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27 Prepper Precepts Complete
Get Ready Portland ^ | 4/27/12

Posted on 04/27/2012 1:50:15 PM PDT by Kartographer

I have my own moral code that is based on what I think is important, and I follow that more than any rule, law, or policy. I take pride that anyone that wants to know how I will react to a situation (speaking of moral situations not tactical) can normally guess my answer if they understand my basic precepts:

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The first ten:

1.I am a Christian, so I do not have to live in fear of the unknown. Life may be hard and may end badly, but my future is assured.

2.I don’t want the manure to strike the air oscillation device. I don’t want to be proven right. I want my food storage to hit its shelf life unopened. But I feel better knowing I have food insurance.

3.I do not live in fear, as an acquaintance used to say “They can kill me, but they cannot eat me, and if they do, I hope they get diarrhea.” I prep for hard times because I know historically it can happen, and statistically will happen again.

4.I take reasonable precautions based upon my own risk assessments. And then I get on with my life. As situations change, I may spend some time tweaking plans as I watch current events. But life happens, things break, I fix it, and move on.

5. Bad things happen. I cannot control what happens, but I can control how I deal with events.

6.I don’t deal in conspiracies, men do evil things on occasion, and groups of evil men do bad things, but the shear amount of people that would have to be quiet to pull off a “shadow” government is impossible for a bureaucrat to manage. These guys cannot figure out how to pay their taxes or keep from getting their affairs out of the papers. I work in a bureaucracy, and I know exactly how ineffective they can be at keeping secrets. Every time someone sends an email out FEMA Red lists or prison camps it only hurts our community.

7.I am the only person in responsible for me. No one else is responsible for my actions, safety, or future. If I want to be well fed it is my duty to go outside, find food, kill it, and drag it home.

8. I avoid ethical spirals, its better to admit you’re wrong up front and apologize rather than hide it and play the “big lie”. I’d rather take a small lump up front than a huge hit later for hiding my mistakes.

9. I don’t know everything, and I cannot do everything. Our world is complex and integrated. To be prepared is to have a network of people who can fill in the gaps – not only physical but also spiritual. Having trusted friends multiplies your joys and divides you pain.

10. Violence sometimes IS the answer. If someone is raping your wife, asking him to please stop is not as effective as a .45 caliber bullet traveling at his face at 1041 feet per second. If you are unwilling or unable to fight for your beliefs and your liberty, you don’t have “rights” you have polite requests.

1 posted on 04/27/2012 1:50:18 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Weekly Preppers’ PING THREAD!


2 posted on 04/27/2012 1:52:32 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: RobinOfKingston; All

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpfull. You can download it at:

http://tomeaker.com/kart/Preparedness1j.pdf

NOTE! THIS IS A FREE DOWNLOAD. I DO NOT MAKE ONE CENT OFF MY PREPAREDNESS MANUAL!

For those of you who haven’t started already it’s time to prepare almost past time maybe. 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.

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

Lastly this for the doubters and the scoffers.

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger.

Underestimation can be fatal.”


3 posted on 04/27/2012 1:53:50 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Good post. Not the run-of-the-mill prepper post.


4 posted on 04/27/2012 1:54:42 PM PDT by bolobaby
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To: Kartographer

I totally like this list and agree with it.


5 posted on 04/27/2012 1:54:56 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: bolobaby

Glad you liked it, but someone will complain in...3...2...1...


6 posted on 04/27/2012 1:56:58 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

You got my vote. As if you needed it. =) Thanks for the prepper articles.


7 posted on 04/27/2012 2:01:10 PM PDT by Redcitizen (Ya'ah teh Shi kis' !)
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To: Kartographer
Yes, I will complain. You submit #1 and yet you reject #6. Even though you already know how the game will be played, ie the bible and the sinister forces at work.

I appreciate your preparedness topics and discussion.

