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Natural Disasters • Re: Thoughts on these guys?

November 20, 2017 3ADScout 0

Risky for someone to depend upon a service like this for your survival. In many disasters officials put in an air space restriction as to not to interfere with public safety operations. But as the saying goes- a fool and their money . . .Statistics…

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Natural Disasters • Thoughts on these guys?

November 20, 2017 dreggie 0

These guys are offering rescue services, starting mid-2018.US Navy SEALs and people of similar skillset are running it.California is their first target, then people in Hurricane zones.https://www.valhallacoin.comWhat are your thoughts? They are aiming…

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Natural Disasters • Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again

October 3, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
And here in southern Indiana we need rain desperately.

We have had maybe an inch in the last 2 months. For the farmers its good they are
harvesting like crazy, but in big clouds of dust, looks like a dust storm. But my shrubs
and trees are suffering, big limbs breaking off.

Our grandson has breathing problems and right now we can hardly let him out doors,
the pharmacists said they are covered up with sick folks. For him its breathing treatments
when we can get him to take them or prednisone. But its effecting all of us DIL and DD
are both sick too.

So I sure hope we can get some rain, maybe this weekend. We will take some of yours.

we are getting some rain for the first time in 5-6 weeks – it’s officially a drought ….

no harvesting yet this far north – another couple of weeks – probably rain like crazy for the poor farmer SOBs ….

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Natural Disasters • Re: Mother Nature Strikes Again

October 3, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

And here in southern Indiana we need rain desperately.

We have had maybe an inch in the last 2 months. For the farmers its good they are
harvesting like crazy, but in big clouds of dust, looks like a dust storm. But my shrubs
and trees are suffering, big limbs breaking off.

Our grandson has breathing problems and right now we can hardly let him out doors,
the pharmacists said they are covered up with sick folks. For him its breathing treatments
when we can get him to take them or prednisone. But its effecting all of us DIL and DD
are both sick too.

So I sure hope we can get some rain, maybe this weekend. We will take some of yours.

Statistics: Posted by PatrioticStabilist — Tue Oct 03, 2017 6:57 am


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Natural Disasters • Mother Nature Strikes Again

October 2, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

Wow, Mother Nature needs to give it a rest! We just got over hurricane Irma then got 10″ of rain yesterday!!! It filled up two 30 gal. trash cans I’d left out and flooded the lanai, side and front yard. We’re scheduled to get rain every day this week. Holy smokes! I Just spent 2 days, and a considerable amount of money, loading chemicals into the pool to get it rebalanced after Irma. Guess we’ll be making another trip to the pool supply store. Ugh!

Oh well, it could be worse. The folks 10 miles south of us were told not to flush :shock: , do laundry, or shower as the sewer system couldn’t take any more water.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 MrDanB 0

I haven’t heard anything on pm use in PR, but my neighbor survived The Bosnian war. He told me that there are plenty of folks who wanted pm’s, but getting there to do the deal was treacherous. Here in the states, if you can get to an area that wasn’t affected by shtf, you can exchange pm for cash or bitcoin. It all depends on the circumstances. I believe that people in PR are helping each other the best they can. I haven’t heard anything on looting or crime yet.
So many reasons to hunker down and shelter in place if you can imho.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 Blondie 0

My employer has offices in PR and they are closed indefinitely.

While there is “demand for cash” what are you spending it on? Little in the way of resources and what’s left would be price gouged. Ships and other containers from exporters like China still need to be cleared & inspected by Customs. With few employees and no electricity to operate systems.

If people aren’t working and most of PR is like a 3rd world country, what cash are they withdrawing?

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Natural Disasters • Re: Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 NJMike 0

I think the question in the OP is an interesting one. We had a previous discussion on PMs and their value short to long term.

I suspect that with the primary source of food and supplies in the short term being from outside > in, that the folks with PMs might also be the few with a food supply and may not need to trade. My opinion fwiw.

If we have members from PR here, I’d love to hear their take when they’re able.

Statistics: Posted by NJMike — Thu Sep 28, 2017 11:05 am


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Natural Disasters • Re: Cash demand soars in Puerto Rico

September 28, 2017 rickdun 0

Cast Iron, I haven’t heard anything about PM’s being used, but the lines for the ATM’s are as long as those waiting in line for gas.

