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I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes,

Posted By: warrior

I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:32 AM

To survive this pandemic.

I swing by my local TSC to pick up some bar and chain oil. There were folks hauling out pet food by the pallet load, filling propane tanks by the pick up load, chicks are being snatched up as soon as they arrive.

According to the manager they've almost doubled their sales. I told him if it ever got bad enough that there was no more dog food I'd eat my dog.

Am I wrong in thinking humanity may lack what it takes?
Posted By: logger coffey

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:35 AM

You are thinking on the same page as alot of us.
Posted By: Bob_Iowa

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:35 AM

I hope your wrong, but everything tells me you’re right.
Posted By: BuckMink

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:36 AM

Nope, not when the first thing to go is toilet paper.
Posted By: H2ORat

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:38 AM

I don't think you are wrong-- at least judging by what i am seeing around here. Of course I don't think much of "civilization" as a general rule anyway. It seems that the more "civilized" we get the less truly civil that we are. The similarities between us and the roman empire is something to consider.
Posted By: LLtrapper

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:41 AM

Unfortunately crisis brings out the worst in everyone but fortunately the best in some. LLL
Posted By: walleyed

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:46 AM

Originally Posted by warrior
chicks are being snatched up as soon as they arrive.


Any of these chicks good looker's ? laugh

w
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:46 AM

Not much happening here people are following simple direction and living normal lives.
Posted By: bblwi

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:47 AM

We have money and materialistic based culture here as do several other nations and that brings about very different behaviors. Many feel as long as they have the money to buy what they need or want that, that will put them ahead of others. Many others have much different behaviors that serve them well. Much of this depends upon the length of the pandemic or acute phase we are currently in. The longer this lasts the less advantage there will be for those that base much on having cash. Cash can't buy stuff that is not there and many that are spending heavily now may run short of cash sooner than they planned and what is their backup plan?

Bryce
Posted By: PAskinner

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 01:00 AM

Everybody's thinking that crazy prepper dude in the neighborhood wasn't so crazy, lol
I think the produce farmers will make a killing this year and everyone will suddenly try to be a gardener.
Posted By: Yes sir

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 01:05 AM

Don't laugh dog food might not b a bad way to go. It's cheap, stores well and if memory from 40 some years ago serves me correctly, not that bad to eat...
Posted By: danny clifton

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 01:40 AM

Posted By: LLtrapper

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:11 AM

Originally Posted by Law Dog
Not much happening here people are following simple direction and living normal lives.


From what I have heard your fishermen are coming unhinged because of the closures of the river accesses at FT Thompson and Lower Brule. They are saying it is because of out of state fishermen. LLL
Posted By: Buck (Zandra)

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:13 AM

When this thing was a few days in to the insanity my wife walked across the street from where she works to a locally owned grocery store for lunch.She got her few things from the deli and went to check out.10 check out lanes and every one of them backed up.People pushing carts heaped with essentials(?).She got in line and waited her turn.When she was close enough to the cashier she asked her what in the world is going on?The woman in front of her,unloading her cart of packs of TP,paper towels and whatever else looked at my wife and said"Whats wrong with you?Don't you watch the news"? What a bunch of sheep
Posted By: cat daddy

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:25 AM

Who needs toilet paper? We have two bushel baskets of corncobs. Use a red one first, then a white one to make sure you got it all.
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:27 AM

Originally Posted by LLtrapper
Originally Posted by Law Dog
Not much happening here people are following simple direction and living normal lives.


From what I have heard your fishermen are coming unhinged because of the closures of the river accesses at FT Thompson and Lower Brule. They are saying it is because of out of state fishermen. LLL



The local Tribal Chairman had a article in the paper that people were coming from areas with more cases that were not staying home like their own States said they should, then the Corp of engineers got together with the tribes and pulled the launch sites. Still boats coming to town might be using the other options be it the City or GFP ramps or good old back in and hope you get back out when your done. Still free to travel here so nobody is stopping them.

The Reservation must be taking it seriously they shut down their casino even to avoid problems that could come up never thought I ever see that happen.
Posted By: Ol' Smoke

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:00 AM

Gloom and doom media-induced panic.
Posted By: Broomchaser

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:11 AM

Exactly Ol'Smoke. If everyone would just be careful and turn off their tvs we would get through better.
Posted By: BuckMink

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:16 AM

Originally Posted by cat daddy
Who needs toilet paper? We have two bushel baskets of corncobs. Use a red one first, then a white one to make sure you got it all.


