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#31173 - 11/17/13 10:43 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Then there's the back, the shoulders, and increasingly the hips...
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#31174 - 11/17/13 10:44 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Not sure how old you are Carl, but I think my joints are probably older than yours wink 5 years ago, my doc said I had the joints of a 75 year old man. I guess that puts me at 80 now grin
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#31187 - 11/18/13 05:21 AM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Originally Posted By: Dogtired
Not sure how old you are Carl, but I think my joints are probably older than yours wink 5 years ago, my doc said I had the joints of a 75 year old man. I guess that puts me at 80 now grin


DT, if you didn't do all the tree climbing and jumping between the branches... The shock from that must be brutal on the joints!
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#31207 - 11/18/13 05:30 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Wife says I'm older than dirt. At 70, I still don't think of myself as old, but rodeo days (riding bulls, broncs, bull-dogging and team roping) firefighting days (smoke jumper), guide days (wilderness, white water) and marriage, I'm pretty well beat up.
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#31220 - 11/18/13 08:11 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Mostly the marriage...
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#31221 - 11/18/13 08:19 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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So, back on topic....how long do you figure before the next wave of economic bad news? What's everyone doing to prepare?

I've laid up a good store of venison. My wife, much to my surprise, has even started cooking with it. I've also been learning new ways to prepare it to make it even more appetizing to the younger, pickier kids. Also built a fire pit in the back yard so I and the kids can practice our skills. We've also been going over finances to see where we can cut and how we can save more. Not anywhere near financial distress, but it's always better to prep now than when the need arises. May look into getting a few ounces of silver here and there as well.
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#31225 - 11/18/13 09:25 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Well, I could fade into the bush and get by for about two years with caches and foodstuffs on my properties- likely more- totally off the grid and municipal utilities.

Savings are split between hard cash and investments, the former not in any institution, the latter might be worth nothing but are held against inflation, etc.

Off of most prescription drugs.

Wife well-appraised of the potential for hardship, though I do not think she completely understands not having fully tested herself after she became disabled.

I count myself on DEFCON 3.
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#31231 - 11/18/13 10:35 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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When we reach Threat Level Midnight, glad Carl is ready at DEFCON 3. grin
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#31232 - 11/18/13 10:37 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Been over this before, but I DO need to come up with some more creative water storage ideas.
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#31251 - 11/19/13 06:01 PM Re: End of the World as we Know it? [Re: Dogtired]
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Add 3 60 gallon hot-water heaters but leave them turned off smile

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