What was your prep for today?

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Zombies?? They're mostly chilled out.
Is it still appropriate to call them stoners or is there a new term that isn't offensive. ;)
 
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"Zombies" is a term some preppers and others use to denote an enemy that can be eliminated guilt-free. That is, not really human so ok to dispatch without prejudice. For some it is a cloak to describe what they are doing to become more lethal against potentially threatening humans. The discussion would probably include fortification against those who are after one's stuff.
 
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If you're ready for zombies you're ready for anything as I've come across more than a few times. Of course zombies is a more acceptable term than TEOTWAWKI (the end of the world as we know it) and its other generally less savory variants.

There's a certain romanticism to planning for zombies in that there are a heck of a lot of corner cases that you need to plan for - most of which are not the kind of fare that makes it into gripping fiction around zombies. Exciting things like repelling the zombie hordes, dealing with the possibility of a member of the party being infected, and fighting bandits are given much screen time/wordcount while the grim realities of needing to cover the basics of survival - long term food/water/shelter/clothing/basic security - are handwaved or given relatively little coverage.
 
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Yes for considering scenarios and preparing for them, including the mundane basics.

Curiously on CPF, techniques to handle personal hygiene and human waste products are blushingly absent.
 
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I did read his entire thread, and having grown up north of New Orleans appreciated his work. Perhaps someone will summarize his experience and practice. I think there are other factors with other situations that deserve discussion.
 
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Yes for considering scenarios and preparing for them, including the mundane basics.

Curiously on CPF, techniques to handle personal hygiene and human waste products are blushingly absent.
I'm guessing the old ways are going to be employed.
Though while things are going well, few folks will be actively constructing Outhouses on their property.
 
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The late Sub_Umbra's thread An Emergency Water Epiphany goes into some detail. His post history is worth looking over - at some point he detailed living through Katrina sheltering in place.
Every once in a while (I guess every couple of years) I re-read his thread. It's a good primer for me to make sure I have many of my preps in order. One of the take-aways was to be prepared for insect infestation, and flies.
 
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Spent part of the afternoon digging a small trench about 100' long from the underside of my deck out to Mrs. Scout's garden. Going to bury a garden hose for plant watering so I don't hit it with the mower and have to repair it again... :)
My prep today is to go through this thread to get me motivated to do some preps I may have missed.

@scout24
I am wondering how well putting a garden hose under ground worked out for you. I used to have a underground sprinkler system at a previous house, and although I paid a professional to blow the system out with air each year, pretty much each year he had to return to repair places where the hose froze and split.

One year, we had a sudden freeze, and I hadn't called him soon enough, and I had to blow it out myself. I then used a gallon or so of RV antifreeze, and pumped it into the system, and then blew that out. I then added another gallon, and left it.
In the following five years or so, I only had one split. A huge improvement.
 
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Poppy- Knock on wood, I've had no problems with my buried hose since doing it. Working up to expectations.
 
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My prep for today was go to bed 2 hours early last night. That extra sleep was for mental rest as much as physical rest.
Gotta get those zzzzzzz's in for mental health as well.
 

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