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  1. Its probably best for me to just leave this one alone ...
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    What I'm Worried About

    ugh! And i appreciated the "worry" list .... the return of my ex mother-in-law would truly be hell on earth
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    Brain farts

    i suffer from CRS (can't remember squat) so my dogs love me when i feed them twice in the same day ...
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    Label survival gear?

    being the anal retentive organizational freak that i am (those are my husband's loving words) i label everything! 1st step was putting everyone's name on their acquired BOB and then labeling what is not already ID'd in the bag itself. I want to make sure the kids know what is in their BOB just in case i am not with them for whatever reason. Since there are so many of us in my immediate family that i am prepping for it is the only way i have found that i can stay organized to know what I have set up for who.
  5. does anyone have any recommendations for BOB to use on my dogs? i have a 30lb, 50lb and 85lb - i have been looking around but would like to get some input before i spend the money- thanks much
  6. sounds like our cats could be related LOL ... oh the visual i just had of my own personal fur-covered fang gernade!!!
  7. Ditto to that - i am looking after 3 for God at the current moment ... wouldn't leave home without them!
  8. Amen to that! 3.89 Northern CO
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    Email to National Geographic Sent April 24 2012

    i watched this show up until the guy tried to blow his thumb off (i think it was like the 3rd episode) during the episode and then after that basically swung the rifle end right towards his kids face as he was checking it (my husband and i stopped and replayed that portion several times because we could not believe what we were seeing) - i was a tad dis-heartened that the "eval" given at the end of his segment DID NOT mention in any way shape or form that he may need some focus on PROPER HANDLING OF FIREARMS! Sorry, that was probably off topic but ... it caused us to view the show as a dis-service as well.
  10. I personally don't get flu or pneumonia shots, nor have i ever gotten any of the viruses that seem to be the fad of that particular season. As a health care worker i am forever exposed with this or that (therefore "universal precautions") not to mention have wiped many snotty noses due to having 6 kiddos (again... "universal precautions"). Maybe i am just blessed with a good immune system, i don't know. On the other hand, i have encountered research facilities and the thought of someone developing something that can wipe out 50% of the population doesn't seem too far fetched i guess. Human beings tend to play with things they shouldn't - put it in the wrong hands and all he!! could break lose. Hmmm, Funny thing is that several of my co-workers vaccinated this year ended up laid up for a week + due to some form of flu strain ... must have been a bad batch of "whatever it is they have decided to shoot into you this year" was. LOL.
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    Thank you for your input - my pop is vietnam vet and due to his inability to discuss that which he encountered over there is a good indicator that its way more than my brain or emotion can try to figure out ... fear of the unknown i think is something a person can get themselves way too wrapped up in (ie. i am speaking fully for myself) and is something i definately finding myself doing ... So, i am doing what you and many others have suggested and getting more involved in preparing the 99.9% which is where i need to focus
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    What to do????

    Hi all - i must say that this forum rocks you all have been sooo helpful that i have just now found myself not being able to answer a question i have yet. However, here is one i need some help on: so, my 3 step children live in the city 40 miles from us M-Fr with their mother (we have them every weekend). In the event that SHTF what would be the best advice to give my step-daughter (17 and can drive and is on board with our prepping and wanting to know what to do) in regards to getting her and her brothers (14, 12) to us? Their mother is not on board with the whole being prepared, so i am not sure what shape their home would be in the event of anything big happening and them just staying put. Any advice?
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    The Judge

    AMEN sista!!!!
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    What to do????

    Fortunately for us, she is not within the realm of the vast majority of girls her age (thank you Jesus). She is actually old beyond her years and extremely level headed (so, she is not your normal teenager at all). However, i definately hear what you are saying and appreciate the input. The more scenarios thrown out there the better to prepare - right
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    What to do????

    thanks Capt Bart those are things i didn't even think of! My husband doesn't like to talk to the ex (drives him crazy), but i am completely comfortable talking to her - how do you have a conversation with someone like this while also trying to tell them "sorry, this is what we would like the kids to do, but you are not invited?"
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    girlfriend is learning!

    not a speed thing for her ..... yet
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    girlfriend is learning!

    I think its our subconscious telling us to "hit 'em where it hurts" reflecting in our aim
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    girlfriend is learning!

    my husband doesn't like to shoot with me because my groupings always look so much prettier - LOL
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    The only "combat experience" i could even come close to claiming would be stalking deer and elk during hunting season. Can't pull my bow anymore due to partially torn rotator cuff, but definately I like my firearms (would rather get a 308 than a diamond any day). I am pretty handy with a rifle, but don't have the same comfort level with hand-guns so i signed up for a hand gun course next month. So i hope that is a step in the right direction. That bit of advice you were given is what we girls call 'momma bear' mode and i have been told by many women that it kicks in naturally given the situation And the vest, i am more leaning towards the hubby having one because he would be the one more likely to be needing it realistically
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    i guess we would be in more trouble if we didn't think about any of this, huh? Things can't be changed unless they are admitted - right?
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    New from Texas

    welcome from another minority whom is not from the great state of TX
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    you are right NavyVet_77 and that is a scenerio that would be tough, but i think would also be one that would put my mind and my gut feeling in complete tormoil with each other. Given that my gut would win (it always does and isn't usually wrong), my mind would have to just deal with the fact that if a person is not within the walls of my realm at the time then those people be on their own - i can't save the world, but i can do my best to save my family. Its reassurring to know i have fellow people out there struggling in the same regards in this area. Death in my professional world is the equivalent of failure and if you give have a rats arse about the work you do that failure can turn into guilt .... but SHTF creates new and completely different rules
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    yes, disaster response has been the base of my struggle ... we have been through a couple what reporters critiqued as "disasters" in the city in the last 2-3 years (which is why i don't myself live in the city) so our facility is always talking and planning and practicing so i wasnt taking off my work cape in my mind when i left for the day. But you are right, protect whats mine first and then help if able, but with my mom cape on i am way less likely to do anything to jeopardize my family.
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    Bugging In: The Compromise

    Thank you Capt Bart - the organism ideology definately helps put things more into perspective from a medical perspective ... yes, we are taught triage scenerios and what not as medical professionals and to save those we can, but those are also scenerios that are of a completely different realm of life. SHTF could very well be lead to no longer being in "normal life", so i don't think the moral dilemma would truly be there if it between a stranger's survival and ultimately my families safety. The more involved i get into this process the more i realize the different mind sets necessary for the moment.
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    Powdered weight gainer as a food prep?

    excessive animal-based proteins are diuretics