Just a Survivalist......

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Yard Dart, Jul 1, 2017.

  1. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    So you are preparing to survive the SHTF, or what have you. When do you relax and sit on the beach to relax. When do you have enough, when do you acknowledge that you are prepared enough for what you perceive as the ultimate goal? My tribe never relaxes and is always looking forward to the next score, be it weapons at a discount, ammo on sale or food at a great value......

    When do you meet your goals?
  2. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Relaxing? What is that?? Can relax when you are maggot food and don't have anything to worry about :)
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Never stops @Yard Dart. I am always redo, tweaking and reorganizing. As for relaxing, relaxing maybe but my mind does not stop. When I am in a store or driving 50 miles away, I am always thinking looking and gathering info. What if.... how would I..... Is this safe etc...
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  4. secondrecon

    secondrecon Monkey+++

    (y)We just keep setting them higher
  5. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    It's tough for me to think in "civilian" terms. I really have no idea what it's like to live in condition white.
    In fact I'm about to start hardening up, I've let my age be an excuse to be lazy.
  6. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    There is many a time that we think we are ready for what may come... and then we evaluate and step back... and continue to drive on with what we perceive to be in our best interest.
  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Exactly what I need to be doing. Fell four trees in the yard yesterday, limbed them out and cut them into 14" lengths. Today, I can hardly move. I am way out of shape...
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  8. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    No never ready but ahead of the crowd. Because I am a few steps ahead and know what could happen and how fast, it gives me the advantage IMO.
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  9. techsar

    techsar Monkey+++

    It's simple really...just relax in between various tasks. Sitting on a beach getting a flesh eating bacteria or watching a shark play in tidal pools? Got better things to do, like finding something useful in an antique market, or tending the garden. Perhaps visiting a museum...

    Adult education is another worthy item...knowledge is power, can't be taken from you and just might provide some useful thoughts later down the road...or relax in class (sans snoring, of course) :)

    Prepared enough? Is there truly such a thing?
  10. snake6264

    snake6264 Combat flip flop douchebag

    What me Worry - Alfred E Newman
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    EVERY chance I get, sometimes I even take Sass along..;)

    Look, this lifestyle of prepping-and that's what it should be, a lifestyle will go on until I pass on. We are always looking for ways to improve and add to our stocks. That being said if a person does this 24/7 never looking up from the row, just plodding along, WTF is the point? A person and esp a couple/family NEED to take a week off from everyday life now and again and that means from the prepping too. Leave it all behind and head to the woods, beach where ever and recharge. That doesn't mean be a sheep, it just means go live life a bit. Grab a pair of cheap seats, a beer, a dawg and watch a minor league baseball game. Or in my case a hockey game, whatever just go. It's kinda like driving for hours, you can't constantly stare at the road. You've gotta shift your gaze to keep from getting road hazed and every so often you need to hit a rest area and chill. Same for life.
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  12. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    I agree. Also, as long as you have the avatar you're currently sporting, I am going to have to keep liking every one of your posts.
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  13. duane

    duane Monkey+++

    Define relax? Just finished a Ruger stripped lower build on an ar15, have 2 uppers, 223 and 30, and a 22 adapter in one gun case, with 2 sets of optics, am going out to the range tomorrow to fire all 3 options and 0 everything. That is not a prep, it is a fun hobby and very relaxing and I don't really care what you call it. Could it be handy if TSHTF, perhaps, but I enjoy it and would much rather do that than go on a cruise, or to the beach, or to the casino for a week, and will actually spend less money. Same with garden, greenhouse, internet, etc. I enjoy a lot of things that may help if things go south, but I do them because I enjoy them and not because I am terrified of some disaster or another and feel obligated to prepare for them. By the same token my comfort level requires me to stay out of situations that disturb me. There are many areas that I no longer frequent, either the area or my perceptions of them have changed, and I just avoid them. Some of these areas are physical, some interpersonal, some social, but the world I now live in is much different than the one I lived in 50 years ago. I now relax and interact with those I feel comfortable with and with the modern communications it now includes people that I will never meet face to face and in locations I will never go to.
  14. Seacowboys

    Seacowboys Senior Member Founding Member

    I am a liberal now so I don't have to worry about it. Y'all gonna take good care of me!
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  15. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

    Sea...is that you?!

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  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    It's all good Sea, just make sure you bring your guitars and guns when you head inland and we'll leave the light on for ya;)
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  17. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    The most stressful thing I can think of is a beach and an umbrella drink. I am a person who is compelled to constantly work towards a goal whether it's a form of survival/prepping or work or household problems.

    Even my hobbies are active, like music. Most people just play and listen. I rebuild my electronics spending hours of research followed by cleanup and component replacement. For example, a 40 year old power supply rectifier circuit board that has been cleaned, refurbished, upgraded electrolytic capacitors, and added polypropylene film snubber caps. I still listen, but usually while I'm working on something.

    The only time I let my hair down is camping with old friends. It takes about three days of campfires to come down. But like others have said prepping is a lifestyle, so when camping I'm also usually testing something.
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  18. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    It is a 'lifestyle' so there is no goals to meet. You cannot be too prepared. It's really as simple as that... Even if I won the Powerball lottery my lifestyle of prudent preparation would not change - in fact - it would accelerate.
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  19. Olympic mountain man

    Olympic mountain man just a lonely cook

    sharpening knives and reloading bullets is relaxing for me does that count?
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  20. Legion489

    Legion489 Rev. 2:19 Banned

    So you are prepared for come what may are you? Your house burns down (and yeah, I had a house fire), NOW WHAT DO YOU DO?! Everything in your house gone, so how prepared are you NOW?!
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