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Posted on 12/21/2011 7:14:44 AM PST by Any Fate But Submission

This is a true story, it just hasn’t happened yet.

“I’m hungry grandma Kay” Abbie cried “When are we going to eat”? “I don’t know sweetie, I’m 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 wouldn’t 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 Marla’s family was storing food at their cabin?” said Abbie. “Yes” Kay sighed. “Why didn’t 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.


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1 posted on 12/21/2011 7:14:48 AM PST by Any Fate But Submission
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


2 posted on 12/21/2011 7:18:43 AM PST by Tzfat
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To: Any Fate But Submission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Life_As_We_Knew_It


3 posted on 12/21/2011 7:19:10 AM PST by pabianice (")
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To: Tzfat

Learn the art of reloading.


4 posted on 12/21/2011 7:19:17 AM PST by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Ants and grasshoppers....seems to me this is not really news but more like a blog


5 posted on 12/21/2011 7:22:05 AM PST by Nifster
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Oh my!


6 posted on 12/21/2011 7:23:45 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Nifster

Exactly, this might be activism (as in survivalist activism) but it ain’t News.


7 posted on 12/21/2011 7:25:04 AM PST by mkjessup (Jimmy Carter is the Skidmark in the panties of American history, 0bama is the yellow stain in front.)
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To: Tzfat

Yep, you are better off getting the food by force when it comes to that than having to store and defend.


8 posted on 12/21/2011 7:27:35 AM PST by wolfman23601
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Should I store it in the bomb shelter I built back in the 50’s?


9 posted on 12/21/2011 7:27:43 AM PST by econjack
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To: Any Fate But Submission

http://www.foodinsurance.com

http://www.efoods.com

http://www.survivalseedbank.com


10 posted on 12/21/2011 7:29:06 AM PST by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Without_Warning_%28novel%29


11 posted on 12/21/2011 7:29:41 AM PST by RedCell (Honor thy Father (9/6/07) - Semper Fi / "...it is their duty, to throw off such government...")
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To: Any Fate But Submission

If the world becomes that bleak, I just need one round.


12 posted on 12/21/2011 7:30:17 AM PST by brownsfan (Aldous Huxley and Mike Judge were right.)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Along with that canned food give them a Mossberg 500 tactical shotgun and a few cases of Hornady defensive loads.


13 posted on 12/21/2011 7:31:24 AM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: wolfman23601

Occupy Walmart!


14 posted on 12/21/2011 7:34:55 AM PST by equaviator ( "There's a (datum) plane on the horizon coming in...see it?")
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To: Tzfat
You can only stock so much ammo, it seems.

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.

15 posted on 12/21/2011 7:36:13 AM PST by super7man
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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....


16 posted on 12/21/2011 7:36:32 AM PST by Sans-Culotte ( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


17 posted on 12/21/2011 7:38:03 AM PST by rfreedom4u (Forced diversity causes dissent!)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Guns, food, water, and ammunition.


18 posted on 12/21/2011 7:38:17 AM PST by duffee (NEWT 2012)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


19 posted on 12/21/2011 7:39:06 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: Any Fate But Submission
People better start paying attention.

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.

20 posted on 12/21/2011 7:40:06 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


21 posted on 12/21/2011 7:45:17 AM PST by Terry Mross (I'll only vote for a second party)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


22 posted on 12/21/2011 7:50:02 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: Tzfat

Make your own like I do!


23 posted on 12/21/2011 7:51:00 AM PST by bandleader
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To: IMR 4350


24 posted on 12/21/2011 7:51:00 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: IMR 4350
Obama has already invited to voters to kick him out of office if he did a poor job as President. Obama is only interests in radically transforming the country, so being a President is the only thing important.

The fact is that he hopes the voters will really try to kick him out of office so he can start up Plan B.

25 posted on 12/21/2011 7:52:31 AM PST by oyez
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To: rfreedom4u
The mom in this story probably is a liberal democrat who voted for barack.

Excellent point. The food stamps probably got stolen and now they have no idea what to do!

26 posted on 12/21/2011 7:54:15 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Tzfat


27 posted on 12/21/2011 7:54:39 AM PST by Iron Munro ("Don't pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight he'll just kill you." John Steinbeck)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


28 posted on 12/21/2011 7:56:18 AM PST by stellaluna
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Has anybody seen the movie, “The Road”? I saw it last week and it’s a pretty scary vision of the future....


