GUN *POLL* How many of you honestly think things are going to get bad?

Discussion in 'On Topic' started by dpixel8, Jul 7, 2009.

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Will it happen, when and how severe

  1. Something is happening very soon, getting ready

    15 vote(s)
    11.7%
  2. Something will happen PROBABLY in the next 10-15 years

    43 vote(s)
    33.6%
  3. I think things could happen, but I'm not worried

    44 vote(s)
    34.4%
  4. You're fucking nuts and nothing is going to happen

    12 vote(s)
    9.4%
  5. Dpixel8 is a midget

    14 vote(s)
    10.9%
  1. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

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    I mean bad enough that most of us would resort to our full evac plans and head for the woods. Zombies (I fucking hate that term), severe civil unrest with this economy heading into shambles, or a full on WWIII?

    And I am talking, in less than 5 years. Not the whole "I'd rather be prepared than not". I mean really if you are mainly in being prepared (training regularly, etc) constantly and think something probably won't happen, or the other end where you pretty much assume something is going to happen?
     
  2. Finest

    Finest OG #93

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    From a scale of 1-10, with 1 being a Peaceful State and 10 being full out Zombie mode, I'm probably around a 4 or 5.

    Living in a large metro area leaves little to be prepared for in a full evac situation. Basically, even if I wanted to bug out, it'd be difficult without running into problems along the way.

    I'm more prepared for self defense when it comes down to it.
     
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    Not anytime soon.
     
  4. dpixel8

    dpixel8 New Member

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    that's why I'll never live in a large city, even as big as Madison. I want to get out, we know we can take care of ourselves for a long while, and I'd rather be around nobody else during that time, except any friends and family and other non-idiots.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    Life goes on. Likely things will get worse for many, and likely many people will bitch.

    I live in the middle of nowhere, owe no one anything, and have liquidated most of my assets, or converted them into stuff that could be more easily liquidated. Frankly, I'm not concerned and hope to take advantage of my position to help me take advantage of those who were too dumb to not see the writing on the wall.
     
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    phrozenlikwid for new colony king
     
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    </fucking nuts>
     
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    I voted 10-15 years. But I am not too worried. Also not very prepared. I work well under pressure. :p
     
  9. ChipOnShoulder

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    The Cascadia fault like runs from Nor-Cal to Vancouver BC.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cascadia_subduction_zone

    It's right on the coast, and the geological process of subduction in which continental plates collide and one is forced under forms megathrust earthquakes, and volcanoes. The average time of these super earthquakes is 300-600 years, it's been 300 years since the last megathrust earthquake.

    Every city in the Pacific Northwest would be a disaster. Living in Seattle and not having BASIC survival prep is downright stupid. Food. Water. Ammo. Survival Mindset.

    My attitude is hope for the best, prepare for the worst
     
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    so you voted A

    I made the thread private in case some people didn't want it divulged
     
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    dpixel8 New Member

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    and who the fuck voted Dpixel8 is a midget besides me? :squint:
     
  12. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    That right there is what really concerns me, much more so than civil unrest of zombies. A natural disaster can have the same effects on people. I was in WA state when they closed down the highways and roads in/out of the town I was in due to flooding. Having some basic gear made it a non-issue to me.

    I also look as having preparations good for anything. If I have a month of food at home, that will take care of me if I lose my job or become hurt. Not all reasons are doom and gloom.
     
  13. I need to make a BOB to keep in my Jeep now that I actually have a vehicle that wouldn't be worthless in a survival/disaster situation.
     
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    dpixel8 New Member

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    That's what I am saying. Under any circumstances. Not just the economy or other shit. Natural disasters will do just about the same thing to people
     
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    that was the other reason for selling the wife's car and getting my "toy"

    could go really into nowhere with it
    just need to put a roof rack on it and that wheel swing-out bumper
     
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    I voted C.

    I mean, i could stock pile a cache of ammo, weapons, and enough food to last me and everyone i know for ten years...

    But get killed by a brick that falls on my head during the first 20 seconds of the earthquake.

    Shit happens, and when it's your time it's your time, but it never hurts to put at least a little effort into covering your bases. Personally, i'm more concerned about my lack of a career and direction at this point in my life.
     
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    skeletor25rs Yetis & Deer

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    :hsugh:
     
  18. I really like the swing out bumper thing, but it has those stupid fucking flame things that you can see on the bottom. What the fuck were they thinking? It's a Jeep, not a damn street rod.
     
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    I didn't read this thread, but I don't think shit will ever hit the fan

    If it does, I'm just gonna flip out and start GTAing in this motherfucker
     
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    If you stay ready, you won't have to get ready
     
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    :rofl::rofl:
     
  22. idleprocess

    idleprocess Bring a dollar with you baby in the cold cold grou

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    Things I'm specifically concerned about, in random order...

    Really bad airplane crash (I'm ~10 miles from DFW airport and get to watch the pattern all day)

    Some terrorist incident involving said nearby airport

    Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms (a few weeks ago an amazing number of trees and fences were downed by a severe storm)

    Flooding (this is a distant concern since neither of the two nearby reservoirs drains in my general direction)

    Civil disturbance due to prolonged power outage

    A general rise in lawlessness should the events described in The Long Emergency / Clusterfuck Nation come to pass and the economy as we know it ceases to provide cheap gasoline and endless supplies of new plastic crap to pacify the general public
     
  23. THT

    THT The easy way is always mined

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    Things are going to get worse but I doubt it will be the end of civilization and social meltdown. I think we're in for a few years of inflation but not on the order of Zimbabwae
     
  24. DaninTexas

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    Things aren't as bad as people (news) make it out to be IMO. With that said living in Houston I have seen first hand how people act after not having power for 6 hours or water for 4 hours. They get stupid. They start acting irrationally. Its why I own guns now. Have some water and food.

    I don't think a full blown zombie outbreak will happen though. Hell I am now looking at buying my first house in Houston this year. If I thought things were going to totally tank I wouldn't be thinking of it.
     
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    I work IT for a local power company, my office on the far end of one of their major call centers. People can come in and pay their bills in person, and occasionally we get a "crazy". Last week we had a lady try to bust through the glass with her fists, then try to kick in the door to get to the call center. She was screaming and hollering and crying, saying she'd kill all of us mother fuckers, etc. It was quite the event.
     

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