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PrepDBQ - Dubuque's preparation community

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The most important part of being in COMMUNITY is communicating.
Only as we discuss the details of life with those around us can we truly begin to learn who we can trust a time of need... so, join the discussion!

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The Lounge


Like hanging-out at the local pub or community center, no politics, no prepping chatter, just friendly topical conversation. Introduce yourself!
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9 months ago
by greenlightjay

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Food related


Unexpectedly harsh winter storms in 2011 left Wal-Mart shelves bare at places in the south, in our modern day most stores would be like that if there is a hiccup in transportation services.
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over a year ago
by greenlightjay
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storage ideas


So you are putting-away a few things for a rainy day, but there are good ways & bad to store for the long-term. Bring your ideas & questions here.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Co-op items & ideas


Why buy retail? Don't wait till the SHTF to start bartering, sharpen your trade skills now, right here!
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Transportation


You aren't "ready for anything" if you can't travel anywhere, anytime. Discuss such things right here.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Guns & Ammo


Whether for personal defense, hunting, or recreation, the right to keep & bear arms is an important factor in being prepared.
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over a year ago
by Kromwell
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Medical


If you have to run to the E-room every time you stub your toe then your not prepared. Share your ideas on how we can apply basic remedies and medical needs at home or on the road.
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over a year ago
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Barter & trade


Especially in times of high inflation, it's always good to have the skills and commodities to accomplish your goals without going broke.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Energy


With INFLATION now upon us we have all the more reason to CUT-COSTS where we can, and energy use and alternatives are a great place to do the cutting.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Moral concerns


We got in this situation because we forgot some basic moral lessons. Some people think nothing of stealing or killing for instance, how do you prepare for such people?
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Protecting Wealth


If you've read our articles about inflation you're likely anxious to start preserving your hard-earned money, submit your ideas here, and learn other methods the community at large is using.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Self-Defense


This is a subject for NOW, not when the SHTF. It's a fact that crime is growing even in Dubuque, so don't wait till the "zombie hoardes" start roaming before you look into your preparedness in the subject.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Communication


Modern life is full of internet & cell phones, but what if...? There are a lot of ways to communicate if the digital systems fail. Chat about it here.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Prepper Community


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over a year ago
by digbyodell
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For the gals


Sometimes when the guys get windy, the women fall into the background, but here's a spot where the girls can post their discussions on topics they care about, or just chat amongst themselves.
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over a year ago
by RemCat83
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Shoe-string prepping


here's a category for tight-a$$ preppers. There are a lot of great ways to prep without having the break the bank, share your ideas, victories, and failures here - help us all save a buck or two!
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over a year ago
by randy

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time for ACTION!


Know of somthing that we can DO about an issue at hand?? POST it here WITH ideas & solutions to put our poitics into shoe-leather.
1834
over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Dubuque politics


whats happening locally, keep informed & inform others!
931
over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Iowa politics


The best response to an overbearing Federal gvt is to stay active in the STATE level, since that is where sovereignity starts for citizens.
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over a year ago
by greenlightjay
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US politics


Ok, what are the feds up to? How are our representatives doing? Is the republic safe? Have we forgotten the constitution? Chime-in here.
1021
over a year ago
by Kromwell
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World politics


Keep a keen eye on the world around us.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ

from the Look-Out postTopicsPostsLast updated
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what's "news"?


see something in the media we should be paying attention to? Tell us about it!
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Wars & Rumors


The world isn't beating swords into plowshares just yet, so stay informed on what could be boiling around us, lest it take us by surprise.
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over a year ago
by greenlightjay
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Zombie Alert


These mindless creatures really do wander-about in deperate want of "brains". No antidote has been proven to save them from this sickness yet, so it's best to keep a sharp-eye out for them - post your alerts here!
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over a year ago
by ZASC2013
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Inflation watch


With the current Federal Reserve policies, and headlines of the IMF suggesting we move away from the US Dollar, it's very likely that inflation will go through the roof. Keep an eye on it here.
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over a year ago
by digbyodell
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Disease & pestilence


Modern medical advances are great, but NOT all of them work in our favor. New viral strains and questionable use of some medical products are becoming more and more a problem. Stay on top of these concerns here.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ

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Hunting & Fishing


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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Hiking & outdoor fun


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over a year ago
by Okarch5
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Shooting Sports


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over a year ago
by Wired1979
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Gun collecting, curios & relics


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over a year ago
by Dave W
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Theology Zone


History can't hide that our founding fathers were religious men, and those values helped form the ideas that built this nation (and their suppression has brought the growing chaos we see today). Come discuss what's on your mind, get input on an interestin
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over a year ago
by greenlightjay
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Reloading Zone


Since many preppers enjoy shooting sports, hunting, etc., it seems a lot of discussion comes-up about realoading ammo, so here's a place to talk about it & ask questions.
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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the lighter side


let's not get too serious, have a laugh or two here, it's good medicine!
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over a year ago
by PrepDBQ
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Airsofting fun!


Heck, why not? Join discussion on the popular subject or start your own thread ideas!
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