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Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
oo on 04/01/2009 10:17:21 MDT Print View

oo

Edited by barefootnavigator on 04/10/2009 22:01:47 MDT.

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Bug out bags and the apocalypse on 04/01/2009 10:26:09 MDT Print View

You've been reading too many gun and ammo magazines! :)

All I ask is that our dollar maintain its value for just a few more weeks -- until I pay for my cruise (it's denominated in euros). Not too much to ask, right?

This thread belongs to Chaff.

Edited by ben2world on 04/01/2009 10:26:54 MDT.

Joe Clement
(skinewmexico) - MLife

Locale: Southwest
Bug out bags and the apocalypse on 04/01/2009 10:28:30 MDT Print View

This is going to get ugly. Bad Ali! How long until someone comes along and says "ammo is the new currency"?

Dana S
(Naman919) - F

Locale: Richmond, Virginia
Re: Bug out bags and the apocalypse on 04/01/2009 10:34:56 MDT Print View

Ammo i$ the new currency!

(Chaff...)

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
oo on 04/01/2009 10:36:52 MDT Print View

oo

Edited by barefootnavigator on 04/10/2009 22:02:27 MDT.

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
oo on 04/01/2009 10:38:42 MDT Print View

oo

Edited by barefootnavigator on 04/10/2009 22:03:07 MDT.

Matt Lutz
(citystuckhiker) - F

Locale: Midwest
Tactics and Location giveaway on 04/01/2009 10:50:15 MDT Print View

My gut says that one who is doing such a thing would not put it on the internet so lightly. Google for the win on finding you.

Dave T
(DaveT) - F
chaff. on 04/01/2009 10:54:39 MDT Print View

Ali,

Could you please try to put Chaff threads in Chaff? This forum is about lightweight backpacking gear.

Craig W.
(xnomanx) - F - M
Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 11:05:59 MDT Print View

"I had to ask and I'm not joking. When I unloaded all my realestate at the peak of the market my friends and family thought I was insane. Then I dumped my entire stock portfolio and they almost had me commited. I didnt loose a penny and now all I hear is pain. Its my opinion that this is not the bottom or even near it. I worked in finance for years and saw this comming a mile away when all the big economic gurus were saying buy buy buy."


My compliments!
If only we could all be more like you, we'd all be living better.
It appears there's nothing you haven't mastered!

Gary Dunckel
(Zia-Grill-Guy) - MLife

Locale: Boulder
Disaster preparedness on 04/01/2009 11:18:04 MDT Print View

As a volunteer Federal disaster medical responder (think Katrina), we always have our go bags packed and ready for deployment. That includes bag, pad, clothing, a couple days worth of food and water, and basic essentials. I have a 70 L. backpack that is nearly good-to-go as well (put the pad and bag in as I head out the door).

In addition, for home use during a disaster, I tend to stockpile freeze dried food, canister fuel, as well as 10 gallons of water in gallon jugs. The American Red Cross web site has a decent list of what every family should have in the basement in the event of a disaster. The first things to go during an earthquake, hurricane, or nuke attack are utilities, cell phones, and water--so plan for that, and have a battery powered short wave radio on hand, and plenty of batteries for all purposes.

And as a good ol' Montana boy, I have both a pistol and carbine that use .357 mags, and I have several boxes of ammo in a safe place. I also keep $1000 in various denominations locked up. Then there's the habit of keeping the 4Runner full of gas all the time. For my prescription drugs, I get a year's worth at a time, so that there's little chance of running out.

While none of this relates to lightweight anything, it ALL relates to being prepared. Like we do when we pack for a backpack trip.

Robert Blean
(blean) - MLife

Locale: San Jose -- too far from Sierras
Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 11:57:39 MDT Print View

"I unloaded all my real estate at the peak of the market ... I dumped my entire stock portfolio"

And you did not warn any of the rest of us??? Shame on you!

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
"Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 11:58:14 MDT Print View

I keep my ion packed with 5 days food in my car and with where ever I go. I used to have a pretty substantial commercail kit that was good for serveral weeks but began to wonder what would happen if my home wasnt the safest place to be. The UL sytme works very well and if mobility is an issue light would mean fast. I have experimented with many food systmes but good old freeze dryed seems to pack the most punch. If nothing ever comes at least I'm prepared and had fun doing it. If it does come I will be prepared. For the long term we have 5 full months of supplies in boat and that could get us half way around the world. Either way its fun to think about. Ali

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
pp on 04/01/2009 12:01:46 MDT Print View

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Edited by barefootnavigator on 04/10/2009 22:04:04 MDT.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 12:02:35 MDT Print View

So is Ali the only person who forecasted the US markets correctly? Somebody call Jim Kramer!!!!!

Brian UL
(MAYNARD76)

Locale: New England
Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 12:06:17 MDT Print View

My bug out bag is a duffel full of Obama collector coins.
Its the only currency that will still be worth anything in the future.
Make sure you get the ones that are hand painted.
and a roll of duct tape, always have a roll of duct tape.

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
"Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 12:11:51 MDT Print View

Are the coins titanium?? I want some. Ali

Rick Cheehy
(kilgoretrout2317) - F

Locale: Virginia
Re: Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 12:12:51 MDT Print View

What I'm worried about is a darn Zombie attack. I always keep a baseball and and some running shoes in the car, just in case.
I hate to talk politics but I hike ccc made trails, sleep in ccc made campgrounds, and I've spent most of the best moments of life on Nationalised lands. Call me a socialist but I love it when collective money is spent on collective enjoyment. I think FDR was one of our greats and I think his ideas are relevant today.

Ali e
(barefootnavigator) - F

Locale: Outside
oo on 04/01/2009 12:18:57 MDT Print View

oo

Edited by barefootnavigator on 04/10/2009 22:04:52 MDT.

David Olsen
(oware)

Locale: Steptoe Butte
Re: "Bug out bags and the apocalypse" on 04/01/2009 15:04:32 MDT Print View

Get a gun, then just find someone with a bug out bag
and no gun and forage. ;^)

That or borrow a Japanese Grandmother.

(see other chaff threads)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: chaff. on 04/01/2009 17:55:27 MDT Print View

"Ali,

Could you please try to put Chaff threads in Chaff?"

Wherever Ali posts is, by definition, chaff. ;)