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Title: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 27, 2009, 12:07:11 AM
Both Jack and Glenn Beck have talked in the past couple of days about how women are paying much more attention to these issues of preparedness, economic collapse, civil unrest than has traditionally been the case.  Mr. Beck suggested that women's intuition or internal danger alarms may be going off.

Of course, for many of us it's in our DNA to want to prepare for a rainy day and always has been.  Nevertheless, do you think that there is a heightened sense of danger for women in general and have you felt your own intuition setting off alert signals?

Just curious....
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: 19kilo on February 27, 2009, 02:26:42 AM
My wife has gotten more involved in our preps in the last thre months or so.  Maybe it is womens intuition but I have gotten more serious about it to.

Could be all the soy I eat though.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Beetle on February 27, 2009, 02:58:45 AM
My wife has gone pyscho...She emailed me a shopping list to get on the way home and had in block letters on it stock up on survival food. Next thing you know she will give me the thumbs up to buy a tank. Yes I think they are more aware than us. As DEV told me "Better pay attention to her, sometimes they have mysterious insights." in a PM we had that we were discussing about our wives "nesting". The timing on this thread is right on...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: firetoad on February 27, 2009, 08:26:06 AM
When I first started on the road to preparedeness, I thought my wife would think I was loony!  Although, it shouldn't surprise me in the least that she didn't because I can be rather odd at times with hobbies, etc.   ;)

Anyway, over the last few months, she has been really on board with storage and the gardens.  Just some of her comments and remarks as of late indicate to me that she feels that something is just on the other side of the horizon.  She has always had this eerie ability to really just know when something is wrong, almost phsycic like!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Storm on February 27, 2009, 09:55:15 AM
I'd like to get my female even more interested in it...she's down for growing and storing so far. But, historically, as now, as my Women's history professor put it "women are societies conscience" and are normally much more in tune with things of this nature.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 27, 2009, 11:25:29 AM
I tried to set the question up as gently as I could to get real feedback.  But I've been absolutely wigged out.   ::) I really have to put conscious effort into staying calm and on track.  I'm not sleeping well.  I just want my preps to be done NOW and they aren't.  I want to move to land we've purchased but we're not ready and I can't stand it. 

DH and I went ammo shopping at Walmart and Bass Pro shop and found nothing we could use.  Now, we have a good amount on hand, and we have good dealer sources but it pretty much drives home the point of how scarry it will be when you want to buy things you need and they're not there...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Beetle on February 27, 2009, 12:03:44 PM
I tried to set the question up as gently as I could to get real feedback.  But I've been absolutely wigged out.   ::) I really have to put conscious effort into staying calm and on track.  I'm not sleeping well.  I just want my preps to be done NOW and they aren't.  I want to move to land we've purchased but we're not ready and I can't stand it. 

DH and I went ammo shopping at Walmart and Bass Pro shop and found nothing we could use.  Now, we have a good amount on hand, and we have good dealer sources but it pretty much drives home the point of how scarry it will be when you want to buy things you need and they're not there...
Eph give us your thoughts, why are you wigged out? What's DH stand for?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 27, 2009, 02:59:00 PM
DH stands for "Dear Husband". 

I'm just worried that the economy is going to tank completely before I have my house stocked up sufficiently.  I'm worried that when things get tough economically that I live in a neighborhood that has many people who are already on the wrong side of civil behavior.  I'm worried that by the time I'm ready to drill my water well, that there won't be credit available to do it which I have to rely on because I'll have no equity in my house when it sells.  I just feel like time is short and I'll be caught unready. 

I feel like the America of today is so far removed from the one I grew up in that I don't recognize it.  I don't trust my government.  I don't trust many of those around me because of the poor morals and entitlement mentality.

That's it in a nutshell.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Claymore on February 27, 2009, 03:35:46 PM
DH stands for "Dear Husband". 

That's not what my wife thinks "DH" means!  ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Michael Masse on February 27, 2009, 05:44:46 PM
I would have to agree on the woman's intuition thing.  My wife would not have been too excited about preparedness just for the sake of preparedness.  She is picking up on the urgency as well.

Interesting story concerning my mom.  On a couple occasions when something had happened to my dad she would get a horrible feeling and KNOW something just happened to him.

Once she was a work and got "the feeling" and it made her weak so she had to sit and at that moment her manager can to her and told her my dad had been in a wreck.

Another time while at work, out of the blue she decided to leave work an hour early.  (She has never left work early in all her live.  She was the model employee.) anyway she gets home and finds my dad paralyzed on the couch from a bee sting.  She drags him to the car and races to the hospital in the nick of time.  Doctor said another ten minutes would have been too late. So leaving work early for once really paid off.

So women who are paying attention with often have insight that we guys simply don't.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on February 27, 2009, 09:17:14 PM
I am definitely feeling the squeeze.  It's the anxious, "ohgodohgodohgod something bad's gonna happen soon" feeling, and I've had it since, oh, Christmas-ish.  I'm pushing to get a garden in place, and more water (and more water, and MORE WATER) stored every time we have the money to do it.  It's just one of those things.  I think we're all feeling it.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TXChikk on February 28, 2009, 07:54:32 AM
I think we're all feeling it.

Agreed. I don't think it's just woman's intuition because of the above statement by Sister Wolf. Something in the air feels out of whack, something out there is terribly wrong. I don't know what tipped me off but I simply started feeling sideways and finally figured out where to look. The cloak of evil is draping ever closer over this country, the last bastion of hope and peace. I think the good citizens of this country are the finger in the crack of the dam and our own government is trying to cut the body off the finger so they can let the dam break, thinking they will have all control.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 01, 2009, 10:31:59 AM
I would say there's something in the air, what it is I have no idea. I know that I'm stocking up more than ever and I am headed to my first gun show next weekend. There is a sense of urgency to get onto my land permanently so that I can start my on site preparations in earnest. My Mother finally 'got it' over the holidays now she's all for getting a garden in the ground on her property. So while I have been preparing for years, now it seems like it's 'put up or shut up' time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: amberwolf on March 01, 2009, 04:49:31 PM
Nature is going to keep the women on high alert for questionable changes, its survival of the fittest and keeps us from becoming extinct. It's not like the 1950's when people truly thought the government was in place to save us all from intruders, today instead we see the government is handing the keys for the front door to the intruders.

I've had hunches and feelings for well over five years now. We moved out of California and I spoke with a Native elder telling him what I felt and he spoke about how people will move around- away from dangerous areas and into safer places to live. He said it was Great Spirit awakening our senses to being more able to listen to the calls from nature. It wasn't wise for mankind to push away from nature, look what happened during that tsunami- if people paid attention to how the birds and animals were not around they would have realized something was amiss. It's happening again- that feeling of something is not right, now people are listening- we just don't know what it is that's about to slam into us.

I felt it was most urgent to get my family into a community that wouldn't attack their own neighbors for lacking sustenance and that is how we landed in Virginia, and once coming here I felt a very heavy sigh and comfort come over me. From there I spoke with everyone I met about growing gardens and sharing the fruits so we have been trading veggies ever since. Another sense of urgency has been cropping up lately to grow more and store it back for a rainy day, to have tarps and rope, guns and ammo. No we're not losing it, just gaining wisdom and awareness and we're not alone- the lines going into gun shows has been very long and time consuming but not one person do you see will turn around and leave. Something is about to happen, we're about to alter history I feel, just waiting for that one small thing that triggers it all- whatever that may be.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: CFG on March 01, 2009, 06:21:23 PM
When the Himalayan peasant meets the he-bear in his pride,
He shouts to scare the monster, who will often turn aside.
But the she-bear thus accosted rends the peasant tooth and nail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When Nag the basking cobra hears the careless foot of man,
He will sometimes wriggle sideways and avoid it if he can.
But his mate makes no such motion where she camps beside the trail.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

When the early Jesuit fathers preached to Hurons and Choctaws,
They prayed to be delivered from the vengeance of the squaws.
'Twas the women, not the warriors, turned those stark enthusiasts pale.
For the female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man's timid heart is bursting with the things he must not say,
For the Woman that God gave him isn't his to give away;
But when hunter meets with husbands, each confirms the other's tale –
The female of the species is more deadly than the male.

Man, a bear in most relations – worm and savage otherwise, –
Man propounds negotiations, Man accepts the compromise.
Very rarely will he squarely push the logic of a fact
To its ultimate conclusion in unmitigated act.

Fear, or foolishness, impels him, ere he lay the wicked low,
To concede some form of trial even to his fiercest foe.
Mirth obscene diverts his anger – Doubt and Pity oft perplex
Him in dealing with an issue – to the scandal of The Sex!

But the Woman that God gave him, every fibre of her frame
Proves her launched for one sole issue, armed and engined for the same,
And to serve that single issue, lest the generations fail,
The female of the species must be deadlier than the male.

She who faces Death by torture for each life beneath her breast
May not deal in doubt or pity – must not swerve for fact or jest.
These be purely male diversions – not in these her honour dwells.
She the Other Law we live by, is that Law and nothing else.

She can bring no more to living than the powers that make her great
As the Mother of the Infant and the Mistress of the Mate.
And when Babe and Man are lacking and she strides unclaimed to claim
Her right as femme (and baron), her equipment is the same.

She is wedded to convictions – in default of grosser ties;
Her contentions are her children, Heaven help him who denies! –
He will meet no suave discussion, but the instant, white-hot, wild,
Wakened female of the species warring as for spouse and child.

Unprovoked and awful charges – even so the she-bear fights,
Speech that drips, corrodes, and poisons – even so the cobra bites,
Scientific vivisection of one nerve till it is raw
And the victim writhes in anguish – like the Jesuit with the squaw!

So it comes that Man, the coward, when he gathers to confer
With his fellow-braves in council, dare not leave a place for her
Where, at war with Life and Conscience, he uplifts his erring hands
To some God of Abstract Justice – which no woman understands.

And Man knows it! Knows, moreover, that the Woman that God gave him
Must command but may not govern – shall enthral but not enslave him.
And She knows, because She warns him, and Her instincts never fail,
That the Female of Her Species is more deadly than the Male.


Rudyard Kipling 1911

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: CFG on March 01, 2009, 06:23:10 PM
and yes.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 01, 2009, 06:33:08 PM
That is what I've been feeling, just a general bad feeling so I've been preparing for my family even though they are not into it.  They think everything will be fine.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on March 01, 2009, 06:38:05 PM
i've been feeling the same way. Since we are on this topic, did anyone feel strange or off on 9/11? I went to work that day, but all day before they announced the attack I had an odd feeling in my gut.

Since then, and I'll agree with other posters here, I've felt that feeling periodically ever since xmas.

I don't want to jinx anything, but I just  have this goddamn feeling in the not too distant future that the proverbial may really hit the fan.

 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 01, 2009, 06:49:46 PM
I don't think you're wrong.  Prepare.  I've been preparing and telling eveyone, "Okay, when we go into recovery, we'll celebrate with all my preps!"  Have a huge party during recovery.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: millerized1 on March 01, 2009, 07:51:48 PM
Of all folks, my mother is scared.  After seeing me for almost 10yrs wondering and preparing, she finally asked what she could do.

Of course, I helped, but was shocked.

Now I understand what it feels like when your kids finally realize "it".
Whatever "it" might be.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 01, 2009, 08:09:57 PM
i've been feeling the same way. Since we are on this topic, did anyone feel strange or off on 9/11? I went to work that day, but all day before they announced the attack I had an odd feeling in my gut.
I was booked on a flight into LaGuardia that day and last minute I decided to take a bus into NYC that morning. So yes, my ant-ennae tune in when they need to!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on March 01, 2009, 11:41:26 PM
On 9/11, no premonitions but I was the first one in my little group to figure that those planes had to have been full of people.  It was an evil day.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on March 02, 2009, 01:27:34 PM
i've been feeling the same way. Since we are on this topic, did anyone feel strange or off on 9/11? I went to work that day, but all day before they announced the attack I had an odd feeling in my gut.

I'd heard that the Princeton Eggs were going totally batty on the 11th, 12th, 13th (see this article: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/terror.html (http://noosphere.princeton.edu/terror.html)).  So it's not terribly surprising that we were all sort of "in-tune" during that period.  :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: amberwolf on March 02, 2009, 04:54:52 PM
I feel we are always in-tune and sensitive to each other and the more we are outdoors and in touch with nature, the more sensitive and aware we become of it. Like the Natives say "We Are All One."
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: MightyRunt on March 02, 2009, 06:42:06 PM
Funny that so many have mentioned the Christmas time frame. As a long time prepper, a desire to be stocked up isn't unusual, but around Dec it turned from routine to pressured. DH even got on board and quit complaining about my grocery spending. He kids me about "prepping for the revolution", but has been working long and hard reloading ammo and ordering stuff he was short of.  We went to a gun show in mid Dec(first time in 15 years) and each bought a new gun.  The really odd part though is that around that time I started having a strong urge to pray, which is totally unlike me. So, I'll pass it on that whatever/whoever you believe in, it's time to engage because this may be more than even we envision.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TXChikk on March 02, 2009, 07:44:56 PM
The really odd part though is that around that time I started having a strong urge to pray, which is totally unlike me. So, I'll pass it on that whatever/whoever you believe in, it's time to engage because this may be more than even we envision.

I totally agree with this statement. I've gotten away from my religious raisin' for many reasons but the internal/external nudging has kicked in for me too.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 02, 2009, 08:35:54 PM
you girls are totally right.  now it seems really bad.  I didn't see any signs during Y2K when my friends husbands were frieking out but now it seems different and we need to prep.  we are looking at years of downturn.  I didn't see a need until now and I feel that it will be years.  I'm pretty much stuck where I am and will prep accordingly.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Michael Masse on March 02, 2009, 11:22:30 PM
I would say that prayer is of utmost importance.  Do all you can and pray as you do it.

I have been a survivor at heart all my life.  Have spent a lot of time rehearsing scenarios in my mind , but just before Christmas I got into a conversation with a gal at work who is a prepper and something clicked.  I read Patriot by James Rawles and found this podcast and been hustling ever since because I truly feel like time is short.  No more time for mental rehearsals only time to act.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: coffecat on March 03, 2009, 05:28:28 PM
I am almost panicked.  Things are just going downhill everyday.  I just read "The Barney Frank Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that started the current rash of "stimulus Giveaways" pledged 300 billion to let the banks cherry pick the worst subprime mortgage loans in their portfolios and shift the burden of paying them to the taxpayer - up to 300 billion."  I can't get past this.  It has to be illegal and totally unAmerican. Panicked too because so many in my family do not have enough money to prep and I have grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  C.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TXChikk on March 03, 2009, 06:01:47 PM
coffeecat panic never helps. The only way you will be able to assist those you care for is to keep your own head and have clear direction for yourself so you can lead. At some point you have to 'disconnect' from the political and social mess and tend to your most pressing needs. For myself those needs were
1) save money while I still had a job (that is coming in quite handy now)
2) have a plan in place if I lost my job (again, coming in handy)
3) water and food (again, see above).
I can sustain a very spartan existence as far as spending money goes for several months and even help a friend or two with food if I must but had I panicked I would be wringing my hands instead of acting. You must first take care of yourself.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 03, 2009, 08:48:11 PM
Whoa! coffeycat!  relax.  You still have time to prep.  Buy extra food, extra supplies now.  Not all in one day just week by week untill you can't.  Start a garden.  We're not at the bottom yet.  There is still time.  er...  I've got to go to Sam's now...  There is still time cat.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on March 04, 2009, 09:45:32 AM
I am almost panicked.  Things are just going downhill everyday.  I just read "The Barney Frank Housing and Economic Recovery Act of 2008 that started the current rash of "stimulus Giveaways" pledged 300 billion to let the banks cherry pick the worst subprime mortgage loans in their portfolios and shift the burden of paying them to the taxpayer - up to 300 billion."  I can't get past this.  It has to be illegal and totally unAmerican. Panicked too because so many in my family do not have enough money to prep and I have grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.  C.

What is starting to help me calm down is prepping in some way or another EVERY DAY.  When you don't have money, work on a plan, clean out a closet to store supplies, research on the internet, download information and put in an In-case-of-emergency 3-ring binder.  Buy a little extra food every time you can.  If you are a great-grandmother, one of the best things you can do for your family is to be prepared yourself.  That will buy them time, if they know you are not in a desperate situation and can take care of yourself for awile.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: susan1957 on March 05, 2009, 03:23:38 AM
I started seriously prepping in September of 08 and it was about Thanksgiving I really got into panicked mode.
My son and his wife are now prepping.  My sister informed me the other day I needed to put up canned goods. She's never prepped before.
It was really nice when the recent 18" snow I didn't have to run to the store like everyone else. 
Prayer is very much a part of my daily preps.  I don't think anyone that has 2 sons in the military don't pray continously.



Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: amberwolf on March 05, 2009, 10:30:35 AM
Our hands aren't tied, we can prepare for things to come in small steps. Like one person had suggested on this forum, filling coffee cans, or how about filling a spray bottle with white vinegar just so we have an emergency spray to kill virus or bacteria. It may not being a total economic melt down coming ahead, but it may be a viral disease. But whatever it may be, just having that awareness puts you way ahead of the game, that should make you feel real good about the capabilities of our spiritual helpers and how you were open enough to listen to the message.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: IRoberge on March 05, 2009, 05:04:49 PM
I'm not sure if its "intuition" but daily I have a gnawing in the pit of my stomach that something "just ain't right" with the world.  I think is this going to be the day things really start going down hill? 

All I can do about it is keep on plugging along.  Storing up extra foodstuffs when I have money to spare. Simplifying the way we live so that whatever is coming will not be a total shock. Expanding the garden now to aquire skills, not waiting until we need the garden to keep us alive.   Keep paying down bills. 

Something is coming.  I'm just not sure what it is or how people around us will react. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 05, 2009, 10:48:20 PM
Panicked too because so many in my family do not have enough money to prep and I have grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
At the risk of proposing something that could be seen as extreme, I would rather share and help allay some of your concerns than withhold data when a fellow ant is in a panic.

I dumpster dive. Granted, it's not because I am destitute, but because I saw how much food and supplies are discarded by this consumerist society so many of us are mired in that I decided I was not going to stand for it. A couple of weeks ago I pulled out almost $200 worth of gourmet ($10 coffee cakes, several containers of Farfalle with Chanterelle mushrooms and Wild Truffle Oil, all very posh stuff) goods out of a boutique Manhattan grocers' dumpster. When I get the pigs in they will be dining on the finest overpriced organic produce New York City dwellers enjoy. I can't even tell you how much lightly blemished baby bok choi and frisée I had to leave behind because I have to restart my compost bin at the new homestead. Anyway at the risk of carrying on like Charlotte Web's Templeton at the State Fair (Smorgasbord! Smorgasbord!), suffice to say there's food and plenty of it out there ready to be dehydrated, frozen and otherwise preserved. There are bakeries that say they donate their breads to local shelters that only donate some of those goods, meanwhile over 100 bagels nightly get bagged up and pitched. Meanwhile people pay $3 for half a dozen sad little rounds from their local supermarket freezer. With a good slicer, those discarded bagels make excellent bagel chips and those things keep forever!

Today I picked up 2 cake icing buckets with the lids from Big Evil (er I mean Wal-Mart) thanks to a tip from the TSP forums. I will probably clean these out and turn these into planters. I spoke to the cake decorator at the store and she said she'd be happy to save them for me as she just throws them out at the end of her shift. That's 2-5 containers a day at that store alone. Cleaned out, you can store water, vacuum sealed food, or do as I am and plant something.

Last year, friends who were just sniffing around the possibility of preparedness asked me how they could get more out of what they had. I showed them how to take the 'dining nook' in their small apartment (700 square feet for six people is a squeeze) into a series of tiered planting beds with shelving set against the windows so they could grow as much as 30% of their own food. I also introduced them to a local Food Co-Op that takes barter, a rarity in the US. So they could bring their herb crop (high value, low maintenance, small footprint goods) and trade that for eggs, dairy and other food. This is all at a stone's throw from Disney World by the way, a place they can't even afford to go.

Also, look at the plethora of coupon hackers all over the net. A Full Cup (http://www.afullcup.com/), Pinching Your Pennies (http://pinchingyourpennies.com/), The Obsessive Shopper (http://theobsessiveshopper.net/) just to start. These people not only get hundreds of dollars worth of groceries at 60% to 100% off but they have entire videos and step-by-step how-tos on how we can all do the same. Yes it can be tedious, but not as much of a bother as going hungry.  :D

Your local Freecycle, CraigsList Free Section and 'free free' market swaps are great places to score everything from baby supplies to garden equipment. I am constantly scoring good things from all of those sources. In fact, tomorrow (provided no one's scooped it) I'm getting a free treadle sewing machine. Woman's sick of it cluttering up her garage and I would love human-powered means of sewing. Last year, I got a hot tub, a claw-footed bathtub, a collapsible poker table and so many other things I can't even list them here. Of course I pay it forward, I've given away free weights, books, and more office chairs than I can count (7?).

I agree with eph2, doing something everyday really helps. Even if it's just filling up a container full of water, buying a couple of bags of dried beans, preserving your garden crop, or cutting salvaged linens into bandages, every little bit you do is a brick in your fortress of independence. If you feel that you need to prepare for not just you but your family, make a plan and do what you can. That's all we can really do in the end.

Don't let the news that the sky is falling keep you up at night, because ants need their rest!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on March 06, 2009, 11:22:55 AM


"Don't let the news that the sky is falling keep you up at night, because ants need their rest!"


Awesome!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexSquirrel on March 06, 2009, 11:40:21 AM
My wife has always just accepted my "eccentric" behavior.
But lately she has become VERY interested in prepping.
When I talk about possible food shortages she ignored me, but when the MSM started talking about it I had instant credibility. ;)
She has been questioning my preps I've spent years building.
"Don't we need more water?"
"Shouldn't we store X instead of Y"
"What about V?"
"How do you expect me to cook Z?"

About most things she has decided I made correct decisions, but we're in the process of making a lot of changes too.
I wish she had come aboard sooner, but it is nice to have her interested.
Prepping is so much simpler when there are two heads working together.

I got her to look at the Lady Survivors forum, but she didn't get too excited.
She felt that there was too much doom and gloom in the one post she looked at.
I hope to get her back here sometime, but for now y'all are stuck with me.
I started to lurking in this forum to get the womens perspective so maybe I can see things from her view.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 06, 2009, 04:21:25 PM
 :)  Good work TexSquirrel.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: rdanderson on March 06, 2009, 04:53:24 PM
Hi,
I am a mother of three beautiful preschoolers. I would love to be preoccupied with hair, nails and fashion, but my intuition is screaming!!! I seem to be the minority here, and my husband is the one with the head stuck in the ground. We are a typical suburban family in North Texas.  I am fighting for the ability to prepare my family for a possible harsh future and my husband, dealing with corporate stress, does not want to “deal” with it.  My grandparents are/were daughters and sons of the American Revelation, farmers, Texas natives and survivors of the 32’ Great Depression.  So needless to say I am a defender of our great U.S. Constitution that my forefathers fought for and understand the reality of what may come.  I would love to connect with other mothers out there who are fighting for the survival/preparedness of their families.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: onepreparedmama on March 06, 2009, 05:34:26 PM
Hi,
I am a mother of three beautiful preschoolers. I would love to be preoccupied with hair, nails and fashion, but my intuition is screaming!!! I seem to be the minority here, and my husband is the one with the head stuck in the ground. We are a typical suburban family in North Texas.  I am fighting for the ability to prepare my family for a possible harsh future and my husband, dealing with corporate stress, does not want to “deal” with it.  My grandparents are/were daughters and sons of the American Revelation, farmers, Texas natives and survivors of the 32’ Great Depression.  So needless to say I am a defender of our great U.S. Constitution that my forefathers fought for and understand the reality of what may come.  I would love to connect with other mothers out there who are fighting for the survival/preparedness of their families.


I've been a lurker for sometime, but your post made me register so I could post back to you.  I'm a mother to 3 children as well- my dh is a professional by day and a farmer by night.  I wanted to tell you that you are not alone, it's not your imagination, and you aren't powerless.  Unless your dh puts his foot down completely, there are some things you can do to prepare.  Start by building a pantry, even if it's just $50 a paycheck.  That can buy alot of canned goods, flour, sugar...you get the idea.  Consider getting something non-food each time you go to the store, like an oli lamp and some oil (I bought one and some oil for around $11), batteries, solar showers, which are bags that can be heated and used for showering.  Our Walmart has them for around $5 and they are reusable.  Buy seeds!  Even if your husband doesn't get it now, he may REAL SOON, and you'll need to have them on hand.  If there is a "you pick" farm nearby, plan to pick and can produce this summer if you can't get your own garden.  Start buying some canning supplies now.  Put some cash away when you can.  I know it seems overwhelming, but just start by taking small steps.  Your dh is going to thank you for it, whether he knows it now or not.  Don't forget to listen to Jack's podcast on getting your spouse on board.  Please keep us posted on how you are doing!   :)  Carey
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 06, 2009, 05:34:57 PM
Well, we're right here!  Take the suggestions here and just do it like buy extra food when you go to the store.  If you have any control over financial matters, save money ( I have two accounts seperate from family account).  If you are able to act independantly, buy some sort of self defense (I was the one who bought our guns, just 2 a hand gun and a shot gun which I think are sufficient).  Welcome!  You've found your community rdanderson.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on March 06, 2009, 06:38:22 PM
Welcome to the forum Carey! You will find that there are many, many great people here with a ton of knowledge to share! Everyone of us started where you are, all you can do is take it step by step.

Welcome!  ;D


I've been a lurker for sometime, but your post made me register so I could post back to you.  I'm a mother to 3 children as well- my dh is a professional by day and a farmer by night.  I wanted to tell you that you are not alone, it's not your imagination, and you aren't powerless.  Unless your dh puts his foot down completely, there are some things you can do to prepare.  Start by building a pantry, even if it's just $50 a paycheck.  That can buy alot of canned goods, flour, sugar...you get the idea.  Consider getting something non-food each time you go to the store, like an oli lamp and some oil (I bought one and some oil for around $11), batteries, solar showers, which are bags that can be heated and used for showering.  Our Walmart has them for around $5 and they are reusable.  Buy seeds!  Even if your husband doesn't get it now, he may REAL SOON, and you'll need to have them on hand.  If there is a "you pick" farm nearby, plan to pick and can produce this summer if you can't get your own garden.  Start buying some canning supplies now.  Put some cash away when you can.  I know it seems overwhelming, but just start by taking small steps.  Your dh is going to thank you for it, whether he knows it now or not.  Don't forget to listen to Jack's podcast on getting your spouse on board.  Please keep us posted on how you are doing!   :)  Carey
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 06, 2009, 07:19:15 PM
Welcome both randerson and onepreparedmama! So glad you joined us!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: onepreparedmama on March 06, 2009, 08:27:58 PM
Thanks for the Welcome!  There is so much to learn here from everyone-  I just keep plugging along but have a way to go before I'll feel like I can breathe.  A little intro:  My dh and I have a small farm, about 14 acres.  We have 3 children, 2 boys ages 10 and 7 and a girl, age 2.  We have 2 cows, 4 sheep, a ram and "buddy" for the ram, several egg laying hens and 2 dogs (and misc. barn cats).  We've  put money down on some dairy goats due this spring. 

I homeschool my boys- this is our first year doing it and I LOVE it.  I wished I had pulled them out sooner.  We're studying American History this year.  Scary how many similarities between now and just before the American Revolution.  As far as prepping goes, we have a pretty good pantry going with lots of supplies.  We have a generator and gas stored.  We have a woodburning stove in our home that we can also cook on in cold weather.  One of our trees had to come down this past summer and we have alot of wood- enough to last through next winter.  Our main concern right now is getting water from our well in the event of power failure.  We're looking into a hand pump.  I was also concerned with cooking in warm weather but I think I have figured that out - bought a "grill" that sits over a fire and has a rotissirie and 2 hooks that would hand over the fire.   

But don't be fooled.  No matter how much I think I'm prepared, I know there is so much more to work on.  Thanks so much for the inspiration and wisdom!!  Carey
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Winchester32 on March 09, 2009, 01:03:46 AM
Hi,
I am a mother of three beautiful preschoolers. I would love to be preoccupied with hair, nails and fashion, but my intuition is screaming!!! I seem to be the minority here, and my husband is the one with the head stuck in the ground. We are a typical suburban family in North Texas.  I am fighting for the ability to prepare my family for a possible harsh future and my husband, dealing with corporate stress, does not want to “deal” with it.  My grandparents are/were daughters and sons of the American Revelation, farmers, Texas natives and survivors of the 32’ Great Depression.  So needless to say I am a defender of our great U.S. Constitution that my forefathers fought for and understand the reality of what may come.  I would love to connect with other mothers out there who are fighting for the survival/preparedness of their families.

I am new to this board also (after a bit of lurking myself!).  I have 4 girls ages 8 on down to 2.  My biggest concern is always how to keep care of them and keep them safe.  I have done basic food storage for quite a while, mainly because of the size of my family.  We often have extended family living with us.  It is just more cost effective to buy in bulk or take advantage of case lots sales at local supermarkets.  I was raised in a fairly poor family (although I never knew it) and so we were always very frugal and I can still hear my mothers voice saying, "always have extra on hand; you never know when you might be without power or water; what if you break down someplace far from home, do you have stuff in you car to survive?" etc, etc.  I am more grateful than ever for those lessons. 

But now with the worsening economy, and global drought being a huge issue this year, I tend to feel like that train is flying down the track at the speed of light and I can't move fast enough.  When I get to feeling flustered, I stop and think if everything shut down right this moment, what could I absolutely NOT live without?  I can usually get my priorities in order in a quick hurry. 

I try to work on something almost every day.  If I don't have $$ to purchase something at a particular moment, I put it on a want list, and then work on something else, like organizing medical stuff or preparing canning supplies or taking inventories.  Two of my children have medical issues, so figuring out how to have meds long term is a huge issue for me.  I have spent a lot of time researching holistic meds & herbs that might work in the event I can't get Rx.  I try to stay as natural as possible and I have found considerable success with this over the years. 

Above all else, I pray for guidance and follow that 'gut instinct' I feel so fortunate to have.  It has never let me down yet. 

This really is a great forum and I'm so glad I stumbled across it. 

Cheers!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mrs. Miniver on March 09, 2009, 08:29:29 AM
Hi Ladies!

 Another LONGTIME listener and lurker here!  I am so grateful to each of you who have shared on this forum.  It is a gold mine of information in one place.   I feel some days like I am cramming for the most important test I have ever taken (but the test covers about a hundred different subjects!)  So much to learn and do in such a short time.

Right now, I'm sitting on the edge of my chair, waiting for the FedEX truck to deliver my new dehydrator.  Watching the videos on Youtube by dehydrate2store has really changed the direction of my food preps.  I'm still going to can, but most of the extra is going to be dehydrated.

There is one little change in habit that I have made that has made a difference in the amount of preps I have put aside.  If I set foot into any store,  I don't leave without getting something that can be put into our preps.  It needs to cost under $1 if possible.  Instead of grabbing a coke or candy bar, I get a can of tomato sauce or a bag of Lipton rice.  If I just need shampoo, get extra bandaids or a bottle of aspirin.  Hardware section - a box of canning jar lids.  Shoe store - extra shoe strings.  It doesn't seem like much, but it starts to add up if you do it each time.  Plus, I don't eat all those candy bars!!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on March 09, 2009, 09:41:17 AM
Hi Ladies!

 Another LONGTIME listener and lurker here!  I am so grateful to each of you who have shared on this forum.  It is a gold mine of information in one place.   I feel some days like I am cramming for the most important test I have ever taken (but the test covers about a hundred different subjects!)  So much to learn and do in such a short time.

Right now, I'm sitting on the edge of my chair, waiting for the FedEX truck to deliver my new dehydrator.  Watching the videos on Youtube by dehydrate2store has really changed the direction of my food preps.  I'm still going to can, but most of the extra is going to be dehydrated.

There is one little change in habit that I have made that has made a difference in the amount of preps I have put aside.  If I set foot into any store,  I don't leave without getting something that can be put into our preps.  It needs to cost under $1 if possible.  Instead of grabbing a coke or candy bar, I get a can of tomato sauce or a bag of Lipton rice.  If I just need shampoo, get extra bandaids or a bottle of aspirin.  Hardware section - a box of canning jar lids.  Shoe store - extra shoe strings.  It doesn't seem like much, but it starts to add up if you do it each time.  Plus, I don't eat all those candy bars!!

+1 for remembering Mrs. Miniver - excellent movie! 

I watched all of the dehydrate2store videos too and loved them.  Can't wait to get started.

I really feel comforted by all of the women appearing one by one on this forum.  Not feeling quite so isolated now.....
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Pokethis on March 09, 2009, 11:03:00 PM
There's been studies ( Okay wasted, can't recall) that women (and I am one) are just more tuned or paranoid about stuff.  Guess what, because we will be destitute normally if our man loses his job.  Used to be in the 70's the wife could go work and get 70% or the husbands wage but now since both spouses usually work - if one loses a job it's bad news for the whole family - Which is what I'm facing now.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 10, 2009, 02:30:28 AM
I really feel comforted by all of the women appearing one by one on this forum.  Not feeling quite so isolated now.....
You and me both eph2!

And a hearty welcome to Mrs. Miniver!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mrs. Miniver on March 10, 2009, 08:50:08 AM
Thank you everyone for the warm welcome!

The dehydrator finally showed up about 30 minutes ago - this thing's built like a truck!  I'm going to give it a quick bath and load her up with pineapple rings for the first batch.  Will let you know how it turns out.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on March 10, 2009, 02:57:25 PM
Hello from North Texas.  I am new and have found a new sisterhood.  My family in California thinks  Nana's lost it, but they know I've always been a prepper.  I am sooo blessed to have 60 acres quite a ways from metro area, enough to make a safe, sustainable life.  Have been a shooter and hunter my whole life, but lack a lot of self defense skills.  Thanks for being here to help, since I have been a widow for two years.  Your information is invaluable.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on March 10, 2009, 05:45:00 PM
Hello from North Texas.  I am new and have found a new sisterhood.  My family in California thinks  Nana's lost it, but they know I've always been a prepper.  I am sooo blessed to have 60 acres quite a ways from metro area, enough to make a safe, sustainable life.  Have been a shooter and hunter my whole life, but lack a lot of self defense skills.  Thanks for being here to help, since I have been a widow for two years.  Your information is invaluable.

Welcome welcome welcome.  :)  You are gonna really like it here, I think.  :)  I'm sorry to hear that you're a widow - I imagine that that's a tough row to hoe.  There are plenty of us in California who do not think you've lost it, so there is hope for us yet.  ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 11, 2009, 11:50:57 PM
Welcome monkeyboyf! The gals here are great! I am sure you have probably forgotten more about preparedness than I have even begun to learn. All that aside, my condolences for your loss.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on March 12, 2009, 08:42:42 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome.  I too am trying to find info about a hand pump for my 380' water well in the event of electrical failure.  So far the only ones found are for 300' or less.  Guess a large storage tank is the next best solution.
I have plenty of firewood for fuel and game for protein source, so I'm sure the Lord will provide.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Coyote on March 13, 2009, 04:24:56 AM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome.  I too am trying to find info about a hand pump for my 380' water well in the event of electrical failure.  So far the only ones found are for 300' or less.  Guess a large storage tank is the next best solution.
I have plenty of firewood for fuel and game for protein source, so I'm sure the Lord will provide.

380' is a long way up.  Doubt if a hand pump will work regardless of what the manufacturer claims.  You could always use a well bucket (http://www.lehmans.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp?itemID=97&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=97) but at that depth it will take you a year and a day to haul up a reasonable amount of water. A large storage tank is a better bet. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Michael Masse on March 13, 2009, 10:19:23 AM
Just out of curiosity, is your well dry at 300' and water is only available at 380'.

Not really familiar will how wells are set up but perhaps your well goes to 380' but water table is much more shallow so that a hand pump that went down to 300' would possibly work in the event that power went out.

Just a thought.  Maybe you know the answer already.  Also is it possible to drop a bucket down a modern well. I thought the pipe was pretty small.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ebonearth on March 13, 2009, 07:54:22 PM
Thanks so much for the warm welcome.  I too am trying to find info about a hand pump for my 380' water well in the event of electrical failure.
Hope you don't mind but I went looking around on your behalf and came across this Hand Water Pump or Solar Powered 12v Motor Driven (http://www.solar4power.com/solar-power-water-pump.html).

We highly recommend this hand water pump for either an emergency water pump for your existing well or as a remote site water pump for wells with common 2" through 8" casings. Fresh water can be easily pumped from as deep as 350' by hand. The hand effort required from a typical depth of 100' is only 13 pounds of child-like downward force for 3 gallons per minute.

The Model 100 pump self-primes - is frost proof - and can deliver water at up to 100 psi which allows your home pressure tank to be charged by hand to get water right from the spigot or use a reservoir.

I know it's 30' shy of your well but perhaps you can contact them directly and find out if they have improved on it at all or if there's an extension that can be procured for the last 30 feet. It's not exactly cheap but the fact that it can be used as a hand pump or solar powered certainly seems versatile enough to be worth it. You could also just modify your existing pump to run on a small solar panel. Good luck!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on March 13, 2009, 09:39:30 PM
Gosh, thanks for all the info and to ebonearth for the research.  I will check with your source.  It's a submersible pump, so may be better off with an alternate power source.  I'm not sure what the water level is, but I'm sure it is higher than the pump.  Bless you all for the help. Judi
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: oregoncactus on March 19, 2009, 09:01:46 PM
I found this forum and podcast through a google search after deciding I couldn't ignore my gut feelings anymore.  It is easy to get overwhelmed, but like a previous poster said, I take it one day at a time.  Slow and steady wins the race.

I am a stay-at-home mom to a 14 year old and 9 year old.  Luckily my husband is on board.  I am enjoying reading old threads here and listening to all the podcasts.  It is nice to know I am not the only one with warning bells going off.  It is nice to see others thoughts along the same lines.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Da Fat Kid on March 20, 2009, 12:35:26 AM
Looking at the cost of that hand pump you can get a portable generator for less. The +++ to the generator is that you could pump up the water system then use the gen for other things like to run water heater, range and lights etc. Wow running water, hot shower and a hot meal does it get any better???
Personally I wouldn't go with anything less than a 5000 watt nom. generator and if at all possible Honda then you only have to do it once and they are quiet too.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: EmmaPeel on March 26, 2009, 01:22:12 PM
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one feeling like there is impending doom.  DH doesn't seem as worried as I am and he is usually up to speed on stuff.  I'm slowing preparing.  We are out of debt and have some cash stored.  I have some food stored and am working on getting more.  We eat so much from the freezer that it has been hard to figure out what to store that does not need electricity.  Many times I feel I can't do this quick enough.  As I watch the news I just feel politicians are driving us off a cliff.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: khristopher23 on March 26, 2009, 01:46:11 PM
DH stands for "Dear Husband". 

That's not what my wife thinks "DH" means!  ;D

Hmm. I always thought it meant "damn hillbilly" when my wife typed that about me ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Notsonutso on April 14, 2009, 08:58:19 AM
Hi everybody, this is my first post here, so I hope I'm not overstepping on the topic as I've got so much going on inside my head.  I've been having a 'panic' feeling for a few weeks now, so has my DH.  When I read this topic, I knew it was time to sign on, before it was too late.

It's almost exactly 2 years since I started prepping, and praying.  I used to embarrass my DH... according to him.  Now?  next to me, he sounds like a REAL nutjob.  He's been on board for almost a year, but totally obsessive for about 6 months.  Funny, he used to suffer from severe procrastination...what a switch, kind of like the light went on!

We are going to our state capitol for the 'tea party' tomorrow.  We both have the feeling that this is the day that things will start to escalate.  Why should we fear doing the right thing?  but we do, we fear this government, and I know we are not alone.

Last year, I doubled the size of our garden and learned to can.  Doubling the garden again this year.  Hubby has always been the flower person, but he is limited to only eatable and medicinal flowers/herbs now.  I save ALL the seeds I can, as I think this will be a good barter item.

The alarm IS going off.  My screen name comes from what a neighbor said to me recently, "I guess you're not so nutso after all".

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 14, 2009, 10:00:11 AM

Hi everybody, this is my first post here, so I hope I'm not overstepping on the topic as I've got so much going on inside my head. 


No overstepping whatsoever.  Very nice post.

Welcome to the forum.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Evie on April 14, 2009, 11:51:47 AM
I have been prepping for 17 years, some times stronger and others not so much.  Last September I got a heavy feeling aka intuition to be steadfast in my prepartions.  My grandmother, mama and myself all have had the intuitive gene.  My strongest one ever was the Monday before 9/11. My DH and I  drove our semi as a team and delivered a load in New York. Our dispatcher said it would be Tuesday (9/11) before we could load out.  I flat out refused and said I want to go home, even though it would be up to us to buy fuel.   My DH firmly believes in my feelings and put up no argument.  Less than 24 hours later 9/11 happened.

I have become less stressful now that we are prepared.  I take comfort in each task that is checked off my list.   Stop and take a deep breath next time you feel overwhelmed, sing, pray or shoot targets with a BB pistol,
my personal favorite!  ;)  Your preps should include taking care of your mental health.  This is a time for confidence and allowing yourself to be human. Sharing your fears is a good thing and knowing you arent alone in this makes it easier.  Below is a very good source to deal with stress on many levels.  Hugs, Evie

http://stress.about.com/od/managetimeorganize/a/timelifecontrol.htm
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Ant on April 25, 2009, 08:42:01 AM
Yes, I guess women are blessed with intuition, more so than men.

Even so, the nagging thoughts need to be acted upon. I have had nagging thoughts and dreams for years now but only moving into action now. Being over 50, I feel almost late to the "party" but trying to get on board. I just learned to shoot last year so at least I am that much prepared. There is so much more to learn and do, so hoping to learn from this forum! Later this fall, Florida's growing season, I hope to have a small vegetable garden and so on from there.  ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 25, 2009, 09:13:53 AM
Sister Ant:

I love your avatar.


Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Ant on April 25, 2009, 10:04:47 AM
Sister Ant: I love your avatar.

Thanks it was either that or the nuns with guns but thought maybe the "sister" part would be misunderstood. See if I can post photo here:

(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj182/mylunasea/nunswithguns-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Notsonutso on April 27, 2009, 05:36:29 AM


(http://i272.photobucket.com/albums/jj182/mylunasea/nunswithguns-1.jpg)

The picture is priceless!  But the caption is reassuring!! 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sarahmae on May 11, 2009, 02:42:50 PM
I just signed onto the forum and I was a bit apprehensive of clicking on the "ladies" section of the forum because I absolutely despise that label. If I am going to do something, I want to be recognized for the fact that I can do it right, not the fact that I am a woman...different rant for a different day... I am glad I decided to open this section though because having other women with a similar mindset around to chat with will be an excellent support, there is no denying that. I have some things I need to get over I guess.

It's very good to hear that I am not the only one with that survival gene kicked into high gear, I have been starting to question my sanity as of late because of the vast amounts of research and prep that I have been going through. I don't know why I started doing it - About a year ago something snapped in me and I spend a day trying to sort out seemingly irrational thoughts: "Somethings going to happen, I don't know what it is or where it's going to start, I need to grow a garden, I need more storage, I need to get a bigger pressure-canner, I need to learn how to preserve things without freezing them, I need to take a survival course, I need to learn about plants...What do I do, where do I start, who do I tell."

The part I hate the most is being able to actually feel the unrest, it's thick as butter in the air, and not having any idea what to do about it except prep. Because of the broad sense of impending doom and no compass to point us in a starting direction, we have to prep for anything and everything we can think of. It is pretty overbearing at times.

So - I am a bit relieved to know that I am not the only one that "feels" like "something" is totally and completely wrong.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 11, 2009, 02:51:13 PM
I just signed onto the forum and I was a bit apprehensive of clicking on the "ladies" section of the forum because I absolutely despise that label. If I am going to do something, I want to be recognized for the fact that I can do it right, not the fact that I am a woman...

SO DO I!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Oh my god, I totally understand.  I didn't even venture in here, until I was made a moderator of the ladies forum.

It irritated me for a long time (6 months or so) that the ladies forum even existed.  "So - what - separate but equal?," I thought to myself.  But y'know, it's actually doing a very good thing, miss sarah mae.  There are lots and lots of ladies who are mortified of jumping into a conversation with a man whom she doesn't know about a topic that she's curious about, but doesn't know ANYTHING about (or maybe only knows a little).  She doesn't want to be spoken down to, and sometimes the only place where an exchange of the sort that she would be comfortable with can happen, is in the company of other women.  So the fact that we can provide that service to curious women who would otherwise not post ANYWHERE on the forum is really, really cool.  Eventually, those who start here, venture out to the rest of the board, and become bold enough to argue with the best of them.  :)

In any case, welcome.  Glad to have ya.  :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sneauxball on May 11, 2009, 03:09:40 PM
not only that, but there are also threads like this (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1856.0) that might totally mortify some men.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TXChikk on May 11, 2009, 04:06:31 PM
Welcome sarahmae, glad you ventured out to join us here!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: SuperUltraJulie on May 21, 2009, 03:09:07 PM
Both Jack and Glenn Beck have talked in the past couple of days about how women are paying much more attention to these issues of preparedness, economic collapse, civil unrest than has traditionally been the case.  Mr. Beck suggested that women's intuition or internal danger alarms may be going off.

Of course, for many of us it's in our DNA to want to prepare for a rainy day and always has been.  Nevertheless, do you think that there is a heightened sense of danger for women in general and have you felt your own intuition setting off alert signals?

Just curious....

Strangely - yes...which is why I joined this forum. :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2009, 04:54:06 PM
Strangely - yes...which is why I joined this forum. :)

Awwwwwww, I LOVE your avatar.  Is that you and hubby?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: SuperUltraJulie on May 21, 2009, 07:33:04 PM
Um...yes of course - LOL!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 21, 2009, 08:37:09 PM
Um...yes of course - LOL!

Hey, you have to ask.  It could have been some movie characters I'm not familiar with or something. ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: SuperUltraJulie on May 22, 2009, 06:10:10 AM
I'll let my husband know we were mistaken for movie stars!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on May 22, 2009, 09:05:52 AM

I'll let my husband know we were mistaken for movie stars!


Don't include Heavy G in that.  I don't want an hombre like your husband thinking I'm flirting with his wife!  Survival lesson number one: don't flirt with the wives of US Marines.

Of course I'm just kidding about all this.  Welcome to the forum.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: khristopher23 on May 22, 2009, 11:07:58 AM
I was thinking the same thing. Even setting there smiling, he still looks like someone I DEFINITELY would want to be on the wrong side of. ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: SuperUltraJulie on May 22, 2009, 02:44:54 PM
LOL!

Thx for the warm welcome everyone!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Angie on May 25, 2009, 11:39:43 AM
I know my gut is telling me something.  My sister and I both talk about a 'gut feeling'.  My husband says it good to be prepared, and then lays back in the recliner with the remote.  I'm and one making all the plans.  Thats OK, I do it better anyway.  Just need some muscle occasionally.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on May 25, 2009, 11:44:27 AM
I know my gut is telling me something.  My sister and I both talk about a 'gut feeling'.  My husband says it good to be prepared, and then lays back in the recliner with the remote.  I'm and one making all the plans.  Thats OK, I do it better anyway.  Just need some muscle occasionally.

LOL!  Welcome to the forum, first of all.  Secondly, I feel for ya.  I mean, my hubby isn't like that (I have a hard time keeping up with him, and that's after he works a 50 hour work week), but I've seen a LOT of people who do that.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sage0925 on June 02, 2009, 01:06:50 AM
I've had a "bad feeling" for about 15 years. However, the "bad feeling" has almost become panic since the beginning of the year. I don't sleep well either, mostly due to fear and/or anxiety. My intuition is telling me that things are going to start getting bad this winter.

I know a lot of you will think this is really hokey, but I read Tarot cards...have for the past 20 years, but just for myself and friends, never for money. I honestly don't trust the readings of those who do it for money. Anyway...read them the other night (haven't touched them for a few years), and they basically said to keep on the path I was on, and consult those who might be on the same path to give me more knowledge. My question had been basically, am I being stupid with all this survivalist stuff. Another reading, I asked what will happen to my country. I didn't like the answer.

