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All over America, there are millions of Americans that are quietly preparing for doomsday. They are turning spare rooms into long-term food storage pantries, they are planting survival gardens, they are converting their homes over to alternative sources of energy, they are taking self-defense courses and they are stocking up on just about anything you can imagine. They are called "preppers", and their numbers have absolutely exploded in recent years. In fact, you might be living next door to one and never even realize it. According to a recent Daily Mail article, there are approximately 3 million preppers in the United States today.
Others believe that the true number is significantly higher than that. This movement has become so popular that there are now even television shows being done about preppers. The most popular is probably "Doomsday Preppers" on the National Geographic Channel. This movement is still growing and is not going to go away any time soon. In fact, as the world continues to become even more unstable it is likely that a lot more Americans will find themselves becoming preppers in the years ahead.
Well here at the P2S Network we have over 1750 members (and growing daily), that are preparing for all types of situation, from severe weather to loss of mains electricity due to solar flare. However, most are prepping for those events that we all experience. Hikes in the cost of food and utility prices, unemployment and zombie invasion (OK, maybe not the last example).
Annie Durbin, pictured here with her with survival equipment, is believed to be one of Britain's only female 'preppers' American ex-pat, Annie Durbin, who lives in east London, is a new recruit and believes she is one of the only woman preppers. She said: 'The specific point that I became interested in prepping was in the summer of 2011, just after the riots. I thought, wow, you know, this is really serious. If this handful of kids can shut down London, you know, what happens if something really major happens?' So she has stocked up on canned goods and grains which will last three months. She said: 'I think it should be sufficient, because if the s*** did hit the fan, I would probably not be able to stay here very long anyway. So I think that amount of food is probably about right.'
'Even if you’re out surviving, you still want to look nice, don’t you? Still a matter of self-preservation, taking care of yourself, I think that’s very important. Especially if everything around you is collapsing. 'Apparently I am unusual being a female prepper. There don’t seem to be many others around. But I probably do think of issues that men don’t think of. 'I’ve got lots of condoms, and various lubes and things, because even in times of hardship, people have sex.
British stoicism and determination in a difficult or dangerous situation, especially as displayed by a group of people
Originally posted by Dimithae
reply to post by Snoopie
Probably has to do with the Government there tends to take better care of it's people than the US.We don't have socialized medicine like you do and our welfare is basically for mothers with infants.Social security takes care of disabled people but good luck qualifying for it.That we have so terribly many homeless people speaks volumes about how much our government cares for its people
.Back in the '80s they changed the laws on homes that took care of disabled people and those mentally ill.The solution? Turn them out in the streets.I'm not joking.Don't wonder why we have such violent crimes when you can't even hardly get a family member committed. They will do a 72 hour 'hold' on the person evaluate them,put them on meds then turn them back out.How you manage to 'cure' a mentally ill person in 72 hours beats me,but whatever.My sister was a nurse on a mental unit in a hospital and said 'yeah,72 hours and your out of there'
.The government here has never been very good at taking care of its people to be honest,plus a lot of people have a 'country' background.People in the country have never been very trustful of the government to begin with.
And they tend to be a hardy,handle it yourself type.Therefore in my mom's day it was not uncommon to keep a months supply of food stockpiled in case your
A. power went out
B.Food became scarce for what ever reason.
C.the weather got bad
D.the government did something dumb
E.etc. and so on.
We like our guns and won't give them up for the same reasons.
but the next question will be what is the best prep list.