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Guest Post: Neighboring Matters: Preparing For Unknown Unknowns
Prepared Christian ^ | CHRIS RAY | 11/21/12

Posted on 11/21/2012 6:51:02 PM PST by Kartographer

Friends that you can trust, and can trust you, is more valuable than all the stuff we’re told to pack in our bug out bags, pantries, and gun vaults. Trusted friends are anchors of preparedness. Neighbors can be our wildcard.

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TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: neighbors; preparedness; preppers; survival
for your consideration, review and comment.
1 posted on 11/21/2012 6:51:13 PM PST by Kartographer
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To: appalachian_dweller; OldPossum; DuncanWaring; VirginiaMom; CodeToad; goosie; kalee; ...

Preppers’ PING!!


2 posted on 11/21/2012 6:52:25 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

We have a neighbor who’s good with a rifle and an RN.How lucky is that?


3 posted on 11/21/2012 7:10:27 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

not sure. do they like you guys?


4 posted on 11/21/2012 7:13:27 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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The neighbors and we have been sharing our garden veggies as they are harvested. Nothing goes to waste.


5 posted on 11/21/2012 7:15:52 PM PST by Arrowhead1952 (0 bummer inherited a worse economy in 2012 than he did in 2008.)
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To: Kartographer

Patriot groups are adding prepping group subsections. The Cloward-Piven goal of destroying Western institutions and replacing society with a socialist totalitarian society is impractical and guaranteed to fail. A societal collapse will require prepared individuals and groups voluntarily acting in their mutual self interest to resurrect civilization; totalitarian government can only manage a decline.


6 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:33 PM PST by grumpygresh (Democrats delenda est; zero sera dans l'enfer bientot)
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To: Farmer Dean

Almost like having a well with a manual pump! EDEN!


7 posted on 11/21/2012 7:16:43 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: grumpygresh

“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be men of courage; be strong.” 1 Corinthians 16:13

“Because some men aren’t looking for anything logical, like money. They can’t be bought, bullied, reasoned, or negotiated with. Some men just want to watch the world burn.” From the Movie ‘The Dark Knight’ (2008)

“I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends, and break all bonds of fellowship; but it is not this day! An hour of woe, and shattered shields, when the Age of Men comes crashing down; but it is not this day! This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West!” From the Movie ‘The Return of The King’ (2003)

In my bag there’s a bible to show me the way,
Through my twelfth year on earth and to Heaven some day.
I will shoulder my musket and brandish my sword,
In defence of this land and the word of the Lord.

ALISON KRAUSS song ‘Bright Sunny South’


8 posted on 11/21/2012 7:22:31 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Secret Agent Man

We’ve been good friends for years.


9 posted on 11/21/2012 7:29:42 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

then i say you’re in good shape there. :-)


10 posted on 11/21/2012 7:47:16 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: Kartographer

I can understand a known-unknown, but is there such a things as an unknown-known?


11 posted on 11/21/2012 7:48:47 PM PST by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the psychopath.)
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To: Kartographer

In 2010 my brother planted some peas and okra intending to share withhis neighbors. He shelled the pes called his neighbors and none were interested tn stopping by to pick them up. When the okra was ready, he picked and informed his neighbors. Again, no one was interested.He an I eventually pu them in our freezers.We came to the conclusion that most people just did not give a damn, If they can’t get it from the government, or have to do a little work for it, to hell with it.


12 posted on 11/21/2012 7:59:38 PM PST by sport
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To: Secret Agent Man

We’ve got quite a good group here.A neighbor who has his own construction company,two RNs,plenty of farmers,welders,carpenters,and pretty much any other useful skill that you can think of.And we’re armed to the teeth.


13 posted on 11/21/2012 8:02:08 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Need a new neighbor?? ;-)


14 posted on 11/21/2012 8:26:14 PM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

There’s always room for another good neighbor.


15 posted on 11/21/2012 8:34:18 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

“We have a neighbor who’s good with a rifle and an RN.How lucky is that?”

I’d rather be good with a rifle and bad with an RN, but that’s just me. How lucky’d that be!?!


16 posted on 11/21/2012 10:28:24 PM PST by wrencher
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Every true thing that others know, but you don’t know is an unknown known.

