Thursday, November 19, 2009
Now if some event would happen that would trigger a mass exodus from the cities to the countryside, I don't know if I would want to be out here with hordes of people running around the countryside armed and hungry and here's why:
1. Where to go? I know, uncle Joe"s hunting cabin, he will keep us safe,and we can shoot deer for food.
2. If uncle Joe's isn't reachable, or your unwelcome, then what?
3. No medical facilities or access to personnel.
4. Leaving home? So are 500,000 of your neighbors
5. Oh no, I forgot.........!!!!!
6. You drive an Accord/ Camry
7. People like Mayberry will also be out on the road
and the list could go on, but let's break these few down.
1. Good idea, make it seem like a camping trip at first instead of a refugee camp, but you won't be alone out in the woods, everyone else with an uncle Joe had the same idea and once all the game is killed off or run off by all of the suburbanites running through the woods and the last can of pork n' beans have been eaten, then what?
2.If you went to your vehicle right now, how much gas is in the tank? Would you have enough to get say, to a preplanned destination that was about 80 miles away, but with detours that could double your travelling time and idling in traffic will eat up what you have in the tank. Don't forget if you reach your destination, it could be under new management with no reservation for you.
3. Now I know everyone out there has superduper first aid kit, able to treat any type of injury on FEMA/NWO virus out there, but being close to some type of medical facility or personnel would a better option than relying on some farmers wife with a jar of elderberry extract and garlic oil. On our street, I know of at least four Rn's that I could count on for any emergency.
4. Imagine rush hour, and then multiply it at least four. Thousands of cars heading out of the city, with no real destination in mind. they just want out. See ya later. Personally I wouldn't mind if most of my neighbors left. It's not that I don't like them, but that leaves a lot of empty houses to go through picking over what they had left. Just like Walmart, but with better prices.
5. "Honey, I left your blood pressure medicine in the bathroom!" That could be just the beginning. It's 53 degrees in the burgh today, but who knows what next week will bring. Did you bring winter clothing even though your in a t-shirt now? How about that .45 auto you keep in the lock box under your bed? Extra ammo and mags?
6. In a perfect world we would all have an F-250 CREW CAB 4X4 with an 8' bed standing by gassed up and ready to go in a moments notice. Since this is the real world I know a lot of you are probably not in that situation and are driving something a little smaller. Do a load out exercise to see if you can fit all of your essential cargo in your vehicle.
7. Road rage with guns. People with a chip on their shoulder, and think the whole world is out to get them. This is why, out of all the reasons that I have mentioned, this one to me poses the biggest risk to you and your families safety.
These are just my opinions. If they help you in any way with your planning, let me know.
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
As we were leaving, I drove a few blocks down 5th Ave. and a lot of the locals had chairs set out on the sidewalk, like they were waiting for the fourth of July parade. Only in Pittsburgh.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Friday, September 11, 2009
I guess the "T" ( that's our commuter train) is only going to run to First Ave , but I look for that to be shut down at the last minute to keep protesters coming into the city from the south hills, and same with the bus ways to the north and east.
Stopping traffic, both vehicle and pedestrian in the southside from the hot metal bridge to the smithfield st. bridge and some type of obstacles to overcome in or around East Liberty will definitely be problems. I didn't forget about traffic from the north, because you always have problems from that direction anyway.
So my advice would be to stay as far away from dahntahn (downtown for the tourists) as you can.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
The G20 summit is going to take place here next month which should bring with it a host of problems for anybody who works in or around downtown. Security checkpoints, road closures, and of course the demonstrations are going to be a treat to deal with when you're trying to get home.
People supposedly have already begun to show up around the city to prepare for the demonstrations and I have even heard of some camping out in the remote parts of North Park and squatting in some buildings around the city.
I would hope by now most of you out there have started to prepare even if it is just a few more cans of veggies thrown in the cart when your shopping and a case or two of water in the garage. It isn't much, but it's a start in the right direction.
I read a lot of different blogs dealing with prepping and related topics, and some of the things I have come across are in my opinion, are totally crazy. I would try to stay away from any site except for maybe a chuckle, that has anything to do with death towers, death rays, FEMA camps, or nazi submarines.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
We are taking a tour bus so anything we bring will have to be carried in a backpack that cannot be so big that it would draw unwanted attention, or too small to be of any practical use.
Maps of the city and a Pa state map are definitely must haves along with a flashlight, small first aid kit, bottled water, compass ,and other necessities that I'm sure most of us could agree on.
My biggest concern is weapons. What would I be able to carry on me in the city that would be legal to have? I don't have a concealed weapons permit, not that it would be valid in NYC if I did, so firearms are out. Knives would work, but I can't get too carried away here and try to walk around Times Square with a 14" bowie knife strapped to my belt. I have a 6" folding buck knife that I'll have on me at all times, but I do want to have something else with me that will be able to stop or at least delay an attacker. Maybe one of those ASP expandable batons neatly tucked away into the backpack would do the job. Let me know if you have any other ideas.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
I definitely think that in a very short time, events will happen that will effect us all, and our own levels of preparedness to include our mental and physical along with the beans, bullets, and band aids will be tested. Don't take this as some doomsday prediction, or imaginary hype, something just doesn't feel right.
It wouldn't hurt to have a few extra items in your buggy at checkout, I know we have upped the amount of storable foods and it could be the difference between my children going to bed hungry or not in the near future. Water purification should also be addressed before pretty much anything else.
