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Old 03-22-2020, 08:42 PM   #1
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they'd BETTER keep food on the store shelves

cause if people see those shelves not getting re-stocked, there will be serious problems within a week and hell on earth within a month. This will be the last time that the Fed can print their way out of the collapse, too. /with interest rates at 0%, they'll have no creditability left at all. We are probably doing to see some IMF "money" re-place the USD as the default reserve/exhange for the world's currencies. The USD will be like the Soviet ruble, used only by those inside the US, who are FORCED to use it.
 
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:40 AM   #2
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You really haven't been paying attention have you Melvin? While Medical knowledge is far superior to the level it was 100 years ago, watching the news about people flat out ignoring self isolating and social distancing there is a potential for something worse. We don't know what is ahead and if you haven't prepped for the long haul, your in deep ****. Lets just hope it doesn't get this bad. By the way this is an excellent documentary.
 
Old 03-23-2020, 08:50 AM   #3
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Plenty of food in the stores, plenty of gas at the pumps.

sorry to bust your bubble, but this isn't TEOTWAWKI
 
 
Old 03-23-2020, 11:31 AM   #4
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...this isn't TEOTWAWKI
That's the thing. Since the last ice age or so, there really hasn't been a true 'teotwawki' situation or event. The black plague, the spanish flu, world wars, at some point they all end and things return to normal.

Closest that the human race has had in the last 400-500 years was World War 2; and as horrific and globe-spanning as it was, it lasted less than five years for most, and less than ten for even the hardest hit.
 
Old 03-23-2020, 05:37 PM   #5
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Yeah but for Melvin he has gone how many decades with either Unce Sugar or some woman to feed him cloth him and wipe his ass.

Lets face it he's one- SSI deposit, Pharmacy refill, SNAP and HUD payment away from SHTF in the Melvinverse he lives in.

Wifey will probably pack up and leave him then for someone with better prospects. Like a street performing homeless bongo drum player.
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:17 AM   #6
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Anyone in the gun community who hasn't done at least some basic preps - food, medical supplies, pretty much has no excuse.

It didn't even have to be anything expensive. A few bags of rice and lentils will last a long time and feed you pretty good. Throw in a few other items ad you can do quite well until stuff goes back to normal.

We have plenty of canned goods and freezer meats, in addition to our preps. we aren't worried at all. I still say, in the end, this will all turn out to be orders of magnitude less than the boomers have been saying. (serious, yes, but it isn't the end of the world)
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Old 03-24-2020, 08:59 AM   #7
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Anyone in the gun community who hasn't done at least some basic preps - food, medical supplies, pretty much has no excuse.

It didn't even have to be anything expensive...
This. We're set fairly well even for PPE stuff at our business. N95 masks, non-latex nitrile gloves, etc. But only because I bought them when we DIDN'T need them. They were cheap, they were plentiful, they're here when we need them, and because we do have them we're not adding to the rush to find them now that there is a shortage.

Makes no sense to not have some level of preps, at least if you're old enough to have some experience and some inkling of history. One of our techs (young guy, 24 years old I believe) asked me last friday if he could buy a box of .380 shells from me; he didn't have any at home, and while he was going to stop at the gun shop on the way home that day, there was no guarantee that they'd have any. I gave him a box and told him to keep it if they were out, and just return it if he found some. He did find some & returned mine.

So he 'should' have had some ammo on hand, but he's never used or needed defensive ammo before and it didn't occur to him in the midst of thinking through all the things that his young wife & baby definitely WILL need. If he did it again in the future, my response may well be different, but this was a first-time thing for him.

When I was young I had several people save me from my own stupidity (I'm completely convinced that meeting the woman who became my wife is the only reason I'm not dead or back in jail); and this kid isn't near as stupid & scumbaggy as I was. Only seems right to try to pay it forward a little. Not saying I'd bail him out it over & over, but helping out a young, hard-working guy one time is a no-brainer choice for me personally.
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Old 03-24-2020, 09:53 AM   #8
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having the right wife is an amazing thing. I married up.
 
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...I married up.
Most men do; me included.
 
Old 03-25-2020, 06:18 AM   #10
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Melvin, tell us how "wifey" is preparing for all this.
 
Old 03-25-2020, 12:58 PM   #11
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Is "wifey" still a blow up toy?
 
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