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    That happened to me in Florida a few years back when a hurricane came through. It was either Charlie or Wilma, can't remember right now. Power was out for about 2 and half weeks. Nobody was roaming the streets looking for food though. National Guard came through a few days after the storm hit, gave out water and such to those that needed it. I stood in line to get some rations and gave it to my mom and dad.

    People around here take warnings serious. We don't evacuate around here for the most part 'cause we're a little bit inland so you don't have to worry about flooding, just strong winds and the power going out. We do prepare though. As soon as you know a storm is coming, you stock up on canned good, gas, etc. Stuff sells out pretty quick, an indicator that it's not taken likely.

    I was up in the Eastern Shore of Virginia last year around this time, a Category 3 was supposed to hit. I was shocked to see gas stations without the huge lines of cars waiting to fill up. I was even more shocked to get to the local Walmart and see it fully stocked of supplies.

    On Topic, if this was a temporary thing and I had more than enough, i'd give out what I could spare. At 3am though, I wouldn't answer the door. If they break in, they eat a serving of buckshot.
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    scenarios are hard work. Bottom line, I want to be kind to people but family always comes first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by str8loco1 View Post
    On Topic, if this was a temporary thing and I had more than enough, i'd give out what I could spare. At 3am though, I wouldn't answer the door. If they break in, they eat a serving of buckshot.
    Here's where I am with it. Why go outside where you are out numbered in the open. If they have bad intentions, make them break in. Then, deal with it accordingly.
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    Let's see....Cat 4/5 hurricane or equivalent, no electrical power indefinitely, potable water problem, angry folk roaming for food, looting, etc......i'm taking the family away from the mess and will be long gone until order is restored and living conditions improve. That's why my property is well insured. I don't plan to be the next Davy Crockett at a personal Alamo or re-living nights at a landing zone. Defending family and self against a threat that happens is one thing, but having them stay in a risk environment and be concerned about safety due to roving thugs and such for the sake of protecting "stuff" is illogical to me. First responsibility is to family - "stuff" is secondary.
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    First I'd lock the door, then I'd call 911 on my cell phone, which the company got back into operation 7 hours after the event. Then I'd load all my shotguns with #4 shot and make sure everybody in the house was armed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ironhide24/7c View Post
    Here's where I am with it. Why go outside where you are out numbered in the open. If they have bad intentions, make them break in. Then, deal with it accordingly.
    That's where I'm coming from as well. We're talking hungry people, not a herd of zombies. If they break into your house with ill intentions, stop them. Once one falls, I can't imagine the rest will maintain any intentions of getting inside.
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    We don't have many break ins in non-metro S. Indiana.Most folks around here know that alot of homes are armed.I have 4 LEOs that live in my neighborhood.I don't worry much.If you come in and your not invited...the dogs will say hello.If you get passed them ,you meet daddy.Forcible entry into my home is not advised.As for food and supplies...I have a fishing pole and firearms.I can be in the woods or on the water in 15 minutes.I like to help out where I can...but my family and dogs eat first.

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    In my neighborhood, Should we have a group of 8-10 ish who are unknown to the neighborhood, I highly doubt that I would be the one pulling the trigger to begin with. We have a very close neighborhood and one shot at 3 AM is all it would take to have the rest of the community to mobilize. I, being the social creature I am, would simply have to attend this neighborhood get-together. It would be the neighborly thing to do.
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