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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 02-03-2019, 11:37 PM Thread Starter
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When you arr prepping what event are you prepping for ? My concerns are water , power , food and things like that. We lose power often sometimes over two weeks. We have a well. We have a generator. We keep our pantry stocked in case we can't get to the store. We garden keep our vehicles in good shape and things like that. Since we live where Forrest fires can happen , two so far we keep a bag packed in case we need to move fast.
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That sounds similar to what I do, although last year the deer ate all my tomatoes and cucumbers. I'm surrounded by woods, but luckily don't worry about forest fires (central VA).

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Not to be a debbie downer, but I'm thinking we're already into the long slow descent into third world conditions ... the fizzle, not the bang. Things like intermittent power, intermittent clean running water, scarce food, scarcer comfort. Think the best preparation is to be as healthy as you can, require less to live and thrive, knowledge over things, quality over quantity, etc. Its 90% psychological - if you can't imagine living without X, then when X is gone so is your reason to survive. Probably the best thing to do is invest in your kids and grandkids so that they have the right mindset for it, along with faith and hope, and a few skills.

I've got the normal stuff covered, surviving in the modern world stuff, to bridge to the still expected return of normalcy that we all imagine the government will provide. But I think we're closer today to that "unexpected" day when no one will show up to turn the power, gas, water back on; the trucks won't restock the grocery store, and we'll be on our own. I hope to be retired and with family on that day. Until then, food staples, means to make clean water, cook food without electricity, and stay warm are on the top. Then protection.
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I don't worry about it to much. At my age I guess im more conserned about my family then myself. Ive got my own water supply and generators and lots of guns and ammo and all the wood I can cut in my back yard.

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I live just outside Richmond and have had two fires near me. Small but close.
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We are well supplied with food, water, lime, guns and ammo, 20lb and 1lb cylinders of propane, so we're good for maybe a year.
If my house burned down, the explosion from my little room on the carport would probably level a couple more houses.

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So what do you do with the lime besides preserve eggs?
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I just found 40 cans of pumpkin pie filling in our pantry. Which means that I am going to have the chits for a month if something goes haywire!
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So what do you do with the lime besides preserve eggs?
What everyone does with lime... Cover up sh.t...

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What everyone does with lime... Cover up sh.t...
Now why didn't I think of that?
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