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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Bugged out



I know a couple of guys who bugged out before Isaac hit -almost 7 years before. After Katrina, they figured living below sea level wasn’t a really good idea. The mountains of New Hampshire seemed like a safer bet.

It’s a tough thing to do. They had no relatives here. They never saw snow before so they needed a whole new set of clothes. Driving on snow takes time to learn. Heck, they didn’t even do very well walking on icy sidewalks. Fortunately, they had job skills that were in local demand.

Relocation is tough, but for them, it was worth it. They never wanted to be flooded out ever again. For some strange reason, they didn’t trust the politicians when they said everything would be fixed and it would never happen again. They’d rather face a New Hampshire blizzard than trust the levees of Louisiana.

My thoughts and prayers are with the Gulf Coast residents. They’ve been through hell ever since Katrina. At least there’s two guys I don’t have to worry about tonight.

-Sixbears

8 comments:

  1. Never did think it smart to live below sea level but they seem to survive just fine in Holland. Maybe the ptb should ask for their help in design.

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    1. Maybe they need little Dutch boys.

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  2. If you want to build a city below sea level, do it in Death Valley.

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    1. Death Valley hasn't flooded in an extra special long time.

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  3. Figured it best to not get too attached to any thing or any place that it could not be walked away from.

    BriarPatch

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    1. Being able to let go is a powerful tool.

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  4. I think they made a good choice! Why anyone would want to live below sea level on the gulf coast is beyond me!

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    1. It's a fun place to live with a great culture, but you can only deny reality for so long.

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