CDZ Time to Start Prepping

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    And, this pretty much relates to what you're pointing out; found it while looking for something else entirely, but it corroborates your point.


    Olivia Formby of the University of Queensland has written a terrific thesis, building on Keith Wrightson’s microhistory of a Newcastle scrivener in the 1630s, on the emotional history of plague epidemics in 1630s England. She studies two outbreaks in particular, in Louth in 1631 and Hull in 1637: both took around 800 lives, which in Louth’s case amounted to 44% of the population of the town.

    44%! Try to imagine that for a moment. ... Now what do you come up with? As she points out, there are a series of highly excitable images of utter social collapse, despair and descent into barbarism to be culled from contemporary plague literature, and a lot of historians have swallowed this ‘dystopic vision’ wholesale. Whether because we simply believed it, or because the quotes make good copy for our textbooks. But as she points out – and proves with a careful reading of wills and parochial documents, but really, the point is self-evidently true once she has made it – that’s not really what happened. English towns didn’t collapse into a Hobbesian world of desperation as the death toll mounted; they kept calm and carried on. They didn’t even tend to suffer panics of scapegoating or paranoia about deliberate plague-spreaders or witchcraft. Instead they made wills, conducted funerals, regulated trade, listened to sermons and prayed for it all to end.


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    I've been considered a "prepper" for years. Thus, I live off-grid and removed far enough from a major population hub that I might stand a chance. I have also groomed skills that predate most modern grocery stores. Hoarding gold? That's just stupid IMHO. Can't eat gold, can't build with gold, and when the fecal matter hits the rotary oscillator, gold will have little use as a barter medium.
     
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    Yes, but can you eat and drink your investments? Good luck with that. If a world wide recession occurs, what do you think you will need most? Good stock investments or a basement full of hard rations?
     
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    I need a hand pump. Generators only run as long as fuel is available.
     
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    They will have to take my stuff over my cold, dead body. At that point, it won't matter to me any more and there will be several other people it won't matter to any more, either. I will not go without an honor guard of my enemies.
     
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    You can buy hand pumps from pump supply places. Problem is, they cost at least twice as much as electric pumps. I want a hand pump but the thing costs almost $5000!!!
     
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    Here, we need to be prepared in case of massive fire, earthquake, or volcano damages. Wildfires scare me most. But my well will survive any fire and having access to a well will increase my chances of getting through a wildfire. Push-comes-to-shove, I will stay on my place and pump water as long as I can in order to save my home.
     
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    Why not shoot yourself now, then?
    Society is not so great for people like me, is it? Society has created a government so corrupt and disassociated with reality that I cannot choose my own food...let's not get into the myriad other shit...
    Yes, I plan on surviving come what may. I suspect a better world should collapse of this corrupt, misguided society occur. I will be here, will you?
     
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    Heirloom seeds are important. Never forget that the owners of big GMO concerns have bred the ability to procreate out of their patented seeds and unless you buy their seeds at great expense, you will be held in thrall to big GMO companies for your food resources. All part of the plan, my man...
     
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