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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 sageprice 0

The books by Linda Runyon indicated that she foraged for 15 years, 7 of which were as vegetarians. Meat is not necessary every meal and if you can’t trap or hunt you are not a prepper. It takes very little energy to set snares and they are very quiet. Be real and stuff your head to survive. Stupidity is not a survival factor.[/quote]

I assume that humor is not part of your intellect. Swamp[/quote]
Sorry swamp I only deal in irony, I find it ironic that people refuse to use their brain to prep. They have their hidden stores and arsenals but fail to think beyond the fact that those are finite. Eventually you run out. I admire those who know how to make gunpowder from scratch, and the difference wild carrot and hemlock. Ignorance is not a prepping excuse. I hope my survivor friends don’t cast a hungry eye my way just because I still have flesh. It will force me to run and wait till they to pass. Survival is a waiting game. He who is last survives, but he who thrives is an ancestor. :floppytongue::floppytongue:

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
anvil_prime wrote:

Lilredmg wrote:I have a hidden room in my house. If tshtf, all my long term preps go in there. Another thing a person can do is make their house look like it’s already been ransacked. Some garbage thrown around the yard, some furniture tossed around the front yard, old clothes strewn about. Make it look like your house has already been robbed, less likely people will stop. I will share with people that beg, but if they show up to rob me later, they’ll get very little from my pantry, since everything else will be hidden.

Lilred, I’ve also made up some EPA/FEMA looking virus infected signs that I can place on the windows and doors and spray paint “virus” or “infected” for all to see. I’ve got to say after a little research, they look pretty authentic. I’m only guessing here, but even the moochers and looters aren’t going to be willing to take the chance to enter an infected home that already looks like it’s been abandoned or robbed.

out of everything that you can do to prep your home – “playing dead” is the most worthless … the looters are coming in to check for themselves –
no matter what kind of bullcrap con you think you’re pulling off – and then you’re in a firefight for sure …. they are lazy cowards looking for eazy scores – and there’ll be empty open homes everywhere … you kill one of them or pin them down leaving no retreat – you got trouble ….

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 daaswampman 0
sageprice wrote:

daaswampman wrote:Could be of interest to any of those Real Preppers that might be out there!

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat

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Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But as Nicholas St. Fleur reports for The New York Times, a new study suggests that humans aren’t particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.

At Gough’s Cave in England, for example, archaeologists found a large cache of human bones that showed evidence of defleshing and chewing, Becky Ferreira writes for Vice. The people who gnawed on those bones probably didn’t do so out of hunger; there were plenty of animal remains found within the cave, and some of the human bones appeared to have been marked with ritualistic etchings.

At the Gran Dolina cave in Spain, archaeologists found the butchered remains of 11 children and adolescents, who belonged to the species Homo antecessor. It is possible, writes Erika Engelhaupt for National Geographic, that the youths were “outsiders” and that the consumption of their remains served as a vicious warning to other groups.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new … 180962823/

Is it just me or does this group seem to be getting smaller and smaller? Swamp

The books by Linda Runyon indicated that she foraged for 15 years, 7 of which were as vegetarians. Meat is not necessary every meal and if you can’t trap or hunt you are not a prepper. It takes very little energy to set snares and they are very quiet. Be real and stuff your head to survive. Stupidity is not a survival factor.

I assume that humor is not part of your intellect. Swamp

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 daaswampman 0
sageprice wrote:

daaswampman wrote:Could be of interest to any of those Real Preppers that might be out there!

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat

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Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But as Nicholas St. Fleur reports for The New York Times, a new study suggests that humans aren’t particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.

At Gough’s Cave in England, for example, archaeologists found a large cache of human bones that showed evidence of defleshing and chewing, Becky Ferreira writes for Vice. The people who gnawed on those bones probably didn’t do so out of hunger; there were plenty of animal remains found within the cave, and some of the human bones appeared to have been marked with ritualistic etchings.