Weapons to defend your family and home should have already been purchased. If not go get a 12 gauge and a as many rounds of buckshot that you can. Forget about assault rifles at this point, the prices are way too high to justify them.
I could sit here all night typing out yet another list of things needed for survival, but I think food, water, and weapons pretty much sums it up. If you have these things, you are off to a good start and probably better off than most people who haven't a clue or choose to ignore the warnings.
In closing I would like to add that as warlord I'm claiming as my territory all of the lands formally known as Bethel Park, South Park, Whitehall, South Baldwin, Finleyville, and McMurray. All hail me!
I'm kidding, I don't want South Baldwin.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
My better half works at one of the local hospitals and as of today there hasn't been any reports of the flu there. Personnel at the hospital have been told that if anyone is showing the symptoms of the flu. give them a face mask and send them to the E.R.
So far it doesn't seem to be a big issue around here, but time will tell if this is the big flu pandemic or not. In any event ,if you haven't started to put away any food I would suggest starting right now. The stores get a little crazy if there is snow in the forecast, just imagine what it will be like if or when the outbreak gets any worse.
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Friday, April 17, 2009
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Preparing for a disaster, be it natural or man made is one thing, but some of you are really out there. I got nothing else to say about this.
Saturday, April 4, 2009
This guy was an idiot and should not have been breathing when he left that house. I have no use for anyone who takes a life needlessly. This guy was no prepper, just an asshole with a gun. I hope you die soon.
I have drilled it into my families heads that constant communication is the most important thing that I care about when they are not at home. We constantly in touch with each other with our cellphones, to let each other know where we are at, and who we are with. I get a call from my daughter every two hours or if she leaves her present location. We have had this rule forever and it has become part of her normal daily routine. She also has to carry four quarters on her in case her phone quits, which has been known to happen from time to time. Failure to follow this results in a nonexistent social life.
My lovely wife takes a little bit more to get her to follow my instructions on this , but she has been better at it lately due to certain things that have been happening such as the shootings in New York and more recently this morning in Pittsburgh.
Bottom line is ,you need to be able to get to your family if or when something should happen. All the prepping in the world would become meaningless for me if I didn't have my family with me.
Monday, March 30, 2009
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
So, if you are in the western Pa area, and this sounds like something you would be interested in, let me know.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Sunday, March 8, 2009
Now whenever there is something happening along the roadway in terms of accidents and such, alot of people, and you can even include me in this, slow down to rubberneck and by doing this causes the cars behind to slow down,etc,etc. Now what if the vehicles involved in this mess can't be moved ? Forget about calling a tow truck. Are people going to get out to help the disabled motorists? I doubt it. So now we have blocked lanes and a panicked mob not moving. I guess you could compare it to trying to leave a stadium parking lot after a game with nobody wanting to let another car in front of them. I know I get frustrated pretty easy when I encounter a**hole drivers and would like to drag them out of their car for a good beating.
Now let's arm these people and see what happens to our traffic jam. I don't know about you , but I want know parts of anything to do with that mess. It could possibly end up looking like the highway between Kuwait City and Baghdad that we saw on tv during the first gulf war, burnt bodies and vehicles. This scene could happen on any roadway, not just an interstate.
Friday, March 6, 2009
I found this on http://pft2009.blogspot.com/ .Go check out the site.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
My neighborhood is pretty quiet,not much happens around here that would warrant media coverage and I don't think COPS would want to film an episode here. Within four miles of my home is the city limits of Pittsburgh, and I believe the source of the majority of the looters will come from. I don't want to sound racist by saying this, but I would bet you my last can of pork n beans that there will be groups of the city dwellers coming out to the 'burbs looking for food, fuel,
booze, etc. These groups need to be stopped as quickly as possible by any means necessary. I'm not saying shoot 'em and chop off their heads, but a strong deterence must be established.
Let's assume that our police will be out of the picture due whatever reason, we as a community will have to take place to ensure the safety of our families and property.Sentry posts, roving patrols, and signs and nooses swinging from trees should get the point across to any group thinking about coming around us.
Friday, February 27, 2009
We would probably benefit by joining up with others in our community for safety and helping oeach other with whatever we can. A central location that could be easily defended and that offers protection from the elements definately be a wise choice. Looking around my community, and I'm sure it's pretty much the same everywhere else, churches seem to fit in to this plan.
Most churches around here are brick/stone construction , with decent views of the surrounding area. Now I know you'e probably thinking that a church may be too big of a building ,or what do you do about the clergy ?
Well my thinking is to bring more people into the group that would benefit us all . People such as medical personel, skilled laborers, or anyone else that shows interest in helping . The members of the clergy can offer the spiritual guidance and hope that alot of people look for in a time of crisis.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
riots, civil war, food shortages, tax revolts
Its alot to think about . So many scenarios, so many choices. I hope that I'm making the right ones for my family. As a parent, I want to make sure my children are safe and don't go to bed hungry. It would be alot less stressful if it was just me, throw a few things in a pack and live a road warrior existence, fighting off bandits ,but I wouldn't change a thing in my life.
I know my family will be safe.
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
The roads around here cannot handle everyday rush hour traffic, let alone a mass exodus of people fleeing whatever has happened.We would probably be better off waiting it out at our home and then decide our next move. I have made sure that we do have enough food, water , fuel , and weapons on hand here just in case we couldn't or don't need to leave.
Personally , I don't want to leave my home . The best chance to replentish supplies through trade or bartering will have to happen in an area where there are people to trade with. My neighborhood is in an area that is off by itself, but still close to everything.