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How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:21 pm

The political climate worldwide is an inferno of insanity. There's much talk of a global, societal breakdown where civilizations en masse will be restructured through chaotic capitulation (war, civil unrest, etc.) based around the basic necessities (food, water, shelter) and personal security. Essentially, mass produced, ready-made products will cease and man will once again need his ingenuity to produce his own basic necessities. It's hard to imagine any country, let alone the world, grinding to a complete standstill in terms of fuel and energy shortages, lack of viable transportation of goods, no communication, no sanitation, no water production/filtration, but the potential for this catastrophe exists.

Should modern civilization as we know it cease to exist without an extinction event, are you prepared for a societal breakdown of this magnitude? Have you set aside tools and rations to weather the potential collapse of civilization?
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:44 pm

Most single people and families do not have enough food on hand to last more than seven days. Most singles and families have enough drinking water for 48 hrs. by including juices, sodas, beers, etc. which might extend a home's drinkables to 4 days.

Grocery stores, convenience stores, and all shops that tout food, water, medical supplies, and tools will be stripped clean of products within 2 days.

Fire production and water collection will become crucial real fast.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Meno_ » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:52 pm

I am gearing into a fast lasting one, possibly of two weeks duration. Fasting is good not only as a way to cleanse the body of impurities, but of training the stomach to control consumption to near a minimal survivable level. If everyone in the world could do this, think of the amount of food the world could save, and the amount of waste it could cut down on.

The result would greatly diminish the amount of pain and suffering in case the described scenario would occur.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:58 pm

There's nothing wrong with shrinking your stomach and less waste, but people who do not eat on a regular basis tend to loose strength, endurance, and mental acuity, not to mention they get "the hangrys".
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Meno_ » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:03 pm

WendyDarling wrote:There's nothing wrong with shrinking your stomach and less waste, but people who do not eat on a regular basis tend to loose strength, endurance, and mental acuity, not to mention they get "the hangrys".



No. They can eat on a regular basis even with snacks, and in-between snacks, but the idea is to eat far less at those meal times, and eat the right stuff. That would lead to more strength and endurance, in addition to a weight loss, and control of hunger pains.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:08 pm

What kind of fast allows eating and snacks taboot? I get what you're aiming at but its more of a game than a way of life. Since most people are fairly sedentary, they wouldn't require much food fuel, but having to do strenuous labor to ensure all the basic necessities were met, would require more food consumption, not less.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:10 pm

I think you're grossly underestimating the resiliency of civilization. Since it began, its had its ups and downs, but it doesn't generally tend to make big steps backward, and we're pretty far along at this point, so even if it did, I cant imagine that there would be mass starvation or anything like it. There's always been some economic way or another to keep people from revolting and society from breaking down. Remember, you don't have to take good care of the poor, you just have to give them enough to where they don't feel the need to fight.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:12 pm

Are Joker and I the only two here with provisions and know how? I'm already worried about you folks, now you're exacerbating my worry by not stating that you are prepared.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:27 pm

Hurricane Katrina was an excellent example of civilization going belly up in less than a week and that happened with the rest of society having capabilities to aid New Orleans.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Sun Apr 02, 2017 11:52 pm

WendyDarling wrote:Are Joker and I the only two here with provisions and know how? I'm already worried about you folks, now you're exacerbating my worry by not stating that you are prepared.



I grew up at gun shows and reloading my own ammo. I'm from Alabama. I know like 10 guys with bunkers full of mres and shit. I've been thinking about this since you were like 9.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:02 am

So your friends are prepared, but you are not?
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:46 am

What's this need for some sense of superiority that you've got? I just told you, I was taught this stuff as a child.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Apr 03, 2017 2:48 am

WendyDarling wrote:Hurricane Katrina was an excellent example of civilization going belly up in less than a week and that happened with the rest of society having capabilities to aid New Orleans.


Civilization went belly up? I've been to New Orleans 20 times since then. Its just like it was before. So again, you may be underestimating the resiliency of civilization.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Mon Apr 03, 2017 5:45 am

If you have no stuff, you'll be hard pressed to outgun those that do. Stop with your denial and stock up a bit. If it goes bad, it'll go real fast.

You believe I'm acting superior? :D That's the nicest compliment I've had all day. Thanks. My plan to not be a push over is working.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:16 am

Not saying this is true, but I get the sense that you've maybe switched medications recently, or that you've been awake too long.

You're giving us prepper rhetoric. I've heard it a million times. You don't really know who's ready and who isn't, and you don't really know that you couldn't be robbed of all your supplies. Regardless of the circumstances in society at any given time, the best attributes of a person with regard to the ability to survive remain the same. If you're smart, and you make good decisions, you'll fare better than those who aren't and who don't.

How old are you? I get the sense that like I said, you're telling me things I've known since you were 9.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Mon Apr 03, 2017 7:32 am

I have a young spirit don't I? :o Thanks again for your gracious compliments. :-" What a roll you are on. :wink:
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Mon Apr 03, 2017 8:06 am

If thats what you want to call it...
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:22 am

Mr. wrote
How old are you? I get the sense that like I said, you're telling me things I've known since you were 9.


