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Old 03-19-2020, 08:09 AM   #1
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Being Prepared

I think now may be a good time to start a discussion of this kind of thing.

I can't recall the last time, if ever, there was a MSM article about prepping that wasn't derogatory.....

Preppers, once mocked, say they were ready for coronavirus crisis

Across the U.S., "preppers" have been planning for an event like the coronavirus for years.

Now, as a run-on toilet paper and necessary supplies have created vast lines and panic in our nation's supermarkets and stores, some are able to sit back and relax -- while being humble enough to avoid "I told you so."

“We're not laughing. We're not saying, ‘I told you so,' when people are out there fighting over toilet paper and hand sanitizers,” said Ohio resident Paul Buescher.

Buescher shares a farm with 32 other members of a group in Ohio. It's packed with enough canned and dehydrated food and water to last for years. As the coronavirus continues to spread, he says people call him all day long asking for advice.

Penny Richards, a postal carrier, has continued to "prep" after a tornado impacted her area nine years ago and killed dozens of people.

“The apocalypse is not a thing that's going to happen,” she said, according to AL.com. “But if you think about being prepared for the zombie apocalypse, you're probably going to be prepared for the coronavirus.”

Preppers don't always describe themselves as the doomsday type. Some hunker down because of their distrust of the government, others by fear of disasters or disease.

Darron Taylor -- a prepper on a Keto diet from Alabama who grows his own food -- has stayed vigilant because of what he calls “the three D’s of life: death, disease, and disaster.” He even has a channel on YouTube titled "Mayhem Country Living," which teaches prepping, survival skills, growing and preparing foods, or simply live-chatting with his audience.

“I have not shot a zombie ever in my life,” he told the website. “Birds are real, they aren’t drones… and then there are no lizard people that I’ve met, but I have eaten three times a day, every day, for 51 years.”

The coronavirus has also triggered a massive spike in firearms and ammunition sales, which could be attributed to the public being reactive to the virus -- a stark contrast when compared to the approach by preppers.

"Families are social distancing and stocking up on food and supplies at home." Robyn Sandoval, 45, executive director of the Austin-based "A Girl & A Gun Women's Shooting League," told Fox News. "The outbreak is creating a lot of anxiety in our communities. Families who have prepared at home want to be equipped to protect themselves from any looters or violence."

Christoper Price, who owns a preppers store in Alabama says some people have blamed preppers for panic buying when in reality, he said, their methodical approach has afforded them the luxury of not needing to.

“There are people out there blaming preppers for panic buying, that’s totally wrong," he told AL.com. “You can’t start prepping right now, it’s too late.”

Others, like James Charles, the leader of the New York City Preppers Network, have been sharing their survival knowledge to people online when it comes to being prepared for a situation like COVID-19.

“I tell people all the time, ‘Don’t be nervous; this is not the time to panic,’” he said in an interview, according to the New York Times. “This is why we get ready. This is our wheelhouse.”

https://www.foxnews.com/health/prepp...us-outbreak-us
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A recommended list to have would be nice.
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I wish it were that simple, but it isn't. Crisis comes in many forms, and there is just no way to cover every situation.

Best bet is to think of it as what would you need for an extended camping trip in a dangerous area.

Fundamentally, there are two factors to consider;

A) Bugging in. What you may need to sustain yourself and family, isolated in your home, for an extended period, without need for assistance. Mind you, this may include more than just everyday things. What if the water supply is unreliable, or poisoned in some way? What if there is no electricity? Can you make it "camping in"? For how long?

B) Bugging out. Do you have stuff that you can grab in a hurry and go? Suppose there is a radiation threat, or a sudden lethal pandemic threat, that forces you out of your home and turns you into a refugee? What stuff would make you best prepared to be a refugee? There are limitations....how much can you fit in your vehicle? How much can you carry if you have to hoof it? Do you have proper gear to carry stuff?

Being prepared means being ready for both scenarios, bugging in, and bugging out. Bugging in is always preferred...you're at home, you have your stuff, you have your community. BUT...be ready for short notice evacuation...you may have to be out of the house in minutes for some reason...could be anything....an evacuation order, a radiation problem, or just a fire in your house. It's nice to have something prepacked and ready to go, all you have to do is grab it and get out.

Things to consider regarding preparedness;

Shelter - Exposure can kill you in 3 hours without proper shelter. This includes proper clothing, and proper shelter and sleep systems. Be warm, be dry.
QUICK TIP: Cotton kills. If wet, it takes a long time to dry out, and acts as a refrigerant rather than an insulator. Avoid cotton whenever possible for clothing and sleeping bags. Good sleep is important. Lack of sleep creates a lot of problems that can be disabling.

Water - Dehydration will kill you in 3 days without potable water. Make sure you have means to make unclean water potable. Boiling is the #1 option, so have something you can boil with. There are many options after that for purifying water. There are tablets, which are cheap and light, but they run out and take a long time to work. Bleach works, but the water tastes terrible. My advice is to get a water filter. I personally like the Sawyer mini. It filters 100,000 liters of water when maintained properly. Don't let any water filter freeze, it won't be effective after that. Also, you will need a means of carrying water....water bottles, canteen, whatever.

Food - Starvation will kill you in 3 weeks. That's a long time. However...your energy, your clarity of thought, and overall performance and ability to make good decisions will decline. Having some food is good. Having a means to acquire food is better. Fishing tackle, snares, pellet guns or firearms are good, but knowing a bit about what is edible that grows in the wild is your best bet, along with some means of getting protein. People starve surrounded by food all the time. Most things around you are actually edible, but mistakes can kill you....so knowledge is key. At least have a couple of foraging books you can refer to.

Fire - Fire is king. Have the knowledge and means to make fire. It can cook your food, it can keep you warm, it can boil your water, it can provide safety and light. Have lots of ways to make fire. I recommend a couple of BIC lighters, a ferro rod or two, and a magnifying lens. BICs work great, but they will run out, and they can fail, especially in the cold. Ferro rods will always work, wet, dry, whatever, and can start hundreds or thousands of fires, but they require really good and really dry tinder. A magnifying lens is only good because, in the right conditions, you can start a fire without using up any resources, it costs you nothing.

In addition - Some kind of small twig stove is good to have. You can cook and boil with nothing but twigs, and it will not leave any trace of fire where you were, and it will save you the trouble of trying to start a fire on wet ground or actual snow. There are lots of good, cheap ones. I use a Firebox Nano, but I would not recommend that because it is unnecessarily expensive. I recommend to go on Amazon and search "Lixada", they make a lot of great, inexpensive twig stoves. Why a twig stove? Because fuel is everywhere. Don't rely on being able to obtain and carry alcohol or propane...you can always find twigs.

Medical - Have some basic first aid stuff, and maybe some trauma stuff, like a tourniquet. Meds are obvious, but that varies greatly from one person to another. One thing I would recommend, is find out your proximity to the nearest nuclear plant. If you are within, say, 50 miles...add Potassium Iodide to your First Aid Kit. It's inexpensive. Not that if radiation is a consideration, MOST radiation is absorbed into the body by inhaling particles, and irradiated particles settling on your skin. Cover your skin, cover your nose and mouth, and you will be in pretty good shape in most circumstances. Potassium Iodide is the last touch that really covers your bases there.

Protection - Broad topic. Protection from dangerous people is a necessity, which may include a whistle, a knife, a gun...whatever works for you...but have something that prevents you from becoming prey. Desperate people are dangerous people.

Miscellaneous tools - #1 on my list is a knife. It covers everything from protection, food prep, fire making, and making other tools. Got to have a knife. Something made for outdoors, and can be carried safely, meaning a sheath, generally. Folding knives are OK, but a fixed blade is much, much better, because folding knives have more points of failure. A kitchen knife can't be safely carried, and is not the best option anyway. Get a real knife. (Budget Option: Morakniv brand. There are no bad Mora's. )

Other tools to consider;

Multitool, like a leatherman

A folding saw

Maybe a hatchet, judgement call

Light...headlamp, flashlight. Preferably rechargeable with a portable solar panel, if not, consider how many spare batteries you want to carry.

