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To mow or not to mow, that is the preppers question

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    To mow or not to mow, that is the preppers question

    This time of year grass grows like crazy. I mow once a week or less to reduce the shagginess. If we ever got into a grid-down or SHTF situation, maybe with shelter in place orders, would you want to mow your lawn?

    If you DON'T mow, it makes the place look abandoned, and you might attract looters. You would find it hard to move around the place without leaving tracks through the grass.

    If you MOW, it's a dead giveaway that someone is inside with supplies, and you might attract looters. Would you want the noise? Would you want to use the gasoline? Would you want to expose yourself?

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    I mow to keep the snake traffic out of my yard.
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    Why were lawns mowed in the first place? Maybe to keep the wild life and grass fires from getting to close to the house.

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    Mow, you will want a neat and tidy lawn during Armageddon.
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    A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, But the simple pass on and are punished. Proverbs 22:3 NKJV

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    I would not waste the resources to mow in a SHTF event. You could do what they do in third world countries burn your lawn.

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    As I watch the walking dead I wonder... who the hell has been cutting the grass this whole zombie apocalypse?
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    IF I had grass, I'd have an old school reel mower. Even if the S didn't HTF, I'd have one. I'm a cheap bastard though haha.

    Maybe if you were mowing with a reel mower during SHTF, they looters would pass you by because they would think you didn't have resources (since you were using old equipment(?))
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    Electric mower, they're quite.
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    I'll be replacing the grass with a corn field.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    This time of year grass grows like crazy. I mow once a week or less to reduce the shagginess. If we ever got into a grid-down or SHTF situation, maybe with shelter in place orders, would you want to mow your lawn?

    If you DON'T mow, it makes the place look abandoned, and you might attract looters. You would find it hard to move around the place without leaving tracks through the grass.

    If you MOW, it's a dead giveaway that someone is inside with supplies, and you might attract looters. Would you want the noise? Would you want to use the gasoline? Would you want to expose yourself?
    in a shtf, you would need to rototill and plant potatos

 

 
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