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    It is harder and harder all the time to come up with a good topic. So I thought I would lay out the TRAILERHOOD I live in.

    NIEGHBORS
    #1 She is a single mother with 3 future gangsters. Before you start to feel sorry for her being a single mother you should know how she got that way. She threw out her husband so she could party and do whoever she wanted to. Her and her children fear and respect me. 3 possible recruits to fetch water etc.

    #2 This guy had a good job. He was fired for showing up drunk 1 too many times. His wife thought he was laid off until she tryed to use their health insurance. His buddy at work pulled some strings and got him rehired. He showed up drunk his first day back to work. They are making payments on a house, new pickup, boat, camper and a 4 wheeler. He does have a few guns and bows that could be useful.

    #3 The liberal cat lady who can,t afford to feed her 8 horses, 20 cats, 10 chickens, 4 dogs and numerous other oddball farm animals. My wife gets a little exercise herding animals and fixing fence. We have a ready supply of fresh meat available if need be.

    #4 The "slightly" overweight lady. She has 11 storage sheds full of miscellaneous junk. Good source of building materials and parts scavenging.

    #5 The Hillbillys. He is a recovering heroine addict, she has MS. They live in what most people would call squallor. They have a large garden burn wood, eat wild game. He pans for gold. Their yard is a junkpile. The rest of the neighborhood wants them evicted. I am secretly jealous of their lifestyle.

    #6 The crazy lady. She is just crazy!

    #7 Mr. Farmer. He has a pretty good garden and his wife probably has a good stockpile of homecanned goods. Probably the best bet for a post SHTF friend and partner.

    NATURAL RESOURCES.
    We live on the edge of a small town (1600 people) in mostly agricultural area.
    100 yards from a small river that runs year round with good fishing and adequate timber of varying sorts and sizes.
    Lots of deer and small game.
    SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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    Rollin rollin rollin, keep them posts a rollin, rawhide!!
    SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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    • #3
      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      It is harder and harder all the time to come up with a good topic. So I thought I would lay out the TRAILERHOOD I live in.
      Thanks for sharing Nakadnu

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      NEIGHBORS
      #1 She is a single mother with 3 future gangsters. Before you start to feel sorry for her being a single mother you should know how she got that way. She threw out her husband so she could party and do whoever she wanted to. Her and her children fear and respect me. 3 possible recruits to fetch water etc.
      No one fears AND respects you .... its either or .... she is a liability and while alive her children are a threat to you ....

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      #2 This guy had a good job. He was fired for showing up drunk 1 too many times. His wife thought he was laid off until she tryed to use their health insurance. His buddy at work pulled some strings and got him rehired. He showed up drunk his first day back to work. They are making payments on a house, new pickup, boat, camper and a 4 wheeler. He does have a few guns and bows that could be useful.
      He is chemically dependant and a liability .... lets hope he doesn't lose the 4 wheeler and the boat as they might come in handy.

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      #3 The liberal cat lady who can,t afford to feed her 8 horses, 20 cats, 10 chickens, 4 dogs and numerous other oddball farm animals. My wife gets a little exercise herding animals and fixing fence. We have a ready supply of fresh meat available if need be.

      #4 The "slightly" overweight lady. She has 11 storage sheds full of miscellaneous junk. Good source of building materials and parts scavenging.
      Lots of possibilities .... casually, find out what makes them tick .... their thoughts on present conditions.

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      #5 The Hillbillys. He is a recovering heroine addict, she has MS. They live in what most people would call squallor. They have a large garden burn wood, eat wild game. He pans for gold. Their yard is a junkpile. The rest of the neighborhood wants them evicted. I am secretly jealous of their lifestyle.
      Me too ....

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      #6 The crazy lady. She is just crazy!
      Could be an act .... I'd stay clear though.

      Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
      #7 Mr. Farmer. He has a pretty good garden and his wife probably has a good stockpile of homecanned goods. Probably the best bet for a post SHTF friend and partner.
      I agree with ya .... perhaps you can lend them a hand with the chores .....

      O.W.
      Things are seldom what they seem.

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      • #4
        Do you live in my trailorhood?
        John 3:16 Joshua 24:15

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        • #5
          20 miles outside Chicago-screwed

          surrounded by mostly near retirement aged liberals-screwed again

          Our town has a great elk preserve-yum

          Also a really nice huge nature preserve with lots of deer and other game.

