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What If Nothing Happens?
SHTF Plan ^ | 7/7/12 | David SafeWater

Posted on 07/07/2012 3:23:24 PM PDT by Kartographer

Now, let’s take that conversation into context for my focus of writing an article this morning: What if nothing happens? That’s exactly the question I’ll ask you. You, the prepared individual. You, the prepper who purchases food to have in the event your employment situation loses its revenue temporarily, or a minor movement of the earth closes local markets and grocers. You, the healthy student of nutrition. You, the responsible parent who works to provide the necessities of life for your children and grandchildren and works to secure those ongoing needs. You, the involved citizen who talks with your neighbors and cares about the safety of your neighborhood. You, the owner of a vehicle who pays auto insurance for security against an undesired vehicular event. You, the purchaser of health insurance for a family whose health is fundamental and essential. You, the ardent securer of water storage, just in case another 5-day boil-water-alert happens this month. You, the consumer who also produces constructively while others are socially-secure thanks to your payroll contributions. You, whose money is lent to banks whose bail-outs secured enormous pensions. You, whose income tax returns without interest.

What if not one thing happens this year to drastically- or even minimally- inconvenience your lifestyle?

In the event that your storage of food, water, medical, and other resources remains unmoved out of necessity, then count yourself fortunate. This is what we hope for, although we’d be willfully ignorant to discredit the vulnerabilities of our current environments, local and global!

If your application of primitive or pioneer skills finds use within recreational or standard homestead practices instead of emergent necessity, then continue enjoying their practice in peace. Please carry on and experience the following in your endeavors to be self-reliant:

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As for me I say at least half of my preparedness supplies double as camping, hunting, home protection and hobby gear.
1 posted on 07/07/2012 3:23:36 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!


2 posted on 07/07/2012 3:24:53 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

It keeps you out of the bars.


3 posted on 07/07/2012 3:29:20 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise

Let nothing happens happen, I’m fully prepared!


4 posted on 07/07/2012 3:29:20 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kartographer

Decades ago when this kind of issue was being publicized by government for civil defense, i.e. fallout shelters, during the Cold War fears of Russian nuclear attack, standard advice was to rotate your fallout shelter stock. That’s still a good idea for a SHTF shelter. Date the food items (even though most packages now have open sell-by dates) and as you get new ones replace the old ones and use the old ones within two years. Cans may corrode faster in humid conditions so it’s wise to keep them rotated. Some things like candles will keep forever. If borrowing items to camp, replace them too.


5 posted on 07/07/2012 3:31:09 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (let me ABOs run loose, lew)
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To: Kartographer
If nothing happens you still have beans and rice left over form Y2K.
7 posted on 07/07/2012 3:33:02 PM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: Kartographer

There is something satisfying to eat food from your storage lots as you replensih stocks. ... As the old folks in this hill country used to say, ‘Be prepared. It cain’t hurt none.’


8 posted on 07/07/2012 3:36:06 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Kartographer
I just baked fresh bread and cornbread from storage supplies. Including dried egg and milk powder. I scored a whole chicken for tomorrow's dinner (I process it), and wanted to make dressing to go with it.

I also roasted some coffee for breakfast tomorrow morning and the followining week.

I haven't been to the grocery store to shop in over a month. Cash flow is sucking right now.

Having played this game before, I'm confident that I'll manage. The entire world doesn't have to end, but any disruption at all is easier to deal with if you have some resources and skills.

/johnny

9 posted on 07/07/2012 3:37:13 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

If nothing happens, it’ll be a disaster!


10 posted on 07/07/2012 3:41:14 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Kartographer

I love my time at the range and I sincerely like canned corned beef. So neither ammo or food will go to waste.

And my 6 month supply of Charmin? Well, I think it’s a good bet that will still come in handy.......


11 posted on 07/07/2012 3:43:51 PM PDT by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s....you weren't really there)
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To: F15Eagle

The Boy Scouts loved our close to date MREs - literally ate them up on the next camp out.
The food bank enjoys sudden boxes of donations, though I leave that at the church that does the food drives in order to be anonymous.


12 posted on 07/07/2012 3:46:31 PM PDT by tbw2
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To: Kartographer

My parents brought ample supplies of toilet paper when they emigrated from the Soviet Russia (we had been told by Izviestya there were sever shortages of it in America), and we still have some in the garage, so our family will be OK.


13 posted on 07/07/2012 3:51:23 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: JRandomFreeper

I put up 2 batches of pickles this week, one dill and one bread and butter. That’s not much but I’m grateful and it brought on a sense of well being. If nothing happens this week or next month, it will one day happen. The “it” could be anything from a job loss to an extended illness to a natural disaster or worse but at least we’ll have a little something put back to get over a few of the bumps in the road. I’m willing to bet that those who bad mouth prepping carry a spare tire in their insured vehicles.


14 posted on 07/07/2012 3:51:47 PM PDT by bgill
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To: JRandomFreeper
I scored a whole chicken for tomorrow's dinner (I process it), and wanted to make dressing to go with it.

If you mean stuffing, I got a terrific cracker stuffing for you.

It can be made with either dried or fresh ingredients.

15 posted on 07/07/2012 3:53:43 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (If Obama was any more thin skinned, he'd have a receptacle end: Dennis Miller)
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To: Kartographer

I hope I never have an auto accident or fire but, I carry insurance if anything happens and gives me peace of mind.

My insurance premiums are little higher than others but I like knowing replacement value means I can just go and get the stuff I lost or something similar.

I’m not really emotionally attached to anything except the information on my computer and that is backed up off site in a couple of places.

I’d be inconvenienced but not out and the same with my preps.

If SHTF, for the most part I’m going to barely inconvenienced.

If it means camping out then I’m going to pretty happy as I like being outdoors in any weather.

If it means doing without KFC or Panda Express I won’t starve.

If I need med supplies I’m covered for the most part.

If I need water I can get it just about anywhere.

I think I’ll go to sleep knowing everything will fine no matter what.


16 posted on 07/07/2012 3:57:29 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: bgill
I'm having to use the last of my canned jalapenos from last year because this year they just don't have any heat to them. It's like eating a bell pepper.

/johnny

17 posted on 07/07/2012 3:58:33 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Focault's Pendulum
I'm making a cornbread and bread stuffing that I've been making for years. Appreciate it, but I don't have time to make crackers tonight, and there are none in the house. ;)

/johnny

18 posted on 07/07/2012 4:00:32 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: F15Eagle

That’s what I do.

I rotate every 5 years and then go on a buying spree.


19 posted on 07/07/2012 4:02:47 PM PDT by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live thnrough it anyway)
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To: Focault's Pendulum; JRandomFreeper

“If you mean stuffing,...”

Interesting point.

There’s *stuffing*, there’s *dressing*, and then there’s *filling*. I’ve heard them used interchangeably. At chef’s school long ago, *stuffing* and *filling* were for in-the-bird’s cavity; *dressing* was made on stovetop in a 3-5gal pot.

What are your opinions?


20 posted on 07/07/2012 4:04:35 PM PDT by carriage_hill (All libs and most dems think that life is just a sponge bath, with a happy ending.)
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