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  • Just an average day....

    So let's say you wake up on a Tuesday morning a bit late for work...and you don't have time to catch the news.

    You go on into work....and on the way there you notice that even though it's around 7am...the bank parking lots are filling up and you see folks clogging the ATMs.

    You decide to stop at the gas station due to the fact that you have broke your own rule and have let your daily driver get below 1/2 tank....heck...just under 3/8th full. you get ready to pull in to your usual filling station and realize there is a line that goes into the road.

    You find this highly odd so you cut on the news radio station and all you hear is a EBS PSA stating that "there is no reason to panic....remain calm....and return to your homes for further instruction"...this is running on all stations.

    You call home or to a friends cell....and their is a recording that "all lines are full....please wait for xxxx minutes to try again"

    You finally make it to work and there is so many rumors floating around that is impossible to make heads or tails of whats going on.....the TV is broadcasting the same message you heard on the radio.

    You begin to make your way home and begin seeing lots of National Guard convoys rolling...and cops everywhere.

    What news you are getting comes from a couple AM radio stations that have heard that the president is still at the white house....and there was no sign of a terrorist attack.

    The big rumor is that the Fed has stopped the presses on a demand from China.....the Sec of the Treasury has put a halt on cashing of all bonds, the president has put a halt (via executive order) on the cashing in of 401Ks, and the foreign gold markets just hit the ceiling at about $3500.00 per oz.

    What do you do from that point?
    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

  • #2
    other than....

    Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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    • #3
      okay so after my scheduled panic time.. I would wait... and while waiting.. cache a few things just in case. get ready to bug out if I have too. fire up the generator as a final check, harvest whats ready from my garden and stash it.

      Make sure the truck, the jeep and the four wheeler is gassed up from my stores. strap a BOB to the wheeler just in case its the only option. play a good rousing game of load the clips and listen to the radio. if I havent heard a thing after a day or two, take the back trails to the edge of town and do a little recon from a good vantage point just to see whats going on there.

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      • #4
        since I don't need to worry about bugging out, and it would be hubby; he'd probably stop at the gas station and wait in line to get filled up and then hit an ATM or the bank to get cash. Then it would be home to tuck in and wait things out.

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        • #5
          Nice! I love scenarios.
          I would pretty much start off with what herbalpagan was doing.
          Get money out first, then get gas. Hit up the grocery store for more canned food.
          Then back to the house and do a check on all my gear.
          Load up the rifle.
          Sit and watch the news for hours on end.
          I'll keep my guns, freedom, and money... YOU CAN KEEP THE "CHANGE"!

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          • #6
            Go to the closest grocery store get whatever useful things are left, then hightail it back home and get all the guns loaded keep a low profile until I find out what the hell's going on

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
              .... You finally make it to work ....
              After seeing abnormal activity you continued on into the workplace? Silly you.

              O.W.
              Things are seldom what they seem.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Oscar Wilde View Post
                After seeing abnormal activity you continued on into the workplace? Silly you.

                O.W.
                my work is basically a second base of operations...I have radio comms with home.....and 4 practiced routes home....I'd have to pull the big gene home any way.
                Live like you'll die tomorrow, learn like you'll live forever.

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                • #9
                  fill up my truck and the cans in the back. get cash if possible, get a few supplies if possible. get home, re-asses, top of my water supplies, implement plan A, B, C, D or E&E as necessary, repeat as necessary.
                  surviveinthesuburbs.blogspot.com

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Echo2 View Post
                    my work is basically a second base of operations...I have radio comms with home.....and 4 practiced routes home....I'd have to pull the big gene home any way.
                    Given many of your posts I would have guessed as much. Where it comes to such matters " redundancy in duplicate" is my policy.

                    .... just pullin youre leg a bit.

                    O.W.
                    Things are seldom what they seem.

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                    • #11
                      Work is only 1 mile from home. So I would load up what supplies I could scavange from the plant, water, food, batteries, tools, etc, and head back home. Prep the home, then just watch to see what happens....
                      He who lives with the most toys, wins.

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                      • #12
                        Walk downstairs. Throw my bug-out-bag over my sholder. Put the 9mm in. Throw on my back pack. Grab my bow. Step into my backyard and within 100yrds I disappear into the forests of the Rocky Mountains. I can be fully equiped and disappear within 3 mins of the word go and I love it. I'm not sure if its my past runins with the law or the number of times I've been in actuall survival situations that has taught me to be this prepared but in todays world i am glad I am this ready.
                        Last edited by theone; 09-11-2011, 06:41 AM.

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                        • #13
                          with several replies here,
                          getting cash and fuel seems to
                          be the most popular answer.

                          When things go sideways,
                          I certainly don't want to be
                          anywhere near a potentially hostile crowd.

                          I have 30 gallons of gas at home.
                          30 at work, 3 miles away. Food and
                          water at both sites. I have 300 in cash
                          in truck. 500 at home, 300 at work.

                          Where I would want to be is a difficult choice.

                          At home, in the neighborhood are 3 team members,
                          at work, my 800 sq. ft warehose is mostly concrete.
                          Unfortunately it is located next to a "Federal Law Enforcement
                          Agency"

                          I have been squirreling away 20 to 30 bucks every 2 weeks.
                          The cash is well hidden in my truck. At work it is locked up.
                          At home, well it is protected by my Jack Russell Terrorist

                          and other stuff....

                          My bags are packed, my kids are briefed for just about
                          any "Oh Shit" situation.

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                          • #14
                            I don't work so if in town would be going to store or the gym if I see troops I would head for home gas food money all there Gas up Kawasaki Mule load for bug out if necessary listen to scanners TV radio Internet to see if can gage danger for my extended family.
                            WE DIDN'T BELIEVE THOSE WHO HAD SWORN TO KILL US 9-11-01

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                            • #15
                              I am impressed! But, as usual, can you plz help with a question? I have several plans for if everyone isn't home when the SHTF, what do you suggest for the kids to have in their school backpacks? The last thing I want to do is advertise that we are preppers, yet I don't want to worry if I can't get to them fast enough! Thank you for the ideas.
                              Action expresses priorities!!!!!!

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