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Why are people so frantically making survival preparations?

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posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 04:56 AM
reply to post by litterbaux

Yes, I see your point... I was merly expressing mine to best of my abilities. Sometimes of which I have a hard times converting thoughts into words (typing). It made sense to me several times that I read it, just made sense in my mind cause I knew what I was trying to covey.

Regaurdless did you get the overall gist of what I was trying to say? thoughts? and are your bags packed?

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 04:58 AM
I would prefer that no one prepares so when the WTSHTF and I go to my hiddy hole with all my preperations I can live in peace and harmony...

Survival of the Fittest!

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 05:41 AM
I think the reason many of us are preparing is that we realize from history that bad things happen all the time.

The mistake that non prepers make is in thinking that our time in history is different because we have advanced technologically to the point that we can avoid or avert disasters that wiped out large populations in the past.

The problem is that our techonolical strength is our weakness. The more dependant we are on technoogy the more vulnerable we are to technological failure. Anyone who thinks this can't happen is too optimistic.

I think another reason we preppers prep is because it's fun. So many cool gadjets and stuff

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 05:46 AM
I guess it's just human instinct to prepare for emergencies, but if something really awful happened, like a global event, I don't know that I would want to live if everyone and everything I care about, didn't survive. I think the few survivors would be very lonely and I imagine sad for the most part.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 08:14 AM
I’ve got Bug out bags scattered all over. They are uniformly the same. Two at home, (One used to be in my office until I retired) and one in each truck. Homes burn down, get taken out by weather events, etc. The truth is, you can’t prepare for everything, but it doesn’t hurt to try. Proper planning prevents poor performance.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:48 AM
There's over a hundred people alive today because Lowe's (the store) prepared their staff to handle a tornado, They moved everyone into the back offices and bathrooms. Corporate responsibility? YAY! We have a first ladies and gentlemen!

Actually, you have it backwards - the government are the ones acting frantic building D.U.M.B.s all over the place.
I don;t know of any regular people building bunkers myself.
Most people are acting as sensibly as they can with whatever resources this pathetic economy has left them.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 09:52 AM
Why are people breathing? Ah yes, if they don't, they die.

Same thing with survival. If you get caught with your pants down, you die.

The US is reaching the end of the line financially. If you're not prepared, you might not die, but you will depend on the government for everything in your life... and if they run out of resources/don't have enough/lose control, well you're on your own with NOTHING.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:01 AM
Reading world history, my future view is that one day, not that far off, China will march westwards, as it has done before, Africa will march north, and south America will march north, then 'the west' will have a fight on its hands, 'the west' already has a big worry now, radical Islam, well, 'we ai'nt seen nuthin yet' I just worry for my grand children, I'll be safe, six feet underground.............

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:39 AM
reply to post by denytheignorance

Its catching. I find myself making preparations too. But have to remember these end times preparations were done in advance of Y2K. 1999, 2000, 2001, 1-1-01, 2-2-02, 3-3-03 etc and 6-6-6. Sure we are coming upon 11-11-11 and 2012 but for all we know the real "mystical" date is 11-11-1111 or 12-12-1212 so why get freaked out?

These are the possibilities

1. Nothing
2. Bad weather, hurricanes, tidal waves, earthquakes and super storms.
3. Aliens (good bad and ugly)
4. WW3
5. The Second Coming/ The Rapture
6. Celestial object and earth/ near miss
7. Some combination of the above

What can you do?
Hope it is nothing.
If you are religious pray it is nothing.
Wait and see? Pack? Go underground?

Looking for a bunk mate.
Can't find "bomb shelter" or subterranean rentals anywhere!

Surprised there isn't a group capitalizing on this. Selling or renting survival space. Thats why I don't think it is real. But I am packing a few things anyway.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:44 AM
reply to post by denytheignorance

We don't have to prove anything, just look to the lessons of the past, research and search for evidence to our own satisfaction.

All people, living in every era, past, present and hopefully future should not be reliant on dictators to inform them, nor should they be reduced to children, with infrastructures supporting them that are fragile and can be taken out with one cme or big event.

In this era, with solar, wind, and many alternative energies and fuels even from alchohol that can be acheived with a distillery and even use debris in the forrests to biofuel, which can be attained too, to those more exotic ones, and local homestead food productions is : Good Common Sense In Every Era, even if you don't believe in earth changes.

