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what would you take if you had to run for it?

11:15 p.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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I would take several space blankets for sure and matches and and......

 

 

 

11:18 p.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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What are we running from?

11:38 p.m. on May 10, 2012 (EDT)
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Uhhhh what? I'm pretty confused on this one. Tammy, could ya be a bit more specific here?

Thanks...

12:14 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Run from what, where, how far?

Ed

12:42 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm assuming you are talking about "running" from any/some kind of disaster. Earthquake, forest fire, city fire, hurricane, the coming of the Zombies...............ahhhhh. I would take what I normally would take to survive out in the wild plus protection. I would guess that if everyone else was in the same boat and "on the run" that stealth camping would be much preferred. Much would depend upon the season and if you were on foot, had wheels, a boat and where I was headed. If I did not have a destination I would take as much as possible and then shed/trade stuff along the way. If I was headed a short distance I would fill my pack accordingly with what you need for the season and the time on the road. One would also have to consider what ever weapons you feel you might need for protection. You can have a pack ready to go but much will depend upon the season you find yourself escaping in. One of the hard parts would be food and how much you would need in relation to how long you would be on the run. I am wondering as other's in the posts above have questioned, what are “we” running from and where are “we” running to?

12:59 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Running from Mr. Stay Puff then it would be a proton pack, I think

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Zombies then a 887 tactical

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Aliens a cyanide pill, for them

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my mother  then it would be the frying pan

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from the law, a white flag

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what next ?

2:04 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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42. That's the answer to everything :)

7:21 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Can we take a car a drive from it? Probably faster! Unless you are Usain Bolt....

11:09 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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why not a helicopter

11:43 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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From any disaster.

11:46 a.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I figured it was a given from a disaster .Otherwise we are a bunch of paranoid crazies.I just wanted to compare what all of you would consider the most important. Thank you for your comments.

12:04 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I have a large family and think it stupid how so many just asume nothing will ever happen in their life time. I for instance have seen a tornado and went through an earthquake.And I know there are the paranoids and crazies out there too, but their craziness shouldn't stop us from our common sence of being prepared, atleast a little bit. Think of how stupid we will feel if were not.

12:54 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Ah ok then. short of economic collapse, I would bring emergency cash besides backcountry stuff.  I backpack pretty often and could scoop up my whole kit in a few minutes.

Oh, and I would grab my wife too. :0

12:57 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Everyone here has a backpack ready to go. One is empty so we will stuff it with food and water. I live in earthquake country so it's better to plan for the worst and hope for the best.

1:26 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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second gear said:

42. That's the answer to everything :)

Thanks for the fish!

Ed

2:02 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Acid.

2:15 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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BigRed said:

Acid.

 C20H26N2O??!!

2:36 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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i have a small daypack in my bedroom packed with enough supplies for a few days of survival at least, to a couple of weeks at most, if i was surviving off just that bag. It even includes food for my dog.

The only other thing I would grab is my military spec .40 S&W that is loaded with a full magazine and a box of rounds. Even in a natural disaster, sometimes people turn on one another, especially when people are desperate for their own survival. Call me a paranoid but my family comes first and I'll help others only as I safely can.

2:38 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I'd be more afraid of the crazy survivalists than of anything else.

Gear, I've got, and food and water and first aid kits and tents and sleeping bags.

It's people who scare me.

3:10 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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Oh "in case of a disaster",  there is another thread  or two here somewhere in reference (similarly) to this topic, e.g. a bug out bag. 

here are some links,

http://www.trailspace.com/forums/backcountry/topics/120663.html


http://www.trailspace.com/forums/backcountry/topics/114737.html



4:06 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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BigRed said:

Acid.

 Antacids?

4:17 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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apeman said:

BigRed said:

Acid.

 Antacids?

Lysergic acid diathylamide tartaric 25? Just a bunch of old hippies!

5:11 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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peter - same here. protection for my family would be important for this reason.

7:09 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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I take my bugout bag thats packed and a 45 for protection.

8:48 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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not too long ago BOB would have been instant answer....:}

now... after attempting to backpack with BOB....{and failing miserably}....

I now have a fair accumulation of real, usable,and pack-able gear

ready to go at a moments notice for fun...

in reality we would stay in place for as long as possible... it takes a full hour to just get across town on a good day....imagine the chaos...make your peace today....we are surviving one day at a time...just bouncing between utility shutoffs....just outside of paradise!

9:10 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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In case of fire I have a chest on my dresser with my irreplaceable items, ie pics of great great grandparents in full tribal dress, My grandfathers carvings, some other family heirlooms.

