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27 September 2011 - 1:05am

It's the End of the World: What is your Plan A?

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I have missed being here, and I have some time tonight, so I have been having a lot of fun reviewing many threads I have missed.

Anyway, I was listening to the radio today, and the hosts said they had a conversation, over lunch, with another coworker who said he had everything stockpiled for the coming apocalypse. The female host said she was kind of prepared, and the male host said he would basically be screwed, lol. He said he lives in a condo in Minneapolis (MN), and it has floor to ceiling glass, so the zombies or "angry townspeople," would get him immediately. They went onto say the stores generally have 48 hours worth of food for all of us, so they would either refuse to sell or get looted and that would be gone in no time at all. They then went further talking about if you have no money, do you have a skill that would be handy? Can you do a craft or good at building or something that would help you to survive?

Do any of you ever think about this? I know I would be with the male host and be screwed. I live in the first place I have ever lived in where I have to purchase my own water and we always run out. I don't have a lot of food or household products (T.P.!!!). We just don't stockpile. I guess the coworker's third party said he had hundreds of pounds of rice in his house.

When I was a child, and I hear stories about this more than remember it, it was the early sixties, and that was the time where Russia was going to drop the bomb. My brothers remember having to bring water down to the cellar every week, and my mom had quite the stockpile down there, from what I heard.

So, that is my (long winded) way of asking you if you have a plan? Do you live in a relatively safe place? Would you be far away from the zombies/angry "townspeople?" lol Do you stockpile food and/or water?
Most important, do you have enough duct tape? What is your Plan A? If you don't have one, what is a good made up scenario: something you would LIKE to do?

I look forward to reading your answers.

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29 September 2011 - 1:36am
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I tell you what, if the world descended into anarchy or a nuclear war hit my city, I would probably prefer to die! lol

Those drills they used to put schoolkids through in the 50s were ridiculous - teaching them to hide under their table if they felt a bomb go off or saw a mushroom cloud! I am glad people don't have to live in that kind of fear these days, although some governments and the media do their best to drum up plenty of massively overrated threats like the terrorist boogymen and falling satellites Wink

I'm a desk jockey at work and my skills are totally dependant on the modern IT world, so there aren't many useful skills I could use. I do know a bit of kung fu so that might come in handy fighting off the zombie hoards! I don't have enough storage space in my house to stockpile food and I've been trying to grow some beans recently and I'm not having much success so I guess I'd have to steal someone else's food. So its fighting and stealing for me!

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29 September 2011 - 8:10am
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LOL lol

I've never thought of this one before, but now Ed's answer inspired me - I bite very painfully, I would use this against anyone, but not ZOMBIES! If I bite them, I;ll be a zombie to Sad

So I have to think of something else... I guess I can easily find a place to hide, as I am slim and not very tall, so I'd use my body structure very effectively lol This is all I can thin of right now, I suppose I'll have to buy a dog son, so I'll teach him to bite strangers that are going to attack me lol

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My answer is going to sound weird, but I live in an area where a real chemical disaster is a distinct possibility, so I have prepared for some stuff.

The zombie invasion is on (you can substitute this for a riot or other social chaos). The outbreak is just starting to spread, but cars are on the move going north, clogging the roadways. I instead hit the local Home Depot and buy as many boards, screws, and other tools to get my house secure. On the way home I stop by the grocery store and pick up as much food is left at the store, with an emphasis on canned and dried goods which will make it the longest. Last stop is the sporting goods store, where I purchase as much ammunition for the four guns I own (a shotgun, a .30-06 rife, .30 carbine and .45 pistol). After this, I get my butt home as soon as possible.

When I get home I take some of the wood and reinforce the privacy fence surrounding the back yard of my house. Nobody is going to be getting into my back yard, but just to be safe, I tear down the steps to my raised deck, leaving the top level of my house secure from the mob of whatever. I have a ladder kept up for access to the back yard and pull it up when nobody is using it.

Inside the house, I board up all the windows to the house and reinforce the doors with heavy 4x4 wood beams, meaning nobody is getting in. Same for my garage door which is blocked from the inside with the beams and one of my cars is parked sideways on the other side, blocking anything from getting up close. My other car is full of gas and emergency supplies for my family in case we need out ASAP.

My house is pretty good to go from the inside. We have good insulation, so we will keep warm when the power eventually goes out, but we have blankets and everything we need to keep warm just in case. Generators will keep essential things running when they need to. My wife is a coupon freak and we have accumulated a stockpile of groceries. We can probably hold out for 3 months while we start growing our own veggies in the back yard.

We are sustainable for up to 6 months, in which time I hope the government gets the situation under control and eventually rescues us. Its not something I am worried about, but I like to be prepared, and in this case I am trusting myself to keep everything secure.

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30 September 2011 - 6:42am
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We are sustainable for up to 6 months, in which time I hope the government gets the situation under control and eventually rescues us. Its not something I am worried about, but I like to be prepared, and in this case I am trusting myself to keep everything secure.

Your answer is so rational and pragmatic lol You and your family seem to be so provident , no zombies or angry "townspeople" endanger you lol

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lol, great scenarios, you creative people! I loved reading ALL, some sensible and practical and some definitely made me LOL! Smile

I used to live thirty miles from a nuclear plant. Every year, they would send out a calendar, and in the back of the calendar, it would tell us to pick up our children at the state fair grounds, should something happen during school ours. Living there always made me a bit nervous.

I like to believe that if I did not live in an apartment, if I had more storage, like Ed and I do NOT, lol, that I would stock up, at least some. I don't think it is a bad idea, because one just never knows what could happen, especially with how unpredictable Mother Nature has been in the past few years, all across this country and this world.