I found this website the next night. For which I am grateful. Ya'll seem like a lot of really cool people. Even the liberals are cool...not judgmental or negative. Sorry, no insult intended, but I was surprised. I know conservatives can be just as stupid as anybody else, but my experiences with liberals hasn't been too great as of late... Everybody manages to get along. And there are many, many helpful posts. I truly hope the grid doesn't go down, because I think I will make a lot of friends here, and I will miss you when/if there is no more Internet.

Sage
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sage0925 on June 02, 2009, 01:27:48 AM
OMG...just saw the nun pic...have to show DH...that is hysterically funny! I laughed til I cried!

Sage
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 02, 2009, 03:40:57 PM

Ya'll seem like a lot of really cool people. Even the liberals are cool...not judgmental or negative. Sorry, no insult intended, but I was surprised. I know conservatives can be just as stupid as anybody else, but my experiences with liberals hasn't been too great as of late... Everybody manages to get along.


People on this forum are very open minded.  I don't want to call it "libertarian" because I am too open minded to be labelling people!  Ha!  But seriously, just like Jack talked about in a recent podcast, when you're trying to be independent of the systems (like the food distribution system) you tend to be libertarian in one aspect or another.  He explained it well.

But back to the topic of intuition: my intuition needle is pegged over in the red zone right now.  I have always been able to sense a fight or bad situation before it happens.  Now, to be fair, right now I am reading a novel about an EMP wiping out America so I might be hyped up on this now.  But I can just feel something coming.  I pray (literally) that I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: “Mark” on June 02, 2009, 04:16:02 PM
I wouldn't be surprised to see food riots within a year. Food prices are set to sky rocket this fall/winter, and stay high, due to global and local shortages.

And it's going to suck when oil is over $100/bbl by fall.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sage0925 on June 02, 2009, 04:27:50 PM
I hear ya, HeavyG...socially, I side with the libs...everything else I'm conservative to moderate...the way I look at issues, is "this affects the quality of my life, how?" Some of the sites I've tried just breathe religion in your face every other sentence. I believe in God, and I do pray, but I am not Christian...more Taoist than anything.

But I'm scared. Not that I can't survive if my husband and I are left alone, I'm more worried about the great unwashed with no intuition whatsoever, who currently refer to survivalists as nutjobs. The ones that will think that it's "not fair" that those of us who were prepared have food while they are starving to death. Who think it's fair to steal from us because they were too stupid to pay attention to what was going on around them. I don't think you necessarily need intuition to be driven to survivalism, but you at the very least need to have your head out of the sand and pay attention to what's going on around you.

I normally don't scare easy...take most things in stride. But my alarm bells are buzzing off the map...I can't remember when I've been this tense all the time. If we were completely ready, I'd just pray to go ahead and bring it on whatever disaster is coming, and get it over with. We need about another year, and by then I might feel stocked up enough to untense and unwind.

But right now, the sense of urgency just won't go away.

Sage
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Zookeeper on June 03, 2009, 12:52:30 AM
I live in California, I fell like the SHTF is coming soon Our Gov. Arnold is cutting almost all of the Social programs here. Schools, Senior Aid, Disabled, Closing 220 State Parks, Cutting Welfare , etc. I know the state has to drastically cut back on its spending but I would like to see some cuts in the perks that the legislators get. If Arnold cuts welfare  like he says, Its gonna be crazy out here. Watch for it in July. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on June 03, 2009, 12:54:02 AM
I live in California, I fell like the SHTF is coming soon Our Gov. Arnold is cutting almost all of the Social programs here. Schools, Senior Aid, Disabled, Closing 220 State Parks, Cutting Welfare , etc. I know the state has to drastically cut back on its spending but I would like to see some cuts in the perks that the legislators get. If Arnold cuts welfare  like he says, Its gonna be crazy out here. Watch for it in July. 

It will be a beautiful thing.  Maybe people will STOP COMING to our state at that point, looking for handouts.  In the meantime, I am not worried.  I've got a garden, a gun, and I'm not asking for even one government handout.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Winchester32 on June 03, 2009, 01:08:14 AM
I wouldn't be surprised to see food riots within a year. Food prices are set to sky rocket this fall/winter, and stay high, due to global and local shortages.

I think the food issues are coming in full force by late summer.........shortages, high prices......it's going to get ugly. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Angie on June 03, 2009, 01:19:37 PM
Just listened to Fox Business News, people keep talking about those "green shoots".  The experts keep saying that everything is turning around.  Regardless, I woke up about 3 months ago. I had that uncomfortable, uneasy feeling that the world was on the edge.  I began to research, that how I found this forum.  I've been educating myself and storing up provisions.  I need another year!  My fear factor is off the charts, I'm stocking up as fast as the budget will permit.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: “Mark” on June 03, 2009, 01:48:15 PM
Those greenshoots are weeds. The garden has been poached.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sage0925 on June 03, 2009, 05:45:26 PM
Hiya, Angie...I can relate. Another year, and my husband and I will be okay as well...I've gotten to the point where I don't even half believe the news anymore...I still go to Fox everyday for the headlines, but after finding out from somebody on this site (they posted the link to the BBC article) that the Bush administration made up Al-Qaeda, I could have screamed. Cause Fox STILL goes on about Al-Qaeda!

Green shoots, my butt. I don't believe a word of it...eh, maybe a word, but just as quickly, it's going to go right back into the toilet.

Also on the news today was that Al-Qaeda is trying to find a "white supremacist" organization to work with in the US...Even if Al-Qaeda existed, which I'm fairly sure it doesn't, a bunch of white supremacists are going to work with a bunch of Arabs? Not bloody likely. Listen to your intuition...it's got you this far...only believe about half of what you see on the news.

With me, it depends on the day...some days I'm terrified, some days I'm just tense. :)

Sage
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: juneau on June 19, 2009, 09:23:00 AM
Well, my intuition took its good ole time kickin in, but when it did, it took over. What I don't understand is when I bring up preparation to other mothers, they say, "I don't want to think about it." WHAT??!! Where's your maternal instinct to protect? I just don't get it. Does it matter if the possibility of the SHTF is remote; if it exists, then I want to be able to protect my kids. Unfortunately, we'll be protecting other's kids, too, because they'll be totally shell-shocked and unprepared.

We've spent the last 9 months gearing up toward major prepping. We feel overexposed in the US economy and are trying to sell our house to downsize to a smarter location/setup, and trying to sell businesses to find something not as affected by further decline of the economy. Talk about anxiety and lots of sleepless nights. Making decisions like these are very lonely, and my husband and I only have each other to discuss these matters openly and honestly. (So glad to have found this forum!) We've got food stores, a water treatment unit; guns, ammo, and training; several sizes of clothing for the kids (working on shoes); and other items stored. We have a long way to go (fuel, gardening supplies, seeds, etc.) but find it hard to pull the trigger on many things until we've moved. I hear the news everyday, and I pray, "Please just keep things together long enough for us to finish preparing." My husband and I found each other late in life, and had our kids even later. They are young, beautiful boys, and it breaks my heart to think about what the world may be like in a couple years or sooner. Just breaks my heart. One thing's for sure...Thank God for intuition and maternal instinct. And thank God for a loving, aware husband who focuses on the important things.

Re: those other women -- they are so busy handling so much that their intuition is never heard...I think it's that tiny little squeak they hear as they're falling asleep at night, and they just don't have the energy to pay attention. I hope they will soon.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Notsonutso on June 19, 2009, 10:49:49 AM

"I don't want to think about it."

Juneau~That is exactly what one of my sisters said, and keeps saying.  Although I don't think I'll be able to skirt any and every disaster, at least I am well prepared for what I believe to be inevitable, like the collapse of our food and money system.  My family believes me to be a negative thinker with all this 'economy collapse' garbage.  Well, I see  being prepared as being proactive.  I don't try to understand them anymore.  When they do wake up, it will be far too late.  It breaks my heart too.  I can't not think about it.

And thank God for a loving, aware husband who focuses on the important things.
 

My husband wasn't always awake, but thank God he is now.  Our skills compliment each other well.  I am grateful to have him.

and welcome to the board  ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on June 19, 2009, 01:06:33 PM
+1 to juneau.  What a wonderful and thoughtful post! So glad you joined us.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Winchester32 on June 19, 2009, 01:52:16 PM
Well, my intuition took its good ole time kickin in, but when it did, it took over. What I don't understand is when I bring up preparation to other mothers, they say, "I don't want to think about it." WHAT??!! Where's your maternal instinct to protect? I just don't get it. Does it matter if the possibility of the SHTF is remote; if it exists, then I want to be able to protect my kids. Unfortunately, we'll be protecting other's kids, too, because they'll be totally shell-shocked and unprepared.


Isn't it maddening?!!  I have found myself there as well.  As a mother of 5, my top priority is always keeping my kids safe and looking out for their future.  About a year ago, when the flour & rice fiasco was going on, I overheard a gal in my peds office talking about what was going on.  In general, she was freaking out about what was going on with the fact that she couldn't buy rice & flour because the shelves were bare.  I tried talking to her a little bit about the way things were progressing, and she nearly freaked out.  She kept saying it was scary and she didn't want to think about it.  (the sad part was that I was being very subtle in an effort not to overwhelm and scare her.)

This gal is super nice and has two young boys that she is crazy about.  I kept feeling I really needed to try to talk to her again, just to try to educate her about food preps and such, but I didn't want to send her off the deep end.  The whole situation really weighed on me for many months, and then this past spring, I had the chance to speak to her again.  I asked if she remembered our previous conversation about food shortages.  She did. Then I pointed to a few of the economic things occuring, and explained that I thought shortages and higher food prices were eminant.  I also told her that if she needed some help, I would be happy to walk her through some food storage basics and get her started.  I tried to keep it strictly on an economic level, rather than telling her about nukes, emp's and so on.  I explained about high unemployment and how prepping would be a great safeguard if she or her husband lost their job.

She said she really wanted to know, but was afraid that if she thought much about it, that she would become consumed by it and she didn't think she could handle it.  Then I asked her one question......."Are you going to be able to look your little boys in the eye when they are hungry and you have no food to give them?  And the reason you have no food is because you were too scared to prepare."  I told her I wasn't trying to be harsh, but that I knew she was a good mother and wanted what was best for her boys.  She agreed and gave me her e-mail so that I could send her some information.

I still see this woman often, but she has never mentioned the prepping thing again.  But at least I know I gave her some basic tools to get started. 


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Unfortunately, we'll be protecting other's kids, too, because they'll be totally shell-shocked and unprepared.

I have that gut feeling that this will be our lot as well.  I have kept all of my children's things that they no longer use or wear because I believe I will be helping out with more children down the road. 


Bless you for being such a good mother! :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: annje on June 22, 2009, 10:17:28 PM
I tried to set the question up as gently as I could to get real feedback.  But I've been absolutely wigged out.   ::) I really have to put conscious effort into staying calm and on track.  I'm not sleeping well.  I just want my preps to be done NOW and they aren't.  I want to move to land we've purchased but we're not ready and I can't stand it. 

DH and I went ammo shopping at Walmart and Bass Pro shop and found nothing we could use.  Now, we have a good amount on hand, and we have good dealer sources but it pretty much drives home the point of how scarry it will be when you want to buy things you need and they're not there...

you and me both sister...I have been angst ridden for over a year but these last few months I've pushed our resources, packed all the food I could fit in our home, shed and now food filled laundry room sans WD...they are on the patio to make room.
We've purchased land, started developing them in various stages and levels of comfort, paid off our bills, retired and got a motor home for a back up to our back up...

Prior to retirement, I was in your exact shoes, not enough money to move as fast as I NEEDED to and nothing moving fast enough...
I feel something big and bad coming and its coming hard and fast. I hope I am full of nonsense, but my gut says no, go ahead and spend your last dime cause it won't be worth anything anyway in 6 months...

deep sigh
I've got 3 kids and 10 grandkids and not  a one of them or my sisters families are going to do w/out anything if I am alive to prevent it. I will be surrounded by the unprepared so we are trying to prepare for some neighbors to have a reprieve via our supplies as well until we get out to our remote BOL. Then prayer will have to do.

I'm so glad to have found others who don't call me moronic names or suggest I get psychiatric help when I try to tell them to just put some blooming water, rice and beans away for an emergency. I am home.
proud of all your other women too...you go girls.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sage0925 on June 22, 2009, 10:39:02 PM
Welcome Annje. Well, the good news is, if types like us are being spoken of with all seriousness by Sean Hannity (who admitted on FOX that he was prepping), with the possibility of Jack being on Freedom Watch (and you know the judge will take him seriously), we are less and less being thought of as nutjobs, and are slowly but surely being considered as more and more mainstream.

The bad news is, if so many people are starting to prep, well, who's to say that so many may be wrong? *shrug* We all may be wrong, but, better safe than sorry...there's a certain security and peace of mind knowing that you are prepared for almost any eventuality.

I guess I'm pontificating...I'll shut up now...lol.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: annje on June 22, 2009, 11:55:39 PM
Welcome Annje. Well, the good news is, if types like us are being spoken of with all seriousness by Sean Hannity (who admitted on FOX that he was prepping), with the possibility of Jack being on Freedom Watch (and you know the judge will take him seriously), we are less and less being thought of as nutjobs, and are slowly but surely being considered as more and more mainstream.

The bad news is, if so many people are starting to prep, well, who's to say that so many may be wrong? *shrug* We all may be wrong, but, better safe than sorry...there's a certain security and peace of mind knowing that you are prepared for almost any eventuality.

I guess I'm pontificating...I'll shut up now...lol.

no you aren't.
I appreciate your thoughts and am comforted by the acceptance of more people, although I personally think Sean Hannity ought to have to apologize to about 5 million people before he's permitted to even save a box of vanilla wafers and a bottle of water to wash them down with...but that is just my personal opinion...lol..I won't add to that . To each his/her own. No intention to offend any of his possible fan base if any are here :-)

 but you know, I hope to almighty God that we are wrong. All of us, I really do. I hope I never need any of the stuff I've purchased and stored away for an emergency, I hope the dollar does not fail and I hope that we are not really losing our beloved country to an international banking cartel with global governance on their minds. Because if it never happens, we can get more money, start over w/savings, sell off properties, but if it does happen, we, and millions throughout the rest of the country may not make it...no matter how much we prepare. I dont even want to imagine having to watch people, much less my own family suffer. I hate this feeling...but I know its not my imagination.

But prepare we will, because as much as I want to be wrong about this, I don't think we are. Parts is parts and that doesn't change ever. The consequences for the transfer of wealth over the past 2-3 decades from the people to the elite cannot be avoided. Its like physics...there are one set of rules for economics. No matter how its warped, painted, or presented, if you don't pay your bills, you lose everything, and the fact that its a global issue won't change that one iota. What ever is coming could come from anywhere, and that is what makes it so hard. There is too much wrong with everything to even pick the direction our greatest threats may come from.

so glad to be here....with kindred spirits.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 24, 2009, 08:16:58 AM

Well, my intuition took its good ole time kickin in, but when it did, it took over. What I don't understand is when I bring up preparation to other mothers, they say, "I don't want to think about it." WHAT??!! Where's your maternal instinct to protect? I just don't get it. Does it matter if the possibility of the SHTF is remote; if it exists, then I want to be able to protect my kids. Unfortunately, we'll be protecting other's kids, too, because they'll be totally shell-shocked and unprepared.


My wife is in this boat.  She flat out said she doesn't want to think about this so the discussion is over.  Then I started prepping in secret, which is hard because it's a huge part of my life that she's not part of.  But I have an obligation to provide for my family and that means prepping.  So I do it, whether it's popular or not. 

I have a strict no-gloat policy.  When SHTF and preps magically appear in the garage, I will say "This is from the Easter Bunny, who loves you and the kids more than anything in the world."
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Angie on June 24, 2009, 10:14:21 AM
Dear Heavy - I jealous.

My husband isn't involved.  He says its good to be prepared but doesn't participate, except to finance the whole thing.

I know he thinks I'm over reacting, but he hasn't complained. Except once a box arrived when he was home and he said "what have you ordered now!"

I know he knows about it, but he doesn't comment. 

As for being wrong.  Hopefully, I will be, if not I'll give my food preps to charity when they expire, and get more.  If I die - well my family will be provided for when the SHTF.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: CFG on June 24, 2009, 03:03:15 PM
Heavy, you are a bigger man than I am.

My husband has been opening his eyes on so many levels in the last two years.  Indeed I am grateful.

But I have to get an 'I told you so" under my breath on occasion.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on June 24, 2009, 11:23:35 PM
Fortunately, my wife's intuition kicked in last year.  She became very uneasy about the way things were going with the economy.  When she first brought her fears to me, I thought she was overreacting.  She showed me some of the articles she had been reading.  The one by a man in Argentina really got my attention.  After reading about his experiences, I got fully on board.  We have been going full bore since October.  We've come a long way and have a long way to go.

When I flip, I go all the way.  I am the type of person who is either in or out.  I am never anywhere close to the fence.  Sometimes, I think my wife is not to sure she should have gotten me started.  ;)  I am so glad she was able to get through to me.  I hope all goes well for everyone on this forum.  It makes me sad that some of you have to go it alone.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: summer98 on June 26, 2009, 02:05:20 AM
My intuition has been going off for months, but lately it has just been screaming. I'm up in the middle of the night because I was awakened out of a nightmare by my nightstand collapsing (the leg apparently has a crack in it) and haven't been able to get back to sleep. I went to the store the day before yesterday and bought six more boxes of pasta -to add to our already 3 month collection.

My fiance is on board, for the most part. At least as far as storing food is concerned. I mentioned lately that I want to get a gun and df is not too happy with that. Part of it is a general dislike of firearms and part of it is because my soon to be FIL once, while drunk, thought it was funny to wave a gun at his family.

My grandmother is also worried. She's 87, about to be 88, so I don't discuss this with her too much. She survived the Depression, the War, an abusive marriage, and other such unpleasantness inlcuding the death of one of her children. What I'm saying is, she's one tough old lady. She's always kept about a month of food on hand -legacy of the Depression. About six months ago I was visiting her, like I do every week, and she turned to me and said that she thought we are heading into another Depression and she wanted me to get ready. She was immensely relieved when I said I already was. She's brought it up a few more times since then, with increasing urgency.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 26, 2009, 05:08:51 PM

My grandmother is also worried.  ... she turned to me and said that she thought we are heading into another Depression and she wanted me to get ready. She was immensely relieved when I said I already was. She's brought it up a few more times since then, with increasing urgency.


Same thing with my parents.  They told me last week that we're in a depression and there will be civil unrest.  Dad announced that they have food and guns.  I told them that I have prepped but that my wife and kids don't know.  (It's a long story.)  My parents were relieved that I am prepping. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ultio1 on June 26, 2009, 11:09:56 PM
I am fortunate enough to have grandparents and a great grandmother still living. My great grandmother tried to get me take half her canning jars because "the new depression is coming and its going to be bad."  Grandma Billie was born in 1908 and was adult during the great depression. She is still independent and has a strong mind. Her preparing and comments have really made me think and has definitely added to my sense of urgency.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on June 26, 2009, 11:13:49 PM
I've been having bad dreams all week about something bad happening.  I think somethin' nasty is gonna happen SOON.  Get yer beans and rice ready folks.  And plenty of water.

Be good to each other, and if somethin' tin foily does happen - I'll see ya in another life, brother.

:)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on June 27, 2009, 12:03:27 AM
I've got the itch too.  Not sure what form it will take, but something wicked this way comes. 

I wish Mrs Berserker was more help.  She's supportive and doesn't mind spending the money on supplies, but when it comes to actually doing the work to prep, she's not a lot of help and it's up to me :-\.  She does work a hell of a lot, so I don't begrudge her much, but I wish she was more hands on with practical application and practice. 

BP
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on June 27, 2009, 12:08:02 AM
Best thing I can suggest is to get some books, cuz she may have time to read them soon.  TW just bought one that I am absolutely ADORING.  It's called Survival Wisdom & Know-How, and you can find it here: http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Wisdom-Know-How-Everything/dp/1579127533/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246082788&sr=8-1 (http://www.amazon.com/Survival-Wisdom-Know-How-Everything/dp/1579127533/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1246082788&sr=8-1)

Not counting The Encyclopedia of Country Living, this is by far the best survivalism book out there.  Period.  Bar none.  And we picked it up for $13.00 at Sam's Club.

BUY IT.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Winchester32 on June 27, 2009, 12:29:45 AM
Not sure what form it will take, but something wicked this way comes. 

I believe you are right on.  It's like standing in the dark on a still night and suddenly your hackles go up, you quit breathing and just listen.  You aren't sure what, why, or where it's coming from, but it's there.

Hell, with all the darn news media obsession over the death of whacko-jacko, N. Korea could attack us and it would be the next day before anyone noticed. 

Grrrrrr.......... >:(
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on June 27, 2009, 12:39:13 AM
I believe you are right on.  It's like standing in the dark on a still night and suddenly your hackles go up, you quit breathing and just listen.  You aren't sure what, why, or where it's coming from, but it's there.

Exactly.  EXACTLY.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on June 27, 2009, 11:59:50 AM
I've been having bad dreams all week about something bad happening.  I think somethin' nasty is gonna happen SOON.  Get yer beans and rice ready folks.  And plenty of water.

Be good to each other, and if somethin' tin foily does happen - I'll see ya in another life, brother.

:)

I keep bringing this up from time to time but I just want to say to everyone here that if the S*it does really hit the fan, it's people like us on this forum whom our great-grandchildren will refer to as the generation who helped rebuild the country.

Whatever the form it may come in, many of us will extend hands to help rebuild. WE will be the "Mark Turners" (quoting Lights Out!) that will help lead.

I'm glad to have came across this forum, to have learned the things that Jack and so many of you have chimed in on all in the name of helping each other better improve our lives.

Ok, I'm sounding corny... but just a "hats off" to each and everyone of you out there. I hope I'll have the honor of meeting many of you one day.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 27, 2009, 09:05:55 PM

I keep bringing this up from time to time but I just want to say to everyone here that if the S*it does really hit the fan, it's people like us on this forum whom our great-grandchildren will refer to as the generation who helped rebuild the country.


Not corny at all.  I can't put my finger on it, but I have this sense that I am supposed to have a role in the rebuilding.  A small one, but a role nonetheless. 

The podcast and forum is teaching me what I think I'll need to know in the future.  I've never felt that way about anything else.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on June 28, 2009, 06:25:06 AM
Take a deep breath folks, this is why we're here. ;)

Lots of angst in the air these days, it's hard not to feel it given the acceleration of the changes going on in this country.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: JeanetteW on June 28, 2009, 08:04:01 AM
I come to this community from the route of frugal living. From frugal living, to rural living, to homesteading, and now here I am. Yay!

As a result, I don't have the same lingering sense of doom that others seem to feel but because of the provisions that our family has made I feel a sense of safety and security for whatever the future may bring.

That being said, I have been having this strange sense that something's up and it all focuses on the 4th of July weekend. Of course, I've had these feelings before and they don't always pan out (thank goodness!). However, this current sense has motivated me to take some extra precautions for the weeks leading up to the 4th, just in case. In fact, this week we're going into town to buy a 1000 gallon water tank and a few extras.

The sense of security from preparation is great and even if nothing happens, at least now I have my new water tank!
 --
Jeanette
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Lance0428 on June 28, 2009, 09:14:44 AM
WHOA! Too freaking weird. I've had this gut feeling the last week or so that something is creeping right around the corner. I haven't been on in awhile, and haven't listened to Jack in about a month. I pop on today to see what's up, and now it seems that I'm not alone. Not sure if that's a good thing or bad thing.

I stopped prepping since I've been laid off. Due to some of the costs involved. But due to some of Jack's great advice, I've been able to make ends meet at times I wouldn't have if I didn't prep. With that being said. Why is it that we're getting this vibe?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Dontforgetyourlipgloss on June 28, 2009, 06:01:08 PM
i'm been a stocking for a couple years now,
But, the last 7 months i've had a very un-settling feeling, a feeling that is working my protective side.

I need to be stronger and be able to protect my family physically.

So answer your question "Yes", Something coming ... i don't know what.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Coyote on July 01, 2009, 10:17:53 AM
Took youngest DD to the grocery store to pick up some fresh fruit the other day.  She stopped me as we were walking down one of the isles to show me 20lb bags of rice that were on sale and suggested we pick up another bag or two.  Not only has she's figured out that somethings not right, she's stepped up to do what she can to help us be prepared. Sadly, my older DD can't be bothered.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: HelenWheels on July 16, 2009, 05:16:30 PM
I talked to a couple of women in the last 2-3 days about prepping.

The first one is a good friend named Barb whom I met when I worked with her husband. There were times I spent more time at work with her hubby than she spent with him at home, so the joke became that I was his work wife. Unfortunately, "hubby" passed away last year, quite unexpectedly. Barb has been out of the job force for over 25 years, mostly at hubby's insistence that "his wife wasn't going to work". Barb's world is very small...and she likes it that way. She hasn't been more than 50 miles away from her home in any direction in years and years. When they first moved to their house, it was pretty far from the metropolitan Chicago spread but now it's almost a suburb. Barb is very much a creature of habit, also. I worry about what is going to happen when (not if) TSHTF. We talked about "what would happen if you couldn't leave your house for 30 days". I got her thinking and left her with the challenge of identifying how she would ride out a 30-day crisis.

The second woman was my mom. When she and my stepdad retired, they chose a place that it at least 4 hours away from any of us kids (hmmm... gotta wonder about that). When I told mom about how I was prepping; getting a water purifier, storing food and starting to dehydrate food, etc., she got all weird on me. Told me that she has always had bought ahead (which she has) and she's almost ready to buy more as her cache of stored food is almost gone. I tried to encourage her to buy enough for 3 months. Not sure that message got through, however. She's believing that Jesus is coming back soon (and I hope He is) and that "some things just need to be left in the Lord's hands".

Maybe I'm not cut out to be a prepper evangelist. Didn't seem that much of what I was saying actually got through.  :-[

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 16, 2009, 06:05:13 PM

Maybe I'm not cut out to be a prepper evangelist. Didn't seem that much of what I was saying actually got through.  :-[


Don't get discouraged.  Sometimes it takes weeks, months, or years of people thinking about what you said.  And then--bam!--the person turns on the TV and sees irrefutable evidence that they need to do something.  Many people never tell anyone they're prepping so you could go on your merry way and think they aren't prepping when really they are.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LdMorgan on July 17, 2009, 12:24:20 AM
I'd heard that the Princeton Eggs were going totally batty on the 11th, 12th, 13th (see this article: http://noosphere.princeton.edu/terror.html (http://noosphere.princeton.edu/terror.html)).  So it's not terribly surprising that we were all sort of "in-tune" during that period.  :)

Woo-hoo! Someone else that knows about the Eggs! (Does Happy Feet Dance)

Ah, Princeton--ya gotta love that place. They put the "A"s in "anomalous".

I have to agree that the ladies seem to have started smelling the smoke. My Sweetie just kind of humored my survivalist eccentricities for decades--then suddenly, about four months ago, she started backing my efforts very strongly.

I think there really is a Collective Subconscious, and that women are more finely
tuned in to it than men (generally speaking).

As far as I know, neither my wife or I had any forebodings just before 9/11.

But I'll say one thing for sure, though: I have some SERIOUS forebodings going on for the end of August.  Don't have a clue what, but I think something major-bad is gonna get served up right about then.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Notsonutso on July 17, 2009, 06:47:58 AM
But I'll say one thing for sure, though: I have some SERIOUS forebodings going on for the end of August.  Don't have a clue what, but I think something major-bad is gonna get served up right about then.

Nothing to go on except 'gut instincts', but hubby and I are on your time line.  We're both feeling an overwhelming dread before the snow flies in WI.... end of August, early September. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on July 17, 2009, 08:35:52 AM
OK, so had something very strange happen to me yesterday that really got my attention.  

We have certain patrols that work with Native Eskimos here at my job site.  They are friendly, hard to read, and have a very dry/subtle sense of humor.  They generally don't engage in idle chit chat and keep their thoughts to themselves.  

Yesterday during my lunch break, I was having coffee in our squad room when George (Inupiat/Eskimo Elder) and his partner came in to have coffee as well.  We all watched the news and of course I groused about this and that.  George looks at us out of the blue and says that he is going out to his land in Kotzibue and building a sod cabin like his ancestors grew up with.  His partner and I were taken aback at this comment as George just doesn't talk much and what did this "sod cabin" have to do with anything anyway?  

"Why are you going to do that George?" I asked, wondering what he was getting at.

"Bad things are coming" He answered.  

"Does everyone in Village feel this?" I asked.  His answer was yes.

OK, so this may sound very silly, but that really confirmed what I've been feeling for a long time.  Usually I really on this forum to affirm what I feel and sometimes I worry that we are all just feeding our paranoia.  George just confirmed for me that we are all on the same page.  The reason this was so astounding for me is that the Natives aren't dialed into the "survival" mind set like we are, but lite it as a lifestyle everyday.  For them to "feel" that bad times are coming sent chills up my spine.  

Berserker Prime
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Angie on July 17, 2009, 09:54:14 AM
Your post about the native Alaskans really hit home.  Native people tend to better are reading signs than European types. 

By the way, been to Alaska 2 times, will return - I love it.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on July 17, 2009, 11:38:52 AM
Well if you come back up, drop me a line and maybe we can show you some sites. 

BP
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Buffy on July 17, 2009, 03:42:06 PM
I think we're beyond intuition and now its the handwriting on the wall.
If you've bought groceries lately and haven't figured it out, you're clueless.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on July 18, 2009, 06:37:12 AM
Woo-hoo! Someone else that knows about the Eggs! (Does Happy Feet Dance)

:D  I have an egg widget on my google homepage.  If it goes from red to blue to red to blue (and so on), it's time to hit the bunker, or turn on the news.  it's my little "sumpin just happened in the world" alert.  :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: HelenWheels on July 18, 2009, 07:32:10 AM

 ... I have an egg widget on my google homepage ...


We must know more about this!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LdMorgan on July 18, 2009, 08:39:54 AM
On the forebodings side, FEMA is apparently expecting some major civic unrest in late August/early September.

The kind they'll need their concentration camps for.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DeltaOscarCharlie on July 18, 2009, 03:33:55 PM
OK, I am not a girl - though I was inducted as an 'honorary' one many years ago by a bunch of lady coworkers so I could accompany them on "Ladies Day Out" --- but that's another story.

My wife is a nurse.  She has never really liked guns.  As a matter of fact she wouldn't even touch my gunbelt when I came home from work and dropped it on the bed.  She would make me come move it instead of picking the belt up and moving it.  This has gone on for a long time.

In March she walked into the living room where I was watching something, probably Beck, and stated, "It is time I learned to shoot and I need to get my CHL."  A couple of days later I awoke in the hospital where they said I had what's called a Transient Ischemic Attack brought on by a sudden shock to my system.  Long story short --- she decided on her firearm (an XD .40 Sub-Compact), learned to shoot, and is currently awaiting her CHL to arrive from Austin (4 months and counting).

When i asked her, "Why now?" she simply said, "It is time."  She left it at that.  So, I believe she has had the 'epiphany' that you are speaking of or she has decided that my insurance policy may need exercise. 

Either way, I am glad she "woke up" regardless of the reason.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: HelenWheels on July 18, 2009, 03:43:22 PM
On the forebodings side, FEMA is apparently expecting some major civic unrest in late August/early September.

The kind they'll need their concentration camps for.

Can you point us to some articles or somesuch so we can read up and prepare?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LdMorgan on July 18, 2009, 09:21:32 PM
I don't really know much more than I have already passed on.

The "End of August" thing is beginning to hit the Internet. Jeff Rense has an article on it as of tonight:  www.rense.com (http://www.rense.com) 
It's a good site, if you can wade through all the Zionist & Illuminati BS.

To recap, though, it looks like a "bank holiday" of unstated duration is being planned for the EOA, or early September.

This ties in time-wise (EOA) with rumbles that the Government may act to change the way gold and silver are sold. (Don't know how.)

It ties in (EOA) with Texas law enforcement agencies being warned by FEMA to expect massive civil unrest.

It ties in many US Embassies in foreign countries being sent large amounts of money and told to buy enough local currency for a year's operating costs--again by EOA. British pound sterling was excepted from this, which suggests the US and Britain will be in financial lock-step.

There is a growing groundswell of indications that EOA may be the tipping point for the US. Banks nationalized, a massive devaluation of the dollar, a state by state imposition of martial law, travel restrictions, rioting, a Second Revolution--a whole spectrum of bad stuff may happen.

If the banks close, ATMs, debit cards, & credit cards will stop working until they re-open.

I strongly recommend everyone pull all their cash out of their bank no later than mid-August. Spend whatever you feel you can budget on food, silver in any affordable form, and defensive weapons & ammo--if you don't already have them.

Gas up your vehicles, and store at least 20 gallons extra, if you can.

Be ready to bunker up or bug out, if you have a place to bug to.

If you're gonna bug--bug early. Don't wait until the "civil unrest" has already started.

Keep in mind that FEMA has been "empowered" by Executive Orders to take anything you have away from you in an "emergency"--without compensation. They can take all your food, weapons, fuel, livestock, medical supplies, blankets, clothes, tools--literally anything you own on demand and by force of arms.

They can take your children and make them wards of the government, to be housed and educated as FEMA sees fit. And put to work as FEMA sees fit. They can also take you, and put you to work in the location and manner of their choosing, for the duration, at no compensation.

I am not taking anybody's word for this: I have personally read the Executive Orders on the federal website. They are comprehensive.

The Constitution ceases to exist when FEMA steps in, and you are reduced to a slave of the State with no rights whatsoever.

I am not exaggerating one iota.

Will Americans stand for this? Many won't. FEMA has over 800 huge concentration camps setup for (shall we say) troublemakers. Last count, I think they had space for more than 30 million Americans.

That's a lot of people for one government agency to arrest.

The US military has already been polled: soldiers have been forced to sign sworn statements that they would fire on American civilians if ordered to do so. Those of the military that wouldn't sign have been eased out or flagged unreliable at the very least.

At least half of our military will probably openly revolt if given such orders. (Thank you, Oathkeepers!)

A bunch of States may secede if FEMA tries to do its thing. Legislation is already in place to so in about 28 States, the last I heard. The US could Balkanize by the EOA.

I make no bones about this: I am scared spitless. I think this is the Big It.

I am hoping (BIG TIME!) that this will just blow over, fizzle out, be a National non-event.

I am expecting more and more news to surface from more and more sources as
the party gets underway. We should know what to expect by about mid-August, I think.

Whatever comes--all we can do is plan, prep, and try to get by.













Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on July 19, 2009, 06:04:05 PM
This subject is broad enough to go in many directions.  HOWEVER, try to keep it on the indented topic of intuition and not FEMA Camps and that sort of subject.  For anyone that is interested in FEMA camps and associated stuff, please see TIN FOIL HAT BRIGATE and your thirst shall be quenched. 

V/r
Berserker Prime
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Houstonmom on July 24, 2009, 06:12:29 AM
My radar is up.  DH is also prepping.  We both started after Ike.  Too much to do....  so much to learn.  I'm seeing a few other women who have had their radar go up in the last 12 months also, but it is not widespread in my circles.  Most know something is in the air, but carry on with life as usual. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on July 24, 2009, 10:50:52 AM
agh... been prepping for years, a bit here a bit there.  We are set in the grains, sugars, beans and oil areas.  And we have been learning how to eat all of those.  I had a mini celebration the day I brought home my last 6-gal buckets of food. 
and on those days when my intuition is kicking it in overdrive and making me a bit crazy, I go downstairs, and I look at my 40+ buckets of food, and the boxes of home-bottled beef and turkey stock, and the boxes of store-bought canned goods, and my juice bottles full of water.   And a feeling of peace comes over me, that I have done at least that.  at least that.  and I go back to working on something else to prep.

but yes, my radar is on alert now.  I look around and see all the things I need to be doing, and that needs to be done, and realize how much still needs to happen.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DeonFreshwater on July 24, 2009, 11:04:34 AM
Well, I am out of California and back in Missouri, I did that several years ago. I felt 9-11 coming, so I took off to the UK! Don’t ask me why, I don’t make sense most of the time, haha.

I was in the heat of the L.A. Rodney King riots too… now THAT was weird, I mean I walked right through them. That was just a lame excuse for people to break into stores and take shit, It was ridiculous. And saddening that most of the people involved were not doing it out of any heartfelt outrage at the justice system, but more of just a shot at stealing a new TV.  Disgusting.

But last October was the worst for me. I completely FREAKED. I went down to Arkansas... long story but I was honestly so panicked that I hit the road, not to run away but to CONFRONT head on whatever it was. I can’t always distinguish what my radar is picking up, I thought I might die in a car wreck, and really I just wanted whatever it was to just HAPPEN. I wasn’t scared just determined to get to the bottom of something. I’d really like to move down there but that’s probably not going to happen. I’m afraid what we’ve got right now is going to have to do.
It didn't make much logical sense on the outside but for me this trip evolved into the first real vision quest I'd had in a long time. I feel like I saw everything that was coming, and the most important part was what I saw in the distant future, probably so far away that I won't be around in this body for it. The empire is crumbling, I doubt it's going to be pretty, but it's a necessary purge. The greed, dishonour and corruption has got to go. The basics of what Jack talks about really appeal to me, simple premises of integrity and honour. In no way do I think my grandchildren or great-grandchildren will be paying off these debts we're stacking up right now. I think it will be a completely different world for them. They might have some debt to pay back to the land, but nature has a way of healing itself pretty effeciently.

Funny, when I got back from my own little bug out I heard the economy had basically tanked big time. So, in my mind it seems that has probably set off the last domino that's going to unravel this whole thing.
I still think we have plenty of time if we keep our nose to the grindstone. I mean in terms of longer term things like getting a garden to thrive, fruit tree start ups and such. This swine flu thing is bothering me a lot, but also I think we're being inundated by bad news through the media because a frightened population is easier to control. Even if you're prepped and feel as prepared as you can be for something, still the emotions of others affect you if you're intuitive. People are scared and stressed and man that just hangs in the air. And the best thing for it IMO is taking back your power and doing what you can do, that’s why I have listened to almost all of Jacks podcasts in just a few days.

I was relieved to see this thread, because yeah, internally I have just been really uneasy. I think the best of people, and I know all are basically good, but I, like others I have seen on this thread simply don't trust them anymore. We bought this little house for half the price that we would have paid on "the other side of town." This is supposed to be a bad neighborhood, but after living in L.A. for so long this area doesn't faze me one little bit. If something happened I would be more likely to open my door and share what food I have until it's gone and that old story of stone soup is one I cling to and wish for in such a case. So, I don’t know what will happen with that. I don’t want to live in a world where I have to open my door with a shotgun in my hand, so this has me in knots:/

I’m just doing what I can right now, and got a dying mother to deal with too so I’m feeling overwhelmed in so many ways. I’ve become extremely reclusive since I moved back to Missouri… so it doesn’t help that I basically don’t even know anyone and don’t want to! I’m being painfully honest here, because usually I don’t have anything to say about myself. I’ll rant about politics and crap all day long, but deep down I know that I need to be doing something more, a LOT more. So, I have a modest start, and I mean very modest. Stored water, a rain barrel, a garden (we’d starve if we had to live on it, haha.) Enough stored food for about a month. I don’t “shop” anymore, haven’t set foot in a mall for months. I hit the thrift shops and things and gather up what looks would be worthwhile in the long run. Well made warm clothes. Large containers when they show up for storing things, stuff like that. We have a salvage grocery a few miles from here, check around and see if you can find one… tons of huge bags of rice and beans and lot’s of canned goods for very little money. (Actually, those big bags of rice and beans are just showing back up.) Remember last year when Wal-Mart was rationing how much rice you could buy at one grocery shop? I have no doubt we’re in for some trouble with crops, but add the pure bullshit market speculators into that mix and half the time there’s no way to really know what going on behind the scenes. So, that adds to the frustration.

The question of getting a gun is wearing me down. I’ve used guns in the past for hunting. Hell, when I was a kid you could take your rifle to school if you were headed out to go hunting afterwards. And I am NOT that old, it’s just how Missouri was. They still let the kids take hunting days off school around here in season, which I was surprised to learn.

So, this is a hard time to live in really, it’s asking a lot of us… I can’t believe how far down this entire society has gone. But you know when I moved to L.A. from Missouri I was shocked at how useless people were. No offense, but honestly I didn’t know one person who could fix a light switch, repair a bit of plumbing, build a deck on their house, nothing. My girlfriends had long lists of numbers they would call if something needed to be done in the house because none of the men knew how to do any of it. And what’s worse is anytime you saw something on TV about this part of the country it seemed slanted toward poor people who just duct tape their houses together and had no education. I won’t miss those attitudes, IF they ever fade away. But I still get it from friends who feel so sorry for me having to live here. That handful of friends is dwindling though because most of them have lost their houses, jobs and unlimited long distance phone access. So THERE. I got out, bought a house for less than most of them paid for their car… so for now my life is much easier that theirs and I am better positioned to buckle down. I had initially planned to fix this house up and sell it for quite a bit more and use that money to buy some land etc. but the housing bubble burst before I thought it would. It’s all in the timing I guess so I blew that one.
But the mortgage is low and I have zero credit card debt. Don’t much have two dimes to rub together right now and am currently not working because I really need to see about my mother. Hopefully she’ll get a lot better because man, I have got to get a job. And Jack has really helped me get my head out of my ass about that one. I had stopped working because the system was so freakin’ corrupt and I was so sick of paying for wars that I slowly just started dropping out. But now I am thinking differently about that… that possibly the only way I can REALLY free myself is to jump back in and get all the way out of debt. There are still certain jobs I just don’t feel willing to do, but I do have a little NA training so maybe I can just take care of the elderly or something.

I’m an artist, a good living in L.A. but not worth anything here as far as I can tell. All the stained glass is made in China now and you can buy it at Wal-Mart. So, whatever. A day might come when my craft will be worth something again, because beauty is always going to be essential. I got my screen name from my middle name and my maiden name, and yeah Jack…my ancestors have been yelling in my ear for a long time now;)

I’m not worried about FEMA camps or the guard turning on me or anything like that. Like last winter during the really bad ice storm, the guard came in and they went to remote locations and rescued elderly folks that would have probably sat there and froze to death. I imagine if they knocked on my door and I said I was fine and we were stocked and warm they’d more likely be relieved and move on.
The internet is a wonderful tool but far as I can tell for every piece of good information there is an equal and opposite piece of pure BULLSHIT. I’m not falling for it anymore. Best to just stick with what’s real. Like floods and ice storms and flu, combined with yes, a very possible societal breakdown, because let’s face it, the social contract has been broken. Buy our own bankster government.

So, that’s about all I have to say for myself… and yeah writing this did make me have to think harder than I wanted to, LOL.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 25, 2009, 07:08:09 AM
Great post DeonFreshwater.  +1.

And I'm an Indian too.  I've got papers.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DeonFreshwater on July 25, 2009, 06:20:55 PM
Thanks Heavy. Maybe I killed the thread, and it was a good one. Or maybe it's just the weekend, people are doing other stuff.
I got papers, but none of them have much to do with anything I am that interested in, haha.

Remember back when we all got computers, 'posed to be a parperless society kind of thing. Well, I am not seeing that happen.
TC, Deon.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 26, 2009, 02:36:53 PM
You're not killing the thread, just a two-post detour and I contributed to that.

This thread is a great one because people who have been feeling something bad is coming usually have no one else to talk to about it.  If you tell someone close to you, they often look at you like a kook.  Then you read this thread and find out there are people all over the country like you and unlike you who all are feeling the same thing.

This thread will have a couple hundred more posts on it before it's done. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on July 26, 2009, 04:37:13 PM
Far from dead..........
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: smuggler344 on July 27, 2009, 02:21:42 PM
My "radar" started beeping around Jan-Feb 2008.  I don't know what kicked it off, but I went into preparedness research big time, when before I'd never even given it a second thought.  Since then we've moved from Vt to Missouri, paid off our debts, learned an awful lot more than I ever wanted to about the Federal Reserve, mortgage implosions and how much debt our country is in.  Also, got our preps put together, and am getting ready to get my HAM radio license. 

My gut feeling, along with all the other economic indicators, tell me that a banking holiday/monetary reset is no longer improbable, but could possibly happen as early as the beginning of the federal fiscal year (Oct 1).  The Federal Government's collection of tax receipts are way down, spending is waaayyyy up, states' budgets are imploding, more companies are dumping their pensions on the PBGC(most recently Delphi), the US Postal Service recently stated that they may default on their pension payments and maybe even payroll at the start of the new fiscal year. 

I've been in and out of Federal Gov't service for the past 15 years, currently in, and can tell you that our agency's prep mindset, repeated building drills, and phone list recalls are something that were never practiced before this year, other than the once yearly fire drill. They tell us mushrooms nothing.  Perhaps paranoia is setting in, but if that's the case, I'm not the only one, as I hear "doomer" talk in the halls almost every day.  Regardless, we are living our life, yet prepping for the best, the worst and the rest.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on July 29, 2009, 11:43:41 PM

This thread is a great one because people who have been feeling something bad is coming usually have no one else to talk to about it.  If you tell someone close to you, they often look at you like a kook.  Then you read this thread and find out there are people all over the country like you and unlike you who all are feeling the same thing.

This thread will have a couple hundred more posts on it before it's done. 

I'm so proud!  It was my first venture onto a discussion board ever.    ;D  I'm loving all of the responses.  I sure felt alone and nervous several months ago, but feel much more empowered and prepared now. 

I'm finding people everywhere thinking that there is some serious trouble brewing. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: coffecat on July 30, 2009, 06:09:37 PM
Daughter is an RN in Shenandoah Valley, and she is just about spooked totally as of yesterday about bad things to happen.  C.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Notsonutso on September 03, 2009, 08:56:47 AM

We live close to the 'air national guard' or whatever they call themselves.  There has been a lot of air activity in the last 2 weeks, particularly in the early morning hours.  It would probably go unnoticed, but I get up with hubby about 3 am. and it is too busy not to notice. They are obviously prepping for something.  Having lived here for so many years, it is very unusual and it creeps us out.   

We decided this long labor day weekend is going to be used to get as ready as we can be.  Checking batteries, topping off gas, etc.  There is something...we can feel it.  It feels urgent.  I'm thinking the march on Washington may just be the catalyst.   

Sometimes I wish I wasn't so awake...it keeps me from sleeping.



 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on September 03, 2009, 11:38:58 AM
We live close to the 'air national guard' or whatever they call themselves.  There has been a lot of air activity in the last 2 weeks, particularly in the early morning hours.  It would probably go unnoticed, but I get up with hubby about 3 am. and it is too busy not to notice. They are obviously prepping for something.  Having lived here for so many years, it is very unusual and it creeps us out.   

We decided this long labor day weekend is going to be used to get as ready as we can be.  Checking batteries, topping off gas, etc.  There is something...we can feel it.  It feels urgent.  I'm thinking the march on Washington may just be the catalyst.   

Sometimes I wish I wasn't so awake...it keeps me from sleeping.

Notsonutso, the airbase could be having an inspection.  Operational Readiness Inspections (ORI) or local command type exercise in preparations for ORI's.  Or the base may be sending out troops to IOF/OEF.  You can call the base public affairs office and tell them what you heard at 3am and ask them what is going on.  They may answer or may not....worth a try. 

OR they are gearing up for the mass riots that are sure to come down the pike any time now ;D!  I suspect it's option #1, but won't rule anything out. 

BP
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Laiph on September 03, 2009, 07:28:27 PM
I am fascinated with this thread.  I never considered being a "survivalist" in my life.  Then about 6 months ago I was compelled to start prepping - found the podcast - started reading books - etc.  I've paid down debt, started food storage, started gardening, put together plans & am going this weekend to buy a gun & sign up for chc class. My husband is totally uninvolved except that he said if there's going to be a gun in the house he needs to learn to shoot also.  I don't know what triggered it - except that it wasn't hurricanes - I've already lived through that.  This is something else entirely.  When your past 40 years old and suddenly change your entire world view - there's something going on there.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sarahluker on September 03, 2009, 08:05:16 PM
I've been hearing quite a few people say that they are cashing in their stocks to buy land.  These are dedicated investors, so that has raised my antennae.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: susan1957 on September 03, 2009, 10:05:35 PM
I am fascinated with this thread.  I never considered being a "survivalist" in my life.  Then about 6 months ago I was compelled to start prepping - found the podcast - started reading books - etc.  I've paid down debt, started food storage, started gardening, put together plans & am going this weekend to buy a gun & sign up for chc class. My husband is totally uninvolved except that he said if there's going to be a gun in the house he needs to learn to shoot also.  I don't know what triggered it - except that it wasn't hurricanes - I've already lived through that.  This is something else entirely.  When your past 40 years old and suddenly change your entire world view - there's something going on there.

