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Just thought I would start a thread regarding the hurricane currently coming up the east coast.

Aside from securing my lawn furniture and bottling up some fresh drinking water tomorrow, I am ready for this storm. Unfortunately 90% of my friends and family are in a sheer panic right now over this. They don't even have basic food on hand or anything. People are out shopping in a panic and are worried about how they are going to survive this storm.

Technically now is the perfect time for us East Coast preppers to start introducing the idea of prepping to those around us. I know I have been.

It's funny the excuses people are giving as to why they can't or won't prep on a regular basis. The #1 reason I'm getting tonight is that they don't have enough storage space.

Come on. Really? Get rid of one bin of your crap and put away a week of supplies for your family.

People really kill me sometimes. LOL.

Anyhow, prayers to all who are in the path of this storm. Remember prepping is 80% attitude and 20% supplies. Kick back, enjoy the sound of the rain, and crack open some of that Spam you've been hoarding away in the closet. I know I will be :)
 

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We do not wish harm on anyone. For those who have prepared this is an opportunity to review what they have in stock and how they would react if this storm hit their area.
 

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I don't wish harm on anyone either. I prep and hope I never have to use any of my supplies. I think most preppers are that way.
 

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Sorry if my communication was unclear. I was not criticizing. My intent was to say that this is an opportunity to review what one has and learn where one has shortcomings.
 

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Your absolutely rt. My kids have joked about my prepping, then my daughter called n said " OMG I've got to run out now, I've got nothing for outage for pos.3-4 days". I simply said, " I'm set", I'm a preppers. Then she replied, oh yea I forgot. Well that finally made dawn rise, hallelua! Then we sat down discussed what she needs n needs to do. Thank u Sandy! I've got my son onboard as well. I'm so glad I started, be it only bout 8-9 months ago, It's so comforting. The people r running around like crazy, the shelves r almost bare, no generaters, milk, water, canned meats, candles, etc. N your rt. this is a great time for me to ck with neibors too, come on board!! So glad a friend turned me on to this months ago. To all my fellow East coasters, stay safe and be well.
 

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I'm sure there are plenty of hardware stores out there right now selling out of generators and other supplies, as well as grocery stores selling out of goods. Its sad to hear someone say they have no room for storage, but their trinket snowglobe cabinet is more important to them.
 

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Here's a random thought on Sandy.... Obama just cancelled a Colorado speaking engagement because of Sandy. I know for a fact that we are one of the 57 states he has visited... so he should be aware that we are no where close to Sandy. I'm just sayin'... :)
 
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Woad, Woad, Woad....Why are you dissing on our super cool Prez? Isnt he on every irrelevant TV show, diregarding his REAL job? Doesnt he play golf every weekend while wars rage? Doesnt he rub elbows with all the Hollywod elite wierdos? Wasnt he flying to Vegas why patriotic Americans were murdered in Benghazi?

I just dont understand how anyone can criticize a Prez that is completely under qualified and inexperienced? A Prez that has little or no understanding of the real America? A Prez that doesnt believe in American exceptionalism? A Prez that doesnt believe in an America of self reliant indiviualists. An America that adapts. overcomes and improvises?

Of course, the reign of the this inept, useless, ineffectual, Prez will be over soon, so dont diss, just celebrate....

Just sayin.....
 

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Jandor... why are you being so coy? Just tell us how you really feel. It's o.k. We'll listen and not judge. :)
 

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Woad, I am trying to be politically correct...;-) You must be on of those independant thinkers... can't have that now...

Just watch NBC nightly news, they will teach ya how to conform....OH! MSNBC that's the ticket...wonderfully insightful, toe the line. It will fill ya right up.... hahahahha
 

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I went to the store Saturday in violation of my principles. People where stocking up on the food , beer and candles. Then I remembered the food was for during the World Series and the beer was to drown the Tigers sorrows in.

Gas went from $ 3.28 9/10 to $3.55 9/10 while I was filling up gas cans and the BOV (camper van)

I've been driving the Camper daily since I'm during body panel repair on my minivan and it's a thirsty vehicle that needs a lot of gas, and I burned up about 5 gallons mulching leaves the past week, and the grocery had turkey hot dogs for $1 a pack, 10# of chicken leg quarters for $5.97. So I wasn't caught unprepared , just taking advantage of the last day of sales.
 

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A thought crossed my mind

Is this an exercise for the govt to "test" their plans for future control?????????
 

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Hopefully, everyone pulls through this allright, although hungry and cold. And another note, since about 35% of the blue states are in the dead path of the storms, maybe about 1/3 of them won't want to go out and vote next week ! Out of something bad, comes something good !
 

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I lived in Daytona Beach,FL from 89-07 god only knows how many hurricanes I have been through, and as long as you are prepared its not all that bad...
 
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Hopefully, everyone pulls through this allright, although hungry and cold. And another note, since about 35% of the blue states are in the dead path of the storms, maybe about 1/3 of them won't want to go out and vote next week ! Out of something bad, comes something good !
I'm sure Pat Robertson would try and say this was God's way of making sure his side won.
 

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What I find most interesting is the interviews with locals that some of the papers are doing. One lady, aged 40, went to the store to buy water, which was the only item she actually intended to buy to prepare for Sandy. Of course the store was sold out so she told the reporter she was going home to make a big batch of chili to hold her over. I realize we are all moral people and don't want anyone to come to harm.... but I'm finding it really hard to have sympathy for people like that. Even from a Christian perspective there's a saying: God helps those that help themselves. I'm at a loss as to how I should feel about people that don't take living very seriously. We all recognize that people with this mindset are the first to go in a SHTF situation... and Sandy, from all reports, is not going to be a joke. My fear is people being stupid and drowning in any inland flooding, people freezing to death if the power goes out, and people getting seriously ill or dying from contaminated water supplies.

I sure hope that Chili keeps her alive (sarcasm intended).
 
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