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Hey guys. I just wanted to toss up a thread for us to come by every so often to talk about how we are doing today and how things are where we are.

As some of you know I am in a "small town" in Alabama, minor urban area, walking distance from vast farming areas and short drive to several areas of wilderness. So here in small town AL, the only real worry is the panic. Everywhere is out of everything useful to the average Baby Boomer, but those of us who frequent this section would have only a little trouble finding some handy thing to get by with. The schools are all shut down for the next few weeks and most of the government building will probably follow soon.

Me and my immediate family are in no danger of going hungry and we are all still working our regular hours. I'm kicking myself for not scratching that case of toilet paper off my prep list years ago, but what can I say? Ammo, water, food, first aid, trauma, armor, cooking supplies, soap, and much more all came first. Fuel and TP were next. Fueling up tomorrow. The only thing that worries me even a little is the health of my grandparents (86), already with the flu/pneumonia but doing well at home, and paying bills IFFF my job closes for a while, but for the foreseeable future, we have more work that "has to" be done, so we'll keep working and keep getting paid.

Everyone else good? Things OK where you are??
 

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I've got plenty of supplies. I'm just hoping for a dry day. The pre-school is closed and my two daughters are already getting antsy. I need a dry day so I can turn them loose in the back yard for a couple of hours.

As a Christian minister, I have a responsibility to the community. Tomorrow I am going to visit everyone in the neighborhood who has a handicap ramp on the front of their house and a handful of folks I know have some struggles due to age or chronic illness.
 

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I’ve kept everything but fuel stocked up for a while. Food, medicine, water, and ammo are all at a very comfortable level. I can bug in and stay very comfortable for a while if needed.
I’m also in a rural area with access to some space as needed.
I’ll go top off my gas supply tonight. Since we use so much fuel at work, we have pumps for the employees, and I topped of the 39 gallon tank in my truck for $1.46/gallon last night.
We are still working/building cars, but I have about 70% of our office working from home starting today. We will be shutting down production next week, and still paying all production workers. I’ll be working from home next week and have everything set up to use my reloading bench as my remote office.
 

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with those ears you can point in several directions at once.
it's those under you trying to figure out which ear to follow I feel sorry for.

I'm just sittin here watching it rainsnow waiting for march to get over with.
 

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Down where I am at, the shelves at the store are still bare of bread, tp, water, etc, but not as bad as it was when the first surge went through. COVID-19 reported in the Tri-Cities near me, though the city was not named directly, and its a gal in her 20's that had gone traveling of late. Staying low as much as I can, running to the store when needed to get groceries for my mother so she doesn't go out. Playing for everyone, especially for truck drivers and nurses and doctors. God Bless you all.
 

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I've got plenty of supplies. I'm just hoping for a dry day. The pre-school is closed and my two daughters are already getting antsy. I need a dry day so I can turn them loose in the back yard for a couple of hours.

As a Christian minister, I have a responsibility to the community. Tomorrow I am going to visit everyone in the neighborhood who has a handicap ramp on the front of their house and a handful of folks I know have some struggles due to age or chronic illness.
Awesome.
 

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Locally schools, churches, any businesses dealing with large groups of people are shutdown. Restaurants are limited to half capacity, with no one seated next to each other. Fast food places are limited to drive through only.
Good thing is, traffic is light. My sister visits each Wednesday to help me with the trash bins. My health problems keep me housebound, so my contact with the public is very limited - another good thing!
Being a prepper, I have plenty of food, stored water, TP, etc.
No problem here.
 

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Hey guys. I just wanted to toss up a thread for us to come by every so often to talk about how we are doing today and how things are where we are.

As some of you know I am in a "small town" in Alabama, minor urban area, walking distance from vast farming areas and short drive to several areas of wilderness. So here in small town AL, the only real worry is the panic. Everywhere is out of everything useful to the average Baby Boomer, but those of us who frequent this section would have only a little trouble finding some handy thing to get by with. The schools are all shut down for the next few weeks and most of the government building will probably follow soon.

