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Old 04-03-2020, 07:32 PM
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Who's laughing now ?

The short answer is - I AM.

I've been mocked and accused of being "paranoid", by many I know
for keeping 6+ months of provisions; food, water weapons, and other
provisions - just in case of (place SHTF disaster here).

Now, they're apologizing and wishing they had been more "forward -
looking", and asking me to sell them toilet paper. I have 50 rolls, and
I'm keeping them.

I have years of "just in case" money, no debt, my job is secure, and
(really) this "Covid-19 apocalypse" has no effect on me at all.

I knew one day my "prepping" would pay off, and that day is here.

I believe this will greatly change the attitudes of many in America
about "being prepared" and I (also) have a few hundred pounds of
silver, which, with the affect of the 4+ trillion $ "stimulus" should
be raising the value of silver (probably) to the sky, due to the lower
value of The Dollar...
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:35 PM
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:37 PM
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Only 50 rolls?
Seems a little light
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Old 04-03-2020, 07:56 PM
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Seriously? Things will need to get MUCH worse before I see an impact. Went grocery shopping for the first time in two weeks yesterday. Picked up a nice ham for Easter, .99 a pound, bread, flour, chips, coffee and yes, wait for it toilet paper! Really the shelves looked to getting back to normal. No Lysol or hand sanitizer but probably will be there when I go back in two more weeks. I am happy for you that you feel your prepping is paying off. But we are a long way from MRE's or dehydrated dinners
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Old 04-06-2020, 10:49 AM
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Seriously? Things will need to get MUCH worse before I see an impact. Went grocery shopping for the first time in two weeks yesterday. Picked up a nice ham for Easter, .99 a pound, bread, flour, chips, coffee and yes, wait for it toilet paper! Really the shelves looked to getting back to normal. No Lysol or hand sanitizer but probably will be there when I go back in two more weeks. I am happy for you that you feel your prepping is paying off. But we are a long way from MRE's or dehydrated dinners
Still no toilet paper in my area.
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:10 PM
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Old 04-03-2020, 08:28 PM
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The Hunt brothers (some of them) would have agreed on that stockpiling of silver.

One thing about preparation is that a little attentiveness goes a long way. It may be all that's needed.

But no preparation at all, common as such is among leftist nanny-state types, is very foolish...as foolish as leftism itself.

Another thing about preparation is probably to avoid announcing it to those immediately around you. Not all of the unprepared individuals will necessarily be so polite as to apologize and ask for help... some may feel that whomever can take something away from someone else is the new "rightful owner".

I'd try to be both well prepared and also low profile. No one else around me needs to know.

Edit: Similarly, I agree with USMM's observations (below) that this -- i.e., being better positioned than one's neighbors isn't something to laugh about...both for the low profile reason I've mentioned and the ethical reason USMM describes.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:07 PM
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Not really much to laugh about from where I am standing.

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Originally Posted by CDMCKY View Post
The short answer is - I AM.

I've been mocked and accused of being "paranoid", by many I know
for keeping 6+ months of provisions; food, water weapons, and other
provisions - just in case of (place SHTF disaster here).

Now, they're apologizing and wishing they had been more "forward -
looking", and asking me to sell them toilet paper. I have 50 rolls, and
I'm keeping them.

I have years of "just in case" money, no debt, my job is secure, and
(really) this "Covid-19 apocalypse" has no effect on me at all.

I knew one day my "prepping" would pay off, and that day is here.

I believe this will greatly change the attitudes of many in America
about "being prepared" and I (also) have a few hundred pounds of
silver, which, with the affect of the 4+ trillion $ "stimulus" should
be raising the value of silver (probably) to the sky, due to the lower
value of The Dollar...
And I am speaking as someone that is what a lot of people would call a pretty radical "prepper". I am sorry but the idea of many people living rewarding and fruitful lives being cut down by some random flu bug. This is not something that I find to be in any way amusing. Good luck with your silver.
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Old 04-03-2020, 09:58 PM
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The short answer is - I AM.

I've been mocked and accused of being "paranoid", by many I know
for keeping 6+ months of provisions; food, water weapons, and other
provisions - just in case of (place SHTF disaster here).

Now, they're apologizing and wishing they had been more "forward -
looking", and asking me to sell them toilet paper. I have 50 rolls, and
I'm keeping them.

I have years of "just in case" money, no debt, my job is secure, and
(really) this "Covid-19 apocalypse" has no effect on me at all.

I knew one day my "prepping" would pay off, and that day is here.

I believe this will greatly change the attitudes of many in America
about "being prepared" and I (also) have a few hundred pounds of
silver, which, with the affect of the 4+ trillion $ "stimulus" should
be raising the value of silver (probably) to the sky, due to the lower
value of The Dollar...
Most of my Neighbors, Friends and even some Family Members don't know how much I've "Prepped". That's always been "Need to Know". Most people don't need to know.