At the Gran Dolina cave in Spain, archaeologists found the butchered remains of 11 children and adolescents, who belonged to the species Homo antecessor. It is possible, writes Erika Engelhaupt for National Geographic, that the youths were “outsiders” and that the consumption of their remains served as a vicious warning to other groups.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new … 180962823/

Is it just me or does this group seem to be getting smaller and smaller? Swamp

The books by Linda Runyon indicated that she foraged for 15 years, 7 of which were as vegetarians. Meat is not necessary every meal and if you can’t trap or hunt you are not a prepper. It takes very little energy to set snares and they are very quiet. Be real and stuff your head to survive. Stupidity is not a survival factor.

I assume that humor is not part of your intellect. Swamp

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 sageprice 0
daaswampman wrote:
Could be of interest to any of those Real Preppers that might be out there!

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat

[snip]

Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But as Nicholas St. Fleur reports for The New York Times, a new study suggests that humans aren’t particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.

At Gough’s Cave in England, for example, archaeologists found a large cache of human bones that showed evidence of defleshing and chewing, Becky Ferreira writes for Vice. The people who gnawed on those bones probably didn’t do so out of hunger; there were plenty of animal remains found within the cave, and some of the human bones appeared to have been marked with ritualistic etchings.

At the Gran Dolina cave in Spain, archaeologists found the butchered remains of 11 children and adolescents, who belonged to the species Homo antecessor. It is possible, writes Erika Engelhaupt for National Geographic, that the youths were “outsiders” and that the consumption of their remains served as a vicious warning to other groups.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new … 180962823/

Is it just me or does this group seem to be getting smaller and smaller? Swamp

The books by Linda Runyon indicated that she foraged for 15 years, 7 of which were as vegetarians. Meat is not necessary every meal and if you can’t trap or hunt you are not a prepper. It takes very little energy to set snares and they are very quiet. Be real and stuff your head to survive. Stupidity is not a survival factor.

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 10, 2017 sageprice 0
daaswampman wrote:
Could be of interest to any of those Real Preppers that might be out there!

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat

[snip]

Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But as Nicholas St. Fleur reports for The New York Times, a new study suggests that humans aren’t particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.

At Gough’s Cave in England, for example, archaeologists found a large cache of human bones that showed evidence of defleshing and chewing, Becky Ferreira writes for Vice. The people who gnawed on those bones probably didn’t do so out of hunger; there were plenty of animal remains found within the cave, and some of the human bones appeared to have been marked with ritualistic etchings.

At the Gran Dolina cave in Spain, archaeologists found the butchered remains of 11 children and adolescents, who belonged to the species Homo antecessor. It is possible, writes Erika Engelhaupt for National Geographic, that the youths were “outsiders” and that the consumption of their remains served as a vicious warning to other groups.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new … 180962823/

Is it just me or does this group seem to be getting smaller and smaller? Swamp

The books by Linda Runyon indicated that she foraged for 15 years, 7 of which were as vegetarians. Meat is not necessary every meal and if you can’t trap or hunt you are not a prepper. It takes very little energy to set snares and they are very quiet. Be real and stuff your head to survive. Stupidity is not a survival factor.

Statistics: Posted by sageprice — Sun Apr 09, 2017 8:18 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 8, 2017 watcher 0

Also remember that when it comes to family groups they must be judged not on the strengths of a single member but the liabilities of all the members. While you might be able to pick up that blacksmith or medical person out of a family, what about the rest? What is the spouse and/or children like? Is it going to be a complete battle to educate them on the changed circumstances of their lifestyle and teach them the new skills and mindset needed?

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 8, 2017 watcher 0

Also remember that when it comes to family groups they must be judged not on the strengths of a single member but the liabilities of all the members. While you might be able to pick up that blacksmith or medical person out of a family, what about the rest? What is the spouse and/or children like? Is it going to be a complete battle to educate them on the changed circumstances of their lifestyle and teach them the new skills and mindset needed?

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 8, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Best way to mitigate the need for certain professions is to gain those skill sets yourself.
Granted, easier said than done but it can be done.

Join the military to gain expertise not only in small arms, and small team tactics, but leadership, logistics, communications etc.

As Swampy said, take away the modern medical support and doctors just got kicked back 50 or 100 years. An EMT course followed up by a NOLS WIlderness EMT course can get you by a lot of medical issues, at least physical ones.
Some basic biology equipment can get you a small lab to do basic testing. College level biology class with a lab can help you get a foundation of lab procedures.

