Tuesday, April 28, 2020

new useless guy


NEW USELESS GUYS
( post 2 of 2 today )
New to prepping? Yeah, you are pretty much double dog dry humped. Well, not exactly. You aren't screwed, you just have close to zero options. This is where you are forced to realize that the Happy Shopper paradigm is dead. For awhile, we could ignore that. So what if the mall is closed? Just order Amazon. But then, China said, hump you White boys. Do the Opium Wars ring a bell? Gee, thanks a lot, Britain! You had to screw it up for the rest of us. Now China, who, really, we never screwed as bad as most places ( shouldn't that count for something? ), is getting its revenge on all of us.
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Three months. Three months since the factories shut down and enough critical items come from China that we cannot do without them. And yes, I understand, if it wasn't Bat Crap Crazy Soup, it would have been something else that finally was the spark that ignited the already dying global economy. It had already been in big trouble, unless you only watched CNBC and Fox and believed Trump that America Was Already Great Again, Bestest Economy In The Galaxy. Did having the Kenyan Reject run the place embarrass the hell out of me? Of course it did. But is Trump any better, as a shining example of Amerika?
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Best Economy Ever. The Check Is In The Mail. I'll Respect You In The Morning. You Ain't Fat Baby, Just A Whole Lot Of Woman. We'll Just One Big Family Here At Corporation Rapine. I hate the lies. I WANT to believe the lies. Gee, wouldn't it be swell if we all got back to work again? Do you think I WANT a real job, guarding broccoli, hunting rats in the sewers and getting shot at? I'm a book worm. But not wanting something and facing reality anyway is called Not Being A Dumbass. If we return to BAU, I'll be happy as a pig in slop to be wrong.
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I don't think I'm wrong. The world is toast, a long trail of kicking the can finally over ( Beer Virus the camouflage to keep our minds off far worse fates than Captain Trips, like starvation and civil war-for once the idiot commies got something right and raced to arm themselves against reality )( or, they are just scaring us so when they restart, we accept 1984 without a whimper, so happy to avoid starving we switch to SoyLent Green willingly-but that might still be wishful thinking ) . So, what do you do right now? If you are already prepped, good enough. Stay your ass at home. Pretend to quack in fear over Corona Chan. Home is the safest place.
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Not because of microbes, but because of people. No one freaked out months ago. Beyond TP, anyway. I think they will certainly go nuts this time. Again, pulling stinky misshapen items of evil out of my butt, I'm guessing for the most part the globes governments locked us down in anticipation of the economic collapse meltdown. No one was sacred past running out of asswipe, as few non-preppers believe there is any other way of keeping your ass clean. Now, though, they pushed the envelope too far. NO BBQ?!?!
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Running out of meat ( months ago it was just ONE kind of meat, not all, and for shorter periods no one with a freezer worried about ). I think that was the straw that broke the camels back. We all wanted a vacation, and the wife to stop spending money on shoes. We could still get “real” food ( beef and french fries ) if we drove through the drive-through ( even though they always hump you there ). We could skip a couple of car payments, but now we are supposed to skip meals? Homey certainly did NOT think so!
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This is probably where the rubber is going to meet the road. Remember, “normal” “non-preppers” were the ones who wigged out over TP, bottled water, ATM cash, guns and ammo, carbs at the grocery store. They aren't as clueless as you think. Two or three days after the meat plant closures, I THINK ( I can't be positive ) that grassroots everyone is moving towards self declared End Of Lockdown. I noticed a few cracks last week, restaurants ( mom and pops, not corporate ) ignoring the no sit down order. Now, vehicle traffic is increasing substantially. People seem to be voting with their feet.
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I'm NOT saying we will all return to work. Corporations are being payed good money to push the narrative. I think the meat plant closures were calculated as a ratchet up step as folks were getting restless about running out of money. But it backfired, as this is where people panicked about food. So they are now in civil disobedience mode ( again, I'm going with incomplete, local only information here. I could be wrong on this detail ). If I'm wrong, however, that only means folks are less of a collective danger. It doesn't mean the shortages aren't real. They are. That means you MOVE. Now.
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Get in your beloved motor vehicle and start shopping. In your town, in the city nearby, and the metro area thirty miles from that. You won't get what you want. Buy it anyway. Spend the rent money if you must, THEN, later, if you must, you sell luxuries to make that up. Even if this is all a nothingburger, you will never waste money stockpiling food. Even if all goes back to normal, the freeze dried, the canned meat, the wheat and wheat grinders, the guns and ammo, all will be in shortage for years.
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Your only concern is calories. And ammo. We are talking a newbie to prepping here. This is NOT for the old salts. We are staying at home. But if you have close to nothing, get your food. Every place you stop, you buy a large bag or two of something. Flour, rice, beans. That is what you concentrate on. Any other food is luxury eating. You need calories, period. Getting the base calories, you can hunt, gather, trap, forage other items to supplement. If you are weak from lack of calories you cannot do any of that. Every stop, buy a box of ammo. At the end of the day, the car is full. Continued tomorrow.
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28 comments:

  1. Been fattening up all the tree rats too lol

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    1. Meat on the hoof is always better. I wouldn't eat the brains, though

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    2. Eating squirrel brains put you at risk(1 in 1 million chance) of catching Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease. It's like squirrel mad cow stuff.
      I think of squirrel brains as a delicacy, to be ate like a pate mixed with liver and fat on a acorn hardtack cracker.