I saw on the news this morning that there are hundred’s of tractor trailers full of food, water, generators, medical supplies but no one to drive them to the cities/towns. There are a lot of roads that are still impassable and over a week without electricity and could take months to fix. I’m just glad I’m pretty much prepared for something like that.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 12, 2017 Floridaclipper 0

I made it as well. SW Marion county.

Lost the landine – no problem still had cell and internet
Lost power about 11:40PM on sun – no problem had other ways to keep myself entertained, cook, etc
Lost use of the well due to power outage – no problem, stored water and generator to refill if needed
Lost cell and internet -no problem I’m a HAM and had back up power for my stations.
Lost the repeater – It was damaged in the storm. I found another and ran on simplex
No gas to be found – no problem yet had storage
Lost very few items in the refrigerator the freezers are just fine.
No damage to the house
The yard…big problem. I have a lot of trees and almost 2 acres. Some of the limbs that came down were slammed into the ground inches deep. I’m not strong enough to pull them out. Some are wrapped around the flag pole and other items. I return to work today. It’s going to take days to a week for me to clean this mess up. Nothing I could have really prepped for. The trees were thinned, the ones closest to the house removed but clean up is what it is.

Some of the roads and neighborhoods are flooded. Most traffic lights are out. Many accidents as people do not remember it becomes a 4 way stop. I return to work today and will be taking back roads to avoid that situation as much as possible.

My break is over. Time to get back out into the yard

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 12, 2017 Floridaclipper 0

I made it as well. SW Marion county.

Lost the landine – no problem still had cell and internet
Lost power about 11:40PM on sun – no problem had other ways to keep myself entertained, cook, etc
Lost use of the well due to power outage – no problem, stored water and generator to refill if needed
Lost cell and internet -no problem I’m a HAM and had back up power for my stations.
Lost the repeater – It was damaged in the storm. I found another and ran on simplex
No gas to be found – no problem yet had storage
Lost very few items in the refrigerator the freezers are just fine.
No damage to the house
The yard…big problem. I have a lot of trees and almost 2 acres. Some of the limbs that came down were slammed into the ground inches deep. I’m not strong enough to pull them out. Some are wrapped around the flag pole and other items. I return to work today. It’s going to take days to a week for me to clean this mess up. Nothing I could have really prepped for. The trees were thinned, the ones closest to the house removed but clean up is what it is.

Some of the roads and neighborhoods are flooded. Most traffic lights are out. Many accidents as people do not remember it becomes a 4 way stop. I return to work today and will be taking back roads to avoid that situation as much as possible.

My break is over. Time to get back out into the yard

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’ll, we survived another hurricane here on the east coast of Central Florida. It was Hell! I wanted to leave on the 7th but spouse refused to go. I almost flew out of here but just couldn’t abandon a senior citizen to fend for himself. Next time, he goes, or else!

All day yesterday we dealt with the hurricane and tornados swirling around us, and through the grace of God, came through with no damage to our home. Our trees, pool, and pool screens are another matter. It’s going to take at least 4 days to clean up the mess. Our back yard is covered in huge Oak tree limbs (all day yesterday and last night: thunk…thunk…thunk) and smaller limbs. Our side yard is impassable due to a downed Magnolia tree. You can’t step anywhere in our yard without tripping on a branch, limb, or Magnolia cone. We lost some pool screens so my sparkling pool is now filled with leaves and pieces of screen.

We lost power. No problem! We had battery operated fans, lights, flashlights, and fully charge electronics with backup ways to recharges.
We lost water. No problem! We had bottled water, filled 7-gal water containers, a filled Water BOB in the tub, a 20,000 gal. pool, and multiple water filters.
We lost gas. No problem! We have at least 5 different ways to cook. First thing, got out the Coleman to heat water for coffee.
We lost cell and home phone. Well, you can’t have everything. Time fixed that problem.

Don’t be too hard on folks that didn’t evacuated, unless they were in a mandatory evacuation zone. There are multiple reasons why people don’t evacuate from Fl. but the list is too long to go into. You’d really have to live here to understand.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 11, 2017 LetsPrep11 0

We’ll, we survived another hurricane here on the east coast of Central Florida. It was Hell! I wanted to leave on the 7th but spouse refused to go. I almost flew out of here but just couldn’t abandon a senior citizen to fend for himself. Next time, he goes, or else!

