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We saw something similar in Framingham Mass (People's Republic of). If that house, or the parts with the hidden rooms, date back to the 19th century, congratulations - you had a station stop on the Underground Railroad. We didn't buy the Framingham one because there were parts of the foundation that had separated from the outside walls, and the heat was open-flame gas (would have cost as much as the asking price of the house to fix the problems).
It was built in the 1890's, too late for the underground railroad.

It was heated by steam heated radiators with a coal fired furnace, it had been converted to oil in the 50's.

I replaced the unit myself with a gas fired unit about 70% smaller in size.

Never did figure out why they were there, they were not covered over after construction either but part of the original construction.

The neat thing was that it still had the original gas light along with the early knob insulator wiring.

Some of the lights were a combination of gas and electric which is what is need around here in the winter.

I brought some of them here and set them up with propane tanks as lights for hallways, added upright mantles to them.
 

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It was built in the 1890's, too late for the underground railroad.

It was heated by steam heated radiators with a coal fired furnace, it had been converted to oil in the 50's.

I replaced the unit myself with a gas fired unit about 70% smaller in size.

Never did figure out why they were there, they were not covered over after construction either but part of the original construction.

The neat thing was that it still had the original gas light along with the early knob insulator wiring.

Some of the lights were a combination of gas and electric which is what is need around here in the winter.

I brought some of them here and set them up with propane tanks as lights for hallways, added upright mantles to them.
My wife comes from New Bedford, MA. Her family's house was a renovated whaling ship officer's house. There was no widow's walk, but it did have maids quarters in the attic, and did have (sealed) gas jets in several rooms including the attic and basement. No hidden rooms, however. If your house dated to the 1920s, I might have thought it was part of the whiskey railroad. The Underground Railroad went from the US to Canada - the whiskey railroad (I made the term up, but it describes things that happened) went from Canada to the US during Prohibition. Your house is too young for the underground and too old for the whiskey; well, maybe never too old for whiskey.
 

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My wife comes from New Bedford, MA. Her family's house was a renovated whaling ship officer's house. There was no widow's walk, but it did have maids quarters in the attic, and did have (sealed) gas jets in several rooms including the attic and basement. No hidden rooms, however. If your house dated to the 1920s, I might have thought it was part of the whiskey railroad. The Underground Railroad went from the US to Canada - the whiskey railroad (I made the term up, but it describes things that happened) went from Canada to the US during Prohibition. Your house is too young for the underground and too old for the whiskey; well, maybe never too old for whiskey.
Generally we thought the same thing at first, but as said too young for one and too old for the other.

The owner did have servants who lived on the third floor, the call system was still there when we bought it.

The first owner and builder was a doctor who had his practice on the first floor along with the kitchen, butlers pantry and dining room.

The house was then inherited by his daughter who lived in it until going into a nursing home,

we visited her there a couple of times relative to the house's history.

After we found the rooms we went back to ask her about them, too late, she had already passed away, was in here late 80's.

Both rooms had gaslights installed but no electric,

our conclusion was that they did not want to finish an extra room for the servants on the third floor,

And that the room on the second floor behind the shoe rack was to hide valuables in,

room was in the closet of the master bedroom, had shelves and a gaslight.

Now during the prohibition, my grandparents and parents made moonshine for their nightclub, plenty of it,

still was in the basement and mash tanks in the attic, this was in my grandfathers house.

I think there was a capacity of 500 gallons of mash, tanks were drained through pipes that went through a pipe shaft into the basement.

The mash was then used for chicken food., My father had to deliver the shine to customers but not the club.
 

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I can honestly say that I have never taken the first swing. But i do believe in self defense.

Any questions?

Tell me that you would act any differently if anybody threatened your family.
I already answered the remaining question here.

Let us hear your no bullshit question answer to your own no bullshit question, all you have done is to be confrontational here.

Let me put it to you this way, I am more prepared than you will ever be.

I have skills that you don't know exist, and plenty that you do.

I have survived more than barroom brawls, a lot deadlier, never been in barroom either.

Someday you will get your ass kicked by that 25 rear old ******* when you are over the hill, perhaps even get killed.
 

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I already answered the remaining question here.

Let us hear your no bullshit question answer to your own no bullshit question, all you have done is to be confrontational here.

Let me put it to you this way, I am more prepared than you will ever be.

I have skills that you don't know exist, and plenty that you do.

I have survived more than barroom brawls, a lot deadlier, never been in barroom either.

Someday you will get your ass kicked by that 25 rear old ******* when you are over the hill, perhaps even get killed.
Yea,Yea, Yea... We've all got different skills...

We all know that you have more stored guns, ammo, and food rotting away than most of us will ever be able to afford. Bunkers with machine gun emplacements with cleared fields of fire to mow down hoards of attackers. Radios and other gear to call in airstrikes.... But really, is killing tons of people the goal?

I'm glad that all makes you happy. But I prefer a more balanced level of prepping. Prep a little but still get out of the bunker and enjoy life.

Peace be with you.
 

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I see you commenting on others and sniping at Socom42 yet you gave no real answer. This is part of the reason I don’t answer much to bs posts like this. You call for no bs yet talk bs yourself.
 

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my group has moved out of los angeles ca area- out of state really- Im left with 2 people our specialties are fire arms and have the prepps. i have an overview on what i need to do and i grew up on a farm. I havent gotten shit on my penny loafers in 30 yrs. this should be interesting. I have prepped and trained dilligently. but as time goes by and life goes by it escapes me. I dont know how this will work out. I have incredible firepower and inventory to make sure im comfortable (and my group in case i need to snag a few that didnt prep just to make it..)
I dont wanna live forever. my goal is to not be somebody's bitch. You my bitch. You may call me Yummy. hahaha
 

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my group has moved out of los angeles ca area- out of state really- Im left with 2 people our specialties are fire arms and have the prepps. i have an overview on what i need to do and i grew up on a farm. I havent gotten shit on my penny loafers in 30 yrs. this should be interesting. I have prepped and trained dilligently. but as time goes by and life goes by it escapes me. I dont know how this will work out. I have incredible firepower and inventory to make sure im comfortable (and my group in case i need to snag a few that didnt prep just to make it..)
I dont wanna live forever. my goal is to not be somebody's bitch. You my bitch. You may call me Yummy. hahaha
Hey Shotlady!

