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Old 05-01-2017, 08:23 AM   #1
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My wife is concerned about a natural disaster or being attacked by North Korea or something. She wants to be "ready". What exactly do y'all store up? I was going to buy her a case of water from Costco.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:27 AM   #2
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I keep 5 to 10 gallons of Ozarka 2.5 gallons containers and about 30 cans of the thick n hearty stews, they are 16 oz cans. The whole set up will keep me and mine going for two weeks if need be. I don't prep for anything more than that, if the apocalypse comes it comes.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:29 AM   #3
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Water food Medical security Communications and a few other categories. Very broad topic that would take hours to discuss.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:30 AM   #4
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Give her a gun and ammo. The rest she can "take"...

Don't forget that your water heater holds a bunch of water if needed.
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Just build a long range gun. You can have access to whatever you need
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:31 AM   #6
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I just plan on raiding all the unarmed liberals
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:31 AM   #7
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I typically just wait for these threads---make note of who is stocking up so I know where to go when the **** hits the fan.
Personally, I'm headed to Polk county.. there are stories of a guy with excessive amounts of elephant meat in a wooden cabin. should be easy pickin's if I can get past the 6 kadrillizin lumen porch light...

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Old 05-01-2017, 08:31 AM   #8
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Ammunition. Especially 22 rimfire. You can carry a couple.hundred in your pockets. Also quite a few 5.56. And a plan on where to go if I have to evacuate.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:32 AM   #9
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Natural disasters, civil unrest, economic collapse are the most likely scenarios where you would need to have some stuff stored up. She probably has a greater chance of catching a communicable disease from an albino black panther than suffering an attack from North Korea.
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She probably has a greater chance of catching a communicable disease from an albino black panther than suffering an attack from North Korea.
So you're saying there is a chance
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:47 AM   #11
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i bought 100 acres about 5 miles from the nearest "town".... (the town is about 100 people). put a sea container on it, had a well drilled and it's running on solar into a 2500 gallon tank. right now, my UTV is out there, and about 40 gallons of gas, and 50 gallons of diesel. I have a couple 30 day emergency food supply (25 year shelf life) canisters out there, a large tent, sleeping bags, and other necessities. there's only 1 road in that is 4 miles long, and you can't see anything from the road.

now, I didn't buy it for this purpose, but it would serve it well. it's always good to have a contingency plan.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:47 AM   #12
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so you're saying there is a chance
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:54 AM   #13
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Start with basics.

You can only live for 3 minutes without air,

You can only live for about 3 days without water,

You can only live for about 3 weeks without food,

Depending on the time of year, you can only live about 3 hours without shelter.


If you are planning on staying where you are at, don't worry about the shelter part. That's why I left it for last. Your water heater holds at least 30 gallons depending on if it is a tankless or standard water heater. The toilet tanks (not the toilet bowls) hold a gallon or two. Figure one gallon per person per day, more during the summer, and more if you are active during the summer. Canned foods are great as you just have to heat them up, just make sure you have a manual can opener.

The most important prep is medical. A simple cut, if not treated, could get infected and kill you since sanitation is hard to do in a SHTF situation.

We all have firearms and know how to use them so that why I didn't list that. Keep in mind too that quiet firearms can be very beneficial. You don't want to let the entire world know what is going on and where you are at.
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Old 05-01-2017, 08:58 AM   #14
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My wife is concerned about being attacked by North Korea or something.

She wants to be "ready".

I was going to buy her a case of water from Costco.
I would buy her a case of ▼ and see what she says.

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Old 05-01-2017, 09:01 AM   #15
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If you have the space, it makes sense to me to be prepared with extras of the things you normally use. Buy a couple weeks worth of the canned goods you normally eat and as you use them, replenish them. Keep a few 5-gallon containers of gas in the garage and once a month dump them into your truck tank and refill them. Buy a couple extra boxes of ammo for your deer rifle, a decent medical kit, and pull a grand in small bills out of your savings. You'll be set for a 2-4 weeks with minimal investment.

