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“The People of This Country… Will Take to The Streets”
SHTF Plan ^ | 4/5/13 | Mac Slavo

Posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by Kartographer

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A storm is coming.
1 posted on 04/05/2013 6:46:29 PM PDT by Kartographer
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To: Kartographer

It is definitely going to get ugly. Everyone should start preparing for this.


2 posted on 04/05/2013 6:47:50 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Dude! Where's my Bill of Rights?)
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


3 posted on 04/05/2013 6:48:11 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: All

What Good Can a Handgun Do Against An Army?
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-backroom/2312894/posts


4 posted on 04/05/2013 6:50:09 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Kartographer

Look what is happening right before your eyes and take heed. There’s a Great Storm coming you can feel it.
Listen to what the bible says: A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge, but the simple keep going and suffer for it. NIV Proverbs 22:3

One of the things Selco covers in this article is the fact that many will not accept that a breakdown is occurring even as they watch it happening before their eyes. Why don’t they realize it? It’s caused by a condition called ‘Normalcy Bias’ a mental state people enter when facing a disaster.

It causes people to underestimate both the possibility of a disaster occurring and its possible effects. This often results in situations where people fail to adequately prepare for a disaster, and on a larger scale, the failure of governments to include the populace in its disaster preparations. The assumption that is made in the case of the normalcy bias is that since a disaster never has occurred then it never will occur. It also results in the inability of people to cope with a disaster once it occurs. People with a normalcy bias have difficulties reacting to something they have not experienced before. People also tend to interpret warnings in the most optimistic way possible, seizing on any ambiguities to infer a less serious situation.

A good article on ‘Normalcy Bias’ is on our own ChocChipCookies Blog The Survival Mom:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/12/29/normalcy-bias/

You either prepare and stand on your own beholden to no one or you become dependent on others to provide your basic needs and become their ‘serf’. Me I don’t want to be beholden to anyone for providing what is needed for me and mine. I certainly don’t want to have to kiss some ‘gubberment’ third class bureaucratic to try and coax some help from them, I don’t want some ‘jack booted’ thug herding me in line and telling me where to stand, sit, eat or sleep. And last but not least I don’t want to be shut up in with a bunch of ‘zombies’ and have to worry about not only trying to get basic necessities but having to fight to keep what I manage to get.

Its your choice you can prep or you can stand around on a bridge waiting for FEMA to bring you a bottle of water, a MRE, a warm blanket and a kiss for your boo-boo and maybe you can even get your picture as you stand there on the national news.

For those who are just starting or are old hands at prepping you may find my Preparedness Manual helpful. 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, paper goods, cleaning supplies, good sturdy clothes including extra socks, underwear and extra shoes and boots, cash I myself have been putting up change for the past few years both for the metal content and the fact that using change places you down the the list of possible marks during shtf, 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.”

Again I like to recomend FReeper’s ChocoChipCookie Blog The Survival Mom (Please Blog Police let this one slide!) Where you can get lots of useful information like:

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2011/11/20/8-morale-boosters-for-any-worst-case-scenario/

http://thesurvivalmom.com/2010/02/02/survival-priorities-the-rule-of-three/

And More

Also there is Ferfal’s Blog a survivor of Argentina’s first collapse:

http://ferfal.blogspot.com/

And there is Selco’s Blog a Bosnian War survivor at:

http://shtfschool.com/

“There is no greater disaster than to underestimate danger. Underestimation can be fatal.”


5 posted on 04/05/2013 6:52:34 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Let us imagine for a moment that we would be assured of living 70 years at any point, and anywhere, in history. Which 70 years would you choose and where would you choose to live them. (assume the ability to travel at will...at least at the will allowable for the time period you have chosen.)
I think I’d choose 1855 to 1925 in America...although air conditioning certainly makes modern times desirable. (yet listen to us bitch in spite of the easiest physical life that has ever been available.)


6 posted on 04/05/2013 6:55:20 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush

1890-1960, who’d want to miss Elvis or Sam Cook?


7 posted on 04/05/2013 7:00:45 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Don't fire until you see the blue of their helmets)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t think people will take to the streets until the EBT cards are turned off.


8 posted on 04/05/2013 7:01:32 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
Feral hogs are taking over the South. We will eat high on the hog.

City folks...not so much.

