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#291416 - 12/14/18 01:27 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Taurus]
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Registered: 10/14/08
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Originally Posted By: Taurus
When someone cuts themselves and needs a band-aid or needs a piece of tape or a knife or something to light a fire I have always been that nerd who can simply pull out of his wallet or a pocket. Just today one of my coworkers needed a knife and everyone pointed in my direction at the same time “Macs got one for sure, he always carries a knife”

My reply was “why the hell doesn’t everyone else?”

Trying to be prepared for what life throws at you (simple or complex)seems like common sense to me.

You just described my life!

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#296489 - 06/26/20 09:29 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
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Its fun to be self reliant!

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#296499 - 06/27/20 10:42 AM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: gonewiththewind]
Chisel Offline
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Registered: 12/05/05
Posts: 1269
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When someone cuts themselves and needs a band-aid or needs a piece of tape or a knife or something to light a fire I have always been that nerd who can simply pull out of his wallet or a pocket. Just today one of my coworkers needed a knife and everyone pointed in my direction at the same time “Macs got one for sure, he always carries a knife”

My reply was “why the hell doesn’t everyone else?”

Trying to be prepared for what life throws at you (simple or complex)seems like common sense to me.


I agree with the general philosophy, except I prefer not to make it public.
They mostly make fun of you, and when it gets bad, everyone remembers you. No, thanks.

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#296503 - 06/27/20 03:44 PM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Chisel]
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Registered: 08/26/06
Posts: 7292
Loc: southern Cal
Originally Posted By: Chisel


I agree with the general philosophy, except I prefer not to make it public.
They mostly make fun of you, and when it gets bad, everyone remembers you. No, thanks.


My experience at being prepared when things turn south has been completely different. To my knowledge no one has made fun of me (and if they had, so what?). In the worst case scenarios, my efforts, preps , and the efforts of other prepared people has made the situation somewhat better than it might have been. Usually I have been remembered as the dude with the right stuff who tried his best. I can live with that.

That is much better than being the person sitting in the corner, doing nothing.
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Geezer in Chief

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#296543 - 07/03/20 12:33 AM Re: Why Are We Preparing? [Re: Jeanette_Isabelle]
TeacherRO Offline
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Registered: 03/11/05
Posts: 2433
It also might be that I love gear and tech; gives me a reason to get new stuff and play with it...

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