Me and my immediate family are in no danger of going hungry and we are all still working our regular hours. I'm kicking myself for not scratching that case of toilet paper off my prep list years ago, but what can I say? Ammo, water, food, first aid, trauma, armor, cooking supplies, soap, and much more all came first. Fuel and TP were next. Fueling up tomorrow. The only thing that worries me even a little is the health of my grandparents (86), already with the flu/pneumonia but doing well at home, and paying bills IFFF my job closes for a while, but for the foreseeable future, we have more work that "has to" be done, so we'll keep working and keep getting paid.

Everyone else good? Things OK where you are??
3 years worth of food, Ammo, Firearms, Clean water source, even TP... all good.
 

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^^^ That picture is of the case where eggs normally reside at the local Wal-Mart... Not a single egg. And PS: you cannot make hens lay any faster.

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^^^ And that picture is in the local Sam's. As you can see all those racks above the pallets of stuff on the floor are empty instead of having full pallets stacked 20 or 25 feet high. There are several more areas around the store that are similarly depleted of stocking merchandise. My guess is it would take 100 truck lloads or more of merchandise just to get this one store back to capacity.
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I'm okay Barry. Adequate amount of groceries for awhile and a full tank of gas. Bills up to date, and I get my meds in the mail every 90 days so that's all good. If I had a few firearms (not saying I do) I would be a fool if I didn't have an adequate amount of ammo for them. ;):cool::p:D
Of course those who have just been living day to day or paycheck to paycheck are still hoarding stuff that they'll never use in large quantities. Why heck, half of this nation cannot even cook so what good are things like steaks, ham, beans, potatoes. fresh or frozen veggies, and the list could go on forever. Much of that stuff will spoil and wind up in a landfill along with lots of the cheap quality paper towels toilet tissue, etc.
I really agonize for the oldsters who are in far worse shape than I am financially and physically who have no reliable sources now for the absolute bare necessities. Prayers for them and our country...

PS: One other issue I'll mention is that the stores I've been in have cat food, dog food, cat litter, etc, but here locally people have filled the shelter to capacity by dumping their critters since they have apparently spent a lot of their non-budgeted money on items to hoard and then their critters are getting the short end of the stick. You can probably help out a critter and your local shelter staff by offering a safe warm spot for a cat or dog to land.
 

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Barry, we are doing well, no bills, no mortgage taxes paid... business at the wife place is down because no sit down only TO GO no bar business. Local stores have stopped the hording by limiting sales on several items like eggs, bread, and milk. Being in CT, people that say you do not need more than 10 cartridges in a magazine are buying the store out of TP and sanitizers! Liberalism is a mental disorder. seriously. I haven't watched tv in 10 years... started watching stuff on amazon prime and netflix... mostly motorcycle touring stuff and crime stuff...we will get through this like everything prior....
 

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Just relaxing this evening with the Wednesday gun shows on Dish. Crazy day at work. 5 or 6 people were all sick and out from work last week. Today they announced that those folks will be tested for the Kung Flu. And if anyone has it, we all go home for 2 weeks. I'm salary so that shouldn't affect my pay but somehow I think it will anyway. Well at least the gov announced that folks don't have to wait a week for unemployment bennies and being out because of Kung Flu is covered, sick or not sick.
Stopped in the grocery store on the way home for bread, milk, toothpaste, and bath soap. Found all but the milk I wanted (had just skim milk and I can just turn on my tap if I want something watery.)

But while in the grocery store, I could not believe a conversation I overheard. A 30ish woman talking with another woman she apparently knew. She was saying how her husband finally located a generator and was filling gas jugs so now they won't be without power during the pandemic.
I was tempted to say "You do realize the pandemic is about a flu that can make you sick, and NOT a hurricane?" But I figured I had better keep my mouth shut. And who knows? Since they had no generator before, they will at least have that for a real power outage.