But many people I do know, are familiar that being an Eagle Boy Scout, I believe that "Be Prepared" is a good motto to live by. Some of them paid attention. Some of them, especially some of the youngsters that worked for me before I retired have thanked me for teaching them some Common Sense "Be Prepared".

As for the current issue, I firmly believe that Being the Neighbor I'd want to have is the way to do things.

So while I've got a well stocked pantry, med cabinet, liquor cabinet, treasure chest and armory (Keeping with my 5 B's: Beans, Bullets, Bullion, Booze and Buttwipe) I'm also helpful with Neighbors as much as I possibly can be.

One of my chores last week was to till up the elderly Neighbors garden spot for him. His wife usually rewards me with a pie or some cinnamon rolls as a Reward. When I'm 80-something, I hope there's a Neighbor that'll return the favor for me. Another Chore was GUbering (out here in the sticks, you can't find an Uber so you get GUber.) an elderly widow lady to the store and back. In addition, I've made sure my dad is well stocked and taken care of including taking him to a needed cardiologist appointment.

In short, I do my best to be the Neighbor I'd like to have.

There's times I fall short in that.

But other than wondering what the heck someone is going to do with 400 rolls of toilet paper, or why one person is wearing garbage bags as PPE, I'm not going to laugh at anyone.

I do hope that this changes the attitude of many, but the attitude of "We buy what we want and beg for what we need." really needs to end, so I'll hope that it does.

Because if anyone believes that this upheaval of our economy is going to be a temporary blip, and that nobody needs to learn to build reserves during the boom times and capacity during the bust times, then they're not learning a lesson they need to learn.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:13 PM
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In the spirit of being neighborly.......tonight my neighbor and I shared a bottle of Woodford.

Tomorrow....I reckon we'll share HIS bottle.
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Old 04-03-2020, 11:03 PM
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In the spirit of being neighborly.......tonight my neighbor and I shared a bottle of Woodford.

Tomorrow....I reckon we'll share HIS bottle.
While they are good people for the most part. Most of my neighbors do not have two nickels to rub together. But I might be able to get a can of Spam from one of them if I needed it, Haute cuisine in these hills.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:42 AM
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In the spirit of being neighborly.......tonight my neighbor and I shared a bottle of Woodford.

Tomorrow....I reckon we'll share HIS bottle.
Bravo! I've been "breaking out" my Woodford a little every day this past week. And, if I wash my hands any more, my fingers are liable to fall off.
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Old 04-04-2020, 08:45 AM
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Most of my Neighbors, Friends and even some Family Members don't know how much I've "Prepped". That's always been "Need to Know". Most people don't need to know.

But many people I do know, are familiar that being an Eagle Boy Scout, I believe that "Be Prepared" is a good motto to live by. Some of them paid attention. Some of them, especially some of the youngsters that worked for me before I retired have thanked me for teaching them some Common Sense "Be Prepared".

As for the current issue, I firmly believe that Being the Neighbor I'd want to have is the way to do things.

So while I've got a well stocked pantry, med cabinet, liquor cabinet, treasure chest and armory (Keeping with my 5 B's: Beans, Bullets, Bullion, Booze and Buttwipe) I'm also helpful with Neighbors as much as I possibly can be.

One of my chores last week was to till up the elderly Neighbors garden spot for him. His wife usually rewards me with a pie or some cinnamon rolls as a Reward. When I'm 80-something, I hope there's a Neighbor that'll return the favor for me. Another Chore was GUbering (out here in the sticks, you can't find an Uber so you get GUber.) an elderly widow lady to the store and back. In addition, I've made sure my dad is well stocked and taken care of including taking him to a needed cardiologist appointment.

In short, I do my best to be the Neighbor I'd like to have.

There's times I fall short in that.

But other than wondering what the heck someone is going to do with 400 rolls of toilet paper, or why one person is wearing garbage bags as PPE, I'm not going to laugh at anyone.

I do hope that this changes the attitude of many, but the attitude of "We buy what we want and beg for what we need." really needs to end, so I'll hope that it does.

Because if anyone believes that this upheaval of our economy is going to be a temporary blip, and that nobody needs to learn to build reserves during the boom times and capacity during the bust times, then they're not learning a lesson they need to learn.
Amen brother! I am not stocked to the rafters but I'm better off than most. My wife and I are getting ready to head out and do some shopping for some older friends that don't need to be out in this.

