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Just out of curiosity, are you actually anticipating something big will happen to where you will have to utilize said skills, water supply, etc.?

If poo hits the fan, sure. The economy isn't looking too good right now. I honestly think it will collapse. I've never lived through a depression, but I have heard my grandparents stories though. I don't want to be a bone marrow sucker like them. But they also didn't have to defend themselves. But you never know nowadays. The world isn't the same.

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If poo hits the fan I'm going to take all of your things. There's really nothing you can do about it.

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As funny as many of you are thinking this stuff is...

I bet there are a lot of people in NY/NJ/CT that are wishing they were just a little bit more prepared for what they are dealing with now.

It's not just breakdowns in government or solar flares that you need to be prepared for.

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As funny as many of you are thinking this stuff is...

I bet there are a lot of people in NY/NJ/CT that are wishing they were just a little bit more prepared for what they are dealing with now.

It's not just breakdowns in government or solar flares that you need to be prepared for.

Oh everyone should be prepared with at least a week's worth of water and a bug out kit & plan. I'm looking out the window at the Mississippi right now, & although a flood wouldn't reach my house, it would effectively cut this neighborhood off from any help except by air. My family could hold out for a month without rationing, three months with fairly comfortable rationing. (though my son is 8 months so a growth spurt or my having screwed up how quickly/slowly he grows could leave him with a bad fit in diapers.)

My FiL & his buddies are a group of retired engineers (various fields) that love problem solving & have nothing but 400 acres, money, time, & a poo ton of tools. They don't expect anything to happen but they just want to keep busy & they find this stuff fun.

The thing is that some of these preppers have scared themselves silly & are getting really bad advice or are leaping before learning. Like the people I mentioned above who have thousands of dollars worth of seeds & no idea how to farm. (I've asked what kind of seeds they brought & I'm almost afraid of the answer.) Not to mention showing the world where you live & what you have on TV is kinda stupid considering.

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Food and Water are key.

Next is Medical, guns, and ammo.

Next is transportation.

If you have those things you can at least protect yourself and your family and get away from trouble spots.

Also very close friends whom you trust with your life are important as well. You can't do it all yourself.

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Food and Water are key.

Next is Medical, guns, and ammo.

Next is transportation.

If you have those things you can at least protect yourself and your family and get away from trouble spots.

Also very close friends whom you trust with your life are important as well. You can't do it all yourself.

Excellent point.

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I'm finally getting started.

I have the food in canned goods, but I plan on gettin some other things.

Not just for nutjob prepping stuff, but for simple things like hurricanes and the like.

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