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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:
“Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine.”

Ray: Pause for a moment and think about that! “Oh it ain’t that bad here.” Really? Swamp

I didn’t say it was Shangri-La or anything, but its not “the purge” with armed gangs chasing you down the street trying to eat you. Thats all I’m saying. Media blows it out of proportion to sell papers and ad time.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Blondie 0
BK in KC wrote:

daaswampman wrote:“Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine.”

Ray: Pause for a moment and think about that! “Oh it ain’t that bad here.” Really? Swamp

You’ve got to live your life. As for myself, as an IT professional there just aren’t many good paying jobs in the rural areas. I need money to support my family in the now and enough extra to prep for the future. That’s just how it is.

Having lived & worked in Detroit, I agree with Ray. Know your ‘hood. Times I’ve been broken into: Detroit 0, Hooterville: 2

I’m in KC’s boat. Have to work & pay the bills. I go where the job that pays the most takes me. I’m not fussy about the ‘hood I work in. It’s only a means to pay the bills.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 BK in KC 0
daaswampman wrote:
“Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine.”

Ray: Pause for a moment and think about that! “Oh it ain’t that bad here.” Really? Swamp

You’ve got to live your life. As for myself, as an IT professional there just aren’t many good paying jobs in the rural areas. I need money to support my family in the now and enough extra to prep for the future. That’s just how it is.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Mountain mama 0

Very rural part of Va, but a couple of hours from DC. I will be popping popcorn and inviting my daughter who is right outside DC in Maryland to come home for the week. My main concern is for her. She lives in a very diverse very liberal area. My area of Va is trump country. The rest of Va needs to get its head examined.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 BK in KC 0

RayMac nailed it. Avoid stupid people in stupid places and you’re mostly good to go. Of course sometimes stupid will find you anyway, so a well practiced situational awareness is key, but that’s true anywhere.

As for riots, I’m not too worried. Mobs don’t mess with armed people standing their ground and guarding their property. Lot’s of videos from the LA riots, Ferguson and more recently Portland prove my point.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 RayMac1963 0
daaswampman wrote:
I am hoping for something along the lines of the movie Purge! Although it would be just another day in places like Detroit and Chicago! Swamp

Oh, it ain’t that bad here. For the most part, if you know where NOT to go, and more importantly WHEN not to go there, you’re fine. Sure, you guys hear on the national news about shootings in Detroit or Chicago, or any of the other big cities, but what they rarely say is its at 1 am in some gas station in the hood, or the parties know each other. Smart people stay out of those places. I give you a prime example. We have a contract for fuel with a gas station on 8 mile near my job for the security trucks. Guess who is responsible for going by to pay them weekly? thats right ME! So do i go after work at 5:30 when the crack heads are up and hanging around asking to pump gas for change? HECK NO! I go a 7 am on the way in when the place is empty. Yes, I’m carrying, but the best way to win a gun fight is not to be in one in the first place. Now, breaking in your house or building, or stealing your stuff out of your car, thats a different story. That happens anytime.

But to Cast Iron’s question, any real protest will be limited in geographical scope no matter what. There simply aren’t enough people for it to be wide spread. Look back at the 68 riots. As scary as they were at the time for the country, you could fit all the “action” here in Detroit in less then a square mile. Detroit is about 150 square miles FYI… Thats the same for the other cities that had disturbances. 99% of us are in no real danger. What that WOULD be is a perfect opportunity for is some kind of martial law, and an excuse for a power grab by the feds. I wouldn’t would worry about the Snow flakes so much as i would worry that about a knock on the door and some police standing there with a sack of 4473’s with my signature on them.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 Yeti_2015 0

Like most that replied here, I too live in a rural area that is mostly Trump supporters. I don’t think that it would change anything around here except the conversations we have when we run into someone at the store or other places. I live in one of three state that was all red, so just another day at the office so to say. Only thing I can say I would advoid any major urbans areas for an extended amount of time. If anyone lives in an area that might be susceptible be very vigilant about what is going on in your tow, just because its not in your immediate area or neighborhood pay a lot of attention. You never know when it will be time to hunker down or bug out. Stay safe.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 JC1 0

I live rural but work in what you guys would probably call a small city. With that and a few other factors I feel fairly safe where I can monitor local conditions. If things escalate where I’m not feeling comfortable I’ll take some time off (I save leave like everything else). If things escalate faster than I realize I have a get home plan.

