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    Default Got The Food. Got The Gear. Got the Guns. Got The Beer. Oh Yes. Got the Ammo.

    What kind of physical shape are you in? I plan to bug in. I am 69 and have gone back to the gym to get in better shape and strength. I also do my road work with my rucksack with 30 pounds of sand in it. Walking, not jogging, nor running. I try about 2 mile a days and , now I am slowing adding laps to circling the neighborhood. My goal is 5 miles.

    Not matter what scenario I have seen commented upon, they all seem to say things will get more physically strenuous.
    Body toughness helps build mental toughness.

    You fight like you train. Pain is weakness leaving the body.
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    I've got a Van, loaded with weapons,

    packed up and ready to go









    seriously, packed up for the gunshow this weekend,,
    what's so funny about peace love and understanding?

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    Yep. Gettin' old sucks. The warranty expires. The joints hurt. The martial arts practice results in "no pain no gain" replaced by "lots of pain for few gains.."

    Part of the appeal of bicycles for the decrepit Home Guards was that marching killed 'em. Most efficient vehicle for trips up to 20 miles. I've got a few, including some that are modern-day equivalents of the low-maintenance m/Finne of yore. I can haul some gear tied to the handle bars, some stuff tied here and there to the frame, and a bicycle trailer that can haul 60 pounds of gear. Not enough to maintain a developed-nation life style, which most Malthusian "damn the hindmost" Absolut-preppars seem to think they can transport on roads clogged with traffic, but enough to get by... With a plan...

    Otherwise, yeah, I'll be bugging in what with access to water supplies where I'm at. And I make my own beer, try to grow at least some food--nowhere near enough--and reload ammunition, although not enough for my current target shooting needs.
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    Exercise makes me feel better. I do a mile and 1/2 every day on a treadmill.
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    i don't have much preserved food ready down, but i got a room filled with semi and full auto rifle, handguns and lots and lots of ammo. not bad.

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    Cool Old guys are not just old.....an unable.

    Lost weight, lifting weights from begining of summer, stair stepper, bow flex, free weighs, curl bar, dum bell solar flex system....
    ....lost weight apx. 215 down to 193..last few months.
    Cut portions....increased pain and strength .....
    flat stomach reduced waste 36 to 33....another pain cause all genes I have are 36's...
    Can't increase arm size....too old I guess?
    But harder firmer all over.....in legs, stomach, shoulders, arms fore arms...

    Too much Ammo, guns, rice, beans, frozen deer, beef, chicken, pork meats, canned meats, fishes.....stocked up tomorrow!
    Winter cloths, packs, traps ...reloading components have much.

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    Nass, nothing will give you more incentive to get in better shape than an affair with a much younger woman.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoots High View Post
    Nass, nothing will give you more incentive to get in better shape than an affair with a much younger woman.
    Not even zombies????????????
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shoots High View Post
    Nass, nothing will give you more incentive to get in better shape than an affair with a much younger woman.
    This is a good one!
    But nothing kills you faster. At least it might be a sweat death!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sheniloiu View Post
    This is a good one!
    But nothing kills you faster. At least it might be a sweat death!

    ... especially if the wife finds out.
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    got sh*t load of food, ammo guns and every member of my family are excellent shooters.

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    Barring short term, or catastrophic weather emergencies we plan on staying put. I am late 50s, work out every day on the bowflex and walk the track at work. But do have two artificial hips, and some other arthritis to be concerned about. My wife has two artificial knees, and degenerative back problems, she could not walk long distances, especially carrying a backpack.
    Now remember, when things look bad and it looks like you're not gonna make it, then you gotta get mean. I mean plumb, mad-dog mean. 'Cause if you lose your head and you give up then you neither live nor win. That's just the way it is. ---- Josey Wales

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    This apocalypse mentality needs to seriously stop. Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst, but lets be real, the zombies aren't coming! The hoards of marauding raiders aren't going to roll up on you. The mobs aren't coming brother! Need to let your paranoia stop controlling your life and get on with living. I've been around this earth for close to 70 years. Ain't seen the world end yet and I don't plan to for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Smith View Post
    This apocalypse mentality needs to seriously stop. Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst, but lets be real, the zombies aren't coming! The hoards of marauding raiders aren't going to roll up on you. The mobs aren't coming brother! Need to let your paranoia stop controlling your life and get on with living. I've been around this earth for close to 70 years. Ain't seen the world end yet and I don't plan to for a long time.
    Sidney Smith, have you not seen the documentary, Night of the Living Dead? It was filmed in western Pennsylvannia. It could happen again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nassaulakes View Post
    Sidney Smith, have you not seen the documentary, Night of the Living Dead? It was filmed in western Pennsylvannia. It could happen again.
    Sir Smith is correct,

    don't think about all those things you hear
    just be glad to be here!


