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Posted:  6/21/2007 1:40 PM #13645
Hunter


Joined: 6/23/2005
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Subject: So, what did you do for Y2K?
It's been a long time, and some may not want to admit to preparing at all, since there was no bad outcome, but:
Did you, and what did you do, to prepare for the Y2K (year 2000) issue seven or eight years ago?


:?:

Posted:  6/21/2007 7:26 PM #13644
xsapper


Joined: 2/6/2007
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Last Post: 7/9/2009
Stocked up on bottled water, batteries and kept all our gas jugs filled up. That and stayed home on new years eve. Just enough to keep us going for a couple days in case something did happen. We live in the sticks so there is food all around( cows,deer,turkeys,etc.) water(small lake behind the house) and firewood.
Once I thought I was wrong, but I was mistaken.

If it's fun it must be illegal!

Posted:  6/22/2007 5:44 PM #13646
Ares1994


Joined: 6/16/2007
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Last Post: 6/17/2007
Nothing.
8)

Posted:  6/22/2007 7:45 PM #13647
wildmanofwichita


Joined: 12/12/2006
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All Y2K was, and still is, one of the "Greatest" scams ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting Public. 8)
"Dissent is the Highest Form of Patriotism." ~ Thomas Jefferson

"Those That OWN the Country, Ought to Govern It" (John Jay, 1st U.S. Supreme Court Justice)

Posted:  6/24/2007 10:56 AM #13648
wytelitening


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Big bowl of popcorn in my lap whilst I watched the fireworks display on tv, but wait a minute, I think I went to bed before midnight and woke up the next year. In other words, nothing. Ask me what I did to prepare after hurricane Katrina and I'll say I woke up to the fact that I had to "get prepared"-- 8)
With guns we are "citizens"---Without we are "subjects"----

Posted:  6/25/2007 3:41 AM #13649
Ares1994


Joined: 6/16/2007
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The SHTF preparers DREAM.
The government tells you to "get prepared" but your already there with your AK, BDUS and MOLLE gear(assuming you have some). They say mercs to that-a-way! lol

Posted:  6/29/2007 11:55 PM #13639
cardcamo


Joined: 5/18/2007
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Subject: My y2k..
I was running a kitchen on the beach. My crew was having a good time out front, so me and my assistant were doing end of the month inventory. We took breaks to quench our thirsts, and stepped out for the fireworks, and afterwords, stayed up all night with some equally thirsty waitressess....
You can lead a person to water, but you can't make them think..

Posted:  7/1/2007 10:03 AM #13640
Semper Paratus


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Order pizza and get some chips and drinks.
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."

Posted:  7/7/2007 6:48 PM #13619
mikewv2k


Joined: 12/30/2006
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Subject: Shot off Fireworks
It was New Years Eve so I knocked down some brewskis, shot off some fireworks, and went to bed. When I woke up in the morning, my house hadn't burned down, and nothing had happened. I'm gonna say:"It was a cosmic fart."
Whineslayer

Posted:  7/12/2007 11:26 PM #14077
General Protection Fault


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Last Post: 4/10/2009
Throughout 1999, I remember telling everyone else I didn't think anything bad would happen. I regularly worked on other people's computers and did computer tutoring on the weekends, and people were constantly asking me, as the "computer expert", what I thought would happen - I told them "You might see a few weird things happen... computers at some banks might be down for a day or two, you might see the wrong date printed on bills, some busses, trains, and airplanes might be late, and that sort of thing - but, nothing Earth-shattering." I don't remember Y2K even did that much.


I already lived out in the middle of nowhere, away from the city - my family moved there to "get away from it all" in the 1980's.

I did buy my first roll of silver dollars about a year or two before then, figuring: "Why not? Maybe I'll see a time in my lifetime when they'll be worth more than I paid for them, and, if nothing else, I can give them to my kids and explain to them why I bought them and why they're good to have around. The kids will probably think it's a boring story about 'the old days', but maybe they won't."

I also bought my first rifle at about the same time, a very nice-looking Russian SKS (Tula). I paid about $99 for it, complete with all the original accessories, all in virtually new condition. Again, I thought to myself: "I doubt I'll need it for Y2K, but it's probably nice to have it around, just in case, and I bet it might be fun to shoot."



Here we are 8 years later, and I believe the price of silver has doubled or tripled, and I saw a Russian SKS in absolutely terrible condition, without accessories, at a gunshow a couple weeks ago for $300. So, fortunately, I was right about Y2K - nothing happened; and, also fortunately, I was also wrong about my suspicion that I was probably throwing my money away on something that I'd never get any use out of. I've picked up at least two very enjoyable hobbies as a result of Y2K, and the silver, gold, and guns have increased in value more than I would have dreamed of, so I believe I'll have something more than souvinirs and weird stories to pass on to my children, too. And, maybe this stuff will even help save my life and protect my property some day.


