True SHTF Stories

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  1. Dec 29, 2009 #1
    Diesel75

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    HURRICANE KATRINA

    If you have any stories, or links maybe we can get a list going.
     
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    mtcraigco

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    Chapie+

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    Perhaps we could expand this to include a variety of SHTF stories big and small - like your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and you are on your own and such or you're hunting and you get completely turned around (lost) and you have to survive, etc.

    Chapie+
     
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    84jeep

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    thanks for the link Diesel75.
    being in south Louisiana, preparing for shtf is an every summer event.
     
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    jeepinbanditrider

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    +1 on the small scale SHTF stuff. I was about to have to hump almost 10 miles in 20 degree weather the other day due to traffic snarls and stopped traffice after the snow and ice hit north central texas hard.

    Had it not been for me having my go bag with me inthe car I wouldn't have even thought about it becuase it was too cold. I have extra cold weather gear in my go bag during the winter specifically incase I get caught out in it.
     
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    mtcraigco

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    diesel, thanks for the blog link

    I just read a lil of it, I'm gonna have to read it all when I get the time.

    And yeah, lots of folks never even think "medium" SHTF
    it's an apocolypse or nothin mentality

    We had an ice storm here a couple, years ago that left maybe 75% of the folks within 50 miles outta power for 5-10 days, that was interesting.

    More folks banded together and helped each other than you would think. Most everybody either gothelpl or was helping in some fashion or another.

    Kinda woke me up though, I still got more to do though.
     
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    Cuda66

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    When I was growing up on a hog farm, I once pitched some manure through one of ventilation fans in the barn...what a mess.

    Is that what you're looking for?
     
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    NBollinger

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    Not sure if this is what you have in mind, but here are some lessons I learned and observations I made during Ike last year. I live in North East Houston and work downtown in the city.

    1. Our power was out for 13 days. I bought a generator in El Campo, TX on the second day after the storm (5500) for close to $900.00. Lesson: You can't go 13 days with a wife and children in Houston with no fans and no way to keep juice and basic food cold or have ice. Generators are a bonus, but need to be bought in advance.

    2. Food goes bad rather quickly, even if you keep fridge doors closed. Hence the need for a generator.

    3. Generators need gas. Gas prices go up in storms and long lines form. Buy and store (need a rotation plan) at least 10-15 gallsons for a generator in advance of storms.

    4. Looking for gas stations that have gas and stores that have fresh food becomes a daily battle drill. I had to go 'search' for these items after work (generally to the west of Houston) every other day or so. Again, you can get by on canned items, but it does get a little old when you have a propane stove and a pretty good electrical source....but no fresh food to cook.

    5. Chain saws are handy.

    6. People congregate in neighborhoods after storms. Days 1-5, people were pretty friendly. Days 6-10, things were getting tense (the haves vs. the have nots). After day 10....who knows? I suspect this is when theft and violence begins.

    Just my thoughts...hope it helps.
     
  9. Dec 29, 2009 #9
    Diesel75

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    Np for posting the link. I think any SHTF story small or big we can all learn from.
     
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