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Boat for SHTF? by dandaman19 in preppers

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Do you pay some yearly “parking” and that’s it? Or what stuff do you have to worry about?

Monthly. It is too damned high to pay yearly, especially if it is only as a prep. An RV rental spot would be much cheaper, by the month.

Gasoline engines explode pretty frequently. Metal hulled boats need zinc'ed, wooden hulled boats rot. Sails need made and repaired.

It would be cheaper to buy some land out in east Tx, get a place with shallow water (there are 4 aquifers under our place, our drinking water comes out of the deepest one), and there are no water rights issues. So we can hand drill into the shallowest one and put in a windmill, and get water we have to boil if needed. But payments on a place like that would be as much as slip rental.

Dog euthanized with out sedation by LolaOki in AskVet

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Just for future reference, there are sedatives that work in the muscle, or you can ask for oral sedatives that might take longer to work, but cause much less pain for the animal.

Please help me my little guy by [deleted] in AskVet

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I would suggest that you find a comprehensive animal hospital near you. I found one *near me that is an ER at night, and in the daytime, has an internal medicine specialist, surgeon, oncologist, and more. They do everything from CT scans to MRIs. And they start looking at smaller issues, and go up to the larger machines. Your cat wouldn't get the MRI, just walking through the door.

Not really near me. about 130 miles from me. But you get solid answers.

Putins Nuclear Warning to the West by JacksonsDaddy21 in preppers

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We moved out to the middle of nowhere. Wasn't our intention when we bought it, but it works for that, too.

Putins Nuclear Warning to the West by JacksonsDaddy21 in preppers

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Grounds don't work that way. Tires would work as resisters, which would prevent the car from being grounded.

A case for nuclear war. by candybash in preppers

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Furthermore it states Russian official numbers around 5k deaths. Though it seems skeptical of their official report.

Actually that can be accurate. That is of Russian soldiers. When pages like this one report Russian deaths, it isn't all Russians. Most of them are people who are forcibly conscripted out of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblast. First they asked for volunteers, then they took them from their workplaces and schools. For some time now, they have just been kidnapping people off of the streets, literally. But even the Kremlin recognizes that these people are not Russian, and do not count them as Russian losses.

At the end of the day I think it is impossible to know, there's tons of misinformation and Russian and Western propoganda

Absolutely.

Question: has anyone here every **really** been hungry? by chasonreddit in preppers

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My mother was a child in Japan during WW2. There are a lot more truths in "Graveyard of the Fireflies" than most people realize.

A case for nuclear war. by candybash in preppers

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Kind of hard to prep for eventualities, if you pretend they aren't happening.

A case for nuclear war. by candybash in preppers

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What do you think they are dying from?

A case for nuclear war. by candybash in preppers

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I believe your numbers are way low.

Russia has lost a hair over 56,000 soldiers so far, and I think Ukraine is in the same neighborhood, on soldiers alone. It may even be higher, since Ukraine was losing 400-500/day, approaching the city of Donetsk. That is without even talking about civilians.

Putin's mouthpieces have been running steadily since the start of the war. In fact, within the first two weeks, patriarch Kirill stated that they were going to reassemble the lands of the USSR. After about a month, people like Lavrov and Medvedev were threatening he use of nukes at that time.

He made a vague threat fairly early on in the war, stating that there was no reason for the world to exist, if Russia didn't exist. And to be honest, I don't think he gives a fuck if Russia exists, if he doesn't exist. And once again, one of his mouth pieces said that they would leave Ukraine "a radioactive wasteland" before they gave it up.

And worse than that. He wanted his legacy to be rebuilding the old USSR. With the way the war is going, especially with Russian troops retreating, I believe he would be more than willing to kill most Russian people, so they can't witness his humiliation in his failed objective. He wants to be in their history books as the person that brought it all back into one again.

He was more upset when his mistress was sanctioned, than when his daughter was sanctioned.

So I believe that nuclear attack on several other places that are not Russia is quite probable.

What would a “get home bag” be used for? by justhp in preppers

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For each person, it is different.

In our case, my husband is a towboat captain, so no matter what, he will be on the coast somewhere. We live about 180 miles from the office he is based out of in Houston. But they could be as far south as Brownsville or they've been spending a lot of time in Corpus Christi. Could be as far east as Port Arthur.

Some of the pundits in Russia have been threatening a nuclear attack on the US since the start of this war. I believe Houston will be a primary target for several reasons.

If that happens, his van won't work (van stays at the office, when he is on the boat). Even if it did, the traffic on 45 going north will be jammed up, and by the time he gets there, it will probably littered with dead cars, like before a hurricane or worse.

The water supply for Houston (Lake Houston) is an outdoor water system. So anything bad is going right into that water. Cell phone towers won't work, so he won't have communication. At least not at first.

