Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
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27-04-2017, 03:46 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 02:02 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Do you consider someone who has 6 months worth of food on hand to be a rational, well planned person, a hoarder, or a whackadoodle???

A lot would have to fail all at once for hoarding to be justified, so I would call you excessively fearful but not irrational.

As for me, I am not prepared for anything except the status quo.
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27-04-2017, 04:00 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 03:46 PM)Thoreauvian Wrote:  
(27-04-2017 02:02 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Do you consider someone who has 6 months worth of food on hand to be a rational, well planned person, a hoarder, or a whackadoodle???

A lot would have to fail all at once for hoarding to be justified, so I would call you excessively fearful but not irrational.

As for me, I am not prepared for anything except the status quo.

The Amish have a thing about storing a year's worth of food.

If the man of the house becomes unable to work ( a badly broken leg is frequently used as an example) - then if nothing else, his family won't go hungry.

If you do it right, it doesn't even really cost anything.

You just have to spend a bit of time making preparations.......

If you find that irrational, I hope you never have to find out otherwise.

Cuz being really hungry, and having to rely on charity would really suck ass...

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27-04-2017, 04:11 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
Being prepared for the worst means that you are prepared for everything in-between. We live in a just-in-time society because redundancies are costs that are pruned away in the name of maximising profit. This also comes at a cost to robustness though. A pandemic, fuel shortage, banking crisis, extreme weather event from climate change, the probability of any of these occurring throughout a lifetime is increasing over time. Unfortunately people will be less able to cope if they only have enough food for a couple of days and don't store cash or valuables to trade with.
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27-04-2017, 04:45 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 04:00 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  The Amish have a thing about storing a year's worth of food.

If the man of the house becomes unable to work ( a badly broken leg is frequently used as an example) - then if nothing else, his family won't go hungry.

If you do it right, it doesn't even really cost anything.

You just have to spend a bit of time making preparations.......

I've thought about this, somewhat.

Once you get to the "one year mark" or "three months mark" with stored foods, it's just a matter of keeping tabs on that arbitrary expiration date. At that point, you are essentially only replacing what you currently eat. It is a fairly efficient, stress free, and manageable way to live.

Frankly, it's not much different than the way my grandparents lived. They did alright during the depression and they had several mouths to feed.
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27-04-2017, 05:21 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 02:02 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Do you consider someone who has 6 months worth of food on hand to be a rational, well planned person, a hoarder, or a whackadoodle???

Depends on their reasoning. If they are preparing for events like severe weather then I would call them rational, but if they are preparing for the end of the world then no, they are crazy. You can't really prepare for the end of the world because it's the end of the world. You can't survive the end of the world because the world you were living on would not exist anymore. If you do survive then it's not the end of the world because the world is still there.

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27-04-2017, 05:25 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 05:21 PM)JDog554 Wrote:  
(27-04-2017 02:02 PM)onlinebiker Wrote:  Do you consider someone who has 6 months worth of food on hand to be a rational, well planned person, a hoarder, or a whackadoodle???

Depends on their reasoning. If they are preparing for events like severe weather then I would call them rational, but if they are preparing for the end of the world then no, they are crazy. You can't really prepare for the end of the world because it's the end of the world. You can't survive the end of the world because the world you were living on would not exist anymore. If you do survive then it's not the end of the world because the world is still there.

Can't argue with that...

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27-04-2017, 05:30 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
I don't even like to go camping.

Once the Internet and electricity are gone...I might as well go too.

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27-04-2017, 05:33 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 03:29 PM)abaris Wrote:  
(27-04-2017 03:22 PM)LadyJane Wrote:  If I have to survive a few months, it's worth waiting. With some effort I have means to get food, however I don't have anything stocked currently. Just large bottles of water. If shit hits the fan so much that the world as I know it is changed forever for bad, count me out. Bu-bye!

Tschernobyl is a pretty good example of why I don't give a shit. Contaminated for a few thousand years to come. All the dried food in the world won't get me that far. Apart from the fact that any kind of world warranting survival training and supplies begs for taking the fastest route out.

Outside of the immediate area around the reactors life is flourishing. The area has the largest number of wolves per square kilometer of anywhere in the world, meaning the top predator likes it there.
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27-04-2017, 05:33 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
I have an earthquake kit.

If a nuclear bomb hits I'd rather be dead . If the world is so fucked up that the Russians invade I'd rather be dead. If the Canadians invade I'll join up with them. If the Mexicans invade I'll join up with them too.

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He is deformed, crooked, old, and sere,
Ill-fac’d, worse bodied, shapeless every where;
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Stigmatical in making, worse in mind.
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27-04-2017, 05:34 PM
RE: Are You Ready if Shit Hits The Fan?
(27-04-2017 05:30 PM)Anjele Wrote:  I don't even like to go camping.

Once the Internet and electricity are gone...I might as well go too.

I'm good till the beer and whiskey run out.

After that, why bother????


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