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“I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by CATO, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. CATO

    CATO Monkey+++

    Please read before replying a knee-jerk reaction "With friends like that, who needs enemies." He has outlined a fairly specific situation aimed (pun intended) at the grasshoppers who were warned and did not heed his advice. He's not talking about Mildred down the street who is 90 years old.

    This post within "Classifying your neighbors" rings true below and why it's so very important to not let people in on your preps.

    "I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF" – No You Won’t

    “I’ll Come To Your Place When SHTF” – No You Won’t
    By Glen Tate | 299 Days

    Dear Friend:

    I love my friends, but I will shoot you if I have to. I’m serious. Here’s why.

    I tried to persuade you to prepare for what’s coming and, in the process, revealed that to you that I’m preparing. You realized that I have food, guns, etc., and ended up saying, half kidding but half serious, “I’ll come to your place when SHTF.”

    No you won’t. I will shoot you. If you threaten me and my family, I will use force to defend against any threat. And showing up at my place hungry and unprepared is a threat to me. You will eat my food and use up my medical supplies, generator, firewood, etc. That’s less of these life-saving things for me and my family. That’s a threat.

    Is this greed on my part? No. I will take care of the truly needy – those who cannot take care of themselves. But you are different. Very different. You had plenty of chances to prepare for yourself.

    But what did you do? You spent the weekends watching football, went on expensive vacations, and never made your spouse mad at you with your “crazy” ideas that something bad was happening. You didn’t do shit because… you would just come to my place. Problem solved, right? You didn’t need to spend time, money, and create domestic strife because I did that all for you.

    Not. Why should I spend my time, money, and stress just so you can waltz into my place and live happily ever after? I’m a nice guy, but – really? – I’m going to spend my (very limited) free time, disposable income, and domestic tranquility just so you can have a leisurely life and more material comforts pre-Collapse while I don’t?

    Why do you think I will sacrifice enormous amounts of my time and money so you can enjoy yourself while I’m slaving away? Would you assume you could come over and leave your broken car at my house? That I would just spend thousands of dollars on parts and several weekends fixing it and then hand it over to you with a smile – just because I’m a “good guy”? Would anyone expect that?

    You do, apparently. You actually expect to waltz over to my cabin and receive – with a smile – thousands of dollars of food and other supplies that took me all my weekends to acquire and store.

    So, my grasshopper friend (as in the story of the grasshopper and the ant), here is your official warning: if your “plan” for your and your family’s safety is to come to my place, you’re wrong. When you show up, I’ll ask you to leave. When you don’t, I’ll point a gun in your face. If you refuse to leave, I will shoot you. You are a threat to me.

    You had years of time and very clear warnings to get ready. But you didn’t. Hey, I love football but haven’t been able to watch a game in a few years; I’ve been fixing up the cabin, buying supplies, and training with the Team. I spent a lot of money doing all these things so I haven’t gone on a long vacation in… forever. I have had several difficult times with my wife because of all the prepping I’m doing; I could have easily done what you did, which is just say “Yes, dear” and not prepare because she didn’t want you to.

    I hope this message jolted you. There’s still some time. Go prep. Please understand that your plan cannot be “I’ll come to your place.” I don’t want to shoot you.

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  2. VHestin

    VHestin Farm Chick

    That's my feeling. Like with the Ebola situation, for months I would put out information/warnings, and so if people ignored that, that's their problem. They will not survive past 10ft inside our property line, whatever the crisis situation is. With the exception of some family, like my sister and her family. She's a nurse, my brother-in-law has years of handyman/hunting experience. And the kids can clean out the chicken coop and litterbox so I don't have to.
  3. Gray Wolf

    Gray Wolf Monkey+++

    I couldn't put it any better than that.
  4. Gopherman

    Gopherman Sometimes I Wish I Could Go Back to Sleep Site Supporter++

    AAAAAAAAMEN!!! Great minds think alike![tf]
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  5. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Let's hope we are not faced with that decision. Bad thing to "have to" remove a threat to your families safety/future. One would have to do what had to be done.
    ghrit and CATO like this.
  6. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

  7. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    When the neighbors do come to my house, I will have been long gone. Simple as that. I see very few instances where bugging in would be feasible, short term disasters are really the only reason to stay in your home.
  8. vonslob

    vonslob Monkey++

    I have heard that before and it woke me up to a couple of things. First, that too many people know too much about me. Second, because of the first i need to be more careful. Only a handful of people know about my BOL and those that know are more than welcome. It would be tragic to have to end a good persons life to protect you or yours, but i can see it happening unfortunately.
  9. RouteClearance

    RouteClearance Monkey+++ Site Supporter

    I am the only person that knows where I will bug out to and for my size of the town I live in, I can be out of my town in 5 minutes on foot. Which is the number one reason for living in a small community.
  10. Seawolf1090

    Seawolf1090 Adventure Riding Monkey Founding Member

    I fully agree with the article. My supplies, equipment, food, water, etc. are for my and my immediate family's use, NO others. I cannot afford to feed and house the no-loads. If the situation gets really bad, I will BO to parts unknown. The Grasshoppers must care for themselves or get on the FEMA bus.
  11. -06

    -06 Monkey+++

    Am a fully equipped(hopefully so) bug in nut but also fully ready to bug out--permanently if necessary. For those who intend to mooch they had better rethink their approach to life. BOL site is improving also. Hopefully it all is a worthless work.
    GOG likes this.
  12. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Think of your BOL as a recreational yacht that doubles as a well equipped lifeboat. Enjoy it, knowing that it will keep you going through a tempest, even if most of the time you are enjoying it for recreational sailing when times are sunny and the breezes are gentle.
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