Navigation and rescue tools - Compass, signal mirror, whistle, something bright orange that you can wave to get the attention of rescuers. Some sort of map that is not electronic. At least be able to know where you are, and to be able to go in a straight line and not in circles.

There are other items which you should just have, because you will want them or need them. Bandanas....good to use as a head scarf, neck scarf, a debris filter to prevent your water filter from clogging up, emergency bandage or tourniquet...a thousand uses. A big bandana is better, because you can make an arm sling or other things.

Cordage. Cordage is a must. I recommend something with a decent weight capacity...paracord 550, bank line....something that can handle 150 pounds or more. Also, something smaller that you can use for less strenuous jobs, like nylon kite string. Personally, I keep 550 Paracord (the REAL stuff...so it is actually rated for 550 pounds...what you find in Home Depot is fake..but it is still probably good for 250 pounds or so)...and I use common twine. Disposable, cheap, lightweight, flammable..makes great tinder. Same stuff you use in your garden. It's like $1 a roll.

Currency - Money is great. Gold and silver is great. Ammunition. Anything that you will be able to trade to someone for something you may need.

Morale and documents - If there is something important to you, pictures, something priceless and sentimental...and it is small, pack it. If you are a spiritual person..get a pocket bible and pack it. Anything that will keep you in a good frame of mind, keep you from dying from shame and despair. Also, important documents, or at least copies of them...passports, ID, property deeds, bonds...things that you really, really don't want to lose.

I think that's a good starting point...things to think about. I hope this is helpful. It seems like a lot, but it's really just the things you require every day to get by, but take for granted. Just stop taking important shit for granted, and insure yourself, double down on those important things. Make sure you will have them no matter what.

I'll be doing a series of blog posts later this year on my own, personal emergency bag. I can share them here when I do it.

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My BF Jo, who I've written about cuz she had to be tested for this thing was married to a big burly and very intelligent country boy for 22 years. This cat can survive and provide for his loved ones in any circumstance. Their goal was always to move to ME and live off the grid so if something like this shit hitting the fan occurred they would be good. After they divorced he fulfilled that dream. Living in ME and off the land.

I thought they were nutz for even having this type of thought.

Maybe Bob wasn't so crazy after all.
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I thought they were nutz for even having this type of thought.

Maybe Bob wasn't so crazy after all.
Let me phrase it this way...

It is nutz not to take advantage of all those things modern society provides.

It is nutz to be completely dependant on that society functioning properly for your very survival.

Fair enough?
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Let me phrase it this way...

It is nutz not to take advantage of all those things modern society provides.

It is nutz to be completely dependant on that society functioning properly for your very survival.

Fair enough?
Abslutely fair enough.
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@baron, I am delightfully surprised at how much of that stuff I just happen to have been grateful for the things that I know I can get and hopeful for the things that I’ll probably have to fight to secure. Excellent list
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When people ask me about how to be prepared, and I need a quick, short answer, I direct them to this site.

https://www.ready.gov/

From my perspective, it is inadequate, but for a beginner, it's a great starting point, and will actually provide lists.

I would say that this site will prepare you for immediate concerns, until rescue can get to you in a crisis, which for some reason is considered 72 hours.

One other thing, just while it's on my mind. Buy fire extinguishers! It shocks me how many people don't even have a fire extinguisher in their home. They have alarms, so they can run outside and watch their home burn down while they wait for the fire department to come, and if it doesn't burn down, the house is ruined from all the water damage and smoke damage, anyway.

Keep fire extinguishers nearby any high risk area...the kitchen, the garage or wherever you store volatiles, or any place that may have combustibles like smoking, or incense, or candles.

