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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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Thanks for that first hand account.

Strange how even here on FR there are people who think prepping is crazy. Even when they hear firsthand accounts like yours it seems to pass right over them.


56 posted on 04/05/2013 9:40:07 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: MattinNJ

You might want to consider a Tri-fuel kit for your generator. I got mine from US Carborator. I can now run my Generac on gasoline, propane, or natural gas. A 100 lb tank of propane will run my house for about 3-1/2 days and it’s a hell of a lot cheaper than gasoline at 4 bucks a gallon.


70 posted on 04/06/2013 8:17:58 AM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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