Seriously, is it just me?

Seriously, is it just me?

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    Seriously, is it just me?

    After the last few posts in the WalMart ammo thread I started thinking and asking myself, "Am I the only one here on DC.COM who is preparing for the worst"?

    I kow alot of folks are stocking up on ammo and buying guns with all the fury they can muster as well as with all the funds they can.

    Am I the only one who is taking precautions for what may happen in the US. There are very real simiarities in whats happening here and what has happened in Argentina.

    Is it too early to worry about preparing for a SHTF scenario like that in the USA? Too late?

    Is anyone else stocking food and water in addition to the ammo? Is anyone preparing in other ways for these types of scenarios?

    Just wondering....
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    These are my priorities, in order.

    • Water
    • Food
    • Shelter
    • Protection


    While I am almost exclusively focusing on the last item right now, it is because I already got the first three covered a long time ago.
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    I've been in the survival mode since the General Election back in November.

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    "Am I the only one here on DC.COM who is preparing for the worst"?
    Nope.
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    Nope +1
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    Not at all.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matiki View Post
    These are my priorities, in order.

    • Water
    • Food
    • Shelter
    • Protection


    While I am almost exclusively focusing on the last item right now, it is because I already got the first three covered a long time ago.
    Without the last one you may not be able to keep the first three. Those who have not taken any precautions will kill for them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllAmerican View Post
    After the last few posts in the WalMart ammo thread I started thinking and asking myself, "Am I the only one here on DC.COM who is preparing for the worst"?

    I kow alot of folks are stocking up on ammo and buying guns with all the fury they can muster as well as with all the funds they can.

    Am I the only one who is taking precautions for what may happen in the US. There are very real simiarities in whats happening here and what has happened in Argentina.

    Is it too early to worry about preparing for a SHTF scenario like that in the USA? Too late?

    Is anyone else stocking food and water in addition to the ammo? Is anyone preparing in other ways for these types of scenarios?

    Just wondering....
    To answer your primary question, nope! You are not the only one. As to similarities to Argentina...why stop there? The things that have been taking place in this country over the last 70 years have been slowly but surely pointing us in the same direction as every other FAILED socialist leaning society. The last few years have only been the icing on the cake so to speak. As far as I'm concerned it's not a matter of 'if', but 'when'.
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    Argentina in 2001? Mmmmmmm
    Could it happen here?
    Am I prepared?
    Are many here preparing?
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    I'm buying a generator this week. My uncle, two cousins and myself already have a plan in place. We are continuing to stock our shelves. We have all the "protection" we will need for a while. Now we are working on long term food, water and shelter solutions
    It is surely true that you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink. Nor can you make them grateful for your efforts.

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    I guess people feel like the Y2K thing, remember? You know, when computers couldn't recognize the year 2000 and everything just went into the toilet. Mass pandemonium and break down of society as we know it.

    I think that some people manufacture a panic in order to cash in on it. Not to say that social upheaval could not happen, I'm just not in "panic" mode at the moment.

    However, I am watching and and cautiously getting ready in case it does. It is never is a bad thing to be prepared for the worst, just like carrying. Hope I never need it, but if I do..........
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    Yep. I've been gathering up supplies for a while.

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    I'm not opposed to being prepared, but as JoJo pointed out, I still remember the doomsday claims of Y2K and the preparedness responses to it.

    I have heard the cliche for years "...prepared for the worst.", but in every case I've ever heard, it's far closer to preparing for bad times than the worst times.

    For example, somebody tell me your perception of worst.

    I myself am continuing preparations for more difficult times, but for the worst? I'm not even close and doubt most of us can prepare for the worst.

    Worst to me is a long time sustainability, i.e. after the 'prepared for the worst' supplies have run out. We are still without electricity, fuel, heat, food, water, transportation, medications, doctors and emergency room assess, and communication, i.e, no phone, no radio, etc.

    So how many are prepared for the worst?
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