Monday, November 3, 2008

Checklist - stuff to do today

No matter how the election goes tomorrow, in the short term bad things are going to happen. If you're near an urban center, there will probably be "civil disturbances." Here are a couple of things you should do today.

If Obama loses, the cities burn. Think of the Rodney King Riots in Los Angeles. If you're older, think about the riots that followed the assassination of Martin Luther King.

If Obama WINS, the cities burn. Ever been in an urban city that wins a sports championship? Think that times 100. Fewer banks burning, more cars burning. The celebratory fires will be smaller and shorter, but that doesn't help much if it's YOUR car that burns.

So TODAY, you should do some of the things you may not be able to do tomorrow.

1) Fill your tank with gas. More than one car? Fill them all. Gas is cheaper than it has been in a year. During the Rodney King riots I worked in Hollywood. A friend of mine, a pretty 20 something girl, drove a Triumph Spitfire with a non working gas gauge. She ran out of gas on her way home and coasted into a gas station. All she had were credit cards - and the cc machines were down. A homeless guy gave her $5 for gas to get home. He was killed the next day.

2) Hit the ATM. Withdraw the maximum. Don't spend it. See above.

3) Buy enough food to stay in for 3 or 4 days.

4) Have a gun? Make sure you have a box of ammunition, preferably hollowpoints and buckshot. Don't have a gun? If you live somewhere where you can buy one, buy one. And a box of ammunition.

5) Get a long garden hose, 50' or longer. Get the biggest diameter you can (usually 3/4"). Get an adjustable fireman's nozzle - something like this

6) Check or get batteries for your emergency radio and flashlight.

7) Check or get smoke detectors and fire extinguishers. Get an extra extinguisher for your car.

Am I being paranoid? Of course. I pray that I'm not right.
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  1. Groceries are in (yesterday)

    Hoses are in place - picking up a couple of extra extinguishers today.

    Extra water & propane - check.

    Backup Cash - check.

    Full tanks - later today.

    Defense Systems - check.

    Honestly - I want to Hope, but from history I know that things don't Change.

    - MuscleDaddy

  2. Good advice. I live on seven acres, completely chain-link fenced, three miles from the nearest small town. More importantly, it is about 15 miles to the nearest college and 200 miles from the nearest real ghetto. Nevertheless, I remain perpetually in your state of preparation and much more. With my backup generator for the well, I could last several months without ever opening the gate. If my internet service held up in my hilltop redoubt, I wouldn't even mind it. John Gault is my hero.

    If one lives anywhere near a ghetto, I would add to your suggestion of a full tank of gas, a bug-out kit and a preplanned destination. Then, I would be fully prepared to move quickly before the escape routes get jammed when the fertilizer hits the ventilator. ◄Dave►

  3. Here, this will start the ghetto parties early... and then exponentially exacerbate the problem if they turn out to be wrong. ◄Dave►


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