Those earth changes are this year by the way, and will continue for a thousand years or more. And they, the ones who emassed power behind the scenes have also been using technology to try and make it seem like the Revelations and Mayan Nineth Wave is coming to pass, and really want people to be roped into even more controlling religions the ones who survive. And trying to white wash their responsibility to look good in the eyes of the survivors.

posted on Apr, 19 2011 @ 10:53 AM
reply to DenytheIgnorance

It's very simple why so many are preparing. Look at the world around you...Do you wonder why you are in this handbasket? It can't hurt to be prepared for anything and everything. A little extra food and extra water goes a long way to either help you survive in a SHTF situation, or you can have a great party when and if nothing happens.

As an aside, your style of writing is familiar to me and the fact that you come from Oklahoma is also familiar.
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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 12:51 AM
some people prepare because they are scared, going camping, going on a 58 day hike(i am later this year) (all im taking is what i would in a bob), some just want to, others do just do because they are crazy

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:06 AM

Originally posted by newcovenant
reply to post by denytheignorance

Surprised there isn't a group capitalizing on this. Selling or renting survival space. Thats why I don't think it is real. But I am packing a few things anyway.

There are groups capitalizing.

One example:


posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:10 AM
reply to post by denytheignorance

It's better to have (survival supplies) and not need them than to need them and not have them. Especially not when you can buy tinned economy food for 15 pence a can. I bought 20 quids worth and have enough food to last me a month. Just to be on the safe side you know!

Although should really buy a few tin openers. Only got the one at the moment!

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:24 AM
its called being prepared, look what happened in japan, those people only wished they were as well prepared as us americans and canadians, you either get with the program or be left in the streets without a clue and a pot to piss in

besides its fun buying survival gear and supplies and learning what works and what doesn't, and you can always trade off the worthless crap you don't need until you get what you want

survival is a mindset, a religion, and if you're not in it you wont survive

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posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 01:37 AM
reply to post by robyn

Indeed, keep people scared make the money. Sites like this are a god send.

If you live in an area which is prone to the following
and you haven't made any preparations you are a fool. If your preparing for 2012 predictions or any the world will end type predictions then your a fool.
This was posted in another thread is a good read

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 02:28 AM
I have been preparing for a couple years now. I am not entirely sure what is going to happen or what all I need, I just want to cover the basic essentials of life. I have a few weapons, ammo, bug out bags with simple and cheap items like water purification tablets, waterproof matches, magnesium fire starter, glow sticks, all these things are relatively cheap and could become extremely valuable when you need them. It's hard to explain, I just feel down to my core that something is coming down the pipe. I hope I'm wrong and I never need any of this stuff, best case scenario I wasted a little coin, but worst case scenario, if there's any chance I'm going to need it, I want it.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 03:07 AM
A scare of pending, disaster hasn't happened globally, since what 2000 computer crash scare? Whereas that was different people were preparing, fearing for the worse and it was widely talked of. Thanks to big box office movies such as 2012, more people have learned of what has a potential of happening-with a doomsday prediction. For those who have known about and believe something is possible, being still in preparation, are trying to let others know the safety process in it all. No one knows for sure what will happen- volcanoes, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, dramatic earth shift, polar ice caps melting within a short amount of time, causing the the new pole areas to freeze, etc,. due to planetary alignment or may all happen at once, meteor, epic solar flare, aliens returning, global nuclear(bigger than Japan) disaster-, but surely they feel being safe is a better step than being sorry.

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 03:16 AM
I bet there's always been ppl who prepare for whatever whenever. It's cool as long as it makes you sleep better, and someone to make a buck from you all survival stuff hamsters

posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 06:46 AM
I am prepared. Got it from my parents that lived through the Great Depression and WWII.

We don't throw anything away and we always have "stuff" put back...just in case. We can and freeze everything from our massive gardens, we have meat "on the hoof" as in livestock, chickens and eggs, have more goods in the pantry and basement, and guns, candles, medicines, and such...all stored up.

Why? Aliens? WWIII? Nibiru?....maybe.

More likely tornadoes, hurricanes, or financial collapse of the US. How about icestorms?

I got prepped for buddies laughed. Two weeks later we had a record 2ft snow here in NC. We couldn't go to the store or anywhere else for 4 days...guess who walked over and knocked on MY door?

In 1996, NC had Hurricane Fran...we had no power for 9 days... our community was without power for over a week.

That is why I prepare.

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