It is foolish to me that so many "preppers" invest thousands of dollars into stuff they'll never use, like 2 years worth of MRE's that won't get eaten and be thrown out. Most of their families would be better off if they put the money in a mutual fund, college fund, or even just savings. Seriously, what scenario do you envision where you'll be shooting 5,000 rounds of .22, .223, or 9mm ammo? Going to war daily with raiding parties? Not to mention a lot of those guys are so fat they couldn't sprint up a flight of stairs.

I agree that if it is the end of the world, I'll happily go to heaven. A Katrina-type disaster is what I'd prepare for.

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Old 05-01-2017, 09:04 AM   #16
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:04 AM   #17
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Natural disasters, civil unrest, economic collapse are the most likely scenarios where you would need to have some stuff stored up. She probably has a greater chance of catching a communicable disease from an albino black panther than suffering an attack from North Korea.
Exactly!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:06 AM   #18
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Always interesting thread, lots of different takes each time I read one.
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i bought 100 acres about 5 miles from the nearest "town".... (the town is about 100 people). put a sea container on it, had a well drilled and it's running on solar into a 2500 gallon tank. right now, my UTV is out there, and about 40 gallons of gas, and 50 gallons of diesel. I have a couple 30 day emergency food supply (25 year shelf life) canisters out there, a large tent, sleeping bags, and other necessities. there's only 1 road in that is 4 miles long, and you can't see anything from the road.

now, I didn't buy it for this purpose, but it would serve it well. it's always good to have a contingency plan.
Do you live close enough to the land to get there?
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:15 AM   #19
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Depending on the time of year, you can only live about 3 hours without shelter.

Maybe if you're naked. I usually wear clothes in the winter time and survived a whole day without shelter.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:16 AM   #20
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A case of water would probably serve you better than a case of bullets. Water is typically, the first sold out item during a natural disaster.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:21 AM   #21
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Maybe if you're naked. I usually wear clothes in the winter time and survived a whole day without shelter.
x2 ...That Naked and Afraid show would really short if this were true
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:23 AM   #22
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Maybe if you're naked. I usually wear clothes in the winter time and survived a whole day without shelter.


That is referencing winter time, Sub zero temps with high winds like are sometimes seen in the panhandle.


Of course, some of them northerner transplants could not last 3 hours here during the summer without A/C!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:38 AM   #23
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I just plan on raiding all the unarmed liberals
Problem is, they probably are armed. They just don't want YOU(us) to be armed lol.
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:47 AM   #24
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:51 AM   #25
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Some folks just worry too much!
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:51 AM   #26
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Natural disasters, civil unrest, economic collapse are the most likely scenarios where you would need to have some stuff stored up. She probably has a greater chance of catching a communicable disease from an albino black panther than suffering an attack from North Korea.
Ya, I'm not sure what's up with her. She wanted a gun and a CHL last week. Hit me at breakfast with wanting to stock pile stuff. Must be listening to Alex Jones when I'm not home...
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Old 05-01-2017, 09:55 AM   #27
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Guns, ammo, gas. If SHTF I will load up and head for either West Tx and find a high fence ranch with solar and a well, or head back to LA and stay in a floating shack in the basin.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:07 AM   #28
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:16 AM   #29
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Fishhooks
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Have her watch Red Dawn (the original)
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:43 AM   #31
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Home to West Texas for me. Between mine and my wife's families, I think we'd have a pretty good chance of survival. Solar wells, cattle, goats & horses; A couple of civil engineers, crusty ol' ranchers and take-no-***** women - I pitty da fool.

I'll put a TBH flag in my prepper gear, if you see it waiving friends are welcome. Anyone coming to take our stuff will find a shallow grave and fiery eternity.
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Old 05-01-2017, 10:45 AM   #32
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I typically just wait for these threads---make note of who is stocking up so I know where to go when the **** hits the fan.
Personally, I'm headed to Polk county.. there are stories of a guy with excessive amounts of elephant meat in a wooden cabin. should be easy pickin's if I can get past the 6 kadrillizin lumen porch light...
At least there's one person that doesn't know what county I'm in! And why aren't you going to the astros game thursday?
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I have a stout brick house with good steel doors that lock, and a water well in the backyard. I keep the dove fed by the house and the rabbits fat and a good 22. I guess im ready for anything.
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At least there's one person that doesn't know what county I'm in! And why aren't you going to the astros game thursday?
Be in Disney World!!!
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Not a prepper but I have a little bit of ammo and components to reload (it was hard to get a few years back and decided I wouldn't go through that again so I keep more then I used to) and legally bought supressors

We keep extra water, we are also on a well and I bought a generator when the last hurricane rolled through. I have a grill and a smoker and a propane stove inside with a big tank I don't let get low.

