Mini shtf

Discussion in 'General Survival and Preparedness' started by oldman11, May 9, 2019.

  1. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    well the tornado and high winds hit last night. My half mile road is blocked with trees,trees down all around my house but missed my house by inch’s. No electricity,no running water but we are safe. Wife was complaining about no water to drink,no coffee or water to flush the toilet,funny. I waited until she had claimed down then I asked her about all the times I had begged her to put things back. After I had let her worry for awhile I started bringing in water,lights and other things we needed that I had hid back,I have a believer now. The gen is up running with plenty of diesel so we have lights now,can flush the toilet with water from my rain barrel,drinking water,food,everything. The whole parish was hit hard but so far no injuries so far,mostly trees across roads. We are ok with everything we had before the storm hit and my wife is now onboard. Happy days are here again.
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    Edit— water will be off two days,
    Electricity will be off about two days
  2. apache235

    apache235 Monkey++

    Good on you OM, nothing like a touch of reality to wake someone up.
  3. Meat

    Meat Monkey+++

    Be safe. :D
  4. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    A believer made is a battle won. Congrats, too bad that reality had to show its teeth. Welcome her to our community.
    Glad you're OK.
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  5. UncleMorgan

    UncleMorgan I eat vegetables. My friends are not vegetables.

    Well played, O Wise One.
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Nothing like OTJT to make a believer out of the skeptic!
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  7. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You going to have to cut your way out or is the parish cutting the way in?
  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    glad you are safe
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  9. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Mini SHTF events are good they test your strategies :) Glad your strategies were in place and ready in a 50% situation that sounds like has turned into a much higher % situation now.
  10. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @oldman11 Well done! Just think of the outcome if you had not had your preps? It really doesn't take much to make a big difference. Really glad to hear you are well and thriving even in the mess you are in. And, glad to hear you are safe... Again, well done!

    As far as the wife, sometimes some folks take more convincing than others, they're more stubborn, maybe more optimistic but normally after they get burned they are true believers...
  11. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    Looks like some of your work is accomplished ,but I would not wait too long to replenish your supplies.
    These are weird times .
  12. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Happy you now have a convert, as well as an understanding Partner.... It will make your preping purchases in the future, easier...
  13. Very glad you are safe OM11. Remember there is no zealot like a convert.
  14. GOG

    GOG Grumpy ol' Munky Site Supporter

    Good news and I'm happy you were prepared.
    How's the place going to be after the cleanup? Will it be okay?
  15. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    The parish came by and looked around and said they would be back this evening,I hope. But you know how the parish people are,they don’t always tell the truth.
  16. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    They likely have a lot of acreage to cover.
  17. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey+++

    Heard it was bad. Y'all need anything?
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  18. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    You getting round 2 yet?
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  19. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    We have everything we need,thank you so much.
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  20. oldman11

    oldman11 Monkey+++

    Maybe later on
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