guys - you would survive fine. we have had more than our fair share of natural disasters over here in NZ, and common sence comes right into play.
One year - down on the farm, isolated, as in miles from shops, a town, etc....the snow was so deep that we were stranged for 7 days. No power, no running water, no flushing toilets....but you tackle one wee problem at a time.....and deal with it.
We were lucky that we had a wood fire - so we could cook food, and keep warm. We moved all the beds into the kitchen etc....
The earthquakes here in Christchurch were another natural disaster that proved trying for us all....but commonsence prevailed.
Natural disasters do bring out the best and the worst in people thou - which is sad. We humans tend to remember the bad things that happen, and sadly looting was rampant during our earthquakes.
"never let the truth get in the way of a good story "
Acording to new Mayan discoveries, we have at least 7 thousand years left.
Although it will be fun watching the believers on and around the 21st.
Keep it going, Mark
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USA Today - Newly Discovered Mayan calendar goes way past 2012
Not that I bought into it anyway.
And I do prep a little, but not because I think there's a zombie apocalypse imminent. I grew up in earthquake country (Northridge - 7.2 anyone?) and went through the Rodney King riots, so I have literally seen the streets in flames, people pulled out of their cars, and no gas/water/electricity/food for more than a week.
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If shit goes down, I live in the fucking scrub dessert. I'll go hunt cow, jackrabbit, snake, and camel (yes, some rich idiot has camels up here) and leave the city snobs to robbing HEB. If it really goes down, that's what Big Bend and Nacogdoches are for, as well as some of our stockpiles.
(We generally keep emergency supplies and emergency rations around in case of "snowstorms" (2 inches and everyone panics around here) and haboobs, as well as just in case humans fuck with other humans and we're affected.)
"No fate but what we make"- Sarah Connor, Terminator 2
Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, steak in one hand, chocolate in the other, yelling "Holy F***, What a Ride!"
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