Paranoid, or prepared?
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February 16th, 2010 03:42 PM
"Paranoia's just good thinking when you're right". Doctor Johnny Fever
February 16th, 2010 04:03 PM
Matt my 2 cents worth...
Originally Posted by BmDubb
Being prepared is the right way to go IMHO. As you said your not breaking the bank. If your like most of us we find ways to squander our money away on less important things.
Sounds like your prepared to hunker down well, but remember there may come a time you may need to bug out.
One last thought, throw a little of that extra dough toward your wife. She may be feeling a little neglected in the short term.
February 16th, 2010 04:35 PM
you forgot toilet paper,gold and silver
February 16th, 2010 04:52 PM
I would say prepared and I don't believe there is such a thing as "over prepared".
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February 16th, 2010 04:54 PM
Firstly, You seem a wise man BmDubb,
Secondly, WHEC, I think that 'ol Joe just likes the taste of shoeleather, perhaps!
Originally Posted by WHEC724
Extremism in the Defense of Liberty is No Vice--Moderation in the Pursuit of Justice is No Virtue. - Senator Barry Goldwater
February 16th, 2010 04:54 PM
IMO, so long as it fits into your actual planning, it's preparation. So long as such preparations are reasonable given what typically happens in scenarios you're planning for, then it's about right.
Originally Posted by BmDubb
Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
self defense (A.O.J.).
How does disarming
the number of victims?
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February 16th, 2010 06:27 PM
As long as you and/or your family aren't doing without other necessary things and you aren't going in debt to add to your "collection", I don't see you as being paranoid (well maybe a little). OTOH, trying to prepare for EVERY imaginable scenario may stretch your resources to the breaking point so you may need to be selective in your choice of what goes into your safe room.
Try to be realistic and prepare for the things that are actual possibilities in your location. Are you prone to earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, wildfires, blizzards, etc where you live? Are you in a major urban area (big city/burbs) or do you live a mile from your nearest neighbor. Also, as others have said, make your list realistic and realize you may be forced to leave your "stash" behind in a real SHTF situation. Make sure you have a bug out bag and plan to go with it. Tons of ammo, food & supplies won't do you any good if you can't carry it with you and you're forced to leave your bunker!
"... Americans... we want a safe home, to keep the money we make and shoot bad guys." -- Denny Crane
February 16th, 2010 06:36 PM
I think you are paranoid, now slowly put the guns back in thier original boxes and send them to me before anyone gets hurt.
PS don't forget to send the ammo
Stay sharp and shoot straight
February 16th, 2010 07:01 PM
Always good to be well prepared for anything.
Though I am lacking in canned goods and other non perishables, I always have a freezer full of something-jerky makings if really needed-a generator, well, septic system, wood stove and plenty of wood.
There is lots of acreage out back and two ponds on it.
I could make it for a long time pretty well.
February 16th, 2010 07:59 PM
I think reading the book 98.6 The art of keeping your ass alive, by cody lundin is a great start to understanding that you can never prepare too much. How about posting a picture of what this closet looks like?
Everyone comes home!
February 16th, 2010 08:35 PM
I had several months worth of food stockpiled for "the big one". The "big one" turned out to be me unemployed for 4 months. Guess what we ate.
I stok ammunition because the Wal Mart shelves in my area are still empty
February 16th, 2010 08:53 PM
It doesn't have to be the end of the world to benefit from stored items and a little preparation.
Three years ago St. Louis had an ice storm that left parts of the city without electricity for 6 weeks.
February 16th, 2010 09:14 PM
I'd have to see a picture of what you're talking about to say.
We go camping so the gear for that doubles as our disaster preparedness gear. Sure we have a generator, but we don't use it for camping. It's mainly in the event of a hurricane (category 3 or less), being able to keep the refrigerator cold and for running a window A/C unit at night. If expecting a category 4 or 5 hurricane, we're out of here.
P.S. - Don't stock up too much. You only need enough until Dec 2012 according to the Mayan calendar at which point the world will blow up. The only things that will survive will be roaches and Glocks.
February 17th, 2010 12:51 AM
"Ok, so anyways... I've got a walk in closet, which I use solely for extreme situations. In this closet, I've got knives hanging on the wall. Rubbermaid tubs full of ammo, tubs full of first aid stuff, tubs of canned good, and dry rations, Batteries, Matches, bottled water, flashlights, some clothes, guns, fire starters, stuff like that."
I live in Hurricane country. S.O.P. baby S.O.P. I stock a few blue tarps and 50 gallons of premo unleaded gasoline. Lot's of 00 12ga. Buck. (I don't store the gas in the house. Not recommended.)
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February 17th, 2010 12:54 AM
I don't like to think of myself as paranoid....I like to think that I'm in good company with people like the thread poster.
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