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    3. One is a million it is Mad Cow, one in two it tastes nasty.

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  2. If you are new to this blog search "how to eat Wheat"

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  3. The meat processing plant closures is something to worry about. Life without meat sucks. I would recommend getting your asses to Wally World now and spending a couple hundred bucks on canned meats. Chicken, beef, turkey, tuna, weiners, and sardines.

    Canned meats are time-stamped for 5 years. That means they are good for 10. It's the best way to store meat long term. Certainly not as good as fresh or frozen, but still quite palatable. I hope ya'll took my advice a couple months back and hit the condiment counters at the fast food joints (when they were still open) and now have hundreds of single serve packs of mayo, mustard, barbecue sauce, etc.

    Peace and safety to all minions here. If you got the Trump Check, then consider a $20 donation to Lord Bison. Mine is in the mail.

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    1. Bless your heart. Another strategy is to buy fresh meat today. Fill the freezer. Canned is better, but three times the cost, and not available in quantity. And I've eaten processed meats straight for months. You start to feel the toxins build up. Not a concern if that is your only meat, but just keep it in mind

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    2. So, my pre-Fukushima canned tuna is still safe to eat? Not that I'm concerned but I can always test it on the cat, lol.
      -RB

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    3. I ate ten year old cans, just because of surface rust from non-climate control trailer storage. I would have ate at 15 years or more. Plastic? No-don't trust them. Metal can-I don't think you need to worry except tomatoes or pineapple.

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    4. Yep, I threw out tomato paste because it was more brown than red and didn't pass the smell test. Lesson learned: plant more tomatoes which I did this year and they'll be ripe in a couple weeks.

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    6. Yeah, Alpo-it all pretty much tastes the same.

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    7. 1:06-even ketsup only lasts a year or so after expiration.

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    8. My experience with mushrooms in metal cans is that they don,t seem. To do well long term

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    9. You'd think they would love that environment :)

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  4. Sadly, I think you're right too Lord Bison. BAU is lost... Trying to keep my head down as much as possible as an "essential" employee, but taking advantage of being one of the few out and about to keep stocking and more importantly to keep an eye out for trouble, info and target rich environments for the scavaging that may soon come to pass.

    Calories and smmk, good advice for everyone.

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    1. Please keep me appraised. I'm mostly blind here, and the entitled princesses in this town wouldn't panic and alter life choices if a nuclear mushroom was visible in the distance.

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    2. "smmk" SHOULD have said "ammo"... Thats what i get for writing before the coffee has kicked in!

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  5. You wanted to be kept appraised...location is about 1 hour drive north of your childhood home in central Kalifornia. Traffic and shopping have picked up in the last 2 weeks. Most stores require a mask to enter. Most banks are closed for walk ins (but not my local credit union, they have a sign up telling everyone to remove their masks before entering! Wal-Mart raised the prices on eggs 20% as soon as the lockdown started then another 20% one month later. Other basic foods had similar increases.TP shows up once a week but is gone in 1-2 days. Bacon and lunchmeat seem to be on the shelves most days along with bread. Flour is hard to find but not sugar. Received my Trump check deposit today.

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    1. Great. Lips and arseholes are the only meat left! LOL Appreciate it.

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  6. New Guy in Urban Area can still put his head right with BETTER THAN NOTHING. His neighbors will have nothing, need meds groceries water, be listening to Uncle Fed that the check is in the mail. Business As Usual, real soon now. Knowing in your heart that You Are On Your Own for correct behavior and provisioning puts the Angry Young Man in a position to repel lies and parasites.

    Even reading back issues of Bison Prepper, and referenced sites, will allow the AYM to do what he can do. Sell the car, or at least stop making payments, find a place nearer work and food to bike to. Stay off of the plague busses. Stockpile canned meats and bulk grains in buckets. Buy a revolver from "that guy" at the Safeway parking lot. .38sp+/.357 or the odd 9x19mm wheelgun for a hunnert bux. Familiarize. Shoot if you can. Prepare to dump lose the pistol. That's why you don't get a $600 Glock, because you WON'T dump it when needful.
    Extra socks, in wool. Sturdy hikers. Boots that need breaking in. Small medium pack, max load 33% of your fit weight minus your fat weight. Start carrying the load in increasing miles, uphill if possible. Figure out how to move cargo on bike rack and start riding with heavy pannier bags.
    Prepare to walk with your load, camp, overnight stealthily, get up and continue. Expect hunger and hardship barely short of pedestrian infantry going to Moscow in early 19th century with Napoleon. A 25 year old can live through this and join the Remnant. Oh yeah, New Guy is eff'ed, but there is some distant hope.

    Pdxr13

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    1. Distant hope is better than totally hosed. Good compilation

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  7. James of the great hair. as i've stated i have been catching up on your blog. I'm in June maybe and started reading the current back around September so only a few months to go.

    You posted a link to Eaton Rapids Joe's blog. Mainly to his doomer story. Well i've spent the last two days reading this story like I have enough free time. You're killing me smalls. Anyway I will likely go back and read some of his regular posts but a doubt he will compare favorably to your wisdom.

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    1. Everyone probably needs to read other people, to try to retain some sanity :)

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  8. The flour on Amazon is 'no longer available'

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    1. I posted that just two or three days ago. And how sad that flour at $1.50 a pound ( two months ago, as low as 25 cents a pound in the store ) is all sold out? If that doesn't send alarm bells...

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