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Tonight on GeekNights, we use preppers as an excuse to talk about that, but also dentistry, the Supreme Court shenanigans, fake panels with free videocards, and some other stuff. Two of our panels (scary games and game rules) from PAX South are on youtube! And we'll be live at Anime Boston, Zenkaikon, and PAX East!The GeekNights Patreon has Rym and Emily reviews, bonus content, and more!Download MP3
It's a well-executed suspense movie. The entire premise is that you wake up locked in a prepper's bunker, but was there really some attack/natural disaster, or is he just batshit crazy? Jon Goodman plays the prepper and oh man, he does a great job acting in the role.
Dude's got chops.
It would be too much of a dick move to bail on them so late in the game, but we're not going to put up with that in the future.
I am weary about their push for more educational content due to that and me buying computer speakers to ensure one of the panels are working.
Yeah, almost definitely not going back to Anime Boston for 2017.
The low hanging fruit is fine in moderation. I know they say don't beat a dead horse, but it's OK to poke it with a stick just to be sure.
Not even CTCon. Any time I've ever done a panel, it was on the condition that my badge would be paid for at some unspecified time after the con.
Bugging out it dumb, in my opinion. Bugging in is the way to go.
FEMA is a great organization, but they are always going to be at least 72 hours away from help. If they store the emergency supplies in the area (where they would be usable within 24 hours) then it will get destroyed in whatever natural disaster happened.
Everyone should at least have enough canned food, candles and water to make it for 72 hours at a minimum.
Now, man made disasters are not out of the realm of possibility. The bar owner near me lived in Yugoslavia and was in a city that went under siege during the war. During that time having the ability to distill alcohol, or having supplies to trade, was a pretty damn useful skill. That is a situation where having prepared would have been pretty damn useful, but how likely is a Yugoslavian fracturing scenario in the USA?
Chinese nuke hits NYC, your fucked:
Realistically all the 'crazy' scenarios are either unreasonable or you can't be prepared enough to make a difference.
If I'm where I live with a big garage it's much easier to just store my own stuff.
If it's Mad Max scenario or DMZ scenario it's a bigger problem and you should have left the area before hand if you really want to be safe.
First Aid kit, including red pill/ blue pill incase of Matrix
That's about the minimum
We're not preppers, but man do we love having our food stockpile. We have enough food in our chest freezer and canned/dried/preserved to eat for at least a month without any supplemental purchases.
Of course, we have the space to do those things.
This is basically us, plus ultralight sleeping bags and rice. Oh, and whiskey. Two methods of fire starting & water purification.
Jokes aside, I wouldn't call my emergency gear a "go bag", even though it's packed and kept similarly, it's just that way because it saves space, and makes it easier for the yearly checkup.
Our government knows what's up - every year, they run new advertisements on TV and radio about preparing for storm season(and in some areas, bushfire season), checking your disaster kit, they publish guides on what to have and how to keep your home ready for the season.