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Oklahoma Discussion, News and Weather • Re: OpSec

September 20, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Yes, everything Yeti_2015 said!
Personally I would not let anyone in my house. I worked at a job for 15 years and not one of those people I worked with had ever been to my house. There were only 2 who even knew where I lived and that I would have trusted to let in.
If I were to go to a meeting I would be there “just to learn because I really haven’t gotten anything started yet and feel I need to do something”.

If you have any skills for prepping (canning, hunting, etc.) I would probably low ball that too and just say something like “I’ve been thinking about trying some canning”.
For me it takes a very long time to build trust in a person. I don’t really know why, have just always been wary of people.

All that being said, when you find a good person, I would hang on to them. We have been wanting to do some major upgrades to our house, but haven’t because there are not any contractors we feel we can trust. Well we purchased the property below us that had termite damage, and the pest control people sent out a couple contractors to fix it. OMG they were awesome. Polite, conservative, christian, cleaned up, and did an outstanding repair job. Even leveled a door we thought we were going to have to replace. So I got cards from them for friends who are in the same boat we are, with not sure who to trust. I could have walked those guys past a closet full of MRE’s and would have been totally comfortable with it, and that is VERY unusual for me. Obviously this isn’t the norm, go with your gut feelings and spend lots of time observing the others.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Wed Sep 20, 2017 1:24 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Looting

September 11, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

My Husband was worried about that yesterday when they were saying that there would be no LE response. He said the looters would be out in force.
They should be shot on sight.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:42 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma

September 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Our WM is already out of regular gas due to “supply issues”. I would imagine another hurricane anywhere on US mainland will only add to those issues. :eek:

Edit: Just saw where they ordered mandatory evacuation of the FL Keys.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:47 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma

September 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Our WM is already out of regular gas due to “supply issues”. I would imagine another hurricane anywhere on US mainland will only add to those issues. :eek:

Edit: Just saw where they ordered mandatory evacuation of the FL Keys.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:47 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma

September 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Our WM is already out of regular gas due to “supply issues”. I would imagine another hurricane anywhere on US mainland will only add to those issues. :eek:

Edit: Just saw where they ordered mandatory evacuation of the FL Keys.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:47 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: Irma

September 5, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Our WM is already out of regular gas due to “supply issues”. I would imagine another hurricane anywhere on US mainland will only add to those issues. :eek:

Edit: Just saw where they ordered mandatory evacuation of the FL Keys.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:47 pm


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I am definitely ramping up, catching up. Need to get wood hauled down this week to cut, get some supply orders in, go through and reinventory everything that isn’t sealed and marked (stuff on shelves, in cupboards, etc.), restock batteries, fill water storage. I guess really I need to do everything we would normally do for winter prep, except a bit faster / sooner!

And yes, stop terrorizing the puppy!

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 am


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General Family Preparedness • Re: Prep Concerns for Korean ‘Conflict’

September 4, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

I am definitely ramping up, catching up. Need to get wood hauled down this week to cut, get some supply orders in, go through and reinventory everything that isn’t sealed and marked (stuff on shelves, in cupboards, etc.), restock batteries, fill water storage. I guess really I need to do everything we would normally do for winter prep, except a bit faster / sooner!

And yes, stop terrorizing the puppy!

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Glad your son is safe RM. Saw some pictures of the damage down there. They will be cleaning up for a while :( and it isn’t over yet.
We don’t get hurricanes, but we do get ice storms, and keep lots of water just for the purpose of flushing!
Saw this morning where places were charging 40+ $$ for a case of water :x I hope they prosecute those places! Gas has already gone up here, and we are a LONG way from TX.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:53 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Gulf Coast Hurricane

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

Glad your son is safe RM. Saw some pictures of the damage down there. They will be cleaning up for a while :( and it isn’t over yet.
We don’t get hurricanes, but we do get ice storms, and keep lots of water just for the purpose of flushing!
Saw this morning where places were charging 40+ $$ for a case of water :x I hope they prosecute those places! Gas has already gone up here, and we are a LONG way from TX.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:53 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
IceFire wrote:
I have a rule…the older, copper pennies, I keep. The new ones get used. Same deal with dimes, quarters, etc. The 90% and 40 % ones get saved in appropriately marked tubes; the newer ones get spent.

