Yesterday's Tractor Co. Tractor Parts for All Brands
Click Here or call 800-853-2651 
   Allis Chalmers Case Farmall IH Ford 8N,9N,2N Ford
   Ferguson John Deere Massey Ferguson Minn. Moline Oliver
 
Marketplace
Classified Ads
Photo Ads

Community
Discussion Forums
Project Journals
Tractor Town
Your Stories
Show & Pull Guide
Events Calendar
Hauling Schedule

Galleries
Tractor Photos
Implement Photos
Vintage Photos
Help Identify
Parts & Pieces
Stuck & Troubled
Vintage Ads
Community Album
Photo Ad Archives

Research & Info
Articles
Tractor Registry
Tip of the Day
Safety Cartoons
Tractor Values
Serial Numbers
Tune-Up Guide
Paint Codes
List Prices
Production Nbrs
Tune-Up Specs
Torque Values
3-Point Specs
Glossary

Miscellaneous
Tractor Games
Just For Kids
Virtual Show
Museum Guide
Memorial Page
Feedback Form

Yesterday's Tractors Facebook Page

Related Sites
Tractor Shed
TractorLinks.com
Ford 8N/9N Club
Today's Tractors
Garden Tractors
Classic Trucks
Kountry Life
Enter your email address to receive our newsletter!

subscribe
unsubscribe
  
Tractor Talk Discussion Forum

Re: What would you do?

[Show Entire Topic]  

Welcome Guest, Log in or Register
Author  [Modern View]
Bob Huntress

11-17-2012 00:47:38
184.41.92.132



Report to Moderator

Greg, how serious do you consider preparedness? May I be honest. It starts with realizing that you are not capable of preparing for any possible situation. You can make a sincere and accurate risk assessment of what threats you reasonably expect, yet there are still possibilities that can surprise you. Look around you, for a start, and ask yourself what real problems could happen? Most disasters, whether man made or natural, carry the same consequence to you. When you talk about disaster preparedness, you are generally looking at steps that might secure your ability to deal with an immediate or very short term disruption in your life. Let's say you suffer a storm that shuts down your county for a month, or a terrorist event that isolates your family at home for a month. You can start to see that the steps for preparing will be common to each, and beyond this, you see that you are simply preparing to maintain yourself for a relatively short period of time until the disruption is past. Your food supply is expected to be reasonably restored. You just need to survive until then. You need to be able protect your health, security, shelter etc for not more than a month or so. As this relates to you food and water, you most likely would maintain a supply of canned or packed food to feed yourself and family until life services are restored and bottled water etc. When you start talking about terms of time beyond that, you start talking about doomsday prepping, which is a next level beyond simply preparing for a disaster. This is where you start talking about those Heirloom seed packs and serious lifestyle changes that will likely be at least semi permanent. This is the level where you start talking about replenishable food and water, shelter that doesn't depend on the grid and security after society breaks down. This is what people payed for the 1950's absorbtion refrigerator/freezer that can be used off a propane tank for. Basically, you have to determine what threats you are preparing for, and how long you expect to be affected. BTW, if you are doomsday prepping, you pretty much need to start living that life under current conditions.

Put a different way, a large tote box filled with canned food and dry goods is disaster preparedness. A 28' Conex box filled with pallets of MRE's is doomsday prepping. Mind you, there is nothing wrong with doomsday prepping. I just want you to understand that if you are at that level, you need to realize that you have whole lifestyle changes that come with that. If you are concerned that a grave threat exist that requires such a preparedness, I hope you are also staying in top physical shape, as medical care will never be available. You obviously don't want to face such with a two and a half pack a day smoking habit. You see where I am going with this? Disaster preparedness is a well thought box in the corner, some extra batteries for the flashlight and a heater that doesn't need electricity. Doomsday prepping is a change to how you live life, even now.

[Log in to Reply]   [No Email]
[Show Entire Topic]     [Options]  [Printer Friendly]  [Posting Help]  [Return to Forum]   [Log in to Reply]

Hop to:

TRACTOR   PARTS TRACTOR   MANUALS
Same-Day Shipping! Most of our stocked parts ship the same day you order (M-F).  Expedited shipping available, just call!  Most prices for parts and manuals are below our competitors.  Compare our super low shipping rates!  We have the parts you need to repair your tractor.  We are a Company you can trust and have generous return policies!   Shop Online Today or call our friendly sales staff toll free (800) 853-2651. [ More Info ]

Home  |  Forums


Copyright © 1997-2014 Yesterday's Tractor Co.

All Rights Reserved. Reproduction of any part of this website, including design and content, without written permission is strictly prohibited. Trade Marks and Trade Names contained and used in this Website are those of others, and are used in this Website in a descriptive sense to refer to the products of others. Use of this Web site constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy

TRADEMARK DISCLAIMER: Tradenames and Trademarks referred to within Yesterday's Tractor Co. products and within the Yesterday's Tractor Co. websites are the property of their respective trademark holders. None of these trademark holders are affiliated with Yesterday's Tractor Co., our products, or our website nor are we sponsored by them. John Deere and its logos are the registered trademarks of the John Deere Corporation. Agco, Agco Allis, White, Massey Ferguson and their logos are the registered trademarks of AGCO Corporation. Case, Case-IH, Farmall, International Harvester, New Holland and their logos are registered trademarks of CNH Global N.V.

Yesterday's Tractors - Antique Tractor Headquarters