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Safecastle Poll: "Your Prepper Posture - June 2012"

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by JC Refuge, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

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    This is the first in a series of prepper polls. Please feel free to participate: click here.

    (No--we're not collecting any data, using any cookies, or sharing results with government agencies. :whistling: )

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  2. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Wow, 86% stay-putters at this point, 11% bug-outers.
     

  3. JC Refuge

    JC Refuge

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    Getting good input on this from all over. I will run this survey thru the end of the month and then plan to post follow-up identical surveys in the future--perhaps every two months or quarterly to identify any possible trends.

    Thank you for your help in getting this survey established.
     
  4. rwrjr

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    Why does that surprise you?
     
  5. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Depends on the cause.'08.
     
  6. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Because of all the chatter on S/P lists about BOBs, getting to your BOL, and fortifying your bunker once you're there.
     
  7. pugman

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    Objectively staying put makes sense unless you live in a large city or live in an apartment which wouldn't allow you to customize your home to your specific needs.

    Even though I would stay put, if something were to happen while I'm at work, I have a 50 mile drive through a heavily used main artery through Milwaukee - timing to me would be everything. I can leave work at 2;30, 2:45 is perfect (miss shift changes at two large employers), anything past 3:00 literally adds 15 minutes to my 45 minute drive. A GHB and some planning makes sense.

    Just the other day I had a 1.5 hour wait and didn't move when some car on the side of the road burned out.

    I would only leave my home if I felt I had no choice.
     
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  8. JC Refuge

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    Happy Father's Day! (Just learned today I'm going to become a grandfather again, God willing!)
     
  9. BlackPaladin

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    Do you actually believe most, if any of them? Just like the Charborne Ranger Division that often post here on GT (the "if I had been there" group), a lot of fantasy talk gets thrown around in the S&P community.
     
  10. marlinfan

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    The kids and I did a ten mile hike last week, up and down some river bluffs in the timber with a 30lb pack, and i was pretty tuckered out after that 4 hours. I'm staying put if at all possible. Living out of my pack for more than 2 days and 35 or 40 of travel miles would SUCK!

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  11. Bolster

    Bolster Not Ready Yet!

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    Good point. On reflection, no, I don't. Thanks for the reminder on the "fantasy factor."
     
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  12. BlackPaladin

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    My post above was not intended to insult anyone just for the record, just my thoughts and nothing more.
     
  13. TangoFoxtrot

    TangoFoxtrot OIF 04-05

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  14. kirgi08

    kirgi08 Watcher. Silver Member

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    Beats the alternative,sometimes a B/O is needed ta stay alive.'08. YMMV.