You can save yourself a whole lot of heartache and loss, and maybe even lives, just by being your own front line fire department. As in most emergencies, time is of the essence. You can tackle a fire within 30 seconds, while it will take the fire department minutes. Think on that. A toaster fire is just a toaster fire, and a grease fire is just a grease fire, if you can get to it in 30 seconds......but if you can't, a toaster fire becomes a house fire.
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We go grocery shopping every week (don't understand people who don't) and have reasonable food stocks. We always buy things like toilet paper and paper towels in bulk partly because I hate having to buy that stuff (we currently have a grand total of 36 rolls of toilet paper backed up behind open rolls...for 2 people. Under normal circumstances this would last us until sometime in August). We will be doing more prep stocking in the future. I have weapons stashed all around my house and, without trying to sound like I'm bragging, I'm a 2x black belt who is absolutely manic about training and keeping myself in shape. I have 2 dogs that bark like psychos if a fly farts outside so nobody will be getting anywhere near my house without me being alerted. I feel pretty solid about my chances if it all goes to shit...which it won't.
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We go grocery shopping every week (don't understand people who don't) and have reasonable food stocks. We always buy things like toilet paper and paper towels in bulk partly because I hate having to buy that stuff (we currently have a grand total of 36 rolls of toilet paper backed up behind open rolls...for 2 people. Under normal circumstances this would last us until sometime in August). We will be doing more prep stocking in the future. I have weapons stashed all around my house and, without trying to sound like I'm bragging, I'm a 2x black belt who is absolutely manic about training and keeping myself in shape. I have 2 dogs that bark like psychos if a fly farts outside so nobody will be getting anywhere near my house without me being alerted. I feel pretty solid about my chances if it all goes to shit...which it won't.
It really brings to me a new level of appreciation of the other members here to see so many are at least at some baseline level of self reliance.

Curious...what form or forms do you study for your martial arts?

Many moons ago, I was a student of Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu, and for two weeks a year my sensei was Shogo Kuniba.

I wish I had been able to stick with it, but I learned a lot in those formative years about the mental and spiritual training that I still carry with me to this day.

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RIP Sensei....I wish I had appreciated you as much then as I do now.

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Empty—purity of heart, mind, spirit;

Flexible—able to bend when opposed, without breaking;

Strong—character forged with experience;

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After the financial crisis of 2007 (my retirement plan took close to a 70% loss), I made some fundamental changes to the life I led. worked to pay off my revolving debt and like many here, use one card to earn points and freebies, to set up all my other bills like subscriptions and utilities on auto pay to earn discounts while tracking my spending. It's paid off every month before the billing cycle ends to avoid interest.

I paid off my HELOC and closed the line in 2009, and have under two years left on a 15 year mortgage. I made a conscious effort to avoid buying anything on credit whether it be my vehicles, furniture, major appliances, electronics or even home repair and/or improvements. I will only use credit for same as cash deals where I get to use their money for free, and even then I usually pay this off within the first several months of doing so as I tend to get skittish.

While I don't consider myself a prepper in the literal sense (if SHTF today, I would definitely have to bug in) I am prepared for several contingencies. 2007 even effectively changed the way I shop for nearly anything. There are of course items that I won't compromise on, but by and large I shop deals/close outs/bargains/clearance items first. I use loyalty programs and shopper's cards as well as match coupons to sale items. I stock up on these things when the sale can't be passed up, and have a 25 CU Foot upright freezer as well as 2 shelves in my garage for overflow non perishable food, cleaning supplies, health and toiletry essentials. I always keep a certain amount of cash on hand just in case. I have extra hardware and replacements for items or tools that wear out or can break easily. Hell, I guess in writing this I am more prepper than not prepper. The way I see it thinking ahead can only help in the long run.
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It really brings to me a new level of appreciation of the other members here to see so many are at least at some baseline level of self reliance.

Curious...what form or forms do you study for your martial arts?

Many moons ago, I was a student of Kuniba Ha Shito Ryu, and for two weeks a year my sensei was Shogo Kuniba.

I wish I had been able to stick with it, but I learned a lot in those formative years about the mental and spiritual training that I still carry with me to this day.