Oh, except we ARE on the hunt for one of the newer Kansas quarters…has a little “glitch” on it that makes it worth $$$…instead of saying “In God We Trust”, the T didn’t come through, so it says “In God We rust”. So check out your Kansas quarters, kids.

Interesting………
We save ours too. Newer ones get rolled and exchanged.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:40 am


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Louisiana Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Do You Use Cents (Pennies)

August 27, 2017 Stahlrosen 0
IceFire wrote:
I have a rule…the older, copper pennies, I keep. The new ones get used. Same deal with dimes, quarters, etc. The 90% and 40 % ones get saved in appropriately marked tubes; the newer ones get spent.

Oh, except we ARE on the hunt for one of the newer Kansas quarters…has a little “glitch” on it that makes it worth $$$…instead of saying “In God We Trust”, the T didn’t come through, so it says “In God We rust”. So check out your Kansas quarters, kids.

Interesting………
We save ours too. Newer ones get rolled and exchanged.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sun Aug 27, 2017 5:40 am


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We have our property posted, but it is only partially fenced. The dogs do run the fenced areas and there are plenty of signs warning any trespasser. If I am out and about on the property one of the dogs is always with me loose. We have only had 1 major trespasser, who was also armed, that I am aware of. He spent 3mo. in jail :) Haven’t seen him since. Guess he figured out it was best not to mess with us. ;)

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:16 pm


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A.N.T.S. • Re: My Home, My Property

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We have our property posted, but it is only partially fenced. The dogs do run the fenced areas and there are plenty of signs warning any trespasser. If I am out and about on the property one of the dogs is always with me loose. We have only had 1 major trespasser, who was also armed, that I am aware of. He spent 3mo. in jail :) Haven’t seen him since. Guess he figured out it was best not to mess with us. ;)

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 6:16 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We would start out with a small group (6 family members and our neighbor, 3 members). My concern with our group is 1. my neighbor does not in any way shape or form handle stress well, not even little things, and 2. she is a soft squishy person and my fear is she is going to let anyone who looks like they need a place to stay, in. While our ‘plan’ is to combine forces with the neighbor, and I think in the long run if it works would be better, we certainly could do okay with just family. I don’t see any real issues with the family dynamics, but I do have serious concerns with people we are not that familiar with (friends of neighbors). None of those extra people could even remotely make it on their own, so then the issue becomes how do you make them pull their weight, and what do you do if they don’t? It would be interesting to see if anyone has already encountered issues and how they handled them.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:49 pm


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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Groups

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We would start out with a small group (6 family members and our neighbor, 3 members). My concern with our group is 1. my neighbor does not in any way shape or form handle stress well, not even little things, and 2. she is a soft squishy person and my fear is she is going to let anyone who looks like they need a place to stay, in. While our ‘plan’ is to combine forces with the neighbor, and I think in the long run if it works would be better, we certainly could do okay with just family. I don’t see any real issues with the family dynamics, but I do have serious concerns with people we are not that familiar with (friends of neighbors). None of those extra people could even remotely make it on their own, so then the issue becomes how do you make them pull their weight, and what do you do if they don’t? It would be interesting to see if anyone has already encountered issues and how they handled them.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:49 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We have elect. and a whole house generator, with a small gas stove backup. We also have a wood stove that I cook on almost exclusively in the winter. Rarely use the elect. stove / oven in the winter, but that is by choice (unless the power goes out!) because I just think things taste better on the wood stove. The wood stove takes some experimenting, but I really like it so much better now.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:58 pm


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General Food Topics • Re: Electric vs Gas Operated Stoves and Ovens

July 29, 2017 Stahlrosen 0

We have elect. and a whole house generator, with a small gas stove backup. We also have a wood stove that I cook on almost exclusively in the winter. Rarely use the elect. stove / oven in the winter, but that is by choice (unless the power goes out!) because I just think things taste better on the wood stove. The wood stove takes some experimenting, but I really like it so much better now.

Statistics: Posted by Stahlrosen — Sat Jul 29, 2017 4:58 pm