Farmer. Get out there and become one. Read a lot. There are online classes you can take, Cornell offers a number of them. They have a great small farmer website.
Most farmers are their own vets, or at least if you do not want to incur medical bills.

If there is a skill set, say blacksmith, your group needs do the cost/risk analysis, then make a decision.
The blacksmith has a family, well that comes with gaining that asset.
How group dynamics play out I think is a yet to be seen issue. Take it as it comes along.

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 8, 2017 daaswampman 0

Could be of interest to any of those Real Preppers that might be out there!

New Study Fleshes Out the Nutritional Value of Human Meat

[snip]

Why did our early ancestors eat one another? Some scientists say it may have been because they were hungry. But as Nicholas St. Fleur reports for The New York Times, a new study suggests that humans aren’t particularly nutritious and speculates that ancient cannibals had other reasons for chowing down on their fellow bipeds.

At Gough’s Cave in England, for example, archaeologists found a large cache of human bones that showed evidence of defleshing and chewing, Becky Ferreira writes for Vice. The people who gnawed on those bones probably didn’t do so out of hunger; there were plenty of animal remains found within the cave, and some of the human bones appeared to have been marked with ritualistic etchings.

At the Gran Dolina cave in Spain, archaeologists found the butchered remains of 11 children and adolescents, who belonged to the species Homo antecessor. It is possible, writes Erika Engelhaupt for National Geographic, that the youths were “outsiders” and that the consumption of their remains served as a vicious warning to other groups.

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-new … 180962823/

Is it just me or does this group seem to be getting smaller and smaller? Swamp

Statistics: Posted by daaswampman — Fri Apr 07, 2017 8:40 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 7, 2017 daaswampman 0

Close friends and family! Do not be misled with titles like Doctor! My close family has several and I wish we had a Blacksmith! Most Physician’s skills are useless without the toys and support personal. The same goes for every other specialized profession or past experiences. A able man with a wife and a bunch of small kids is a net loss unless they are your people!

What matters is what will hold your group together, when it encounters conflict and adversity! I have been married and divorced several times, but my relatives and close friends, are still mine. Nor is everyone of my people welcome, unless they can leave their excess baggage at home. I have no control of who they breed, but I have no obligation to put up with the results!

It may seem harsh, but when something major happens, the twinks ain’t gonna make it long and nobody is going to be thinking about anyone’s feelings! All the drama works on TV shows like the Walking Dead, but don’t expect that in the real world. Swamp

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 7, 2017 terrapin 0
JohnSmith wrote:

sorry to tell you …. but you aren’t a prepper …. if you don’t intend to survive by all means possible …. you’ll most likely not survive …. putting aside the necessary supplies for you and yours is #1 …. violating that cardinal rule is tantamount to tossing in your cards and committing suicide ….

Surviving by Any Means Necessary also means cannibalism, and taking from your children, spouse and those you love to live. This was done in Russia in WWII. Probably a lot of other places too. Because I would have a moral obligation against going this far, does that mean a person is not a Prepper? I thought a prepper was simply someone who prepares, has a plan.

John,
You push extrapolation to the limit. :rolleyes:

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 7, 2017 Illini Warrior 0
JohnSmith wrote:
For most people it seems they have the group that would be protected when SHTF, which includes their immediate family, spouse, children… and sometimes some of their close friends. Every group wants a doctor, or at least a veterinarian, and someone who was or is Military, and a farmer. My question is for those who are new to prepping to be answered by those who have experience. How do you tell who to add to your group? Did you make a list and specifically become friends with people who fell into those category’s? Did you just meet at church? And what if someone who has a high priority on your list comes with the requirement that because of their skill their unskilled spouse, or children need to come with? Why would I exclude having a doctor in my group just because his late wife left him with two young children? Or, should I not accept a doctor who comes with an Entitled spouse? It seems as if within every group there are the Alpha Males…would you join a group if you were not considered the Alpha? Why/ why not? What would you do if someone wanted to join your group, had provisions, and no skills?

there’s more to consider than just their profession or a skill – one of the last things you’ll need is a uber liberal that has sway with your group … you’d be better off with group that has the same values and viewpoints that you can trust – than the most highly skilled & trained bunch of backstabbing pain in the azzes ….

