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Due to deteriorating situations in the world today should the nation begin Prepping?

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    Due to deteriorating situations in the world today should the nation begin Prepping?

    Due to deteriorating situations in the world today with China, North Korea, Russia and Iran, should the nation (as in local cities and towns and collectively as a nation) begin preparing and training for a man made disaster (such as EMP, Nuke or biological attack)?

    Just some of the reasonable preparations could include, hardening our electric grid, a more frequent test of the Emergency broadcast system over all forms of devices (TV, radio etc.) both at the local and national levels, renovation of local previous nuclear shelters, installation/building of more local shelters, more frequent testing of the local air raid sirens (or repairing, re-installing them if not present), making new siren tones for different threats and training the local community on it (such as one for biological attack, one of missile incoming etc.), creating/staring local neighborhood, schools and city town hall meetings discussing plans in these types of situations (where to meet, were to evacuate, where to go and what equipment to use if needed), training in schools in case of what to do if there was a biological, EMP attack or incoming missile, installation of more local evacuation routes and widening highway lanes (such as how there are hurricane evac lanes here in Texas) etc.

    1. Do we do enough training locally and nationally now for things like this?
    2. What are some of your ideas regarding more ways we can train our neighbors and ourselves at the local and national level?
    3. How can we get local politicians more involved?

    What do you guys think?
    Last edited by SanAntonioPrepper; 09-25-2017 at 11:23 AM.
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    Regardless of any on going threat I think I would be a good idea for communities to prep. Aside from the benefit of being prepared it would give people a chance to get to know their neighbors and actually commune.

    Unfortunately everyone is so busy with Facebook. Twitter, the NFL and Dancing With the Stars to actually go out and do it.

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    I think we need to prepare much better as a nation. Will we do it? No. They can't even agree to harden the electric grid. So we need to prepare as individuals.

    There is some preparation and planning being done at the county level for floods, fires, weather events etc. I participated in emergency planning for our company, which stored a toxic chemical in quantities that if released would require a quarter mile evacuation. After quite a bit of work, it reached the point where if we called 911 with The Big One, they had one key to bring up the whole response plan for all agencies.

    As far as air raid sirens to warn of nuclear attack: I read a study done by the government once. For an ICBM or submarine launched nuclear attack on a US city, which takes just 10-30 minutes from launch to impact, it determined that a warning would result in MORE casulties. Without a warning, modern office workers have some shelter within buildings, but a warning would result in thousands in the streets, people trying to get home, etc, naked to the blast.

    The old sirens were installed to warn of Soviet attack by slow bombers, which took many hours.
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    Oh, by the way, in case you missed it @SanAntonioPrepper , The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT.
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    Fix the grid and restore the early 50's-60's Civil Defense program updated to today's threats.

    Install more ABS units to protect all of us not just the ruling elite.

    Bring the military up to where they need to be, and put to sea more SSBN's to bring up the total firepower at the ready.

    There is money to use, just stop giving it to the wetbacks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sideKahr View Post
    Oh, by the way, in case you missed it @SanAntonioPrepper , The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), will conduct a mandatory nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) on September 27, 2017 at 2:20 pm EDT.
    Thank you. This is a good way to get info out. Hopefully people will take these tests seriously and test multiple devices to ensure they are operational.
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    There is a segment of the population that shouldn't be prepping and I hope continue to keep their heads up their @$$*$. We all know who I'm talking about so no need to say it. I think the country needs a good cleaning out in order to survive in the future. This fundamental change hasn't worked and will not work in the future. So bring on the EMP and lets flush the unwanted crap/sheople out to sea. Then we can truly rebuild and make America great again.

    Until this happens we are doomed to a slow painful death, as a country. Don't encourage the idiots.

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    Duh!!!

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    Wow, @Chipper , you're in a dark place today. Buck up! Never give up the ship!

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    I personally am of the mindset that all life is sacred and important. I may not agree with everyone (sometimes I agree with few) but I don't wish death and especially suffering on people. In the event a national man made disaster goes down both preppers and non preppers will suffer, most likely to a large degree, it is just a prepper will probably have a better chance to survive to a certain degree. So hopefully nothing does happen. Biblically though and by me closely watching the news (many news sites) the last few years, it looks like something will go down. Things went down with WWI, with WWII and I personally believe there will be a WWIII. We are humans and we are all irrational when provoked to a certain degree. Man will dominate man to his own injury.

    That is why I want to prepare and others to prepare. More trained people means more survivors. More survivors means less suffering. More survivors and better trained survivors means more contributors to our local survival groups. More contributing survivors means our group and each of us individually has a better chance of survival. None of us will be able to survive solo, we will need people, even if we do not like them or agree with them. Plus, training is needed so our children are protected and so that they, and the adults taking care of them, know what to do when they are out of our care until we can get to them. For many of these and other adults now the mindset is, nothing will happen, we are the strongest nation on earth. This is the wrong mentality and it needs to collectively change. Babylon fell. Rome fell. We didnt expect Pearl Harbor nor Sept 11th. No nation is to big or strong to fail or suffer a tragedy with today advancement of biological, chemical, nuclear and other technologies from nations all over the world. There are many nations hostile to the US in today's world. Some are forthright with this hostility, some are deceptive about it. From the looks of it, they appear to be packing together like a pack of wolves waiting for an opportunity to pounce.

    Now is the time for us and others to proactively prepare. If nothing happens, no harm, no foul. If something does happens and we are prepared and so are others, we very well may have just saved our lives as well as the lives of our family, those we care about and our potential communities.

    Training, building shelters (and proactively doing other things) and preparing for WWIII, in my opinion is not only not being done enough now, it is essential and the only humane thing to do.

    Please, keep your thoughts and ideas coming, even if you disagree with me.
    Last edited by SanAntonioPrepper; 09-25-2017 at 12:10 PM.
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