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Who is NOT making Survival Preparations...and WHY?

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:27 PM

Originally posted by frugal
I would like to get food together fro an extra month or two... I have two teenage boys who eat everything. It is tough making it through the week. I go to the grocery store constantly. Besides condiments and rice, water, and tools. I bought mouse traps. I need to get extra rifle shells for squirrels. I haven't worked up the nerve to go in the pawn shop and buy more bullets. We have cyotes that showed up last weekend to collect the enormous dead snake my husband killed. I am not going to BOB anywhere..... Sleeping out side would be really awful.
Most women would not be leaving their houses. People on ATS are very nice people, but we are a bit on the extreme side of things. I am thinking nothing out of the ordinary will happen, aside from the comet or alien intervention.

You sound very reasonable actually. Nothing wrong with keeping extra food around since you never know when the power might go out for an extended period or a big blizzard or something of that nature. If you live in an earthquake zone have a little emergency kit but more importantly a plan of what to do. Common sense things will get you through most everything your likely to experience in your lifetime.

The odds of actually ever enduring an end of the world type event are so remote that it isn't even worth the effort but it comforts some people so more power to them. I myself don't find it necessary.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:41 PM
I'm not making any preparations because I'm too busy reading posts here on ATS

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:45 PM
I haven't. If the world is supposed to end in its entirety, not sure what preparations will do.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 07:56 PM

Originally posted by NewEmpire816

Originally posted by Ophiuchus 13
reply to post by bigspud

Meatbags... Please clear?
I'm sure he meant plenty of animals to hunt and eat if need be

i meant humans, not much wild animals are left.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:01 PM

Originally posted by SecrecyDefied
reply to post by jude11

I have not done a single thing. At all.
Reason? I'm 14. I guess I could do something, but I'd have to convince parents etc.... guess I'll be one of the first ones to die if something happens

Same haha. Well that and I have no money

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:15 PM
To those not preparing, not sure where to begin, or can't afford it here is something to consider.

Get yourself at the very least a backpack with some essentials - water (filter), rations, a fire-starter, first aid kit, blanket, clothes, etc. Disasters happen everywhere and it's a good idea to at least have something should that twister, earthquake, hurricane happen. Even if nothing happens at all, you've got a cheap bag with some essentials.

Speak with your friends, family, neighbors about their survival plans. You may find that one friend has the defense (firearms, tactical training), one has the food and water, and another that has the shelter. The value of having a small group of people to survive a situation is much higher than going it alone. If you pool your resources, you may survive until the time that things get back to normal (assuming they will of course). One of the strengths of humans and animals is that they form communities. Think about the herds of gazelles in Africa that stick together to try and avoid attacks by predators - same thing will happen in a survival situation. Try and get family, friends, etc. involved in this discussion no matter how much they laugh....a 1/2 hour conversation now may save all of you later.

Start thinking in terms of having to survive in a different world. Think about different scenarios, plan escape routes, etc. With a little effort you can be prepared enough to survive many situations.

Given all that, nothing is going to save any of us from an apocalyptic event.

edit on 15-4-2011 by wills120 because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:17 PM
me and my fam got bug out bags but we dont store that much food were learning how to live off the land just in case some serious sht happends guess well just have to see what happends

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:24 PM
I am not making any preparations. I don't believe it would help anyway if Internet would be down because of Wordl War III.

We all would be doomed. I would not log to my bank account and then I would die because of this. I don't even have to mention that I would not log to facebook either because I can't die twice

edit on 15-4-2011 by odyseusz because: (no reason given)

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 08:40 PM
reply to post by legalizeit

Oh what if you consider me insane just because i wanna be able to protect my family...and by the guns here....i don't like them never have never will, to me they are a cowards way out in my eyes, i'd rather go hand to hand and just because i am a woman don't mean that i couldn't do that, granted they are nice to have, but not for me, if i die i die...they are for some people but not me!! I have three children to think of....and i am not about to let ignorance get in the way of living through some sort of horrific event just to watch my children starve to death, NOW THAT would be let ignorance rule ones life when your responsible for more lives then just your own!!

You don't know the first thing about me, so shut your face!! We go with out a lot, due to choice and so our kids don't turn out to be spoiled little brats that don't appreciate anything and are nothing but disrespectful. Instead they can learn to appreciate everything that they have in life INCLUDING, Family, Love, and oh yeah...even thy neighbor! I am very spiritual as matter of fact maybe not as much as i would like to be but definitely more then you specially the way you talk to people whom you do not know, I have more love in my heart then you could obviously ever imagine! In the end....all that matters is how much LOVE we have in our hearts.....not material kids being ok and trying to help as many people see there is a way to prepare somewhat at least....and if having extra food around is insane and signs of panic? Your the one who is insane for saying such an ignorant thing, because i don't want to watch my children die? I'm Insane?? U have some issues pal!

And by Quaint....people who are so wrapped up in their every day lives (which is very easy to do by the way) to see what is really going on out there, to not even take someone else advice into consideration. People CARE about other people weather they know them or not! To rely on a government to tell us is insane!!

Don't bother wasting my time replying to me because i am not gonna waste anymore of my precious time on someone who just don't care! I feel sorry for you!

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:01 PM

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posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:37 PM
I'm not making many preps right now due to lack of finances. This doesn't mean I don't have a back up plan though. I've got a bugout spot with some previous stashed stuff.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:39 PM
reply to post by Ophiuchus 13

Our extended family is in on it as well.
We've got our safe spot to meet, etc. For the most part,we're a close knit family (both sides, believe it or not - I actually LOVE my mother-in-law!), and all have the same sort of mindset on how the world is taking shape. For anyone else we are related to, who doesn't prepare, well - they ARE adults after all. They are responsible for their own fates. Those of us who are preparing are doing so with the thought of keeping our children alive. The world they will be living in is already way different than the one I grew up in. I want them as prepared as possible, and possibly make a difference in how the human race keeps going.

