Skip to comments.Ten Things Update: 2011
Posted on 06/10/2011 9:23:14 AM PDT by Kartographer
Be prepared to "shelter in place" or "bug out" as appropriate. "Wilding" events have already happened in some major cities. This is likely to spread if there is a "fiscal" or "monetary" accident and the "FSA" (free **** army) funds get cut off. These events could spread very quickly, and many large cities could go near-feral within days. You need to know what you're going to do about that if it happens. If you think it can't, you're wrong - it both can and might. Being prepared costs nothing. Being unprepared might cost you your life. Consider walking down the average city street with 10-story apartment buildings on both sides while carrying a bag of groceries. How many rifle barrels can be hidden behind those windows, pointed at your head? Now consider what happens when the residents in those places have no food, no money, and you've got a bag of groceries. Still comfortable walking down that street? That's what I thought. Incidentally, being "macho" (or even armed to the teeth) does you absolutely no good in such a situation; the only means of avoiding that problem is not being there if it happens.
You already have the lawful means of self-defense, right? If not, there's still time to solve that problem, but remember: The means of lawful self-defense does not automatically confer skill in the use of same. The police exist to come take a report and zip you into a bag under normal circumstances. If the "wildings" get more-prevalent they may dispense with the report and shift to Hefty for the bag. Think about that long and hard folks; it's not hyperbole.
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If you havent already its time to prepare. You needed to be stocking up on food guns, ammo, basic household supplies like soap, papergoods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, a extra couple changes of oil and filters for your car, tools, things you buy everyday start buying two and put one up.
I think that we are at the very least in for a collapse much like that of Argentinas ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7yerKMQc7-w&feature=grec_index), but as a armed society with a very large entitlement minded population our collapse will be much more violent and I see many many small business wiped out by flash mob looting, and large scale violence (look at what happened just this past Memorial Day weekend)and then there is this is going on in Chicago:Emanuel said he spoke with McCarthy over the weekend and again this morning about the situation. The mayor said the citys reputation as a safe place to work and shop downtown is being endangered by the thuggery. Many of the attacks are happening near the biggest tourist and shopping attractions in the city.
But, CBS 2s Jim Williams reports, the problem of mob attacks downtown is much bigger than the weekend beatings, according to beat cops who wanted to remain anonymous.
And its not just Chicago most major big Blue cities are increasingly reporting such flash mobs and gang muggings.
I see what I call Pocket Pogroms taking place in many big Blue cities and if you arent a 0bamamites yute its going to get Reginald Denny bad for you very quickly.
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As the LDS say When the emergency is upon us the time for preparedness has past.
Or as the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it.
NIV Proverbs 22:3
I have lived in larger communities during my life. At this time in our nations’ history I am very happy and relieved to be residing on a farm in the middle of BFE.
Didn’t get the garden in this year however (money wasn’t there once we found out the missus is pregnant) but nearby friends have a large garden and we have chickens for eggs so we can barter with ‘em.
” Some good advice here. “
” Incidentally, being “macho” (or even armed to the teeth) does you absolutely no good in such a situation; the only means of avoiding that problem is not being there if it happens. “
Certainly more realistic than the “Horatius at the Bridge” fantasies of some of our number...
KArl may or may not be ‘right’ - but living in a “big” city anytime is like a slow-motion riot.
IF you really want a glimpse of bad
and read about using a search string of
“living in sarajevo” or a variant.
I would suggest that if you believe such a thing will happen, today is the day to start your move. Becasue tomorrow may be too late....
There may very well be more wiped out due to the drought. In many counties in Texas there has been a burn ban in effect for months. With unusual high winds, a drought situation, and temperatures around 100 for two months it's a tinderbox. Many counties are now banning fireworks and are considering banning the sale of fireworks. While I totally agree with the bannings, it would hit the people who are depending on the income from their roadside stands.
Remind me again what keyword/s to use!
Even Denninger sees this writing on the wall.
Same here. It's the younger folk who can't wait to get to the lights of the big city but they're the least experienced to handle such situations.
You might be surprised how little a garden would cost to put in. Your north enough to not be behind in planting. Borrow your neighbor's tiller for the afternoon. Maybe he also has extra seeds to share with you. Ask others if they have any seeds for sharing or trade eggs. Visit the weekly gardening thread here - http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2732750/posts . Plant trellis growing plants along an already existing fence. Viola! You've got your garden at little to zero expense.
I wrote them all in that thread.
Here’s one post from which you could follow the rest:
I also remember: 0ba_mites.
Got ‘em saved now, thanks.
If you are prepared, you don’t need to go out to the store.
Wisconsin, while nearly ready to approve concealed carry, already has open carry. Wearing a holster while working around your own land is not any sort of inconvenience, just in case someone is thinking about invading a rural homestead.
For those who need to fill in their supplies, many survival sites have canned meat sales this month. Campingsurvival.com is one of these. If you sign up for emails, you will also get discounts each month. These suppliers rotate their sales, so anything you miss will come around again. Just don’t wait too long, especially for the 10-year shelf life items. It is easy to find canned chicken, turkey, tuna and salmon at the big box discounters, but bacon,beef, pork and hamburger are not easy to find in decent sizes with decent shelf life, although I have read that some Walmarts carry 27-oz cans of beef. Ours doesn’t. We are financially stretched, at the moment, so I am simply buying a few cans as we can afford them. They add up. We add to our canned butter and cheese supplies a bit at a time, as well. The price per pound for meat isn’t that much more, considering that there is no waste or shrinkage and you need minimal power to heat the cooked, canned meat. A wood stove top can warm anything, as can a charcoal grill. We just picked up 40 pounds of charcoal for $16, about a $7 savings.
