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Posted: 12/31/2002 3:22:40 PM EDT
Things were so much more interesting back in the day weren't they?  [shock].....[flag]

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:29:14 PM EDT
lemmie think... HELL NO!!

Even though messing with the Y2Kers was the most fun I have had in ages.  Things like telling people that their "Y2K Vehicle" has computer components in it and such... I still get a kick out of the look on their faces.  Y2K was nothing but an orchestrated media circus in the midst of many.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:37:22 PM EDT

I do miss the whole Y2K hysteria, as I was (and am) prepared for the whole SHTF scenario...

It was just kind of fun knowing that my family would be fine, but everyone else would have been f***ed.  I know, not very nice of me.

KingOfTheBumps
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:38:06 PM EDT
I thought it was a lot of fun. I was in Vegas and had the time of my life.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:39:49 PM EDT
Yes I miss it, I've saved my DNA, so I'll be here for Y3K.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 3:43:10 PM EDT
Yah, it was funny going to the gun store and finding the store out of stock on guns and ammos.  Lets just say that it was a good year for your local military surplus and firearm stores.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:05:02 PM EDT
I used it as an excuss to buy whatever cool toy I wanted.  Too bad I won't be around in the year 9999 when we get to do it all over again  

1999 was the year of the black rifle in my house  :)

Regards,
Gary
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:22:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By KingOfTheBumps:

I do miss the whole Y2K hysteria, as I was (and am) prepared for the whole SHTF scenario...

It was just kind of fun knowing that my family would be fine, but everyone else would have been f***ed.  I know, not very nice of me.

KingOfTheBumps
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Roger that.  Ops
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:26:13 PM EDT
No because on Y2K everyone and their dog was in at work.  Tonight its nice and quiet and all there is to do is surf ARFcom and watch TV.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 5:27:18 PM EDT
12 hour shifts waiting for nothing to happen... It was a regular riot.  

I was entertained by those that thought it was TEOTWAWKI.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 6:14:40 PM EDT
Yes - but I was getting triple time...

2000 was my best year, now I'm in the bucket.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 6:18:36 PM EDT
Bass Pro Shops in Concord, NC had 9mm UMC ammo on sale for $5 a box. I was in there a few days before Y2K and figured I'd pick up a few dozen boxes.

The sales person asked if I was stocking up for Y2K... guess he didn't realize how much ammo I burn through in a month...

Those were the best of times!!!
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 6:40:30 PM EDT
Y2k, did alot for the economy. Mainly the Guns and ammo companies. I got a really good deal on a generator on Jan 3 2000.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 6:44:24 PM EDT
Have to admit I spooked a couple buddies into thinking it was TEOTWAWKI.

Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:08:53 PM EDT
I miss the excitement, the anxiety, the hustle-and-bustle of getting prepared `sniff`[>(]

Actually, I still have like 20 empty soda bottles in my basement that I never got around to filling up with driking water.
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:09:54 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 7:13:32 PM EDT
Yeah, I miss it. [sleep]
Link Posted: 12/31/2002 9:49:12 PM EDT
I don't miss the hype or the hysteria.  I do miss the economy.  


Link Posted: 1/1/2003 12:29:11 AM EDT
I was at my sister's house that New Years Eve. There were a lot of people there, and we were watching the ball drop on television at Times Square...I snuck out to the garage with about a minute to go, and flipped all the cicuit breakers off at *just* the right moment. What an asshole I am! I could hear the murmurs from inside: "ohhh, shit!" and "uuuuh ohhhh." Damn that was fun!  [dracula]
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 2:22:19 AM EDT



Yes.. and no

Y2K was an eye opener for me on how dependent we are on Society. It was also depressing to think you've prepared for 2 year's only to feel your not prepared at all  [rolleyes]

More survival knowledge was learned in the one year prior than the previous ten and for this, I thank you Y2K [:)]  

The amount of Survival Items and information that became available was incredible and I found it interesting to see how people you knew, had the "mindset" that without their luxuries they'd just as soon die.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 3:09:45 AM EDT
The part about Y2K that was the most helpful, as stated above, was all the learning we did. The Survival Movement actually rose to the surface of society and gained legitimacy.

I know I learned quite a bit leading up to 2000.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:21:46 AM EDT
I brought my 12ga up from the safe and a belt of buckshot just to mess with the wife. About 1:30 am I racked the slide, no ammo in the tube, and said "Did you hear that?" then tried to go back to sleep.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:28:49 AM EDT
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:33:51 AM EDT
I remember the last half of 1999 sitting around at work reading the newsgroup misc.survivalism. It was hilarious. All of the marshal law and end of the world threads.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 10:44:32 AM EDT
At work it would have been a total disaster for us if we had not done all of the software changes that we did.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:02:57 AM EDT
It was the most amusing thing on TV since I can remember.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:08:14 AM EDT
Originally Posted By KingOfTheBumps:

I do miss the whole Y2K hysteria, as I was (and am) prepared for the whole SHTF scenario...

It was just kind of fun knowing that my family would be fine, but everyone else would have been f***ed.  I know, not very nice of me.

KingOfTheBumps
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If your family is fine and everyone else is "f$cked", you're "f$cked" too. There will be more of them than there are of you. If you have it they will come...and take it, eventually.
Link Posted: 1/1/2003 11:37:07 AM EDT
I bought some extra groceries and a case of bottled water, mainly because of the hoarding that was going on. I would have bought batteries, if I could have found any.

I never believed there would be a problem. It kept a lot of programmers employed, making a lot of money for changing a few lines of code, sort of like getting paid $500-$1,000 a day to install green followers in ar magazines.

Rumors of rioting sold lots of books and firearms related goodies. Mostly my wife and I laughed it off and bought Y2K bugs to stick on our computers.

Still it could have been worse, watching TV by candle light.
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