I have the basic camping stuff since we enjoy it like lanterns, Coleman stove, etc.

We keep extra food but not excessive and I have my own garden.

Only thing I'm worried about is hurricane season as it seems I have crap luck lately big one we were without power for 2 weeks. I keep a few extra tarps have power tools hand tools and wood etc to get me by like when a tree fell on my roof.
I live on a one street "neighborhood" and fang near half the houses are family that have lived here since the 60s, horses, pigs,cattle,chickens, gardens between everyone. All are hunters, some military experience even have a cop on my street. We'd be alright for a while with anything that was thrown at us.
Our street is surrounded by small amount of woods then pasture land on each side. We'd see anyone coming except for neighborhood that was built on other side of our only entrance. (I hate that this town is growing so fast)
Once again not a prepper but I do keep a small kit for emergencies in my truck. If I had to walk home from anywhere I travel regularly I'd be fine. I do enjoy reading the apolyalypic books about emp, nuclear war in America like lights out, Patriots, surviving home etc. They are interesting to say the least. I have no plans on leaving my home if anything crazy we're to happen. I'd die protecting it first

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Home to West Texas for me. Between mine and my wife's families, I think we'd have a pretty good chance of survival. Solar wells, cattle, goats & horses; A couple of civil engineers, crusty ol' ranchers and take-no-***** women - I pitty da fool.

I'll put a TBH flag in my prepper gear, if you see it waiving friends are welcome. Anyone coming to take our stuff will find a shallow grave and fiery eternity.
Lol,I like that.A tbh flag,and various forms of alcoholic beverages.Because most of us have lots of guns/ammo,and fishing stuff.Plenty of deer meat,and several have gardens..As a tbh community we'd be alright I reckon!

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Some folks just worry too much!

I don't worry at all since I am prepared. Live through one big hurricane and you will change your mind.


I lived through Hurrican Alicia in the early 80's. Power was out for about a week and I can remember as a kid standing in a line waiting to get water. I swore that when I grew up, I would never let my family be in the same boat of having to rely on others to survive.

It's not called worrying, it's called being a good provider for your family.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:19 AM   #38
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I don't worry at all since I am prepared. Live through one big hurricane and you will change your mind.


I lived through Hurrican Alicia in the early 80's. Power was out for about a week and I can remember as a kid standing in a line waiting to get water. I swore that when I grew up, I would never let my family be in the same boat of having to rely on others to survive.

It's not called worrying, it's called being a good provider for your family.
Oh I'm not talking about hurricanes, tornadoes etc. I've lived through many natural disasters and went more than a week without water or power on multiple ocassions. My comment is not aimed at being ready for those types of things. When I hear "prepper" that's not what I think of. I shake my head at the folks that think Russia or North Korea are gonna put boots on the ground in the US, the government is gonna declare marshall law and try to take our guns, or a giant ateroid is gonna take out our power grid...well you get the idea. I think some people just caught up in the Alex Jones type nonsense. He makes a very nice living making people scared.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:24 AM   #39
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i bought 100 acres about 5 miles from the nearest "town".... (the town is about 100 people). put a sea container on it, had a well drilled and it's running on solar into a 2500 gallon tank. right now, my UTV is out there, and about 40 gallons of gas, and 50 gallons of diesel. I have a couple 30 day emergency food supply (25 year shelf life) canisters out there, a large tent, sleeping bags, and other necessities. there's only 1 road in that is 4 miles long, and you can't see anything from the road.