I went through the same thing and several thought I had lost it.  My sister and I have been prepping for the last year and our husbands are just now getting the feeling that something is about to happen. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sarakg on September 20, 2009, 11:57:18 AM
I was in the middle of reading a great novel and instead just had the urge to flip through our copy of the SAS Manual one night.  Hardly slept much and went on iTunes and found this podcast.  I definately feel it, although I have to say that I have great faith in the human spirit and it keeps me from panicking.  I feel like it is the good fear, the kind that motivates me instead of paralyzes me.  In any event, I'm glad to know that if something happened and I made it through like I think most of the other people on this forum, I'd be in good company!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ann on September 27, 2009, 05:59:05 PM
 :o

Is my intuition kicking in?... in just a few words...

DANGER WILL ROBINSON!!! DANGER!!!! DANGER!!!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Traveling_Dani on October 12, 2009, 05:01:11 PM
 When I saw the topic for this thread I was totally unsurprised. The women in my family have always had an amazingly keen intuition, and just recently I've had some revelations and began tapping into this intuition myself in ways I've never experienced before. I'm a young one.. I'm 21 and just starting out. I met someone who opened my eyes with his Libertarian views and comments about people who prep, and my curiosity had me searching. For the past couple weeks I've been engulfing as much information as I can, and I've learned when something "feels" right. And I absolutely know that there is nothing else I'd rather be learning about or doing or working towards than prepping - it's just what I know I should be doing and it makes complete sense to me. I'm already laying out plans to expand the garden, stock up on first aid and other supplies, make a plan for eliminating debt, get my dad to take me shooting (already done this a bit). I do have a feeling that I have a little bit of time to get things in order so I'm not totally panicked, but I do know that I need to get to work right away!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sarahluker on October 12, 2009, 05:17:37 PM
Dani, how are your parents on this subject?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Traveling_Dani on October 13, 2009, 09:46:58 PM
They kind of have their heads in the clouds. My dad is a little more pragmatic and has skills, some gear, and guns and has always responded well when I try to get him to teach me things. My mother, as intuitive as she is about people, seems to feel pretty secure in her lifestyle and gave me the raised eyebrow when I mentioned prepping for things. I don't think the two even have a first aid kit in the whole house.  :-\
I've been kind of getting the feeling that most people live in a secure little box and don't pay attention to how the world is doing around them.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: summer98 on October 14, 2009, 06:14:12 AM
I've been kind of getting the feeling that most people live in a secure little box and don't pay attention to how the world is doing around them.

Bingo. Exactly.
My spidey-sense is going off big time, lately. I'm extremely worried about this fall and winter, economically.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on October 14, 2009, 08:15:24 AM
From an economic standpoint, I look at the rise in the prices of gold and silver and just feel like anything we hold in cash money is losing value day by day. That makes me a bit nervous... and makes me want to put investments into things that are tangible.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: NightOwl on November 18, 2009, 02:02:22 PM
Okay, what are the ladies' intuitions saying now?  (I'm a guy so I'm fairly dense.)  And how accurate have the predictions from your internal sense of danger turned out to be over the past year?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 19, 2009, 11:13:56 AM
The hair on the back of my neck is standing straight up again.  I was quietly resolved there for a while and now I'm scrambling again.  Batten down the hatches!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: NightOwl on November 19, 2009, 11:28:04 AM
An overall sense or mood is useful for general motivation of course...  I'm just curious what the actual predictive value for specific events has been since this thread was started.  ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on November 19, 2009, 03:44:58 PM
I can't say that we've seen any major catastrophe (personally or otherwise) since I first got an increase in motivation due to bad feelings... that being said, the bad feelings haven't gone away (not at all). I still think things are headed in a very bad direction. However, in the months since I first had my intuition kick in, I've worked very hard to try to do what I can to help lessen the possible effect of anything happening. That makes for a more peaceful existence.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on November 19, 2009, 10:23:01 PM
An overall sense or mood is useful for general motivation of course...  I'm just curious what the actual predictive value for specific events has been since this thread was started.  ;D
In my experience as a man, I have come to believe that a woman's intuition is not usually specific. I also believe only an idiot would ignore it. It seems to be a bad or good vibes kind of thing when faced with a situation. I know my wife has expressed apparently unfounded feelings at times. Many times, latter I found out it was a very good thing I went with her feelings, even though I did not detect the same thing.

WTS, of course I would always "rather be wrong, than to be disobedient."  :D (I got this from Richard Bucket, a character in the British comedy, 'Keeping Up Appearances.')
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: NightOwl on November 20, 2009, 06:28:13 AM
Ramsey mentions something similar in several of the Financial Peace University lessons. Along the lines of, if your wife has an unpleasant "feeeeeling" about a particular realtor or stock broker or whatever, act on those feelings and get out of there...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on November 20, 2009, 06:59:37 AM
*** hijack*** we love Keeping Up Appearances around here... Hyacinth is a model of culture and good taste for us all (lol) *** now returning to thread***

Along the lines of the topic at hand, though, I keep seeing things around that confirm my feelings of unease for the future... just yesterday I saw something at the commissary at the military base I've never before seen... It was a small printed sign prominently displayed on one of the aisles that said something to the effect of:

"Do you know what is in your closet?"

The flyer then proceeded to remind people to stock up on staples, toilet paper, long-term food items, etc. and listed websites to do with the pandemic flu and disaster preparedness... It had a drawing of a closet filled with those recommended staples and supplies...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: shadewolf on December 27, 2009, 10:41:12 AM
An overall sense or mood is useful for general motivation of course...  I'm just curious what the actual predictive value for specific events has been since this thread was started.  ;D

For me the past year has been full of crappy occurrences foreboded by intuition. The greatest anxiety built before I left one job for another and was relieved a good deal when I went to the 2nd job, but it still didn't feel right and began to build again. Then I got laid off a week and a bit before christmas among the other bad things that happened during december this year: both family vehicles got wrecked, our furnace died in -40C cold snap and no heat in house for a week but for wood stove, and power went off too long and our well pump cracked leaving us no water for a week; Despite the bad stuff around the house, my intuition is now much less anxious as I've got the dedicated time now to build up our farm for this year and really get things going for preps. It was screaming at me that working full time in the city at the other end of an hour+ long commute was really bad for our family and our preps, no matter the money earned. I ran the numbers and the cost of working in town was not worth the profit brought home afterwards and the stress of the rat race. I cut $2000 monthly expenses out between gasoline and child-care by getting laid off! Now we just need to be really efficient about what income we do have coming in and not waste a penny.

My anxiety was so much around the end of august that by the end of october we had gotten in all the livestock we were planning to get for the farm. We went from having just our dogs to now having rabbits, chickens, sheep, goats, and a donkey! We're breeding our rabbits and can breed the chickens as we have a rooster in with them, though we are just collecting eggs right now. I've got us on the wait list in the spring with the hatchery to add turkeys, ducks, geese and more chickens to the farm and am seriously thinking about a breeding pair of pigs. All this in addition to putting down several acres of vegetable gardens and growing as much food as possible.

As long as I'm proceeding down my to-do list of prepping projects, my anxiety about what's coming stays at an acceptable level. It definitely isn't going away though....
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: growing girl on January 05, 2010, 09:39:55 PM
Just found this board (and the podcast), and this topic stuck a cord with me.

Over the past year I have been feeling that I need to have things in place, and I need them A.S.A.P. Like there is this alarm bell ringing in my head saying that something isn't right and something is going to happen.  I don't know what - but I don't like the feeling.

I especially feel an urgent need to get out of the city I live in - any city in fact.  I also feel the need to be able to drive, so last year I bought a motorbike and this year I'm taking driving lessons for a car, as well as planning to move somewhere as far distant from cities as I can possibly manage in such a small country (UK).

Right now I'm having a hard time getting garden production anywhere near the level I would like since I don't have a garden, but every inch of my balcony space is filled with pots of veggies and I've been looking at work at the discount fruit trees we're selling and arguing with myself about buying one with such limited space.  I've been learning about gardening as I switched career TO gardening about 2 years ago after working in another field for ten years. Yes, it pays less, but I have no debts and I like the work so much more than what I was doing before.

This year as well as the move and learning to drive, I'm going to get going on the long term storables.  Been looking at grain mills and canning equipment and will order one of those at the end of the month, probably the grain mill as canning isn't really a priority until the summer when I start to harvest my mini-garden.

The upside is that all that food piled up in the cupboards has come in handy recently as we've had the worst snows for years and are set for more, so while lots of people are out panic buying in the supermarket I'm sitting pretty on 6 months of food.

The downside is that I feel like I don't have enough time to get everything that needs doing done, but that I just have to live with.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on January 06, 2010, 06:11:58 AM
Welcome to the forum, growing girl... glad to have you here. It is nice to get your perspective. Your comments are clues to me that this isn't just a local phenomenon here in the U.S., but around the world. It certainly sounds like you are on the right track!

If you have a chance, stop by the intro thread...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on January 08, 2010, 04:21:06 PM
Like they say Shadewolf, what doesn't kill you makes you stronger and you've definately had your share of asskicking bad luck lately.  Sounds like your on the rebound, so God's speed on your preps and prayers to you and your's.

BP
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: skiffgirl on January 13, 2010, 10:17:33 PM
My intuition kicked in last winter, that is how I found TSP. So we started a garden in the spring but we were busy planning our wedding so we could not really do much other than that. I am glad we found TSP before the wedding though, i think it really kept us seeing the bigger picture and not spending to much on the wedding. After the wedding we really kicked the prepping and debit reduction into high gear. Since Christmas my feeling has gotten even more serious that we really need to get our debit paid off and we need to do it soon.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on January 15, 2010, 10:35:53 AM
I'm just kind of amazed that this discussion is becoming very mainstream.  Talk shows promoting food storage, my local radio guy talking about preppers on a regular basis, all sorts of "survival" themed shows on Tv, my girlfriends signing up for concealed carry permit classes, my boss asking for websites on prepping, casual conversations at church as to where we would go TEOTWAWKI.   Even my suit-and-tie dad started an organic garden and planted fruit trees! 

The more the merrier.  It's just such a change from a year or two ago.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on January 15, 2010, 04:58:23 PM
I'm just kind of amazed that this discussion is becoming very mainstream.  Talk shows promoting food storage, my local radio guy talking about preppers on a regular basis, all sorts of "survival" themed shows on Tv, my girlfriends signing up for concealed carry permit classes, my boss asking for websites on prepping, casual conversations at church as to where we would go TEOTWAWKI.   Even my suit-and-tie dad started an organic garden and planted fruit trees! 

The more the merrier.  It's just such a change from a year or two ago.

this is the change that this country needs. more self-reliance. we started as a small tribe, but our numbers continue to grow!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: kimber on January 16, 2010, 05:07:40 PM
I've been a "prepper" for about 20 years now. Last year around May-ish I had the feeling to start bolstering my stocks and learning some new skills. I bought a dehydrator and dehydrated anything that will stand still!!

Well in September all that prepping paid off, my husband lost his job and we had to live off our preps for a time.
Now I'm feeling that I need to regroup, restock and get ready - for what I'm not sure.

I was just telling my oldest daughter that I'm such a dork - I get so ridiculously happy over a full pantry! ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on January 16, 2010, 06:43:13 PM
I was just telling my oldest daughter that I'm such a dork - I get so ridiculously happy over a full pantry! ;D

I must be a dork, too :)  I get a happy feeling just looking at my rows and boxes of canning jars full of home-preserved foods...
Title: Absolutely!
Post by: Vashti on January 16, 2010, 09:36:01 PM
I'm pregnant, and about two months ago I woke up in the middle of the night in a cold sweat with a desperate need to prepare. The feeling is still there, and urgently so. We've had preps before, but lived on them and used them up last year when hubby lost his income for awhile. Now, we're building things back up, and at a greater extent than ever before. I'm thankful that my husband completely supports me in this, because the feelings I have would be unbearable if not. I'm certain that it's not just a pregnancy "nesting" phase...it's much more powerful than that.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Rara Avis on March 05, 2010, 08:22:15 PM
There are perturbations not only within our immediate environments, but with the solar system as well. I think nearly everyone now is aware of it, and can feel a bad vibe. Preppers/Survivalists especially.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on March 06, 2010, 01:18:40 PM
I've learned the hard way to pay attention to my intuition, it knows more than I do. Back in August of '01 I had a feeling there was going to be a terrorist attack of some kind coming. I blew it off, I even found myself wondering if I didn't like a quiet life and wanted to imagine some big drama. Then I got an IM from a very intuitive friend that lived in NY in a suburb of NYC and she asked me if I knew of anything coming on 9/11, said she kept seeing those numbers in red and that meant danger.

I've had the feeling for months that something is coming and I have to be even more ready than I am now so I've been adding to stockpiles. It dies down a bit at times then surges back as strong as ever. I don't know when or even if for sure but I'm going to do my best to stay ready.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heatherli on March 13, 2010, 04:01:32 PM
In the same time frame as others have mentioned, I've had a feeling of foreboding.
It's not just based on intuition....my intuition is usually right on...but if you look at what's
going on in the world, weather patterns changing, more and more countries getting nukes,
a pandemic...albeit a mild one...and so many other signs, it's simple logic that something's
going down....not necessarily 2012 either...but something.

I, too, am uncomfortable because we just don't have the finances required to really
prepare and we live in a country whose laws are SO restrictive of guns that getting one
isw next to impossible....not that I'd be that eager to use one.
We have stocked up on some groceries but that's about all we can do.
The shocking thing is that my 86 year old dad, out of blue, told me duriung a phone call
that it would be wise to stockpile a few groceries!! He's not a prepper and the exact
opposite of an alarmist. In fact, he minimizes most things, but he's telling me to stock up?

Something is definitely in the works alright.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sledgehammer on March 13, 2010, 04:05:35 PM
If you don't think that there is a "vibe," set up some Google Alerts for the topics covered here. You won't be able to read 10% of the references unless you make it a full time job. It really makes you wonder about the collective unconscious.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeybird on March 13, 2010, 05:29:07 PM
I've been feeling uneasy for about a year now.  However since last week, I've become particularly anxious.  I've gone over my preps and equipment several times, and have developed a plan to fill in the missing spots very soon.

I do think we have a collective consciousness.  The deterioration of our economy and our society is fairly obvious if you listen to the news only briefly.  People can't help but pick up on it.  

Symptoms of this anxiety can be seen across the spectrum.  A healthy expression of this anxiety is to prep.  In the extreme, we see unhealthy expressions in the senseless violence within our society.  How many people are unhappy with their government, how many do not trust their government, the poll numbers are straggering.  People are worried and afraid.   The future is a frightening

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: NightOwl on March 13, 2010, 05:43:47 PM
This still reminds me of "The Fourth Turning" by Strauss & Howe...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 14, 2010, 06:45:33 PM
My intuition is on high alert right now.  I keep having the very strong feeling that these sunny April days are some of the last ones before an event.  Kind of like a sunny day on September 10, 2001. 

I've been wrong before about this feeling, but I'm having it now.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on April 15, 2010, 08:18:03 PM
I hope you're wrong... I need more sunny days and good times :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: swoods on April 16, 2010, 08:15:14 AM
Was reading about the unemployment rate in my county and state. Union negotiations are underway. I am management, but I've got employees who are complaining that they deserve a raise.............well gosh, who doesn't? They complain that they don't get paid enough, well gosh, who does? I hate that the union stirs things up like that. Don't get me wrong, I am all for having the union here. They have done good things for the employees, but to stir everyone up about more money isn't fair to anyone.

I am so thankful that I have a job; I can pay my house payment, I can buy food, I can buy some extra food for storage, I can buy a piece of silver each month, I can plant a garden, I can go see a movie once in awhile, I can buy a couple bottles of wine or some beer, I can hang out with friends, I can hang out with my daughters, son in laws, grandkids, I can go see my 80 year old mom and slightly younger stepdad (you rock Mom)............the list can go on and on. Are things perfect, heck no!

Here are the benefits that our county offers to all employees; union and management:

14 paid holidays, 12 sick days with pay for those unused at the end of the year, a paid lunch hour, 8:30 to 4:30 workday, 2 weeks vacation at the second year of employment, 3 weeks at 13 years of employment, and it goes up at 20 and 25 years. Relaxed dress code, so nobody has to spend an arm and a leg on "work clothes." And yet they complain..............I really don't get it. One employee actually said she doesn't get paid enough to be professional........WTF. While I did address the issue with her, I was stunned that she even said it.

This has become a hijack, sorry, I  really needed to get this off my chest so to speak.

Yes, I am worried for so many reasons.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Swampwood on April 16, 2010, 09:05:53 AM


Yes.. Now the preps I bring home, are the only thing she doesn't btch about :o

For the last 2 months, both of us have had a mysterious Urge to stock, horde. She wasn't a prepper before this(The opposite actually)... so it is very strange. She used to shop like a city girl..bring home 3 meals worth of food at a time, but now, she actually buys triple of what she's wanting and, she  doesn't complain if I bring home a flat or case.. 6months ago she would of chewed and barked at me like a chiwawa for that :-\



Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on April 16, 2010, 01:01:44 PM
yeah, and I am itching to look at real estate again.  The last time I had this itch, it was about 6 months before hubby called to ask "how many acres did you want?"  He mocked me for 6 months.  He rolled his eyes and reiterated "we are not moving."  I spent those 6 months doing little "sell the house" projects, you know those little things that do not actually effect life in the house, but do effect sale-ablity.
Hubby does not want to move, he thinks if we have to move from this house it is because he was unable to "keep us here."  I believe that the Lord will take us where we need to be, and if that is through job loss or income reduction, that is the way it will happen.  I just need to be able to help my husband not feel like a failure if we move from here.

So, I am prepping for a better life here, or elsewhere.  But yeah, I can hardly bear to listen to the news without wanting to go crazy with preps.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TekkieFae on April 22, 2010, 07:09:03 PM
I have been VERY intuitive all my life. It has more than once freaked someone out when I knew things I should have no way of knowing. It has also saved my life more than once, so I NEVER ignore it. I get my butt kicked when I do...

There is no logical cause, but the 'red flags' have been getting brighter and brighter every year since 2001. The urgency only seems to get stronger. I have moved up my plans to permanently bug out of the city to before the end of this year. I wish it could be sooner.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on April 23, 2010, 12:38:39 PM
It seems to me that we don't really need intuition any more.  The facts are becoming so overt that prepping seems a very reasonable reaction to current events.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 23, 2010, 05:47:37 PM
+1 eph2. 

Intuition just validates the evidence. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on April 24, 2010, 06:45:43 AM
It seems to me that we don't really need intuition any more.  The facts are becoming so overt that prepping seems a very reasonable reaction to current events.

agree with you there eph2.. the blatant problems are becoming more and more visible as the months pass... just a matter of time before another match gets struck and lands in a pile of leaves...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Chris70 on April 24, 2010, 02:40:11 PM
I have bad dreams and they happen! ???
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Serenity Gulch on April 24, 2010, 08:44:12 PM
I've been doing OK with the whole gardening and food preserving thing for a while, but  never saw much need in things like BOBs or having a location to bug out too. A couple of weeks ago there was a story on our local news about an agricultural ammonia spill which caused several hundred people to be evacuated, but I still didn't get the message. Then one night this week I had a nightmare that there was an ammonia spill near our house and we had to evacuate, but we didn't have anything ready to go. While I was running around the house frantically trying to pack the ammonia fumes reached us and killed my baby daughter. I woke up in a panic! Message received!

I have some questions about putting together BOBs for children so I'm off to search the forum now.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on April 25, 2010, 12:30:18 AM
I've been doing OK with the whole gardening and food preserving thing for a while, but  never saw much need in things like BOBs or having a location to bug out too. A couple of weeks ago there was a story on our local news about an agricultural ammonia spill which caused several hundred people to be evacuated, but I still didn't get the message. Then one night this week I had a nightmare that there was an ammonia spill near our house and we had to evacuate, but we didn't have anything ready to go. While I was running around the house frantically trying to pack the ammonia fumes reached us and killed my baby daughter. I woke up in a panic! Message received!

I have some questions about putting together BOBs for children so I'm off to search the forum now.

That's a tough way to get the message but yes, it's why most of us try and get prepared. You just absolutely never know what's coming or how bad it might be or how long it might last.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Elf_1 on April 26, 2010, 07:18:33 AM
YES!!  Almost everything I do focuses on some type of prep!  I am very worried for my 8 year old daughter most!  I am not sure if I am more worried about collapse or oppression at this point!!!  >:(
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on May 01, 2010, 11:08:50 AM
YES!!  Almost everything I do focuses on some type of prep!  I am very worried for my 8 year old daughter most!  I am not sure if I am more worried about collapse or oppression at this point!!!  >:(

Worry about both.  They'll likely go hand-in-hand.  But turn the worry into action.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: I.L.W. on May 01, 2010, 04:21:51 PM
I hope you ladies don't mind a man intruding here, but this topic reminded me of an article I read a few months back that may be of interest.

The article, which I believe was put out by the Associated Press (so credibility is in question) claimed that many women were benefiting from some of the economic turmoil. Specifically, they noted that women were moving up the ladder in the workplace, as the layoffs in many industries have favored them over men.  The article implied that in many segments of the economy where women have traditionally made less than men for the same job (they listed manufacturing and business management as examples), companies are keeping the women in favor of the men.  The bottom line was the company would rather pay a woman making $20/hr than a man making $23/hr, which makes sense I guess. I'll look for the article when I get home and post a link if I can find it.  I don't recall what specific companies they looked at, or how they gathered the data. I doubt any company would state outright that they were using gender as a criteria, so it was statistical. I realize it doesn't mean they're paying these women any more than they were, they're just not firing as many. But even that can make a difference. Those who ride out the layoffs will have an unobstructed work history, which means a lot more now as companies are trimming all but the essential employees.  Having that may pay some dividends in years to come when negotiating salaries or applying for a new job.  It's still little comfort, I know, but I'd be interested to know what women think of that.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on May 06, 2010, 10:41:57 PM
Specifically, they noted that women were moving up the ladder in the workplace, as the layoffs in many industries have favored them over men.  The article implied that in many segments of the economy where women have traditionally made less than men for the same job (they listed manufacturing and business management as examples), companies are keeping the women in favor of the men.  The bottom line was the company would rather pay a woman making $20/hr than a man making $23/hr, which makes sense I guess.


Well, I lost my job over a year ago and my husband is still working so we haven't had that experience.  Our mindset has changed dramatically to the point that self-sufficiency is our first goal and corporate employment is more of a bonus that we can't rely on to always be there.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on May 07, 2010, 09:31:35 PM
It was weird during the Greek riots/Wall Street plunge.  In the past I would have thought, "What's happening?"  Now I think, "Do I need to activate my plans." 

I say this because my intuition has been kicked in for so long that a crisis is an exercise for me instead of a surprise.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on May 13, 2010, 11:55:13 PM
I am definitely feeling the squeeze.  It's the anxious, "ohgodohgodohgod something bad's gonna happen soon" feeling, and I've had it since, oh, Christmas-ish.  I'm pushing to get a garden in place, and more water (and more water, and MORE WATER) stored every time we have the money to do it.  It's just one of those things.  I think we're all feeling it.

Intuition and all things ESP in general are a "feminine" trait. Anybody can learn to one degree or another, but women have it ingrained to begin with. Being a guy, I had to have it literally beaten into me.

I've had a bad feeling about things before, but not like now. So far I've been insulated enough to not worry too much about the garbage going on for the last 10 years, but this time a truckload of fit is about to hit the shan. I've been telling everybody I think will listen and a few that probably won't to metaphorically duck, take cover, or at least get a rain coat and face shield. My wife had an alarm go off a few weeks back and said to make sure a good supply of defensive ammo was going into the preps. I showed her the box of 500 rounds of .45 JHP and 45 rounds of 12 ga 00B and she gave me this "well that's a start" look. I stopped part way through my retaining wall project and finished a strip of it for a raised bed garden and planted this week. I've been bringing home trash bags of empty distilled water jugs from work, filling them with tap water and putting them up in a reinforced part of the attic. I'm thinking about $1K of my 401k is going to get liquidated for a year supply of 30 year storables.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on May 14, 2010, 12:14:25 AM
:D  I have an egg widget on my google homepage.  If it goes from red to blue to red to blue (and so on), it's time to hit the bunker, or turn on the news.  it's my little "sumpin just happened in the world" alert.  :)

Can you post a link to the widget? I went looking for it, but came up empty.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Elf_1 on May 25, 2010, 07:27:27 AM
OK I have to start this up again!  :'(   If you only listen to a portion of what is going on, it will make your hair stand up.  My mind is telling me today to get those little prep things I have put off getting to make my prep needs a little more complete (ex:  Water sanitation pills, fire striker, rocket stove...)

I really wish I was not in Florida!!!!!   But I think I will have to deal with what I have.    Ange
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: rabelch on July 01, 2010, 02:04:27 AM
My bell started going off in December 08.  I have been putting up food and some supplies.  I have started a garden and am woefully disappointed in the  results.  I live in North Texas.  We would starve if we had to depend on it.  My husband is not on board with the concept of survivalist but humors me; he built the raised bed.   He is OK with the food storage.  He is a huge 2A man so arms are not a problem and he is thrilled with the benefits of my support and encouragement there.  As far as concrete plans for bug out, budgeting to become debt free and acquiring alternative skills and energy, he is not on board.  I have been unable to get much more than a general - "we will meet here" from him. 

As far as the feeling of dread and doom, it is getting more intense.  but more than a feeling, as the headlines move forward, the evidence is clear that history is repeating itself. Rome is burning AND being invaded.   This nation can not feed itself and worse, has no desire to do so.  I don't know if it is my female intuition or just reading the world news and events, then thinking about them.  I was also a government employee until last year.  In the almost 20 years I worked form them, they NEVER had emergency prep procedures.  The emergency prep procedures and emergency contact drills were practiced once a month before I left.  I lived in California for my first 28 years of life.  After every earthquake it was broadcast to keep an emergency "trashcan" containing extra clothes with comfortable closed toe shoes, long pants, flashlight with extra batteries and 3 days supply of food and water for each person in the household.  That was California.  When the bird flu became a concern, the CDC recommended a bug out bag and extra supplies.  I have not been on the CDC.gov  website in a while so I do not know if it is still there.  I remember it being broadcast on the local new station.   The information and warnings are out there and have been for a while.  I am of the opinion that it is closer than we think because the CDC is not in the business of creating panic and a hysterical public.  Unless of course ***tin foil hat warning*** they want to have an excuse to implement martial law and confiscate the arms.  Then the government would have much bigger problems.  JMO
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 01, 2010, 08:05:38 AM
+1 rabelch.

You're doin' fine.  Just keep doing it.  Your husband will come around.  If he's a gun guy, you've got a huge head start on most reluctant spouses.  

Here's a great thread on getting a spouse on board called Flip That Spouse: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3239.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=3239.0)

If you're feeling like there's too much to do in too little time, here's a thread on that called Newbie feeling like I'm drinking water from a fire hydrant: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1681.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=1681.0)

To get you jumpstarted on the very best information we have on TSP, may I suggest the "Best of" threads: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=136.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?board=136.0)

Welcome to the free college-level course on prepping that's totally free.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on July 01, 2010, 07:55:59 PM
Welcome rabelch, if you haven't already, go to the Front Porch and introduce yourself to everyone.  We are glad to have another North Texas lady here. :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on July 02, 2010, 12:32:17 AM
My DH mostly used to just sit in denial. He never minded me prepping at all and he is happy with guns and ammo around but he refused to admit anything horribly bad could happen. Then one night every single local television channel went off the air. Since we are on satellite I said well maybe it's a glitch with our service provider. He was so worried he called his oldest son who has another satellite provider and they didn't have local stations either, he then called his sister who lives in town and she didn't have any. He totally and completely freaked out that something bad had happened. Afterwards we talked and his denial is simply fear. He had decided that not admitting it could happen was the best way to deal with it. In so many ways having him have to confront his fear has made all the prepping easier as I no longer feel like I'm being humored.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: mrs gator on July 04, 2010, 06:39:46 PM
I have to happily admit that I'm not feeling a single thing right now. Maybe it's because I have so much more going on in my life, but I don't have any bad feelings at all. Maybe I'm trying to be optimistic? I'm not sure. Definitely no stomach churning scared feelings this way though and I'm usually so in tune when things are about to turn south. Who knows.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on July 04, 2010, 08:51:24 PM
It's backed off for me too but I know it'll surge back. It's been surging and backing off for the last few years, I don't know any other way to put it. I guess I mean sometimes I think we're on the brink right now and then it just sort of fades and I feel like I have time to work a bit more on stuff. Then out of the blue it comes on strong again.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: devildoc on July 04, 2010, 09:18:03 PM
Ok ,

Not a lady here but Alarms going off all over he place especially reading the news. I quit this place the other day destroyed the profile and everything and came back, so dam frustrated. made a garden this year the dog destroyed most of it. Money lost .... just so dam frustraited dont know where to start so many plans and wanting to do the right thing but other days so depressed I just dont care .
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: mrs gator on July 05, 2010, 09:25:08 AM
Ok ,

Not a lady here but Alarms going off all over he place especially reading the news. I quit this place the other day destroyed the profile and everything and came back, so dam frustrated. made a garden this year the dog destroyed most of it. Money lost .... just so dam frustraited dont know where to start so many plans and wanting to do the right thing but other days so depressed I just dont care .

Honestly, a lot of the stuff going on in the news is the same things that have been going on for ages. That's why I don't pay attention to the mainstream news. It's the same things cycled over and over and over. Yeah, everything sounds soooooo horrible because we get glimpses of EVERYTHING. The same stuff was happening 100, 200, 300 years ago. Ya know, minus crazy oil spills in the ocean, but I'm sure there were events that happened that were equal on that scale.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on July 05, 2010, 09:42:00 AM
Ok ,

Not a lady here but Alarms going off all over he place especially reading the news. I quit this place the other day destroyed the profile and everything and came back, so dam frustrated. made a garden this year the dog destroyed most of it. Money lost .... just so dam frustraited dont know where to start so many plans and wanting to do the right thing but other days so depressed I just dont care .

just gotta take it day by day man... start small and work your way up from there. I bought a new house not too long ago, and when I look around at the property, I can imagine all sorts of fruit trees, permaculture beds, etc... thinking about just how much work it will all take, it can be a daunting task... so by starting out, a little bit at a time, and going from there you'll accomplish your goals.

Don't worry about the hubbub on the news.. 90% of it is fluff and crap. Concentrate on what YOU can do to improve  your life, write out some plans of what you want to achieve, then take the steps to get there.

You'll be fine, just take your time and don't get discouraged! We've all been there man... your in good company here!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on July 05, 2010, 12:01:08 PM
When you first start prepping it seems slow, overwhelming, and alarmingly expensive because you want all this 'stuff' and you want it right now. You have time to start small and build up from there. Start with food, it's easy to add an extra can or two of something here and there and it doesn't take long before you have a nice stockpile.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on July 17, 2010, 02:09:53 PM
My intuition has been kicking me for over a year that we would be moving soon.  3 days after baby was born, and I was feeling well again (pregnancy knocks me out.... post-partem invigorates me!), I was cleaning the house to prep to sale.
a year later, dh is still telling me "I know you think we are moving, but we are not."  "We're not moving, you know?" as I wash walls or windows or organize books by size (the easier to pack them when the time comes, you know) or a throwing out clothes.

now, last night, he comes to me "I have been thinking, maybe we need to move."  And this morning, we had a long talk, and he is totally on board with it, and we have discussed our next actions in regards to this.  He is now taking a few minutes to acclimate himself to this notion.  I have had over a year to do so.  This is a new idea for him.  We will not tell the kids yet.

but move we shall. and I have to tell you, a load is gone from my mind about it.  like I knew it was coming, just the when was in the air, and the conflict between dh and myself about it.

now there are still variable, like the when and the where exactly we will end up.  I think we will rent for a while - 6 mo to a year while we decide on other things.  but the weight of expectancy is gone.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 17, 2010, 03:20:43 PM
Right on Morning Sunshine.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on July 18, 2010, 03:03:24 PM
Good for you, Morning Sunshine... hope all works out well for you and your family!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Doug on July 20, 2010, 10:33:14 PM
My bell started going off in December 08.  I have been putting up food and some supplies.  I have started a garden and am woefully disappointed in the  results.  I live in North Texas.  We would starve if we had to depend on it.  My husband is not on board with the concept of survivalist but humors me; he built the raised bed.   He is OK with the food storage.  He is a huge 2A man so arms are not a problem and he is thrilled with the benefits of my support and encouragement there.  As far as concrete plans for bug out, budgeting to become debt free and acquiring alternative skills and energy, he is not on board.  I have been unable to get much more than a general - "we will meet here" from him. 

As far as the feeling of dread and doom, it is getting more intense.  but more than a feeling, as the headlines move forward, the evidence is clear that history is repeating itself. Rome is burning AND being invaded.   This nation can not feed itself and worse, has no desire to do so.  I don't know if it is my female intuition or just reading the world news and events, then thinking about them.  I was also a government employee until last year.  In the almost 20 years I worked form them, they NEVER had emergency prep procedures.  The emergency prep procedures and emergency contact drills were practiced once a month before I left.  I lived in California for my first 28 years of life.  After every earthquake it was broadcast to keep an emergency "trashcan" containing extra clothes with comfortable closed toe shoes, long pants, flashlight with extra batteries and 3 days supply of food and water for each person in the household.  That was California.  When the bird flu became a concern, the CDC recommended a bug out bag and extra supplies.  I have not been on the CDC.gov  website in a while so I do not know if it is still there.  I remember it being broadcast on the local new station.   The information and warnings are out there and have been for a while.  I am of the opinion that it is closer than we think because the CDC is not in the business of creating panic and a hysterical public.  Unless of course ***tin foil hat warning*** they want to have an excuse to implement martial law and confiscate the arms.  Then the government would have much bigger problems.  JMO

Hi

Let your husband read these. It may help

International Energy Agency (IEA) World Energy Outlook 2008
Main text http://www.iea.org/Textbase/npsum/WEO2008SUM.pdf (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/npsum/WEO2008SUM.pdf)
The projected increase in global oil output hinges on adequate and timely investment. Some 64 mb/d of additional gross capacity — the equivalent of almost six times that of Saudi Arabia today — needs to be brought on stream between 2007 and 2030. Some 30 mb/d of new capacity is needed by 2015. There remains a real risk that under-investment will cause an oil-supply crunch in that timeframe. The current wave of upstream investment looks set to boost net oil-production capacity in the next two to three years, pushing up spare capacity modestly. However, capacity additions from current projects tail off after 2010. This largely reflects the upstream development cycle: many new projects will undoubtedly be sanctioned in the near term as oil companies complete existing projects and move on to new ones. But the gap now evident between what is currently being built and what will be needed to keep pace with demand is set to widen sharply after 2010. Around 7 mb/d of additional capacity (over and above that from all current projects) needs to be brought on stream
by 2015, most of which will need to be sanctioned within the next two years, to avoid a fall in spare capacity towards the middle of the next decade.

IEA World Energy Outlook 2008 Press Release http://www.iea.org/Textbase/press/pressdetail.asp?PRESS_REL_ID=275 (http://www.iea.org/Textbase/press/pressdetail.asp?PRESS_REL_ID=275)
The prospect of accelerating declines in production at individual oilfields is adding to these uncertainties. The findings of an unprecedented field-by-field analysis of the historical production trends of 800 oilfields indicate that decline rates are likely to rise significantly in the long term, from an average of 6.7% today to 8.6% in 2030. "Despite all the attention that is given to demand growth, decline rates are actually a far more important determinant of investment needs. Even if oil demand was to remain flat to 2030, 45 mb/d of gross capacity - roughly four times the current capacity of Saudi Arabia - would need to be built by 2030 just to offset the effect of oilfield decline", Mr. Tanaka added

National Geographic magazinet: http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2009/03/energy-challenge/mckibben-text (http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/print/2009/03/energy-challenge/mckibben-text)
"The Energy Information Administration, an arm of the U.S. government, forecast last year that, all things being equal, world energy consumption would increase 50 percent by 2030. That's a good round number, summing up the desire of people across the world for refrigerators, televisions, ice cubes, hamburgers, motorbikes, and maybe even a little air-conditioning in the tropics.

But it's not at all clear where that energy can come from, because we happen to be alive at the moment when the oil is starting to run out. In No­vem­ber 2008 the International Energy Agency estimated that production from the world's mature oil fields was declining 6.7 percent a year, a rate that is expected to get even worse over time. Offsetting this decline will require finding a new Kuwait's worth of output every year, or somehow squeezing that much more from existing fields. Many observers think we've already passed the peak of oil production. An optimist in this world is someone who thinks it might still be a matter of years. But there's little question where the future lies, which is why the cost of a barrel of oil spiked to $147 last year. It took the prospect of a Great Recession to bring it back down to $40. Curbing high gas prices with recurrent economic slumps is probably not the smartest of remedies."

So to sum those up, the global oil industry must average putting on line the equivalent of a new Saudi Arabia ever 5 years just to offset global field decline rates. However, to not only offset that decline rate but to also meet demand from counties like China the global oil industry must average putting on line the equivalent of a new Saudi Arabia every 3-4 years.

Now the US Military is weighing in (but you ain't read about this in the lamestream media):
United States Joint Forces Command:
U.S. JOINT OPERATING ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2010
http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/joe2010.pdf (http://www.fas.org/man/eprint/joe2010.pdf)
 “By 2012, surplus oil production capacity could entirely disappear, and as early as 2015, the shortfall in output could reach nearly 10 million barrels per day,”

“A severe energy crunch is inevitable without a massive expansion of production and refining capacity. While it is difficult to predict precisely what economic, political, and strategic effects such a shortfall might produce, it surely would reduce the prospects for growth in both the developing and developed worlds. Such an economic slowdown would exacerbate other unresolved tensions, push fragile and failing states further down the path toward collapse, and perhaps have serious economic impact on both China and India. At best, it would lead to periods of harsh economic adjustment. To what extent conservation measures, investments in alternative energy production, and efforts to expand petroleum production from tar sands and shale would mitigate such a period of adjustment is difficult to predict. One should not forget that the Great Depression spawned a number of totalitarian regimes that sought economic prosperity for their nations by ruthless conquest.”



According to the US Energy Information Administration's Petroleum Products Consumption (http://www.eia.doe.gov/neic/infosheets/petroleumproductsconsumption.html (http://www.eia.doe.gov/neic/infosheets/petroleumproductsconsumption.html)) in 2007 the US had a record daily consumption in gasoline at 9.29 M/bbl per day:

    "In 2007 motor gasoline consumption reached a record high of 9.29 million barrels a day. Distillate fuel oil consists of diesel fuels and fuel oils. Diesel fuels furnish power to diesel engines, such as those used in heavy construction equipment, trucks, buses, tractors, trains, and some automobiles. No. 2 fuel oil is utilized in the central heating of homes and small buildings. Distillate fuel oil consumption in 2007 was 4.20 million barrels per day, the highest ever. [13.5 million barrels consumed each day in the form of gasoline and diesel.]"

Using an analogy to put the U.S. JOINT OPERATING ENVIRONMENT REPORT 2010 into perspective, a 10 M/bbl per day shortfall out of the global supply chain would be like having every gasoline station in the US going dry. It's akin to having every county dirt road, every city road, every state highway, and every interstate highway vacant of automobiles across all 50 states. What is that going to do to oil prices and the economy if that production to offset declines does not come on line over the next 5 years?

Barron's: What $300-a-Barrel Oil Will Mean for You
http://setup2.barrons.com/article/SB122065354946305325.html?mod=Barron (http://setup2.barrons.com/article/SB122065354946305325.html?mod=Barron)

It doesn't matter if people believe there is plenty of oil yet to be drilled if the capital in the form of money, equipment, and manpower is not being utilized to bring that oil on line.

and some links I recommend watching or listening to
Be sure to take note as to who these men are and there professional background. Dr Sadad, for example, is a Brown University Phd and recently retired VP of Saudi ARAMCO. He was head of Saudi production. He knows what Saudi production is capable of as well as any insider.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd7QGbNKxoQ (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cd7QGbNKxoQ#normal)
www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUVY2qrEfd8&feature=related (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUVY2qrEfd8&feature=related#normal)

Dr. Robert L. Hirsch, Ph.D., Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Services, Inc. (MISI)
Topic: The Decline of World Oil Production & Its Possible Impacts (actuall interview with Hirsch begins at about 6 minutes into the recording)
www.netcastdaily.com/broadcast/fsn2009-1114-3a.mp3 (http://www.netcastdaily.com/broadcast/fsn2009-1114-3a.mp3)

Hirsch was commission by the EIA to study peak oil mitigation. Basically, if we went on a crash effort it'd still take 20 years to mitigate these global decline rates.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Hirsch (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_L._Hirsch)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_report (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hirsch_report)

The US's top 3 import suppliers are Canada, Saudi Arabia, and then Mexico. Mexico was number 2 but has fallen to number 3. If someone asked you which country has the most prolific oilfield ever discovered you say Saudi Arabia. Is someone asked which country has the second most prolific oilfield you might say somewhere in the Middle East. You be wrong. Mexico's Cantrell is the second most prolific field. It was producing 6 out of 10 barrels of Mexico's daily production but Cantrell has gone on a steep decline. Consequently, energy analysts are saying Mexico will become a net oil importer within a few years. If so, where will the US go to replace Mexico as its 3rd largest import supplier?

(http://static.seekingalpha.com/uploads/2009/8/23/saupload_reuters_cantarell_through_june_20093.jpg)

The Crash Course is a good intro that ties together the global financial stuff to the global energy stuff. It's well worth the time to follow the Power Point lecture (it can actually be broken up into segments). There's 20 chapters, the longest 19 minutes and the shortest less than 2 minutes.
http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse (http://www.chrismartenson.com/crashcourse)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DustBunny on July 31, 2010, 07:50:08 PM
 Hi, I am new but this post caught my attention so I thought I would reply.

 Early this year I got this nasty feeling that something was happening in this country. A change was coming, probably not a good one. Recently I have felt like I better start preparing for that. I feel like our nation is headed for a "re-boot" and if yorench)u are not at least somewhat ready you are screwed (pardon my French). I know because of our bad financial situation we are behind the curve in preparation but at least I have my eyes wide open and I am doing what I can.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 02, 2010, 06:50:16 AM
Hi Dustbunny... Welcome to the forum. We are glad to have you here and hope the information will be helpful to you on your prepping path. Having your eyes open about the current world situation is the most crucial step... good for you!

Stop by the forum intro thread if you get the chance...

LvsChant.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Wimary on August 02, 2010, 10:42:09 AM
Hi,
I'm new here also...but have been prepping for a while now.  I also have a "gut feeling" that something major is coming, I don't know what it is but it has caused me to kick my prepping into high gear.  There are so many opinions out there about our economy, I just don't know who and what to believe anymore! 

I'm so glad I found the forum and can meet new people, a lot of my friends and family think I'm nuts for prepping and that alone can be very discouraging when it comes to prepping.  So not only am I concerned for myself and my family if something happens but I'm really concerned about all of the grasshoppers out there!

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 02, 2010, 11:15:20 AM
Welcome, wimary.  You'll fit in just fine here and we're glad to have you.

I don't know if your user name is from Wisconsin Mary or describes where the US is headed (the Wiemar Republic, which sounds like the "Wimary" Republic).
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Wimary on August 02, 2010, 11:29:35 AM
Thanks Heavy G - I am from Wisconsin!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Herbal Prepper on August 15, 2010, 06:36:41 AM
I'm so glad I found this thread, even if it has been a bit since the last entry.  It's so hard to describe to others the urgency I feel to get ready, when I can't even describe *what* I feel is coming.  I've had plenty of premonitions in the past, that kind of thing doesn't bother me.  But this is different.  In the past, I've almost always seen the end result.  Instead, it's an urgency that doesn't go away to just prep, a knowing that something big is coming, but I can't see what that something is.

I'm also a very rational person who understands that people need to make decisions based on reason, probability, and facts- and that premonitions and feelings will be laughed at by many.  All I know is my gut says things are about to get bad.  Really bad.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 15, 2010, 08:00:26 AM
One possible explanation for why you think something big is coming but, unlike in the past, you can't put your finger on what exactly it will be is that it might be several things we'll be facing.  Economic collapse, pandemic, electrical grid hacking, civil unrest--all at the same time.  I sure hope not.  But simultaneous multiple disasters would explain the felling of something big without knowing exactly what.

On that cheery note ...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 15, 2010, 12:40:17 PM
Yes... it is impossible to predict just what the future holds. with so many different (and very ugly) possibilities, it is a definite incentive to prepare.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on August 27, 2010, 08:54:48 PM
One possible explanation for why you think something big is coming but, unlike in the past, you can't put your finger on what exactly it will be is that it might be several things we'll be facing.  Economic collapse, pandemic, electrical grid hacking, civil unrest--all at the same time.  I sure hope not.  But simultaneous multiple disasters would explain the felling of something big without knowing exactly what.

On that cheery note ...

I think it's almost better, we're lucky in a way, that we think we might have to face worst-case multiple disasters.  Thinking in those terms leads us to make the most extensive preparations.  The more things we prepare for, the better off we'll be.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Doug on August 27, 2010, 11:29:02 PM
I'm so glad I found this thread, even if it has been a bit since the last entry.  It's so hard to describe to others the urgency I feel to get ready, when I can't even describe *what* I feel is coming.  I've had plenty of premonitions in the past, that kind of thing doesn't bother me.  But this is different.  In the past, I've almost always seen the end result.  Instead, it's an urgency that doesn't go away to just prep, a knowing that something big is coming, but I can't see what that something is.

I'm also a very rational person who understands that people need to make decisions based on reason, probability, and facts- and that premonitions and feelings will be laughed at by many.  All I know is my gut says things are about to get bad.  Really bad.

John Williams of ShadowStats.com
http://www.shadowstats.com/ (http://www.shadowstats.com/)

Deja Vu
Financial Sense's interview in April 2008.
The topic of that interview: Hyperinflationary Depression 2010.
http://www.financialsensearchive.com/Experts/2008/Williams.html (http://www.financialsensearchive.com/Experts/2008/Williams.html)
Bear Sterns had just been bailed out for $80B and Paulson was saying we were over the worse of it. Pay close attention to what Jim P was saying in the lead up to the interview about the Fed's action in 2010 reacting to more programs.
Williams lays out just what the Fed was planning to do to try and salvage the financial system.

Williams on July 19 2010 be sure to listen to part 4. Williams is predicting the US going to a barter system.
1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHS3fqCiJP4#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kHS3fqCiJP4#ws)
2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPotj_2uqHE&feature=related#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPotj_2uqHE&feature=related#ws)
3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NYobFcMKY8&feature=related#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NYobFcMKY8&feature=related#ws)
4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNI08r07EMo&feature=related#ws (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bNI08r07EMo&feature=related#ws)




Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on September 03, 2010, 09:19:50 PM
My husband & I have lived all our lives living & learning homesteading skills.  About 10 years ago we knew that we had to have land. We bought our place 8 years ago.  My woman's intuition kicked to a higher gear 7 years ago and i became more serious about stock piling.  Paul (DH) drilled a sandpoint with a hand pump in the barnyard for water if we did not have electricity.

I won't say how much we have stocked up, but suffice it to say that when I lost my job Nov '09 and haven't been able to find a job since (I am the main bread earner), because of our preparedness, we haven't felt too much of a crunch.  Paul was on board with me for prepping, but even more so now.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on September 04, 2010, 11:20:05 AM
It's weird.  Lately I've been so sure something is going to happen, and relatively soon, that I'm past the part about wondering if a crisis is coming.  In my mind, it's already here ... it just hasn't shown up yet.  I know that sounds weird.  The best way I can explain it is when "the market has factored that in" like when investors expect something to happen (like a tax increase) and the price of stocks goes up or down accordingly; when the event finally happens, it has much less of an effect because the prices have already been set based on the assumption that the event would happen.  That's where I'm at with my intuition.

