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    Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

    Being a So Cal local, wild fires, earthquakes, and floods/landslides are the issues we deal with here. Are you ready for a disaster? Do you have an emergency pack (food/water/supplies/first aid) ready to go on a moments notice? We do. We have a few. One at home and one in the car. You should too if you don't already.

    I saw this today and it is really scary. Not likely to happen (any time soon) according to the critics but scary none the less. Not sure what we could do in a situation like this if it were to erupt except to pray and struggle to survive.

    What would happen if the Yellowstone supervolcano actually erupted?
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    I AM a natural disaster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Beam View Post
    I AM a natural disaster.
    Well, in truth, I have had some natural disasters of my own from drinking that stuff.
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    been thru hurricanes and earthquakes but not prepared for zombies.
    always face the herd

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    No.
    But I do have several loaded firearms. I'm guessing that I will be able to do alright, no matter what the situation.
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    Um, no. I guess I would have to be like Ray and do some robbing or looting of those who are prepared to save my family. That's a depressing thought, but it would become a dog eat dog world in a matter of minutes.
    There is not much choice between rotten apples.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rod View Post
    Um, no. I guess I would have to be like Ray and do some robbing or looting of those who are prepared to save my family. That's a depressing thought, but it would become a dog eat dog world in a matter of minutes.
    Just figure out which of your neighbors are good Mormons...in their Christian hearts, they really do want to share.
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    We have dry/canned goods and water in the house. Plenty of flashlights and a gas powered generator to keep the fridge going for a short while or whatever else we'd need some power for. We also have a water filter and tablets. In our cars we have a survival bag with first aid, water pouches and calories.

    I'm in no way a prepper but I think we could hold out for a bit. I should probably get a battery and/or hand crank radio and some other things.

    Don't look down here...

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    I enjoy some extended back country hiking and have acquired a pretty solid kit of the essentials to survive. I have plenty of food/water filtration and gear to sustain for a while on my own. This coupled with lots of fire power , means I will do just fine.

    I do find it odd that many people with kids/wife are absolutely unprepared for any type of disaster or emergency. If I had kids/wife I would feel completely obligated to ensure some sort of preparedness for them.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    I guess you can be as prepared as you like, you're still going to die anyway! ten out of ten people do ;0)

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    The only trouble I'll have is getting home. I drive lots of miles
    For work and over a lot of bridges 1 1/2 hrs away some days. I should
    Pack a few can goods for eats when it will be a while stuck in
    Traffic.
    We have a MH with all extra gear full of fuel , propane and water
    Which we could strech 3 plus weeks easy. Plus whats in the house
    Cupboards now. Im pretty resoursefull and liken myself as a
    Grizzly Adams...After that it's loot and shoot if needed.
    Thanks Hawg, this is a good reminder.
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    Every time I go to a gun show I'm tempted to buy all of that cool stuff - magnesium fire rods and paracord bracelets and water filtration...but then I realize I'll never use any of it so I just buy bullets and beef jerky.

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    how do bullets help you in natural disaster ?

    shoot a wild fire, earthquake, or flood/landslide seams kind of silly to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo View Post
    how do bullets help you in natural disaster ?

    shoot a wild fire, earthquake, or flood/landslide seams kind of silly to me.
    Nope. Shoot thy neighbor and hoard their goods.
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    Well if the Yellowstone volcano erupted I'd be history no matter how I prepared. I'm in the purple on that map meaning I'm buried without a prayer of survival.

    Never been prepared even when I lived in So. Cal. But I think it's a great idea and it may save your life some day. I just need to find time between working riding and playing on this site to put an emergency kit together.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Well if the Yellowstone volcano erupted I'd be history no matter how I prepared. I'm in the purple on that map meaning I'm buried without a prayer of survival.

    Never been prepared even when I lived in So. Cal. But I think it's a great idea and it may save your life some day. I just need to find time between working riding and playing on this site to put an emergency kit together.
    maybe it's high time to evacuate from CO?
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    Are you prepared for a natural disaster?

    Food, water, beer, whiskey, and firearms are ready.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ApolloMike View Post
    Food, water, beer, whiskey, and firearms are ready.
    What about a box of Cocoa Pebbles?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    What about a box of Cocoa Pebbles?
    Nope. No store bought prepackaged food. The wife likes canning and preserving, so we have shelves full of food set up for long term storage. Water gets rotated every few months. Beer and whiskey, more often.

    I live in Florida. I have to be self sufficient. Storms can be a *****.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hawg View Post
    Nope. Shoot thy neighbor and hoard their goods.
    More on the lines of preserving my own rather than taking what's not mine.
    "We can always find excuses if we want to find them, but if we really want to do something, we have to just go."

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    We have several cases of water put away...I will not drink my own urine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gordon Shumway View Post
    We have dry/canned goods and water in the house. Plenty of flashlights and a gas powered generator to keep the fridge going for a short while or whatever else we'd need some power for. We also have a water filter and tablets. In our cars we have a survival bag with first aid, water pouches and calories.

    I'm in no way a prepper but I think we could hold out for a bit. I should probably get a battery and/or hand crank radio and some other things.
    You should definitely get a HAM radio . . . and two canes. In case one fails.
    Alcohol may lead nowhere, but it sure is the scenic route!

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    I'm always read and hopefully the wife and I can make
    it through most things. If I get thirsty enough I will drink
    my own urine, plus its 90 proof.

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    It's the man/woman made disasters that I'm worried about! Did you see the political correctness there?
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    I'm worried about the ninja suicide hamsters. I don't know of anyone who's devised a defence against them.

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