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    Exclamation When the balloon goes up...

    Quote Originally Posted by HK4U View Post
    O.K. you don't like the phrase when the balloon goes up. How about when the crap hits the fan?
    Civil war reference concerning artillery spotting balloons. Troops new a battle was about to take place when the artillery spotting balloon went up on it's tether.
    Also a reference to the song 99 red balloons by the German singer NINA
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    wolfhunter Guest
    AR,
    You, Festus, myself and a few others are probably ready to go if and as needed, and have the training or background to thrive in a "survival situation".

    I see this type of thread as a reminder to those who have the background and both encouragement and online lessons for those who don't have our training or background. Please share this view and continue to share your tips and experience in this light.

    As for phrasing things as regarding military action / hippie overthrow, I live on the NW coast of Florida and when the Emergency Management folks talk about hurricanes, floods,or bad weather, the general attitude is "It won't happen here"(That's why so many stayed in New Orleans). Posting the situation as a takeover situation seems to get some people's attention.

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    Quote Originally Posted by festus View Post
    Civil war reference concerning artillery spotting balloons. Troops new a battle was about to take place when the artillery spotting balloon went up on it's tether.
    Also a reference to the song 99 red balloons by the German singer NINA
    I did not know the history of the phrase. Thanks for posting it.
    By faith Noah,being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear,prepared an ark to the saving of his house;by the which he condemned the world,and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith Heb.11:7

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    I just like banging around in the boonies. Raised in a bend of the White River, I hunted, fished, trapped for extra money as a kid,
    We don't try and 'Battle' mother nature, we just take what she offers, which is usually MORE than you need if you pay attention!

    I won't eat bugs (Except then riding motorcycles! ) and I had to eat an ant in survival school to pass the course... Didn't want to, but did...

    Otherwise, I like MEAT!
    And there has never been a shortage around me when others 'Can't Find Anything', and I don't get that!

    Bush Craft and Camp Craft are being polluted by 'Camp Trailers',
    And you can't find people energetic enough to find rocks for a campfire ring anymore...
    Since they don't cook EVERYTHING over a camp fire, they don't know about having tall and medium and short stones around the fire for getting food closer or farther away from the fire,

    All fire pits are ROUND, now...
    They don't know about 'Key Hole' fires so you have an ember bed to cook over while having tall open flame in the 'Eye' for heat/light...

    I cooked biscuits in a dutch oven and the folks there said they had NO IDEA why that dutch oven lid had suck a big rim on it...
    And they had owned it for 12 years!

    The woman was in here late 40s and had no idea how to make biscuits or bread from scratch!
    They had been driving 12 miles for 'Showers', they had a camp site (Primitive) but had a hotel room 12 miles away they had been using for showers instead of washing out of a pan or bucket at the camp site...

    Interesting people these city folks!

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