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At what point do you,or we,give up?
If you watch Doomsday Survival,prepper,whatever,you'd assume they are all whackadoodles!
reply to post by blkcwbyhat
I don't think they are all crazy, anything shown on TV should be laced with a truck load of salt IMO.
My father was a prepper' back when the cold war was starting, now he managed to obtain a hell a lot of stuff ranging from canned food to a modified version of the V2 rocket and everything in between. His thoughts were if hell is coming better be prepared to fight and survive.
I wouldn't call him crazy, but obsessed? hell yes! He was in the scrap trade and many times the ships laid in port from the US and Britain would sell their scrap. So he did buy anything he thought was useful. Now the cold war is over and all the stuff he hoarded basically came to rust and the food went out of date. Only use we ended up with his prepping' was as props for films (mostly depicting apocalyptic events)
Having said that, I believe its good to be 'prepared' as long as it doesn't control you. Its 50/50 could spend your whole life dedicated to protecting yourself and family and nothing could happen and vice versa spend no thought on it and be helpless if the day came.