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    Quote Originally Posted by lagatah View Post
    got sh*t load of food, ammo guns and every member of my family are excellent shooters.
    Unless you plan on eating those guns and bullets, or start eating your fellow humans, it's time to start stocking up on long term food and water. See lots of people mentioning having food ready, but not much about water which is the most important part. Unless you have a well and a means to get water out of it if the power is out, your screwed.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Smith View Post
    This apocalypse mentality needs to seriously stop. Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst, but lets be real, the zombies aren't coming! The hoards of marauding raiders aren't going to roll up on you. The mobs aren't coming brother! Need to let your paranoia stop controlling your life and get on with living. I've been around this earth for close to 70 years. Ain't seen the world end yet and I don't plan to for a long time.
    Probably true but there are a lot more things going on that could make the need for food/water reserves a real thing. Another Katrina/Sandy, earthquake, extended power outages, etc'. Lots of natural disasters that could happen so it doesn't hurt to be prepared.

    And then again, there is a company in Connecticut that just got permission to "experiment" with re-automation of dead brain cells. Have we not learned anything by watching SciFi? It's the first step to the apocalypse....

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    roaming hordes of any displaced people....can happen in natural disasters.

    how local and city officals handle the "first to the last mounting problems by keeping the over all stress down till answers bring forth stability.

    looking at Europe today...biggest migration not related to weather in recent history.
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    Years ago i started gathering up my bug out survival supplies ready to live off the land and fight a small war now I am 75 bad knees bad heart failing eyes etc. so now I will dig in here in my home and hope for the best.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pgpipefitter View Post
    Years ago i started gathering up my bug out survival supplies ready to live off the land and fight a small war now I am 75 bad knees bad heart failing eyes etc. so now I will dig in here in my home and hope for the best.
    All of those supplies you gathered and rotated to keep fresh for all those years will preserve your family, your friends, and your neighbors in much better condition than they would be in if your shelves held nothing more than clean laundry.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Smith View Post
    This apocalypse mentality needs to seriously stop. Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst, but lets be real, the zombies aren't coming! The hoards of marauding raiders aren't going to roll up on you. The mobs aren't coming brother! Need to let your paranoia stop controlling your life and get on with living. I've been around this earth for close to 70 years. Ain't seen the world end yet and I don't plan to for a long time.
    Maybe, maybe not, but that's sort of like saying "my dog don't bite." Your dog don't bite you. We've enjoyed the peace and security in this land that many other peoples have not even dreamed of. One of these days that dog's gonna to bite - Us.

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    I've never prepared for any specific threat, military, civil, political or otherwise!

    I did identify & prioritize likely threats, based on where I live. For example, flooding is unlikely here up on top of a hill, the area hasn't flooded in 200yrs. Because of that I don't have a boat.

    My reasoning, right or wrong is to be as self sufficient & supplied as possible so that I KNOW with 100% certainty the only person who can't be induced into working against my best interests is me. No matter what the situation enlightened self-interest, training & "goodies" are better than just waiting for some unidentified "they" to "Hep me".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sidney Smith View Post
    This apocalypse mentality needs to seriously stop. Nothing wrong with being prepared for the worst, but lets be real, the zombies aren't coming! The hoards of marauding raiders aren't going to roll up on you. The mobs aren't coming brother! Need to let your paranoia stop controlling your life and get on with living. I've been around this earth for close to 70 years. Ain't seen the world end yet and I don't plan to for a long time.
    I've been on this earth ~ 4 decades, and I was in LA, modern America, during the riots in 1992 and there were hoards of marauding raiders and mobs. That left quite an impression on me.

    Now, I've never been a natural disaster, myself, but I've seen the aftermath and talked to people who've lived through them. That also had an impression on me.

    We've been having sporadic problems with electrical outages where I live. The power being out for a couple of hours is an inconvenience, the longer it's out, the deadlier it can become. Our society is based on electricity, and our grid is vulnerable for a whole host of reasons. Now imagine power being out not just a few hours, but days, weeks, months maybe even years because damage couldn't be fixed for whatever reason. It'll get ugly. Then, we'll have raiders, and mobs, desperate people who might as well be zombies.

    The power went out for nearly six hours couple years ago - and I realized how unprepared I really was.

    Is it paranoia or just being prepared for the world we currently find ourselves in?
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    The power went out for nearly six hours couple years ago - and I realized how unprepared I really was.

    Is it paranoia or just being prepared for the world we currently find ourselves in?
    Where I live they were doing some kind of upgrade to a distribution transformer. We were notified weeks ahead that there would be no power for 5~10hours the day they did the upgrade.

    People were rushing hither & yon when the power went off, dead on schedule.

    I read the notice, noted the time & date on the calendar & had alternative things ready. By about one hour from shutdown everyone that came by to ask what had happened coincidentally had an empty coffee cup in their hand. I had made breakfast & coffee on my BBQ grill on the patio, so no its not paranoia to take reasonable precautions. If people get like this for pre scheduled routine outages imagine what they'll be like for an unannounced outage for real with no published re-start time!
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    i eat right, drink a lot of water, jug at noon twice a week. i look and feel good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lagatah View Post
    i eat right, drink a lot of water, jug at noon twice a week. i look and feel good.
    Oh, how I'd LOVE to jug at noon, but there's a limited selection of gals in the office with the naturally bouncy kind I'd love to work with. Then there's the jealousy factor of those with aesthetically unsuitable configured jugs who would wreck it by complaining ...
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