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Way back when Obama was looking like he would get a second term, I began to stock up on things. I didn't become a "prepper," but I did decide that I should have some things on hand for a rainy day.

I didn't have any particular items in mind, but I thought I would buy things that do not spoil when stored for long periods of time. I also felt I should buy things I could use for bartering, and of course, things I could afford, but maybe NEVER use. I figured they could be donated to some school or hospital after I die.

I wasn't buying what I felt I would personally need or use. I just bought things that might be sought by others during difficult times. Since I couldn't buy everything, I felt I could trade this for that, to get the things I did not buy. I bought toothpaste, and deodorant, and Q-tips, and bandages, and such. Imagine what a tube of athlete's foot cream might be worth on a hot summer day when the pharmacies are all closed!

I haven't added anything to this part of my closet in nearly eight years now. There was more, but I've used about 20% of it since then.

Oh, how my friends laughed at me. All the jokes. All the ribbing. All the snickering.

So I made this little video, and sent it to all of them. Who's laughing NOW?!

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Lol, sorry hon, but that is the very definition of a prepper. But it's ok, 90% of us here are prepper's we're just not the scary, stupid Doomsday prepper's. That is a bad word around here.

As for the video, pretty good, but if you're monitized don't be surprised if that video gets demonitized because Youtube is demonitizing all videos that has the word Coronavirus in the title or if you even say it or Covid-19.
 

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Having grown up in Chicago, I knew how dishonest and corrupt ALL Chicago politicians are. I told people, "Watch what he does, not what he says." That's the hallmark of a Chicago politician.

I've always done some prepping, but when Obama was elected, I ripped out all the grass in the backyard and planted an Obama Victory Garden. Today I have apple trees, a peach tree, an orange tree, several pomegranates, multiple blackberry patches, strawberries, and multiple veggie gardens.

Yeah, people laughed, but most liked what I did.
 

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.......... And he has SIX cans of beans! .............. (sigh) NOT a "prepper"!

And I wonder WHAT everyone is doing with all of that toilet paper! Crapping themselves to death??? The ONE thing this disease does NOT give you is diarrhea!
Yeah, but other diseases DO! Be PREPARED for ALL situations because they will become EVENTUALITIES! And in the meantime, you have to wipe your butt anyway.

TP bought during the Obama regime definitely cost less than it does now, and most likely the rolls were a bit bigger too. That is actual, tangible savings!

To the OP--your video brought a tear to my eye. But not too many tears as I don't want to use up my hoarding of Kleenex.
 

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Can't look at the video at work, will do so later.

I have had at least 100 rolls of TP going back a decade, ya never know... and I was right! Open a 36 pack, buy another. I have 12 tubes of toothpaste at any time, 20 packs of floss, some in each bathroom. Some of the pasta from 2015 is ...eh... the whole wheat stuff does not keep well.
 

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You must be a girl, or a guy with a very clean hiney. ;)
As a single guy, my needs are in paper towels, not TP. After all, we use TP on the average of once per day. Paper towels on the other hand, for everything.
My first stock pile (other than guns and ammo) was scotch and tobacco, then rice and beans.
 

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You must be a girl, or a guy with a very clean hiney. ;)
As a single guy, my needs are in paper towels, not TP. After all, we use TP on the average of once per day. Paper towels on the other hand, for everything.
My first stock pile (other than guns and ammo) was scotch and tobacco, then rice and beans.
Over the past couple of years, I have purchased several of those 60-count white towel packages from Sam's Club or Lowe's or Home Depot. Sometimes they are 45 to a pack, or even 30.

I use them for many things, then toss a load of them into the washer with soap and chlorine bleach for reuse. At 25 cents per towel, washed and reused over and over until they fray into threads, they are a LOT cheaper than paper towels.

I use them for housecleaning, washing my truck, doing dishes, oil changes, painting projects, as a wash cloth, etc., but NOT in that order! They start out clean and fresh. As they are used for other chores they are sorted into different piles. I have piles for food use, piles for cleaning, piles for bathing, piles for truck washing, piles for furniture polishing, etc. When the cloth falls off of the last pile of usefulness, it is discarded. Many of them do not survive the entire screening queue. They hold up to more abuse than paper towels.

I buy a new 60-pack of white towels at least once a year for $15.00. Sometimes you can find them on sale for a great bargain.

I like them for showers because they are about TWICE the size of those tiny white hotel wash cloths. They are a MAN'S wash cloth! I pack several for a trip, and just leave them for the hotel maids to collect along with the other white linens. They can figure out what to do with them after THEY wash them.

I am guessing that I have about 800 of those towels right now. :rolleyes:

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Way back when Obama was looking like he would get a second term, I began to stock up on things. I didn't become a "prepper," but I did decide that I should have some things on hand for a rainy day.

I didn't have any particular items in mind, but I thought I would buy things that do not spoil when stored for long periods of time. I also felt I should buy things I could use for bartering, and of course, things I could afford, but maybe NEVER use. I figured they could be donated to some school or hospital after I die.

I wasn't buying what I felt I would personally need or use. I just bought things that might be sought by others during difficult times. Since I couldn't buy everything, I felt I could trade this for that, to get the things I did not buy. I bought toothpaste, and deodorant, and Q-tips, and bandages, and such. Imagine what a tube of athlete's foot cream might be worth on a hot summer day when the pharmacies are all closed!

I haven't added anything to this part of my closet in nearly eight years now. There was more, but I've used about 20% of it since then.

Oh, how my friends laughed at me. All the jokes. All the ribbing. All the snickering.

So I made this little video, and sent it to all of them. Who's laughing NOW?!

Video



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OH Liar was too open to do anything more then make random speakers against him vanish thru sloppy means! I never felt that scared but Trump on the other hand is a giant ? mark. You never know what way he will side! One day is a Republican and next does socialist things with an asterisk symbol attached to it.

This comes to mind when Trump goes in weird mode. https://www.mariowiki.com/Ztar
 

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I still have several washcloths in "chocolate brown" left over from my mom's purchases back in the 1970s...I also had "burnt orange" carpet in my childhood bedroom...

I figure with the above & since most residential bathrooms here in the USA put the toilet right next to the bathtub we'll be OK if the TP runs out...
 

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I am sure many like you have had people laugh at you when you told them you where a prepper. That is if you told them. I had some in my old ring of friends tell me your nuts, nothing is ever going to happen.
Well now 1 of those so called friends came and admitted to me i was right. They proceeded to ask if i could help him. Guess what he is not a friend long and has not been a friend for a long time i told him no as i hung up the phone.
The signs have been out for years now. From Movies to books to articles in the news. The lame stream media down played it . They also told us oh the Government will take care of you if something happens. We all know that is crap. Eventually paper money will no longer matter as things continue to go south as they are now. Snowflake Currencies ( debit, apple pay, cash app, vinmo,) will disappear also it has already started. Take today for instance, i saw a millennial trying to pay with his tech phone. The computer screen kept freezing. Every where i go i try vary hard to avoid paying with card. Cash at this point is still king ( if you know what i mean)
How is it going on your neighborhoods. I love to hear personal stories if your okay with sharing them.
 

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...Well now 1 of those so called friends came and admitted to me i was right. They proceeded to ask if i could help him. Guess what he is not a friend long and has not been a friend for a long time i told him no as i hung up the phone...
"Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, "Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times? Jesus answered, "I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times." Matthew 18:21-22.

Please call your friend up, give him the URL of this forum, and my username "elisavaet". I'll be happy to help as much as possible.

Peace and blessings,

Kate
 
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