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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Who to let in your group, the how’s and why’s.

April 7, 2017 JohnSmith 0

For most people it seems they have the group that would be protected when SHTF, which includes their immediate family, spouse, children… and sometimes some of their close friends. Every group wants a doctor, or at least a veterinarian, and someone who was or is Military, and a farmer. My question is for those who are new to prepping to be answered by those who have experience. How do you tell who to add to your group? Did you make a list and specifically become friends with people who fell into those category’s? Did you just meet at church? And what if someone who has a high priority on your list comes with the requirement that because of their skill their unskilled spouse, or children need to come with? Why would I exclude having a doctor in my group just because his late wife left him with two young children? Or, should I not accept a doctor who comes with an Entitled spouse? It seems as if within every group there are the Alpha Males…would you join a group if you were not considered the Alpha? Why/ why not? What would you do if someone wanted to join your group, had provisions, and no skills?

Statistics: Posted by JohnSmith — Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:46 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Re: Why I Won’t Be Charitable When The SHTF

April 7, 2017 JohnSmith 0
sorry to tell you …. but you aren’t a prepper …. if you don’t intend to survive by all means possible …. you’ll most likely not survive …. putting aside the necessary supplies for you and yours is #1 …. violating that cardinal rule is tantamount to tossing in your cards and committing suicide ….

Surviving by Any Means Necessary also means cannibalism, and taking from your children, spouse and those you love to live. This was done in Russia in WWII. Probably a lot of other places too. Because I would have a moral obligation against going this far, does that mean a person is not a Prepper? I thought a prepper was simply someone who prepares, has a plan.

Statistics: Posted by JohnSmith — Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:12 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Is Austin gun friendly?

March 4, 2017 Photon Guy 0

From what I know Texas is overall a gun friendly state but Im wondering about Austin. I heard it said that Austin is a blue dot. While Texas as a whole is very red, Austin is blue. That being said is the anti-gun attitude commonly associated with liberals prevalent in Austin? I visited Austin and I must say its quite awesome. Of the places I’ve been in Texas, Austin is my favorite. So I hope they’re gun friendly like the rest of the state even if they are an overall liberal city.

Statistics: Posted by Photon Guy — Sat Mar 04, 2017 1:11 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Shared Living & Resources – Room for Rent

January 21, 2017 BBNTX 0

My wife and I have a room in our home that we need to rent. We are only interested in renting to another prepper. If you live alone, you’ll be in a fix if SHTF. As well, we understand the idea of safety in numbers and would prefer to have an additional responsible adult here at our home. We live in Lewisville on the west side of I-35 between 121 Business and Fox Avenue. Rent is $475 per month. If you are interested, let’s meet somewhere and discuss your situation to see if we might be a proper fit. Rule number one, we’re not renting to anyone who’s going to drain rather than compliment our resources. We require you to have your own. We’ll not give away half of our provisions because we invited the wrong person in. We do not smoke cigarettes. Additionally, as a matter of TX law and our own standards, we are not permitted to have sex offenders living at our residence. Please text us 972-836-7421 if you’re interested in meeting.

Statistics: Posted by BBNTX — Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:52 pm


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Texas Discussion, News and Weather • Shared Living & Resources – Room for Rent

January 21, 2017 BBNTX 0

My wife and I have a room in our home that we need to rent. We are only interested in renting to another prepper. If you live alone, you’ll be in a fix if SHTF. As well, we understand the idea of safety in numbers and would prefer to have an additional responsible adult here at our home. We live in Lewisville on the west side of I-35 between 121 Business and Fox Avenue. Rent is $475 per month. If you are interested, let’s meet somewhere and discuss your situation to see if we might be a proper fit. Rule number one, we’re not renting to anyone who’s going to drain rather than compliment our resources. We require you to have your own. We’ll not give away half of our provisions because we invited the wrong person in. We do not smoke cigarettes. Additionally, as a matter of TX law and our own standards, we are not permitted to have sex offenders living at our residence. Please text us Phone number edited out by forum moderator per forum rules. DO NOT post personal contact information on the open forums! Use the PM function. if you’re interested in meeting.

Statistics: Posted by BBNTX — Sat Jan 21, 2017 5:52 pm