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wildmeat

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doomsday preppers?
« on: May 07, 2012, 01:20:59 AM »
just curious as too how many of you fine folks watch this show and how much time and effort if any do you and your family put into disaster preparedness? I know in our topographical location there arent to many disasters that will readily effect us... unlike some other areas of the world that are prone to earthquake, flood, hurricane or tornado situations. Although  fuel shortages would leave us without food in about 3 or 4 days if the trucks couldnt haul... just curious how all you look at it

I know myself i could sustain my family here for approx a month... if things were that bad and we still needed aid after that month i guess it would be a hike to the bush with all means necessary to acquire more food

Besides i thought it kind of fun to get the boy and wife involved and have a plan and learn and teach them survival skills... It was even more fun to go shopping and was a great excuse to buy lots of survival items which i love to do lol...

anyway, thanks for reading and dont be shy to respond... im sure there will be alot of negative naysayers who dont want to play along and thats fine too.

John
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pitw

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Re: doomsday preppers?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2012, 07:08:20 AM »
Never watch the show as there is too much to do around here that is far more exciting.  I was brought up in a house that always had enough food for a year and my was as well.  So, we have a cold room full of garden produce, canned and frozen meat, a spring 300 yds from the house that can easily support the family. Chickens, turkeys, milk cow and calves[4], and pigs to supply meat.  A couple grainery's full of grain to supply that end of the spectrum.  So I guess I'm as ready as I'll ever be.  If you ain't got the land base to support yourself, thinking that hunting will provide is a pretty big stretch cause it wouldn't take long for all the game to be gone with a million people looking for it. ::)

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Re: doomsday preppers?
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2012, 07:53:34 AM »
There is a family preparedness thing going on at Hawralack (sp?) park this weekend I believe.  All about being prepared for the unknown.  I myself have hopefully a  years supply of cooking oil, wheat to grind for bread, dry goods and a bit of other stuff.  I have it not only for the unknown natural disasters but also who knows what is going to happen in life.  Maybe you loose a job or a family member does and needs help?  Financially you might have something come up that you didn't expect and can't make ends meet as much as possible?  Lots of reasons to have some food and equipment ready.  I think it is a good idea to have and if you don't you just need to live next door to a Mormon.lol