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Old 09-13-2010, 09:21 AM
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Wow, a lot of these are so true... lol

Originally Posted by patience View Post
You might be a prepper:

...if your co-workers wonder why you carry a heavy backpack to the office.
This one is true, but on more than one occasion, I have pulled something out of my bag that someone at work has needed

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you're actually reading this thread for new ideas.
Yes. Yes, I am!

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...Your kids have the date you got 'em, marked with a sharpie on their bottoms.
This is the first thing our oldest daughter does when we get new boxes and cans, but we write the date on the top.
"...but, at long last, I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all..." ~ Laura Ingalls Wilder

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Old 09-15-2010, 10:48 PM
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...if you spend more fixing up your old truck than you EVER did on a vacation.

(Just did this.)

...if you look forward to getting a ton of manure put in the back yard.

(Due next week at our place.)

...if your pride and joy is your garden, not your new clothes.
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Old 09-16-2010, 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by patience View Post
...if you spend more fixing up your old truck than you EVER did on a vacation.

(Just did this.)

...if you look forward to getting a ton of manure put in the back yard.

(Due next week at our place.)
This coming week I'm looking after my friend's hobby farm while she's away, in exchange I get the use of her pickup...(I don't have one yet) - so getting a mini tote bag of feed, bringing home tubs of llama manure from friend's place, picking up the culvert I bought at the Restore for $15!...I'm going to have such a fun week - and can definitely get looking forward to a ton of manure for the garden patience!
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Old 09-17-2010, 01:04 AM
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If your house first aid kit is a 1x3x5ft steel cabinet
If you scored a bunch of free MRE's and made yourself and the wife one for dinner
If you have more oil lamps than you have actual electric lamps
If every closet in the house except your bedroom has been converted into a pantry
If you buy matches and coleman fuel every time you go to the hardware store
If your dehydrator and canner run more in a day than your tv does in 6 months
If you get excited that you can buy TP for $10 a case through your wifes work and order 4
If you have a drawer filled with lamp wicks and lantern mantels
If the girl at the register somehow remembered you bought 5 gallons of vinegar LAST week
Civilization is the limitless multiplication of unnecessary necessities-Mark Twain
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Old 01-07-2017, 10:10 PM
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Great thread!
Failure to prepare is preparing to fail. ~~Author -- Leanne Banks
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Old 01-08-2017, 12:32 AM
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A bit dated and has not been added to in some time, but one worthy of revival......

You might be a Prepper if:

01.) You shop Goodwill & garage sales for used candles.
02.) You have Military Surplus ECWG and live in a tropical paradise.
03.) You purchase only two types of ammunition: Defensive & Hunting.
04.) Your copy of Mel Tappan's Survival Guns is falling apart & filled with fading notes in the margin.
05.) You frequent the local ranges to pick-up brass rather than do target practice yourself.
06.) Your dog is thought of as an early warning device.
07.) You consider job site tool boxes as just an extra large military ammo can.
08.) You have stored whisky & tobacco products, for barter, even though you do not drink, smoke or chew.
09.) You have bicycles stored as alternate transportation, just in case, even though you have not ridden one in years.
10.) You pick up parking lot wheel weights, for their re-purpose value as bullets.
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