29 posted on 12/21/2011 7:57:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Yes, it’s truly a story.


30 posted on 12/21/2011 7:58:39 AM PST by stuartcr ("Everything happens as God wants it to...otherwise, things would be different.")
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To: Portcall24

I bought that DVD last week.
Pretty scary.............


31 posted on 12/21/2011 7:59:22 AM PST by Red Badger (Every child should have a meadow to play in..............)
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To: Tzfat
You can only stock so much ammo, it seems.

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.

32 posted on 12/21/2011 8:03:47 AM PST by Pollster1 (Natural born citizen of the USA, with the birth certificate to prove it)
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To: wolfman23601
Yep, you are better off getting the food by force when it comes to that than having to store and defend.

Planning to kill other people and steal their stuff.

Highly moral plan.

33 posted on 12/21/2011 8:04:56 AM PST by Sherman Logan
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Getting ready: Growing number of preppers work to ensure survival in case of societal collapse
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2822998/posts


34 posted on 12/21/2011 8:06:41 AM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (You can't invade the US. There'd be a rifle behind every blade of grass.~Admiral Yamamoto)
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To: rfreedom4u

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.


35 posted on 12/21/2011 8:07:05 AM PST by Auntie Mame (Fear not tomorrow. God is already there.)
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To: stellaluna
You know of course that people are not going to politely die in their homes

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. :-)

36 posted on 12/21/2011 8:08:12 AM PST by wbill
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


37 posted on 12/21/2011 8:12:35 AM PST by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: IMR 4350

Don’t know about any of that (DoJ plans) but I fully expect election year chaos from Occupiers. Previous appearances were just rehearsals.


38 posted on 12/21/2011 8:12:56 AM PST by Lady Lucky (Merry Christmas to all!)
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To: Auntie Mame
"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."

I'm especially fond of the hamburger trees myself.

39 posted on 12/21/2011 8:13:06 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Auntie Mame
as there is an abundance of food in the forests ripe for the picking.

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.

40 posted on 12/21/2011 8:14:14 AM PST by wbill
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To: Any Fate But Submission

Can of stew my eye. She needs a gun so she can ambush her prepper neighbor and take his food.


41 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:03 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: Auntie Mame
there is an abundance of food in the forests ripe for the picking

At certain times of the year, but not always.

42 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:12 AM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


43 posted on 12/21/2011 8:16:20 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: brownsfan

“If the world becomes that bleak, I just need one round.”

So will the next guy.

Live by the sword, die by the sword.


44 posted on 12/21/2011 8:19:53 AM PST by ctdonath2 ($1 meals: http://abuckaplate.blogspot.com/)
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To: Pollster1

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.


45 posted on 12/21/2011 8:20:45 AM PST by Obadiah (If U don't believe you can win, then there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.)
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To: Any Fate But Submission

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.


46 posted on 12/21/2011 8:21:05 AM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: Auntie Mame
But.....I should add..... that picking all of those berries involved "work", something that many of today's "starving people" don't have much experience with.

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. :-)

47 posted on 12/21/2011 8:21:26 AM PST by wbill
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To: Red Badger

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.


48 posted on 12/21/2011 8:24:30 AM PST by Portcall24
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To: duffee
Guns, food, water, and ammunition.

You forgot fear.

You don't have to live in it if you don't want to.

49 posted on 12/21/2011 8:29:58 AM PST by delacoert
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To: afraidfortherepublic

At certain times of the year, but not always.


Very true. Here are a few books/items to borrow/purchase:

Stocking the Wild Asparagus

“Wild Cards” (Wild Cards: Edible Wild Foods Playing Card Deck)

site: Edible Wild Plants
http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=native%20edible%20plants&source=web&cd=3&ved=0CFEQFjAC&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.wildwoodsurvival.com%2Fsurvival%2Ffood%2Fedibleplants%2F&ei=uwbyTvyuNob22gW03bCgAg&usg=AFQjCNFfBLGRPTSisuXij_Ttt4XwHAFhnA&cad=rja

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.


50 posted on 12/21/2011 8:31:10 AM PST by NoNAIS (Yet another Government program not needed.)
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