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I live in the U.P. of Michigan, and haven't met any other GI's up here in Marquette.
I'm just wondering if there are any others in this area who would like to get together for a meeting to discuss plans and preps.
I'm willing to drive up to 100 miles or so if needed.
-- ActionBill (email@example.com), October 09, 1999
Action Bill--I once was married to a Yooper and came to respect the independence and hardiness of the breed. You live in the worst climate in the lower 48 but you also have unique advantages such abundant wood, water, and no urban anarchy. You may already have a "camp" or probably know someone who does. Many Yoopers have weapons and know how to hunt. My brother-in-law made his own bullets. I wish I still knew him. Most Yoopers are 2/3 prepped just by their lifestyle and location, eh?
-- Super (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 09, 1999.
Well, my inlaws are Yoopers who live in Rapid River, and I visit there, usually twice a year, which makes me a tourist Yooper GI! We ain't gonna be there this Christmas, though, as my inlaws are DGIs and we live in mild-wintered Virginia. I remember a Christmas several years ago, back in '93?? The power went out and it was -50 with wind chill. We listened to the howling wind and could just hear it getting cold throughout the house. My father in law, who usually is nonchalant about the weather, being a hardy outdoorsman, said, in very stern tones: "No one goes outside." We had the fireplace insert stoked and blazing, but slowly slowly the room got cold around the edges. Luckily, the power came back on after about two hours. THAT memory convinces me that I'm stayin' my butt, and my wife's and children's butts, here in temperate Virginny for rollover. My inlaws also have a home in Southwest Florida and they may be there for New Year's, but I don't think I'd want to be there, either, without supplies.
-- Kurt Ayau (Ayau@iwinet.com), October 09, 1999.
Gee, KJ, Yoopers without a *real* wood stove? Even here on the wind- blown "west coast" we know better than to do without *that* necessity! [g,d&r]
-- Ron Schwarz (email@example.com), October 09, 1999.
That's for sure, Yoopers are very independent and self reliant. I can't think of any where else I would rather be on 1/1/2000.
We're used to the three day snowstorm scenario, but I think this will be a lot worse.
Although I live in a city (25K) I feel a lot safer here.
-- ActionBill (firstname.lastname@example.org), October 09, 1999.
Hello to da yooper from down state ah.....
Store those pasties
-- PJC (email@example.com), October 09, 1999.