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Survival newb...

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by JeremyK, Jul 20, 2010.

  1. JeremyK

    JeremyK Milwaukie Professional BA

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    Ok so I'll admit that I'm kinda new to the whole "survival" thing. And I'll further admit that up until recently I kind of looked at the survivalist types as tin foil hat wearing government haters. Color me ingorant-purple if you like. Anywho, recently a guy I work with turned me on to the possibility of various SHTF scenarios, everything from the collapse of the dollar, to possibility of an EMP strike (hint: and EMP is NOT a little 9mm made by Springfield; if you don't know what it is, Google it or go watch Goldeneye or something) and I have begun, slowly but surely, to prepare. So I figured I'd throw down a few observations I've made:

    1. Start small: heck, preparing ain't cheap. A little bit here and a little bit there will keep you fat, happy and safe in the long run.
    2. Dollar Stores are where its at: Not only do they carry cheap staples (which I would imagine are of the same quality that you would pay three times for at Fred's or Albertson's or wherever) but also dental care, medical supplies, seeds, etc. Dollar Stores rock. Period.
    3. Craigslist it: If you think you might need it, CL has got it, locally and cheap ('cept guns. But hey, that's why we've got NWFA)
    4. Stay in shape: I'm not saying all survivalists should be marathon runners (I myself would likely drop dead as the result of running a marathon) but anything you do that breaks a sweat and keeps your heart pumping for at least 15 minutes is good for you.
    5. Know your ground: Understand your living environment, I.E, hiking trails, back roads, trails under and around bridges, shortcuts, etc. Maps have got nothing on terrain familiarity.
    6. Guns guns guns: Guns and ammo, for defense and bartering. 'Nuff said.

    Above all else, never feel alone in what you do and how what you believe. Never feel like you are the only one who fears the worst but hopes for the best. :cool:
     
  2. cbzdel

    cbzdel Tacoma, WA Member

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    remember the rules:

    1. Cardio
    2. The Double Tap
    3. Beware of Bathrooms
    4. Wear Seat Belts
    5. No Attachments
    6. The “Skillet”
    7. Travel Light
    8. Get a Kick *** Partner
    9. With your Bare Hands
    10. Don’t Swing Low
    11. Use Your Foot
    12. Bounty Paper Towels
    13. Shake it Off
    14. Always carry a change of underwear
    15. Bowling Ball
    16. Opportunity Knocks
    17. Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
    18. Limber Up
    19. Break it Up
    20. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
    21. Avoid Strip Clubs
    22. When in doubt Know your way out
    23. Zipplock
    24. Use your thumbs
    25. Shoot First
    26. A little sun screen never hurt anybody
    27. Incoming!
    28. Double-Knot your Shoes
    29. The Buddy System
    30. Pack your stain stick
    31. Check the back seat
    32. Enjoy the little things
    33. Swiss army Knife
     
  3. Father of four

    Father of four Portland, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Someone watches way too much Zombieland! :D