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#157412 - 12/06/08 11:01 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Blast]
Desperado Offline
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Registered: 11/01/08
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Loc: DFW, Texas
Originally Posted By: Blast
Quote:
We lack a Chemist / Wild Edibles expert, but nothings perfect.


LOL! I was half-way through your post when I started wondering if they'd want a chemist/edible plants expert in the neighborhood!

I'm not sure my neighbors would let me leave, though.

-Blast


Conditions:

Chemist must be able to bring better party favors than those I was taught to make in the US Army by field expedient means.

Chemist must NOT live in property directly abutting builders property (no offense, but some distance is always kept from the ASP. (ammo dump)

Chemist must pass along knowledge, not just bring finished product.

Chemist must use safety eyewear. That way the wild edibles class can continue

There are a few foreclosures in the area, one sitting in the middle of 5 acres. Nice safety zone right there. Not many day jobs around though.
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#157425 - 12/06/08 11:47 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: ]
Jeff_M Offline
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Originally Posted By: BigDaddyTX
. . . Honestly, if food was that tight, someone in your neighborhood is going to call the police and they're going to come and tell you to share. . . .


I'm just having a hard time imaging that happening. I could see the police asking you if you would be willing to share, but not telling you to, and certainly not making you.

Jeff

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#157427 - 12/06/08 11:56 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Blast]
Stu Offline
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Registered: 05/16/05
Posts: 1058
Loc: Finger Lakes of NY State
Originally Posted By: Blast
Quote:
We lack a Chemist / Wild Edibles expert, but nothings perfect.


LOL! I was half-way through your post when I started wondering if they'd want a chemist/edible plants expert in the neighborhood!

I'm not sure my neighbors would let me leave, though.

-Blast

Is that why they all have pitchforks and scythe sin the garages with signs "In case of Blast appearing, use these" grin grin
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#157428 - 12/06/08 11:58 PM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: ]
Stu Offline
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Originally Posted By: BigDaddyTX
Honestly, if food was that tight, someone in your neighborhood is going to call the police and they're going to come and tell you to share.

That's why you keep what you have a secret, the fewer people know about what you have the better. Why make yourself a target?
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#157430 - 12/07/08 12:01 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Jeff_M]
Nishnabotna Offline
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Registered: 12/31/07
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Loc: Nebraska
Originally Posted By: Jeff_McCann
Originally Posted By: BigDaddyTX
. . . Honestly, if food was that tight, someone in your neighborhood is going to call the police and they're going to come and tell you to share. . . .


I'm just having a hard time imaging that happening. I could see the police asking you if you would be willing to share, but not telling you to, and certainly not making you.

Jeff

Depends on the scenario. Run of the mill disaster? Probably not. National Guard comes out type of thing? Well...

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#157436 - 12/07/08 12:14 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Nishnabotna]
Jeff_M Offline
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We've had a discussion about this sort of thing here before, and I don't want to bore everyone. But I think I've said pretty much everything I've had to say in earlier threads. I welcome you to look at that dialogue if you're interested.

ETS Forums Forums The Survival Forum Natural Disasters & Large-Scale Emergencies Problems wih bugging out under Martial Law

(Sorry, don't know how to make a link)

Jeff

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#157438 - 12/07/08 12:19 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Nishnabotna]
benjammin Offline
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Registered: 02/06/04
Posts: 4020
Loc: Anchorage AK
I guess I've just watched too many Twilight Zone episodes. I remember how in one episode a guy had built a bomb shelter, the only one in the neighborhood, and when it looked like the bubble went up, suddenly all his neighbors felt he "owed" it to each of them to let them come stay in his shelter with him. I think in the end they ended up busting it or something, then found out the bubble hadn't gone up, and they were all just jerks.

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#157448 - 12/07/08 12:56 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: benjammin]
Jeff_M Offline
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The police and National Guard are more likely to protect you and your stuff from your neighbors with an inflated sense of entitlement, than they are to take your stuff from you.

Jeff

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#157449 - 12/07/08 01:00 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: benjammin]
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Yeah, that was a pretty poor bomb shelter... laugh

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#157456 - 12/07/08 01:16 AM Re: What about your neighbor? [Re: Nicodemus]
Jeff_M Offline
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Loc: Northwest Florida
But a great show, sometimes with themes for survival types to ponder.

Jeff

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