I’m on my iPad so my spelling might leave a little to be desired.

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RIP Sensei....I wish I had appreciated you as much then as I do now.

“To study Karate-Do is to become like bamboo:

Empty—purity of heart, mind, spirit;

Flexible—able to bend when opposed, without breaking;

Strong—character forged with experience;

Rooted—solid foundation of technique and tradition;

Straight—clear purpose in growing, high ideals”
First one was in a style called Hiep Tin Mohn. Vietnamese art built aroung Muay Thai. Studied under the guy that invented it- dude was a professional fighter before the war, was a colonel in the South Vietnamese army. Killed two Russian guards escaping a POW camp. Absolutely viscious style built around hand-to-hand combat. Second one was Modern TKD, Which means western style boxing in place of traditional punches thrown from horse stances. I’m proficient in nunchucks, bowstaff, a decent shot and ambidextrous with a blade. Thanks for asking. I enjoy talking about it hut usually don’t unless asked.

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After the financial crisis of 2007 (my retirement plan took close to a 70% loss), I made some fundamental changes to the life I led. worked to pay off my revolving debt and like many here, use one card to earn points and freebies, to set up all my other bills like subscriptions and utilities on auto pay to earn discounts while tracking my spending. It's paid off every month before the billing cycle ends to avoid interest.

I paid off my HELOC and closed the line in 2009, and have under two years left on a 15 year mortgage. I made a conscious effort to avoid buying anything on credit whether it be my vehicles, furniture, major appliances, electronics or even home repair and/or improvements. I will only use credit for same as cash deals where I get to use their money for free, and even then I usually pay this off within the first several months of doing so as I tend to get skittish.

While I don't consider myself a prepper in the literal sense (if SHTF today, I would definitely have to bug in) I am prepared for several contingencies. 2007 even effectively changed the way I shop for nearly anything. There are of course items that I won't compromise on, but by and large I shop deals/close outs/bargains/clearance items first. I use loyalty programs and shopper's cards as well as match coupons to sale items. I stock up on these things when the sale can't be passed up, and have a 25 CU Foot upright freezer as well as 2 shelves in my garage for overflow non perishable food, cleaning supplies, health and toiletry essentials. I always keep a certain amount of cash on hand just in case. I have extra hardware and replacements for items or tools that wear out or can break easily. Hell, I guess in writing this I am more prepper than not prepper. The way I see it thinking ahead can only help in the long run.
I kind of straddle the prepper line. I do possess excellent foraging skills and instincts and believe I have the necessary mental attributes to make a damn fine apocolyptic warlord.
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First one was in a style called Hiep Tin Mohn. Vietnamese art built aroung Muay Thai. Studied under the guy that invented it- dude was a professional fighter before the war, was a colonel in the South Vietnamese army.
You're most welcome. Fascinating, and thanks for sharing.

"From Many, One"

I used to dread when Shogo was teaching our dojo...it was a sure thing that you would go home bloody and bruised, and sore. He would make us do rolls on cinder block walls, and crazy stuff like that...you had to roll straight or you would fall off onto the sidewalk. That was on the way to the park where he would run us from the dojo to the park in our gi and bare feet. He was merciless...lol.

In the dojo, he would have us punch the walls and inspect our knuckles. We had to keep punching until our knuckles were bloody.

Shogo took his teaching seriously. We Americans couldn't all cut it, many quit. I loved it, but I was weird like that.

The one thing I really hated though was leg lifts. I hated those anyway, but he would have us do leg lifts, make little circles with our feet, and jump on our stomachs, leaping from one student to another. Fortunately, he was a small guy.

BUT...our class went to the Seishin Kai national tournament in Virginia, and 23 out of 24 of us placed int he top 3 in our belt. I got 2nd place. So...all that training worked.

Then, being an army brat, I moved again, and tried several dojos out because I loved it...but they all just seemed like a joke to me, so I quit. You can't go from my dojo to something like Fred Villari's...it was just so fake.

So that's my story. It was between the ages of 14 and 16 for me.
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