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Old 11-27-2009, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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I think this section is a "special" place for a certain group of "special" people who are often accused of wearing "special" hats.
WooHoo!

I am special!

I am special!

I get to wear a hat and I am special!

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Old 11-27-2009, 05:37 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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WooHoo!

I am special!

I am special!

I get to wear a hat and I am special!

careful, the hats chafe sometimes.
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Forests of Maine
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careful, the hats chafe sometimes.
LOL

I attend a conference each year for folks who wear 'special' hats. I made mine from stainless steel sheet metal, and soldered the seams. No chaffing, no scratches

Did I mention that my house is a Faraday cage?
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Old 11-27-2009, 06:26 PM
 
Location: In The Outland
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Wink Works for me !

I'm not very self sufficient but I do know how to prepare in case of a serious emergency. I can dig a hole in the soft soil in my area very quickly for any catastrophic event.

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Old 11-27-2009, 09:02 PM
 
Location: Houston/Heights
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I'm not very self sufficient but I do know how to prepare in case of a serious emergency. I can dig a hole in the soft soil in my area very quickly for any catastrophic event.
I'd say you look well protected and good to go. Carry on.
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:14 PM
 
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Reminds me when that wind storm hit Bollix Ms you know Kertena i was on the phone talking to the boy ask why he didn't leave long ago ??? Well you know the usual excuses you read them here . Well you could here that house popping and glass breaking long about then i could tell he wished he would of been somewhere else then the phone went dead

Two weeks later we finely heard from him first few days they had crackers and some water nothing around them stood the wind there house was a wreck he said and just food was a big deal . Then he said the insects came from everywhere . Now you would think going threw this plus hardly no gas in the truck you would learn a thing or two

Any one want to bet he don't have two days food in the house right now

Some people don't learn . For some the best thing they could do in a case like this is sit in the corner put you head between your legs this way you are in a poishion to kiss your but good by Think i told him that as the phone was cracking up .

He just gave me and his mother more grey hair is all
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Old 11-27-2009, 10:21 PM
 
Location: Western NC
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WAIT . . . . WAIT . . . .

Is this about 2012?

You absolutely gotta be kidding me. So CityData believes the world is going to end in 2 years? I cant believe this is a serious section.

I'm just shocked.

No wait, this is just probably some section just incase if a natural disaster occurred right? like floods, hurricane, earthquakes? Yes thats what this section is about. Has to be.
hmmm... first post seemed entirely clueless; in the very next post they suddenly flailed about 2012, which nobody had mentioned. Is the OP as clueless as they appear?
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Old 11-28-2009, 01:53 PM
 
Location: 125 Years Too Late...
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It can also be to share ideas about how to 'stand on our own two feet' with a bit more authority. Along with the ability to be prepared comes the ability to do things and make things that most folks have lost the ability to do and make. I just ordered a book about skills that our rural grandparents had and most of us don't. I'm looking forward to reading it. We can also discuss frugal living, efficient housing techniques/designs, off-grid living, optimal climatic conditions for 'homesteading' (bad term, I know), etc. All of this relates to self-sufficiency and preparedness.

I think there is a little overlap with the 'green living' forum. But that tends to be overshadowed by arguing about the environment.
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Old 11-28-2009, 04:47 PM
 
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Katrina II, tornado, earthquake, power grid failure, ice storm, panademic, or Obama elected to a second term. Lots of things to prepare for besides a Mayan calendar.
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Old 11-28-2009, 05:40 PM
 
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how about state deficits and baby boomers to retire in 2011?
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