posted on Jan, 15 2013 @ 03:19 PM
I've got the National Geographic Doomsday Preppers show on and am just marveling at this. Some see these people as 'hip' or 'ahead of the curve'.
I'm sitting here marveling that they are able to remain free of the criminal justice and mental health systems...and I'm really not kidding on a few
of these guys.
There is something real specific I've noticed on some of these though and it's worth mentioning. For this point, I'm playing devil's advocate as
the aggressor out hunting for supplies to 'liberate' and people to generally torment and pillage. There are sure to be plenty in that mindset after
a week or two of true collapse in any form where hope was not bright that it would be corrected any time soon.
In the Episode that brought my interest for this thread, the man shows how he has traps, tricks and window sill boards with nails among the ways he
plans to set 'area denial' traps around his home. Okay, now this sounds good and sure will make people FEEL better...but let's be that devil
playing advocate for a minute.
Lets say I'm the bad guy and I've had a long day of raping and pillaging my fellow citizens to hoard the booty in my own little version of a
treasure cove back home. Some will absolutely BE doing this...so it's hardly theoretical.
Now some homes I'll come across will be totally abandoned and who knows what happened to those that lived there. No one ever will in these
situations. Some homes I come across to loot will have occupants...and being a bad guy, I imagine their future will depend on their ability to
EFFECTIVELY resist or 100% comply ...whichever they'd choose.
Then..there are the preppers. Oh yes.. as a bad guy, these are the fun and challenging ones. After all, bad guys tend to have twisted and sadistic
senses of humor. You know the BIG difference though? The first two home types, I'd enter cautious but generally not in full aggressive mode.
The window traps and booby traps of a Prepper though? Now... We know what comes at that home. No playing.....no benefit of any doubts given..and
absolutely NO chances taken.
The Prepper in the episode there had knives hidden all over the house..in case ever the victim of a home invasion, which would assume they got past
everything else too. So he's set right?
Well.. No.. and it's been the purpose of taking the time to explain the reasoning and basis for saying this next part.
PREPPING LIKE THAT WILL GET YOU DEAD. IT WILL GET YOUR FAMILY DEAD AND IT WILL DO IT WITH NO CHANCE OF DOING ANYTHING TO STOP IT.
Why for so would I say such a thing? Well... As I was eluding to above? The Prepper house is where I, as a bad guy, will shoot anything moving ...or
the mere HINT of movement ..on the first indication. Mouse moves in a closet? The whole closet gets 30 rounds ....just to be sure. That wouldn't be
the case in a home of normal folk...but by the prepper making their home a little war zone? War will be the only way company comes....and I've yet to
see a prepper who has ANYTHING ready to face an active, aggressive and determined killer coming to simply shoot on sight and no play games.