now, I didn't buy it for this purpose, but it would serve it well. it's always good to have a contingency plan.
If by chance the world does not melt down into anarchy in 24.5 years... will you eat your emergency food supply?
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:26 AM   #40
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To the OP, Are you kiddin' me? Your wife is giving you the perfect opportunity to buy more guns & ammo. Take it! Don't let this pass you by. You will need more guns, ammo, a better bow, arrows, etc.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:30 AM   #41
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Wonder if they're watching our southern border a little closer now that all this North Korea stuff is going on. People are worried about ICMB's, but I'd be more worried about someone smuggling a nuke across our open southern border. They may not have the technology to launch one over her on a missile, but they may be able to still get one here if our borders aren't secure. That's why we need to BUILD THE WALL
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:35 AM   #42
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I have property with lots of game on it, plenty of fire power, that is about as prepped as I am going to get.
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Old 05-01-2017, 11:49 AM   #43
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I just keep the standard stuff, especially during hurricane season.

1. extra case of water
2. extra batteries
3. couple dozen can food items
4. extra flash lights
5. already have a stash of ammo (nothing crazy)

That's about it. I don't keep spare gas around. If a hurricane ends up in the gulf that's the time for me to get extra gas.

I've read a little about "prepping" and there are a lot of fallacies involved; at least as far as building a bunker and stocking with tons of supplies. Bottom line, if the SHTF, you would not be able to stand your ground too long before other survivors come to raid your supplies. I tend to think a more nomadic type of approach is what should be thought about.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:14 PM   #44
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To the OP, Are you kiddin' me? Your wife is giving you the perfect opportunity to buy more guns & ammo. Take it! Don't let this pass you by. You will need more guns, ammo, a better bow, arrows, etc.
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Oh I'm not talking about hurricanes, tornadoes etc. I've lived through many natural disasters and went more than a week without water or power on multiple ocassions. My comment is not aimed at being ready for those types of things. When I hear "prepper" that's not what I think of. I shake my head at the folks that think Russia or North Korea are gonna put boots on the ground in the US, the government is gonna declare marshall law and try to take our guns, or a giant ateroid is gonna take out our power grid...well you get the idea. I think some people just caught up in the Alex Jones type nonsense. He makes a very nice living making people scared.
Hey, keep Alex out of this......he is a Texan and he has the ear of our President.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:42 PM   #46
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I keep about 1 month's supply of food, cooking fuel, TP, soap, and a way to store 20 gallons of water plus a gravity fed water filtration unit. I would have more but I'm running out of storage room. I can supplement our food supply with fish and crabs along with vegetables from our garden.
My family can also go to the restroom directly into a septic tank that is no longer being used. Sanitation is critical and some folks don't take that into consideration until they can no longer flush.
My wife is an RN and I am a fairly decent all around repair guy so we can barter services with others. She keeps a fairly comprehensive first aid kit, and I keep a good set of tools, welding and machining equipment, and power generation to run it all. I also keep a lot of barter supplies like small bottles of liquor, extra TP, batteries, ect.
I don't believe it's prudent to use ammo as a bartering currency. Giving someone the tools to assault my family is not very smart IMO.
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Old 05-01-2017, 12:46 PM   #47
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Wonder if they're watching our southern border a little closer now that all this North Korea stuff is going on. People are worried about ICMB's, but I'd be more worried about someone smuggling a nuke across our open southern border. They may not have the technology to launch one over her on a missile, but they may be able to still get one here if our borders aren't secure. That's why we need to BUILD THE WALL
There a lot of good pro/con arguments for building or not building the wall, but this is t one of them. If they are going to smuggle a nuclear load all the way to the border why not just launch it at LA from the Mexico side?

Our enemies have plenty of short range missiles, and they work without too much complexity.


Back on topic. Woefully unprepared here. But really I have no place to store it, we can barely fit our groceries for the week....

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Old 05-01-2017, 12:55 PM   #48
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Wonder if they're watching our southern border a little closer now that all this North Korea stuff is going on. People are worried about ICMB's, but I'd be more worried about someone smuggling a nuke across our open southern border. They may not have the technology to launch one over her on a missile, but they may be able to still get one here if our borders aren't secure. That's why we need to BUILD THE WALL
LOL you really think that the people capable of smuggling a nuclear weapon across the pacific and into Mexico and them smuggle it into the US are gonna stop when they see a concrete wall?
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:14 PM   #49
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some people stock pile silver and gold. I stockpile brass and lead. Just saying
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:23 PM   #50
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