But no TP. No butter or cheese. Milk was skim or chocolate (thought about the chocolate). Meat case was nearly empty. No pain reliever or cough syrup. But they had the bath soap brand I normally buy and bread and toothpaste, so I was happy.

Oh and my red, Keep America Great, Trump hat got a lot more reaction. I got lots of smiles - some from some pretty ladies. I was thinking to myself,"Self, I guess you ain't so bad looking for an older fart." But then I got a few frowns from other pretty ladies as they squinted to read my hat. So, reality set in. Unity, ME is an uber-liberal college town and I was shopping in the middle of it. Oh well.
 

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Wife and I have food enough for a couple weeks. Hoping that once people start eating what they stocked up on, groceries will appear on the shelves again. I've got about 4 weeks before I run out of work (long explanation required). Jen home schools the kids, so no change there, other than that we're watching a kid for a single mom down the street. Next door neighbor said she may have to take us up on the offer to watch her two kids. So that would fill our house up. I'm not real worried YET. A few of my Guard buddies have gotten called up, they've put out more calls for volunteers. I can't as I'm already on orders. Governor ordered all restaurants to close, except for takeout and drivethough.
 

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In addition to the normal stuff, I have 30 days of MRE-type dried food for the family. It's not connoisseur food but it'll keep us alive and isolated if need be. I don't think it will come to that with the Wuhan Virus.
 

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Not scared.
I’m not worried about catching it. People are surviving it and a lot of us have been through worse.

Compared to being to the war a few times, this is no problem, yet.

I am truly worried about the NWO, peoples lively hoods, like our good friend Rando.

The fact that “they” now think they can convince us not to move freely about and give up our liberties in the name of safety.

Personally, Were always just one good gun battle away from biting the big one of it happens. Not sure how many bullets are needed for that. For nutrition, good people survived the Great Depression. However, the world was more isolated then. We didn’t have to mettle with as many antagonist


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made a trip to town.
potatoes and toilet paper=ghost town vacancy section.
flour=none, but there was corn meal, and rolled oats.
plenty of 1lb bags of sugar.
there must have been 500 gallons of milk in the cooler.
smaller 5lb. bags of rice were scattered about the one aisle.
eggs [by the 5 dozen] were on 2 pallets in the cooler.
catsup was on sale.
plenty of chicken, pork and beef at normal prices.
there was no macaroni and cheese, just a little bread, the tuna fish was gone, but there was plenty of tortilla shells and the ice cream section was full.
 

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We're fine, Barry. Lots of more than we'll ever need anytime soon.

Haven't cracked the MREs or Spam yet lol (although I DID enjoy a bacon-spam sandwich on a pretzel roll because I genuinely LIKE that stuff for dinner).

The only thing that might concern me is fuel disruption but at under 2 bucks a gallon and going down I'd say the country is flush with fuel too.

And we can always grow or make more food if that need arises but again I don't see that as anytime soon. If it looks like we'll head up northeast and start plowing. Everything is calm and fine.

I DO have concerns long term about how we're going nuts and tearing apart our own economy. All for something that isn't really all that bad. Media fueled insanity but it does give Creedence to my claim here on many occasions that nations sometimes go nuts. I guess it's ALOT of nations.

Like I've said before if this had happened when I was a kid it'd all be over before we figured out what it was. What moves faster now is information and that can cause real harm when people dwell on things that aren't true.

Now what HAS me concerned it's my profession to move around and go places. Some places I poke my nose into are large cities that wouldn't do well with supply disruptions (like HKG and LA). So I gotta figure if I'm going to do any nose poking until things simmer down. HKG has imposed this way strange quarantine on ANYONE coming in (which results in a sort of house-arrest for pilots at present until they leave--when I read the notice it was one of those YGBSM sets of procedures which basically has you escorted into a hotel room where you're totally isolated and they bring stuff up beside your door without going in or out, etc.). It's intricate and absurd so until it changes a bit probably won't be driving in there. Got a few days to sort it out.
 
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