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. nmckenzie

    nmckenzie Well-Known Member

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    As best I recollect from high school general science class (circa late '50s), the Faraday Cage has to be contructed of a highly conductive material - copper or brass I would imagine - in order to work.
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    The electronics for a Dodge Durango (I have one) are for the most part under the hood... The engine compartment only has metal on 5 sides... the bottom is open... I think nmckenzie (Im thinking of the silly budweiser dog now... thanks a lot) is right.. the faraday cage is usually constructed of brass, and covers all sides, And I believe it is also grounded to discharge the induced current. I have a co worker who had a Mil sur-plus GMC truck that is "Hardened".. Ill have a look under his hood to see what it is the military does to shield the electrons, and get back to you.
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    I don't have a BOB. I live out in the sticks, and I ain't going nowhere! But, like you, I do have a get home bag. It's a med sized back pack, with things I think I might need to make a 25 mile walk back to the house. Fire starting equipment, water treatment tablets, water bottle (empty), rope, extra ammo, first aid kit, chemical lights, and some other things I might need.
  4. Double D

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    Im like you carver, I am stayin put. I will fight to the death and then I will go on to where the streets are paved with pure gold and there are many mansions and the heck with this place anyhow. I have a better promise waiting. Im not running anywhere.
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    I'm staying put. don't plan on going anywear.
    But do have a plan incase murfys law rears it's ugly head.
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    Wow, did that bring back some funny memories! That dog's real name, by the way, was HONEY TREE EVIL-EYE. :)
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    Just for you!

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    Many thanks! That attatchment's going to be enlarged, printed, framed, and propped up here on my desk. Oh yeah, contrary to rumor, that photo is NOT one taken of me during an early '60s kegger. Thanks again.
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    remember.. a BOB is also basically a BIB too.
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    Im adding more shelving this weekend to my panic room as my supplies gain ground on me lol. I will S.I.P now im set up for it and defend my home. im retired and seldom go far but a bob for my truck is in need of a rebuild. energy bars /trail mix and a new first aid kit should set me up. I keep about 2 gals of water in it and rotate that 1 time a week to be safe.
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    I'm like both of you. I made a thread here once, something about fleeing the country for another if SHTF but the more i've thought about it, and the more my beliefs have came through i'm not going anywhere! I was born a free man, i'll die a free man.
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    if at all possible I'm staying home.. if that becomes impossible.. I have 3 locations chosen that my 'group' will try for.. primary best of course.. etc...
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    i would advise those of you who plan to bug in to keep a BOB anyway, and keep it somewhere outside of your house. when the SHTF, and there are no fire departments to douse your house when a candle gets knocked over or your make-shift fireplace gets out of control you may find yourself bugging out whether you planned to or not.
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    yep.. BOB / BIB are basically the same thing.
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    I have one extra location, and I will probably wind up there in the end anyway. Don't really have a bag yet just a bunch of stuff. My main concern will be gettin the 5 miles to the house to protect wife and kids. Not far to walk but figure an hour afore I walk in the door.
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    For those of us that plan to stay put, something to think about. Can you stand in the middle of your home, and see all of your property? If I'm looking out my front window, who is coming up from behind the house?
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    I plan to stay put.. Bottom line. id rather die where I belong than where i dont.
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    For those planning to "bug out", here's something for you to think about.

    You live in Big City USA, so you can do your job, but you know that is a lousy place to survive. So you have a "bug out location". Nice little farm, maybe. Got three springs on the property. Artesian well. Forty acres of cleared bottomland. Ten acres in orchard. Nice, tight little house. Solar panels on the roof. Barn. Solar panels out there, too. Great place to live. Gonna retire there, once you've made your money. But for now you still live in Big City. Every couple of months you make a trip to the farm, to make sure everything is all right.

    Then IT happens. Okay. You've been expecting this. You're ready. Pack up the wife and the kids and the dog and bug out to your BUG OUT LOCATION.

    And when you get there you find that someone else has moved in.

    Nowadays, what with LAW and POLICE, you don't have to worry all that much about squatters moving into your "vacation home". And if there are some, you call the cops and have their ass arrested.

    But after IT happens, there ain't no LAW. Ain't no POLICE. And the people living in your Bug Out Location not only have everything that you left there (and they certainly don't plan on giving it up) but they now have everything you brought with you.

    The only way to be sure that your Bug Out Location will still be safe and waiting for you, when IT happens and you run, is to not wait for IT to happen, but to go there now.
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    Excellent point.. And ill further add that IF you do arrive at you bug out location and find anything else 2 legged there that isnt family or friend.. shoot 1st and ask questions later. Because i guarantee you if they are taking over your location they will be ready to do the same..
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    Agreed, but do you have a plan that will give you some security? How do you watch all four sides of your property at the same time?
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