Aahhhh... Experience
Posted By: pcr2

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:22 AM

this deal has me doubting a whole lot of people i didn't before.
Posted By: corky

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:35 AM

Originally Posted by pcr2
this deal has me doubting a whole lot of people i didn't before.

x2
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:59 AM

Whether this is real or not we don't know but the media and Govt. HAS proven how gullible and easily manipulated the entire population is.
Posted By: w side rd 151

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:27 PM

Originally Posted by Gary Benson
Whether this is real or not we don't know but the media and Govt. HAS proven how gullible and easily manipulated the entire population is.

People will fall for anything if it is presented to them in the right way. I can't say I am surprised by how quickly they have gone into panic mode. Americans have become a society of comfortable people.
Posted By: w side rd 151

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:28 PM

Originally Posted by corky
Originally Posted by pcr2
this deal has me doubting a whole lot of people i didn't before.

x2

x3
Posted By: trapper20

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:35 PM

my wife was going to buy some laying chicks this year. with everyone snatching them up she now says shell wait for all the crazies to raise them and get tired of them and we should get them for free this summer/fall when they start laying
Posted By: run

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:42 PM

There's a lot of crazy people in Virginia too. The hardware store parking lot is full when I drive by. It's one of the lousier hardware stores too.
Posted By: run

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:44 PM

Maybe grain free dog food maybe ok.
Posted By: Squash

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:45 PM

Originally Posted by Ol' Smoke
Gloom and doom media-induced panic.


X2,
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 12:58 PM

Originally Posted by Squash
Originally Posted by Ol' Smoke
Gloom and doom media-induced panic.


X2,



Yep the start of CBS news is now “breaking news” when it’s the same old news but they need the drama to blow it out of proportion to keep up with the hype.
Posted By: LLtrapper

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 01:09 PM

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The local Tribal Chairman had a article in the paper that people were coming from areas with more cases that were not staying home like their own States said they should, then the Corp of engineers got together with the tribes and pulled the launch sites. Still boats coming to town might be using the other options be it the City or GFP ramps or good old back in and hope you get back out when your done. Still free to travel here so nobody is stopping them.

The Reservation must be taking it seriously they shut down their casino even to avoid problems that could come up never thought I ever see that happen.
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As per their own website from the casino at Lower Brule. They raised their cleaning fees to cover the costs. They shut down when?

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Posted By: Pawnee

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 01:49 PM

Yep. The way people are acting scares me 10 fold over the virus. “Mission Accomplished” as far as the media is concerned.

I talked to a HS buddy yesterday that lives in KC he is convinced we are doomed. Took me a hour to calm him down
Posted By: Getting There

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:37 PM

We will get through this, but the best thing to come out of this is that it will open some people eye and not think we live in a la la world,
Posted By: Castormound

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:45 PM

Originally Posted by cat daddy
Who needs toilet paper? We have two bushel baskets of corncobs. Use a red one first, then a white one to make sure you got it all.


See, this is the kind of solid information we need during a pandemic!
Posted By: Trapper7

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 02:46 PM

Originally Posted by Law Dog
Not much happening here people are following simple direction and living normal lives.


Here too. Went to Walmart yesterday. After the CDC recommended everyone should wear a mask, one lady was wearing one in the store among all the people we saw.
Posted By: warrior

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 03:46 PM

Once all this blows over I'm dusting off and revamping my exit from Atlanta plans. There's a spot in the Tombigbee swamps with my name on it.
Posted By: Gary Benson

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 03:51 PM

I was just outside and counted 7-8 vapor trails from commercial airliners. This is flyover country! I wonder what kind of essential employees these are flying???? Why aren't airliners grounded?
Posted By: Boco

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 04:04 PM

Those arent vapour trails,the gov't is spraying virucide.
You can shield your brain from harmful side effects by forming a cone shaped hat out of tinfoil.
Posted By: jeff karsten

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 04:14 PM

Originally Posted by cat daddy
Who needs toilet paper? We have two bushel baskets of corncobs. Use a red one first, then a white one to make sure you got it all.