I’m not comfortable with the amount of the violent threats that have been made; I plan to be very vigilant and probably add to what I’m physically carrying until I’m more comfortable. I do have to question the intelligence of people who hate guns and threaten violence on those who like them, collect them, and know how to use them but I won’t understatement how lethal stupid people can be.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE 0

Go grayman…I’m in CA…URBAN as it gets…..put “I’m with her” signs all over front yard! :rofl:

mainly stay calm(rock of the household) and observant as anything ultra serious is highly unlikely for over a few days but at the same time in said scenario….

1st…load mags and stage appropriately, and activate bug in preps.(security/family mindset meeting and ROE)
2nd…observe at home…Notify work of the FLU(hey, at least it’s in season :D )/no store trips etc for the entire family and watch news and HAM for info….touch base with neighbors.
3rd…if local area effected(very likely since I’m next to one of the first declared sanctuary cities) enact neighborhood Track isolation with pre-set discussions of likeminded neighbors and ride it out as best as possible while observing LEO response and effectiveness.

4th…(if SHTF hard and required)…enact Bug out plan to local marina(2 options within in 10 min drive) and egress 45 min to BOL ….end.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 16, 2017 kenjabroni 0

I am within 3 hours of two big cities. Id be watching it very closely if that were to escalate. Id be getting the truck gassed and loaded and the trailer ready to roll out if need be and head farther west if needed. I dont think I would have to vacate, but I sure as heck wouldnt wait until the last second either. With all these yahoos feeling violated and such the small town I live near wouldnt tolerate the snowflakes. I know there are a couple of them living here, but I doubt theyd stay long in a situation like this.

What if the current idiot in charge has the balls to have some sort of event, say with his troops now stationed in Poland, to put martial law into place Saturday night and suspend the election. I dont think that would happen but he really seems to like the power he has and he thinks hes a sort of god because of all these people worshiping him.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 15, 2017 daaswampman 0

I am hoping for something along the lines of the movie Purge! Although it would be just another day in places like Detroit and Chicago! Swamp

Anyone else interested in working at one of the new Re-Education \ Concentration Camps for Liberals? If we choose a sunny location like Arizona, we could even go green and make the ovens solar!

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Shall we play a game, II?

January 15, 2017 donba 0

We live just north of LA. We almost never go into LA, haven’t lost a thing there. I think we would load all our mags, position weapons around the house, with extra ammo. Make a bunch of popcorn, make extra coffee. Then talk to the neighbors try and find out what there plans were. If it spilled out into the San Fernando valley, go to step 2 defense.The 5th wheel would be loaded, clothes, food extra ammo ready to leave if we had to. If the neighbors were going to stand and fight we would also. If the neighbors were going to leave, they could follow us out.Our town is about 35 miles from downtown LA. I figure we would get a good 5 days of warning, Time to go to the bank. Get most of the money out. call all of the relations find out where, and what there plans were. I really haven’t though about this being a problem, will need more time to sort this out… :nervous: tonight…

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General Preparedness Discussion • Shall we play a game, II?

January 15, 2017 Cast Iron 0

Our first what if game was based on a EMP/Carrington like event.

However, in light of recent events, lets play another game.

Here is the situation: 20 JAN 2017, Inauguration Day.

The anti-Trump types light the fuze to the powder keg. And it goes boom.

Major protests in large cities and college campuses, many with violence, arson, general chaos.

But it continues for not just one day but over several days with no end in sight.

There are those who see Trump as a Nazi, doing everything they can to save America from him and his Nazi ways. Real or not, does not matter.

How would you see national events like this playing out in your AOO?

How would you respond?

What actions could or would you take?

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 15, 2017 daaswampman 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
Been running ahead of these storms or trying to, ended up way south instead of I 40.
Got caught on I 64, semi overturned, semi tarps torn off or billowing, some big road signs
torn down. That weather was sure a surprise. I kind of zigzagged southwest. I’ve run with
and against winds most of the way, not good. Likely should have gone back, not had issues
like this before in my winter travels, but avoided the ice so what the heck.