Lurking’


17 posted on 11/22/2012 2:34:43 AM PST by LurkingSince'98 (Catholics=John 6:53-58 Everyone else=John 6:60-66)
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To: Farmer Dean

I could do with a few good neighbors. Mine are morons. Even the yard man (no, we’re our own yard guys) says they have no sense. I’ve lived here all my life and there used to be great neighors. Now days, it’s all a bunch of hoity toity outsiders and libs who have moved in and taken over. Most are weekenders so my only hope is they get blogged down in the city.


18 posted on 11/22/2012 5:19:05 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: wrencher

Poor writing on my part.He’s both good with a rifle and an RN.His wife’s a pretty good shot too.


19 posted on 11/22/2012 5:37:48 AM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: sport

Or maybe they just don’t like peas and okra. My husband won’t touch peas and the whole family is iffy on okra.


20 posted on 11/22/2012 7:58:10 AM PST by ChocChipCookie
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To: Kartographer; blam; The Duke; WakeUpAndVote; JRandomFreeper; Bride Of Old Sarge; ChocChipCookie; ...
We here are re-evaluating things this holiday. Lots of changes coming. And our "neighbors" will not be along for the ride.

As our good friend and mentor Kartographer is so fond of quoting Star Trek, there is another quote of Star Trek lore that perhaps folks aren't aware of:

There is a word in the Vulcan language: "tviokh". Literally translated it means "neighbor", but the cultural use of the word is something different. Tviokh means that though you occupy the land next to me, I would rather see you under it than on it. In its cultural reference, tviokh really means "outlander", or "alien".

Regrettably, that's how we see the people living close to The Bunker...

21 posted on 11/22/2012 8:59:16 AM PST by Old Sarge (We are officially over the precipice, we just havent struck the ground yet...)
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To: Old Sarge; blam; The Duke; WakeUpAndVote; JRandomFreeper; Bride Of Old Sarge; ChocChipCookie; ...

In George Stewart novel ‘Earth Abides’ the post-apocalyptic Americans turn tribal. I can see that, in fact in some ways it’s happening already and I see it accelerating as things grow worse.

So we may all soon be members of groups that consider themselves Diné, which means “the people”.

As for me I thought about it last night while watching a episode of ‘Firefly’, I now consider myself a ‘Brown Coat’.


22 posted on 11/22/2012 9:28:08 AM PST by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: ChocChipCookie

I have a feeling that before obama is through with us, plople will be glad to get peas and okra. Or anything else they can eat. When I was growing up, we ate whatever mama put on the table and was thankful to get it. And so did every other family around where I lived. I never did hear,”I don’t likt that.” I did hear a lot of, “I wish I could have had another piece of chicken”, “I wish I could have had another piece of mackrel”, another bowl of soup, another helping of ....


23 posted on 11/22/2012 10:05:20 AM PST by sport
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To: sport
"I have a feeling that before obama is through with us, plople will be glad to get peas and okra. Or anything else they can eat. When I was growing up, we ate whatever mama put on the table and was thankful to get it. And so did every other family around where I lived. I never did hear,”I don’t likt that.” I did hear a lot of, “I wish I could have had another piece of chicken”, “I wish I could have had another piece of mackrel”, another bowl of soup, another helping of ...."

Ditto.

I love peas and okra with sliced tomato, green onion, cornbread and a glass of milk.....boy o boy!

24 posted on 11/22/2012 10:38:28 AM PST by blam
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To: blam

What time you gonna have it ready ? I’ll be right over...mmmm


25 posted on 11/22/2012 4:17:51 PM PST by piroque ("In times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act")
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To: Kartographer
Spent Thanksgiving today with my brother - he's about two hours away & I took my folks to visit/feast for the day. He was roasting oysters on the grill for us (did I mention he's a GREAT brother?) and I brought up the subject of being "prepared" .... which I am doing with all of my family. He turned and gave me this big grin and said "have you turned into one of those crazy prepper people?" I told him I was well on my way to that status, but I considered it 'crazy like a fox'. He started laughing and then turned very serious ..... turns out he's a bit of a 'crazy prepper person' himself & got quite a bit stashed away for emergencies already - I was surprised at how much thought he's given the subject .... and impressed. He's a smart brother, too. ☺
26 posted on 11/22/2012 5:20:21 PM PST by MissMagnolia ("It is when a people forget God that tyrants forge their chains" - Patrick Henry)
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To: sport

well now your neighbor knows who not to trust. So it was good work figuring out the wheat and the tares.


27 posted on 11/24/2012 9:47:44 PM PST by Redcitizen (A good pun is its own reword.)
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