Survival Thread

Discussion in 'The Rumble Strip' started by a6m5, Oct 31, 2011.

  1. W3HS

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    Since being introduced to the "bum gun" in SE Asia I haven't bothered much with TP.

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    I feel that if the country goes on lock-down, despite having a good stock of personal supplies and food, I'll finally get a practical reason to use the hunting skills I've been practising since my boyhood. Looks like wild game could be on the menu. :)
     
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  2. a6m5

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    @W3HS Hunting sounds interesting, but dangerous, too. Be careful man!
    I read over the weekend how 24-hour grocery stores in my area had to shutdown for few hours for the first time, to re-stock. Kind of amusing, kind of turns you into a prepper. I saw this article come up on Google News today, I'm actually going to take a serious approach at a "bugout bag" this time. Took some notes.

    As with any prepping, it could be an overreaction, but it's not like I'm trying to build a doomsday bunker, so I think it's healthy. :dopey:
     
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    I think currently bugging-in is probably the best option.
     
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  4. Michael88

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    Bugging-in should always be the main plan, bugging-out should always be a last-ditch backup plan when absolutely everything goes wrong and you have to relocate your sorry hide somewhere else. For example there is some kind of crisis and your house burns down, or the security situation in the city has degraded to a point its no longer possible to stay.
     
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    @W3HS @Michael88 I realize it would be the last resort, sorry I didn’t clarify. It’s just that I take the idea of preparedness a lot more seriously now after the recent events.
     
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    Completely understand that. Bugging out is something that should only be considered if one's own safety is compromised at home.

    Local government issued a report of predictions here estimating the total closure of the region and, at worst, 16 million deaths locally. I don't know how much of that is based on proper research but it's worrying, even if the 2.2 million lower estimate is taken to be realistic.

    As it is, speaking with the owner of my school yesterday, there's a chance there might be a 1-2 year shut down, leaving plenty of us unemployed and without income. My mission today is to start looking for work that can be done from home, even if I have to take a salary cut.

    All the time spent wasted* on researching survival strategies and practising grid-down aspects of life are now seeming to be *not time wasted at all. I'm not happy this is happening but I feel like I'm my most effective self when the most basic of instincts take over and survival is my key mission.

    I feel this thread will get a lot of use in the coming weeks.
     
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    I'm also doing my best. Switching from Marlboro Red to Marlboro Lights from today.
     
  8. a6m5

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    I added an item to my survival wishlist couple days ago:

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    I own one powerbank/jump starter, but portable solar panel would be great, too.
    I have a survival tip for you. It would work, at least in the States: Fill out application form at your local grocery stores. :lol: My god man, even the ramen were sold out at the store today. :eek: Restaurants & bars around here were are ordered to shutdown for 4 weeks starting tomorrow. I can't even imagine the devastating effect that'll be felt by service industry workers, and business owners. Virus seems to be having opposite effect on grocery stores however!
     
  9. Michael88

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    For now, once the virus infects millions, people will be too scared and ill prepared to even go the grocery stores because infection would become a certainty at those places.

    That's why I bought some extra P3 RD40 filters for my NBC mask, if I disinfect the wares and my clothes properly I can buy stuff without getting infected, the filters active charcoal layers trap 99,95% of all germs and particles and my eyes are 100% protected as well.

    Heck, when I bought my NBC gear I never thought I'd ever find myself in a situation where I would even consider using it. :scared:
     
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    Vitamins C and D are considered in this video.

     
  11. W3HS

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    Not possible for me as a foreigner in this country to work outside of specialist jobs.

    However, as my father-in-law is a farmer we have tons of 'taters and other assorted root veg, and my mother-in-law has a garden full of fruit trees and herbs (and a bit of cannabis, funnily enough). My only real concern is that all the beer drys up, then I really will be going full Mad Max.

    I have to admit I skimmed the video, and I won't argue with what's said as I'm not a scientist, but the hot weather and humidity here have done nothing to lesson the spread of the virus.
     
  12. Michael88

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    So, due to the recent virus-related events, has anyone considered about ''preparing'' for the end of this year?

    I'm not specifically talking about warding your body against the virus itself, I'm more talking about dealing with the results of the measures taken that will be felt around end of this year. I'm talking about high unemployment rates, a surge in crime, a second wave of infections, inflation, bad medical care situations, loneliness, civil unrest etc.
    I think its safe to say that winter time and beginning of the next year is going to be, at the very least, rather ''rocky''.

    So, has anyone considered doing some kind of preparations for the challenging times ahead?
     
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    I expect worsening to some extent in all of the areas you mention. I have a successful shelter-in-place routine established for myself, and am adapting to the new normal without too much trouble. Realizing it is going to endure for many additional months or even years is a toughie, but I think doable. One of the critical supports I'm trying to maintain or even enlarge is a "bubble" of a small group of family/friends that I can depend and rely upon for mutual rapport and work projects if/as required. It is getting more and more difficult to obtain services that I normally expect as routine. So I'm trying to lower my expectations in those areas. My hair and beard are getting super-long, and that is a little weird, but still okay. I just have to accept being a humble, happy, hairy hermit. :D
     
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    Mine too! As going to the barber has turned out to be an excellent way of contracting Covid19 I haven't got my hair cut in over 6 months. But I still shave my beard every day, so I don't look like a complete hobo, just like a 90% hobo. :D
     
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