When the crisis happens, I'll say to myself, "OK, that's done.  Check that box on the list.  Now to execute the plans."  The crisis will almost be anti-clamatic.  Oh, sure, the crisis will be dramatic and probably frightening, but it won't be a surprise.  I have already factored it in.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on September 04, 2010, 11:40:09 AM
It's weird.  Lately I've been so sure something is going to happen, and relatively soon, that I'm past the part about wondering if a crisis is coming.  In mind, it's already here ... it just hasn't shown up yet.  I know that sounds weird.  The best way I can explain it is when "the market has factored that in" like when investors expect something to happen (like a tax increase) and the price of stocks goes up or down accordingly; when the event finally happens, it has much less of an effect because the prices have already been set based on the assumption that the event would happen.  That's where I'm at with my intuition.

When the crisis happens, I'll say to myself, "OK, that's done.  Check that box on the list.  Now to execute the plans."  The crisis will almost be anti-clamatic.  Oh, sure, the crisis will be dramatic and probably frightening, but it won't be a surprise.  I have already factored it in.

well put. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ditch on September 09, 2010, 08:35:37 PM
Its similar to the short time just before a woman gives birth to a baby.  There are certain nesting instincts that take over.  You could say that is how I have been feeling for quite a while now.  As if I need to keep on the move in getting ready for that uncertain date of delivery.  What will be delivered to our doors is an unknown factor right now, but I am making everything I do count so that life will not be so unbearable, and that the shock and awe of it will not be so overwhelming for me and mine.

It takes courage to speak without reserve to neighbors about what they should be doing and yet this past week I did just that.  I had a little chat with the ones on either side of my home and we are now in the process of making plans together for whatever may come.  It has started with short indecisive meetings around a backyard fire, and by next spring we all have the mindset of what we are going to put into our communal garden.  That will be the real test of the community pulling together.  We are located in the rural farmlands of Pennsylvania and know when the trouble gets bad in the closest cities (Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, Pittsburgh, New York, etc.) it will expand to the countryside.  We hope to be strong in our numbers and knowledge before then.

As for the intuition . . . how many of you go without sleep for nights on end trying to think of what should be done next?  I have spent the past three nights without sleep and with pencil & paper writing it all down.  I can't shake the feeling that the time is growing shorter.  I pray that I am so very wrong!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on September 09, 2010, 09:01:35 PM
...  I pray that I am so very wrong!

Me too... it's funny, though... for the past 18months or so we've had conversations with my parents and been helping them to store up food, grow a garden, just think toward preparedness in general. My family was there visiting them this past weekend and my mother and I were talking...

She mentioned that my Dad is particularly worried about gangs if TSHTF. They are elderly and not at all sure they would be able to defend themselves. Luckily they have some very good (and very well-armed) neighbors who will help them if at all possible. We'll be moving to their town in less than 2 years, after which we'll be there to work together with them... I just hope our economy holds together and that we don't ever experience the complete chaos that is so often envisioned in TEOTWAWKI novels.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ditch on September 09, 2010, 09:32:44 PM
Maybe its because I had a fore gleam of how fast things can turn ugly in a city that I take the preparedness so seriously.  It was after Martin Luther King Jr. died that the riots broke out.  Living in the outskirts of Baltimore City, Maryland the National Guard was placed on alert and hit the streets with their weapons and stood at some points every ten to twenty feet apart.  Our family was caught in the city when the 6 pm curfew was moved back to 4 pm due to extensive looting not far from our location.  We were literally escorted by two Guardsmen vehicles to a road that was considered safe to travel so we could make it home.  As a child I will never forget the fear in my mother's eyes and the tone of my father's voice when he told us children to get down on the floorboard of the back seat.  Things did gradually get better, but things also changed because the city had learned a few lessons.  Store front windows were permanently sealed over and displays were forever gone.  Doors were locked on churches, and signs of services were placed out in front on larger posted billboards.  Windows and doors were locked in homes in areas where they use to never lock them even at night.  Porch lights were left on for the longest time after the riots to enlighten every nook and cranny of all the neighborhoods.

Are we preparing for something worse?  I believe we are.  There have only been 7 major world powers throughout the history of mankind and the U.S. is the seventh with its standing ally Great Britain (the Anglo-American Dual World Power).  Why does anyone believe it will be the last to stand?  As in all wars and sieges, there is always someone just a little bit better that wins, and it starts all over again, only their way.  As to who will be next in control, we will have to wait and see how it all works out, but in my heart, I do not believe this country will ever be what she once was.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mullers Lane Farm on September 09, 2010, 10:19:51 PM
I was living in NC when MLK was assassinated. My parents never showed us the fear that so many felt.  With a steady job and a large garden, our lives didn't change too much.

Most folks that come to our homestead believe we are hooked on the 'preparedness kick'.  That isn't the case at all.  This is a deliverate lifestyle choice  with only being self-sufficiency on our minds, not a preparedness  drill.  We gave up things like credit cards and loans a long time ago.  We've grown and canned (frozen, dried) our own food for decades.  We already had TWAWKI happen to us last November when I was laid off my job.  Life has changed some, but not much.

Biggest change is I have more time for my fiber arts and garden!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LJH on September 09, 2010, 11:51:15 PM
In our house it's kind of the opposite. While I am very aware of the SHTF possibilites it's more simple common knowlege than intuition. My husband is the one who gets 'feelings' about stuff and I've learned to take them seriously.

Week before last he couldn't sleep, was off his feed and told me something bad was going to happen. That Thursday a local deputy (also a friend & neighbor) was shot & killed tracking a perp across the UT/AZ border. One time and I'd call coincidence, but he's done this all his life. Sometimes relatively minor stuff, sometimes serious - it's downright creepy.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: C.J. on September 21, 2010, 04:27:16 AM
In a big way, it is kicking in!! Even my daughter is seeing "something" on the horizon...asking lots of questions. A woman's intuition is a pretty reliable source of info, if you ask me!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sarey on September 21, 2010, 05:02:14 AM
Found it interesting to log in and see a news article on my facebook this morning declaring the recession over. How many times are they going to go back to the chalkboard and come out with another explanation of how and why we are no longer in a recession.?

As long as it takes for the sheeple to believe; I suppose.

Thank heavens for this community!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on September 21, 2010, 07:19:21 AM
Found it interesting to log in and see a news article on my facebook this morning declaring the recession over. How many times are they going to go back to the chalkboard and come out with another explanation of how and why we are no longer in a recession.?

yeah - I saw that too.  Actually, I saw that it had ended in 2009......
at some point the media is going to ruin its credibility with even the sheeple who buy what they say hook, line and sinker.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on September 22, 2010, 11:42:14 AM
Yep according to the gov it's been over for 9 months but the fact it's over isn't noticeable yet. riiiiiiight.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on September 27, 2010, 12:44:09 PM
I'm brand new here (I did an intro yesterday or the day before) and when I read several of the posts on this subject I got chills.  I had just got through telling one other survival group that I don't know why but I feel like something's about to happen.  I wish I had written down all the times I had a sense about something and it proved true.  One night (14 years ago) I had a powerful dream that our baby had thrown up a bunch in his crib.  I woke up and immediately checked on him.  Sure enough his bed and clothes were soaking wet with throwup and he was still asleep.

Like someone else on this thread commented that animals know when to flee before danger, I think our spirit (I believe we are made up of body, soul and spirit) can sense these things, but our minds usually don't comprehend it; unless we train ourselves to listen and recognize what our Creator is telling us.  I've heard of people being warned about 911, Katrina, etc in their dreams.  It says that God does not allow anything to happen unless he warns people first - but many of us have our ears shut (spiritually speaking).
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: HelenWheels on September 27, 2010, 01:07:45 PM
I'm brand new here (I did an intro yesterday or the day before) and when I read several of the posts on this subject I got chills.  I had just got through telling one other survival group that I don't know why but I feel like something's about to happen.  I wish I had written down all the times I had a sense about something and it proved true.  One night (14 years ago) I had a powerful dream that our baby had thrown up a bunch in his crib.  I woke up and immediately checked on him.  Sure enough his bed and clothes were soaking wet with throwup and he was still asleep.

Like someone else on this thread commented that animals know when to flee before danger, I think our spirit (I believe we are made up of body, soul and spirit) can sense these things, but our minds usually don't comprehend it; unless we train ourselves to listen and recognize what our Creator is telling us.  I've heard of people being warned about 911, Katrina, etc in their dreams.  It says that God does not allow anything to happen unless he warns people first - but many of us have our ears shut (spiritually speaking).

I agree with you Mona (welcome, by the way!). My family often says that "God will provide, God will take care of us". There isn't much I can do to make them change their minds about it.

But I have felt a strong urging from the Lord to go about doing what I'm doing. Storing food, setting up for ham radio, getting firearms and ammo, buying solar panels, purchasing oil lamps and buying durable goods that will last (cast iron pans, manual kitchen equipment, blankets, quilts, etc). They think I don't notice that they talk about me behind my back... and they are always ripping on me about my "junk".

Just like the dreams of Pharoah that Joseph interpreted to prepare in the 7 good years for the 7 lean years... that is what I believe God is having us do too.

HW
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Doug on September 27, 2010, 02:57:36 PM
I agree with you Mona (welcome, by the way!). My family often says that "God will provide, God will take care of us". There isn't much I can do to make them change their minds about it.

But I have felt a strong urging from the Lord to go about doing what I'm doing. Storing food, setting up for ham radio, getting firearms and ammo, buying solar panels, purchasing oil lamps and buying durable goods that will last (cast iron pans, manual kitchen equipment, blankets, quilts, etc). They think I don't notice that they talk about me behind my back... and they are always ripping on me about my "junk".

Just like the dreams of Pharoah that Joseph interpreted to prepare in the 7 good years for the 7 lean years... that is what I believe God is having us do too.

HW

I've heard the same thing about trusting in the Lord and he'll provide. What they are doing is taking a statement about faith and applying it to material needs and wants. The problem with that then becomes, if you believe that and you own insurance are you a hypocrite? Or what about the Haitians? Haiti being in abject poverty gets hit by an earthquake, what's up with that? Does that then mean they don't trust in God as much as us?

I also get the "they'll come up with something cuz they always have and so you have to be an optimist." Here's my answer to that: http://www.jimcollins.com/media_topics/brutal-facts.html#audio=59 (http://www.jimcollins.com/media_topics/brutal-facts.html#audio=59)

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ditch on September 27, 2010, 06:34:14 PM
Where does the feeling come from?  Let me share . . .

Many years ago, God set a time frame known as the appointed times of the nations.  He determined a set date (that only he knows) that he will use as the day of destruction for all wickedness, as the end of those appointed times of the nations.  But he did not let us go without the warnings, or help before the end.  He inspired men to write many books that have been protected through the ages, that we have come to call the Holy Scriptures.  In those writings we have been warned of what the last generation should expect and what we should look for.  In Matthew 24 it describes composites of one sign that was given as part of the warning of the last days.  In fact many scriptures mention preparing for the time we are living in.  In 2nd Timothy 3:1-5 we can see the truth of the demeanor of how man would behave, as a warning.  Yes, these things have occurred in history before, but not in the abundance that they do today, and never before has man had the ability to destroy himself entirely, before this generation that exists today.  The love of the greater number of mankind has cooled off.  (Matthew 24:12)

As for the sufferings of many in other nations, they too have opportunities to take in the same knowledge, and by that they will be judged.  God is not so unloving that he would allow even one to die if they have the right heart condition.  He is a God of love.

True it is heartbreaking to see others suffer, but we are under obligation to help our fellow man to the extent possible.  And yes God will step in when its his time.  Then at the end, God will help to those who believe.  As for the preparations we make . . . well, at all times, when God's people were asked to be ready, he gave them a warning, a sign, well ahead of time.  Moses had the Israelites prepare for the exodus out of Egypt, Noah had to prepare his family and the Ark for the pending destruction of a flood, and in the first century those who accepted Jesus as God's son were told to flee to the mountains when they caught sight of the disgusting thing causing desolation (the encamped Roman armies around Jerusalem and its surrounding area).  Warnings are for our protection and God gives us plenty of time, but its running down.  Now we here are making the preparations, and heeding the warnings.  Some call it a gift of sight, but really, it comes from knowing God, and the hearing of so much about what is going wrong in the world.  We can all see the world changing for the worst, but some just simply do not care, and so they try to justify why they do not prepare or do not believe.  The have the attitude of "Live for today, for tomorrow we may die."  And so they shall.

Sorry if this became a bit long in the tongue, but the truth has always spoken for itself, and it is speaking loud and clear to those who will hear, regardless of what part of the world they live in.  God is not partial, but in every nation, the man that fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him.  (Acts 10:34, 35)

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on September 27, 2010, 07:11:34 PM
Ditch:

Thanks for the great post.  I agree with a lot of what you say.

I would like to mention that the topic of this thread is intuition kicking in.  While your post touches on the topic, I bring it up because I've noticed that lots of threads that have a post about religion turn into debates about the existence of God, etc.  There are threads for that and I totally encourage you to post on them.

I just don't want this thread on intuition to turn into a religious debate.

Don't feel like this is a "warning" to stay away from religion on this forum; we welcome it and many of us (like me) are religious people.  I'm just trying to prevent a thread from wandering.

I hope to see plenty of other posts from you.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on September 27, 2010, 07:20:08 PM
Thank you, HeavyG.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Ditch on September 28, 2010, 12:27:46 PM
If there is a more proper area, please feel free to move it.  I mentioned a bit much as I felt in my heart that the mind and heart work together and many feel that their intuition is being guided by a higher power.  I thought it might be appropriate here, but if it is off topic, again please feel free to stick in the area you feel it belongs.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on September 28, 2010, 01:23:20 PM
If there is a more proper area, please feel free to move it.  I mentioned a bit much as I felt in my heart that the mind and heart work together and many feel that their intuition is being guided by a higher power.  I thought it might be appropriate here, but if it is off topic, again please feel free to stick in the area you feel it belongs.

I don't think there was any objection to your post. I think it was just a forewarning in general that at least to me seemed directed at anybody that might be inclined to take the tangent and run with it completely off topic. Religion in a topic that is not specifically religious in topic is (rather unfortunately) a common troll bait that can derail an otherwise fine thread. For that reason a lot of people (myself included) will keep to secular terminology unless the topic is religious in nature. So again, I don't think there was anything wrong with your post, just an anticipation of a tangent.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on September 28, 2010, 08:00:47 PM
inbox is right.  Ditch, you're fine.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on September 29, 2010, 08:03:56 AM
Not only do I "feel" like something is about to happen, but I've had these powerful dreams that seem to have a theme going.  They're not the ordinary ones that everyone get.  These are so vivid that you feel like you are really awake and you can feel the warm breeze, hear everything, right down to the crickets chirping on a summer night - dreams are not usually this detailed.  Anyway, the first dream started out with a loud noise from a missile going off from somewhere in Europe or the Middle East and landed somewhere in the U.S. but I woke up before it landed. There was no reason for me to have dreamt this because this had not been in my thoughts and I had no worries about anything.  The many other dreams were of chaos in this country, natural disasters; roads and train tracks breaking apart and people from the Southeastern U.S. all scrambling and running for the hills or mountains.  One time I dreamed I was in some type of a shelter with people I did not know, but everything was calm and then I heard someone yell within our group, "It's happening", then we heard people from outside and above us screaming in terror.  It was so eerie, and I could still hear the screams as I was waking up.  Another dream was that after all the chaos and destruction, the few of us that were left scrambled up a rocky hill and saw everything so different, no traffic noise, no more cities, just so quiet - the sky even had a strange color to it, but it was peaceful.  It seemed like we were put back in time as if we were living in the old days before modern civilization.  This got me curious as to why I was having these dreams and so I searched and found that many other people are having them too.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on October 01, 2010, 07:36:06 AM
Mona:

Wow.  You should read the book One Second After.  Google it.  It is your dream.  Actually, your nightmare.

(If you guys want to discuss One Second After, there are plenty of threads here that do.  This is a thread on "Is your intuition kicking in?")
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: anewday on October 01, 2010, 12:00:59 PM
Mona:

Wow.  You should read the book One Second After.  Google it.  It is your dream.  Actually, your nightmare.

(If you guys want to discuss One Second After, there are plenty of threads here that do.  This is a thread on "Is your intuition kicking in?")


Link?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on October 01, 2010, 03:42:23 PM

Link?

http://www.google.com/search?q=one+second+after (http://www.google.com/search?q=one+second+after)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: anewday on October 01, 2010, 04:32:54 PM
Thank you!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on October 01, 2010, 05:21:18 PM

Link?

Here is a link to a forum discussion here on TSP: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=4829.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=4829.0)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 01, 2010, 06:55:13 PM
I'm not much into fiction, but "One Second After" is the one book my husband asked me to read several months ago because it does sound a lot like the dreams I've been having.  Don't care much for movies either, but I enjoy history.  However, the book mentioned scenarios that we didn't think of, such as all the pets and wildlife being eaten up rapidly. 

These dreams all started after I had an NDE back in 1998.  After that happened to me, it got me curious if anyone else had experienced them and I found so many.  Many report that it's made them more aware of things like their intuition.  At first my dreams didn't really make sense to me, but now they do.  I thought it was happening to a third world country or something.  Many living in tents and small shelters that looked like something from the Great Depression.  I don't know what caused it, but I saw the Statue of Liberty sinking head first into the waters along with much debris.  Another time Atlanta was nuked and we saw the mushroom cloud (this one was a very vivid vision and I remember it in great detail).  I don't know if this will really happen, but I wonder if it will because of two recent dreams that actually came true.  One way that I would know for sure is if this other dream comes true; which was of a large passenger aircraft that came up from behind us on an Interstate heading towards Atlanta, flying real low.  It was missing a wing and was turned sideways with one wing up in the air.  We all knew it was going to crash.  When it was out of sight, we saw the explosion from collision and metal pieces flying past us. I'm not one to fear, but this was a very eerie and realistic dream. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on October 01, 2010, 08:58:34 PM
Just curious, Mona... have you had other dreams that came to pass? I had several instances where that happened to me (but many years ago). It usually had to do with a specific event to do with either a close friend or me. They were not the type of major disaster type thing, but usually something dangerous and possibly life-threatening...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 01, 2010, 09:41:21 PM
Yes, the two recent dreams came true within 24 hours of having them.  One was of a lady that I barely knew.  It really puzzled me as to why I would have dreamed about her.  In the dream she was experiencing severe pain, so much so that she wanted to end her life.  I was shocked and had a terrible feeling in the dream.  I was really stunned by it when I woke up.  Then, a week later a friend of hers had asked that we all pray for her because she was experiencing some severe pain from kidney stones starting around the time of my dream.  I never told her about the dream though.   

The other dream was of my husband's biological father.  In the dream his wife and her grandson came over to our house and urged me to help or do something about his condition.  He was experiencing the worst pain he had ever felt in his life and was ready to give up.  His wife was frantic.  End of dream.  Again, I was stunned when I woke up and wondered if something was really going on with him since my other dream proved true.  I thought about calling to check on him, but never got around to doing it.  The following weekend when they came to visit I learned that the night I had that dream he was suffering greatly and they thought he was going to die.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 01, 2010, 09:48:31 PM
Oh...I'll have to add that the 2nd dream didn't really feel like a dream but more like I actually felt their presence right there in my bedroom.  I did not have time to fall asleep, and the vision didn't last long and I opened my eyes right away so I knew I wasn't asleep.  I know that sounds strange.  It's made me ponder that we are in fact living in parallel worlds - one physical and the other spiritual.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on October 02, 2010, 10:55:10 AM
Wow... That is really something... perhaps it is a gift for you to use after your near death experience? While I haven't had any dreams or vision-type experiences recently, I certainly do feel a sort of intuitive feeling that things are winding down. But, since there is so much real information out there that would lead a logical person to conclude the same thing, I can't be sure.

I certainly hope the devastation you are seeing in dreams, etc. doesn't  come to pass, though! I plan to continue on with prepping!

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on October 02, 2010, 09:14:02 PM
I've never had a near death experience, nor has my wife, but both of us have had rather odd world ending dreams before.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 03, 2010, 08:53:58 AM
I believe we all have that "6th" sense capability, and I think it will really kick in when the time is needed.  What really heightens ones awareness is going without food for long periods of time, or just a drastic decrease in food intake.  Once when I had been fasting for three or more days, I was out in a field one evening.  I was really searching for answers.  I had come to the realization that there was so much deception out there.  I used to be dogmatic in my views and then I realized that I only believed this way because I had been brought up and trained that way.  I was practically born and raised Southern Baptist and we were heavily involved in church.  So, I determined to search for answers and not believe something just because someone says so.  I became real interested in church history.  I discovered that the Western European churches (Greek Orthodox) have other scriptures and books in their bible that are not included in the bible that we have in the U.S.  So I wondered, who is right?
 
Anyway...back to that evening.  When I went to bed that night, just as soon as my head hit the pillow, I felt my body rise up and go through the ceiling.  Obviously I knew it wasn't my physical body, but I thought it strange that all my senses and personality was still intact, and the fact that it felt so real.  It decided not to be scared, but relaxed and trusted that my Creator was answering my prayer and wanted to show me something.  As I was rising up in the air it sounded like I was in some type of vehicle which made clicking noises as if I were in a roller coaster going up that first steep rise.  When we (I could sense that there was someone or something with me escorting me) got to the top the vehicle slowly traveled in a southward direction.   It felt like we were riding in a helicopter because of the speed and mode of travel.  I could look down below and see a large city that I am unfamiliar with.  It had no skyscrapers and I remember it so well that if I were brought there I would recognize it.  I was guessing that maybe it was Columbus, GA.  It was night time and I could see all the city lights, etc.

Suddenly, we zoomed down into a building where a conference was going on.  It was a large stage type area with 3 military men that were high ranking officers.  I thought one looked Chineese or perhaps from North Korea?  Another looked Russian and I don't know about the 3rd - he looked American or European.  This is not at all what I was expecting the Lord to show me.  I was hoping for a tour of Heaven or something.  I don't know what this meant or why I was shown this.  I saw what appeared to be a news scroll with English words on it, but it was moving too fast for me to read it.  I have concluded that the details might be revealed at a later point in time.  I've noticed that the dreams and visions I've had are spread apart, sometimes years, and it's almost like a story being told which doesn't make complete sense right now.

Sorry, I didn't mean for this to be so long.  Oh, and I found this interesting:  "For God speaks once, yes twice, yet man perceives it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls upon men, in slumberings upon the bed; Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction..." (Job 33:14-16).
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on October 03, 2010, 09:27:12 AM
So you had the dreams about the power being out before you read One Second After?  I think so but I just want to verify.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 03, 2010, 09:44:37 AM
So you had the dreams about the power being out before you read One Second After?  I think so but I just want to verify.

Yes
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: anewday on October 03, 2010, 09:48:20 AM
Mona Folds thank you so much for your postings, I am engrossed in them.  Please please tell us more.  And tell us what you think is going to happen based on what God is showing you.  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 04, 2010, 07:51:52 AM
Mona Folds thank you so much for your postings, I am engrossed in them.  Please please tell us more.  And tell us what you think is going to happen based on what God is showing you.  Thanks again!

I have a few notebooks where I logged almost all of the dreams & visions I've had.  I opened one this morning to a page where I wrote down my husband's dream.  I had forgotten about it.  He "never" has dreams and this one impacted him so much because he felt like it was prophetic in nature and it was his first dream.  Here is what I wrote the day he had it, 1/11/07:  "He dreamed that America became like it was before - during the pioneer days, except worse.  Roving gangs and not many people left".

Another time he dreamed that the Eiffel Tower was destroyed, along with other monumental structures (I can't remember all of them).  This was before he knew that it was a target for terrorists.  I thought of this dream when I saw the threat on the news this morning.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mona Folds on October 08, 2010, 12:28:42 PM
Ever since I had an NDE in 1998 and saw heaven, I've been fascinated with reading other people's testimonies.  Here is a link to a man who was out deer hunting and fell 80 feet.  He was shown what was going to take place in the future.  I've noticed that many who have had NDEs are shown the future, and it seems that they are shown bits and pieces.

http://www.near-death.com/randolph.html (http://www.near-death.com/randolph.html)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Kayzonara on October 23, 2010, 07:04:04 PM
I have had a rising sense of agitation.  The only thing that calms it a bit is taking some action, like buying extra flour at the store or a coat on clearance for one of my kids, even if they need 2 years to grow into it.

The past couple of weeks it has been really bad, so much so that my husband noticed it and asked what's up.  I just said well, I have plans and I just want to get on with putting them into action.  Why wait?

I find sewing really comforting.  Right now I am working on a quilt.  It's going to have fleece and flannel.  Winter's coming and if the power's out and something happens with the heat, I want us to be warm.

*going to make some chamomile tea and look and my fabric stash*  Woosah.  As was said upthread, we just need to calm down, take steps everyday, and enjoy life in the meantime.  I know what you mean about "sunny days", HeavyG. I've really been noticing the blue of the sky, and how pretty the grass and shrubbery looks in our suburbs.  It almost feels like it won't last.  :'(

Oh wait.  Happy thoughts... happy thoughts... happy thoughts... :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on October 24, 2010, 04:56:48 PM
I was feeling anxious Thursday, but don't know why. I know we were heading for a full moon, maybe that's it.  I hate feeling that way and not know why.  >:(
(Weather has been near perfect here for the most part, so it's not that.)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on October 24, 2010, 09:00:46 PM
Daughter-Who-Weaves-Fences and Boom-In-Lab just got back from a long weekend in San Francisco. No, she didn't wear flowers in her hair, but she did make an interesting observation: there were no sea lions in the harbor, and she only saw one bird on the sanctuary at Alcatraz,

Kind of gave us all an uneasy feeling...... especially Mrs. S.

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on October 26, 2010, 09:39:54 AM
I am strongly feeling that voter fraud will make November 2010 a month of protests. 

Here's why: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=21990.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=21990.0)

Not anarchy in the streets or anything, just the nastiest protests we've seen since Vietnam.

All this will be a prelude to the wildest election in decades: 2012.  The period from 2010 to 2012 is laying the groundwork for massive political unrest.  Not riots or anything, just some violent protests and some really harsh ill will.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on October 26, 2010, 12:28:27 PM
Daughter-Who-Weaves-Fences and Boom-In-Lab just got back from a long weekend in San Francisco. No, she didn't wear flowers in her hair, but she did make an interesting observation: there were no sea lions in the harbor, and she only saw one bird on the sanctuary at Alcatraz,

Kind of gave us all an uneasy feeling...... especially Mrs. S.

soup

No sea lions in SF harbor? Wow, that is incredbly unusual and a bit disturbing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: swoods on October 26, 2010, 12:54:16 PM
Sometimes I just have to ignore what is going on in the world or it seems overwhelming. Seems the more you know, learn and pay attention to happenings, all the "stuff" makes you feel awful.

Now after saying that, I purposefully decide what to fret over, what to accept as something I can't change, and choose to help where and when I am able.

I agree that we need to live each day and enjoy whatever we are doing and whoever we spend time with. It would be a sad life indeed to be so consumed by fear of what could happen that we forget to be happy and love what is important to us.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on October 26, 2010, 12:58:14 PM
OKG,

We talked about it again today. He said he saw two, swimming. He even asked one of the locals if he was on the right pier - he was. The seals were there last week, but they just left. SIL also said the atmosphere was tense, and people were testy.

Does anyone in the area have any comments - I know there are forum members in that area.

"It would be a sad life indeed to be so consumed by fear of what could happen that we forget to be happy and love what is important to us." - swoods, you are so right.

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on October 28, 2010, 10:52:43 PM
You know I lived south of there in Santa Cruz for 20 years and I've never seen that area without sea lions. Of course I've only seen the Santa Cruz are deviod of sea lions once and that was for a few days after a pod of killer whales came in and slautered hundreds of them for sport. At least I assume it was sport, I was watching from the beach and they weren't eating them, just snapping their heads off and throwing the bodies. When we moved here it took me a year to learn to sleep without the sound of the foghorn blowing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on October 29, 2010, 08:19:43 PM
OKG,

So what are you feeling now? Is there something in the air, or is it his midwestern lifestyle and attitudes clashing with that of the coast?

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on October 30, 2010, 01:38:41 AM
No I don't think it's clashing. There's something in the air. I got a call today from my best friend that moved back home to Israel several months ago. She says things are out of kilter there too, well, even more out of kilter than Israel usually is.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DeltaOscarCharlie on November 03, 2010, 10:31:30 AM
I have learned over many years that intuition comes from the core.  Whispers from above and/or the capability built into the "infinite" mind (however it came to be built-created-evolved) of the human being.  Regardless, either translate themselves into feelings that should trigger further inquiry or circumspect vigilance.

I loved your post and thought it was appropriate to the thread.  This forum runs kinda like driving a car:  As an ex-cop I can tell you with certainty that no one can operate a car for 5 minutes straight without violating some traffic law.  Unfortunately, unlike "laws" that are written down and can be studied, some (SOME) of the "rules" you will encounter on the forum are ad hoc and subjective - subject to individual moderator "perception" at the moment.  But, that's life everywhere --- isn't it.



If there is a more proper area, please feel free to move it.  I mentioned a bit much as I felt in my heart that the mind and heart work together and many feel that their intuition is being guided by a higher power.  I thought it might be appropriate here, but if it is off topic, again please feel free to stick in the area you feel it belongs.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on November 03, 2010, 01:01:42 PM
Delta,

As an ex-cop, you should remember that we don't have "intuition".

We have inarticulible suspicions.    ;D

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 05, 2010, 12:09:30 PM
I'm very spooked about inflation.  The food storage I was pretty comfortable with looks pretty skinny now.  I think I'm buying everyone food for Christmas!  And going to Sam's Club today....
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 06, 2010, 07:36:46 AM
My intuition is kicking in--in a detailed and adaptive way that tells me, based on past experience, that things will happen soon.  I'll try to put into words what I'm feeling.  It takes a couple of paragraphs but I do tie it all together (at least I think I do).

When I am getting ready for something very important, I plan things out.  I am very good at this.  I do my homework to make the plan work.  But I'm not so stuck on the plan that I follow it even after events change that make the plan unworkable. 

The latest example, and the one that got me to connect the dots between planning and my intuition, comes from a recent big meeting at work.  It was very important.  I planned things out.  I spend hours strategizing the content of the meeting and putting together a binder of documents.  Those on my side rehearsed their roles.  We ran through contingencies and had plans for them.  Just like prepping.

Then a big curveball came up at the beginning of the meeting. I had to rely on my fighting spirit (this is white collar fighting so no one actually gets hurt physically).  I felt like I was in a fight and I improvised to win. 

The work I did on the plan allowed me to win the improvisation. 

That is what I'm feeling about the pending SHTF event.  I am feeling myself taking my prepping plans and realizing that the plans are good and all but that I need to be ready to improvise and that my planning will lead to a successful improvisation.

It feels like my mind is taking my prepping in stages and I'm getting near the end of the process.  First I plan.  Then I realize that I'll be improvising and I make sure my plan assists in the improvisation.  I've matured in my prepping mindset to understanding that I'll need to improvise.  It feels like this is the last conclusion I need to come to in order to be mentally ready for what I've been prepping for.   

When I've been in big fights before (physical or white collar) and go through this process of planning and then improvising, I realize the link between my fervent desire to plan and the event; I realize that if I'm this focused on planning for something that there is something to plan for.  It's right before--or during--the fight that I realize I can relax and let the planning help me with the improvising.  I feel relatively calm--confident, actually--during the fight because I know I have a huge leg up on the competition, even when the plan has to be abandoned, because I have planned.  That's what I'm feeling right now.  This is why I'm thinking the events I've been prepping for are coming. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on November 06, 2010, 09:13:56 AM
Heavy,

"It's right before--or during--the fight that I realize I can relax and let the planning help me with the improvising.  I feel relatively calm--confident, actually--because I know I have a huge leg up on the competition, even when the plan has to be abandoned, because I have planned."

Murphy's Law of Combat Operations: No Plan survives contact with the Enemy, was a little off - plan to improvise, as you did, and you'll win.

+1 on the post.

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on November 06, 2010, 12:34:10 PM
The law of "No plan survives contact with the enemy" would be better stated as "No Plan survives contact with humanity", we are always illogical, usually argumentative, and always happy to get bogged down in minutiae and/or drama. That you didn't try to blindly stick to your original plan, that you adapted and improvised says a lot of good things about you G.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 06, 2010, 03:22:15 PM
I am feeling myself taking my prepping plans and realizing that the plans are good and all but that I need to be ready to improvise and that my planning will lead to a successful improvisation.

It feels like my mind is taking my prepping in stages and I'm getting near the end of the process.  First I plan.  Then I realize that I'll be improvising and I make sure my plan assists in the improvisation.  I've matured in my prepping mindset to understanding that I'll need to improvise.  It feels like this is the last conclusion I need to come to in order to be mentally ready for what I've been prepping for.   
 

HeavyG - I really appreciate your voice on this forum.  Over the past year and a half I have accomplished many more of my prepping goals than I initially thought possible.  There are more things I could add to my arsenal (aren't there always!) but I've checked most things off my list.  This last wave of consciousness has alot more to do with the awareness that there are alot of other people out there.  Problems are going to be much bigger than just me and my family.  I've always understood this, but I'm feeling a greater sense of responsibility towards my neighbors and fellow man.  I think the reality of the degree of pain that is possible is starting to sink in on an emotional level like never before .  So...the prepareness my family has needs to be a base of stability from which to work on community solutions. 

I'm not much for panicing when trouble actually hits and there isn't anything else that can be done to prepare. but up until that point I don't want to be the one without "oil in my lamp".
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 06, 2010, 09:01:20 PM

So...the prepareness my family has needs to be a base of stability from which to work on community solutions. 


Profound.  +1
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on November 07, 2010, 06:01:56 AM
HeavyG, I too appreciate your posts. Would have liked to see you in action in your meeting.

I said something to my MIL about feeling uneasy (and sent her the link to an article), and she responded that she thought it sounded like a wacko conspiracy theory, but that she would buy extra toilet paper just in case.  ??? She and my FIL live outside Washington DC, and they just don't seem all that concerned. They think that because they have a generator they will be just fine. We're 2500 miles away, so we couldn't get to them in an emergency. My FIL just had foot surgery and is out of commission for at least six weeks.

They didn't used to be like this; they've always been pretty planful. I wonder if it's just because they are getting older or if it's because they really can't imagine something very bad happening?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on November 07, 2010, 12:02:25 PM
I don't think it's because they are getting older per se. It probably is that they really just can't imagine anything bad happening. I say it isn't because they are getting older like I know what I'm talking about but I suspect I really do. My oldest is in his 40's so that doesn't make me young. I have older relatives that are ready for just about anything as I've discovered lately. I think a lot of it is how their social circle perceives things and how easy or hard things have been for them.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on November 07, 2010, 03:56:27 PM
Lately I have felt a real urgency, especially in the last week or so, to be very sure of my preps for the long term.  Will be investing even more of my nest egg in supplies and equipment, long term foods, and more seeds. With the economic news getting worse each day, it only stands to reason we will not avert a collapse with sky-high inflation and food shortages.  My faith tells me I will be ok, but my intuition is really wanting to scream to everyone who will listen to hurry.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on November 07, 2010, 05:13:24 PM
OKGranny, now that I think about it, I think they just may not be paying attention. The two of them went to Paris a couple of weeks ago--right at the height of the protests and during the terrorist scare—and when they came home I asked my MIL if they had been impacted by any of that. She knew NOTHING about the protests and her comment about the terrorist scare was, "Well, there were a lot of guys with machine guns on the subway." She added that she doesn't watch the news anymore because it's too depressing.

But I worry that they won't be paying attention when they need to, and it will be too late. They are in an area that could easily be shut off from any supplies and I have no idea what they would do.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: awakeandready on November 16, 2010, 07:12:10 AM
So far I've only read through a couple of the 10 (!!) pages of posts in this thread, but I have to say I'm so relieved I'm not the only one feeling "it." My whole life I've always tried to listen to my intuition and I can't think of a time when it has steered me wrong. This past year I've been definitely feeling this incredible urgency to get everything in order--our finances, our food storage, our other preps. Actually, I guess it was about 18 months ago that my intuition started to really kick in. We were "prepared" before, but we've really stepped things up, starting and finishing construction on a weekend retreat/BOL (very proud of that...my DH and I built it ourselves from the ground up), adding to our food storage, I even took a firearms training course. Worries about inflation definitely have me feeling like it is crunch time now. I so, so hope my intuition is wrong this time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 16, 2010, 08:46:49 AM
awakeandready:  You're in the right place.  Your prepping--and peace of mind--will go way up by being here.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: NWBowhunter on December 06, 2010, 12:15:52 PM
The last three nights I've awaken with a sense of dread. Not a specific event just dread that something is about to break very bad.

Never had this type of foreboding feelings.


Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: mamabear on December 08, 2010, 12:32:16 AM
The last three nights I've awaken with a sense of dread. Not a specific event just dread that something is about to break very bad.

Never had this type of foreboding feelings.

Funny you should say that. For the last three days my spidey sense has been acting up as well.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: JustWill on December 08, 2010, 09:07:52 AM
I am soooo glad that I read this thread.  I have this feeling of impeding doom for a while know and started slowing prepping but not as much as I wanted.  I tried to start prepping under the radar since I did not think my wife would totally understand, and I tried ignored the feeling since I thought it was PTSD from Iraq. But that it is hard to justify that when others have the same feelings.  Now, I have to balance what and how much to prep with the ability to transfer to our next duty station.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: soupbone on December 08, 2010, 11:31:52 AM
I went shopping yesterday - got this great desire for some potato soup. Last time I bought condensed soup (Campbells, simple stuff) it was like $1.29 a can. Yesterday it was $1.79. Also, more grocery stores around here are having "5 for $19.99" sales on meats, prepared meatloafs, etc. Are they just trying to clear their shelves & coolers?

I know it doesn't sound too threatening, but it was enough to give me a twinge in my gut.

soup
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 08, 2010, 11:59:51 AM
I went shopping yesterday - got this great desire for some potato soup. Last time I bought condensed soup (Campbells, simple stuff) it was like $1.29 a can. Yesterday it was $1.79. Also, more grocery stores around here are having "5 for $19.99" sales on meats, prepared meatloafs, etc. Are they just trying to clear their shelves & coolers?

I know it doesn't sound too threatening, but it was enough to give me a twinge in my gut.

soup

I'd take advantage of those sales if you can.  Doesn't matter if it sounds threatening or not.  Intuition is funny like that.

I woke up this morning feeling like everything is *not* right with the world.  Of course, it's not, but I mean more wrong than usual.

I've been worried (and I don't think it's an illegitimate worry) that North Korea is going to attempt to throw something at us.  Or that terrorists (homegrown or otherwise) are going to try something here.  Or that (and this intuition probably lives in the mind of every single person who lives here in California) we're so far overdue for a huge earthquake, that it's GOING to happen.  Soon.

As much as people hate California (I don't blame them), it is a huge part of the country's economy, and the global economy.  Anybody who dropped a bomb here would do significant damage to the entire US.  And the way the rest of the country reacts to Cali, I can't see them running to help in the manner they ran to help NY after 9/11.

Just feeling very cut off and very "fend for yourself" and very "get ready" lately.  Dunno why.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on December 08, 2010, 12:13:47 PM
Hey SW, I may think California's government has their head up their collective arses but the state itself I love. Personally I'd be much more likely to go help in CA than I was in NY. The economic impact of a devastation in CA is hard to imagine if you've never lived there for an extended period of time but it could quite possibly bring this country to it's knees.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on December 08, 2010, 01:06:19 PM
I have this feeling that if this house does not move NOW, it won't, and we will be screwed.  we have an offer, and a place to go, but until it happens, I am on pins and needles with it.  something is coming.  it could just be a personal SHTF, but it might be more.  and I am moving back to the city for it   :-\  oy vey!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on December 08, 2010, 01:50:07 PM
I'd take advantage of those sales if you can.  Doesn't matter if it sounds threatening or not.  Intuition is funny like that.

I woke up this morning feeling like everything is *not* right with the world.  Of course, it's not, but I mean more wrong than usual.

I've been worried (and I don't think it's an illegitimate worry) that North Korea is going to attempt to throw something at us.  Or that terrorists (homegrown or otherwise) are going to try something here.  Or that (and this intuition probably lives in the mind of every single person who lives here in California) we're so far overdue for a huge earthquake, that it's GOING to happen.  Soon.

As much as people hate California (I don't blame them), it is a huge part of the country's economy, and the global economy.  Anybody who dropped a bomb here would do significant damage to the entire US.  And the way the rest of the country reacts to Cali, I can't see them running to help in the manner they ran to help NY after 9/11.

Just feeling very cut off and very "fend for yourself" and very "get ready" lately.  Dunno why.

Granted the "California uniform" involves wearing one's posterior for head cover, and those of us that choose not to live that way seem out of place in any of CA's urban regions, and setting aside those that dislike CA just because that's what you do, I think the main source of the disdain for CA is the vulnerability that CA creates for the rest of the union combined with the sense of ignorant recklessness. A devastation in CA at a time like now would be just short of a death blow to every other state, we have an elected representation bent on milking the last of the "good days" for themselves, and a populace that just re-elected them in a landslide.

That said, I think the real issue that is stacking up is philanthropic fatigue combined with a major reduction of philanthropy capacity. It was 9/11, then Katrina, then the tsunamis, then Turkey, then Haiti.... With the steady flow of disasters like that, the next one may have little popular enthusiasm for assistance no matter where it happens.

The real kicker was the highlights from a recent emergency coordination meeting in Hemet. In the event of a major disaster in the Hemet valley, there is a much better than even chance that Hemet will be cut off such that the only way in or out for weeks will be helicopter or on foot. During that time any first responders in the valley that are not part of the emergency will be immediately overwhelmed in responding to it, and relief would not be expected for days or weeks. There has been a push for community centers to form support networks that will check on each other, pool resources, assist where possible, then hunker down.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on December 08, 2010, 04:03:12 PM
I keep having this feeling that some sort of economic upheaval is coming. Although we have sold our house and are just marking time until DH's retirement, when we can move to the homestead, I am so nervous wondering how to keep our savings from losing its value before we can build the homestead. As it is, we have enough to build and owe nothing to anyone... but if our money loses half its value before we can get retired and building... we would be in a not ideal place.

We need a couple more years, please...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on December 08, 2010, 06:56:00 PM
i feel the same way. something is gonna go down soon, I just can't pinpoint what it is yet. A reoccurring thought I've been having is if I have enough seeds in store, like whatever may happen may be something that will tackle the food chain supply... dunno... but I've been going over my list again and again for stored food and seeds I've gathered. I'm also thinking about my gardens and what work would be involved with clearing the other 1.5 acres I have to plant on if needed...

I think the poopoo is flying through the air right now, it just hasn't hit any spinning blades yet...

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on December 08, 2010, 09:51:21 PM


I think the poopoo is flying through the air right now, it just hasn't hit any spinning blades yet...


My thoughts exactly. I lie awake trying to think of things I have forgotten or might need.  The feeling of uncertainty is so scary.  Inside I know it will happen whether we are prepared or not, but just trying to stay one step ahead.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: upstate on December 09, 2010, 12:38:05 AM
My intuition kicked in about 4 years ago ! Im near 60,have some health problems and Im to lazy to plant a garden etc ! But when I started to think about what I have going for me and what I could do with it. There are always things you can do.I live in a wooded are of upstate New York an hour from the city.I cant afford to move out in the boonies some where but I have a 1/2 acer lot and some of it is wild and could be gardened if the dirt was better.So for about 6 bucks I bought what they call "growing compost" and scratched it in the ground and over the last 3 years it has really taken off.Its a mix of rye,clover and fava beans.So if I want I can turn it under and plant a good garden.The dirt is rich and black. I keep seeds just in case.A plus to the compost plot is the rabbits and deer it attracts! I also have wild turkeys.I can set on my porch and shoot them if I want,I have hunted in the past.So its nice to have the game close.A friend took a deer with a bow from my bathroom window 2 years ago. Ive put in a years supply of food for the family. Also a month of water.All a little at a time.Now I only shop the loss leader sales and that saves me hundreds a year.I have dry chlorine for water if I have to as I have a little stream behind the house.I of course have guns and bows.I have alternate ways to heat and cook.
Ive done this all on a low budget and have found Ive saved money in the long run.And I have the peace of mind know I'm able to take care of my self and family.And its worked a couple of times when the electric has been out for extende periods of time.My Daughter and family come to my house so they dont freeze!
So what Im getting at is there is always something you can do,you just need to staet.And sites like this are great to share ideas and what works for some one else.This is how I learned about the dry bleach instead of liquid that loses its strength over time.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on December 09, 2010, 12:41:37 AM
Very cool!  Welcome to the forum!  We'd appreciate it if you'd head over to the intro thread and introduce yourself there.  :)

Your optimism is appreciated!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: antsyaunt on January 04, 2011, 06:37:55 PM
I don't really recognize intuition until after the fact, but I definitely feel uneasy.  There is so much going on in the world right now.  Maybe I'm just getting old. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Bradbn4 on January 04, 2011, 06:52:25 PM
For me it kicks in from time to time when I reflect on what I have and such...sometimes it's nothing more than - oh you forgot to even think about this area and you should have 5 gal buckets of xxx.  The last one I scratched was I have a bunch of firewood but no real axe to cut it down into smaller chucks. With a few chainsaws I should know it's important to have an axe + hatchet if I want to use my fireplace.   I remember once getting two chainsaws stuck, along with a few wedges when I was working on trees that had fallen over in a storm...I was able to use the axe to free the hardware...

Sometimes it's that uncommon - common sense kicking in saying - ahh, best to save up an extra few months of income because you have been seeing more layoffs in your business sector....

Try not to let that panic control you, but let it feed your desire in a positive method to get something done.  Even if that something is nothing more than getting one extra can of soup the next time you shop. 
 

Brad - in Colorado
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on January 04, 2011, 08:26:09 PM

Try not to let that panic control you, but let it feed your desire in a positive method to get something done.  Even if that something is nothing more than getting one extra can of soup the next time you shop. 
 

+1
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on January 04, 2011, 10:37:01 PM
Try not to let that panic control you, but let it feed your desire in a positive method to get something done.  Even if that something is nothing more than getting one extra can of soup the next time you shop.

There are two kinds of stressors. Eustress is a stressor that motivates and drives you. Distress is a stressor that bogs you down and overwhelms you. Interestingly the type of stressor is not dictated by the event but rather how an individual perceives and reacts to the event.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Elf_1 on January 05, 2011, 05:39:03 AM
OK, I am in the "distressed" phase!!   I believe it's because with all the events of the day, I have moved from the "it's possible stage" to "it's probable stage"!!!  My mind is trying to grasp the reality and it is screaming about it!

Also have an over-whelming feeling that we are trapped like rats way down south in an over-populated area of needy! >:(  It is definately not where I want to be in times of upheaval!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on January 05, 2011, 09:15:18 AM
OK, I am in the "distressed" phase!!   I believe it's because with all the events of the day, I have moved from the "it's possible stage" to "it's probable stage"!!!  My mind is trying to grasp the reality and it is screaming about it!

Also have an over-whelming feeling that we are trapped like rats way down south in an over-populated area of needy! >:(  It is definately not where I want to be in times of upheaval!

I cycle in and out of that distressed mode usually followed swiftly by a big trip to Sam's club, double-checking my BOB and counting ammo! 

As far as the "rat trap".  If you can't move (I have been wanting to sell my house for years but it's not possible in our market) be vigilent and make a plan to be the first one to hit the road in an crisis.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on January 05, 2011, 10:37:21 AM
Recognizing distress is step 1. Step 2 is mentally removing yourself just enough to be objective and finding the best path to allow the stressor to either move you or move past you. Since this thread is on intuition, focus less on the feeling of calamity and stop and search your inner self to find what your intuition is really telling you. I can say from experience that when the smelly stuff skips the fan and goes strait for your face, you feel nothing if it is unavoidable. A sinking feeling means that some part of you sees the solution. Find that part of you and learn what the solution is.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on January 05, 2011, 10:41:03 AM
When Piven, who pushed for overwhelming the system financially as a non-violent means of revolution in the 60's suddenly comes out and promotes riots... Ya, my intuition kicks in big time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: antsyaunt on January 05, 2011, 05:51:46 PM
When Piven, who pushed for overwhelming the system financially as a non-violent means of revolution in the 60's suddenly comes out and promotes riots... Ya, my intuition kicks in big time.
Amazing, isn't it?  Why aren't people paying attention? 
Regarding worry and panic, I believe that my husband and I are pretty well prepared.  We could always do more, of course.  But I do worry about family and friends who just don't want to pay attention or who are in such precarious positions that they cannot bring themselves to pay attention. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: JeanetteW on January 07, 2011, 06:05:33 PM
My intuition kicked in today while I was grocery shopping. Mostly when I was in the meat aisle.

