This current health scare has taught all of us one thing about “prepping”.

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  1. OGW

    OGW SAF

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    I'm not a prepper. I have kept a large supply of food and other necessities (like propane to run my generator, diesel juice) in case of something like a hack of the electrical grid, or a natural disaster that might disrupt supply lines for longer than a few days or even weeks. The C-19 thing caught me a little by surprise but I started loading up my supplies even more in early February. No regrets because much of what I have stockpiled isn't available now and hasn't been for several weeks.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    Ya, but C-19 isn't breaking supply lines or preventing me from getting anything, at least not directly. I was going to buy primers, then held off when we closed our business. OK, so now I'm down to 250k SPP. But the grocery stores are still open...

    Living in Central Oregon, wildfire is the biggie, with a seismic event in distant second. Our stuff comes mostly from the other side of the mountains, so every few years there's a mild snow-related event.

    Water and fuel are good to have if utilities go down, yes. But I'm pretty sure we aren't all going to be sitting at home for 2 months due to CV - at least not those of us who work for a living.
     

  3. OGW

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    In my case, and many others' from what I've gathered, preparing for panic buyers turned out to be a good thing, even if by accident.
     
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    sciolist On the Border

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    I guess so. We haven't run into any problems. We have emergency food and water, but I don't envision using it for this.

    Things need to be back in gear in another month or so, or the cure's gonna be worse than the disease. People have bills to pay and stuff to do. I don't personally have a lot of interaction with others, so not such a big deal for me. But most are not that way.

    So yes, we could sit home for the next 3 months eating emergency food and living from savings. Or we could use some basic sense and get back to work.

    Things might be different for retired prepping aficionados.
     
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  6. Out West

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    You can not out run or out shoot a virus.
     
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  7. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    I have a place to go, I just don't think it's prudent for this event.
     
  8. Speleothem

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    I'm still livin' where I "bugged out" for Katrina.
    I don't know where I'd go...besides ammo is heavy.
    I'll just stay home.
     
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    mike from st pe

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    Folks in NJ and NYC are going up-state or to the Poconos
     
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    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    Not to far from where I'm from, Metry and folks from Lutcher.

    Where'd you bug out from?
     
  11. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    I keep a waterproof County map in my get home bag. Real maps are also good for seeing the big picture when planning a route home. The map on the phone doesn't show all the smaller roads and back roads unless you zoom in, and then you have no real frame of reference.
     
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  12. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Sorry. . . I beat you there. Now it's all mine!!!

    :bump:

    But seriously, what do you do if you go to your vacation home, cabin, camping property or such and some one has decided to take it over?

    Under the current situation you could still call the police. But what if there are no police?
     
  13. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    1 year supply for 4 people =
    6 month supply for 8
    3 month for 16
    and so on.

    If the whole neighborhood find out you have food 1 year supply for 4 is now a little over a month for 36.

    Once word spreads that "Joe down the block" has food. . . .
     
  14. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    I don't know about that.
    People here on GT who were monitoring the Virus thread and people on the SB board who were monitoring that Virus thread were a good 2-3 weeks ahead of the curve.

    We would hear about something and it would be 2-3 weeks before the media would "discover" the same information.
     
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    PhotoFeller A swamp dude

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    I've never had an interest in prepping, and 'bugging out' isn't a concept I'd ever think about unless my locale would become a disaster area.

    The Coronavirus has made me aware that certain items should be kept on hand, just in case a health crisis arises again in the future. I'll stock up on enough basic necessities like bottled water, TP, canned goods, latex gloves and sanitizer for one or two months. I have the storage space, so why not err on the safe side?
     
  16. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Bold to assume I'd feed anyone else in the neighborhood.
     
  17. wjv

    wjv RIP Stan Lee.. . .

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    Maybe not willingly. But if people find out you may be forced to "share" at the point of a gun.
     
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    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    Bold of you to assume there's enough guns in my neighborhood to take me on.

    That said,

    If the situation is so bad that is a legitimate fear, you should have already been long gone.
     
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    Bug out would happen in certain situations.
    For example, there are 2 nuclear power plants within a possible disaster zone from me.

    And I hope you have a sandbag wall inside your house if shooting starts.
    Doesn't matter how many guns you have or how bad ass you think you are.
     
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  20. pizza_pablo

    pizza_pablo USN Retired

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    What if there is no neighborhood?