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Your dad is a marine? You have camped? Aha! Join a good scout troop! The Boy Scout motto is "Be prepared". That will break the prepping ice with your family, get you in good shape and hopefully get your family involved.
Also, welcome to prepper forums.
 
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I understand completely... I wouldn't abandon mine either. but then again.. I don't live in a city. I am prepped.. and I am the head of the house. you want an honest answer of your survival probability in an EMP... you will survive until your preps run out or someone tries to take them... same as the rest of us.. it is just that many of us 1.have more preps. 2.don't live in a city and thus have less people to defend them from. 3 are better able/equipped to defend said preps...
 

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You are kidding, right? Even if it means dying of dehydration or worse I wouldn't abandon them. I mean what kind of sick bastard wouldn't do everything in their power to keep their family alive and well?
Watch your language and your tone, boy. Where I come from youngsters are seen and not heard.

We want young people thinking before they respond. There may come a time and a place that leaving your family to get help may end up saving all of your lives. Think!
 

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The ready.gov, red cross and fema sites might even mail booklets to you free. I'm not at a computer now so not sure. Check it out yourself.
 
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Watch your language and your tone, boy. Where I come from youngsters are seen and not heard.

We want young people thinking before they respond. There may come a time and a place that leaving your family to get help may end up saving all of your lives. Think!
That's not what he was saying, and you know that so don't pretend otherwise.

However, I'll try to refrain from cursing. Even when outrageous things are said.
 

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I understand completely... I wouldn't abandon mine either. but then again.. I don't live in a city. I am prepped.. and I am the head of the house. you want an honest answer of your survival probability in an EMP... you will survive until your preps run out or someone tries to take them... same as the rest of us.. it is just that many of us 1.have more preps. 2.don't live in a city and thus have less people to defend them from. 3 are better able/equipped to defend said preps...
Must be nice being so prepared. I still got a long ways to go before I am at that level, but I decided to start working towards it. In the mean time though I would like to know some ways to make do in my current circumstances. So I am asking you all for advice.
 

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That's not what he was saying, and you know that so don't pretend otherwise.

However, I'll try to refrain from cursing. Even when outrageous things are said.
Ha! I stopped playing "pretend" a long time ago. Although I do sometimes fantasize that all people under 18 years old had their mouths stitched closed.

But thanks for refraining from using bad language. Carry on...
 

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Ha! I stopped playing "pretend" a long time ago. Although I do sometimes fantasize that all people under 18 years old had their mouths stitched closed.

But thanks for refraining from using bad language. Carry on...
So you weren't playing pretend after all... That's kinda sad.
 

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Heading home ,out of the city any way I can . But heading home

EMP is low on the things you really need to worry about, very low.
 

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Actually, young one, life is not a Disney story. You need to accept that loss or sacrifices will most likely occur. Accept it soon.
Once you come to terms with the idea, it will change the way you think on your prepping. The wife and I agreed that if our adult offspring are not willing to abide by the rules of our farm, and of people with more experience, they are encouraged to leave our grandchildren with us, and go on their merry way.
You can't save those not willing to be saved, and you can't always save those who want it, either.

So, while some answers may sound harsh, there are some harsh possibilities. Most everyone here would see you receive all the knowledge you need for the preservation of you and your loved ones.

Well.... maybe not the 'squatch.... decomposing corpses may equal a free meal to him....
 
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if your family is unprepared and not on board..... you can only carry them so far... I have 3 kids .. 2 under 4.. I will go to the ends of the earth for them. I am not saying leave your family.. I am saying set low expectations for survival if you are supporting them all in your current situation.. get a subscription to The Backwoodsman Magazine.. save all your copies. eventually your parents may ask what it is.. and there is your in.. otherwise, figure out how to turn the power off to the whole house... and then after they finish panicking, ask them what would y'all do if it was for a week...
 

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realize the situation.. you are already ahead of the curve.. the rest of your family is not. if they don't/won't get on board.. you have a tough row to hoe..
 

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first response from most people here when asked how to survive in a city after a major event.. step 1.. move ahead of time! solves steps 3-5. step 6. beans, bullets, band-aids...
 

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it's a matter of competition... limited resources in the city and x amount of consumers for said resources. you neighbors have families too.. their kids start dying of dehydration and they do whatever it takes to prevent that.. my closest town has 1500 people and it is 30 min drive away... other towns in the area have 100 people or less... how many people live in your city? subtract the preppers bugging out right away.. and that is who is left to compete for what is left in the city without power or water.
 

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get a subscription to The Backwoodsman Magazine.. save all your copies. eventually your parents may ask what it is.. and there is your in.. otherwise, figure out how to turn the power off to the whole house... and then after they finish panicking, ask them what would y'all do if it was for a week...
Just an FYI when it comes to magazines in the mail. I used to have a subscription to American Survival Guide in my earlier years (90's) then they went out of business. Low and behold what did I see at Walmart a while back? So I subscribed $29.99 later I get an issue in the mail. It was good just like the early issues, but the envelope that it came in was clear plastic. Now my mailman know what I have subscribed to. If your interested buy it at the store. Remember COMSEC.

Second part of the quote, great suggestion. If flipping the breaker off on the outside of the house wont get your butt kicked buy your dad. Do it. It would be a great training tool, but don't sit on it to long. Defiantly do tell before they call the power company. Anyways have your ducks in a row and tell them why you did the training exorcise and have back- up documentation like the FEMA hand outs. I wouldn't necessary come right out with "what if an EMP hits", start out with local emergencies.
 

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your mailman likely knows that and more... he may not read between the lines on backwoodsman, but things like gourneys, cheaper than dirt, sportsman's guide, CHKadels, natchez, NRA anything.. they already know.
 

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Before you worry about EMP. Prepare for local emergencies. Here are some threads that may help you out.

http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/general-prepper-survival-talk/14970-where-begin-new-prepper.html

http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/general-prepper-survival-talk/20130-survival-dental-kit.html

http://www.prepperforums.net/forum/...al/19118-seven-antibiotics-stockpile-why.html

If you have an unlimited amout of internet that you can use. Then check out YouTube. There are a lot of prepper channels and Survival channels.
 
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So my, and my family, possibility of survival is that low as it stands... That's hard to swallow, but I suppose the whole point of prepping is to rise my chances as high as I can.

Thank all of you for your advise.
Overwhelming at first, but you'll have guidance if you hang with us. It will become clearer and easier.
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