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Any one out there really ready?
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 Posted: Fri Sep 14th, 2012 02:54 PM
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The one thing I'm really having trouble working on is not having toilet paper. That is one amenity I will greatly miss.

Yep but a phone book will make a fair substitute. Just don't flush down the toilet. We stack phone books deep and keep those plastic bags from the grocery to put the used stuff in.



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Robert, nothing quite so effective as a planned retreat in reducing numbers. On the meds, There are powdered antibiotics available at most farm supply businesses that have a tremendous shelf life. Yellow root (Golden Seal) is a fairly effective AB. Epsom salt is a good topical antiseptic. Bandages are really expensive and glad I have a supply--accumulated over years. Simple Tampons and sanitary napkins make super "battle dressings". I do have a few battle dressings and related gear but do not overlook the obvious. You can make your own bandages with sterile gauze and duct tape. Get an EMT course "under your belt" or at least a first responder course. Important tools that will start you on your way.



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Whatever, no one is going to be "ready enough."



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Absolutely right Plainsman, read a story about the Philippine guerrillas in WWII and what they went through to avoid capture/defeat/death. Many died of infections, injuries,diseases simply because they did not have adequate first aid/hospitalization/food. There is nothing romantic about "bugging out"/in. It will be a horrible experience unless very well prepped in many ways. Any one area not supplied will have devastating effects. So, do the best you can with what you have--just have all you can.



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Just an added note: Remember the line from We Were Young-And Soldiers w/Mel Gibson---"when this stuff starts all we will have is each other"? Well, when it starts all you will have is what you have. Odds are supplies will be unobtainable/very limited/ or have "strings" attached. Establish your supplies/contacts/secondary + fall back locations ahead--remember that Crisis is the absence of preps.



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Get an EMT course "under your belt" or at least a first responder course. Important tools that will start you on your way.

You should also include a few First Aid books unless your memory is still working.
I have an excellent memory but it's too damn short. :cool:



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LOL, recognize that symptom KS. Special Forces field med handbooks are great as are some other TMs(training manuals). Old EMT handbooks are available dirt cheap, Veterinarian operating books are super as are Physician's Desk Reference books. Just learning the "ABC"-airway, breathing, circulation helps might be all that is needed to save lives. Know how to do CPR--correctly. The Red Cross has classes on it and your local fire dept/rescue squads will schedule a class. Get involved, learn stuff---it might save my skinny butt--and I like breathing--lol.



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Also get/stay physically fit.  I see too many 'armchair survivalists' who have all the latest gizmos and techno gadgets yet when they post pictures of themselves they are obese guys who probably couldn't walk 500 feet without having a heart attack.  If we keep going down this economic path of ruin, life will get hard, fast.  Even if the zombies don't attack, a lot of the division of labor will go away.  Growing your own food, hunting, raising animals, bringing in water, digging ditches, etc is freakin' hard work.



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Don't forget the alcohol and tobacco!  :sofa:





*disclaimer:  I gave up both the above, many years ago, but I'm figuring on good trading stock with the natives.  :wink:



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A couple first aid items from an old farmer. Bag Balm is great for minor cut and and skin irritations. Duct tape will close a wound tight and fast, just be sure to use plenty of dessing under it or it will tear the wound open when you pull it off.

I kind of go at the survival thing a little different. 1 I don't plan on bugging out unless I see tanks coming down the road. 2 rather than defend and protect, all will be welcome, bring what you can, do what you can, and we will all work through it together.



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TenTea wrote: Don't forget the alcohol and tobacco!  :sofa:





*disclaimer:  I gave up both the above, many years ago, but I'm figuring on good trading stock with the natives.  :wink:

And coffee!  After the dust settles and the last of the zombies have fallen, I will trade ammo for single serving packs!



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knobster wrote: TenTea wrote: Don't forget the alcohol and tobacco!  :sofa:





*disclaimer:  I gave up both the above, many years ago, but I'm figuring on good trading stock with the natives.  :wink:

And coffee!  After the dust settles and the last of the zombies have fallen, I will trade ammo for single serving packs!

COFFEE!  Yes, it goes without saying...massive stockpiles will be too little.  :wink:



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Ready as can be! I often times smile when I think of the line in Tremors where Michael Gross lists everything he has "ready", and then says "Gol-durn Sand Worms" with disgust.
Everybody I know is planning in some form or fashion to bug out. I often wonder if staying put wont be just as good, with everybody and their other brother darell camped out in the country banging away at deer, elk, rabbits and maybe sometimes each other from morning til night. We will just have to see what's coming. Whatever it is, I think we all understand It's just going to get worse. Is certainly good to Be Prepared, and then is also good to actually Love thy Neighbor. Cause if he aint going to be prepared he's probably going to get hungry. He's going to need some help. Save up some for him too. We are all going to be in this together. I believe that I can watch out for you, If I'm prepared, and when and if you need my help. Can I count on you if the tables are turned? is certainly something to think about.
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Shadow, In Rockingham(40 miles from me)N.C. there is a paper mfg. A bud has been picking up cases for 1/4 grocery store price. Will be going that way next week for a few cases. Worst case---use the woods and leaves in "cat holes". Worked for the indians--lol.



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The question is "Are they ready?"
I submit not by a long shot.



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 I'm as ready as monies permit, but I know my wife will never be........... We'll be able to shelter in place untill our water stores run out ( 3, 60 gal tanks) , then it's bug out site #1 via truck and 30' travel trailer. 

 Being in rural Canada helps in as much as it's easier to flee the riff-raff into the wide open's if you know what i mean. Got about a years worth of food in mylar in 5 gal buckets. WATER is the limiting factor. that's why B.O. #1 is by a year round river. Winters on the other hand will be hard.

 And hopefully I'm crazy, and nothing comes to pass, but you know what the boy scouts say.... (no jokes about sore bums please ;)



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This last tornado gave me a real good look at my evacuation plans. I have a place to bug out to but getting there will be a challenge. A lot of people, seeking safety from the tornado, were all trying to leave the city. Interstate 40 was turned into a parking lot with a tornado coming right up our a$$es. Thank god for 4x4 because I was able to take a couple shortcuts that left everyone else stranded on the highway. The traffic was so heavy, there was heavy traffic on country roads, 60 miles outside of town. I did make it out to my bug out spot but it took me three times as long to get there.

I don't keep much of my supplies here. Just keep enough for day to day living. Yeah, I have ammo and such but only enough for personal security and short term survival.



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I grew up in the boy scouts in the 50's-60's and was an eagle scout. Sure glad I did that. I've been living in or near the woods for the past 40 years and camping all my life (no trailers). My friends know that if you give me a 30 minute head start, you will never find me. I learned how to live off the land and find what I eat. Most of my friends are retired LEO or marines. If we band together, I think we have a fairly good chance. Just remember this, the city folk are going to have the roughest time and will be the first targets.



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An old saying may be apropos to this thread:

"Lack of planning on your part does not constitute an emergency on my part."

I like that one and often use it at work...haha!  :cool:



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