desert rat

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  1. desert rat

    how old are you?

    The 5th RD button down sums it up, but an important person in my life swears I'm almost 16.......LOL
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    What will disappear first?

    Capt. Bart Sir, People find it easier to turn the blind eye to the world events. At a point during the young mans story I'd mentioned above. When he looked at me and said "I dunno what I'd do", I couldn't seem to grasp what he'd said. I can't understand, people buy house ins., car ins., health ins., even make a plan with others to cut fire wood, or buy fuel for the winter. Don't realize they're preparing for something? Why in the name of God wouldn't they want to be able to feed their families, keep them warm and protect them when times get hard. Guess you summed it up with those three words. "People ARE weird". And a couple of them now think I'm totally nuts, go figure..... Without going any further I think I'll shut up now. In 1992, the year before Bill Clinton took office the end strengths were: Army: 610,450 Navy: 541,883 Marines: 184,529 Air Force: 470,315 In 2000, the year before George W. Bush took office: Army: 481,669 Navy: 373,692 Marines: 173,371 Air Force: 354,321 As of December 2007: Army: 502,466 Navy: 345,566 Marines: 178,477 Air Force: 345,024 That's 25 Army Brigades and 8 Marine Battalions, give or take.
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    Living in the country

    Okay, so the transmitter and reciever are battery powered. SUPER! I'll be checking on these. Good idea man! Any monitoring device is a plus. I've got an ADT system in home. But nothing for the property. Thanks Gray, good idea there!
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    Howdy from NC

    Don't know where to start but I've visited this site for the reading to get ideas on things I may have overlooked for about a year now. Lots of good reading here that makes sense. Also the quick links are great. I had been an avid outdoorsman for 30 yrs. Good bush sense "so to speak". U.S. Army Vet also, things I don't like to talk about. About 12 yrs. ago I started thinking about teotwawki. Long time preper here, still looking for ideas. Still learning.
  5. desert rat

    Living in the country

    Hmmm, driveway monitors eh? LivingGray, another question. Is the reciever/alarm 120v or is it also battery powered. I'm thinking, ( EWS here) "early warning system" not only for monitoring the drive but could be picked up and moved to another location. Several of these together would work better than Christmas bells on braided fishing line. lol I can feel some more research comin' on!! Good stuff Gray......
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    Howdy from NC

    Thanks for the welcome. I'll probably leave bits and pieces of stuff everywhere till I figure your house out. Nice place........
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    What will disappear first?

    Snake, you make a point, many of them! Lots of people would rather turn a blind eye towards the events happening. It's much easier for them. Then call the rest of us nuts. A fella I work with read a book called One Second After. It became a topic of discussion at the table. The guy said, and I quote; "I don't know what I'd do if something like that happened". The discussion continued and as he was telling bits and pieces of the story and what a mess it was, "the aftermath". Later, I gave him a couple of websites for Berkey water filters , 25 yr storable foods and a few other ideas. I told him what he done with it was his business and I'd just made it much easier for you because I've already done the research. That book scared the bejeezus out of him. World events suck at the moment and should scare everyone. I figure not many here would remember the Cuban missle crisis or Bay of pigs. My father, being a WWII vet was a prepper, guess he'd seen enough death in the Soloman and Marshall Islands. I was 6 yrs. old in 1962 and he began digging this hole. I didn't understand it until yrs. later. A bomb shelter, 1' thick underground, 2' thick on top with a 200lb 4x4 iron door and hand cranked ventilation system. Shelves stocked with food, water anything imaginable. Actually parked a 55 Lincoln on top of it. Looked like a garage built into the house. It was all underground. Kinda wish at times I still lived there.
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    What will disappear first?

    Okay, water would be missed! Don'tchall have a katydine filter or two, (portables) for the B.O.B. and a big berkey for bug in situations? I consider myself lucky to have water sources available. Ever cut the bottom of your Tee shirt off for a wipe or three ?? Yup, I have and if I had too I could wipe my butt for a year or more just outa the closets.. Lets see, what will disappear first? JMHO "If" any store has power to run their money pits I'd say it'd be the same thing as what happens when a horrific storm or catastrophie hits. Milk Bread Canned foods Batteries Then you'll have some that'll go for teevees, sound systems, cameras ect. There is a list of the top 100 things to disappear first around here somewhere. I just hope I'm as well off as I think I am...... all I can say is you better have it before tshtf happens. I hope it doesn't and if it does, I hope I'm long gone from this earth. I just hate it for my 8 year old grandson.