It was telling me that very shortly, people who like meat will have a much easier time slaughtering their own animals for pork, beef, etc. I know I was thinking "I could raise this myself, in a safe and sustainable way, and I have no problem slaughtering and butchering my own meat - I bet others will soon follow, like maybe this year"

Granted, not so much "doom and gloom" and "Mad Max" as we hear from some quarters, but this was the little "jingle" I heard loud and clear today.

How about you?
 --
 J
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on January 07, 2011, 09:39:26 PM
Good call, JeanetteW! 

After watching a show about Poliface Farms (I think), and was very enspired about the way he runs his farm and raises livestock.  I can process moose and caribou with no problem, but will need to overcome killing an animal that I raised. 

BP
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: DaiseyMae on January 10, 2011, 06:50:29 PM
I don't know much about slaughtering YET, but I got a feeling I will before long. We bought a book on it though.
I suppose the hardest part would be getting past the eyes of the animal...sigh.
But I would definately LOVE to make a deerskin jacket or other pieces of clothing. Anyone think of that before?  Must be the Native American in me.  ;D
I would make a great vegetarian  ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: m6996j23 on January 29, 2011, 06:46:43 PM
hi,  i think that it is odd that the myan 2012 prophecy coincides with the enginered collapse of the worlds monatary system.  i think that the wepon that the ptb will use is food or lack of
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on January 29, 2011, 10:57:16 PM
Riots in Tunisia, Egypt, Algeria, Yemen, Lebanon.
Economic related riots in Greece, London, France, Ireland

So what you say. That's what I said too until I hear the Muslim Brotherhood is going to fill the power vacuum.
The Muslim Brotherhood is seeking to annul current peace treaties with Isreal.
Should the Muslim Brotherhood take hold in oil producing countries, the threat of an embargo will rear its head once again.

The “age of rage” is now playing out across the planet, with governments being toppled left, right and center as economic turmoil forces desperate people to revolt in a bid to rescue any kind of decent living standard.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on January 30, 2011, 03:22:18 PM
Ths is just getting started.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on January 30, 2011, 08:04:01 PM
We’re watching history in the making.
We're watching the Arab world.
Will they support freedom – leading to prosperity, or will they be co-opted by forces of primitive backwardness and tyranny in the name of religion?
Above all, the world should keep its eye on the streets of Riyadh.
If the insurrection contagion spreads to the world’s largest oil supplier, the economic and market impacts, in addition to the geopolitical ramifications for Iran and Iraq, could be extremely damaging.
Or not...I hope
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on January 31, 2011, 09:08:10 AM
There are just too many tipping points out there.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on January 31, 2011, 12:41:53 PM
Careful not to mistake a sinking feeling you get after watching/reading news for intuition. The sinking feeling is often a byproduct of conscious interpretation of presented information, and is often contingent on the validity of the information. Intuition will be independent of your informational awareness, and will not be altered by the news of the day. Informational digestion can give substance to intuition, but can lead you on a swaying path. Your own intuition will keep you on a steady path.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 01, 2011, 10:09:28 AM
Careful not to mistake a sinking feeling you get after watching/reading news for intuition. The sinking feeling is often a byproduct of conscious interpretation of presented information, and is often contingent on the validity of the information. Intuition will be independent of your informational awareness, and will not be altered by the news of the day. Informational digestion can give substance to intuition, but can lead you on a swaying path. Your own intuition will keep you on a steady path.

Great point.  As I said earlier, we've gone way past intuition into seeing the reality develop before our eyes and needing to analyize huge amounts of information.  It's good to pull back sometimes and listen to that little voice.  I want to remember to do that.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on February 01, 2011, 04:28:10 PM
Careful not to mistake a sinking feeling you get after watching/reading news for intuition. The sinking feeling is often a byproduct of conscious interpretation of presented information, and is often contingent on the validity of the information. Intuition will be independent of your informational awareness, and will not be altered by the news of the day. Informational digestion can give substance to intuition, but can lead you on a swaying path. Your own intuition will keep you on a steady path.

+1 inbox485

 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Nuttin'honey on February 04, 2011, 07:14:16 PM
I have the same feeling the last three months but it really kicked up a notch with the riots in Egypt. I keep mentioning this to my husband and I think he downplays it some trying to make me worry less. On the other hand, he has quit teasing about all the food storage. He even "went with the flow" when I ordered 100 lbs of wheat this morning. That tells me a lot! I need to buy a grain mill, really 2, one electric and a manual one for when there is no power. I have to be reasonable with this purchase because of the $. But my brain keeps telling me to step it up!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Griz on February 04, 2011, 08:11:44 PM
I have the same feeling.  Just looking at the prices of groceries has kicked things into higher gear.  Also, watching Marjorie Wildcraft's video gave me more of a push.  With everything that has happened so far; Australia, Egypt, storms in the US, etc, this should wake everyone up.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LJH on February 04, 2011, 08:31:12 PM
I need to buy a grain mill, really 2, one electric and a manual one for when there is no power.

I think most higher-end grain mills are set up to run either way with the addtion of a belt & motor. I know my Country Living mill can be motorized, I just never bothered.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: MaineMerrie on February 05, 2011, 11:10:10 AM
I guess it may be my intuition but I feel more that I am being urged by the Holy Spirit.  I had this same feeling before Y2K and prepared.  I'm glad I did even though nothing much happened it was a good dry run for what I feel is soon to come.  I'm not where I need to be yet for my family but I'm working hard on it as finances allow.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on February 05, 2011, 01:00:39 PM
I have the same feeling the last three months but it really kicked up a notch with the riots in Egypt. I keep mentioning this to my husband and I think he downplays it some trying to make me worry less. On the other hand, he has quit teasing about all the food storage. He even "went with the flow" when I ordered 100 lbs of wheat this morning. That tells me a lot! I need to buy a grain mill, really 2, one electric and a manual one for when there is no power. I have to be reasonable with this purchase because of the $. But my brain keeps telling me to step it up!

On a side note nuttbush, not sure what your background is with using wheat, but make sure you practice if your not used to it.  I did the same thing and practiced.  Sure glad I did cause I bought the wrong type of wheat (soft white for pastries instead of hard reds, etc).  Lesson learned. 

Now back to our regularly scheduled program!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on February 15, 2011, 09:30:04 AM
My intuition is peaking.  It's not the headlines or a little voice.  It's that I'm being tested.

There have been a series of things the past few months--and especially the last few weeks--that have been testing me.  (They mostly relate to my business in case you're wondering.)  These things have forced me to toughen up.  Things that are a real bummer in the peacetime world but wouldn't be anything when SHTF. 

I started out life fairly tough, got soft in the suburbs, but now I'm back to where I was.  Lately I look at these things that used to bother me a lot--even as recently as a few weeks ago--and now they don't mean crap.  I have this attitude of "What doesn't kill me only makes me stronger."

Take today as an example.  I helped someone and now they're trying to take advantage of me, threatening me with claims I didn't do a good job for them.  The old soft suburban me would have fretted about it and done whatever it took to make them happy.  My whole life revolved around my business so pleasing a customer was the most important thing.  Now the prepper me said to the guy, basically, "You're wrong.  I regret helping you.  Go away."  I was thinking the whole time that this was a rehearsal for when some needy dirtbag wants something from me during SHTF.  The old me might have fallen for it.  The new me would send them on their way and keep them in red dot sight as they left.

I know that I'm being tested.  *religion alert* I know God is doing it.  He's toughening me up.  He's getting me to have this perspective that what doesn't kill me only makes me stronger. 

At first I was pissed that all these crappy things were happening.  Now I'm understanding that it's a blessing. 

So I am noticing all these tests that are being thrown at me lately and concluding that there's a reason I'm being tested.  Something is coming soon and I need this toughening up to handle it.

Is this happening to anyone else?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on February 15, 2011, 02:06:50 PM
I haven't felt I was being tested (YET), but I have noticed lots of little things going on around me that just don't add up.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: mamabear on February 15, 2011, 02:44:28 PM
Not-So-Heavy G, my fiance and I have been tested and tested the past couple of months. There are many things for us to be happy for and about right now, but we have had some major crapola thrown at us. I am not really religious, but have to wonder if these aren't tests for us for things to come.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 16, 2011, 08:07:03 AM
We've had some hard years that made us completely change the way we appraoch life.  I was talking to my husband the other day about how I really think that we are much better off for having faced hardship and shifting our attitudes and practices ahead of the curve.  It does feel like the loving hand of God. 

I like to remember that Joseph had to be thrown in a pit and sold into slavery first in order to be able to save his people from starvation...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Nuttin'honey on February 16, 2011, 06:06:16 PM
On a side note nuttbush, not sure what your background is with using wheat, but make sure you practice if your not used to it.  I did the same thing and practiced.  Sure glad I did cause I bought the wrong type of wheat (soft white for pastries instead of hard reds, etc).  Lesson learned. 


I hear you loud and clear. In fact this is next "job #1", have been researching what type of grinder we want. Will begin practicing using the wheat in recipes ASAP.

Finally got a little order to my food stores so at least now I know what I have.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on February 18, 2011, 10:16:42 AM
....but I have noticed lots of little things going on around me that just don't add up.

This too is how I've been feeling.

HG, I can relate.  The biggest hurdle is that my wife is feeling overwelmed with family, work, home, and news.  She lets it get too her.  I try to reasure her, but it's her nature to worry.  Frankly I get very irritated with folks that worry things to death and/or panic so I have to keep my patience up. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Maryetta on February 18, 2011, 11:02:12 AM
This too is how I've been feeling.

HG, I can relate.  The biggest hurdle is that my wife is feeling overwelmed with family, work, home, and news.  She lets it get too her.  I try to reasure her, but it's her nature to worry.  Frankly I get very irritated with folks that worry things to death and/or panic so I have to keep my patience up. 

While everyone can 'preach' the answer, it is much harder to listen and act upon advise given.  With that said, might I suggest when your wife gets stressed one possible response could be to point out all the positive things you as a couple are doing to prepare instead of dwelling on what is stressing her.  Just a thought.

I am also feeling anxious, and I'm a practicing 'prepping as retirement' prepper.  We have been living the lifestyle for several years and could go completely off grid at anytime with little to no inconvenience.  We are comfortable that all our basics are covered with or without 'the grid' or 'the store'.  We are also 100% confident that between the FED and our government screwing up the world's economies we will be seeing 'something' very soon that no one really wants to see.

What has me thinking even that is not enough are the changes in the earth's magnetic field and the serious possibility that we may not be able to continue to grow our foods.  Now I have to evaluate what this scenario means and how it could affect us... will we 'freeze' or go to 'desert'??  Big difference as to how one would prep for either situation.   Greater minds than mine will have to tell me what one may expect.  So far I've read the "north pole" has moved 40 kilometers towards Russia and is moving at a faster pace than any time in recorded history.  Between that, and the changes in the Sun, climate change becomes an issue, but I absolutely do not believe 'man causes global warming'.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on February 18, 2011, 11:56:04 AM
Good thought Maryetta.  Will keep trying. 

I'm hoping that the Magnetic shift will help my growning season here!  Who knows. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Maryetta on February 18, 2011, 12:08:30 PM
Good thought Maryetta.  Will keep trying. 

I'm hoping that the Magnetic shift will help my growning season here!  Who knows. 

No doubt ~ we are 'hoping' the same thing!!  If it moves us closer to the equator, great (wet, humid, etc) but if it moves us north... colder, shorter growing season, etc...

I have a world globe and Russia is so large that if the NP is moving towards eastern or western Russia makes all the difference as to where we will end up!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on February 19, 2011, 07:25:59 PM
...What has me thinking even that is not enough are the changes in the earth's magnetic field and the serious possibility that we may not be able to continue to grow our foods.  Now I have to evaluate what this scenario means and how it could affect us... will we 'freeze' or go to 'desert'??  Big difference as to how one would prep for either situation.   Greater minds than mine will have to tell me what one may expect.  So far I've read the "north pole" has moved 40 kilometers towards Russia and is moving at a faster pace than any time in recorded history.  Between that, and the changes in the Sun, climate change becomes an issue, but I absolutely do not believe 'man causes global warming'.
Of course, it is the magnetic north pole that has moved, not the north pole. The North Pole, where Santa hangs out, is still where where Hensen and Peary found it.  Our climate zones are determined by the tilt of the earth's axis, not the location of the magnetic north.

Thanks to Mr. Bill's reply on this thread, http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=23859.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=23859.0) here is a pretty good article about the magnetic shift/reversal: http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/education/reversals.html (http://www.geomag.bgs.ac.uk/education/reversals.html)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Nemesis on February 22, 2011, 03:46:28 PM
I am late to this thread, but I Just wanted to nod along here. 

I am really feeling a strong urge to get more food storage and preps.

I had a dream last night that my MIL and I were shopping together and a bag of sugar was $61!  We were surprised and sad because we didn't have enough.   :'(
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on February 22, 2011, 11:09:48 PM
Things are excellerating rapidly.  There's not much time left to get ready.  There's my intuition screaming inside my head.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on February 28, 2011, 04:04:32 PM
Well... my intuition kicked in almost 2 years ago. I am so glad it did. I feel like I was given a gift that got me going to prepare for something that could be really bad. These past 2 years have been enough for us to seriously change our situation for the better so that we'll be better able to handle whatever comes. We still have many things left to do (and I'd like another 2 years at least, please). And, while we often associate only the bad things that happen with huge upheavals, they are often huge opportunities for the quick-witted. I hope many of us here will be among that number...

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Kayzonara on February 28, 2011, 06:52:05 PM
Well... my intuition kicked in almost 2 years ago. I am so glad it did. I feel like I was given a gift that got me going to prepare for something that could be really bad. These past 2 years have been enough for us to seriously change our situation for the better so that we'll be better able to handle whatever comes. We still have many things left to do (and I'd like another 2 years at least, please). And, while we often associate only the bad things that happen with huge upheavals, they are often huge opportunities for the quick-witted. I hope many of us here will be among that number...



You and me both. I feel if I had 4 we'd really be ok (time to get fruit trees producing, get better at gardening, sharpen up other homemaking/homesteading skills).
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Nicodemus on March 01, 2011, 06:25:44 AM
Every step you take now will help you further down the road, whether TEOTWAWKI happens tomorrow, a year from now or beyond the span of our lives.

If the SHTF this year and you've only just planted fruit trees it will only make your life easier as time passes. Hopefully you will have the storage and resources to provide for the next couple of years with annuals. To me, fruit and nut trees and bushes are something like having a savings account.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on March 24, 2011, 04:43:10 PM
I'm feeling it.  Big time. Past few days in particular.

I'll go out on a limb here and say that I have a bad feeling about May Day. 

I hate to "predict" things because I'm usually wrong.  But I have a bad feeling about May Day.

Hope I'm wrong and everyone can laugh at me.  Hey, I'll never meet you so laugh away at some guy on a forum called "Heavy G."  Won't bug me to be wrong. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Maryetta on March 24, 2011, 05:10:38 PM
First, thanks for the clarification about "north pole" and "magnetic north" - not sure if I should feel dumb or not...  ??? 

With the events in the Middle East and in Japan, it is understandable that all our antenna are buzzing, the msm are doing their best to keep john q public in their comatose state, but it isn't working for everyone, myself included.

While the world events are somewhat stressful to me, our personal life is causing more stress right now.  You may recall we live the "retirement prepper" lifestyle.  Well, when you are a senior, crap happens.  DH just had a heart stent put in and if the Dr does not release him to go back to the "no physical restrictions" lifestyle, it could mean our lifestyle will face some changes in how we do things - and when you're old you don't appreciate "change" like those who still have their youth do...



Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on March 24, 2011, 05:31:24 PM
And, while we often associate only the bad things that happen with huge upheavals, they are often huge opportunities for the quick-witted. I hope many of us here will be among that number...

see my tag:

Luck is what happens when Preparation meets Opportunity

we are prepared, and there will be opportunities in such situations.  therefore, we will be "lucky"


edit:
huh, seems like this saying is attributed to Seneca, the Roman playwright...... looks like I need to update my signature to give proper credit to the quote.  my apologies, oh long-dead toga-wearing famous guy  ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on March 24, 2011, 06:19:31 PM
While the world events are somewhat stressful to me, our personal life is causing more stress right now.  You may recall we live the "retirement prepper" lifestyle.  Well, when you are a senior, crap happens.  DH just had a heart stent put in and if the Dr does not release him to go back to the "no physical restrictions" lifestyle, it could mean our lifestyle will face some changes in how we do things - and when you're old you don't appreciate "change" like those who still have their youth do...

Unless it was bare metal, he is probably looking at blood thinners for at least 2 years. If the doctor hasn't mentioned it already, plan for at least that much of a lifestyle change.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on March 24, 2011, 06:21:12 PM
Been noticing a number of good people getting overtime out the yin yang. I have a feeling it has a purpose.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on March 24, 2011, 06:27:53 PM
A lot more folks than on this forum are feeling it. 

I tried to by my brother and nephew a 3 mth supply of food from several outfits.  All of them are getting hammered to the point of not taking orders because Mountain House can't keep up with demand.  The company I finally went with will still be 30 days to ship product. 

This has been going on since before the Japan quake BTW. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: joesphx on March 25, 2011, 12:48:25 AM
It has taken almost 17 years of married life to see my wife going from scoffing at my survivalist plans to the last three months of frenzied activity to finish a year's supply of food storage.  Maybe it's a steady diet of Glenn Beck or the news headlines or maybe it's the Mormon neighbors giving her the warning to prepare but things have dramatically changed in our household.  Her tolerance for anything firearms has also gone from just acceptance to demanding that I make sure that we have enough ammo.  The view from my corner of the world is that something is afoot and at least some women have a sensitivity to that something that lies ahead in the near future.  Best pay attention to it for it seems we are fast running out of our normalcy period and will be facing an extreme test as a people.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: buffalosoldier on March 25, 2011, 03:22:27 AM
This thread is just plain eerie. Is this why my wife is suddenly so into prepping and food storage? What subconcious signals are your radar's picking up that ours are missing?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on March 25, 2011, 11:51:58 AM
This thread is just plain eerie. Is this why my wife is suddenly so into prepping and food storage? What subconcious signals are your radar's picking up that ours are missing?

Women are born with intuition. Men have to have it beaten into them (usually literally). I could go into the genetics of why, but that is the readers digest version. If your wife is feeling the need to prepare for something in some way, be wise and listen. Sometimes the first lesson men get in intuition is their last.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on March 25, 2011, 11:59:06 AM
My wife feels like the situation in Japan may be the tipping point. With the loss of Japanese production and the money it will cost them to rebuild, this may be the black swan. We have really ramped up our preps.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on March 25, 2011, 12:35:34 PM
My wife feels like the situation in Japan may be the tipping point. With the loss of Japanese production and the money it will cost them to rebuild, this may be the black swan. We have really ramped up our preps.

TD - what is the "black swan"?  i have never heard that before
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on March 25, 2011, 12:55:31 PM
TD - what is the "black swan"?  i have never heard that before

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan_theory (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_swan_theory)

Everybody is kind of hoping this won't have mass ripple effects, and Warren Buffet even came on record saying he doesn't feel this is worthy of divesting in Japan, but it could be the crack in the world economy's already fractured skull that starts the final spiral.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on March 25, 2011, 04:31:12 PM
Thanks inbox. Yep, thats the bird I was talking about. Its those improbable events of a large magnitude that are not considered by most in the everyday planning of actions that can really kick your butt.

When Warren Buffet comes out with a statement like that, IMO, he means it isn't worthy of you divesting in Japan, so the market will hold up long enough for him to sneak out. But, I'm a cynic.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: sunnisusie on March 26, 2011, 05:05:41 PM
I am a newbie to all this (this is my first post) other than basic 72 hr supplies.  I am here because my intuition has been bugging me for about a month now and I feel I need to do more to prepare for something...  We have 2 special needs kids and my parents living with us in suburbia so I am just reading and gathering info and supplies as best as I can.  I found my way here and listened to the "New to all this" Podcast.  So far I my family things I am losing it.  :-\
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 27, 2011, 08:30:38 AM
Last Friday, my grand-daughter (who, along with her father, lives with me), made a comment about the storage cabinets that I got at an auction, and the food that I was putting in them.  I asked her how long she could go without food/water and she claimed that she doesn't eat or drink much, so she would be fine.
I made a bet with her that she couldn't go two days without eating or drinking anything.  I'm waiting for the weekend that she isn't with her mother and will "test" her.  (She "snacks" more that she will admit.  ;))
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on March 27, 2011, 08:58:21 AM

We have 2 special needs kids and my parents living with us in suburbia so I am just reading and gathering info and supplies as best as I can. 


sunnisusie:

We have info on prepping for those with special needs.  Here's a thread on it: http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=44.0 (http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=44.0)

Welcome to TSP.  There's a ton of good info and friendly people here.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on March 28, 2011, 11:02:13 AM
I am a newbie to all this (this is my first post) other than basic 72 hr supplies.  I am here because my intuition has been bugging me for about a month now and I feel I need to do more to prepare for something...  We have 2 special needs kids and my parents living with us in suburbia so I am just reading and gathering info and supplies as best as I can.  I found my way here and listened to the "New to all this" Podcast.  So far I my family things I am losing it.  :-\

They may think you are loosing it, but with very few (if any) exceptions, the preparations you should be doing over the next year or so will benefit you directly in addition to the safety net they create if there should be a disaster of sorts. Identify and highlight the direct benefits of what you want to do when selling the ideas to others that prefer to believe the house of cards can't be blown over. The most basic example is you can stock your non perishables out to their approximate expiration dates and save money by being able to wait for sales to restock individual items. Aside from being a safety net for disasters, you can reduce your food expenses and all but eliminate your risk of food poisoning since bad batches will be identified by week to week dwellers long before you get to it in your rotation. All of your other preps will have up front undeniable benefits as well if you stop to think about them.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on March 31, 2011, 10:09:41 AM
What is so creepy is that the major events like Libya, Egypt, Japan, amoung others, weren't even problems a very short time ago.  Bad things are happening fast with little warning.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on March 31, 2011, 11:08:06 AM
diversions... keep the people occupied in stuff that is happening far away like starting a new war and they won't notice all the stuff going on here under our noses...

{adjusts tinfoil hat}
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: buffalosoldier on April 01, 2011, 05:32:51 AM
Any specific signals, or things catching the feminine attention? or is it a mass subliminal signal?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Janeway on April 01, 2011, 06:16:08 AM
Mine really kicked in about 4 months ago but luckily was already a prepper and didn't know it. Have always bought extra foods, personal hygiene items, live on what some call a gentleman's farm, garden, canning, hogs, cows, horse, hunt and even have my CCW since it became legal in my state. I think it's the nesting instinct we woman are graced with at birth.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 08, 2011, 09:07:01 AM
My intuition is in overdrive now. 

I am working on a big project related to prepping.  It will help a lot of people with their preps.  (You'll see what I mean in a few months.)

I have been working on it in little bits of time here and there because I work a lot.  But the past month or so, work has cleared up and I have lots of time to work on this.  I'm getting up at 4:00 am to work on it because I feel (not think, but feel) that I need to get this done so others can use it.  The coincidences with my work schedule lightening up that have given me more time to work on this are pretty amazing.

*religion alert* I feel like God is making it possible for me to do this project.  Now, I could be totally wrong.  I could be so wrapped up in this and feeling self-important that I've mistaken this for a God thing.  I'm open to that; I'm a flawed human being.  I hate it when people pull God into things that they just want to do and then "God-ify" it.  So, even thought I'm open to the fact that God isn't making time available to me to get this done quickly for what's coming, I think that He is.  This is why I think some big things are coming.  This year maybe.  Soon.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on April 08, 2011, 12:44:53 PM
My intuition is in overdrive now. 

I am working on a big project related to prepping.  It will help a lot of people with their preps.  (You'll see what I mean in a few months.)

I have been working on it in little bits of time here and there because I work a lot.  But the past month or so, work has cleared up and I have lots of time to work on this.  I'm getting up at 4:00 am to work on it because I feel (not think, but feel) that I need to get this done so others can use it.  The coincidences with my work schedule lightening up that have given me more time to work on this are pretty amazing.

*religion alert* I feel like God is making it possible for me to do this project.  Now, I could be totally wrong.  I could be so wrapped up in this and feeling self-important that I've mistaken this for a God thing.  I'm open to that; I'm a flawed human being.  I hate it when people pull God into things that they just want to do and then "God-ify" it.  So, even thought I'm open to the fact that God isn't making time available to me to get this done quickly for what's coming, I think that He is.  This is why I think some big things are coming.  This year maybe.  Soon.

I'll be eagerly awaiting to find out what your project is. And to me "God-ifying" is where people see a problem and tell God to fix it. Be it fate, karma, or supreme being, something connects those who pursue good goals to the paths and opportunities they need, and feeling gratitude in whatever sense seems right to you is a mark of a wise human being.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on April 08, 2011, 10:40:20 PM
I've moved from a feeling of worry over impending trouble, to a feeling of "bracing" for impact.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on April 08, 2011, 11:56:14 PM
Heavy G, never ever discount the leading of the Holy Spirit. Our preps and intuition is God inspired if we are listening.  Don't worry about justifying it, just go right on.  Then give Him the glory when your project is a success.  We are NOT doom and gloomers to feel we need to follow where this leads.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on April 29, 2011, 09:10:47 AM
I had a friend invite me over to give her some tips on her food storage.  When I got there I found several ladies with notebooks wanting any and all preparedness info I could provide.  The consciousness is spreading.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: buffalosoldier on April 29, 2011, 10:30:38 AM
I had a friend invite me over to give her some tips on her food storage.  When I got there I found several ladies with notebooks wanting any and all preparedness info I could provide.  The consciousness is spreading.

THAT IS AMAZING! what an opportunity to spread the wealth of knowledge and independent spirit!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on April 29, 2011, 11:15:37 AM
*religion alert* I feel like God is making it possible for me to do this project.  Now, I could be totally wrong.  I could be so wrapped up in this and feeling self-important that I've mistaken this for a God thing.  I'm open to that; I'm a flawed human being.  I hate it when people pull God into things that they just want to do and then "God-ify" it.  So, even thought I'm open to the fact that God isn't making time available to me to get this done quickly for what's coming, I think that He is.  This is why I think some big things are coming.  This year maybe.  Soon.

I've experienced a similar "prompting to prep" over a year ago, and have ran into others that experienced the same message at the same time.  Sad thing is, I drug my feet in obedience on some related promptings and saw doors close that I should have walked thru while they were open. 

*sighs*  We live and learn.

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on April 29, 2011, 11:44:12 AM
I am only half buying into the 'women's inntuition lately' thing (sorry Jack and everyone else).

Maybe I have always just danced to a different drummer, but then again I was a dog handler for a SAR unit for many years and that might have something to do with it. Maybe it is also as I have been of the homesteading mentality since I was little.

Traditionally before the last two generations, was it not traditional for the woman to put up the food for winter? To make sure the flock was well cared for and laying (and to gain her egg money), to make the cheese, to render the lard, to plant and care for the garden ... to... to... until mom's the majority of moms worked out of the home, grandmother's died and the home food preservation was all but lost. As far as I can think back in history, it has always fallen to the woman to make sure the wintertime supplies were in, and enough until the next crops were coming in, even if she was not doing it with her own hands, at least it was her responsibility to make sure it was done.

That said, I too have been feeling haste since January 2011 +/-. Something which only happens to me come Autumn usually. The oncoming Autumn of 2009 I was antsy and pacing, as I was between homes in Canada and the US waiting to have a baby in Canada and house shopping at the same time in the USA, so I was back and forth constantly. I was 'homeless' for all intensive purposes. I had no firewood, no pantry and it severely bothered me I had nothing laid in and I was pretty much living out of a backpack until I could buy a home (I was not just settling for anything).

I have been storing for years, although not for a SHTF or TEOTWAWKI situation, but because I enjoy raising my own food, plus I know it saves me money and I tend to hate spending money if I don't have to.

Do I think the end of the world will happen in 2012? Nope.. but things certainly could change to make some people feel it is the end of the world. People do not care for change so much, especially if it interupts their TV programming, their iPods or wii's. Worst case scenario I think the Earth would continue to exist no matter what, but people may have to rethink how to live, at least for awhile. I have worked up in the Mt. St. Helen's area forests multiple years after she blew in 1980 and it is wonderul and fascinating to see how the Earth is 'repairing' herself.

I don't think 'the event' we are preparing for will be caused by any one thing, but a bunch of things which will be the proverbial straw.

Watching the grain and livestock markets as I tend to, just days within the United States FEMA request, Algeria bought 800,000 metric tons more wheat than normal, Indonesia purchased more 800,000 tons of rice from Thailand than normal. Other countries who did this all within days of each other and the FEMA order... err... RFI. This was a suspicion.

Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) warn that more than two-thirds of China's gigantic wheat crop may be under risk "because of substantially below-normal rainfall" this past winter. The fires in Russia last summer could impact the wheat crops  s well. The Department of Agriculture said despite higher plantings for corn and soybeans this spring, the supply is expected to remain tight due to strong export demand and rising biofuel demand. Currently, the U.S. ethanol industry consumes 36% of the U.S. corn crop. The U.S. supplies 50% of the world's corn and 33% of the world's soybeans. Any shortfall in Chinese wheat production would have serial effects on availability and prices of wheat around the world.

Several countries in West Asia are stocking up on grains for human consumption. Iraq, where agricultural production has declined considerably, has placed orders for 800,000 ton of wheat from the US, with options for another 100,000 ton. Jordan and Lebanon submitted tenders for 100,000 ton and 22,500 ton respectively. Algeria, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia too placed large orders recently as mentioned above. Others, like Russia, have banned wheat (and some other grains) exports. This is also out of the 'normal pattern', even in a panic year.

My question is.... Why are so many of the countries hooked on the 800,000 more ton of grains than normal buying spree?

Most Americans have no idea just how bad the financial problems over in Europe are right now. Many people talk about the death/collapse of the U.S. dollar, but the truth is that we could very easily see a financial collapse and a major currency crisis in Europe prior to the collapse of the dollar. Europe is in really, really bad shape right now. It will/could have a ripple effect.

The Top Ten Economically CHALLENGED Nations in Europe

1. Ireland
2. Greece
3. Portugal
4. Spain
5. Italy
6. France
7. Belgium
8. Denmark
9. Iceland (ok, not quite Europe)
10. England (perhaps, from various sources)

Ireland and Greece have already received bailouts and Portugal, Spain, Italy,
France and Belgium as well.

The Top Ten Economically CHALLENGED Nations elsewhere

1. Mexico
2. Pakistan
3. Ukraine
4. Venezuela
5. Argentina
6. Lativa
7. Croatia
8. Kazakhstan
9. Vietnam
10. Belarus

And just to show you where we are in the standings.. the
Top Ten Economically Free Nations

1. Hong Kong
2. Singapore
3. Australia
4. New Zealand
5. Ireland
6. Switzerland
7. Canada
8. United States
9. Denmark
10. Chile

Do I think there is something coming? Yes! Do I think it is Ethereal, Geologic,
Manmade or ___________? I have no idea.... I just suspect someone somewhere
knows something as there are enough hints. My guess is if someone somewhere knows something, it will be economic. Historically when things are in this shape, doesn't a world war start?

If nothing else, hopefully the people who are learning to prepare today will be passing those skills down to the next generation.

On a sidenote: Most of what we are doing, i.e. gardening, raising our own eggs, making clothing, etc. helps keep our square foot usage on the Earth better and in turn does help our economy. The chicken feed we buy is USA made; the peat pots and starting soils we get for the garden seeds are from the USA; the wheat we buy is usually local. Excess eggs which are sold to our neighbors keep the money in the local economy, every little bit like this helps.

On another sidenote: Talking to my friend in Wisconsin about BOB's, stocking up and such, he made THREE bugout bags and stocked about 1 ton of food in his basement in the last 3 months, and is now askign me how to build a rootcellar. He is feeling it too, and he is this 'showmethescientificproof' sorta person.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on May 02, 2011, 12:30:57 PM
I've experienced a similar "prompting to prep" over a year ago, and have ran into others that experienced the same message at the same time.  Sad thing is, I drug my feet in obedience on some related promptings and saw doors close that I should have walked thru while they were open. 

*sighs*  We live and learn.

~TG

Funny you mentioned that. I had a strong feeling I should get Iodine pills a while back. I didn't get around to it, and now it will be a while before I can get it again.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on May 03, 2011, 03:48:20 PM
+1 Cedar... I, too, think that there is a lot of information out there that should give everyone a hint that harder times are coming.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on May 03, 2011, 04:28:14 PM
Funny you mentioned that. I had a strong feeling I should get Iodine pills a while back. I didn't get around to it, and now it will be a while before I can get it again.

Inbox,

Yeah, I'm learning to move faster when that intuition kicks in, but also learning to grab good deals, especially when it's a rare item.  I've been burned a couple times on deals that appeared better than they actually were, but for the most part it's worked out well.  Landed a few "hard to find" items and also a few of those "how did you get that?" things too.

It's risky going out on a limb, but after all, that's where the fruit is!

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on May 04, 2011, 11:20:06 AM
Inbox,

It's risky going out on a limb, but after all, that's where the fruit is!

~TG

Great quote!  Love it!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: OKGranny on May 06, 2011, 12:51:30 AM
My tinfoil hat is convinced it's receiving messages that preps must continue and we have to be ready for a longer time frame of needing them than I originally thought. Where that's coming from or how accuatate it might be I have no idea.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 17, 2011, 02:27:32 AM
So happy to see so many with that knowing feeling.  Not that I would ever want anything bad to happen.  When you live with a sense a radar so to speak it can be very unnerving.  For so many years I had to hide it.  And whats worse is  that you almost have to constantly prove it to be true. 

After Japan and the TX? fire and the septic backing up and the well being contaminated all of which left hubby saying there you go again.  Guess it was a little reminder for him that I don't know how I know what I know i just know it.  So many times he can dismiss  what I say or in one ear and out the other (Of course that can be very typical).  However I do have to give him credit for the Japan thing.  When I called him at work a few days before it hit I was extremely upset. Panicked even I knew something was coming he asked what and all I could say was earthquake and flooding like a tsunami it seemed so far fetched and crazy at the time.  I didn't know when I didn't know where but I knew it was coming. He didn't really believe me but was willing to come home because I was so upset.  Maybe he remembered the last time I was this upset 9/11. 

I know it is hard for people to understand something that they themselves don't feel or can't see.  But come on I have gone as far as saying what would happen in an event (our own personal shtf event) what would be said what people were wearing what the weather would be what time things would happen ( 7:05 am mom will walk in the door she will be wearing and say you have a phone call and it will be... and he will say.. and there will be 6 inches of snow outside) no snow was predicted mom is always at work by 6:30.  Have to admit that one got me a little too. But dang it how much more proof do you need.  Something is going on.  I always say I just have a feeling but not sure exactly unless I am exactly sure.

So I have decided to back myself up!  I guess I am a natural born prepper always have been.  I just never realized it had a name.  I was never aware of what it was I really was doing.  I do now Thanks to TSP. which by the way found  in a very strange way.  I have had to put my foot down that this is what must happen and we have to take it seriously.  Not just doom and gloom we can have fun but it's not a joke either.  Some of the things with money and the economy that I told would happen and we needed to prepare he didn't think was necessary.  After loosing 1/2 his 401k oops would da could da but didn't well lets just say no repeats.  I think no I Know that this is something that must be done and done now!  I don't know why or what or when thank god because that would mean it's to close.  I think this is the thing that has me at odds. Just after I found out about Japan I had and urgent ok psychotic need to get medical supplies together.  As I was throwing things in the box.  Afterwards  hubby looked very scared and asked if I was ok and all I could say with a tear running down my cheek is "Times's Up" . I felt a very strange nothing an emptiness a weird calm like an eye of a storm? maybe.  That statement "time's up" has haunted me it't in the back of my mind.  Time's up for what I don't know haven't a clue.  I guess I just have to have faith that I will know what I am to know when I am to know it.

Has anybody else had that "time is up" feeling?  Especially close to the time of the Japan tragedy either right before or right after? 

I was thinking if there are a lot of us out there that get that feeling that when it spikes for us if we shared we might be surprised at what the collective comes up with..  For me sometimes just knowing that I am not crazy and others may be zoning in on the same thing is comforting.  Just an idea.  If nothing else I will post if I get another strong sense at least that may be an outlet that is better than pacing the floor.

You know how many people felt 9/11 coming? Even if I did know all the details crap who would I tell could I stop it or would I even want to tell for fear of being imprisoned.  Maybe it's best the detail are foggy and just enough of the message gets through to keep me paying attention.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: rhiannon.douglas on May 17, 2011, 03:59:14 AM
my intuition was classed as 'anxiety disorder'. Until I moved here, and my new mental health nurse said 'everything you're saying here seems perfectly sensible to me. instead of fighting against it like you've been told, how about you just do the gardening and stock the food and work with wool and be happy?'

Funnily enough my 'anxiety disorder' has faded away and I'm happy now. It took coming across a country nurse instead of a city one. To me 'city' people seem crazy.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on May 17, 2011, 06:49:29 AM
some folks are just blessed (cursed?) with a finer sense of intuition... I agree that focusing on the things we can do is better than worrying over those things about which we can do very little.

Thanks for sharing, rhiannon and roundabouts...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 17, 2011, 12:07:54 PM
Intuition an anxiety disorder? Please give me a break.  I made the mistake of telling the Dr I had precognitive dreams and he said I was bi polar (couldn't possibly be mirror neurons)  and grabbed the drug pad.  I instantly replied back to him "You sir are fired starting immediately" and then I walked out.  Talked with another Dr even though I was afraid to she listened and then gave me some mild sleeping pills if I needed.  Over 15 years I think I have taken 4.  That was only when I couldn't get more than 2 hours of sleep a pm.  A few years ago I cam across a physic and she told me that in my sleep I am an arc angel and a worrier traveling to help people.  Ok I thought that was a little weird and out there but listened because so were my dreams.  She told me that I just haven't learned how to control or develop my gift (not sure I would call it that but ok).  Then she explained that physic have to eat too.  So we can't just be tuned in all the time because we have to be able to go to the grocery store just like other people without picking up on every vibe that is out there or it will make us crazy.  It's ok to take a vacation from the gift.  So when I go to bed she said just say I am not working tonight or I am sorry I don't want this job or only give me messages that I can do something about with the wisdom to know what that is.  Same when I would see a patient/client (pain management specialist) I could say before each session only let the important through that pertains to this session.  It worked as crazy as I thought it was things were clear and not so all over the place.  Most important I wasn't afraid to go to sleep and when I did sleep only important things came through.   Just haven't learned how to master the day time thing.  Although I can go grocery shopping without tuning into people all the time. 

Shared that info with a friend of mine who also has to deal with that but in a different way.  It helped her. She would sense / smell  pregnant women and was very tuned into the unborn.  The looks people would give her when she would tell them they are pregnant before they even knew.  She was always careful about telling the sex of the baby some people just didn't want to know.   Now she can turn it off when she needs to. 

If we have a sense that we need to prep store food so what it is a good thing 'if times get bad or even if they don't '  And there is a big difference between being a hoarder and going over the top and just being safe practical and prepared just in case.  How many of those Dr's would love to have heat if the power was out or food if the stores couldn't restock.  Oh wait wouldn't they go to the hospital?  It is my understanding that hospitals prepare for that kind of thing at least to a degree!  But yet if we do it we are mental.  If there is no logic in preparing what do we have services like paramedics fire dept police and so forth.  It could be said they do what they do and train the way they train because of intuition at least to a degree. 

What about the soldier or cop that has gut feeling.  Oh they are admired and say it was all that good training he has skill.  But if you are a woman and do the same thing or call it something different physic abilities or premonitions or intuition here is a pill, you are just being overly emotional and irrational.  If a man wants to stock up on food he is taking care of his family. A woman paranoid.  Dad wants a gun (he has a lot) he hunts because he wants to fill the freezer. He has a concealed weapon permit and he is cool and smart cuz you just never know. I want to cary at least pepper spray and I am asking for trouble. 

This is why I just love the TSP and all you guys you get it and are not so way far over the top with constant bombarding of doom and gloom.  After all if its really going to be that bad why live? Prepping is for all and I feel so at home here. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on May 18, 2011, 09:05:19 AM
+1 roundabouts
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on May 18, 2011, 09:39:24 AM
  How many of those Dr's would love to have heat if the power was out or food if the stores couldn't restock.  Oh wait wouldn't they go to the hospital?  It is my understanding that hospitals prepare for that kind of thing at least to a degree!   

I've worked in and around hospitals for decades.  While there are canned goods that might help them get through a few days of isolationism from things like ice/snow storms, basically there are only minimal groceries on hand.  What I've seen... Just in time, just a few days ahead, for the most part.  Same is true for the diesel generators, there is only limited fuel on hand.   Might be tight economic times, or just the deceptions of stability, but most will not endure a long-term catastrophe without resupply.

Like many things these days, it's just the building that looks substantial.

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 22, 2011, 06:42:32 AM
This weekend been having tons of deja vu.  Way more than normal. Any one else?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on May 24, 2011, 06:37:05 AM
Roundabouts, I enjoy your posts. Nothing surprises me anymore. I think you are lucky to have the gift that you have. I've always said that I do much better when I trust my gut. I had leukemia 17 years ago and I thought my doctor was going to have a stroke when I took myself off the protocol I was on and stated that I was not going to have a bone marrow transplant (the standard treatment for the kind of leukemia I had). Instead, I opted for a week of high-dose chemotherapy. I just KNEW in my gut that a bone marrow transplant would probably kill me. I don't have the level of awareness that you do, but I trust what I do have.

I hope you'll continue to post.

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This weekend been having tons of deja vu.  Way more than normal. Any one else?

ETA: I was a bit freaked out this weekend but it could be because I was on a business trip and had picked up "One Second After" at the airport to read while I was flying to my destination. I kept looking at the people around me and thinking, "They have no idea what could really happen." Being away from my home and family makes me a bit nuts to begin with, and wondering what I would do to get home in the event of an EMP situation occupied a fair but of my thinking for the past couple of days. We could survive something like that if we were all at our home, but when we're scattered around the planet (as we will be for two weeks next month), the odds get a LOT worse. I have some things to add to my preps in the coming weeks.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 24, 2011, 07:53:58 AM
Dodgetruckmom thanks for the kind words. I am so glad to hear you listened to your gut. I sure hope you are much better now! smiles and hugs,   EMP? not sure what that is are you talking electromagnetic pulse?  I am kinda a dork and don't understand some of the letter meanings.  Will get better over time I hope.  In any case how long have you been having EMP in your thoughts?  I would like to hear what you have to say about how you feel about it where you are or what you are doing when it pops into your head.  In short I love hearing and learning about how others process things where and how messages come through.  Also I think that it helps us all sort out what is intuition vs stuff our brains are bombarded with.  Please share if you wouldn't mind.   

 Not sure what the deja vu was maybe the tornados that just hit?  Have discovered a new thing that I am now doing or have.  My knees ache if I am doing something that I am not suppose to do.  Yesterday AM woke up thinking about wheat and beans fruit  along with gardening.  I was so pooped out from the weekend I just didn't do much of any thing.  Listened to Jack figures he's talking about wheat farming apples.  I swear that man is in my head or I am in his.

As the day progressed my knees got worse.  I thought it may be from my fibro so didn't pay that much attention except I just didn't feel that was it.  The brain trying to over ride the gut/feeling.  Well I also had been thinking about a friend that I hadn't talked with in a year.  The phone rang at dinner time I almost just let it go. After the 4th ring I ran to the phone (I knew who it would be) answered and yup it was her.  She was having some trouble in her life and really needed a friend no friend.  (No friend is what she says I am a joke cuz no matter what I always lay it on the line.  If you really don't want to hear my views or the truth as I see it DON'T ASK)  She also said she had been having nightmares about me.  Crap.  Ok don't panic I will just say that that is what it took to get her to call me. 

She needed to hear what I had to say.  I needed to hear what she had to say.  I also really needed to hear what I had to say to her.  You know how it is you can hear something see something but it's not until you teach it you truly get it.  Well after a very lengthy conversation I felt drained and energize at the same time.  My knees didn't ache as bad but still uncomfortable. 

 I suggested to hubby we go to the store and stock up on some things.  You guessed it wheat beans and some other stuff.  Placed an order for some pasta which I didn't know you could do.   The bulk food guy was filling bins and I had some questions about stuff he said "you know I can order you a box of any thing you want"  Cool buy in bulk and save 5-10% off the bulk price!   By the time I got home my knees were fine no aches at all.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on May 24, 2011, 03:50:46 PM
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EMP? not sure what that is are you talking electromagnetic pulse?

Yes, sorry. I should have been clearer. One Second After is a work of fiction based on what could happen if some nuclear warheads (this is the way I understand it) were detonated in the atmosphere above the US. It would basically take out all electronics, and when you stop to think about it, most of our world runs on electronics of some sort or another. The book was very unsettling to me. The main character has a teenage daughter with type 1 diabetes and (spoiler alert) she doesn't survive because all of a sudden her supply of insulin is cut off. I have no thyroid function and am dependent upon thyroid meds to survive. I have a good stockpile here in the freezer at home, but obviously can't take it all with me when I travel. What if I were miles from home with only a few weeks' supply of thyroid meds and no way to get more?

I, too, have had the experience of suddenly thinking about someone and then having that person contact me--even if I haven't seen or heard from them for years. Compared to you, my intuition is pretty fuzzy.  :) Some things I just KNOW, though.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 24, 2011, 07:22:21 PM
ok got the EMP now.  Sounds like a book that would keep me up at nights but good.  Modern tech. is every where. It cracks me up when I am at the store and the till goes down how the cashier has trouble counting change.  We become so dependent so easily.  Somehow with all the communication we don't seem to pass down the old ways in stories that is a lost art also. 

You have a real concern with your meds.  Have by chance you looked into an alternative for ER situation?   Maybe talking to a ND Naturepath Doctor  Herbalist Acupuncturist Chinese medicine Dr.  It may not be as good as the meds but may be something you could come across easier than meds if need be.  Or maybe wildcraft if needed.  I am sure there is something out there that would most defiantly be better than nothing since most meds get their start from nature.

Sounds to me like your intuition is spot on when it really counts.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on May 25, 2011, 06:30:54 AM
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Have by chance you looked into an alternative for ER situation?   Maybe talking to a ND Naturepath Doctor  Herbalist Acupuncturist Chinese medicine Dr.

Yeah, my doctor IS a naturopath--I started seeing him because my regular doctor told me there was nothing wrong with my thyroid and the reason I had gained 30 pounds and had no energy was because I was eating too much and not exercising enough. I have no faith in conventional Western medicine anymore. The problem is that I have literally NO thyroid function, and there is no alternative remedy for that, unfortunately. I have to have replacement pig thyroid or I die. If I even skip a dose I can tell, because I start having problems with my heart rhythm. A few years ago my insurance company switched me to a generic form of the thyroid meds I was taking, without telling me (I got them via mail order). The generic was just enough weaker than the brand name that I began having problems. Since then I've ditched the insurance company altogether and I pay for meds out-of-pocket. I have my thyroid replacement compounded at a local pharmacy.

