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I've screwed up BIG TIME... (OPSEC)

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by Texanmile, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Texanmile

    Texanmile

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    So... I don't think I am the type of person to "brag" or "show off" what I've done preparedness wise or with the firearms I own.... but, I have had a rude awakening that I have definitely said too much at some point and my spouse has probably also contributed (although, I am not blaming her at all, in fact we haven't even discussed the issue yet)

    My neighbor not too long ago said based on our limited conversations, "Well I know where I'm coming if we ever need to hunker down a while! Har Har Har!"

    ...uh oh.

    I really like firearms so it's hard for me not to talk about them with someone else who knows about them, but when I asked a casual friend the other day why he didn't have any guns even though he was in the military and knew about them... and why you need them. He said, "I know if things ever get really bad, there are people like you I can get stuff from. ***smile, pat on the back***"

    ...uh oh again. Bascially, the only way I see out of this is to hit the "reset" button when I move next, other than that... I things are good between now and then. Or... if it comes to the "3 meals missed" scenario... I may bug out to parent's with as much as I can fit in the truck.

    So, what do you think fellas... spare no criticism (I know you won't, ha)
     
  2. dvrdwn72

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    I tell no one, nothing.
     

  3. jaklcrow

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    Not something I would be too worried about.
     
  4. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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    "I'll just come to your house, you'll help me out" - tell them I'm trying to help you now, if there is big trouble my house will be locked up tight.

    Tell them flat out that your family comes first but there's no problem, they have plenty of time to prepare.

    And of course don't tell any other neighbors who are not on the program.
     
  5. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    I think you are a liberal troll, and that you are here strictly to cause trouble.

    Some of the more naive members got suckered into Bloomberg's Point, Click, Fire: An Investigation of Illegal Online Gun Sales, I would dissuade others from doing so.
     
  6. Texanmile

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    I think that YOU are a troll... trying to get a rise out of me! :rofl:

    Give me a break... I'm asking for advice for folks I know are on "my level". Tell me which of my posts are "trollish", none.
     
  7. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    You play an Obommunist over in GTPI; is that just an act?
     
  8. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    And that's just one example.
     
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  9. UneasyRider

    UneasyRider C.D.B.

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    Are you kidding me? Anybody who is on the Obama band wagon at this point in time knows that he needs to prep big time. All his liberal neighbors are going to expect something for nothing and this time it's his something!
     
  10. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    That's racist! :rofl:
     
  11. bobby_w

    bobby_w Alienigena Platinum Member

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    I had to tell my sister not to come here after a comment she made to me.
     
  12. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Easy folks.Were here ta help each other,let's leave politics outta it.JMHO.'08.
     
  13. Texanmile

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    Guys like you keep normal folks away from these sites. Ask a question, and get an earful of ideological crap. You came in here, and found me just to talk #*%&. What am I supposed to gain from that...
     
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  14. jdavionic

    jdavionic NRA Member

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    +1 leave the politics in that section of GT.

    As for the OP, one the horse has left the barn, I have no idea what you can do for damage control. Sure, you can cite your position about sharing if the topic comes up again. However I doubt it will be effective. When times get desparate, folks remember things like that and whether they believe you'll share or not...you should expect a visit.
     
  15. Raiden

    Raiden C&R Fun!

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    You really can't un-ring the bell, but you can at least try to contain the damage by downplaying your preparations. Casual jokes about how anemic your preps are can help. Due to my public involvement, it's hard to keep secret that I have disaster preparations. But, I've socially engineered the belief that I'll be long gone, leaving a trail of spent brass, if the SHTF. Even if it comes off as a joke, folks seem to genuinely believe I'll be 300 miles west at the first sign of trouble, which is fine by me. :thumbsup:
     
  16. Fred Hansen

    Fred Hansen Liberal Bane

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    He asked, I answered. I don't believe his intentions here are good.

    If he doesn't like the answer, then he shouldn't ask the question. YMMV
     
  17. lawman800

    lawman800 Juris Glocktor

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    It just keeps getting better, don't it?
    IBTL!

    I also tell my friends who are assuming they can come by and get taken care of that they better bring some of their own stuff because while I am happy to provide security, I am not about to feed them too.
     
  18. mj9mm

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    first, normal people don't come around here, if you're here you are not normal and thats good.
    second, if you are serious, that will be proven by your actions.
    third, better get to know your neighbors so you can know who to trust, or don't get to know them and keep it that way.
    good luck:embarassed:
     
  19. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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    Do what I did to my brother in law ..I simply said if they think they can even come near my place during an real emergency without any real assets to offer, I will shoot down you and anybody with you. Stay the **** away from us. What ever I have is for my wife and I....every man and woman for themselves. Sharing is not an option. Be blunt and brutely honest with people who think they can freeload. This is a serious preoblem with the sheep of society. You really screwed up and now all you can do is what I have done and do it fast so if it the SHTF they are not wowed by your actions. OPSEC is so very important.
     
  20. walt cowan

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    thats why i call those folks zombies.