Also, propane cylinders and heaters are still available and affordable. Check out eBay as well as the stores for the heaters. My advice is to avoid Mr. Heater in favor of Coleman. We had to return a Mr. Heater unit, but the Coleman Blackcat with Insta Start works well. Last winter, ours warmed a 9’x18’ room in 15 minutes, with no fan used. A low wattage fan would have perhaps speeded up the warming. The cheap battery camping lanterns ($5) at Walmart are a good deal, provide a lot of light and are safe. If nothing else, this can save on electric and gas bills this winter. Yes, the propane in the cylinders costs more, at the moment, but rates are increasing everywhere, so your storm preps can have everyday utility, if necessary. We always relied on the gas generator to provide power to the propane furnaces in case of a power outage, but at today’s prices, it is more and more difficult to stockpile gasoline.
The Camco Olympian safety heaters are safer and better, IMO—available in 3,000, 6,000 and 8,000 watts, IIRC.
Now I really have them saved.
(I’ve been having more asthma than usual lately and darn it just makes less oxygen in the brain. Or, that’s my latest excuse.)
Not to take the seriousness out of the real possibility or probably of the situation. It’s just the way that he wrote it. Semi-auto firearms with high capacities have become really popular with lefty yuppies for about a decade during the zombie movie craze and all. I wonder what those who read Karl’s latest will buy next? ;-)
He's seen this for several years.
Here's the precursor to this article, written about two years ago:
A bit spendy for us, at the moment. The Camco 3000 is around $200. I would like one of the larger ones for my shop area.
The Coleman BlackCat w/InstaStart 3000 BTU was $50 on eBay and (IIRC) $75 at Gander Mountain. I use them in the rooms furthest from the wood stove or in the cellar to prevent pipes freezing when it is -18 or below. So, I need multiple heaters.
My shop has very high ceilings with no ceramic chimney, meaning a long stove pipe that can draw to the point of being a fire hazard, so I don’t use wood out there on the top floor. The propane furnace is very efficient, but when/if it goes out I think I could heat up the 25’x50’ work area w/2-3000 BTU propane heaters, if necessary. Haven’t tried that yet, but I know the 1500 watt ceramics do not do the job.
For the price, Coleman makes a decent product. It is also small and easily moved around, if needed. Also, with the small 16oz propane cylinders, they take up very little room.
I was just very impressed that in 15 minutes it heated a 9’x18’ room with a high ceiling to a comfortable level, vs. an electric 1500 watt ceramic heater, which can take over an hour. With an adapter, it can fit a 20# cylinder, as well.
It is also affordable, in the short run,to stockpile the 16 oz cylinders at $5.50/ea. They last 4 hrs on high and 7 hours on low. Easier to move around than the filled larger tanks. I do have 4 of the larger tanks, but they now run about $48/each, with $18 for a refill. I use them in my business, but they are also good for cooking on a simple, relatively inexpensive corn boiler.They last about 25 hours for cooking. BTW, anyone thinking about this will want to put a metal plate over the flame of the boiler to protect their pots and spread out the heat.Keep oven gloves handy and be prepared to keep the entire cooker unit clean, as carbon soot will build up.
I think you are right: we are all angry.
There is also a lot of uncertainty. We could all be prepping for the wrong disaster, but darned if I know exactly what is most likely to happen.
I find that as we fill one area of possible need, we think of 2-3 others where we aren’t as prepared as we would like. Beck keeps emphasizing that we all need to be able to help others, too.
We just keep plugging away at food, heat, power, while trying to live our lives in this long, slow decline. Besides anger, I just experience fatigue and I know it has an emotional basis, more than a physical one.
Cardio is essential, and not just to run from the zombies or the thugs, but look around at the older folks and those being kept alive on medications and medical technology or the young children. Cardio is not going to help everyone.
First way to avoid getting eaten is don’t be in the lion’s den. Second way is to not act like food.
Ultimatly, if 1 or 2 fails, you need to hunt the lion.
I agree. A dog is a dog, but also a member of the family. People are first, but I was raised to take care of our animals just after we take care of our people. If I have to bug out, the terrier goes with us.
But then we had a local woman burn her 3 year old in a BBQ pit because she was bored with her. So abandoning pets is not surprising.
Well, I envy you the solar. We are in a valley at 43N, so it just is not practical, here.
We can get -30 at night and also can have 5 months of winter, but the bad stuff is normally 3 months. Bad years can see 3 straight weeks of below zero, though and we have years where it froze in November and didn’t thaw until nearly March. I don’t envy you the gusts, though.
I hear these sorts of stories, too.
Our beloved canine fur kid was a show up about 11 years ago. He was just a pup. 18 months ago we spent $2k on him after he tore a plantar tendon. There was no question, even though times are very tight for us. Actually, the surgeon and the vet both gave us massive discounts just because they know how important he is to us. He is the official greeter and escort here and is well-known throughout the area with many friends.
I have actually seen fewer abandoned cats the past few years, but that could be the work of the coyotes. We have owls and eagles, too and both predate on cats.
Still, everyone seems nervous, anxious and some are just plain scared. Preps don’t even make that much difference, IMO. I know that some days I am scared to the point where all I want to do is go to sleep. Of course, it passes and then I do some more preps.
Cats are so inexpensive to keep. Of all the domesticated pets, they are the easiest to care for. It seems so senseless to abandon them. Good for you for the rescue work.
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