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Im just being prepared, not a fanatic.

Discussion in 'Military' started by mpgnc64, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. Apr 24, 2010 at 5:49 AM
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    mpgnc64

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    I am just curious if anyone on here has a survivalist streak? Im talking about being prepared for ordinary power outages, hurricanes, blizzards, floods. I know I have my truck set up to be able to go more places or get out of places the regular sedan can't. Understand I don't have the end of the world mentality, but since I left the comfort and security of the military and all the resources of a military base, i've started thinking of being a little more self sufficient in a bad/worse case scenario. I don't bury guns or have 10,000 rounds of ammo, but I am able to defend my home.

    I want to get to where I can homestead for at least a month without outside help or support. If I needed to Bug Out I want to be able to sustain my wife, my dog and my self for 2 weeks and have the ability to travel a minimum of 1000 miles.

    I'm getting pretty close to that and its not as expensive as I thought.

    If I sound like a fanatic let me know. I think I'm just being prepared, sensible and doing what I can to take care of my family.

    All thoughts and comments welcome.

    Mike
     
  2. Apr 24, 2010 at 6:45 AM
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    Packman73

    Packman73 ^^^^ 3%er ^^^^

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    If you are a fanatic then I'm straight paranoid. ;) Most of my free time is spent thinking of survivalist scenarios. I need to built back up our food and water supply. Being out of work for 9 months has depleted a lot of what we had. Plenty of guns and ammo though. :D
     
  3. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I keep enough for me and my K9 for two weeks, when I finally get a house, its game on. I plan on having a portable generator, in ground well, seed stock, plenty of the essentials (batteries, lights, canned foods). Check out survivalblog.com...tons of good info.
     
  4. Apr 24, 2010 at 7:22 AM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    We (our familly) has a place that is stocked with food, fuel, water, and other supplies "Just in case". Im sure we would be good for half a year or more, if needed.
     
  5. Apr 24, 2010 at 2:19 PM
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    mpgnc64

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    Yeah, today I talked to my wife about it and she is all for it. She said it would be a great piece of mind. So now I get to be a fanatic LOL. I have been wanting to get a good plan together. I just figured the kind of people who take care of their vehicles and take care of their gear are just more prepared than the average citizen. I just dont want to have to rely on the Govt or FEMA to help me out if something happens.
     
  6. Apr 24, 2010 at 2:30 PM
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    My dad has enough dried food to last us the rest of our lives....
     
  7. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    i just have lots of bullets, and slim jims.. for the zombies.
     
  8. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:41 AM
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    I hear ya oxi, I have my truck and 4runner ready. I have 6 A bags as my BOBs. Now I am getting my water and fuel containers set up. I need to get one of those 5 gallon bucket beer brewing kits also.

    Do slim jims repel zombies?
     
  9. Apr 25, 2010 at 7:44 PM
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    cmack

    cmack Impeach Chris4x4!

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    If I can make it to the border, I'll be fine.

    Preferably the one north of the US....
     
  10. Apr 25, 2010 at 8:36 PM
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    Welcome to the club I'm ex-army were I learned to be paranoid and as a prepper I'd like to say thanks to my fellow paranoids for being here
     
  11. Apr 26, 2010 at 10:38 PM
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    If you're not prepared, then you learned nothing being in the military!

    I'm in the Reserves and I, too, am always preparing for a zombie attack. My taco always has a 5-gal water jug, 5-gal of 91 gas, MREs, etc...

    Better to be safe than sorry. You can never have too much survival gear.

    Semper Fi.
     
  12. Apr 27, 2010 at 1:52 AM
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    I did CST at Fort McCoy a couple years back in Wis. I'm trying to find like minded people also. Most of the time I run into people who wish they were ex mil LOL. I hoped to find a few on here.
    oxi, you ever get to Camp Lejeune?
     
  13. Apr 27, 2010 at 2:45 AM
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    Subd, and I'll be going to Chris's
     
  14. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:24 PM
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    As for my dad being a Navy Retiree, we are in the same boat. He keeps 150 gallons of fresh water in the garage in 3 barrels, a years' worth of dehydrated food (Rainy Day Foods to be exact), an gas tank, generators, and enough propane to grill for 6 months... :eek:
     
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    How/where do you all store your survival gear in your truck? Ammo can? Glove box? Center console? Other?
     
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  17. Apr 27, 2010 at 6:53 PM
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    my kit sits behind my passenger back seat, with extra knife,gerber tool, 2x builders bars, GPS, batteries & compass in my console. Ill try to get pics of my SERE kit, and BOB this weekend. Ive still a long way to go, but im getting the gear as funds permit. Have you guys read WWZ, by max brooks? Its a zombie book, but written as a real world event, excellent read adn makes you think "what would I do?" Other good ones are Alas' Babylon and Deep Survival; Who lives, dies and why by lawrence Gonzalez-more in line with survival psych, but good to know.
     
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    do you rotate the 5gal water jug, 5gal gasoline jug?
    keep it fresh?




    anyone read Lights Out?
     
  19. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:50 PM
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    5 gal jug gets checked every month to see if its bad or not. 5 gal gasoline has Stabil, a preservative that keeps stored fuel fresh for up to a year...

    I stash MREs and survival gear in a $20 moto bag from the PX store and lock everything up in the bed (roll-n-lock).

    5 gallon water jug has to be laid on its side.

    ZOMBIES!!!
     
  20. Apr 27, 2010 at 11:52 PM
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    Maybe I'm just a moTARD!! :p

    I also carry extra flashlights and batteries
     
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