I am in Lordsburg, NM tonight, got hit with very strong crosswinds and rain in the desert
so we and I noticed many others stopped early. I was hoping to get to Quartzite tomorrow,
hope I still can. It doesn’t sound like its going to be real warm there either and going to be
cold in Vegas too. Oh well, just one of those years, still enjoying ourselves though.

I am pretty well supplied just in case like I always am, but likely could use more to be safe.

Have any of you ran 95 north in California from around Blyth to Vegas. I’ve run 93 before but didn’t want to go back east, though its a decent road. Oh I know you’ve all missed me. :rofl:

Glad for the updates! Would hate for something horrible to happen to you and not know all the gruesome details! Swamp

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January 15, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

I saw the ultimate prepper vehicle come in here this evening. At least from what I saw of it I would say so.

It was an F550 4 X 4, with some really rugged tires. I’m sure a one of a kind, had a big box type living area built on to it, and boxes for what along the back, it was all solid black, I had to get in to sign up wish I had longer to look at it, the thing was awesome. I wonder if they live offroad or do a lot of desert running or what. That thing had to be $100k or more, it was custom, there was serious money in that it also had the front and back seats too. Maybe just some of the oil people that get their wealth from those wells from Abilene to way way out there. I can’t imagine owning something like that, wow.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: HOW DID YOU SURVIVE THE RECENT STORM

January 15, 2017 PatrioticStabilist 0

Been running ahead of these storms or trying to, ended up way south instead of I 40.
Got caught on I 64, semi overturned, semi tarps torn off or billowing, some big road signs
torn down. That weather was sure a surprise. I kind of zigzagged southwest. I’ve run with
and against winds most of the way, not good. Likely should have gone back, not had issues
like this before in my winter travels, but avoided the ice so what the heck.

I am in Lordsburg, NM tonight, got hit with very strong crosswinds and rain in the desert
so we and I noticed many others stopped early. I was hoping to get to Quartzite tomorrow,
hope I still can. It doesn’t sound like its going to be real warm there either and going to be
cold in Vegas too. Oh well, just one of those years, still enjoying ourselves though.

I am pretty well supplied just in case like I always am, but likely could use more to be safe.

Have any of you ran 95 north in California from around Blyth to Vegas. I’ve run 93 before but didn’t want to go back east, though its a decent road. Oh I know you’ve all missed me. :rofl:

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Not concerned about Russian intrusion?

January 13, 2017 rickdun 0
Odin Gray wrote:

PatrioticStabilist wrote:I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

You should fear politacal correctness more then education, ’cause education (colleges/high schools) are teaching more and more about the PC BS, period. They don’t teach reading, writing, athrimatic, etc., they teach nothing more then getting out of the pink for women, blue for men, gender neutral bathrooms, changing men to womem, changing women to men even if they are in prison, etc., I say they should all be extingushed, PERIOD.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Not concerned about Russian intrusion?

January 13, 2017 rickdun 0
Odin Gray wrote:

PatrioticStabilist wrote:I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

You should fear politacal correctness more then education, ’cause education (colleges/high schools) are teaching more and more about the PC BS, period. They don’t teach reading, writing, athrimatic, etc., they teach nothing more then getting out of the pink for women, blue for men, gender neutral bathrooms, changing men to womem, changing women to men even if they are in prison, etc., I say they should all be extingushed, PERIOD.

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General Preparedness Discussion • Re: Not concerned about Russian intrusion?

January 13, 2017 Odin Gray 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

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January 13, 2017 Odin Gray 0
PatrioticStabilist wrote:
I kept checking to see, so none of you are concerned about Russian intrusion into our systems? And not concerned that our new president is more concerned about being friends with a communist country rather then looking out for our own? ….

FYI: Russia is not a communist country any more than Germany is a Nazi country.

What Americans should be concerned about is the educational system in the US that fails to (among other things) to teach polical systems and the distinguishing features of each.

As preppers, we would be wise to “fear” our own politicians to a higher degree than outside boogeymen.

Statistics: Posted by Odin Gray — Fri Jan 13, 2017 4:46 pm