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I am glad that a month is dedicated to preparedness, although I know the effectiveness is very low. If they keep pushing it, maybe the next generation will get the message. I hear it on the news and radio a lot more these days, or is it just me noticing it more since I been into preparedness? I am not sure.
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Always a good idea to learn more. We have a wild fire 10 miles away. Started Monday, moving away from our place. Massive evacuations the first day. power outages the first day. I'm not worried about the fire, but lack of power and crazy people does bother me. I decided to increase water supply increase power goes out for an extended time. Found myself filling the camp water container, total 7 gallons. Milk bucket, 2 gallons, then all 7 five gallon milk buckets since I'm not milking in the summer. I have 500 gallons in container storage. The extra 35 just felt nice. Stopped at the gun store Tuesday, asked about 00 buck shot in case the riots move west. None on the shelf? None in stock. I had a box of shells at home but some time a little extra prep is good. So will the FEMA training discuss the amount of ammo we need?
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Hey, anything that raises awareness is a good thing IMHO. Way I see it, the more people that even do a little bit, the fewer people that will need as much help if SHTF.

This is why I personally do not rag on things like FEMA and such about these programs.

So many here like to complain about people being sheep. Well, if the sheep listen to the govt about programs like this, we actually will be better off, so it s all good with me.
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I am glad that a month is dedicated to preparedness, although I know the effectiveness is very low. If they keep pushing it, maybe the next generation will get the message. I hear it on the news and radio a lot more these days, or is it just me noticing it more since I been into preparedness? I am not sure.
I think there's definitely more awareness these days, and not just those of us who prepare.
to some extent we've entered popular culture, tho they usually portray us as psychos. just now reading Turtledove's volcano books, there's a scene where a team of salvagers approach a house and get shot at.
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I wonder if a Whitehouse petition could get the President to publically encourage family disaster preparedness…
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The message is prepare for an emergency, but don't prepare too much as you will be branded as a terrorist. In other words, stock three days worth of supplies.
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Which of course keeps us in a constant state of war. Oceania v. Eurasia.
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There is a huge billboard on my way in to work that simply reads "Does your family have an emergency plan, be prepared". Makes me smile every time. Then there is the one on the way home that is for a survival/gun store. It says "Plan Prepare Defend" and has images under the words that correlate to them.
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I think more people in my area are prepping. Local gun store has seen an increase in sales and a new one has opened the next town over and is always busy. Canning supplies are in high demand as are seeds.

The more people that are prepared, the less sheep we have to deal with later.
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LOL my local Costco had books on survival, prepping, canning, etc. This is in Seattle mind you.
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Whatever and however it takes to get people to take responsibility for themselves and their families. If they do it means I won't be expected to.
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I dont know why the fed pushes 3 day kits so much. Is this so they can get away from the masses when the riots start on day 5?
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I dont know why the fed pushes 3 day kits so much. Is this so they can get away from the masses when the riots start on day 5?
They have encouraged 7 days, but they know that realistically, nobody will go that far. 3 days is an easy goal and better than nothing. Sometimes they can get help in place in 3 days. I'd like to see them start pushing 7 and using recent disasters to convince people that they might not be in place in 3 days.
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Which of course keeps us in a constant state of war. Oceania v. Eurasia.
I got that reference.
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They have encouraged 7 days, but they know that realistically, nobody will go that far. 3 days is an easy goal and better than nothing. Sometimes they can get help in place in 3 days. I'd like to see them start pushing 7 and using recent disasters to convince people that they might not be in place in 3 days.
Yeah, small steps at a time. Maybe once a large portion of the population has 3days, they can change the guideline to something longer. Also I figure if someone goes through the hassle and spends the money for 3days, they are probably prepared minded and will then go beyond the 3 days. Or be a complete dumb sheep and keep 3days and get mad on day 4.
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I cant wait. I remember ordering from campingsurvival and be prepared. Spent about $2000, but I found it worth it. The sales were like 60-70% off and I scored:
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$14.44 Mountain House Freeze Dried Beef Stroganoff #10 Can
$24.27 Mountain House Creamed Beef #10 Can
$18.01 Mountain House Freeze Dried Hearty Beef Stew #10 Can
$30.55 Mountain House Diced Beef #10 Can
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$18.24 Mountain House Freeze Dried Turkey Tetrazzini #10 Can
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$11.00 MyChoice™ Freeze Dried Mozzarella Cheese - 8 oz
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$99.00 Bucket Freeze Dried Meats In Foil Packets @256servings


Edit: Plus several other items, cant find that email but lasagna, scrambled egg mix, lots more meat, seasoning mixed, and lots of FD fruits.
I have an excellent array of home canned, store bought, and single item foods plus two stocked freezers also. But I love light weight J.A.W. foods.
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Wil there be bogo sales and coupons? Will the NFL adopt a color scheme like for other "months"? Should I wear camo as a sign of support?
Prepping is a good thing right? Then why do I feel like these psms are a farce.
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So will the FEMA training discuss the amount of ammo we need?
Oh heck no, they think you can be prepared and not need any weapons. I have never seen anything from FEMA stating you need guns and ammo.
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