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#116354 - 12/18/07 02:38 AM I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking
samhain Offline
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Registered: 11/30/05
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Just saw Will Smith's I Am Legend this weekend.

Woof! Talk about intense.

I was thinking about you guys/gals watching it with the Emergency Preparedness/Survival aspects in it.

What struck me though was coping with the psychological aspects of survival and the importance (at least important to me) of keeping a journal.

How many keep a journal?

In your Bug Out Plans, do you have the ability to document what's going on, etc factored into your plans?

Do you even consider documenting events/observations/etc important/necessary/or just a luxury?

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#116356 - 12/18/07 02:50 AM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: samhain]
Shadow_oo00 Offline
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Registered: 08/21/07
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Loc: Pennsylvania, USA
I have a journal in my bug out bag, I don't use one now but thought that if things got that bad I might need to keep track of certain things. I also saw the movie, wasn't too bad, not what I expected though, guess I was looking for more of the prep's and survival aspects, he had it to easy....lol until he ummmmm !!!! u know...lol
That had to be a real bummer......don't want to spoil it for anyone that hasn't seen it yet.
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#116359 - 12/18/07 03:02 AM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: Shadow_oo00]
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well if anyone has seen the show afterworld (afterworld.tv) rus keeps a journal. It seems to help him out!?
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#116361 - 12/18/07 03:39 AM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: samhain]
wildman800 Offline
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Registered: 11/09/06
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Loc: La-USA
I keep a log book of my underway watches and I have toyed with the idea of keeping a journal during a disastrous period but I think I would pass on the extra weight (including the paperwork drill) during a bugout situation.
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#116364 - 12/18/07 03:53 AM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: samhain]
ironraven Offline
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Registered: 09/08/05
Posts: 4642
Loc: Vermont
That which happens should be recorded, if for no other reason than the human memory is imperfect.
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#116376 - 12/18/07 06:03 AM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: ironraven]
CityBoyGoneCountry Offline
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Registered: 11/04/07
Posts: 369
Space in my backpack is limited. Priority has to be given to those things which can help me survive. If there happens to be enough room for a notebook after everything else finds its place, then fine. But I'm not going to remove other items just to make room for a notebook.

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#116399 - 12/18/07 03:37 PM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
benjammin Offline
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My impression of the movie, without yet having seen it, is that it seems to be a remake of "The Omega Man"; a Charlton Heston 70s movie.
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#116403 - 12/18/07 03:58 PM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: benjammin]
DesertFox Offline
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Registered: 01/04/07
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Loc: New York, NY
Don't know if you could call it a journal, but I keep about a dozen index cards and a couple of Fisher Space Pens in the BOB. Might want to leave notes, or record important happenings as others have mentioned above.

I also keep a log on the sailboat. That way I can check and see if my trip estimate (distance, time, currents etc.) comes out anything close to the real world. It's embarassing to take a couple of guests out for an overnighter and find yourself 25 miles from home as the sun sets on the second day.

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#116407 - 12/18/07 04:04 PM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: CityBoyGoneCountry]
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Registered: 05/04/02
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Keep a Journal (I call it a log)!!

I have worked more than a few disasters as a hospital administrator, Ham, Red Cross responder, Search and Rescue responder and during my own private disasters.

Over time I have developed a logging method that works for me. I have referred to it countless times for information that I logged that I really did not know I would need later. Here is how I do it.

I use a small spiral binder. About 3x5. Starting from the BACK, I make notes as things happen. Mostly names of people I meet, radio frequencies, things others might mention, most anything. Usually it is almost incomprehensible scribbles. After each entry, I draw a horizontal line to separate that thought from the next.

When things are quiet, at least once a day, I transcribe the scribbles to the FRONT of the notebook. I add legibility, expand on what I wrote and in general make it so I can understand it a month later.

When I transcribe, I draw a single diagonal line through the transcribed scribble portion. When the entire page has been transcribed I draw a diagonal the opposite direction through the whole page. I do not rip out the scribble page.

When a page is full, I tear off a small piece of the bottom right corner. (I am left handed). Then when I need to open it quickly, I can grab the bottom right corner and end up at the latest empty spot. No fumbling through the pages to find an empty space to write.

I can't stress enough how useful this notebook will become. buy a bundle of these notebooks (12 for about $5 as sams club) and practice by tracking your daily activities.

Keeping log is an acquired skill. In time you will develop a technique that fits your needs. Start a log every time your world deviates from the routine. You start a trip, you start a hike, you have an auto accident, anytime you do anything unusual.

Do it however it works for you but DO IT!!
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#116408 - 12/18/07 04:08 PM Re: I Am Legend, the movie, not my delusional thinking [Re: benjammin]
billym Offline
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Registered: 12/01/05
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Loc: Oakland, California
Originally Posted By: benjammin
My impression of the movie, without yet having seen it, is that it seems to be a remake of "The Omega Man"; a Charlton Heston 70s movie.

Both are based on the same novel.
The movie was OK. There were some obvious unanswered questions probably due to editing.
Bill

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