All day yesterday we dealt with the hurricane and tornados swirling around us, and through the grace of God, came through with no damage to our home. Our trees, pool, and pool screens are another matter. It’s going to take at least 4 days to clean up the mess. Our back yard is covered in huge Oak tree limbs (all day yesterday and last night: thunk…thunk…thunk) and smaller limbs. Our side yard is impassable due to a downed Magnolia tree. You can’t step anywhere in our yard without tripping on a branch, limb, or Magnolia cone. We lost some pool screens so my sparkling pool is now filled with leaves and pieces of screen.

We lost power. No problem! We had battery operated fans, lights, flashlights, and fully charge electronics with backup ways to recharges.
We lost water. No problem! We had bottled water, filled 7-gal water containers, a filled Water BOB in the tub, a 20,000 gal. pool, and multiple water filters.
We lost gas. No problem! We have at least 5 different ways to cook. First thing, got out the Coleman to heat water for coffee.
We lost cell and home phone. Well, you can’t have everything. Time fixed that problem.

Don’t be too hard on folks that didn’t evacuated, unless they were in a mandatory evacuation zone. There are multiple reasons why people don’t evacuate from Fl. but the list is too long to go into. You’d really have to live here to understand.

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Natural Disasters • Re: IRMA—Looting in progress.

September 11, 2017 kenjabroni 0

People are just stupid. They look to take advantage of any situation. Later on when these businesses leave the neighborhood for good and stores sit empty for years these same people will cry because there are no shops or job opportunities in the areas they live………SMDH Its frustrating that it always seems to be the same people running in and stealing this stuff too. I dont know what they think they are going to do with those bags of cell phones they stole. I doubt they can just put in a card and use them. Im just baffled I guess because my momma would have beat my rear if I ever thought of doing that.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 11, 2017 Floridaclipper 0

Well I haven’t blown away yet & I still have power for the moment. Oddly the land line is not working. The strongest winds should be here about 3-5 am but the guests are starting now. This is where things start to get scary. I’m tired but don’t have a buddy to trade time watching conditions. The storm is producing a lot of tornadoes. Only one touched down. There are a lot of power outages and the storm has only really just started arriving. Some of the shelters are running on back up power. The lift stations here do not have power and there is a risk of things backing up :'( Fortunately I learned my lesson a while back and I’m on well and septic. 911 is receiving a lot of calls for power outages. Yup. Lights out call 911 ;)

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Natural Disasters • Re: Sun update…CME incoming…Very active sunspot.

September 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

WoW…Are we glad that spot turned out away from earth…

Via Spaceweathernews.com—“Looks like it was an X10+ possibly…If true over half our solar system will be effected.”

If that was facing Earth that would have been most definitely an “I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend”

We’ll never use “Cancel the barbie”….life as we know it will be over before those words will ever be uttered.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Sun update…CME incoming…Very active sunspot.

September 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

WoW…Are we glad that spot turned out away from earth…

Via Spaceweathernews.com—“Looks like it was an X10+ possibly…If true over half our solar system will be effected.”

If that was facing Earth that would have been most definitely an “I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend”

We’ll never use “Cancel the barbie”….life as we know it will be over before those words will ever be uttered.

Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:16 pm


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Natural Disasters • IRMA—Looting in progress.

September 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Provided by a source…

Looting is confirmed in multiple counties…

Police response as best as possible.

A couple of SWAT involvements on sports store robberies for guns.

Shoe stores(Sigh :blink: ) being robbed.

Police have shot 1 in a group of teens into residential burglary.

ATTENTION Non_Evacuees….Reports of home invaders gaining access by posing as Utility workers…Residents robbed at gunpoint.
Lock-and-Load
Demand ID and deny access in general.

Be safe,

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:06 pm


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Natural Disasters • IRMA—Looting in progress.

September 11, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Provided by a source…

Looting is confirmed in multiple counties…

Police response as best as possible.

A couple of SWAT involvements on sports store robberies for guns.

Shoe stores(Sigh :blink: ) being robbed.

Police have shot 1 in a group of teens into residential burglary.