For the Y2K event itself, I think I stayed up with my family just long enough to blow some tin horns and make noise at midnight, same as any other new year, and then I went to sleep at 12:01. I might have said "yeah, wake me if the world ends", but in any event I slept very peacefully until the next afternoon. I don't think I even bothered to check to see if anything went wrong when I woke up the next day. But, if I had it all to do over again knowing what I know now, I'd probably spend a LOT more money on precious metals and guns, instead of computers and video games and whatever else I threw money away on at the time - not because there was any chance of the world as I knew it suddenly coming to a cataclysmic end at midnight, but because I'm probably never going to see these things at such low prices again.

Posted:  7/13/2007 11:13 AM #14076
Semper Paratus


Joined: 2/23/2007
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Subject: So, what did you do for Y2K?
That's one thing that wont go down....guns... I don't believe they have ever gone down in price, but people I know think thats an excuse for me to buy more :roll: I just say it's me being smart and investing! 8)
"I won't be wronged, I won't be insulted, and I won't be laid a hand on. I don't do these things to other people and I require the same from them."

Posted:  7/13/2007 10:27 PM #14081
cardcamo


Joined: 5/18/2007
Posts: 222
Last Post: 6/7/2008
Subject: End of the world
My father in law, who is older, and possably the smartest man alive, told me years ago, that when he was my age, some one gave him the advice, that if you think the end of the world is coming, the most precious metal you can invest in is lead..

and something, of course, to fire it through... :D

but I didnt meet him until well after y2k was proven to be as big a joke as, well,

name your current media driven armegedon..
You can lead a person to water, but you can't make them think..

Posted:  7/14/2007 2:48 PM #14080
rageing bull


Joined: 11/24/2005
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Put my head between my legs and kissed my arrss good-by.

Posted:  7/15/2007 7:25 PM #14085
oldiron_79


Joined: 2/20/2006
Posts: 220
Last Post: 5/29/2013
Subject: So, what did you do for Y2K?
Nothing I don't already have set up for a more mundane emergency like tornado or riot.
"A nation willing to sacrifice liberty for some temporary safety deserves neither safety nor liberty, and shall receive neither" Benjamin Franklin

Posted:  7/16/2007 8:53 PM #14084
Texan Raven


Joined: 5/22/2007
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Last Post: 1/9/2013
The ex and I (before she was my ex) went to some friends' house for aparty. At just before midnight, I got up to go downstairs to get a beer. As the clock ticked down to zero up in New York, I flipped the circuit breaker turning his power off and the house went dark. Lotsa screamin' that night! :twisted:

Posted:  7/17/2007 8:01 AM #14083
hot_lips_banana


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Good one, Raven! :lol:
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Posted:  7/20/2007 12:08 AM #14068
Jeffrey


Joined: 7/19/2007
Posts: 488
Last Post: 12/18/2009
Subject: Y2k? did something happen?
Oh man that was such a scam. I didnt need to buy guns or ammo, had a full tank of gas in my truck, so I went to a party. It was a cool costume party where people dressed up as their favorite "kink". Oh man, those were the days, we had people walking around in handcuffs and leather, some in cops-and-robbers outfits, some pure naked.....hmm.. what forum is this again? Oh, guns, yeah..I think i may have bought a new flashlight and stocked up the panty back then.
When was the last time you went to the range?

Posted:  7/21/2007 10:50 PM #14059
Jeffrey


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Subject: Misspelling
I meant to say I stocked up on the pantry.
When was the last time you went to the range?

Posted:  2/3/2013 1:07 AM #36353
MacTex


Joined: 2/3/2013
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Last Post: 2/3/2013
Subject: So, what did you do for Y2K?
Well, I'm one of those Boy Scout types, so I invested in 8,000 rounds of .223/5.56, 5,000 rd.s each of 7.62x39, 9mm, .45, .308 and 20,000 rounds of mini-mags. I have always kept and rotated food stuffs and have several water sources on my land, so water is no problem. I purchased $5,000 in silver (just under $6/OZ) and an equal amount in gold (around $275/OZ). I'm sure my friends would have had a good laugh, but I kept it to myself, both before and after. Over the years as I have expended ammo I have replaced it, so when the insanity began I sat back and looked at my $90/case .223 and 7.62x39 ammo, now worth (if anyone is foolish enough to pay it) - $1,000/case which equal appox 1100% increase from my purchse price, and yes, every round fires. My gold is now worth $32,000 and my silver is worth $27,000. I had payed such a small amount for the .22 rounds that I honestly don't remember, but do know that they have easily increase in value 10 times. Each of my Bushmsters cost around $600, and my 2 Mac90 were an unheard of $450 each because I waited until the last minute on those. Yep, I was a real chump and got ready for something that never happened, and look where it got me. I was prepared, am prepared and made out like a bandit doing it! ALWAYS BE PREPARED cuz Better Safe than DEAD.


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