Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 26

Thread: Had to snicker... Burt from tremors

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6,160

    Default Had to snicker... Burt from tremors

    Got to thinking last night. The rant Burt said in tremors. We had supplies, food for years, yata yatta. Giant worms..... Man I never expected a pandemic. We had stuff for it. But had to modify our plans Abit. To, who would have thought that would sell out. Anyway. I just dident think in 2020 the medical system would be so hindered by a flu bug.
    Last edited by driftz240; 03-21-2020 at 11:06 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Chicagoland
    Posts
    1,962

    Default

    don't know where you've been and been reading about pandemic prepping >>>> absolutly none of this is either new or unexpected - IN FACT preppers always talked in terms of an even much more severe killer pandemic ...

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Morgan County, Alabama
    Posts
    3,479

    Default

    Covid-19 is a new virus. BUT, every year brings a new virus and the CDC tries to prepare a vaccine for it, and they usually do an acceptable job, but sometimes they flub it. This caught us a bit off guard, because the Chinese lied about it, for one thing, and I think the Genesis of it might not be the same.
    Also, it's being hyped by the politicians. And other malignant jackasses.

    While it may not be possible to prepare for everything, things like this, really ought not be painfully difficult.

    What worked well for me; keeping in mind what disappears first at the store during snowstorms, hurricanes, earthquakes, and other fairly common natural problems.

  4. #4

    Default

    That's what preppers do, prep for the 'unexpected'. Things you personally wouldn't expect but prep for just the same, along with any other possibilities.
    Making good people helpless, doesn't make bad people harmless!

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    4,013

    Default

    The generic prepper advice is prep for a zombie apocalypse... even though it'll never happen... because if you're ready for that, you're covered for 90% of what's possible.

    That last 10% is where specialized preps come into play.

    Love Burt btw, patron saint of preppers everywhere.
    "The thing about smart people is they seem like crazy people to dumb people" - Stephen Hawking

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6,160

    Default

    I mean. I prepped for it. I got alcohol, cleaning stuff , mask, and ppe. But figured the economy would tank hard or super valcano was more likely in this day and age.

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Montana
    Posts
    2,860

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by driftz240 View Post
    Got to thinking last night. The rant Burt said in tremors. We had supplies, food for years, yata yatta. Giant worms..... Man I never expected a pandemic. We had stuff for it. But had to modify our plans Abit. To, who would have thought that would sell out. Anyway. I just dident think in 2020 the medical system would be so hindered by a flu bug.
    Don't prep for a specific event. All-hazards planning....
    Good medicine in bad places

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Posts
    6,160

    Default

    I basically prepped for all things. So my preps are tight. But did run out 3 weeks ago and bought lots of immune boosters.

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Dec 1969
    Location
    Lake LBJ, Texas
    Posts
    8,301

    Default

    Biggest problem I face is split caches. Got some here at house, and the rest at ranch. I miss the old days when I went to ranch and bought a flat each of potatoes, carrots, green beans. Now they limit you to a few cans of each. I do have 2 24 packs of tp at both caches.
    Once on safari in deepest darkest Afganistan we ran out of Gin, and were compelled to survive on food and water for several days.


    I typically carry a flask of vodka for snakebites. I also carry a small snake.- W. C. Fields

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Sweet Tennessee
    Posts
    4,334

    Default

    This thing is coming in fast and in slow motion at the same time......... It is for me anyway; I haven't been caught with my pants down or anything it's more like knowing what is coming and a good idea what to expect and just waiting for it that's the slow part. Seeing the writing on the wall and seeing the sheep when it finally smacks them in the face and how quick they breakdown when it's been brewing and obvious, that's what I think is hitting so fast. Like the TP shortage I always ha ha'd the prepper jokes but never really expected it like it happened.

    Another thing while we're on the subject...... This isn't really an apocalypse, presumably things will go back to pretty normal in a couple of months (We hope) this is a different kind of situation, it's not a localized disaster where help and normalcy just down the road, it's not a nationwide lights out event with a total loss of gov, law, and order. (yet) It's a whole country is freaking out over catching a cold, businesses shutting their doors either by the request of local gov or voluntarily and every stinking person with a different opinion arguing about the best way to handle the situation. We still have bills to pay and everything is mostly still good so a dozen eggs and an ounce of silver ain't worth much. Being completely honest here, this particular situation never really crossed my mind.
    Don't bring skittles to a gun fight.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •