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Old 02-04-2010, 02:19 PM
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Mine can carry three or four litres of water.
Sorry, I'm just going by what your missus told me.
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Old 08-04-2010, 02:08 PM
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Gordanus - I've already been looking at alternative energy sources. I expect we will be having blackouts later on in the year.

I've been thinking of a diesel generator that I can hook up to my house electrics, as a short term solution. Thinking more long term, a steam powered generator may be the way to go. It seems to be much more complex though, from the youtube videos and websites I've looked at.
That was a year ago. Things bad yet?

http://www.amazon.com/tag/survival/f...ype=tagsDetail

http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/index.html
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Old 10-04-2010, 09:53 AM
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I wonder when the other EU countries are seeking an exception from the freedom of movement/residency for Irish citizens so that they donít need to take all of the refugees in.

I have purchased a dinghy that will bring me over to wales in case the airports/sea ports and the border up north will be closed when the riots start.

Now in depended from riots scenario a good Basic Emergency Supply Kit is at my home for the case of minor natural catastrophes (like snow or an earthquake and the regular power outages in my area), that is basic preparedness.
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Old 16-04-2010, 11:31 PM
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So how long will fresh food supplies hold out because of the volcano ash stopping flights? I doubt that lettice is shipped in containers.

If the ash cloud lasts a few more days, are we likely to start seeing shortages... dun dun duh!
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Old 17-04-2010, 09:51 AM
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And our government is taking this aspect very seriously:


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Taoiseach Brian Cowen said this afternoon it was impossible to have a contingency plan in place for events such as the Icelandic volcano.
Iím sure given that they donít go shopping themselves they donít have a clue how much of our groceries are actually from outside Ireland.


Or maybe I just have taken his quote out of context to fit my own purpose because Iím starting a political party ďThis is my Ireland tooĒ and I train political speech.


In any case, I have always advocated a good Basic Emergency Supply Kit and loads of people laugh at it, but if the weather changes and the ashes come down on us causing traffic to stop Iím not going to share my kit!
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Old 18-04-2010, 04:33 PM
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oh, masks so that I can breathe if the cloud comes down over us!
link; http://icanbreathe.com/store/honeycomb1.html

but I ordered it over the internet from the US
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Old 30-10-2010, 06:14 PM
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Just looking at this old thread.
Are we getting closer to civil unrest?

Has anyone started stock-piling yet? I've seen posts where people are safe guarding their savings, so will stock-piling be the next step?

"If you're in a camp and a bear attacks, you don't have to be faster than the bear. You only have to be faster than the slowest camper"
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Old 01-11-2010, 11:49 AM
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Just looking at this old thread.
Are we getting closer to civil unrest?
This might indicate that we are..

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/...reaking24.html
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Old 13-11-2011, 02:13 PM
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It will be interesting to see what the next budget brings.

There's been no social unrest so far. Will there be a breaking point?
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Old 13-11-2011, 07:50 PM
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There won't be any social unrest. Ireland as a nation has become very subservient.

As long as the folk have their PS3s, Sky TV, XBox, X Factor and Strictly, they will put up with a lot.
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Old 14-11-2011, 07:17 AM
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RMCF is right. There will be no social unrest. During the Cork Jazz Festival I was informed that the last time there were more than 10,000 on Cork streets protesting it was in support of the Cork GAA team dispute.

And we are about to qualify for Euro 2012, we have the X-Factor, good provincial rugby teams etc - all keep us from protesting.
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Old 14-11-2011, 10:44 AM
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It will be interesting to see what the next budget brings.

There's been no social unrest so far. Will there be a breaking point?
Problem with the next budget will be that many of the changes will be subtle. For example, people might protest if their PAYE tax bill was suddenly increased by 2-3k overnight, but if you increase 50 stealth taxes and spread that over the course of a year, then the effect is not as obvious. Likewise if there is a clampdown on SW abuse as opposed to simply cutting rates across the board.
Cynic in me also wonders will budget week be the week the Anglo bankers finally get charged?
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Old 14-11-2011, 02:14 PM
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As long as the folk have their PS3s, Sky TV, XBox, X Factor and Strictly, they will put up with a lot.
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RMCF is right....the last time there were more than 10,000 on Cork streets protesting it was in support of the Cork GAA team dispute.

And we are about to qualify for Euro 2012, we have the X-Factor, good provincial rugby teams etc - all keep us from protesting.

Im sure we could easily rustle up 10, 000 to protest against X-Factor and "Strictly" et al being shown
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