^ Seriously. Give it a listen. I tuned into Rush today, hoping he could help me make sense of what happened last night. Looking for some optimism. Not much to be found, even from El Rushbo. Not faulting him or anything, he laid it out pretty plain and simple. We got our asses kicked, but I was looking for the answer to, “Now what?”
Much needed optimism from Bill. Tell me what you think.
I’ve been saving the empty jugs that my kitty litter comes in. I reckon they’re about 4-5 gals. with nice screw-on caps. I will now rinse them out and bleach accordingly. I think that’s about 5 drops per gallon.
Ewww!? No, silly, all they had in them before was earth and clay. At least, I hope so.
It is more constructive than bitching from a bell tower, or worse.
Life may increasingly suck in the foreseeable future and saving provisions is good, but we are able to create and adapt in spite of what is going on around us. We have incredible resources compared to the Founding Fathers. I don’t believe our conditions are harder, just different. Are you part pf the solution or the precipitate?
Pessimism is easy, I’m choosing to seek constructive people, activities, and mindset.
I thanked God yesterday for my JR, my dog boys, the beach and my house at it and for rickn8or and the rest of we KisPians…and for not letting me become one of them regardless of the tribulations I’ve had throughout my life.
Comment by SondraK, Queen of my domain — November 8, 2012 @ 9:24 am
I keep the 5gl jugs that my pool chlorine tablets come in. I also never let my gas tank get below 3/4 FULL (I learned that from the ’89 Loma Prieta quake). I have lots of ammo and food. I have 38k gallons of water in my pool.
Comment by TheOldMan — November 8, 2012 @ 12:16 pm
OldMan, I may have to re-think my strategery here. I was always a 1/4 tank kinda guy, you know, so you could “always fill up in the daylight in a good neighborhood”, but there’s this thing around here called The New Madrid Fault…
• Keep your powder dry.
• Remember, ammo is also trade goods, so stock more than you’ll ever need.
• Own at least one disposable gun and at least one revolver, so you don’t leave spent brass lying around with your fingerprints on it.
• Keep some MREs and water in an upper story or a high shelf.
• Have a safe room (with gun, cell phone, and pee can).
• Know how to escape from every room in your house.
• Have a flashlight handy every place you sit, but be able to navigate around your house in the dark.
• Learn how to use everything within reach as a weapon.
• Don’t investigate noises for at least 5-min. Get into a defense or escape position, call 911, and make the noise come to you.
(What? Oh, right, forgot.)
• Find out which neighbor has the most comfortable spare bed or couch.
Comment by DougM (November is heeeeeere!) — November 8, 2012 @ 5:12 pm