Skip to comments.This is a true story, it just hasn't happened yet.
Posted on 12/21/2011 7:14:44 AM PST by Any Fate But Submission
This is a true story, it just hasnt happened yet.
Im hungry grandma Kay Abbie cried When are we going to eat? I dont know sweetie, Im hungry too Kay replied. Abbie just stood there in the living room in her bulky coat and boots swaying back and forth with her head hanging down and weeping softly. She was skin and bones, Kay knew she wouldnt last much longer. After 3 weeks there had been nothing to eat anywhere and now, only 6 weeks after the lights went out, they were starving.
Grandma, remember when I told you my friend Marlas family was storing food at their cabin? said Abbie. Yes Kay sighed. Why didnt we store food? Abbie asked. Well Kay said sheepishly, Everyone thought it was so silly back then, a waste of time and money . said Kay as she slumped exhausted in her favorite chair, knowing she could not save Abbie or herself. She thought If only .. She ran her glove across the fine leather chair and realized she could have bought enough food for years for Abbie and herself for what she paid for her beloved chair; it would have been so easy back then, just 6 weeks ago. Now, she would give all she had for a single can of stew.
The moral, the point? Give your family a gift of life this Christmas, buy the extra food. Canned goods last many many years if not damaged. Put rice, etc. in Mylar bags with oxygen absorbers (Total $2.50 per 5 gallons plus the rice) and they will last 25 years. You can sense the future, they cannot, it is up to you to provide for them.
What about the Zombies trying to get into your house because they know you have food stored there (hmm, fat people live in that house...). You can only stock so much ammo, it seems.
Learn the art of reloading.
Ants and grasshoppers....seems to me this is not really news but more like a blog
Exactly, this might be activism (as in survivalist activism) but it ain’t News.
Yep, you are better off getting the food by force when it comes to that than having to store and defend.
Should I store it in the bomb shelter I built back in the 50’s?
If the world becomes that bleak, I just need one round.
Along with that canned food give them a Mossberg 500 tactical shotgun and a few cases of Hornady defensive loads.
Why? What is the limit. We invest in things like stored food, ammo, gold in accordance to what we assess the probability of the need.
If we assess major social upheval to be 1% per year, we invest 1% of our income every year in food, ammo, gold etc. Not hard to do.
A pity Kay and Abbie probably died, while Marla’s family enjoys a blessed existence, fighting off people who are trying to steal their food. Good times....
Number one: if I had no food I would get my butt out and FIND some instead of sitting at home saying “oh well I can’t do anything about it now.” Especially if I had a hungry kid at home. The mom in this story probably is a liberal democrat who voted for barack.
Guns, food, water, and ammunition.
Great book and also made into a movie called, “The Road”. It’s by Cormac Mccarthy. It’s about a man and his son after huge disaster such as volcano covers the Country.
The DoJ is on a campaign to orchestrate civil unrest and race riots in the Hispanic community by making one claim after another there is widespread police misconduct towards Hispanics with racial profiling.
This is Hillary Clinton's plan from Bill Clinton's impeachment days. She had Janet Reno come up with a report on police misconduct and racial profiling as a way of ginning up civil unrest in the black community.
Why racial profiling? Because Bill Clinton was sued by the Reagan/Bush DoJ for ordering his state troopers to racial profile. Hillary's been on a vendetta ever since to pin racial profiling on the republicans.
She calls this plan “The Scorched Earth Policy”.
The plan comes directly from the Weather Underground.
Orchestrate civil unrest and race riots then carry out terrorist attacks as a way of overthrowing the govt. of the US.
Grandma can always boil the leather chair. Then she’ll be glad she bought as she sips her soup.
Just messin’ with ya’. I’ve got food and ammo. I’m sure not enough but hopefully enough to hold me over until I can come up with a plan of long term survival.
You know of course that people are not going to politely die in their homes. They are going to the neighbors and take their food. Even if you’re Rambo you can’t be awake all the time, you don’t have an infinite amout of ammo and you can’t fight a pack of desperate people. If we have a total collaspe the folks with the canned goods and chickens may last a little longer or they may be the first to go.
Make your own like I do!
The fact is that he hopes the voters will really try to kick him out of office so he can start up Plan B.
Excellent point. The food stamps probably got stolen and now they have no idea what to do!
One more thing. I’m a small, shy woman but there’s no way I’d sit and watch my kid die of starvation. I would do whatever was necesssary to get some food. If you look at post war Germany or Russia under Stalin it’s amazing what ordinary, timid people can do if they need to live one more day. I’m not knocking prepers but please don’t sit back and smugly think you’re gonna ride it out why every body else just fades away. If things really get that bad a lot of people will die, the smart and the dumb, the prepared and the sheeple.
Has anybody seen the movie, “The Road”? I saw it last week and it’s a pretty scary vision of the future....
Yes, it’s truly a story.
I bought that DVD last week.
How many rounds could you possibly need for home defense? As I see it, I'm unlikely to fire more than perhaps 100 rounds of 12 ga. even with repeated "zombie" attacks on my home before something goes "oopsie". It's VERY easy to stock thousands of rounds, and even though I think I'm good, I don't believe I'm good enough to need as much as I have and still be alive.
Planning to kill other people and steal their stuff.
Highly moral plan.
Getting ready: Growing number of preppers work to ensure survival in case of societal collapse
My friend who lives in Washington State says she can’t understand why there are any people in her state that are hungry as there is an abundance of food in the forests ripe for the picking.
Yup. Lots of Freepers with Armageddon Fantasies. I think that they believe they'll just barricade themselves in their "compounds" and occasionally use a shotgun to shoo away a few hungry, unprepared Democrats that come calling (preferably between the hours of 8 and 5, Mon-Fri).
Nothing wrong with being ready. But, IMHO, a real, honest-to-goodness SHTF end-of-the-world scenario can't be prepared for, and certainly shouldn't be looked forward to.
I'm prepared for the most likely case (a hurricane or ice storm...no power, H20, etc, for a couple of weeks). To me, it makes the most sense, and I could fit most of what's needed (plus family) in the truck to bug out to safer ground. All of the food and ammo in the world won't do you any good if it's underwater, or buried. :-)
I can see a couple hundred delicious looking cattle from my window. I’ll re-stock my 30-06 rounds later and call it a day.
Don’t know about any of that (DoJ plans) but I fully expect election year chaos from Occupiers. Previous appearances were just rehearsals.
I'm especially fond of the hamburger trees myself.
When I was kid, June was for picking wild stawberries, July was for blackberries and raspberries, August for blueberries, and October was for apples.
Mom and Dad had a huge freezer, we froze gallons of stuff. Not enough to "live off the land", but it sure made a dent in the grocery budget.
Can of stew my eye. She needs a gun so she can ambush her prepper neighbor and take his food.
At certain times of the year, but not always.
The Boy Scout Motto: Be Prepared. Some may think preparedness is going a bit over the top but they are the ones who will come to your place looking for food,etc.
“If the world becomes that bleak, I just need one round.”
So will the next guy.
Live by the sword, die by the sword.
Yeah, that’s pretty much how I see it too. Not sure I would need 10,000 rds of .223. If I personally need anywhere near 10,000 rds I have to face the facts that I’m probably not going to single-handedly hold off an entire brigade of zombies without a scratch.
If only they have bought gold instead of that chair. Then they could have shiny pieces of metal to play with while they starved to death. :-)
On a more topical note, my family has stored up over a month of food for an emergency in an extremely portable form, by eating ourselves into gross obesity. Nobody can steal OUR food!! (OK, again I’m joking a bit — not about the overweightness of my family, but the reason why — but remember that this was the winning strategy of one of the early “Survivor” winners — get in shape, but then also eat a lot, so the starvation diet doesn’t weaken you, and people will not see you as a threat).
Slightly off-topic, but a book that I found that was very interesting relative to a post-apocalyptic economy was “Life As We Know It”. The premise of their apocalypse was absurd — a comet knocks the moon into a new orbit closer to earth, which somehow destroys a lot of the power stations, I think mostly because of changed weather patterns and vastly higher tides.
But if you just accept the premise of weather changes, power failures, and the subsequent collapse of society, it was a fascinating story of a family trying to survive until society can get basic services back up and running.
And back to the serious note. My family hasn’t particularly prepared for an apocalypse, but I think just because of our pack-rat nature we easily have a couple of month’s worth of food items stored around in our pantry. We do have water purification tablets and filters enough to do rainwater if we have to, or maybe even a local stream although I’d really have to be in trouble to try that even with iodine pills.
We do have our 3-day emergency kit, with food and water, packed up and ready to go (we cheated and bought one from Walmart, and supplemented it with a few extra useful items).
I’ve wanted to do a 6-month rotating food storage in my basement, but it’s low on my list — along with a solar power system, not because it’s efficient, but because it is highly self-sufficient, dependent only on the sun not being blotted out. I could do the same with a good power generated that runs on propane, and a large tank of propane, but that wouldn’t last indefinitely.
As for your family, did they know that many parts of a pine tree are edible? A single book on what plant life can be eaten could mean the difference between starvation and survival. That’s the least people should have.
I'd still trade a week's pay for a pan of my Mom's fresh blackberry cobbler. There was a huge patch, growing wild, an easy walk from our house. The neighbors who owned the land (could be counted among those who 'would starve because they're too lazy to feed themselves') said "Help yourself, we'll never do anything with it."
I'd run over, pick a bucket to have with breakfast, and Mom would have cobbler ready for dessert with dinner. MMMMmmmmmmm. :-)
Tracks very closely with the book. For others reading, Mccarthy is author of “No Country For Old Men” and “All the Pretty Horses” which both were made into movies.
You forgot fear.
You don't have to live in it if you don't want to.
At certain times of the year, but not always.
Stocking the Wild Asparagus
“Wild Cards” (Wild Cards: Edible Wild Foods Playing Card Deck)
site: Edible Wild Plants
Identify where these items grow and allow them to remain “Wild”. Chances are little Jimmy or Susie don’t know what they are and will not bother them.
Prepare the best you can for local emergencies. You’ll be better organized than the majority of “x”.
I’m just lazy. Don’t like to “run to the store” every time I want something.