How are you girly girl? It sounds like you finally escaped the chaos of L.A. for a calmer life? And don't worry about getting cow and horse shit on your loafers. It is good for the leather.

Give me a shout; it is GREAT seeing you again!

-I-
 
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my group has moved out of los angeles ca area- out of state really- Im left with 2 people our specialties are fire arms and have the prepps. i have an overview on what i need to do and i grew up on a farm. I havent gotten shit on my penny loafers in 30 yrs. this should be interesting. I have prepped and trained dilligently. but as time goes by and life goes by it escapes me. I dont know how this will work out. I have incredible firepower and inventory to make sure im comfortable (and my group in case i need to snag a few that didnt prep just to make it..)
I dont wanna live forever. my goal is to not be somebody's bitch. You my bitch. You may call me Yummy. hahaha
Glad to hear you got outta LA Shotlady. My brother is contemplating an attempt himself. Shhhhh, Don't tell Gavin Newsom. He used to love LA but he finally came to the realization that his California dream has turned into a nightmare.
 

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my group has moved out of los angeles ca area- out of state really- Im left with 2 people our specialties are fire arms and have the prepps. i have an overview on what i need to do and i grew up on a farm. I havent gotten shit on my penny loafers in 30 yrs. this should be interesting. I have prepped and trained dilligently. but as time goes by and life goes by it escapes me. I dont know how this will work out. I have incredible firepower and inventory to make sure im comfortable (and my group in case i need to snag a few that didnt prep just to make it..)
I dont wanna live forever. my goal is to not be somebody's bitch. You my bitch. You may call me Yummy. hahaha
Glad to hear you got outta LA Shotlady. My brother is contemplating an attempt himself. Shhhhh, Don't tell Gavin Newsom. He used to love LA but he finally came to the realization that his California dream has turned into a nightmare.
 

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it was worth the pay cut. I was growing bored with the trappings of money and position. I need something tangible in my life. I have now relocated to Phoenix area and have everything but a group. I have a friend here. but i would kill her first. she brings nothing to the table. and short circuits. I reassure my lady friends that pussy is not a commodity. they need to bring something to to table. and simply put they are liability.
 

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it was worth the pay cut. I was growing bored with the trappings of money and position. I need something tangible in my life. I have now relocated to Phoenix area and have everything but a group. I have a friend here. but i would kill her first. she brings nothing to the table. and short circuits. I reassure my lady friends that pussy is not a commodity. they need to bring something to to table. and simply put they are liability.
"Pussy is not a commodity" Now that's funny right there, I don't care who you are. :vs_lol:
 

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Years ago my wife and I made the decision to buy a home freeze dryer. We have been drying food since then, planning on feeding our 2 adult son and their spouses, sister-in-law and husband, and ourselves. We also occasionally can vegetables more to stay in practice then need (prefer to freeze dry), and have several hundred pounds of rice still in the bag and stored in metal containers to prevent possible rodent incursion. We have a lake fed by natural springs about 1/2 mile from here and a large burkey water filtering system with spare filters. We will have sufficient firearms for everyone along with the appropriate ammunition, although the the ammunition is a constant ongoing task.

I don’t think we are fully prepared nor ever will be since I can always think of more things that might come in handy, even if they are simple things like another hammer, more nails, or more soap, but we will be good for a while.
 

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Anyone who confidently states, "I'd be good for x months with no problems" is not living in the real world. Just like, "No battle plan survives first contact with the enemy", no preparations survive the first day of a real disaster. Yes, you can plan for x months of self-sufficiency, but when the excrement truly makes contact with the rotary air movement device, things change at a rapid pace. Maybe your MAG falls to pieces. Maybe your house is pushed off it's foundation. Maybe marauders actually do bust down your door and take all your stuff at gunpoint. Maybe.....
I am good for 6 months! I have food, water, security, shelter, medical taken care of.

Of course no plan survives the first contact.. BUT as long as you have the 5 basic taken care of Water, food, etc.... You can over come and adapted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have not planned for house falling off shelter or aliens with ray guns

I am however prepared to defend my home against zombie motorcycle gangs ... which is going in my favor
 

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I am good for 6 months! I have food, water, security, shelter, medical taken care of.

Of course no plan survives the first contact.. BUT as long as you have the 5 basic taken care of Water, food, etc.... You can over come and adapted!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have not planned for house falling off shelter or aliens with ray guns

I am however prepared to defend my home against zombie motorcycle gangs ... which is going in my favor
I never said you wouldn't survive. I simply said your plan will fall apart.
 

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Truth be told, however, it probably is one of the most salable/tradable commodities there are, and moderately sustainable. Sad but true.
yes, but there are plenty of lady preppers and many are married. In my Los angeles group all the dood are married. my little cute friends are of no value. no valable enough to feed water and protect them. they are the curl up and die people not hard asses, wouldnt lift a finger to even help themselves. if you have ammo, skills and prepps on top of having pussy you may be set. operative is may. hahaha
 

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Glad to hear you got outta LA Shotlady. My brother is contemplating an attempt himself. Shhhhh, Don't tell Gavin Newsom. He used to love LA but he finally came to the realization that his California dream has turned into a nightmare.
If he's solid have him look me up when he gets here.
 
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