Every time I read this laughter follows. Thanks again Mr. :D
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Tue Apr 04, 2017 6:20 am

WD wrote:
Should modern civilization as we know it cease to exist without an extinction event, are you prepared for a societal breakdown of this magnitude? Have you set aside tools and rations to weather the potential collapse of civilization?


Well.... I am contemplating growing my own veggies, but that won't be enough will it? :mrgreen: Maybe a cow or two.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Apr 04, 2017 7:55 am

SM,

Depends. It's definitely a start. You seem to have a year-round growing climate and a green thumb, but what of water resources? Ample fertile soil? I bought a wonderful, older book about food gardening indoors, THE EDIBLE INDOOR GARDEN: A COMPLETE GUIDE TO GROWING OVER 60 VEGETABLES, FRUITS, AND HERBS INDOORS by Peggy Hardigree. I also have a great food preservation book, Preserving Everything: How to Can, Culture, Pickle, Freeze, Ferment, Dehydrate,...by Leda Meredith.

How do cows fare in Australia? Chickens and goats would be easier to protect, bring indoors if need be.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:04 am

What exactly do you think will happen?

If it is as catastrophic as you think, your book will be useless. Government control could easily cut off your power, take away your home, anything or everything you once thought was yours.

Best advice would be head for the hills!
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Tue Apr 04, 2017 8:10 am

Well, here in North America the USA and Canada are tied into the same power grid, which is going to crash before 2019 arrives. I have no idea what will trigger the massive black-out but it will affect both nations.

We are going to go mobile depending and end up in close proximity to the Canadian border.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby A Shieldmaiden » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:15 am

Just read this:

As you read this, Australia is riding high.

We’ve survived the biggest commodity super-cycle in our history pretty much unscathed. We are a vastly richer country now than we were in 1991.

On 1 April, we will inherit the mantle of having the strongest economic performance in world history.

At the same time, stock markets are at record-highs, just like in 2007.

Bloomberg reports that hedge-fund liquidity just fell to an all-time low. The last time it did that was four months before the 2007 crash.

The Volatility Index, which shows how fearful traders are about the future, is flat-lining. It’s at the same level that it was in 2007.

Just like 2007, every sense is telling me that something big, and very bad, is about to happen.

Only, there are two key differences:

What’s about to happen, on a global level, will dwarf what happened in 2008.

And, while Aussie investors got off quite lightly during the Global Financial Crisis, this next one will bring our nation to its knees…

As I will demonstrate to you clearly, we are nearing…or have already reached… ‘Peak Australia’.

It saddens me to issue this stark warning to you today.

But, if you live in Australia, the warning I’m about to issue could impact you.

If you have children or grandchildren trying to get a start in life, it could impact them.

If you are a businessperson, a manager, self-employed, an employee at a company, or even if you’re retired, this could impact you.

Put simply, I believe a new financial crisis is coming.

And, unlike the last GFC, this one is going to hit Australia like a freight train.

I know what you may be thinking: ‘Australia just dodged a recession. And the economy has rebounded strongly. The trouble is over, isn’t it?’

As I’ll explain over the next few minutes, it’s a terrible mistake to think that way.

The Australian economy is nowhere near as rosy as Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull makes out.

At the same time our economy was ‘growing’, the household savings ratio fell from 6.3%, to 5.2%. Households were raiding the piggy bank to spend for Christmas.

The last time the savings ratio was at this level was back in the third quarter of 2008…the same quarter that saw the collapse of Lehman Brothers.

At the same time as the wonderful GDP news, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) issued a warning…

A ‘significant’ rout in Australian house prices is imminent.

‘House prices and household debt have reached unprecedented highs,’ the report said.

‘A continued rise of the market, fuelled by both investor and owner-occupier demand, may end in a significant downward correction that spreads to the rest of the economy.’

But, you know what, reader?

Worrying as that is, the warning I’m about to issue has nothing to do with that.

It has nothing to do with record-high stock markets.

Or Australians being mortgaged to the hilt. Or China and commodity prices.

It has to do with a specific and local event. One that I thought might’ve been at least a few more years into Australia’s future, but which I now believe is imminent.

And it’s an event which could bring about a grinding halt to the way of life you’ve grown accustomed to.

This looming crisis — which I call a ‘Long Bust’ — is related to the mining boom ending…and to the Global Financial Crisis that central bankers such as Dr Alan Greenspan (more on him in a moment) created with their easy-money policies…but it is infinitely more dangerous to Australians than both of them combined.

And, unlike most of the things we publish here at Port Phillip Publishing, this warning expands beyond the realms of investing.

If you are retired, approaching retirement, or even planning ahead long-term for retirement, you need to hear what I have to say in these pages.

A new financial crisis is coming.

Like 2008, it will be global.

Unlike 2008, it will hammer every aspect of the Australian economy and society.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby Mr Reasonable » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:59 am

Sounds like a pitch from a bullion salesman.
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Re: How Prepared Are You?

Postby WendyDarling » Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:00 am

Yikes! :-?

Today's Venezuela:http://www.reuters.com/article/us-venezuela-politics-idUSKBN1761MR Crisis continues..regarding food and basic necessities. The shortages developed in what two weeks?
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