All of this reminds me of the stories my grandmother told about ww2. The apartment building turned into its own little colony. They pooled their rations and the older women stayed home and cooked, did laundry and watched the kids while the able bodied women went to work in the factories supporting the war effort.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:37 PM
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amen brother! I am not stocked to the rafters but i'm better off than most. My wife and i are getting ready to head out and do some shopping for some older friends that don't need to be out in this.

All of this reminds me of the stories my grandmother told about ww2. The apartment building turned into its own little colony. They pooled their rations and the older women stayed home and cooked, did laundry and watched the kids while the able bodied women went to work in the factories supporting the war effort.

exactly.
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Old 04-04-2020, 01:55 PM
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Most of my Neighbors, Friends and even some Family Members don't know how much I've "Prepped". That's always been "Need to Know". Most people don't need to know.

But many people I do know, are familiar that being an Eagle Boy Scout, I believe that "Be Prepared" is a good motto to live by. Some of them paid attention. Some of them, especially some of the youngsters that worked for me before I retired have thanked me for teaching them some Common Sense "Be Prepared".

As for the current issue, I firmly believe that Being the Neighbor I'd want to have is the way to do things.

So while I've got a well stocked pantry, med cabinet, liquor cabinet, treasure chest and armory (Keeping with my 5 B's: Beans, Bullets, Bullion, Booze and Buttwipe) I'm also helpful with Neighbors as much as I possibly can be.

One of my chores last week was to till up the elderly Neighbors garden spot for him. His wife usually rewards me with a pie or some cinnamon rolls as a Reward. When I'm 80-something, I hope there's a Neighbor that'll return the favor for me. Another Chore was GUbering (out here in the sticks, you can't find an Uber so you get GUber.) an elderly widow lady to the store and back. In addition, I've made sure my dad is well stocked and taken care of including taking him to a needed cardiologist appointment.

In short, I do my best to be the Neighbor I'd like to have.

There's times I fall short in that.

But other than wondering what the heck someone is going to do with 400 rolls of toilet paper, or why one person is wearing garbage bags as PPE, I'm not going to laugh at anyone.

I do hope that this changes the attitude of many, but the attitude of "We buy what we want and beg for what we need." really needs to end, so I'll hope that it does.

Because if anyone believes that this upheaval of our economy is going to be a temporary blip, and that nobody needs to learn to build reserves during the boom times and capacity during the bust times, then they're not learning a lesson they need to learn.
Good neighbors, good friends and good family are a blessing and anyone trying to be the neighbor that they would like to have is a blessing to their neighbors. It sounds like you have some very blessed neighbors.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:40 PM
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Good neighbors, good friends and good family are a blessing and anyone trying to be the neighbor that they would like to have is a blessing to their neighbors. It sounds like you have some very blessed neighbors.

I think there are a lot of Good Neighbors out there, a bunch of them on this board.

As for having Blessed Neighbors?

When I die, if at least one person comes to my funeral and states "He was a good neighbor.", I'll have done good as that "Blessing" goes both ways.

Y'all stay safe out there, keep your powder dry and your steel oiled.
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Old 04-03-2020, 10:52 PM
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Good on you for being prepared, but it seems a little classless to be rubbing it in everyone's faces. In times of crisis we should be trying to uplift eachother, and further educate people on proper preparation techniques, not berate everyone around us for their ignorance.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:07 AM
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Good on you for being prepared, but it seems a little classless to be rubbing it in everyone's faces.
Agreed.

I work with a guy who's similarly smug as the OP. He believes he's been vindicated by being a "prepper." He's also fat, has bad teeth, drinks several Cokes every day, and smokes.

I find it interesting that people like you equate being prepared with basically being shopaholics and hoarding. No one equates being "prepared" by having your teeth cleaned every 5-6 months, exercising regularly, and living a healthy lifestyle. Maybe you do all this too, but in your smug post I assume you would have gone out of your way to mention that as well.
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Old 04-04-2020, 11:04 AM
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I work with a guy who's similarly smug as the OP. He believes he's been vindicated by being a "prepper." He's also fat, has bad teeth, drinks several Cokes every day, and smokes.

I find it interesting that people like you equate being prepared with basically being shopaholics and hoarding. No one equates being "prepared" by having your teeth cleaned every 5-6 months, exercising regularly, and living a healthy lifestyle. Maybe you do all this too, but in your smug post I assume you would have gone out of your way to mention that as well.
There are some good takeaways here. There's more to being prepared than just having "stuff" .. Knowing how to use that stuff is critical, as are the more subjective issues- health, fitness, lifestyle choices (good or bad), and overal mindset and attitude....

Too often, we get wrapped around "stuff", and neglecte the rest. Every so often, we have a "Civil War 2.0" thread here. Its amazing the number of people willing to go to the mat.... yet, given what one can glean from reading here over time, thw vast majority lack the basic health and fitness to be of much use. Most are older, overweight, and/or have other health problems- and they think military activity is all about shooting.
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Old 04-04-2020, 12:05 AM
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The short answer is - I AM.

