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Thank You, Sandy. You've Brought 'Prepperism' Into the Mainstream

Thank God for unintented consequences.

Before Sandy hit, people who had stockpiles of storable food and water were seen as just a little kooky.

Before Sandy, those who avoided living in large cities out of a distrust of how their government and fellow citizens would act in an emergency were just paranoid.

Before Sandy, the idea of planning ahead for a major economic disruption was something that people on internet forums talked about because they obviously had nothing better to do.

No more. Thank you, Sandy, for devastating New York City, the fashion and trendsetting capital of the world. You've done a lot of damage but you've done an even greater service:

You've shown us that government can't and won't protect or provide for the people during an emergency.

You've given us unforgettable images of people waiting in miles-long lines for gasoline, regretting the fact that they didn't get ready.

You've vindicated all of us voices in the wilderness who knew that money in the bank and a full EBT foodstamp card were no good if the vaults were locked and the system was down.

Thank you Obama. Thank you HAARP. Thank you New World Order. Thank you global warming/mini-ice age/climate change. Whichever one of you was responsible for creating this storm, you should have planned ahead as well.

You should have planned ahead for the unintended consequences of messing with NYC. You've made planning ahead fashionable. You've made not trusting government the thing to do. You've sounded a wake-up call to a city which is now echoing across an entire nation.

Much like September 11, a city will recover and a nation will NEVER FORGET.

Thank you.



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Seems less likely every day.

Sure they've bought a half a billion hollowpoint bullets.

But from what we've learned this past week, they don't have any food or water to sustain themselves during a 'lockdown'.

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Good advice. My wife has come to realize my bringing her back to the 1800's was not such a bad thing. We now do things our grandparents and great grandparents did as a sort of togetherness moment. What used to be a chore is now our relaxation. Go figure. At our age, baking bread and working in the greenhouse is more enjoyable than sex...er, kind of! Lol!

Jim

1976-1982 USMC, Having my hands in the soil keeps me from soiling my hands on useless politicians.

Although not a super serious prepper yet, getting a start on it

I did have a garden this year, it turned out very productive and I am looking into a greenhouse for next year. I would be open to any advice as to what greenhouse to get. The last few days we canned 26 jars of venison, froze the rest and even managed to can an additional dozen jars of scraps for the German Shepard. I have two wood burners for the house and a few cords of dry wood, cut, split and ready to burn. Here in Michigan, it gets cold, with an electrical outage most newer gas furnaces won't work because of the electrical components. Its funny how many people do the eye roll when they hear I burn wood, "oh that's hard work", "that's a bother" and "it brings in termites". Ask me again when it's 10 degrees below zero and a blizzard takes the power lines down!

Making soap is fun...

...chopping timber keeps you limber...

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I hope some of

my family, friends and neighbors will start to consider it is a good thing to plan for unexpected chaos. I hope being prepared catches on.

"We can see with our eyes, hear with our ears and feel with our touch, but we understand with our hearts."

Let's hope 'prepping' becomes a trend,

and not just a fad...

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Thoughts and Prayers...

To all, of course...

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