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I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« on: February 16, 2017, 04:53:16 pm »
After the Oroville evacuation this past Sunday, my wife thanked me for being prepared.   We have the Car Kits, the Get Home BackPack and the BugOut bag.  She asked me what else we'd pack in the 60 minutes the Oroville people were given to leave their homes.   I whipped out my bugout list which has, in priority order, the things to take if we have time.   

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What I also told here is that we would not be taking anything else beyond those kits.  Our priority would have been to get on the road before it was clogged with everybody else.    What was important in Oroville was to get safely away.  There was no societal breakdown.  50 miles one way or the other life would be normal.  Walmart would have clothes and Chick-Fil-A supper.  We mainly needed to get away more than "take" anything.   

ABOUT OROVILLE:

As Michael has been saying for some time:  You're on your own.   The poor people in Oroville had been told for several days that there was no need to panic.  No need to evacuate, then BAM, YOU GOT 60 MINUTES.   I'm hoping I would have been one to recognize the situation and to have taken a vacation on Thursday or Friday, not waiting till the last minute.      Well on a larger scale, if I lived in CA, I hope I'd have sense to have left there altogether by now.



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I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
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Re: I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2017, 05:00:27 pm »
When the government tells you not to panic and that it's safe to stay in place, it's useful to remember that the told the people in the World Trade Centers exactly the same thing.

I think being prepared makes a lot of sense.

I think NEVER trusting government hacks also makes a lot of sense!

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Re: I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2017, 07:08:33 pm »
Think I will this an example when I teach Emergency Prepared meit badge in a couple weeks.

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Re: I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 09:40:02 pm »
if you have never read this, you might take the time....

http://www.theplacewithnoname.com/blogs/klessons/p/map.html


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Re: I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 10:09:45 pm »
I know lots of people that got evaced   lots of bad info out there in the news too.
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Re: I'm not a Prepper, I'm just prepared. Oroville, CA
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2017, 05:57:31 am »
My mother in Fl. was getting evacuated so regularly that she just used it as an opportunity to vidsit friends out of state. She's looking forward to the next one as she hasn't seen those people in a couple years now.  LOL
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