START PREPPING!

The world is a dangerous place, and nuclear war isn't the only threat.
Ps22009
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Sat Dec 15, 2018 5:00 am

TheChrome wrote:
Fri Dec 14, 2018 3:28 am
I don't think this thread belongs in the Terrorism category but I will chime in. I think it is good to have a minimum amount of preparations, but the dynamics involved in a true crisis would steer me away from stockpiling huge amounts of goods. My property (Where I live) includes a water source (pond) with fish, and adequate space to grow plenty of food. The problem is the adjacent population would most likely rob, lute, take, burn or use anything I have stockpiled. Even if a person has weapons as a deterrence, most people could not defend against a massive amount of people. Therefore my prepping is based on being mobile. I have a long term back pack crammed with everything from handheld radios to food and shelter, to a short term hunting backpack with shorter range radios and short term supplies. I have a tri-band programmable hand held, that I can use to communicate with all my radios in both backpacks if I need to give the smaller backpack to friends or family members.
I put it here because it somewhat had to do with terrorists targeting our power grid, I wasnt too sure where to put it, so I put it here
We wont know who shot first or who won, but we will know how bad the fallout is going to be


Obreid
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Wed Mar 27, 2019 11:06 pm

On a personal preparations I purchased several SW handhelds with useful antenna modifications and will be seeking out the local ham club soon.

Also parted with the money for a PVS-14 white phosphorus monocular and Steiner IR weapons laser.

Not for hunting men, but I can mount it on my crossbow which will give me an edge in the wild game department hunting quiet and at night.
Experimenting with small game snares as well. Seems like a good skill/hobby for my middle age body.
Slow and steady and above all quiet.

Rational preparations to me always included both preparing to stay and also being able to go.
We live along way from any metro area but still fairly high rural population density. Both a potential strength and weakness there.

We’re also 200 miles upwind of a nuke plant and same distance from airbase and one of the army’s biological training facilities.
Way too many unknowns in my mind to ignore either eventuality of bugging in or going.

One of my ancestors climbed on to a covered wagon in 1849 at 72 years old with sons family and made one of the first trips west to California.
I’m way too young to throw the towel in if the world goes to hell.

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