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    Quote from the SHTF school ~

    There is reason why you do “boring” airplane and ship rescue drills. It teaches you to act and this might make difference between life and death.

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    We will not be allowing anyone refuge that we have not planned for. I imagine when the ark doors were shut and the water was rising there were plenty of screams and banging on the door, but it was too late.We feel there is a mental prep and mindset that is difficult to imagine, but it had to be addressed.When the worst of the storms have passed I can review the situation.

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    Would really have to be put there first.........and hope it never happens. It would depend on 1. the disaster 2. what I have on hand at the time 3. who, and in what numbers showed up.

    No family (that I care to take in) live close, so that probably wouldn't happen..........the friends???...then it goes back to first paragraph.

    People in my neighborhood?.............nope.......don't know them before the disaster........probably won't know them any better after the disaster!

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    I'm prepping for my brother,sil,nephews,dad,stepmom,mil & fil. I'm starting my long term storage right now.I do have a good supply of short term that would last a couple of month's that would feed my six plus the other relatives I listed..I'm fortunate that I live in the country and that most of my family member's that I have just mentioned (not my mil or fil) live on the same road as myself we have lot's of resources as in solar power, lot's of wood, land, greenhouse,ponds, bee hives,fresh water spring,fishing & hunting with 85% of them know how to hunt and skin and gut a animal..My grandmother & uncle whom also lives down the road from me are multi-millionaire's and would help if needed.. also on my grandmothers property there is a old barn (they use to milk in it many many years ago) that we could put into use again.. they also have alot of the old time manual tool's/farming stuff..my cousin that lives 2 miles away has lot's of cattle that he butchers himself, at least 100 chicken's,mature blackberry & raspberry bushes,along with lot's of old farm,garden manual stuff that we could barter with .....Around the corner from me is a farmer's market
    (my uncle is good friends with the owner) with all kind's of livestock that we could barter.. about 4 miles away we have a pick your own strawberry,apple & blueberry farm we could barter with them to..My brother who lives 10 miles away has a mature fruit orchard(my fruit orchard is only a few years old)..I will be buying some manual saws,& garden tools,blacksmithing item's in the near future...I have a good selection of books that tell you just about anything to do with living off the grid..I'm trying to talk my dh into borrowing the families backhoe and building me a root cellar in the side of our hill howeverI'm not having any success yet!
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    We aren't concerned about natural disasters - the worst that could happen here would be a strong earthquake, which, if it hit us, would destroy everything we have so there's no point worrying about it, and we're just renting anyhow. We don't get other natural disasters in Greece. What I worry about is economic collapse. If it happens, we would help my husband's family, which is MIL, FIL, BIL, and their dog. He has a very small family. So it would just be the 5 of us. (My family lives in the USA, MIL's family lives in a 3rd country, and FIL's family lives in a different part of Greece that's quite far away, and they're more well off anyway.)

    MIL, FIL, and BIL are not preppers AT ALL but they are family and we would either combine our households (likely their apartment as they are paying a mortgage, rather than here because we rent). Already MIL, FIL, and BIL live together, so it would be a case of us coming to THEIR house but bringing the supplies for everybody because they have nothing - so it's quite fair. I have a food, medicine, and HBA stockpile for 1-5 years depending on the item, for the TWO of us (DH and me). Once you divide it 5 ways, it drops dramatically. So that is an issue.

    So despite the fact that, out of everyone on FV, I'm probably the one closest to an actual economic collapse, I'm not particularly concerned, since I know we have no choice: if we didn't help the IL's, DH would be heartbroken. We can't solve all of the IL's problems - FIL's health problems require a lot medicine that I can't provide; the IL's are used to eating meat and fish, whereas we are basically vegetarians (for $$$ reasons), but if they're not satisfied, that's just too darn bad. We're far more prepared than anyone I know in Greece with the exception of the members of a Greek prepping forum.

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    In a total SHTF economic crisisI am not sure I would take anybody in, my son and daughter for sure but nobody else. When times get really bad, you will not be able to trust anybody but your closest family, and I mean closest.
    The in laws, cousins, old high school buddies etc. will only try to get close enough to see what you have, then take it! I'm going to put a row of bullets at their feet for a warning, and if they keep coming, well too bad!

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    I think it would be much easier to type a list of who I would and would not allow but when the faces of people I like and love are in front of me it would all go out the window.

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    I have prepped my property to deter invaders in a SHTF scenario. I have also researched and practiced some guerrilla tactics/traps/and so forth (research Viet Nam tactics on youtube) Some of the traps would get me meat for the table, or disable a human invader.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krbshappy71 View Post
    I think it would be much easier to type a list of who I would and would not allow but when the faces of people I like and love are in front of me it would all go out the window.
    I agree. I'm not sure what I'll actually say or do if a close friend shows up with her family.

    Having said that, there isn't a doubt in my mind that, as I said earlier, if it comes to feeding my boys or feeding my friends, I will have no problem turning them away.

    It's why I'm very careful to not let people know exactly what or how much we have. If people aren't aware that we've prepped, they'll have no reason to just show up on our door step.....

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    I've been noticing an increase in the number of articles and tv spots that relates to prepping lately. Although I do think that the MSM ( main stream media) portrays us a loons, that are just clinging to our guns and God.
    With that said, I'm thinking that maybe more people will start to lay in supplies. Maybe so that they can be like everyone else. You know so many people just follow the line and do what ever everyone else does. So that they fit in.
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    Our friends do not plan or prep, but we do run into an occasional like minded person. One fellow told my husband that his wife was not on board with his lifestyle and thought he was crazy. I was so proud to hear my husband tell him, "Not my wife. She is right there with me all the way." It has become a way of life.

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    Thanks and hugs to Jamauk and Thefrug - ((way to go buttons I miss you))

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    I'm actually very interested in certain prepping and I do!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Palooka View Post
    After reading this thread, it makes me even more proud to be a liberal.

    Thank you.
    I wonder what this means. My husband is a communist and we're in agreement with this. I'm not a communist but I'm what Americans would call a socialist. I live in a country where the right-wing party is much more liberal than the US Democrats. And all the preppers I know are also communists or socialists. I don't see how political affiliation has anything to do with making one's family a priority in a desperate situation. We're talking about a situation that most people on this thread will never even have to face in reality.

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    Prepping is grand and I understand it to a point...Monkeywrangler was a sound voice in this thread.

    I'll tell you what, if the SHTF, it's a party at my house!! All are welcome!
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