Are you getting ready?

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  1. drwthohh

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    I'm expecting our country (and the world) to face some difficult times in the next ten years or so, maybe sooner. I am planning on getting some provisions together in order to take care of my family in case of any major upheaval.

    How about all of you? What do you expect the next ten years or so to be like? Are you making any emergency plans in case things go bad? :tonofbricks:
     
  2. KenH

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    No, I am not making any extraordinary plans. I expect the next ten years to be more difficult as a whole but the severity depends a whole lot on if President Bush makes any more stupid decisions such as starting another war, this time with Iran.
     
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    Nah, Country boys can survive!

    From Hank Jr...
    The preacher man says it’s the end of time
    And the Mississippi River she’s a goin’ dry
    The interest is up and the Stock Markets down
    And you only get mugged
    If you go down town

    I won't post the rest of the song because of some of the lyrics...

    But you get the point...

    Thank God I'm a country boy!!!
     
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    Got me a farm,
    got my old fiddle
    Sun's comin' up
    Got cakes on the griddle....

    The country life ain't so bad. We grow our own veggies, have eggs from the chickens, have a well for water, and a generator for when the electricity goes out.

    That's standard around here.

    But then I'm thinking the Lord may well have intervened before the next ten years are up. So our best way of being prepared, to my mind, is to keep LOOKING up!
     
  5. Ed Franklin

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    Not only do we need to store up lots of food, gasoline, and other commodities, but we need to get lots of guns and ammunition. There will be a bunch of our neighbors and even members of our church who lack our foresight and will be starving and coming around begging for food, and perhaps even trying to steal our supplies to feed their starving children. We will have to defend our larders and kill those moochers off!

    After all, the preservation of this life should be supreme.....none of this nonsense about being merely pilgrims here seeking a city; get away with you and your talk of sacrificial living!

    That's a revelation, too! All this time I was thinking God had ordered everything in the universe....only to find that we are dependent upon the actions of a man.

    'scuse me, I gotta run down to the gun shop.......
     
  6. Helen

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    Yeah, for Pete's sakes, DON'T love your neighbors as you love yourself -- you might run out of something!

    Like the Lord's approval....

    edited to mention that if we have neighbors that need anything now or then, it is theirs with our blessings!
     
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    Hey, Helen, can you point me to a source of information on how to care for chickens? Now that I live in a place with room for them I've been thinking of getting a couple. Assume I'm a complete idiot (everyone else does).
     
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    Ahemm.... [cough] idiot [/cough] :wavey:

    I watched an I Love Lucy show last week where they started raising chickens.... Let's see If I can find a link somewhere...
     
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    Last time I tried chicken farming it was a miserable failure. I really don't know what I did wrong. Maybe I planted them too close, maybe I planted them too deep.
     
  10. Scarlett O.

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    The only thing that I am doing (as a single person) is to make sure that my finances are in relatively safe condition.

    I was fortunate enough to grow up with parents who taught me the spiritual principles of sowing and reaping as well as the practical principles of dealing with money.

    I have all my eggs in one basket, as the old saying goes, and I have been investigating how to diversify my assets so as not to be wiped out if some drastic happens. I lost a small chunk after 9-11 and it scares me a little of that same thing happening on a grander scale.

    I'm not vulgarly wealthy, mind you, but I would like to go into the next decade able to take care of myself, my elderly parents, and my handicapped brother without a financial struggle.
     
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    Hey drwthohh,

    Please check out poncho's sticky in "politics" and my thread in "books". You will find lots of people who share the same philosophy of self reliance, that applies whether we're in crisis or not. Getting ready is a path we should all be doing, and it takes careful planing. Grasshoppers and ants, you all. Noah was an "ant". Look how that turned out.

    love,
     
  12. drwthohh

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    Thanks for the information. I will definately check it all out.

    I know very little about growing my own food. Water? Well it just comes from the faucet right? :cool:

    Anyway, I have three small children and I want us to be able to take care of ourselves should the modern-day luxeries of utilities and stocked grocery stores take a sudden hit. I witnessed the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and let me tell you, it was a real wake-up call about how much we depend on the modern infrastructure to meet our most basic needs.
     
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    You must be reading the same book I am --- Armageddon, Oil, and Terror by Walvoord and Hitchcock. The first chapter scared the fool out of me since I am employed in an oil-sensitive business. I can see a crisis coming as soon as we have to do something about Iran -- which is real soon!

    And we have already proven that going into a country does not protect the oil sources -- it lays them open to terrorism and loss.

    Yup, something is going to happen soon.

    skypair
     
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    At first glance you had me going, until reading more carefully and realized it was sarcasm.
     
  15. Plain Old Bill

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    If you want to plant chickens you must plant them belly button up 16 to 18 inches apart and 4 inches deep. They should be watered 3 times a week but for only 5 minutes. If this does not work get back to me.:thumbs:
     
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    Thanks! I'll got another batch and try again.
     
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    It's easier if you already have a fence in place...
    So here is something you might not know...

    Used to be, you would have to use a Post hole digger to dig the hole to put the fence posts in... Now all you have to do is go to your local hardware store and buy some Post hole seeds.... Drop a few where you want your hole, and leave them their over night....

    Hope this helps...
     
  18. npetreley

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    How deep do I have to dig a hole to plant the seeds? Or are there post-hole-seed-seeds available now?
     
  19. webdog

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    Maybe you overwatered them :laugh:
     
  20. Scarlett O.

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    [​IMG] "You fellers need to take that show on the road....."
     

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