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Author Topic: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?  (Read 2571 times)

freax

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Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« on: October 15, 2014, 07:25:25 AM »
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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #1 on: October 15, 2014, 08:32:50 AM »
For me it started over 30 years ago in Boy Scouts. The Scout Motto has stuck with me ever since.
"Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety" - Benjamin Franklin

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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #2 on: October 15, 2014, 09:21:12 AM »
Boy Scout here too.  A lot of backpacking when I was younger taught me how important even the minor things can be in prepardness ("What do you mean we can't cook dinner because we don't have a tool to get the stuck gas cap off the camp stove?!?!?  We're above the tree line and can't make a fire!").  Being prepared has always been in the back of my mind.  Having a wife and kids has caused me to take it to a new level.

But I think the defining moment for me was during the Rodney King riots in L.A.  An old guy at work predicted riots if the cops that beat up King were acquitted.  I was naive at that time and though the human species had advanced past that kind of thing.  I was safe in central CA at the time but had friends in L.A. telling me there were houses burning 1 block from theirs.  I grew up a lot that week and shed most of my naivety about how dependable our safety is.

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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #3 on: October 15, 2014, 12:28:20 PM »
     Guess you could call me a boy scout drop-out. With the fishing, hunting trips as a kid, my Father made me do much of the prep work. As I got older I started camping almost monthly. Growing up in Texas the big push for prepping was the weather. We went through hurricane Carla in 1961 then add in thunderstorms in West Texas and North Texas ice storms. A hurricane on the coast or an ice storm in North Texas can strip the store shelves bare in just a few hours. With all my camping, I figure prepping just a long-term camping trip at home. When working on my ham license in 1975, I did some tornado spotting and talk about a very interesting subject. Yes, I have had dreams/nightmares about bad camping trips or issues where I have lived in the past.
     Living out where I live I am not too worried about race issues, more worried about some lone drifter looking to five-finger stuff as he makes his way near the railroad tracks. I live about 1/4 mile from the RR tracks. Another issue is a railroad derailment with chem. spill.
     I still use one of the old scout handbooks as a prepper guidebook, along with one of the army survival books. I do need to buy a good guidebook on eatable plants. Also I need to stock up more on rice, beans and canned meat. My wife does not understand prepping. That is an issue I need to overcome.

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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #4 on: October 15, 2014, 05:04:27 PM »
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I look at my EMP proof mechanical watch on my wrist 11:43 PM

LOL, got one too, a Tissot Seastar 1000.  No prepping dreams on my end...

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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 08:09:11 PM »
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Its weak point is the large glass window and the band, I'm sure you're aware of this.

The band could be a little wider.. I see no problem with the glass, it's saphire, and hasn't been scratched yet...

I like the one you posted too..

There is something to say about mechanical watches though..

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Re: Did a dream/nightmare make you start prepping?
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2014, 08:09:11 PM »