9 posted on 04/05/2013 7:02:52 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: driftdiver
"I don’t think people will take to the streets until the EBT cards are turned off."

Or a new tennis shoe gets released. ;-)
10 posted on 04/05/2013 7:03:54 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Practically speaking, even during the worst part of the Dust Bowl, when tens of thousands of family farms were wiped out, those farmers outside of the disaster area produced more food than the country could eat. People were hungry only because it was more expensive to haul it to where they lived than what it was worth.

Right now, the US grows equal amounts of corn and soy, about 72.7 million acres worth. 53 million acres of wheat in about 42-46 of the states. And 3 million acres of rice.

About 40% of the US corn crop is wasted on ethanol.

There are 5 million or so empty houses in the US, that with water and power turned on would be quickly habitable, not counting people who could double up (likely family) with under-utilized houses, like a single person who lives in a three bedroom house.

Medical care is a different matter. The vast majority of medical care is preventative and routine. If that is discontinued, vast healthcare resources are freed up for actual problems. Of course they would be a recognition that a lot of treatable diseases today would be left untreated.


11 posted on 04/05/2013 7:04:23 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (Best WoT news at rantburg.com)
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To: Kartographer; a fool in paradise

Frogs, slowly boiled, never take to the streets.


12 posted on 04/05/2013 7:04:44 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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To: Kartographer

I don’t know. Bread and circuses seem to available for the foreseeable future.


13 posted on 04/05/2013 7:06:02 PM PDT by WriteOn (Truth)
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To: Revolting cat!
Frogs, slowly boiled, never take to the streets.

Most true statement on here in the context in which it was written. And, Kung Pow sure was a great flick.

14 posted on 04/05/2013 7:06:30 PM PDT by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: gorush

1900 - 1970.

From the Wright Brothers to Apollo.


15 posted on 04/05/2013 7:08:03 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: WriteOn

Mikey D’s and ‘reality’ shows! Keep up with the times man!


16 posted on 04/05/2013 7:08:35 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Old Sarge

Well played!


17 posted on 04/05/2013 7:09:32 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kartographer
Yes, The Storm is coming.

Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!

18 posted on 04/05/2013 7:18:39 PM PDT by wku man (We are the 53%! www.7161.com/streamer.cfm?dt_track_id=21356)
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To: RoosterRedux

Feral hogs are taking over the South. We will eat high on the hog.


I bet the younger hogs would be tasty. Have you had any?


19 posted on 04/05/2013 7:20:00 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: driftdiver
I don’t think people will take to the streets until the EBT cards are turned off.

Right and King Obama and the communists Democrats want to make sure that they have confiscated all our guns.

20 posted on 04/05/2013 7:25:31 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: laplata
I haven't...but I hear they are all very tasty. Much better than farm raised pork.

I am not a hunter (though a very good shot with a rifle)...but thanks to Obama, that may change soon.

21 posted on 04/05/2013 7:28:28 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Good hunting, RoosterRedux.


22 posted on 04/05/2013 7:33:20 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: Kartographer

The giant rubber band of reality is gonna snap back hard and leave a mark.


23 posted on 04/05/2013 7:36:03 PM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: laplata

Come down here to South Georgia when you run out of bacon...what is mine is yours!


24 posted on 04/05/2013 7:36:59 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: RoosterRedux

I appreciate that. You’re welcome here in southwest Colo., too.


25 posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:41 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: driftdiver
I don’t think people will take to the streets until the EBT cards are turned off.

And I think that will be timed for July 1st.

26 posted on 04/05/2013 7:39:55 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: Kartographer

Yeah, when the “free stuff” spigot shuts off.

Till then, the sheeple will continue to graze blissfully.


27 posted on 04/05/2013 7:41:15 PM PDT by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: gorush
I think I’d choose 1855 to 1925 in America...

For me it would be about 1760 to 1845.

28 posted on 04/05/2013 7:44:08 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: laplata
Thx much...we may see each other much sooner than expected.

My prayers are with you and yours.

29 posted on 04/05/2013 7:45:57 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Get armed, practice in the use of your weapons, get physically fit, stay alert!)
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To: ansel12
"For me it would be about 1760 to 1845."

Sorry, the rules specify that you only get 70 years. :{)

30 posted on 04/05/2013 7:48:03 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
Sorry, the rules specify that you only get 70 years. :{)

That isn't fair, I was going to be a non-smoking vegetarian and that should count for 15 more years, or at least make it feel like it was dragging on for 15 years longer.