ATTENTION Non_Evacuees….Reports of home invaders gaining access by posing as Utility workers…Residents robbed at gunpoint.
Lock-and-Load
Demand ID and deny access in general.

Be safe,

~D

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Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:06 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 filsgreen 0

Thanks for the welcome, Trex. :) I’m a 7 day prepper, little league basically. I’m not having a go at non peppers, but if I was going into a shelter for three days; I would have the courtesy to provide my own food, drink and bedding. Especially pillows; I’ve got to have my own I hate sleeping in hotel rooms. :D

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 TRex2 0
filsgreen wrote:
Across the pond in Liverpool and have been watching it on CNN; I can’t believe the attitude of some people. Watching people queuing to get into the shelters, a lot of them had nothing with them. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, thinking they had been advised not to bring anything, this was not the case. Furthermore, the reporter said that some of them were complaining of the conditions inside the shelter :? The reporter noted that they had plenty of cigarettes though.

Welcome to American Prepper Network, and congrats on posting your first view of non-preppers.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 TRex2 0
filsgreen wrote:
Across the pond in Liverpool and have been watching it on CNN; I can’t believe the attitude of some people. Watching people queuing to get into the shelters, a lot of them had nothing with them. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, thinking they had been advised not to bring anything, this was not the case. Furthermore, the reporter said that some of them were complaining of the conditions inside the shelter :? The reporter noted that they had plenty of cigarettes though.

Welcome to American Prepper Network, and congrats on posting your first view of non-preppers.

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:53 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 filsgreen 0

Across the pond in Liverpool and have been watching it on CNN; I can’t believe the attitude of some people. Watching people queuing to get into the shelters, a lot of them had nothing with them. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, thinking they had been advised not to bring anything, this was not the case. Furthermore, the reporter said that some of them were complaining of the conditions inside the shelter :? The reporter noted that they had plenty of cigarettes though.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 filsgreen 0

Across the pond in Liverpool and have been watching it on CNN; I can’t believe the attitude of some people. Watching people queuing to get into the shelters, a lot of them had nothing with them. I gave them the benefit of the doubt, thinking they had been advised not to bring anything, this was not the case. Furthermore, the reporter said that some of them were complaining of the conditions inside the shelter :? The reporter noted that they had plenty of cigarettes though.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Sun update…CME incoming…Very active sunspot.

September 10, 2017 TRex2 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
LOL….Well, if this just doesn’t beat all… :shakeno:
Another massive X flare is currently popping…Way to early to analyse so NO WORRIES for now.
I may have to start a new thread :surrender:

Still the same subject, so I don’t see any need for a new thread.

“NO WORRIES”
You starting to use the Assie Threat Level Scale?
https://www.humoretc.com/mhcontent/threat-levels.php

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, mate”. Three more escalation levels remain: “Crikey!’, “I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend” and “The barbie is canceled”. So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

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Natural Disasters • Re: Sun update…CME incoming…Very active sunspot.

September 10, 2017 TRex2 0
DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE wrote:
LOL….Well, if this just doesn’t beat all… :shakeno:
Another massive X flare is currently popping…Way to early to analyse so NO WORRIES for now.
I may have to start a new thread :surrender:

Still the same subject, so I don’t see any need for a new thread.

“NO WORRIES”
You starting to use the Assie Threat Level Scale?
https://www.humoretc.com/mhcontent/threat-levels.php

Australia , meanwhile, has raised its security level from “No worries” to “She’ll be right, mate”. Three more escalation levels remain: “Crikey!’, “I think we’ll need to cancel the barbie this weekend” and “The barbie is canceled”. So far no situation has ever warranted use of the final escalation level.

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Sun Sep 10, 2017 12:33 pm


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Natural Disasters • Re: Atlantic (Hurricane Irma)

September 10, 2017 TRex2 0
ReadyMom wrote:

Floridaclipper wrote:There will always be contenders for the Darwin awards. …

Yea. The Weather Channel can get one of those awards, too! Was watching Fox, this morning, and as the reporter is talking about the 2ft of water that was rolling down the street, a SUV came rolling through …

Is this the same Fox Reporter that was standing in water above his knees next to rushing water going down the street as the storm surge rolled in? And then walked out, several steps, towards the moving water…

I think several of them are taking way too much risk.

Statistics: Posted by TRex2 — Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:47 am