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I never see the sinkhole on the news and dont see alot of updates here either. I was just wondering does this hole to seem to bother anyone else here, and if there are any ATSers here that are near this "void"? Damned if id be there!
Originally posted by MamaJ
As I was surfing tv last night (which is rare) I stumbled upon the prepper show.
I couldn't help but think of all the children they could be feeding now will the abundance of food they had.
They (preppers) are stocking up on the essentials and necessary things for survival... I get it but at the same time my mind wonders what they are really preparing for. If you prepare for an earthquake... thats one thing. ok.
But no one knows what event may happen in the future. Do you need to be underground? Maybe not. Do you need..... the list goes on.
Live for today and do not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow has its owns worries of which we have no control over.
As selfish as it may be to hoard food, I do understand.... but for me and my household we will trust in a higher power. We will all die one day, that is inevitable so live for today and have no worries.
The natural disasters the Earth cooks up is not something we have control over... we just cannot foresee the future so enjoy the ride and note all the weird happenings but do not be alarmed. Be alert.
reply to post by pikestaff
Well, I bet the New York preppers were glad they did, and those the preppers helped in there days of need.
Originally posted by Alternative4u
reply to post by MamaJ
That prepers TV program has been brill, I watched all 12 weeks each Weds of them, next week it is UK prepers on that chan on Sky TV, will see that too. But honestly seeing the amount of food these people store for the end of times as they call it it is a lot of good food been wasted I fear.
Also to see how big 99% of the people were that were doing prepers I think most will die from that than any type of end of world situation, one bloke was 29 st, a woman was 27 stone, wow more likely need medical help than a nuclear bomb shelter hi hi.
Originally posted by louczar
reply to post by MamaJ
I don't understand what you are saying, could you explain please? Trying to set some things aside = hoarding?
My grandparents had names for the places you put food you will need beyond the next few days - a pantry and a root cellar; not a hoard.
Keeping non-perishables, buying what you use, rotating and using what you buy = being selfish & depriving children of food??? What?
Live for tomorrow, don't worry, and if anything bad happens we can't do anything about it and we all die someday anyway? Be fatalistic, but also alert? Why? Does being alert help make fatalism more enjoyable? Besides, not everyone subscribes to the predestined and fatalistic viewpoint in life.
And you wonder what are people who prepare really preparing for? Well, pardon me, but I don't think it is irrational to have some food and water stored that you could use if for whatever reason you couldn't get them via the usual means. That is what most people who "prepare" are preparing for. Even our own beloved government advises its citizens to set aside enough food and water for a minimum of 3 days in case of an emergency not a bunch of things for a list of specific emergencies.
As far as this Doomsday Preppers (disinfo show, IMO), do you think they'd put a reasonable and representative sample of "prepping" people on a TV show?
Are they supposed to bore people to death with prudence?
Or do you infer from a TV show that anyone who "preps" is as loony as the sensational cases they air for ratings on TV?
What you write makes no sense to me. Your logic seems to be that if you don't know exactly what emergency is going to arise, then you should just not prepare at all, even with measures that would be useful in a range of different emergencies. Just because you can't prepare for them all it does not follow that you should not prepare for any.
Also: "Im not downing anyone for prepping.... all I am saying is for ME... I wont worry about things I have no control over."
Not downing anyone for prepping? That's exactly what you are doing -- writing that they are selfish and abusive to those in need (for not feeding children with that abundance food that they store).
What, by the way, do you do to help feed all of those children in need, besides feel guilty when you throw away leftovers, hmm? Something about casting stones...