What a New Years Eve

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What a New Years Eve. Celebrated it Year 2000 style. Turned off all the lights. Turned off the heat. Fire in the fireplace, baked potatoes in alluminum foil. Lite some candles and listened to music from my new solar radio and flash light. Felt I had dropped into a time capsule. We're going to do this once a week just to get prepared.

-- Zannee (suzanneFA@aol.com), January 01, 1999


Zannee, I'm working up to doing this. I grew up by lamp light and water from a pitcher pump and a shortwave radio. I won't miss TV, but I'll miss AC and my 'puter. We semi-live this way now. Cook partly on wood stove, garden, make compost, but still buy store bread. haha

-- gilda jessie (jess@listbot.com), January 01, 1999.

It sounds like fun, but gee... something's missing.

Oh, I know. A gang of several dozen hungry, well-armed thugs just outside the window. The sound of nearby gunfire & screams filling the air as old scores are settled. The wolf-like howl of feral dog packs roaming the countryside looking for prey.

Oh, yeah. This is gonna be some fun all right.

-- scared (wontfindme@aol.com), January 01, 1999.

scared That,s a great point to make. Next week we'll lean the two Mossbergs against the wall. Think I'll use the solar cooker to keep the smoke down. No fireplace next time, just a couple of extra sweaters.

-- zannee (suzanneFA@aol.com), January 01, 1999.

Got Militia? Sound to "right wing?" If this thing goes down the way the prognosticators (prophets) say it will, there will arise a need. Rapidly!

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 01, 1999.

now, now, Mark - we don't want to use the 'm' word, or the fbi will start opening all our mail...SO no one is organizing an "m" word, but a little prearranged mutual support agreement among neighbors might in order. Same as the old 'farm bell' system, where if one continuously rang the dinner bell on a farm, it was a signal to all of the neighbors that there was some sort of immediate emergency that needed EVERYONE's help. [if anyone remembers seeing the movie WITNESS with Harrison Ford, that's what was going on with the grandfather getting the kid to ring the bell there toward the end of the movie.]


-- Arlin H. Adams (ahadams@ix.netcom.com), January 02, 1999.

Gotcha Arlin, I'll refer to it as a MUSA (Mutual Support Agreement) from now on. Should have known that the "m" word would be a no no when I found out the F guys were setting up shop to track "m" types who were prep'ing for the "y" thing.

-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 02, 1999.

Not only should we be "prep'ing" for the "y" thing, but I think we should be doing some "dry" runs for the "y" thing so we're a little more prepared when the "y" thing happens.

-- zannee (suzanneFA@aol.com), January 02, 1999.


-- Mark Hillyard (foster@inreach.com), January 02, 1999.

I'm not too worried about packs of feral dogs. Unarmed dogs, cats, and squirrels will be among the first "wild game" to be eaten.

-- Pearlie Sweetcake (storestuff@home.now), January 02, 1999.

Listen, personally I don't worry about unarmed dogs, cats, and squirrels. But when the Shar Pei down the street gets a tattoo, starts wearing a Harley-Davidson dew rag, begins smoking unfiltered Luckies, and carrying a long barrel .45, I'll become genuinely concerned.

Geez, does anyone else wish Gary Larson was still doing Farside? What a blast he could have with Y2K...

-- Pack Dog (bucha@nutcakes.com), January 02, 1999.

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