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Everyone should have a duffel bag or backpack packed with a change of cloths and basic basic survival items It's not being paranoid it's being smart. If you never have to use it, that's great.
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I keep a reasonably large store of food for the emegency known as "too lazy to go grocery shopping".

Much of it requires cooking in water though, of which I only have a small supply of, since day to day I just use tap water for everything.

I think it's good to be a little prepared, but I admit I am not.
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if things get that bad its not worth living anymore surviving isn't everything and who would want to live under those conditions for the rest of their life knowing how good it was before things got fucked up
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if things get that bad its not worth living anymore surviving isn't everything and who would want to live under those conditions for the rest of their life knowing how good it was before things got fucked up


Lol it's not that bad. That's how we've lived for most of the past 10,000 years.
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Hah no.

Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in so my fridge and cabinets aren't empty.
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XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Hah no.

Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in so my fridge and cabinets aren't empty.


lol this^ I only get like 8k a year trust me u can do it, Vienna sausage is like 60 cents and u can get a buttload of other stuff cheap, just do like 2-3 things a week or month
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No, lol.
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redokami wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Hah no.

Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in so my fridge and cabinets aren't empty.


lol this^ I only get like 8k a year trust me u can do it, Vienna sausage is like 60 cents and u can get a buttload of other stuff cheap, just do like 2-3 things a week or month


8k a year? That's a lot of subsidizing.
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gornotck wrote:


redokami wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Hah no.

Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in so my fridge and cabinets aren't empty.


lol this^ I only get like 8k a year trust me u can do it, Vienna sausage is like 60 cents and u can get a buttload of other stuff cheap, just do like 2-3 things a week or month


8k a year? That's a lot of subsidizing.


what do you mean
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gornotck wrote:


redokami wrote:


XxDarkSasuxX wrote:

Hah no.

Still waiting for my white privilege to kick in so my fridge and cabinets aren't empty.


lol this^ I only get like 8k a year trust me u can do it, Vienna sausage is like 60 cents and u can get a buttload of other stuff cheap, just do like 2-3 things a week or month


8k a year? That's a lot of subsidizing.


I have to pay for 2 people in my house
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what do you mean


redokami wrote:
I have to pay for 2 people in my house


I took it to be that you're only receiving 8k a year total, which would seem to indicate being subsidized in other areas. If it's 8k clear after other expenses, that's still pretty bad and it still makes me think it's more important to be prepared for less fortunate events.
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gornotck wrote:


redokami wrote:
what do you mean


redokami wrote:
I have to pay for 2 people in my house


I took it to be that you're only receiving 8k a year total, which would seem to indicate being subsidized in other areas. If it's 8k clear after other expenses, that's still pretty bad and it still makes me think it's more important to be prepared for less fortunate events.


I get like 8k a year total, if I wasn't in this family owned apart ment building I would either be homeless or in section 8, im on disability because of my back and heart among other things
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Yes. Freeze-drying, air-drying, dehydrating, freezing, canning, gardening, soap making, large containers of local spring water... I'm trying out salt-preservation with some green and wax beans, and am looking into an old preservation method that involves using white sugar and raisins to preserve fruit. My mother grew up on a dairy farm, and got into canning with her mother. She's extended far beyond that and, since she does everything in bulk, she saves thousands a year. I'm learning from her, as well as picking up from other sources, including historical recipes. I find it very rewarding, and don't simply do it for the "what ifs." I really enjoy the opportunity to literally eat the fruits of my labor. I kind of feel like a mixture of Nathan Drake and the Create channel. Some of my favorite items I've grabbed are nifty and sometimes old-school gardening tools, and quite a few easily double as survival and self-defense tools, like my garden pick, billhook, and machete.

Now, since a part of me is a bit whimsical, my personal gift to myself will be an Arms and Armor High Gothic mace.
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA193&name=Arms+%26+Armor+High+Gothic+Mace
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Yes. Freeze-drying, air-drying, dehydrating, freezing, canning, gardening, soap making, large containers of local spring water... I'm trying out salt-preservation with some green and wax beans, and am looking into an old preservation method that involves using white sugar and raisins to preserve fruit. My mother grew up on a dairy farm, and got into canning with her mother. She's extended far beyond that and, since she does everything in bulk, she saves thousands a year. I'm learning from her, as well as picking up from other sources, including historical recipes. I find it very rewarding, and don't simply do it for the "what ifs." I really enjoy the opportunity to literally eat the fruits of my labor. I kind of feel like a mixture of Nathan Drake and the Create channel. Some of my favorite items I've grabbed are nifty and sometimes old-school gardening tools, and quite a few easily double as survival and self-defense tools, like my garden pick, billhook, and machete.

Now, since a part of me is a bit whimsical, my personal gift to myself will be an Arms and Armor High Gothic mace.
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA193&name=Arms+%26+Armor+High+Gothic+Mace


is that mace legit?
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redokami wrote:


aeb0717 wrote:



Now, since a part of me is a bit whimsical, my personal gift to myself will be an Arms and Armor High Gothic mace.
http://www.kultofathena.com/product.asp?item=AA193&name=Arms+%26+Armor+High+Gothic+Mace


is that mace legit?


Yes. The website and Arms and Armor have a good reputation. The mace is usable in real battle, which is marked by it being organized as "battle ready." Youtube's "Skallagrim" reviews Arms and Armor reproductions fairly regularly, if you want to check out his impressions of their work he's seen.
https://www.youtube.com/user/SkallagrimNilsson/featured
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