I've been mocked and accused of being "paranoid", by many I know
for keeping 6+ months of provisions; food, water weapons, and other
provisions - just in case of (place SHTF disaster here).

Now, they're apologizing and wishing they had been more "forward -
looking", and asking me to sell them toilet paper. I have 50 rolls, and
I'm keeping them.

I have years of "just in case" money, no debt, my job is secure, and
(really) this "Covid-19 apocalypse" has no effect on me at all.

I knew one day my "prepping" would pay off, and that day is here.

I believe this will greatly change the attitudes of many in America
about "being prepared" and I (also) have a few hundred pounds of
silver, which, with the affect of the 4+ trillion $ "stimulus" should
be raising the value of silver (probably) to the sky, due to the lower
value of The Dollar...
50 Rolls That wouldnít last 6 months. Iíd take some of that $40,000 in silver and go out and buy some more toiletries. Check your ammo supply to, youíre going to need more than 50 rounds to last 6 months.

I got 96 rolls just in my bug out vehicle. Probably 2,000 rolls in my storage garage.

You call yourself a prepper.

Seriously, you should reach out and help those in need. If you are blessed with wealth and toilet paper just give them a roll or two.
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Old 04-04-2020, 09:09 PM
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I got 96 rolls just in my bug out vehicle. Probably 2,000 rolls in my storage garage.


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Damn, that's why the stores run out. If people would use common sense and just get what they need for a couple of weeks there would be plenty.
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Old 04-05-2020, 09:44 AM
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Damn, that's why the stores run out. If people would use common sense and just get what they need for a couple of weeks there would be plenty.
Common Sense is buying a little extra basic supplies each time you go out shopping and not waiting for the Pandemic. I did not run out when the Pandemic hit and buy 2000 Rolls of Toilet Paper. I did not go out and buy 20,000+ rounds of ammo all at one time.

No different than planning for retirement. You save a little every payday for 40 years you donít wait until the year youíre going to retire and realize you donít have enough money.
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Old 04-05-2020, 10:46 AM
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Damn, that's why the stores run out. If people would use common sense and just get what they need for a couple of weeks there would be plenty.
Wow. Should we all do that with guns and ammo, too? What about food? Keeping a well stocked pantry makes sense so that in normal times you're not running to the store everyday to get things you need and when things get difficult you're set to weather the storm. And that applies to everything from food staples, to ammo, to paper products.

We're not preppers per se but we have a small farm and our freezers and pantry are full, we have plenty of the stuff we use on a daily basis so that we haven't had to panic buy or worry over this current craziness. And we've suddenly had all kinds of people calling us for eggs, chicks, piglets, and breeder rabbits because folks are feeling the pinch as they realize that they weren't ready for this down turn. Hopefully when this is over those same folks will have learned something and start planning ahead a little so they're better prepared for the next time there's a problem.
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:19 PM
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Wow. Should we all do that with guns and ammo, too? What about food? Keeping a well stocked pantry makes sense so that in normal times you're not running to the store everyday to get things you need and when things get difficult you're set to weather the storm. And that applies to everything from food staples, to ammo, to paper products.

We're not preppers per se but we have a small farm and our freezers and pantry are full, we have plenty of the stuff we use on a daily basis so that we haven't had to panic buy or worry over this current craziness. And we've suddenly had all kinds of people calling us for eggs, chicks, piglets, and breeder rabbits because folks are feeling the pinch as they realize that they weren't ready for this down turn. Hopefully when this is over those same folks will have learned something and start planning ahead a little so they're better prepared for the next time there's a problem.
They ain't gonna learn squat. When this is over they will all stick their face back in their i phone until the next one. The smart ones will use this as a learning experience and adapt and over come
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Old 04-05-2020, 01:21 PM
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Wow. Should we all do that with guns and ammo, too? What about food? Keeping a well stocked pantry makes sense so that in normal times you're not running to the store everyday to get things you need and when things get difficult you're set to weather the storm. And that applies to everything from food staples, to ammo, to paper products.
Concur... I typically keep 50#s of rice, 50 of red and black beans, 30ish of pasta on hand... flour, sugar, salt, pepper in lessor, but bulk quantities. Cooking oil, butter, , canned sauces and goods... months worth at any time... The freezer is 3/4 full on a bad day...

2-3 Sams Club packs of TP and paper towels at a given time. Same with soap, toothpaste, deodorant, bleach, vinegar, isopropyl alcohol, etc...

For me, this is the norm. Not out of hording, and only somewhat for "prepping"... mostly of frugality and despising shopping, and wishing to keep it to a minimum...
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