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
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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
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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
Post by quietprepper on Dec 8, 2019 12:06:22 GMT 10
in a proper SHTF rioting on the streets situation, i will definitely be bugging in, in the darkness, minimal noise and movement for at least 2-3 days. Let the looters die off, let people get stuck in gridlock. Then bug out somewhere remote once the mayhem has passed
'Somewhere remote' might be your undoing. You need a definitive plan, in a location you are familiar with and preferably where you have pre-existing networks and/or supplies. Just packing the car and heading bush without extensive prior planning is probably worse than staying in suburbia. I anticipate that in a major collapse, country folk will close ranks and outsiders, especially needy ones, won't be welcome.
Last Edit: Dec 8, 2019 12:55:12 GMT 10 by frostbite
This will be me. Bugging out it not practical. I have enough room to garden and have chickens. Plenty of room for food and water storage. Bought a generator yesterday too. Will soon get an electric car to double as a home battery. Nice and quiet if you need to go somewhere in one too. My home is far more secure than most in my area. You don't have to be the best defended, just the 2nd least defended...
I live in a rural area so bugging in is a no brainer. Plus my elderly parents and brother live here in the same town to.
We decided to self isolate when the first community transmission occurred here in VIC (13th or 15th?) and I brought my parents to my place. It is a lot less flasher than my brother's place so it is unlikely to draw attention.
Rather than start a new topic I'll just use this one.
Who here is bugged out rather than in? It's a hot topic on the fb pages with people wanting to be told when to go 🙄 and most not having an actual destination or BOL to go to.
We are bugged in, which is a no-brainer for us. We live 35km from the nearest town as it is, and can survive almost indefinitely on our stores and what we can produce. We might go without luxories but they aren't necessary anyway.
We are sort of partially bugged-in. Not the way that SHTF manuals describe it as 'going to ground' and 100% hiding in your house...
Is there a term for a half-way point?
"we're avoiding contact but still putting the bins out"? "we're not allowing visitors or visiting people but still doing one grocery run a week, carefully and with measures in place"?
Occasional trips outside, maybe taping teddybears in the window and other non-contact social interaction, but no direct contact limited time outside the house, maybe at specific times of day depending on what's going on
i can see something like a partial-bug-in status for things like post nuclear fallout too, after the first few weeks when there's some radiation around and small doses are OK but not big doses, or in mild civil unrest.
-- Not a lawyer nor a doctor, keep yer salt shaker handy
I'm doing a weekly shop, and checking the PO box if I get an email there's goodies there cause I'm waiting on some "panic buys". But thankfully I'm on annual leave for another few weeks, but then I'll be back in the thick of it.
Bugging in - though the family are already in lockdown - except for going fishing to a few remote spots ( where there are no fish either damn it ). We live in a town of about 16,000 people. My bol is 30 minutes out of town, and away from direction that people would wander. It's just not ready yet - that is a priority for me now when not at work. Unfortunately I am about to do 8 days straight, so have to wait a while to get there.