31 posted on 04/05/2013 7:52:42 PM PDT by ansel12 (The lefts most effective quote-I'm libertarian on social issues, but conservative on economics.)
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To: ansel12

Get married...that’ll make you life seem longer.


32 posted on 04/05/2013 7:53:52 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Kartographer

Documentation File on the negative impact of the Obamanation Counterculture on America.


33 posted on 04/05/2013 7:55:34 PM PDT by Graewoulf (Traitor John Roberts' Commune-Style Obama'care' violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: laplata

All of them are tasty if you take them at the right time of the year, know how to clean them and cook them.

It’s best not to take a pig when there are a lot of green acorns and pecans on the ground. If you can, wait until they are dry then take your pig. Even then it’s best to trim the fat before you cook it.


34 posted on 04/05/2013 7:59:15 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: Old Sarge

“1900 - 1970.

From the Wright Brothers to Apollo.”

With a little hustling, you could be in the right places for some of the most significant moments of the 20th Century. Think of the photographs and diaries!


35 posted on 04/05/2013 7:59:18 PM PDT by PLMerite (Shut the Beyotch Down! Burn, baby, burn!)
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To: RoosterRedux

And to you and yours.

Congregating with like minded people is going to be all important.


36 posted on 04/05/2013 8:02:06 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: null and void

And I think that will be timed for July 1st.


That soon?


37 posted on 04/05/2013 8:03:37 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: IMR 4350

Thanks for the good advice. It makes sense. Not as gamey.


38 posted on 04/05/2013 8:06:09 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: PLMerite

And the discoveries of the Oil Patch, and the Crash of 1929, and the start dates of the World Wars, and the defense industries, and the Roswell crash, and the economic boom of the 50’s...


39 posted on 04/05/2013 8:09:27 PM PDT by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: laplata

This year or next.


40 posted on 04/05/2013 8:12:04 PM PDT by null and void (Gun confiscation enables tyranny. Republicans create the tools of oppression and Democrats use them.)
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To: driftdiver

I don’t think so either....not enough willing to. The heart of this countries people seems to be dying with it.


41 posted on 04/05/2013 8:15:02 PM PDT by caww
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To: null and void

I think 2013 is going to really set it up so TSHTF in 2014.

We’ll se some smaller shtf this year, though.


42 posted on 04/05/2013 8:19:09 PM PDT by laplata (The Answer To 1984 Is 1776)
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To: laplata

Wild pig is a bit gamey no matter when you take it, but if you cook it right you can make it work for you instead of against you.

Green acorns and pecans will make the fat really bitter.

About the only way to cook around the bitter is to trim it really good then put it on a slow smoker for 12 to 14 hours.


43 posted on 04/05/2013 8:22:03 PM PDT by IMR 4350
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To: null and void

Every day I get just a little closer to picking up and moving myself and my company to Panama.


44 posted on 04/05/2013 8:33:26 PM PDT by The Duke (We don't rent pigs, but apparently we *do* ELECT them.)
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To: Kartographer
Our area was without power for weeks after Sandy. That happens every few years and was not a problem. The real problem was the lack of gas. Lines were miles long and there were several instances of guns drawn just 3 or 4 days after the storm- and I am talking about the very conservative, solidly GOP NW portion of Joisey. My wife finally realized I wasn't nuts. I just smile to myself when I see an extra jar of Peanut butter or some batteries being added weekly to the stash.

I saw it first hand. Civilization lasts only 3 days and then drops off like a cliff.

45 posted on 04/05/2013 8:36:10 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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46 posted on 04/05/2013 8:36:46 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: gorush

Ha! And you actually look forward to the SHTF. Ahhh, marriage.


47 posted on 04/05/2013 8:37:38 PM PDT by MattinNJ (It's over Johnny. The America you knew is gone. Denial serves no purpose.)
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To: null and void

Why July 1st?


48 posted on 04/05/2013 8:41:47 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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To: ConjunctionJunction

You didn’t get the memo?


49 posted on 04/05/2013 8:45:32 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not Nurture™)
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To: steve86

I guess not?


50 posted on 04/05/2013 8:47:31 PM PDT by ConjunctionJunction
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