It's a problem, to be sure, and a fairly large one at that.  :(
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on May 27, 2011, 03:55:38 PM
I'd say that is a huge problem.  Well at least you are aware! I have family and they have nothing extra stored.  You just can't get through to them.  If I have a huge intuitive bell go off I will just have to kidnap them and drag them to the dr. for more meds.  I don't have faith in standard western medicine either.  Its been a week now and finally my bell are slowing I got almost a full 6 hrs sleep last night without waking once!!
Title: burns deep inside me..
Post by: FromScratchWoman on May 29, 2011, 11:16:47 PM
When I was eight years old I was helping my grandmother tend to her garden patches which were strewn all over a large mountain plot while walking to tend to the potatoes it started to rain rather hard..I said "grandma let's go back to the house" she said "child you best learn what the difference between hard and inconveniences are..." I asked "well why.." she stopped dead in her tracks with rain coming down in sheets and told me "because you are going to struggle in your lifetime..and not because your weak but because man kind is creating such a mess of things..I feel things coming child and I suggest you be ready..." I will never forget that conversation it is one of my most vivid memories of my childhood..two months later she passed from cancer that no one knew she had..she had written a short will and had little to leave behind..I got a small wooden chest which contained jars full of seeds a large knife and a note.."child learn how to sow the earth and protect your family...don't leave these hills If you intend to out last the rain.." I have not strayed I am a mere 25 years of age and I have taken every word to heart and soul..we hunt fish gather garden tan hides I own a home and thirty remote acres with plenty of water..believe you me something is coming..I smell it in the rain..
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on May 30, 2011, 01:13:01 AM
Awesome! 

Thanks for sharing, and welcome to the forum!

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on May 31, 2011, 08:37:41 AM
wow, FSW, that is a great story.  thanks for sharing.  welcome to the forum.

I am feeling something by the end of summer.  I think it may be personal, and it might not be SHTF (in other words, might be a GOOD thing), just that a major change is coming to our lives here on our mountain top, and that it will hit by the end of summer.  and so I am really stepping back right now and enjoying my family.  and I am not planting a garden this year.  :o It doesn't feel right to me this year.  crazy thing to admit on this forum, I know, but there it is.



edited for grammar and punctuation errors  :P
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: FromScratchWoman on May 31, 2011, 08:52:27 AM
 :) glad I could share and glad I found this place :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on May 31, 2011, 09:58:21 PM
Just had to add my +1, FSW. I'm glad you're here with us...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 01, 2011, 09:40:38 AM
Another +1 FSW
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on June 02, 2011, 08:51:01 AM
Fromscratchwoman thanks for sharing your story.  Your grandma left you a great gift. I know she will help you when she can.  She was a very wise woman.  Her words have helped me. Woking in the rain. I live in the PNW and we always have rain but this year has been so very wet.  Sometimes it becomes very easy to put off because of the rain & say I'll get to it when it is a little dryer.  So in honor of her memory I'll get off my butt today and work in the garden rain mud and all.  Here's to you grandma and to you FSW for sharing thanks.



 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on June 02, 2011, 09:09:45 AM
Morning Sunshine I will keep my fingers crossed that it is a good thing.  My deja vu has been very active lately (has slowed some what after the tornados).  I have been slow to plant this year in part from the rain but it also didn't feel right. I do want to dig that feels ok.  I feel like I am in wait mode.  I have also felt something coming not sure if it is this summer or just about harvest time.  After I get a feeling I feel grateful it has passed and that it was ok? maybe good? maybe not?  Last year I wanted to spend time with my family and didn't really do much with my garden.  I felt that I had to do it now because next year(this year) would be to late. 

Please never hold back what you are getting / thinking/ feeling/ I feel it helps us all.  I know it helps me.  What if a bunch of us had the same feeling at the same time.  That would be scary & awesome. Maybe it would give us just the warning we need.  And if nothing else it would be comforting to know I am not alone.  Again I will keep my fingers crossed that it is all good for you.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: madmabagain on June 13, 2011, 06:08:18 PM
I've been lurking here for quite awhile and I've been a prepper/survivalist for some years now.  My instincts have been in overdrive to make sure security and secrecy is a priority. During a natural disaster, such as the hurricanes we experience here in the south, help is just a short drive away to  wherever the Gov. decides to  set up shop for the unprepared in this town. And they are Legion, I can assure you. Some folks in this town didn't even so much as have a pack of matches and a candle, much less a gallon of water saved away. I have concentrated on hardening the exterior of the house, stocked up on the necessary home security accoutrement's , and am making sure I don't have to  leave the property for extended amounts of time unless I want to. My intuition tells me if I lay low, keep quite about what I have and stay put, The horde will ride out of town on the FEMAmobiles the minute the trucks to  Wallyworld stop rolling.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on June 18, 2011, 09:32:24 AM
Thanks for sharing. It's always good to listen to your gut. I am trying to get both the brain and gut/heart/intuitions  to work together.  that way I can have several plans.  Sometimes it just doesn't work out that well sometimes it does.  Just have to keep practicing. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on July 02, 2011, 04:38:49 PM
I started feeling an "intuition" right before the recession began. I purchased a sewing machine and started putting some money away. A few months after that, stocks fell dramatically and the recession began in full force. My husband lost his job (company went under) and we ended up using the money I had saved. He got another job a full 7 months later (has been there about a year now).  I felt pretty calm last summer and the sense of impending danger released a good deal. I still wanted to stock foods and items but I was unable financially to prepare. The feeling was much less what it had been the summer before that, so I went on with my life. A few months ago the feeling kicked in again and over the past few weeks it has gone full throttle. I am now convinced something big is coming within the next year. I have pretty much nothing prepared or stored as we still can't make ends meet on our current income. I feel the impending danger though and I am trying to figure out what I can do to be minimally prepared. That's why I am here.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on July 06, 2011, 11:22:54 AM
Robinelli you are not alone in the feeling that something is comming. Sorry you are having hard times.  I think sometimes is gets worse after you have confirmation or validation that you were right as things come to pass.  There is a ton of info here.  I am asking myself the question what could I do if I had no money?  Forage?  Not sure where you live but maybe you could find wild edibles? Maybe getting stuff cheap from farmers market the left over stuff?  Maybe helping out in a garden in exchange for produce? Rice Beans Oats?  Grow some of your own food?  Of course the coupon thing is so popular now.  Water is a big one. I am not to sure where you are at in the mind set or knowledge don't want to ramble.  In the search type in Victoria she has great info very detailed.  If you have a fire place or grill maybe wood palets for heat cooking? Again not sure where you live or your situation.  I guess the biggest thing intuitives have to learn along with every one is don't panic.  Think things through one step at a time. 

You said you feel "the impending danger"  do you get the sense that it is just you or something bigger?  Just wondering.  I have bells going off in my head all the time. It drives me nuts on somedays others I just ride it out and wait for validation.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on July 06, 2011, 01:37:09 PM
Robinelli... I agree with roundabouts... There are many things you can do to increase your ability to prepare without spending money... learning how to do things yourself, growing at least come of your food in your yard (even a tomato plant or two to start), composting your own kitchen scraps to make your soil better, freezing or canning skills (you can probably find someone to borrow equipment from if you don't have what you need yet, or be on the lookout at Goodwill shops for both jars and equipment), couponing (this can make a huge difference in how much it costs to feed your family and will allow you to add to your food stores without exceeding your budget).

Check out jack's series on saving money -- there are a lot of tips there. You gain more money to use in establishing an emergency fund and to buy preps when you find ways to cut your costs...

I think things are going to get bad, but don't have the feeling it is imminent... so I keep on doing what I can, a little at a time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on July 06, 2011, 03:40:06 PM


You said you feel "the impending danger"  do you get the sense that it is just you or something bigger?  Just wondering.  I have bells going off in my head all the time. It drives me nuts on somedays others I just ride it out and wait for validation.

Something bigger. I feel something is in motion. Of course things have the ability to change and the danger/feeling could pass. That's my hope. But I am getting prepared just in case. Having even a small buffer food supply has helped me feel much calmer.

Also, I did get a book on wild edibles which I am reading now :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on July 06, 2011, 03:42:14 PM
Robinelli... I agree with roundabouts... There are many things you can do to increase your ability to prepare without spending money... learning how to do things yourself, growing at least come of your food in your yard (even a tomato plant or two to start), composting your own kitchen scraps to make your soil better, freezing or canning skills (you can probably find someone to borrow equipment from if you don't have what you need yet, or be on the lookout at Goodwill shops for both jars and equipment), couponing (this can make a huge difference in how much it costs to feed your family and will allow you to add to your food stores without exceeding your budget).

Check out jack's series on saving money -- there are a lot of tips there. You gain more money to use in establishing an emergency fund and to buy preps when you find ways to cut your costs...

I think things are going to get bad, but don't have the feeling it is imminent... so I keep on doing what I can, a little at a time.

Thanks! I didn't even think about Goodwill for jars. I am planning to start canning things, soon. My mom has a canner I can use once she gets some parts on it replaced.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on July 06, 2011, 04:44:06 PM
It's hard to live with that feeling of waiting for the other shoe to drop.   Not to be rude but Don't ignore it and don't dwell on it.  I don't pay that much attention to politics ( maybe I should more) and don't really understand how things work.  The other night I had a dream about money or lack of it.  The world was in a panic trying to figure out how to make new money system work.  Hubby woke me up because I was screaming and crying something about world money and bombs.  Don't remember the whole thing it is quite often I can have precognitive dreams and what I remember about this one seems to be a warning.  It was faint which I think may mean that it is far off in time? location? Oh well when or if it comes to pass I will have validation. 

In the mean time I just have to do what I have always done save stock up one step at a time.  I also have to have faith that if we are to get messages then the answers will also be there.  Why else would we get them.  Intuitive smut and gossip?

Sometimes what we think may be intuition is really just common sense Kicking in.  If you do watch any thing on tv or what's going on in the news man how can we not be heading for something.  I don't watch it at all any more and still manage to get the important stuff.  No matter what is going on now like the hype of 2012 I think we should always be prepared and have extra stuff.  Do the best you can creativity will be your helper.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on July 06, 2011, 06:24:28 PM
Yes, I'm just going to do what I can and try not to let it worry me. There's not a lot I can do right now. I graduate in one year so that's when my options open up. Hopefully things hold together!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 04, 2011, 09:52:10 AM
I'm feeling something.  August or September. 

I've been wrong before.  But I'm feeling it.

Right now I'm putting on the final touches to my preps and network.  I feel like I was given some time to get ready, I did (to the extent you can get ready), and now stuff that I saw happening a long time ago--like the downgrade of the US credit rating--is starting to happen.  Current events are like a movie I saw a while ago.  A movie you half remember.  You don't know all the details but you still remember the general way it unfolds.

I am so calm about this.  If it's going to happen, I've done all I reasonably could.  My family is taken care of. 

I still hope nothing happens but I can face whatever does. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 04, 2011, 10:58:24 AM
I have been feeling a sense of dread toward the end of July, but after the events of August 1st and 2nd, it is more pronounced.

The "Counsil of 12" (actually, 13 - add Obama) thing has me freaked. Just think - 12 people and Obama will come up with all the bills/laws instead of Congress!
And who will be those 12?  (House: 3 Dems and 3 "RINOs", Senate: 3 Dems and 3 "RINOs" I bet)

So, 12 people will be "speaking" for the whole country and our representatives will be obsolete.  The people we sent to represent us will only be allowed to vote "Up or Down" on the bills that
"The 12" put before them. AND if our representatives vote "Down", then "The 12" can override their vote! (So, our representatives are just "window dressing" and will have no power to speak for us.) (They will not be allowed to introduce bills and there will be no debate)

The whole country will be run by 13 people!! (And guess who will choose those 12)
(It is also reported that those who voted AGAINST the debt increase will NOT be considered for one of "The 12".)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on August 04, 2011, 11:37:44 AM
For the life of me I can't see how that is even close to Constitutional. That being said, our Government has been stepping on the Constitution for years now.
The worse thing about the committee of 13 is it puts the white house in the position of drafting legislation.
Also none of the 12 can have voted against the recent budget act.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 04, 2011, 03:18:18 PM
For the life of me I can't see how that is even close to Constitutional. That being said, our Government has been stepping on the Constitution for years now.
The worse thing about the committee of 13 is it puts the white house in the position of drafting legislation.
Also none of the 12 can have voted against the recent budget act.

Exactly!!
It isn't Constitutional at all.  The whole of the country isn't being represented (of course, they will SAY that they are working for the whole country. Yeah, right!  ::))

It's a takeover of our country (government) and it's TREASON! But, like you said, they haven't obeyed the Constitution in YEARS!
We need to step up and let them know that we won't go along with it. We also need to contact our representatives and ask them why they are letting the "Committee/Obama" get away with making them inconsequential and demand that they do their job.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 04, 2011, 08:26:02 PM
I joined this forum and became a Brigade member back in December of last year.  Then I fell off the wagon, fell back into the grasshopper mindset.

I don't know if something is coming.  I do know that up until about three days ago, I would look at the podcasts on my iPod and think, "I should really listen to those."  Well, I am now, and I'm back here, and I'm really seriously researching things.  I'm probably making my husband think, "Oh, she's gone off on one of her tangents again."  No.  Not this time.

I have very limited intuition, but what I do have is really kicking me in the head.  It may not be TEOTWAWKI, it may not be SHTF, but whatever it is means something to me, because my spirit is screaming at me -- "Time to buckle down and hunker down.  Time to tighten the belt.  Time to make do and mend.  Time to learn the skills that my mother and my grandmother should have taught me.  Time to teach my children the skills I do have." 

I only hope I'm not too late.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TheZenful1 on August 05, 2011, 12:37:57 AM
Heavy G, I've been feeling the same way the past week or so... Like there are pressing things to get done and get them done now. I don't know exactly why, but there has been a sense of urgency.

Glad to know I'm one of many getting these feelings.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on August 05, 2011, 10:12:01 AM
I am bumping it up again, but then it is the time of year when I can/stock and such anyway for winter, but if it not the repairing for winter thing.. yes I am feeling a bit of urgency now. I filled water barrels for the first time ever in my 15 years of 'prepping' this year.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 05, 2011, 05:45:59 PM
Wow yesterday almost left a post because my bells and flags have been going off.  After reading what I wrote thought that it was just too far out there even for me.  So I deleted it.  Today just can't shake it.  Told a friend that something big is coming.  Ifeel it it financial and the other word is war.  told you it was out there.  Part of me feels like just give up it's to late and time is up.  then adrenalin kicks in and it's well just plain go time.  Go for the fastest easiest longest term things you can do now.  When I try to put a time on it I say Sept Oct this year.  But I don't think that it is bad bad just the beginning of something no one wants to go through.  Maybe it's just a me and my own little world but it just seems bigger than that and very long lasting.  This is one time I really don't want validation I can live with just being crazy. 

How serious do I think this is serious enough to tell hubby of 31 years get in high gear or get out. I have no time for messing around. This is a serious thing I feel it must be done ASAP eliminate bills sell all crap we don't need buy breeding stock of animals (good lord is this the animal 2x2 from Noah's ark thing? crazy)  get and store seeds. and find alternate power. Guns ammo and getting fit is right in there too. Just don't like that feeling at all but after all times up. 

Ok who else is having thoughts feelings dreams we all need to sound off. I almost blew it off myself but we need to sound out.  Thanks for those that share if nothing comes of it well at least then we can plan for a crazy lady pic nic. ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 05, 2011, 08:23:29 PM
The US credit rating just got downgraded for the first time ever:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sandp-considering-first-downgrade-of-us-credit-rating/2011/08/05/gIQAqKeIxI_print.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/sandp-considering-first-downgrade-of-us-credit-rating/2011/08/05/gIQAqKeIxI_print.html)

Maybe this is what I was feeling.

Here's an apt song for this moment: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRwwUZLV-IE (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRwwUZLV-IE)

(Don't want to start a thread jack on the US debt; just wanted to say this might have been what I was feeling.)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Patriot:Ex Machina on August 05, 2011, 08:38:05 PM
I'm just a country boy, but even I have intuition.

My intuition has been giving me alarms for months now....and now a strange peace has come over me. Like someone who has come to terms with a terminal disease.
I will live the best I can with what little time I have left. I don't know what tomorrow holds, although I've got a really good idea that it ain't good.
But I prepare, I hope, and I love.
And that's the best I can do.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 05, 2011, 09:39:54 PM
Patriot.  Very true. As someone who has lived with intuitions / premonitions / visions & precognitive dreams for a life time, I can tell you that that is a very good way to look at it.  For the times that I knew what and when with pin point accuracy there was nothing I could do to change the outcome.  Sometimes what is meant to be must be.  You can't let things like that stop you from living or having hope.  Sometimes it is very difficult though.   It helps to share.  The hardest thing to live with is that you can feel isolated or like you are truly crazy and that's not good. I am very grateful for all of you because at least I know I am not alone.

How you say a strange peace has come over you that's one way I can describe the 'times up' thing.  I got that after the Japan disaster.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nano. on August 06, 2011, 04:11:37 AM
considering that we've all been at this for quite a while (some longer then others) I think we can never be fully "ready".

We can prepare as much as we possibly can, shore up and fix any deficiencies we may come across for ourselves, but we never I think will ever say "Yup, I have everything I possibly could ever need, bring on the zombies, UFO's, fish-people, etc."

However, I'd bet to say most of us are already 110% ahead of the pack in regards to being able to handle whatever life will throw at us.

These are interesting times in which we live, much more so then I think has been seen in the past 100 years.

I'm looking forward to the crash personally; Not because of the additional hardship it will bring not only upon ourselves but our nation, but that the sooner this train finally de-rails itself and runs it's final course the sooner things can start to be put back together again correctly.

It will require work. More work then any of us I think can imagine. More work then we will think is possible.

But I know it will be fixed. It may take more then what my lifetime is able to dish out, but I think the generations that we help raise after us will help pick up the shovels and continue to fix it.

I'm ready to roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty, and I think the rest of us on here are ready to do the same.

So it's a waiting game for now... 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on August 14, 2011, 12:36:14 PM
How is everyone feeling now? I was feeling quite panicky for the past month or two. I'm actually not feeling the same sense of danger now but it may be because I have prepared more now and have plans in place. In general though I think my senses were picking up on what was going to happen with the credit downgrade and market upheaval. Given I feel less stress now I am wondering if this week will be less volatile. How is everyone else feeling?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on August 14, 2011, 05:58:06 PM
About the same as you now, but it is the start of the high point of harvests here, so this time of year I always pack stuff away. So I am doing what I would anyway, but it doesn't feel like the wolf is at the door currently as it did the last few weeks.

Cedar - who loves putting up foods
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on August 14, 2011, 07:40:28 PM
My wife's alarm has been going off lately. We have been keeping the gas tanks full and making sure the emergency cash is available. Also making sure the other preps are in place. I think part of it was the way gold shot up last week.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Sister Wolf on August 14, 2011, 07:59:38 PM
People are starting to get more violent and mean lately. I think more people are feeling than actually *saying* they're feeling something.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on August 15, 2011, 07:37:31 AM
I think the biggest concern immediately is in Europe. Of course what happens there will effect us, too but I think I have short term intuition. In other words, I think I don't get intuition over things more than a few weeks out. There have been times things came about though that I had ZERO intuition about. Like 9/11. I was completely dumb struck.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 15, 2011, 07:58:55 AM

People are starting to get more violent and mean lately. I think more people are feeling than actually *saying* they're feeling something.


Totally!  I've noticed this too.

OK, I am really trying not to be self-centered about this but since the question is whether my intuition is kicking in, I guess this question kind of requires me to look at myself.  So here goes:

A million little loose ends in my preps have been coming together in the past two weeks or so, right as the debt crisis and riots have been going on.  Take yesterday for example.  My prepper network guys finally came over to the BOL for a BBQ with their families.  We were making rough plans for where they stay and other logistical things.  It took me a while to fully trust them with the location of my place.  But after almost two years of serious shooting and training together, I consider them brothers.  We have taken a pledge to take care of each other's families if something happens.  That kind of brother. 

Now I'm seeing an explosion of prepping among us.  The thought of my peeps being at my BOL during SHTF was always just a "plan"--now it's more like the next step in something already set in motion.  That's exactly what I'm feeling: instead of theoretical plans, things are now the next step in something already set in motion.

I continue to think that in August or September something will happen.  Not TEOWATKI, but something pretty big.  Something that will visibly accelerate the Collapse.   A big terrorist hit on 9/11/2011 and a corresponding economic hit is my operating theory right now.

God, I hope I'm wrong.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 15, 2011, 11:14:27 AM
Latest:  AlQuieta (sp) ? members were caught trying to make Risen (sp) - a VERY serious DEADLY gas. 
There are lots of reasons to be "unsettled".
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 15, 2011, 11:36:42 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/world/middleeast/13terror.html?pagewanted=all

A NYT Article about the ricin poison risk.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 16, 2011, 06:35:00 AM
Thanks for the link. I only heard part of the news cast.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 16, 2011, 10:53:12 AM
ricin  If this is pronounced  [er -I- sin]  this may be why I have been thinking raisin.  Kind of like when we found a stray dog and asked "well what's your name cutie, Daisy?"  found out later her name was Desi.  Not exact but sorta close. The raisin  :Pthing was a while ago I thought it was strange because I don't like raisins and very seldom have them around the house. Since they are toxic to dogs.  I just took it as well maybe I need to add them to the preps just because. Now I know this new word  (if it is close to sounding like raisin)  and say cool now maybe I don't have to store those nasty little raisins. ;) 

 All my flags and bells have gone to sleep for now.  Just know I have to organize and get rid of all excess ASAP.  Nothing alarming don't know why.  Just matter of fact need to do it just like I am breathing.  Can't say if everyone should be doing it I just know I have to be.  Of course it's never a bad idea.  This is yard sale season and extra cash is a good thing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 20, 2011, 10:04:07 AM
Ok so now I know.  On aug 16 wrote the post about having to get rid of stuff get rid of excess have a yard sale on the chat room told someone another flag is going off and it involves a lot of money.  Felt sad but felt good at the same time.  Kind of just shrugged  it off.  I felt like it would affect me and or the people I was talking to but not, to weird.  It just now hit me most likely was Jan Cline of Salem Or.  On Aug 17 sent out an email about Jan on Aug 18 made a donation. Now on the 20th there is over $30,000 for her.  I feel this is what it was and it basically fits. Now would say the time line is now down to about a 24-48 hour period.  So am learning somewhat a timeline.  With every validation comes a new lesson.  Interesting @ least to me.  Just thought I would share. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 21, 2011, 07:07:32 PM
Tons and tons of anecdotal verifications that something is coming up.  I visited a friend of mine in a rural area of my state.  I had multiple conversations where people brought up that they're getting ready for something.  Guys with AR-15s in their pickups.  Discussions of bug out plans.  Everyone has chickens now.  People are bragging about their fruit trees.  Several conversations--not prompted by me--that the economy will collapse and we'll see London-style riots or worse here very soon.

It's not just me and you thinking this.  It's a bunch of people.  All at the same time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 21, 2011, 07:32:55 PM
And G, that just makes me more concerned.  People en masse in different areas, different backgrounds and cultures, all thinking that something is in the wind, makes me think that there's a primal thing in our brains that is awakening and warning us as a species. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 22, 2011, 09:08:56 AM
It actually gives me hope... when more people are awake and even just mentally thinking about the 'what-if's' and getting out of debt, saving an emergency fund... growing gardens... we are all better off when more people are more capable of taking care of themselves.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BadgerAngel on August 22, 2011, 09:41:16 AM
It actually gives me hope... when more people are awake and even just mentally thinking about the 'what-if's' and getting out of debt, saving an emergency fund... growing gardens... we are all better off when more people are more capable of taking care of themselves.

You make a good point, LVS.  :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: BerserkerPrime on August 25, 2011, 07:53:10 AM
Tons and tons of anecdotal verifications that something is coming up.  I visited a friend of mine in a rural area of my state.  I had multiple conversations where people brought up that they're getting ready for something.  Guys with AR-15s in their pickups.  Discussions of bug out plans.  Everyone has chickens now.  People are bragging about their fruit trees.  Several conversations--not prompted by me--that the economy will collapse and we'll see London-style riots or worse here very soon.

It's not just me and you thinking this.  It's a bunch of people.  All at the same time.

Same thing is happening to me!  Several unlikely sources.  I've also had several acquaintances ask me about what I do for preps recently.  These aren't head in the sand guys either, but very practical professionals who have been resisting the fact that things could go very wrong sooner than later.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on September 05, 2011, 02:52:14 PM
My 87 year old grandmother is in high gear, getting ready.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Bman on September 05, 2011, 06:42:27 PM
 My intuition had kicked in shortly after 9-11, but has greatly increased in intensity during the past 4-5 years. I knew intuitively that the twin towers had been rigged to fall into their own footprint when I saw them collapse. Then came the unpatriotic passage of the patriot act, and I saw the masses so willing to give up liberty for faux security, and that really shocked me! Add to these the militarization of the police, the development of drones which _will_ eventually be used against us, and the use of tazers far more powerful than cattle prods, and I could see tyranny heading our way! Bush started the evil TSA, and I swore that the actions he and the congress were taking were intentionally designed to crash this economy! I saw the masses overwhelmingly oppose TARP and the bailouts, and I saw Bush, the congress, and most of the Presidential candidates practically flipping us the bird in unison!
 I intuitively knew that Obama would be a horrible President, but I was not expecting him to be just as bad or worse than Bush. BTW, I am an anti-statist libertarian, so I didn't vote for either President.
 Nowadays, I fear the crash will occur while I am very far from my home and my weapons as I drive truck OTR so I can later afford to stock up more on preparedness items. I hope and pray that "the big one" doesn't happen for another 1.5 years minimum. What on Earth would I have to do to get home in Missouri if I became stranded in say, Los Angles, Ca?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: ladygaura on September 05, 2011, 07:01:33 PM
Oh yeah, hard. And I feel so unready. I had a amazingly good garden in California and mature fruit trees (orange, lemon, grapefruit, apple, peach, guava). Midway has nothing but one lone survivor tree which isn't edible and my cholla, which might be. (Cane Cholla). But here I can have poultry, goats, etc. and a garden next year.

I guess the best I can do for now is research, hope the house in CA short-sells okay, get our debt down, get the septic replaced asap, and hope that things in spring are okay enough for us to afford fencing, animals, and garden. If our money allows, I am also thinking of buying up veggies and meat in bulk, freezing the meat and dehydrating the veggies.

I had visions prior (in June 2001) that an event (obviously 9/11) would kick off 12 years of chaos. 2 years to go, and so far it's been very close. So hopefully things will get better summer 2013. Additionally, right before I left California, I was getting really uneasy feelings about the San Andreas Fault. Driving over the fault zone at Cajon Pass was surreal for me, like a chasm or void. I really hope that's not too soon. Then last night I find out a friend of mine who lives fairly close to the fault line is pricing RV's with the intent of a mobile bug-out location (she is prepper-oriented, but still...)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on September 05, 2011, 08:33:03 PM
I started feeling that nagging concerned feeling again a few days ago. I was scouring the web last night for a news article that might make sense of my feelings and my husband asked me what was up. I told him I was getting the feeling again of something coming. He reminded me of the upcoming anniversary of 9/11 (I don't watch tv or listen to the radio so it wasn't something I was thinking about but I probably subconsciously knew about it from being on my computer). I think I could've just been subconsciously worried about the anniversary date so maybe that's all it is. But I am not certain. I was really feeling it was more of an economic problem that was coming up like a stock market crash.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on September 05, 2011, 09:28:54 PM
I know what you mean. I have been feeling the need to "step up" some of the things I wanted to get done - deadbolt lock on my bedroom door (what a "pain" that was - old house, very old, hard wood to cut through) and today, I "dis-assembled" my bike in order to clean it up and get it "road worthy". (It had sat all year out in all kinds of weather - rusty, flat tires, weeds had grown through the spokes. What a mess!) Now, I have even more work to do than I should have. ("A stitch in time saves nine") I just hope I don't have to buy a new chain. It was rusted so badly that I couldn't even remove it.  :()
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Bloodyboots on September 05, 2011, 10:00:00 PM
I've been noticing the same things, A lot more folks asking me how to store stuff from their gardens, Wanting me to show them how to dehydrate, asking me to show them how I grow stuff through most of the Wisconsin winters. A lot of folks offering to trade their garden surplus for mine. More than a few of the "Macho meat only" Hunters asking how to cheaply store or save their meat. (Biltong)

There seems to be either something in the wind, or our prepper movement is hitting critical mass. I figure TSP is about 1% of U.S. population, add up all the other Prepper networks, and you might be getting close to 10%.  That many preppers, we could be shifting  the culture.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on September 19, 2011, 11:54:48 AM
Ok so it is the end of summer we are now past the half way point of Sept.  Several people said they felt that was the time frame that they felt something was coming.  I was just wondering if anything came of it.  Not to say that those feelings were for this year maybe for some it's next year.  I was just wondering.  As things come to pass or not it is validation and understanding learning how to deal with intuition.

For us we had a huge thing that hit us about the end of aug first of sept.  It would not have had any impact on any of you but sure left a large part of our world shaken to it's core.  I wont go into details but the end results is that ties have had to be broken with some family members.  These family members live extremely close.  If we choose to move that could potentially bring on a temp money problems.  It also had made turning our place into a homestead much more difficult.  So many big decisions to be made.  We have opted to research all our options at a rapid fire pace. Ramp up the savings aspect of our plan. Put on hold all major projects and expense.  Except those that will have to be done if we move or not.  Then sit back and not make any huge decisions until all the volatile emotional crap has settled down.  The worst possible thing we could do at this point is jump from the fry pan into the fire.  Since there is a possibility of us going on strike one year from now putting an enormous change like an expensive move would not be particularly smart at this time.  So we will just have to ride it out.  However we can not and will not wait in limbo for ever on building our homestead.  But will proceed with things in a well thought out manner. 

What I have learned is that when I get the "feeling" something will happen when my stomach hurts along with it seems that that is a sign it has to deal with family or close to home.  More so than out in the world.  More fear or panicked  adrenaline seems to be more out in the world.  Several times accompanied with a word.  Like "fire" which wildfires have been going on all over the place.  The cloud that I saw in the blue sky vision got a match / validation on the news with the forest fires east of us.  Which would be the direction I kept looking towards and pointing. Again validation and learning.   

I am sorry for those people that have had to deal with the hardships of the fires.  However I am at the same time glad it was not something larger.  Having a vision of a plume cloud would have the potential of creating the worst case situation in the minds of people.  Not good.  The good that has come out of the wildfires is the realization our prepping is well nonexistent in this area.  Sure we have BOB some $ so we could go to a hotel what ever.  But where we are lagging is what about our livestock and the feed they may need.  Do you just leave your animals behind.  Or if there is time how are we going to get them out.  Then where do we go?  It's not like we can get 3 rooms at the local hotel.  yes 3 rooms please one for us and the dogs one for the alpacas and chickens and one for the pigs please.  So we will be stepping that up.

So how have your intuitive feelings thoughts or visions panned out?  What did you learn?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on September 19, 2011, 02:37:15 PM
My intuition has just been ramping up more and more. I think my intuition is for the winter. I bought the kids winter clothes/jackets/shoes and a new jacket and boots for myself. We don't live in a particularly frigid location but for some reason I was concerned about staying warm this winter. I think it could be a really bad one. I won't know until next April if I was right ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TheZenful1 on October 14, 2011, 12:02:41 AM
For me, it's been coming in waves.... starts to build and build, then smoothes out for a little bit, then starts building once again... as in a series of storms brewing. The second time it started building up, I purposely stopped listening to just about everything to see if it was some kind of input from radio, tv, podcasts, reading... no luck, it didn't subside until it was ready to calm out. It seems to be going in a kind of rhythmic cycle for me. We'll see what and when eventually. Until then, back to the ant work. :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Halyna on October 25, 2011, 01:04:21 PM
I've been feeling it for years (as much as 20 years ago - and family would harass me for 'hoarding'), but within the past 2-3 years this feeling is intensifying.  Like waiting for the other shoe to drop.  It would be easier if we knew WHAT was going to happen, but we don't.  Just that SOMETHING is going to happen, and more than 1 thing.  But now my children aren't worried about me for 'hoarding', instead are  helping me with ideas and (believe this..) thanking me for planning ahead.  And now they are even saying:  Mom, I remember when I was little and you told me ....this & that.... was going to happen and here it is. 
The adults in my family are oblivious.  They just keep building up their bank accounts - they're in for a shock when the economic crash peaks, and they lose everything. 

I just feel that something drastic is so imminent and for my family's sake, I try to take every precaution.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 03, 2011, 09:22:25 AM
My intuition is NOT kicking in.  No intuition here.

Just observation.  Look around.  Greek Euro crisis, Oakland rioting, etc.

I no longer have an intuitive sense that something bad is coming.  It's here. 

I'm not being cute with words here.  I have no more intuition on this.  It's unfolding right now.  I'm just observing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: PrepperJim on November 03, 2011, 10:45:12 AM
It is like a cascading system failure is starting to gather steam.

1) Greece and their imminent default (they have a big payment due 12/29 that they probably cannot meet).
2) The unemployment figures - I read an article that there are 10 million people chronically unemployed. This means they have been out of work for more than a year.
3) The Occupy protesters are gaining momentum and itching for a riot.
4) Something could kick it all off like a power failure (the whole state of Connecticut? Could be the whole nation.)

That is why I am pushing up my security and financial preps as well as trying to get to a 60 day supply of food before Thanksgiving.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on November 03, 2011, 10:57:30 AM
I'd both agree and disagree. The mess is clearly unfolding, and the timeline gets more clear the worse things get in certain areas. But, the areas and timing of both personal and regional impacts is still a topic with uncertainty. Intuition is still valuable, and I hope this thread drifts away from the generic feelings of bad things might be coming, and more into the intuition of more acute impacts and things people feel driven to shore up.

I personally have been feeling not so much an urgency to gather, store, harden, etc., but rather a feeling that the things I've already started need to be maintained and expanded. That might just be my own financial constraints telling me to pace myself, or maybe deep down I feel like I might be fleeing my current homestead and heading for the Rockies. My area is isolated enough that it could very well weather economic and infrastructure collapse much better than most areas. Then again it also has a few battalions of the freeloader militia and a certain nameless group of wackos that would have to be dealt with. I guess I'm keeping my eyes and ears wide open, and trusting my intuition to make the right calls as things continue.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on November 03, 2011, 02:33:32 PM
My intuition is NOT kicking in.  No intuition here.
I no longer have an intuitive sense that something bad is coming.  It's here. 

I have been saying for weeks that if it is not the catalyst of the bad, it is the catalyst of the catalyst. And this is only the beginning. My gut says years. Just as like when spring comes and the leaves start to show in the trees, it is gradual, not an overnight thing, but suddenly the leaves are there. Same with this 'bad' situation. I put "BAD" in quotes as change is just different, not always bad. Something coming to an end is often the start of something new beginning, it is not necessairly always a bad thing. It is what is done with the new is which what makes it good or bad. But then again I make alot of lemonaide as I get alot of lemon situations. I always try to stay positive and do the best I can.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: AussieNana on November 03, 2011, 09:34:26 PM
I have a sense of watching history happen. My mum used to talk about watching the second world war build up and the leaders doing all the wrong things. I have the same sense now. I find it interesting listening to the mismatch between what is happening (Greece, the other PIIGS, Increasing US debt, problems with the credit default swaps, increasingly authoritarian responses to the populous, TSA groping etc) and the leadership responses to this.

I have been actively watching the change since 1998 when I first started expanding my education beyond the state sponsored knowledge. Back then I thought that the change would be quick that things must implode or explode. Neither has happened in the way I thought it would. Its much slower and the economy has had much more flexibility than I thought possible. I am hoping things don't get really bad for another couple of years yet - I have a mortgage to pay off. Fortunately we have had time to put a lot of things in place and make life hugely more comfortable than it would have been back in 1998.

I did observe a month or so ago that people I was reading online were getting a bit more panicky than they had been a year or so ago.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on November 04, 2011, 08:13:00 PM
The signs are getting stronger. Higher food prices, the "Occupy" mob getting more violent, etc. Kind of hard for the "libtard media" to hide their true agenda now. News out of Washington D.C. and Obama's declaration that he would use more Executive declarations to get done what he wants. (And to "heck" with what the PEOPLE want!).

It's becoming more frequent, overt, violent, and "in your face". Yep! There's plenty to keep the old intuition charged up.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on November 04, 2011, 09:08:35 PM
Currently my thing I am getting is get off your butt and get ready for winter it will be a bad one.  I want stuff in the car more than normal we are putting in a wood stove and getting a propane tank.  Along with every thing else we may need in case of a power outage.  Also fixing and adding on to the barn so the animals have more space in case they have to be indoors because it's to cold outside.  Gutters are clean and flowing shingles were checked outdoor faucets and hoses drained.  Snow chains and studded tires will be added to the car.  I have been working very hard and fast because I just feel the first storm will hit soon.  I live in Clark County WA. 

Seeing the big storm hit back east really made me shift into high gear.  Lucky for me I can smell snow coming 24 hours out.  Have about a 20-30 mile radius.  Go ahead laugh but it's true.  Both my boys also can smell the snow coming.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on November 04, 2011, 09:11:08 PM
Seeing the big storm hit back east really made me shift into high gear.  Lucky for me I can smell snow coming 24 hours out.  Have about a 20-30 mile radius.  Go ahead laugh but it's true.  Both my boys also can smell the snow coming.

I cannot smell it, I can feel it.  I can wake in the morning and KNOW before I look outside that there is snow on the ground.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: wanamoka on November 05, 2011, 12:39:31 AM
I really resent comments like libtard media.  It adds nothing to the discussion and I am sure that there are some liberal preppers here.
Bashing OWS does nothing either.
Think about discussions of how you and I can deal with the bad intuitions that we have and what we can do to prepare if things get bad or even if they don't, would be a better use of time.  If I wanted to read comments like media bashing I can read them all day long on a right wing blog.

Lets talk about yes I do feel scared and it has nothing to do with libtard media since all I have been reading this week is the conservative side of the coin to get their perspective. 
I think it has to do with the general feeling of this doesn't look good.  Greece is going down hill.  Bofa is gonna go down and take us with it. http://www.goldstockbull.com/articles/cme-increases-margin-requirements-to-100-and-its-gone/

Libya is gonna be conned by the IMF and when they can't pay back the loan, well that country will be history.

Are you like me who has always thought to prep and have only gradually worked on it over the last few years because your spouse thinks you are just a wing nut?   

Do you want to DO something about the intuition, like prep, but the spouse thinks it is unnecessary?  Why do it if you are going to die anyway?  He says to me.  How do you deal with the feelings of its gonna hit the fan, and where do I start?  How do I prioritize what I may need when it does.  Am I supposed to convince my entire family that I'm not crazy or do I just go ahead and act "crazy" as in prepping and risk my relationships? 

From past experience, every time my intuition tells me somethin' ain't right, it isn't.  I think this is true of most people.  We are after all animals.  We do receive instinctual msgs all day long.  Some people just don't pay attention.   When I was single I could act on those instincts, several times it said real danger is headed your way, and I payed attention it served me well.   Once, I ignored a strong instinct.  Bad decision, I decided then and there to never ignore that little signal again.  My unconscious brain knew better than my conscious one.   






 




Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 05, 2011, 04:52:19 AM
Heated discussion but civil.  Let's keep it that way.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: AussieNana on November 05, 2011, 08:35:15 PM
Wanamoka, you seem to be saying and asking quite a few things so I'll just pick up on one or two and comment:

Are you like me who has always thought to prep and have only gradually worked on it over the last few years because your spouse thinks you are just a wing nut?   

Do you want to DO something about the intuition, like prep, but the spouse thinks it is unnecessary?  Why do it if you are going to die anyway?  He says to me.  How do you deal with the feelings of its gonna hit the fan, and where do I start?  How do I prioritize what I may need when it does.  Am I supposed to convince my entire family that I'm not crazy or do I just go ahead and act "crazy" as in prepping and risk my relationships? 

My Mum always saw disasters coming - she was only out by a number of decades. She never prepped but the family laughed at her for seeing the end of the world coming. As a result of that I'm very aware of not being seen as a crank by my children. However I did find that they, and some friends who were dismissive of my ideas, were much more accepting of them when I pointed out that our country's health department said we should be prepared to be shut in the house for three weeks in case of a flu pandemic and that we should not only have food and household supplies but water as well in case the water became temporarily shut down. So when as the stay-at-home person in charge of looking after the family I decided to implement the recommended plan they just saw it as part of my homemaking duties and no big deal.

When I gathered all the clutter in the car together into a container and added other preps to it they saw some sense to it. Its a get home bag/emergency kit.

So my short answer about having to convince family members is just don't bother. Just be the homemaker setting up your home as best you can. You are in charge of your own life, so take charge of it. my family laughed at the amount of toilet paper I bought. But they don't laugh when I have lots of choice of meat in the freezer, almost all bought at marked down prices. They were even mildly admiring when we got caught out by rain when out walking the dog and I was able to supply them with a plastic poncho each.

You don't have to seem crazy about all the stuff. What I did was to tidy and declutter an area, then before they could fill up the space I put my preps there. If anything my preps are tidier than the previous clutter. So there is no sense that I'm being crazy. I'm just being the homemaker making appropriate preparations for what is happening in our future. The other thing is to get out of debt if at all possible.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 30, 2011, 10:15:22 PM
Time is short.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on December 01, 2011, 07:08:05 PM
The pace is quickening. 

The pace of scary headlines (like the euro). 

And, at least for me, the pace of amazing coincidences.  Not prepping things per se, but things that make me think God is getting me ready for some things.  He's toughening me up.  Getting me ready for bad times. 

It would take hours to explain and would bore you to tears, but several things have happened in the past few weeks to toughen me up.  And, as I mentioned, the pace of these things is picking up. 

If this makes no sense when you read it, I respect that.  It's stuff going on in my life that you couldn't know unless you were me.

But it's all good stuff.  Painful now, but it will be good in the end.  Like what's coming.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on December 01, 2011, 07:25:50 PM
 


But it's all good stuff.  Painful now, but it will be good in the end.  Like what's coming.
I bow to your expertise.  You are being led.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on December 01, 2011, 08:07:06 PM
My son's school sent these brochures home in the kid's book bags this week
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/documents/files/trifold_brochure.pdf

I went out and got some jugs of water. I am going to spend next week cataloging what I have and determining what I need and what I have. I can't afford 6 months but I can work out the 3 days recommended in the brochure. In fact I am sure I have that other than I realized I did NOT get enough water.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on December 01, 2011, 08:18:22 PM
In fact I am sure I have that other than I realized I did NOT get enough water.

A couple of my friends thought they had enough water with 2 gallons jugs. I told them to get an empty gallon jug, fill it from the tap and only use water from that jug for 3 days to see how much water she/they used. They could refill the jug as required, but had to note how many times they refilled.

In less than a day, they started storing more water...

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on December 01, 2011, 08:39:41 PM
Yeah, I bought 3 2.5 gallon jugs. I was aiming for 1 gallon of water per person per day (I think that's what the brochure recommended). So 4 gallons a day... 3 days.... 7 gallons.  I bought 7.5. But I have an app on my phone that calculates what I need and it said I did NOT have enough water for 3 days for 4 people. I DO have bleach and I DO have water purification tablets and there IS a recess pool near my house where I can get water if we need it (seriously less than a half mile away) but I will get a few more jugs. I can't go too crazy b/c my husband isn't a prepper and will think I am nuts.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on December 06, 2011, 10:59:32 AM
Yeah, I bought 3 2.5 gallon jugs. I was aiming for 1 gallon of water per person per day (I think that's what the brochure recommended). So 4 gallons a day... 3 days.... 7 gallons.  I bought 7.5. But I have an app on my phone that calculates what I need and it said I did NOT have enough water for 3 days for 4 people. I DO have bleach and I DO have water purification tablets and there IS a recess pool near my house where I can get water if we need it (seriously less than a half mile away) but I will get a few more jugs. I can't go too crazy b/c my husband isn't a prepper and will think I am nuts.

My wife thought it was okay to store water, but didn't have strong feelings on it either way. Then a water pipe broke requiring digging near a gas line, so our water was off for about 4 days. About then she was ecstatic to have the water around. Every time I read about an anti-prepper spouse I can't help but to think that maybe they are focusing on catastrophic stuff rather than the mundane common stuff and the spouse just doesn't value focusing on those possibilities even if they believe they are possible. Personally, I'm not in denial that horrible events can't happen and include me in them, but for the most part I don't care. I live prepared for all the mundane day to day stuff so that I can have stability in my own little life for things like utility mishaps, getting laid off, dealing with fire or theft in the home, and so on, and I recognize that if the big one hits or whatever, that same system for stability applies.

But on your water, one thing to keep in mind: those water jugs expire after a year or two. Not the water inside, but the actual jug. I've been using jugs I get free from work filled with tap water as a stop gap until I get around to getting better containers, but when ever I check on them for rotations there are always a few that expired and are empty.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Russkie on December 20, 2011, 04:26:23 PM
Guys, for someone seeing this topic for the first time, I feel like screaming YES!

For me, its just been the last couple months. Little things that I randomly find myself thinking, a general feeling of unease and a sense that the time is now to get serious.
I know this has been said a few times already, but I hope im not too late.

Im REALLY glad to hear im not the only one feeling like this
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: MCopes on December 20, 2011, 07:21:05 PM
... So 4 gallons a day... 3 days.... 7 gallons.  I bought 7.5. But I have an app on my phone that calculates what I need and it said I did NOT have enough water for 3 days for 4 people.

Robinelli, check your math:  3 x 4 = 12

Your phone app is right, you need 12 gallons, not 7.   ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: chickchoc on December 20, 2011, 09:47:13 PM
My intuition has been screaming at me for the past two years and at a lower level before that.  Last year I was anxious that there might not be enough time to lay in even a six-month food supply.  I ordered all kins of dehydrated food on the Net (and probably paid too much by not catching "sales") but I felt better after I got a few cases stored in the basement, away from DH's prying eyes.  Since then I've been very conscientious about getting "extras" every time I go shopping.  DH complained about our "overstock" on paper towels and TP because he could see them piled in the garage, but he's come around a little bit about the canned and dry goods I've stored in the basement.  Everything is neatly organized and he's pleasantly surprised when we run out of something in the daily pantry and I have a spare to use immediately without a car trip. 

He still doesn't believe anything really bad will happen.  I, on the other hand, am scared we are much too close to Saginaw, Flint, and Detroit for comfort. 

DH refuses to make any practical preparations.  For example, I pointed out to him that we live in a cold climate and we have no backup for heat if we lose power for more than a day.  He says, "We'll just go to a hotel."  What if the power is out for an extended time in our entire area?  "We'll just drive to Detroit (!) to stay with my sister."   

In the face of this circumstance I must make preparations on my own without his help (and sometimes without his knowledge).   

Is my intuition kicking in?  You betcha! 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on December 21, 2011, 08:23:16 AM
Well Dajavue (spelling?) has been hard hitting the last 3-4 days.  Have no idea what it means.  Just left with oh crap not again feeling and that usually means something in the next 3 weeks or so is going to happen.

  Have a urgent need feeling to get debit free ASAP and to save as much money as we can.  Also to have cash in hand and not just at the bank.  ( also kinda feeling like I want to take all cash from the bank stash  it at home safely of course)  Finish up projects so you can start getting more guns.  That is very weird for me.  Hubby even told me he had a dream we needed guns.  (we do have a few)  He hardly ever remembers his dreams so this was a big one for him. 
 
Glad we got the wood stove in since power rates have gone up and we had a 2 weeks below freezing cold spell.  Very unusual for us.  Hoping that was the winter thing I was picking up on & that will be it.   


Chickchoc seems to me the less they think about it the more we do think about it.  Then it seems things become very unbalanced.  Your story I know is not exactly like mine but it does have familiar ring to it.   I had a very very hard go with DH in the beginning of this year.  Seems when he is on board he's in a panic mode.  Then does nothing because he really doesn't want to believe any thing will happen.   Now I am not say you should do this nor any one else.  What I ended up doing is kicking his butt out of the house and filling out divorce papers.  I came to the conclusion that I will not fight him to do and live like I believe.  If after 32 yrs of marriage he can not respect my needs wants dreams desires and work as a team the we are no longer a good match.  I refused to hide what I was doing any longer.  We will grow our own food ( we live on 5 ac so no reason not to) we will be debit free and we will have a savings account and we will plan for the future.  Talking planing working together being happy and supportive grateful living life to the fullest with simple pleasures.  After describing what I wanted and or expected I put down the divorce papers and said pick the way you want to live the choice is yours.  He decided for the staying together.   I am so so glad beyond words.  But you know I just got tired of having to defend every little thing trying to explain manipulate what ever just to get him to try to listen and understand where I was coming from.  He didn't treat his boss that way.  Enough was just enough.  I had to take a stand.  I will no longer hide who or what I am.   Like I said I don't say you or any one else should do what I did.  The dynamics of every relationship has it's subtle differences that no one can really know.  For me I can say I feel freer now than any other time in my life.  I realize that most of the trouble really came from me in the first place.  I say that because for all the years of trying to be a good mom and wife and …. I some where along the line lost who I was and gave that part of myself away to make others happy.  Others in turn came to expect things and so the circle spiral stayed in motion.   I just needed to fix myself.  Now things are on the right path.  When we argue or disagree I just smile and sometimes giggle because now it's about should we put chickens here or over there should we get 4 or 10.  Not can we just talk about talking about getting chickens? 

