Monday, September 8, 2014

9/11 Prep

This Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center.

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Because of the newly invigorated Islamists, our feckless defense and foreign policy, the deliberately compromised immigration system and the wide open southern border, this is probably the most dangerous 9/11 anniversary to date. Unfortunately, the danger will probably ratchet up each year for the foreseeable future.

In any case, it's probably a good time to review your everyday disaster preparations.
  • Always keep no less than a half of tank in the cars and trucks
  • Have at the very least one week's worth of water, food and supplies
  • Be able to live "off the grid" (light, heat, cooking, sanitation, etc) for a week
  • Money talks; be prepared to shout with physical cash
  • Get a good first-aid kit: more than the cheapy band-aids and aspirin kits
  • Have a good toolset: standard tools, plus prybars, axes, util. knives and guns
  • Prepare your bug out bag, or as we call them: Go Boxes (3 Rubbermaid boxes)
  • Lock your house and car doors
  • Keep your head on a swivel
That's the minimum: many experts are recommending at least 3 weeks of capability.
  • Most importantly: exercise, get in shape, lose weight, and quit smoking -- a heart attack is by far the most probable killer you will face

As I tell the wife when she accuses me yet again of paranoia: "Yes, I'm paranoid -- But, am I paranoid enough?"


  1. Yep. Mrs. Archer and I have been putting back a bit extra, on top of the standard "winter preps" we do every year.

    And we have a couple plans in case the world goes sideways this Thursday.

    I think she and I are about equally "paranoid" (I prefer "concerned" -- to-MAY-to, to-MAH-to), but about different things. It makes for good, complementary preparations. :)

    1. Hmm. As per our wedding vows, she can (and does) think I'm an idiot. That is, until something goes pear-shaped, then I'm contractually required to have completely foreseen the issue and fully prepared for it, despite her objections - which never really happened anyway…

      Oil well. ;^)