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I know this will create a lot of noise,but hear me out.If you watch Doomsday Survival,prepper,whatever,you'd assume they are all whackadoodles! I recall one that showed a family in Virginia,I believe,waiting for a massive earthquake....and stored all the canned food in glass canning jars! A great skill,but not for a massive earthquake! And if you read JWR,he recommends you buy a few hundred thousand rounds of ammo,37 Main Battle Rifles(stupid term),and every electrical device he advertise's.Freeze dried food at 5 bucks a serving,radiation detectors,ham radios....the list goes on. At what point do you,or we,give up?
reply to post by LadySkadi
My Granny was a Prepper and never knew it
granted,being prepped for a SHORT term SHTF is fine,but night vision and 20k rounds of ammo is almost begging for a crisis,or just an armchair Rambo fantasy
I am crazy as a Loon!
My hubby and I watched a Doomsday Prepper episode where a guy blew off his own thumb. After that, we sort of lost interest (except for the cool egg saving trick!).
Having lived on the South East coast for the last 25 years, I've always had hurricane supplies. Also, my parents grew up during the Depression, so I learned to be frugal. I also married a man who happened to grow up on a ranch, and is a retired Army Ranger. We'll probably do ok, at least for a while.
Except, of course, I am crazy as a Loon!
The Bottom Line is they will have Food when the rest have none .
reply to post by conundrummer
The folks that have plans to take from others will at some point
knock on the wrong door and that would be a serious career ender…
I think that the advent of labels like "prepper" and "survivalist" is what allowed the media (and govt) to start profiling and creating images of fringe doomsayers and/or national security risks - I suppose there are always going to be those who are that, but as far as I'm concerned "prepping" is nothing more or less than what my grandparents did on the farm back in the day and if I could come close to being in the same league as my grandmother, I'd be happy with that...
edit on 23-1-2014 by LadySkadi because: (no reason given)