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I'll admit it, I am very concerned about what may take place as we get closer to the elections and what will happen afterwards. To that end, I have taken a number of precautions, most of which are good no matter what occurs - be it civil unrest, an earthquake, etc.

In some ways, I feel like a real dummy for not doing some of these things sooner. I am hoping that if civil unrest occurs, it will take a bit longer to reach us, but being along the I15 corridor, I just don't know.

Here's what I have obtained, or am in the process of obtaining, in no particular order:
• 5 months food supply
• Extra supply of prescription drugs
• Large water tank with enough water for 4 months. Extra smaller containers to extend to 5 months.
• Ordered a propane powered back-up generator (put this off for too long, but it was hard to convince my wife)
• Body armor
• Tactical shotgun
• Police radio

I also have a friend who lives a bit more remotely who has said we could come stay with him if things get really bad. The living conditions will be primitive, but I think that survival will be better than the alternative. I don't really want to have to abandon our house, but it's hard to predict how bad things will get.
 

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Nope. We'd be good for probably 90 days max in a Mad Max scenario. At our age, if things get that bad we don't want to survive. Most urban/suburban Americans probably wouldn't make it that long.
 

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Prepare for Beta-Male Millennial Lib-Cuck Cry-Bullies?
So far, I have just made sure the hyphen key works on my keyboard. Need that one.

Otherwise, my standard hurricane preps should be good. Really, I just see a bunch of lib-cucks rioting and throwing a big temper tantrum. All I can do under those circumstances is defend my property. As such, I am prepared.

I do not think the tantrum will be bad where I live. It will not be tolerated here. Of course if you live in a city with a dem mayor and/or have a dem governor, then the riots will last. Still, not much preps to be done beyond home defense.
 

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I'm as ready as I'm going to be - in this part of Arizona, I'll hear my neighbors shooting before they get to me.
 

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When we lived in Florida, we prepared for hurricanes. In Northwest Oregon, we prepare for earthquakes, volcanoes, and winter storms.

I have added some guns and ammo. I could blame it on the current unrest, but I would have bought them anyway.
 

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If Trump wins, hopefully it will just be a lot of screaming and crying from the Liberals...like 2016.

If I lived in a Democrat city, I'd be more worried.

If Trump loses...I can't begin to predict how the Left will act.

We have enough food and paper products to last awhile if we couldn't go to the store. Beyond that, I have no idea.
 

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We are not doing much. I bought three guns recently, but I was more looking for an excuse to do that. I add to my ammo supply when I can. I wouldn't want to fight Civil War II with what I have, but some uncivil unrest I can handle. I have water storage for a month and I also have a pump filter and bleach. We live just up a hill from our country's reservoir, so there is pretty much an unlimited supply of water.

I have cook stoves and fuel. My wife assures me we have about a month of food on hand. We have some extra meds. We have plenty of dog food. We are keeping the cars full of gas and I have extra gas and a hand-powered siphon pump. We have a couple of bins with bugout stuff ready to go. It is probably not perfect, but we could load up a lot of what we need and head out pretty quickly. There are a couple of places we could go, depending on what is going on in those places. Both are about 12 hours' driving time away, maybe more if we have to take detours to avoid cities.

Also, I live in a county that is pretty peaceful, pretty conservative and has great LE. We have had no trouble at all the last several months. I get the impression there are a lot of veterans and gun owners all around me. If trouble comes here, it will be bad victim selection. I guess shortages would be my biggest concern. I may be naive, but no matter how the election turns out, I don't think it is going to be all that bad, except maybe in those areas it has been bad over the last few months.
 

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I bought several new pistols recently. All in 9mm. I didnt need them, but hey. Two Caniks, and a Taurus G3. I almost regret the last one, but all three have been flawless at the range on STEEL CASED Tullammo or Wolf. And I do mean flawless.

Not sure how many boxes I have gone through with them, but prolly 4 boxes. I have an aim point for my ARs, but never shot a RDS on a pistol before. That changed today.

For me at least...I’d just as soon not have the RDS. It’s fun, and more precise, but at crunch time I dont want it, or at least hope to ignore it.

Im a Glock 19 guy, but have enough of those, and been wanting to try a Canik. Must say I’m impressed with them, their price, and what you get in the box. Ie two mags, decent holster, cleaning rods & brushes, a box of spare parts, back straps, different mag floor plates. And like I said, they have been flawless. Seem very well made.

Other than thinking its never a bad idea at a time like this to buy some more guns, I thought they might be handy to have in each car, in addition to what I would normally carry.

I consider my biggest change in getting back to the range to train. It’s a bit funny. I have had it completely to myself. Probably because of the ammo shortage.

One thing I did notice that was odd...the 50 gallon barrel used for trash was full of empty AR ammo boxes, and unfortunately the shooters probably shot the hello out of a number of orange traffic barrier barrels. It’s an outdoor range, btw.
 