Sure Buck give it a try probably gonna have all red ones laugh
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 04:23 PM

Crow Creek shut down their casino, Lower Brule cut their hours back and they are charging more to clean the rooms that’s just terrible that’s hard to believe that more labor and cleaning supplies would make that happen. What a room go for by you?

Like I said it has no impact on my life now as I can follow simple directions I’m still out and about just not impacting others.
Posted By: Wild_WI

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:00 PM

Is it wrong to hope civilization sort does crash I would like to get back to the wild
Posted By: BuckMink

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:00 PM

Originally Posted by jeff karsten
Originally Posted by cat daddy
Who needs toilet paper? We have two bushel baskets of corncobs. Use a red one first, then a white one to make sure you got it all.


Sure Buck give it a try probably gonna have all red ones laugh



asked all the local stores...no on seems to have any white ones.. confused farmer neighbor said I can take as many red ones as i want, just put them in the pig pen when im done.
Posted By: Claypool313

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:08 PM

Stopped by a local bait shop who does curbside service to grab some emeralds to take my daughter fishing. We planned to drive around the bay until found a spot tht no one was in to limit exposure. The part that bothers me is that two vehicles in front of us were both from a city 2 hours away! I overheard them seemingly bragging about it.
They weren't asked. Just volunteered the info.

What is wrong with you? Thanks for spreading germs up our way.
Posted By: LLtrapper

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:40 PM

Originally Posted by Law Dog
Crow Creek shut down their casino, Lower Brule cut their hours back and they are charging more to clean the rooms that’s just terrible that’s hard to believe that more labor and cleaning supplies would make that happen. What a room go for by you?

Like I said it has no impact on my life now as I can follow simple directions I’m still out and about just not impacting others.


I am not even thinking about going to SD. We usually have made a couple trips to the river by now since I have two friends with second homes there and they are either there or we stay for mowing the yard or whatever they need done. They both have trucks and boats I use when we go. I could actually pose as a south Dakotan and know one would know the difference. I am not because I don't want to pick up anything or take anything there that I may get along the way. I was just making a point that there is a whole lot more "tribalism" than you are aware of. Comments like "all you out of staters need to stay out" while people from S.F and Brookings think it is ok to fish on Federal waters. Like I have said it brings out the best and the worst. LLL
Posted By: Buck (Zandra)

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:50 PM

Originally Posted by Wild_WI
Is it wrong to hope civilization sort does crash I would like to get back to the wild

It won't take long and you'll be wishing you were back here.
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 05:53 PM

Tribalism yes it’s the 2 Tribes that made that happen (maybe just the one) it’s their land so it was their choice to close their ramps. State ramps are open you can get to the same spots using other ramps to launch, your making a big deal out of nothing we don’t have any control over it really.

Come or don’t come, launch at the State sites nobody will care where your from oh the drama.
Posted By: Mac

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 09:34 PM

Originally Posted by warrior
To survive this pandemic.

I swing by my local TSC to pick up some bar and chain oil. There were folks hauling out pet food by the pallet load, filling propane tanks by the pick up load, chicks are being snatched up as soon as they arrive.

According to the manager they've almost doubled their sales. I told him if it ever got bad enough that there was no more dog food I'd eat my dog.

Am I wrong in thinking humanity may lack what it takes?



You would actually eat your dog?
Mac
Posted By: Providence Farm

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 09:43 PM

Originally Posted by PAskinner
Everybody's thinking that crazy prepper dude in the neighborhood wasn't so crazy, lol
I think the produce farmers will make a killing this year and everyone will suddenly try to be a gardener.



A lot of seed companies are sold out. Garden forums have had very large members number jumps. I would say you are correct.
Posted By: Actor

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 09:58 PM

For several years I have bough from Walmart, delivered to house, 28 cans of Dinty Moore Chicken and Dumplings. The cans are 20 ounces and make a full meal for me. I have been buying them for $8.20 for 4 cans and it will last me a little over a month. I was getting low several weeks ago when the SHTF and everyone was buying up all of the toilet paper, so I jumped online to get my 28 cans and the were sold out. I thought ...WHAT? Every day I check … still sold out I looked in the store last week when I went and none there either.

So, just out of curiosity, yesterday I checked on Amazon for it. Yippee … there it was … 4 cans for $49.99. So, most likely the scalpers had grabbed it up and trying to make a big profit on it. The dirty rotten B...…...ds.

