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Iknowyou wrote:Krustofski wrote:Finch wrote:i've been snowed in for 48 hours and i'm seriously considering opening some of my emergency food
the wife and i have got to start shopping more
I can't exactly see the failure in there.
Preps are for turning a catastrophic situation into inconvenience, and major inconvenience into slightly unnerving circumstances, right?
So why do you think you failed? You HAVE emergency food, in contrast to many other people.
Except that being snowed in for two days is not really a SHTF emergency.
To my mind, having only two days of food on hand is kind of fail, even if you have two years worth of emergency grub. Not total fail, or starving, so that is good, but emergency stocks are meant to back up regular stocks, and two days of 'regular' food is a little thin.
My fail is having no reserve stocks of dog food, so in a SHTF scenario, I would have to feed the dog some human food if I wanted to keep it around. That is a difficult choice, because my dog has some utility as a guard dog. If I would just buy a couple extra bags of food one time and replace/rotate every time he finished up a bag, then we would all be set (for a little bit).
Cavediver wrote:GuNs|iNgEr wrote:I have the same system of key storage, except for one small difference. I keep the extra key in a hidden location, just in case the battery runs out on the small safe. If it is a gun vault give them a holler and they may be able to help you open it.
After digging though a dozen drawers and sorting about 50 keys, I found the back-up key. In the nightstand. Near the safe. Great hiding place, eh? (does that count as a third failure?)
What gets me is the whole "having only two days of food on hand" statement. So are you saying that someone in your house has to go shopping everyother day for your family to eat? Good grief. I go to the store maybe, MAYBE, once a week unless I see a particular sale which can hit to add to my prep pantry. Most of the time I go shopping on payday every 2 weeks. I load up a basket or two and get everything I need until the next pay day. There is no way I'm going to go shopping any more than that.Iknowyou wrote: [To my mind, having only two days of food on hand is kind of fail, even if you have two years worth of emergency grub. Not total fail, or starving, so that is good, but emergency stocks are meant to back up regular stocks, and two days of 'regular' food is a little thin.
crypto wrote:It's not that you were being "harsh" so much as a "douchebag".
guy1138 wrote:Went to the range today, had a blast with the 1911 & the .45 ACP Taurus Revolver (the gun club on base arranged for us to use the pop-up targets on the M9 range, so it was all sorts of fun).
Anyway, on the first iteration, i go with the Taurus. First round *click* *click* *click*. Pop open the cylinder, see light strikes on the primers. Shit, maybe bad ammo. Damn Blazer. Throw in another clip, this time Winchester. Same thing. Think for one sec. Realize revolver is dry, without oil for at least two months. Squirt CLP down the hammer. Now she goes bang.
Anyway, maybe not a big deal, except this is my nightstand / self defense pistol. Scary. Lesson learned today.
*also, practiced holster draws with the 1911. Ripped the front sight out. Guess it's back to the gunsmith.
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BunkerBuster wrote: the bleach and lye still can't get the feeling of dirt off me.
SwampRat wrote:BunkerBuster wrote: the bleach and lye still can't get the feeling of dirt off me.
Which is why you should carry Ajax and a green pad in your BOB lol. Or to avoid the whole scrubbing issue I'd say get one of these.
AWSMJCBY wrote:I have no prep.... never thought about it before this froum. but I will be making moves to correct this problem.
Jeriah wrote:I think we're all pretty much just bullshitting here, which is what the Internet is for. Besides porn.
AWSMJCBY wrote:If you look at it that way, perhaps this is a win, well it could be let's see how long it takes for me to do any actual prep...
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