On another note:

I've lived in "Hurricane Central" for 20 years. I've always - ALWAYS - gotten prepared for Hurricane season, for both scenarios - evacuation, or if a sudden turn happens and you can't get out in time. Over the past few years, I've just modified my "survival kit" a bit.

I think my family's mindset has to do with being children of people who lived during the Great Depression - my father in NYC, and my husband's family on a farm in Nebraska. I agree with a previous poster here on this thread - We were raised to make do with what we had, to reuse paper, to store for the winter, etc. Heck, I reuse almost everything! Not from any "green" agenda, but I just can't bear throwing away something that might have a possible use later. Thank you Daddy!

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:42 PM
Because I know where all of you live. And I have made a list of the ones who seem the best prepared.

When the SHTF I am just going to steal all your stuff. Only had to save up for the big gun I have to use to do it.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:49 PM
reply to post by legalizeit

i do have to agree with you on this comment though! Even though after seeing how you assume things with example being me! lol

A lot of people ARE taking this WAY too far! I have one in my house hold that wants to run for the hills NOW!!! I have made it clear that i think that is NUTS to do, that i am NOT going to go hide out somewhere in the wilderness with a 7 month old, 2.5 year old and a emotionally fragile 13 year old and wait for something to happen that might never happen and if that is how they feel then they can go, but the rest of us are staying! That we are NOT gonna live in fear and that I want to enjoy every little bit of our existence that we do have left, every little moment of gazing into my childrens beautiful eyes....because i see beautiful souls and energy inside them, smiling back at their beautiful smiles, and listening to them laugh...that is what keeps me sane and full of life, weather its a year or another 60-70 years. But i also do feel that there are certain things that we can try to prepare we need it or not, a few simple steps at home with out going OVERBOARD won't hurt a soul! Its not something i obsess over! Just simply buying a few extras here and there...cause you never know...or what if we run out of funds to just simply feed our children, specially with the economy the way it is.

I am tired of people bickering and arguing...why can't we just agree to disagree and get along...after all we are all the same...we are all equal....and in my opinion is we all have the same creator( and i didn't say this to start a religious argument either) division among us is what is going to ultimately be our demise!

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 09:56 PM
reply to post by SecrecyDefied

I have not done a single thing. At all. Reason? I'm 14. I guess I could do something, but I'd have to convince parents etc.... guess I'll be one of the first ones to die if something happens

No dude, you wont die because your mental preparedness will have you plenty of steps in front of the average sheep. You should practice a speech to your parents for when the SHTF!!!

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:02 PM
reply to post by modified device

I'm jumping on the unprepared bandwagon here,what is the point? if any one of the multitude of doomsday scenarios happen I wouldn't want to survive em,besides I have the best survival gear one can get,my faith in God.

Get a load of this guy

It reminds me of that old joke: a man was stranded swimming in an ocean and a passenger boat came by and asked if he needed help. He said "no, I believe God will save me". So the boat left him there. A few minutes later a cargo boat comes by and asks if he needs help and once again he responds "no, I believe God will save me". The man the drowns and goes to heaven. When he gets there he asks God "Why didn't you save me? I had total trust in You". God said "what do you mean, I sent you two boats!"

-I love God, but he gave you a brain for a reason and you better start using it or you may end up meeting him sooner than later. Peace to you my friend.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:05 PM
I have started investing in the simple things like wind up flashlights and radios and Swiss army knifes.
Because i feel that if you squirrel away survival things, bandits would steel them if the gov didnt take them?
And if something drastic happens that throws us back to a more primitive way of life, its the simple things that will be appreciated the most and one might have a chance to hang on to them?
The only I think I will work on learning is how to grow my own food and knowing what you can and cant eat in the wild? because lets face it, most of the animals would be eaten in a few months.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:07 PM
Ok, I am making minimal survival preparations. Why? I want to survive, sure, but I also have my extended network set up. I could die, sure, but provided I can make it out to my homeboy's house, to which my family and I are already welcome and he's a 2012 survivalist, I'll be set for a bit. Enough weapons and ammo, military-grade, to shake a stick at. Plus, enough dry food and MREs to last for at least a year or two. This dude's been preparing. We have one hell of a farmhouse compound. If I can make a 45-minute drive when the SHTF, I'll be aight for a while.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:12 PM
I am too poor to do any real preparation. I guess I'll just go raid the local stores WTSHTF.

posted on Apr, 15 2011 @ 10:13 PM
1. Lack of finances for such a project.
2. If somehow I had the biggest, baddest, most awesomest bunker with provisions for 5 years... Knowing my luck, I'd get hit by a car or be diagnosed with some incurable cancer before I could ever make use of them.

3. Most of the natural resources in the area seem alright AFAIK, depending on the scenario a bunker may be overkill. And if it turns out a big enough asteroid is coming, a bunker isn't going to save you regardless.
4. Right now I'm staying low and minding my own business. But if the need pressed, you could be pretty damn sure I'd be making much better friends with the neighbors. I'm sure we've had our complaints and minor issues, but for something serious enough - those that could pull the weight will have each other's backs.
5. Other more pressing concerns than worrying about "situation-X". (See # 1 & 2 ) Living "for the now" seems like a better strategy unless something becomes really obvious and not just the latest thing being pitched by the typical doom-sayers.

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