Hang in there don't panic use your calm rational side of your brain.  Going to a hotel may be just one option  put that into your plan and have cash on hand to pay for it.  Have gas stored so you could make the trip to your sisters.  Those are 2 solutions he is offering.  Simple fast cheap solutions first then build on that.  Maybe a propane tank and a portable propane heater.  Then add a 2nd or 3rd  propane tank (the smaller ones). Camp stove for cooking? Maybe a generator and a portable heater.  That's 4 backup plans for heat that don't take a wood stove.  After all of those  then the wood stove.  Just a thought.   It  took me 18 yrs to get ours in. 

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on December 21, 2011, 05:42:19 PM
Robinelli, check your math:  3 x 4 = 12

Your phone app is right, you need 12 gallons, not 7.   ;)
Oh my goodness. LOL! :::tired:::
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on December 21, 2011, 07:17:25 PM
I consider myself pretty lucky.  My husband is pretty good about letting me get on with storing food and toilet paper, paper towels etc.  I've put it to him mostly as a "we're saving money buying in bulk and on sales".  I think it also helps that I've got a few things stored up that he likes (tuna, chili, baked beans).
He doesn't quite understand why we've got water stored, but so far he's letting me get away with it lol.

It does definitely seem like the concerning headlines/world events are coming far more frequently than they had in the past.
Even my female non-prepper friends/coworkers seem to be getting concerned.

I'm trying to do what I can, pay off my debt, stock up on food (without geting further into debt).
We're not to where I'd like to ultimately be with our preps, but I still think there's time to get there, and I definitely "some" preparedness is better than none.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on December 22, 2011, 06:32:55 PM
I had been stocking up - not as much as I'd like, tho. And picking up buckets from the bakery in a local grocery. My son would make comments like: We don't need that, why are you getting so much "junk"?  He also rolled his eyes at the buckets.

Until today, that is. A new neighbor who has a daughter the same general age as my grand-daughter is having some financial problems. She left her husband (abusive) and didn't have much money for food after paying rent. So, my son and I started gathering some of the food I had stored, including one of the turkeys, put the stuff in two of the buckets and gave them to her.

But, I still have lots left. But, I feel the urge to step up the prepping more. Especially after reading the NDAA documents and others. I found a handgun that I will get asap and MAYBE a .223 rifle that I have also been looking at.  My nerves are frazzled after hearing about the NDAA bill being passed into law (just waiting for Obama to sign it). 
It seems that the government is expecting something soon.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: monkeyboyf on December 22, 2011, 09:43:30 PM
+1 Flagtag for helping your new neighbor. It shows real love of your fellow man and a tender heart.  May you have a blessed Christmas. I'm sure your neighbor will be better.
I have been feeling an urgency like never before to speed up on my LTS and keep very small amount of money in the bank.  Just enough for utility payments and insurance checks.  I don't feel good about using online banking, so I still mail checks.  A lady at my bank said she would never use online banking.  She must know something. I just feel the next few weeks will change the way we view our country and freedoms as never before.  Pray for our nation.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on January 23, 2012, 09:36:53 AM
Those feelings you get about something is coming I should  _____ ?  Follow them.  Listen.  I don't want to sometimes but I feel compelled to do so.  I hate that sinking feeling I get.  I hate even more when I find out why I had them in the first place.  I guess some warning is better than no warning.  Right now I am questioning that.   Well I guess not really things would be worse.  I am glad that we are down to only $300 a month on loan payments and that includes mortgage. If I hadn't listened then the monthly bills would be much much higher.  Paid off debit built savings store food get back up power get back up heat. Get projects done ASAP   All has come into light now why I needed those things.    Have 2 very sick dogs.  have lost power and hubby is now moving out.  I have no job no family here no friends here.   Have been feeling like I really need to build community that is the one thing I did not get done in time. 

 The funny thing is that I am fixating on is if me and hubby can't get it together and this becomes permanent I will no longer have a name.  I would not want to keep his and no way will I take my maiden name back.  I don't really even want my birth name back.   This will be a hard week many decisions will have to be made.  This is not what I had planned for this year.  That is for sure.  I am glad that I did follow my intuition and do what I did or things would be much much more stressful.    When I had said this will be a hard winter I  thought I was referring to the weather only.  Guess not  friggen crap storm!!!.   I guess I can't complain there are those that are so worse off and have bigger problems.  I will just have to have my own little pitty party with my box of tissues ok a case. Then sleep.  Then get up and start building a new life.   

My son in law called me last week.  We talked for hours.  That was the first time he has ever called to just chat in 9 yrs.  At the end of the conversation he offered to buy me a plane ticket to come for a visit. ( They live in Montreal)  He said mom if you find you need a break from things just call and we will order you a ticket ASAP.  You can stay for a week or a month what ever you want.  He is intuitive  and does not even know it.  If I take him up on the offer I think I will wait at least until it warms up to a balmy 34F  ;)

I hope this is not coming off to cold I am just numb right now.  Trying to stay on auto pilot.  And being grateful that I listened to that little voice inside my head.  Just wish she wasn't such a jabber jaw and right all the time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on January 23, 2012, 12:17:43 PM
Hi Roundabouts,

I'm so sorry to hear about these trials.  *big hug*

Girl, don't fret over the name issue.  First, you really don't know the relationship is doing the big tank.  Second, if it does, have the lawyer write in the one line verbiage for whatever last name you would like.  Divorce is basically a court order, and in many states a name change will float through as a part of it without a hitch.  It's easy to tell anyone that you didn't wish to keep your married last name.   

I wish you the best, please know that many of us here care about you!

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on January 23, 2012, 01:08:26 PM
Thanks I needed that.  I know a time out may be all that is needed it wouldn't be the first one.  This time just feels different. 

The name change process I know wouldn't be any big deal.  Just  thinking up the new name I would want.  Also I think that is just what my brain is focusing on so I don't dwell on the dogs.  I just can't fall apart right now.  I can always do that later.  Plus I have to keep hubby at bay for the time being after 33 yrs he knows all to well how to push my buttons.   

 He is a good guy I will always have a place for him in my heart.   I would always help him if he needed it.  I just don't like myself when I am around him and I find myself tensing up getting knots in my stomach when it's time for him to come home.  I don't sleep on the weekends when he is here.  I find myself feeling like there is just to much time left to live this life like this.   

My dream has always been someday I will look back and say wow I am glad we stuck it out.  I just really don't see that happening.   I said at one time fine I will give you 10 years to get it together.  That was over 15 yrs ago.  Three yrs ago promises were made and not kept.  Last year I promised myself if things did not get better by the end of the year I would have to call it quits.  At the beginning of this year I have realized that 3 out of 4 week has been non stop crap.  It's time I do what needs to be done.  it is just not good for either of us to live like this.  But who knows out of the ashes and all that. 

I do feel something good is coming.  And I am a big believer in that what ever happens happens for the reason of a greater good.  Just one day at a time.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on January 23, 2012, 01:24:19 PM
I do feel something good is coming.  And I am a big believer in that what ever happens happens for the reason of a greater good.  Just one day at a time.

That is why you will persevere. Good luck. :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: chickchoc on January 23, 2012, 06:58:22 PM
O, Roundabouts!  My heart bleeds for you. 

It's easy to say, "chin up" and "tomorrow is another day" and all that, but the reality is that we only have RIGHT NOW and TODAY to work with.   My mother used to tell me that whatever doesn't kill us, makes us stronger.   Fire tempers iron into steel, too.  Iron is strong enough to withstand the fire, but it's brittle.  Steel is stronger and more flexible. 

I read a book called Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay and recommend it to you, too.  No matter what you ultimately decide, it's YOUR decision.  Don't feel "forced" to return to what you know, even if it's bad.  Fear of the unknown is worse than anything, I've found. 

You might think you have no good support system where you live, but I think you might be very pleasantly surprised to find you were wrong.   For example, my father has discovered plenty of senior social activities even in his ghetto of a town.  He never looked for them and just assumed nothing existed.  I hope you can find these things where you live, too.

Of course, you can PM me anytime.  I'll be here for you.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on January 23, 2012, 08:03:49 PM
That book title sums it up pretty good.  Will have to look into it.  It's hard but I am grateful I listened to my intuitive side. Had I not listened things would be much worse.  Of course listening to Jack gave me the knowledge of the how and what to do.   Thank you all for your support it truly helps. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mr. Red Beard (UKtheBUNNY) on January 24, 2012, 11:32:10 AM
When I first started talking about prepping with my wife she looked at me funny and made some jokes for a while. Just recently she has started asking me questions and I found out she has been reading up on topics as well. I've noticed the same behavior among friends both male and female.

Like animals before a storm I agree more and more people are waking up to something.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on January 24, 2012, 09:02:09 PM
I hope you're right, UK. With more people doing a little preparing, we'll all be better off.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on January 25, 2012, 08:49:33 AM
When I first started talking about prepping with my wife she looked at me funny and made some jokes for a while. Just recently she has started asking me questions and I found out she has been reading up on topics as well. I've noticed the same behavior among friends both male and female.

Like animals before a storm I agree more and more people are waking up to something.

My wife isn't exactly reading up, but she is starting to be a little more interested in some of the thing I do and is occasionally adding something I didn't see or think of.  She is also starting to be disappointed when she runs out of something and I don't have an extra in the LTS.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Morning Sunshine on January 25, 2012, 09:02:28 AM
She is also starting to be disappointed when she runs out of something and I don't have an extra in the LTS.

ah, she is seeing usefulness in this.   ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on January 25, 2012, 10:12:52 AM
<gentle nudge> topic is: Is your intuition kicking in?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on January 25, 2012, 01:24:12 PM
Well shoot, there are so many signs and portents out there that you'd need a blindfold not to see it. Something is coming our way and it's not anything like we've faced yet. With that knowledge, is it really intuition? Driving down a dark road and getting the feeling I should stop. When I do, I discover just beyond my headlights reach the road is washed away. That looks like intuition to me. It's knowing something without prior knowledge.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: FrugalFannie on January 25, 2012, 01:35:00 PM
Not sure if this qualifies as intuition but I was running out of coffee the other day so my husband picked some up on the way home (the preps are pretty empty due to recent unemployment - but job now for him). I usually rotate through a few types of coffee - cheap store brand mixed with a bit more expensive and flavorful coffee and whatever I like that I can find on sale. So I had just finished up the last of my starbucks beans which I grind myself. I usually grind and then put the weeks worth in a used coffee can. So I have been using this can for a while and the price on it was $3.99. This is the generic store brand, same stuff I asked the hubby to pick up the other day. So I am opening the new can and I see the price at $5.29! Now I am not really sure how long ago I bought this particular can, but I know it has been a long time. I checked the bottom and I see the exp date as being 4/2012 and on the new can 7/2013. So assuming that a can takes about the same time to make it to a persons house we bought the last can about 15 months ago and it has increased in price by $1.30 in that time or 32.5%. No wonder it seems like our money doesn't even make it as far as it used to - it doesn't!

If that doesn't warn you that there is trouble coming.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: chickchoc on January 25, 2012, 07:48:02 PM
Penny -- I think that info qualifies as a validation of your intuition!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on January 25, 2012, 09:10:52 PM
The past few weeks, I've been feeling like things might be OK.

Which is why I think something bad will happen.

Why?

You know in horror movies that moment right as the victim relaxes is when the axe murderer comes in?  That's what I'm thinking now. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on January 25, 2012, 09:59:05 PM
The past few weeks, I've been feeling like things might be OK.

I don't think they are ok, but I feel like it has been set back a bit longer than I was thinking since last April or so. Either that or I am comfortable with my planning at the moment.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on January 26, 2012, 06:30:42 AM

Either that or I am comfortable with my planning at the moment.


You know, I never thought of that.  That could be why it seems like my sense of urgency ebbs and flows.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on January 26, 2012, 03:22:19 PM
You know in horror movies that moment right as the victim relaxes is when the axe murderer comes in?  That's what I'm thinking now.
Just so long as we don't find you running through the woods in your underwear and a pair of high heels, that always leads to a bad end.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on January 27, 2012, 01:27:09 AM
I don't think they are ok, but I feel like it has been set back a bit longer than I was thinking since last April or so. Either that or I am comfortable with my planning at the moment.

Cedar

We may be in that false recovery right now, or at least the illusion of a false recovery.

I have noticed at the grocery store, with a totally unofficial group of staples that I have kept mental tabs on, a steady increase in prices since 2008.  I'd venture to say it varies between 10% and 25% per year on most.  Of course, since food and energy costs are no longer figured in the official indexes, the advertised inflation rate is touted to be virtually zero.   Cough cough, don't step in the sheeple doo. 

With the pressure on world commodities and flooding of manufactured dollars into the system, pluss higher transportation costs, it appears likely that the inflation rate will become faster and faster, higher and higher. 

We will be able to add last years grocery prices to the "Remember When...?" thread!

My intuition is saying do and get what you can right now while things are still available.

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on January 27, 2012, 06:16:26 AM
 

We will be able to add last years grocery prices to the "Remember When...?" thread!


This is why I put the receipt into a tub of stored food or ammo cans of ammo.  So I can look at it in a few years (months?) and say, "Remember when."  And to prove to those in my life who wondered why I was prepping what a frickin' awesome investment preps were.

"Ten pounds of pancake mix for $6.99?  Wow!  That's worth $100 now if you can even get it."  That kind of thing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on January 27, 2012, 09:16:45 AM
*rabbit trail side note*

"Ten pounds of pancake mix for $6.99?  Wow!  That's worth $100 now if you can even get it."  That kind of thing.


Heavy G, don't forget most pancake mix (or similar all-in-one mixes) will not keep past their expiration dates, they can quickly turn toxic.  Has something to do with a leavening breakdown reaction, I think.  That stuff is fine for rotating short term foods, though.

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on February 01, 2012, 07:01:10 PM
@TG: I remember when that topic made the news. I think what happened was that a open box of pancake mix had/developed mold and a member of the family had a serious allergic reaction. I don't think this applies to unopened bags.

Please let me know if I am wrong...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on February 01, 2012, 08:55:27 PM
My intuition has so kicked in that I am now viewing the current situation as the "good ol' days."

I can't really explain it.  It doesn't make any sense.  But I'm feelin' it.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on February 01, 2012, 10:47:33 PM
@TG: I remember when that topic made the news. I think what happened was that a open box of pancake mix had/developed mold and a member of the family had a serious allergic reaction. I don't think this applies to unopened bags.

Please let me know if I am wrong...

Opened or unopened may not make a difference, I believe the spores or whatever the issue may already be in the mix.  I would suppose that if it were freshly stored in an oxygen free environment, they might not be an issue.

I have taken 12 grain store-bought bread on sale and thrown it in the freezer a few weeks before moving it to the fridge.  I'm not much of a bread eater, so a loaf might last a couple months.  When freezing it first, the bread never seems to get moldy.  Do you think freezing pancake mix when storing would help?

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on February 02, 2012, 04:30:17 AM
I recently bought some of shelf reliances 12 grain pancake mix.
It's got a crazy long shelf life.  10 years I think, unopened.
They use all sorts of new-fangled technology though ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexasGirl on February 02, 2012, 08:35:49 AM
Sure, SR would sell the right product preserved the right way. 

Interestingly, of all the foods the LDS storehouse sells for repackaging into #10 cans, their pancake mix may be the only one that says "not for use in long term storage" right on the side.  Maybe it has something to do with the kind of leavening?

My original comment was just a caution in response to Heavy G's mention of tucking away store-bought pancake mix for possible use several years down the line.

~TG
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mr. Red Beard (UKtheBUNNY) on February 02, 2012, 08:40:09 AM
A lot of pancake mixes have both powdered milk and powdered egg products in them. Would that contribute to a lower shelf life?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on February 02, 2012, 01:05:01 PM
In any case, I think it is definitely something to consider when storing large amounts of pancake mix. You are right, TG.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on February 02, 2012, 02:14:54 PM
Good info on pancake mix, but we need to get back to the topic of intution.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on February 02, 2012, 03:40:37 PM
Not sure if it's intuition, paranoia or what.  But lately it seems that most everyone I know is getting into the basics of prepping (though they don't all call it that).  Seems like everyone I work with is thinking about buying their first handgun, is starting short term food storage, and trying to payoff debt as quickly as possible while starting a bit of a savings too.
Granted, this may be because we all think we're about to lose our jobs, but it seems like more than that.

Personally, I just get this feeling that time is running out.  And that I should get things (preps, backup plans, etc) in place sooner rather than later.  I'm learning to listen to that voice in my head when it says I should buy more rice, or payoff my debt instead of buying something I want (vs need).
I'm not to freak out, and I'm mostly succeeding, but it seems like the bad signs just keep piling up and that things are soon going to reach a tipping point.

I really hope I'm wrong.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on February 02, 2012, 07:27:33 PM
Is it intuition that Israel is going to attack Iran soon? Though it may not be them, it may be us if reports of troop buildups in the Indian Ocean are true. Whoever strikes Iran, it will disrupt the flow of oil so hang on to your hats. So perhaps focusing on savings rather than reducing debt may be a good short term strategy.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on February 02, 2012, 10:54:25 PM
...So perhaps focusing on savings rather than reducing debt may be a good short term strategy.
I have always been a "some of this, some of that" kind of person. Some debt reduction, some savings, some food stores, some ammo stores, some other types of stores, some fix up the BOL, some work on the BOB, rinse and repeat.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on February 03, 2012, 11:35:11 AM
Good info on pancake mix, but we need to get back to the topic of intution.

I had a feeling you were going to say that.

Not sure if it's intuition, paranoia or what.  But lately it seems that most everyone I know is getting into the basics of prepping (though they don't all call it that).  Seems like everyone I work with is thinking about buying their first handgun, is starting short term food storage, and trying to payoff debt as quickly as possible while starting a bit of a savings too.
Granted, this may be because we all think we're about to lose our jobs, but it seems like more than that.

Personally, I just get this feeling that time is running out.  And that I should get things (preps, backup plans, etc) in place sooner rather than later.  I'm learning to listen to that voice in my head when it says I should buy more rice, or payoff my debt instead of buying something I want (vs need).
I'm not to freak out, and I'm mostly succeeding, but it seems like the bad signs just keep piling up and that things are soon going to reach a tipping point.

I really hope I'm wrong.

I have noticed some of the same also.  A couple of friends lately have been asking some questions about food storage and the like.  I tell them what I know, lend them a book or 2, and send them here.  A year or two ago, no one wanted to hear it, now a few are coming to me. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eronious on February 14, 2012, 04:08:25 PM
Hey gals and guys, this is my first post and in fact I joined the boards so I could respond to this specifically instead of the lurking I’ve been doing the last few months.  But I think it’s sort of interesting because sometimes it’s just this intuition that gets us started into this lifestyle.  My own conversion story was probably a bit more dramatic because I’m not as intuitive as many of my gender are so the universe has to speak really loudly to teach me anything.  I think it’s important to think through why you are doing anything you do to ensure that it makes sense and that you're not behaving in an irrational manner or out of fear.  I also think that's why the "if times get tough or even if they don't" premise is extraordinarily valuable.

I was an army brat and then became an overseas contractor where I married my army man.  He got out of the army and we both continued to contract.  A few years ago, this took us to Kuwait.  I have been overseas a lot and haven't met a culture I didn't absolutely love until...

Anyway, one morning, I was driving to work.  Getting onto the base where my job was located took 2 hours sitting at a gate waiting for a ridiculous level of security checks unless there was more than one person in the vehicle, which allowed you to go in an express lane (express means only an hour wait, but that’s another gripe…)  So I was headed down the road right by the gulf when a car started flashing me from behind.  It was about 4 in the morning which is when I had to leave in order to be to work on time and I was headed toward my friend Brian's apartment so we could ride in together.  It was really only about 10 minutes to his house.  Anyway, being a child of the gentle northwest, I assumed there must be something wrong, so I found a well lit part of the road and pulled over.  I thought I saw a young western man in the car, so I kept the doors locked and unrolled my window about an inch.  I was mistaken.  He was indeed a young man but he was dressed in a dishdasha (the long white robes), so someone from this region.  He parked in front of me (queue the ominous music) told me there was a problem with "black thing" and gestured toward the rear passenger side of my car.  I eventually figured out he meant my tire.  This was a brand new SUV however, so I politely thanked him for his concern and told him I was nearly to my destination.

At this point, his demeanor changed.  He insisted I get out of the car and when I wouldn’t, he ran back to his car and started to dig in the passenger seat.  I can only assume he was looking for a weapon, so I gunned it.  I almost took him out.  What followed was nothing short of a movie chase scene.  He was launching his little sedan over the speed bumps.  Then he managed to get in front of me and immediately, a huge truck turned on its headlights behind me.  I was trapped, so I jammed on the gas, sending my vehicle over the median into the oncoming lane, which of course was completely vacant at that time in the morning.  Finally, I came around the corner to see my friend standing outside his apartment (thank every god out there that he was on time that morning!) and the men in the vehicles saw the big corn-fed southerner too and took off in another direction.

I was pretty upset as I’m sure you can imagine.  I was jumpy and cried for no reason for days.  Mild PTSD?  However, once the shock wore off, I started thinking.  Everyone asked me why I hadn’t thought to look at the license plates – duh!  If anyone has ever been in a similar situation, you’ll know you don’t exactly think straight.  Then I DID start thinking about what I would have done if they’d managed to run me off the road.  I probably would have been buzzard food in the desert.  Even though it wasn’t legal, I should have at least had pepper spray.  I should have been carrying a knife.  I should have been more situationally aware.  I should never have pulled over.  Coulda shoulda woulda… I lucked out is what happened.

Anyway, that also got me thinking about all the other eventualities I wasn’t prepared for, and not just the big scary stuff.  I wasn’t prepared if I lost my job.  I wasn’t prepared if a family member died.  I wasn’t prepared if the power went out for a few days.  That realization has led me inevitably to the fact that planning for things to go wrong isn’t crazy, because they always will.  Eventually, the nutball on the corner with the “The End Is Nigh” sign will be right.  And even if it’s not in my lifetime, there will be a thousand little emergencies that can either end very badly or could be weathered fairly painlessly with just a little forethought.  But if the biggie doesn’t happen in our lifetimes, isn’t it our jobs to pass on skills and tools to the next generation in case it happens in their time?

I don’t relate this story to scare anyone or to talk badly about others.  I was rescued that very same night by a Kuwaiti woman… again, a story for another time.  The point is that times do get tough, but you shouldn’t live in fear and a good way to ensure you don’t have to is to be prepared.  Every time I buy an extra flashlight or put away an extra few cans of olives, or strap on my CCW, I feel a little more secure in the fact that I can take care of myself and even though I don’t have my forever home on 50 acres with a 3 year food supply and an arsenal, I’m moving in the right direction and I’m a little more self sufficient than I was before my last Costco run or listening to the latest episode of The Survival Podcast.

Thanks Jack and other new friends!  This podcast and community is helping me to change my life and to have a less fearful existence.

Heather
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on February 14, 2012, 04:22:02 PM
Welcome to the forum eronious  :D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on February 14, 2012, 08:09:54 PM
eronious: you have a 3:1 karma:post ration.  The best ever in the history of the forum. 

Welcome.  We'd love to hear more about your intuition.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on February 15, 2012, 08:41:02 AM
eronious: you have a 3:1 karma:post ration.  The best ever in the history of the forum. 

Welcome.  We'd love to hear more about your intuition.
Ha! Good catch. That is very good! Good work eronious!!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on February 15, 2012, 10:16:08 AM
Hey gals and guys, this is my first post and in fact I joined the boards so I could respond to this specifically instead of the lurking I’ve been doing the last few months.  But I think it’s sort of interesting because sometimes it’s just this intuition that gets us started into this lifestyle.  My own conversion story was probably a bit more dramatic because I’m not as intuitive as many of my gender are so the universe has to speak really loudly to teach me anything. 
Heather

Holy cow Heather!!

Welcome to the group.. and I missed about your husband at first so I though you were a man until I got to your signature. That was crazy!! And thanks for sharing. And I hope after that you had your friend pick YOU up at your house  ;)

Glad everything worked out ok in the end.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on February 22, 2012, 10:33:53 AM
My bells are going off big time this minute.  Haven't had this in a very long time. Well since Japan.  The only thing I have is holy crap and what I have done may not be enough but I am grateful for what I do have.  This feeling has lasted about 4 1/2 minutes which is a long time.  So just wondering 2 things anybody else having bells go off?  Or did something happen in the world?  Haven't watched TV yet just been busy doing domestics and listening to the pod cast.    Honestly I am hoping that it is something stupid and not another huge crap storm for me.  I just don't need any more this year.  Will go turn on the idiot box to see what if any thing is going on.  Any input from you guys would be great. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on February 22, 2012, 11:01:09 AM
My bells are going off big time this minute.  Haven't had this in a very long time. Well since Japan.  The only thing I have is holy crap and what I have done may not be enough but I am grateful for what I do have.  This feeling has lasted about 4 1/2 minutes which is a long time.  So just wondering 2 things anybody else having bells go off?  Or did something happen in the world?  Haven't watched TV yet just been busy doing domestics and listening to the pod cast.    Honestly I am hoping that it is something stupid and not another huge crap storm for me.  I just don't need any more this year.  Will go turn on the idiot box to see what if any thing is going on.  Any input from you guys would be great.

It was just patient Zero having the first transmission of his/her incurable flu.  (I still picture Gwenyth Paltrow.)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on February 22, 2012, 08:06:48 PM
My bells are going off big time this minute.  Haven't had this in a very long time. Well since Japan.  The only thing I have is holy crap and what I have done may not be enough but I am grateful for what I do have.  This feeling has lasted about 4 1/2 minutes which is a long time.  So just wondering 2 things anybody else having bells go off?  Or did something happen in the world?  Haven't watched TV yet just been busy doing domestics and listening to the pod cast.    Honestly I am hoping that it is something stupid and not another huge crap storm for me.  I just don't need any more this year.  Will go turn on the idiot box to see what if any thing is going on.  Any input from you guys would be great.
Not sure where you live but there is a winter storm coming in parts of the US.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on February 22, 2012, 08:22:01 PM
Also, there was an earthquake (4.0) in Missouri today. (About 150 miles South of St. Louis) It was felt in 13 states. Near the New Madrid Fault line.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Mr. Red Beard (UKtheBUNNY) on February 22, 2012, 08:53:21 PM
Also, there was an earthquake (4.0) in Missouri today. (About 150 miles South of St. Louis) It was felt in 13 states. Near the New Madrid Fault line.

Actually there were 2 over a magnitude of 3 one 4.0 and one 3.9. Crazy stuff

http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nm022212a.php (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nm022212a.php)
http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nm022212c.php (http://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/recenteqsus/Quakes/nm022212c.php)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on February 22, 2012, 09:00:33 PM
I didn't hear about the other one. Thanks.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on February 22, 2012, 09:05:01 PM




 Amber ALERT - Space Weather~
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Amber ALERT - Space Weather - Level 4 event in 3 day ForecastActivity increasing at a MAJOR active level.

Please Note: Before taking action on these alerts you must double check with the appropriate
authority for your country. Geo storms are difficult to track precisely and are often localised in nature.
More resources are linked to from spaceweather.twotsi.com, www.swpc.noaa.gov, and spaceweather.com.

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I just got this after I posted my last response.  Maybe it had something to do with the "unsettled" feelings.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on February 22, 2012, 11:01:29 PM
could be just combo of all that?  It's been quite a few hours now and my knees are still weak.  I have had the strangest feeling like why bother with any thing any more.  That is just not like me at all.  Almost like I just want to pull the covers over my head and hide.   All you can do now is hold on it's going to be a bumpy ride.   Well crap better stock up on some comfort junk food just in case.  ;)  M&M's always works magically  delicious don't ya know ;D   

Would have thought I was overly sensitive due to all the other crap storms I've gone through this winter.  However hubby asked me tonight WTF is up things sure seem crazy.  Strange then he watched the news.  So very very weird for him.  The animals are even being more clingy than normal. 

When we went out tonight I noticed the $4.99 on diesel.  I never notice prices but that number just popped out at me.  I know most people watch gas prices but hubby fills my tank about twice a month or so.  So I don't pay attention at all.  It was just the number itself and not so much the price that got my attention. 

I do have an strong need to get cash out of the bank to hold at the house.  Was planning on doing more of that at the end of the year.  But I really feel like I need to get it tomorrow or by the end of the week.  Was going to get it today but that "what's the point" kept popping up & of course back to that time is up feeling.  So I guess I take it that what ever is coming will be short lived or turn out ok?   who knows maybe the planets are just messing with my tin foil hat ;)  If something more pops up will let you know please do the same. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on March 06, 2012, 11:04:23 PM
Today very strong rapid dejavue (can't spell)  hit about 6-7 times today.  Unrelated to last post? Related?  Since last post tornados back east hit but I can't say oh that's what I was picking up on just a maybe.  Still feel like time is up/short.  But that is not as strong now.  I have more of a feeling of energy like you do just before you give birth.  Time to rock all the last minute stuff out.  Last pm had trouble sleeping bad dreams that I couldn't remember.  (strange for me I always remember)  But prior to that have been sleeping hours and hours.  Again strange for me I usually have trouble sleeping and never sleep more than 7 hours usually just 4-6.  So I shuffled some $$ around made it easier to get to brought some home.  I have the thoughts stock up on TP & meds / medical.  I guess you can never have enough. 

Glad this thread has been quiet for a while.  That is a bit comforting.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on March 07, 2012, 07:11:06 AM
I'm the opposite. I am feeling uneasy.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on March 07, 2012, 09:18:08 AM
Déjà vu. Just sayin'.  ;)

Yogi Berra had it all over again.  8)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 05:54:07 PM
Could the CMEs have anything to do with the "unease"? Monday, I received 7 CME reports (actually 21 - start, max, end.) and 2 from another site.  Then when I got home from work yesterday, I found some more that showed up after I went to bed. And one more today.

Also heard on the news that a major one is heading our way and is expected to last until sometime Friday. If it's large enough, it could cause some problems. (Might want to unplug essential items like computer, etc.)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on March 07, 2012, 06:30:07 PM
Well I know I can feel pressure change with the weather.  I am very sensitive to that.  I am also sensitive to large overhead power lines.   I could be sensitive to CMEs but since I just found out what they were a few months ago I have no way of knowing.  It is something I will watch.  Good question. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 06:55:50 PM
Well, we know that the sun & moon affect humans as well as animals.  The sun has been "quiet" for a while, then there was the activity (large enough to be spotted by the sites that study the "space weather") the last few days. There could have been more that was missed because it happened while the earth was turned away. (Maybe?)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: TexDaddy on March 07, 2012, 07:25:12 PM
....while the earth was turned away. (Maybe?)
? ? ? 50% of the earth faces the sun 100% of the time. I must not understand what you mean.

Are you talking about the tilt? Like when on the summer solstice, the north pole is tilted toward the sun and on the winter solstice when the north pole is tilted away from the sun.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on March 07, 2012, 07:26:37 PM
oh yes definitely a maybe.  I have learned that when I get the feeling in my gut like I want to vomit with deja vu then followed by a pain in my head (the top)  with in 2 days my dad will show up to bring all kinds of crap.  If I get rapid dejavu with a sense of fear and the tears start  to come it is a big disaster about 2-3 weeks out.  I have learned that when I feel great sadness and can't focus someone will die within 6 months.  When I say oh crap not again I don't know what will happen it's a wait and see.  If my knees get weak with any of those things I am learning it is something close to home? Don't really have that one figured out yet.  This new thing with seeing faces and flashes of light with a vision like a dream memory but it's not a dream has got me totally stumped.   Will just have to wait and see.  If I keep having what I have had lately and I can watch the space weather they might connect which would be great to make another connection.  That will take time but I will watch it.  Would be interesting to see that's for sure. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 07:39:05 PM
? ? ? 50% of the earth faces the sun 100% of the time. I must not understand what you mean.

Are you talking about the tilt? Like when on the summer solstice, the north pole is tilted toward the sun and on the winter solstice when the north pole is tilted away from the sun.

I think it's a combination plus the rotation that just "misses" some of the flares at just the right time. It could also be that the sun has been fairly dormant for a while. I'm just not sure. But I do know that there might be days/weeks between the reports that I get where there is no report, then like the last 3 days, many with varying strengths. (9.0 today, 9.8 yesterday, and a 1.0)

I don't fully under stand the "language" of the reports but observe the frequency of them. I do know that for the last two days, the radios (cb type, school band) were really messed up! Communication was almost non-existant at time because of the static. Then it would clear up.

I'll try to copy/paste a sequence of reports on one of them here. (Can't guarantee it will work, I'm fairly "computer illiterate")  Cross your fingers.  ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 07:43:22 PM
 IPS FLARE ALERT - PART A
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A Flare (Greater than C8 in X-ray Flux) Has Just Started At:
1234 UT on 06-03-2012
Further Information Will Be Issued At the End of the Event
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Follow the progress of this flare on the IPS Web site
http://www.ips.gov.au Click "Space Weather" Click "X-Ray Flux"
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Australian Space Forecast Centre
IPS Radio and Space Services
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Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 07:47:16 PM
IPS FLARE ALERT - PART A
START OF FLARE EVENT
ISSUE TIME: Tue Mar  6 23:36:09 EST 2012
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
A Flare (Greater than C8 in X-ray Flux) Has Just Started At:
1234 UT on 06-03-2012
Further Information Will Be Issued At the End of the Event
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Follow the progress of this flare on the IPS Web site
http://www.ips.gov.au Click "Space Weather" Click "X-Ray Flux"
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
Australian Space Forecast Centre
IPS Radio and Space Services
(61)(2)9213 8010 (phone)
(61)(2)9213 8061 (fax)
asfc@ips.gov.au


Oops! Ok, this is just a repeat of the other one. I guess I should have done them seperately. (I tried to pick out three of them to demonstrate. But there is a link so you can check it out if you want.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on March 07, 2012, 08:01:40 PM
<gentle nudge> back on topic...
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on March 07, 2012, 08:24:49 PM
<gentle nudge> back on topic...

Yes, sir, Mr. Heavy G.   
(It is related, tho)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on March 08, 2012, 05:48:48 AM
Could the CMEs have anything to do with the "unease"? Monday, I received 7 CME reports (actually 21 - start, max, end.) and 2 from another site.  Then when I got home from work yesterday, I found some more that showed up after I went to bed. And one more today.

Also heard on the news that a major one is heading our way and is expected to last until sometime Friday. If it's large enough, it could cause some problems. (Might want to unplug essential items like computer, etc.)

Good call! Maybe so! I would accept that as a possibility.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on April 20, 2012, 03:14:05 AM
Well yesterday had oh crap dejavue feeling again. Followed by the feeling money. Glimpse of oh this is good then an overwhelming feeling of craaaaaap.  Hubby looks at me and says what's that all about.  Oh not much just a money crap storm is about to hit really really soon.   Like within the week but then later.   Of course he blows me off.  Normal. 

Now today go to the mail box and what do I find?  A nice little letter from the IRS.  Then in another envelope a nice big super fat check!  There it is fantastic!! Surprise money oh happy days.  Humm wait a minute how can this be.  So off to the CPA's office.  40 min later 2 CPA's are looking at the letter and check.  Neither can figure out why.  So advice put it in the bank hold for 3 years just in case then don't worry about it.

Now my CPA is OCD when it comes to details and just couldn't let it go.  Come to find out when the paper work went through their (IRS) computer only kicked out one form when it should have kicked out 2.  So now I need to send the money back with a letter and explanation of why we feel we owe this in taxes.   I had already mailed in the money I had owed them.  Apparently they say I have way over paid.   So now after I send in this money back to them I get to wait to see if they accept it nicely or send it back again or most likely will want even more money for interest and penalties for paying late.  Dang I don't see this being an easy fix.   Sure would like it that they owe me and I get to keep the money.  Not going to hold my breath on this one.

If they do want extra payment for interest and penalties it most likely wouldn't be that much.  Hubby is already saying well we would just pay it to get/ keep  them off our backs.   Of course I am saying bull pucky on that one it was their mistake they sent me the money.  Oh this one may just come back to bite me in the butt.   oh well nothing do to but sit and wait.  And there would be the big oh craaaap feeling I had. 

Well lets all hope that's all it was and nothing on a bigger scale.

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on April 22, 2012, 09:38:54 PM
I've stared at this blank screen for a while now.  I can't put into words what I'm feeling about what's coming.  The closest I can come is this: what used to seem like the future is now the present.  Pardon me if that doesn't make sense.  It's as close as I can come to conveying what I'm feeling. 

I'm 1,000% certain it's coming.  I have a rough idea of what it will be like.  And I'm at peace about it.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: backwoods_engineer on April 23, 2012, 09:04:56 AM
... I can't put into words what I'm feeling about what's coming.  The closest I can come is this: what used to seem like the future is now the present. 

That is roughly what I am sensing. 

And in keeping with the spirit of this thread, let me say that my wife, who has had to be dragged kicking and screaming into prepping, is starting to feel that now, too. 

And one of my lady friends who I would NEVER think would give a second thought about such things, asked me about firearms training and food storage the other day. 

Oh, yeah, it's coming, faster than we think.  I believe we will really see at least regional loss of the rule of law by the time of the elections, which I think will be "postponed."
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on April 23, 2012, 09:11:21 AM
Actually mine has backed off again. For the last year I have always felt "April 2012". In a way I feel like something behind the scenes recently changed the situation I was worried about. Not that I worry like chewing my fingernails worry, but I felt the haste. And like I posted somewhere around here, maybe I feel that I can make due with what I have on hand now so I feel security now.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on June 04, 2012, 09:20:54 AM
My intuition meter is pegged all the way into the red zone.

I'm walking around now looking at friends and acquaintances thinking about how they'll react to what's coming.

You know when you see a movie for the second time?  And you're watching the first few scenes of the movie the second time?  You see things that you missed before but now are realizing how they impact the other scenes in the movie.  That's what I'm feeling now. 

But, at the same time, I haven't seen the whole movie.  It's like I've seen a preview of the movie once and now I'm watching the opening scenes of the full movie.

That might not make any sense, but neither does anything I'm feeling.  Well, it doesn't make sense if you think everything is fine; it makes perfect sense if you're aware of what's going on.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on June 04, 2012, 11:37:59 AM
My intuition meter is pegged all the way into the red zone.

I'm walking around now looking at friends and acquaintances thinking about how they'll react to what's coming.

You know when you see a movie for the second time?  And you're watching the first few scenes of the movie the second time?  You see things that you missed before but now are realizing how they impact the other scenes in the movie.  That's what I'm feeling now. 

But, at the same time, I haven't seen the whole movie.  It's like I've seen a preview of the movie once and now I'm watching the opening scenes of the full movie.

That might not make any sense, but neither does anything I'm feeling.  Well, it doesn't make sense if you think everything is fine; it makes perfect sense if you're aware of what's going on.

Ditto. I don't feel like anything natural is looming, but I feel like something more man made is looking like a house of cards ready for a leaf blower.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dodgetruckmom on June 05, 2012, 05:53:26 AM
My intuition meter was off the scale until my 20-year-old daughter returned to the US last week from her semester in Spain. She was here at home for a few days and then returned to college to take classes for the summer. College is in a metropolitan area on the west coast 600 miles away over two mountain ranges, but that feels slightly better to me than her being 6000 miles away across an ocean in a foreign country. We had a brief chat before she left and I was happy to see that she has her antennae up. (She should, as I have preached about earthquake preparedness since she left for that college.) We need to visit more about her specific plans in the event of an emergency, but I am comforted by the fact that at least she's aware of what could go wrong and how badly. Kids that age tend to think they are immortal and that nothing bad can happen to them.

So the intuition meter has dropped back slightly, but I still think something is coming, and soon. The movie preview analogy comes pretty close to describing how I feel, too.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: scienceteacher on June 06, 2012, 08:23:15 AM
It is beyond that point. I am so sure that economic disaster is on the horizon I want all my money into gold and silver. However I don't know that would do any good. I also am very sure money will be digitized and we will only be allowed to do commerce when they say, the way they say, with whom they say and publicly with digital cash.
What would keep a government or bank from declining transactions at will or keeping track of people whose transactions include large amounts of food so they know where to go to confiscate it in time of need? The government already has executive orders allowing for the confiscation of gold, guns, food, and land during times of emergency . What is left with which to protect your family? What would they consider an emergency worthy of enacting it? I become more and more convinced all we can do is become self sufficient and learn the SKILLS of survival rather than relying on money or preparations. And so as a teacher I am becoming the student. While we still have access to the internet and unlimited books I am trying to learn everything I can about every skill needed to provide all basic necessities for my family. Knowledge is the only key and not book knowledge but a skills set.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on June 06, 2012, 02:53:02 PM
If you are worried about the government knowing what you have because you used your card/check, you might want to use cash and get as much as you can now. So far, cash hasn't been outlawed and if you use cash, what you purchase (well, most of it) can't be traced.
Certain items - like guns/vehicles of course will be "registered" but ammo can be paid for with cash. Food, clothing, emergency supplies, etc.  can be purchased with cash.

Get as much now as you can WHILE you are doing the rest. (Of course, you would want to seperate things like food into smaller "bunches" so that if "they" do come after it, they won't get all of it.) If you want to grow things, you still need to get seed. Pay cash.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LJH on June 16, 2012, 01:25:13 PM
I think I mentioned early on is this thread that I don't have much in the way of intuition but now that even the mainstream news is regularly discussing a collapse I'm ramping up the worry. Those idiots are usually the last ones to notice an impending disaster so if they're on it it's prolly just about upon us.  :-\
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on July 04, 2012, 02:22:57 PM
I'm starting to realize that I'm not going to have time to get everything done and thinking about what it means to go without certain things I feel we need to have in place.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on July 04, 2012, 03:15:22 PM
eph2:

That might be true, but you're waaayyyy better off than 97% of the population.  Keep that in mind.  There will never be enough time/money to truly have every prep nailed down.  We have to play the hand we're dealt--and if you're on this forum, you're playing that hand much, much better than virtually anyone around you.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on July 09, 2012, 08:14:55 AM
My   Déjà vu has been popping up all over the place lately.  Very strong frequent and almost a rapid fire several times a day.  This has been going on for quite a few weeks now.  I thought it would pass as normal.  Most of the time I am just noticing it but more and more often I can get this "OH CRAP Not again" feeling.  It's sorta like when you are outside and get a faint smell of rain coming.  Or a brief oh a storm is rolling in.  Then you just go about your day.   Or like when you have the tv on in the background and a word or two catches your attention.  You look towards the tv and ask half heartedly what are they talking about?  By the time you get to the tv the news has gone to commercial and you missed it.  I feel like some of it is personal but most is on a much bigger scale.

I  have decided to handle it all different this time.  Instead of trying to figure out what it is or why.  I am just saying ok it's there and letting it go.  I think it's more because I don't really want to know what "IT" is.  I mean if I can't stop it or help people or warn them then whats the point?  Sometimes the feeling, weather comes into my head or fire or evacuation, death, illness,  money.  Then a few times I had oh this is ok feeling and hubby asked why are you smiling?    I didn't even realize I was.   

 I had evacuation and fire so so strong for a week.  Then it hit so hard Sat. AM that we went truck shopping.  I just had /got this feeling stop messing around trying to figure out what kind of rig to get  just go get a big truck.  Get it today!  Get it now! Then get a trailer.

  Now that is weird for me.  Yes a big truck would come in handy and we do want to get one some day.  However they are $$$ and I refuse to go into debit.  That is even worse.   We did test drive some and came so close to getting one.  Thankfully we have a 'sleep on it' rule and the next morning instead of being sad we didn't have a truck I was so relieved to still have the money!  So no truck for now but if it happens again I guess I can't dismiss it so easily. 

 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: snickers on July 09, 2012, 08:22:25 AM
Now that is weird for me.  Yes a big truck would come in handy and we do want to get one some day.  However they are $$$ and I refuse to go into debit.  That is even worse.   We did test drive some and came so close to getting one.  Thankfully we have a 'sleep on it' rule and the next morning instead of being sad we didn't have a truck I was so relieved to still have the money!  So no truck for now but if it happens again I guess I can't dismiss it so easily.

Good for you for not going into debt! My brother just got a really good deal on a big truck with low miles - I bet if you wait for gas prices to spike this summer you can get a real steal on gently a used one!
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on July 31, 2012, 06:03:26 PM
So how bout it any bells going off today??  I only ask because I have been a basket case most of yesterday.  Then since 10am this AM I have been in tears and shaking all day.  On the way home from the store I kept hearing warning bells like the ones you hear at a railroad crossing.  I have been hearing that for quite a few days now on and off.  This time it was loud.  I have my BOB stuff on the table going through it cash on hand.   Some how this does not feel right but yet it does.   

Maybe I am just loosing it.  Hormones stress?  Shoot I don't know.  It just sucks because I can feel it.  I just don't know where it's coming from.  I am not sure what it is.  There was a time I would have blown it off  but experience and validation has taught me not to. 

We have had quite a few little pot holes hit us over the last few weeks.  More like inconveniences  where I would feel oh crap not again.   Better get more cash on hand.  (car broke down)  aw shit time is up we loose (baby turkeys hatched before we had the pen ready)  Good grief not again (hubbys truck broke down)  quick hide don't answer the phone (family called that I will not have any thing to do with) Warned hubby that he needed to be tough and hard core just suck it up (his dad showed up with more grief to give)  Don't answer that phone  it's  bad news  (hubby was informed his mom    has COPD and dad -FIL has prostate cancer) Phone rings again I looked at him he asked should I answer?  Yes it's my best friend with bad news she needs me (it was) Ok so those have come and gone now it's just this big thing.  I almost feel like it is as big as Japan or 911 just size wise.   I want to say weather but since I keep having a train thing and evacuation popping in….

It bothers me that I am not doing what I need to do but I just don't know what I should be doing.  I just know I am not doing it.  I have never felt so lost for direction.  No matter what I do if feels like this is just a superficial thing to pass the time.  The more I do the farther away I feel we are getting.  Dang I just feel crazy every thing is so vague like trying to sniff with a bad cold and you really can't tell if you smell something or not. 

The thing that bothers me most is I don't know who to tell to duck.   I do know some one needs to duck some where for some reason.   ;) :rofl:  how's that for being intuitive duh.

Any body else uneasy?  I don't mean just because of the news / media.  Any unusual dreams?  Feelings of being watchful but don't know what to watch for?  I don't know any thing?  Or am I just in some serious need of meds.   ;D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: KellyAnn on July 31, 2012, 06:44:51 PM
Uneasy.  Yes, that would be a good way to describe it.

Closer to what I'm feeling is that the walls are closing in and that I'm running out of options.
I'm usually quite mentally sound (other than a fear of clowns), but lately it's just this feeling that I'm caught in a trap.
I've had this feeling since before the Aurora CO shooting, but it's definitely intensified since then.
I know some of it is work related, but there seems to be more to it then that.
All I can do is stick with my plan, trust in the plan, and believe things will go better for myself and my husband if we follow the plan.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on July 31, 2012, 08:05:11 PM
Thanks for the reply.  At least I no I am not the only one.  Just gotta press on.  When it hits so intensely it just sucks. If tomorrow is not any better then I will have to break down and follow a to do list.  Some times this feeling can just be paralyzing and I HATE that!   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on July 31, 2012, 10:41:59 PM
Thankfully we have a 'sleep on it' rule

That rule has saved our bacon more times than I can say. And it has led us to better opportunities.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eronious on August 14, 2012, 12:27:21 PM
I hope this doesn't come accross as preachy or overly pollyanna-ish.  I'm absolutely not trying to downplay any fears that anyone has, because trust me, I'm a chronic worrier and it's something I have to battle all the time.  But I think its important to keep everything in perspective and to try not to live in fear.  Are you doing what you can to prepare for the most likely scenarios?  Are you becoming more and more self sufficient?  Are you getting out of debt?  Are you putting a little something by in case things go off the rails?  Could you get by for a week with no inputs (water, power, grocery stores, fuel, etc.)?  How about 2 weeks?  Yes?  Good for you!  Prep for three weeks or a couple of months next.  Try out both your bug-out AND your bug-in scenarios.  Are you gaining new skillsets that will make you more valuable and versitile in the long run? 