Garry-
Posted By: warrior

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 10:08 PM

Originally Posted by Mac
Originally Posted by warrior
To survive this pandemic.

I swing by my local TSC to pick up some bar and chain oil. There were folks hauling out pet food by the pallet load, filling propane tanks by the pick up load, chicks are being snatched up as soon as they arrive.

According to the manager they've almost doubled their sales. I told him if it ever got bad enough that there was no more dog food I'd eat my dog.

Am I wrong in thinking humanity may lack what it takes?



You would actually eat your dog?
Mac


If the option is going hungry, yes I would. Every animal I own is potential food.
Posted By: Sanford Otte

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 10:19 PM

Amazon has 15 oz. bowls of Dinty Moore Chicken & Dumplings 8 for $19.99.
Posted By: warrior

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/05/20 11:06 PM

Actually I'm not afraid of going hungry. Never has been a fear of mine. But Dad did raise me and my brothers to understand everything on the property better earn it's keep putting food on the table or it just might become food.
Posted By: Mac

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 12:30 AM

"If the option is going hungry, yes I would. Every animal I own is potential food."

Well it is pretty obvious you have never owned a good dog, much less a great dog. I would b out doing what I needed to do to feed my family and my dog.
Never ever could I imagine killing and eating a dog. Sheep, goats, cows, etc., those are made for eating. If you have a good or are lucky enough to have a great dog you would not even consider such a thing. I expect a harsh response back, but could give two flying f@#@'s. I know all I need to now.
My God this forum is unbelievable. What a case study it would make.
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 12:33 AM

Never my dog but the wife’s cats look pretty tasty.
Posted By: Wild_WI

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 12:52 AM

Originally Posted by Buck (Zandra)
Originally Posted by Wild_WI
Is it wrong to hope civilization sort does crash I would like to get back to the wild

It won't take long and you'll be wishing you were back here.


Unlikely. I'm not interested in modern society id be ok with rolling back the clock about 170 years
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 01:15 AM

Running water and flipping a switch then a light comes on can be a habit
Posted By: Wild_WI

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 01:21 AM

I like my sleep I wish the lights didn't come on that easy and boiling water don't take that much work
Posted By: bblwi

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 02:14 AM

Humans have survived many crisis and other major events for eons and we will this one as well. What it will be like or look like after we are not sure, but then we were not here to see the changes over the centuries when the other major events unfolded either.

Bryce
Posted By: maintenanceguy

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 02:21 AM

We do a garden every year. Two weeks ago, I went online to buy my usual supply of seeds and everything is sold out. I figured the world was out of seeds just like it is out of paper towels and toilet paper. That afternoon, I happened to be at Tractor Supply and their seed racks were completely full. I bought everything I think I'll need. Not sure why seeds are sold out online but available in the stores. But, that was two weeks ago, maybe they're gone everywhere now.

I normally buy pepper, tomato, and broccoli plants instead of growing them from seed. Because I'm concerned the plants might not be available, we've started those indoors in plastic bags.

I had a couple of grapes die last year. I can't find grape plants in the stores. Fortunately, I was delinquent in pruning my vines this winter and left them until spring to prune. I was able to take some cuttings and I'm rooting those inside instead of buying plants - since there aren't any.
Posted By: martyd

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 02:23 AM

We will survive this , But we will not want too. All things will now be based on before 2/1/2020 and after 2/1/2020. Everything. MD
Posted By: fix it mike

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 03:09 AM

Plenty of food walking around
Posted By: trapper234

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 03:17 AM

I ran out of bleach and no stores have it. I looked on Ebay and there is a gallon of bleach to be auctioned off and it was at $6.50 with 2 days yet to go. WOW
Posted By: Law Dog

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 03:40 AM

Hardware store or farm supply did you try there?
Posted By: Mike in A-town

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 07:48 AM

Originally Posted by warrior
Once all this blows over I'm dusting off and revamping my exit from Atlanta plans. There's a spot in the Tombigbee swamps with my name on it.


I would go ahead and do that now... And have 3 (at least) different routes.

Mike
Posted By: yukonjeff

Re: I'm beginning to doubt humanity has what it takes, - 04/06/20 07:57 AM

We have no more air service here and that's the only way to get in and out, they bring our groceries for the stores, and mail . Might turn into survivor real quick around here.
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