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I was a messed up young person, and it took me a long time to straighten myself out. I had no help; I just had to learn how to make the right decisions on my own. the training was there; it just took a while to take root...
Thanks. And yeah Why... the motto is correct.
I've only known about the corruption and EVIL that has been going on for about 2 years now. The only person I know who supports me is my wife. It's tough. My extended family had a very hard time accepting the fact that I decided not to bow down to the evil powers and drink my cool aid.
I'm not sure if I have any advice, im just saying im here with ya! My wife's family thinks im insane! They dont understand why I decided to not go to college (just a money game now.. I learn on the internet and through friends). I've just continued to be respectful to my family (very hard to do sometimes) and I just understand that the brainwashing is EVERYWHERE so I cant really blame them for thinking of me as crazy tim.
I'm new here and still (waiting on funds) trying to get a firearm... because I know when the StuffHTF there will be people killing each other over the things we've taken for granted. most of my stockpile (still in the early stages.. wish I knew this stuff years before) consists of dried beans, rice, and treated water (a drop of bleach per quart is it?).
Good luck everyone. Anyone by North Richland Hills? It's by hurst, watauga...
Well, being that the Gulf Coast, State of Louisiana, especially New Orleans, will mark the 6 Year Anniversary of Katrina 8/29/05... my husband and I don't have to exagerate too much, BECAUSE WE WERE THERE! We lived on the North Shore of Lake Pontchartrain, 25 miles from The Big Easy. No, we did not have ten feet of water in our home... our home was a single level ranch style on a slab foundation, but we had: 1. portion of roof torn off, 2. windows blown in on one side of house, 3. carport collapsed on vehicles, 4. trees down all over our property (we had 10 acres), 5. when the trees fell they took down fences releasing our livestock, destroyed out buildings, sheds and barn, pulled up water lines with their roots, fell onto and up against the house, 6. power outage that lasted 2 1/2 weeks, 7. no telephone service (even the cell towers were down) 8. no postal service for 1 month, 9. no 911 (of course!)
I could go on and on about what happened before, during, and after, but I think that the thing that frightened us the most was, that morning, after the storm passed, and we used our hand crank/solar powered AM radio to listen to the only station that was on the air, and we heard among other things, the sheriff of our parish say, ...
"If you are within the sound of my voice, and did not evacuate and are still in your home, listen carefully because we do not know when we might be able to get the next message out, or if at all, ... the jail lost power last night. The cells opened and the inmates escaped. They will be looking for unoccupied homes and buildings. If you are still in your homes, we are not able to respond to any 911 calls. Our facilities are destroyed. Our vehicles also. The roads that haven't washed out are blocked. There is limited or no communication between agencies, parishes and state. The hospitals have suffered extreme damage and are operating with skeleton crews on backup generators. The fire departments have no ability to respond. There is no ambulance service. Use extreme caution and protect yourselves. We have been in touch with Entergy, they have no idea of when they might begin restoring power. They said that the damage is catastrophic. If you did not evacuate, it is not safe for you to try to leave now. Power lines are down, the water has forced wildlife, snakes and alligators into neighborhoods and roads. The gas stations are inoperable and most of their supplies were depleted by Saturday. Please use extreme caution, with chainsaws, axes, gasoline, propane, lighter fluid. Do not use candles. Reserve batteries if you have them. Most of the food in your refigerators will not be safe to eat by this evening. If you have a deep freeze, the contents will remain safe for a day or two, at most."
There was more but it had to do with trying to get communications up again between agencies and such. We felt safe as long as there was daylight, but at night we slept in opposite ends of the house with the windows closed. We felt that we would be more likely to hear them breaking that way if someone tried to break in. The temperature rose to 99 the next day and stayed that hot and dry for the next month, it had something to do with the hurricane drawing all the moisture out of the Gulf.
We had food, but not stockpiled. We had a little bottled drinking water, but not stockpiled. We had a shotgun, very little ammo, but not stockpiled. And we used all of it. Before we got MRE's from the National Guard.
We were blessed in the fact that we had a swimming pool. We were able to use it for drinking water (after we treated it), personal hygeine, cooking, laundry, etc. because it was chlorinated. Had it been a salt pool, ...I don't know.
We learned alot about survival during those 2 1/2 weeks. We learned about the Rule of Threes: A human can survive 3 minutes without air, 3 days without water, 3 weeks without food. That is A NORMAL HUMAN! And what if you have medical needs? Another thing that we learned was "That if we thought we could do something, we really couldn't. And if we didn't think we could do something, then we really could". And another thing that we learned, and never will forget, IS HOW RELIANT WE ARE ON ELECTRICITY.
Look around the room you are in right now. How many things in the room operate on electricity? And how many of those things would be useless to you if the power went out. And how many of those things are inter-related and wouldn't work if you didn't have the other? And for those of you who are stockpiling rice and beans, well, if you've never eaten rice and beans, you ought to start working them into your diets now, learn how to prepare them and how your intestinal system will react to them before you go 100% R&B!
And if you have children, why not do a practice run at home? Tell them you are going to camp out, inside your home, a game, for a weekend. No electricity, no phones, no leaving the house. Eat out of your stockpile, find out how difficult or easy it is to prepare. Turn the water supply off. And if you really want to go cold turkey, find a way to dispose of human waste without using a flush toilet. After about 6 hours, it's not a game anymore. They get whiney, irritable, on each other's nerves, on your nerves... At that time you are only thinking "when will the 24 hours be up?" Well, what if you didn't know when the time would be up, if at all? It is not pleasant to even think about, but a trial run will get you prepped and you can fine tune your plans after that. You can plan and prepare for yourself, and react accordingly, but you can't make others act accordingly. And that, my friends, YOU CAN PLAN ON.