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Old 11-09-2019, 05:14 PM
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Originally Posted by John Joseph View Post
So what have we learned about prepping for earthquakes?
Do you know how to turn the natural gas supply to your home off?
Could you assist your neighbors with this?
Do you have alternative routes in case highways and bridges are impassible?
What about ways to contact family members if cell towers come down?
If the Great Cascadia Earthquake hits the Pacific Northwest again like they predict I can guarantee everyone here is going to die. All it takes is a minor autumn flood or for the wind to pick up and blow a few trees down across the major roads and it becomes like Armageddon here in the Seattle area. We had some minor flooding of the major rivers last month and it was absolutely insane trying to get to work and back home again.
Avoid the temptation to replace everything on your brand-new 1911 just to make it "better". Know what you're changing out and why. You may spend a lot of money fixing things that weren't broken to begin with. Shoot at least 500 rounds through it first, then decide what you don't like and want to improve. Regarding vintage 1911s, pre-1970 pistols are highly collectible in original, unaltered condition and should NEVER be refinished or modified as it completely ruins their monetary value.
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