Skip to comments.Iím Coming to Your House
Posted on 04/19/2012 2:42:37 PM PDT by Kartographer
I have to say, this is my most hated and loathed 5 word sentence. Anyone who has the temerity to take control of their future though, aka practices self-reliance, has heard these words, or a derivative thereof way too many times.
When things get rough, Im coming to YOUR house!
Why do I need to prepare for anything? Ill just go to my parents house?
If the world comes to an end, Ill just get my gun and find me a Mormon.
I gotta tell you, I even hate hearing these things when they are said in jest. To me they are just as grating on me as when someone takes the Lords name in vain or drops the F-bomb. Its NOT okay for a person to make death threats, bully or harass another human beingeven if they are smiling while they do it, and not O.K. for a person to shirk their own responsibility to take care of themselves and their family.
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The important thing to remember is that even before they arrive at your house (or if they even make it) they will have told an armed group of thugs where you live at gunpoint.
Don’t tell you’re prepping. Period.
We’re rural. What do you think of not bugging out? We are on a well, have a manual pump, the necessary supplies, etc. IMO, it seems as if city folks need to bug out more than rural folks. Am I wrong?
About 6 years or so ago I confided to a friend of mine about my planning. He said those 5 words.
I thought about it for a second and said “if you show up here empty handed I’ll shoot you before you can knock on the door.”
In the subsequent years he’s gotten his rocks in a pile because he knew I was dead serious.
When things get rough, Im coming to YOUR house!
Poor decisions have consequences.
The only people who know we prep are the kids - also preppers - and five neighbors, who prep on their own as well. We have no idea what they have, they have no idea what we have, except for the shared supplies (we’ll all chip in for a bulk case of something and divide it up equally - way cheaper than store buying)
City dweller here. We are planning on staying put and digging in until things calm down, or at least until the zombies have all left, unless we get enough advance notice.
Wrote about it here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2843624/posts and there were some good comments and discussion.
I’d tell the guy to bring a gallon of diesel. When thy ask why, I’d tell ‘em that I’m not willing to waste my own fuel to run the backhoe to bury their sorry dead ass.
I’m going to remember that one. LOL.
He is a good guy and he’s totally with the program now.
Ditto that XXX acres & CAT.
That’s good. It’s far better for them to have the light bulb go on. Better late than never.
I’m reading your thread right now. My question is, if you are rural, on a well and septic, is bugging out as important.
EnglishCon, you think staying put in the city is right. Is staying put in a rural area right? Of course, it all depends on how prepped you are. But this is given, hence this post.
I lost all my prepping supplies in a canoeing accident!
bug out or bug in - all depends on three questions
1) do you have a SAFER place to go than where you are at now
2) can you reasonably get there (travel, supplies, protection)
3) can the new location sustain you better than your current location.
Answer no to any one of those three questions and bug in becomes much more of a viable option. If the answer is no to all three, then bug in is the only option.
In general, city people who are planning ahead, will have a place out in the country that they can bug out to with at least 1 hrs notice.
Things are tough and America has found a Mormon...
I think in a rural situation, staying put is by far the wisest option, with two provisos:
1/ Can you defend your perimeter? You’ll have neighbors you can rely on, sure, but also have a large area to defend with very few people. As was mentioned in that thread, a hundred houses per mile makes better odds of you not being a target than being the only house in a square mile.
A good friend of mine who is a rural prepper has teamed up with the neighbors and agreed that, in a worst case scenario, they will all live and work one farm.
2/ Can you maintain and repair your pump. With a well, that is vital. If you have a stream on your property, you can create a pond - handy for power too - but if not you are depending entirely on the pump not breaking.
I envy you in a way - rural prepping is a different set of challenges, but is a lot easier in a lot of ways.
I don’t have a safer place to go. National Parks are a definite NO, stupid. Our house is logical. I’m rural, not city. If I was city, this is the place I’d bug out to. City can get here in about 45 minutes. We have the supplies and room. But, we only let our closest people know where we are. And those people are prepping. They get it.
Short of a nuke aimed at my roof, I’m staying put next to my well, too. That is if I still have one after Dear Leader’s Water Czar confiscates it.
Yes, I nearly went throught the tv the other night on “Doomsday Preppers” when the shopkeeper said she’d be going to the prepper’s house when it hits the fan. I’ll welcome our parents and kids but that’s the end of my generosity. No, honey girl, you can’t bring your pansy arsed idiot liberal obot boyfriend who has no, zilch, nada, zero life skills beyond breathing and if that’s your plan then you’re not moving in either. Call me mean but that’s my stance.
That’s a discussion of today’s youth (and older) opting for public transportation rather than a drivers’ license. That adds more zombies to crowd in that if they did manage to get a car moving, they’ll have crashed it before they get out to the rural areas.
I live at the edge of the suburbs of a big city. I am building a community / group shelter and stock piling out there. It is farm country and 40 miles out with limited road access.
So I’m likely going to where you are already at ... figuratively speaking of course. The only caution I would have for someone bugging in is that you take the time and effort to make sure your house is ballistic resistant. Take a look at compressed earth blocks. Standard stick built homes will NOT stop a bullet and cement block will not hold up to hunting rounds for very long.
Ill welcome our parents and kids but thats the end of my generosity.
Pretty much the same for me, but with one addition. There is an older gentleman lives on our street who will be welcomed in. He is a retired doctor who likes kids. Well worth food for services.
My best guesstimate is 50 houses per square mile. We are all conservative, we are in a location that is NOT likely to be looted. We all are looking out for each other. There is a farm next door to me.
We can maintain and repair our own pump. Hubby and I are engineers.
Thanks for the advice. If anyone is thinking of moving, my best advice, move rural, on a well and septic. It’ll save half in property taxes and less gov intervention.
Prepping is easier, we don’t have to bug out of a city. But, even if we don’t tell people we’re prepping, they’ll still come here ‘because’ we’re not in the city. I’ll NEVER live in a city again, EVER! And I’ll NEVER tell anyone I don’t trust I’m a prepper.
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