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#284509 - 05/07/17 05:43 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Pete]
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Registered: 08/14/05
Posts: 541
Loc: FL, USA
Originally Posted By: Pete
I was in Florida during April. There are a LOT of worse places than Florida. You could survive quite well in a small town in Florida. In an emergency, you can always go and catch fish. Really! Plus, Florida gets a lot of fresh rain. Therefore, you can catch rain water. And you wont freeze to death. The survival options are quite favorable.

Pete


I will caution people that you CAN freeze to death here. In general most would agree that it typically isn't going to happen....FL is not the constant hot place people think. Temps do drop and exposure is common. I've seen it regularly. EMS here pounds into its people ALL the time with trauma patients that "cold blood doesn't clot" and are constantly urging that the patient be wrapped up to prevent heat loss......and this is in the SUMMER!!!! Don't get lulled into a false sense of security that you can't freeze there.

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#284512 - 05/07/17 06:32 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: CJK]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 6536
Loc: southern Cal
Just one word - hurricanes.

That is how some of the "fresh rain" is delivered, along with the salty sea surge. of course, hurricanes these days are accurately predicted, and measures can be taken (like getting the h*** out). Every place has its own particular hazards and one must learn to cope. I live in SoCal and must be prepared to deal with earthquakes. and they aren't predictable nearly as precisely as H's.
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#289445 - 06/15/18 01:04 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1840
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
An update on what's happening in Ocala, FL. A six-story building is being built next to Sam's Club, the new equestrian center is progressing slowly, a Jaguar dealership will open this fall near the Porche/BMW dealership and another one-story construction project is going up near our gated community.

And yet, despite all the new constructions and increased traffic on College Rd., the bus system will not be extended to this area until 2026.

Jeanette Isabelle
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#289447 - 06/15/18 01:58 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 06/02/06
Posts: 4901
Loc: SOCAL
So Jeanette, do you travel around town strictly by mass transit? That puts your knife thread into context.

2026 Good to see the planners are thinking ahead... wink

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#289450 - 06/15/18 02:32 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Russ]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1840
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
Originally Posted By: Russ
So Jeanette, do you travel around town strictly by mass transit?

I can't because the nearest bus stop is ten miles away.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#289474 - 06/17/18 02:46 AM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1840
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
For now, this is only hearsay; today a member of our Torah study group said 10,000 more houses would be built in this area.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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#289565 - 06/22/18 07:11 PM Re: Surviving a Small City [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Registered: 11/13/06
Posts: 1840
Loc: Emerald City, OZ
During the gun club meeting, the subject of safety in the community came up. As it is now, there are no sidewalks along the main road. There is no place to walk. I'm not expecting anything to be done about it anytime soon; at least I know I am not the only one who has this concern and people are talking about it.

Jeanette Isabelle
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"When you're up to your [neck] in alligators, it's hard to remember that your initial objective was to drain the swamp." -- Floridian proverb

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