texasjim: to say the least..i hope that im better prepared for it.compared to last year.
Jan 6, 2021 3:44:27 GMT 10
SA Hunter: I think 2020 was a practice run for us - if you are prepared even a little, you have done well.
Jan 6, 2021 18:42:50 GMT 10
dirtdiva: Protestors have broken into the United States Capitol. Congress evacuated. Tear gas fired. Pence taken to protective location. Yes the SHTF today in the US. Emergency sirens went off in my community about 2 p.m. not sure why.
Jan 7, 2021 7:07:26 GMT 10
spinifex: I just can't see US republican voters getting violent over election results involving DT. Whats scary over there at the moment is a senate majority for the Dems!
Jan 7, 2021 7:53:01 GMT 10
dirtdiva: Spinifex not sure that there is not some Antifa etc.. mixed in there, JMHO. I have to wonder if they will burn down Washington DC tonight. Dem senate majority is a scary thing. Looks like they are clearing the building now as dark falls. Lots of tear gas :
Jan 7, 2021 8:26:47 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Going crazy there atm - and the comments on other sites is truly scary and unbelievable. Stay safe our US friends.
Jan 7, 2021 9:36:52 GMT 10
doglover: It’s been a sad day for us here in the states. Here’s to a less erratic next four years and better times ahead.
Jan 7, 2021 12:36:22 GMT 10
SA Hunter: dl, I hope you are all safe - going to be one hell of a ride!
Jan 7, 2021 13:09:50 GMT 10
Jackosaur1: Can't log in
Jan 7, 2021 17:23:24 GMT 10
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Jan 7, 2021 17:23:53 GMT 10
SA Hunter: jackosaur, on the login page, is there a login link on the top right corner as well? Try that one.
Jan 7, 2021 23:07:06 GMT 10
jackosaur: that one worked
Jan 8, 2021 21:52:27 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Great - and good to see you around. I have the same issue too - not sure why.
Jan 8, 2021 23:10:42 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Evening all - summer has finally arrived in our part of SA.
Jan 9, 2021 20:34:58 GMT 10
pugs: Yep pretty warm up here in the dandenongs today also ....
Jan 10, 2021 15:37:18 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Had 41c inland working today - no humidity so loved it!
Jan 10, 2021 21:17:47 GMT 10
doglover: I’m jealous guys! Winter is just getting going here and I miss warm weather. I’m in the south eastern US here but it gets a lot colder than I like. If I was rich I would travel the globe staying in spring weather for the rest of my life!
Jan 13, 2021 10:54:34 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Hi dl - we've had a mild summer so far - had a few days 30c, mainly mid 20c.
Jan 13, 2021 11:02:46 GMT 10
doglover: I have to do the math for Celsius vs Fahrenheit, lol. The winters here are mild by most people’s standards but I am a warm weather fan. It will be just below freezing here tonight. Not terrible but cold enough for a fire.
Jan 13, 2021 11:18:46 GMT 10
SA Hunter: Finally starting to warm up here - going to be 40c Sunday!
Jan 19, 2021 16:27:07 GMT 10
An interesting concept here - so, what do you do if betrayed by a member in your group, or even worse, a family member??
Choosing your prepper group in one that takes careful thought and consideration. On one hand, you know there is power in numbers, but it is paramount that you choose wisely for in a SHTF event, you are stuck with them – for better or for worse.
One of the possible obstacles we may face in a prepper group is a betrayal. While this is not a welcomed situation to arise, it can happen – and trust between members can be irrevocably damaged. This is part of being mentally prepared to press on and this article will give you essential tips on how to get through a deeply felt betrayal.
I agree with much of what is said, but I have serious concerns about "cutting someone loose". Who's to say they won't share the information they have about you with others? Obviously the "others" would be stupid to trust them for well-grounded fears of being sold out themselves, but you never know how they sell their information to them. Some people will follow even the most untrustworthy promise if they believe it leads to a better situation.
There's an old saying: "Keep your friends close, and your enemies closer".
The thing that article completely misses is that everyone makes mistakes which can and will be taken by others as betrayals. The trick would be in accurately assessing the individual and the circumstances and then deciding if they pose a future risk or not. Assuming a small mistake will certainly evolve into a big betrayal at some future point is tenuous at best.
As for evicting entire families for the actions of a single individual within it ... that's just wrong. Family members are quite capable of having very different natures. I fit that pattern and I know plenty of others who do too.
Whoever wrote that article seems to have a touch of Joseph Stalin about them: "Send the dissenter and his entire family to Siberia!"
lets stop with the common niceties the worlds ended and someone has betrayed your group in some manner that puts them in a sliding scale of risk the solution is very simple review the damage then deal out punishment accordingly and proportionately
for an example say a group member stole critical equipment and traded it for drugs for their own needs then simply get out a bat and beat them to death and order every single member in the group to strike them 3 times with the bat as well or join them on the ground while this is brutal and violent it also serves very well as a deterrent to others and by making everyone take part in the killing it shares the burden of guilt and prevents anyone putting all the blame on you as you can point out they put their own lives above the condemned and were happy to swing the bat This is a tactic to hold and test loyalty of many gang members around the world and it works
The main thing is you have to make sure that your not punishing someone for a very small thing excessively or this will create resentment and potentially put you on the chopping block for the same mistake after all you cant ask for mercy if you have never show any to others
This is where lines get blurred and messy say group member x steals strong painkillers to give to his child who has a broken arm
at the same time group member Y steals ammunition to trade with others for some alcohol so they can get secretly drunk while on night watch duties
who deserves what punishment in these situations ?
its these events that should used to set examples of peoples transgressions towards the group