Last year we got evacuated from our home during Irene. We now keep a duffel with rations, fire, water purification and shelter in the kitchen. It's an army duffel so it seems bottomless I am sure that there are several items in it I don't even know about. When we got evacuated christy panicked and she will not allow that again. lol

11:17 p.m. on May 11, 2012 (EDT)
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If I had to run for it,,,,,,,, I would prefer to have a newspaper rolled up so I can reach out and bang the side of the bus and get it to stop.  Jajajajaja

2:02 p.m. on May 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm glad you would grab your wife too,LOL

2:19 p.m. on May 12, 2012 (EDT)
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I have everything I would take being I have everything I own on my touring mountain bike. I am prepared for most anything and survival skills to boot. I can live in the wilds extensively if I had to. Next winter I am going to be living off the land (I hope) teaching myself some more outdoor skills.

3:09 p.m. on May 12, 2012 (EDT)
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apeman said:

BigRed said:

Acid.

 Antacids?

Lysergic acid diathylamide tartaric 25? Just a bunch of old hippies!

 

Might's well enjoy it....

12:14 p.m. on May 13, 2012 (EDT)
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I guess you would be out of your mind on drugs to deal with all the desperate out of their minders...LOL

1:54 a.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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Just for jokes here.....So we are going to beat up the zombies and freaky aliens with rolled up paper while we are on acid and holding a 44 . laughing to hard here! While we are worried about the crazy survivalists who really are paranoid hippiies just taking acid while waving their 44's at the black helicopters !

This is just a silly congloberation of a few replies on here for fun.Wine made me do it, I know no one thinks this way,

11:31 a.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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So after all that, Tam, you are really now getting into the swing of things,

i.e. sometimes it becomes worthy of a comedic interpretation.

And finally as your just wrote, screw the rest, just grab the wine.

12:11 p.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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here in Central Florida we don't run from a disaster, we just make sure to have plenty of ice to keep the beer cold.

In fact, we are presently madly praying to the weather gods to grant us several tropical storms

 

Well, if my sister in law was planning to spend the week, that WOULD be a disaster and I probably would run

12:47 p.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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Ed G said:

here in Central Florida we don't run from a disaster, we just make sure to have plenty of ice to keep the beer cold.

In fact, we are presently madly praying to the weather gods to grant us several tropical storms

 

Well, if my sister in law was planning to spend the week, that WOULD be a disaster and I probably would run

 

12:49 p.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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tam1852 said:

Ed G said:

here in Central Florida we don't run from a disaster, we just make sure to have plenty of ice to keep the beer cold.

In fact, we are presently madly praying to the weather gods to grant us several tropical storms

 

Well, if my sister in law was planning to spend the week, that WOULD be a disaster and I probably would run

 

 

12:50 p.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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Callahan said:

So after all that, Tam, you are really now getting into the swing of things,

i.e. sometimes it becomes worthy of a comedic interpretation.

And finally as your just wrote, screw the rest, just grab the wine.

 

12:51 p.m. on May 15, 2012 (EDT)
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A little wine doeth good like a medicine.But we better not help Ed beat his sister in law up with a rolled up newpaper...lol

12:11 p.m. on May 16, 2012 (EDT)
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The hell with beating my sister in law...

 

I'm definetly in for the wine and acid!

We can have an awesome hurricane party and I live near a winery.

1:13 p.m. on May 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Wine and protection

wINES.jpg

4:52 p.m. on May 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Wine here no acid , I want to be able to laugh and still be able to beat the paranoid aliens off.LOL

4:52 p.m. on May 16, 2012 (EDT)
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Callahan said:

Wine and protection

wINES.jpg

 

4:54 p.m. on May 16, 2012 (EDT)
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I'm sure were all in on this one! Look at those barrels!     Our shop will be open monday to start manufacturing.Time to celebrate here.

9:09 a.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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BOB. That's all ya need.

11:05 a.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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and if your not into wine, Molson Gold goes wonderfully with Strawberry Fields.

 

So I have been told :)

 

"beat the paranoid aliens off"

reminds me of an old joke...

"Where's Molly? 

She's hanging out at the fort, beating off the indians"

11:05 p.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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LOL, good one

11:19 p.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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well, off the beaten trail for a second. But my oldest daughter got another award at the Bass Pro Headquarters Conference Hall here in Springfield,MO for being one of the top 40 people who were the most successful in MO!!!! Proud mom here....

11:27 p.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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tam1852 said:

well, off the beaten trail for a second. But my oldest daughter got another award at the Bass Pro Headquarters Conference Hall here in Springfield,MO for being one of the top 40 people who were the most successful in MO!!!! Proud mom here....

 

11:42 p.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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Ed G said:

 

and if your not into wine, Molson Gold goes wonderfully with Strawberry Fields.

 

So I have been told :)

 

"beat the paranoid aliens off"

reminds me of an old joke...

"Where's Molly? 

She's hanging out at the fort, beating off the indians"

 

11:42 p.m. on May 17, 2012 (EDT)
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Ok Ed what is molson gold?

1:26 a.m. on May 18, 2012 (EDT)
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see the picture of me, know you know I'm not one of THEM.....ha ha..or maybe I am????? Anyways,this has all been fun.

5:36 a.m. on May 18, 2012 (EDT)
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What is Molson Gold???????

 

http://www.ratebeer.com/beer/molson-golden/247/

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