guest: The news article mentions we have no nuke infrastructure, so i wonder who gets dibs on that slice of the pie?
Sept 16, 2021 0:10:12 GMT 10
Beno: South Australia. They came close to developing a nuke waste disposal facility a few years ago and the conversation never really went away.
Sept 16, 2021 6:32:27 GMT 10
spinifex: I want nuclear subs with nuclear weapons systems so bad ... but lets not still fool around designing something new. Lets just get the best there currently is in existence today and get them combat ready ASAP. Core national defence!
Sept 16, 2021 8:04:44 GMT 10
spinifex: Then lets get serious with SAM weapons systems (including early warning and electronic warfare aircraft to enhance the use of SAMs)
Sept 16, 2021 8:06:24 GMT 10
spinifex: The rest of defence spending can be diverted into those two areas. The days of running around doing asymetrical warfare police actions is over for both Oz and the US. The next war will be much more like WW2 ... but teched up!
Sept 16, 2021 8:09:32 GMT 10
malewithatail: In the 20 minutes or so it will last !!
Sept 16, 2021 13:51:07 GMT 10
malewithatail: In one swoop, the USA has created the 5 th most powerful army in the world. The total amount of aid given to Israel in the last 60 years is 100 billion, and now they gave the Taliban 80 billion dollars of stuff. Who is this insane president anyway ?
Sept 18, 2021 14:19:02 GMT 10
malewithatail: Look out western nations, terrorism will increase exponentially, so I expect bombings and other acts to be perpetrated on us all in the coming months.
Sept 18, 2021 14:24:27 GMT 10
frostbite: We are already victims of the covid terror campaign inflicted on us by our governments.
Sept 18, 2021 16:42:51 GMT 10
malewithatail: yup, and expect more to come.
Sept 18, 2021 17:51:19 GMT 10
malewithatail: Whatever happened to "my body, my choice ?" Obviously, it only applies when the Polyfilth want it to.
Sept 18, 2021 17:59:57 GMT 10
Apparently for my wife it would be champagne. Noticed a case with my preps in the basement the other day. Convenient storage space? Or maybe she's coming around to prepping. Either way, I just smiled to myself and mentally added the bottles to my list of alcohol and the calories to my running total.
No wine - red or white - for me. I try it a few times a year, but have no palate for it. I enjoy Whiskey (Scotch and Japanese) and legends have been written about my beer drinking, but I prefer to drink competitively, so don't do it often...doesn't usually end well for the ones I'm with. These days I prefer to eat my calories.
coffee, sweet beautiful coffee, i dont care if it is home brand instant, just giv me coffee when SHTF and everything else will fall into place
prepping is also a personal insurance policy. Ask your BF to drop any insurances he has, otherwise he is crazy, paranoid, weird etc for paying for something that obviously is never going to happen............ right? - Krull68
I wonder about this a bit, because if I'm hungry enough... it would be food, of any kind. If I can go months without 'morale' items now during dieting phases, I can't see it being much different in an austere situation. Perhaps good friends around would be the best morale prep.
Post by remnantprep on Jun 20, 2016 10:33:23 GMT 10
There are many reasons for preparing and its not always in times of extreme shortage! One of the reasons I began preparing was the idea of war time rations eg UK style! Even the Spam meal of the week (which often was a part of their meat ration and for which you needed 12 ration points to get) was relished by the Brits! I read of one woman making her bottle of sherry last the entire war! For the duration of war oranges were rare and were given to small children as a priority ration, bananas were not seen, and onions were often raffled as prizes! Its not just food items either, paper was rationed so newspapers were limited to a certain amount for print!
"Newspapers were limited from September 1939, at first to 60% of their pre-war consumption of newsprint. Paper supply came under the No 48 Paper Control Order, 4 September 1942 and was controlled by the Ministry of Production. By 1945 newspapers were limited to 25% of their pre-war consumption. Wrapping paper for most goods was prohibited.
The paper shortage often made it more difficult than usual for authors to get work published.
In 1944, George Orwell wrote: (Wiki)
In Mr Stanley Unwin’s recent pamphlet Publishing in Peace and War, some interesting facts are given about the quantities of paper allotted by the Government for various purposes. Here are the present figures:
Newspapers 250,000 tons H. M. Stationery Office 100,000 tons Periodicals (nearly) 50,000 tons Books 22,000 tons A particularly interesting detail is that out of the 100,000 tons allotted to the Stationery Office, the War Office gets no less than 25,000 tons, or more than the whole of the book trade put together. [...] At the same time paper for books is so short that even the most hackneyed "classic" is liable to be out of print, many schools are short of textbooks, new writers get no chance to start and even established writers have to expect a gap of a year or two years between finishing a book and seeing it published. — George Orwell, As I Please, Tribune, 20 October 1944"
Lots of things become hard to obtain in this situation and thats why we store them now! Luxury items are really those things that we would not need to survive but we like to have them! Even in a dieting situation you still have access to other foods and things like the computer and being able to drive anywhere you like etc
So I see the following in the above posts!
Wine Cigars Rum Whiskey Snickers bars Champagne A baked Dinner Coffee
Necessities (depending on what your priorities are)
Peanut Butter Coffee Friends Hot water Clean Teeth Clean clothes Ammunition SPAM!!