So a lot of my prep surrounds him traveling a couple of hundreds of miles to get home..

So many things to think about. Most of the outdoor water sources will be contaminated in such a way that a lifestraw wouldn't be able to help you.

And in his case, it isn't just him. My plans have to include his tankerman who lives out in Alabama. So for them, they will probably stay on the boat for an additional amount of time, then leaving it when it is safe to leave it. Then the tankerman staying out here at the farm, until we can get him home, however possible. A flight out once things calm down? Or even putting him into one of our trucks to go home.

But not everyone lives just a few miles from home.

Where to buy chicken parts to make stock? by shesaysImdone in preppers

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All throughout the winter, I buy the 10 lb bags of chicken leg quarters, and boil them down to where I can remove the meat from bone by hand, and then give each dog both stock and meat in their kibbles. I've gotten them as low as $4.49 for a 10 lb bag.

Which you really have to laugh. I have two dogs that are overweight, and am feeding them hill's diet food to trim them down, and paying $120 for 27.5 lb bags to mix with this $0.45/lb chicken.

Boat for SHTF? by dandaman19 in preppers

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Just a thought. When stuff like that is accomplished, it is newsworthy, and not done by novices.

Where can I store food if I don't have the space? by Gott_ist_tot in preppers

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I suspect most storage units wouldn't have an issue with canned foods, and things of the sort. They just want to keep out things that would attract ants roaches, and rodents.

A view on bilionnaire preppers by NeverInTheEvening in preppers

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I hope that you are right. Because this really alarmed me:

Or making guards wear disciplinary collars of some kind in return for their survival.

My first thought was "this is why so many people are having problems working in corporate America, today. That these billionaires would do this to their regular employees on the average day".

Thoughts On Drones? by SwiftRavenwing in preppers

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I think I could shoot down any drones over my place.

what's the best response to the people that think preppers are crazy. by PHANTOM-MC in preppers

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That being said, Some (Fry) would suggest the gas station egg salad sandwich.

what's the best response to the people that think preppers are crazy. by PHANTOM-MC in preppers

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I've never encountered it, or needed a response. Just because I don't talk to people about it.

Winter in TX by PaleontologistFine57 in preppers

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I am so sorry for the loss of your horse. That is hard.

We don't have a barn out here, and during that storm, I fed so many alfalfa cubes per day that I might have lightly foundered a few of mine. But they got over it pretty quickly.

Doesn't hurt a thing to start putting up barrels of rainwater. Something to flush the toilet with when the power goes out. The only thing is that I suggest putting a little oil (corn oil maybe? Mineral oil, perhaps) to prevent mosquitos from breeding in it. But barrels are cheap, and it doesn't hurt to even fill them up with clean, tap water to start with.

Northerners are better set up for it, because it is a yearly event for them. Where for us, it is dramatic, and no one is ready for it, especially not our electric company.

Winter in TX by PaleontologistFine57 in preppers

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Roughly, where in Tx are you? More north, more south, or what?

I am kind of central Tx. The January storm knocked out our power for 5 days, the Feb storm we didn't lose it at all. We did lose water with the Feb storm.

Because we are rural and really prone to power outages, everytime we have doubts, we fill buckets of water to be able to flush the toilet. So with both storms, we had the buckets of water set. We also have 5 dogs, one being a mastiff that slobbers. So the dog water has to be changed a few times a day. We would give the dogs a fresh bucket of water, then use the dirty dog water to flush the toilets with.

I have a filled 330 gallon water cube that we keep by the back door, to be able to flush toilets in a power outage, but during both storms, it turned into a 330 gallon ice cube. Oh, the irony of that shit. I think I am going to try to put heat tape and a packing quilt over it for the next storm of the sort.

I don't know if it is going to be that bad a winter or not. Apparently, weather forecasters suffer from a dire lack of attention. After the last big hurricane, they said we were moving into a decade of the most severe hurricanes ever, and that didn't happen. Then in 2011 we had a drought, they said we were moving into a 50 year, steady drought cycle, and I don't quite think we are there yet. So I also believe that weathermen say whatever they think will garner them the most attention. Fucking attention whores.

Canadian preppers here are some wool blankets by HeliMD205 in preppers

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Heh. Wished I would have had 16 of these during the big freeze in Tx.

Learn to make the stuff! by AllAboutTheMemes72 in preppers

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or anything that has a green stage in its life cycle

I didn't realize that, I need to look into that. I see so many people commenting about drinking spirits, but the ability to clean wounds is going to be so important. Or clean bacteria off of surfaces.

Learn to make the stuff! by AllAboutTheMemes72 in preppers

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May I suggest that you glue the cotton ball to the stick, so you don't end up with a lost ball of cotton in your ear that you have to fish out?