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Just made sure l have enough non perishable food on hand for a couple of months. I think it's just a matter of time before some group or another targets or prevents access to food stores. I live in the northwest so water won't be an issue, must have at least five water filters. I can live indefinitely in any climate without electricity so that's not an issue. If I can't get out of the city, there's plenty of squirrels and possums right out in my back yard, plus I'm not too fond of my neighbors cat. Only thing I actually stocked up on is white gas for my cook stoves but they run on pump gas, diesle, kerosene.
 

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Have plenty of back magazines & books to read, lot of work around the farm to do, food for a while (deer are plentiful also), water is always an issue, meds are good and have decent supply of ammo (not enough for a zombie apocalypse though). Oh and a good shovel.
 

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The election is on Tuesday. As long as big trash still gets picked up on Friday I don’t have anything else to worry about.
 

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Impossible to predict what might happen either way the election turns out, but I cannot imagine a scenario that does not include a lot of yelling, name-calling, lawyers litigating, accusations of this-that-the other, and public protests. A week or a month? Temporary or permanent?

Our political figures have encouraged angry and hateful acts. Our mainstream media has served more as cheerleaders than as reporters of events.

Any expectation for a peaceful period of transition or good faith acceptance of election results is likely to be the worst of wishful thinking. The only real question to be answered is whether the disruptions of American social life will be episodic disruption or permanent antipathy and anger.

Water, check. Non-perishable foods, check. Necessary medications, check. Fuel, check. Weapons and ammunition, check.

OK, that gets us through the first skirmish or two, a brief period probably under a month. Beyond that point either the authorities assert serious controls or it will be a very ugly time that many of us may not survive. Strong measures of control by government forces will not be an easy thing to accept or live with either.

An old military axiom comes to mind: No plan survives the first encounter with the enemy. No matter how well prepared you think you are, no matter how good your plans appear to be, the situation will not cooperate with your planning.
 

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I have thought about what was scarce during the first phase of the pandemic and I have decided to get some powdered milk. A limited supply of the expensive good brand and more of the cheap stuff in the big box. Then I decided that learning to bake bread could come in handy because it might be easier to store bread flour than it is to freeze a large supply of store bought loaves. I figure it won't hurt to learn a few survival skills anyway.
I just rotated out 20 gallons of gasoline for use in the car and the generator and I am looking into lanterns that have multiple ways of being charged.
The water guy comes in two days and again on Nov. 2nd. I am going to have him deliver a few extra bottles of drinking water. I rigged up a spigot for filling a humidifier and it can be used to fill 5 gallon buckets for flushing toilets and washing up.
I installed an extra camera along side of the house and upgraded one of mine on the front porch. Wife likes natural light in her kitchen so blinds are out but I figured out how easy it is to cover the windows by hanging towels on her curtain rods if we need extra security.
I would say that we were better prepared than most when the pandemic hit. Just going to try to make us a little more self sufficient for the next big event. Maybe fewer trips to the store.
 

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I have been slowly stocking up on food and other support items to last at least 2 months and enough bottled water for over a month along with many months worth of water filters for an alternate source of water.

I picked up a few very nice tactical holsters and accessories for several of my pistols as I have been meaning to buy them for a while but I now may need them soon.

Anyone else making extra preparations for their pets? I have almost a years worth of high quality pet food vacuum sealed and stored away along with about a years worth of litter box material.

Hopefully there will not any logistical or service disruptions and of course hopefully no local violence. I believe I am far enough north of Dallas out of Dallas county to avoid the concentration of liberals/socialists that are there.
 

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I'm praying. For our country, my family, my neighbors, our leaders at the local, state and federal levels. I'm praying for wisdom and discernment and that we would put our confidence in God rather than or government. And if necessary, that my aim would be true.
 

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I have been thinking that if things got extended long enough that we could run low on toilet paper that we could use a very limited supply of paper by using the kind of sponge on a stick they use for painting. Maybe wipe the big stuff off with paper and then wash the rest with a wet soapy sponge that can be rinsed out. Then dry with a small piece of cloth that would go in with the laundry. Maybe even wash the rinsed out sponges with the laundry. I read somewhere that Americans are the only people in the world who use a lot of toilet paper.
 

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I live in a place that couldn’t be beat in the last civil war and now I understand why. Nothing I can’t get from Mother Earth.
 

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I have been thinking that if things got extended long enough that we could run low on toilet paper that we could use a very limited supply of paper by using the kind of sponge on a stick they use for painting. Maybe wipe the big stuff off with paper and then wash the rest with a wet soapy sponge that can be rinsed out. Then dry with a small piece of cloth that would go in with the laundry. Maybe even wash the rinsed out sponges with the laundry. I read somewhere that Americans are the only people in the world who use a lot of toilet paper.
I learned my lesson during the last TP panic. I have been slowly stocking up for a while now on TP and I am good to go for at least 6 months now. If logistics get so bad we can't get more TP in that time frame then a whole lot of other things are also going to be bad.
 
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