Humans aren't the fastest creature on the planet.  We don't have the best eyesight, bite power, claws, sniffers, or even much fur.  What we do have is our adaptability and ability to cooperate, plan for the future, and learn from each other.  If you're leveraging those advantages and better yet, teaching those around you to do those things too, you vastly increase your chance of survival no matter what comes your way. 

We have instincts (I think more so as women) not to make us live in fear or to live perpetually worried about when that shoe is going to drop, but to serve as a prod to keep moving - keep improving.  If you're doing what you can, you have no need to fear.  You've prepared, now practice using those skills.  Go camping.  Go for a day long hike.  Try cooking with your preps.  Try going without water and power for a few days and see how it works out and adjust your plan accordingly.  Make it a game.  Too much fear or worry will make you sick and you can get stuck in a mind-set where all you're hearing is the sound of the impending danger, and then if you let yourself dwell there all the time, that's all you'll hear.  It can get to the point where you can't be happy in the here and now if you're completely focused on all the bad stuff that could go down - and I think at that point, you almost start to invite that disaster into your life.  I guess all I'm saying is that even though a lot of us are instinctually feeling a sense of urgency lately, try not to dwell on that possible future.  Try to listen to that prompting to give you the inspiration to keep working to improve your life in the here and now and in the future when these things do come down.  Then just trust yourself and the work you've done.  You've already given yourself a much better shot at coping with anything that comes your way if you've done your due dilligence.  And if you're here, you probably have.  :)

Here's a question.  I do a lot of disaster recovery and security planning as my day-job.  Would anyone like to go through the exercise of developing a disaster recovery plan for your personal life?  I'd be happy to share what I know and tools to determine where you should be spending your time and money if anyone is interested.  I could start a new thread if one doesn't exist.  I just don't want any of you to be afraid, and I think knowing that you're on the right track is a really powerful tool in easing those fears and intelligently assessing where the real risks are in your life.  Seeing the plan and justifications on paper can be super comforting and useful.  Let me know if anyone is interested, ok? 

You girls rock!  I'm glad you're out there doing what you do.  The TSP boys aren't all bad either.   ;)  I feel like I have a whole lot of brothers- and sisters-at-arms out there and that gives ME a lot of comfort, no matter what I feel looming on the horizon. :-*
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 14, 2012, 02:08:45 PM
...
Here's a question.  I do a lot of disaster recovery and security planning as my day-job.  Would anyone like to go through the exercise of developing a disaster recovery plan for your personal life?  I'd be happy to share what I know and tools to determine where you should be spending your time and money if anyone is interested.  I could start a new thread if one doesn't exist.  I just don't want any of you to be afraid, and I think knowing that you're on the right track is a really powerful tool in easing those fears and intelligently assessing where the real risks are in your life.  Seeing the plan and justifications on paper can be super comforting and useful.  Let me know if anyone is interested, ok?  ...


this is a great idea for a new thread...  :D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eronious on August 14, 2012, 02:19:33 PM
Ok.  I'll try to create it over in the more mainstream sections of the boards.  I'll give you guys a link when I've got it going.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 14, 2012, 02:47:26 PM
Actually, I'm more angry that frightened. Yes, I fear what "our' government is going to do next - I don't trust them at all! (Except to do something to move our country deeper in the hole) That is why I keep on, keeping on. To try to counteract what the traitorous scumbags are doing. A step at a time - trudging along. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eronious on August 14, 2012, 02:51:09 PM
Amen FlagTag! 

Ok, I put it under Emergency Preps.  I'll post a link to the workbook when I have a draft for you guys to mess with.

http://thesurvivalpodcast.com/forum/index.php?topic=36875.0
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 14, 2012, 06:51:31 PM
Thanks. I'll be looking forward to it. (I did post on the linked page.)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on August 16, 2012, 08:50:29 PM
You girls rock!  I'm glad you're out there doing what you do.  The TSP boys aren't all bad either.   ;)  I feel like I have a whole lot of brothers- and sisters-at-arms out there and that gives ME a lot of comfort, no matter what I feel looming on the horizon. :-*

That gives me comfort too.  There are a lot of people getting on the band wagon with us now and that's a good thing.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on August 16, 2012, 08:52:11 PM
Actually, I'm more angry that frightened. Yes, I fear what "our' government is going to do next - I don't trust them at all! (Except to do something to move our country deeper in the hole) That is why I keep on, keeping on. To try to counteract what the traitorous scumbags are doing. A step at a time - trudging along.

Anger focused in the correct way can be a great motivator.  Righteous anger, not blind anger.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on August 16, 2012, 09:32:21 PM
Anger focused in the correct way can be a great motivator.  Righteous anger, not blind anger.
Oh, it's righteous all right. As I stated before, I keep on keeping on. I won't be bullied, and I vote! I will work to do my part (as best I can) to keep my country on the right track. When I prepare, I do it to "tell" the corrupt/treasonous government that I can take care of myself and won't be their slave. Not blindly, but with a purpose.  ;)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on August 17, 2012, 10:30:44 AM
Oh, it's righteous all right. As I stated before, I keep on keeping on. I won't be bullied, and I vote! I will work to do my part (as best I can) to keep my country on the right track. When I prepare, I do it to "tell" the corrupt/treasonous government that I can take care of myself and won't be their slave. Not blindly, but with a purpose.  ;)
We need a whole country full of people like you.  :)
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on August 22, 2012, 08:03:20 PM
My intuition meter is pegged.  Something will happen in 2012, around the election or January 2013.  Something. 

One of the reasons my intuition is pegged is that so many great prepping things have fallen into place.  I thought I was prepared in the past, but I realize how much better prepared I am now. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Cedar on August 22, 2012, 08:42:47 PM
In April-ish I was much more relaxed on it after feeling an urgency of something coming..

Now I suspect something will happen, but it is not like a 6th sense thing. I don't have a timetable on it this time, but I can see alot of things all coming together to be an issue, not just any one thing, but with something being the catalyst which causes the spark.

I wrote this to my boss who was asking my opinion and I think I posted it elsewhere on TSP:

I am concerned on many levels about many things locally, in the US and globally.

1. As productivity declined, the nation became more dependent on foreign products.
2. A breakdown in the labor force occurred as the traditional work ethic declined.
3. The infrastructure of the cities declined and began a steady decay.
4. A balance of trade deficit began to occur.
5. The cost of government, including the military and welfare, became burdensome.
6. Class economic warfare broke out between the rich and poor.
7. Parts of the empire were not taxed while others were overtaxed.
8. The small farm all but disappeared.


This is the same recipe over and over again. The above is not talking about the United States or any other current foreign country. It is talking about the fall of the Roman Empire, ancient Greece, French Revolution, the Taiping Rebellion in China in 1852–70, Weimar Germany in 1910, arguably The Great Depression of the 1930s, and there are about 12 others throughout history. In many ways historically clear back to the Roman and Greek days we are set in the perfect storm for financial collapse, riots, and/or famine. At least 12 times in history, no one seems to pay attention to history anymore… Why do people think it won’t it happen again? One would be foolish to think it won’t. And yes, the above list also pertains to the current state of the USA today.

Cedar
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Nicodemus on August 23, 2012, 12:21:59 PM
I think a lot of our meters may be pegged because the trouble has already started and on an intuitive level we know it is happening. When we look back in a historical perspective it'll appear that everything happened pretty quickly, but while living through it there may not be a Bellwether Moment as such, a moment where everything went from one state to an entirely different paradigm in the blink of an eye.

So, do what you can to prepare for the worse, your intuition is telling you something important, but don't spend your life as if your existence will be dramatically and forever changed in one critical moment and therefore wait poised for that moment to happen.

Don't get me wrong, your life could be changed in a moment due to an unfortunate event perhaps in a car crash, but if you fear such things, you put on your seatbelt, make the decision to drive as safely as possible, be vigilant and otherwise put the fear of imminent doom out of your mind. The folks that can't mentally work such things out tend to wind up with stress disorders or they stop engaging in the things that they believe will spell their doom.

Fear is meant to be a momentary response to an imminent threat that can be utilized to save one's life. It's not meant to be a state that a being lives within.

That's just my two cents. I could be wrong.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 23, 2012, 03:26:13 PM
Having intuition is not living in or with fear.  It is simply being able to read the "invisible" signs or signals that something is about to happen.  In ways that most people don't or can't.    This type of thing happen most often with people that have more active mirror neurons  if you will.    Watching the news or looking around at what is happening in the world today and then coming to a conclusion that something is going to happen is really not intuition as much as it is deductive reasoning.   

Having your hackles stand up or getting goose bumps or just having an uneasy feeling about something can easily be dismissed as being paranoid or fearful.  So many wont listen to that little voice inside.  I have found that that is a huge mistake.  If I ever had the feeling that someone should not fly somewhere I would tell them that they shouldn't.   If I have the feeling that someone should duck or do some thing to  get them out of harms way I would tell them.  There have been times when I get a very clear message out of the blue about a particular  person or place.  At times I was embarrassed or fearful that they may think I was crazy.  Now I don't care.  Because of the intuitive side of myself I have been able to send people to the hospital before they had a heart attack.  Because it hit as they were walking into the ER door their life was saved.  I have seen way to many times that when I did keep my mouth shut bad things happened that could have been avoided or at least minimized.  I didn't listen to that little voice in my head.  My hackles were way up.  My parents told me I was just being dumb.  I was jumped.  Now I don't let anybody tell me my hackles are dumb!

That's not to say that after warning them people would choose to listen.  No matter how much you tell them no matter how you put yourself on the line for ridicule.  You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink.  To bad so sad A man was murdered a man went to prison.  Children lost fathers grandfathers uncles.  It all could have been avoided?  Unless I guess you believe in fate and there fore  would have happened any way. 

How many just knew 911 was about to happen?  Some exactly.  Some was foggy.  Some just knew it was something big.  That would effect them but not directly involved.  Some saw visions of it but couldn't see where.  I often wonder If I had saw that clearly would I have called the FBI or someone?  In doing so my life as I know it would have been over.

 What about the Japan earthquake.  Many I have talked to knew that was going to happen.  They could feel it coming.  Maybe didn't know what but they knew it.  I knew there was going to be an earthquake and big water with fire.  That's how the message came through.  I called everyone in my family and all my friends as a warning.  I didn't know where it would hit I just knew that it was big and it was here.  I also ended each conversation with but it doesn't  feel like you? or there?  But we will feel it on some level. 

My gift / curse is real and I know others here have the same gift /curse.  Some times things are not crystal clear.  Sometimes we just know it's just we don't always know what we know or why or even what.    That is the great thing about this thread is it is a free place to share those out of the ordinary vibes that come down the pike.  Free from being told we are living in fear free from being called paranoid.  Free to share feelings.  Who knows what kind of messages / vibes / warnings  may come if all who were intuitive posted when "that" feeling hits.  If you have several people sensing something on the same day I would advise to take notice. 

Wouldn't it be great to have our own little forecaster community.  Some with visions some that sense  dated or times some places or events.  If we all come together we make our gift / curse stronger.  We can bring more clarity.  I know for me when I can't help someone with this gift / curse then whats the point of having it?   

I think the most important thing for sensitives or  intuitives  is validation.  It's through several validations that the clarity comes.  It's no different than developing any other skill / gift.  In my last post I mentioned evacuation and train crossing type sounds bells.  I got my validation from that within just a few days.  I learned from it.  I grew from it. 

All the BOB's BOL's LTS guns and ammo no matter how organized I am will never make the intuitive vibes go away.  That is not where they are coming from.  It is not a fear based thing.  It can be a scary thing to have intuition It can also be very difficult to describe or verbalize exactly what "IT" is.   The only thing I can say is when you feel that feeling go into it for that split second and check how you feel happy mad sad glad scared big little.  Try to read it in a nano second. Not judge it keep your brain out of it.   don't put your knowledge into it or your experiences.  Example if you have a sense of black and red squares all lined up in a grid pattern.  Try not to say it is a chess or checker board or game board.  That is putting your knowledge judgement and brain to it.  It could be a buffalo plaid jacket or  blanket or something else.    When I keep things stated simple without judgement it can become more clear. 

I just wanted to post this so that those that are intuitive do not take the helpful posts about fear and being prepared as dismissive to the gift/ curse they have.  It is important that we are prepared for things.  One of the most useful things we can have is a clear mind.  To be able to adapt and act according to the situation.  Not out of a panicked state or fear.  But cool calm and collected assess improvise and adapt.  Often times your intuition can help with that too. 

Of course there is nothing wrong with having your preps organized.  Nice and neat.  Ok I am a bit OCD about this stuff. (my cans are alphabetized)  Have you ever looked at a stocked fire engine or first responder van.  A place for everything and every thing in its place.  What good is it to have if you can't find it when you need it? 

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: inbox485 on August 23, 2012, 07:08:27 PM
The indicators are getting far harder to ignore. The fringes are drumming for war, and much of the middle is stocking the wood pile. The course is set to the point that calling the mid term future a mess is not just intuitive, but a pretty safe bet. I'm probing my intuition for what I need to be doing more than what is likely on a national / global scale. I have to admit, I'm confuzzled and conflicted.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on August 24, 2012, 08:03:21 AM
Alot of my intuition these days revolves around the people I interact with.  I'm picking up all sorts of clues and indicators as to the threat some might pose to our family if times get hard.  Comments they make that intimate distaste for people who have more than they do or willingness to take what they want or "law suit" language if they trip over a rock in my front yard.  I just file those impressions away in my head.  I'm sorry to say that many people that my family gets along well with today, won't hesitate to turn on us if the circumstances are right.  I need to soul search and make sure that my own heart and mind are prepared so that I don't lash out at others too, but be prepared to handle others aggression towards us short of a self-defense confrontation.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LvsChant on August 24, 2012, 08:15:13 AM
@roundabouts... if you get any more vibes like before the tsunami or 911... let us know :D
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on August 25, 2012, 05:23:23 PM
Of course I will  :D  I consider TSP family and friends and will post as I would call my boys to let them know.   It just saddens me that I have not been able to warn the exact people that need warning.  That's why I call it a gift/curse.  I have been working with a mentor on and off.  My biggest challenge so far is to shut things off when not wanted.  Or when the answers are not going to come along with it.  Basically she has told me that I need to stop tuning in to every little thing.  I need to learn how to have control.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on September 04, 2012, 12:54:42 PM
I think the whole issue of intuition is one that needs to be delved into.  Most of the time when people think of intuition they are actually just taking the information that they process on a subconscious level to come to a conclusion.  They pick up on cues that they see from others and coalesce them into a "feeling" that moves them to action.  By definition intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason. 

This means that when you are using your intuition you are actually just gathering data and coming to a conclusion, even though you don't realize how you gathered the data or came to the conclusion.

As I get older I realize some of the good and bad things that people can do or have happen to them.  I also become more aware, and this awareness leads to more efficient data gathering, both conscious and subconscious.  I can tell you that my "intuition" is becoming stronger, but I am in reality just better at processing this data.

This may or may not be different than the process that someone like Roundabouts uses.  She may just be extrememly observant or she may actually have a degree of true intuition that very few possess. 

Having your hackles raise can be either the true intuition, or just having been in a similar scenario that brings those feelings forward and this is an involuntary response based on data that you are gathering.  I don't know. 

I, personally, don't have anything that I would perceive as true intuition.  What I have developed over a lifetime of paying attention to myself and others is the ability to discern intent based on facial recognition and body language and to take a set of perceived circumstances and come to a reasonable conclusion with a probable outcome based on carefully weighted variables.

If you can tell a natural disaster is going to happen you are psychic.  This goes way beyond intuition and should be exploited to its fullest.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Runa on September 04, 2012, 02:37:12 PM
The quick answer, yes.

The longer answer: I do think that when there is something on the horizon, we can pick up on that. We can also pick up on others' distress, stress, anxiety, tension just as much as we can their joy, ease, calmness, or confidence. There are more than the five senses, and so much more operating than we realize. Over the last month, things have gone into a more urgent mode for me. We have shifted priorities to get ourselves more prepared...we have been reaching out to neighbors and talking to our children more about basic survival and what to do in different scenarios. So yes, things have been heightened. I don't think I have every been this concerned in a long long while.

I do have to agree in some sense with Shaunypoo as well. While I do believe in intuition, and picking up on the "unseens," I also believe in the ability to observe. Nature tells us a lot of things by its behavior. Likewise, people tell us a lot by their behavior too. Perhaps some are more skilled at picking up on patterns and data...

By observing what certain people or organizations are doing and saying can give up red flags and help us to make different choices. By observing what others are doing, and sensing what others are feeling, this could give rise to our own concerns, fears, etc. which inspire us to act. It's hard to say what we really are reacting/responding to. I would say I am responding to not only the heightened awareness that something is grossly wrong in the world in a big way and that something big will be falling away very soon that will impact me, but I'm also responding to the fears, anxieties, and stress this naturally evokes in everything around me. Walking through this "energy" can saturate a person...

Bottom line is we're feeling something. We are aware of something happening. And if our minds, intuitions (heart), and bodies are registering this something, then I'm thinking we should listen with all of our senses and faculties, so that we can discern what next steps should be, and take calm action to care/prepare for ourselves, our families, and our communities.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on September 04, 2012, 04:33:43 PM
I think the whole issue of intuition is one that needs to be delved into.  Most of the time when people think of intuition they are actually just taking the information that they process on a subconscious level to come to a conclusion.  They pick up on cues that they see from others and coalesce them into a "feeling" that moves them to action.  By definition intuition is the ability to acquire knowledge without inference and/or the use of reason. 

This means that when you are using your intuition you are actually just gathering data and coming to a conclusion, even though you don't realize how you gathered the data or came to the conclusion.

As I get older I realize some of the good and bad things that people can do or have happen to them.  I also become more aware, and this awareness leads to more efficient data gathering, both conscious and subconscious.  I can tell you that my "intuition" is becoming stronger, but I am in reality just better at processing this data.

This may or may not be different than the process that someone like Roundabouts uses.  She may just be extrememly observant or she may actually have a degree of true intuition that very few possess. 

Having your hackles raise can be either the true intuition, or just having been in a similar scenario that brings those feelings forward and this is an involuntary response based on data that you are gathering.  I don't know. 

I, personally, don't have anything that I would perceive as true intuition.  What I have developed over a lifetime of paying attention to myself and others is the ability to discern intent based on facial recognition and body language and to take a set of perceived circumstances and come to a reasonable conclusion with a probable outcome based on carefully weighted variables.

If you can tell a natural disaster is going to happen you are psychic.  This goes way beyond intuition and should be exploited to its fullest.

I tend to have dreams that come true. It has happened many times and has been so accurate there is no explanation. I truly believe there is a way we can connect and learn of things in advance because it has happened to me. However, I also have regular dreams that do NOT come true and so I can never know which ones will or which ones will not. I've also had dreams about things that have happened to my mom and brother that they have not told me about until I tell them the dream and then they are shocked. One dream involved something that had happened when my mom was a child.  I dreamed my grandmother told it to me in a dream. My mom cried when I told her because she had just been thinking of it the day before. However, even with all of this, I had no premonition at all of 9-11 or of any other large scale event that I can think of right now.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on September 05, 2012, 07:45:16 AM
I tend to have dreams that come true. It has happened many times and has been so accurate there is no explanation. I truly believe there is a way we can connect and learn of things in advance because it has happened to me. However, I also have regular dreams that do NOT come true and so I can never know which ones will or which ones will not. I've also had dreams about things that have happened to my mom and brother that they have not told me about until I tell them the dream and then they are shocked. One dream involved something that had happened when my mom was a child.  I dreamed my grandmother told it to me in a dream. My mom cried when I told her because she had just been thinking of it the day before. However, even with all of this, I had no premonition at all of 9-11 or of any other large scale event that I can think of right now.

Are the dreams that come true on any kind of scale or just to people you know and interact with on a regular basis?  I have seen things happen in real life and felt deja vu because I dreamed something similar, but don't see that as intuition in myself.

I personally don't know if I believe in psychics and the like, but am open to the idea.

I tend to be skeptical and look at it as you subconsciously saw all the signs over time and put them together in your dream.  If she was thinking about it the day before she could have been giving off a lot of tells.  Or you could be psychic.

Is intuition another level of sense or is it just an intense level of subconscious observation?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on September 05, 2012, 08:49:33 AM
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Is intuition another level of sense or is it just an intense level of subconscious observation?

I would say it could be both.  Pre cognitive dream or prophetic dreams happen to a lot of people.  I have experienced several.  Some about people that I have not been around or even really knew.  Yet all things happened exactly as I had said with times dates words weather outfits.  Just the smallest detail.  I don't believe it is "magic" or really even "psychic".  I just don't think we have enough understanding and knowledge yet to figure IT out.  We don't know how it works so it is always questioned dismissed doubted and so on. 

I think it is how energy patterns are felt read and interpreted.  I think we all have it to some degree.  Then there are those that are aware of it and use it.  I look at it like we are so use to the energy that we don't ever really know it's there.  Like our own bioelectric magnetic field our bodies put out energy and we have currents running throughout our bodies.  Often times we don't notice it until it's not working correctly or there is a jolt of some kind.   We are all connected and energies are flying all over the place.  It's just how aware you are of them.  So yes that would be where the observation comes in.  But the question is what is it we are observing.   

I am very observant.  Odd things can just pop out at me.  Like a number I get 10 emails I see 10 birds flying in the sky there will be 10 crackers left in the pack the movie 10 will come on and so on.  What does that mean ??? nothing ?? something??? date ?? time?? Don't know.  I just try not to judge it sit back and wait and see. 

But as far as saying an earth quake or what ever is coming.  I can only guess that some how that is a interpretation of the earth energy (for lack of a better word)  Same with knowing when the phone will ring and who it will be.  Or walking into a room and knowing who is pregnant and what the sex is of the baby.  Same with knowing what is wrong ( illness injury and such) with a complete stranger without even seeing them or touching them.  It's just gotta be in the way I feel energy patterns.  Along with noticing with sight  sound smell.  All the senses really.   

My own interpretation of why I can't / don't ALWAYS know dates times places of coming evens clearly is out of self preservation.  I mean I would never ever know a moments peace if I was 100% spot on with all details for all events/ situations.  It would not be safe for me.  The times that I have been spot on in every detail were only times that I personally had the power to do something about it and it would be completely safe for me to say or do something.   I would be bombarded every second with people wanting to know something or I would be taken away or feared.   So that may be the underlying reason this is not developed highly in humans.  We have a long way to go.  So for now just having a feeling or dream or what ever it is we do will have to work.  And what ever it is that anybody gets or how they get it will just have to be good enough.  I can tell you that if I ever come to this thread and several people post something on the same day I will surly take notice  no matter what it is. 

It is said for dreamers that during the night why they sleep they do a time travel type thing.  Sounds way out there to me but who knows HOW it happens?  It still can be freaky to those who experience it.  Some day as we evolve we will understand (I hope) until then it's just comforting to know that what people experience is there and there are others that have the same things happen. 

To me this is just fascinating.   We have so much to learn and understand.  I hate that it so often gets dismissed as crazy evil simply because we have a tendency to fear the unknown.  Some day I think people will look back and say those people LOL didn't have a clue.  Like we know now the sun is not pulled across the sky with a chariot.  And no grandma thunder is not angles bowling.  ;) So I will share what I feel when I feel it how it comes in (if you will)  as I hope all will do.  I am grateful to all those that have put themselves on the line to share.

Ghosts or spirits?  Well I think they are a type of energy in time space that has been fossilized  in a way we don't understand yet.  A time fossil if you will.  I know off topic but it makes me wonder.  Hmmmm ::)

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on September 05, 2012, 08:57:09 AM
I think we as a prepping community tend to be more observant but also tend to be biased since we are preparing for something bad to possibly happen we are open to the signs we perceive as something bad happening.  Not a horrible way to go through life.  We just need to learn how to filter.

On topic, yes, I feel something bad is going to happen.  If you pay attention to the world, how can you not feel that?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on September 06, 2012, 05:46:01 PM
Are the dreams that come true on any kind of scale or just to people you know and interact with on a regular basis?  I have seen things happen in real life and felt deja vu because I dreamed something similar, but don't see that as intuition in myself.

I personally don't know if I believe in psychics and the like, but am open to the idea.

I tend to be skeptical and look at it as you subconsciously saw all the signs over time and put them together in your dream.  If she was thinking about it the day before she could have been giving off a lot of tells.  Or you could be psychic.

Is intuition another level of sense or is it just an intense level of subconscious observation?
It is usually people I know but may not see. For instance, I recently dreamed my aunt bought a lot of extravagant furniture. I haven't seen my aunt or spoken to her at all in several years. Before that I only saw her once a year at Christmas get togethers. So we are not close. I told my mom about the dream. Then my mom called me a week later and told me my aunt bought a $9,000 memory foam mattress. Things like that happen all of the time to me. So it can't be a subconscious observation. The first recollection of this happening to me was when I was a little girl. I woke up and my mom said my dad went somewhere to meet my uncle (who lived near us) and guess where they were? I guessed Florida and my mom took a step back and wanted to know why in the world I would guess that. I said I dreamed it. Turns out they WERE in Florida. They had left in the middle of the night.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: nkawtg on September 07, 2012, 08:07:29 PM
When I was 12 I had a vivid episode of Deja-Vu. I dreamt my family was up north visiting a good family friend. I was in the patio doing my usual chore of cranking the ice cream maker. I recall looking at the back fence and seeing a chain net made of beer can pull tabs (it was a long time ago). I asked Earl what it was. His reply was "to scare away evil spirits".

Several months later we were visiting our good friends up north and I was cranking away on the ice cream maker. Sure enough I asked Earl about the chain net on the fence. Well as soon as he said "to scare away evil spirits" I fell back on my behind just stunned by what he said.

Later when I told my mom about it, her reply was a simple "it runs in the family", no surprise, just "it runs in the family", like it happens all the time.

Sadly (or not) I haven't had Deja-Vu quite like that since.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: dani3077 on September 24, 2012, 08:50:18 AM
I have not posted in awhile, just reading and listening. But last night I had a really strange dream that kinda worried me, and was wondering if anyone has ever had one like this?
It was spring/early summer around where I live (Arkansas). I traveled to a smaller town looking for produce that was cheaper to can, dehydrate, etc. (the town was about 30 minutes away.) I went to what use to be a full sized grocery store. Inside most of the building was blocked off with plywood panels. The only open spot was about the size of a large living room. I walked the couple of isles just looking. The store's food supply was a little weird, anchovies and capers are the only ones I remember seeing, but just a feeling of not being much of anything really familiar. Also prices were high (though I don't recall how much)

I go to the town square, a farmers market is set up. I get excited to see squash for $1 a lb, cause it is $4 a lb where I live. (in my dream) I was looking at a couple of different tables when I came to one that was selling even cheaper, all they had at this table was squash, though it was going bad. They were begging me to buy it, but I told them it was bad and I needed fresh for preserving. The two women running it were crying, turns out that it is just about all of the food they had and they were sick of eating it and needed money to try and get something else. One woman had 3 children the other had 1 and they were staying together. We went to their house to see what all they had, not much, and what I could use from what I had to supplement it. I remember making a list of what they needed. Peanut butter and jelly was on it, bread on the buy list. (Peanut butter was hard to come by, but jelly could be bought from the farmers market, I had plenty though so I put that on the list to give to them) The buy list was what I was going to buy for them-bread at the farmers market. All I can remember putting on the list was those couple of items. I then woke up.

Things about the dream to note. I drove to this town in my car. I did have some money to buy items from the farmers market, and what these people needed. I did not feel that the money was too big of a deal. I felt fairly well off. I did not feel that the food I gave them hurt my food storage at all. (I was not stressing about it)

Things about real life to note. I do not drive 30 minutes away to go shopping. I hate to drive and usually have my hubby drive me. We have some money set aside for an emergency, but mostly live paycheck to paycheck. We are definitely not well off. I stress a lot over my food storage. Even though I want to have a year supply of everything (at least) I have a different time on everything. I have a 3 month supply of everything, some has 6 months, a couple have a year. Though we are starting to get to where most things have 6 months, but I think I will stress about it until I get everything to a year.

This dream just made me really uneasy. Was wondering if anyone had any similar dreams? I searched it online to see if anyone there had a dream like that. Best I came up with was a woman whose child had a dream that people were Christmas shopping, but most were looking for special food for the present. Shrimp or mac n cheese. She said most were expensive and hard to find, then people would not sell at any price. Seems the woman on that site has dreams (and her children) and frequently they come true. But they don't know what it means until it happens. I can post a link to it if anyone wants. Any dream interpreters out there?
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: cheryl1 on September 29, 2012, 11:12:43 AM
I've been being chased by bears lately (in my dreams). Big grizzly bears chasing me, me running with a kid in my arms, and it always ends with me doing the smoothest draw ever from wherever my .380 is (purse, ankle, waist-it varies) and shooting it dead between the eyes. I don't usually have this kind of dream, and I'm wondering if it's anxiety over the upcoming election. Can't think of anything in my personal life that is bugging me.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 02, 2012, 06:19:17 PM
My intuition is off the charts right now.  Maybe it's because I am immersed in the topic all the time (working on the book). 

I'm feeling trouble in January 2013.  My track record of predictions is very bad, so please take that into consideration.

Oh, and remember that I WANT to be wrong.  I really do.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on November 03, 2012, 06:24:32 AM
Here is a dream symbol web site I use.  When you remember your dream like a bear the bear would be the obvious.  If you can remember the number of bears the color how you felt.  Do you remember what you were wearing the sky a bird really any thing that sticks out.  read up on each thing and you can  get a pretty  clear picture.  Remember dreams are usually very abstract.   Each symbol can have different meaning.

To see a bear in your dream represents independence, strength death and renewal…..  is one way to look at it.  Add in pistol gun bullet child baby and so on and you might get a very clear picture.  It's kind of fun and has been very helpful to me figuring out stuff that seems way out there. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dX_1B0w7Hzc


I also  pay attention to animals.  Animals that seem to pop up repeatedly especially in uncommon ways.  Like I could see a deer in my front pasture that would be common but to see one on tv on someones t shirt or bumper sticker news hear the word on the radio see one in my back yard or see several on the road that just stand and stare vs jumping into the brush.  That will make me take notice.  Or maybe elephant will keep popping up when normally I don't give them a second thought.  News radio figurines at the store movie and so on.   Looking up the symbol or representation of that animal  can give insight too.     

One time I had humming birds that kept popping up.  Now around the feeder I didn't pay much attention.  But they started sitting on the deck rail the chairs on the deck I saw people wearing t-shirt wind chimes.  Several sitting out on a  open pasture fence.  It seemed for days every where I looked I saw humming birds on tv in magazines.  Then I came home and one was in the back porch area.   I caught it to let it go but when I opened the window and opened my hand it just sat there looking at me.  Then jumped up on my finger and let me pet it. Dropped a feather made a little sound then flew off.  Amazing.  It's up to you to decide the interpretations
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: LibertyBelle on November 03, 2012, 12:40:02 PM
Remember this?

My intuition meter is pegged.  Something will happen in 2012, around the election

You pegged it!  Just left out the cause/location (Sandy/East Coast).
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Robinelli on November 04, 2012, 07:46:27 PM
The other night I dreamed to buy groceries one had to stand on a scale and have their weight broadcast on a large screen for everyone to see!  It was at the checkout line.  When I woke up I thought how real it seemed and how I could imagine that happening in the future.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Heavy G on November 18, 2012, 11:00:07 AM
It's not even intuition anymore.  It's calmly knowing we're in the beginning phase of something new. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on November 18, 2012, 04:48:28 PM
Yes agree.  Of course my "calmly knowing"  every once in a while is more like holy crap. I am guessing because there is certain things I just have to get done now, that I am not able to do now.  Which usually means I am doing it wrong and fighting it some how. 

Most defiantly the sent is in the air.  Can't miss it.   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 18, 2012, 05:37:17 PM
I think it's amazing.  This thread started almost four years ago.  Back then I felt very tentative about bringing up my budding "intuition".  We have come SO far since then.  The whole world is talking about collapse, disaster, sessession, food storage and 'zombies'.  Most of my friends and family are on the same page (even if they are not hard-core preppers) and these subjects are no long taboo.  I never imagined that my country would be where it is today.  I knew my generation was not immune to hard times but I never thought that our whole society would be turned on its head.  It's not over yet, but it definity has begun.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Wildthang on November 19, 2012, 06:05:46 AM
Dear Lady's, I applaud all of you for your intuitions and prepping! I only wish all women had your insight and open mindedness. I have 2 girlfriends that have lived with me for over 5 years. They are both wonderful women and we get along great, but they just dont seem to understand my urges to prep. They use to think I was paranoid, but recently they have been getting on board, especially since Sandy almost wiped out New York. I may have them join this forum and read through this thread so they can see that other women see the need to prepare.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on November 19, 2012, 06:16:29 AM
I think it's amazing.  This thread started almost four years ago.  Back then I felt very tentative about bringing up my budding "intuition".  We have come SO far since then.  The whole world is talking about collapse, disaster, sessession, food storage and 'zombies'.  Most of my friends and family are on the same page (even if they are not hard-core preppers) and these subjects are no long taboo.  I never imagined that my country would be where it is today.  I knew my generation was not immune to hard times but I never thought that our whole society would be turned on its head.  It's not over yet, but it definity has begun.

I think this insight is very true.  As people who talk about the impending problems on a regular basis, I think we tend to suffer from our own normalcy bias when it comes to how others perceive the same problems we do.  We think most people ignore it or assume the government will help, but I agree that these subjects are more out in the open and what we do is tending to become more accepted.  Maybe it is just the silver lining.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on November 19, 2012, 08:38:06 AM
Was talking a lot in my sleep again.  Not good.  I have a huge knot in my gut.  This is not going to be good at all.  It's a huge crap storm!  One bigger than I could have ever imagined.  DON'T PANIC  This is or will be my own personal storm.  I am just putting this down so I can track to get some sort of validation/ education.  To be better able to read the feelings I get.  So as a reminder to myself: home, bookcase, $$ move faster, hold on, save save save it won't be enough, sell or lose.  The house will fall.    I know that does not make sense to you but it does to  me.   

As much as I want  to be wrong and I hope I am.  I sure don't want to be wrong about it just being my personal storm.  Things would be  very bad if it went beyond me.  It will be fine I have some unusual back up plans that I have never thought of before.  Who knows maybe I just ate a bad burrito.  ;)  :o   
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: eph2 on November 24, 2012, 07:33:44 PM
I may have them join this forum and read through this thread so they can see that other women see the need to prepare.

We would love to have them!  Women do think differently than men about prepping and it really does help to hear what others are doing and thinking.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: busymomx3 on December 08, 2012, 02:08:20 PM
I have noticed I feel more compelled to prep more and feel very unprepared even with stepping up my preps.  I feel like we are running out of time.  But I haven't been paying enough attention until now so it could just be that I'm so new to all of this so being more aware makes me feel so behind. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: flagtag on December 08, 2012, 04:45:18 PM
I have noticed I feel more compelled to prep more and feel very unprepared even with stepping up my preps.  I feel like we are running out of time.  But I haven't been paying enough attention until now so it could just be that I'm so new to all of this so being more aware makes me feel so behind.

Nope. I've been at it for a while but still don't feel comfortable with what I have. I need SO much more. I think that you will always feel that you are behind. Don't worry, just keep at it. Good luck.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Bob Spelled Backwards on December 08, 2012, 05:29:24 PM
Funny, a few years ago I spent a good portion of my night time-free time playing Call of Duty.  Now every day,  to some extent, I'm judging myself and how well my personal Call of Duty to my prepping obligations to my family is going.  The more I get accomplished to the less I worry about things out of my control.  I know we don't have everything yet and probably never will, but I feel pretty good about what's been accomplished so far. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: hoosiermom on December 12, 2012, 08:56:35 PM
I have noticed I feel more compelled to prep more and feel very unprepared even with stepping up my preps.  I feel like we are running out of time.  But I haven't been paying enough attention until now so it could just be that I'm so new to all of this so being more aware makes me feel so behind.

Hi Busymomx3 - welcome!  I understand what you are saying, and honestly I feel like I need to be getting all my ducks in a row right now, finding and organizing the things I've already purchased, etc.  (Just visited the organization thread in Lady Survivors!) Can't explain it, but definitely feel the need.  I think Jack's podcast from a day or so ago about the coming shift in society explains a lot of my uneasiness. 

I have a real concern about having the ability to prepare a meal w/o electricity, even though we have a generator - the stove is not hooked up - and I am really considering how to get a greenhouse going.  The other thing I have a real concern for right now is how to accommodate any of our parents who may need an extended stay place (i.e., at our house). 

These things are truly in my thoughts nearly every day.  [And, noticing your name is Busymomx3, we have 3 children - two teenagers - and I know that trying to do all of this with the busy-ness of 3 kids is a skill and challenge in and of itself!]
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on December 12, 2012, 10:19:31 PM
Here is a dream symbol web site I use.  When you remember your dream like a bear the bear would be the obvious.  If you can remember the number of bears the color how you felt.  Do you remember what you were wearing the sky a bird really any thing that sticks out.  read up on each thing and you can  get a pretty  clear picture.  Remember dreams are usually very abstract.   Each symbol can have different meaning.

To see a bear in your dream represents independence, strength death and renewal…..  is one way to look at it.  Add in pistol gun bullet child baby and so on and you might get a very clear picture.  It's kind of fun and has been very helpful to me figuring out stuff that seems way out there. 

What if you don't remember your dreams?  What if you don't remember the last time you had a dream and what it was? 

My DW is a dreamer almost every night and has little to no feeling that anything bad is going to happen.

I can't remember the last time I dreamed and I am nervous.  It doesn't show a lot and not many see it, but I know it is there.

You seem to depend on your dreams for a portion of what you feel, kind of an interpreter of thoughts that maybe you didn't want to admit to yourself or that you didn't know how to vocalize, but that is helping you to grow and become better.  How much does dreaming influence your intuition?

Is there something wrong that I don't at least remember a dream or two now and then?  I feel like I sleep well and wake up rested.  Am I just not getting a "deep enough" sleep?

Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on December 13, 2012, 08:12:17 AM
If you don't remember your dreams and want to you can train yourself to do that.  One way is to tell yourself as you fall asleep that you will remember your dreams.  Then have a note pad by your bed and the second you wake for any reason just write.  Don't think just write.  If a word pops in write it.  a feeling or color.  Don't judge just write.  Over time things will develop. 

If you don't remember dreams not an expert here just means you don't remember.  Every body dreams if we didn't we would go crazy then die. 

Not all dreams are precognitive dreams.  I do from time to time have those but only when I need them the most.  I also have had lucid dreams and shared dreams.  Most of the time my dreams are me just working daily problems out.  Or just random stuff that flows.  I do not remember all of my dreams which sometimes I am very very grateful for.  It got so bad at one time I would not sleep for fear of what would come out in my dream.    There is I believe a certain amount of trust you have to have in yourself and a comfort with dreams. 

I would say if you are nervous trying to dream about why & or what you can do about it can help you figure things out.  You can google dreams and dreaming to learn more.  Fair warning it can be a bit unsettling.  You just can't take thing literally.  It can also take a lot of work.  I have had dreams since I was 5 yrs old.  So I have had many many years to come to terms with them.  Also I can have night terrors.  Those are not fun at all.  Nor are awake dreams.  Thankfully I have learned how to control those for the most part. 

Some times if you just focus on the feeling and go into it you can see what the real issue is.  It's kinda like looking at things in the fog just before dawn.  As the sun comes up and the fog lifts things start to become clearer and clearer.  Until then it is very easy to let the imagination run amuck.  Don't let it.  You have to have some kind of control for lack of a better word.  Best if you can look at things without judgement of any sort.  Stay neutral.  Leave emotion out of it.  Acknowledge it but don't act on it. 

I think my dreaming and intuition are almost two separate things.  My intuition is when I am awake.  Visions are when I am awake.  Intuitions come quick and fade even faster.  They are almost like an old memory of a dream.  Usually are a feeling based thing.  With what I call popcorn words.  They pop in and out.  So it is very very difficult to say exactly what I am getting or why.  I have worked very hard over the years to not pick up on things that I have no control over.  Nor have answers for.   I have to buy groceries and function with people I can't be walking around 'ON' all the time.  It was much worse when I worked with hands on people every day.   A vision is usually something I get only when I am working with a client.  I never really called it that until a Native American client told me that is what I was doing.  Have had a few others tell me that is what I was doing also.  I'm still not sure I call it that.  Just seems that people that are familiar with and understand what I do say it is.  So I adopted the vocabulary. 

I depend on every thing dream visions feeling the animals insects movies conversations everything.  I believe it is all connected.  Example:  A few days ago I had the TV on.  As I walked over to shut it off the dog jumped up on the couch and hit the button.  First I very very seldom ever leave the remote on the couch.  Second the dog very very seldom jumps up the way he did.  Well the channel changed to a show about an earthquake.  Earthquakes in the PNW where I live.  The next show was about Japan.  I had just had a conversation with a friend about earthquakes and one with my son.  Both conversations were brought up by them.  Both were uncharacteristic  of them.  When I was in the barn the chickens flew up on a shelf and knocked a bunch of stuff off.  There was a small earthquake in my area that knocked out my computer.  So I opted to get caught up on some earthquake preparedness.  I also woke up one morning saying to myself well shit not again those poor people.  Hubby asked what I was talking about but couldn't remember.  The next night I yelled in my sleep.  "Get down hold on wait till it stops then run"   Again hubby asked but I could not remember.  Next day earthquake hit Japan again.    So see in part I am just connecting dots that would other wise go unnoticed.  Part things do come out in my dreams.  I do get feelings that I should pay attention and look. 

As for your last questions NO there is nothing WRONG with you. it is a cultural thing.  Something we were taught at avery young age to dismiss and disregard dreaming.   If you don't and you try to talk about it even as adults it is taboo evil BS crazy talk and so on.  Believe me I have had some very strange or unusual experiences.  Even those that have witnessed them still have a hard time believing what they saw or experienced.  As long as you are rested and healthy that is the main thing.  The rest if you want to develop your skills you will have to work on it.  If you do decide to work on it proceed with caution as I have found out the hard way there are some big predators and real crazy people out there that are way way out there.  To each his own.  But I prefer to have explanations and I don't believe things blindly.  I also believe that every thing can be explained scientifically we are just not that advanced & to advanced at the same time. 

As you can tell I can ramble on about this sorry.  Feel free to PM me any time if you want more detail. 


Main advise I can give is to pay attention become more aware and know yourself very very well.  Sweet dreams. 
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on December 13, 2012, 08:54:53 AM
Was talking a lot in my sleep again.  Not good.  I have a huge knot in my gut.  This is not going to be good at all.  It's a huge crap storm!  One bigger than I could have ever imagined.  DON'T PANIC  This is or will be my own personal storm.  I am just putting this down so I can track to get some sort of validation/ education.  To be better able to read the feelings I get.  So as a reminder to myself: home, bookcase, $$ move faster, hold on, save save save it won't be enough, sell or lose.  The house will fall.    I know that does not make sense to you but it does to  me.   

As much as I want  to be wrong and I hope I am.  I sure don't want to be wrong about it just being my personal storm.  Things would be  very bad if it went beyond me.  It will be fine I have some unusual back up plans that I have never thought of before.  Who knows maybe I just ate a bad burrito.  ;)  :o   


Well since then yes personal crap storms have hit.  Hubby left the house after signing divorce papers.  Not to worry it was just a major major brain fart on his part.  He won't make that mistake again!  The dog attacked the bookcase.  When I pulled it out found a mouse hole.  Crap now we have mice in
the house.  Gotta get them before they make it to the pantry.  $$$ my car broke down again hubbys car is having problems and the dryer crapped out.  There is another leak in the barn roof and the pigs broke some fencing.  While trying to get them the dog took off (he is home safe the little piss ant) 

Selling the house is no longer an option without loosing big time.  To move we will need much more money that previously thought.  We are sitting holding our breath that the HELOC is not called due and payable in 30 day.  Since the house value fell too low.  Not a huge deal just need to pay it off ASAP. 

Another earth quake hit Japan and the shooting at the mall.  OK I think it is done now pretty much covered everything.  Those two things would explain the knot I had.  Just didn't want to admit it.  Hubby called when he heard about the mall shooting.  Asked is this why you freaked out when I mentioned going shopping at the mall?  hum maybe so. 

Insurance will go up another $40 per month small price to pay for freedom I guess. Only had 6 hours to change out dental insurance that was a rush to get done.  I thought I had to the end of the year.  oops nope the end of Nov.  That one slid in under the wire.  Dang I wish they would leave it alone!  It all use to be done in July. 

The other AM I woke up very happy and light hearted.  I remember thinking this will be great!  So far I have met people that can answer my questions about the pigs.  Have some new ideas for generating a income.  Projects are clicking.  Hubby wanted to help get a tree and decorate it.  (First tree in years)  It was great! cut it on our own property.  Lists are made for the new year.  Budgets are on track again.  People are calling wanting to buy turkeys and we haven't even advertised.  Just word of mouth.  I already have a waiting list for the next litter of piggies.   I think I like this good feeling much much better.  ;D    Just enjoying the ride.  Man it's been a crazy one over the last month.  Yup just as I thought I am about 3 weeks out.   Now I think I have a pretty solid time frame.  Hoping any way.  Will help narrow things down a bit more.  Still not 100% accurate but getting better and better. 

As far as the economy goes and a crap storm there I am choosing not to pay attention at this moment.  Every thing there seems to be on track for what I thought it would be.  I would rather ride the wave of good for I know it can't last forever.  I just know the foundation needs to be set so we can carry on as normal as possible.  There is still time left.  It just needs to be used wisely and not wasted or squandered with worry.  All energies need to be put to good productive use.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Shaunypoo on December 13, 2012, 09:27:07 AM
As for your last questions NO there is nothing WRONG with you. it is a cultural thing.  Something we were taught at avery young age to dismiss and disregard dreaming.   If you don't and you try to talk about it even as adults it is taboo evil BS crazy talk and so on.  Believe me I have had some very strange or unusual experiences.  Even those that have witnessed them still have a hard time believing what they saw or experienced.  As long as you are rested and healthy that is the main thing.  The rest if you want to develop your skills you will have to work on it.  If you do decide to work on it proceed with caution as I have found out the hard way there are some big predators and real crazy people out there that are way way out there.  To each his own.  But I prefer to have explanations and I don't believe things blindly.  I also believe that every thing can be explained scientifically we are just not that advanced & to advanced at the same time. 

I don't believe it is cultural.  I had dreams when I was younger and had no issues sharing them with my parents.  My wife and I talk about her dreams all the time.  I don't have any issues with dreaming and totally believe that they present indicators for your real life.  I have lucid dreamed before, but that was years ago and it was pretty easy.

I also feel like I am also pretty in touch with myself and have no problem being honest with myself.  Maybe I just don't have that much to resolve.
Title: Re: Is your intuition kicking in?
Post by: Roundabouts on December 13, 2012, 10:42:25 AM
I don't believe it is cultural.  I had dreams when I was younger and had no issues sharing them with my parents.  My wife and I talk about her dreams all the time.  I don't have any issues with dreaming and totally believe that they present indicators for your real life.  I have lucid dreamed before, but that was years ago and it was pretty easy.

I also feel like I am also pretty in touch with myself and have no problem being honest with myself.  Maybe I just don't have that much to resolve.

When I say cultural I am referencing the majority of the people I have come in contact with and how I was raised.   A lot of times when kids have a bad dream it is just dismissed and they are told to go back to sleep.  When adults talk to strangers yeah we can all laugh at the talking naked in a crowd or flying dreams but when you start talking seriously about precognitive dreams  or interpretations sometimes that seems to cross a line. 

That is way cool that you can have lucid dreams.  That sometimes can take a lot of work.   Maybe you are a natural at that.   It sounds like if you want to remember your dreams & have them work for you on a conscious level  you already have all the tools to be able to do so.  It could very well be a gift that just has not been unwrapped yet?  Or just not needed.    Way cool.  Maybe you work through things in a different way. 

That would be great if you do.  I would love to stop working so hard at night.  ;)  lol.