8 posted on 04/27/2012 2:07:50 PM PDT by Theoria (Rush Limbaugh: Ron Paul sounds like an Islamic terrorist)
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To: Theoria
Do I believe in ‘James Bond’ type cadres? No

Do I believe that the are groups of people working secretly in support of some agenda that will ‘shackle’ our freedoms and liberties? Yes

And some of the worst aren't even doing it in secret!

9 posted on 04/27/2012 2:14:51 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Thank you, Kartographer.

Robin


10 posted on 04/27/2012 2:18:25 PM PDT by RobinOfKingston (The instinct toward liberalism is located in the part of the brain called the rectal lobe.)
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To: Kartographer

Thanks, great post! I’m still trying to get your *.pdf to d/ld... still stops at 84%/7.1mb in all 3 browsers.


11 posted on 04/27/2012 2:24:23 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'd vote for a "orange juice can", before 0bummer&HisRegimeFromHell, gets another 4yrs. Can-> later.)
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To: Kartographer

Good list. Will get people further in life than any Master’s degree. Make things more sane, too.


12 posted on 04/27/2012 2:51:30 PM PDT by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Kartographer

I do like number 10.


13 posted on 04/27/2012 2:56:01 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: Kartographer

Number 2 is the, “scat hits the fan” precept!?
Really..?
Number 2!?
I love it!!!
Thanks for doing the prepper threads!
(#2... hee, hee, hee ;)


14 posted on 04/27/2012 3:24:55 PM PDT by outofsalt ("If History teaches us anything it's that history rarely teaches us anything")
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To: Kartographer
I am a Christian, so I do not have to live in fear of the unknown. Life may be hard and may end badly, but my future is assured.

AMEN!

When I fell off the mountain during the blizzard, alone, and was bleeding out internally, I came to the realization that the likely outcome was death. The comfort of knowing that I wasn't really alone, that God was with me came over me and provided an assurance I can't put into words.

It did not take the pain away. It did not keep me from calling on the radio when I was conscious. But the assurance was there that one way or the other, the pain would end, and eventually I would be with God.

No man truly knows what his reaction to his immenent death will be, until he's at the door.

I was grateful for my faith, and I was ready to go home.

In fact, I was a little disappointed to wake up in the hospital 3 days later.

/johnny

15 posted on 04/27/2012 3:28:28 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer
Agree.

Bump.

16 posted on 04/27/2012 3:35:24 PM PDT by blam
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To: JRandomFreeper

IOW, “Ain’t no athiest in a foxhole?”


17 posted on 04/27/2012 3:44:33 PM PDT by patton (DateDiff)
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To: Kartographer
I have to disagree with:

6.I don’t deal in conspiracies, men do evil things on occasion, and groups of evil men do bad things, but the shear amount of people that would have to be quiet to pull off a “shadow” government is impossible for a bureaucrat to manage.

They are doing out in the open for all to see, only too many are still wearing rose colored glasses as they stick their heads in the sand.

17. Charity... If you work hard, someone that refuses to work has no moral demand on your labor. However, I would have a hard time swallowing a meal if I refused to help a hungry child, widow, or a disabled person.

A hungry child, yes. A widow or a disabled person, no because they are supposed to be responsible adults.

18 posted on 04/27/2012 4:25:43 PM PDT by bgill
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To: outofsalt

this month prep is a rain gutter diversion kit from amazon. should bring in a perpetual supply of water. last month i bought a 275 gallon cistern.
doing great at my first attempt to garden. i am only killing less than 50% of my vegetables.
also began making fire bricks from old newspapers. pretty cool.


19 posted on 04/27/2012 4:35:39 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: outofsalt

this month prep is a rain gutter diversion kit from amazon. should bring in a perpetual supply of water. last month i bought a 275 gallon cistern.
doing great at my first attempt to garden. i am only killing less than 50% of my vegetables.
also began making fire bricks from old newspapers. pretty cool.


20 posted on 04/27/2012 4:36:12 PM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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