goes to hell, infrastructure gone, every man for himself. In a hypothetical total disaster situation, without electricity and the good folks at EDT to run an alarm system for you, you and yours become the only physical security for your property against armed incursion.

Most non-veterans have no notion of what it means to secure a piece of property. It means having a redundant self-contained and self-powered security system, and above all, manned security: 24 hour rotating watches, a weapon in the hand of each watch with assigned sectors of fire, a roving patrol, and the ability to coordinate watches against greater numbers if need be - a method of communication. It means having a plan for non-combatants to seek shelter, or to take up arms if required of them. And the average American household is NOT in and of itself an adequate defense force.

The typical boisterous rural armed American that thinks a few guns and bullets will save them from organized, armed predatory groups in a post-disaster situation is actually quite mistaken, especially if those groups have any military or paramilitary training. The only hope anyone would have in such a catastrophe would be to either become a mobile predator/band of predators yourselves, or form a well-defended, self-contained community. The typical podunk stand-off-ish isolationist trend will not serve. Pride and ego will not change the fact that isolated persons or families can and will be overrun, and all their precious supplies and preparations will be carried off by others.

I myself would likely seek out those of like experience and mindsets, head for year-long tolerable climate areas elsewhere, and try to set up there. If need be, a nomadic existence may have to be adopted to avoid bad weather, especially during prolonged drought or winters.

And I hate to say it, but if we're being honest, I'd take whatever was needed as needed from wherever and whoever I could get it along the way. When it's about survival, you'd be amazed how quickly civility and animal instinct, combined with training, can make men into a deadly pack of wolves. And there is a reason that without predators are at the top of their respective food chains. If I am going to survive, I will not do so as trapped, fearful prey.

So don't just stuff a basement full of canned grub, bottled water & bullets, lube up a few of nifty looking weapons that make you feel like Rambo, and think "no one would dare." You need to cultivate good relations with those around you, find out who can be relied upon and who has useful skill sets, decide if you would rather stand your ground or go nomad, and above all, accept the fact that you cannot lone-wolf your way out of all things. Be prepared to accept a new reality, one where your old morals may not apply.

Having a cold, calculating, realistic mindset may be the best preparation anyone could make.
John Galt wrote:
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There's a proverb from the Bible that says - "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it."
And to the ones that believe they can just simply take what others have worked hard to prepare and save -#1 on most 'preppers' lists is firearms and ammo. So unless you're bullet-proof, that's not a smart way to go.
QQq

Richmond, KY

#23 Nov 16, 2012
no one will survive the army depot chemical weapons so don't bother wasting your money!!!!!!!!!!

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