For the Pollies: Even my neighbors ove my preps. : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

At 6:45am this morning, my power decided to quit. It is now 11:45 pm and Duke still doesn't know when they power will be restored.

At the current time, there is enough ice on our roads to make travel out to any main road almost impossible even with 4 wheel drive. The telephones are underground so they are still working. I currently have 7 neighbors in my living room preparing to spend the night. No power--no heat at their respective houses. My generator is functioning well (otherwise I couldn't post this!), we have running water and sewage disposal. We furnished dinner from our stocks for 8 families (outside of our current group). We have had propane heaters professionally installed as y2k preps and it sure beats trying to run the heat strips or the heat pump from a generator. The alternative is a fire in the fireplace and the wood stove installed on our enclosed porch.

Yes, y2k was nothing that can't be handled. Ice storms and Mother Nature, that is something that the human species just has to endure. I did not expect to need my preps for y2k and I SURE didn't expect to be the survival leader in my community for natural disasters. (Four families are able to stay home tonight because of the loan of my Kerosuns).

Preparation for survival will continue at my house. The sudden ice storm and electricity outages were a true wakeup call for my neighbors. ALL have vowed to never be caught like this again. I have three neighbors that were also prepping. They are hosting neighbor families or relatives tonight too.

I must get off the forum now as we will be powering down the generator so the kids will sleep. May God place his protecting hand over all those in Upstate SC and Ga that were not so lucky.

-- Lobo (, January 23, 2000


Good for you. I sure hope we do not have a hurricane here in Miami- Homestead again, but if we do, I'll be damn ready.

-- JoseMiami (, January 24, 2000.

Lobo, I am sure we'll be hearing more stories on how Y2K preps came in handy during these terrible storms. It's a good feeling to know that you can take care of yourself and family, and not be dependent on other people. Though we don't have the severe storms like you are experiencing, I'm still waiting for the BIG ONE to hit here in CA.

-- bardou (, January 24, 2000.


Too bad about your preps; your neighbors gonna pay ya back to restock the eats and heats?

What if they couldn't pay ya back? What if this had truly been "the big one," and those freeloaders were taking food, shelter and medical supplies away from your kids that could never be replaced? What happens when they decide that things have gone totally to pot, and you don't "deserve" to have all of these nice things in "your" home? What happens if they decide you don't need to "live" in "your" home anymore?

Far cheaper to have shotgun shells. Costs only about $.25 a head, cheaper if you do your own reloading. Take up very little room, have a great shelf life. Something to think about...


-- Headcase (, January 24, 2000.

Hi, Headcase. Did you know you have the same IP number as N. Arro over at Bonkers?

-- Sysop (filling@pooper.scooper), January 24, 2000.

Headcase is a good name for you. You are the kind of person that gives this forum a bad name. You will probably be quoted by one of those troll idiots whose name I cannot even remember. You need to change the way you think.

-- JoseMiami (, January 24, 2000.

So headcase is a troll... figures. Come over here and spread his trash talk and then quote himself later as an example of our conversation here.

-- JoseMiami (, January 24, 2000.

good for you lobo. headcase is simply a demon. ignore him.

-- tt (, January 24, 2000.

Lobo, great that you had your preps in place for your family and neighbors. That's what preparing is all about. God bless you.

Headcase, get a life.

-- TrollStomper (DoomersUnited@TB2000.Net), January 24, 2000.

Thanks Sysops! Keep exposing the trolls!! I love it!

-- bardou (, January 24, 2000.

Good for you, Lobo, good for you. This is what community survivalism is about. Maybe those neighbors will show gratitude and maybe they won't, that's not the reason for lending a hand in need. Maybe, just maybe, some of those neighbors will begin to think about what a jam they'd have been in if it hadn't been for you and take some action to prepare for themselves.

It is within the realm of possibility that a situation could get so extreme as to have to choose between your neighbors or your family but the probability is far, far more likely never to have to. Forgot the ones like Headcase and keep on doing what you're doing. Glad to see it.


The Providence Cooperative - A great source of preparedness information

-- A.T. Hagan (, January 24, 2000.

Lobo, The world needs more people like you. I have some very good friends that live in the Atlanta area and are doing well because of their Y2k preps. Again, Good for you!!

-- Bill (sticky@2side.tape), January 24, 2000.

Although I usually refuse to answer trolls, I would like to bring everyone up to date. Power finally returned early in the am. By 9am everyone was gone and some semblence of peace and quiet had returned to my house. This evening, all four of the neighbors had returned the kerosuns....ALL had refilled the kero cans, two actually bought me new bigger kero cans and filled them. The neighbors that spent the night at our house (two families) are planning a steak dinner for us. They were told that no return was expected and WE were told that that's why they want to do that.

Headcase, I feel sorry for you. I stock an ample supply of 12 gauge and hope I never have to use it. Just for the record, I'm an ex-deputy sheriff from Florida. I'm not afraid to pull the trigger should the need arise. Would you like for me to show you?

-- Lobo (, January 24, 2000.

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