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When "IT" happens (what ever IT may be)

Discussion in 'The Fire For Effect and Totally Politically Incorr' started by ShawnDow, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. ShawnDow

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    With the uncertainty of whats happening (all over the World) and how it will interact with out lives when "IT" dose...
    I hear people saying its going to be the Governments taking over (or collapse), the "big powers" (businesses and people of wealth) taking over, Financial collapse, what ever "IT" may be...
    I see and hear of people trying to prep for "IT".

    Now I'm a simple Michigander.. I know about hunting some trapping, fishing, heck I can even grow fruits and vegetables! I have the ability to hunt for food for years with the supplies I have (or defend the homestead for about .. well until some one can "places a shot on me"). I can fish, get fresh water... Lake Huron is just .9 miles away.

    Thats all fine and dandy... My question comes down to this... if "Civilization" goes bully up (and we live through the "initial event" to where we can fend for ourselves), What resources will still be in effect? If people are at home protecting their interest.. they wont be at work... no one to run the power plant, water works, natural gas companies....Are we going back to the 1850's?

    Whats your take on "IT"?

    Just thinking out loud.
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    I think if IT happens, all y'all up North gonna freeze to death, except for the ones that realize that and immediately head South, where we will have to shoot you to keep you from taking our stuff.

    It prob'ly won't be purty.
  3. ShawnDow

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    From Michigan to Florida... Id have a few states to try to get through before we met.. If I made it that far... I'd stay in Michigan... The Huron National Forrest...1000 square miles of forrest... lots of wood to burn, to keep warm, lots of fur bearing critters to harvest for hides and eat as well! Mmmmm furry critters! Lake Huron, lots of fishing... I'm good up here! You wont have to worry about me!
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    We won't freeze in the north. We don't need to go south to stay warm. Folks lived up here long before we had nat gas and electricity.
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    ^ This. If "IT" happens as you described ShawnDow. Yes, it'll be the 1850's all over. I could live like that, and i'm sure many here could if forced to but I know alot of people that just couldn't. I'd be messy in the worst way.
  6. ShawnDow

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    Ive always wanted to live back in those times...
    Looks like Ill have to find a pot belly stove... I dont think a fire ring in the living room would work too well!
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    i'm counting on nothing but myself and whaty i've stashed away over the years , if somethings are still working , bonus, but i'm set for a zero input from society and such
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    Jack.. I love your little add about the beer holder... problem though with the picture.. I spent 3 months in Geelong, Victoria a few summers ago... that is a picture of a left hand drive car, I remember right hand drive cars!

    Speaking of Australia... you guys love your beer, I didn't mind it either! Have you made accommodations to keep it cold? Might want to stock up on Co2 tanks and a device to make dry ice!
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    Shawn thats the joke !!! its was from a Australian ad to say drink drinking was bad but they had it made in the USA !!!! then it got fiddled with cause people here are appalled theyd get that made in the US ..

    gillard hired a Malaysian crew ( muslim ) to go to america , to make a ad about drink driving in Australia

    and why i plaster it about as the government is trying to hide that along with all their other BS crap

    as you may have gathered i hate socialists communists and red head ranga traitors to my nation

    oh never seen how to cool beer with explosives??

    how about with a sheet of wet canvas ??

    lotsa ways to make beer ice cold
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  10. ShawnDow

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    Jack, I enjoyed my stay there in your country... well all but for one person who was (as we Americans say) a prick! Every one (excluding Bob Bouchin) was a pleasure to interact with.

    Now... how the hell do you cool beer with explosives? And how the hell did you get ahold of it? I figured it would make a big mess if you screwed something up.
  11. jack404

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    shaped charges make a atmospheric voids for split seconds

    atmospheric voids create cold , a shaped charge over a 6 pack will drop the temp to way below freezing for a sec , if you do it right and your exhaust goes over the 6 pack ( and the shock wave misses the 6 pack ) you'll have beer thats 30-40 degrees cooler than it was before you hit the bang button

    get it wrong and you have scrap alu and a beery mist
  12. dad2thebone

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    Well you need to prep. most people think "it" will never happen. what if it does though? Gardens, ammo, water supply and ammo are most important. M.r.e meals to jump start you work well and you can find all kinds of things on the net to stock up. depends on how far you want to go.good luck
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    uh jack, what if your charge hits that sixer? I can blow things up but not sure bout that hahahaha
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    yeah it'll do a proper job , leave alu confetti and a beer smell and thats all but ya can do it , used to do it on the intro course for advanced ODE ( opertational demolitions and explosives)

    the other one we'd do is trim chop and stack a tree with explosives

    first charges blows all the branches off

    next charges break the trunk at intervals then the pressure charge on top would force the trunk section to break and self stack ( sorta ) ..
    but mines explosives and all those sort of things been my toys for 30 years almost

    so played lots of games .. i keep telling folks how much fun the military is
  15. ShawnDow

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    Na.. you can have the shaped charges.. I have Lake Huron... always about 40*F (or for Jacks sake.. about 8*C) .. we just tie a rock and a tether to the 6 pack and drop in the lake... it goes a lot faster when the lake is frozen over! (we do that when ice fishing). Fishing, hunting, guns, and beer ... what else do you need?
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