          Mostly screwed except I only live about a mile from work and in a SHTF senario, I could raid the breakroom for food & drink and supplies.
          He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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          • #6
            I am somewhat of an amature ( how the heck do you spell amature) phsycologist. I like to study people. When we are in Walmart or the mall etc. I like to watch the people. I enjoy reading about various religious practices and trying to understand why and how people react to things. I think this could be a very important part of survival when surrounded by others.
            SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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            • #7
              I have loved reading about everyone else's trailerhood. I thought I would respond with mine!
              About 5 miles outside of city limits... okay,not the best would love to live about 20 miles outside but I am surronded by farms and not in the middle of the city like i was.
              My neighbor on the one side is a great couple. The guy is very handy and has lots of tools. However they are older and both my dogs do not like him. I trained both my dogs in Schtuzhund training and the trainer at the time stated,"Always trust your dog's instincts. Never ignore them, they can keep you alive.".
              My neighbor on the other side is a wonderful older couple. They have a gorgeous RV. Might come in handy.
              The neighbor across the street is a dope head with a 3 year old daughter and a dope head wife. Scratch them off the list now. Although i will have to keep an eye on them as we have already had problems with them. The only thing making them think twice about causing us more problems are my dogs (65 pound pit and 90 pound Rottweiller) and my hubby's shotgun which he cleans on the front porch. LOL!
              Then there are the mexicans down the road (don't want to offend just don't know how else to describe them) They have about 4 families living in a 3/2 house. Sigh. They also have a pit, just not very well trained. They have parties all hours of the night, the most sassifrassed kids I have ever seen, and the parentssss are not very friendly.
              Then, the coup de resistance.... The neighbor just behind me... with a teenage felon. Seriously, been to jail the whole works. I am actually looking forward to the day when the SHTF. Because that means I can shoot that little &(*^^%^&!!!!!! in the ^&*$ss!!! He has been bold enough to come right onto our front porch and mess with my decorations, plants, etc. My hubby almost caught them one night, lucky for them he didn't. He ran after them laughing and saying,"Ran fast!!" I almost peed my pants laughing so hard. I wanted to let lose my hounds of hell, but my dogs would be the ones put behind bars and maybe even put down. grumble, grumble. Unless they are on my land, i can't let the dogs sink their canines into them. These kids taunt my dogs from the other side of our privacy fence when we are not home. So my dogs are just salivating to get a hold of them. Sigh. So, now you can see why we are looking for a community, because this would not be the place. Too close to a highway, too close to town for my taste, and too many bad potatoes.

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              • #8
                I think you're #1 problem in a SHTF situation no matter how it comes about is going to be other people. Even now in our easy and comfortable situation 99% of the problems I encounter are a direct or indirect result of having to deal with people.

                If I were a hermit my only problem would be loneliness.
                SQUARE PEG IN A ROUND HOLE

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                • #9
                  Ok here's my Neighbors. My wife and I live in a townhouse so everyone is way too close together for my liking.


                  #1-nextdoor = Couple & 3girls 4-10yo. We don't talk much, but they homeschool so they are home during the day. That makes me feel better about theft during regular times.

                  #2-Single Woman-40s & Dog. Good Friend but probably useless SHTF.

                  #3-Couple & Twin Boys 10yo. Friendly. Husband has a lot of good tools and construction experience. Him and I could probably work together and pool some resources.

                  #4-Single girl and fireman fiancee. Firefighter could be a useful friend. I need to get to know them better.

                  #5-Couple-20s. Teachers. Barely know them, but so far both a**holes. Husband is the cocky jock type, could prove a bad liability or a good ally.

                  #6-Couple-Retired. Very Friendly. Wife was a nurse:). Husband background unsure, but I always get the impression law enforcement or military. Both home during the day.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
                    I think you're #1 problem in a SHTF situation no matter how it comes about is going to be other people. Even now in our easy and comfortable situation 99% of the problems I encounter are a direct or indirect result of having to deal with people.

                    If I were a hermit my only problem would be loneliness.
                    pfftt. I am sitting right now listening to my neighbors that are about 100 yards down the road blaring their music so loud it is thumping my walls. I could do with some loneliness about now... :P

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                    • #11
                      So what does pfftt stand for.
                      Sometimes we need some noise to appreciate the silence.
                      Originally posted by GoldenRamoth View Post
                      pfftt. I am sitting right now listening to my neighbors that are about 100 yards down the road blaring their music so loud it is thumping my walls. I could do with some loneliness about now... :P
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                      • #12
                        pfftt is the sound you make when someone else does something less than intelligent... especially when you don't want to use swear words.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by nakadnu View Post
                          I am somewhat of an amature ( how the heck do you spell amature) phsycologist. I like to study people. When we are in Walmart or the mall etc. I like to watch the people. I enjoy reading about various religious practices and trying to understand why and how people react to things. I think this could be a very important part of survival when surrounded by others.
                          When I used to drink, I found that in going to a bar, I was there more to watch the people, than to drink.

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                          • #14
                            I haven't posted in forever but here is my situation:

                            I'm 10 miles from the absolutely nearest town (2000 people in the county).

                            My neighbor across the highway has hundreds of head of cattle and is elderly. Brand new home, workshop and everything AND then he put it up for sale. Possibility? Meat and timber.

                            That's pretty much my neighbors. I'm surrounded by both farm and pasture land. Down the highway, they grow cotton and corn (5 ish miles away) it's just two huge fields. All around me are hundreds of head of cattle and that's it. There are also 4 stock tanks around me I can use for emergency water (I have filtration systems) and fish. I tried my hand at gardening this year and grasshoppers ate everything. Lesson learned for next year.

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                            • #15
                              The grasshoppers fry up pretty well with the right seasoning.
                              He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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