My mom said they used to tell people to fill up the bathtub at the first sign of an impending disaster, which I think is an okay idea.

In the past, when I would think about this, all I could think about is making sure my sons and I I were all together. It would break my heart if I couldn't figure out a way to be with them in the end. I sat out a tornado with two of my boys, in the back of a KMart, with my oldest son being at a doctor appointment about a mile away. That was tough, and I wasn't happy until I had him in the car and we are all on our way home to see what we would find there. (Our townhome was spared, but I had to help clean up my work place and no power or hot water for five days).

I don't think I would be very skilled at fighting, and stealing, like Ed, lol, and I don't own a gun. My only marketable skill would be knitting and would take a helluva long time to make someone a blanket or sweater. haha! I could maybe make hats to trade for bread or rice or something, lol. It was also be so much more difficult living in a cold climate like Minnesota, USA. VERY cold winters here, folks!

No mechanical skills, not a builder...hmmmmm...I guess I AM doomed. I am a decent cook, but with no food for ingredients, that would not be a big deal. Living here, I would probably just have a toast with some good alcohol and a little poison thrown in, because I would want to go on my own terms, not be trampled on by angry townspeople and/or zombies. If I ever get out of this apt and into a bigger space, maybe I will plan on my survival, but for now, "Que Sera, Sera."

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4 October 2011 - 11:31am
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My mom said they used to tell people to fill up the bathtub at the first sign of an impending disaster, which I think is an okay idea.

quite a rational idea, but I doubt anyone thinks of a bathtub while disaster...

I agree about going with own terms, I'd actually do the same, but in a more action way, such as jumping from the roof!

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4 October 2011 - 9:58pm
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lol, Gamble Master. Knowing my luck, I would jump from the roof, something would break my fall, and I would only break both legs so I could not try to run from the zombies/angry townspeople. Then, I would become their tasty little morsel. haha! I prefer a much more wimpy way to go and one where I would feel no pain...just fall asleep and fade away. Of course, I would have to stockpile enough of something to make that happen, and I have no good connections for that kind of thing, at this time anyway, lol. Maybe I would break into the pharmacy while everyone else was at the grocery store. lol!

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5 October 2011 - 12:23pm
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Knowing my luck, I would jump from the roof, something would break my fall, and I would only break both legs so I could not try to run from the zombies/angry townspeople.

LOL If I were you, I'd never ever gamble then lol A funny thread indeed lol

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Reading this reminds me of watching 28 Days Later for some reason...

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There was a joke that if there would not be the end of the world in 2012, in September of 013 the population would increase at a very large percent lol

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6 October 2011 - 10:51am
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hmm.. not a very funny joke, but anyway, the population is going to increase by September 2013 Smile This is the truth. Smile

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black humor actually , but truth Joking I don't believe in 2012 end of the world, but I'm 100% sure that there would be baby boom II in 2013 Joking)

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10 October 2011 - 10:32am
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I quite agree about baby boom II Smile I know quite many people who believe that the end of the world is quite near, and some of them also believe that according to wikileaks, the UFOs are heading towards the earth...

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My friend even didn't watch 2012 the movie, because she said she would become more afraid of the end of the world lollol:D

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lol LOL I never understand people like that, especially when they see a movie and claim that everything's true lol

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Actually, I found it more realistic that Mayans were too lazy to make the calendar for more years and that's why they stopped at 2012, rather than they had predicted 2012 to be the end of the world lol

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A great "end of the world" movie, is an older movie, called, "Last Night." I think I posted about it in the movie thread. The movie took a different approach from the typical "end of the world" films, and I really ended up liking it.

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My friend even didn't watch 2012 the movie, because she said she would become more afraid of the end of the world lollol:D

Your friend need not have been worried. 2012 is one of the most ludicrous movies I think that I have ever seen. If it isn't the worst, its definitely among the worst 5. It was hilariously stupid, I can't even begin to describe how dumb the whole thing was!

Anyway the Mayan calendar ending at 2012 is nothing but a myth. Their calendar had cycles and 2012 would have been the last year before the calendar cycled and started again. The Mayans would not have regarded it as the end of time.

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that's true about Mayan calendar - this is a Myth and nothing more. Some even say that the calendar was miscalculated, so I guess we do not have to worry about anything yet Smile

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I was waiting that the 2012 was about the Mayan calendar and the myth itself, but actually it was a traditional, conventional movie about a disaster, nothing special.

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Yes it a kind of science fiction, but couldn't thrill me even a little bit.... What I hate most of all about movies is when I have a feeling that the director lies lol

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It's not kind of science fiction lol it's just kind of "how to survive the world disaster for dummies" Joking)

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it's just kind of "how to survive the world disaster for dummies" Joking)

LOL taht was quite funny!

I have a news plan on how to survive when the end of the earth approaches... I'd build a magic cave with my aunty Stealbraker and sit there (ix. Melancholia)

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ix. Joking)))

Oh, I haven't seen yet. please don't be SPOILER Joking))

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Ok I'm not going to say a word any more! Please share when you're done watching Smile

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I'd get the next plane to Amsterdam........

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I'd get the next plane to Amsterdam........

Classic lol

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I'd get the next plane to Amsterdam........

Quite rational LOL lol I guess I'd get the next place to ... hmm.. so many destinations to choose from... to London, ok lol

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I want to die after living in Paris <3

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Believe me, you'll regret dying even more, after having visited Paris and have lived there even for a day lol

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